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We spotlight the best (safe) things to do around Detroit, with a focus on connection, creativity and community. Yes, even in 2020.

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Find ways to get a break from your typical 'rona routine with these 13 ideas.
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The "can't stop, won't stop" mentality seems to be driving workers, parents and so many others to continue pushing forward during the COVID-19 outbreak. Here are some activities to keep your energy and spirits up.
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Social distancing doesn't mean you have to miss out on fresh seafood, melt-in-your-mouth cookies, mile-high sandwiches and more.
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Make rain water work for you, tap into your creative side, get classy at the virtual symphony and plan a solo dance party.
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With so much sadness and worry surrounding the impact of COVID-19, staying positive isn't always easy. So, for this week's Detroit culture and events roundup, we've pulled together a few mood boosters and other ideas to help you shift your mindset -- even for just a few minutes. Keep reading to find virtual learning sessions, lively dance and yoga classes for all levels, the jams that power Detour readers and, because why not right now, museum-approved cat videos. Planning an event or want to share an activity that's getting you through right now? Email us at events@detourdetroiter.com. Move: 💃🏼 Dance it out: Eisenhower
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Cranbrook Art Museum virtual craft activity
Maybe it’s the changing seasons, or all this time to lay around with the sound system cranked, but lately we’ve been craving a constant soundtrack as we social distance during the COVID-19 epidemic. In this week's guide to virtual events and at-home activities, we’ve got the playlist you need right now plus 10 more ideas to stay connected with culture in and around Detroit, even if it’s only through your phone. Planning a virtual event, or have a tip for how we should be spending our time right now while at home? Starting a crafting club on Instagram or know
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Need something to do with your hands? Bake with bakers, write with writers and grow with growers this week at virtual workshops hosted by Detroiters. Also in this week's events guide from Detour Detroit: stellar explosions, grief, yoga and a few more things to do to stretch your mind (or just keep it occupied for a bit). Planning a virtual event, or have a tip for how we should be spending our time right now while at home? Starting a crafting club on Instagram or know an essential org. that needs volunteers? Email events@detourdetroiter.com to get it featured in the
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Photo of Amina Daniels, owner of Detroit fitness studio Live Cycle Delight, in yoga pose.
What to do, eat, read and listen to in Detroit this week while you're trapped at home and social distancing.
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We've got some amazing things you can do this week "in Detroit," aka with a Zoom video conference, YouTube, Facebook or Instagram live.
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As recreational cannabis sales begin in Michigan, businesses face challenges of supply, new and restrictive local ordinances and accessing capital. But they’ll also have to navigate culture issues that come with legitimacy, and workers are starting to share stories of unfair treatment.  Jess Jackson, Detour Detroit Emerging Voices fellow, will host the Blazing Silence summit this Saturday to tackle the pressing issue of harassment and discrimination in the workplace, with a focus on the nascent cannabis industry. (Detour is a media sponsor of the event.) Jackson is a writer, advocate and communications specialist. She launched the social media company Loud.Social,
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Dot map showing race of Metro Detroit residents as recorded by 2010 U.S. Census, created by demographer Dustin Cable.
How can white residents who are new to Detroit responsibly enter historically Black communities, and how can longtime residents cope with changes to their neighborhoods? Rhonda J. Smith is tackling this complex and urgent topic in her journalism and community engagement practice as a Detour Detroit fellow, bringing together her reporting and personal knowledge for a discussion that will focus on people’s lived experiences and practical solutions. Smith will host the White Integration in Russell Woods-Sullivan Area conversation at the Dexter Grinds coffee shop on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Panelists include Russell Woods residents and others who have been heavily involved in race
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Think of Coup, located inside New Center’s Cadillac Place building, as an ever-evolving art object with a moodboard for a palette.
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