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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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Dr. Sushi started by selling fish out of his apartment. Now he dreams of opening a brick-and-mortar location.
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The Metro Times Fiction Issue collected Detroit’s best writing talent to explore the theme of “connection.”
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A I walked closer to the river, I saw two fire-orange orbs serving as a beacon for the early risers at the Sunrise Club - Detroit gathering.
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With their clothing line Raffa, Raffa Reuther is determined to make clothes that affirm many body types and all gender identities.
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As Earth Day, National Volunteer Week and Arbor Day all collide, here are more than 20 ways to volunteer outside in metro Detroit all spring.
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When food that he couldn’t serve piled up at his restaurant COOP Detroit, Chef Maxcel Hardy and his culinary students worked to donate it to essential workers.
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East Eats owners
From Detroit Black Restaurant Week to dining domes and a cloud kitchen, Kwaku Osei-Bonsu of East Eats is forging his own path in food.
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During the pandemic, Ali Dirul and his company Ryter Cooperative Industries have helped Detroit neighborhoods harness renewable energy.
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Ang Adamiak spent the pandemic year shifting her nonprofit Arts & Scraps’ programming online and sending out creative supply kits.
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Paul Jones III, aka @PaulTheUrbanist, is a witty Twitter guide to Detroit urban planning, history, transit and equity issues.
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How Detroit Experience Factory has navigated the pandemic -- and found surprising benefits to virtual city tours.
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Here are some of our favorite metro Detroit bars and shop offering both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to go.
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