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Even though temperatures may not feel like it, spring is (finally!) here. Since we’re (hopefully) just a few weeks away from trading our snow shovels for gardening tools, now’s the time to start thinking about what to plant or where to go for a leisurely stroll.

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Warmer nights are just around the corner, and restaurants around metro Detroit will be dusting off their outdoor furniture and opening up their patio umbrellas. Detroiters truly savor their patio season, but sometimes there’s nothing like a casual meal under the stars in your own backyard or relaxing in your hotel room. Better yet, an al fresco meal on a blanket at your favorite park makes for a perfect evening.

Fortunately, backyard springtime meals in metro Detroit aren’t relegated to just hot dogs and potato chips. We’ve got plenty of ideas to take your outdoor dining beyond barbeque with some of the city’s best restaurants that deliver. Plus, you can save money on your bar tab by popping open your own bottle of wine or beer.

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You know you’ve seen a good show when you leave humming the songs, discussing the characters over dinner or revisiting the plotline days later. The energy of a live performance may even be enough to wash away this year’s long winter doldrums.

This spring, Detroit’s theater marquees will promote shows making their Detroit premiers as well as traditional favorites.

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Founded in 1885 and expanded to a larger location on Woodward Avenue in 1927, the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is a genuine landmark in the city of Detroit. With out-of-towners traveling to the museum for its world-renowned exhibits, we knew Graham W. J. Beal of the DIA was the perfect person to ask …

When you spend a day in metro Detroit with out-of-towners, where do you go and why?

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Detroit10 OpeningDayTipsThe Detroit Tigers’ Opening Day is an unofficial holiday around these parts. This year, it’s Monday, March 31 against the Kansas City Royals, which means a three-day weekend for many fans.

With thousands surging into the city, downtown will be hectic, so here are a few things to know before you go:

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