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Movement Festival 
The countdown is on to Movement Electronic Music Festival, one of the summer’s most highly anticipated events. Electronic music fans from around the world will gather in Hart Plaza along the Detroit River for the 10th annual Memorial weekend celebration.  
German electronic music pioneers and Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award recipients, Kraftwerk, will make their first-ever appearance at Movement as the festival’s Saturday night headliner. The incredible lineup of more than 100 artists, from A to Z (literally — Abbe & Toth to Zip), is available online so fans can map out their game plan.

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Memorial Day represents the highly anticipated start of summer and, for many, a glorious three-day weekend. We’re here to help you make the most of it with tips on what to do for Memorial Day weekend in metro Detroit!

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Suburban Collection Showplace
Novi’s Suburban Collection Showplace, Michigan’s Premier Exposition and Conference Center, not only features a 214,000 square feet of exhibit floor and 25,000 square feet of pre-function space, but it also offers 19 individual breakout rooms, making it a good place to have a meeting in metro Detroit.
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El Asador Steakhouse 
Though many don't know the true significance of Cinco de Mayo (hint: it commemorates Mexico’s defeat over French forces in 1862 — not its Independence Day), Detroit’s best Mexican restaurants are filled to capacity to celebrate on May 5. Naturally, some Mexicantown favorites make our list of best choices. And though most of these restaurants are unassuming from the outside, they’re worth a second look (and a second taste).

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Polk Penguin Conservation Center
It took nearly three years to construct, but the Polk Penguin Conservation Center at the Detroit Zoo is finally open! And it’s hard to tell who’s more excited: the humans or the penguins. But one thing’s for sure: The new penguinarium is a must-see if you’re visiting the Detroit area. Here are a few things to know before you go:

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