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MetroTimesBlowout2 BillBowenThere’s always been a plethora of musical talent in Detroit, and it’s never more apparent than at the annual Metro Times Blowout. Now entering its 17th year, the event has earned a stellar rep with music fans across the country.

Imagine four nights of live music at 20+ venues, with a lineup of more than 300 artists. (Yep, 300 — you read that right!) This year’s festival takes place at bars and clubs throughout Detroit, Ferndale and Hamtramck, the traditional home of the Blowout, over one unforgettable weekend.

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It’s Spring Detroit Restaurant Week, which means this is your opportunity to sample some of the best cuisine in The D. Nineteen restaurants are participating in the event, April 11-20, 2014, offering an eclectic mix of tasty spring-inspired eats, including appetizers, entrees and desserts for just $30.

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Don’t miss the LEGO® KidsFest when it rolls into town later this month. Not only will your little ones get to build with LEGO® bricks to their hearts’ content, you won’t have to worry about cleaning them up — or dealing with the pain of stepping on any you’ve missed.

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EarthDay GreaterDetroitResourceRecoveryAuthority

More than 40 years ago on April 22 was the birth of the modern environmental movement. Earth Day is only celebrated once a year, but you can do your part every day. Attending special events, learning more about recycling or dining in earth-friendly restaurants can be fun and easy ways to show your support for a greener world this April. Here are some great ways to enjoy this green celebration, Detroit-style:

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EasterBunny DS

Last night on a walk around the block with my kids, we spotted the Easter bunny! He didn’t stop to introduce himself, but he was brown, fluffy and a fast hopper, so we’re reasonably certain that was him, which reminded me that Easter is just around the corner — time to make some plans!

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