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Woodward Dream Cruise

Autopalooza is revving up for the 2017 season. Among other fun things to do in Detroit, Detroit car events are a rite of passage for anyone visiting the Motor City and a staple of any Michigander’s calendar.

Here’s a look at the lineup of Autopalooza car cruises, races and shows this season by month.

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Whether you're a casual browser or a serious fashionista, the shopping in Detroit and its suburbs is top notch — particularly for Canadians coming across the border. Just a short trip for Winsdor- or Toronto-area residents, you'll get more bang for your buck and plenty of selection.

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The Little Caesars Horizon League Basketball Championships, better known to Detroiters as "Motor City Madness," will take place this year at Joe Louis Arena March 3-7. Both male and female teams from Horizon League's ten colleges – including Cleveland State, Detroit Mercy, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Northern Kentucky, Oakland, UIC, Valparaiso, Wright State and Youngstown State – will compete that weekend for the championship title.

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After you take in the shiny new models and futuristic concept cars this month at the North American International Auto Show, mark your calendar for a taste of car culture from the other side of the spectrum at Detroit Autorama Feb. 24-26.

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Week of Love Andiamo

You’re hearing this from the mouths of experienced Detroit foodies! Thanks to responses from our amazing Instagram followers, we pulled together a list (in no particular order of deliciousness) of some of Detroit’s most romantic restaurants for Valentine’s (or Galentine’s) Day or any day of the year, so there’s no questioning whether or not your date night pick will measure up to expectations.

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