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13 Things to Do in February in Metro Detroit

Posted on Wednesday, February 01 2017 in Events

February Events
Snowflakes, Paczki and festivals, oh my! Check out these 13 things to do in February in metro Detroit

  1. Ferndale Blues & Music Festival
    Through Feb. 4. 
    Every restaurant becomes a venue and every venue features the blues. It'll be cold outside, but inside there will be barbecue, beer and blues.
    Downtown Ferndale

  2. Bitter|Sweet: Coffee, Tea & Chocolate
    Through March 5. 
    All manner of European ceramics that were used to serve tea and coffee. Neither plant was native to Europe, and these hot drinks were a revelation (and something of a revolution) in their day.
    Detroit Institute of Arts

  3. Firepower
    Through March 12. 
    With an important piece of legislation pending, treatment for a serious illness about to begin, and engagement to a woman half his age in the balance, a first-term African-American city councilman in Washington, D.C., is visited by his two adult sons with a secret.
    Detroit Repertory Theatre

  4. John Glick: A Legacy in Clay
    Through March 12.
    With a career spanning more than five decades, the ceramist has remained committed to the art and craft of functional vessels and their incorporation into the rituals of daily life. The first major exhibition of his work.
    Cranbrook Art Museum

  5. American Style & Spirit: 130 Years of Fashions & Lives of an Entrepreneurial Family
    Through April 2.
    Some 130 years of the Midwestern Roddis family are brought to vivid life through the clothing they wore.
    The Henry Ford

  6. The Dirty Show
    Feb. 10.
    Totally racy, totally dirty. Dozens of crazy erotic paintings, controversial carvings, sexy sculptures and really anything you can imagine. The cabaret show usually features astonishing feats of ... oh, just go see for yourself.
    The Russell Industrial Center

  7. Detroit Boat Show
    Feb. 11-19. 
    Watercraft simulators, knowledgeable guides and enough information to make experts of us all.
    Cobo Center

  8. Annie
    Feb. 17-18. 
    The world's best-loved musical returns. Sing along to favorites such as It's the Hard Knock Life and Tomorrow at this memorable production.
    Fox Theatre

  9. Aqua Freeze Festival
    Feb. 18-19. 
    Mardi Gras is the 2017 theme of this winter fest held on the Nautical ile. Ice carving, ice skating, sledding and food. Plus, there's music and booze all weekend. The Polar Plunge — you can guess what that is — happens on Sunday.
    St. Clair Shores

  10. Hedwig & the Angry Inch
    Feb. 21- March 5.
    By now everybody knows Hedwig, the genre-bending, brilliant singer/performer who changed the stage long ahead of its time. Truly a landmark musical that's transcendent and funny as all get out.
    Fisher Theatre

  11. Autorama
    Feb. 24-26.
    Customized hot rods are judged according to specified categories, and prizes are awarded to the most passionate, thorough and downright cool.
    Cobo Center

  12. Paczki Day
    Feb. 28.
    Everybody loves a jelly doughnut with a funny name. Get in on the Fat Tuesday fun, and make a day of it at participating bakeries and bars on Paczki Day in Hamtramck.
    Various locations, Hamtramck

  13. The Rainbow Fish
    Feb. 28.
    For the young ones, an important lesson in sharing and beauty. The Rainbow Fish is popular for being so pretty, so why on Earth would she share any of her shimmering silver scales? From arcus Pfister's best-selling book.
    Macomb Center for the Performing Arts

    Bonus: Check out LuminoCity – 16 illuminated art installations throughout the downtown core. Hurry, this spectacle only lasts through Feb. 18.