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Visiting a new city can be a big adventure, but it often helps to have a road map of where to start. If you’re looking for LGBT-friendly nightlife and entertainment in Detroit, here are some suggestions.

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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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Many locals call it “Fabulous Ferndale,” but no one style or word can truly describe the variety of eclectic establishments that make up this city’s downtown, commonly associated with the area where Woodward Avenue and 9 Mile Road intersect.

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Go Green in Detroit

If you’re concerned about your environmental footprint, you’re always on the lookout for new eco-friendly products. For truly guilt-free shopping, check out any of these Detroit businesses that offer green goods of all varieties.

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Being funny is no joke, but you’d never know how hard it is after spending an evening at any one of metro Detroit’s popular comedy clubs. Whether you’re interested in sketch comedy, big-name comics or amateurs trying their luck at an open mic, these five clubs will definitely get a laugh out of you.

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