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Youmacon 2016

Hold on to your Pokemon! Youmacon 2016 – Michigan's largest Japanese anime and pop culture convention, returns to Detroit's Cobo Center and Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center for its 12th year. The high energy, non-stop celebration of Japanese animation, video games, comics and art runs 24-hours-a-day from 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3 through 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6.

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DIA DetroitAfterDark

On any given night, visitors can experience Detroit's rich music scene, nightlife and unparalleled architecture. This month, the Detroit Institute of Arts shines new light on that experience in a new photography exhibit. Detroit After Dark: Photographs from the DIA Collection focuses in on moments in time when Detroit music fans boast "I was there" or wax poetic on fond memories of the city's past. Prepare to traverse the city at night through dramatic architectural studies, street scenes, and visit legendary Detroit clubs where jazz, punk and garage rock reigned supreme.

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Being only a 90-minute flight from 60 percent of the nation's population, sharing a border with Windsor and having 40,000 competitively priced hotel rooms are just three of many reasons why Detroit serves as an excellent meeting destination. If you're a meeting planner considering Detroit for a meeting, conference, convention or reunion, you will undoubtedly need to think about food. Listed below are six group-friendly Detroit restaurants that can accommodate your crew:

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Ambassador Bridge

Detroiters, take pride. Praise for The D is almost too plentiful to count these days. These writers have thrown misconceptions out the window and shined a spotlight on some of the great things the city has to offer. Take a look.

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Farewell Season at The Joe

Since 1979, the Detroit Red Wings have called Joe Louis Arena home. During that time, the team has won the Stanley Cup four times, captured a division championship 16 times and qualified for the playoffs 30 times — including a franchise-record run of 25 straight appearances. With the team moving to Little Caesars Arena for the 2017–2018 NHL season, the coming months will be your last to experience the magic of Red Wings hockey at The Joe.

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