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 MetroTimesBlowout EatonJBlumenstein

Ready to hear your next favorite band? You’re bound to stumble upon it during the 18th annual Metro Times Blowout.

With more than 200 bands playing across three cities — Detroit, Hamtramck and Ferndale — the Blowout has become one of metro Detroit’s premier music events. This year’s is scheduled for April 29 to May 2 and spans all types of venues, from big and popular stages to bars you may have never been.


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NainRouge2 Kate Sassak

For more than 300 years, Detroiters have been fighting the fabled harbinger of doom: the Nain Rouge (Red Dwarf). According to legend, this devilish creature attacked Detroit’s first settler, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, in 1701. Although Cadillac fought him off, the French explorer soon lost his fortune and fled the city. The Nain Rouge is held responsible for whatever problems have plagued the city since. However, Cadillac’s courage and endurance against the Nain represent the courage and endurance of the city he founded.


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ShrineCircusDetroit Cortez

Kids can have a short attention span. But there are a few shows coming to town that will have them glued to their seat. (We think you’ll enjoy them too!)


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Autorama Autorama

Yes, yes, yes! We’ve made it through February and we can glimpse at the light of spring at the end of the long winter tunnel. As the promise of sunshine and higher temperatures slowly become a reality, thoughts turn to hobbies like golf, boating, fishing and gardening. Several consumer shows are just the ticket to prepare for your warm-weather passions.


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Black History Month Rosa Parks Bus THF

Detroit's past is rich with black history. The city was the seat of some of the most important movements and historic events — from key stops along the Underground Railroad to its musical contributions. So while others spend February in the rosy glow of cupid, candy hearts and Valentine's Day, Detroiters pay homage to an impactful part of the city's fabric.

Here are a few ideas forcelebrating Black History Month in Detroit:


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