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8 things to do in Detroit this weekend, December 14 - December 15 [email protected] Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:07

DECEMBER 14  

Enjoy Detroit’s island jewel at the free Belle Isle Holiday Stroll.  

Try some plant-based foods at the Vegetarian Happy Hour.  

Check out the Mirage Detroit art exhibit downtown.  

DECEMBER 15  

'Art Detroit': Meet glass-blower Rebecca Silverman [email protected] Tue, 12/11/2018 - 13:27

 

Things get hot in this episode of Art Detroit when host Sheila Grant enters the world of glass blowing! Artist Rebecca Silverman shows off her mad skills on the blowpipe and takes us inside her freshly minted flame shop while she talks about her "addiction" with creating glass.

Like what you see? Follow Silverman on Instgram at  @rngoriginals  and on Facebook at @rngoriginals.

Affordable housing fund created to fight displacement in Detroit [email protected] Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:51

With affordable housing at risk and neighborhoods outside downtown in need of development, the City of Detroit announces a second boost to the Strategic Neighborhood Fund announced earlier this year and the formation of an Affordable Housing Leverage Fund.

Detroit's civil rights department, oldest of its kind nationwide, marks 75 years [email protected] Fri, 12/07/2018 - 13:44

Often lost in Detroit’s history is the 1943 riots, a racially charged melee that led to 34 deaths and hundreds of injuries. In response, City of Detroit officials a municipal department focused on civil rights.

Seventy-five years later, it’s now the oldest municipal civil rights department in the country.

12 things to do in Detroit this weekend, December 7 - December 9 [email protected] Thu, 12/06/2018 - 10:47

DECEMBER 7  

Check out Goth Night: Sailor Moon Magic at City Club.  

On the other end of the entertainment spectrum, watch an evening performance of The Book of Mormon.  

Make a holiday wreath and get makeup tutorials in the same night.  

'I feel like a butterfly': A Detroit woman's journey from prison to purse-making [email protected] Wed, 12/05/2018 - 11:13

Bags to Butterflies a program that aims to provide female returning citizens with training and employment to help them transition back into society, was founded in 2015 by Michelle Smart with women like Ms. Charlene Billups in mind. 

Here's how Detroiters are celebrating Hanukkah this week [email protected] Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:08

Part of Detroit’s oeuvre is that the city was once a stronghold for Jewish residents, especially on the west side. Though many Jewish families now call the suburbs home, there are still many who remain in the city, on all sides of town. 

With Hanukkah in full swing, we asked on our social platforms how residents — Jewish or otherwise — observe Hanukkah. Here are a few responses — with photos!

12 things to do in Detroit this weekend, November 30 - December 2 [email protected] Thu, 11/29/2018 - 12:49

NOVEMBER 30  

Check out the free roller skating pop-up rink downtown.  

Learn African American and Indigenous history at the DIA.  

Enjoy Food Truck Fridays at Beacon Park.  

About 1,600 Detroit teens become parents every year. This program wants to make sure parents have the facts [email protected] Wed, 11/28/2018 - 13:49

The statistics lay it bare: Detroit teens are two and a half times more likely than other teens in Michigan to become a teen parent. Each year, about 1,600 teens in Detroit become parents. 

Here's a holiday playlist with all Detroit artists [email protected] Mon, 11/26/2018 - 10:54

All right, it might be November still, but we're getting into this Christmas thing a little early.

We've assembled a playlist on the City of Detroit's official Spotify account of holiday songs made by Detroit (or Detroit-adjacent, if the case may be) artists, starting with plenty of Motown favorites, of course, and leading into contemporary takes from the likes of Kem, the Clark Sisters, members of the Winans family, the Queen of Soul and more.

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