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12 things you have to do in Detroit in January

Published On 01/02/2015 Published On 01/02/2015
Flint Institute of Arts

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Jan 2-18

The Art of Video Games Head to Flint to check out an exhibit exploring the artistic development of video games. Of course, you can also play a couple of classics like Pac-Man and Super Mario Bros.

Flint Institute of Arts

The Art of Video Games Flint Institute of Arts Head to Flint to check out an exhibit exploring the artistic development of video games. Of course, you can also play a couple of classics like Pac-Man and Super Mario Bros.

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Jan 3 Sat

Mario Kart Grand Championship This is an opportunity to demonstrate that your Mario Kart: Double Dash!! skills are actually worth something. It’s also your chance to show that you are not yet an adult, but hey, how else are you supposed to celebrate ten years of Mario Kart?

Ann Arbor District Library

Mario Kart Grand Championship Ann Arbor District Library This is an opportunity to demonstrate that your Mario Kart: Double Dash!! skills are actually worth something. It’s also your chance to show that you are not yet an adult, but hey, how else are you supposed to celebrate ten years of Mario Kart?

Flickr/mypoorbrain

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Jan 10 Sat

Monster Jam This is the Motor City, so we like motors. Especially when they’re attached to monster trucks. Well, some of us do, anyway. See Grave Digger, Max-D, El Toro Loco, and if you’re lucky, some really good mullets.

Ford Field

Monster Jam Ford Field This is the Motor City, so we like motors. Especially when they’re attached to monster trucks. Well, some of us do, anyway. See Grave Digger, Max-D, El Toro Loco, and if you’re lucky, some really good mullets.

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Jan 10 Sat

Annual Craft Beer Fest Enjoy a sampling of craft beers in the comfort of the RO Music Theatre, along with food truck food from Mac Shack, El Guapo, and Tuk Tuk. But mostly, beer!

Royal Oak Music Theatre

Annual Craft Beer Fest Royal Oak Music Theatre Enjoy a sampling of craft beers in the comfort of the RO Music Theatre, along with food truck food from Mac Shack, El Guapo, and Tuk Tuk. But mostly, beer!

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Jan 14 Wed

RagĂą pop-up dinner Get your noodle on with Ragù’s second iteration of its pop-up, featuring four delicious-sounding pasta bowls. They’ll also have salad and dessert bowls. Yep, dessert bowls. 

Checker Bar

RagĂą pop-up dinner Checker Bar Get your noodle on with Ragù’s second iteration of its pop-up, featuring four delicious-sounding pasta bowls. They’ll also have salad and dessert bowls. Yep, dessert bowls. 

The Magic Bag

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Jan 16 Fri

Anti-Freeze Blues Festival We all get the winter blues somewhere along the line, but thankfully the Anti-Freeze Blues Festival is here to make us all feel a little better. Lazy Lester headlines the first day and The Siegel-Schwall Band headlines the second.

The Magic Bag

Anti-Freeze Blues Festival The Magic Bag We all get the winter blues somewhere along the line, but thankfully the Anti-Freeze Blues Festival is here to make us all feel a little better. Lazy Lester headlines the first day and The Siegel-Schwall Band headlines the second.

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Jan 17 Sat

Polar Beer Club  The second Royal Oak beer festival you’ll want to attend this month. 61 breweries, 125 brews, 13 ciders, 12 wines... the list goes on.

Royal Oak Farmers Market

Polar Beer Club  Royal Oak Farmers Market The second Royal Oak beer festival you’ll want to attend this month. 61 breweries, 125 brews, 13 ciders, 12 wines... the list goes on.

Flickr/autovivacom

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Jan 17 Sat

North American International Auto Show A list of January things to do in The D simply wouldn’t be complete without a mention of the auto show. Vroom.

Cobo Center

North American International Auto Show Cobo Center A list of January things to do in The D simply wouldn’t be complete without a mention of the auto show. Vroom.

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Jan 23 Fri

Jerry Seinfeld at the WFCU Center Pop over the border to see Mr. Seinfeld at the WFCU Centre in Windsor. Surely, he’ll have some witty observations about the strangeness that is Canada. If he doesn’t, you’ll surely make some of your own.

Windsor

Jerry Seinfeld at the WFCU Center Windsor Pop over the border to see Mr. Seinfeld at the WFCU Centre in Windsor. Surely, he’ll have some witty observations about the strangeness that is Canada. If he doesn’t, you’ll surely make some of your own.

Redford Theatre

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Jan 23 Fri

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade According to IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes, The Last Crusade is second best to Raiders of the Lost Ark in the Indiana Jones canon. But you know you’ll still go see it for the bazillionth time anyway.

Redford Theatre

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Redford Theatre According to IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes, The Last Crusade is second best to Raiders of the Lost Ark in the Indiana Jones canon. But you know you’ll still go see it for the bazillionth time anyway.

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Jan 25 Sun

Aziz Ansari at the Masonic Temple Whether you know him as RAAAAAAAANDY, Tom Haverford, or that funny Indian dude you saw on TV one time, now’s your chance to see him in person. He’s also a foodie, so make sure someone tells him about all the good stuff to eat around here.

The Masonic Temple

Aziz Ansari at the Masonic Temple The Masonic Temple Whether you know him as RAAAAAAAANDY, Tom Haverford, or that funny Indian dude you saw on TV one time, now’s your chance to see him in person. He’s also a foodie, so make sure someone tells him about all the good stuff to eat around here.

Joe Louis Arena

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Jan 30 Fri

College hockey in The D  Watch the Wolverines and Spartans duke it out in their annual clash on the ice at The Joe. Sports!

Joe Louis Arena

College hockey in The D  Joe Louis Arena Watch the Wolverines and Spartans duke it out in their annual clash on the ice at The Joe. Sports!