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13 things to do in Detroit this winter

Published On 12/17/2014 Published On 12/17/2014
Campus Martius Park

Date

Event

Location

Jan 5-Feb 24

BroomBall at Campus Martius Park Never played broomball? Never heard of it? Look it up! Or you can just sign up, show up, have a blast, and come back next week. (NOTE: Registration ends Dec 30 and Jan 5).

Campus Martius Park

BroomBall at Campus Martius Park Campus Martius Park Never played broomball? Never heard of it? Look it up! Or you can just sign up, show up, have a blast, and come back next week. (NOTE: Registration ends Dec 30 and Jan 5).

Date

Event

Location

Jan 12 Mon

North American International Auto Show Arguably the biggest event in the city all year. You don’t have to like cars to enjoy it, but it wouldn’t hurt to at least pretend for a day -- because this is the Motor City, and actually, you shouldn’t have to pretend because who doesn’t like getting a little glimpse into the auto future?

Cobo Center

North American International Auto Show Cobo Center Arguably the biggest event in the city all year. You don’t have to like cars to enjoy it, but it wouldn’t hurt to at least pretend for a day -- because this is the Motor City, and actually, you shouldn’t have to pretend because who doesn’t like getting a little glimpse into the auto future?

Royal Oak Beer Fest

Date

Event

Location

Jan 17 Sat

Polar Beer Club The Royal Oak Farmers Market plays host to a winter celebration of craft beer. 61 breweries. Over 125 brews. Stay tuned as the day gets closer for a full beer list.

Royal Oak Farmers Market

Polar Beer Club Royal Oak Farmers Market The Royal Oak Farmers Market plays host to a winter celebration of craft beer. 61 breweries. Over 125 brews. Stay tuned as the day gets closer for a full beer list.

Date

Event

Location

Jan 24 Sat

Tigerfest 2015 Opening Day is only as far away as you allow it to feel, and when you can tour the Tigers clubhouse, meet some players, and get pumped about baseball in January, it really doesn’t feel all that far.

Comerica Park

Tigerfest 2015 Comerica Park Opening Day is only as far away as you allow it to feel, and when you can tour the Tigers clubhouse, meet some players, and get pumped about baseball in January, it really doesn’t feel all that far.

Date

Event

Location

Jan 28 Wed

An Evening With Neil deGrasse Tyson Catch everyone’s favorite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, as he swings through town for a talk on science, exploration, and the world as we know it. It’s NDT, man. You can’t go wrong.

Detroit Opera House

An Evening With Neil deGrasse Tyson Detroit Opera House Catch everyone’s favorite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, as he swings through town for a talk on science, exploration, and the world as we know it. It’s NDT, man. You can’t go wrong.

Brandi Carlile

Date

Event

Location

Jan 30-31

Ann Arbor Folk Festival It’s the 38th running of the AA tradition, and this year you can spend an evening (or two) of good time-y tunes with Brandi Carlile, Amos Lee, Ani DiFranco, and many more.

Ann Arbor/Hill Auditorium

Ann Arbor Folk Festival Ann Arbor/Hill Auditorium It’s the 38th running of the AA tradition, and this year you can spend an evening (or two) of good time-y tunes with Brandi Carlile, Amos Lee, Ani DiFranco, and many more.

Motown Winter Blast

Date

Event

Location

Feb 6 Fri

Motown Winter Blast From country to electronic, there will be plenty of music to choose from for the city’s big winter party. Oh, and the snow slide, free ice skating, and marshmallow roasting will all be returning, too.

Campus Martius Park

Motown Winter Blast Campus Martius Park From country to electronic, there will be plenty of music to choose from for the city’s big winter party. Oh, and the snow slide, free ice skating, and marshmallow roasting will all be returning, too.

Date

Event

Location

Feb 10 Tue

Craft cocktail class Learn how to make some tasty winter classics at the Community House’s "Warm Up With Winter Cocktails" course. Lesson 1: put more booze.

The Community House in Birmingham

Craft cocktail class The Community House in Birmingham Learn how to make some tasty winter classics at the Community House’s "Warm Up With Winter Cocktails" course. Lesson 1: put more booze.

Date

Event

Location

Feb 12 Thu

Dirty Show Nothing like an international erotic art exhibition to get you excited for Valentine's Day. Well, maybe except for porn. But this is art. Erotic art. So, not porn.

Russell Industrial Center

Dirty Show Russell Industrial Center Nothing like an international erotic art exhibition to get you excited for Valentine's Day. Well, maybe except for porn. But this is art. Erotic art. So, not porn.

Detroit Polar Plunge

Date

Event

Location

Feb 14 Sat

Detroit Polar Plunge It’s the middle of winter, and Valentine’s Day no less. What better way to celebrate than by jumping into some freezing cold water to support athletes in Special Olympics Michigan? Complimentary lunch for all plungers provided by Buffalo Wild Wings! The shrinkage should wear off eventually.

Milliken State Park

Detroit Polar Plunge Milliken State Park It’s the middle of winter, and Valentine’s Day no less. What better way to celebrate than by jumping into some freezing cold water to support athletes in Special Olympics Michigan? Complimentary lunch for all plungers provided by Buffalo Wild Wings! The shrinkage should wear off eventually.

Clark Park Coalition

Date

Event

Location

Feb 28 Sat

Clark Park Winter Carnival Clark Park will be hosting its own smattering of winter fun with food, music, marshmallow roasting, and ice skating. (They have a pretty killer hockey rink, ya know.)

Clark Park

Clark Park Winter Carnival Clark Park Clark Park will be hosting its own smattering of winter fun with food, music, marshmallow roasting, and ice skating. (They have a pretty killer hockey rink, ya know.)

Marche du Nain Rouge

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Event

Location

Mar 5 Thu

Hamtramck Music Festival Details are still in the works for Hamtown’s music bash, but the dates are set, so mark your calendars and keep a lookout for the band lineup.

TBD

Hamtramck Music Festival TBD Details are still in the works for Hamtown’s music bash, but the dates are set, so mark your calendars and keep a lookout for the band lineup.

Date

Event

Location

Mar 6 Fri

Motor City Tattoo Expo Hang with some of the D’s most talented tattoo artists and check out their work. There will also be some scheduled seminars and "best ink" contests.

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

Motor City Tattoo Expo Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center Hang with some of the D’s most talented tattoo artists and check out their work. There will also be some scheduled seminars and "best ink" contests.