Your City 5: Things To Do In Detroit For The Weekend Of February 9-11

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Hey there everyone!

I hear we are about to be buried in snow this weekend. Which really stinks because there are some really great events happening this weekend.

So I guess I’m going to say to stay safe out there, but if you find a break, here’s what’s happening.

Weekend of J Dilla 

The Charles H. Wright Museum and the Detroit Institute of Art are partnering together to bring you an entire weekend dedicated to the music and legacy of legendary Detroit hip-hop producer J Dilla.

Friday Night Live at the DIA will have The Music of J Dilla in the Rivera Court. Performances will take place at 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

On Saturday there will be a family performance with Cecelia Sharpe & Urban Strings II Youth Ensemble at the DIA. The performance will take place at 2:00 p.m. in the Rivera Court.

Sunday will be the 7th Annual Dilla Youth Day at the Charles H. Wright Museum.

Come celebrate the life and legacy of J. Dilla. Kids will be able to learn how to lay down a track, write your own rhymes, breakdance, and so much more.

All of these events are free to attend. You can find more information about all of the events at the DIA website and the Charles H. Wright Museum website

While we’re talking about J Dilla I just want to send you over to this post we did back in December.

When: All weekend, check times on each website.

Where: Multiple locations

2018 Paczki Run

Get your running game on this Saturday for the Paczki Run. Afterward you’ll be rewarded with beer and paczki.

You can find out all of the details here.

When: Saturday, February 10 the race starts at 10:00 a.m.


Valentine’s Day is next Wednesday. I can hardly believe it.

If you are racking your brain for a fun, thoughtful gift to get your Valentine I suggest you head to Pot + Box this Saturday for the 6th annual VLNTNSDY MRKT.

There will be a great selection of vendors for the specialty market. Plus, you have a great excuse to walk around the Fisher Building.

When: Saturday, February 10 from 10:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Where: Pot + Box 3011 W Grand Boulevard Suite 130 Detroit, Michigan 48202

Empty Bowls with Gleaners Food Bank

It’s time again for the 26th annual Empty Bowls event at Pewabic in partnership with Gleaners Food Bank.

For the past few months students and artists have been designing soup bowls in preparation for this popular event.

People buy a bowl (which can cost between $5 and $40) and they get a free bowl of soup and bread. Area restaurants provide the soup and breads.

Proceeds go to Gleaners Community Food Bank. Gleaners can provide three meals for every dollar raised.

This Saturday is suppose to be a cold one, so why not warm up your belly while helping those in need.

When: Saturday, February 10 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. This event is first come first served, so get there early. People tend to start lining up around 9:00 a.m.

Where: Pewabic 10125 E. Jefferson Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48214

The Pizza Throwdown

Who doesn’t love a good slice of pizza? A heretic that’s who.

Anyway, this Sunday is The Pizza Throwdown at Eastern Market’s Shed 5.

There will be multiple pizza places vying for the top spot for Best Pizza in Metro Detroit.

Each ticket will get you five complimentary samples from your choice of pizza makers. Each of the pizza makers will also be selling full size slices. You’ll also find a full cash bar with beer and non-alcoholic drinks as well.

Pre-sale tickets are $15. The price goes up to $20 once the pre-sale tickets sell out.

When: Sunday, February 11 from 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Where: Shed 5 2801 Russell Street Detroit, Michigan 48207


Motor City Soul Stomp 

It’s once again time for the monthly Motor City Soul Stomp at the Marble Bar. Come out to listen and dance to rare soul and funk music from the 60’s and 70’s.

The admission is free and the music is hopping.

When: Saturday, February 10 from 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.

Where: The Marble Bar 1501 Holden Street Detroit, Michigan 48208

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