This week has been stressful for everyone. As we sit back and anxiously await the election results, it’s important to still focus on everyday life. So we thought we’d compile a list of things to do in Detroit (and at home!) that you can do this week to keep your mind off of the election results. From heading to Eastern Market and enjoying the warm weather to supporting local businesses and streaming movies at home, we have you covered.
Here are five things to do in Detroit to consider adding to your calendar this week:
EXPERIENCE MARVEL: UNIVERSE OF SUPER HEROES AT THE HENRY FORD
An exhibition for the hero in all of us at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. The experience includes comics, film, and rare hand-drawn images of iconic heroes such as Spider-Man, Black Panther and Captain America. Spectacular artifacts will thrill both avid collectors and casual fans, while immersive set pieces, soundscapes and interactive elements bring the Marvel Universe to life in the museum. Click here for more info.
SPEND YOUR SATURDAY AT EASTERN MARKET
Enjoy what may be one of the last warm Saturdays of the year and head to Eastern Market. Detroiters can still experience the fresh produce, meats, baked goods, flowers and local art the Saturday market has to offer. The market strives to nourish a healthier, wealthier, and happier Detroit. Visitors are welcome to the Saturday Market year-round from 6 a.m. – 4 p.m. year-round.
DETROIT’S CHILDREN’S TREE ORNAMENT DECORATING
It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year! Add a little joy to your week and kick off the start of the holiday season at DTE’s Beacon Park! Children and families are invited to decorate ornaments for Detroit’s Children’s Tree on Saturday, November 7 from 1 – 3 p.m. at Beacon Park to enjoy an afternoon filled with holiday music, warming stations, and hot chocolate. This is event is free to attend, spots are limited – pre-registration is required. Click here to save your spot!
GET ACTIVE AND SIGN UP FOR A CLASS AT CROSSFIT IN THE D
Exercise to keep your mind off the stress of the election week and do something for yourself. Located at 110 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, CrossFit in the D, is a local Detroit gym that is a world-class fitness facility serving the City of Detroit and the surrounding Metro Area. The fitness facility is currently open, abiding by social distancing regulations, limiting class capacity and diligently disinfecting the space before and after each class. To sign up or schedule a free into, visit the CrossFit in the D website.
CHECK OUT DETROIT AND THE RADIUM GIRLS AT HOME
Now through November 13, the Detroit Film Theater and the Detroit Institute of Arts are offering streaming of The Radium Girls. The storyline is about teenage sisters employed in the factory of New Jersey’s American Radium Company, where they paint glow-in-the-dark watch dials with pride, regularly licking their paintbrushes to a fine point so as to meet the company’s high standards for detail. When Bessie’s younger sister Jo becomes ill, the sisters soon uncover the unknown truth about radium. Grab your popcorn, snuggle up at home, and support the DFT while its doors are closed. For more info, click here.