This Spring, even more than any other year it seems, is one where we can’t wait to get outside and explore. The weather sometimes, however, denies us this freedom by way of rain and chilly temperatures. If you feel hindered but want to still enjoy the excitement of our winter hibernations, here are some great ways to explore the city virtually!
NAVIGATING DISINFORMATION APRIL 13TH 6 PM EDT
The Detroit Public Library is offering a virtual, hands-on workshop about all things online mis/disinformation, specifically in terms of voting. Terminology, psychology, and history will be included in the event. Literacy skills to aid in voter empowerment and civic engagement are to be discussed as well. To sign register, check out the Detroit Public Library’s link to the event’s free tickets.
RENT A CINEMA DETROIT MOVIE
Cinema Detroit, an amazing theatre that curates a stunning collection of films, offers a selection of movies to rent online. Each online screening gives money to Cinema Detroit to ensure their place in the Detroit community and culture throughout the pandemic and after it, as well as enables access to beautiful, diverse, and crucial films. Check out Cinema Detroit’s releases for rent, and don’t forget the popcorn!
SIGN UP FOR A VIRTUAL YOGA CLASS
Detroit Yoga Lab, in an effort to engage with Detroit’s yoga community and keep participants safe and comfortable, offer both virtual and in person classes. The Yoga Lab itself is focused on teaching physical alignment in order to bring deeper inner connections, flexibility, and strength to participants. If signing up for a virtual yoga class sounds up your alley, check out their schedule and register ahead to join in.
DETROIT DANCE DAY APRIL 15TH 2-3:30 PM EDT
This year, on April 15th, Dance Day in Detroit will be celebrated virtually. Usually hosted by the Carr Center, along with University of Michigan’s Dance Department Associate Professor Robin Wison, this year looks a little different in order to keep everyone safe. The event will be streamed live and will feature original choreographed works by Dance Majors from the University of Michigan, and will be followed by a Masterclass Taught by Robin Wilson and her dance assistants. You can register for free to ensure your virtual participation in this live event.
TAKE A SPANISH LESSON
Beepboop offers three levels of zoom Spanish lessons complete with conversations with other participants. The categories range from absolute beginner, beginner, and intermediate/advanced. Each tier offers multiple sessions throughout each week, and grants participants the ability to learn together, as well as discuss and quiz each other in Spanish. Check out their Facebook page for details and to sign up for a free lesson and discussion or two!
COOK A GREAT MEAL WITH QUE
Are you craving an amazing, healthy, and tasty homemade meal, but don’t know what to make? Well, look no further, as Detroit’s own Que Broden, chef at Newcenter’s The Kitchen by Cooking with Que, offers videos galore on her blog discussing quick, easy, and delicious meals that you can make at home. Cooking with Que’s website also offers excellent blog posts and recipes of all sorts to get you fired up for some spring cooking.
MARVIN GAYE: APRIL 16TH, 7-8:30 PM EDT
To honor Marvin Gaye, the legendary R&B performer, the African American Music Association will host the 29th Annual Marvin Gaye Day Celebration. The event will contain a virtual discussion panel on topics of Gaye’s hometown life in Washington, DC, all the way through his music career as an acclaimed Motown star. Register online ahead of time to ensure you won’t miss this event!