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One Detroit Weekend: December 1, 2023

Winter is knock-knock-knocking at the door, but even with the chill in the air, there’s still so much to do in and around Detroit this upcoming weekend. There’s the Winter Markets in Cadillac Square, Noel Night in Midtown Detroit, the Michigan Sneaker XChange and Mariah Carey is coming to town. See what’s coming up on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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One Detroit Weekend: November 24, 2023

Celebrate the season with ornament painting, a production of “A Christmas Carol,” and “Frozen” at Detroit Opera. For those looking to light up their evenings, visit “Light Up Main Street” in Detroit. See what else is coming up this weekend around Southeast Michigan with contributors Cecelia Sharpe and Dave Wagner of 90.9

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One Detroit Weekend: November 17, 2023

This weekend, check out the Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade. Plus, ring in the holiday with the 20th annual Detroit Tree Lighting or Magic of Lights at Pine Knob Music Theatre. And, start your holiday shopping early at the Jingle & Mingle Ferndale Holiday Market. See what’s happening around town on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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One Detroit Weekend: November 10, 2023 

The holiday season inches closer with “How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical.” Motor City Comic Con makes it way to Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Plus, Mrs. Doubtfire brings its laughs and love to the Fisher Theatre stage. And, there’s plenty more! See what you can do on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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One Detroit Weekend: November 3, 2023

From the Autumn Landscape Tour at the Ford House Grounds to an entrepreneurship resource summit at the Detroit Historical Museum, the All Things Detroit Holiday Shopping Experience and Food Truck Rally and more, check out what you can do around metro Detroit this weekend on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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One Detroit Weekend: October 27, 2023

Celebrate Día de los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead, on the Detroit riverfront, make your own sugar skulls at the Detroit Institute of Arts, or take a stroll through Terror on Tillson Street in Romeo. Check out what you can do around town this weekend on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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Detroit Deltas celebrate 30 years of philanthropy at upcoming gala

The Detroit Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority celebrates the 30-year anniversary of its Minerva Education and Development Foundation with an Oct. 29 gala raising money for scholarships and grants. Event chair Jenice Mitchell Ford talks about the mission of MEDF and the Detroit Deltas’ legacy of philanthropy and helping others.

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One Detroit Weekend: October 20, 2023

We’re less than two weeks away from Halloween, but the spooky good times have already started in Southeast Michigan. From the Monster’s Ball at the Russell Industrial Center to Treats in the Streets at the Detroit Historical Museum, Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo, the region has several seasonal offerings for you and the family. See what you can do around town this weekend on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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One Detroit Weekend: October 13, 2023

From the Spooky Spirits event at the Detroit Zoo to the After Dark Friday the 13th at the Michigan Science Center, the Detroit Art Book Fair and more, check out what you can do around metro Detroit this weekend and into next week on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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Life after innocence: Upcoming fundraiser will support Michigan’s wrongfully convicted men and women

Explore the barriers and challenges faced by men and women who have been wrongfully convicted and hear about an upcoming fundraiser to support their re-entry into society. Host Stephen Henderson talks with the president of the Organization of Exonerees Kenneth Nixon, an exoneree himself, and Valerie Newman, deputy chief and director of the Conviction Integrity Unit in the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

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One Detroit Weekend: September 29, 2023

It’s finally fall, and Detroit has a lot of fun activities to offer. Check out more than 70 films by African American filmmakers at the Detroit Black Film Festival; Grab some warm cider and donuts at the Great Fall Festival; or celebrate the end of another successful Detroit Month of Design. Check out eight exciting fall events happening around metro Detroit on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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One Detroit Weekend: September 22, 2023

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? You can check out Detroit After Dark as part of Detroit Month of Design, take your young ones to Disney on Ice: Find Your Hero, or hear Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Live in Concert at the Fisher Theater. See what’s happening in and around Detroit on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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One Detroit Weekend: September 15, 2023

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? You can see the latest model vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show, celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Detroit Public Library, or hear “Ghostbusters” in concert performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. See what’s happening in and around Detroit on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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One Detroit Weekend: September 8, 2023

Whether you’re attending the Greta Van Fleet concert or the Dave Chappelle show at Little Caesars Arena, checking out the Boat the Blue Antique & Classic Boat Show, or trying your hand at improv comedy, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Check out what’s going on around town this weekend and into next week on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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13th annual Detroit Month of Design explores how design can improve our everyday lives

The 13th annual Detroit Month of Design has arrived. Taking place all across Detroit throughout September, this cross-disciplinary design festival highlights Detroit’s UNESCO City of Design designation and the city’s role as a national and global design leader. With its theme of “United by Design,” Detroit Month of Design 2023 explores how design intersects with the lives of everyday people.

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One Detroit Weekend: August 25, 2023

Looking for some summer fun in Detroit? The Detroit Funk Festival returns for another year of moving and grooving, and Aretha’s Jazz Café has a Tribute to Nina Simone. Yoga enthusiasts can find their flow state at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Plus, it wouldn’t be a Michigan summer without a day at the Michigan State Fair. Check out what to do around town on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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One Detroit Weekend: August 18, 2023

Looking for some summer fun in Detroit? Travel back to medieval times at the Michigan Renaissance Festival or immerse yourself in Middle Eastern culture at the St. Rafka Summer Festival. You can also indulge in a unique ice cream flavor at the Howell Melon Festival. Plus, enjoy a variety of music around the city. Check out everything you can do around town on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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One Detroit Weekend: August 11, 2023

Looking for some summer fun in Detroit? Celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip hop at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Explore Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill’s Sunflower Festival. Plus, visit Dexter and Milford’s annual summer festivals. For a more adventurous activity, watch the Thunder Over Michigan air show at Willow Run. Check out what’s happening around town on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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One Detroit Weekend: July 28, 2023

From Sterlingfest to a Whitney Houston tribute, the Arab & Chaldean Festival and the Wayne County Fair, metro Detroit has a lot to offer! One Detroit contributor Peter Whorf of 90.9 WRCJ shares what you can do around the Detroit area this weekend on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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One Detroit Weekend: July 21, 2023

Looking for some summer fun in Detroit? From Concert of Colors, Michigan’s largest free diversity festival, to the Ann Arbor Art Fair and Soulful Saturday Riverfront Music Festival, metro Detroit has a lot to offer! Check out what you can do around town on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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One Detroit Weekend: July 14, 2023

Looking for some summer fun in Detroit? From the annual Blake’s Lavender Festival to the 40th annual African World Festival, Concert of Colors and a celebration of hip hop’s 50th anniversary, metro Detroit has a lot to offer! Check out what you can do around metro Detroit on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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One Detroit Weekend: June 30, 2023 

Looking for some summer fun in Detroit? From the Rocket Mortgage Classic to the Royal Oak Taco Fest and Anita Baker’s “The Songstress Tour,” metro Detroit has a lot to offer! Check out what you can do around Detroit this weekend and beyond on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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African World Festival returns for 40th annual celebration in Hart Plaza

Summer is here, and Detroit’s highly anticipated African World Festival is near. The annual festival celebrates 40 years in the city this year from July 14-16 at Hart Plaza. Festival Director Njia Kai shares what attendees can expect from the festival’s 40th annual year celebrating the arts and culture of the African diaspora.

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One Detroit Weekend: June 23, 2023

Summer is officially here! From the Rocket Mortgage Classic to the Detroit Walk to Freedom 60-year anniversary and a hot air balloon show, the region has a lot to offer. Contributors Cecelia Sharpe and Dave Wagner of 90.9 WRCJ share what you can do around town on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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One Detroit Weekend: June 16, 2023

Looking for something to do this weekend? From ways to celebrate Father’s Day to a host of Juneteenth events around the city, a luxury car experience and more, Detroit has a lot to offer this weekend. Check out what you can do around town on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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One Detroit Weekend: April 28, 2023

From celebrations for Cinco de Mayo to an AAPI film series at the 2023 Freep Film Festival and a production of “Annie,” Detroit has so much to offer this weekend. 90.9 WRCJ host Dave Wagner and Cecelia Sharpe share what you can do around Detroit this weekend.

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4/27/23: One Detroit – Arab American National Museum, Climate Change, Shakespeare in Detroit, One Detroit Weekend

One Detroit visits the Arab American National Museum for Arab American Heritage Month. Local environmental justice groups explore the disproportionate impact of climate change on Black and brown Detroiters. Shakespeare in Detroit returns for its summer 2023 season, with a performance on “Detroit Performs: Live From Marygrove.” Plus, upcoming events on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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One Detroit Weekend: April 21, 2023

From celebrations for Earth Month and Arab American Heritage Month to Broadway’s Audra McDonald at Hill Auditorium, the Detroit area has so much to offer this weekend. Contributor Cecelia Sharpe shares what’s happening around the Detroit area.

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One Detroit Weekend: April 7, 2023

From Arab American Heritage Month to Osvaldo Golijov’s “Fountain of Tears” and the Wayne State University Jazz Big Band, metro Detroit has so much to offer during the April 7 weekend and beyond. One Detroit contributor Peter Whorf of 90.9 WRCJ shares what’s ahead.

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One Detroit Weekend: March 31, 2023

One Detroit contributor Dave Wagner of 90.9 WRCJ shares what’s happening around metro Detroit during the March 31 weekend and into next week on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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One Detroit Weekend: March 24, 2023

From a free planetarium show to a Ramadan festival and local live music, One Detroit contributor Peter Whorf of 90.9 WRCJ shares what’s happening around metro Detroit during the March 24 weekend on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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One Detroit Weekend: March 17, 2023

One Detroit contributors Peter Whorf and Dave Wagner of 90.9 WRCJ share what’s happening around metro Detroit during St. Patrick’s Day weekend and into next week on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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One Detroit Weekend: March 10, 2023

One Detroit contributor Cecelia Sharpe shares what events and activities are happening around metro Detroit during the March 10 weekend and into next week on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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One Detroit Weekend: March 3, 2023

One Detroit contributor Satori Shakoor shares what events and activities are happening around metro Detroit during the March 3 weekend and into next week on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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One Detroit Weekend: February 24, 2023

One Detroit contributor Cecelia Sharpe of 90.9 WRCJ FM shares what arts and cultural events Detroit and other metro cities have on tap for the Feb. 24 weekend and into next week on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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One Detroit Weekend: February 17, 2023

“Detroit Performs: Live from Marygrove” host Satori Shakoor shares what Detroit and other metro cities have on tap for the Feb. 17 weekend and into next week on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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One Detroit Weekend: February 10, 2023

One Detroit contributors Peter Whorf and Cecelia Sharpe, of WRCJ 90.9 FM, share what Detroit and other metro cities have on tap for the Feb. 10 weekend and into next week on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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One Detroit Weekend: February 3, 2023

One Detroit contributors Peter Whorf and Cecelia Sharpe, of WRCJ 90.9 FM, share what Detroit and other metro cities have on tap for the Feb. 3 weekend and into next week on One Detroit’s new segment, “One Detroit Weekend.”

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Black Midwest Symposium in Detroit Focuses on Unique Midwest Challenges, Solutions

The second biennial Black Midwest Symposium convenes in Detroit, exploring the unique challenges of African Americans in the Midwest and Rust Belt. Host Stephen Henderson talks with Marquis Taylor, one of the event’s planning committee members, to learn more about the goal of the Oct. 20-22, 2022 symposium, this year’s theme— Presence and Protest, and the notable speakers participating.

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One Detroit Town Hall | A Comprehensive Conversation With DPSCD Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti

What does the future hold for Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) under Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti’s leadership? Dr. Vitti joins One Detroit contributor Stephen Henderson for a wide-ranging conversation at the School at Marygrove about the district’s COVID-19 recovery, increased absenteeism, new investments in school buildings, and other advancements coming in the district’s future.

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12th Annual Detroit Month of Design Shines Light on City’s Past, Present and Future Design Talent

As the 12th annual Detroit Month of Design gets underway, One Detroit Arts & Culture host Satori Shakoor sits down with Design Core Detroit Co-Executive Director Kiana Wenzel for a conversation about the 80 different events, like Eastern Market After Dark, on tap for this year’s festival, ranging from exhibitions, installations, artist talks, tours and workshops. The festival is held Sept. 1-30.

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Detroit Chapter NABJ Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Yearlong Slate of Events

The Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announces a yearlong slate of events to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Guest Host Trudy Gallant-Stokes talks with anniversary co-chair and Chalkbeat Editor-in-Chief Nicole Avery Nichols about the events planned, NABJ’s history, and a scholarship program for youth.

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Fundraising gala celebrates legacy of WGPR-TV 62, America’s first Black-owned TV station

WGPR Historical Society President Joe Spencer and ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith join Stephen Henderson to talk about an upcoming fundraising gala celebrating the legacy of WGPR-TV 62, America’s first Black-owned and operated television station. WGPR-TV 62 went on the air in 1975 and launched the careers of several African American media professionals before being sold in 1995.

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Detroit All-Star Garage-Rock Punk Revue Returns for 4th Annual Festival, Expands to Two Days

Detroit’s All-Star Garage-Rock Punk Revue returns for its 4th year, expanding to two days this year. One Detroit’s Chris Jordan caught up with the show’s organizer, Smitt E. Smitty of the 1980s Detroit band Figures on a Beach, as well as iconic WDET ‘Radios in Motion’ DJ Michael Halloran and musician Gary Reichel of Cinecyde, to discuss the show and how it captures Detroit’s punk music history.

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Detroit’s citywide community service event, ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day, returns for 16th year

Detroit’s massive, annual community service event, known as “ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day,” returns August 6, 2022. “American Black Journal” host Stephen Henderson talks with ARISE Detroit Executive Director Luther Keith about the improvement projects, resource fairs, concerts and art festivals on tap for this year’s event. Plus, a a major collaboration with the Detroit Public School Community District is announced.

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African World Festival Returns to Downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History’s signature summer event, the African World Festival, returns this year to downtown Detroit July 15-17, but this year the festival will be held at a new location: Hart Plaza. Festival Director Njia Kai sits down with American Black Journal host Stephen Henderson about this year’s activities and what attendees can expect from the family-friendly festival.

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