Feb 22, 2024 - Things to Do

8 things to do this weekend in Metro Detroit, including Monster Jam and dog yoga

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In the immortal words of Beyoncé, "this ain't Texas." So don't expect warm weather this weekend.

  • However, we still have ideas for you to make the most of it!

🛻 It's not the Monster Mash, it's the Monster Jam. Go find eternal bliss by watching big trucks bonk each other at Ford Field.

🔥 You may not realize Eliza Howell Park is the city's third largest park, spanning 250 acres. Visit it for Winter Fest with a bonfire, hot cocoa, winter games and a scavenger hunt in the woods.

  • Saturday, 1-4pm, on the park's south side at Pavilion 2. Free!

🎥 Cinema Detroit's Midtown location is gone, but the theater company is not lost — it's hosting film viewings at Planet Ant in Hamtramck. The latest is Oscar-nominated "Anatomy of a Fall."

  • Sunday, 5pm. $10.

🐶 Ever thought that bringing your dog could improve your yoga experience? Now you have the chance to find out with Yappy Yoga at Barkside, a new indoor-outdoor dog park and bar in West Village.

  • Sunday, 10-11am. $15-$20.

🎧 Vibe with some electronic music at Spot Lite hosted by Paxahau, Movement Music Festival's producer.

  • Saturday, 9pm. $15-$20.

😆 Comedian Matteo Lane is performing his "Al Dente Tour" at the Royal Oak Music Theatre.

🎛️ Celebrate late hip-hop legend J Dilla at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit for what would have been his 50th birthday with interactive art, a mix from Dilla's discography, classical-hip-hop fusion music, food, art and merch.

  • Friday, 6pm-1am. $20.

🐲 Valade Park's Lunar New Year celebration is this weekend. Join for a food rally, crafts, a parade, dance performances, music and bonfires.

  • Times vary, Friday through Sunday. Free!
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