Things to Do

Grab your sled, here's where to hit the hills in Detroit

A hill has kids sledding down it, rimmed by trees.

Balduck Park. Photo: Annalise Frank/Axios

There are few things more pure than sledding.

  • It teaches us that going fast is fun, good times require hard work (trudging back up the hill a billion times) and being cold eventually gives way to a hot chocolate-y future.

BMF season 2: Work hits Lansing before Flenorys go on the run

Demetrius 'Lil Meech' Flenory Jr. (“Demetrius 'Big Meech' Flenory”), Abraham 'Da'Vinchi' Juste ("Terry 'Southwest T' Flenory")

Demetrius 'Lil Meech' Flenory Jr. (“Demetrius 'Big Meech' Flenory”), Abraham 'Da'Vinchi' Juste ("Terry 'Southwest T' Flenory"). Photo courtesy of Starz

In the latest BMF episode, the Flenory family's relationships with their neighbors and business partners are becoming more strained as a cocaine drought forces Meech to take bigger risks.

What happened: Rivals Meech and Lamar meet face-to-face in a police interrogation room after Meech survives being shot. The BMF founder declares he's not worried about Lamar getting the better of him after being given the chance to snitch for shooting him and put Lamar away for good.

What to do this weekend

Detroit from above Second Avenue

The recently opened $20 million Second Avenue bridge is pictured. Photo: Samuel Robinson/Axios

There's plenty to do this weekend if you caught cabin fever during the snowstorm and need to get out:

🕺 Learn the Hustle dance: Ever feel left out when the DJ throws on Stevie Wonder's "My Eyes Don't Cry" and everyone starts doing the Hustle?

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Streetwear shop owner Michael Dedenbach's perfect day in Detroit

Michael Dedenbach of Detroit Clothing Circle. Photo: Joe Guillen/Axios

Michael Dedenbach of Detroit Clothing Circle. Photo: Joe Guillen/Axios

Michael Dedenbach offers scarce streetwear from around the globe at Detroit Clothing Circle, his Cass Corridor clothing shop.

Why it matters: The shop dedicates half its space to local designers, combining our city's do-it-yourself work ethic with established brands like Supreme and BAPE.

BMF season 2: Devil's Night remembered as Lamar seeks revenge

Steve Harris (Detective Von Bryant) and Myles Truitt (B-Mickie)

Steve Harris (Detective Von Bryant) and Myles Truitt (B-Mickie). Photo courtesy of Starz

The third episode of BMF Season 2 finished with an exciting cliff-hanger as Lamar, awake from a coma, returns on Devil's Night to seek revenge on Meech.

Catch up quick (Spoiler alert!): B-Mickie flips on Meech and sets up a meeting with Detective Bryant, who accuses Meech of "destroying his community," through his high-earning drug business.

The peace and quiet of Belle Isle in the winter

The rocky shore along the south side of Belle Isle

The rocky shore along the south side of Belle Isle. Photo: Samuel Robinson/Axios

✌🏽Hey, it's Sam. I'm writing from a deserted Belle Isle to explain why it's worth spending a few hours here this time of year.

Why it matters: Cabin fever and seasonal depression are hitting us hard, even with the warmer-than-average temperatures so far this year.

Kennedy assassination artifact resides at local museum

JFK limo at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

Former President John F. Kennedy's limo. Photo courtesy of the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

👋 Hey, Joe here. I recently saw an incredible artifact of American history that I had no idea was in metro Detroit — the limousine former President John F. Kennedy was riding in when he was assassinated in 1963.

State of play: It's part of the Presidential Vehicles exhibit at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn.

BMF Season 2: Lucille airs out family business

Demetrius Flenory Jr., Michole Briana White and Da'Vinchi at Ebony Power 100 held at Milk Studios on October 29, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

Demetrius Flenory Jr., who plays his real-life father Meech Flenory, Michole Briana White, who plays Lucille Flenory, and Abraham Juste, who plays Terry Flenory. Photo: Christopher Polk/Variety, via Getty Images

👋🏽 Hey, Sam here. The latest BMF episode captured the strained relationship between Charles and Lucille Flenory, Meech and Terry's parents.

Catch up quick: Charles and Lucille, played by Russell Hornsby and Michole Breona White, are working class parents raising kids with big dreams as their home faces foreclosure.

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