8 ways to enjoy Metro Detroit this weekend

Fire & Ice Festival

Downtown Rochester, MI

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

January 19 through January 21,

Friday, January 19, 5:00pm to 9:00pm, Saturday, January 20, 10:00am to 9:00pm, Sunday, January 21, 9:00am to 4:00 pm

Come to Downtown Rochester with 11th Annual Fire & Ice Festival. Whether you fancy chilling out with dog shed races and ice carvings or warm your heart with marshmallow roasting and a firework show, this event has it all. This is a free event, excluding food costs and merchandise.

Inaugural Automotive Cup: Women's Outdoor Charity Hockey Game

Clark Park, 1130 Clark Ave, Detroit, MI, 48209

Saturday, January 20, 6:30pm to 08:30pm

GM and Ford face off on the ice rink for charity with their Women’s Outdoor Charity Hockey Game. There will also be a silent auction. Suggested donation at the door is $5. Proceed will be split between the Matrix Theatre Company and Clark Park, both in which support community building and programming in Southwest Detroit.

Clown Skate 2018

Campus Martius Detroit Ice Rink, 800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Saturday, January 20, 7 pm to 11 pm

If you ever wondered what clowns ice skating would look, like then consider your curiosity satisfied when you attend this free event.

Soul Food Saturdays!

Moor Herbs

16140 west 7 Mile Road, Detroit, Michigan 48235

Saturday, January 20, 1:30pm to 5:30pm

Get a taste of corn beard, barbecue, and various other types of electric plant-based soul food for $12 a plate. The food is vegan-friendly, and dessert is included.

Paint N' Poetry!

PRÔS Studios

18926 West McNichols Road, Detroit, MI 48219

Friday, January 19, 8:00pm to 11:00pm

Paintings and live poetry can make up an evening for those with a taste for the arts or good writing. Tickets are available online for $12 not including fees.

The Vintage Social

Drive Table Tennis Social Club

645 Griswold St, Detroit, Michigan 48226

Friday, January 19, 9:00pm to 2:00am

Nostalgic music and ping pong bring the vintage feel of the past decades for a late night out. Entry is free, excluding food and drink costs.

Goth Night and Mutant Disco

City Club, Bagley St, Detroit, Michigan 48226

Saturday, January 20, 10 pm to 4 am

Whether you prefer to dress in black or jam to a spooky disco, you’ll be pleased with either way. This is two events combined for the price of one. Prices are $10 for ages 18 to 20 and $5 for 21 and up.

Boxing Bootcamp

Russell Industrial Center

1600 Clay St. Detroit, MI, 48211

Sunday, January 21, 8 am to 9 am

If you’re an early riser and like a healthy dose of fitness then this event is for you. Any fitness level is welcome. Prices are $8 with online registration (using the Exersthetic Evolution app) or $10 at the door. Space is limited.








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Terry Lakin is Metromode's intern and studies journalism at UM-Dearborn.
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