Friday, February 6, 2015

5 Things to do Indoors on a Cold Winter's Day in Detroit

At Hip In Detroit we are always urging you to get out there and have fun. With winter in full swing and bitter temperatures, sometimes it isn't so easy to make yourself leave the house. Well we wanted to give you some fun ideas of things you can do in Detroit, while staying warm indoors. We didn't mention the obvious options that we tell you about everyday, like going to a show, grabbing a drink, or going out to eat. Instead, we thought of five things that you might not think to do or simply might not know about. Most of them are options for any day or night of the week too!

Movies at the Ren Cen - 200 Renaissance Center #a201, Detroit, Michigan 48243
Most people think of the Renaissance Center as a cool looking building with a hotel, GM, and a couple of restaurants inside. Well, you might be surprised to find out that there is a movie theatre in there too! It's called the Ren Cen 4 and it is ran by the same company that is in charge of the Birmingham 8. Located in the 200 tower of the Renaissance Center, it houses 4 theatres showing the latest blockbusters. Plus the concession stand offers Detroit's own Little Caesars and cocktails on the weekend. For showtimes and details on the Ren Cen 4, click here.  

Go to a Museum!
Detroit is lucky enough to be home to some amazing museums. The DIA is world renowned, housing pieces from around the world, including art by some of the greats like Picasso and Rembrandt. There's also the Detroit Historical Museum, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Michigan Science Center and MOCAD. And you can't forget Hitsville USA a.k.a. the Motown Museum. So, whether you like music, history, art, or science, Detroit has a museum for you!

Fowling Warehouse - 3901 Christopher St., Hamtramck, MI 48211
It seems like this one has been the talk of the town lately! The Fowling Warehouse combines football and bowling for a new game. I have yet to try my hand at fowling, but I have a feeling this is one of those games where the tipsier you get, the better you get. Or it could be the exact opposite of that. One thing is for sure, you won't know how good you are at fowling until you try! Who doesn't want to throw a football at some pins though, right? The Fowling Warehouse is open 7 days a week, with the doors opening at 5 p.m. through the week and Noon on the weekend. Kids are welcome during the day on Saturday and Sunday too! To find out what fowling is all about, click here.

Feather Bowling @ Cadieux Cafe - 4300 Cadieux Rd. Detroit, MI 48224
Fowling isn't the only different take on bowling that Detroit has to offer, Feather Bowling was around way before. And if you want to go Feather Bowling, Cadieux Cafe is the place to go! Think of it like Bocce meets bowling, but instead of trying to hit pins or get close to another ball, there's a feather. There's another place or two in Metro Detroit that has tried to feature Feather Bowling, but Cadieux is the original and the place to go. For prices and to get an idea on how to play the game, click here.

Get Crafty!
Yeah, you can get in touch with your creative side at home, but Detroit has a couple of options that you might not think of trying, Pottery and Puppets. Right in Downtown Detroit you can find Pewabic Pottery and PuppetART. Both of these organizations offer workshops and classes for people of all different skill sets. Pewabic has classes and workshops nearly every night of the week. PuppetART offers workshops after all of their shows and you can even schedule a private workshop for groups. If you aren't really a hands on person, both of these options allow you to just go check out some different art too! Both have museums, plus at Pewabic you can watch artisans at work while at PuppetART you can go see a show in their puppet theatre!

Of course, there are a ton of options that we haven't mentioned! But, feel free to tell everyone your favorite way to spend the day indoors in Detroit in the comments below. Who knows, your favorite could be something that someone else didn't even know existed!


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