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Schedule:Detroit Couch Crash Event CSers inside DEMF meet @ 2pm, 6pm & 10pm, Saturday, Sunday & Monday at the Gateway to Freedom
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(details below) statue (near river / shows six fugitive slaves going to Canada). Look for someone with a couch/sign!
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Day / Track(s)10am11am12pm1pm2pm3pm4pm5pm6pm7pm8pm9pm10pm11pm12am...LATE
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THU - MON
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Urban ExplorationPhoto Scavenger Hunt / wherever you are
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THURSDAY
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DEMF & Parties / Active & OutdoorsDCC Pre-Party / Reading, MI
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FRIDAY
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Arts & FoodBeer & Grub at Dominion House / 3140 Sandwich St, Windsor, ON
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Arts & FoodPre-Kickoff Dinner at Xochimilco in Mexicantown / 3409 Bagley
Detroit, MI
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DEMF & PartiesDCC Kickoff / Izzy's Artist Market & Lando's loft, 2572 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI
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DEMF & PartiesBang Tech DEMF Pre-party / New Bookies Tavern, 2208 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI
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DEMF & PartiesMothership Detroit DEMF Pre-party / C-Pop Gallery, 4160 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI
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DEMF & PartiesDEMF Pre-Party / Boom Boom Room, 315 Ouellette Ave, Windsor, ON
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SATURDAY
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Active & OutdoorsDetroit by Bike / Wheelhouse Detroit, Rivard Plaza on the Detroit RiverWalk, 1340 E Atwater St, Detroit, MI
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Arts & FoodBreakfast at Russell Street Deli in Eastern Market / 2465 Russell St, Detroit, MIEastern Market/ Meet at: Wecome Center, 1445 Adelaid (between Shed 2 adn 3), Detroit MI.The Heidelberg Project / Heidelberg St x Mt Elliot St, Detroit, MIPotluck Picnic on Belle Isle / Scott Fountain, Belle Isle, Detroit, MIMotor City Brewing Works Beer Tasting / 470 W Canfield St, Detroit, MIDinner at Traffic Jam / 511 W Canfield St, Detroit, MIDidgeridoo & Beyond Creation Workshop / Izzy's Artist Market & Lando's loft, 2572 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MILate Night at Lafayette Coney Island / 118 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI
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Culture & HistoryInside Detroit Historic Walking Tour / Meet at: Downtown Detroit Welcome Center, 1253 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI
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Urban ExplorationUrban Golf / Meet at: Whiskey in the Jar, 2741 Yemans St, Hamtramck, MI
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DEMF & PartiesDetroit Techno Militia DEMF Afterparty / 5 Elements Gallery, 2125 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI
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SUNDAY
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Arts & FoodBreakfast at Good Girls Go to Paris / 2 John R St, Detroit, MIDinner at New Parthenon in Greektown / 547 Monroe St, Detroit, MIDetroit Beer Company Tour / 1529 Broadway St, Detroit, MIInside Detroit Dive Bar Tour / Meet at: Anchor Bar, 450 W Fort St, Detroit, MI
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Culture & HistoryDetroit Historic Fort Wayne / 6325 W Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MIDetroit Institute of Arts / 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI‎ (meet for free tour at 2:45)
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Culture & HistoryMuseum of African American History / 315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI
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Culture & HistoryGreenfield Village, Henry Ford Museum, Ford Rouge Factory Tour / 20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI
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Active & Outdoors / Art & Food / Urban ExplorationAnn Arbor Photo Scavenger Hunt / Meet at: Burns Park (pavilion opposite the school) 1414 Wells St, Ann Arbor, MIHash House Harriers / North parking lot, Buhr Park, 2751 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI
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DEMF & PartiesFREE HUGS / Meet at: Campius Martius, 800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MIKill Your TV II DEMF After Party / City Club Complex, 400 Bagley St, Detroit, MI - tickets are $20 in advance (it's highly recommended you purchase tickets before the event). The party and details are listed on www.detroitluv.com.
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DEMF & PartiesFace the Music DEMF After Party / New Bookies Tavern, 2208 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI
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Urban ExplorationFreegan Dumpster Diving / TBA
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MONDAY
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Arts & FoodBreakfast at Detroit Breakfast House and Grill / 1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI
Detroit, MI
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Active & OutdoorsKayaking the Huron River / Meet at: Roosevelt Park, 2200 Michigan Ave (in front of the old train station), Detroit, MI & Go to: Argo Canoe Livery in Ann Arbor, MI
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Urban ExplorationUrban Spelunking / Meet at: The Heidelberg Project, 3680 Heidelberg St, Detroit, MI
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DEMF & PartiesDCC Closer / 1951 Evaline St, Hamtramck, MI
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Details:
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DayTimeLocationRSVP...Leader(s)CostTrack(s)NameDescription
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Thursday through MondayContinuousWherever you areNo / No maxChuck Manley (ROUGERAT) / 313-570-4764FREEUrban ExplorationPhoto Scavenger HuntThe list of people/places/things worth a point on the scavenger hunt will be available online and at all DCC events. Simply take pictures of these while out enjoying various DCC and DEMF events. At the DCC Closer event on Monday, present digital or print versions of our pic along with your checklist. Top scorers will win rad prizes!
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Thursday10+ hours / 2pm - LateMike's Cottage, 2771 Hemlock Rd, Reading, MIYes, email: DetroitCouchCrash@gmail.com / Max 50Mike Horst (MATHLETE) / 419-466-9640FREE (donations accepted)DEMF & Parties / Active & OutdoorsDCC Pre-PartyJoin CSers from all over for this laid back pre-party at Toledo Ambassador Mike Horst's family cottage. Bring food and drink to share, or just come and enjoy being well taken care of while making new friends. The cottage has a wrap around deck good for star-gazing and overlooking the campfire that burns 200 feet closer to Carpenter Lake, where you can paddleboat, kayak, canoe and swim. There's also a 25' pontoon boat and a raft. There are several areas to camp on site or try out a big couch. Carpenter Lake connects by channel to larger Hemlock Lake for tubing, or sandbar anchoring swimming and more. Life jackets provided! Licensed boaters can also drive the Bombardier wave runner. A nearby Amish Bakery & Farm makes amazing baked goods every morning! 110 Acres of wooded Michigan nature preserve nearby is available to hike, walk, and ride or camp. Any musicians in the mix are invited to jam with the musical folks already planning on playing.
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Friday3 hours, 4 - 7pm3140 Sandwich St, Windsor, ONNo / No MaxAaron Mavrinac (EZOD) / 226-788-2020FREE + purchasesArts & FoodBeer & Grub at Dominion HouseThe Dominion House is the oldest remaining continuously run tavern in the Border Region. A great place to visit for some great pub grub or a pint / www.WindsorEats.com/dominion
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Friday2 hours, 7 - 9pm3409 Bagley St, Detroit, MINo / No MaxNathan Andren (nathaninja) / 313-445-2603FREE + purchasesArts & FoodPre-Kickoff Dinner at Xochimilco in MexicantownMexicantown is more than a Detroit must-see, it's a vibrant and thriving neighborhood. Xochimilco consistently wins best Mexican restaurant and most evenings this popular eatery has a dining crowd filing its three rooms downstairs, spilling over onto the second floor, drawn by its large portions and inexpensive menu. Thanks to Xochi's liquor license, you can tip one back while enjoying a delicious burrito, enchilada or the super nachos with ground beef and diced veggies smothered in melted cheese and jalapenos / http://metrotimes.com/food/place.asp?id=2523
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Friday3+ hours / 9pm - LateIzzy's Artist Market & Lando's loft, 2572 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MIYes, email: DetroitCouchCrash@gmail.com / No max / 8 RSVPsLando Garcia II (xarconix) / 734-624-6341FREE (donations accepted)DEMF & PartiesDCC KickoffThis is the big main event to officially kick off the weekend. Wherever you're staying, whether you're coming mostly for DEMF or mainly for the DCC, this is when and where we can all come together! Between the basement bar/chill/art gallery space, Lando's amazing loft and the roof, this venue is perfect. Pick up your weekend event schedule printouts, meet the organizers, exchange numbers and chill, hang out and all that good stuff. Feel free to bring food, drink, etc. or enjoy what's been provided by others. Just make sure to come out! / www.IzzysRawArt.com
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Friday2+ hours / 12am - LateNew Bookies Tavern, 2208 Cass Ave, Detroit, MINo / No MaxTBAFREEDEMF & PartiesBang Tech DEMF Pre-PartyFeaturing DJ Seoul, T. Linder, DJ Jacq, Bileebob, Ronin Selecta, 8en, Big Joe Hix, DJ Southside, DJ Psycho, DJ Katalist, Joshua Adams, G. Major, DJ Nimbus, Jit Wiggens, The Vandal, Todd Perrine, N. Matimoe, DJ Moreese, Exodus, Matthew Legend, DJ Quake, Rob Sample, Simplicity, Ben Wu, Taylor Norris, Sneaky, Dilemma, Tom Foolery, Notorious Nino, Calico, DJ Soulo, Mark Roy, Chris Clark, C. Roy, Randomseed, Nutronik, DJ Dru. NOTE: 18+ / http://www.detroitluv.com/index.php?topic=52001.0
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Friday2+ hours / 12am - LateC-Pop Gallery, 4160 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MIYes, send email of every attendee to detroit@mothershipmusic.com / No maxNathan Andren (nathaninja) / 313-445-2603FREE*DEMF & PartiesMothership Detroit DEMF Pre-party Featuring Voodeux, Claude Vonstroke, Monty Luke. NOTE: If you think you MAY attend, please immediately send your email address to detroit@mothershipmusic.com. This guarantees you admission provided they are not over capacity. NOTE: 18+ / http://www.DetroitLuv.com/index.php?topic=52319.0
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Friday3+ hours / 12am - Late315 Ouellette Ave, Windsor, ONNo / No MaxAaron Mavrinac (EZOD) / 226-788-2020TBADEMF & PartiesDEMF Pre-Party at Boom Boom Room Billed as Windsor's only world class night club, think of The Boom Boom Room as a guaranteed hangover. And we mean that in the best possible way! It’s open all night, so enjoy the late-night debauchery. NOTE: 19+ (but you can drink - it's Canada!) / www.BoomBoomRoom.ca
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Saturday1 hour / 10 - 11am2465 Russell St, Detroit, MIYes, email: DetroitCouchCrash@gmail.com / No max (may need to spill over into other nearby restaurants)Blakely Slater (BLAKESWORLD) / 248-417-2686FREE + purchasesArts & FoodBreakfast at Russell Street Deli in Eastern MarketYou'll need a good hearty breakfast with all the awesomeness in store Saturday! Russell Street Deli is a local favorite that uses ultra fresh ingredients and has something for everyone, including vegetarians and vegans. Located in the heart of historic and happening Eastern Market, it's the perfect place to start the day / www.RussellStreetDeli.com
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Saturday3 hours / 11am - 2pmWheelhouse Detroit, Rivard Plaza on the Detroit RiverWalk, 1340 E Atwater St, Detroit, MIYes, email: DetroitCouchCrash@gmail.com / 20 max rentalsEmily Doerr (KINDADOERRISH) / 248-807-2131 & Brittany Fillmore (Brittany Fillmore)FREE for BYOBike, $20 rentalsActive & OutdoorsDetroit by BikeBiking in the Motor City? Sounds deliciously sacrilegious! The tour will include riding on the newly opened Dequindre Cut, through the historic Indian Village neighborhood, by Earthworks Urban Farm, on beautiful Belle Isle, through downtown and a stop in Corktown. Segways, scooters and unicycles allowed. IF YOU NEED A BIKE, PLEASE RSVP at http://www.wheelhousedetroit.com/tours/ - we have our own tour listed first on the website! Wheelhouse Detroit is located on the Riverwalk - take Rivard Street south until it reaches the Detroit River. Please get to Wheelhouse a little before 11am if you are renting a bike; if you have your own bike, please meet us no later than 11:10 on Rivard, somewhere between Lafayette and the river. If you are late and want to try to meet up, call Emily's cell at (248) 807-2131.
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Saturday2 hours / 11am - 1pmMeet at: EM Welcome Center, 1445 Adelaide (between shed 2 and 3), Detroit MINo / No MaxBlakely Slater (BLAKESWORLD) / 248-417-2686FREE + purchasesArts & FoodEastern MarketEastern Market is THE place to be Saturday mornings. Pick up some farm fresh produce and other delectables for the potluck picnic at 2pm or just enjoy the many shops, sights and smells of this history Detroit mixing pot / www.EasternMarket.org
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Saturday3 hours / 1 - 4pmMeet at: Downtown Detroit Welcome Center, 1253 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MIYes, email: DetroitCouchCrash@gmail.com / Max 50Jeannette Pierce (INSIDEDETROIT) / 313-268-6562 & Maureen Kearns (ROARINGMOUSE)$5Culture & HistoryInside Detroit Historic Walking TourJoin Inside Detroit owners and tour guides extraordinaire, Jeannette Pierce and/or Maureen Kearns, for a super informative and fun look at Detroit then and now. You cannot get a better introduction to the city! / InsideDetroit.org
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Saturday1 hour, 1 - 2pm3680 Heidelberg St, Detroit, MINo / No maxBlakely Slater (BLAKESWORLD) / 248-417-2686FREEArts & FoodThe Heidelberg Project No visit to Detroit is complete with visiting The Heidelberg Project. Named after the street on which it exists, this "artsplosion" was started in 1986 by Tyree Guyton. Armed with a paintbrush, a broom, and neighborhood children, Tyree cleaning up vacant lots on Heidelberg and Elba Streets. From the refuse they collected, Guyton began to transform the street into a massive art environment. Today the Heidelberg Project is recognized as one of the most influential art environments in the world / www.Heidelberg.org
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Saturday3 hours, 2 - 5pmScott Fountain, Belle Isle, Detroit, MINo / No maxEmily Doerr (KINDADOERRISH) / 248-807-2131FREEArts & FoodPotluck Picnic on Belle IsleHead over to beautiful Belle Isle to for food and fun. Bring whatever you can to share food wise. Meet at Scott Fountain (Here's a map of the island: http://www.ci.detroit.mi.us/Portals/0/docs/recreation/pdf/Belle%20Isle%20Shelter%20Map.pdf)....... There's plenty of space for frisbees, balls and other games, too. Belle Isle also offers a Edwardian Era tropical conservatory, Nature Zoo, playscape (complete with GIANT slide!), swimming beach, Dossin Great Lakes Museum (shipping and maritime history) and more! This day is also the BIBS 17th Annual Plant Sale, 9am - 3pm at the Belle Isle Greenhouses / www.FOBI.org
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Saturday2 hours, 5 - 7pm470 W Canfield St, Detroit, MIYes, http://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=34954 / No maxChuck Manley (ROUGERAT) / 313-570-4764FREE + purchasesArts & FoodMotor City Brewing Works Beer TastingTour this awesome brewery that's connected to the Canfield Lofts and across the street from historic Traffic Jam & Snug Restaurant (and brewpub!). And for you vegetarians and vegans, all their beer is vegetarian except the Honey Porter and Summer Brew / www.MotorCityBeer.com
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Saturday3 hours, 4 - 7pmWhiskey in the Jar, 2741 Yemans St, Hamtramck, MIYes, email: DetroitCouchCrash@gmail.com, or call 313-445-2603 cell/txt / Max 30Nathan Andren (nathaninja) / 313-445-2603 & Heather "Squish" Cornelius (GOTHICSQUISH) / 614-406-0116FREE (donations accepted)Urban ExplorationUrban GolfPut on your best golfing outfits (use a lot of creative leeway) and enjoy 9 holes in Hamtramck, the area's dive bar capital. We'll visit several bars along the way and take in special sights such as Hamtramck Disneyland. Bring your own "clubs" (broom or stick of any kind) and tennis balls if you have them. One ball per person will be provided. "Tees" and "holes" will be marked in chalk. Scores will be kept and compared to par. The best golfer drinks free on the rest at the 9th hole bar!
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Saturday2 hours, 7 - 9pm511 W Canfield St, Detroit, MIYes, http://www.couchsurfing.org/group_read.html?gid=18807&post=2974685 / No maxChuck Manley (ROUGERAT) / 313-570-4764FREE + purchasesArts & FoodDinner at Traffic Jam & SnugThe Traffic Jam & Snug, established 1965, is truly one of Detroit's hidden treasures. Known for their in-house bakery, microbrewery, dairy (where they make their own hot fudge and ice cream), curiously intimate multi-level dining rooms and an eclectic menu of made-from-scratch dishes, there is simply nothing quite like The Traffic Jam. You can view the process by which they craft their award winning cheeses and beers from an observation balcony. In 1992, the Traffic Jam became the first brew-pub in the state of Michigan / www.TrafficJamDetroit.com
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Saturday2 hours, 9 - 11pmIzzy's Artist Market & Lando's loft, 2572 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MIYes, http://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=34837 / 30 maxApril Menegazzo (SYNEASTASIA) / 414-331-6326 & Chuck Manley (ROUGERAT) / 313-570-4764$8 (maybe less)Arts & FoodDidgeridoo & Beyond Creation WorkshopCome make your own didgeridoo - it's easy! Other musical instruments may be covered, as well as LED light toys. Whether you bring these to the Tent Surf 2009: the North American CS Camp Out, Burning Man, or just use them around town, you can't argue - it's sweet to have a didgeridoo! We may even get around to learning how to play it....
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Saturday3+ hours, 11pm - Late5 Elements Gallery, 2125 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MINo / No maxNathan Andren (nathaninja) / 313-445-2603FREEDEMF & PartiesDetroit Techno Militia DEMF AfterpartyDTM is legendary and definitely a must hear! This highlight of afterparties features Shawn Rudiman, Detroit Techno Militia, Nutronik, Jenna3Fires, Mike Amerine, Sirius, C. Roy, Frizzel. NOTE: 18+ / http://www.detroitluv.com/index.php?topic=51901.0
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Saturday~2 hours, ~3 - 5am118 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MINo / No maxAdam Warmack (ADAM WARMACK) / 248-404-5184FREE + purchasesArts & FoodLate Night at Lafayette Coney IslandWe will be leaving from the DTM party around 3:00am to hit Lafayette. If you're at DTM find Adam, otherwise call or text him (248.404.5184) and he'll let you know when we will be there.
Lafayette Coney Island is legendary among the many Coney Island diners in and around Detroit. Their Coney Island hot dogs are the real deal - not from the "they’ll never know the difference" school of cereal-and-filler production. At many coneys, chili cheese fries come with iridescent liquid cheese. Lafayette heaps on real shredded cheese, which melts from the heat of the freshly fried fries. The waitstaff shouts your order from the front of the restaurant to the kitchen; it's a nice touch - that way you can never get away with ordering a salad and a Diet Coke / http://metrotimes.com/food/review.asp?rid=19091
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Sunday1 hour, 10 - 11am2 John R St, Detroit, MINo / No maxChuck Manley (ROUGERAT) / 313-570-4764FREE + purchasesArts & FoodBreakfast at Good Girls Go to ParisWe'll get our crêpes and head to nearby Campus Martius to enjoy them. This miniature downtown eatery gives the traditional French pancake gets an American treatment. Each crêpe has a name. The “Vera” combines bacon and spinach with Boursin, and two other savories pile on Black Forest ham. For sweet crêpes, which are the majority, customers like the “Fay,” similar to a nonalcoholic Bananas Foster, plus pecans. You can also design your own for 50 cents an ingredient. then / www.GoodGirlsGoToParisCrepes.com
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Sunday3 hours, 11am - 2pmMeet at: Roosevelt Park, 2200 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI / Going to: 6325 W Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MIYes, http://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=34844 / Max 30Emily Doerr (KINDADOERRISH) / 248-807-2131$3 + $5 parkingCulture & HistoryDetroit Historic Fort WayneIn 1840, at the point on the Detroit River closest to British Canada, the United States Army prepared for confrontations with Canada until a peace treaty was signed. The fort was re-commissioned as an infantry garrison, but did not see any troops until the outbreak of the Civil War. It remained a primary induction center for Michigan troops until Viet Nam. During the WW I and WW II the Fort housed Italian and Russian prisoners of war. Today you can visit the original 1848 limestone barracks building, Star Fort, restored Commanding Officers house, Spanish American War guard house and Tuskegee Airmen Museum. NOTE: Meet at Roosevelt Park (in front of Michigan Central Train Station) at 14th Street and Michigan, and then we will either carpool or take the bus. IF YOU HAVE A CAR AND CAN DRIVE PEOPLE, PLEASE CALL Emily at (248) 807-2131 / www.HistoricFortWayneCoalition.com
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Sunday3 hours, 11am - 2pmMeet at: Campus Martius, 800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MIYes, email: DetroitCouchCrash@gmail.com, or call 313-445-2603 cell/txt / No maxNathan Andren (nathaninja) / 313-445-2603 & Heather "Squish" Cornelius (gothicsquish) / 614-406-0116FREE (duh =P)DEMF & PartiesFREE HUGS"Ain't no hug like a Detroit hug, 'cause a Detroit hug don't stop!" Or so they say. Come find out for yourself as we start at new and historic Campus Martius Park, and make our way further downtown to right outside DEMF. It's sure to be prime hug season with all the PLUR in the air! Bring your own FREE HUGS sign (classic or with clever twist), or come make one at Campus Martius before we head out (basic supplies provided) / www.FreeHugsCampaign.org
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Sunday6 hours, 11am - 5pmMeet at: Main lobby near IMAX, 20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MIYes, email: DetroitCouchCrash@gmail.com / No MaxSally Lawton (SALLYSALLYSALLY) / 248-990-7285Museum $15, Village $22, Combo $30, Factory +$14Culture & HistoryGreenfield Village, Henry Ford Museum, Ford Rouge Factory TourEntering Greenfield Village is like stepping into an 80-acre time machine. There are 83 authentic, historic structures, from Noah Webster’s home, where he wrote the first American dictionary, to Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park laboratory, the courthouse where Abraham Lincoln practiced law and the home workshop where the Wright brothers invented the airplane. You can ride in a genuine Model T, “pull” glass with world-class artisans, ride a train with a 19th-century steam engine and choose your lunch from an 1850s menu. Henry Ford Museum documents the genius of ordinary people by preserving objects used in their everyday lives. The sweeping, single-floor space with its soaring 40-foot ceilings covers nine acres dedicated to showcasing the finest collection of its kind ever assembled. The Ford Rouge Factory Tour is a self-guided five-part experience that includes: Legacy Theater (Learn about the triumphs and tragedies surrounding the Rouge), Art of Manufacturing Theater (A multi-sensory experience including a 360-degree look at how automobiles are made!), Observation Deck (View the world’s largest living roof from an 80 feet up), Dearborn Truck Plant (See where new Ford F-150s are assembled from an elevated walkway) and the Legacy Gallery (View five historic vehicles made at the Rouge including the 20,000,000th Ford). NOTE: RSVP early as a group discount may be possible with 15+ and advanced reservations. Transportation: I have room for 4 people in my car. Otherwise, bring your own car or there is a bus that will drop you off within a 15 min walk. / www.TheHenryFord.org
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Sunday3 hours, 12 - 3pmMeet at: Burns Park (pavilion opposite the school), 1414 Wells St, Ann Arbor, MINo / No maxAlex Glowaski (alexglow) / 937-831-0006 & David Lamb (DAL1283) / 404-610-0571FREEUrban ExplorationAnn Arbor Photo Scavenger HuntExplore beautiful and college-y Ann Arbor with two awesome Ann Arborites, while on a fun photo scavenger hunt!
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Sunday3 hours, 2 - 5pm5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MINo / No MaxAdam Warmack (ADAM WARMACK) / 248-404-5184$8Culture & HistoryDetroit Institute of ArtsWe'll be meeting for a tour at 2:45pm. The tour is included in the $8.00 entrance fee.
The DIA has been a beacon of culture since its founding in 1885. The museum now covers 677,000 square feet, including more than 100 galleries. The DIA’s collection is one of the largest, most significant in the United States, and boasts Mexican artist Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry fresco cycle and Vincent van Gogh’s Self Portrait. In addition to outstanding American, European, Modern and Contemporary, and Graphic art, the museum holds significant works of African, Asian, Native American, Oceanic, Islamic, and Ancient art / www.DIA.org/default.asp?menu=main&main=yes
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Sunday3 hours, 2 - 5pm315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MIYes, http://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=34847 / No MaxChuck Manley (ROUGERAT) / 313-570-4764$8Culture & HistoryMuseum of African American HistoryThe Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is the world's largest institution dedicated to the African American experience. It houses over 30,000 artifacts and features seven exhibition areas and the spectacular permanent exhibit, And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History and Culture. This 22,000 square-foot exhibition space contains more than 20 galleries including prehistoric Africa, ancient and early modern African civilizations, the tragedy of the slave trade, the hope of emancipation, resistance and the Underground Railroad, the struggle for civil rights and more! Throughout this trip, the efforts of everyday men and women in past and present-day Detroit are hailed / www.MAAH-Detroit.org
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Sunday5 hours, 3 - 8pmMeet at: North parking lot, Buhr Park, 2751 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MINo / No MaxCliff Williams (wherescliff) / 248-881-4412$10Urban Exploration / Active & Outdoors / Art & FoodHash House Harrier R*nThe Hash House Harriers is an international group of non-competitive running, social, and drinking clubs. An event organized by a club, or kennel, is known as a Hash or Hash Run, with participants calling themselves Hashers. At a Hash, one or more members (Hares) lay a trail, which is then followed by the remainder of the group (the Pack or Hounds). The trail often includes false trails, short cuts, dead ends, and splits. These features are designed to keep the pack together regardless of fitness level or running speed, as front-runners are forced to slow down to find the "true" trail, allowing stragglers to catch up. Members often describe their group as "a drinking club with a running problem," indicating that the social element of an event is as important, if not more so, than any athleticism involved. The end of a trail is an opportunity to socialize, have a drink and observe any traditions of the individual kennel. When the Hash officially ends, many members may continue socializing at an On-After or On-On-On, an event held at a nearby house, pub, or restaurant / www.A2H3.org
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Sunday1 hour, 5 - 6pm558 Monroe St, Detroit, MIYes, email: DetroitCouchCrash@gmail.com / No MaxChuck Manley (ROUGERAT) / 313-570-4764FREE + purchasesArts & FoodDinner at Pegasus Taverna in GreektownGreektown is a Detroit jewel and must see. Serving authentic Greek recipes prepared with the freshest ingredients, the Pegasus Taverna's dishes have a unique flavor and romance. Classic Greek country cooking blends simple ingredients like vegetables, grains and cheeses with fragrant herbs and spices to create wholesome, delectable meals that are as healthy as they are delicious. Opa! NOTE: Park for FREE in the Greektown Casino structure (must be 18+) / http://metrotimes.com/food/place.asp?id=2616
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Sunday2 hours, 6 - 8pm1529 Broadway St, Detroit, MIYes, http://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=34846 / Max 30Chuck Manley (ROUGERAT) / 313-570-4764FREE + purchasesArts & FoodDetroit Beer Company TourThe Detroit Beer Co¹s entire line up of award winning ales and lagers are brewed on a 10hl/8bbl Specific Mechanical system. This brewhouse was custom fabricated to fit the historic Hartz building. The five tall tanks behind the bar are known as bright or serving tanks. The Detroit Beer Co. can offer up to 8 house beers on tap at any time. To continue to produce the best possible product, they use only the four basic ingredients in their beer: water, malt, hops and yeast. All their beer is vegetarian/vegan friendly except possibly their seasonal ales / www.DetroitBeerCo.com
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Sunday4 hours, 8pm - 12amMeet at: Anchor Bar, 450 W Fort St, Detroit, MIYes, http://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=34952 / Max 30Jeannette Pierce (INSIDEDETROIT) / 313-268-6562 & Chuck Manley (ROUGERAT) / 313-570-4764FREE + PurchasesArts & FoodInside Detroit Dive Bar TourThere are over 125 bars and restaurants in Downtown Detroit. This outing will take you to some of the best (or best of the worst...). You’ll meet the staff, get free stuff and learn about Detroit as we go from one to the next. We'll start of with a free shot, then enjoy cheap drinks and avoid covers / www.InsideDetroit.org
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Sunday2+ hours, 12am - LateCity Club Complex, 400 Bagley St, Detroit, MINo / No maxHeather Hoffman (HEREVOLUTION) / 419-308-8677$20.00 presale / $25.00 door / $15.00 after 6amDEMF & PartiesKill Your TV II DEMF AfterpartyKill Your TV II features Ben Sims, Joey Beltram, Reade Truth, Evol Intent, Woody McBride, Aux 88, Mike Grant, Anthony "Shake" Shakir, Phantom 45, Acid Circus, Jimmy Edgar, Flashbulb, Ultradyne, Frankie Vega, Michael Wenz, Derek Michael, Bartel, Chris Grant, Submental, Vacuum, Craig Sopo, E. Spleece, Paranormal Tek, DJ Psycho, Gabe Real, Jon (E)ric, Neil V., Dilemma, Trip 101, DJ E. Dubb, The Deaken, Jase One, Gusto, Jesse James, The Disciple, Vinsanity. NOTE: 18+ / http://www.detroitluv.com/index.php?topic=51995.0
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Sunday2+ hours, 12am - LateNew Bookies Tavern, 2208 Cass Ave, Detroit, MINo / No maxTBA$15 before 11pmDEMF & PartiesFace the Music DEMF After PartyThis is the place to be if you like house music! Face the Music features Roy Davis, Jr., Chuck Love (live), Gene Farris, Mike Brown, Todd Perrine, Jit Wiggens, Keith Worthy, Rick Wade, Scott Grooves, Ibex, Angelita Jacala, Marissa Guzman, Bruce Cobb. NOTE: 21+ / http://www.detroitluv.com/index.php?topic=52700.0
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Sunday2+ hours, 3am - Late(r)Meet at: entrance of the Ramada, 400 Bagley St, Detroit, MIYes, email: DetroitCouchCrash@gmail.com, or call 313-445-2603 cell/txt / Max 30Nathan Andren (nathaninja) / 313-445-2603FREE (duh =P)Urban ExplorationFreegan Dumpster DivingDon't be scared! We'll be perusing some choice non-icky dumpsters. Who knows what we'll find! British porno mags, three-years supply of toothpaste, food for tomorrow's potluck DCC Closer - it's all possible, and no matter what it's ALL FREE!
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Monday1 hour, 10 - 11am1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MIYes, email: DetroitCouchCrash@gmail.com, or call 313-445-2603 cell/txt / No MaxNathan Andren (nathaninja) / 313-445-2603FREE + purchasesArts & FoodBreakfast at Detroit Breakfast House and GrillFrom the moment you enter Detroit’s Breakfast House & Grill, you know it’s not your typical breakfast restaurant. Walking through the doors, you are drawn into the warmth and ambiance of a private home. Immediately, you are greeted with a dramatic expression of morning – shades of orange, green and white with plenty of natural light from the Eastern sun accent the space; silhouettes of abstract columns on the walls express the dynamic energy of Detroit. And they serve fried chicken on waffles / www.detroitbreakfasthouse.net
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Monday3 hours, 11am - 2pmMeet at: The Heidelberg Project, 3680 Heidelberg St, Detroit, MIYes, email: DetroitCouchCrash@gmail.com, or call 313-445-2603 cell/txt / Max 30Nathan Andren (nathaninja) / 313-445-2603FREEUrban ExplorationUrban SpelunkingWe'll meet at The Heidelberg Project (to give anyone who hasn't already seen it the chance to), then go to the predetermined secret abandoned building location. You won't be disappointed! In fact you'll be overwhelmed! This building is MASSIVE and truly amazing. Bring your flashlight, camera and wear good grippy shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. A dusk mask isn't a bad idea / www.ForgottenDetroit.com
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Monday4 hours, 12 - 4pmMeet at: Roosevelt Park, 2200 Michigan Ave (in front of the old train station), Detroit, MIYes, http://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=35001 / Max 20Emily Doerr (KINDADOERRISH) / 248-807-2131 and Cliff Williams (wherescliff) / (248) 881-4412Somewhere between free and $40Active & OutdoorsKayaking the Detroit River Join us for some outdoor fun!! LOCATION CHANGE:

The kayak place in Wyandotte is completely booked on Monday. So, we are heading to Ann Arbor (Argo Canoe Livery) to canoe. CS Contact: Cliff Williams (248) 881-4412


Meet at Roosevelt Park in front of the train station (Michigan and 14th Street) at noon on Monday and we can carpool.
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Monday2 hours, 4 - 6pm1951 Evaline St, Hamtramck, MIYes, email: DetroitCouchCrash@gmail.com / No maxJessie Paris (JESSIBELLE78) / 248-613-8956 & Amy Memminger (HAMTRAMCKAMY) / 313-623-3500FREE (donations accepted)DEMF & PartiesDCC Closer
Everyone, the kayak place in Wyandotte is completely booked on Monday. So, here are some other options:
- drive to Ann Arbor: http://www.a2gov.org/government/communityservices/ParksandRecreation/CanoeLiveries/Pages/CanoeLiveries.aspx - drive to Milford: http://www.heavnercanoe.com/ OR we can drive to Detroit's Rouge River Park and go for a nice nature walk / play frisbee / other fun outdoors time. What do people think? (http://www.rougeriver.com/wildlife/recreation/rrp.html)
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