Once you're done feeling blessed for everything you have on Thanksgiving, it's time to dash towards the nearest mall to buy everything you've ever wanted for a discounted price. For those who would rather skip the shopping malls and potential injuries that tend to come with Black Friday, Curbed has put together a top 10 list of fun, friendly, and free events and activities that won't leave your wallet any lighter. Have any other suggestions for our readers? Let us know in the comments.
1. Do something artsy.
Meet up with Rembrandt (free only for members of the Detroit Institute of Arts, children aged five and under, and residents of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties).
Discover the architectural wonders of the Detroit Public Library.
2. Check out Howell's Fantasy of Lights Parade at 7 p.m.
This family friendly event will feature marching bands, floats, and Santa Claus.
3. Get some laughs.
Go Comedy!'s 35-minute, no-fee improv show, called Name This Show, will be hosted at 11:45 p.m.
4. Enjoy the beauty of Detroit by getting a great view.
We suggest riding the 72-story-high elevator at the Renaissance Center.
5. Find yourself a free book by tracking down a Little Free Library near you.
6. Go on a public art tour of the city.
7. Eat some chocolate for free at a factory tour of Sanders.
And while you're at it, why not clean out your closet, and donate some of your clothes to Goodwill?
9. Netflix and chill.
Not that kind of "chill," you pervert.
Since we at Curbed love anything and everything regarding architecture and design, we would suggest you enjoy any movie listed here.
10. Treat yo' self.
Catch up on sleep. Go for a relaxing walk in the park. Meditate. Knit or crochet. Color an adult coloring book. Kitty cat yoga? Sure, why not. Do anything and everything that makes you happy because obviously you deserve it.
· 50 Actually Great Free Things To Do In Detroit [Thrillist]