You can catch Sonic appearing at several events this weekend

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The Halo, the enormous 35-foot golden ring that rests in a median along M-59 in Sterling Heights, has been the subject of much derision since it arrived early last year. 

On Thursday it played host to someone who knows a thing or two about golden rings: Sonic the Hedgehog.

Sonic visited the state's largest gold ring on Thursday, part of a Metro Detroit promotional tour for "Sonic the Hedgehog," which opens in theaters on Valentine's Day. Because what says love like a quick-footed blue hedgehog derived from a Sega Genesis game? 

The visit to the Halo was one of several local stops for Sonic on the movie's promotional tour; fans and families can also catch a glimpse of the speedster from 11-11:30 a.m. Saturday at MJR Troy or from 2-2:20 p.m. and from 3:30-3:50 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the TCF Bank Family Fun Stage at the Quicken Loans Winter Blast. 

As for catching Sonic at the big gold ring — too slow, he's already gone. 

agraham@detroitnews.com

@grahamorama

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