Things To Do In Birmingham

Up to 49% Off Season Garden Pass to Cranbrook House & Gardens

Cranbrook House & Gardens

Bloomfield Hills

$25 $13

Visit the gardens surrounding Detroit's oldest manor home, where you'll see flowers in bloom and explore its 40 majestic acres

56% Off Pilates and Fitness Classes

BodyPure Studio

Downtown Birmingham

$75 $33

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Pilates equipment classes include reformer and springboard classes

Up to 81% Off Lessons at Axis Music Academy

Axis Music Academy

Multiple Locations

$80 $15

Private lessons and group jam sessions can teach students everything from guitar chords to drum beats to recording with Final Cut Pro

78% Off Women’s Boot-Camp Classes

Michigan's Adventure Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$219 $49

Certified instructors lead women through fat-burning exercises including obstacle courses and cardio drills in a four-week program

72% Off Yoga Classes

Karma Yoga

Bloomfield Hills

$90 $25

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Instructors focused on proper alignment and safety lead students of all levels through Kundalini, Iyengar, and prenatal yoga classes

Up to 54% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Body By Jenn & Body Beautiful Boot Camps

Multiple Locations

$120 $55

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Instructors lead goal-oriented programs that blend cardio kickboxing and core-strengthening Pilates with personalized nutrition plans

Up to 67% Off Jewelry-Making Classes

Kathy Mamat Designs at Glamour Puss Beauty Bar and Boutique

Franklin

$60 $25

One-hour classes in subjects such as beading, wire-working, or fiber and textile design

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 69% Off Dance Lessons at City Style Tango

City Style Tango

Clawson

$120 $39

Teacher of the Argentine tango imparts his skills to students of all experience levels during group or private dance lessons

BounceU – Up to 62% Off Inflatable Playtime

BounceU

Troy

$50 $19

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Kids bound across giant inflatable bounce stadiums; party package includes passes for a future bounce session

Up to 78% Off Classes at Bikram Yoga

Bikram Yoga

Multiple Locations

$159 $39

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Muscles loosen and stretches deepen in 105-degree room, where pupils hone 26 poses sequenced by master yogi Bikram Choudhury

Up to 55% Off Discovery Flights

A&R Aviation

The Transit Center

$284 $139

Discovery flights let anyone experience the majesty of flight, starting with an on-ground lesson before taking off to view aerial landscapes

Up to 72% Off CoreFit Classes

Core Sports Fitness

Troy

$150 $49

Sports-based training sessions combine medical knowledge with athletics to prevent injury while building muscle and stamina

Up to 84% Off Martial-Arts Class Package

Detroit Academy of Martial Arts

Troy

$70 $19

Experienced instructors teach Brazilian jujitsu, mixed martial arts, and muay thai kickboxing to students of all skill levels

50% Off Roller Skating at Skate World of Troy

Skate World of Troy

Troy

$20 $10

Skaters glide across the smooth wooden rink as music plays and they practice their roller-skating skills

Up to 87% Off CrossFit Classes at Iron Warrior CrossFit

Iron Warrior Crossfit

The Smart Zone

$150 $25

One-hour CrossFit sessions include a mix of gymnastic and functional movements as well as weightlifting to achieve full-body workouts

33% Off at Airtime Trampoline & Game Park

Airtime Trampoline & Game Park

Downtown Troy

$24 $16

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31,000 sq. ft. facility with interconnected trampolines on the floors and walls make for an invigorating workout or play session

Up to 71% Off Ladies Fitness Classes at Troy Fit Zone

Troy Fit Zone

Troy Fit Zone

$100 $39

Classes strictly for women include Pilates, yoga, Zumba, interval training, aerobics, and workouts targeting abs, glutes, and core

Up to 61% Off Kettlebell Fitness Classes

Michigan Kettlebells

Troy

$100 $49

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Firefighter Craig Sylvester helps students increase strength and flexibility in classes that incorporate kettlebells, sandbags, and tires

50% Off at SwingTEK Golf Academy

SwingTEK Golf Academy

Troy

$90 $45

High-tech video analysis tracks golfers' swings and pinpoints weaknesses; simulator recreates famous 18-hole courses

51% Off a Birthday Party with Food

Boys & Girls Club of Troy

Troy

$375 $185

Kids take over the Boys & Girls Club to compete in tournaments and games before eating pizza or hot dogs and opening presents

55% Off Concealed-Carry-Weapons Class

Self Defense CCW

Southfield

$155 $70

Concealed-carry-weapons class includes gun rental, course materials, ammunition and certificate of completion

Up to 64% Off at the Ultimate Style Expo

Ultimate Style Expo

The Westin Southfield Detroit

$50 $25

Guests gather at Westin Hotel, Algonquin Ballroom for runway shows, makeovers, drinks, giveaways, pop-up shops, and live music

Up to 50% Off Halal Cooking Class

East Essence Chef

Southfield

$60 $32

Chef focuses on teaching others to create practical, nutritious, halal dishes; food costs included

Up to 73% Off Martial Arts Self-Defense Classes

Southfield Martial Arts Institute

Southfield

$160 $49

Instructors lead classes designed to help beginners learn to defend themselves using martial arts maneuvers

Up to 51% Off Shooting-Range Package

Action Impact

Southfield

$93.99 $47

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After a safety class, participants wear protective gear & take aim in one of 14 computerized lanes in a range run by trained range officers

Up to 70% Off Kung Fu or Self-Defense Classes

Detroit Kung Fu Academy

Multiple Locations

$125 $45

Kung fu classes impart martial-arts movements that bolster body awareness; self-defense classes teach women to defend themselves

50% Off Recording-Studio Rental

Mix Factory One Studio

Southfield

$750 $375

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 61% Off Qi Gong Classes

Tactical Weapons Training Center

Southfield

$100 $39

Qi Gong classes work to improve overall health and circulation in a relaxing set of motions

44% Off Speed Dating

Minute Life

Southfield

$18 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Face Painting Class

Face and Hair Painting Studio LLC

Southfield

$40 $20

Face-painting artists teach students how to create otherworldly visages of animals, superheroes, and supernatural beasts on the human face

41% Off Needlework Classes

Out The Trunk 2009 Diy Fashions

Southfield

$75 $44

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

44% Off Popcorn, Cotton Candy, or Snow Cone Rental

Inflatable Playspaces

Royal Oak

$80 $45

Party rentals dole out carnival-style snacks for up to 50 guests

32% Off Visit to a Craft-Beer Festival

Royal Oak Beer Fest Summer Session

Royal Oak

$103.70 $70

Based at the farmers market, the festival features 60+ craft brewers from near and far and includes tastings, live music, and food vendors

56% Off a Preschool Art Camp at Alla Prima

Alla Prima

Royal Oak

$180 $79

During 2.5-hour sessions, campers learn about artists, such as Henri Matisse, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Jackson Pollock, and create artwork

Up to 50% Off Standup Comedy

Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle

Downtown Royal Oak

$20 $10

Storied club hosts national and Detroit–based comedy acts

Up to 54% Off Golf for Two or Four

Normandy Oaks Golf Course

Royal Oak

$48 $23

Normandy Oaks's emerald fairways offer nine opportunities for hitting long-distance drives

Arthur Murray Dance Studio – Up to 84% Off

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Royal Oak

$180 $29

Highly trained dance instructors guide students through fancy footwork in private lessons; students can hone their skills at dance parties

50% Off Skateboarding, In-Line Skating, or Scooter Lessons

Modern Skate and Surf

Royal Oak

$50 $25

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Choose from lessons in skateboarding, in-line skating, and scootering during walk-in Saturday and Sunday classes

94% Off Kickboxing, Boxing, and Fitness Classes for Kids

Bad Boy Boxing Gym

Royal Oak

$450 $29

Group classes and a bumping sound system motivate both muscles and metabolisms for boys and girls

72% Off CrossFit

Crossfit Bolster

Royal Oak

$300 $84

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 36% Off Tequila-Tasting Event

Tequila Mundo

Royal Oak Farmer's Market

$103.70 $69

Tasting event collecting more than 40 different types of tequila and mezcal

Up to 66% Off Yoga, Pliates, or Boot-Camp Classes at Fitness Rx

Fitness Rx

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Classes engage students in challenging workouts that strengthen the body and rejuvenate the mind

64% Off Boot Camp

Vow2bfit

Oak Park

$50 $18

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 74% Off Boot Camp or Personal Training

MADFitness

Oak Park

$129 $55

Intensive 60-minute boot camps held three times per week or personal training in a gym equipped with massage therapists and a juice bar

Up to 60% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Martial Arts Unlimited

Madison Heights

$135 $55

Instructors aid students of levels in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Taw Kwon Do techniques to improve coordination, strength, and confidence

58% Off Martial Arts

Tds Family Martial Arts & Fitness Center

Madison Heights

$119 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 63% Off at Synergy Therapy Center

Synergy Therapy Center

Madison Heights

$90 $45

Therapists help clients attain physical and emotional well-being with holistic coaching and one-on-one therapy

50% Off Martial Arts / Karate / MMA

Anshinkan Dojo, Llc

Madison Heights

$100 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

45% Off

Elite Warrior Fitness

Downtown Madison Heights

$300 $165

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 62% Off Boot Camp at D1 Sports Training

D1 Sports Training

Bloomfield Hills

$180 $69

Trained coaches push participants to build strength and endurance through metabolic training, resistance exercises, and circuit training

74% Off CrossFit Classes

CrossFit Bloomfield

Bloomfield Hills

$150 $39

Certified CrossFit coaches lead inspiring, all-levels classes that build strength, speed, endurance, and coordination

Up to 50% Off Classes at Canterbury Stained Glass

Canterbury Stained Glass

Pontiac Downtown

$96 $48

Students sip their own beverages while making ornaments, turning wine bottles into appetizer plates, or making jewelry with keepsakes

Fred Astaire Dance Studio – 90% Off Classes

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Bloomfield Hills

$256 $25

Certified instructors lead dancers through the basic steps that make up the foundation of ballroom dance

71% Off at Fitness Innovation Team

Fitness Innovation Team

Bloomfield Hills

$99 $29

Group interval training classes provide maximum results to keep students engaged and on-track to meet their fitness goals

Arthur Murray Dance Studio – Up to 78% Off

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

$130 $29

Highly trained and certified dance instructors guide students through fancy footwork in private and group lessons

Half Off Saturday Club Nights at Elektricity Nightclub

Elektricity Nightclub

Pontiac

$20 $10

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High-energy club nights often feature special performers such as a circus act with electronic music, burlesque dances, and stilt walkers

Half Off Open Art-Studio Sessions

The Art Experience

Pontiac Downtown

$50 $25

Seasoned staff provides materials and guidance as students tackle printmaking, collage, painting, and drawing projects in relaxing studio

53% Off Fitness Classes at every BODY 

Every BODY

Ferndale HS/MS

$20 $10

Trainers lead age-appropriate classes for all fitness levels; classes target specific areas of the body

ComedySportz – Up to 41% Off Improv

ComedySportz

Michigan Actors Studio

$17 $10

Game-based comedy show pits teams of improvising funny folk against one another in a contest of light-footed joke making

Up to 54% Off at Little Little Lotus Wellness Studio

Little Lotus Wellness Studio

Ferndale

$70 $35

Instructors lead yoga classes featuring styles ranging from hatha and vinyasa to yin and restorative

Up to 55% Off Dance Classes

Mistalocks

Ferndale

$50 $25

Certified dance teacher helps beginners learn the art of salsa dancing or tango

Up to 67% Off a Healthy Juicing Class

Organico Juice Bar & Cafe

Downtown Ferndale

$104 $15

Patrons learn to make healthy, tasty juices and receive dosha assessment, which details custom concoctions based on your body's needs

Up to 56% Off Sketch-Comedy Show

Go Comedy! Improv Theater

Downtown Ferndale

$40.98 $18

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Veteran Detroit comedic actors preform a series of sketches

Half Off Ice-Skating Lessons

Hazel Park Learn to Ice Skate

Hazel Park

$50 $25

Weekly classes instruct students in skills required to perform graceful figure-skating maneuvers or execute fast-paced hockey techniques

Up to 79% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Personal Training with Jason

Meridian Fitness LLC

$180 $50

Burn fat and tone muscles with customized workouts and nutrition

Up to 72% Off Classes at Red Lotus Yoga

Red Lotus Yoga

Rochester Hills

$80 $25

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Certified yoga teachers lead 13 class styles, including hot Vinyasa, Yin yoga, and beginner-based gentle classes

Up to 64% Off at Yoga Planet Studio

Yoga Planet Studio

Rochester

$125 $45

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In one-hour classes, instructors give individual attention and help with posture as students cycle through poses

Up to 56% Off Yoga Classes

Meridian Fitness And Spa

Meridian Fitness

$60 $29

Yogis flow through sequential poses in yoga classes tailored for all experience levels

Up to 71% Off at Jungle Gym Fitness Studio

Jungle Gym Fitness Studio

Rochester

$110 $39

Certified trainers lead groups in boot-camp, yoga, dance-fitness, circuit training, and boxing classes

41% Off Climbing and Ziplining at Aerial Adventure Park

Adventure Park in West Bloomfield

West Bloomfield

$39 $23

Climbing and Ziplining

Up to 48% Off Fun Center Activities with Pizza for One

Sport-N-Fun

Farmington Hills

$32.47 $17

Activities such as miniature golf, Go-Karts, batting cages, bungee trampoline, and arcade alongside GG's made-to-order pizza

Up to 77% Off Self-Defense Classes

Krav Maga Centers Of America

West Bloomfield Township

$105 $25

Learn efficient real-world self-defense techniques designed by the Israeli Defense Forces from former Israeli special forces operators

Up to 74% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Vortex Martial Arts

Farmington Hills

$150 $49

Classes for kids and adults aim to boost physical endurance along with leadership skills and self-confidence

Up to 50% Off Arcade Outing or Party

Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

Farmington

$14 $7

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Old and new coin-operated games and mechanical oddities buzz and whir in packed museum where guests nibble popcorn

51% Off at Annette and Company School of Dance

Annette and Company School of Dance

Farmington

$80 $39

Award-winning instructors teach feet the graceful steps of jazz, tap, ballet, and contemporary dance styles

62% Off Boxing and Kickboxing Classes at TITLE Boxing Club

TITLE Boxing Club

Farmington Hills

$50 $19

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Clients blast calories and sculpt their cores with one-hour boxing and kickboxing classes, which include work both on and off the bag

Up to 63% Off at Red Dragon Martial Arts

Red Dragon Martial Arts

Farmington

$100 $39

Martial artists instruct students of all age levels, teaching both self-defense techniques and the importance of discipline and respect

Up to 55% Off at Holocaust Memorial Center

Holocaust Memorial Center

Farmington Hills

$16 $8

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Holocaust museum traces the history of Judaism before bearing witness to the atrocities of World War II

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Once inside Barrio Tacos and Tequila, one is immediately struck by the smoky blues and warm blooms of color that fill the space. Frosted panes of azure glass line one side of the restaurant, and vibrant murals overtake the other walls—the ones that aren't stacked with shelves of tequila bottles, anyway. Orange lights from above branch into glowing tendrils, studding the navy ceiling with miniature suns and illuminating the mortar and pestle on each table. These points of color are akin to the sparks of flavor inside the menu: pleasantly surprising and, in the words of the Detroit News, "bright and well-balanced."

Executive chef Ryan Porter is the brain behind Barrio’s inventive recipes. As a teenager, Ryan cooked for his family every night, honing the creativity that would lead him through American-, Asian-, Italian-, and finally Mexican-themed kitchens. Today, he looks in all cardinal directions for culinary inspiration, fashioning platters in the style of Oaxaca and Acapulco, among other regions. He stuffs tortillas with nine types of taco fillings, including housemade chorizo. On the side, scoops of chili-dusted sweet corn transport guests to Mexico without forcing them to throw out the giant bottle of shampoo they keep hidden under their shirt.

203 Hamilton Row
Birmingham,
MI
US

Picture a pub so packed with soccer fans that the ones lucky enough to have seats at the big, wooden bar can barely cheer without thwacking the people on all sides of them, and you’ll have some idea of what Dick O’ Dow's was like during the last World Cup. While such sporting events of such importance come only once every four years, the pub manages to maintain the fun-loving—and authentically Irish—atmosphere day in and out, in particular by enlisting live musical acts to perform as guests gulp pints of Guinness and solemnly discuss the latest Fun Street Journal. Even the party room suggests Old-World Ireland, with its stone fireplace, climbing ivy, and color palette of rich reds and browns. Here and in the main bar area, visitors feed on a full menu of traditional Irish fare, such as shepherd’s pie, irish stew, chicken pot pie, and bangers 'n' mash.

160 W Maple Rd
Birmingham,
MI
US

Real Ryder Revolution pedals circles around monotonous workout routines and spin programs with a fleet of 30 RealRyder bicycles stationed at each of its studios. The RealRyder design allows exercise bikes to tilt and bank laterally, adding another dimension to stationary-cycle workouts and engaging the entire physique. Pulsating music energizes visitors as they power through 45- to 60-minute Rydes at their own pace, following instructors’ cues that challenge legs, cores, and comprehension of Simon Says rules. Real Ryder Revolution’s staff emphasizes that anyone can attend the cycling sessions and adjust the intensity of their rides based on their own fitness level. Depending on the location, Real Ryder Revolution also offers group fitness classes on TRX suspension training, boot-camp drills, and boxing techniques.

555 S Old Woodward Ave
Birmingham,
MI
US

At Yoga Shelter, you won't hear esoteric chants echoing through the halls or meditation music reverberating from rock-shaped speakers. That's because founder Eric Paskel wants to make yoga accessible for all students, whether they're searching for inner peace or a more toned bod. Hip hop, dance, soul, chill, contemporary, and classic music accompanies all classes, ranging from Yoga Rocks, which focuses on sequenced postures, to Fusion, a blend of faster- and slower-moving classes. There is no hierarchy of classes; each 60- to 75-minute session is open to all skill levels. As Paskel himself puts it on his about page, “What's different about us is that we admit we have issues, we know we have work to do—if you can relate to that, you'll love this place.”

379 S Old Woodward Ave.
Birmingham,
MI
US

The variety of classes at Karma Yoga Studios might seem overwhelming at first. From beginners slow-paced yoga to heated core-power yoga, the studio doesn’t skimp on diversity. Beginners, though, need not worry, as the founder of Karma Yoga developed a special introductory course called PhysioYoga to ease students into their practice. All classes are taught by certified, passionate instructors eager to share the benefits of yoga with any person or flamingo that walks into one of their spacious, wood-floored studios. They designed their studios with green practices in mind, and all locations provide free, eco-friendly Manduka mats to students.

3683 W Maple Rd
Bloomfield Hills,
MI
US

What began in 1975 as one inner-city gym in Highland Park, Michigan, has since evolved into a global health-club organization with locations in 17 different countries. Powerhouse Gym equips weightlifters and cardio bunnies alike with all they’ll ever need to keep—or create—a tight and toned physique. The gym offers equipment outfitted with personal TVs as well as a cast of certified and knowledgeable personal trainers. Depending on location, members will also have access to group fitness classes, such as yoga, Zumba, and Les Mills BodyPump, as well as 24-7 turnkey access to the facility.

400 E Brown St.
Birmingham,
MI
US