The culinary faculty behind Manhattan’s captivates diners with dense lunch and dinner menus inspired by the sights and meals of New York City. Rouse dormant appetites with an order of Times Square overstuffed mushrooms, sizzling caps packed with crab and salmon ($10), or the Maumee Bay, a grilled asparagus salad sprinkled with blue cheese and pine nuts under a strawberry-vanilla vinaigrette ($10). Metropolitan bellies find fulfillment in a plate of the tortellini di sausage, tossed with sweet peppers and tomato sauce ($16), or a New York 12-ounce certified angus strip, grilled and topped with a red-wine compound butter ($23).
Initially conceived as a one-off event in 2010, The Smoker's Club has since expanded, presenting fans with tours that unite skilled rappers and expert beat makers. One of the original members of the Wu-Tang Clan, Grammy-winning wordsmith Method Man spouts off dexterous rhymes in a gravely voice obtained by chugging asphalt smoothies every day for breakfast. Curren$y gently cradles ears with laid-back flow, and frequent Smoker's Club collaborators such as Big K.R.I.T., Smoke DZA and Fiend buoy the evening with additional verbal fireworks. Rattling bass shakes the historic Congress Theater's gold-domed interior and main floor as fans dance and weave through the crowds to try to snag an autographed poster, CD, or security guard.
There's usually something entrancing to see on Chrysler Theatre's stage, but there's always a captivating view from its walls of windows. The building sits along the Detroit River, with a prime outlook on Detroit's skyline. Twelve hundred red seats fill the auditorium, stately and comfy in equal measure. The Chrysler is part of St. Clair College, which has a robust musical theater department to fill the stage when it's not hosting touring shows.
The 2012 Fall Bridal Celebrations Show gathers professional bridal consultants, decorators, and clothiers to discuss upcoming "I dos" with soon-to-be brides. Guests can peruse the goods and services of hundreds of metro Detroit exhibitors to brainstorm flower arrangements, centerpieces, and individual Who's Who of the Groom's Ex-Girlfriends books for each guest. Multiple bridal-wear and accessory stands bestow attendants with elegant attire options, and a wedding-day fashion walk showcases gowns, dresses, and veils. Wedding planners roam floors during each event to answer brides' nuptial-day questions and offer advice for choosing between a DJ and a physics professor to enliven the party with lectures on quantum mechanics.
• For $12, you get one ticket for a reserved seat in the back three-quarters of the pavilion (a $19.50 before fees, or up to a $24.70 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees). • For $17, you get one VIP/Pit ticket for a reserved seat in the front quarter of the pavilion (a $25 value before fees, or up to a $35.35 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees).
If the grandeur of the Macomb Music Theatre seems strangely familiar, it�__s due to the work of architect C. Howard Crane. Having designed New York�__s Radio City Music Hall and Detroit�__s Orchestra Hall and Fox Theatre, Crane turned his kee