Nightlife in Grosse Pointe Park

Up to 43% Off Gospel Musical

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts

$49.80 $30

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Performers seen on "The Voice" and "American Idol" tell the story of a troubled young man who finds himself transported to biblical times

"The Cross and The Light" – Up to 43% Off Play

Music Hall Center

$59 $35

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Dramatic musical experience that the producers describe as a "spiritual wake-up call" tells of Christ's Passion, death, and resurrection

Detroit Symphony Orchestra – Up to 69% Off

Max M. Fisher Music Center

$116 $50

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Accomplished pops conductor Steve Reinke leads the DSO through hits from the swinging '60s, including songs from Brenda Lee and Paul Anka

"A Mother's Cry Against Violence" – Up to 50% Off

The Jack White Theatre

$27.05 $13.50

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Tiffany Goodman's intense story of her murdered son and the community protecting his killer stars R&B performer Angie Stone

Club Bleu – Up to 52% Off Ayah Marar Concert

Bleu Detroit

$23 $11

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U.K. singer and bass-scene star heard on Calvin Harris's 2013 hit "Thinking About You"

Up to 43% Off Beer-Tasting Package at Kuhnhenn Brewing

Northwest Warren

$64 $39

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Brewery guests taste a pint of beer and receive a pint glass and t-shirt to take home

Michel'le – Up to 38% Off R&B Concert

Andiamo Celebrity Showroom

$32.25 $20

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The star of "R&B Divas: Los Angeles" unleashes the powerful voice behind the hit "No More Lies"; Detroit duo Raw Voyces opens

ComedySportz – Up to 41% Off Improv

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 52% Off Double Feature at Ford Drive In

Dearborn

$18 $9

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‘50s-era drive-in screens double features of first-run movies across five screens, with outdoor car heaters

Up to 55% Off

Ford Community and Performing Arts Center

$10 $5

Discover the true story of a young Indian Muslim women who fought the Nazi regime in Paris, as narrated by Helen Mirren

Up to 36% Off Tequila-Tasting Event

Downtown Royal Oak

$103.70 $69

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

Up to 50% Off Standup Comedy

Downtown Royal Oak

$20 $10

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Storied club hosts national and Detroit–based comedy acts

Macomb Symphony Orchestra – Up to 44% Off Brazilian Music

Macomb Center for the Performing Arts

$21.50 $12

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Three takes on Brazilian sounds from French, Italian, and Brazilian composers, with virtuoso Brazilian guest pianist Maria Meirelles

44% Off Speed Dating

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

Up to 58% Off Party Package with Champagne

Inkster

$48 $20

Mingle with friends while sipping champagne at an LGBT nightclub with drag shows, live music, and DJs

Up to 58% Off Tour and Wine Tasting

Harrow

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Guests tour winemaking facilities before tasting 1-oz. pours of four different wines

Up to 68% Off Wine and Cheese Tasting at 50 Sips Wine

Livonia

$120 $39

Tastings kick off with a champagne toast and allow guests to sample four wines while munching on assorted cheeses, crackers, and snacks

Queensrÿche with Geoff Tate – Up to 35% Off

Diesel Concert Lounge

$30.98 $20

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Progressive heavy-metal band rewards longtime fans with 25th anniversary tour of its greatest hits

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At Dylan’s, customers find themselves contemplating a generous spread of entrees and tapas, sushi, and an extensive wine list. For starters, patrons can slurp a bowl of clam chowder ($7) or chomp on single pieces of red-snapper (tai, $3), bluefin-tuna (toro, $8), or squid (ika, $2.75) sushi, then transition to a plate of lobster mac 'n' cheese ($8) or flash-fried coconut shrimp with pepper jelly ($11). After a sweet helping of Japanese– inari tofu-vegetable rolls (6 pieces, $5) or a squid-and-octopus tako salad ($7.50), omnivorous eaters can set their appetites at ease with a serving of beef-tenderloin tips tossed with whole-wheat pasta ($20), a 12-piece sashimi combination plate ($22.50) served with sushi rice, or a platter of frog legs ($15) in hot-pink leotards. Clogged body pipes can then be flushed with a glass of Cartlidge & Browne sauvignon blanc ($9), Latour chardonnay ($7), or Montoya pinot noir ($9).

15402 Mack Ave
Grosse Pointe Park,
MI
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Snooker's Pool & Pub's two locations pair the excitement of a billiard game with a menu of pub food and a fully stocked bar of liquors and beers. From pizza to sandwich platters, the menu nourishes billiard spectacles, and bartenders stir drinks such as rum and cokes or long island iced teas.

21901 Kelly Rd
Eastpointe,
MI
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The Detroit Opera House sprawls across an entire city block, its imposing size and elegant design belying its circuitous history. Originally opened in 1922 as a vaudeville palace—and designed by the renowned architect behind the city's Fillmore and Fox theaters—the space played host to live music and recorded films. But despite the venue’s remarkable acoustics and cheery demeanor, it sat abandoned for long stretches of time over the next few decades. Luckily, fate intervened in 1988 when the opera acquired the building, starting an ambitious remodeling project that culminated in an opening gala featuring Luciano Pavarotti. The opera house’s modern iteration mimics the design of Europe's greatest performance spaces, with an the ornate main hall adorned with vaulted ceilings and sumptuous red curtains.

1526 Broadway St
Detroit,
MI
US

R.U.B. BBQ has earned shout-outs from the New York Times as well as a handful of television features for its tender, well-flavored meats. Various proteins are smoked daily and slathered in a made-from-scratch rub of more than 20 spices and herbs, and cooks begin each dish with locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.

Aromatic smoke wafting from ribs, chicken dishes, and seafood platters invites guests inside, where dangling light fixtures illuminate red walls and cobalt tiling along with 30 flatscreen televisions that were flattened when an elephant sat down. More than 100 tap and bottled brews, including a lengthy list of Michigan favorites, help to extinguish fiery spices.

18 W Adams Ave
Detroit,
MI
US

The Detroit Institute of Arts takes the “s” at the end of its name seriously. The immense Beaux Arts building on Woodward Avenue isn’t only a setting for a top-tier collection of visual works that include Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry frescoes, a van Gogh self-portrait, and ancient sculptures from Africa and Asia. It also opens the doors of its lecture halls, event spaces, and auditoriums for craft workshops, wide-ranging talks from historians and people who know how to draw really good cubes, film, and music. The latter two art forms find a home in the Detroit Film Theatre, a gilded, neoclassical auditorium that preserves a sense of coziness amid the grandeur.

3011 W Grand Blvd
Detroit,
MI
US

An effervescent hotel bartender from Luxembourg. A tavern with an unpopular owner. A beautiful German cook. In 1904, these three elements joined forces and Jacoby's German Biergarten was born. More than a century later, the bustling downtown spot with a storied history remains a sought-after destination, even through collapsing economies, ownership changes, and international lederhosen shortages. Patrons can dig into classic delicacies such as Wiener Schnitzel, German sausage sandwiches, and hearty burgers, pairing them with domestic and imported brews including Paulaner, Schneider Edel Weiss, and Franziskaner Hefe.

624 Brush St
Detroit,
MI
US