Things To Do in Michigan

SuicideGirls: "Blackheart Burlesque" at The Orbit Room on October 28 at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

SuicideGirls

The Orbit Room

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Alternative burlesque celebrates Game of Thrones and Pulp Fiction with slinky comedy, exposed skin, tattoos, and piercings

$35 $17.50

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1 or 3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Master Flack's Martial Arts Academy (65% Off)

Master Flack's Martial Arts Academy

Center Line

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

$85 $39

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$19.99 for Two-Hour Painting Class for One at Any Paint and Pour Location, Sunday–Thursday ($35 Value)

Paint and Pour

Multiple Locations

Enjoy a girl’s night out at bars & restaurants across metro Detroit as you recreate the night’s painting with provided materials & canvas

$35 $19.99

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Three-Week CrossFit On-Ramp Program or 12 CrossFit Classes at Genesis Fitness Center (Up to 70% Off)

Genesis Fitness Center

Waverly

Intense, constantly varied CrossFit workouts build strength and boost stamina

$200 $61

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$29 for a Dance-Lesson Package for an Individual or a Couple ($180 Value)

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

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

$180 $29

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All-Day Paintball Package for 4, 6, or 12 from Paintball International (Up to 82% Off). Multiple Locations Available.

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

$100 $19

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Macomb Symphony Orchestra Presents "A Holiday Festival" on Sunday, November 30 (Up to 50% Off)

Macomb Symphony Orchestra presents "A Holiday Festival"

Macomb Center for the Performing Arts

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The MSO and a trio of vocal ensembles give Vivaldi’s classic “Gloria” a modern makeover in a program packed with holiday favorites

$29 $17

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Jim Brickman at Ford Community & Performing Arts Center on December 30 at 7 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Jim Brickman

Ford Community & Performing Arts Center

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Silky-voiced adult-contemporary singer and pianist plays Christmas hits such as “The Gift” and “If You Believe” on a holiday tour

$35 $17

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Concealed-Carry-Weapons Course for One or Two at Semper Fi Firearms Training, LLC (Up to 52% Off)

Semper Fi Firearms Training, LLC

Comfort Inn

US Marines teach eight-hour CCW and CPL courses that meet Michigan’s requirements to apply for a concealed-weapon license

$135 $67

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$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

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

$350 $20

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General or VIP Admission for Two or Four to Hush Haunted Attraction (Up to 44% Off)

Hush Haunted Attraction

Westland

Prepare yourself for ghoulish beings and surprises as you make your way through this dark and twisted horror show

$34 $20

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Discovery Flight for One or Two at A&R Aviation (Up to 55% Off)

A&R Aviation

The Transit Center

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

$284 $139

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$13 for Visit to Indoor Play Center and Kids' Meals for Two at Jungle Java ($26 Value)

Jungle Java

Multiple Locations

Kids play in maze of forest huts and treehouses, then gather around a table for food like chicken strips, mac and cheese, or hot dogs

$26 $13

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10 Yoga and Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Clarkston Hot Yoga (Up to 59% Off)

Clarkston Hot Yoga

Clarkston

Instructors help students of all abilities boost strength and endurance during yoga and fitness classes

$145 $59

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Blown-Glass-Ornament-Making Class for One or Two at West Michigan Glass Art Center (47% Off)

West Michigan Glass Art Center

Central Business District

During classes with expert demonstration and one-on-one instruction, students learn to craft blown-glass ornaments

$70 $37

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Four or Eight Krav Maga Classes at Mada Krav Maga (Up to 71% Off)

Mada Krav Maga

Shelby Township

Instructors bolster mental and physical toughness through time-tested hand-to-hand combat and self-defense techniques

$60 $19

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Four or Eight Weeks of Unlimited Back-to-School Boot Camp at Fit Body Boot Camp (Up to 82% Off)

Fit Body Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

Boot camps help sculpt silhouettes throughout the course of four or eight weeks

$247 $59

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Two Tickets to Brew at the Burgh on October 16 or Sips & Sounds on November 6 (Up to 50% Off)

City of Southfield

Multiple Locations

Guests sample craft beers and wines with a seasonal twist while listening to music

$40 $20

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes, or Two Months of Unlimited Classes at Red Lotus Yoga (Up to 72% Off)

Red Lotus Yoga

Rochester Hills

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

$80 $25

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$15 for a One-Hour Trampoline Session for Two at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park ($30 Value)

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

Taylor

Bounce along an indoor landscape complete with trampolines angled against the wall and pits filled with foam cubes

$30 $15

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes or Two Months of Unlimited Yoga at Hippie Yoga (Up to 65% Off)

Hippie Yoga

Saint Clair Shores

Therapeutic yoga classes quiet the mind, while more intense classes appeal to athletes

$70 $25

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Five Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Yoga Now (Up to 72% Off)

Yoga Now

Keego Harbor

Certified yoga instructors lead five types of classes seven days a week, including Vinyasa and gentle varieties

$90 $25

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$12.99 for Bowling and Drinks for Two at Cherry Hill Lanes (Up to $26 Value)

Cherry Hill Lanes

Dearborn Heights

A shareable pitcher of soda or beer paired with two games of bowling

$26 $12.99

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$25 for Drag Queen Bingo for Two at Five15 ($)

Five15

Downtown Royal Oak

All bets are on as drag queens host a spectacle-filled comedy show while calling out bingo numbers

$40 $25

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One Round of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two or Four at Putting Edge (Up to 52% Off)

Putting Edge

Putting Edge Novi

Golf balls tumble down turf in 18-hole indoor glow-in-the-dark course themed around various settings such as medieval times and rain forest

$21 $10

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Battle Creek Bombers Game with Hats and Bobbleheads at C.O. Brown Stadium (Up to 65% Off). Three Options Available.

Battle Creek Bombers

C.O. Brown Stadium

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Collegiate summer team with championship pedigree cruises into its 2015 season

$53 $28

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"Sid the Science Kid Live!" at Temple Theatre on November 2 at 3 p.m. (Up to 47% Off)

"Sid the Science Kid Live!"

Temple Theatre

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Sid seeks out a mysterious sixth sense in the live version of the popular PBS show, brought to life by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop

$19 $10

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One or Two Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Up to Four at Interstate Lanes (Up to 58% Off)

Interstate Lanes

Rossford/Perrysburg

This 40-lane bowling alley welcomes groups with automatic scoring, a video arcade, and an onsite eatery

$32 $15

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One-Hour of Open-Jump Time with Socks for Two or Four People at Sky Zone (43% Off)

Sky Zone

Kentwood

Wall-to-wall trampolines provide an hour of all-ages bouncing

$30 $17

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$16 for Two Drinks and $15 Worth of American Food at Chandler TapHouse ($31 Value)

Chandler TapHouse

East Lansing

Michigan breweries supply draft beers to pub filled with burgers and flat-screen TVs

$31 $16

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Corn Maze Admission for Two, Four, or Six at The Pumpkin Factory (Up to 52% Off)

The Pumpkin Factory

Belleville

Visitors of all ages peruse a massive corn maze at this family-friendly farm that also features a pumpkin patch, petting farm, and hay rides

$20 $11

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Concealed-Carry Class for One or Two from ASR Group (Up to 35% Off)

ASR Group

Multiple Locations

Eight-hour concealed-carry class, which is composed of up to 10 students, qualifies pupils for a Michigan concealed-pistol license

$80 $55

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental at Chase Hammond Golf Club in Muskegon (Up to 51% Off)

Chase Hammond Golf Club

Muskegon

18-hole course weaves through dense woodland and offers occasional glimpses of turkeys, eagles, foxes, and other wildlife.

$76 $39

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9-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four or 9- or 18-Hole Round of Virtual Golf for Two at Country Town Golf (Half Off)

Country Town Golf

Springport

A 9-hole course features tree-lined terrain; a golf simulator offers virtual rounds at courses such as Augusta National and TPC Sawgrass

$32 $16

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Discover Scuba Lesson or Scuba Certification Program with Rental Gear at Altek Sports and Scuba (Up to 55% Off)

Altek Sports and Scuba

Zeeland

Participants can try out scuba or embark on a full certification program that includes in-pool and open-water experiences

$40 $20

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One Month of Bridal Boot Camp for Up to Four or Eight at LifeStyle Fitness Gold (Up to 54% Off)

LifeStyle Fitness Gold

Eastpointe

Boot camps that meet three times per week get brides in shape before their big day with progressive classes that burn calories

$500 $250

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Access to Haunted Barn, Hayride, and Dark Maze for Two or Four at Salem's Haunted Barn (Up to 43% Off)

Salem's Haunted Barn

Capac

Family-friendly attractions include haunted barn, cron maze, and hayride around scenic farm decorated for autumn

$60 $35

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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18-Hole Round of Golf for 2 or 4 Including Cart, Hot Dogs and Beverages at Goodrich Country Club (Up to 52% Off)

Goodrich Country Club

Goodrich

18-hole course features rolling hills and ponds and streams that play a prominent role on the back nine

$60 $29

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$50 for $119 Worth of Martial Arts — TDS Family Martial Arts

Tds Family Martial Arts & Fitness Center

Madison Heights

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

$119 $50

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10 or 20 Yoga, Pliates, or Boot-Camp Classes at Fitness Rx (Up to 66% Off)

Fitness Rx

Multiple Locations

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

$100 $39

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Pizza and Pitchers of Beer for Two or Four at Bar 153 Sports Bar and Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Bar 153 Sports Bar and Grill

Garden City

Pizzas and cold pitchers of beer served in a sports bar with pool tables, 30 high-def TVs, and themed nights with karaoke or DJs

$25 $13

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$99 for Month of Unlimited Classes with Boxing Gloves and T-Shirt at The Fighting Fit ($199 Value)

The Fighting Fit

Wyandotte

Choose from array of classes, from kickboxing to CrossFit, to get in shape within full-equipped gym that has MMA cage, pro shop, and showers

$199 $99

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$23 for a Social Painting Session from Arts & Carafes Studio ($35 Value)

Arts & Carafes Studio

Forest Hills

Friends meet at Arts & Carafes Studio’s new studio or restaurants across the area to paint pictures that range from cityscapes to flowers

$35 $23

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Club Admission with Champagne for Four or Eight at Stilettos (Up to 58% Off)

Stilettos

Inkster

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

$48 $20

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18 Holes of Golf with Cart Rental and a Hot Dog Lunch for 2 or 4 at Woodside Meadows Golf Course (Up to 50% Off)

Woodside Meadows Golf Course

Romulus

Relatively short 18-hole layout with ample opportunity for low scores and leisurely play

$74.50 $39

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Two Laser-Tag Games for Two or Four at Edru Skate*A*Rama (50% Off)

Edru Skate*A*Rama

Holt

Dodge laser beams in two games of laser tag

$24 $12

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All-Day Paintball Package for Up to 4, 6, or 12 & Equipment Rental from Paintball International (Up to 82% Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

$100 $19

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5, 10, or 20 Yoga Classes and One-Year Membership at Iyengar Yoga Detroit (Up to 83% Off)

Iyengar Yoga Detroit

Downtown Hamtramck

Morning and evening yoga classes across a schedule that includes advanced and beginner classes and a relaxing restorative yoga class

$150 $25

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Weekday or Weekend Cooking Class for One or Two, Plus One-Year Membership at The Cellar Door (Up to 65% Off)

The Cellar Door

Auburn Hills

Chefs teach small groups professional techniques for preparing soups, rustic Italian dishes, seafood, and pastries during hands-on classes

$99 $35

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Four or Eight Small, Large, or Jumbo Range-Ball Buckets at Player's Choice Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Player's Choice Golf

Golf Dome

Take reps with the whole golf bag from woods to wedges with range-ball buckets for indoor or outdoor golf

$20 $12

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$15 for Four Rounds of Mini Golf at Stone Mountain Family Fun Center in Tecumseh (Up to $30 Value)

Stone Mountain Family Fun Center

Tecumseh

Waterfalls, streams, and rocky outcrops surround an 18-hole course, which players navigate through stone pathways and rustic bridges

$30 $15

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One or Three Months of Family-Style Martial-Arts Classes at Monroe Tang Soo Do (Up to 73% Off)

Monroe Tang Soo Do

Monroe

Experienced instructors pass down martial arts wisdom to students of all ages

$70 $19

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$39 for 10 Yoga Classes at Center for Yoga ($220 Value)

Center For Yoga

Downtown Birmingham

Robust schedules of classes accommodates yogis of all abilities in Vinyasa, Ashtanga and slowburn classes

$220 $39

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Four Hours of Private Dance Lessons or Five Salsa or Tango Classes for One or Two at Mistalocks (Up to 55% Off)

Mistalocks

Ferndale

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

$50 $25

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four Including Cart Rental at Green Oaks Golf Course (Up to 51% Off)

Green Oaks Golf Course

Ypsilanti

18-hole course weaves through 6,787 yards of fairways and greens flanked by water hazards, trees, and sand traps

$66 $35

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Two 45-Minute Private Horseback-Riding Lessons for One or Two at Luton Training Center (Up to 51% Off)

Luton Training Center

Williamston

State-champion coach and staff teach western, hunt-seat, or saddle-seat styles at a center with an indoor arena

$80 $40

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Two-Hour Bowling Package for Up to Five, or $50 Worth of Tavern Food at 10 Pins of Trenton (Up to 63% Off)

10 Pins of Trenton

Trenton

Groups can supplement two hours of bowling with pizza and soda; Classics Tavern features American fare and drinks

$64 $24

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12 Dance Classes for One or Two at Motivated 2 Move (Up to 71% Off)

Motivated 2 Move

Wayne

Students of all fitness levels burn calories as they move to the beat in invigorating dance classes

$96 $29

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"The Magic Flute" or "The Women of Lockerbie," November 7–16 (Up to 50% Off)

"The Magic Flute" or "The Women of Lockerbie"

Multiple Locations

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An award-winning play about the aftermath of a terrorist attack, or Mozart’s comic opera about a fantastical quest

$12 $7

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One Month of Kids' Gymnastics, Dance, or Karate Classes for One or Two at Horizon Complex (Up to 51% Off)

Horizon Complex

Jenison

Beginner gymnastics classes––which teach tumbling basics––karate and dance classes welcome kids aged 2–12

$50 $25

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$25 for Four Weeks of Ice-Skating Lessons at Hazel Park Learn to Ice Skate ($50 Value)

Hazel Park Learn to Ice Skate

Hazel Park

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

$50 $25

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5, 10, or 20 Yoga Classes at Snap Fitness (Up to 62% Off)

Snap Fitness

Harrison Township

Easy-to-understand yoga workouts designed for newcomers and regulars alike

$45 $17

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Up to 50% Off Fitness Gym — Grosse Pointe Academy of Taekwondo; Valid Monday, Wednesday

Grosse Pointe Academy of Taekwondo

Grosse Pointe

Zumba classes combine dance moves with strength training to the beat of Latin & international tunes

$10 $5

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Golf with Cart Rental for One or Two at Glenkerry Golf Course (Up to 44% Off)

Glenkerry Golf Course

Greenville

18-hole course bears all the marks of a links-style layout, including deep bunkers, rolling mounds, and few trees

$34 $19

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Open Ice Skating for 2 or 4 with Skate Rental or a Skating Class at Berkley Ice Arena (Up to 50% Off)

Berkley Ice Arena

Berkley

Enjoy a leisurely day of riding the ice or enroll in a class to help learn the finer points of skating

$18 $9

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Entry for Two or Six to Great Lakes Children's Museum (50% Off)

Great Lakes Children's Museum

Traverse City

Kids learn about the Great Lakes through interactive exhibits including the Water Table, where kids can interact directly with flowing water

$12 $6

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Full-Day Concealed-Pistol Class for One at Protection Tactics, LLC (Up to 55% Off)

Protection Tactics, LLC

Cedar Springs

NRA-certified instructor qualifies students to apply for a Michigan concealed-pistol license, recognized in more than 30 states

$175 $79

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10 or 20 Group Fitness Classes at Shake, Shimmy, Sweat Group Fitness, Inc (Up to 72% Off)

Shake, Shimmy, Sweat Group Fitness, Inc

Clinton Township

Passionate fitness instructor Jennifer and her team helm a melange of group fitness classes, including Zumba, hot yoga, and Pilates

$80 $25

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Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart at Yankee Springs Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Yankee Springs Golf Course

Yankee Springs Golf Course

27-hole golf facility incorporates mature trees that line fairways and rolling terrain that culminates at meticulously manicured greens

$72 $36

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3, 5, or 10 Regular Open Jump Sessions at Pump It Up (Up to 57% Off)

Pump It Up

Wixom

Inflatable bouncers, slides, and obstacle courses host jumpers during open-play sessions

$21 $10.50

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Ballroom Dance Lessons at Rochester Ballroom (Up to 81% Off). Two Options Available.

Rochester Ballroom

Rochester Ballroom

Instructors lead private and group classes in dance styles such as waltz, foxtrot, tango, swing, rumba, samba, and mambo

$252 $49

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Days of the New featuring Train's Charlie Colin at Diesel Concert Lounge on Saturday, November 8 (Up to 60% Off)

Days of the New feat. Train's Charlie Colin

Diesel Concert Lounge

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Methodical, shoe-gazing acoustic alt-rockers behind “Touch, Peel and Stand” take the stage with Charlie Colin on bass

$24.98 $10

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10 Group or 2 Private Dance Lessons at City Style Tango (Up to 69% Off)

City Style Tango

Clawson

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

$120 $39

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10 or 15 Body Blast or Kickboxing Classes or 10 Youth Sports Training Classes at STS Active (Up to 64% Off)

STS Active

Highland

Fitness sessions built lean physiques with blend of high and low intensity workouts; sports training help kids with speed and agility

$140 $60

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Stay in a Campsite, Rustic Cottage, or Sunshine Lodge at Waldenwoods (Up to 62% Off)

Waldenwoods

Hartland

Get away from it all with a two-night stay at a campsite or comfortable cottage or lodge room at campgrounds near the beach

$130 $50

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Triple Dog Dare Attraction Pass and Blackout Event for One or Two at Niles Haunted House (Up to 43% Off)

Niles Haunted House

Niles

Brave through three haunted houses; return for Blackout! on Saturday, November 8 to try it in the dark

$48 $28

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$77 for $140 Worth of Acting Classes — LAFA Inc

Lafa Inc

Puce

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

$140 $77

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Grosse Ile

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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On November 19, 1928, the Detroit Historical Society opened the Detroit Historical Museum in a one-room suite on the 23rd floor of the Barlum Tower, earning it the nickname of highest museum in the world. These days, Detroit?s Cultural Center accommodates the museum in an 80,000-square-foot space, where interactive exhibits preserve more than 300 years of city history. Frontiers to Factories traces Detroit's transformation from French-frontier outpost to industrial city, while America's Motor City celebrates its automotive dominance with a changing display of classic vehicles and a 1903 Model T that guests can sit in. Streets of Old Detroit brings the 19th century to life with recreated cobblestone streets that wind past stores of the era such as a five-and-dime, a soda shop, and a barbershop for powdered wigs.

Thanks to recent renovations, the society has expanded its chronicle of Detroit with three new permanent exhibitions. Detroit: The Arsenal of Democracy covers the ways the city's industrial infrastructure adapted to demands of World War II, and The Gallery of Innovation includes videos about renowned innovators and hands-on activities involving trial and error. As The Allesee Gallery of Culture examines the city's cultural history, its Kid Rock Music Lab lets visitors create and share their own music using interactive displays. Outside, the Detroit Legends Plaza honors the city's sports, entertainment, and media legends with cemented handprints and signatures from stars such as Lily Tomlin and Martha Reeves.

5401 Woodward
Detroit,
MI
US

"When we teach—from babyhood—people to move well, they'll enjoy doing it, and they'll continue doing it." Such is the philosophy of Gymco president and co-founder Doreen Bolhuis, which she relayed to the New York Times in a 2010 video report. The importance of starting young kids on the road toward athleticism is something Bolhuis is passionate about, especially as a former elite-level gymnastics coach who's been teaching for more than 35 years. It's a concept she calls "physical literacy," and she's appeared on news outlets such as Today, CNN, and ABC News to discuss how young children's physical training and development is just as important as their mental growth. Along those lines, Bolhuis created the GymTrix line of DVDs to help parents develop babies' fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

And Bolhuis's enthusiasm for childhood fitness is apparent at Gymco, where her staff undergoes a four-step technical and philosophical certification protocol on sports development. She has transformed what began in 1980 as a few classes held in a barn behind a local retirement home into a 5-acre, 16,000-square-foot first location and a second, state-of-the-art facility on the north side of town.

When you walk into either site, you'll see kids scaling rock walls, doing back flips, and defying imaginary pirates as they walk the plank-like high beam, improving their physical skills in sports, gymnastics, and cheerleading classes. What aren't as obvious are the internal changes that begin to manifest, from improved self-confidence and perseverance to the gradual building of character. Fulfilling her start-them-early mission, Bolhuis also offers classes designed specifically for preschoolers and kindergartners.

2121 Celebration Dr NE
Grand Rapids,
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.

5702 E 12 Mile Rd
Warren,
MI
US

The 300-foot straightaway comes to an end in one of six wheel-testing curves. The Honda 6.5-horsepower engine hums in anticipation. The moment foot touches pedal, hydraulic brakes give their answer and the racing wheels cling to the textured concrete as the go-kart deftly whips through the turn. Coming up on the end of an eight-minute streak of adrenaline, racers zip past the final stretch of the 1/5-mile race track, tearing ahead of each other as the computerized timing system clocks each score to fuel future bragging rights and rematch challenges.

From Kart 2 Kart's caf? and bar, applause rises as family, friends, and opponents sizing up the competition send their appreciation down to the track, which they've been watching as they nosh on a selection of snacks and beverages. Juniors, meanwhile, wait their turn to hit the blacktop in age-appropriate Formula-K karts. Before strapping in, all racers receive instruction and a safety lesson, during which they learn how to operate the equipment, then strive to set records that can earn them a spot on the website's scoreboard.

42705 Van Dyke Ave
Sterling Heights,
MI
US

A group of ESPN analysts looking for a bite to eat before taping their shouting match would do well to wander through Tripper's. Upon entering, they could brush up on fodder for their next debate by watching the eatery's 50 televisions flicker with heart-pumping sporting events from across the globe, from college football and Australian rugby to playoff baseball and amateur yak tickling.

Though they might posit a PTI-worthy opinion or two of their own, the sports fans who flock to Tripper's share two universal traits: a love of Michigan sports teams and a craving for classic pub eats. They keep their morale and energy high by devouring custom pizzas, Angus burgers, and homemade, seasoned potato chips in between whistles. Glasses of craft beer from Arcadia and Bells rise and clink amidst a wall of roaring cheers, celebrating touchdowns, game-winning goals, and home runs that make the ball shriek like Roger Daltrey. For those unsatisfied with letting others doing their competing for them, Tripper's has a collection of pool and foosball tables and arcade games. Tripper's chefs also sate classic American cravings at on-location parties with their catering and menu-planning services.

350 Frandor Ave
Lansing,
MI
US

The Polo Fields Golf and Country Clubs encompasses two locations—one in Ann Arbor and one in Ypsilanti—each with its own 18-hole course and refined clubhouse. Designed by renowned architect William Newcomb, the par 72 Ann Arbor course channels the blustery hillocks and grass-eating bagpipes of courses in the United Kingdom with a 6,828-yard layout featuring broad, links-inspired fairways and deviously slick greens. A community fixture for nearly a century, the Washtenaw course takes clubbers on a verdant voyage among native oaks and cedars, burbling streams, and tranquil ponds. Both sites house fully stocked pro shops, where guests can peruse the latest in on-course duds, clubs, hats, and remote-controlled golf balls from brands such as TaylorMade, Adidas, FootJoy, and Titleist.

Guests can bask in views of the splendid links while enjoying regionally inspired American fare and frothy drinks at the clubs’ two dining facilities, both of which feature settings for a variety of occasions. Swimmers can stroke through the outdoor lap pool at the Washtenaw location, and sunbathers can lounge by the colossal, resort-style pool in Ann Arbor. Within the Ann Arbor fitness center, hearts race on elliptical machines, muscles pump free weights, and calories melt during group fitness classes, before muscles soak in the warm, golf-ball-free waters of the hot tub.

Ann Arbor Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 6,828 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 73.3 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 141 from the farthest tees * Four tee options * Link to scorecard

Washtenaw Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 6,524 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 71.7 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 135 from the farthest tees * Four tee options * Link to scorecard

5200 Polo Fields Dr
Ann Arbor,
MI
US