Things To Do in Michigan

The Main Event: New Kids on the Block with Very Special Guests TLC & Nelly on Saturday, May 30 (Up to 22% Off)

New Kids on the Block

Van Andel Arena

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Iconic boy band and R&B icons deliver hit after hit on an in-the-round stage, giving fans 360º views of the action

$38.65 $30

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1 or 3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Master Flack's Martial Arts Academy (68% 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 $36

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$9 for $27 Worth of Dance Lessons — The Fitness Academy

Fitness Academy, Llc.

Sterling Heights

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

$27 $9

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John Corabi Mötley Crüe '94 Tour at Fahrenheit Concert Venue on March 1 at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

John Corabi Motley Crue '94 Tour

Fahrenheit Concert Venue

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Former Mötley Crüe frontman John Corabi delivers a rare performance of tracks from 1994’s Mötley Crüe

$15 $10

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5 KickFit Classes or 1 Month of Unlimited KickFit or Tae Kwon Do Classes at A2 Martial Arts (Up to 76% Off)

A2 Martial Arts

Ann Arbor

Master instructors teach students of all ages basic kicks of tae kwon do, hapkido self-defense, and motivate patrons toward fitness

$50 $25

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Paintball Outing for Two, Four, or Eight at CRU Paintball (Up to 56% Off)

CRU Paintball

Flint

Friends dodge paintballs and duck behind obstacles in a tournament-sized indoor field or 8-acre outdoor area

$85 $38

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Two Kart Races for Two or Family Racing Package for Four at Extreme Indoor Kart Racing (Up to 37% Off)

Extreme Indoor Kart Racing

Vienna

Racing karts reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour on Michigan’s longest indoor track

$68 $43

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$19.99 for Two-Hour Painting Class for One at Paint and Pour Off-Site Venues ($35 Value)

Paint and Pour

Multiple Locations

Enjoy a night of art and fun as a Paint and Pour artist helps you recreate the night’s painting with provided materials and canvas

$35 $19.99

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"America Sings! 76th Annual Parade of Harmony" on Saturday, February 21 (Up to 45% Off)

America Sings! 76th Annual Parade of Harmony

Clarenceville High School

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Harmony ensemble’s annual vocal showcase features an international champion quartet from California and a local group of high school talents

$22 $12

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$59 for a Self-Guided Segway Tour for Two with Seg Adventures in Plymouth ($100 Value)

Seg Adventures

Plymouth

60-minute self-guided tour gives guests the chance to explore Plymouth’s sites and sounds at their leisure

$100 $59

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A Private Music Lesson from Puterbaugh Music (40% Off)

Master Guitar Teacher

Plymouth

From the merchant: Private one-hour guitar lessons for all styles and skill levels.

$50 $30

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5 or 10 Kickboxing and Fitness Classes or One Month Unlimited Kids/Teens Boxing Classes at 6 Degree Burn Fitness Studios (Up to 61% Off) 

6 Degree Burn Fitness Studios

The Smart Zone

Classes including kickboxing, Zumba, Piyo Pilates/yoga mix, TRX/circuit, and kids boxing

$50 $20

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One or Two Months of Martial-Arts Classes at Vortex Martial Arts (Up to 74% Off)

Vortex Martial Arts

Farmington Hills

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

$150 $49

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$33 for Three-Week One-on-One Weight Loss Challenge at Achieve Fitness ($67 Value)

Achieve Fitness

Waterford

Trainer motivates client to reach fitness goal with cardio, strength, and core exercises that improve stamina, muscle tone, and shed fat

$67 $33

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$5 for One Movie Ticket at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Up to $9.25 Value)

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Kalamazoo

Watch first-run blockbusters and classics free from distractions such as texting as servers bring food and drinks directly to your seat

$9.25 $5

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5 or 15 Barre, TRX, or Spin Classes or One Month of Classes at ReVamp (Up to 64% Off)

ReVamp

Macomb

Expert instructors lead ballet-inspired barre classes and core-strengthening TRX suspension classes, along with cycling workouts

$75 $29

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$50 for $99 Worth of Personal Training at Body by OH LLC

Body by OH LLC

Wyoming

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

$99 $50

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Winetasting for Two or Four on February 13 at Sips & Sounds Presented by the City of Southfield (50% Off)

City of Southfield

Southfield

Live music backs an evening filled with tastings of eight South American wines and light appetizers

$50 $25

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes, or Two Months of Unlimited Classes at Red Lotus Yoga (Up to 69% Off)

Red Lotus Yoga

Rochester Hills

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

$80 $28

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One or Two Hours of Simulated Golf at Tee Box Indoor Golf at Taylor Meadows (Up to 49% Off)

Tee Box Golf at Taylor Meadows

Taylor

Keep golfing skills sharp throughout the offseason during simulated rounds of Tee Box Indoor Golf at Taylor Meadows Golf Club

$35 $19

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5 or 10 50-Minute Pilates MOTR Courses at Pilatez Bodyworx (Up to 66% Off)

Pilatez Bodyworx

Saint Clair Shores

Compact MOTR equipment allows students to perform strengthening, conditioning, and balance-building exercises

$100 $35

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Introductory CrossFit Training Package or Three Private Fundamental Classes at CrossFit Bloomfield (68% Off)

CrossFit Bloomfield, Inc

Bloomfield Hills

Certified CrossFit coaches lead inspiring, beginner-level sessions that build strength, speed, endurance, and coordination

$100 $32

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$14 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 $14

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General or VIP Admission for Two to Vodka Vodka on Saturday, February 7 (Up to 41% Off)

Vodka Vodka

Royal Oak Music Theatre

Samples of more than 20 vodkas fuel a celebration of Russian culture highlighted by a hair and fashion show

$144 $85

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Six Personalized CrossFit Sessions or One Month of HIIT Classes from XLR8 Athletix (Up to 73% Off)

XLR8 Athletix

Multiple Locations

Fitness classes blend strength training, cardio, plyometrics, and gymnastics for practitioners of any size, age, or skill level

$165 $45

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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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One or Two All-Day Lift Tickets with Optional Equipment Rental at Apple Mountain (Up to 51% Off)

Apple Mountain

Thomas

12 slopes, terrain park, and lodge play host to skiers and snowboarders at a resort with snow-making capabilities

$35 $19

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18-Hole Golf Outing for Two or Four with Cart Rental and Food Voucher at Sand Hills Golf Resort (Up to 37% Off)

Sand Hills Golf Resort

Thedford

An Old Western–style clubhouse oversees a 5,536-yard course with seven interconnected ponds and undulating greens

C$93 C$59

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Eight Hours of In-Studio Recording from The Loft Recording Studio (45% Off)

The Loft Recording Studio

Kentwood

From the merchant: Eight hours of studio recording and mixing time

$450 $248

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$100 for a VIP 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two with Cart and Lunch at Walnut Hills ($260 Value)

Walnut Hills Country Club

East Lansing

18-hole course winds across 210 parkland acres; VIP package includes cart rental, lunch, and pre-stocked cooler

$260 $100

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18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Carts, Hot Dogs, and Sodas at Harbour Club Golf Course (Up to 53% Off)

Harbour Club Golf Course

Van Buren

Twosomes and foursomes take two trips through a nine-hole, par 36 course near Belleville Lake and refuel on hot dogs and sodas

$52.50 $26

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Up to 45% Off VIP Winter Wine Tour & Tasting at St Julian Winery

St. Julian Winery

Paw Paw

From the merchant: You will receive a 1 on 1 guided tour of the winery, exclusive tasting from the barrel & 6 wines paired with cheeses.

$40 $24

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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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Super-Speedway Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Michigan International Speedway

Professional drivers sate passengers’ need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

$129 $64

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$29 for One Month of Unlimited Beginner's Boot Camp at CrossFit Flight ($59 Value)

CrossFit Flight

Holland

Get in shape with one month of workouts that focus on cardio and core drills and that take place in a supportive-community atmosphere

$59 $29

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One or Two Months of Voice or Instrument Lessons at Jerry Luck School Of Music (51% Off)

Jerry Luck School Of Music

Eastpointe

Experienced musicians teach students of all skill levels the fundamentals of singing or playing instruments like guitar and clarinet

$80 $39

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Single-Attraction or Passport Admission for Two or Four at Port Huron Museum (50% Off)

Port Huron Museum

Multiple Locations

Visitors explore Port Huron's historical sights such as the Carnegie Center, Thomas Edison Depot, and Huron Lightship

$14 $7

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

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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$30 for Registration for an Eight-Week Adult Beginner Coed Soccer League at Grand Blanc Soccerzone ($85 Value)

Grand Blanc Soccerzone

Grand Blanc

Play in a weekly adult coed league that offers soccer instructionals and no-contact games

$85 $30

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$38 for $125 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Anshinkan Dojo

Anshinkan Dojo, Llc

Madison Heights

From the merchant: Classes in Aikido, Tai Chi and Kenpo! You choose what class you’d like to take.

$125 $38

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10 or 20 Yoga, Pliates, or Boot-Camp Classes at Fitness Rx (Up to 62% Off)

Fitness Rx

Multiple Locations

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

$100 $43

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Pizza with Starter and Pitcher of Beer, or Bar Fare and Drinks at B. Boomers Bar & Grille (Up to 45% Off)

B. Boomers Bar & Grille

Allen Park

Sports bar sates appetites with thin and deep dish pizza, angus burgers, and sandwiches loaded with creative toppings

$27.47 $15

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Four Dance Classes from Dancers For Life School Of Dance (69% Off)

Dancers For Life School Of Dance

Garden City

From the merchant: One month of any group class of your choice.

$35 $11

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10 or 20 Krav Maga, CrossFit, Kickboxing, Boxing, and Kettlebell Classes at The Fighting Fit (Up to 81% Off)

The Fighting Fit

Wyandotte

Experienced and certified instructors lead classes including krav maga, CrossFit, kickboxing, and more

$150 $37

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Four Yoga Classes at The Hammock LLC (64% Off)

The Hammock Llc

Lowell

From the merchant: Yoga classes for all abilities, comfortable/ easy going environment, meeting your needs, feel refreshed and renewed

$50 $18

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Club Admission with Champagne for Four or Eight at Stilettos (Up to 54% Off)

Stilettos

Inkster

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

$48 $22

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Two or Four Beer or Wine Flights with Choice of Chips and Dip at Brew House (Up to 51% Off)

Brew House

Norton Shores

Beer flights include six sample or wine flights have four; six different combinations of chips and dip

$34 $17

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Three-Hour Paintball Package for Two, Four, or Six at Killer Paintball (Up to 60% Off)

Killer Paintball

Romulus

Two large indoor battlefields with turf floor, inflated obstacles, industrial-sized barrels, and barricades

$66 $32

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18 Holes of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Branson Bay Golf Course (Up to 50% Off)

Branson Bay Golf Course

Branson Bay Golf Course

Par 72 course marked by gentle rolling terrain on the front nine and hardwood trees on the back

$60 $30

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The Comedy Zone Revue Friday or Saturday Show for One or Two at The Stock Yard BBQ and Brew (Up to 43% Off)

The Comedy Zone Revue

The Stock Yard BBQ and Brew

Nationally touring comedians who have appeared on Comedy Central and late-night TV take to the stage as fans dine and drink

$15 $9

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Three 90-minute Brazilian Folkloric Capoeira Dance Sessions for Kids or Adults at Tabcat Detroit (Up to 58% Off)

Tabcat Detroit

Downtown Hamtramck

Instructors guide students through dance and martial-arts routines during classes that combine rhythm and self-defense

$30 $15

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Barry Manilow on the "One Last Time!" Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on February 15 (Up to 52%Off)

Barry Manilow

Auburn Hills

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Barry Manilow thanks his fans with a night of timeless hits plus smooth-jazz star Dave Koz

$94.05 $45

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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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$55 for $120 Worth of Martial Arts — Monroe Martial Arts Institute

Monroe Martial Arts

Monroe

Two private lessons and one month of unlimited group classes

$120 $55

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Visit for Two or Four People, or Household Membership with Special Events to Cranbrook Art Museum (Up to 45% Off)

Cranbrook Art Museum

Bloomfield Hills

Current exhibits include display of Warhol’s record covers; five new exhibitions to open by March 15, including jewelry by Harry Bertoia

$16 $9

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$200 for $400 Groupon — Girlz Just Wanna Have Fun

Girlz Just Wanna Have Fun

Ferndale

From the merchant: Up to seven girls receive nail time with nail art, glitter tattoo, girly crafts, karaoke time, ice cream, and cupcakes

$400 $200

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Round of Golf for Two with Cart at Hickory Creek Golf Course (Up to 52% Off). Weekday and Weekend Tee Times.

Hickory Creek Golf Course

Superior

Signature island green on hole 17 characterizes the rest of the course; plenty of water hazards, tree-lined fairways, and bunkers throughout

$60 $29

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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 48% 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 $33

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12 Dance Classes for One or Two at Motivated 2 Move (Up to 74% Off)

Motivated 2 Move

Wayne

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

$96 $26

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"Company" at Theatre at Grand Valley on January 30–February 8 (Up to 50% Off)

"Company"

Theatre at Grand Valley

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Tony-winning Stephen Sondheim musical follows a 35-year-old man reluctant to settle down, despite the advice given by his married friends

$14 $8

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One Month of Kids' Gymnastics, Dance, or Karate Classes for One or Two at Horizon Complex (Up to 57% Off)

Horizon Complex

Jenison

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

$50 $22

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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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$39 for 30 Cardio Kickboxing, Boxing, and Fitness Classes for Kids at Bad Boy Boxing Gym ($450 Value)

Bad Boy Boxing Gym

Multiple Locations

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

$450 $39

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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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10 or 20 Yoga or Kickboxing Classes, or a Three-Month Membership at Forever FIT (Up to 58% Off)

Forever FIT

Grandville

24-hour fitness center hosts yoga and kickboxing classes for groups, and it offers ellipticals, free weights, and treadmills for members

$100 $45

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Lift Tickets at Treetops Resort - Ski and Snowboard (Up to 52% Off). Six Options Available.

Treetops Resort- Ski and Snowboard

Gaylord

All-day lift tickets for snowboarding and skiing at resort with 23 runs

$80 $49

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Ice Skating for Two or Four with Skate Rentals and Hot Drinks at Cedar Rock Sports Plex (Up to 56% Off)

Cedar Rock Sports Plex

Cedar Springs

Open skate session includes rental skates and a coffee, hot chocolate, or cappucino

$16 $7

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Fitness Assessment and Customized Workout Plan at Fitness Academy, LLC. (65% Off)

Fitness Academy, Llc.

Fraser

From the merchant: Let’s personalize a exercise regimen that is fit for you. Be on the offensive and get the results you deserve!

$360 $126

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$159 for a Tandem Skydiving Jump with a Souvenir T-shirt from Motor City Skydiving ($329 Value)

Motor City Skydiving

Capital City Skydiving

Tethered to an instructor, skydivers free-fall at up to 120 miles per hour before floating to earth and earning a souvenir T-shirt

$329 $159

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Four or Eight Yoga Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Classes at The Yoga School of Milford (Up to 78% Off)

The Yoga School of Milford

Suzanne's Main Street Dance Centre

Attentive yoga instructor leads students through classes that increase flexibility, build strength & soothe stress

$58 $19

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Two Weeks of Fitness Classes at Allegro Fit LLC (65% Off)

Allegro Fit Llc

Rockwood

From the merchant: Allegro Fit offers fitness classes for all skill levels. Experience Yoga, PiYo, Kettlebell, Turbo Kick, & much more!

$80 $28

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Beginner's Golf Lessons or Advanced Swing Lessons at Reason's Golf Academy (Up to 74% Off)

Reason's Golf Academy

Multiple Locations

Golf pros use video analysis to teach the Ferris-wheel technique, fostering dependable swings in private lessons

$375 $99

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10 Fitness Classes at The Studio Mind & Body Fitness in Richmond (81% Off)

Mind & Body Fitness at The Studio

The Studio Mind Body Fitness

Studio aims to rebalance patrons’ bodies & minds through group fitness classes such as yoga, TRX, spin, Zumba & Pilates held 6 days/week

$150 $28

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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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$75 for Six Weeks of Morning Boot Camp at STS Active ($150 Value)

STS Active

Highland

Encouraging boot-camp sessions change to keep muscles engaged, jump ropes, and stability balls for full-body workouts

$150 $75

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Community Theatre of Howell's "Noises Off" on January 30–February 1 or February 6–8 (Up to 33% Off)

"Noises Off"

Howell High School Freshman Campus

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The complicated and comedic romantic relationships between actors spill onto the stage in Michael Frayn’s farce-within-a-farce

$14.96 $10

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve (Up to 48% Off)

Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

Buchanan

20 themed gardens, a nature preserve, and a 45-acre arboretum burst with plant and animal life

$16 $9

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Get ready to eat at this chic Italian hot spot — Angelina Italian Bistro serves the latest in Italian cuisine. If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat well at Angelina Italian Bistro, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices. You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from Angelina Italian Bistro's full bar to top off your meal. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to Angelina Italian Bistro — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. Don't miss the happy hour food and drink specials, where a great bargain is always in sight. For your next big bash, consider hosting at Angelina Italian Bistro, a great space for big groups with a private room to boot. Wifi is on the house at Angelina Italian Bistro, so bring along your tablet or laptop. Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Angelina Italian Bistro.

If you're hoping to snag a table on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to ring the restaurant for a reservation first. No need to gussy up for a trip to Angelina Italian Bistro, where patrons dress for comfort and fun. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Angelina Italian Bistro to your next party or event. Getting your food to go is also an option.

The restaurant is adjacent to a parking lot, where optional valet is also provided. Street parking is readily available as well.

You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Angelina Italian Bistro, so plan your budget accordingly. Angelina Italian Bistro accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.

1565 Broadway St
Detroit,
MI
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"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.

2306 Camelot Ridge Ct SE
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 Avenue
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