Nightlife in Pontiac

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company – Up to 44% Off Concert

DTE Energy Music Theatre

$35.70 $20

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Southern-rock legends behind “Sweet Home Alabama” join British ’70s giants of “Feel Like Makin’ Love” fame for evening of classic-rock hits

44% Off Speed Dating

Southfield

$18 $10

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Up to 31% Off Royal Oak Beer Fest

Downtown Royal Oak

$92.40 $64

Local and Michigan breweries serve up 3-oz. flights of their craftiest beers amid live music, fresh air, and food vendors

Up to 50% Off Standup Comedy

Downtown Royal Oak

$20 $10

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Storied club hosts national and Detroit–based comedy acts

Up to 50% Off Pub Fare at Library Sports Pub and Grill

Novi

$20 $10

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Martinis & more than 40 beers such as Red Stripe & Hacker-Pschorr complement plates of nachos, steaks & potato-encrusted whitefish

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 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

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

52% Off Pub Food at Coach's Corner Bar and Grill

Livonia

$25 $12

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Menu offers an array of pub fare such as boneless chicken wings, burgers with salsa and jalapeños, and beer-battered cod

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

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

New Baltimore

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

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 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

Moscow Festival Ballet – Up to 56% Off "Giselle"

Music Hall Center

$112.30 $49

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Renowned Russian dancers weave the tale of a young woman's death, rise from the grave, and ethereal existence in the spirit world

"Girl Talk: The Musical" – Up to 41% Off

City Theatre

$48.80 $29

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A trio of female DJs earn bawdy laughs and get crowds singing along to classic songs in this sequel to the hit "Girls Night the Musical"

"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

Eric Hutchinson – Up to 48% Off Adult-Contemporary Pop Concert

Saint Andrew's Hall

$23 $12

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Singer-songwriter behind the hit "Rock and Roll" shares powerful pop hooks and vocals in support of his latest, Pure Fiction

"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"

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JD’s forges a lively blend of eats and live piano music for a vivacious twist on the predictable night out. As patrons wine, dine, and opine, dueling pianists take the stage, plunking out nimble ditties and popular hits in a back-and-forth battle for key-based supremacy. Guests are encouraged to sing along and dance while fueling their groove engines with draft beers, cocktails, and other liquid luxuries from JD’s fully stocked bar. Quash hunger uprisings with a snack-centric menu of morsels such as the appropriately air-drummable cheese sticks ($6.75), or ensure that one hand remains free for emergency fist pumps with a plate of paw-size mini tacos ($6.75). For Italian-based tastes, JD’s pizza menu features made-to-order disks dressed in a choice of meats, veggies, or a blank canvas of cheese ($11), with toppings arranged in the shape of Billy Joel’s head upon request. The roomy interior at JD’s allows for soulful participation from active listeners, with plenty of seating for guests more inclined to sit back and analyze the arpeggio progressions of Sweet Caroline .

1 N Saginaw St
Pontiac,
MI
US

While Mill Street Grille's wings ($7.99 for eight wings) have earned the restaurant ticker-tape parades from CityVoters and Nobel Prizes in physics, the rest of the menu proves to be no slouch in culinary capability. Split an appetizer of deep-fried pickle chips ($4.49) or conquer the mountainous nachos for two ($9.49) like an edibles-minded Edmund Hillary. Entrees include grilled salmon ($12.99), the Mill Street rack of ribs ($16.99), and a rib-eye steak dinner ($14.99), all of which come with a choice of fries, coleslaw, or house salad. Mill Street Grille's selection of sandwiches and wraps covers all-American favorites such as the catfish po' boy ($6.99), the Philly steak ($7.99), and the club wrap ($6.99), while its brigade of burgers ranges in size from four sliders ($5.99) to Mill Street's Big Daddy ($9.99), a pound of meat topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato, Mill Street Grille's special sauce, and the well-wishes of concerned onlookers.

12 S Mill St
Pontiac,
MI
US

From dinosaurs to demons and zombies, humans have conjured nightmares from plenty of terrifying monsters across the centuries. Within the four-story Erebus—the haunted house that doubles as mad scientist Dr. J Colbert's deadly time machine—all those frightening sights lurk beneath one roof. Setting "a high bar for Halloween entertainment," raves The Huffington Post, the former Guinness record holder for largest walk-through haunted attraction now encompasses a trail more than half a mile long.

The house's ghoulish inhabitants don't keep to themselves—mutant gorillas grab legs, corpses fly from caskets, and creatures infest a muddy swamp that visitors must trudge through. For Erebus' highpoint of horror, more than 10,000 objects cover unlucky guests who step inside the aptly named Buried Alive room. As The Macomb Daily reports, the house's 48 "time slice" cameras simultaneously snap 180-degree pictures of patrons' terrified reactions, as well as creepy clowns photobombing from every angle.

18 S Perry St
Pontiac,
MI
US

At Elegance in Motion, friendly and talented dance instructors encourage movers and shakers of all ages to step into the limelight during a range of dance lessons. From within the spacious 2,400-square-foot studio, teachers guide singles, couples, and groups through ballroom, rhythmic, and social dances, such as the waltz, samba, and lindy hop. Once a week, the studio opens its door to social gatherings, allowing currently enrolled students to strut their stuff with teachers, students, or their own shadows.

3771 S Baldwin Rd
Lake Orion,
MI
US

3880 Lapeer Rd
Auburn Hills,
MI
US

In 2011, O'Malley's Galley won The Citizen's readers polls for the best ribs, desserts, and catering in town. The eatery continues to live up to these titles with its inventive American food, including barbecue pork, smoked for 24 hours with cherry wood and basted in sauce that's made fresh for each order. In addition, Michele O'Malley, a member of the founding family, handcrafts all of the restaurant's highly lauded desserts to ensure delicious consistency. The restaurant's catered hog roasts spruce up weddings, graduations or office get-togethers with skilled chefs appearing on-site to carve the hog, prepare it, and teach it to fly.

1595 S Ortonville Rd
Ortonville,
MI
US