Nightlife in Waterford

Up to 53% Off Comedy-Hypnosis Show

Live at The Crystal Ballroom @ The Lafayette Grande

$45 $22

Certified hypnotherapist and theatrical stage hypnotist Dr. Richard Allen takes guests and participants on hilarious hypnotic journey

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

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

Half Off Michigan Wine Appreciation 101 Class for Two

Shelby Township

$80 $40

Tasting guides introduce participants to six boutique Michigan wines, pairing them with Michigan cheese and organic chocolates

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

Yanni – Up to 53% Off Concert

Freedom Hill Amphitheatre

$32.15 $15

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Globally famous composer and pianist performs classic favorites and new album tracks backed by a full orchestra

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 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

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

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 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 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

City Theatre – Up to Half Off "How I Became a Pirate"

City Theatre

$26.90 $13.50

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A little boy is recruited by foul-smelling but good-hearted pirates in a musical based on the popular kids' book

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

"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

"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"

Select Local Merchants

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

O’Tooles offers a massive menu of Irish-inspired American fare, sure to please that dashing ex-Emerald Islander in your jazz aerobics class. The juicy beef tenderloin bites ($9.99) are char-grilled to order and served with the house houseradish sauce to properly lubricate the palate for delicious beers and bite to come. Appetized seafarers can dive into the battered and fried calamari ($7.99), with two dipping sauces and lemon wedges. Savory sandwiches and burgers, such as the corned-beef and kraut-or-slaw-stuffed Celtic reuben ($8.49) or the customizable burger ($6.99) with more than 20 available toppings ($0.29¬–$1.29), satisfy diners' desires to hold hands with their meals in public for once. Hearty entrees offer an eclectic selection of plated proteins. Meat enthusiasts should opt for the award-winning ribs ($13.99–$22.99), smothered in tangy barbecue sauce, while pescevores needn't go fishing with a bounty of flavor in each forkful of the lobster mac 'n' cheese ($12.99) or Guinness-battered fish and chips ($9.99–$13.99). Wings, salads, soups, and pizza round out the menu, ensuring each member of your book club or fight club will emerge from the dinner satisfied and fully fed.

4000 Cass Elizabeth Rd
Waterford,
MI
US

Hamlin Pub's grill gurus craft a hearty menu of burgers, meaty entrees, pizza, and salads while tap maestros fill chalices with libations from an extensive beer and wine list that include 15 draft brews. Kick off meals by taming a stampede of flying bison with a starter of buffalo wings ($6.99 for eight), which comes with one of six signature sauces spanning the spice-level gamut. Then, move onto a more sizable spread, such as the half-pound Angus classic burger ($6.49) or the classic Reuben, a masterpiece of corned beef brisket and sauerkraut painted with thousand island dressing on a rye bread pallet ($8.49) for a culinary creation more edifying than a mustard slathered American Gothic. Diners can tongue dive into Hamlin’s cheese pizza that's spun out with homemade dough and sauce ($6.99–$11.99) and is customizable with a bevy of toppings that include pepperoni, anchovies, portobello mushrooms, and jalapeños ($1.25–$2.50). The beer-battered fish and chips ($10.99) sates pub grub cravings otherwise quelled by meditating on bangers and mash or flambéing a pint glass.

6397 Sashabaw Rd
Clarkston,
MI
US

The clattering symphony of fallen pins plays on Sylvan Lanes Bowling Center’s 12 gleaming lanes, where competitors hurl resin-based orbs. Here, strike forces assemble for 10-frame mayhem, one-upping one another with stunning spare pickups and graceful pirouettes enabled by their supple-soled rental shoes. On their quest to roll the elusive 300, bowlers can sustain themselves with selections from the menu, such as burgers topped with blue cheese or pizzas adorned with barbecue sauce and chicken. Throughout the alley, plush leather sofas beckon bowlers, and a full-service bar lined with flat-screen TVs keeps guests abreast of contemporaneous sporting events.

Sylvan Lanes also has a private event room that holds over 100 people and can be used for just about any event including birthday parties, family reunions, and showers.

2355 Orchard Lake Rd.
Sylvan Lake,
Michigan
US

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