Dance has long been a tradition in many facets of society, from first dances that celebrate matrimony to limbo contests that save cities money on fixing broken subway turnstiles. Watch professionals get low with this GrouponLive deal to see the Lakota Sioux Indian Dance Theatre at the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts. For $49, you get two tickets for seating on the main floor in sections 1–4, rows E–X on Friday, April 13, at 8 p.m. (up to a $118.40 value).
Lakota Sioux Indian Dance Theatre, founded at the Rosebud reservation in South Dakota in 1978, serves as "a serious tribute to an old, fascinating, once-endangered but now bravely surviving culture," according to the New York Times. The troupe of Lakota Sioux performers, dressed in their towering headdresses, colorful face paint, and feathery garb, take audiences on a rhythmic journey through time-honored song and dance. As thumping drums march onward and video imagery of the Western Plains ripples across the backdrop of the stage, the lively group performs traditional dances in scenes that narrate their tribe's ancient creation stories.
A landmark of Detroit's cultural scene since its grand opening in 1928, the Music Hall Center features history-heavy marble archways that are matched only by the weighty names of those who have treaded the boards and scratched their names into the wrought-iron balcony railings, including Lucille Ball and Louis Armstrong.
Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
Built in 1928, Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts dazzles patrons with an ornate art-deco façade and lush Spanish Renaissance interior. Elegant columns, glittering chandeliers, and vibrant geometric patterns create a palatial atmosphere in the lobby. The auditorium's intimately arranged velvet seats leave every viewer within 70 feet of the stage, eliminating the need for binoculars or drawn-out games of telephone describing the onstage action.