The Magic Closet owner Sandra Riccio-Muglia is no stranger to the stress of planning a birthday party, since she has two kids of her own. That parenting experience, combined with 14 years of hosting VIP events for adults, equipped Sandra to plan themed parties for children to teenagers in a 2,400-square-foot location. Although they're welcome to stick around, parents can take a load off and sip coffee as the staff take the reins for parties centred around Barbies, Harry Potter, Rockstar Diva, Lego, create-a-bear, or other kid-friendly themes.
When Carmen and Pina Simone emigrated from Italy, their knack for cooking traditional Italian cuisine made it through customs unscathed. The Past House founders' authentic tortellini, ravioli, and gnocchi are crafted from durum semolina flour and real whole eggs, and blended with meats such as Ontario certified corn-fed beef. Their meat lasagna is made without preservatives or artificial flavours, giving diners a hearty meal and Garfield a reason to continue on in spite of his inexorable battle against Mondays.
The Detroit Electronic Music Festival is the city’s premier event for lovers of this musical genre. Taking place in March of every year, the festival features some of the biggest, most well-respected names in this musical class, including Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson, the founders of techno music, who unfailingly make an appearance at this sensational event. The lineup at the Detroit Music Festival is exhaustively long, guaranteed to appeal to a wide fanbase. Some of the up and coming stars that you can expect to hear performing include Mike Huckaby, Underground Resistance, Cal Craig, Boys Noize, and Richie Hawtin. Best of all, with five closely-bunched stages performing simultaneously, you can catch a bit of two or more performances at the same time.
As the name implies, PicStarz is all about making you the star of your own party. The company hauls its photo booths to special events all around Michigan, where guests proceed to capture timeless moments in all of their high-resolution glory. A PicStarz rental comes with unlimited color or black-and-white photographs, plus a variety of props to infuse shoots with a little extra pizazz. An on-site technician watches over the booth to make sure the flash goes off properly and nobody ever, under any circumstances, presses the red button. In addition to its photo booths, PicStarz brings life to the party with live DJ services.
What was once the meeting spot for the Saint Andrew's Society of Detroit now hosts the hottest live acts and dance parties, including performances by Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Iggy Pop. The Main Ballroom sports a tricked-out sound-and-lighting system, a VIP balcony, a hardwood dance floor, and a bar more than 35 feet long. The lower level of The Shelter lives up to its name, as red curtains and a cabaret offer an escape to mellower pastures. Upstairs at The Burns Room, patrons chill out on lounge furniture under chandeliers while savoring views of Congress and the RenCen.
Enjoy a family-style meal of soul food at Auntie Betty's Cafe.
The menu at Auntie Betty's Cafe does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Auntie Betty's Cafe cater for you.
Street parking is provided for those dining at the restaurant's Grand River Ave location.
Meals at Auntie Betty's Cafe are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person.
Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Auntie Betty's Cafe since it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.