Jazz in Detroit

Baker's Keyboard Lounge

Come for the music, stay for the top-notch soul food – Detroit's longest continuously operating jazz club has made it through 80 years of ups and downs for a reason. It's a character-filled, time-capsule of a space.…
Baseball in Detroit

Comerica Park

The Detroit Tigers play pro baseball at Comerica, one of the league's most decked-out stadiums. The park is particularly kid friendly, with a small Ferris wheel and carousel inside ($2 per ride each).
Jazz in Detroit

Cliff Bell's

With its dark wood, candlelight and art-deco decor, Bell's evokes 1930s elegance. Local jazz, soul and swing bands attract a diverse young audience.
Performing Arts in Detroit

Fox Theater

This opulent 1928 theater, built in the Oriental style, is one of the icons of Detroit – and one of the few venues that has consistently offered entertainment during the city's ups and downs. First used to show sile…
Stadium in Detroit

Little Caesars Arena

Opened in 2017, this is Detroit’s spiffy new arena for big-name concerts and sporting events. Detroit’s rough-and-tumble pro hockey team the Red Wings (www.nhl.com/redwings) and pro basketball team the Pistons (www.…
Live Music in Detroit

Magic Stick

The White Stripes and Von Bondies are rockers who've risen from the beer-splattered ranks at the Magic Stick. The Majestic Theater next door hosts larger shows. While the venues have lost some luster in recent years…
Live Music in Detroit

PJ's Lager House

Scrappy bands or DJs play most nights at this small Corktown club. By day it serves surprisingly good grub with a New Orleans–vegan twist (like the tempeh po'boy on gluten-free bread).
Theater in Detroit

Puppet ART/Detroit Puppet Theater

Soviet-trained puppeteers perform beautiful shows in this 70-person theater; a small museum displays puppets from different cultures. Shows are typically held on Saturday afternoon.
Opera in Detroit

Detroit Opera House

It has a gorgeous interior and a top-tier company that has nurtured many renowned African American performers.
Football in Detroit

Ford Field

The Lions toss the pigskin at this indoor stadium next to Comerica Park.