With a heaven and hell theme, this is the spot in Detroit for dancing. Housed in an old piano store, the venue is now a techno hothouse. If ever there was a masquerade ball for the apocalypse then this would probabl…
Everyone from Miles Davis to Thelonious Monk to Nina Simone has let loose at the self-proclaimed 'world's oldest jazz club' on Detroit's far northwest side.
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).
With its dark wood, candlelight and art-deco decor, Bell's evokes 1930s elegance. Local jazz bands and poetry readings attract a diverse young audience.
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 (per ride $2 each).
The much-loved Red Wings play pro ice hockey at this arena where, if you can wrangle tickets, you might witness the strange octopus-throwing custom (yes, a real octopus). A new stadium is slated to open at downtown'…
Majestic Theater, is a concert hall where indie rockers and rap DJs perform.
The Palace hosts the Pistons pro basketball team. It's about 30 miles northwest of downtown; take I-75 to exit 81.
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.
St Andrew's is a well-known alternative band venue in an old church. Downstairs is Shelter, a smaller music/dance club.