| Follow Us: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Lifestyle Guides

Sports and Entertainment

The Crofoot

Palazzo di Bocce

DTE Energy Music Theatre

The Ringwald Theatre

Whether you want to be more artsy or more fartsy, there's something for everyone to do in metro Detroit! 
SPORTS
 
Michigan Bucks
The Michigan Bucks are a minor league soccer team based in Pontiac, part of the USL Premier Development League. They are one of the most successful minor league teams in America. Catch their games at Ultimate Soccer Arenas, which has a full-size indoor soccer field.
 
The Palace of Auburn Hills
The Palace of Auburn Hills is a sports and entertainment venue. With more than 24,000 seats in the circular arena, most of the largest national touring acts that come through metro Detroit play here, from Beyonce to Justin Bieber. It is also the home of the Detroit Pistons.
 
Palazzo di Bocce
The Palazzzo di Bocce in Lake Orion is an upscale Italian restaurant as well as a world-class indoor bocce court. Play by the hour or join one of the leagues.
 
Comerica Park
One of Detroiters' favorite pastimes is spending a day at a ball game. Comerica Park is the open-air ballpark located right in the heart of downtown Detroit where the Detroit Tigers play. With a recently ramped-up food selection and a whole beer section dedicated to Michigan craft beers, the offerings at the park are the best they've ever been. Plus, Friday night home games always end with a fireworks display.
 
Joe Louis Arena
The Joe Louis Arena is the home of the 11-time Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings. As Detroit's largest indoor venue, the Arena also hosts national headlining concerts, circuses, and other events when the Wings aren't playing.
 
Ford Field
Home of the Detroit Lions and located in close proximity to Comerica Park and Eastern Market, Ford Field is a massive venue that also hosts larger-than-life concerts from the likes of Eminem and Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, and Madonna.
 
THEATRE
 
Stagecrafters Baldwin Theatre
Stagecrafters is a volunteer-based community theatre in Royal Oak that stages five major plays, three "Second Stage" plays, and two youth productions every season. Classes are available and auditions are open to the public.
 
Ringwald Theatre
The Ringwald Theatre in Ferndale is the home of Who Wants Cake?, an award-winning fringe theatre troupe that produces a number of shows throughout the season with names like "Mommie Queerest" and "The Motherf***er with the Hat." Shows can range from dark comedies to twisted musical parodies to hard-hitting dramas. For some of the best in local theatre, check these guys out.
 
Go Comedy! Theatre
Check out Detroit's best improv and sketch comedy at Go Comedy! Theatre in Ferndale.
 
The Fox Theatre
This fully-restored grand old movie palace was built in 1928 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Ornate, opulent details make this one of the most impressive and dramatic places to see a performance in the city.
 
The Detroit Opera House
The stunning Detroit Opera House is the home of the Michigan Opera Theatre, which stages four opulent opera productions every year and also brings in several dance productions from local and touring troupes. No venue in Detroit is more grand. Also don't miss their biggest annual fundraiser, BravoBravo!.
 
Hillberry Theatre
The Hillberry Theatre, located near the Wayne State University campus in Midtown, is the nation's first and only graduate repertory theatre company. Their season runs from October through May, and consists of six classic and modern plays.
 
MUSIC
 
Crofoot Ballroom
The Crofoot is a multi-venue entertainment complex located in a historic building in downtown Pontiac. It is home to the Crofoot Ballroom, the Pike Room, and the Vernors Room. The Crofoot brings in a variety of talent from all of the world and right here in Detroit.
 
Royal Oak Music Theatre
The Royal Oak Music Theatre is a popular concert venue located in downtown Royal Oak. It also hosts annual events like the Hair Ball and Winter Beer Fest.
 
Magic Bag
The Magic Bag in downtown Ferndale is a small concert venue that also hosts "Brew 'n View" events every Wednesday and Thursday when they screen popular mainstream, cult and indie movies and customers can enjoy all the benefits of their full bar.
 
DTE Energy Music Theatre
DTE Energy Music Theatre is the largest outdoor amphitheater in Michigan and hosts popular national touring acts all summer long. Located in Clarkston, DTE is also now serving food from Clarkston's own Union Woodshop and Clarkston Union, two very popular restaurants that have been featured on the Food Network.
 
Clutch Cargo's
It used to be a church; now it's a concert venue and nightclub in downtown Pontiac.

Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
Recently reopened, the Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights is an outdoor concert and special events venue
 
Meadowbrook Music Festival
The Meadowbrook Music Festival is located in Rochester Hills on the Oakland University campus. Meadowbrook is making major waves this year as the venue hosting the first-ever Laneway Festival to be held in America (the festival is based in Australia).
 
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
One of the most celebrated symphonies in the country, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra plays inside the Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center. Under the leadership of world-renowned Music Director Leonard Slatkin, the DSO's diverse programing ranges from their crowd-pleasing "Pops" series, holiday music, and children's events to jazz and classical concerts featuring some of the top musicians in the world.
 
The Fillmore Detroit
The Fillmore Detroit is one of the city's premiere concert venues, bringing in international rock, hip hop, and electronic touring acts to play the historic 1925 venue with soaring 80-foot ceilings.
 
The Majestic Theatre/Magic Stick
The entertainment megaplex known as the Majestic Complex is home to the historic Majestic Theatre as well as the Magic Stick upstairs. While the Majestic Theatre brings in larger events and also doubles as a private event space, the Magic Stick is known as one of the top concert venues in Detroit showcasing local and national talent. (Unofficially, it is also know as a hipster haven.)
 
Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts/Jazz Café
The historic Music Hall Center was built as a movie theatre in 1928 and is now home to a 1,700-seat theatre, the 100-seat Jazz Café downstairs, and the 3Fifty Terrace rooftop bar and lounge. The programming a Music Hall spans a wide range of culturally- and ethnically-diverse performances from international touring ballet companies to acclaimed productions like Broadway's Fela! The intimate Jazz Café is also one of the best ways to spend an evening out in Detroit.
 
Hart Plaza
Detroit's premiere riverfront space is Hart Plaza, featuring several pieces of public art as well as home to some of Detroit's largest signature events including Movement (the electronic music festival held every Memorial Day weekend) and Motor City Pride. 

For more information and stories about cities in Oakland County, check out Oakland County Prosper
 
Signup for Email Alerts
Signup for Email Alerts