January Happenings Around Detroit

It’s cold outside, but there’s plenty to do for families, kids and parents inside. Here are the January happenings in and around metro Detroit, Michigan. Plus a few fun events around the state. If there’s an upcoming event around town not listed here, share it in the comments.

DETROIT PISTONS – Ticketmaster

Jan. 4            vs. Atlanta Hawks; 7:30 pm

Jan. 6            vs. Charlotte Bobcats; 7:30 pm

Jan. 11          at Milwaukee Bucks; 8:30 pm

Jan. 12          vs. Utah Jazz; 7:30 pm

Jan. 17          vs. New York Knicks; 7:30 pm

Jan. 20          vs. Boston Celtics; 7:30 pm

Jan. 22          vs. Orlando Magic; 7:30 pm

Jan. 23          at Chicago Bulls; 8 pm

Jan. 25          at Miami Heat; 7:30 pm

Jan. 27          at Orlando Magic; 6 pm

Jan. 29          vs. Milwaukee Bucks; 7:30 pm

Jan. 30          at Indiana Pacers; 7 pm

MOTOR CITY CASINO HOTEL – 2901 Grand River Avenue, Detroit, http://www.motorcitycasino.com; 313-237-7711; Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000

Jan. 24          Eddie Griffin

Jan. 27          Mung Xuan Quy Ty 2013 Vietnamese Concert

Jan. 31          Bobby Brown

DETROIT OPERA HOUSE

313-237-7464; http://www.michiganopera.org

Jan. 19          Red, Hot & Blue; Eisenhower Dance Ensemble; 7:30 pm

Jan. 20          A Night of Neo-Soul with Leela James, Lalah Hathaway

Jan. 22          Dance Film Series

Jan. 24-27      Shen Yun 2013; http://www.ShenYun.com

Feb. 1-3         Dance Theatre of Harlem

CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOWS

Jan. 19-27      North American International Auto Show; http://www.cobocenter.com, 248-643-0250

Feb. 1-3         Int’l Motorcycle Show; Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi; 248-348-5600

DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Orchestra Hall, Max M. Fisher Music Center, Detroit; http://www.dso.org or 313-576-5111

Jan. 10          Slatkin Conducts!

Jan. 15 & 22   Beethoven Festival Preview

Jan. 19-20      Elgar’s Enigma

Jan. 24-26      Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

Jan. 25-27      Winter Dance Party

Jan. 25 & 29   Beethoven Festival Preview

MICHIGAN PHILHARMONIC – 734-451-2112,

http://www.michiganphil.org

Jan. 13          Miniature Masterpieces; The Inn at St. John’s Chapel, Plymouth

Jan. 20          Miniature Masterpieces benefit Concert; Planterra, West Bloomfield

FOX THEATRE – Ticketmaster

Jan. 12          Yo Green, Green!  Get The Sillies Out!

Jan. 19          Brian Regan

Feb. 23          Experience the Beatles with Rain

Jan. 24 –        Sesame Street Live:  Elmo Makes Music

Feb. 18

 

HAPPENINGS AROUND TOWN:

Ticketmaster: 800-745-3000 or  http://www.ticketmaster.com

Joe Louis Arena:  313-983-6606

Fox Theatre:  313-471-6611               olympiaentertainment.com

Cobo Arena:  313-983-6616

The Palace:  248-377-0100; http://www.palacenet.com

Masonic Temple:  313-832-2232; http://www.masonicdetroit.com

Jan. 5            Red Grant; The City Theatre; T.M.

Jan. 6            16th Annual DeLaSalle Train & Toy Show; 10 am – 3 pm; DeLaSalle High School, 14600 Common, Warren; Jim Lavigne, 586-469-1900

Jan. 10          Widowed Friends will meet for feather bowling & lunch; 12:30-4; Bath City Bistro, 75 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens; register before Jan. 6:  586-465-9589

Jan. 12          Jeff Mangum with Tall Firs; Redford Theatre; T.M.

Jan. 13          Bridal Celebration; The Palace; T.M.

Jan. 16          After 5 networking event hosted by The Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry; 5:30-7:30; Dooley’s Irish Tavern, Roseville; Lori, 586-731-5400, ext. 11

Jan. 18-19      Brew Ha Ha; Dow Event Center, Saginaw; T.M.

Jan. 24          Morrissey; James H. Whiting Auditorium, Flint; T.M.

Jan. 24 –        Sesame Street Live:  Elmo Makes Music;

Feb. 18          Fox Theatre; T.M.

Jan. 25          Stylistics; Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, Warren; T.M.

Jan. 27          National Cheer and Dance Champsionships; The Palace; T.M.

MACOMB CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS – Macomb Community College, 44575 Garfield, Clinton Twp; 586-286-2222, http://www.MacombCenter.com

Jan. 8            Lorenzo Cultural Center Excursion:  Holocaust Memorial Center, Zekelman Family Campus; $30; 1-4 pm; depart from Lorenzo Cultural Center, Center Campus, K Building

Jan. 19          You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! A comedy about love and marriage

Jan. 25          Luna Negra Dance Theatre

Jan. 26-27      The Midtown Men with 4 stars from the original cast of Jersey Boys!

Feb. 9            Traces (acrobatics, music, dance)

THEATRE CALENDAR:

Ticketmaster:  ticketmaster.com

Fisher Theatre:  313-872-1000; http://www.broadwayindetroit.com

Gem & Century Theatre:  313-963-9800, http://www.gemdetroit.com

Meadow Brook:  248-377-3300; http://www.mbtheatre.com

Hillberry Theatre:  313-577-2972, http://www.hilberry.com

Stagecrafters Baldwin Theatre:  248-541-6430, http://www.stagecrafters.org

thru Jan. 6      Jersey Boys; Fisher Theatre; T.M.; 800-

982-2787

thru 1/17/13    Orthello; Hilberry Theatre, 4743 Cass Ave;

Detroit, 313-577-2972, Hilberry.com

thru 2/9/13      Goodnight; Hilberry Theatre, 4743 Cass

Ave; Detroit, 313-577-2972, Hilberry.com

Jan. 9 –          White Lies; Meadow Brook Theatre; 248-

Feb. 3            377-3300, http://www.mbtheatre.com

Jan. 11 –        Detroit; Hilberry Theatre, 4743 Cass Ave;

Feb. 9            Detroit, 313-577-2972, Hilberry.com

Jan. 17-27      Conned; City Theatre; 313-471-3099

Jan. 18 –        Curtains – Musical Comedy Whodunit; Stagecrafters The Baldwin Teahtre, Royal Oak; 248-541-6430

Jan. 20 –        Big River; Grosse Pointe War Memorial;

Feb. 2            32 Lake Shore Road; 313-881-4004

REFORD THEATRE – tickets $4; 17360 Lahser Road, Detroit; 313-537-2560; http://redfordtheatre.com

Jan. 4-5         Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers On A Train

Jan. 18-19      Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with Marilyn Monroe & Jane Russell

Jan. 26          Popovich Comedy Pet Theater; 3 pm

Feb. 8-9         Pillow Talk with Rock Hudson & Doris Day

COBO CENTER:  http://www.cobocenter.com

Jan. 19-27      North American International Auto Show, 248-643-0250, http://www.naias.com

Feb. 15-17     Motor City Golf & Travel Show; 248-321-8234, http://www.motorcitygolfshow.com

SUBURBAN COLLECTION SHOWPLACE – 46100 Grand River, Novi; 248-348-5600 or http://www.suburbancollectionshowplace.com

Jan. 5-6            Novi Bridal Expo

Jan. 10-13         The Ultimate Fishing Show

Jan. 17-20         Michigan Winter Dog Classic

Jan. 25-27         Home Improvement Show

Feb. 1-3            Int’l Motorcycle Show

MARK RIDLEY’S COMEDY CASTLE

269 E. Fourth, Royal Oak, 248-542-9900, http://www.comedycastle.com

Jan. 3-5         Mike Green

Jan. 10-12      Pat Godwin

Jan. 17-19      Dean Grueter

Jan. 20          Tribute to Phenecia Banks

Jan. 24-26      Karen Rontowski

1/31 – 2/2       Don Friesen

Mt. Clemens:  586-465-6440

Jan. 4-6         Sports Cards, Antiques & Collectibles Show

Jan. 5-6         Garage Sale Extravaganza

Jan. 12-13      Detroit Swap Meet

Jan. 18-20      Gun & Knife Show / Holistic Festival

Jan. 19          Roller Girls / Friends Derby

Jan. 27          WPC Winter Swap Meet

Taylor:  734-287-2000

Jan. 4-6            Weekend Public Market

Jan. 11-13         Gun and Knife Show

Jan. 19-20         Mom to Mom Sale

Jan. 25-27         Sports Cards Collectibles Show

 

DETROIT INSTUTITE OF ARTShttp://www.dia.org

Drop-in workshops.

Thru Jan. 6        Picasso & Matisse

Thru Jan. 21      Faberge:  The Rise & Fall

Jan. 6               Music Bar:  Zap Toro; 1 and 3 pm

Jan. 13             Class:  Potter’s Wheel for Adults & Children; 10-3:30 pm

Jan. 18             Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird; 7 & 8:30 pm

Jan. 27             Workshop:  Celebration Masks; noon-4



FUNDRAISERS

School Fundraisers at Jimmy’s Coney Grill, 37246 Dequindre (north of Metro Parkway), Sterling Heights; 586-795-1700

Jan. 9            Huron Academy, Troy

Jan. 16          Baker Middle School, Troy

Jan. 23          Grissom, Sterling Heights

Jan. 30          Flynn Middle School, Sterling Heights

Jan. 6            Train & Toy Show fundraiser for the De LaSalle Dads’ Club; 10-3; refreshments, raffle; $4/person, $8/family; Jim, 586-469-1900, 586-263-0677

HEALTH EVENTS / HEALTHY OUTDOOR EVENTS:

Jan. 8            Blood Drive; 3-9 pm; Lenox Twp Offices, 63775 Gratiot Avenue; hosted by Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce, 586-727-3266

Jan. 9            A New Belly – discover how to lose at least 15 pounds in a healthy way & keep it off; 7 pm; free; McKernan Chiropractic, 50544 Schoenherr, Shelby Twp; to register, 586-532-1448

SOARING EAGLE CASINO & RESORT – Mt. Pleasant; 800-585-3737, http://www.soaringeaglecasino.com

Jan. 17-19   Hunting Expo

Jan. 19       Sebastian Bach wsg Warrant and L.A. Guns

Feb. 1         Jeff Foxworthy

ROYAL OAK MUSIC THEATRE – 318 W. Fourth; http://www.royaloakmusichtheatre.com; 248-399-2980

Jan. 11          Randy Houser

Jan. 18          Bob Saget

Jan. 25          Adam Carolla

Jan. 26          Winter Beer Fest III

Jan. 27          Keane wsg Youngblood Hawke

Jan. 28          Ellie Goulding wsg St. Lucia

Feb. 1            Lotus

MAGIC BAG – 22920 Woodward, Ferndale; 248-544-3030, www.themagicbag.com

Jan. 4        Savoy Brown Antifreeze Blues Festival

Jan. 5         Andre Williams Antifreeze Blues Festival

Jan. 12       Pauly Shore

Jan. 15       Christopher Owens

Jan. 17       Midge Ure with Right the Stars

Jan. 18       Who’s Bad:  Michael Jackson Tribute

Jan. 25       Stewart Francke CD Release Party

HARPOS – Ticketmaster

Jan. 26       Metalfest 2013

FILLMORE – 2115 Woodward; Detroit; 313-961-5450, T.M., www.livenation.com

Jan. 19       Underoath with As Cities Burn

Jan. 22       Marilyn Manson with Butcher Babies

Jan. 24       Ed Sherran with Rizzle Kicks

Jan. 25       Flogging Molly Green with Skinny Lister

Jan. 26       Fun

Jan. 27       Soundgarden

SAINT ANDREWS HALLhttp://www.livenation.com

Jan. 4         Ones to Watch with Blackberry Smoke

Jan. 11       Quicksand

Jan. 17       Walk Off The Earth

Jan. 22       Reel Big Fish with Dam Potthast


MUSIC HALL – Detroit; Ticketmaster

Jan. 25-26   Latin Jazz All Stars; Jazz Café

THE MAGIC STICK– 4120 Woodward, Detroit; 313-833-9700, www.majesticdetroit.com

Jan. 6         Vanna Inget

Jan. 13       Denny & The Jets with Derek Hoke

Jan. 15       Dessa

Jan. 18       Saturday Looks Good To Me

Jan. 23       Night Moves

Jan. 24       Emancipator with Eliot Lipp

Jan. 25       The Darkness; Majestic Theatre

Jan. 26       Ava Luna with D’orchestra

Jan. 29       Daft Punk’d:  The Tribute

Jan. 30       The Growlers

PIKE ROOM @ THE CROFOOT – 1 South Saginaw, Pontiac; 248-858-9333; Ticketmaster or with link to partner site Ticket Web

Jan. 5           Endeavors with Of Virtue / Sycamour

Jan. 6           Chasing the Riots with Labradore Blaque

Jan. 12         La Dispute with Cheap Girls; Crofoot Ballroom

Jan. 13         Mystery / Kidd App with Artic Spaceman

Jan. 17         Tristen

Jan. 18         Freelance Whales with Hundred Waters

Jan. 20         Chelsea Wolfe with King Dude

Jan. 21         Emeli Sande

Jan. 22         Jenny Owen Youngs with Hampshire

Jan. 25         Ryan Beatty

Jan. 25         Silverstein with Glass Cloud; Crofoot Ballroom

Jan. 26         Joe Hertier & The Rainbow Seekers

Jan. 27         Embers & Apathy with Prince of Whales

Jan. 30         Savoy with Lasers

Jan. 31         Big Freedia; Crofoot Ballroom

HAPPENINGS AROUND THE STATE . . . www.michiganfun.com

Jan. 18-20      Caro:  Winter Fest & Snowmobile Race; 989-673-7424

Jan. 18-20      Niles:  Hunter Ice Festival; 269-687-4332

Jan. 19          New Hudson:  Lyon Twp Winterfest; 248-437-2240

Jan. 19          Traverse City:  Romancing the Riesling; 231-223-7355

Jan. 23          Grand Rapids:  Michigan Brewer’s Guild Winter Beer Festival; 517-327-5004

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