Things to Do in Detroit

BTL Staff
By | 2019-01-23T16:21:32-04:00 January 23rd, 2019|Michigan, News|

As the National LGBTQ Task Force’s annual Creating Change conference moves into Detroit this week, more than 3,500 participants will have the opportunity to explore the Motor City.
Detroit is booming with activity and change, including tried-and-true hot spots for every gender identity, age and interest. And like many other big cities that have grown to embrace a more advanced and open attitude towards LGBTQ people, most of the establishments in and around downtown Detroit welcome all customers – including LGBTQ revelers.
There is so much to enjoy and be inspired by in the largest city in the midwestern state of Michigan. Here is a list of some of the cool things to do in Detroit right now.

Art Galleries and Museums
Carr Center, 311 E. Grand River Ave.
313-681-5554
thecarrcenter.org
Mon, Wed, Fri- 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tue, Thur- 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave.
313-494-5800
thewright.org/
Tue-Sat, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun, 1-5 p.m.

Detroit Institute of Art, 5200 Woodward Ave.
313-833-7900
dia.org
Tue-Thur, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fri, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sat-Sun, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Detroit Artists Market, 4719 Woodward Ave.
313-832-8540
detroitartistsmarket.org
Tue-Sat, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Heidelberg Project, 3600 Heidelberg St.
313-974-6894
heidelberg.org
The outdoor art environment is free and open to the public daily, rain or shine.

MOCAD (Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit), 4454 Woodward Ave.
313-832-6622
mocadetroit.org/
Wed, Sat, Sun- 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thur, Fri- 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Motown Museum, 2648 W Grand Blvd.
313-875-2264
motownmuseum.org
Tue-Sat- 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

N’Namdi Centre for Contemporary Art, 52 E. Forest Ave.
313-831-8700
nnamdicenter.org
Tue-Sat, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Scarab Club, 217 Farnsworth St.
313-831-1250
scarabclub.org
Wed–Sun, 12-5 p.m.

Casinos
MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave.
866-782-9622
motorcitycasino.com

MGM Grand Casino, 1777 3rd Ave.
877-888-2121
mgmgrandetroit.com

Greektown Casino, 555 E. Lafayette St.
313-223-2999
greektowncasino.com

Bars
Briggs Detroit, 519 E. Jefferson Ave.
313-656-4820
briggsdetroit.com

Mon- 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Tue, Sun- 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat- 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Gigi’s, 16920 W. Warren Ave.
313-584-6525
facebook.com/gigisgaybar
Mon, Wed-Sun, 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Menjo’s Gay Entertainment Complex, 928/950 W. McNichols Road
313-863-3934
newmenjoscomplex.com
Mon-Sun, 2 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Woodward Bar & Grill, 6426 Woodward Ave.
313-872-0166
gaybe.am/Cu
Mon-Sun- 5 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Theatres
City Theatre, 2301 Woodward Ave.
313-471-3465
olympiaentertainment.com

Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway St.
313-961-3500
michiganopera.org

Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave.
313-576-5111
dso.org

Fisher Theatre, 3011 W. Grand Blvd.
313-872-1000
broadwayindetroit.com

Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave.
800-745-3000
313presents.com/venues-events/fox-theatre

Majestic Theatre Center, 4140 Woodward Ave.
313-833-9700
majesticdetroit.com

Other
GM Renaissance Center, 100 Renaissance Ctr.
313-567-3126
facebook.com/GMRenCen/
Mon-Sun- 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Campus Martius Park, 800 Woodward Ave.
313-566-8250
downtowndetroitparks.com/parks/Campus-Martius
Mon-Sun- 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Eastern Market, 2934 Russell Street
Sat- 6 a.m. – 4 p.m.
313-833-9300
easternmarket.org

Pewabic Pottery, 10125 E. Jefferson Ave.
Mon–Sat- 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun, 12-4 p.m.
pewabic.org

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