The Southfield Lifestyle is the premier community resource guide for Southfield and Lathrup Village Michigan. Based on information content, not articles, Lifestyle provides all the information you need to navigate the Greater Southfield area. It's easy to use format also lends itself to being the locally focused visitors guide and relocation guide for Greater Southfield.
In Detroit Belle Isle One of Michigan’s new State Parks. Access using the MacArthur Bridge at E. Jefferson Avenue and E. Grand Blvd. Designed by Frederick Law Olmstead (Central Park in New York City), this beautiful 983 acre park has over five miles of scenic shoreline. The Nature Zoo provides family programs and is open Wednesday - Sunday, April thru October. The Whitcomb Conservatory. Livingstone Lighthouse, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, the Casino (available for rent, seniors programs); Scott Memorial Fountain and a “Kids Kingdom” playscape along with numerous recreational venues. (844) 235-5375 Campus Martius www.campusmartiuspark.org Campus Martius lies at the heart of the City of Detroit. Known as the “Point of Origin,” the junction of Woodward and Monroe Avenues is the starting point from where the City of Detroit’s system of streets, squares and lots was created. Home to Compuware and Quicken Loans, retail outlets and loft residences Campus Martius is a significant and contributing factor to the ongoing rebirth of downtown Detroit. With gardens, fountains, waterfalls, monuments, ice skating rink and urban beach space, it is the meeting place for city residents. Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History 31 5 E. Warren at Brush, Detroit (313) 494-5800 • www.thewright.org Open Tuesday through Sunday, call for exact hours. Admission charge. This state-of-the-art facility is the largest of its kind. Exhibits show the history and contributions of African Americans. The museum features 125,000 sq. ft. simulating scenes from early African history to the slave trade, the civil rights movement to contemporary Detroit. Cobo Center One Washington Blvd., Detroit (313) 877-8777 • www.cobocenter.com Venue for the International Auto Show, home and garden shows, Detroit Economic Club, media and other special events. Cobo is also home to Go Natural. Comerica Park 2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit (313) 962-4000 • www.detroit.tigers.mlb.com, There’s a lot more than baseball (still the main event!) going on at Comerica Park. Home of the 2012 AL Champion Detroit Tigers. A theme park, baseball museum, and restaurants, add to the fun. Detroit Artists Market 4719 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48201 (313) 832-8540 • www.detroitartistsmarket.org Open Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m This market and gallery is dedicated to Michigan artists. It was founded in 1932 and is the oldest cultural institution in Detroit promoting contemporary artists. Detroit Film Theatre 5200 Woodward Avenue (at the Detroit Institute of Arts), Detroit (313) 833-4005 • www.dia.org/dft Foreign and art films shown on weekends, fall through spring. Films and live music concerts June and July. Detroit Historical Museum 5401 Woodward Avenue, Detroit (313) 833-1805• www.detroithistorical.org Established in 1 928, this Detroit cultural gem is one of the oldest and largest museums dedicated to metropolitan history. “Streets of Old Detroit,” “Glancy Trains,” and “Kid Rock” are fantastic! Closed Mondays. Free Admission. Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit (313) 833-7900 • www.dia.org Open Wednesday-Sunday and late night Fridays. The Beaux Arts Building was designed by Paul Cret and built in 1927, with extensive renovations being recently completed.”Renowned for its extensive and diverse collection, with over 100 galleries, a reference library, lecture hall, cafe and museum store. Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County residents are free. Detroit Opera House/Michigan Opera Theatre 1526 Broadway, Detroit Ticket Office: (313) 237-7464 • www.michiganopera.org Designed by Detroit architect C. Howard Crane and known for its superb acoustic construction, the theatre first opened in 1922. The lavish Italian renaissance style has been allowed to flourish despite its tumultuous history of name changes and abandonment. The opera is alive and well...for tours call (313) 237-3425. Detroit Symphony Orchestra Max M. Fisher Music Center 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit, (313) 576-5111 • www.detroitsymphony.com For nearly a century, many renowned conductors and musicians have performed beloved classics, world premiers, pops and jazz. There are always programs for children and families as well. Orchestra Hall, built by C. Howard Crane in 1919, is the elegant home of the orchestra and is now part of the fantastic Music Center. Detroit Experience Factory (DXF) 123 Monroe St., Detroit (313) 962-4590 • www.detroitexperiencefactory.org Offers public and customized tours by and with residents that love Detroit! Eastern Market Headquarters at 2934 Russell, located on Russell between Mack & Gratiot (313) 833-9300 • www.detroiteasternmarket.com Open Saturdays, 6:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. This eleven acre open-air market sells fruits, vegetables, meat and poultry, wines, flowers and plants. It is the largest historic public market district in the U.S.! The area also features specialty stores and restaurants. Ford Field 2000 Brush, Detroit (313) 262-2100 • www.detroitlions.com Admission charge. Located in the heart of the entertainment district and home to the NFL Detroit Lions. The design incorporates the Detroit landmark Hudson’s warehouse (built in the 1920s), and claims the best sight lines of any stadium in the U.S. Public walk up tours available at 11 :00 a.m. and 1 :00 p.m.; varies – September through December offered Monday, Thursday, Friday; January through August, Monday and Friday. In Macomb County All The World Is a Stage 66130 Van Dyke, Washington Township (586) 243-2253 • http://atwas.org With a belief that the arts are central to the educational, social, and aesthetic development of children, this award-winning theatre arts education program offers youth an opportunity to experience theatre both on and off the stage. Anton Art Center 125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens (586) 469-8666 • http://theartcenter.org Housed in a “Carnegie Library,” this premiere organization offers cultural experience year-round including exhibitions by local, regional and national artists; adult and youth classes; a gift shop featuring locally produced art; and special events. Center for the Performing Arts Macomb Community College 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township (586) 286-2222 • www.macombcenter.com This is the cultural hub of the county. There is much to do including concerts, musicals and dance, live theatre, workshops and an art gallery. Crocker House Museum 15 Union St., Mount Clemens (586) 465-2488 • www.crockerhousemuseum.com Restored Victorian Italianate, built in 1869, it is fully furnished and was home of the first mayor of Mount Clemens. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and first Sunday of every month. Freedom Hill Amphitheater 14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights Box Office (888) 929-7849 • www.freedomhill.net This is an indoor and outdoor music and movie theatre surrounded by Freedom Hill County Park. It has pavilion and lawn seating. Grand Pacific House Museum 51065 Washington, New Baltimore (586) 725-4755 Built in 1881 as a hotel and saloon, it is a now a museum with an active membership, meetings and workshops for all ages. Open Wednesday and Saturday only, Marchthru December. Call for hours. 12 Lifestyle ~ 2018
Fox Theatre 2211 Woodward Avenue, Detroit (313) 471-6611• www.foxtheatredetroit.net Over 80 years old, the Fox is the oldest survivingmovie palace of the 1920s. It continues to showcase live music and Broadway shows. Greektown Monroe Street between Randolf and I-75. Authentic Greek restaurants, bakeries, shops, nightlife and a casino are all easily accessible to hotels and other attractions by the Detroit People Mover. Indian Village Over 100 years old, this community of 351 homes was admitted to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Located from E. Jefferson to Mack Avenue in Detroit it includes Burns, Iroquois and Seminole Avenues. These homes, built as early as 1895 by Detroit’s wealthiest businessmen, are on a grand scale, explaining the popular home and garden tours this neighborhood hosts. Little Ceasars Arena 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit www.olympiaentertainment.com (313) 471-7000 (customer service) Opened in the fall of 2017, this multi-purpose arena in the Detroit District is the new home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons. The eight-story building is built in a bowl shape with its floor 40 feet below street level. Capacity of 20,000 seats for hockey games is the second largest in the world. Concert calendar, game schedules and arena tour information are online. Majestic Theatre Center 4140 Woodward Avenue, Detroit (313) 833-9700 • www.majesticdetroit.com A city block full of fun: two restaurants, bars, billiards, bowling, live entertainment venues. Free shuttle to other downtown locations. Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit (313) 832-7100 • www.themasonic.com Built in 1926, the temple is listed on the State and National Historic Registers. The theatre seats over 4,400 people and hosts all forms of live entertainment including plays, variety shows, dance and rock concerts. Mexicantown Southwest of downtown at the foot of the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit. This area offers numerous annual events including Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and Summer Mercado. Restaurants and craft stores abound. Michigan Science Center 5020 John R, Detroit (313) 577-8400 • www.mi-sci.org Family oriented, hands on displays designed with an interactive approach, for the discovery of all things related to science, math and technology. Features exhibits, live shows and activities. Open daily, extended hours in the summer months. Midtown Detroit 3939 Woodward Ave., Ste. 100, Detroit (313) 420-6000 • www.midtowndetroitinc.org . Bounded by Ford Freeway (North), Chrysler Freeway (East), Fisher Freeway (South), and the Lodge Freeway (West). Known as “Midtown”, this area includes many cultural, educational and medical institutions including the Detroit Art Institute, Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit Public Library, and the Max Fisher Music Center. Motown Historical Museum 2648 West Grand Blvd., Detroit (313) 875-2264 • www.motownmuseum.org Open year round 10:00 a.m.-6: 00 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission charge. Featuring the beginning of the Motown music empire; five galleries with displays and artifacts, showcase the major works of Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and more. Online gift shop. Outdoor Adventure Center – Michigan Department of Natural Resources 1801 Atwater, Detroit (844) 622-6367 • www.michigan.gov/oac This family-friendly destination brings Michigan’s woods, water and wildlife inside a three-story, 40,000 square foot building near the Detroit Riverwalk and William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor. This unique facility provides hands-on recreational experiences for all ages and abilities through a variety of a activities and exhibits. Wednesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. There is an entrance fee. Pewabic Pottery 10125 E. Jefferson, Detroit (313) 626-2000 • www.pewabic.org A Detroit institution, many homes and office buildings are decorated with these distinctive tiles and mosaics. Production, history and exhibits are available to view. One of only two active turn-of-the-century pottery studios in the country. Online store. 10 am.-6 pm Monday- Saturday, noon-4pm. Sunday. Free self-guided tours Monday-Friday, call for group tours. Renaissance Center Located on Jefferson between Brush and Beaubien (313) 567-3126 • www.gmrencen.com A Detroit landmark on the Detroit River, it is easily recognized by its five massive glass towers. The RenCen, at 5.5 million square feet, houses General Motors World Headquarters, numerous offices, the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center Hotel, a food court, fine dining restaurants, specialty retail stores, and movie theaters. Tours offered daily Monday - Friday. Rivertown Located along the Detroit River between the RenCen and Belle Isle Bridge, this historic warehouse district with great views features restaurants, clubs, parks, marina and outdoor concert venue. Skillman Library 121 Gratiot, Detroit (313) 481 -1850 • www.detroitpubliclibrary.org Hours: 10am-6pm. Closed Fridays and Sundays. The nation’s most extensive public archive of automotive information including books, photographs, drawings and company histories. Wayne State University Theatre & Dance (313) 577-2972 • www.theatre.wayne.edu, Performance Spaces: • Hilberry Theatre - Operated by the Graduate Repertory Company. • Bonstelle Theatre - Used for major productions by the undergraduate program. • Studio Theatre - Open stage in the lower level of the Hilberry theatre used for experimental and classroom productions. • Allesee Dance Studio - Small theatre on thrid floor of the Old Main building. Lorenzo Cultural Center 44575 Garfield Rd., Clinton Twp (586) 445-7348 • www.lorenzoculturalcenter.com Call for hours of operation, varies at different times of year. Adjacent to the Performing Arts Center, featuring multi-dimensional programs relating science, history, culture and the arts. Michigan Transit Museum Depot on Cass Ave. between Gratiot and Groesbeck, Mount Clemens (586) 463-1863• www.michigantransitmuseum.org Train rides are available June thru October on Sundays from 1:00-4:00p.m. Historic depot was built for the Chicago, Detroit & Canada Grand Trunk Railroad. It is also where Thomas Edison learned telegraphy and picked up “railroads” as a short career. Greater Southfield Area Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society 16600 Stephens, Eastpointe (586) 872-2581 • www.mimths.org Dedicated to portraying and preserving the story about Michigan's civilian and military efforts during the conflicts of the 20th Century, this unique collection showcases products produced by Michigan’s “Arsenal of Democracy.” Richmond Community Theatre 6961 9 Parker Street, Richmond (586) 727-9518 • www.richmondtheatre.com Celebrating 45 years, this community gem produces five shows per year involving a wide circle of actors, stage crafters, costume makers and the other creative talents that combine to create a magical experience. Selfridge Military Air Museum Selfridge Air National Guard Base M-59 and Jefferson, Harrison Township (586) 239-5035 • www.selfridgeairmuseum.org Indoor and outdoor exhibits, with Navy and Air Force planes. Call for hours and tour information. Starkweather Arts Center 219 N. Main Street, Romeo (586) 752-5700 • http://starkweatherarts.com This gallery, housed in a historic home built in 1863, offers classes, open mic and music concerts, and gift shop. 13