by Dr. Addell Anderson (Director, U-M Detroit Center)
by Feodies Shipp III (Detroit Center, Associate Director)
There are so many things to see and do in Detroit. Some of our area’s attractions are the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Motown Museum, the Museum of African American History, the Detroit Zoo, Belle Isle Park, and the Henry Ford Museum. Catch the shows at the Fox Theater, the Fisher Theater and other venues, and performances at Orchestra Hall, Music Hall, the Detroit Opera House, DTE Energy Music Theater, Meadowbrook, and the Palace of Auburn Hills.
Detroit is a fascinating city — and Detroit Urban Adventures offers two great Detroit city tours that enable you to see and experience Detroit in just a couple of hours.
by Mike Morland (Communications Director, UMDC)
On Saturday, May 4, come check out two great, entertaining events in the Detroit area.
First, come see the Detroit Derby Girls at the Masonic Temple in Detroit as the D-Funk All-Stars take on the Devil’s Night Dames. This high energy event starts at 7 p.m. and is just $15. To purchase tickets, visit: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/356213
If Derby isn’t your thing or you want to take in a second great event on Saturday, see comedian Kathleen Madigan and her hilarious stand-up routine just up Woodward at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. With shows at 6 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., there’s two chances to catch this great performer. Tickets start at $35.
(this beautiful photo is courtesy of: http://www.us.am.joneslanglasalle.com)
by Joshua Dykes
I’ve lived in Detroit all my life and I’ve eaten at a lot of downtown restaurants but I’ve never really done much sightseeing.
I went on a tour last Friday in Detroit and had a chance to tour The Guardian Building. I’ve only been there once before when I was younger, and it was still breathtaking.
The Guardian Building is located one block from the Detroit River at 500 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226. It was built in 1928 and they spent a pretty penny on it at the time to build it. The lobby is incredible, with an Aztec theme. There is a beautiful mural that displays many parts of Michigan’s history. We were given an shorter tour, but the guide (very nice, and well educated on the building) told us she gives free tours at 11 am and 2 pm on Saturdays. I recommend to anyone who is thinking of taking this tour to do it on a Saturday.
Oh, and don’t forget to check out the Tiffany clocks - only five of them were made across the world.