The Perna Team Blog - Metro Detroit Happenings

January 2023 is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited for another year of awesome happenings taking place around Metro Detroit! We’re starting the year off strong with some excellent events that are both family friendly and fun for adults. Let’s dive in! 

Van Gogh in America 

If you haven’t yet made your way to the Detroit Institute of Arts, January is your last chance to attend Van Gogh in America! This exhibit celebrates the 100th anniversary of the DIA's status of becoming the first public museum in the United States to purchase a painting by Vincent van Gogh, his Self-Portrait painted in 1887. With 74 authentic Van Gogh works from around the world, the DIA is the exclusive venue where you can visit to see this…

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Concerts and stand up comedy shows are getting off to a bit of a slow start for 2023, but there are still some big names (and one legendary name!) coming to town this January. Whether you’re a fan of funk, hip-hop, rock or looking for a night of laughs, get out and visit one of our wonderful venues to start the year out strong!


Elvis The Concert of Kings

MotorCity Casino Hotel 
January 12

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Loud Luxury

Royal Oak Music Theatre
January 13

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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

MotorCity Casino Hotel 
January 14

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George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
January 20

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2022 is almost in the books (can you believe it?!?) and Metro Detroit is going out in style with some of the top events in Michigan to celebrate New Year’s Eve! With excellent choices for both adults and more family friendly events, you’re sure to find the perfect way to kick off 2023 in style!


Detroit NYE Bar Crawl 
Exodus Rooftop December 31, 2022
529 Monroe Street Detroit, MI 48226
December 31, 2022

If you’re looking to party and dance the night away you can’t go wrong with the annual Detroit New Year’s Eve Bar Crawl! Check in is at Exodus Rooftop beginning at 6 p.m. and the fun runs straight through the night until 2 a.m. Ticket prices range from $30 to $40 and provide free access to six of Detroit’s hottest bars…

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If you have yet to visit the various fairs and festivals in Novi, Michigan, you’re going to want to move these to the top of your calendar! The city itself hosts some excellent events throughout the year, as well as the Suburban Collection Showplace being home to a wide variety of expos that are fun for all ages. Read on for our top suggestions!

The Novi Home & Garden Show 
January / April / October

One of the most popular events held at the Suburban Collection Showplace is The Novi Home & Garden Show. It’s so popular in fact that it’s held three separate times throughout the year, being in January, April and again in October. As a one-stop destination for home improvement…

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Metro Detroit has come alive with numerous events throughout the area featuring some amazing Christmas light displays sure to warm your heart and stir your Christmas spirit. Whether you’re searching for a drive-through tour of lights, or a stroll under the stars, holiday shopping, or more, Metro Detroit does not disappoint.

For directions, tickets and additional information on each event be sure to reference the interactive map at the end of this article.

Honorable Mentions

The House with a Bazillion Lights

Our first honorable mention is located in a residential neighborhood of Livonia and has become a local favorite affectionately known as The House with a Bazillion Lights. For the first few years after purchasing the home in 1996, the…

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December 2022 is upon us and while we’re definitely seeing a bit of a slow down in the number of concerts and comedy shows here in Metro Detroit there are still some great options coming through the Motor City if you’re looking for a night on the town full of music and laughs!

97.9 Big Holiday Show

Little Caesars Arena
December 2

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Falling in Reverse / Escape the Fate / Fame on Fire

Saint Andrew’s Hall
December 2

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Disco Lines

El Club
December 2

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Ben Sharkey

Willis Show Bar
December 2

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Ali Gatie

The Fillmore
December 3

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Metro Detroit is an exciting oasis full of activities, events, and fantastic eats - and there seem to be wonderful new things and places coming to the area on a consistent basis. If these places aren’t on your radar yet, they are certainly worth a visit on your next night out!



167 N Old Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009

Fast food has a new look that is as welcome as it is fresh. In August of this year, Sweetgreen opened its doors to their first Michigan location in Birmingham, situated on the northwest corner of Old Woodward Ave and West Maple Road (15 Mile). While Sweetgreen is new to Michigan, the Birmingham location is actually their 170th location and they are expected to have two additional locations in Metro Detroit (Troy…

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It's nearly November 2022, meaning the holiday season is upon us! This of course brings lots of fun family events to Metro Detroit and you won’t want to miss our top picks taking place in and around the area. 

From holiday lights, to outdoor adventures and local & historic festivals, you are sure to enjoy one of the many events taking place this month!

All Hallows Illumination

Bring a carved, lighted pumpkin out to celebrate the 4th Annual All Hallows Illumination of Frog Island Park! Occurring the day after Halloween each year, this event promotes hope and excitement for the new season. Come dressed in costume to the park, admire the Jack-o-lanterns as they light up the amphitheater, and enjoy entertainment of fire spinners from Ypsi Jam,…

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One of the best entertainment opportunities of living in Metro Detroit is the amount of amazing concerts and comedy acts that visit the Motor city each year and its various venues. As we inch toward the holiday season, the peak concert season has officially come to a close. However, there is still a diverse lineup of exciting shows coming to town in November 2022. We even managed to squeeze in a couple of musicals for good measure.



Smashing Pumpkins / Jane’s Addiction

Little Caesars Arena
Nov 2

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Tegan And Sara

Majestic Theatre
Nov 2

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Cheap Trick

McMorran Place Sports & Entertainment Center
Nov 4

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Southeast Michigan may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of fantastic hiking trails, but Thanks largely in part to our wonderful State Parks and Metropark systems we actually have dozens to choose from right here in the Metro Detroit area! 


Paint Creek Trail

Location: Lake Orion, MI to Rochester, MI / Oakland County
Difficulty Rating: Easy
Length: 8.9 Miles
Type: Point to Point
Highlights & Amenities: Wooded, Wildlife, Wildflowers, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, Dog Friendly

Paint Creek Trail is a heavily used, easy point to point trail of 8.9 miles, located in Oakland county that stretches between Lake Orion at its north end and Rochester at the south. Originally built in 1872 as a stretch of railroad by…

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