Things to See and Do in Detroit in January
Saturday, January 14th
Boblo Boats: A Detroit Ferry Tale
This may be your only chance to watch this locally and lovingly made documentary about Boblo Island. Narrated by Martha Reeves, this film tells the story of what happened to the famous ferries from Detroit’s amusement park, Boblo Island. You’ll follow the team that is working to restore the boats while learning about the complicated history of this beloved park
Senate Theatre: 7:30 – 10:30 pm $12-$25
Friday, January 6th – Sunday, January 8th
Twist and Shout: Music of the Beatles – A Symphonic Experience
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is paying tribute to the British invasion by playing the music of the Beatles on their tour through America, beginning with a performance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Join the DSO for an unforgettable trek through The Beatles’ early career.
Orchestra Hall: Times Vary $19-$105
Ongoing through Sunday, January 8th
This is your last chance to see the Detroit Institute of Art’s photography exhibit on real life experiences and our responses to them. Conscious Response contains the work of several artists ranging from the 1950s to today and most of it has never been displayed before at the DIA.
Detroit Institute of Arts: All day, Free with general admission
Multiple Dates in January
Red Wings and Piston Games
If you still have some energy after the holiday season, what better way to channel that than a game at Little Caesar’s Arena. With the Red Wings and Pistons doing multiple games back to back this month, you can enjoy the winter sports season with your favorite teams.
Little Caesars Arena: Times and Prices Vary
Friday, January 13th and Saturday, January 14th
RAPHA Foundation International
This bike racing event will have a level of international talent that has yet to have ever been seen in Detroit!
Lexus Velodrome 7:30pm – 10:30 pm $15-$20
Saturday, January 21st
Candlelight Concert: Best of Joe Hisaishi
The Listeso String Quartet will be presenting a unique show entirely lit by candlelight. The concert will pay tribute to the film composer, Joe Hisaishi, famous for creating the soundtrack to many Miyazaki movies.
Redford Theatre 6:00pm and 8:30pm $32-$54
Thursday, January 5th – Sunday, January 8th
Broadway in Detroit is presenting the epic story of people living during the French revolution and their struggles with love, poverty, and morality.
Fisher Theatre: Times Vary, $60-150