Travel

  • Three Cat's Lunch

    Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 11:30-1:30pm

    This trip is at capacity.  Please register to be added to the wait list

     

    Bus leaves Next at 11:40 am, returns about 1:30 pm

    Please note: Meal is not included in cost of trip. Three Cats Café — of Leon and Lulu fame — has recently become Three Cats, a full-fledged restaurant and bar, and a unique place unlike any other. Three Cats has a rotating menu, crafted by Matt Prentice himself, that changes daily to bring you the best in seasonal, American-style cuisine as small plates with a twist in a modern and engaging space. It’s a fusion of fine dining and retail, enjoy lunch on your own, in the most eclectic environment around. Bon Appetit!

  • Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Guided Tour

    Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 10:15-1:15pm

    Bus leaves Next at 10:15 am, returns about 1:15 pm

    Experience a 90-minute guided tour at the birthplace of the Ford Model T, the original Ford factory. Built in 1904, the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is recognized as one of the most significant automotive heritage sites in the world. Birthplace of a revolution, rich with Detroit and automotive history, and an absolutely superb collection of vehicles. Car lover or not, you shouldn’t miss this one! The building can be drafty, please dress warmly.

  • WSU Bostelle Theatre: The Winter's Tale

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 1:00-5:30pm

    This offerings is at capacity.  Registering for this will add you to the wait list.

    Bus leaves Next at 1:00 pm, returns about 5:15 pm

    One of William Shakespeare’s most famous and funny stage directions — ‘Exit, pursued by a bear’ — appears in Act III of The Winter’s Tale, a romance, comedy and fairy tale that has
    entertained audiences for 400 years. The story begins in Sicilia where the king accuses his wife of having an affair with his childhood friend. As his unfounded jealousy consumes him, he
    puts his wife on trial and abandons their newborn girl, Perdita, in the wild. But as with all fairy tales, the child survives and, now living in Bohemia, she blossoms into a free-spirited young
    woman. It’s there that she meets and falls in love with a young man who may just be the son to her father’s former friend. In a magical twist that must be seen to be believed, she might
    just fi nd the homecoming she’d never expected.

  • Disney On Ice: Road Trip Adventures

    Friday, February 14, 2020 | 9:45-1:15pm

    LITTLE CAESARS ARENA
    DISNEY ON ICE: ROAD TRIP ADVENTURES

    This trip is at capcity - please register to add your name to the wait list. 


    Friday, February 14 - Please register by Tuesday, January 21
    Bus leaves Next at 9:45 am, returns about 1:15 pm

    Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and his pals for a high-octane ride in Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures. Exciting twists and turns await as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy — and you —
    embark on a wild ride to your favorite Disney destinations. Extending the show beyond the ice, aerial artists and acrobats dynamically enhance the storytelling throughout the performance.
    This show seamlessly blends innovative technology with classic theatrical elements, elevating the audience’s live ice show multi-generational experience. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • Pewabic Tour & Hands-on Workshop

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 10:00-2:15pm

    Bus leaves Next at 10:00 am, returns about 2:15 pm

    Take a one-hour docent led tour through this National Historic Landmark building to experience the history and the tile-making process. You will be guided through the studio to see where the clay is made, tiles are pressed and glazed, and the kilns are fired by gifted artisans. Explore the museum and exhibition space to see historic Pewabic ceramics and contemporary ceramic art. After completing the tour, make the experience more memorable, with a hands-on workshop. You’ll learn the basics of tile-making and create your own tile masterpiece — and a Piece of Detroit history. Dress casual; must be able to climb narrow stairs.

  • Michigan Opera Theatre: Champion

    Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 10:00-2:15pm

    MICHIGAN OPERA THEATRE AT
    THE DETROIT OPERA HOUSE: CHAMPION
    Thursday, March 26 - Registration required
    Bus leaves Next at 10:00 am, returns about 2:15 pm

    Terence Blanchard’s “opera in jazz” makes its Detroit Opera House debut March 26. Based on the real story of prized fighter Emile Griffith, Champion is a refl ction on the boxer’s life as he
    struggles with regret, prejudice and the fluidity of sexual and societal morality. Featuring opera star Denyce Graves, Champion is a self-refl ective work not to be missed. The running time for
    this performance is approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes, including intermission.

  • WSU Bonstelle Theatre

    Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | 12:45-5:15pm

    Wednesday, April 15 - Registration required
    Bus leaves Next at 12:45 pm, returns about 5:15 pm

    Pop open your umbrellas and take flight with us as everyone’s favorite — and practically perfect — nanny takes the stage in this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. Mary
    Poppins is an enchanting story that follows the Banks family as they struggle with life in Edwardian England just after the turn of the 19th century. The children, Jane and Michael, are terribly
    ill-behaved. Mrs. Banks is lonely and bereft, aching for dreams long ignored. And Mr. Banks just wants to live an orderly, wellestablished life. Helping them is the mysterious nanny who can
    talk to birds, magically transform a gloomy park into a painterly scene, and, just maybe, with a spoonful of sugar, get the Banks back on track. A mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and theatrical magic!