• Corktown: Lunch at McShanes Irish Pub - Shopping at Eldorado Store & market

    Thursday, September 21, 2023 | 11:00-2:15pm

    Bus leaves Next at 11:00 am, returns about 2:15 pm C

    Enjoy lunch on your own at McShanes Irish Pub & Whiskey Bar. Word around town is that they do a great Fish & Chips! After lunch take a stroll down Michigan Avenue and hit the local Corktown shopping store destinations at Eldorado General Store and All Things Marketplace. Lunch AND shopping — who’s in?

  • Old Mariner's Church Tour

    Wednesday, September 27, 2023 | 9:45-1:30pm

    Just a few spots left, please call the office to check availability. 

    Mariners’ Church of Detroit was founded in 1842 by Julia Ann Anderson, at a time when Michigan had only been a state for five years. The church was created as a non-denominational, independent parish with a focus on providing a free place of worship for sailors, and maritime travelers of the Great Lakes. Originally at the foot of Woodward Avenue, Mariners’ moved its building to its current location in 1955. Mariners’ has long served the Detroit community in a variety of ways, including two Sunday services, a noon-time Thursday service, Sunday School, weekly Bible studies, and several outreach programs for the community. Mariners’ parishioners come from varied Christian backgrounds — yet all come together to worship at this “House of Prayer for All People”, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. The church grounds contain a bronze sculpture of George Washington wearing the apron of a master mason by Donald De Lue. Take an hour long docent led tour. Please note there are several sets of stairs both outside and inside the church. There isn’t a parking lot, so the bus will be dropping off and picking up on Jefferson Avenue. After the tour enjoy lunch on your own at Sinbad’s. Sindbad’s since 1949 is celebrating 73 years of providing Detroit with a one of a kind dining experience at the Detroit River. 

  • DSO: Friday Morning Concerts

    Friday, October 6, 2023 | 9:45-10:45am

    Now both Classical and the Pops! 

    Bus departs Next at 9:45 am, returns about 1:30 pm. Please pre-register, space is limited.


    Detroit’s Motown defined an era. Not to be outdone, Philadelphia created its own essential listening. Philly Sound hits like Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now, You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine, and You Make Me Feel Brand New, face off with Motown classics, including What’s Going On, I Heard It Through the Grapevine, I’m Coming Out and more.


    Violinist Clara-Jumi Kang is an artist “as ready to caress as to attack” (The strad). In her DSO debut, she takes command in Koringold’s gorgeously cinematic concerto. We hear new “feisty, Energy-packed” music (The Guardian) by composer Arlene Sierra, and Zemlinsky’s programmatic adventure takes us through the fairytale dramas of Hans Christian Anderson’s original Little Mermaid.

    Friday, October 27 - LATIN FIRE 

    Latin Fire is a passion-fi lled celebration of Latin-American orchestral hits, matched with the fi rework virtuosity of acclaimed Costa Rican trumpeter Jose Sibaja and Mexican vocalist Monica Abrego. Enjoy a sizzling-hot program featuring Tico-Tico no Fuba, Besame Mucho, Granada, Carmen Suite, and Brasil.


    Celebrated French conductor Fabien Gabel leads orchestral showstoppers direct from France, plus a world premiere by Michigan-born composer James Lee III. Shades of Unbroken Dreams honors the 60th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream”- a speech he famously delivered in Washington DC in 1963, words that fi rst rang out in Detroit, after a historic march down Woodward Avenue. 

  • The Purple Door Tea Room

    Thursday, October 12, 2023 | 11:30-12:30pm

    Bus leaves Next at 11:30 am, returns about 2:30 pm

    You are invited to relax in the ambience of Afternoon Tea at The Purple Door Tea Room in Ferndale. Elegant and charming surroundings, lovely china, fine linens and silver, the fragrance
    of fresh flowers and the pleasure of soft music — all selected to make your experience a momentary retreat from the ordinary. We extend a warm invitation to enjoy gracious service
    and a fine selection of finger sandwiches, soups, salads, and desserts prepared especially for you. Consider this a treat to yourself in the New Year! There’s beauty, as you’ll see — all
    because you briefly stopped to sip a cup of tea.

  • Imani Immersive Gallery & Lunch

    Thursday, October 26, 2023 | 11:15-2:20pm

    PREPARE TO BE IMMERSED! A new immersive art gallery has opened in downtown Ferndale, offering visitors a unique experience. The Imani Immersive Gallery, features a state-of-the-art 360 projection mapped room that is filled with custom designed digital artworks and a collection of audio and visual sensations. Immersive art experiences harness technologies, and digital projection to enable viewers to enter the work of art and become a protagonist within it. The Imani Gallery will feature rotating exhibits/attractions allowing for new experiences and repeat visits. On our visit you will escape to an African Safari! Submerge yourself in this interactive fun-filled artistic outlet for people of all ages to enjoy. After the ”safari” enjoy lunch on your own at the Emory, an Eco-minded American eatery with locally sourced fare, reclaimed-hardwood furnishings and a chic bar.