Travel

  • Three Cat's Lunch

    Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | 11:40-12:40pm

    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!

  • Chaldean Museum & Cultural Center

    Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 10:30-1:00pm

    Wednesday, March 18 - Registration required
    Bus leaves Next at 10:30 am, returns about 1:00 pm

    Enjoy a 90-minute guided tour of The Chaldean Cultural Center which celebrates and explores the extraordinary history, arts, traditions, and contributions of the Chaldean people from ancient
    times to the present, serving as a repository of collected history. Multimedia presentations, sophisticated hands-on activities, artifacts both ancient and modern, and evocative environments
    will tell a distinctive, engaging, and powerful story.

  • 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.

  • DSO Morning Coffee Concerts

    Friday, March 27, 2020 | 9:00-10:00am

    Bus leaves Next at 9:00 am, returns about 1:00 pm
    Please pre-register, space is limited.

    Friday, March 27 - Music & Magic: Michael Grandinetti
    Michael Grandinetti, star of TV’s “Masters of Illusion” and one of today’s leading pioneers of live magic, combines his art of illusion with the DSO’s magical melodies, including music from Harry Potter, A Night on Bald Mountain and Firebird. Get ready to be on the edge of your seat, but don’t worry, only one lucky audience member will be cut in half!

    Friday, May 15 - Prohibition: From Moulin Rouge to Boardwalk Empire
    Time-travel through the dark cabarets and speakeasies of New York, Paris, Berlin, London, Chicago and Atlantic City. Featuring vintage imagery and video, experience the 1920s
    in all its decadence, with music from Irving Berlin, Edith Piaf, Josephine Baker, and more. 

    Friday, June 12 - Summer Blockbusters The arrival of Summer brings with it blockbuster movies that capture everyone’s attention, and turn fi lm composers, such as John Williams, James Horner, Hans Zimmer into budgets, epic story lines, and record crowds, enjoy the best music from some of the top grossing summer movies of all time, including Aladdin,
    Gladiator, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Pirates of the Caribbean.
     

  • Royal Oak Spring Art Fair

    Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 11:30-2:30pm

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

     

    The Royal Oak Market indoor show will feature 55 jury selected artists. Join your fellow Next members and friends for this one-of-a-kind event that includes food trucks, entertainment, beer, wine and cider. Spend a couple of hours immersed in an array of magnifi cent art! Leave the driving and parking to us.

  • 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!

  • The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago-Detroit Branch Tour

    Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | 10:15-12:45pm

    Bus departs Next at 10:15 - returns about 12:45 pm. 

    Show us the money! Take a one-hour guided tour of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Detroit Branch). The tour includes a discussion of the Federal Reserve System and a direct view into the cash department, which disburses currency to area banks. All visitors must show a government issued photo identification prior to entering the branch.

  • St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

    Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | 10:30-12:30pm

    Though the church currently located at 760 W. Wattles can trace its religious history back about 2,000 years through apostolic succession, the congregation that would become St. Nicholas
    Greek Orthodox Church in Troy fi rst came together in Detroit in 1936 at the corner of Tuxedo and Hamilton. Participants will visit the parish, view the magnificent architecture and learn of its
    rich and vibrant history. The tour includes a meet-and-greet with the priest, compete with questions and answers. We then will have an opportunity to explore the church and its iconography on our own. On our way out, the bookstore will be open for those that are interested.

  • Meadow Brook Presents: Seasoned Senior Variety Show

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020 | 12:30-4:15pm

    Registration required (10 tickets available)
    Bus leaves Next at 12:30 pm, returns about 4:15 pm

    Back by popular demand, the “seasoned senior” variety show at Meadow Brook, for ONE performance only! Join us for a marvelous afternoon of humor, laughter, music, singing and just plain lots of fun! Enjoy some light refreshments before the show begins!

  • Designer Show House 2020

    Thursday, May 21, 2020 | 9:00-2:00pm

    Bus leaves Next at 9:00 am, returns about 1:45 pm
    Please note: Meal is included in cost of trip.


    Experience a docent led tour of this year’s home, located at 1771 Seminole Street in the Indian Village neighborhood of Detroit. The 23rd Designer’s Show House was designed and built in 1907 by Chittenden & Kotting for Bingley Fales, an attorney and assistant general manager of the Edison Illuminating Company. At 15,000 square feet, it is recognized in The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture — and is the largest home in the neighborhood. Set on two acres of land with formal gardens and a Pewabic tile refl ecting pool, the home boasts 10 bedrooms, 5 full and two half baths. Multiple fi replaces and beautiful original wood paneling refl ect the elegant life of this classic Georgian home. Lunch in the café, provided by City Kitchen, is also included in ticket price. Choose from entrée salad or sandwich when registering. We will also have time to shop the Market Place and Garden Center. Plan on 3 hours to fully enjoy this experience!


    Please note, this home is NOT ADA compliant.