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The District Detroit Gets Romantic This Valentine’s Day


Those looking for a romantic date on Valentine’s Day will have plenty of options to choose from in and around The District Detroit. Restaurants, bars and entertainment venues throughout the 50-block development are offering a variety of sport, music, alcoholic and dining-related specials on Wednesday, Feb. 14. From hotel getaways and soul-stirring R&B performances to a Pistons game and four-course meal at MotorCity Casino, there’s something for everyone.

Here’s a look at some of what’s happening on Valentine’s Day:

Detroit Pistons v. Atlanta Hawks at Little Caesars Arena
Cheer on Detroit Pistons newcomer Blake Griffin and the rest of the team during their Valentine’s Day game against the Atlanta Hawks. 7 p.m. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave. Buy tickets here.

Take It to Your Seat at District Market
From Monday, Feb. 12 to Wednesday, Feb. 14, the District Market at Little Caesars Arena will offer the three-day Valentine’s Day special, Take It to Your Seat. For $60, couples get two entrees from fast-casual food stations GREEN, GRILL, HANDMADE and MEX & CO., a bottle of Whispering Angel rosé or Detroit M. Lawrence sparkling wine from ON ICE and a slice of Zingerman’s Bakehouse cake from SUGAR & BREW. The package can be purchased daily, as early as 11 a.m., but no later than the start times for the Detroit Pistons and Red Wings games scheduled Feb. 12-14. Learn more here.

Babyface and Valentine’s Day Dinner at The MotorCity Casino
Iridescence, the 16th-floor fine dining spot at MotorCity, will offer a special, four-course dinner on Valentine’s Day. Reservations required. Restaurant opens at 5. p.m. 2901 Grand River Ave.

Can’t make it on V-Day? Head to the casino’s Sound Board concert venue Thursday, Feb. 15 to hear Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, Kenneth “Babyface” Edwards. Buy tickets here.

Free Wine Tasting Wednesday at The Royce Detroit Wine Shop & Bar
Wine enthusiasts and newcomers alike can try three different wines for free at The Royce from 5:30-7 p.m. on Valentine’s Day. The event takes place weekly, every Wednesday, at the wine bar and wine shop, 76 W. Adams Ave. Learn more here.

Rustic Chic Dinner at Republic Tavern
Republic, which serves “rustic-chic” American fare, will offer a six-course Valentine's Day dinner that includes wine. The evening will start at 6:30 p.m. in Castle Hall at the historic Grand Army of the Republic Building, 1942 Grand River Ave. Dinner will follow at 7 p.m. Options range from duck heart tartar and grilled beef heart to sweetheart figs and red velvet mochi. Vegetarian options available. Learn more here.

Valentine’s Day Soul Jam at the Fox Theatre
“Old-school” R&B/Soul crooners will hit the stage at the historic Fox Theatre on Valentine’s Day. Come see The Jones Girls, The Dramatics featuring L.J. Reynolds, Deniece Williams, Russell Thompkins Jr. & the New Stylistics and The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston starting at 8 p.m. at 2211 Woodward Ave. Buy tickets here.

Reggae at The Fillmore Detroit
The Fillmore, 2115 Woodward Ave, will host an all-ages reggae concert featuring Grammy Award-nominated bands Rebelution and Raging Fyah at 7 p.m. Buy tickets and learn more about premium seating options here.

Cyrille Aimée at Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center
Come see French cabaret vocalist Cyrille Aimée, called a "a massively talented international chanteuse," by the New York Observer, at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave. Buy tickets here.

Dinner at The Grill Room - Detroit Athletic Club
Members of the Detroit Athletic Club, 241 Madison Ave, can savor a three-course, prix fixe meal with complimentary tapas on Valentine’s Day, from 5:30 – 10 p.m. The special will run for non-members at the health club’s premier restaurant from Thursday, Feb. 15-Saturday, Feb. 17.

Valentine’s Day Getaway at The Inn at 97 Winder
Local couples looking for a quick getaway or “staycation” away from home can take advantage of a Valentine’s Day deal at The Inn, right across from Little Caesars Arena at 97 Winder. The one-night room reservation includes a bottle of wine, a couple’s massage and a European breakfast the next day, Thursday, Feb. 15. Learn more here.

About The District Detroit

The District Detroit is one of the largest sports and entertainment developments in the country. Located in the heart of Detroit, this 50-block, mixed-use development led by the Ilitch organization unites eight world-class theaters, five neighborhoods and three professional sports venues in one vibrant, walkable destination for people who want to live, work and play in an exciting urban environment. Home to the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Lions - The District Detroit represents the greatest density of professional sports teams in one downtown core in the country.

Current data from the University of Michigan demonstrates that The District Detroit will account for an economic impact of more than $2 billion by 2020 and create more than 20,000 construction and construction-related jobs and 3,000 permanent jobs.