Meet your date in the Kresge Court at the Detroit Institute of Arts for Sunday Music Bar, a relaxing afternoon of live acoustic music, comfortable couches, and artfully crafted adult beverages. Nursing a hangover after your valiant attempt to down a Bachelor’s Bowl for eight at Punch Bowl Social the night before? Pop on your sunglasses until you’re ready to commit to the streams of ethereal light that cascade through the Court’s overhead skylights.
With its Temptations-esque quartet (complete with matching monochromatic suits) and a kitschy, nautical photo opp from behind the wooden ship’s wheel, the Motown Dinner Cruise on the Detroit Princess is the embodiment of vintage Detroit, circa 1962. It’s also the supreme excuse to grab your best guy or gal, get all dolled up, and go Downtown. The cruise itself boasts spectacular views of the city, voyaging along the coast at dusk -- a vantage point on the river you’ve likely never encountered before.