Ah, date night. When you were actually dating, date night ideas came easy – because you could pick up and go with no problem. Now that you’re parents, date nights require a bit more planning – sitter, schedule coordination, etc. That’s where we come in.

We’ve rounded up some of the best date ideas in southeast Michigan – with loads of fun things for couples to do – so you don’t have to worry about where you should go for your next date night – or even a date day with your loved one.

Interested in adding some date night ideas to this roundup – or to our events calendar? Just email us all the details to calendar@metroparent.com or submit the event on our calendar page.

Just a word of advice: Some of these date night ideas may require pre-registration. Click on the calendar listing for the event and get details on pre-registering and how to contact the organizer for more details.

Open Painting Class at Picasso’s Grapevine

Nov. 4-25, 2018 (Sundays only)

MiSci After Dark at the Michigan Science Center

Nov. 15 and Dec. 20, 2018

Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony at Campus Martius Park

Nov. 16, 2018

The Rink at Campus Martius Park in Detroit

Nov. 17, 2018-March 3, 2019

  • Address: 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Time: Hours vary
  • Admission: $10/adults, $8/kids and seniors, $5/skate rental
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

John Legend “A Legendary Christmas Tour” at Fox Theatre

Dec. 6, 2018

Whiskey & Wine Fest at the Royal Oak Farmers Market

Dec. 8, 2018

  • Address: 316 E. 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak
  • Time: 7:30-10:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $45/general, $65/VIP
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Little Caesars Arena

Dec. 29, 2018

Cirque du Soleil Corteo at Little Caesars Arena

Jan. 10-13, 2019

  • Address: 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: Contact for details
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Rock of Ages at the Fox Theatre

Jan. 18-19, 2018

  • Address: 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday
  • Admission: $34-plus/ticket
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Board Game Night at Rustic Leaf Brewing Company

Ongoing (every Tuesday)

Friday Night Live at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Ongoing (every Friday)