Super Bowl XL Party Guide 

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1
Biz Markie Elysium Lounge (625 Shelby St., Detroit; 313-962-2244). He’s got what you need, even if you say he’s just a friend. $20.

A Legendary Night with Magic Johnson and Robert Porcher Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit; 313-494-5800). Autograph-signing charity event. $200.

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 2
Super Bowl-ing Extravaganza with Jerome Bettis Majestic Theatre Complex (4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-9700). Charity bowling in the Garden Bowl, Dwele to perform in the Majestic Theatre, X-Box Café in the Magic Stick and Hypnotiq Blu Room party in the Majestic Café. $75-$250.

Pure Rush The Vault (151 W. Fort St., Detroit; 313-866-6222). Rub elbows with many NFL legends who will be available for photo opportunities and autographs. DJs Urban Kris and Tom T. $150-$500.

The Perfect Party Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit; 313-494-5800). Honoring the 1972 Miami Dolphins, the only NFL team with a perfect season. $500-$1000.

The Madden Bowl The Centaur & Colony Club (2233 Park Ave., Detroit; 313-963-4040). Private.

 

FRIDAY, FEB. 3
The 10 Party Bleu Room Experience (1540 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-222-1900). Performances by Ja Rule and Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas. Rumor has it those pesky Hilton sisters will slither around this party. $315-$2,240.

The Ohio Players, The Temptations Revue featuring Dennis Edwards and Chaka Khan Music Hall (350 Madison Ave., Detroit; 313-963-7622). $75-$200

Fugees, John Legend and Slum Village Clutch Cargo’s (65 E. Huron St., Pontiac; 248-333-2362). $45-$150.

Emanuel Steward’s Fight Night Fisher Theatre (3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. Call Ticketmaster at 248-645-6666). Proceeds to benefit the legendary Kronk Gym. Evening will include a tribute dinner to Steward and three amateur bouts in the Fisher Theatre Atrium. $500-$2,500.

Lil Jon (Agave, 4265 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-1120). Whaaat!? With Melyssa Ford and Apple Bottom. $100-$225.

Vivid ClubJenna Zoo Bar (415 E. Congress St., Detroit; 313-961-5005). To feature a Coquette Lingerie fashion show, DJ Mark Ronson, a premium open bar and appearances by the elite stars of the adult entertainment industry. $500-$1,000. Contact hal@vividclubjennabowl.com for further ticket information.

The Bud Bowl with Snoop Dogg Tiger Stadium (2121 Trumbull Ave., Detroit. Call for tix.) Live music, light show and a rare chance to revisit Club 1620 inside of the old Tiger Stadium. $225-$430.

Runners of the Game New Detroit Science Center (5020 John R, Detroit; 313-577-8400). Tribute to the past and present running backs of the NFL and Super Bowl XL. Former Detroit Lion Barry Sanders is scheduled to attend. $230-$3,420.

Diddy’s “Cashmere Luxe” Party Elysium Lounge (625 Shelby, Detroit; 313-962-2244). Expect Diddy, dancing and oodles of celebrity partiers. $150-$28,000.

Kid Rock (Joe Louis Arena, 600 Civic Center Dr., Detroit; 313-983-6606). OK, so it’s sold out, but this is schmooze time. Pucker up and/or visit eBay. (There were still some tickets available at press time.

Gospel Bowl Masonic Temple (500 Temple St., Detroit; 313-832-2232). What would Jesus play? We say quarterback. With Patti Labelle and the Winans. $46-$72.

Jaime Pressly Big Game Bash Emerald Theater (31 N. Walnut St., Mt. Clemens; 586-913-1920). Sexy star of My Name Is Earl parties with East Siders for the Super Bowl XL. $5-$10.

NFL Players with L.L. Cool J Detroit Opera House (1526 Broadway, Detroit; 313-961-3500). Ladies love pro athletes and Cool James.

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 4
The Platinum Party with Nelly
Detroit Opera House (1526 Broadway, Detroit; 313-961-3500). Whip out your grillz and party hip-hop style. $175-$350.

Smokey Robinson Music Hall (350 Madison Ave., Detroit; 313-963-7622). With celebrity host Vivica A. Fox. Comedians Koolaide and Joe Torry to open. $75-$200.

Tommy Lee & DJ Aero Bleu Room Experience (1540 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-222-1900). Hosted by Kyle and Cassandra, stars of America’s Next Top Model. $75.

Leather and Laces Royal Oak Music Theatre (318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980). William “The Refrigerator” Perry will be in the house, as well as several reality TV “stars.” Special performance from ’80s rock group, Loverboy. $150-$425.

Gemma Gucci Party Posh (22061 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-541-7074). Party with the former wife of fashion designer Paolo Gucci. $125-$225.

Kid Rock (Joe Louis Arena, 600 Civic Center Dr., Detroit; 313-983-6606). The Kid’s second show of the weekend is also sold out. Pucker up.

Celebrity Poker Showdown Troy Marriott (200 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy; 248-680-9797). Bravo’s hit TV show to tape an episode. Private.

Playboy Party Coleman A. Young International Airport (11499 Conner Ave., Detroit). Private.

Ludacris and Anthony Anderson (Agave, 4265 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-1120). $100-$225.

Motown’s The Supremes, The Miracles and The Funk Brothers Masonic Temple (500 Temple St., Detroit; 313-832-2232). $90-$1,000.

The Bud Bowl with Three Doors Down Tiger Stadium (2121 Trumbull Ave., Detroit). Live music, light show and a rare chance to revisit Club 1620 inside of the old Tiger Stadium. $200-$430.

Maxim Magazine Party Max M. Fisher Music Center (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5100). Wyclef Jean and 15-person gospel choir to perform. Private.

Shady Bowl State Theatre (2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-961-5450). Hometown homeboy Eminem welcomes D12, Obie Trice and Status Quo. $30-$100. (Three cheers to Mr. Mathers for the affordable tickets).

Ebony Magazine Party Seldom Blues (400 Renais-sance Center, Detroit; 313-567-8734). $95-$110.

Bill Ford Jr.’s Groove Detroit Ford Conference and Event Center (1151 Village Rd., Dearborn; 313-262-1112). Fundraiser dinner to benefit the The Children’s Center. Hosts include such metro Detroit sports celebrities as Dave Bing, Chris Chelios, Alex Delvecchio, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Al Kaline and Steve Yzerman. $450.

Penthouse Magazine Party The Vault (151 W. Fort St., Detroit; 313-866-6222). With Tommy Lee and Snoop Dogg. $600-$1,250.

 

SUNDAY, FEB. 5
Gospel Comedy Brunch
The Upper Room Christian Entertainment Complex (23821 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313- 531-5100). Featuring Horace “HB” Sanders, Christian comedian. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. $30.

Compuware/Spin Party with Queens of the Stone Age (One Campus Martius, Detroit). Now this is an authentic Detroit-style rock ’n’ roll party. During the day, there will be a special appearance by Tom Arnold of The Best Damn Sports Show Period. DJ Kid Millionaire to spin. Private.

Finger Football Challenge Cobo Center (One Washington Blvd., Detroit; 313-877-8777). From noon-4 p.m. Aspiring arm- chair athletes will go finger-to-finger against Top NFL players like Marc Bulger, Keenan McCardell, Warrick Dunn, Torry Holt, Carnell “Cadillac” Williams and Roy Williams. Free with admission to The NFL Experience event, which takes place at Cobo all weekend long.

Little Richard Music Hall (350 Madison Ave., Detroit; 313-963-7622). Whoooooooooo! $75-$200.

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