Charity Preview not only party in Detroit

Adam Graham
The Detroit News

For many, the Charity Preview is just the beginning of one of Detroit’s biggest nights.

Ford Field plays host to one of the night’s biggest post-parties, the AutoGlow, which benefits the Children’s Center and lasts until 1 a.m. Special “late night” tickets to the event are $150 and include snacks, open bar and dancing, and the chance to rub elbows with hosts Lisa and Bill Ford and Jane and Mark Fields. Tickets are available online at

Some bars downtown are closed for the night for private parties, including Cliff Bell’s, which is hosting Microsoft’s party for its third year in a row. But many new hotspots — including Punch Bowl Social, HopCat and Gold Cash Gold — are open to the public and doing business as usual.

The auto show kickoff is the end of a busy week for car-related events downtown. On Tuesday, rock bands Train and American Authors played the Fillmore Detroit for’s annual awards show and gala.