Independent Detroit Holiday Shopping Quest – Saturday, December 15
Royal Oak and Ferndale-dwelling city lovers should love this, but, you need to reserve your tickets asap.
The Independent Detroit Holiday Shopping Quest — created by The Detroit Bus, a special event bus tour company — will host a shopping tour that’s perfect for anyone who’s looking for a new kind of holiday shopping experience. Making pickups in both Royal Oak and Ferndale, the bus will take tour-goers to more than a dozen different downtown Detroit retailers for a day of shopping, schmoozing and fun.
Participating retailers include newly opened mid-century homewares store, Hugh; Pure Detroit; City Bird; Detroit Mercantile; high-end resale shop, the Peacock Room and many others.
The shopping excursion is a great opportunity to buy one-of-a-kind (not to mention local) Christmas gifts for your loved ones, plus, it’s a nice way to partake in some of the hope-inducing retail growth of the Downtown area.
Tour-goers will receive snacks, drinks and other promotional items; plus discounts with several retailers. Also included is a free lunch at award-winning artisan sandwich shop, Mudgie’s Deli in Corktown.
Special offers provided:
- Detroit Mercantile Company: 10% off all purchases
- City Bird: three free Detroit stickers with any purchase
- Pure Detroit: free coffee or cappuccino at (adjacent) Rowland Cafe with any purchase
- Nora: beverages and treats
- Hugh: hot toddies
- Peacock Room: woozy boozy punch
- Goods: 15% off t-shirts
- Mother Fletcher's: 50% off merchandise
Pick up times and locations:
Royal Oak: 11:40 a.m. at Gusoline Alley (309 S. Center St., Royal Oak; 248-545-2235).
Ferndale: Noon in the parking lot behind the Rustbelt Market (22801 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; rustbeltmarket.com)
RESERVE YOUR TICKETS HERE.
A John Waters Christmas - Saturday, December 15
Despite his oddball ways, the hilarious king of kitch-perv, John Waters, is a
well-respected man — first Broadway, then Hollywood, Waters’ cachet grew from sub-culture deviant to household name. And while some might still find him freaky, one thing the funnyman’s vast life experience and appetite for the odd has done, is make him a sage, non-judgmental soul. That’s why his spoken-word-cum-self-help-offering, A John Waters Christmas, is surprisingly warming to the soul.
The one-man show will showcase Waters’ Christmas-obsessed take on life, the world, and how to make it through.
8 p.m. at the Royal Oak Music Theatre (318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-
399-2980). Tickets are $29.50/ $125 for VIP. For more information: www.royaloakmusictheatre.com