Get Out: Dinosaurs, Midnight Madness, Storytime

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This weekend Arts, Beats & Eats will be taking over downtown Royal Oak for a fun family weekend. If the festival isn't your thing there are plenty of other fun happenings nearby.


When/where: Runs now through Monday,
Why go:
Grab the family and go see the largest outdoor dinosaur exhibit of its kind in the country. There are more than 30 animatronic life-sized dinosaurs, kids will be able to excavate a dino dig site and sift for fossils, check out interesting biofacts including dinosaur teeth, claws and skulls, plus you get to walk through a simulated dinosaur rib cage!
$4 plus regular zoo admission: adults $12, seniors $10, children 2-14 years old $8.


When/where: Thursday 6:30 p.m.,
Why go:
Enjoy games, activities, songs, cookies and story time.


When/where: Thursday 10 p.m.,
Why go:
in Royal Oak will be closed during Arts, Beats & Eats but you can get your comedy fix in fabulous Ferndale. The improv theater will feature a night of stand-up comedy hosted by Joel Fragomeni. Get ready to laugh the night away.


When/where: Friday 8 p.m.,
Why go:
Get your groove on at the Sunset Lounge, enjoy dancing and a variety of specialty martinis. Music is provided by DJ Urban Kris.
Pricing: Free admission


When/where: Midnight Friday,
Why go:
After Arts, Beats & Eats winds down for the evening head over to the Main Art Theatre at midnight to see Back to the Future.


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