Thursday, August 25, 2011
Patch picks for the weekend as summer winds down.
Summer is winding down and back to school is looming ahead. It's time to get out and enjoy the weekend. Here are some ideas: 1. ARTS DU JOUR When/where: Thursday 6 p.m., Royal Oak Farmers Market Why go: This Arts, Beats & Eats preview party raises money for 10 charities in Royal Oak and Metro Detroit. The event will feature food samplings of 50 Metro Detroit restaurants, live music and strolling illusionists. More details on Arts du Jour Pricing: $75 What else: Ages 21 and up 2. SUMMER ZOOMANCE When/where: Thursday 6 p.m., Detroit Zoo Why go: Enjoy an adults-only twilight stroll among the wild at the Detroit Zoo. Live music will be performed at the Rackham fountain featuring the Kris Johnson Group. Food and adult beverages will be …
Thursday, June 30, 2011
If you are sticking around town or have visitors in, there's plenty to do in Royal Oak this weekend.
This weekend amidst the barbecues and Fourth of July celebrations, there are some fun events going on around town that can add to your weekend enjoyment. 1. STORYTIME WITH FROGGY Where/when: Thursday 6 p.m., Barnes & Noble Why go: Grab the kids and enjoy an evening at the Barnes & Noble for storytime, the featured book is Froggy Goes to Hawaii. Enjoy games, songs, activities and cookies. Pricing: Free 2. BLACK LITERARY MARKETPLACE EXPO Where/when: Friday 3 p.m., Royal Oak Public Library Why go: The Black Literary Marketplace Expo will showcase a collaboration of exhibitors, vendors, authors and speakers. There will be a number of book exhibits, a luncheon, press party and author signings. Pricing: Free 3. DWAYNE GILL Where/when: Friday 9:…
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Check out this week's Patch picks.
The long Memorial Day weekend unofficially kicks off the summer fun season. Following are some suggestions for holiday fun: 1. ERIK ALLEN Where/when: Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle, 310 S. Troy St.; Thursday 8 p.m. Why go: Erik Allen won the Acme Comedy Company’s Funniest Person in the Twin Cities Contest in 2007. He's appeared at the Boston Comedy Festival and recently released a comedy album entitled This Is All I Have. Pricing: $10 2. DINOSAURIA Where/when: Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile, now through Sept. 5 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 …
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Thursday is here and it's time to find out what is going on in Royal Oak this weekend.
Where/when: Royal Oak Music Theatre 318 W. 4th St; Thursday, 6 p.m. Why go: Escape the Fate is a hard rock band from Las Vegas. This is a band that is steadily making a name for itself as its music continues to climb the Active Rock and Alternative Rock radio charts. Also sharing the stage with Escape the Fate and Alesana is Motionless in White, Get Scared and Drive A. Pricing: $18 Where/when: Royal Oak Music Theatre 318 W. 4th St; Friday, 7 p.m. Why go: Ethan Bortnick is a musical child prodigy that has been featured on PBS and Oprah. He began playing the keyboard at the age 3 and began composing music by the age of 5. He is able to play any song by ear. Bortnick will be performing to help raise money for the Adopt a Refugee Fund. …
Friday, January 21, 2011
Get your weekly Royal Oak entertainment fix here.
Looking to get out of the house and have an evening on the town? There's always something going on in Royal Oak that is fun and inviting. Here are a few things that are happening this week. 1. Thursday at the Landmark Main Art Theatre, 118 N. Main St., catch one of four thought-provoking films. The films being featured are Somewhere, Casino Jack, I Love You Phillip Morris and Black Swan. With the SAG and Academy award shows coming up, the downtown theater is the perfect place to catch up on the nominees. For showtimes and more information, call (248) 263-2111. 2. Have a good laugh at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle, 310 S. Troy St., this weekend. Thursday through Saturday, Tom Segura will perform along with Connie Ettinger. Segura may be a …
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
City businesses plan to offer a number of special discounts and theme parties to capitalize on celebration downtown.
New Year's Eve in Royal Oak is offering up a variety of fun and festive choices for food, drink and entertainment, from fancy to casual to rockin'. If you're trying to find something close to home, there are quite a few options to choose from. The main attraction this year is Rockin' the Eve. The event will be located at S. Washington Avenue and 6th Street, with the stage in front of Pronto Restaurant, 608 S. Washington. Rockin' the Eve will be hosted by 96.3 WDVD-FM and 93.1 DOUG-FM and will feature a free concert with The Gin Blossoms, The Romantics and "Battle of the Bands" winner The Wall Clocks. It will also feature a New York-style "ball drop." "We're just thrilled to be center stage, front and center, for the whole ball drop," …
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Music, dancing, movies and more are on tap around Royal Oak.
The holidays are here, and they can be a bit stressful at times. Here's a few things to do this weekend as fun pick-me-ups.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Music, benefits, comedy, film and more on tap in Royal Oak.
Looking for something to stimulate the senses this weekend? We've got a few suggestions for your eyes and ears. 1. Don't miss the Martinis and Mistletoe Party at Royal Oak's Goodnite Gracie, 224 S. Sherman, on Thursday. This festive party will benefit Lighthouse of Oakland County. Hear some of Detroit's hottest recording artists, including Brandon Calhoon, Joey Spina, JC Westwood, Carolyn Striho and more. Santa and his elves will also be in the house to pose for photos and find out if you've been naughty or nice. The party runs 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m. and there is no cover charge. Enjoy $4 Zodiac Vodka specials all night long, plus complimentary appetizers 7-8 p.m. 2. Have some laughs with Michigan native David Dyer at Mark Ridley's Comedy…