It’s time for Tom Pearlman, the former business owner of Ferndale’s Club 9, to move on. He’s passed on the gay party place at the corner of Nine Mile Road and Woodward to Kiana Dennis and Angela Vincent, the team behind SIXX Events, a party promoter catering to the LGBT community. “I’ve been in the club business for 25 years and needed a break,” he says, also revealing that he wants to focus on his children and other business interests (he still owns Soho, also in Ferndale). So where does that leave Club 9? Will it still be gay? And what’s happening there for Halloween?
What are your plans for 9?
The plan for Club 9 is to upgrade it and make it the hottest interactive gay nightclub in Michigan. Fabulous Ferndale is the best city you can ask for when it comes to embracing the alternative lifestyle, and we plan to give the city more of what 9 has the potential of giving: New and sexy bar staff, dancers, wait staff and new DJs and great drink specials.
Why did you want to pursue this club?
Owning a club has been a dream for us since throwing parties in college, so when the opportunity arose, we jumped on it!
Tell me about your upcoming Halloween party.
This Friday and Saturday we will be introducing the first annual “Thriller Weekend,” the sexiest-yet-scariest Halloween costume party of the year. Four-dollar Gremlins, Vampires and Demon Drops. Music by DJ Lynda Carter on Friday and DJ Karma on Saturday. Cash prize for the best costume.
How did SIXX Events begin?
SIXX started off as six girls that got together every Sunday to watch “The L Word.” We went bowling, took trips around the world, and we clubbed. SIXX Events came about when we realized there wasn’t a lot of places for us to go party and to be ourselves. We decided to find a alternative spot to have a party at least once a month, and of course there had to be a promotional group behind it – and it became SIXX Events.