Royal Oak Barktoberfest Starts Sept. 15

By | 2018-08-29T16:02:56+00:00 August 29th, 2018|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

The Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce invites attendees to discover Barktoberfest, a fall festival for dogs and dog owners. Centered around locally-brewed craft beer and music, this dog-friendly event is designed to bring together the community.

Arts, Beats & Eats Continues for 21st Year

By | 2018-08-29T16:00:53+00:00 August 29th, 2018|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

This year marks the 21st annual Ford Arts, Beat & Eats festival. Presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, this year there will be more than 200 performances that will be held across 9 stages located in downtown Royal Oak. Attendees are welcome to attend from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. from Friday, Aug. 31 through Sunday, Sept. 2, and from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 3. Last year, the festival hosted nearly 400,000 visitors and raised $350 thousand for local charities.

Broadway National Tour Company Members Come to Detroit for Witches’ Night Off

By | 2018-07-25T13:35:43+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Entertainment, Features, Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

Company Members of the National Touring Company of "Wicked" will host Witches’ Night Off, an evening of entertainment and fundraising at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Royal Oak on Monday, Aug. 13. Net proceeds from the show will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and Open Hands Food Pantry.

Maria Bamford Plays Royal Oak Music Theatre

By | 2018-05-09T13:41:52+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

Many comedians know how to work a room and get laughs from their own experiences, but few know how to channel laughs from their own anxiety as well as Maria Bamford. Especially vocal about her own mental health, the "Arrested Development," "Lady Dynamite" and "BoJack Horsemen" star has been lauded as "revelatory" by Entertainment Weekly and labeled a "must-see" by both Rolling Stone and Variety. She'll be at the Royal Oak Music Theater on Friday, May 25 at 7 p.m.

Artist Kevin Tolman Debuts Nature-Based Art Exhibit

By | 2018-05-09T12:54:43+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

The paintings of Kevin Tolman reveal the storied layers of an artist's creative process. Robert Kidd Gallery's spring exhibition focuses on the unfolding nature of Tolman's compositions, which manifest deep illusory spaces activated by brilliantly placed marks and forms. Each painting invites the viewer to peer through quiet veils of skillful, intuitively worked mixed media, offering a glimpse at richly percussive underlying fields.

Royal Oak Holds Annual Mother’s Day Flower Sale

By | 2018-05-09T12:53:26+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

On Sunday, May 13, Royal Oak is hosting its annual "Royal Oak in Bloom" Flower, Plant & Garden show. This mother's day event makes it easy to enjoy the increasingly warmer weather, get a head start on gardening and spend some quality time with family. With almost 70 vendors in attendance, the variety of "flowers, plants, landscaping items and decorative elements" for lawns is huge. And this year, the event will last an hour longer to allow for more shopping.

Matt and Kim to Headline at Royal Oak Music Theatre

By | 2018-03-14T13:54:29+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

The Royal Oak Music Theatre is slated to showcase drum/keyboard duo Matt & Kim on Wednesday, April 18. Although Matt Johnson is from Vermont and Kim Schifino is from Rhode Island, the two met while students at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute. According to Johnson in a 2016 Westword interview, they were immediately drawn to each other.

Bianca Del Rio Comes to Royal Oak

By | 2017-11-23T09:00:00+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

photo: S2_CC2_RoyalOak_2547.jpg Bianca Del Rio, the alter ego of seasoned comic Roy Haylock and season 6 winner of RuPaul's Drag Race, is a self-professed "clown in a gown." This hilariously hateful comic is known for [...]

Wine Stroll

By | 2017-05-11T09:00:00+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

photo: S2_CC3_2519.jpg Sample featured wines and signature hors d'oeuvres from more than 20 of downtown Royal Oak's top restaurants in a self-guided walking tour from 12-5 p.m. on May 20. The event, made possible by [...]

Walk 50 Miles in 50 Days

By | 2017-04-13T09:00:00+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

There are a number of ways the American Heart Association says walking at least 30 minutes a day can help people - from reducing their risk of coronary heart disease and stroke to enhancing their [...]

Stir Your Senses

By | 2017-01-19T09:00:00+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

Once again, vodka enthusiasts are invited to sample their old standbys or discover new favorites at the annual Vodka Vodka event on Jan. 21 at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. Detroit's sexiest vodka-tasting event includes [...]