Just because there aren't as many holiday celebrations to look forward to post Jan. 1 doesn't mean that the Metro Detroit area doesn't have winter-embracing events. In fact, starting Jan. 19 Royal Oak's Detroit Zoo is hosting its annual Wild Winter Weekends tradition through Feb. 2.
ROYAL OAK — LGBTQ and ally filmmakers can look forward to the upcoming Royal Starr Arts Institute's Community Mixer — scheduled to be held on Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. The Royal Starr Arts institute itself is a a non-profit arts organization that encourages filmmakers from across the Metro area to meet up, chat about upcoming projects and possibly even collaborate. President of the group Luke Castle said he's excited about the kick-off event for 2019.
Held at Royal Oak’s Mr. B’s Gastropub on Main Street on Dec. 19 is an event brimming with holiday cheer, karaoke and ugly Christmas sweaters. This annual party encourages guests to bring their wild side [...]
At only 21 years old, Gabi Wilson, better known by fans as H.E.R. has been making music since 2014, but in her short career already earned a spot on iTunes' Best of 2016 R&B/Soul Albums [...]
Kids eager to see Santa Claus to ask for gifts can now prepare for brunch with him, too. Presented by Pronto! in Royal Oak on Saturday, Dec. 1. "Join us for Brunch with Santa at [...]
On Tuesday, Dec. 4, guests at the Michigan By the Bottle Tasting Room in Royal Oak are welcomed to help the cause of Helping Hands of Wayne County by purchasing a ticket valued at $40. [...]
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.
Known for its popular Drag Queen Bingo events, Royal Oak's Five15 Media, Mojo, & More store is now offering a more creative outlet: Sip, Swish, & Stroke. Attendees are invited to bring an open mind as an instructor walks them through how to paint a picture on a canvas.
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.
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.
On Saturday, June 30, LGBTQ youth and allies can attend Affirmations' Theatre Week Premiere, to enjoy the completed performances of those enrolled in the community center's Theatre Week intensive. From 2:30 to 4 p.m. youth [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
Whether one is interested in acting, writing or directing, it is vital that one understands the basics of storytelling. For both movie buffs and theater fans alike, the Detroit Mercy Theatre Company is offering a [...]
Lauren Tatarsky has been deeply involved in spiritual guidance and therapy for a while now. She has been a Hatha yoga teacher since 2010, and received a master of arts in spiritual guidance from Sofia [...]
Anyone who has relegated the game of bingo to a boring activity for nursing homes residents clearly hasn't met a drag queen. Carmella Marcella Garcia, Miss Carol Lee, Miss Angel Sheridan, Miss Addison Taylor, Trixie [...]
Royal Oak residents have probably noticed a new addition to their skyline: the construction of a brand-new parking structure. The structure has been under construction for almost a year, and is slated to open on [...]
More than 60 volunteer musicians will perform classical masterworks as well as contemporary selections during the Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra concert program at 8 p.m. on Oct. 27 at Royal Oak Middle School Dondero Auditorium, [...]
Residents in Royal Oak have expressed their concerns on Facebook about redevelopment plans in the city. A petition called "Save the Royal Oak Farmers Market" has been circulating after the city commission proposed a new [...]
photo: S2_CC1_2523.jpg For the first time ever, join Joel Hodgson, creator of the critically acclaimed "Mystery Science Theater 3000" TV show and its new host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray) as they bring the first live [...]
The best comedians in Michigan will showcase their talent for an opportunity of a lifetime - to hang out with NBC's "Saturday Night Live" cast member Kenan Thompson, attend a live taping of "SNL," a [...]
Birmingham Schools Superintendent Daniel Nerad sharply condemned anti-Semitic graffiti and hateful language that has been displayed in some areas of the school in a letter March 1 to parents, saying that while media accounts have [...]
The Royal Oak Symphony presents the Violin Concerto by Ludwig van Beethoven on March 24 at 8 p.m. at Royal Oak Middle School, 709 N. Washington Ave., Royal Oak. Other symphonic works on the program [...]