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 [...]
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 [...]
Last year, actor Mark "Marky Mark" Wahlberg brought his Wahlburgers restaurant chain to Greektown. A Detroit location was perhaps strategic for the brand, which features a vague working-class theme (e.g., its burgers are served with [...]
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 [...]
Royal Oak police and firefighters are raising funds and getting ready to face off in a benefit Guns & Hoses hockey game to help a longtime Clawson volunteer battling cancer: Carrie Chambers, 42, who was [...]
Owner of the Love and Buttercream bakery in Royal Oak, Brooke Wilson Vitale, is "creative, thoughtful, has an incredible business sense and is precisely the kind of young leader we want to keep in Oakland [...]
Stagecrafters proudly presents "In the Heights," from the creator of Broadway's hit musical, "Hamilton," Lin-Manuel Miranda. Miranda conceived the music and lyrics, and also the book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. The story is set over [...]
BY BTL STAFF ROYAL OAK - Royal Oak residents will decide this election whether to approve a small increase on the non-homestead property tax to bring the millage up to the approved 19 mills. According [...]
ROYAL OAK - With the construction long complete, The Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce will fire up Washington Avenue once again June 11 & 12, returning the popular Clay, Glass & Metal Show to its [...]
By Amy J. Parrent Jay Kaplan is like an entertainment and equality superhero. By day he's an advocate (in all senses of the word) for LGBT rights, at night an advocate for and promoter of [...]