Monthly Archives: September 2012

Ferndale’s Booze & Movie House: October

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September 30, 2012
Ferndale’s Booze & Movie House: October

As we’ve mentioned in a previous article, Ferndale’s Brew ‘n’ View is one hell of a time. Hip crowds, PBR tall boys, and a movie in a classic theater for $2–need we say more? Let’s take a peek at October’s Brew ‘n’ View roster at Fashionable Ferndale’s Magic Bag theater. October 3, Wednesday Ted...
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Royal Oak Music City: October

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September 27, 2012
Royal Oak Music City: October

Built in 1928, the Royal Oak Music Theatre started out as a grand movie house typical of its era. Though it still hosts the occasional movie, the Royal Oak Music Theatre is now known for much, much more. Comedy nights, private parties, heck, even boxing routinely draws big crowds. What it’s really known for,...
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Deadline Detroit: Kwame Kilpatrick Made Boatloads of Money

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September 23, 2012
Deadline Detroit: Kwame Kilpatrick Made Boatloads of Money

The prosecution lit into Kwame Kilpatrick in opening arguments Friday, and the defense countered with sharp criticism of the charges. By 1:55p.m., the first day of battle was over, opening the way for the government to call its first witnesses on Monday in the biggest case in Detroit history in memory. Assistant U.S. Attorney...
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Indie Movie Round-Up

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September 22, 2012
Indie Movie Round-Up

Most every town has a giant movie multiplex but there’s only one Main Art. Independent movie lovers from all over the region felt their pulse quicken a little when they saw the construction begin on the Emagine entertainment complex–directly behind one of Metro Detroit’s longest tenured and most popular art house movie theaters, no...
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Green Daffodil is Growing in Ferndale … and Beyond

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September 20, 2012
Green Daffodil is Growing in Ferndale … and Beyond

Candles are my indulgence and my therapy. Sometimes the glow of a flickering light and a pleasant scent eases my mind even better than a cocktail or a glass of wine. But I’m also picky about my candles. I hate burning my money on a pillar or container of wax that’s going to disappear...
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CRUSH Birmingham 2012

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September 19, 2012
CRUSH Birmingham 2012

The Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan is having their annual gala event, the 5th CRUSH Birmingham 2012 Wine and Food Classic. This gorgeous gala will be located at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham on Saturday, September 22, 2012. All proceeds benefit Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan which is celebrating its 60th anniversary in October...
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Ladies Night Out in Royal Oak Sept. 20

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September 19, 2012
Ladies Night Out in Royal Oak Sept. 20

What could be better than a night of shopping with the girls? A night of shopping during the Royal Oak Retailers Association’s Ladies Night Out. This isn’t the typically fabulous Royal Oak shopping experience. Over 40 stores and restaurants have planned things like discount cocktails, free samples, and gorgeous men serving appetizers and giving...
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Detroit Docs: Detropia

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September 16, 2012
Detroit Docs: Detropia

There’s been a rash of Detroit documentaries lately, from locals with well fed Kickstarter accounts to seasoned vets submitting their takes on the city to the Sundance Film Festival. As the city’s buzz has intensified over the past several years, it seems everyone’s been trying to best document Detroit and what it all means....
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This Weekend: Soooooo Much Music

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September 15, 2012
This Weekend: Soooooo Much Music

Remember this past Labor Day when there about 1,442 amazing music festivals happening around town*? Well, this weekend’s sort of like that too. Except two festivals are in the same city. What the hell are you doing inside reading this? *Okay, three: Arts Beats & Eats, Jazz Fest, and the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival....
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Brew ‘n’ View is Worth the Wait to See Movies the Way They Should be Watched

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September 14, 2012
Brew ‘n’ View is Worth the Wait to See Movies the Way They Should be Watched

In the past several years, I’ve been wondering what the point of going to a movie theater is. For the price of getting in, I suppose I want more of an experience than just taking a seat in a seat. Heck, I can wait a few months, watch the same movie from Netflix, and...
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Have fun improving your cooking skills

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September 12, 2012
Have fun improving your cooking skills

There is an easy way to improve your cooking skills and have a blast doing it without having to travel a great distance or take out a student loan. Right in our own N. W. Metro Detroit area there are 2 places where you can sign up for individual cooking classes. The first is...
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2-for-1 Fun in Ferndale: DIY Street Fair & Funky Ferndale Art Fair

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September 12, 2012
2-for-1 Fun in Ferndale: DIY Street Fair & Funky Ferndale Art Fair

It’s getting to be the end of the season and Ferndale’s packing in the end of another winning summer season with a double-header of fun. The DIY Street Fair, a celebration of homegrown forward thinking, kicks thing off on Friday night with 19 different bands on four stages. Its first-ever 5K run that benefits...
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