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Featured Art in Detroit for July

  Throughout July several art exhibits are opening for the first time to the public, and some are nearing the end of their run. Here’s a sneak peak into some of the art exhibits Metro Detroit is currently offering:   The Flint Institute of Art is featuring an exhibit entitled About Face: Portraiture Through Time…

This Weekend in Music

Motown icon Diana Ross returned home to Detroit to grace us this last Friday the 13th, on the night of a full moon in Sagittarius, giving a concert at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre. This concert marked the first of thirty concerts scheduled this season at Freedom Hill, and Ross’ headlining act was the tour de force…

WHAT’S TO LOOK AT? A Peak Into The DIA.

WHAT’S TO LOOK AT? A Peak Into The DIA. A downtown Detroit treasure, the Detroit Institute of Arts, more commonly known as the DIA, is a haven for some of the most important pieces of art in the world. Gracing Midtown Detroit with its grandiose architecture and rich, white marble, this historical relic is home…

Shop Small Shop Local; Rail and Anchor Royal Oak

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Shop Local, Whether you’re planning to splurge on gifts for friends and family, or just use holiday entertaining as an excuse to redecorate, there’s no better time to go shopping for home goods. Luckily, there are plenty of options. There might be no better place for gift shopping than Royal Oak, where the concentration of unique…

The 2 Women 4 Wheels Holiday Gift Guide!

We had a great time shopping with some new bus riders at our Holidaze shopping event on Saturday! Staring at 13 & Woodward, we headed to downtown Royal Oak to visit the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market where one of our bus riders was inspired to make her own granola as a gift for friends. Perfect!…

Join us for Holidaze on the BUS!

So, it really took us a few days to recover from our kick-off party. It was a fantastic event full of good food, good beer/wine and of course – some amazing transit & 2 Women 4 Wheels fans! Check out the photos on Facebook! We had a few fun activities that included asking folks what kinds…

Arts Beats & Eats: Sunday’s Beats

Friday August 30th marks the return of Royal Oak’s premier event, Arts Beats & Eats 2013. We’ll be breaking down all aspects of the festival as we lead up to the big date. Today, here is the music schedule for Sunday. Print it out and share it with your friends! Michigan Lottery Stage National Stage…

BRU Fest Michigan Comes to Royal Oak!

“Beer Fest” seems to be all the rage these days, right, so what makes Bru Fest Michigan different? Culinary partners: Bagger Dave’s Legendary Burger Tavern, Buffalo Wild Wings and Treat Dreams Bagger Dave’s Legendary Burger Tavern: The Fiery Bleu Buffalo Burger: Turkey burger with shredded lettuce, vine ripe tomato, bleu cheese crumbles, topped with Buffalo sauce…

Let’s Change Downtown Royal Oak to an Urban Utopia

We have clamored a lot here at The Urbane Life about how the City operates downtown, specifically the parking meters. What if we Reinvented Downtown Royal Oak. NO Parking Downtown, Force people to use the Parking Structures. Create Biking Lanes, Pedestrian Walking, Increase Outdoor Cafes, Create Street Art and make Downtown Royal Oak an Urban Environment on par with Austin TX. Good news…

Indie Movie Round-Up: May

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 less.…

Wine Stroll 2013 Royal Oak

Calling all Wine Lovers! Wine improves with age and organizers of Royal Oak’s Wine Stroll are trying to do the same with ninth annual event set for May 18. Because Wine Stroll has sold out the last five years, the tickets available has been increased from 1,500 to 1,700 and a couple venues have been…