Nightlife in Ferndale

The Mega 80s Ultimate Retro Party for Two at The Magic Bag on Saturday, August 23, at 8 p.m. (40% Off)

The Mega 80s

The Magic Bag

$20 $12

Award-winning tribute act recreates the fads, fashions, and hits of the '80s—from Devo to Bon Jovi—at this popular retro dance party

Standup Comedy at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle (Up to 50% Off)

Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle

Downtown Royal Oak

$20 $10

Storied club hosts national and Detroit–based comedy acts

Shakespeare Royal Oak at Starr Jaycee Park, July 31–August 6 (Up to 47% Off)

Shakespeare Royal Oak

Starr Jaycee Park

$11.34 $6

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Outdoor productions of Shakespeare's iconic tragedy and a witty retelling of his oeuvre

Sunday-Night "Drag Queen Addictions" Show for Two with Drinks at Inuendo Nightclub (Up to $32 Value)

"Drag Queen Addiction"

Inuendo Nightclub

$32 $19

LaBelle and Aretha Franklin impersonator April Summers brings her big personality to the stage as she introduces a lineup of drag stars

Carryout or Dinner and Drinks for Two or Four at 59 West Entertainment Complex (Up to 56% Off)

59 West

Downtown Highland

$30 $19

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Twists on classic food, such as pesto mozzarella sticks and steaks with house Jack Daniel's sauce, precede half-hour rounds of pool

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

New Baltimore

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Drive-In Movie Double Feature for Two or Family of Four at Ford Drive In (Up to 52% Off)

Ford Drive In

Dearborn

$18 $9

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‘50s-era drive-in screens double features of first-run movies across five screens, with outdoor car heaters

Bar Food for Two or Four for Dine-in or for Carry-out at Paradise Cafe & Lounge (Up to 50% Off)

Paradise Cafe & Lounge

Dearborn

$40 $20

Female-owned tavern offers classic and inventive bar fare and ample events and music performances

Here Come the Mummies at The Fillmore Detroit on Saturday, October 4 (Up to 52% Off)

Here Come the Mummies

The Fillmore Detroit

$29 $14

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Millenia-old mummies with a knack for raunchy puns and innuendo belt out funky jams in full costume

The Fresh Beat Band at Fox Theatre on Saturday, November 15, at 4:30 p.m. (Up to 45% Off)

The Fresh Beat Band

Fox Theatre

$45.75 $25

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Nick Jr. musical quartet take the stage for a summer concert

In-Home Wine Tasting for Up to 12 People, Plus 2 Wine Glasses, from PRP Wine International (Up to 78% Off)

PRP Wine International

Redeem from Home

$220 $49

Trained consultants pour six different wines while providing guests with background information, tasting tips, and pairing suggestions

43% Off at Doc’s Sports Retreat in Livonia

Docs Sports Retreat

Docs Sports Retreat

$30 $17

Dynamic sports bar boasts over 75 flat-screen TVs and an all-season patio

$39 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $25 Worth of Food at Coach's Corner Bar and Grill ($75 Value)

Coach's Corner Bar and Grill

Livonia

$25 $13

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Menu offers an array of pub fare such as boneless chicken wings, burgers with salsa and jalapeños, and beer-battered cod

Pizza and Pitchers of Beer for Two or Four at Bar 153 Sports Bar and Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Bar 153 Sports Bar and Grill

Garden City

$25 $13

Pizzas and cold pitchers of beer served in a sports bar with pool tables, 30 high-def TVs, and themed nights with karaoke or DJs

Pizzas, Burgers, and Barbecue at Joe's Garage Sports Pub (Up to 45% Off)

Joe's Garage Sports Pub

Clio

$20 $11

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Chefs prepare platters of burgers, barbecue, and hand-tossed pizzas inside sports bar with live entertainment on the weekends

Club Admission with Champagne for Four or Eight at Stilettos (Up to 58% Off)

Stilettos

Inkster

$48 $20

Mingle with friends while sipping champagne at an LGBT nightclub with drag shows, live music, and DJs

2014 Fall Bridal Celebrations Show at The Palace of Auburn Hills on September 14 at 12 p.m. (Up to 54% Off)

2014 Fall Bridal Celebrations Show

The Palace of Auburn Hills

$13 $6

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Fashion shows, prizes, and roughly 200 wedding vendors give couples a one-stop shop for planning their nuptials

Pub Fare at Library Sports Pub and Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Library Sports Pub and Grill

Novi

$20 $10

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Martinis & more than 40 beers such as Red Stripe & Hacker-Pschorr complement plates of nachos, steaks & potato-encrusted whitefish

Pub Food and Drinks at Library Sports Pub and Grill (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Library Sports Pub and Grill

West Bloomfield

$20 $12

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Surrounded by plasma TVs showing sports games, visitors win against hunger with mozzarella sticks, BLT pizzas, and seasonal beer on draft

ZZ Top and Jeff Beck at DTE Energy Music Theatre on August 27 at 7 p.m. (Up to 58% Off)

ZZ Top and Jeff Beck

DTE Energy Music Theatre

$35.60 $15

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Blues and rock legends join forces to unleash classic hits and sizzling guitar work

Bill Burr, Sarah Silverman, Hannibal Buress, Chris D'Elia, and More on Friday, August 29, at 5 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Oddball Comedy Festival

DTE Energy Music Theatre

$25.45 $15

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Bill Burr, Sarah Silverman, Hannibal Buress, Chris D’Elia, Chris Hardwick, and others star in a two-stage comedy fest blowout

Estate Tour and Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Colio Estate Winery (Up to 58% Off)

Colio Estate Winery

Harrow

C$8 C$4

Guests tour winemaking facilities, followed by a tasting flight featuring premium wines

Wine-Tasting and Winery Tour for Two, Four, or Six at DeAngelis Cantina del Vino (Up to 56% Off)

DeAngelis Cantina del Vino

Ann Arbor

$60 $29

Nine samples of all-natural wines headline a tasting experience that includes food pairings, souvenir glasses, and a tour of the grounds

"The Laugh Off" Improv Show for Two at All Star Sports Bar on August 21 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 55% Off)

The Laugh Off

All Star Sports Bar

$44.18 $20

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Like Wild 'n Out, improv comedy show pits two teams—one with a special guest—against each other so the audience can decide who's funnier

Pub Dinner for Two or Four at The Sodbuster Bar (Up to 47% Off)

The Sodbuster Bar

Sylvania

$18 $10

Neighborhood bar dishes out tasty appetizers & half-pound burgers as guests play pool & trivia or enjoy live bands & comics

$8 for $14 worth of Bar Food and Snacks at The Barn Bar

The Barn Bar

Sylvania

$14 $8

Lively bar hosts guests who can chow down on patty melts, onion rings, and wings while watching sports or partying

Private Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Chateau Aeronautique Winery (Half Off)

Chateau Aeronautique Winery

Rives

$100 $50

After a winery tour, guests sample wines fermented from Michigan grapes paired with snacks alongside an airplane hangar and grass runway

Standup Comedy at Funny Bone Comedy Club (Up to 50% Off)

Funny Bone Comedy Club

Funny Bone Comedy Club

$39.99 $20

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National comedy club chain hosts headlining comics up to five nights a week; adjoining seafood restaurant serves Creole-inspired appetizers

$9 for Two Movie Tickets & More from Dealflicks ($20 Value). Paramount Cinema & 3 More Locations

Dealflicks

Multiple Locations

$20 $9

Guests get $20 worth of Dealbucks, which can be used for movie tickets & concessions from Paramount Cinema & 3 other theaters

Comedy Show for Two with Appetizers and Drinks at the Holly Hotel (Up to 53% Off)

Holly Hotel

Village Of Holly Downtown

$64 $30

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Drinks and appetizers sate audiences during standup-comedy shows on Friday and Saturday nights

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With its unique decor and handcrafted specialty cocktails, The Bosco exemplifies class without pretension. According to Metromix, the premises evoke nature inside and out, with decorative trees and a courtyard adorned with waterfalls. At the bar, mixologists create specialty martinis that incorporate fresh fruit juices, simple syrups, liqueurs, and chocolate shavings. Later in the evenings, live DJs spin eclectic tunes at lounge-style events, and patrons enjoy amenities such as valet parking, bottle service, and a direct landline to the president.

22930 Woodward Ave
Ferndale,
MI
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At Mistalocks, students learn dances with such upbeat names as boppin' and steppin', just two of the studio's unconventional lineup of partner dance styles. In group classes, master instructor Buford Collins starts at the beginning, showing students how to count out rhythms, feel the music, and follow steps with a partner. His specialty is Chicago Style Steppin', which has similar characteristics to West Coast Swing, but he also leads students through the steps of Detroit ballroom, Graystone, tango, and salsa. For him, these dance styles are more than just a way to move to music. He considers them a fundamental part of humanity's heritage, much like reality television.

624 Livernois St
Ferndale,
MI
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Cousins Elias Hajjar and Nicholas Aubrey take yearly trips back to Lebanon to visit their family, but they can eat authentic Lebanese cuisine without leaving the confines of their own restaurant. With Gemmayze, which is named after a bohemian neighborhood in Beirut, they "wanted to create not only a menu that exemplified what's happening in Beirut and Lebanon right now, but we wanted to re-create the atmosphere,” Hajjar said in a Detroit Metromix article. “So the colors on the walls and ceiling are light and very clean and refreshing, and the menu reflects that as well.”

Inside the multi-level dining room, dangling lights twist like a strand of DNA above tables topped with shareable plates of hummus, grape leaves, and kibbe nayee—minced raw meat with bulgur and spices. Each dish is made from scratch using recipes that date back generations. Nearby, decorative palm tree appliqués cling to windows and a large brushed metal frame displays a variety of vintage forks, which can only be wielded by the rightful ruler of England. After dinner, patrons can move into the lounge and perch atop comfy ottomans and banquettes swaddled in rich fabrics while sipping wine or a cocktail.

310 S Main St
Royal Oak,
MI
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Every morning at Tom’s Oyster Bar, chefs scrawl the day’s battered and grilled seafood specials on chalkboard menus suspended from the ceiling. In addition to that list of freshly caught fish, the chefs tout their commitment to fresh seafood by stocking their raw bar with oysters that are shucked to order and then gently scolded for hording pearls.

In the wood-accented dining room, companions can sip from dozens of draft and bottled brews and bask in the glow of flat-screen TVs, or retreat to the outdoor patio and take in views of downtown Royal Oak.

318 S Main St
Royal Oak,
MI
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With a stage sturdy enough to bear the weight of standup comedy giants such as Jon Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld, and Ellen DeGeneres, Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle continues to cultivate talent to fill up its schedule. In the same way that it has operated since 1979, the venue employs a three-tier format for its shows: two locals, one up-and-coming and one seasoned, followed by a nationally recognized comic. This approach exposes audiences to new voices while comforting them with the promise of a recognizable face at evening’s end.

310 S Troy St
Royal Oak,
MI
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Shakespeare in the Park in Royal Oak bills itself as Michigan's only professional outdoor Shakespeare event, and for two remaining weekends this summer, the professional players will take to the open-air stage in a re-imagined version of the Bard's classic comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona. The 1960s-styled production features a cast of actors that bring the 16th-century play to life through vibrant, sleek, Mod-motifs. The lawn-style seating of the outdoor theater allows visitors to bring blankets or lawn-chairs to enjoy the arts in casual, summer style, with free parking nearby. Water Works is offering a special August 6 performance of the production, specifically designed for the hearing-impaired, in which costumed members of TerpTheatre's shadow actors interpret the lines onstage while the action plays out.

320 W 7th St
Royal Oak,
MI
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