Nightlife in Ferndale

Up to 56% Off Sketch-Comedy Show

Go Comedy! Improv Theater

Downtown Ferndale

$40.98 $18

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Veteran Detroit comedic actors preform a series of sketches

Up to 50% Off Standup Comedy

Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle

Downtown Royal Oak

$20 $10

Storied club hosts national and Detroit–based comedy acts

Up to 36% Off Tequila-Tasting Event

Tequila Mundo

Royal Oak Farmer's Market

$103.70 $69

Tasting event collecting more than 40 different types of tequila and mezcal

44% Off Speed Dating

Minute Life

Southfield

$18 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 56% Off 59 West Entertainment Complex

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

Skybox Sports Grill – Up to 56% Off

Skybox Sports Grill

Highland

$56 $27

Neighborhood grill and bar lures crowds with karaoke, trivia nights, and local bands until as late as 2 a.m.

Up to 43% Off Beer-Tasting Package at Kuhnhenn Brewing

Kuhnhenn Brewing

Northwest Warren

$64 $39

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Brewery guests taste a pint of beer and receive a pint glass and t-shirt to take home

Up to 52% Off at Snooker's Pool & Pub 

Snooker's Pool & Pub

Multiple Locations

$30.99 $15

Well drinks, drafts, and sodas complement burgers and sandwiches at a pub outfitted with billiards tables

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

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

Up to 52% Off Double Feature at Ford Drive In

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

Jesse McCartney – Up to 57% Off

Jesse McCartney

Saint Andrew's Hall

$35 $15

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Singer, songwriter, and actor shares soulful pop hits in support of his latest album, In Technicolor

Up to 78% Off In-Home Wine Tasting

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

Women's Empowerment Expo – Up to 30% Off

The Women's Empowerment Expo

Cobo Center

$42 $29.50

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A bustling day of breakout sessions and performances aims to entertain, inspire, and empower women

Complexions Contemporary Ballet – Up to 55% Off

Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Music Hall Center

$107.80 $49

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Ballet company with 20 years of accolades continues its inventiveness and commitment to breaking boundaries

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

48% Off Pub Food at Coach's Corner Bar and Grill

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

Up to 50% Off Pizza and Beer at Bar 153 Sports Bar and Grill

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

Up to 58% Off Party Package with Champagne

Stilettos

Inkster

$48 $20

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

50% Off Michigan Wine Appreciation 101 Class for Two

Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room

Shelby Township

$80 $40

Tasting guides introduce participants to six boutique Michigan wines, pairing them with Michigan cheese and organic chocolates

"Freckleface Strawberry the Musical" – Up to 52% Off Kids' Show

"Freckleface Strawberry the Musical"

Macomb Music Theatre

$26.08 $13

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Family-friendly musical based on Julianne Moore's book centers around freckled girl and her eccentric classmates

Up to 55% Off Standup Comedy and Appetizers

Laff Tracks Comedy Club

Wixom

$32 $19

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Comedy club showcases some of the metro area's most seasoned jesters on Saturday nights, including Bill Bushart and Paul Piziks

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

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

Up to 58% Off Tour and Wine Tasting

Colio Estate Winery

Harrow

C$8 C$4

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

Smile Empty Soul with Sid Wilson of Slipknot – Up to 64% Off

Smile Empty Soul with Sid Wilson of Slipknot

Diesel Concert Lounge

$41.96 $15

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Slipknot turntablist takes the stage solo with a blend of EDM and nu-metal, touring with hard rockers Smile Empty Soul and Blue Felix

Up to 56% Off Wine-Tasting and Tour

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

Up to 47% Off Pub Dinner at The Sodbuster Bar in Sylvania

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

43% Off 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

Boz Scaggs – Up to 40% Off Rock

Boz Scaggs with Dave Mason

Centennial Terrace

$63.50 $45

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Rock, soul, and rhythm-and-blues master behind hits such as "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle" joins a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer

Half Off Wine Tasting 

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

Up to 50% Off Comedy Show

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

Up to 43% off at Field of Dreams Drive-In Theater

Field of Dreams Drive in Theater

Multiple Locations

$14 $8

Drive-in theater offers double features at two locations with free, family-friendly games to play before showtime

55% Off Movie and Concessions from Dealflicks

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

Up to 53% Off Comedy Night for Two at Holly Hotel

Holly Hotel

Holly

$64 $30

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National touring comedians take the stage every Friday and Saturday, paired with small plates such as baked brie, crab cakes, and escargot

WoodsStock Music & Arts Festival – Up to 42% Off

WoodsStock Music & Arts Festival

Schedel Arboretum & Gardens

$50 $29

Celebrate the Woodstock era with live tribute acts, a classic car show, and juried arts show in Schedel Arboretum

Select Local Merchants

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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Pole Addiction was the first Pole Dancing studio in Michigan. We have helped hundreds of women start their own businesses including the other Michigan studio's. We have helped thousands of women find their inner strength and beauty! We are always about self confidence and empowerment!

3023 Hilton Rd
Ferndale,
MI
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At an improv show, not even clairvoyant mystics or current fashion experts know what's coming next. Enjoy a predictably sporadic evening of collaborative comedy with today's deal. For $15, you get two tickets ($15 each) to your choice of a Friday- or Saturday-night show at Go! Comedy Improv Theater, a $30 total value. In 2010, Real Detroit Weekly dubbed this Ferndale-based theater Best Comedy Company, and Metro Times readers named it Best Comedy Club in 2009.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once stated that flowers are the earth laughing at a tastefully improvised flatulence joke, though Go! Comedy prefers higher-brow forms, converting bodily functions to complex metaphors for life and love. Stop by Saturday at 8 p.m. for the Date Night, where the audience chooses which two actors should become star-crossed romantics amidst the fabricated social dynamics of onstage dramedy. Live out a theatrical fantasy on Friday night at 8 p.m. when you shout out a suggestive title at the on-the-fly musical, Rock-O-Matic. Any suggestion will do; scream for a performance of Whittler on the Roof, Guys and Barbie Dolls, or Homeschool Musical (no "Freebird"). Stop in Friday or Saturday night at 10 p.m. for the All-Star Showdown, an interactive game show that takes audience suggestions as actors move through a series of improv games and challenges.

With four weekend showtimes to choose from, impromptu improv outings can easily nestle inside the Russian doll that is a busy schedule. Gather up a crowd of formerly taunted teens and laugh with them, not at them, or bring a date for a chance to shamelessly yell taboo words in public without the awkward accosting. All shows feature a full bar to loosen up the spasmodic laughter reflexes.

Reviews

Detroit loves Go Comedy! Improv Theater, which won Best Comedy Club in 2009 from Metro Times readers and Best Comedy Company in 2010 from Real Detroit Weekly. Yelpers give it 4.5 stars.

  • Laughs are one commodity this battered Rust Belt community is always in need of, and Go! Comedy is all too willing to tickle what's left of your weary funny bone. A formerly grimly utilitarian Secretary of State office in Ferndale has morphed into a jubilant home base for Detroit's scattered improv comedy tribes, with all the off-the-cuff humor one could ever dream of. – Metro Times
  • Those characters at GO! Comedy in Ferndale are really good, or maybe some of you just need to get out more. For the second year in a row, the funny fashionistas on 9 Mile have been selected by a discerning readership as the best troupe in town when it comes to Thalia’s temper tantrums. – Real Detroit Weekly
261 E 9 Mile Rd
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
US

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
US