What should Jewish people do on Christmas? In 1987, the creators of MatzoBall revealed their answer to that question: party. The annual holiday bash began as an event for Jewish singles on Christmas Eve, a night when many public places are traditionally closed and Santa takes over the airwaves with his State of the North Pole address. Today, MatzoBall has spread to more than 20 cities across the U.S., including Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Detroit. Tailored to folks 21?49, the nationwide Christmas Eve celebration sets the stage for a night of mingling, networking, and even love?and has sparked countless friendships and marriages over the years. Even when the holiday season passes, MatzoBall continues to connect people with ongoing events year round.
Detroit's most fabulous theatre company, The Ringwald, is located in the "Times Square of Ferndale."
Resident theatre company, Who Wants Cake?, is thrilled to have a home to produce work that will blur the lines between race, income, race, income, religion, and sexuality.
A movie theater, comedy club and concert venue, The Magic Bag always has something new to light up its marquee. The theatre has become a go-to for nationally touring bands?including The English Beat, symphonic pop outfit The Polyphonic Spree, and surf-rock legend Dick Dale?as well as popular tribute acts like The Mega 80s, Lez Zeppelin & Panama. Acclaimed comedians such as Gilbert Gottfried, Jeff Ross, and Brian Posehn take the stage on a regular basis at the club, and cult-favorite films are the main attraction on Brew & View nights.
The Social Connection has been a premier lifestyle event production and marketing company Metro Detroit since 2001. They host dozens of annual events with more than 10,000 guests per year, including unique social events, food and sampling-related events, and charitable events. The party bus division offers an easy and hassle-free way for guests to attend some of Metro Detroit's most popular events including the St. Patrick's Day Parade, Opening Day, Tiger's games, Port Huron Boat Night, The Detroit Fireworks, and The MSU-UM Game. Each fall, the party bus division buses over 3,000 party bus goers each year. In addition, The Social Connection features seasonal events including a Fall Biking & Adventure Weekend at Boyne Highlands, a Santa Pub Crawl in Royal Oak, and an average of three New Year's Eve events which host 4,000 guests each year. The Social Connection aids grand openings and restaurant weeks with their in-house marketing arm for promotional campaigns that reach over 75,000 people weekly via an email, social media, and website visitors.
I Wish Lessons’ professionally guided classes convene in various venues throughout Chicago, Boston, DC, and Detroit, uniting and educating like-minded learners in vibrant social settings. The company’s hundreds of teachers have educated countless learners while introducing them to new friends and planning private events, including birthday parties and baby showers. Classes broach a multitude of engaging, lighthearted subjects, such as beer and bacon pairing, scotch tasting, cupcake decorating, and sushi rolling.
Como's has been a Ferndale staple since 1961, long before pizza ever got its own U.S. Cabinet department. Now generations of Como's fans file through the restaurant's bright dining area daily?even until 4 a.m. on some nights. There they fill up on deep-dish and round pizzas, more than 20 different pastas, and around 30 house specialties loaded with meat, including chicken parmigiana and beef cacciatore. Aside from the food, events throughout the week make Como's a go-to spot for fun. The calendar features karaoke nights, holiday-themed parties, and even the occasional pub crawl.