Events & Activities in Royal Oak

44% Off Popcorn, Cotton Candy, or Snow Cone Rental

Royal Oak

$80 $45

Party rentals dole out carnival-style snacks for up to 50 guests

Up to 54% Off Golf for Two or Four

Royal Oak

$48 $23

Normandy Oaks's emerald fairways offer nine opportunities for hitting long-distance drives

94% Off Kickboxing, Boxing, and Fitness Classes for Kids

Royal Oak

$450 $29

Group classes and a bumping sound system motivate both muscles and metabolisms for boys and girls

Up to 77% Off Fitness and Boxing Classes

Royal Oak

$80 $39

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Experienced trainers back up 25 punching bags; classes include TRX suspension and kettlebell workouts with club-like lasers and DJ beats

78% Off Women’s Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$219 $49

Certified instructors lead women through fat-burning exercises including obstacle courses and cardio drills in a four-week program

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

58% Off Martial Arts

Madison Heights

$119 $50

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55% Off Martial-Arts Group Training

Royal Oak

$110 $49

Instructors lead classes for all levels, including families

50% Off

Madison Heights

$100 $50

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45% Off

Downtown Madison Heights

$300 $165

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Up to 88% Off Cardio Kickboxing at Garage Muscle Athletic Group

Downtown Madison Heights

$275 $39

Students soak up kickboxing strikes and blocks while burning fat and toning muscle

ComedySportz – Up to 41% Off Improv

Michigan Actors Studio

$17 $10

Game-based comedy show pits teams of improvising funny folk against one another in a contest of light-footed joke making

Up to 55% Off Dance Classes

Ferndale

$50 $25

Certified dance teacher helps beginners learn the art of salsa dancing or tango

Up to 53% Off Three- or Six-Day Juice Cleanse

Ferndale

$195 $98

Cleanses energize the body with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants through a mix of fruit juices, greens, and protein infusions

Up to 67% Off a Healthy Juicing Class

Downtown Ferndale

$104 $15

Patrons learn to make healthy, tasty juices and receive dosha assessment, which details custom concoctions based on your body's needs

74% Off Circuit Training

Ferndale

$150 $39

Using kickboxing, suspension training equipment, and free weights, trainers lead students through intense circuit training classes

Up to 66% Off Yoga, Pliates, or Boot-Camp Classes at Fitness Rx

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Classes engage students in challenging workouts that strengthen the body and rejuvenate the mind

Up to 74% Off Boot Camp or Personal Training

Oak Park

$129 $55

Intensive 60-minute boot camps held three times per week or personal training in a gym equipped with massage therapists and a juice bar

Up to 58% Off Zumba or Belly Dancing Classes

Oak Park

$45 $19

Learn how to belly dance or burn calories during upbeat Zumba dance fitness classes

Up to 69% Off Dance Lessons at City Style Tango

Clawson

$120 $39

Teacher of the Argentine tango imparts his skills to students of all experience levels during group or private dance lessons

Half Off Ice-Skating Lessons

Hazel Park

$50 $25

Weekly classes instruct students in skills required to perform graceful figure-skating maneuvers or execute fast-paced hockey techniques

81% Off Capoeira Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

The Brazilian art form melds dance, martial arts, and acrobatics into a rhythmic, mentally challenging workout

Up to 73% Off Martial Arts Self-Defense Classes

Southfield

$160 $49

Instructors lead classes designed to help beginners learn to defend themselves using martial arts maneuvers

Half Off Halloween Costume or Face Painting

Southfield

$59.99 $29.99

Face-painting artists decorate faces or teach others how to create fun designs with face paint; fleece Halloween pajama costumes

Up to 51% Off Shooting-Range Package

Southfield

$93.99 $47

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After a safety class, participants wear protective gear & take aim in one of 14 computerized lanes in a range run by trained range officers

Up to 70% Off Kung Fu or Self-Defense Classes

Multiple Locations

$125 $45

Kung fu classes impart martial-arts movements that bolster body awareness; self-defense classes teach women to defend themselves

Up to 53% Off Pistol Training Classes

Southfield

$90 $45

Detroit police officer teaches stance, grip, maintenance, and other pistol fundamentals, or builds on skills in a continuing education class

Up to 81% Off Lessons at Axis Music Academy

Multiple Locations

$80 $15

Private lessons and group jam sessions can teach students everything from guitar chords to drum beats to recording with Final Cut Pro

Up to 61% Off Qi Gong Classes

Southfield

$100 $39

Qi Gong classes work to improve overall health and circulation in a relaxing set of motions

Up to 53% Off Pistol-Training Classes

Southfield

$90 $45

Designed to accommodate students of all experience levels, the class reintroduces the fundamentals of safely using and storing a pistol

44% Off Speed Dating

Southfield

$18 $10

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Up to 54% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$120 $55

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Instructors lead goal-oriented programs that blend cardio kickboxing and core-strengthening Pilates with personalized nutrition plans

61% Off Makeup Lesson

Franklin

$125 $49

Two skilled aestheticians bring 50+ years of experience to makeup instruction designed to simplify beauty routines

56% Off Pilates and Fitness Classes

Downtown Birmingham

$75 $33

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Pilates equipment classes include reformer and springboard classes

72% Off Yoga Classes

Bloomfield Hills

$90 $25

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Instructors focused on proper alignment and safety lead students of all levels through Kundalini, Iyengar, and prenatal yoga classes

39% Off at Barre Bee Fit

Downtown Birmingham

$54 $33

Students perform small, isometric movements using kettle bells, hand weights, and a barre for balance to strengthen & stretch bodies

80% Off Private Ballroom-Dance Lessons

Birmingham

$270 $55

Learn American and international ballroom-dance steps during private lessons, then hone your skills in the presence of fellow students

Up to 69% Off N-Motion or Personal Training

Birmingham

$85 $29

N-Motion classes combine flexibility, balance, and resistance training under the professional eye of trainer David Blay

Up to 73% Off Boot Camp from Real Detroit Muscle

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Certified trainer leads workouts loaded with body-weight moves, mobility exercises, and weight-training drills suitable for all skill levels

Up to 43% Off Beer-Tasting Package at 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

Michel'le – Up to 38% Off R&B Concert

Andiamo Celebrity Showroom

$32.25 $20

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The star of "R&B Divas: Los Angeles" unleashes the powerful voice behind the hit "No More Lies"; Detroit duo Raw Voyces opens

Up to 72% Off CoreFit Classes

Troy

$150 $49

Sports-based training sessions combine medical knowledge with athletics to prevent injury while building muscle and stamina

Up to 84% Off Martial-Arts Class Package

Troy

$70 $19

Experienced instructors teach Brazilian jujitsu, mixed martial arts, and muay thai kickboxing to students of all skill levels

50% Off Roller Skating at Skate World of Troy

Troy

$20 $10

Skaters glide across the smooth wooden rink as music plays and they practice their roller-skating skills

Up to 87% Off CrossFit Classes at Iron Warrior CrossFit

The Smart Zone

$150 $25

One-hour CrossFit sessions include a mix of gymnastic and functional movements as well as weightlifting to achieve full-body workouts

50% Off Cardio Kickboxing

Troy

$150 $75

Learn self-defense techniques from a third-degree blackbelt while burning calories and sculpting muscles

Up to 75% Off at 6 Degree Burn Fitness Studios

The Smart Zone

$100 $39

Gym memberships include weight management to help clients shed pounds; yaw-yan classes teach a specialized form of martial arts

Up to 61% Off Kettlebell Fitness Classes

Troy

$100 $49

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Firefighter Craig Sylvester helps students increase strength and flexibility in classes that incorporate kettlebells, sandbags, and tires

51% Off Discovery Flight Package

Troy

$284 $139

Discovery flight allows guests the chance to pilot Cessna aircraft as part of package that also includes photo, t-shirt, and logbook

Yanni – Up to 53% Off Concert

Freedom Hill Amphitheatre

$32.15 $15

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Globally famous composer and pianist performs classic favorites and new album tracks backed by a full orchestra

49% Off

Sterling Heights

$79 $40

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Up to 55% Off Mini Golf

Sterling Heights

$16 $8

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illuminate players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes

75% Off One Month of Fitness Classes at Positive Zone Fitness

Sterling Heights

$180 $45

Form healthy fitness habits throughout this month of classes, which employ plyometric, resistance, interval, and circuit training

55% Off Fitness Classes

Sterling Heights

$150 $67

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51% Off Voice or Instrument Lessons

Eastpointe

$80 $39

Experienced musicians teach students of all skill levels the fundamentals of singing or playing instruments like guitar and clarinet

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

New Baltimore

$60 $29

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

Up to 53% Off Admission to Military Historical Society

Eastpointe

$25 $12

Historial society celebrates the efforts of the Greatest Generation during WWII with exhibits and interactive events

Up to 85% Off at LifeStyle Fitness Gold

Eastpointe

$160 $49

30-minute Butt & Gutt Fitness classes vaporize flab for tighter curves; boot camps blend cardio, strength, and core moves to inspire fitness

Up to 62% Off Pole-Dancing Classes or Party

Redford

$65 $29.99

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Gals of all fitness levels strut their stuff in pole-dancing sessions focused on stretching and strengthening; mini pole party for up to 10

78% Off from Michigan Women Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$274 $59

Blend of running, core exercise, and resistance training six days a week; nutritional consult with food journal provides dietary support

Up to 61% Off Learn-to-Ice-Skate Course

Fraser

$99 $39

Year-round lessons are available for students aged 3 and older

Half Off DJ Skate Night at Fraser Hockeyland

Fraser

$8 $4

Partiers skate to a live DJ amid lighting effects, play on-ice games and win prizes, hang out in the arcade, and eat at the pizza restaurant

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

65% Off Personal Fitness Program

Belleville

$60 $21

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Up to 72% Off Personal Training

Roseville

$300 $90

Personal trainer incorporates diet and nutrition counseling into personalized bundles designed to tackle clients' goals

Up to 79% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Meridian Fitness LLC

$180 $50

Burn fat and tone muscles with customized workouts and nutrition

Up to 81% Off Personal Training or Fitness Classes

Rochester

$130 $49

Get some one-on-one attention during 45-minute personal-training sessions, or get in shape during group fitness classes

Up to 71% Off at Jungle Gym Fitness Studio

Rochester

$110 $39

Certified trainers lead groups in boot-camp, yoga, dance-fitness, circuit training, and boxing classes

57% Off Boxing

West Bloomfield Township

$189 $81

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51% Off at Annette and Company School of Dance

Farmington

$80 $39

Award-winning instructors teach feet the graceful steps of jazz, tap, ballet, and contemporary dance styles

Up to 55% Off at Holocaust Memorial Center

Farmington Hills

$16 $8

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Holocaust museum traces the history of Judaism before bearing witness to the atrocities of World War II

Up to 64% Off Scuba Classes in Farmington Hills

Farmington

$300 $109

PADI-certified instructors cover scuba fundamentals in classroom setting & then take students into pool to practice skills

Up to 55% Off at Pilates-Barre Studio

Farmington

$130 $59

Instructors with ballroom dancing & fitness backgrounds lead equipment & mat classes alongside barre classes for students of all skill level

49% Off Boot Camp

Farmington

$75 $38

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Up to 46% Off Teaser Pilates

West Bloomfield

$75 $40

Experienced, dedicated instructors personalize individual sessions, guiding student through strengthening, lengthening exercises

Up to 52% Off Arcade Outing or Party

Farmington

$14.50 $7

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Old and new coin-operated games and mechanical oddities buzz and whir in packed museum where guests nibble popcorn

50% Off Indoor-Play-Center Party at Jungle Java

Multiple Locations

$130 $65

Kids gather around a jungle-themed table with beverages and play in maze of forest huts and treehouses

59% Off Reserved Tennis-Court Time

West Bloomfield

$185 $75

Reserved tennis time on courts rated the best in the city by "Hour Detroit" in 2008 and 2009

50% Off Classes at Design Sewing Studio

Downtown Farmington

$80 $40

Learn how to sew a sassy apron, boxer shorts, infinity scarf, or tote bag while sipping BYOB drinks

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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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When the Douglas J Aveda Institute opened in Knoxville in 2011, it joined a family of institutes and salons that Douglas Weaver started in the 1960s. Here, Aveda students pursue certification in cosmetology and esthiology while practicing their craft on real clients under the supervision of licensed educators. And because students perform the services, the rates are lower than at traditional salons. The Knoxville treatment menu includes hair design—cuts, color, retexturizing—as well as Aveda’s Elemental Nature facials, pedicures, and manicures.

The Institute is inside the historic S&W Grand building, a handsome art-deco landmark that, like a compassionate fairy-tale prince, is equally handsome on the inside. The spa rooms have a rustic balance of exposed brick and wood paneling, and the salon’s geometric light fixtures gleam upon checkerboard tile floors and industrial shelving lined with Aveda’s signature products.

409 S Center St
Royal Oak,
MI
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Upon entering Go Cycle Studios, it might feel like you’ve accidentally walked into a club: hip-hop, rock, and dance music streams from the expansive sound system, reverberating off the exposed brick walls and polished concrete floors. The cycling and fitness center’s owners, Jimmy and Lisa, use this atmosphere to set the mood, but they’re serious about exercise. They and the other instructors tailor spin classes and other fitness programs to challenge riders of all levels, from beginners to those who want to work up to jumping a police barricade. Under their instruction, riders sweat astride Keiser stationary bikes, each outfitted with monitors that display RPMs, heart rate, approximate calorie burn, and miles covered. Before or after class, students can head to the back patio to sip coffee in the fresh air or furtively discuss ways to hasten the comeback of handlebar streamers.

413 N 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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Yogi Jason Schramm, inspired by the daily struggles of the city he loves, named his yoga school in its honor. Within the school’s three locations, he draws upon more than 10,000 hours spent teaching to show students how to find inner peace and use it to effect change. The instructors use ancient yoga poses to propel pupils inward, and Schramm lets subtle influences from his martial arts training shine through in some courses. Ashtanga classes summon sweat with vigorous poses that build strength and flexibility, and Vinyasa techniques weave movement, stillness, and deep breathing into a fluid sequence that changes daily.

1216 Catalpa Dr
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
US