Take Me Out Tonight: Things To Do In & Around Ferndale This Weekend

Weekend recommendations for music and culture lovers.

Friday, December 7 – Chelsea Handler Comedians

While there are large swaths of people who find “mean girl” humor loathsome, there’s no denying that E! Network mainstay, Chelsea Handler, has created something of a comedy empire. This week, three of the comedy dom’s most-loved writers — Brad Wollack, Jen Kirkman and Josh Wolf — hit the Royal Oak Music Theatre’s stage; sure to deliver their self-effacing-yet-still-somehow-rude signature brand of hilarity.

8 p.m. at the Royal Oak Music Theatre (318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980). Tickets are $32.50. For more info: royaloakmusictheatre.com

Saturday, December 8 – The Blueflowers with the Volebeats and the Walking Beat

Fans of well-crafted alt-country and early rock ’n’ roll take heed: this show is stacked with local talent. The Blueflowers' haunting and poppy '60s sound (think Shocking Blue meets the Stone Ponys) is steeped in high musical tastes; while the Volebeats (fronted by garage rock godhead, Matthew Smith) are among the most-admired songwriters in country. Openers the Walking Beat offer super well-written Americana that's good enough to be eaten with a spoon...delicious music!

8 p.m. at the Berkley Front (3087 West 12 Mile Rd, Berkley; 248-547-3331). Cover is $5.

Sunday, December 9 – Rock, Paper, Scissors

Here’s a craft fair for the young and the cool. Rock, Paper, Scissors is a holiday bazaar that will showcase all kinds of unique crafts, vinyl and vintage wares. The hip holiday event will be DJ’d by fabulous local rapper EsQuire and will include the following vendors:

Beauty Mark
Bellyache Records
Bring More Yarn
Cat's Meow Detroit
Courtney Wethy
Created & Collected
Curiouser & Curiouser
Envious Takeoff
Ernest Fackler
Featherheart Trading Co.
Gingerly Made
Gwen Joy
Hourglass Dollhouse Vintage
House of Renata
Jam by Hand
JKM Soy Candles
Laura Rockwood
Livin' Vintage
Marcie's Perfect Rack
Moving Beauty
Nick Kelly
Painted Lady Trashions
Peace Love Spandex
Uncle Brenda's Goodies
X! Records

1-5 p.m. at the Loving Touch (22634 Woodward Ave., Ferndale;


Don’t forget to make reservations for New Year’s Eve! Ferndale’s fabulous high-end speakeasy, The Oakland only has a few spots left for their upcoming New Year’s Eve Party, which looks to be an old-timey affair replete with upscale toddies and moody atmosphere galore.

For reservations call Sandy Levine at 248-291-5295. Tickets are $45 and are extremely limited.


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