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10 Things to Do in Royal Oak This March

March 2, 2018

Looking for things to do in Royal Oak this month? Check out these events, including a pub crawl, scuba lessons, comedy and theater shows, egg hunt at the zoo and more.

By Karleigh M. Stone


Tasting & Tunes

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Courtesy of Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room Royal Oak

7-9:30 p.m.

Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room

29932 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak

Every Friday this month, local singers/songwriters will perform in the tasting room. These shows are open to the public and there is no cover charge. The schedule is as follows:

  • March 2 – Sarah Bella
  • March 9 – Dave Beard Jazz Trio
  • March 16 – Joel Palmer
  • March 23 – Tom Butwin
  • March 30 – Mia Green

March 4

Drinks and Donuts

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Courtesy of the Donut Bar

Noon to 2 p.m.

Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room

29932 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak

Sundays and donuts go together, don’t they? Add a glass of wine, and you’re looking at a great start to the day! Check out Southfield’s specialty Donut Bar + Coffee truck when it comes to the Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room in Royal Oak and savor the combo. Suggested wine and donut pairings will be available. More information: facebook.com/events/139003710125662/

March 9-11, 15-18, 22-25

“Steel Magnolias”

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Courtesy of Stagecrafters

Show times vary by date

The Baldwin Theatre

415 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak

Stagecrafters, a community theater experience, presents “Steel Magnolias,” a story about six Southern women in Louisiana who demonstrate the power of friendship and show more steel than delicacy as they face life’s ups and downs together. The show plays Thursday through Sunday beginning March 9 to Sunday, March 25. Show times are 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets range $20-$23.50 and can be purchased at stagecrafters.org.

March 10

St. Practice Pub Crawl

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Courtesy of St. Practice Pub Crawl

1-6 p.m.

Downtown Royal Oak

St. Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest celebrations of the year for the Irish and non-Irish alike. This year, practice your party moves ahead of time with the St. Practice Pub Crawl. Deck out like a Leprechaun and enjoy St. Patrick’s Day-themed swag, keepsake photos, $3, $4 and $5 drink specials, karaoke and prizes. Many of Royal Oak’s best bars are participating and check-in points include: Fifth Avenue, Mr. B’s, O’Tooles, Royal Oak Taphouse, 526 Main, Cantina Diablo and The Rock on 3rd. Cost is $15 and tickets can be purchased at stpracticepubcrawl.com/

March 10

Drag Queen Bingo – Lucky Paws Fundraiser

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Courtesy of Five15 Royal Oak

7-9 p.m.

Five15 Royal Oak

515 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak

Spend a night out playing a wild, unforgettable round of bingo, and support a great cause at the same time. Proceeds from this comedic edition of Drag Queen Bingo benefit Lucky Paws Rescue, a nonprofit committed to canine rescue and adoption. The cost is $30, with $10 from each ticket going to Lucky Paws. Reservations must be made in advance. Mail payments to Lucky Paws Rescue at 50473 Edith St., Chesterfield, MI 48047.


March 13

Try Scuba Night

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Courtesy of Rec Diving

7:30-10:30 p.m.

Rec Diving

32552 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak

It’s time for an adventure! Trained professionals at Rec Diving offer a monthly opportunity for future divers to test the waters of scuba. This class comes complete with scuba gear and a pool and allows newbies to try the sport in a safe, controlled environment. The group price is $50. Interested parties can contact Rec Diving at 248-549-0303 or dive@recdiving.com to RSVP. More information: recdiving.com/training/try-scuba/

March 20

Bell’s Brewery Beer Dinner

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Courtesy of Bell’s Brewery

5:30-8 p.m.

HopCat Royal Oak

208 West 5th St., Royal Oak

Baseball is back, and it’s time to celebrate! HopCat Royal Oak will host an expertly paired tasting event featuring Bell’s Brewery. The menu includes ballpark-themed eats, and the $32 ticket comprises five beers across four courses. Check out the menu and get tickets at eventbrite.com

March 24

The Pump & Dump Show

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Courtesy of The Pump & Dump Show

7 p.m.

Royal Oak Music Theatre

318 West 4th St., Royal Oak

Moms, treat yourself to a night out of the house and laugh with comedians Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee about all the things that normally make parents cry on their Parentally Incorrect Tour. Tickets are $25-$40 and can be purchased at axs.com.

March 27

“The Winter’s Tale”

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Courtesy of The Royal Opera House

7-10 p.m.

Main Art Theatre

118 N. Main St., Royal Oak

Watch the Royal Ballet perform an adaptation of this Shakespeare romance. The tale features infidelity, jealousy among old friends, child abandonment and young, hopeless love. Attendees are in for a rollercoaster of entertainment. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at landmarktheatres.com

March 30-31

Bunnyville at The Detroit Zoo

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Courtesy of Pexels

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Detroit Zoo

8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak

Bunnyville is back this year. Families will enjoy themed events like the Golden Egg Hunt with prizes, whisker painting, photos with the Easter Bunny, The Amazing Clark Magic Show and a performance by West Bloomfield’s Axis Music Academy. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for a discounted entry fee of $13 for adults and $9 for children. Items will be donated to Gleaner’s Community Food Bank. Without a donation, ticket prices are $15 and $11 respectively. Detroit Zoo members get in free. More information: detroitzoo.org/events/zoo-events/bunnyville/

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