The Month Ahead in Downtown Ferndale: September 2014

The Month Ahead in Downtown Ferndale: September 2014MBREW draft one

(Ferndale DDA Press Release, Sept. 4, 2014)

As an ongoing hub of activity in the region, Downtown Ferndale is often in the midst of an event, a business opening, a great new venture. The Ferndale Downtown Development Authority, in an effort to keep news agencies in the know, is providing you with a one-month overview of events and happenings that will be of interest to your audience, and we will continue to do so throughout the year. For further information about anything Downtown Ferndale, please go to or call the DDA at 248-546-1632.

Friday, September 5 – Opening reception for “Glen Corey and Gary Van Gorp” a two-man show at Lawrence Street Gallery, 6-9 pm. Mid-month reception is Sept.19, 6-9 pm. Show continues thru September 26, details at LSG is located at 22620 Woodward.

Friday, September 5 – “Angels in America, Parts 1 & 2” by Tim Kushner opens at 8 pm at The Ringwald, 22742 Woodward. Performances Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays thru September 29. Details at

Friday-Sunday, September 12-14 – Art Fair Weekend in Downtown Ferndale. The DIY Street Fair and the Funky Ferndale Art Fair take over Downtown Ferndale with the work of fine artists and artisans, craftspeople and cottage industry entrepreneurs. Coupled with edgy music (on the DIY/east side of Woodward) and acoustical guitar (on the FFAF/west side of Woodward), the user experience is multi-faceted, inspiring and easy to navigate. Details at

Art Fair Weekend includes road closures as follows:934_8600_Gen-Online_Banners2

Friday, September 12 – Sunday, September 14

~ West Nine Mile Rd., Woodward to Planavon. Reopens Sunday, Sept. 14

~ Allen Road , West Troy St. to West Nine Mile. Reopens Sunday, Sept. 14

~ East Troy St., Woodward to Parking Lot #9. Reopens Monday, Sept. 15

~ East Nine Mile Rd., Woodward to Bermuda. Reopens Monday, Sept. 15)

Thursday, September 18 – “Get Reel. Outdoor Movies on Vester Street” features “Sixteen Candles” projected on the giant silver screen on Vester Street (1 block north of East Nine) in Downtown Ferndale. HowesLocationPresented by Ferndale Collision, the original Sixteen Candles is the last in the summer movie series which offers FREE outdoor viewing to all. Movie rolls at dusk. Road Closure: Vester Street between East Alley and Bermuda, 3 pm – Midnight.



Go! Comedy – at 261 E. Nine Mile Rd. Side-splitting improve with regularly scheduled shows Wednesdays –Sundays.

The Magic Bag – DF’s original movie theatre, now serving up “Brew & View” and live performances throughout the month. Details at



Fashion boutiques, fabulous shoes, vintage books, make-up, comics, bikes, baby goods, everything Irish, art and more PLUS weekend access to 50 artisan vendors housed in the Rust Belt Market.


60+ bars and restaurants with international fare, fab bar food, hand crafted cocktails and/or mouth watering seed013_larry_and_monica_millssweets. Details at Downtown Ferndale Restaurant Week coming October 6-12.

New Business:

~ Twisted Tavern, 22901Woodward, the former Boogie Fever is now a class-act, small plates restaurant, open daily for dinner and more. Twist, the transformed nightclub, also formerly part of Boogie Fever, is now open.

~Dickey’s BBQ at 23123 Woodward.

~LaVida Massage at 23153 Woodward.

~Sport Clips at 23133 Woodward.

~Secreto, 317 W. Nine Mile Rd. The transformation is complete and Secreto Cigar Bar will open next week.

The Ferndale DDA manages and markets Downtown Ferndale, a district of approximately 350 businesses located over 3.9 linear miles, intersecting at the iconic Woodward Avenue & Nine Mile Rd. For more information on Downtown Ferndale, please call the DDA at 248-546-1632, visit or Downtown Ferndale on Facebook.

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