Check Out the Boogie Woogie Kid at the Library

Rochester Hills Public Library welcomes Matthew Ball, the “Boogie Woogie Kid,” in concert on February 19, from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. The Rochester Hills Public Library welcomes back Matthew Ball (aka The Boogie Woogie Kid) for another entertaining family concert featuring New Orleans songs, Boogie-Woogie piano, and Swing-Era favorites from the American Songbook. Ball performs classics like "In the Mood," "Just a Closer Walk with Thee," "Basin Street Blues," "It Had to be You," "Glory of Love," … [Read more...]

Symphony of Style Fashion Show, Luncheon, and Boutique

Join the Rochester Symphony Guild (RSG) on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at The Palazzo Grande for the Fashion Event of the Season. The day starts at 10:30 a.m. with shopping 22 unique Boutique Vendors showcasing the latest trends in jewelry and accessories, home décor, and a remarkable assortment of the latest fashions. Enjoy a gourmet lunch at 12:30 p.m. followed by Peppertree of Rochester’s spectacular Fashion Show sharing this spring’s hottest styles. To make reservations, call 248-933-8845. … [Read more...]

The Rochester Symphony Orchestra’s Annual Spring Concert performs Classical Gems

Surround yourself in classical music this Spring as the Rochester Symphony Orchestra (RSO) presents Classical Gems, performed by the RSO’s Chamber Orchestra, and conducted by Music Director, Maestro Zeljko Milicevic. The concert will be presented on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church – 620 Romeo Road, Rochester, MI. The RSO’s Chamber Orchestra delivers a world-class and unique classical music experience. The program features selections from German, … [Read more...]

Rochester University Presents ‘Songs n’ Shorts’

Rochester University’s Theatre & Music Department presents Songs n’ Shorts: A Night of One-Acts and Music, directed by Robert Arbaugh, MFA. Artwork by Liz Fulton. Rochester University (RU) Theatre & Music is delighted to present Songs n’ Shorts: a fun-filled cabaret celebrating our student’s individual artistic voices! We will be premiering six original one-acts written and performed by our talented RU students and showcasing musical theatre performances that are sure to make you … [Read more...]

Musical Revue ‘Blues In The Night’ at Meadow Brook Theatre

Soulful musical runs February 15 through March 12 on the campus of Oakland University Three different women and one man who does them wrong create the perfect opportunity for Blues in the Night, the latest musical to run at Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, MI. Conceived and originally directed by Sheldon Epps, with original vocal arrangements and musical direction by Chapman Roberts and orchestrations and additional vocal arrangements by Sy Johnson, … [Read more...]

Citizens of the American Colonies: The Patriots

On February 2 at 7:00 p.m., the Rochester-Avon Historical Society will present “Citizens of the American Colonies: The Patriots” at the Rochester Hills Public Library located at 500 Olde Town Rd., Rochester, MI.  Attendees of the program will have the opportunity to meet three Patriot Players from America's Colonial past – Benjamin Franklin, Paul Revere, and Sybil Ludington. Everyone will tell their own story about how the roles they played in helping America develop.  Larissa … [Read more...]

Friends of Rochester Hills Library Winter Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library is getting the new year off to a big start with its winter used book sale set for January 25-29. The bargains are all in the upstairs used book sale room of the library at 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester. Presale opportunities for Friends members will be Wednesday January 25 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. New member sign-ups and renewals are available at the door. The Friends of the Library used book sale area is located on the upper level, … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Meadow Brook Theatre’s ‘Birthday Club’ is Cause for Celebration!

Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) kicks off the new year in a big way with the Michigan premiere of the jubilant Birthday Club, running now through Sunday, February 5, 2023, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, MI. From the pen of playwright Phil Olson, Birthday Club is set in the present day and features Cheryl (Lynnae Lehfeldt), Emily (Debbie Williams), Abbie (Tamara PiLar), and Kathy (Dani Cochrane). For five years these women have been gathering at Cheryl’s house to drink, … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Make a Date to See the Fearless and Funny ‘Calendar Girls’ at Avon Players

Singer/songwriter Neil Sedaka was right on the money when he sang, “I love, I love, I love my calendar girl.” Or in this case, I loved the opening night of Avon Players’ spirited production of Calendar Girls, running now until Saturday, January 28 in Rochester Hills, MI. If the name of this play sounds familiar, chances are you may have seen the 2003 movie starring Dames Helen Mirren and Julie Walters. Inspired by real-life events, the action mainly takes place in the quaint village of … [Read more...]

Fire & Ice Festival is Back in Downtown Rochester

“The Fire & Ice Festival is a fun-filled opportunity to get out of the house, even in the depths of winter, to enjoy some fresh air and regain a sense of community,” Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter said. “The event attracts thousands of people from across the region to get a taste of how joyful and active winter can really be.” Ice Carvings at Fire & Ice Festival in Downtown Rochester - Photo by Michael Dwyer This year’s ice sculpting theme is myths and legends. Glistening … [Read more...]