5 Things to do This Weekend
Need something to do this weekend? Don't worry, we got your back.
It's Thursday and you might have already started planning your weekend, which begins right after work on Friday. For you slackers out there who, as of right now, have an empty dance card, we've put a few things together for you. Five things, actually. (We do love that number five here at Ferndale Patch.)
- Friday: It's the first Friday of the month and you know what that means? OK, it could really mean a bunch of things but at Boogie Fever it means that it's time for the Sexy Cougar Bash. No, we're not talking the big cats, either. It's a special night where women over 40 get in for free. Still curious about what a cougar is? Google it.
- Friday-Saturday: The Magic Bag is holding its 17th Annual Anti-Freeze Blue Festival. Tickets are $25 and the show starts at 7 p.m. On Friday, acts include Little Sonny with Mr. B and Bill Kirchen & Alberta Adams with RJ & The Rhythm Rockers. On Saturday, you'll see The Blasters with Laith Al Saadi, Motor City Josh and Black Beauty.
- Saturday: The Woodward Avenue Brewers are holding a Winter Beer Tasting at the Loving Touch. For 30 bucks you'll get to sample nearly two dozen beers from across the state, country and world. It's like traveling, except not really. A portion of the proceeds will go to the South East Michigan Group of the Sierra Club as well. So, get some beers and give to a good cause. The event will also have beer-themed appetizers (which come with the cost of admission). Oh, and it's Elvis Presley's birthday and the organizers of the event are encouraging attendees to where their best Elvis attire.
- Saturday: Get your acoustic dose at Ferndale's catchall indie boutique Hybrid Moments. Jeremy Waun, Sleep Brother and Wolf Size will be getting serious starting at 9 p.m. The show is free but donations will be accepted. So give what you can.
- Sunday: Weekend is over. Beer, shows and cougars. You're probably tired and need to just relax. Detroit Lotus Sangha is a meditation group that meets every Sunday at Mejishi Martial Arts. The group follows the Zen teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and one of his more than 90 books on Zen Buddhism. The morning includes a sitting meditation, a walking meditation, a Dharma talk and then another sitting meditation. That's a lot of meditation.
So, there's your weekend, and you're welcome.