One week it was snowing and wet with a wind that was pretty brutal, while just a couple weeks later, locals were strutting around is shorts, sunglasses and frappes … in March.
What’s going on here?
Well, the reasons are debatable, but there’s one thing to know for sure: That warm spurt is over for now and you’ve probably noticed when that cold wind hit your face this morning.
The weather forecast this week isn’t kind. Temps today won’t even hit 50 degrees and the low tonight is very, well, typical of March, dipping to 28 degrees. Compared to last week’s sunny skies and record-breaking highs, the following days aren’t much better, with temperatures hovering in the 40s and 50s.
So, this means there’s one more thing that could be looming in the forecast: cabin fever.
Don’t let the drab weather get you down or take over your week. This list of fun, indoor activities to get in on around Ferndale should help take your mind off just how chilly it’s gotten out there.
Here’s to salvaging one memorable March.
It may only be Monday, but you can start the week off right with an enjoyable evening at a local venue around town. If you’re looking for good eats at a great price, The WAB has a Monday dinner special of half-off all food after 4 p.m. If you’re looking for an activity to get involved in, don’t forget the new knitting group that meets at 7 p.m. at The Emory.
The final open mic nights at AJ’s Café are winding down, which means the activities are cranking up before it closes down later this month. Join in for an open mic night with Christopher Ewing of 96.3 WDVD one last Tuesday, from 8-11 p.m. Sign in starts at 6 p.m. with local musicians taking the stage at 8 p.m. There’s a minimum $5 donation. Call 248-399-3946 for more details.
The art exhibit “No Going Back” is in its final week at Lawrence Street Gallery. Huntington Woods resident Linda Logan is the featured artist of this showcase, displaying her figurative drawings. The gallery is open noon-5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, and noon-9 p.m. Friday. Call 248-544-0394 for more details.
The next film at Magic Bag’s Brew & View is The Grey on Wednesday. Admission, for folks 21 and up, is just $2 and doors open at 8 p.m. The film screens at 9:30 p.m. Call 248-544-3030 for more information.
Kick off the weekend a day early with House Thursdays at The Bosco. Turn out for a night of electronica music with D.J. John Larson and a few guest DJs, too. It starts at 9 p.m. More details at 248-541-8818.
Thursday is the State of the City Address and a mixer is being held in advance, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Valentine Vodka. This Meet the City Reception will feature a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres with the city’s key people and leaders before the mayor’s address. The cost for the reception is $15. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Head to Go Comedy! Improv Theatre on Friday for a late-night laugh and some drinks. The Bizarro Happy Hour starts at 11:45 p.m. and best of all, it’s free to get in. Call 248-327-0575 for more details.
Ringwald Theatre is presenting Speed-the-Plow at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets cost $10-$20 and this show also runs 8 p.m. Saturday and Monday, and 3 p.m. Sunday through April 23. Call 248-545-5545 for more information.