A new ice rink in Royal Oak, Zana opens in Birmingham, and more top stories from the Week (Nov. 14-18)

Get details on Royal Oak’s newest outdoor winter attraction. Plus, a looming recession, jellyfish in Michigan’s lakes, Zana restaurant in Birmingham, and more metro Detroit headlines.
The interior of ZANA restaurant, which opened in Birmingham on Nov. 15. // Photograph by Hayden Stinebaugh.

Royal Oak Welcomes New Ice Rink at Centennial Commons

The Rink at Royal Oak, which is sponsored by M3 Investment services, can hold up to 250 skaters at a time and will officially open to the public at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022.

Comedian Mike Epps to open new Detroit performance venue and restaurant

The new venue, One Mike Detroit, will open in the former location of Punch Bowl Social, and will host stand-up comedy, live music, and spoken word performances. It will also offer a restaurant that serves seafood, lamb, beef, and chicken, with some vegan dishes.

University of Michigan economists predict a mild recession in the U.S.

At yesterday’s Economic Outlook Conference, economists with U-M announced a probable recession that may increase the state’s jobless rate from 4.1% to 4.7% but would also likely help curb inflation.

Serena & Lily Open Design Shop in Birmingham

The Serena & Lily Birmingham Design Shop opened Nov. 12 in the city’s downtown. Founded in 2003, Serena & Lily is known for offering contemporary, coastal-influenced home furnishings.

Jellyfish are popping up around Michigan, prompting students to study the phenomenon

Students taking a biology elective course at Eastern Michigan University are spending their first semester tracking the creature.

Modern American restaurant Zana opens in downtown Birmingham

The 10,000-square-foot eatery boasts an exclusive bar area, private dining room, and several sections created by local designers. Zana is the third concept from Mario Camaj, who also operates Tallulah Wine Bar & Bistro and Besa.

RoboCop statue may find a home at Eastern Market

The 11-foot bronze statue, which was thought up more than a decade ago to “serve as an ambassador for the Motor City,” has long been searching for a home. An official announcement for the statue to live at Eastern Market could come as soon as the end of the year, pending a legal agreement.

A new exhibit at the Charles H. Wright Museum highlights Detroit’s jazz legacy

Detroit Jazz: A Legacy Continues showcases dozens of the city’s musicians and places that have impacted the local, national, and international jazz scene. The exhibit is open through Feb. 28, 2023.

Oxford schools to mark Nov. 30 as Wildcat Remembrance Day

Students at Oxford Community Schools will have that day off. District officials are also inviting folks to take part in a moment of silence wherever they are at 12:51 p.m., which is when the first 911 calls about the shooting came in.

A new music and art venue is opening in Detroit

Big Pink, a 7,000-square-foot complex near Belle Isle, is the brainchild of longtime friends and creatives Toby Murray and Maher Hachem. The venue will celebrate its opening Nov. 25-26 with music, art, food, and vendors.

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train to pass through Michigan for the first time in three years

During its cross-continent tour, the train holds programs to raise money, food, and awareness for local food banks in communities along its route. The Holiday Train will pass through Melvindale, Allen Park, Taylor, and Romulus on Dec. 1.

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