Lifestyle Things to do in Metro Detroit

8 Things to Do in Metro Detroit this October

September 30, 2019

Check out these fun fall events in Metro Detroit this October.

By Ri’An Jackson

Featured photo via Pumpkin Palooza


Wine Bash Detroit

Wine Bash Detroit

6-10 p.m.

 Belle Isle Boat House

 E. Picnic Way, Detroit

 Wine Bash Detroit is perfect for those who enjoy a night to relax with a glass of wine. At this wine tasting event, guests can taste and learn about wine from wineries around the world, jam to a live DJ, and win prizes. Tickets start at $50 on Eventbrite.

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Glass Pumpkin Fest

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10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 The Glass Academy

 25331 Trowbridge St., Dearborn

 Join The Glass Academy for the 11th annual Glass Pumpkin Fest. This free event will take guests on a glassblowing adventure featuring live demonstrations and handmade glass pumpkins to peruse or purchase.


Donut Fest Detroit

Donut Fest Detroit

1-5 p.m.

 Eastern Market Brewing Co.

 2515 Riopelle St., Detroit

All donut lovers are welcome to entice their sweet tooth at Donut Fest Detroit at Eastern Market Brewing Co. This extravaganza will feature donuts, drinks and more donuts. With the purchase of a general admission ticket ($35 on Eventbrite), guests can sample donuts, coffee and tea from 8-10 vendors. Guests 21 and up will also receive a drink ticket for beer. Other festivities include a photo booth, donut eating contest and more.


ReMARKable Women Live Luncheon

ReMARKable Women Live Luncheon

10:30 a.m.

The Henry

300 Town Center, Dearborn

Florine Mark, president and CEO of The WW Group, is presenting the annual Remarkable Women Live Luncheon 10:30 a.m. Oct. 11 at The Henry in Dearborn. Hear from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Rep. Debbie Dingell. There will be a special performance by Motown legend Martha Reeves. Tickets to the event sponsored by SEEN benefit regional women’s health initiatives. Visit 888-3-florine.com.


“Heathers the Musical”

Heathers the Musical, DetroitVia Heathers - The Musical Facebook

 Showtimes vary

 Hilberry Theatre

 4743 Cass Ave., Detroit

Based on the 1988 film of the same name — “Heathers the Musical” is coming to Wayne State University’s Hilberry Theatre Oct. 11- 27. This comedy will take viewers on a hilarious (and deadly?) trip to Westerberg High, an over-the-top school filled with drama, cliques and teenage angst. Tickets start at $29 at wsushows.com.


Casino Royale

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5:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Ford Community & Performing Arts Center

15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn

Spend an evening enjoying live entertainment, food and casino games at the ninth annual Casino Royale 5:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. The event hosted by the Rugiero Promise Foundation raises money for diabetes research. Ron Bellamy, head football coach of West Bloomfield High School and former University of Michigan NFL wide receiver, will be a special guest. Get tickets at rugieropromise.org.


Pumpkin Palooza

Pumpkin Palooza, Plymouth, MI

 Noon-2:30 p.m.

 Downtown Plymouth

If you’re looking for a free, fun and family-friendly way to get in the Halloween spirit, check out Pumpkin Palooza in downtown Plymouth. This party will get you excited for the holiday with games, costume contests, entertainment, a petting zoo and candy.


Drinking with Dogs Halloween Edition

Canine to Five Drinking with Dogs

6-9 p.m.

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Does your pooch have a better costume than you? Bring your dog to Canine to Five’s Drinking with Dogs Halloween-themed fundraiser at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. SEEN editors will be judging the dog costume contest, and winners will be featured in an upcoming issue. Tickets are $20 and benefit the Michigan Humane Society. Get tickets on Eventbrite. (Humans are allowed to dress up too!)

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