From the Festival of Lights and VegBash, to Patton Oswalt, cookie decorating and a holiday shopping bazaar at Eastern Market, check out these fun things to do this week in Metro Detroit.
By SEEN Contributors
Diwali Festival of Lights, Auburn Hills Riverside Park – Wednesday, Nov. 3
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Celebrate Diwali,the Festival of Lights, with the community at Riverside Park in Auburn Hills. This is a very important holiday for Hindu’s, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists, symbolizing how their inner light protects them from spiritual darkness. This event will include a Diwali craft, dancing, Rangoli, a henna artist and a glow roll where you can decorate yourself with glowing things to walk or ride around the Riverside Park trail. This event is welcome to everyone and a great opportunity to learn more about this beautiful holiday.
3311 Squirrel Ct, Auburn Hills
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VegBash Global Cuisine at Royal Oak Farmers Market – Thursday, Nov. 4
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Are you exploring going vegan or do you just love plant-based food and want to discover new local options? VegBash Global Cuisine at the Royal Oak Farmers Market will offer plant-based food vendors and food trucks, multi-cultural entertainment, cruelty-free shopping bazaar, and more! Tickets are $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, $10 for kids 12 – 6 and free 5 and under. Limited tickets available per time slot so book now!
Royal Oak Farmers Market
316 E. 11 Mile Rd., Royal Oak
Christmas Cookie Workshop in Clarkston – Saturday, Nov. 6
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Want to wow your friends and family with professional looking holiday cookies? Register for the Heavenly Cookie Queen’s Christmas Cookie Workshop at The Finch in Clarkston. You’ll learn to make the frosting from scratch and how to decorate these beauties. Tickets are $33 each and includes all ingredients and 9 cookies. Space is limited reserve your spot by phoning The Finch at (248)897-3330.
5897 Dixie Highway, Clarkston
Patton Oswalt at The Fillmore – Saturday, Nov. 6
SEEN Editor Nicole chatted with Patton about his upcoming show on Saturday, November 6 at the Fillmore Detroit. Read more about Patton, his tour and score your tickets before this insanely hilarious show is sold out!
2115 Woodward Ave, Detroit
International Design Runway Reception and Exhibition – Saturday, Nov. 6
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fashion lovers won’t want to miss this runway show and exhibition featuring fashions inspired by the designers heritage. The designers are: Keiko Koakutsu – Japan, Aki Choklat – Finland, and Rob Lubera & Shelley Grech – China. This fundraising event will benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Design Detroit, housed at Collected Detroit Gallery.
Tickets are $50 standing or $150 seated.
2439 Fourth Street, Detroit
All Things Detroit Holiday Experience – Sunday, Nov. 7
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday shopping is a cinch with All Things Detroit, which founder Jennyfer Crawford is bringing back to Eastern Market for the first time since 2019 to showcase all kinds of hand-crafted and holiday-themed goodies from more than 100 Detroit-area makers. Make a day of it and enjoy good eats from local food trucks, too. General admission tickets are $5 (kids 6 and under are free) and “Beat the Crowd” tickets are $15 and includes early access at 9:30 am, and All Things Detroit tote bag and face mask. For everyone’s safety, masks are required to attend.
2934 Russell St, Detroit