Lifestyle Things to do in Metro Detroit

Things to do in Metro Detroit this Week: 11/3 through 11/7

November 2, 2021

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.

Riverside Park
3311 Squirrel Ct, Auburn Hills
Facebook Event Page

VegBash Global Cuisine at Royal Oak Farmers Market – Thursday, Nov. 4

Things to do in Metro Detroit this Weekend 11/3 - 11/7

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

Things to do in Metro Detroit this Week 11/3 - 11/7

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.

The Finch
5897 Dixie Highway, Clarkston
Event Page


Patton Oswalt at The Fillmore – Saturday, Nov. 6

6:00 pm

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!

Fillmore Detroit
2115 Woodward Ave, Detroit


International Design Runway Reception and Exhibition – Saturday, Nov. 6

Things to do in Metro Detroit this Week: 11/3 through 11/7

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.

Metropolitan Museum of Design Detroit
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.

Eastern Market
2934 Russell St, Detroit


If you attend any of these events, send us your photos or tag us on social media and let us know what you thought!

Do you know of any great upcoming events we should know about? We are always looking for fun things to do in Metro Detroit to share with our readers. Email us at info@seenthemagazine.com.

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