DETROIT BEER WEEK
~$15 Food + Beer Combinations at Traffic Jam + Snug, October 17-27 (check their Facebook page for hours)
~Beer Flight + Pulled Pork Slider Special at St. Cece's Pub, October 17-27 (check their Facebook page for hours)
~Sammie, Soup + Beer Combo Special at Mudgie's, October 17-27 (check their Facebook page for hours)
~Rock City Eatery Food + Beer Specials featuring Dark Horse, October 17-27 (check their Facebook page for hours)
~Afternoon Delight Daily at Woodbridge Pub, October 17-27 (check their website for hours)
~Three-Course Menu at the Jefferson House for $20, October 17-27 (check their Facebook page for hours)
~Short's Tap Takeover at Foran's Grand Trunk Pub, October 18, 4-9 p.m.
~Orange + Black Party at Woodbridge Pub, October 20, 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.
~New Holland Double-Header at Woodbridge Pub, October 21, all day
~Kill All the ZomBEES at Foran's Grand Trunk, October 21, 4-8 p.m.
~Wheelhouse Detroit Progressive Bike Dinner, October 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
~Jolly Pumpkin Night at the Sugar House, October 23, 5 p.m.
~Arbor Brewing Company Tap Takeover at Foran's Grand Trunk Pub, October 23, 4-9 p.m.
~Wednesday Night Trivia with Beer Fest Ticket Giveaways at Woodbridge Pub, October 23, 8-10 p.m.
~Bell's Tap Takeover at Foran's Grand Trunk, October 24, 4-9 p.m.~Cans for Cans at Green Dot Stables, October 24, 5 p.m. to midnight
~Arbor Brewing India Beer Dinner at Woodbridge Pub, October 24, 6:30 p.m.
~Beer Fest Hangover Brunch at Woodbridge Pub, October 27, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Grand Opening Octoberfest Party at Great Lakes Coffee, Midtown, October 18-19
In celebration of their new beer and wine to go license, Great Lakes is having an Octoberfest party with German beers, wines, and food. Traditional dress is encouraged. Also sign up for their new beer/wine/coffee of the month clubs.
Windsor Craft Beer Festival, Windsor October 18-19
Right on the other side of the Detroit River lies the exotic land of Windsor-Essex, and lo and behold they brew beer there. Can't wait for Fall Beer Fest in Eastern Market? Get prepped the weekend before with this celebration of craft beer heritage in Windsor-Essex in historic Olde Walkerville.
WindsorEats Bikes + Beers Cycling Tour (Beer Fest Edition), Windsor October 19
Visit local beerie establishments by bike then end your tour at Windsor's inaugural craft beer festival.
(revolver) Dinner with Rubbed, Hamtramck, October 18-19
The European-style deli and sandwich shopping opening soon in Corktown will present this five-course dinner at (revolver). Two seatings are available each day.
Theatre Bizarre: The Procession, the Masonic Temple, Detroit October 18-19
New this year is a Preview Gala on Friday night. Limited tickets are available for this intimate event where masks are mandatory and masqueraders are led through a strolling dinner and scheduled performances. On Saturday, join the Procession.
West Village Biergarten, West Village, Detroit, October 19-20
Hatch Detroit and the Villages of Detroit present this pop-up beer garden to introduce Phase II of the Detroit Lions Living for the Neighborhood Initiative in West Village.
Halloween Harry Potter Hogwarts Feast at the Old Town Hall, Farmington October 19
Off the Beaten Path Books presents this Harry Potter-themed Halloween feast in Farmington. Dress in your wizardly best and allow the sorting hat to decide if you are Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or (shudder) Slytherin. (There are only 25 seats per table so not everyone can be Gryffindor.) There will be house tables and house cups, butter beer, and readings from the Harry Potter books. Artisan Knitworks in downtown Farmington will also have knit kits available to make your own house scarves and earn your house extra points (okay, so houses will be sorted in advance). Tickets are $25.
Sweater Weather, Boston-Edison, Detroit, October 19
This event is hosted by 826michigan and will be held inside a historic mansion in the Boston-Edison district. Food by Righteous Rojo.
Sweetest Day, October 19
People still do this?
Kung Food Pop-Up Dinner After the Shanghai Ballet, Music Hall, downtown Detroit October 20
Following the performance of The Butterfly Lovers (China's own Romeo and Juliet) by the Shanghai Ballet at the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, enjoy a dinner with local Asian food pop-up Kung Food. Combo tickets are $50.
Sundaylicious, MotorCity Wine, Corktown, October 20
This Sunday's food feature is a raw bar from Chef Robert Scherer of the London Chop House.
Pumpkin Carving Competition and Party at Corner Brewery, Ypsilanti, October 22
This family-friendly pumpkin carving competition comes with prizes, free hot cider for the kids, and beer specials for the grown-ups.
Michigan Brewers Guild Fall Beer Festival, Eastern Market October 25-26
As if this needs any kind of explanation.
Gathering of Ghouls, Corktown, October 26
Batch Brewing Company and Corktown Cinema present this Halloween party with libations from Batch and Anthology Coffee, food from Supino Pizzeria, a music from local DJs/musicians. Oh yes, it's a dance party.
Halloween Dance Party and Costume Contest at Corner Brewery, Ypsilanti, October 26
Same day, another dance party on the other side of the planet as far as Detroiters are concerned but home to however many millions of you live in Ann Arbor Metro. No cover charge, prizes for best costumes, spooky sounds by Halcyon Sound and Wax Kings DJs, a haunted beer garden, and specialty Halloween brews on tap.
Kung-Food at St. Cece's, Corktown, October 29
In collaboration with Food for All Seasons.
Wines of the World: Germany at the Rattlesnake, Detroit Riverfront, October 29
The Rattlesnake's 25th anniversary Wines of the World wine dinner series continues with the oft-misunderstood wines of Germany and an exceptional menu.
Special Devil's Night Release Party at B. Nektar, Ferndale, October 30
B. Nektar will release two new meads, the Smoked Pumpkin Caper and Devil's Juice, with food by Green Zebra Truck, prizes for best costumes, and a Rocky Horror Picture Show screening.
Wrestlemania Halloween at Green Dot Stables, Corktown October 31
Break out your '80s spandex for a Wrestlemania Halloween at everyone's favorite slider joint, Green Dot Stables. There will be food and drink specials and theme music.
The Oakland's Second Annual Halloween Ball, Ferndale, October 31
Special menu of elixirs and poisons. Prizes awarded to the best dressed.
Dia de los Muertos at Imperial, Ferndale November 1-2
Remember when they did this last year and it was amazing? Well, they're doing it again.