An end to warmer temperatures means we’re in the waning days of street festivals, and we’ve got a few to recommend this weekend from Brightmoor to Hamtrmack. Prefer an indoor setting? How about a rave or a poetry reading and conversation about creativity? We’ve got you covered, however you want to welcome in the spookiest month.
💃🏽 Fantazma Market & Cafe promises a fabulous Friday night of fierce fashion and fun at Loteria Drag (“drag bingo”). There will be prizes, raffles, and food and cocktails available. Dress to impress. Free.
👚 If you’re looking to snag some new but gently-used items, check out Public Thrift’s monthly $10 Fill a Bag Sale on Friday and Saturday.
🎭You can spend your whole Saturday at the Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival. Pick up a map at Pope Park and visit any of the numerous art installations, front porch concerts, art-making workshops and more happening all day, all over the city. Free, donations welcome.
Detroit house and techno legend Delano Smith has been battling a rare form of cancer for over a year. He will be celebrating his birthday — and life — by doing what he loves, this Saturday at Spot Lite. $21.95.
🎠 Don’t miss the giveaways, free food and family fun on Saturday afternoon at the second annual Brightmoor Harvest Festival & Community Resource Fair, sponsored by the Brightmoor Artisans Collective.
🎶 Feeling restless? High-energy dance and hip-hop music will shake the walls of Conant Gardens Party Store at Saturday night’s RAPRAVE. This celebration of genre fusions will feature Blackmoonchild, DJ Godfather, Tammy Lakkis and more for a 21+ crowd. $15.
🎨 All artists have to start somewhere, and Detroit Public Library’s Redford branch has started to host hands-on middle school artist workshops every Saturday, taught by students from The College for Creative Studies.
🖋️ Michigan’s poet laureate and Detroit’s own Nandi Comer will be doing a reading of her work, and engaging in a conversation about craft and culture with fellow Detroit poet Brittany Rogers, next Thursday, Oct. 12 at University of Detroit Mercy.