It’s the weekend before Halloween – let’s check out how you can celebrate the holiday around metro Detroit. Celebrate Día de los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead, on the Detroit riverfront, make your own sugar skulls at the Detroit Institute of Arts, or take a stroll through Terror on Tillson Street in Romeo. Contributors Peter Whorf and Cecelia Sharpe of 90.9 WRCJ share what’s happening around town this weekend on “One Detroit Weekend.”  

List of Upcoming Events: 

  • Celebrate Dia de los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead, on the Detroit Riverfront with the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. The family-friendly event will feature food, live music, ballet folklorico, shop vendors, children’s activities and more. 
  • Make and take home your own sugar skull while learning how they are used for Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexican and Mexican American communities at one of the Detroit Institute of Arts drop-in workshops Oct. 28-29.  
  • Join the Detroit Opera Orchestra onstage for its “Arias and Overtures” featuring soprano Christine Goerke, baritone Rod Gilfry, tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz, soprano Mané Galoyan, countertenor Key’mon Murrah, and Detroit Opera’s resident artists. 
  • Find your favorite Michigan beers on tap at the Detroit Fall Beer Festival, one of the largest all-Michigan beer tastings around, at Eastern Market. The festival will also feature live music and local Michigan food to pair with your suds. 
  • Learn about the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela at a new exhibit, “Mandela: The Official Exhibition,” at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. The exhibit is open through January 15, 2024. 
  • Explore the 11th installment of Ofrendas: Celebrating el Dia de Muertos at the Detroit Institute of Arts, an annual exhibit that features 13 ofrendas, or offerings, by local artists and community members. The exhibit will be open through Nov. 5.  
  • Have a frightfully fun time trick-or-treating at Terror on Tillson Street, a local homeowner-led community decoration display hosting over 2,000 trick-or-treaters each year. Trick or treating will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Halloween night.  
  • Catch a performance by Detroit jazz drummer Sean Dobbins at Cliff Bells Oct. 26-29; tickets are $25 per person. 

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