We’re already halfway through the month of October, which is really hard to believe. It feels like the year just began, but here we are picking out pumpkins and stocking up on Halloween candy.

Take the time to get outdoors this weekend. The forecast for Friday and Saturday looks beautiful.

Faygo Family Fun Day – Rochester Hills

Do you love Faygo? Head over to The Metro D Store in Rochester Hills on Friday, October 14 for the Faygo Family Fun Day. It really is all things Faygo.

Motor City Creations will be releasing a brand new candle on Friday…Faygo Cotton Candy. (I was able to get my hands on one before the official release, and I can tell you that I love it.)

Detroit Bikes will also be there with their special line of Faygo Bikes.

Most importantly, Faygo will be there handing out free pop.

There will be food trucks, and a lot of fun things for families to do.

If you decide to go, take a look in your closets for any old clothes that you no longer wear. Metro D will be accepting clothing and non perishable foods to benefit Grace Centers of Hope.

Hours: 3:00 PM-8:00 PM

The Metro D Store is located at 112 N. Adams in Rochester Hills.

Detroit Cocktail Classic – Detroit

Do you enjoy sipping on craft cocktails?

Head down to Shed 3 in Eastern Market on Friday, October 14 for  a night of classic and craft cocktails.

Some of Metro Detroit’s best bartenders will be representing the bars they work for. There will be 28 different establishments there.

If you’re worried about food, there will be food available for purchase from numerous food trucks.

Tickets for the Detroit Cocktail Classic are $45 in advance or $50 at the door. (A portion of the proceeds go to O.A.T.S. Offering Alternative Therapy with Smiles.)

Hours: 6:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Eastern Market is located at 2934 Russell Street in Detroit.

OktoBEER & BBQ Festival – Ferndale 

If you’re in the mood for BBQ and beer head over to Ferndale for the OktoBEER & BBQ Festival happening all weekend.

There will be plenty of beer flowing, and there will be multiple choices for BBQ.

Since this is an Oktoberfest celebration there will be stein races, and stein lifting contests. There will also be corn hole and and giant Jenga for people to play.

Admission is free for the three day festival and is open to all ages.

Hours: Friday- 5:00 PM- 11:00 PM, Saturday 12:00 PM- 11:00 PM, Sunday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

OktoBEER and BBQ Festival is located at 124 Vester Street in Ferndale.

Parking: You can find multiple parking lots in downtown Ferndale. Just remember to bring money to pay the meters.

Royal Starr Film Festival – Royal Oak

Have you ran out of independent films and documentaries to watch on Netflix? Head over to the Royal Oak Emagine Theater to catch the Royal Starr Film Festival this weekend.

Many of the screened films will have Q&A sessions to go along with the film.

As I was browsing the list of movies the one that caught my eye was Band Geeks. After watching the trailer it brought me back to high school marching band.

You can find the schedule and tickets here.

The festival technically started today (Thursday, October 13), but it continues until Sunday, October 16.

Emagine Theater is located at 200 N Main Street in Royal Oak.

Just remember to bring some extra money for parking.

Rocky Horror Picture Show – Detroit

It’s October, which means there are going to be tons of screenings of Rocky Horror Picture Show all month.

The cult classic has a huge following of fans, and screenings are highly interactive. The Detroit Actors Theatre Company will be performing as a shadow cast.

The show is free to all who come. They will be selling participation bags with approved items for $5.

There will also be a cash bar for anyone over 21. I shiver with antici….pation.

Shows are on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Hours: Line starts forming at 7:00 PM, and doors open at 7:30 PM. The show starts at 8:00 PM

Address: 1021 Manistique Street in Detroit (it’s a church)

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