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Michigan Wines Showcase

Celebrate Michigan wine with master sommeliers Claudia Tyagi and Madeline Triffon and enjoy appetizers by chef Chris Franz at this annual event from 6-8:30 p.m. April 18 at the Rattlesnake Club. Tickets are $45.


Bacon Bash

Celebrate your love of porcine at 7:30 p.m. April 16 at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. General admission ($55) includes unlimited food samples and 10 cocktail, beer, and beverage samples. VIP tickets ($75) include unlimited food; 15 beverage samples; and early entry (6:30 p.m.).


Spring Fever Beer Fest

Raise a pint for a good cause from 7:30-11 p.m. April 23 at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. This event benefits Healthy Detroit and Handy Hearts. There’s entertainment, games, and food. Attendees receive a commemorative pint glass and a photo. Admission includes 15 samples while VIP admission includes 20 samples and early admission. Designated driver tickets are available for $15. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Westborn Markets and the Royal Oak Farmers Market, as well as at



Michigan’s largest vegan organization’s annual festival is April 24 at Suburban Collection Showplace. Presenters include Dr. Alan Goldhamer, actress Simone Reyes, and former Bad Boy and current vegan advocate John Salley. Chefs from Avalon International Breads and Chive Kitchen will lead cooking demonstrations. Enjoy plant-based cuisine from restaurants, bakeries, caterers, and food companies. Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door (free for children younger than 6).


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