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Giro di Roma at Bacco Ristorante: This Southfield restaurant offers offer a three-course tour of Rome including antipasti, a trio of pasta dishes and housemade vanilla gelato. The special is offered weekdays through September for $35. 29410 Northwestern, Southfield. (248) 356-6600.
Oktoberfest Celebration at Brown Iron Brewhouse: This ongoing Oktoberfest features 35 German beers and a menu of German-style food including housemade pretzels, chicken schnitzel and warm potato salad. Hear live German bands Friday and Saturday nights. Through Oct. 2. 57695 Van Dyke, Washington Township. browniron.com.
Motor City Restaurant Week: Friday through Oct. 1, a handful of Detroit restaurants will offer three-course meals for a fixed price of $35 or less. Participants include 24Grille, Andiamo Riverfront, Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails, Cliff Bell’s, Mario’s, Prism in Greektown Casino, Traffic Jam & Snug and the Whitney. Contact the restaurant directly for reservations.
AleSmith Beer Dinner at the Stand Gastro Bistro: Executive chef and owner Paul Grosz cooks assorted flatbreads, roasted oysters, grilled quail, beef short ribs and a chocolate mousse brownie, which will be paired with five products from San Diego’s AleSmith Brewing Co. 6 p.m. Fri. $60 (does not include tax or tip). 34977 Woodward, Birmingham. (248) 220-4237.
Yalla Eat! Culinary Walking Tours in Dearborn: Learn about Arab food and culture with a tour of east Dearborn’s markets, bakeries and specialty food retailers. 10 a.m. Sat. and Oct. 1 and 1 p.m. Tues. $25, $20 Arab American National Museum members. Start at the Super Greenland Market, 12715 W. Warren, Dearborn.
Detroit Area Art Deco Society’s Wine Stroll in downtown Detroit: Sip wine and learn about the architecture at Detroit businesses like Queens Bar, House of Pure Vin, Royce Detroit and Rusted Crow Spirits. 1-5 p.m. Sat. $45. Tour starts at Angelina’s Bistro, 1565 Broadway, Detroit. dadds.org.
Autumn pop-up dinner at Detroit Zen Center: A celebration of fall and Zen Center teacher Sunum’s 75th birthday, this vegan dinner features produce from Food Field, an organic farm in Detroit. The menu includes zucchini lasagna, corn chowder, walnut muffins and arugula cranberry salad. 6-9 p.m. Sat. $25. 3030 Casmere, Hamtramck. Call (313) 366-7738 to reserve.
Samuel Adams Stein Hoisting Competition at TAP at MGM Grand Detroit: Compete for a chance to advance to the stein-hoisting finals in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas winner will win a trip to 2017 Oktoberfest in Munich. 7 p.m. Sat. 1777 Third, Detroit. (313) 465-1234.
Kobalt Wine Dinner at Pop’s for Italian: A four-course meal paired with Kobalt wines created by winemaker Mark Herold. 7 p.m. Wed. $69. 280 W. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 268-4806.
Wine Tours of Michigan’s Wine Trail Bus Tour near Windsor: A tour along the Lake Erie north shore region to four wineries. Tastings and lunch are included with ticket price. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Oct. 1. $70. (248) 891-6809 or winetoursofmichigan.com.
Michgian Craft Beer Stroll in downtown Royal Oak: A benefit for local Boys & Girls Clubs, this self-guided beer stroll includes nearly two dozen participating bars and restaurants in downtown Royal Oak. Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 1. Tickets, $40, include food sample and beer sample at each spot. dineroyaloak.org.
Savor Detroit at Great Lakes Culinary Center: Hour Detroit returns with this five-evening dining event showcasing top chefs of Metro Detroit and beyond. Each four-course dinner includes wine pairings and cocktail hour with light appetizers. This year’s charity partner is Eastern Market. Chefs are Michael Barrera of Townhouse Detroit and Majorie Meek-Bradley of Ripple (Washington, D.C.) on Oct. 3; Nick Janutol of Forest Birmingham and John Somerville of Steven Lelli’s Inn on the Green on Oct. 4; Marc Bogoff of the upcoming Stockyard Detroit and Eve Aronoff of Ann Arbor’s Eve on Oct. 5; Marc Djozlija of Wright & Co. and Edward Sura of Chicago’s NoMI Kitchen on Oct. 6; and Katoi’s Brad Greenhill and Takashi Yagihashi of Slurping Turtle Ann Arbor on Oct. 7. $125. 24101 W. Nine Mile, Southfield. savordetroit.com.
Boatoberfest at Detroit Princess Riverboat: A beer-tasting cruise along the Detroit River. Tickets include 15 drink samples, appetizers and admission on the boat. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 8. $55. Detroit Princess docks near Cobo Center. (877) 338-2628 or motorcitybrewtours.com.
Bourbon’s Back at Grosse Pointe War Memorial: Wine and spirit expert Michael Schafer talks about the history of bourbon and how it’s made. Sample six products. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 20. $45. 32 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Farms. warmemorial.org.
Inferno Fest at Packard Proving Grounds: Selection of hot and spicy food, plus a hot sauce market, live music and Halloween activities. Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 30. $10 admission, includes a $5 food voucher. 49965 Van Dyke, Shelby Township. myfavoriteshowsandevents.com.
Shawarma Fest at Royal Oak Farmers Market: A selection of Middle Eastern food from the area, plus a hummus competition, raw juice and smoothie bar, vendors and children’s activities. 6-10 p.m. Nov. 2. $10 admission, includes a $5 food voucher. Free for 12 and younger. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. myfavoriteshowsandevents.com.