On Saturday, I enjoyed a delicious Scottish scone from The Purple Carrot food truck and volunteered as a bicycle and stroller parking valet during the Old Town Oktoberfest in Lansing, Michigan. Immediately afterwards, I had a terrific dinner at Pablo’s restaurant across the street from the festival venue.
Then, on Sunday evening, I attended a superb concert at the Pump House in East Lansing. The headlining musician, Ember Swift was born in Canada, but now lives in Beijing, China. Her set included English, Chinese, and French song lyrics, often intertwined with each other in the same song. If you have an opportunity to see Ember or her opening act and fellow singer/songwriter, Kelly Zullo perform, please do – they’re both terrific. You will not be disappointed.
So…in alphabetical order I list American, Canadian, Chinese, French, German, Mexican, Polish, and Scottish cultures. when including the Polish dancers at the Oktoberfest. The total doesn’t include the Czech, Indian, and Middle Eastern baked good vendors at the Farmers Market whose tasty treats I didn’t get to sample this time.
All I know, is the wonderful diversity of cultures made for a fun-filled and entertaining weekend. They also make Greater Lansing a richer place to live.