10 Things To Do This Weekend (October 20-22)

From art, comedy, and history to a bar crawl, there's plenty of action in metro Detroit


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Comedian Orny Adams // Photograph Courtesy of Orny Adams

Detroit Institute of Arts: Claude Monet’s Rounded Flower Bed painting is the center of attention in the upcoming Monet: Framing Life exhibition. With 11 paintings in total, the exhibition presents a story about the history of impressionism. Oct. 22 - March 4. Price for admission varies. 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Orny Adams rose to international fame after co-staring in Jerry Seinfeld’s documentary, Comedian, and writing jokes for Jay Leno and Garry Shandling. Oct. 20-21. $18. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Detroit Historical Museum: Forged by Fire: Detroit’s History of Riots and Rebellions tells the story of riots ranging from Pontiac’s Rebellion in 1763 to the Detroit Rebellion in 1967. The Black Scroll Network Tour Leader Jamon Jordan will lead guests through the exhibit. Oct. 22. $15. 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7935; detroithistorical.org

Fisher Theatre: Written over the course of two years, Love Never Dies is filled with romance and horror. The sequel to Phantom of the Opera, this new musical reunites the phantom with his love, Christine. Oct. 17-29. $39+. The Fisher Theatre, 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit; 313-872-1000; broadwayindetroit.com

Plain White T's: This American rock band is best known for hits "Hey There Delilah" and "Rhythm of Love." The tour will feature songs from their latest album American Nights. Oct. 22. $29+. MGM Grand Detroit, 1777 3rd Ave., Detroit; 877-888-2121; mgmgranddetroit.com

Crawl-O-Ween: The Royal Oak "Night of the Crawling Dead" bar crawl will feature karaoke, drink specials, and giveaways. Oct. 21. $15. Various Bars in Royal Oak; 248-543-1000; crawl-o-ween-ro.com

Invent - A Night at the Museum: Visit the 1001 Inventions traveling exhibit, make your own perfume, and meet famous inventors at this family-friendly event. The evening will also include desserts and a cash bar. $25+. Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R. St., Detroit; 313-577-8400; mi-sci.org

Harold in Italy: Enjoy the sounds of soloists Eric Nowlin and Wei Yu as they perform Niccolò Paganini and Hector Berlioz's symphony Harold in Italy. Oct. 20-21. $15+. Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org

PVRIS: This American rock band seamlessly blends the electronica and rock genres. They will be performing songs from their new album All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell on their tour. Oct. 20. $26+. Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. 4th St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980; royaloakmusictheatre.com

The Haunted Forest: Dress in your Halloween best and walk along the Haunted Forest Family Trail. Collect gold tokens from costumed performers to collect prizes at the end of the walk. For bigger scares, check out the Terror Trail. Oct. 20-22, 27-29. $16+. The Adventure Park in West Bloomfield, 6600 W. Maple Rd., West Bloomfield Township; 248-419-1550; westbloomfieldadventurepark.org

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