10 Things To Do This Weekend (October 6-8)

Metro Detroit will be jam-packed with concerts, comedy, and more


Published:

Comedian Jen Kirkman // Photograph Courtesy of Robyn Von Swank

The Majestic Theatre: Exploring the humor in having an unconventional lifestyle past age of 40, Jen Kirkman’s comedy is one of a kind. Utilizing satire, Kirkman talks about culture and other topics through her own experiences. Oct. 7. $22+. 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-9700; majesticdetroit.com

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: With a versatile style utilizing honesty, Michael Harrison’s clever comedy can be found in places ranging from bars and private parties to college campuses. Oct. 6-7. $18. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Detroit Uncorked: Returning for its 13th year, Detroit Uncorked will feature more than 250 wines, Michigan craft beers, and premium spirits. The Detroit Wine Organization will also be presenting its 2017 Winery of the Year award. Oct. 6. $65+. Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, 2131 Beaufait St., Detroit; 248-504-1962; gcfb.org

Something to Wrestle: Bruce Prichard gives outsiders and inside look at WWE during his podcast, Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard. Expect to hear the real story behind some of the biggest moments in WWE history. Oct. 8. $35+. Saint Andrew’s Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit; 313-961-8961; saintandrewsdetroit.com

Zoo Boo: Guests can enjoy several live performances, including acrobats, jugglers, magic acts, and extreme pumpkin-carving demonstrations at the Detroit Zoo’s Zoo Boo event. Oct. 6-8, 13-15, 20-22. $10. 8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak; 248-541-5717; detroitzoo.org

Redford Theatre: In The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a 1920 German silent film, an insane hypnotist uses his skill to make his somnambulist slave commit a series of gruesome murders. Oct. 7. $10. Redford Theatre, 17360 Lahser Rd., Detroit; 313-537-2560; redfordtheatre.com

Ella and Louis: In celebration of Jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday, musicians Byron Stripling and Carmen Bradford are hitting the stage to perform famous duets and solos by Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Oct. 6-8. $19+. Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org

Pixies: Forming in 1986 and containing elements of surf rock, hard rock, noise rock, and psychedelia, this band has had over 30 decades to perfect its musical craft. Oct. 6. $35+. The Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-961-5451; thefillmoredetroit.com

Self Help Festival: The fourth annual music festival will feature alternative artists such as A Day to Remember, Pierce the Veil, Rise Against, Of Mice & Men, Falling in Reverse, and more. Oct. 7. $40+. Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metro Pkwy, Sterling Heights; 248-377-0100; palacenet.com

The National: With dark, intense lyrics, indie band The National dives deep into feelings, life, and everything in between. Oct. 8. $40+. Jack White Theater at Masonic Temple, 500 Temple Ave., Detroit; 313-638-2724; themasonic.com

Edit Module
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Content

Michael Bolton Praises Detroit in New Documentary

The Grammy award-winning singer celebrated the past, present, and future of the Motor City in his ‘American Dream: Detroit’ film

10 Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit (May 18-20)

Shop for flowers, check out Star Wars costumes and sketches, meet comic book heroes, and more

The Grind Doesn’t Stop: Fasting During Ramadan as a Marathoner

This Muslim runner is the first Syrian Six Star World Marathon Majors finisher

Motor City Comic Con Returns to Novi

The family-friendly event will feature hundreds of actors, writers, artists, and creators

Flower Day Returns to Eastern Market This Weekend

Here’s how to make the most of the event
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. 7 Michigan Breweries Worth a Trip
    Check out these must-visit locations during your summer travels
  2. To Market, to Market
    Michigan Wine & Cider Festival at Eastern Market May 24
  3. Hour Media’s Real Estate All-Star Party 2017
    Hour Media's Real Estate All-Stars celebrated at the fourth annual Real Estate All-Star Party...
  4. Your Guide to Michigan’s Odd and Unusual Festivals
    We rounded up some of the state’s most niche events, celebrating everything from fishflies to...
  5. Meet the Southwest Detroit Pizzeria Serving Sospeso
    PizzaPlex in southwest Detroit is challenging what it means to be a new business on the block
  6. Dry Times: Looking Back 100 Years After Prohibition
    A century ago, Detroit became the first city in the nation to prohibit alcohol
  7. ‘Grazie Mille’ For the Memories
    Adventures abound in Italy with Michigan winemaker, grape growers
  8. An Hour With... Candice S. Miller
    Macomb County Public Works Commissioner
  9. Motherhood in Metro Detroit
    From pre-pregnancy thoughts to developing unconditional love, several local women give a glimpse...
  10. The Gentleman’s Guide to Style
    From grooming to shopping, a comprehensive directory for stylish men in metro Detroit