10 Things to Do This Weekend (Dec. 1-3)

Celebrate the new month with classical performances, comedy shows, and holiday-themed events


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Actor and comedian Ralph Harris performs at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle Nov. 30-Dec. 2 // Photograph Courtesy of Ralph Harris

St. John Lutheran Church: Ehnes Quartet, a group of four internationally recognized string musicians, will kick off the month with a performance featuring work by Haydn, Bartók, and Beethoven. Dec. 1. $10+. 23225 Gill Rd., Farmington Hills; 586-944-5353; chambersoloistsdetroit.org

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Best known for his roles in Dreamgirls and Evan Almighty, actor and comedian Ralph Harris is bringing his character-based stand-up routine to Michigan. Nov. 30-Dec. 2. $15+. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

The Fillmore: Comedian and former host of Fear Factor Joe Rogan is bringing his satirical stand-up style to town during his Strange Times tour. Dec. 1. $45. 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-961-5451; thefillmoredetroit.com

Cirque Dreams Holidaze: Thirty circus performers from more than 12 countries will enchant the audience with 20 acts during this holiday-themed show. Dec. 1-3. $29+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-3200; olympiaentertainment.com

Santa Hat Hustle: The fourth annual holiday run will take place through the streets of downtown Royal Oak. Participants will receive a Santa hat, medal, bib, and long-sleeve shirt, and a Santa Pub Crawl will follow the race. Dec. 2. $10+. Downtown Royal Oak; santahathustle.com

UFC 218: The Ultimate Fighting Championship debut at Little Caesars Arena will showcase the world featherweight championship fight between Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar. Dec. 2. $75+. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-474 7000; olympiaentertainment.com

Redford Theatre: Home Alone tells the story of 8-year-old Kevin McCallister and his quest to protect his family home. Visitors will have the opportunity to take a photo with Santa. Dec. 1. $5. 17360 Lahser Rd., Detroit; 313-537-2560; redfordtheatre.com

Andrea Bocelli: The Italian tenor performs hits like “Con te Partiro,” “The Prayer,” and “Vivo per Lei.” Dec. 3. $80+. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-474-7000; olympiaentertainment.com

Thrice and Circa Survive: Post-hardcore rockers Thrice are making the rounds after releasing a record last year following a single earlier this year entitled, “Black Honey.” Sharing the stage is emo-rock band Circa Survive. Dec. 3. $29+. The Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-961-5451; thefillmoredetroit.com

Maya Eventov: Renowned Artist Maya Eventov hosts her first solo exhibit in Michigan. Eventov's works are characterized by thick applications of acrylic paint using a selection of different sized palette knives. The event marks the start of Danielle Peleg Gallery's Annual Holiday Sale, and all works will be available for purchase. Dec. 1. Free. Danielle Peleg Gallery, 4301 Orchard Lake Rd., Suite 145, West Bloomfield; 248-626-5810; daniellepeleggallery.com

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