10 Things to Do This Weekend (October 27-29)

Halloween-themed events, horror movie screenings, sci-fi scores, and more


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Love Never Dies // Photograph Courtesy of Broadway in Detroit

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: With a likeable flare of arrogance, wit, and wordplay, Zach Martina’s stand-up comedy points the finger at everyone but himself. Oct. 26-28. $10+. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Creepy Cheapy: Returning for its 10th annual year, this event will feature live music, comedy, drinks, and more. Stick around for costume and candy-eating contests. Oct. 27. $10+. The Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac; 248-858-9333; creepycheapy.com

Halloween in Hollywood: Michelle Merrill will be conducting a Halloween-themed performance of popular Hollywood hits. Guests are invited to dress up in their best costumes. Oct. 28. Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org

Redford Theatre: Get ready for classic Halloween film screenings. Psycho tells the story of Marion Crane, who encounters Norman Bates at the Bates Motel. Oct. 27-28. $5. • After killing his sister as a child, Michael Myers is institutionalized. But on Halloween night 15 years after he takes his first victim, he manages to escape and goes on a killing rampage in the classic horror movie, Halloween. Oct. 28. $5. Redford Theatre, 17360 Lahser Rd., Detroit; 313-537-2560; redfordtheatre.com

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 

Janet Jackson: After her last sold-out Unbreakable Tour in 2015, Jackson is ready to end her break from touring and hit the road once again. Oct. 29. $30+. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-474-7000; olympiaentertainment.com

Leo Kottke: Even with severe hearing loss, Kottke’s talent for creating original folk music is evident. Oct. 28. $40. The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-761-1800; theark.org

Star Wars, Star Trek, and Beyond: Conducted by Stuart Chafetz, the event will feature music from popular sci-fi movies, such as Star Wars, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Trek, and more. Oct. 27-29. $38+. Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org

Fox Theatre: Peppa Pig’s Surprise! will be visiting more than 60 cities this fall. Audience members can expect surprises, interactive fun, and games during the children’s performance. Oct. 28. $19+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-3200; olympiaentertainment.com

Darkade Tour: Influenced by Travis $cott, Meek Mill, and A$AP Rocky, Mississippi artist Alexander Fre$co takes the stage with special guest Skinny Bragg. Oct. 28. $7. Joebar + Frame, 23839 John R. Rd., Hazel Park, 248-291-5711; joebar.com

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