10 Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit (Sept. 28-30)

Comedy shows, musical performances, and more dominate the Motor City


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Maroon 5 will be performing at Little Caesars Arena on sEpt. 30. // Photograph Courtesy of 313 Presents

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: A Detroit native, Dwayne Gill’s lively comedy sketches range from current events and relationships to his personal experience as a police officer. He’s appeared in the ABC crime drama Detroit 1-8-7 and the 2012 thriller, Crave. Sept. 27-29. $10+. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Orchestra Hall: Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert will be presented on a large screen in the hall, while its Oscar-winning score is performed live by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Sept. 28-30. $50+. 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org 

Michigan Theater: Host of the late night, limited-run talk show Truth and Iliza, Iliza Shlesinger is now traveling the country for the Iliza: Elder Millennial Tour. Last year, Shlesinger published her first book, Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity. Sept. 28. $27.50+. 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-668-8397; michtheater.org

Wolf Trap Orchestra: Roots drummer Questlove has curated 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince. The world tour will feature the Wolf Trap Orchestra and a live band made up of renowned musicians and vocalists. Sept. 28. $29.50+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-3200; 313presents.com

Deerhunter: The experimental rock band will perform as part of Detroit’s Summer on the MOCAD Homestead music series coordinated by El Club and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Sept. 28. $25. Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-279-7382; elclubdetroit.com

MGM Grand Detroit: Michigan native, stand-up comedian, and actor Sinbad has played roles in films like Good BurgerJingle All the WayConeheads, and First Kid. Sept. 29. $49.50+. 1777 Third Ave., Detroit; 877-888-2121; mgmgranddetroit.com

James Bay: Known for his hit single "Let It Go," the British singer-songwriter will stop by the Masonic Temple as part of his Electric Light Tour. He recently released his sophomore album, Electric Light. Sept. 29. $33+. The Masonic Temple, 500 Temple St., Detroit; 313-832-7100; themasonic.com

Maroon 5: The Grammy Award-winning group is embarking on their Red Pill Blues world tour. Best known for songs like “She Will Be Loved” and “What Lovers Do,” the band will perform from their 2017 studio album, and will be joined by special guests SZA, Julia Michaels, A$AP Rocky, and LunchMoney Lewis. Sept. 30. $49.50+. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-7000; 313presents.com

Taste of Clarkston: Over 18,000 people are expected to come out for this year’s food event in Clarkston, which will feature more than 50 exhibitors and restaurants. Sept. 30. $1+. Main Street, Clarkston; 248-625-8055; clarkston.org

Fall Flavor Weekends and Farmers Market: Celebrate all things fall at Greenfield Village. The two-weekend event features fall cooking demonstrations, apple orchard tours, and a Farmers Market selling local goods. Sept. 29 and 30 and Oct. 6 and 7. $28. Special ticket offers available through Sept. 30. Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn; 313-982-6001; thehenryford.org


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