10 Things to Do in Metro Detroit This Weekend (Oct. 19-21)

Get into the Halloween spirit at these spooky events


Greenfield Village gets a spooky makeover during its Hallowe'en event on select weekends in October. // Photograph courtesy of The Henry Ford by KMS Photography

Orchestra Hall: Conducted by Fabien Gabel, The Firebird musical event will feature trumpeter Hunter Eberly, who will perform work by composers Tchaikovsky, Tomasi, and Stravinsky. Oct.18-20. $15+. 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: A semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2010, Fortune Feimster travels the country doing stand-up, and performs weekly at Hollywood Improv and the World Famous Comedy store. Oct. 18-20. $15+. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Disney on Ice: The animated film Frozen will come to life during this month’s Disney On Ice performance. The show will tell the tale of Anna and her sister Elsa, the heiress to the throne of Arendelle who has a magical secret. Expect to hear songs like “Let it Go,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Fixer Upper.” Oct. 18-21. $15+. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-7000; 313presents.com

Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village: Get into the Halloween spirit at the Greenfield Village. The seasonal event features over 1,000 carved jack-o'-lanterns, trick-or-treating, costumed characters, and more. Oct. 18-21. $17+. Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn; 313-892-6001; thehenryford.org

Haunted on the Lake: Brownie's on the Lake hosts a spooktacular end-of-the-season party. The annual Halloween party features music by Dj-Z and Z-man, a costume contest, and $4 drink specials. Oct. 19. No cost. Brownie's on the Lake, 24214 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores; 586-445 8080; browniesonthelake.com

Haunted Hollywood Halloween Party: Mojo in the Morning hosts a Hollywood-themed Halloween party. Attendees are encouraged to dress like their favorite celebrity, dead or alive, to compete for cash prizes. Proceeds from the Halloween bash benefit Mojo in the Morning's Breaking and Entering Christmas Wish Charity. 21 and up. Oct. 19. $50+. Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980; channel955.iheart.com

Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers Health and Fitness Expo: Held in conjunction with the annual Detroit Free Press marathon weekend, this year’s two-day expo will feature marathon merchandise as well as vendors and exhibitors representing footwear, apparel, nutrition, and fitness technology brands. Oct. 19 and 20. $20+. Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit; 313-222-2492; freepmarathon.com

Royal Oak Music Theatre: Christopher Titus has had six specials on Comedy Central and has released seven comedy albums. In 2017, Titus’s film Special Unit was released. He is now performing his live show across the nation. Oct. 20. $27+. 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980; royaloakmusictheatre.com

Ignite: A Night at the Museum: The Michigan Science Center hosts its family-friendly, premier evening event. Evening activities include access to all of the museum's exhibits, live stage shows, and more. Oct. 20. No cost. Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R. St., Detroit; 313-577-8400; mi-sci.org

Soundboard at MotorCity Casino Hotel: Comedian-turned-actor Eddie Griffin, who has a career spanning almost three decades, is coming to Detroit. Named by Comedy Central as one of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time, Griffin has appeared in over 50 films and television shows, and is currently touring with comedians Cedric the Entertainer, George Lopez, and D.L. Hughley for The Comedy Get Down tour. Oct. 21. $37+. 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-309-4700; soundboarddetroit.com

Related: Old Traditions Meet New Ideas at Greenfield Village’s Annual Hallowe'en Festival


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