10 Things to Do in Metro Detroit This Weekend (Oct. 5-7)

The first weekend of October brings a variety of shows, autumn activities, and more


Actor and Comedian Kevin Hart performs at LCA on Oct. 5 // Photograph courtesy of 313 presents

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Canada native Ian Bagg has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as well as in the films MXP and The Cradle Will Rock. Oct 4-6. $10+. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Equality Michigan Fall Reception: The LGBT political advocacy organization’s fall reception focuses on “building bridges” this year. More than 400 allies, elected officials, and corporate leaders are expected to be in attendance, and Olympic bronze medalist and Dancing with the Stars winner Adam Rippon will be the keynote speaker for the event. Oct. 5. $175+. DTE Energy Headquarters, 1 Energy Plaza, Detroit; 313-537-7000; equalitymi.org

Little Caesars Arena: Comedian and acclaimed actor Kevin Hart has added 100 more dates, including a stop in Detroit, to The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour. Hart has starred in films such as Jumanji and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. He’s also published a New York Times bestselling memoir I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons. Oct. 5. $40+. 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-7000; 313presents.com

Zoo Boo: During the Detroit Zoo’s “merry-not-scary” Halloween event, children and their parents can expect to see acrobatics and magic acts, hear storytellers and live music, and witness extreme pumpkin-carving demonstrations. Attendees can also enjoy a 13-station trick-or-treat trail and Haunted Reptile House attraction at the events. Oct. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21. $10+. Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak; 248-541-5717; detroitzoo.org

Celtic Thunder: The multi-platinum, five-piece Irish group is making a stop in Detroit in celebration of their 10-year anniversary and new deluxe album, Celtic Thunder X. Oct. 6. $23.50+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-3200; 313presents.com

Cranbrook Art Museum: Obey Giant, a one-hour film directed by James Moll, explores the life and career of Shepard Fairey, a street artist, activist, and the founder of the Obey brand. Check out Fairey’s exhibit, which is on view at the museum until Oct. 7, after the film. Oct. 6. No cost with museum admission. 39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3323; cranbrookartmuseum.org

Allesee Hall: Award-winning Detroit playwright Dominique Morisseau’s latest work, Pipeline, tells the story of an inner-city public high school teacher who wants her son to have opportunities her students will never have in an educational system rigged against them. Oct. 6-Nov. 4. $32.50+. 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org

Fisher Theatre: Regarded as “Broadway’s big, fat hit,” by the New York Post, the play Something Rotten tells the tale of brothers who set out to write the first musical. Through Oct. 7. $35+. 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit; 313-872-1000; broadwayindetroit.com

Family Fall Fest: Enjoy an afternoon of fall fun at Boulan Park. The festival will feature live performances by Guy Louis and Bugs Beddow as well as face painting, inflatables, hayrides, pumpkin carving, and more. Oct. 7. $10. Boulan Park, 1898 Boulan Park Dr., Troy; 248-526-5129; rec.troymi.gov 

American History: Guests will learn the history of African-American design and its international influence on fashion and hair in the Oh, You Fancy! Black Hair & Fashion exhibit, which features the work of over 20 fashion designers and 11 hairstylists. Through Jan. 19. No cost with museum admission. 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit; 313-494-5800; thewright.org

Related: Punk Graphics, Shepard Fairey Exhibits to Debut at Cranbrook Art Museum


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