10 Things to Do in Metro Detroit This Weekend (Sept. 14-16)

From country to a capella, there's a concert for everyone this weekend


Acapella Group Pentatonix performs at DTE Energy Music Theatre on Sept. 15 with special guest Calum Scott. // Photograph Courtesy of Jiro Schneider

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation: Learn about glass techniques, concepts, and designs as David Walters creates blown glass sculptures. Sept. 11-15. At no cost with museum membership. 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn; 313-982-6001; thehenryford.org

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Beginning his notable comedy career in Chicago, John Roy has since traveled around the country, appearing on talk shows such as Conan and The Tonight Show. Roy is also a regular performer at the Laugh Factory and Hollywood Improv. Sept. 13-15. $10+. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

The Ark: American comedy institution The Second City is celebrating nearly 60 years of satirical entertainment. Founded in 1959, The Second City has hosted countless performers over the decades, including late comedian Joan Rivers and political and social activist Abbie Hoffman. Sept. 14 and 15. $26+. 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-761-1800; theark.org

The Great American Lobster Fest: Enjoy lobster, live music performances, and family-friendly activities at the Midwest’s largest lobster and seafood festival. VIP tickets are available. Sept. 14-16. $25+. Hart Plaza, 1 Hart Plaza, Detroit; americanlobsterfest.com

Bruno Mars: Eleven-time Grammy Award-winner Bruno Mars is visiting 135 different cities as part of his 24K Magic World Tour. The singer-songwriter is expected to perform hits like the summer favorite, “Finesse.” Sept. 15 and 16. $59.50+. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-7000; 313presents.com

Interpol: Following the release of their new album, Marauder, American rock band Interpol is touring with Sunflower Bean. Debuting in 1997, the band’s songs include “Slow Hands,” “All the Rage Back Home,” and “The Rover.” Sept. 16. $34+. Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980; royaloakmusictheatre.com

Jason Aldean: The country singer will perform hits off his 2018 eighth studio album, Rearview Town, which earned the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s all-genre Top 200 Album chart. Aldean is joined on his 34-city tour by country artist Luke Combs and American Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina. Sept. 14. $34.75+. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston; 248-377-0100; 313presents.com

Queen Extravaganza: The Queen tribute band will perform fan-favorite songs from 1981’s Queen Greatest Hits’ album. Expect to hear renditions of “We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Somebody to Love,” and more. Sept. 15. $24+. Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit; 313-961-8961; saintandrewsdetroit.com

Pentatonix: The three-time Grammy Award-winning a capella group began performing in 39 North American cities this summer. Fans can expect to hear arrangements from their latest album, PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. 1, and British singer Calum Scott will open the show. Sept. 15. $29.50+. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston; 248-377-0100; 313presents.com

Astronomy at the Beach: Learn about the stars and planets at the Astronomy at the Beach event at Island Lake Recreation Area. Sept. 14 and 15. No cost. Brighton; warrenastro.org

Related: What to Celebrate, Watch, and Listen to This Month in Metro Detroit


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