10 Things to Do in Metro Detroit This Weekend (Oct. 26-28)

Have some pre-Halloween fun at these spooktacular events
Luke Bryan performs at Ford Field with special guests Sam Hunt and Jon Pardi on OCt. 26 // Photograph courtesy of Universal Music Group Nashville

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Beginning his career in 2006, Zoltan Kaszas can be seen performing across the country at clubs, colleges, festivals, contests, and more. He is known for his unique storytelling style and social commentary. Oct. 25-27. $10+. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Creepy Cheapy: Fifteen bands are expected to perform during this year’s Halloween masquerade. Each local group will play cover songs by larger bands, and will dress in costumes that mirror the musicians they’re performing as. The 11th annual event will also include a costume contest, candy-eating contest, drinks, and lots of sweet treats. Costumes are encouraged. Oct. 26. $10+. The Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac; 248-858-9333; creepycheapy.com

Luke Bryan: The American country singer and songwriter, whose hits include “Play It Again” and “Country Girl,” will make a stop in Detroit during his What Makes You Country Tour, featuring special guests Sam Hunt and Jon Pardi. Oct. 26. $59+. Ford Field, 2000 Brush St., Detroit; 313-262-2222; fordfield.com

MC5: In celebration of their debut album, which was released in 1968, Wayne Kramer, founder of Detroit punk band MC5, is embarking on the Kick Out the Jams: The 50th Anniversary Tour. Kramer will be joined by special musical guests from groups that include Soundgarden, Fugazi, King’s X, and Zen Guerrilla. Oct. 26. $35+. Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit; 313-961-8961; saintandrewsdetroit.com

The Monster’s Ball: Detroit’s annual Halloween event brings haunted circus performers, DJs, a pizza buffet, and more to The Fillmore. Oct. 26. $20+. The Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-961-5451; thefillmoredetroit.com 

Boos and Brews Halloween Bar Crawl: The festive bar crawl, which includes entry into at least seven Detroit venues, features a kick-off party, drink and food specials, live performances by DJs, and more. Attendees are encouraged to dress in costume, and a portion of ticket sales will be donated to a local animal shelter. Oct. 27. $22+. Downtown Detroit; elite-barcrawls.com

Halloween at Hogwarts: As part of a Halloween-themed event, The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is performing music from the Harry Potter films. Attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favorite character from the franchise. Oct. 27. $16+. Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org

Kansas: In celebration of the 40th anniversary of their hit album Point of Know Return, the progressive rock band will perform the album from start to finish for the first time. Oct. 27. $45+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-3200; 313presents.com

Detroit Opera House: A Letter to My Nephew, the latest performance from Bill T. Jones’ dance company, tells the story of the choreographer’s nephew, Lance T. Briggs, a talented dancer who encountered issues with illness and addiction during his life. Oct. 27 and 28. 1526 Broadway St., Detroit; 313-237-7464; michiganopera.org

Royal Oak Music Theatre: Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the television comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000 is hitting the road. The original host and creator of the series, Joel Hodgson, and current host, Jonah Heston, will come together for the cross-country tour. Oct. 28. $39.50+. 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980; royaloakmusictheatre.com


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