10 things to do in September

Murals in the Market, Noir City Film Festival, and more
10 things to do in September

See the Sept. issue of Hour Detroit for an expanded list of arts and entertainment events.

Murals in the Market: The second annual festival returns to the Eastern Market District, featuring more than 50 local and international street artists who will paint murals in and around the neighborhood over the course of 10 days. This year’s roster features internationally acclaimed artists, including a new project from Detroit’s own Tyree Guyton, of Detroit’s colorful and controversial Heidelberg Project. Other scheduled activities include a block party, a Slow Roll bike tour, and artist lectures. Sept. 15-23. Free. 1410 Gratiot Ave., Detroit; muralsinthemarket.com

Lewis Black: The comedian brings his belligerent comedic style to Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater. Sept. 16. $35+. Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-668-8463; michtheater.org

Glen Hansard: Star of the Oscar-winning musical Once and lead singer of the Frames, Glen Hansard blends the acoustic and the emotional. See the Irish troubadour sing his heart out on Sept. 17. $35+. Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-668-8463; michtheater.org

Detroit Design Festival: A three-day celebration of Detroit designers and economic development includes Eastern Market After Dark, Independent Happenings, Youth Day, and the Detroit Summit. Sept. 22-24. Locations vary throughout downtown; detroitdesignfestival.com

Zoo Brew: Try unique beers from select Michigan craft breweries and enjoy live music, exclusive access to the Detroit Zoo’s award-winning habitats until midnight at Zoo Brew. Sept. 23. $40. Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak; 248-541-5717; detroitzoo.org

Noir City Film Festival: The three-day Noir City Film Festival is the largest of its kind. Grab an all-movie pass for the six classic film noir gems and double features. The pass also includes coffee with Eddie Muller, “Czar of Noir,” on Sunday. Sept. 23-25. $25. Redford Theatre, 17360 Lahser Rd., Detroit, 313-537-2560; redfordtheatre.com

Celtic Thunder: Celebrate the influence of Irish and Celtic music around the world with Celtic Thunder in its new show Legacy. This fast-paced show features upbeat songs like “A Place in The Choir,” “Galway Girl,” and “Raggle Taggle Gypsy.” Sept. 23. $20+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-3200; olympiaentertainment.com

The Lumineers: The Denver-based folk rockers bring their Cleopatra World Tour with Rayland Baxter as part of 93.9 The River presents Riverfest at Meadow Brook. Their recently released single “Ophelia” follows hits “Ho Hey” and “Stubborn Love.” Sept. 24. $30+. Meadow Brook Amphitheater, 3554 Walton Blvd., Rochester Hills; 248-377-0100; ticketmaster.com

Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Violinist extraordinaire Hilary Hahn will help usher in DSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin’s ninth season with the symphony. The concert marks a world premiere for Spanish classical, soundtrack, and video game composer Ferran Cruixent. Gershwin, Beethoven, and Bernstein are also on the program. Sept. 29 and 30. Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org

Kamasi Washington: has recently contributed his sax sounds on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, and he’s been called “the most talked-about jazz musician since Wynton Marsalis.” Sept. 30. Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-668-8463; michtheater.org

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