10 Things to Do This Weekend (Oct. 1-3)

The Ferndale Pride festival, a Blake Shelton concert, and celebrity impersonations
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Country music star Blake Shelton is performing at Little Caesars Arena tonight. // Photograph courtesy of 313 Presents

Womxnhouse Detroit

This whole-house display celebrates the 50th anniversary of 1972 landmark feminist art exhibition Womanhouse, while examining what has changed and what has remained stagnant since the original exhibit. Fourteen local women artists offer their diverse perspectives, exploring the art of being female in the modern world. Through Oct. 23. Womxnhouse Detroit, 15354 St. Marys St., Detroit, womxnhousedet.com

Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton will finally stop at Little Caesars Arena this weekend in support of his latest album, Body Language. The record includes the country-music veteran’s 28th No. 1 hit, “Happy Anywhere,” featuring Gwen Stefani. In addition to his impressive charting record, Shelton has amassed 11 million U.S. album sales and a variety of honors — including 11 Academy of Country Music Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, and three American Music Awards — over the course of his 20-year career. $24+. Oct. 1. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313presents.com

Looking Back Through Stained Glass

Family-friendly drag salon and musical extravaganza Looking Back Through Stained Glass, starring local drag queen Nancy Nogood, will debut during Ferndale Pride weekend. Pride goes punk in this epic, post-apocalyptic tale, complete with a diabolical villain, an unstoppable hero, and plenty of campy drag antics. $26. Oct. 1-9. Ant Hall, 2320 Caniff St., Hamtramck; michiganstage.org 

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Drag queen Nancy Nogood stars in Looking Back Through Stained Glass. // Photograph courtesy of Mary Dorn

Ferndale Pride

More than 180 vendors will line the streets of metro Detroit’s unofficial “gayborhood” this weekend for the 10th anniversary of Ferndale Pride. The festival, which has raised more than $250,000 for local charities since its inception, is one of the largest LGBTQ events in Michigan. The event will also feature two stages with live entertainment and a children’s area with crafts and games. No cost. Oct. 2. Downtown Ferndale, Nine Mile and Woodward; ferndalepride.com

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

This weekend, breast cancer organization Susan G. Komen is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Detroit Race for the Cure, which raises funds to support the nonprofit’s advocacy, research, and patient support. So, head to the Detroit Riverfront to take part in Michigan’s largest breast cancer event or visit the website to participate virtually. $30+. Oct. 2. Milliken State Park, 1900 Atwater St., Detroit; komen.org

Harvest Festival

Celebrate the turn of seasons with dance, music, storytelling, crafting, and pumpkin-picking at the Palmer Park Harvest Festival. Held annually for the past decade, this community event makes a great fall family outing. Kids will love the guided nature walks, book readings, whimsical live plays, and animal talks from the Huron Clinton Metropark Mobile Learning Center. And be sure to try the delicious fall foods, including donuts, freshly pressed apple cider from Motor City Brewing Works, and apples from the Palmer Park orchard. No cost. Oct. 2. Palmer Park, 1121 Merrill Plaisance St., Detroit; peopleforpalmerpark.org

Michigan Philharmonic Birthday Bash

The Michigan Philharmonic will begin its 76th season with a live anniversary concert and celebration. Joining the award-winning local orchestra will be internationally renowned pianist Anastasia Rizikov, who began dazzling global audiences as a child prodigy at 7 years old. Now 22 years old, Rizikov will perform a set featuring Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18” and Edward Elgar’s “Enigma Variations Op. 36.” The opening night event will feature several other special moments, including a video and a dedication to honor this Michigan Philharmonic landmark. $30. Oct. 2. Salem High School, 46181 Joy Road, Canton; michiganphil.org

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Slipknot brings its Knotfest Roadshow to DTE Energy Music Theatre this weekend. // Photograph courtesy of Alexandria Crahan-Conway

Knotfest Roadshow

Slipknot will take over DTE Energy Music Theatre this weekend for its self-curated music event, Knotfest Roadshow. In addition to hits, such as “Before I Forget,” the band will perform selections from its most recent album, We Are Not Your Kind. The record, which debuted at No. 1 on the official album charts of 12 countries around the world, features singles “Unsainted,” “Nero Forte,” and “Solway Firth.” Rock acts Killswitch Engage, Fever 333, and Code Orange will join the heavy metal icons. But this is no typical music festival — Knotfest is an immersive dark-carnival experience that transports audiences to an apocalyptic underworld full of striking effects, fire breathers, and nightmarish creatures on stilts. $40+. Oct. 2. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 33 Bob Seger Dr., Clarkston; knotfestroadshow.com

Motawi Make-a-Tile Workshop and Art Sale

Head to Motawi Tileworks to sculpt your own tile with the help of Motawi experts at the outdoor Make-a-Tile workshop. Then, head inside for the Staff Art Sale to shop ceramics, jewelry, woodworks, and other types of artwork crafted locally by talented Motawi artisans. $5+. Oct. 2. Motawi Tileworks, 170 Enterprise Dr., Ann Arbor; motawi.com 

The Edwards Twins: Master Make-Up Illusionists

Head to Andiamo Celebrity Showroom this weekend for an evening with the stars — well, kind of. Las Vegas impersonators Anthony and Eddie Edwards don’t just sound like all your favorite icons. Thanks to the twins’ uncanny makeup skills, they look like them too. You’ll swear you’ve come face-to-face with the biggest stars of today and yesterday, such as Billy Joel, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Barbra Streisand, Frankie Valli, and Sonny and Cher. $28+. Oct. 3. Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, 7096 E. 14 Mile Road, Warren; andiamoshowroom.com

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Ashley Winn is an editorial assistant at Hour Detroit magazine. She grew up in the metro Detroit area and studied journalism at Wayne State University. Winn now enjoys covering politics, criminal justice, and other hard news topics. Outside of the office, she can be found watching true crime documentaries or brunching at her favorite local restaurants. Winn can be reached at awinn@hour-media.com.