10 Things to Do This Weekend (September 29 – October 1)

Kickstart October at one of these Metro Detroit events

MGM Grand Detroit: Sinbad has starred in Comedy Central and HBO specials, films, and TV shows. The native of Benton Harbor will touch on current events, relationships, parenting, and more. Sept. 29. $49+. 1777 Third Ave., Detroit; 877-888-2121; mgmgranddetroit.com

Beer, Brats, and Brass: Celebrate German food, culture, and traditional folk dancing alongside the sounds of an authentic award-winning Bavarian brass band. Sept. 30. $20+. Carpathia Club, 38000 Utica Rd., Sterling Heights; carpathiaclub.com

Detroit Design Festival: The seventh annual festival explores how design is reshaping Detroit’s future with panel discussions, art installations, film screenings, and more. Sept. 26-30. Free admission. Various locations in Detroit; 313-664-1478; detroitdesignfestival.com

The Ultimate Pink and Black Gala: Created to celebrate life and donate to Breast Cancer Awareness, this year’s gala will feature a fashion show, musical performances, and more. Black and pink classy attire is requested. Sept. 30. $20+. Charles H. Wright Museum, 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit; 813-331-5503; pbgaladetroit.com

Holocaust Memorial Center: A talented Jewish dressmaker living in occupied Nazi Germany sent sketches of her work to a family member in the United States but ultimately perished in the Holocaust. The sketches, featured in Stitching History from the Holocaust, have been transformed into real dresses. Through Dec. 29. Free with museum admission. 28123 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills; 248-553-2400; holocaustcenter.org

Allesee Hall: Skeleton Crew, a Detroit theater trilogy directed by Dominique Morisseau, is set at the beginning of the recession in 2008. The show follows a group of auto plant workers who must learn how to navigate the blurry lines between blue collar and white collar. Sept. 28-Oct. 29. $20+. 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org

City Theatre:  Evil Dead: The Musical combines elements from Sam Raimi’s classic 1980’s cult films, music, and comedy to create a one-of-a-kind show. Sept. 28-30. $55+. 2301 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 844-321-4045; detroittheater.org

Halmich Park: Warren’s Inaugural Oktoberfest will take place in the north pavilion of the park this weekend. The event will feature live music, food trucks, beer, and beer games. Sept. 30. $5. Halmich Park, 3001 E. 13 Mile Rd., Warren; 586-268-8400

Detroit Film Theatre: A successful architect from Bangkok has his mid-life crisis interrupted when he reunites with an elephant he knew in his childhood in Pop Aye. Oct. 1. $9.50. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org

Danielle Peleg Gallery: In honor of Paul McCartney’s two Detroit performances this month, the gallery will be hosting The Beatles Art Show and Sale, which will feature autographed merchandise and memorabilia, limited-edition lithographs, and more. Oct. 1-3. 4031 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield; 248-626-5810; daniellepeleggallery.com