6 Things to do This Weekend (Oct. 15-17)

Top picks include Motor City Comic Con, Kiss, and the Detroit Red Wings
KISS brings their ‘End of The Road Tour’ to DTE Energy Music Theatre this weekend. // Photograph courtesy of Jen Rosenstein


Iconic ’80s hard rock band Kiss has commenced their End of The Road Tour, after being forced to postpone five shows when two of the band’s members contracted COVID-19. As its name implies, this concert series constitutes the band’s final performances — and local fans have one last chance to catch a show. Head to DTE Energy Music Theatre to hear hits like “Rock and Roll All Nite,” “I Was Made For Lovin’ You,” and — of course — “Detroit Rock City” live, while you still can. $40+. Oct. 15. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 33 Bob Seger Dr., Village of Clarkston; 313presents.com 

Motor City Comic Con

Michigan’s largest pop-culture event returns to Suburban Collection Showplace with a variety of events and attractions, including read-throughs, art shows, and cosplay contests. Motor City Comic Con will also host photo ops, autograph signings, panels, and Q&As with a lineup of more than 250 comic book creators, writers, and artists, as well as more than 40 actors from the big and small screens. $30+. Oct. 15-17. Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi; motorcitycomiccon.com

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Catch folk musician Joshua Davis at The Ark in Ann Arbor. // Photograph courtesy of Fleming Artists

Joshua Davis

Even after 20 years in the business, Traverse City folk musician Joshua Davis hasn’t slowed down. He’s been churning out an album a year, and the passion driving this impressive output is abundantly evident in his jazz and country-tinged ballads. Join him at Ann Arbor’s The Ark to hear some of his latest releases and experience the soulful vocals that earned him a finalist spot on season eight of NBC’s The Voice. $30. Oct. 16. The Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor; theark.org

Detroit Red Wings vs. Vancouver Canucks

Head to Little Caesars Arena on Saturday to see the Red Wings in their second game of the season. It’ll also be their first showdown with the Vancouver Canucks — or any Canadian team, for that matter — since COVID kept the teams on their respective sides of the border last season. The Wings, who lost both their 2019 face-offs against the team, will be seeking a long-awaited redemption. $30+. Oct. 16. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; nhl.com

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The Detroit Red Wings, above, are photographed during an NHL Pre-season game at Little Caesars Arena on Oct. 2, 2021. The team will play the Vancouver Canucks this weekend. // Photograph by Dave Reginek/DRW

Holy Bones Festival and Halloween Market

Ypsilanti’s annual Holy Bones Festival brings together more than 40 local artisans and tarot readers for a celebration of the creepy, the macabre, and the downright weird. And, because no party is complete without food and entertainment, guests will also enjoy food trucks and pop-ups, live music, standup comedy, drag performances, and the Spirit of Ypsi Art Show and Auction. $10. Oct. 16. Ypsilanti Performance Space, 218 N. Adams St., Ypsilanti; holybonesfestival.com

Piquette Antique Fair

Paintings, ceramics, glassware, jewelry, and other novelties will fill the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant this Sunday, transforming it into a bustling antique market. Between browsing goods from an array of local vendors, shoppers can join mini plant tours, ogle historical vehicles, and take part in a silent auction that supports the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Museum. $1+. Oct. 17. Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, 461 Piquette Ave., Detroit; fordpiquetteplant.org