6 Things to Do This Weekend (Sept. 9-11)

John Mulaney stand-up, Florence & the Machine in concert, and a Lions’ home opener watch party
Florence & the Machine
Florence & the Machine performs this weekend at Pine Knob Music Theatre. // Photo courtesy of Autumn de Wilde

Echo & the Bunnymen
The England-based new-wave rockers known for classic ’80s tracks like “The Killing Moon” and “Lips Like Sugar” will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a monthlong North American tour. Founding members Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant will be joined by a cast of touring musicians when the band stops at The Fillmore this month. $69+. Sept. 9. Fillmore Detroit, Detroit; livenation.com

John Mulaney
Following a four-year stint as a writer on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, this Chicago-based comedian launched a series of acclaimed stand-up specials, including 2018’s Emmy Award-winning Kid Gorgeous. He will perform two shows at Detroit’s Fox Theatre this month as he embarks on the second half of his From Scratch tour. $55+. Sept. 9. Fox Theatre, Detroit; 313presents.com

The Second City
This revered Chicago-based comedy company will celebrate more than 60 years of laughs by taking its hilarious two-act revue on the road. Along the way, it will bring two nights of sketch comedy, music, and improv performances to Ann Arbor. Known as a proving ground for young comedic talents, The Second City boasts some of the country’s most notable comedians as alums. Among them are Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mike Myers, and Amy Poehler. $26+. Sept. 9 & 10. The Ark, Ann Arbor; theark.org

Florence and the Machine
Florence and the Machine will perform at Pine Knob this weekend, in support of its fifth album Dance Fever. Released in May, the record carries influences from gothic literature, folk music, 1970s Iggy Pop, and folk horror films such as The Wicker Man and The Witch. The result is something the artist describes as “Nick Cave at the club.” Concert attendees can expect to hear tracks like “My Love,” “King” and “Heaven is Here.” $35+. Sept. 10. Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston; 313Presents.com

Home Opener Watch Party
Caesars Sportsbook Lounge inside Emagine Royal Oak will host a watch party to celebrate the Detroit Lions’ home opener this Sunday, against the Philadelphia Eagles. Starting at noon, guests will enjoy half-off all appetizers, which will be served seat-side as they watch the football game live on the big screen. Be sure to arrive early – limited seating will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. No cost. Sept. 11. Emagine Royal Oak, Royal Oak, emagine-entertainment.com

Kurtis Conner
Boasting nearly 4 million subscribers on YouTube, this Canadian stand-up comedian rose to fame on the video-sharing app Vine before it was shut down in 2017. He is also the host of the podcast Very Really Good, where he interviews guests and discusses topics ranging from TikTok trends to social advocacy. $39.50+. Sept. 11. Fisher Theatre, Detroit; broadwayindetroit.com