7 Things to do This Weekend (Oct. 22-24)

A Shawn Mendes concert, rock musical Rent, and Halloween in Greenfield Village
Catch Rent at the Fisher Theatre through Oct. 24. // Photograph courtesy of Carol Rosegg


Set in the 1980s during the height of the AIDS pandemic, Rent follows a group of young artists struggling to make a life in Manhattan’s bohemian Alphabet City. Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning rock musical boasts one of the longest Broadway runs in history and is widely considered a timeless classic. $39+. Through Oct. 24. Fisher Theatre, 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit; broadwayindetroit.com

Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village

Each October, Greenfield Village transforms into a bewitching Halloween Wonderland. Guests are invited to stroll the historical streets after hours, enjoying both festive and frightening programming, from ghostly performances to harvest markets and costumed character appearances. Plus, due to popular demand, the Hallowe’en Express will return for a second year, continuing its spooky and surprising journey through the Village. $19. Through Oct. 24. The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn; thehenryford.org

Shawn Mendes 

Since debuting in 2020, Shawn Mendes’s most recent album, Wonder, has become the multi-platinum singer-songwriter’s fourth straight No. 1 release. His catchy pop anthems with folk and reggae influences have also earned him several Grammy nominations. This Friday, catch Mendes live at Little Caesar’s Arena, where he’ll perform some of his greatest hits, such as “Stitches” and “Life of the Party,” as well as new material, like the single “Summer of Love.” $44.50+. Oct. 22. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313presents.com 

Bloomfield Charity Antiques and Collectibles Show

To date, the Bloomfield Charity Antiques and Collectibles Show has raised more than $655,000 for metro Detroit nonprofits. The 57th annual event takes place his weekend, benefitting Elli’s House, which supports survivors of human trafficking. More than 30 respected dealers will be present. $12. Oct. 22 and 23. Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 1100 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills; bloomfieldcross.org

Detroit Fall Beer Fest 2019 @ Eastern Market - Life In Michigan
The Detroit Fall Beer Fest returns to Eastern Market this Saturday. // Photograph courtesy of Life in Michigan

On Broadway

The Detroit Institute of Arts welcomes audiences to its Detroit Film Theatre for the first time in 18 months for a colorful and fast-paced history of the Broadway theatrical tradition. On Broadway tells the inside story of innovative works, developing emphasis on inclusion, and the struggle between art and commerce. In addition to a star-studded cast that includes the likes of Hugh Jackman, Helen Mirren, and Christine Baranski, the film features archival clips of performances by theatrical legends such as Lin Manuel Miranda, Patti Lupone, Bernadette Peters, and James Earl Jones. $9.50. Oct. 22-24. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; dia.org 

Detroit Fall Beer Festival

Breweries from around the state will gather at Eastern Market for the Michigan Brewers Guild’s Detroit Fall Beer Festival — one of the biggest beer events in the area. In addition to the wide array of craft beer, attendees can enjoy food from metro Detroit restaurants and live music from local artists. $50+. Oct. 23. Eastern Market, 2934 Russel St., Detroit; mibeer.com

Downtown Detroit Art and Architecture Walking Tour

This two-hour guided tour will explore the architecture of Detroit, noting both enduring edifices from prolific architects and modern contributions by emerging artists. Stops will include The Belt, the Spirit of Detroit, and the majestic Guardian Building. $20. Oct. 24. First National Building, 660 Woodward Ave., Detroit; detroitexperiencefactory.org