7 Things to Do This Weekend (Oct. 7-9)

Little Shop of Horrors, Mark Norman stand-up, and a fall Pride festival
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Photo courtesy of 313Presents.com.

Little Shop of Horrors

This classic rock musical by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman tells the story of a timid floral shop worker who discovers a new singing, trash-talking breed of plant that feeds on human blood. The production is suitable for adults and children of at least middle school age. $37+. Oct. 5-30. Meadow Brook Theatre, Rochester; mbtheatre.com.

Handcrafters Fall Fair

Eighty of the finest artisans from Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin will showcase a variety of handmade goods — including paintings, ceramics, jewelry, and home decor — at this annual fall market. Guests can enjoy drinks, snacks, and other concessions from a host of local vendors. A special “Sip & Shop” event, featuring mimosas and brunch dishes, is slated for Friday. $4+. Oct. 7-8. Embassy Suites, Livonia; hcshows.com. 

Fall Into Pride

Why confine LGBTQ Pride to summer? This autumn Pride event will host a variety of attractions and activities throughout the weekend. Attendees can enjoy a pub crawl, a street fair, live entertainment, and a pet-palooza – complete with a pet costume contest and pet photography – just to name a few highlights. Oct. 7-9. Downtown Mount Clemens; macombcountypride.com.

Mark Normand

As the host of his Tuesdays with Stories podcast, this New York-based comedian and performer collaborates with fellow funnyman Joe List to entertain listeners with hilarious slice-of-life stories and surprise comedic guests. Fans of late-night TV may know Normand from his appearances on Conan, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. $29.50+. Oct. 8. Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak; royaloakmusictheatre.com.

Desi Banks

With more than 7.7 million followers on Instagram, this Atlanta-based comedian and actor went viral for his hilarious character impressions and collaborations with internet celebrities B. Simone and Pretty Vee. Catch his irreverent and politically incorrect brand of comedy when he brings his stand-up show to Motor City Casino’s Sound Board theater. $34+. Oct. 8. Sound Board at Motor City Casino Hotel, Detroit; 313presents.com.

Bill Maher

On his HBO news-talk series Real Time with Bill Maher, this Emmy Award-winning comedian rehashes the week’s events with the help of topical guests and a searing sense of humor. Expect to laugh at politics, religion, and everything in between when he stops at Detroit’s Fox Theatre for a night of stand-up. $39.50+. Oct. 8. Fox Theatre, Detroit; 313presents.com.

Disney Junior Live on Tour: Costume Palooza

Fan-favorite Disney characters will sing, dance, perform acrobatic acts, and generally dazzle audiences with 3D special effects in this immersive new family-friendly show. Featuring hit songs from the Disney Junior series as well as original music, the show invites attendees old and young to interact and participate — costumes are encouraged. $20+. Oct. 9. Fox Theatre, Detroit; 313presents.com.

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