9 Things to Do This Weekend (Sept. 30-Oct. 2)

Post Malone and George Lopez give live performances, plus Van Gogh in America opens at the DIA
George Lopez
George Lopez // Photo courtesy of Hollywood Casino

George Lopez

After nearly 40 years in the public eye, this comedian and actor’s storied career boasts multiple self-produced sitcoms, roles in dozens of major films, and a smattering of acclaimed stand-up specials, including 2009’s Grammy Award-nominated Tall, Dark, and Chicano. Known for an observant brand of comedy that explores race relations and Mexican American culture, he’ll pack big laughs when he stops at Detroit’s Music Hall during his OMG Hi! tour. $65+. Sept. 30. Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Detroit; musichall.org

Clue Shadowcast

The classic 1985 film comes to life in this collaboration between The Goblin King Players and the Redford Theatre. Costumed live actors will move in step with the characters as the movie plays across the big screen behind them, creating an engaging movie experience for fans both new and old. Sept. 30-Oct. 1. $20. Redford Theatre, Detroit; redfordtheatre.com

Real Talk Comedy Tour

Big laughs are in store when performers DeRay Davis (Barbershop, 21 Jump Street), Rickey Smiley, Jess Hilarious, B. Simone, Money Bag Mafia, and Darren Brand team up for a night of stand-up comedy at Detroit’s Fox Theatre. $59+. Oct. 1. Fox Theatre, Detroit; 313presents.com

Post Malone
Post Malone // Photo by Adam DeGross

Post Malone

Ever since his 2016 debut album, Stoney, set a new record for most weeks spent on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, this New York-based rapper has continued to crank out genre-bending hits like “Rockstar,” “Circles,” and “Sunflower.” Malone will stop at Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena this month to support his new album, Twelve Carat Toothache, which released in June. $79+. Oct. 1. Little Caesars Arena, Detroit; 313presents.com

Great Fall Festival

Celebrate the best of the season with this annual weekend festival at Northville’s Maybury Farm. The whole family will enjoy live music, games, agricultural demonstrations, a corn maze, and food trucks. For kids, an array of fun activities awaits, including face painting, pumpkin decorating, and slime making. Some activities carry an extra fee. $10+. Oct. 1-2. Maybury Farm, Northville; mayburyfarm.org

Jack Harlow

This Kentucky-born rapper and producer skyrocketed to mainstream success with the release of his 2020 single “What’s Poppin,” which took the Tik Tok universe by storm. Now, the Grammy Award-nominated Harlow heads out on a North American tour in support of his new album, Come Home the Kids Miss You, which debuted at No. 3 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. $29.50+. Oct. 2. Fox Theatre, Detroit; 313presents.com


Boasting a whopping 14 Grammy Award nominations and 12 NAACP Image Award nominations, this powerhouse jazz vocalist has received critical acclaim for each of her 11 album releases. Her most recent project, Ledisi Sings Nina, is a tribute to jazz icon Nina Simone. Hear those standards and more when Ledisi stops at Motor City Casino Hotel’s Sound Board theater this month. $52+. Oct. 2. Motor City Casino Hotel’s Sound Board, Detroit; soundboarddetroit.com

Daniel O’Donnell

A household name in his native country of Ireland, this charismatic singer, actor, and television presenter has sold more than 10 million records of his signature Irish folk music. He’ll perform selections from his most recent release, 60, when he embarks on an international tour this fall. $54+. Oct. 2. Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Detroit; musichall.org

Van Gogh in America

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the DIA’s acquisition of Vincent van Gogh’s 1887 work Self Portrait, this exhibition will showcase roughly 70 authentic works by the celebrated artist. Attendees will also have access to an accompanying illustrated catalogue containing essays by the exhibit’s curator and other Van Gogh scholars. $7+. Oct. 2-Jan. 22. Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit; dia.org