6 Things to Do This Weekend (Oct. 16-18)

Marvel superheroes, pumpkin carving, and a haunted tour make for a weekend of autumn merriment
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The Village of Rochester Hills is welcoming fall with a lineup of festivities. // Photograph courtesy of The Village of Rochester Hills

DSO Chamber Ensembles

One of lockdown’s greatest woes is the lack of live music. For the time being, there’s no true cure for this affliction, but virtual concerts can serve as a salve for the wound. This evening, a Detroit Symphony Orchestra brass quartet will be accompanied by a percussion duo for the performance of various classical numbers. Oct. 16. $12. dso.org

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes

With fall premiere dates for movies like Black Widow and Venom: Let There be Carnage pushed back to next year, it’ll be months before Marvel fans can enjoy some of this year’s most highly anticipated superhero flicks. But a local museum is providing alternate ways to revel in the fandom this very weekend. The Henry Ford’s latest exhibit, Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes, features more than 300 authentic costumes, movie props, and rare comic books. Immersive sets, soundscapes, and interactive features allow fans to explore their favorite fictional worlds. Who needs to watch the movies when you can live them? July 30-Jan. 31, 2021. $35. The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn; thehenryford.org

Juneteenth Film Festival

This year’s Juneteenth festivities ­– including Emagine’s Juneteenth Film Festival – may have been dampened by the COVID-19 pandemic, but there’s still plenty to celebrate. Enjoy a belated Freedom Day and learn about Black history with essential films like The Color Purple, American History X, and I am Not Your Negro. Ticket proceeds will benefit the United Negro College Fund. Oct 16-22. $10. Emagine Royal Oak, 200 N. Main St., Royal Oak; emagine-entertainment.com

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The Detroit Historical Museum is holding a virtual beer tasting to complement its latest exhibit, pictured above.  // Photograph courtesy of the Detroit Historical Society

Detroit Beer Trail

To complement the opening of its newest exhibition, Detroit’s Brewing Heritage, The Detroit Historical Museum will hold a virtual beer tasting. After stopping by the museum to pick up a custom six-pack of local brews, participants will join a Zoom meeting for a beer history lesson and guided tasting. Oct. 17. $20. Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit; detroithistorical.org

Fall festivities in Rochester Hills

Among its usual shops, restaurants, and a roaring fire pit, this weekend, the Village of Rochester Hills will welcome a host of fall activities. Begin the day with free cider and donuts in Festival Park, before checking out the Day of the Dead pop-up shop and a professional pumpkin carving demonstration. Oct. 17. No cost. The Village of Rochester Hills, 104 N. Adams Road, Rochester Hills; villageofrochesterhills.com

Haunted Detroit Tour

Who doesn’t love multitasking? Get your daily dose of physical activity while learning about Detroit’s paranormal past. This festive bike tour will combine supernatural anecdotes with historical education, stopping at some of the city’s most haunted landmarks, including The Whitney, Majestic Theatre, Masonic Temple, and Elmwood Cemetery. Oct. 18-25. $35. Wheelhouse Detroit, 1340 Atwater St., Detroit; wheelhousedetroit.com