7 Things to Do This Weekend (Sept. 16-18)

Kid Rock, Michigan Mega Food Truck Rally, and Disney on Ice serve up music, munchies, and magic.
Photo of Chris Rock, courtesy of 313 Presents

Craig Ferguson

This Peabody and Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, writer, producer, author, and director will stop at Detroit’s historic Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts for one night during The Fancy Rascal Tour this month. Best known stateside for his stint hosting CBS’s The Late Late Show from 2005 through 2014, the Glasgow, Scotland, native has also made appearances on The Daily Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, and The Howard Stern Show. $45+. Sept. 16. Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Detroit; musichall.org.


Former Spacemen 3 frontman Jason Pierce has been cranking out gospel-tinged, psychedelic space rock with this England-based outfit for more than three decades. The group will stop at St. Andrew’s Hall this month to support its new album, Everything Was Beautiful, and celebrate the 25th anniversary of its acclaimed 1997 LP, Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space. $35+. Sept. 16. St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit; livenation.com.

Kid Rock

The Romeo native will be accompanied by special guests, including rock band Foreigner and country music singer Trey Lewis, when he plays two hometown gigs at Pine Knob this month. The shows are part of a 24-city North American tour supporting the multi-platinum-selling rapper’s new album, Bad Reputation, which released in March. $45.50+. Sept. 16 & 17. Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston; 313presents.com.

Chris Rock

The Grammy and Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, and writer will spend six months touring North America and Australia on his Ego Death World Tour this year. The massive outing comes on the heels of Rock’s infamous Oscars altercation with Will Smith, which launched the Saturday Night Live alum into the headlines. $49.50+. Sept. 16-18. Fox Theatre, Detroit; 313presents.com. 

Disney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate!

In honor of its 40th Anniversary, Disney on Ice presents an epic production that features high-energy choreography, a breathtaking set, and more than 50 beloved characters – all conducted by “Mouse-ter of Ceremonies,” Mickey Mouse. Disney fans can choose from eight shows taking place throughout the weekend to experience moments from 14 classic and modern stories, including Frozen, Finding Dory, Aladdin, and Beauty and the Beast, and sing along to everyone’s favorite musical numbers, such as “Let It Go,” “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” and “Hakuna Matata.”  $22. Sept. 16-18. Little Caesars Arena, Detroit; 313presents.com.

Michigan Mega Food Truck Rally

The annual Michigan Mega Food Truck Rally returns to Canterbury Village this weekend, bringing with it more than 30 of the state’s best roving restaurants. Guests can sample Monday’s Street Food, Dos Locos Burritos, Tacos el Caballo, Vedged Out Vegan Eats, Tender Bonez BBQ, Seoul Rolls on the Go, and the Mystery Box – just to name a few. The event also will feature live music and an array of local retail vendors. $8+. Sept. 17-18. Canterbury Village, Lake Orion; michiganmegafoodtruckrally.com. 

Thai Street Food Festival

This weekend, the Thai American Association of Michigan will host the sixth annual Thai Street Food Festival, where attendees can try food from various regions across Thailand. In a new addition this year, organizers have invited representatives from other local Asian communities – from Bengali to Vietnamese, Filipino, and Laotian – to share their respective cultures through traditional performances. No cost. Sept. 18. Watpaknam Buddhist Meditation Center, Sterling Heights; facebook.com.