10 Things to Do This Weekend (Oct. 18-20)

George Lopez, Natasha Bedingfield, and Disney on Ice come to Detroit
George Lopez
George Lopez photograph courtesy of 313 Presents

Disney On Ice Presents Dream Big

Disney’s most beloved characters — including Anna, Elsa, Jasmine, Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, more — will share the stage for this imaginative mashup that combines their stories. Oct. 17-20. $20+. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-7000; 313presents.com

Paul Mecurio

Accompanied by comedian Byron Trimble, Paul Mercurio, who has made appearances on The Late Show w/Stephen Colbert, and hosted his own shows on Comedy Central and HBO, will be performing five shows at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle. Oct. 17-19. $20. Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 310 South Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com


One of the biggest names in electronic dance music, six-time Grammy-nominated Deadmau5 (pronounced “dead mouse”) is known just as much for his iconic mouse headgear as for his funky beats. He’ll showcase both on his North American tour, which features a new, much-hyped interactive stage design known as Cube V3. Oct. 18. $39.50+. The Fillmore. 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313.961.5451; thefillmoredetroit.com

Stranger Things ’80s Halloween Party

Grab your neon windbreaker and your…waffles? This Halloween party hosted by Channel 955 and Mojo in the Morning has a theme that revolves around the hit Netflix original show Stranger Things. It features a costume contest with cash prizes. Oct. 18. $50. Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980; royaloakmusictheatre.com

George Lopez

Best known for his self-titled ABC sitcom, George Lopez, and late-night TBS talk show, Lopez Tonight, comedian George Lopez returns to the stage with The Wall World Tour. His comedy explores the nuances of race and ethnic relations, particularly within his own Mexican-American culture. Mature audiences only. Oct. 18. $49.50+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-417-3333; 313presents.com

Natasha Bedingfield

The Grammy Award-winning English pop artist is best known for 2000s hits “Unwritten” and “Pocketful of Sunshine.” Oct. 19. $35+. Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-9700; majesticdetroit.com

Joe Policastro Trio

This alternative jazz trio from Chicago, which had been praised by Downbeat for its “musical hybridity,” is touring after the release of its latest album, “Nothing Here Belongs.” Oct. 19. $10. Cliff Bell’s, 2030 Park Ave., Detroit; 313-961-2543; cliffbells.com

Zoo Boo

One of metro Detroit’s favorite family-friendly Halloween events, the Zoo Boo, returns this year with mimes, aerialists, superheroes, jugglers, a corn maze, and of course, all the fantastic creatures of the Detroit Zoo. Oct. 18-20. $2+. Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak; 248-541-5717; detroitzoo.org

Glass Pumpkin Fest

For the 11th year in a row, the Dearborn Glass Academy is holding its annual fall road show, which will feature live glass-blowing demonstrations and the sale of handmade, one-of-a-kind glass pumpkins. Ten dollars from each pumpkin sold will be donated to a local organic farm. Oct. 19 and 20. No cost. Ann Arbor Farmers Market, 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor; 313-561-4527; glassacademy.com

Don Giovanni

Witness the action, drama, and supernatural forces in Mozart’s 1787 opera. The show follows its namesake, an arrogant nobleman, as he runs from the consequences of his deceitful and promiscuous actions. Oct. 19-27. $35+. Detroit Opera House. 1526 Broadway St., Detroit; 313-237-746; michiganopera.org

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