10 Things to Do This Weekend (Sept. 27-29)

Enjoy music by Jason Aldean and Avril Lavigne or see a musical about Janis Joplin this weekend
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Kanye West

Kanye West’s Sunday Service is coming to Detroit. The rapper is also rumored to be releasing his new album, Jesus Is King, the same day. Tickets sold out quickly, but Hour Detroit followers can enter to win one by following our account on Instagram, tagging a friend, and leaving a comment on our story about the show. Sept. 27. Sold out. Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, 2600 Atwater St., Detroit; 800-745-3000; thearetha.com

Mike Brody

Known for his high-energy act, Brody has been practicing comedy for nearly 20 years. In a refreshing change of pace for the comedy world, Brody turns away from cynical material, instead making fun of his own clumsiness and obsessivecompulsive tendencies. Sept. 26-28. $10+. Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 310 S.Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Made in Michigan Festival

The festival will feature some of Michigan’s best artists, vendors, beer, wine, live music, and food trucks. There will also be an activity zone for children. Sept. 27. No cost. Downtown Allen Park, 6550 Allen Rd., Allen Park; madeinmichiganfestival.com

Give Me Liberty

Shown at the Cannes, Sundance, and Jerusalem Film Festivals, Give Me Liberty is humorous tale that follows medical transport driver Vic as he tries to do his job, transporting Tracy, a headstrong young African American woman with ALS, while also fulfilling his promise to deliver his Russian family members to a funeral. Sept. 27-29. No cost with museum admission. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., 313- 833-7900; Detroit; dia.org 

Star Wars in Concert

Watch The Empire Strikes Back on the big screen while the majestic Detroit Symphony Orchestra masterfully performs the Oscar Award-winning film score live. Sept. 27-30. $58+.  Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org

Avril Lavigne

Accompanied by indie musician Jagwar Twin, the Grammy-nominated pop rock singer will perform songs from her sixth studio album, Head Under Water. Sept. 28. $30+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313presents.com

 Chic and Unique Vintage Market

The event will feature more than 125 independent vendors selling an array of antique and handmade goods, including everything from tables made of reclaimed barn wood to hand-designed gumball machines. Sept. 28. $5. Brownstown Event Center, Brownstown Charter; 23345 King Rd., 734-250-2328; chicanduniquemi.com

Jason Aldean

The Ride All Night Tour, which features Jason Aldean along with Tracy Lawrence, Carly Pearce, and Dee Jay Silver, will deliver a mix of the four-time Grammy-nominated country star’s newest releases and classic favorites. Sept. 28 and 29. $36+. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 33 Bob Seger Dr., Village of Clarkston; 313presents.com 

Laughter and Reflection with Carol Burnett

Named for her 2010 memoir, This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection, Carol Burnett’s hilarious show is not one of stand-up, but of spontaneous humor that flows naturally from the interaction between Burnett and the audience. Sept. 29. $79+. Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway St., Detroit; 313-237-7464; michiganopera.org

 A Night With Janis Joplin

The Tony Award-winning musical, which features some of Joplin’s greatest hits, including “Piece of My Heart,” “Cry Baby,” and “Me and My Bobby McGee,” is a celebration of the blues.  Sept. 29. $20+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313presents.com


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