10 Things to Do This Weekend (Sept. 6-8)

Reba McEntire, Kid Rock, and Dally in the Alley adorn the roster of fun weekend events
Reba McEntire
Reba McEntire photograph courtesy of 313 Presents


Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical Cats, which originally opened in London in 1981, follows the Jellicle Cats as they prepare for their annual ball. Each year, the leader of the group chooses one cat to ascend to the Heaviside layer and be reborn. Through Sept. 15. $35+. Fisher Theatre, 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit; 313-872-1000; broadwayindetroit.com

Norm Stulz

After starting his comedic career at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle in 1981, Norm Stulz is bringing his hilarious storytelling back to metro Detroit. Sept. 5-7. $10+. Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com 

West of Center: Art that Pushes Boundaries

The exhibit, juried by Detroit fine artist Tony Roko, honors work that pushes the boundaries of art imagery, practices, and theory, and challenges social norms. Highlighted works include “Lullaby for a Refugee” by Irina Bondarenko and “Letters From Home” by Naomi Hart. Sept. 6-28. No cost. Northville Art House, 215 W. Cady St., Northville; 248-344-0497; northvillearthouse.org 

Kid Rock

Returning to Michigan for the first time since his six sold-out performances in 2017, the country-rock superstar and Hour Detroit‘s 2009 Detroit of the Year is hitting the stage on back-to-back weekends as a part of his Hot September Nights tour. Sept. 6 and 7, 13 and 14. $39+. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 33 Bob Seger Dr., Village of Clarkston; 800-745-3000; 313presents.com

Reba McEntire

The Country Music Hall of Fame superstar has been delighting fans for over four decades. Reba McEntire’s latest album, Stronger Than the Truth, pays tribute to her Oklahoma roots. Sept. 7. $32+. Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metro Pkwy., Sterling Heights; 800-745-3000; 313presents.com

Dally in the Alley

A local favorite of more than 40 years, the Midtown street fair comprises local music, vendors, and food trucks like Yum Village and Delactabowl, as well as plenty of craft beer. Sept. 7. No cost. Cass Corridor, Detroit; dallyinthealley.com

A Conversation with Isabelle de Borchgrave

As its name suggests, Fashioning Art from Paper features hand-crafted designs made entirely from paper. Accompanying the exhibit will be an honest conversation between Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave and Frank Verpoorten, the director of the Baker Museum in Naples, Florida, who has championed her work. Sept. 7. $10+. Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint; 810-234-1695; flintarts.org 

Your Very Own Paradise

View the works of 14 internationally acclaimed artists, including Nick Archer, Enrique Chagoya, Melanie Daniel, and more, in this exhibition curated with the intention of creating a visual paradise. Prevalent themes throughout the works include comfort, desire, home, identity, and unity. Oakland University Art Gallery, 208 Wilson Hall, Rochester, 248-370-3005; ouartgallery.org 

Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo

Join thousands of participants at this annual fundraiser, which features events for runners of all skill levels — from a 1.5-mile fun walk, to a 5K and 10K combo run. Proceeds go toward veterinary care for the animals at the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center. Sept. 8. $30+. Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, 248-541-5717; detroitzoo.org 

Market in the City

More than 200 businesses, as well as food trucks, live entertainment, psychic readings, a photo booth, and more will be present at this all-day event, where vintage, handmade, and locally made goods will abound. Sept. 8. $5. Historic Fort Wayne, 6325 W. Jefferson Ave., Detroit; 248-376-0400; facebook.com

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