10 Things to Do This Weekend (Oct. 25-27)

A silent film event at the Redford Theatre, a Luke Bryan concert, and a Joe Rogan comedy show stand out
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Live music by Detroiter John Lauter will accompany a showing of the silent film The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the Redford Theatre on Oct. 26. Photograph courtesy of Redford Theatre

Luke Bryan

The country superstar, who boasts 11 No. 1 hits on the #Billboard# Hot Country Songs chart, will wrap up his Sunset Repeat tour at Detroit’s Ford Field. Oct. 25. $30+. Ford Field, 2000 Brush St., Detroit; 313.262.2222; fordfield.com

Monster’s Ball

This 21-and-over Halloween party has enlisted DJs, stilt walkers, acrobats, fortune tellers, and more to entertain its more than 1,800 anticipated guests. And for late-night eats, guests can look forward to a midnight pizza buffet. Oct. 25. $40+. The Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; monstersballdetroit.com

Joe Rogan

In addition to hosting one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes, Rogan has appeared in movies and TV shows, provided commentary for the Ultimate Fighting Network (he’s a Tae Kwon Do champ), and helmed multiple comedy specials. His stand-up routine draws on all these experiences for a truly unique show. Oct. 25. $40+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave, Detroit; 313-471-7000; 313presents.com

Jenny Scheinman

Joined by her new band, Parlour Game, the critically acclaimed violinist – who has backed up musicians from Norah Jones to Bono – will perform genre-spanning tunes that cover jazz, Americana, and indie. Oct. 25. No cost with museum admission. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

For one night only, follow the classic tale of Quasimodo like you’ve never seen it before: as a silent film featuring live organ accompaniment by Detroit native and veteran musician John Lauter. Oct. 26. $15. Redford Theatre, 17360 Lahser Rd., Detroit; 313-537-2560; redfordtheatre.com

Seeing the Sacred in Samsara: Lecture with Donald S. Lopez Jr.

Donald S. Lopez Jr., a seasoned author and renowned professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Michigan, will discuss his new book, Seeing the Sacred in Samsara. Oct. 26. No cost with museum admission. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org 

HarvestFest Detroit

Now in its fifth year, this family event will feature hayrides, face painting, live music, a pumpkin patch, games, giveaways, and more. Oct. 26. No cost. Robert C. Valade Park, 2670 Atwater St., Detroit; 313-566-8200; harvestfestdetroit.com

Drop-in Workshop: Sugar Skulls

Celebrate Day of the Dead by honoring a Mexican and Mexican American tradition. Learn the historical significance of sugar skulls – which represent departed souls – while you design your own. Oct. 26 and 27. No cost with museum admission. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org

Strauss: Death and Transfiguration

Considered one of the leading composers of his day and still revered for a number of classical works, Richard Strauss constructs the tale of a dying man, reflecting on his life in what is considered and “orchestral poem.” The piece will be performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Oct. 26 and 27. $15+. Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave, Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org 

The Menzingers

Just a few months off the release of their fourth studio album, Hello Exile, the Scranton, Pennsylvania punk rock band is hitting the road for a tour with Tigers Jaw and Culture Abuse. The new material, which sounds unmistakably Menzingers with the band’s classic heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics and high-energy choruses, is all about the struggles you encounter when navigating adulthood past your 20s. Oct. 27. $27.50+. Magic Stick, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-9700; majesticdetroit.com

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