10 Things to Do This Weekend (Oct. 4-6)

A ”Hocus Pocus” film event, a concert by The Black Keys, and lots of apple cider on this first weekend of October
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Photograph courtesy of The Black Keys

Murder on the Orient Express

Agatha Christie’s murder mystery follows Hercule Poirot and the rest of the train’s passengers as they try to discover which of them killed the American tycoon found dead in his compartment. Oct. 2-27. $36. Meadow Brook Theatre, 378 Meadow Brook Rd., Rochester; 248-377-3300; mbtheatre.com

 Hocus Pocus Shadowcast With the Goblin King Players

The 1993 cult classic about a trio of wicked (but funny) witches comes to life just in time for Halloween. Watch actors from the Goblin King Players recreate scenes from the movie while the actual film plays on the big screen. Oct. 4-6. $15. Redford Theatre, 17360 Lahser Rd, Detroit; 313-537-2560; redfordtheatre.com 

Cider in the City

Get in the fall spirit with Blake’s apple cider and donuts as well as plenty of seasonal activities. This autumnal event will feature crafts, lawn games, food trucks, inflatables, horse-drawn hayrides, and more. Oct. 5. No cost. Beacon Park, 1903 Grand River Ave.,

Sara Bareilles

Best known for her hit single “Love Song” and her powerhouse vocals, the singer-songwriter and actress is embarking on her Amidst The Chaos Tour after releasing an album of the same name in April — her first musical work since 2015. Oct. 5. $35+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit: 313-471-3200; 313presents.com

Dane Cook

With all new material, but the same lively improv and high-energy bits, Dane Cook – whose 2005 comedy album Retaliation is the highest charting comedy album in nearly three decades – is embarking on his first national stand-up tour since 2013. Oct. 5. $49.50+. The Fillmore, 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-961-5451; thefillmoredetroit.com 

The Black Keys

Six-time Grammy Award-winning indie rock band The Black Keys has just released its new single “Lo/Hi,” their first new material since 2014, and is coming to Little Caesars Arena as part of the group’s Let’s Rock tour. Oct 5. $40+. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave, Detroit; 313-471-3333; 313presents.com


This exhibit focuses on the range of works by American artists that depict industry in the U.S. They convey both positive and negative themes, including dehumanization of workers, prosperity, and environmental consequences. Oct. 5-Dec. 30. No cost with museum admission. Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint; 810-234-1695; flintarts.org 

Visions of American Life: Paintings from the Manoogian Collection, 1850-1940

View more than 40 works exploring 19th and 20th century American life and culture from painters of the era, including Jane Peterson, John George Brown, and Francis David Millet. Oct. 5-Dec. 30. No cost with museum admission. Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint; 810-234-1695; flintarts.org

Guests of Honor from the Musée du Louvre: Jean-Antoine Houdon’s Portraits of Americans in the Age of Enlightenment

French artist Jean-Antoine Houdon is considered the greatest sculptor of the Enlightenment. This exhibition showcases his pieces, including his busts of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington that date back to the 1700s. Oct. 6. No cost with museum admission. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit; 313- 833-7900; dia.org


Best known for their multiplatinum single “Monster,” the Grammy-nominated hard rock band has sold more than 11 million units worldwide. Now they’re touring in support of their 10th album, Victorious. Oct 6. $29+.The Fillmore, 2115 Woodward, Detroit; 313.961.5451; Thefillmoredetroit.com