Southeast Michigan entertainment calendar Oct. 8 and beyond – The Oakland Press

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Note: Events are subject to change; check with venues for updates. Some events require proof of vaccination or negative COVID test within 72 hours prior to event.


• Foreigner The Hits Orchestral: Rescheduled as a Foreigner show without orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14, Fox Theatre, Detroit, (previously scheduled for Oct. 11). Tickets for the previously scheduled date will be honored.

• J. Cole, 21 Savage: Rescheduled to Oct. 25, (previously scheduled for Oct. 5), Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, $29.50+.

On sale 10 a.m. Oct. 8

• Ludacris, Nelly, Trina: Dec. 19, Fox Theatre, $79+.

• Night of Knockouts XIX: Nov. 19, Sound Board at MotorCity Casino, $28+.

• MotorCity Cage Night IX: Live Mixed Martial Arts Dec. 17, Sound Board at MotorCity Casino, $28+.

On sale 11 a.m. Oct. 8

• New Kids On The Block, Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue: June 24, Little Caesars Arena, $29.95+.

On sale 10 a.m. Oct. 14

• Rob Schneider: March 20, Sound Board at MotorCity Casino, $25+.

On Sale 10 a.m. Oct. 15

• Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Strokes, Thundercat: Aug. 14, Comerica Park, purchase tickets at,

• Engelbert Humperdinck: May 8, Sound Board at MotorCity Casino, $51+.

On sale now

• Christopher Cross: Oct. 9, Sound Board at MotorCity Casino, $44+.

• No Limit Reunion Tour: featuring Master P, Mystikal, Silkk The Shocker, Mia X, Friend Mercedes, Mr Serv On, Oct. 9, Fox Theatre,  $64+.

• The Millennium Tour 2021: featuring Omarion, Bow Wow, Ashanti, Pretty Ricky, Soulja Boy, Lloyd, Ying Yang Twins and Sammie, Oct. 10, Little Caesars Arena, $49+.

• Kiss, David Garibaldi: Oct. 15, DTE Music Theatre, Independence Twp., (rescheduled from Sept. 11, 2020 and Sept. 1, 2021), $42.50+.

• LANY, keshi: Oct. 15, Fox Theatre, $34.50+.


• “RENT”: Oct. 19-24, Detroit’s Fisher Theatre, Detroit, $39+. Seats in first rows of the main floor will be available for $20 each performance with in-person purchase at the Fisher Theatre Box Office two hours prior to the show, limited to two tickets per person.

Tickets on sale at,, or the XFINITY Box Office at Little Caesars Arena.


• “Black Is Beautiful”: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite exhibit is Oct. 8-Jan 16, Detroit Institute of Arts, 313-833-4005, timed entry tickets,

• A2 Artoberfest Fine Art Fair: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 9 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 10 at N. Fourth Ave. (between Huron and Kingsley) and Ann Street (between Main and Fifth Ave.), downtown Ann Arbor,

• “Life Is But A Dream”: Mixed media exhibition through Oct. 30, Galerie Camille, 4130 Cass Ave., Suite C, Detroit, reception timed tickets at Gallery hours noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Artist talk with limited seating, 2 p.m. Oct. 9, masks required.

• Arts & Crafts Show: Vendor registration open for ArtSail, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Oakland County Farmers Market, Waterford, $35/booth. Registration form at, vendors must contact the Oakland County Farmers Market at 248-858-5495 or to rent a booth.

• Annual Artist’ Choice Members Show and “Dreamscape”: Artists Luzhen Qiu and Cathy Jacobs through Oct. 13, Anton Art Center, 125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens,, 586-469-8666, $75+.

• Michigan Makers Market Arts & Crafts Show: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Oct. 16, The Hawk Community Center, 29995 Twelve Mile Road in Farmington Hills, free admission, juried artisan market from over 50 local artists,

• “Beyond Van Gogh-An Immersive Experience”: Through Oct. 17, TCF Center, Detroit, reserve at, $32.99+, ages 5-15 $23.99+, younger than 5 free.

• Denzel James Franklin Palm: Solo exhibition “Second Semester” through Oct. 29, 306 S Main St., Royal Oak,

• Arabic and Islamic Calligraphy Exhibit: Through Oct. 31. Farmington Hills City Hall, 31555 11 Mile Road, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, visitors encouraged to wear masks, socially distance,

• “Reconnect”: Through Nov. 5, Huron Valley Council for the Arts, 205 W. Livingston Road, Highland Township, or call 248-889-8660.

• Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos 2021: DIA, Through Nov. 7, free with general admission, register at Museum open Wednesday-Sunday.

• Jason Revok, “Stare into the Abyss”: Through Nov. 11, Library Street Collective, 1260 Library St., Detroit, by appointment,


• Ohly: 7 p.m. Oct 8, Loving Touch, 22634 Woodward Ave., Ferndale,, all ages, $12+.

• Last Night Saved My Life: 6 p.m. Oct. 8, Pike Room @ The Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac, all ages,, $12+

• Winger: 6 p.m. Oct. 8, The Token Lounge, 28949 Joy Road, Westland,, $30+.

• Percussion and Carillon Concert: 6 p.m. Oct. 8, Oakland University Elliott Tower, Rochester, outside, bring a chair, blanket, free,,

• Vic Dibitetto: 8 p.m. Oct. 8, Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, 7096 E. 14 Mile Road, Warren,, $25+.

• Christian Lopez: 8-10 p.m. Oct. 9 at 20 Front Street, Lake Orion,, $20+.

• Occidental Gypsy: Dinner and a show 7 p.m. Oct. 9, The Blue LLama Jazz Club, 314 S. Main St., Ann Arbor,, $125+.

• Heather McMahan: Oct. 9, Music Hall Center, 350 Madison St., Detroit,, $42+.

• Inauguration of Musical Evenings: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9, Ukrainian Museum, 9630 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck, 313-366-9764, register at, fundraiser, $50.

• Tony Camilletti and the Don Bartkowiak Quartet: 2 p.m. Oct .10, Rochester Hills Public Library, open to RHPL cardholders, register at

• Marcia Ball and Tommy Castro & The Painkillers: 7 p.m. Oct. 13, The Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, 248-544-1991,, $37+.

• The Record Company, JJ Wilde: 7 p.m. Oct. 13, Saint Andrew’s Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit,, $25+.

• The Music of Billy Joel & Elton John with Michael Cavanaugh: Oct. 16, Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township,, $42.50+.

• Discipline, Cat Lung, Ancient Robots: 7-11 p.m. Oct. 16, Cadieux Cafe, 4300 Cadieux Road, Detroit, 313-882-8560, $5 cover, parking in Cadieux Cafe lot, outdoor show, indoors if it rains,

• “Exaltations”: Rochester Community Concert Band 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Road, Rochester,, donations accepted.

• Tauren Wells: Grammy nominee 7 p.m. Oct. 22, NorthRidge Church, 49555 N Territorial Road, Plymouth, $14.95-$60, all ages, doors at 6 p.m. Tickets at


• John Copenhaver, John Lescroart, Vanessa Lillie, Sarah Strohmeyer: 7 p.m. Oct 10, Shelby Township author Karen Dionne and fellow New York Times best-selling author Hank Phillippi Ryan host “The Back Room: Cocktails and Conversation with Your Favorite Authors” via Zoom,

• Paul Vachon: “Becoming the Motor City: A Timeline of Detroit’s Auto Industry” presentation and book signing Oct. 20 at the Grosse Pointe Historical Society, Grosse Pointe Woods,


• Acting & Improv workshops: Free online for ages 7-12, 4:30-5:15 p.m., Oct. 8 and Oct. 15 presented by the Royal Oak Library via Zoom, space limited, register at or email

• Youth acting and improv: Online and in-person Kids Acting & Improv Workshop, ages 7-12, begins Nov. 10; Junior Theatre Class (Ages 3½-6), starts Nov. 10 at Hunter Community Center in Clawson; Acting and improv class, (ages 7-16) starts Nov. 11 at Hunter Community Center, presented by Acting Out Kids Community Theatre, prices vary. Register at, 248-302-8947 or


• Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Respighi’s “Fountains of Rome” Oct. 7-9, Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit, $19+ each, ($133 for series),, $15+.

• Oakland University Chamber Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Oakland University Varner Recital Hall, Rochesster, register at, $22 general, $12 students.

• Macomb Symphony Orchestra: 8 p.m. Oct. 15, Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Twp.,, $24+.


• Bianca Del Rio: 7 p.m. Oct. 8, Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak, proof of vaccination or negative COVID test required, 18+, $39.50+,

• Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Gianmarco Soresi. Oct. 7-9; Michael Malone, Oct. 14-16; John Heffron, Nov. 11-13; 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak,, 248-542-9900, prices vary.

• One Night Stans: Tanyalee Davis, Oct. 7-9; Spelling-A Comedy Show with Joe Aasim and Mike Geeter, 9:30 p.m. Oct. 15, at 4761 Highland Road, Waterford Twp.,, $20+ each.

Fall/Halloween activities

• Cider in the City: 1-5 p.m. Saturdays in October, Beacon Park, 1903 Grand River Ave., Detroit,

• Erebus Haunted Attraction, Oct. 7-10, Oct. 13-17, Oct. 19-31 and Nov. 5-6, at 18 South Perry St., Pontiac,, 248-332-7884, tickets $20-$33+.

• Glenlore Haunted Forest: IIluminated forest with light shows, Thursday to Sunday through Oct. 30 after sunset, 3860 Newton Road, Commerce Township, timed tickets,, $25, $20 for ages 65+, $15 for ages 4-12, free for children 3 and younger.

• Halloween Stroll: Oct. 7-30, select days, Canterbury Village, 2359 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion, $14.99 per person. Parking $5. Children younger than 2, military and veterans admitted free, timed tickets online, Opening night, Oct. 7 to benefit Jay’s Juniors, a program that takes chronic or terminally ill children to Disney World.

• Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival: Oct. 9 at Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, Pumpkin Carving and Fall Activities 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Pumpkin Lighting 7-9 p.m. $5/members, $10/nonmembers, free for children younger than 2,

• Fright Village: Haunted attractions through Oct. 31, Canterbury Village, 2359 Joslyn, Lake Orion,, prices vary.

• “Skeletons are Alive”: Annual Downtown Northville public art display of more than 120 skeletons through Oct. 31 in downtown Northville,

• Creepy Cheapy XIII: Night One and Night Two: Oct. 29-Oct. 30, Crofoot Festival Grounds, 1 S. Saginaw, downtown Pontiac,, ages 16+, $13+ each. Detroit bands masquerading and performing as legendary artists.

• Eloise Asylum Immersive Horror Experience: Opens for season at 30712 Michigan Ave., Westland,


• DIA At Home: Family art projects, Neighborhood Collage and Art-Making-Stabiles, free-standing geometric sculptures. Access online to view collections and online resources,,

• Michigan History for Kids: For third- and fourth-graders, exploring history and heritage of all Michigan peoples,


• Better Cities Film Festival: 5-11 p.m. Oct. 7-9 at Cinema Detroit, 4126 Third Ave. Detroit, film screenings, including “Alice Street,”, $30+ day pass.

• “No Time to Die,” “Venom-Let There Be Carnage”: Oct. 8+, Farmington Civic Theater, 33332 Grand River, Farmington,, 248-474-1951, $8.50+.

• “Beetlejuice” shadowcast with the Goblin King Players: 8 p.m. Oct. 8-9 and 2 p.m. Oct. 9, Redford Theatre, 17360 Lahser Road, Detroit,, $20+.

• “No Time to Die”: opens Oct. 7, The Maple Theater, 4135 W. Maple Road, Bloomfield Twp, 248-855-9091,, $12+.

• “Wildland”: Online through Oct. 8, DFT @ Home, Detroit Film Theatre,, $10+.

• “The Velvet Underground” Oct 15-Oct 17, Detroit Film Theatre, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit,  adv. tickets at, $11+.


• Comics for Habitat: 6 p.m. Oct. 13, Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County, light dinner, raffle, cash bar,,  $35+.

• Humble Design Detroit: 6 p.m. Oct. 14, The Treasury, 30 N. Saginaw St., Pontiac, tickets include strolling dinner, open bar, ice cream, valet parking and tour of the Humble Design Warehouse (via shuttle), follows COVID-19 safety guidelines,, $125+.

• JARC at M1 featuring Rick Springfield: Oct. 17 at M1 Concourse in Pontiac, beginning at 2:30 p.m. rides, live music, arcade games, strolling dinner 5-6 p.m. Springfield performance, 6:15-7:30 p.m., fundraiser to benefit individuals with developmental disabilities,, $180+, register by email or call 248-940-2617.

• Celebrity Lip Sync Battle: 7 p.m. Oct. 21, The Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave. Detroit, hosted by New Day Foundation for Families, with eight local celebrity teams,, doors at 6 p.m., $50+.

• “Murder at the Masquerade” fundraiser: 6 p.m. Oct. 23, murder mystery dinner featuring the Clarkston Village Players, at OverTyme Grill & Tap Room, 4724 Dixie Hwy., Waterford Twp., fundraiser to support Waterford Youth Assistance,, $50+.


• Scrapbooking convention: Great Lakes Mega Meet, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday Oct. 7-9, Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi,, tickets $10 cash only at the door, ages 10 and younger free with paying adult.

• The Novi Home Show: Oct. 8-10, Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi,, 586-752-6381.

• Whiskey Business: Tasting event with 100+ whiskeys from around the world, live entertainment and games, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Meridian Event Center, 26750 Haggerty Road, Farmington Hills, ages 21+, 6:30 p.m. for VIP,, $45, includes 10 sample drink tickets.

• Motor City Comic Con: Oct. 15-17, Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi,, prices vary.

• Dropzone-Fury Road to Thunderdome, “Mad Max” Cosplay: 6 p.m. Oct. 16, Tangent Gallery/Hastings Street Ballroom 715 E. Milwaukee St., Detroit, 313-873-2955, music, burlesque performers, vendors,, $25+.


• Troy Historic Village: 60 W. Wattles Road, Troy, Plaidurday Happy Hour 5:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 1, wear flannel, $30, includes drink tickets, games, music and snacks, outdoors, ages 21+. Register at

• Cranbrook House: Reopens for tours Oct. 2 through Thanksgiving weekend. Tours offered by Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary volunteers at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays, 1 and 3 p.m. Sundays. Register at by 10 a.m. Friday before each tour; $20, $15 for seniors (60+), students, active duty military, first responders and health care professionals.

• Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History: 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit, 313-494-5800, reserve timed tickets at “Celebrating Courage: A Wright Fundraiser” 6 p.m. Oct. 9,, $75+.

• Royal Oak Historical Society Museum: Closed except for Granny’s Attic Museum Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 9 and 1-5 p.m. Oct. 10, 248-439-1501,

• Rochester Hills Museum on Van Hoosen Farm: Drop-in hours noon-3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, $5 for nonmembers, students/seniors receive a $2 discount,

• Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation: 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, nonmembers $25, $22.50 seniors, youth (5-11), $18.75+, free to ages 4 and younger, membership starts at $55. COVID-19 precautions in effect. Ford Rouge Factory Tours Monday-Saturday, purchase tickets online. Greenfield Village closed for the season,

• Motown Museum: Closed due to flood damage and for expansion until Summer 2022. Pop-up store in Greektown, 580 Monroe St., Detroit,,

• Ford House: Historic estate of Edsel and Eleanor Ford, 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores. Timed entry, COVID-19 precautions. Purchase tickets at, 313-884-4222.

• Michigan Science Center: Reserve visit online Thursday-Sunday at 313-577-8400, IMAX Theater extra. COVID-19 precautions, Reduced admission tickets $12 through Oct. 21, children younger than 2 get in free. Admission free community day 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 16.

• Great Estate & Gardens: Guided tour 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Meadow Brook Hall on the campus of Oakland University, Rochester. Tickets $10-$18, $7-$13 seniors 62+, $5-$10 children 6-12, free for age 5 and younger,, 248-364-6200.


• “Passage”: Oct. 7-10 and Oct. 14-17, Oakland University Varner Studio Theatre, Rochester,, adv. Tickets required, COVID vaccine mandate, $15 general, $8 students.

• Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadow Cast: 8-11 p.m. Oct. 7-9, doors at 7 p.m., Beacon Park 1903 Grand River Ave, Detroit,, Detroit Actor’s Theatre Company, free.

• “Sister’s Back to School Catechism-The Holy Ghost and Other Terrifying Tales”: 1 and 4 p.m. Oct. 10, Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Twp., masks required,,  $32.50+.

• “The Lifespan of a Fact”: Through Oct. 10, 410 W. Huron St., Ann Arbor,, 734-635-8450, $22+.

• “Incorruptible”: Fenton Village Players, through Oct. 10, Fenton Village Playhouse, 14197 Torrey Road, Fenton,, $17+.

• “Clue: On Stage”: Oct. 13-Nov. 7, at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, 248-377-3300,, $36- $46+.

• “Curtain Up!”: 4-6 p.m. Oct. 14, Broadway in Detroit at the Fisher Theatre, 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, free, public open house,

• “Leading Ladies”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-Oct. 30 and 2 p.m. Oct. 17 and Oct. 24, St Dunstan’s Theatre Guild of Cranbrook, 400 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, $20 adult; $2 discount for ages 62+ and students 18 and younger, 844-DUNSTAN,

• Work One-Act Festival: 8 p.m. Oct 15-16 and 2 p.m. Oct 17 at the Birmingham Village Theatre’s Playhouse, 34660 Woodward Avenue in Birmingham, four local authors/playwrights, “Comic Book Hero,” “The Prize,” “Not My Son,” “In The Final Frontier,” $10+, 248-644-2075,

• “Same Time, Next Year”: Through Oct. 17, Riverbank Theatre, 358 S. Water St., Marine City, presented by Riverbank Theatre, 810-278-1749,, $28+.

• Take Ten Playwriting Workshops: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., second Saturday of the month, July through October, online, four-workshop series $25, open to all playwrights. Participants will create 10-minute play they can submit to Grosse Pointe Theatre’s Take Ten, Ten-Minute Play Festival competition, open through Dec. 31,, or 586-779-8974.

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