16 things to do in Metro Detroit this weekend


DETROIT – Here's what is going on around Metro Detroit this weekend!

Friday, Oct. 7:

Detroit Zoo - Zoo Boo: The Detroit Zoo’s annual “merry-not-scary” Zoo Boo celebration features a festively decorated trick-or-treat trail through the front of the Zoo.

Nonsense Night: "The Ice Cream Funeral Parlor" : You are invited to an Ice Cream Funeral Parlor of Nonsense-Magick & proFUNdity-stuff. A harvest of delightful treats from the allusory buffet of events & experiences occurring between our precarious births & certain deaths. On this night we toast to the burning coffin of clutter that contains our old rubbish & lick from the infinite-rainbow-nightmare-WAFFLECONE that has granted us a golden ticket to this glorious festival of everythingness & nothingness in the deep deep darkness of deep dark Nonsense.

Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise at The Magic Stick: An anachronism in the world of late-'90s rock & roll, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise Surprise consists of the group's namesake, a wizened Detroit street singer, plus three relatively fresh-faced alterna-kids as a backing band.

MOCAD 10th Anniv. Afterglow w/ Flint Eastwood x Syblyng + Humons: The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit is proud to celebrate its 10th Anniversary in Detroit’s resurgent Midtown neighborhood and cultural center. In its tenth year, MOCAD continues to premiere exhibitions by internationally acclaimed artists while supporting and honoring Detroit’s own. 

Amy Schumer at Joe Louis Arena: Amy is one of the entertainment industry’s leading forces as a standup comedian, actress, writer, producer and director. She is the creator, star, writer and executive producer of the award winning Inside Amy Schumer, for Comedy Central.

Generation Startup at DIA: Beginning production as Detroit fell into bankruptcy and filmed over the following 17 months, Generation Startup is a human-scaled, in-the-trenches portrait of six recent college graduates who are passionate, would-be entrepreneurs, putting everything on the line to build startups right here in Detroit. Directors Cheryl Miller Houser and Cynthia Wade take us to the front lines of entrepreneurship in America, capturing both struggles and triumphs in a film that celebrates risk-taking and the power of diversity. 

Saturday, Oct. 8:

3rd Annual - Motor City Gears and Beers Bike Ride in the 'D: Gears and Beers, is a bike ride through several of Detroit’s, historic neighborhoods, bars, watering holes and popular up-and-coming destinations. 

Raku Party: Experience the excitement of working with Pewabic artists to select, decorate and fire a pot. At the end of your session, you will go home with your own piece of Raku art. 

Open Studios at Hatch: During the Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival, at least 5 artists will have their studios open to the public from 1 pm to 3 pm.

Historic Cemetery Walking Tours: Mt. Elliot: Join us for one of our October cemetery tours scheduled for each Saturday in October. Learn about the Detroiters who are buried in our city’s cemeteries. From J. L. Hudson to Edsel Ford, you’ll hear the stories behind the famous (and infamous) buried within Detroit’s cemeteries. Marvel at the historic architecture of the mausoleums and headstones. 

Fab 5 at 25: A Public Discussion of a Time, a Team, and Their Legacy: The Fab Five arrived on U-M’s campus as freshmen 25 years ago. They remain one of the most celebrated and talked-about basketball teams in history, and they still stir passionate discussion today. 

Oktoberfest - Ciders & Seasonals 2016: In celebration of Craft Beer, Ultimate Fun Productions is pleased to announce another installment to the Royal Oak Beer Fest series simply called “Oktoberfest” held at the Royal Oak Farmers Market.

Fifth and Main: Inspired by folk, rock and country, the Detroit-based Fifth & Main feature brothers Jack, Brady and Beau Stablein.

Gabriel Brass Band Live: Gabriel Brass Band is opening for New Orleans' own Water Seed!

Sunday, Oct 9:

Live & Raw 2016 Season Finale: Live & Raw is a series of scaled down live showcases with up-and-coming Michigan-based musicians set in different locations across Detroit. 

Life Histories of Hamtramck Celebration! Join us to celebrate the completion of the Life Histories of Hamtramck project! 

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