DLECTRICITY - Midtown Detroit, Friday and Saturday
Dlectricity is a light-based art festival throughout Midtown Detroit on Sept. 22-23 from 7 p.m. to midnight. Artists from around the world contributed projects that display outdoors, many projected onto buildings and Detroit landmarks. Family-friendly event. Along with art displays, bars, restaurants and shops in Midtown will be open.
The Michigan Science Center is free Saturday as part of the Michigan Bat Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The bat festival celebrates the unique role of bats in the Great Lakes ecosystem, and works to dispel the myths surrounding these amazing creatures. The goal of the festival is to teach people about the fascinating world of bats and inspire people to protect the environment. Spend your Saturday at this family-friendly gathering and learn more about these amazing creatures.
Oktoberfest in the D at City Theatre - Saturday
This is an open-air, rain or shine event. 21 and older. Wrap up the summer in style with food, fun and beer for the first Oktoberfest in the D. This unique event, will take place on Hockeytown Cafés outdoor patio, featuring 20+ breweries, delicious culinary selections and music from DJ MiNightOut.
Red Wings preseason game at LCA - Saturday
The first hockey game played at Little Caesar's Arena is a preseason game between the Red Wings and Boston Bruins on Saturday at 7 p.m.
UniverSoul Circus - Chene Park, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
UniverSoul Circus is a Tour de Force of Circus Artistry on a Global Scale. A big top spectacle of global proportions, the 2017 production of UniverSoul Circus takes fans of all ages on an unforgettable journey of light, sound and soul. Get ready for electrifying, edge-of-your-seat performances, including extreme motorsports, mind-bending acrobats, free-flying aerial acts and much more. Hailed as the most interactive circus in the world, UniverSoul Circus promises to be a show you will never forget.
Murals in the Market Opening Reception - 1xRUN Warehouse, Friday
Mural in the Market's Opening Reception is Friday from 8-11 p.m. at 1550 Winder St. The reception will feature prints from murals painted around Eastern Market, and fine art prints from this year's participating artists. RSVP on Facebook See all Murals in the Market events here.
Here's Local 4's Nick Monacelli previewing Dlectricity and Murals in the Market:
Notable upcoming shows:
The Cranberries, 9/26, Fillmore
Gogol Bordello, 9/26, Royal Oak Music Theatre
Manchester Orchestra, 9/27, Fillmore
Glass Animals, 9/29, Royal Oak Music Theatre
Broken Social Scene, 9/30, Fillmore
Against Me!, 10/1, Majestic
Paul McCartney, 10/1, 10/2, LCA
Alison Krause and David Gray, 10/4, Fox Theatre
Future Islands, 10/5, Royal Oak Music Theatre
Pixies, 10/6, Fillmore
Brand News, 10/15, Fox Theatre
Queens of the Stone Age with Royal Blood, 10/17, Fox Theatre
Bob Dylan with Mavis Staples, 11/1, Fox Theatre