Lifestyle Things to do in Metro Detroit

9 Things to Do in Metro Detroit this October for Art & Music Lovers

October 2, 2019

From musicals to art shows, venues across Metro Detroit are bringing art and entertainment your way this month.

By Rachel Pepe

Feature photo courtesy of Paige Long


“Humble and Human: Impressionist Era Treasures” from The Albright-Knox Art Gallery

via Detroit Institute of Arts Facebook

Tuesdays-Thursdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fridays 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Detroit Institute of Arts

5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Catch the last of the “Humble and Human” popup exhibit before it’s too late! The exhibit houses art from impressionist and post-impressionist artists, including famous names like Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet.


Playworks Michigan’s “Get in the Game”

Photo courtesy of Paige Long

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Beacon

One Woodward Ave., Detroit

Join Playworks Michigan for the celebration of Michigan students’ access to safe and healthy play. The fun-filled event will include popular recess games, dinner, cocktails, a silent auction and inspirational stories. More information and tickets can be found at playworks.org.


Rochester Posed

via Downtown Rochester’s Facebook

7-9 p.m.

Downtown Rochester

Enjoy an evening filled with entertainment as creative locals put themselves on display as live mannequins. Gaze at the storefronts of participating businesses while dining and shopping throughout downtown Rochester. See more information at downtownrochestermi.com.

Thru October

“Evil Dead: The Musical”

via Evil Dead: The Musical Detroit’s Facebook

Thursday-Saturday 8-10 p.m.

City Theatre Detroit

2301 Woodward Ave., Detroit

The annual performance of “Evil Dead: The Musical” returns for its 11th and final year in Detroit! This Halloween tradition is based on Sam Raimi’s 80’s cult classic films and tells the ironic tale of a boy and his friends taking a weekend getaway in the woods. Come support the local cast made up of new and returning actors from the Metro Detroit area. General admission tickets start at $38.50 on Ticketmaster.

Thru October

Dominique Morisseau’s “Paradise Blue”

via Detroit Public Theatre’s Facebook

Wednesdays 10 a.m.

Thursdays-Saturdays 8 p.m.

Sundays 2 p.m.

Detroit Public Theatre

3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit

The Detroit Public Theatre is kicking off its fifth season with “Paradise Blue” by Dominique Morisseau. The play sets the scene in Detroit’s Black Bottom neighborhood in 1949 as it was being gentrified. It tells the tale of a brilliant jazz musician named Blue who is torn between remaining in Black Bottom or leaving it all behind. Purchase tickets at dso.org.


The Fifth Annual Fall for Nature Craft Show

via Huron-Clinton Metroparks' website

Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Stoney Creek Metro Park Eastwood Beach

4300 Main Park Drive, Shelby Township

Enjoy shopping with a view as merchants bring their best fall-inspired crafts to Stoney Creek’s Eastwood Beach. This unique event will feature a variety of artwork and handcrafted products available for purchase. Guests are required to have a Metro Park pass; however, daily passes are available for $10.


95th Author’s Luncheon

Photo courtesy of Marcy Hayes

Book sale at 11 a.m.

Lunch at noon

Main program begins at 1 p.m.

Burton Manor

27777 Schoolcraft, Livonia

Join the Book and Author Society for its 95th author’s luncheon! Guests will have the opportunity to purchase books and meet the prestigious authors for a book signing. The featured authors will include Susan Isaacs, Deborah Blum, Bridgett Davis and James Poniewozik, who will be speaking about writing and their latest books. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at bookandauthor.org.


Wall to Wall Art Fair 2019

via Troy Parks and Recreation's Facebook

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Troy Community Center

3179 Livernois Road, Troy

The Troy Community Center will transform into a free art exhibit, showcasing the work of over 50 Michigan artists. Come out and support these locals as they sell paintings, jewelry and everything in between.


Carrie Underwood: Cry Pretty Tour

via Carrie Underwood’s Facebook

7 p.m.

Little Caesar’s Arena

2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Country music star Carrie Underwood will be taking the stage at Little Caesar’s Arena this Halloween. The singer will be performing songs from her newest album, “Cry Pretty,” along with her hit singles. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster starting at $49.50.



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