For the eighth year in a row, the Detroit Fall Beer Festival brings Detroiters a good time: 700 beers, over 80 breweries, live music, and food. The event is rain or shine, so if the weather decides to be erratic like is often the case for Michigan, there are no worries. You’ll get the booze no matter what happens. Tickets include 15 drink tokens. Obviously, you have to be 21 or over with an ID to prove it. The party starts at 5 p.m. on Friday, and at 1 p.m. on Saturday; 2934 Russell St., Detroit; mibeer.com; Friday’s Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Saturday’s tickets are $45 in advance.
Do you even need to be sold on going to Theatre Bizarre? This year is going to be something special. Bauhaus’s David J will be performing with Theatre Bizarre Orchestra at both galas to premiere their collaboration Carpe Noctem. Violet Chachki, the winner of the seventh season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, will perform burlesque. Don’t miss out this year. Get a fantastic costume, and get a ticket. Hail Zombo! The Masquerade Galas begin at 6:30 p.m.; Theatre Bizarre begins at 7 p.m.; 500 Temple St., Detroit; theatrebizarre.com; Gala tickets are $260, Theatre Bizarre tickets are $95.
Georges Bizet’s masterpiece Carmen will grace the Detroit Opera House in all of its scandalous glory. The story of a magnetically attractive gypsy woman who fatally seduces two men is a tale that never seems to grow old and captures the attention of even those newest to opera. Carmen will be portrayed by both Ginger Costa-Jackson and Sandra Piques Eddy. Love interest Don Jose will be played by Marcelo Puente and Alok Kumar, and Escamillo will be played by Luis Alejandro Orozco. All three Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, 10/23 begins at 2:30 p.m.; 1526 Broadway St., Detroit; michiganopera.org; Tickets range from $29 -$152.
LAYERS, an exhibition of LAYERED Visual Art & LAYERED Music, is set to “be an enchanting evening where concept and process collide.” Visual artists featured in the show are from all over the world, from Germany to the Motor City. Local musicians will be featured, including Sir Blackmoore, the Picassos, Electric Space Odyssey, and Scientific Sunshine. It is not just an art exhibition, it is also a competition. The judges are the guests, who will decide which artist has earned $100. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.; 715 E. Milwaukee St., Detroit; tangentgallery.com; Those 18+ are welcome; Admission is $8.
You owe it to yourself to see this musical rendition of the best low-budget horror saga to ever exist. It has the blessing of both Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell, and it has a hell of a score, with songs such as “All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons” and “What the Fuck Was That?” If you’re not a horror person, it retains the same comedy of the films, and it’s a musical. If you’re not a musical person, it’s Evil Dead, dude. All performances begin at 8 p.m.; 2301 Woodward Ave., Detroit; olympiaentertainment.com; tickets start at $50.
South African synth-pop musician St. Lucia will be promoting Matter, his newest album. His music has been influenced by anyone from Boyz II Men to Paul Simon, and he’s collaborated with Passion Pit, Foster the People, and Charlie XCX. His brand of indie electronica spices up the genre. Doors open at 7 p.m.; 431 E. Congress St., Detroit; saintandrewsdetroit.com; Tickets are $25.
Every film lover is still mourning the death of the great Gene Wilder, but those same people need to go see Mel Brooks’ now-classic horror spoof, Young Frankenstein. If this movie is beloved to you, as it is to many Mel Brooks fanatics, you need to go see it on a movie screen. If you’ve never seen this movie, you’re missing out big time. Both sets of people deserve to see Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Wilder) perform “Puttin’ on the Ritz” with the Monster (Peter Boyle). The cast for this movie is stellar as a whole, featuring Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, Richard Haydn, and Marty Feldman at their finest. If you’re looking for a good laugh and to cope a little bit more with the loss of Wilder, go check out this showing. The film starts at 8 p.m.; 17360 Lahser Rd., Detroit; redfordtheatre.com; Tickets are $5.
Charles Boles is an internationally known conductor and music director, who has worked with such absolute greats like Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, B.B. King, and other notable acts. The quartet performs during the dinner rush every Tuesday at the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe in Grosse Pointe Farms. Freehttp://www.dirtydogjazz.com/EventDetail/?id=6370
Saxophonist/ composer/ educator Marcus Elliot is gaining recognition for his imaginative improvising, and thoughtful voice on the saxophone. Elliot performs professionally as part of the Detroit Jazz scene, where he has been practicing and composing the music that you will hear every Tuesday night at Cliff Bell's. Freehttp://www.cliffbells.com
Experience the carefully attuned vibrations as they take you on a journey within to rejuvenate your soul. A Conscious Resonance sound immersion utilizes specially selected musical instruments including crystal bowls, Tibetan bowls, gongs, drums, and more. These instruments are delicately blended with the human voice and sounds of the natural world. As a participant, you may experience heightened states of awareness, calmness, euphoria, and long-term transformation. Please bring a pillow, blanket or yoga mat for your comfort. $10http://www.ConsciousResonance.com
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