17 events happening this weekend that you probably didn't know about

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Thur-Sat, 10/20-22
Evil Dead: The Musical
@ The City Theatre
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.
Thur-Sat, 10/20-22
Evil Dead: The Musical
@ The City Theatre
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.
Thursday, 10/20
An Evening with Piper Laurie
@ Detroit Institute of Arts 
Oscar-nominated Detroiter Piper Laurie will come home to present stories from her 2011 memoir Learning to Live Out Loud to benefit the Detroit Film Theatre. Laurie, who started out in show biz in the 1950s, made a name for herself in The Hustler as Paul Newman’s girlfriend, and went on to garner even more success and acclaim for roles in Carrie and the cult TV classic, Twin Peaks.
The show begins at 7:30 p.m.; 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; dia.org; Tickets are $15.
Friday, 10/21
Thursday, 10/20
An Evening with Piper Laurie
@ Detroit Institute of Arts
Oscar-nominated Detroiter Piper Laurie will come home to present stories from her 2011 memoir Learning to Live Out Loud to benefit the Detroit Film Theatre. Laurie, who started out in show biz in the 1950s, made a name for herself in The Hustler as Paul Newman’s girlfriend, and went on to garner even more success and acclaim for roles in Carrie and the cult TV classic, Twin Peaks. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.; 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; dia.org; Tickets are $15. Friday, 10/21
Friday, 10/21
Halloween cover show
@ PJ’s  Lager House
An institution for at least seven years now, the PJ’s Halloween cover show is largely regarded as the most original and the most real of all of the Halloween cover showcases. It’s cheap, it’s highly fun, and you know the drill: Bands come together just for tonight, performing onstage as the original acts under their names. These aren’t professional tribute bands. They’re your favorite local musicians doing what they did when they were alone at home in their bedroom at the age of 12: pretending to be Joan Jett or D. Boon. Tonight’s lineup mixes the coolster, the schmaltz, the real, and the ridiculous. We’ve got Big Star, Roy Orbison, Lemonheads, the Urinals, Spinal Tap, and “Andrew Dice Clay vs. Rodney Dangerfield.” What a fabulous time!
Doors at 8 p.m.; 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit; pjslagerhouse.com; $4.
Friday, 10/21
Halloween cover show
@ PJ’s Lager House
An institution for at least seven years now, the PJ’s Halloween cover show is largely regarded as the most original and the most real of all of the Halloween cover showcases. It’s cheap, it’s highly fun, and you know the drill: Bands come together just for tonight, performing onstage as the original acts under their names. These aren’t professional tribute bands. They’re your favorite local musicians doing what they did when they were alone at home in their bedroom at the age of 12: pretending to be Joan Jett or D. Boon. Tonight’s lineup mixes the coolster, the schmaltz, the real, and the ridiculous. We’ve got Big Star, Roy Orbison, Lemonheads, the Urinals, Spinal Tap, and “Andrew Dice Clay vs. Rodney Dangerfield.” What a fabulous time! Doors at 8 p.m.; 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit; pjslagerhouse.com; $4.
Friday, 10/21
Mega 80’s Halloween Spooktacular
@ The Magic Bag
Mega 80’s Halloween Spooktacular is back again, so grab out your leg warmers and get your Flock of Seagulls hair-do ready to go, because this is the only ’80s party that matters. Mega 80’s will play all of your favorite hair-metal hits, and classic teen slasher flicks will play in the background (hence the “spooky,” part). It’s going to be a blast (from the past), so get ready to bask in the nostalgia and, of course, the fake mullets. 
Doors open at 8 p.m.; 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; themagicbag.com; Tickets are $15.
Friday, 10/21
Mega 80’s Halloween Spooktacular
@ The Magic Bag
Mega 80’s Halloween Spooktacular is back again, so grab out your leg warmers and get your Flock of Seagulls hair-do ready to go, because this is the only ’80s party that matters. Mega 80’s will play all of your favorite hair-metal hits, and classic teen slasher flicks will play in the background (hence the “spooky,” part). It’s going to be a blast (from the past), so get ready to bask in the nostalgia and, of course, the fake mullets. Doors open at 8 p.m.; 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; themagicbag.com; Tickets are $15.
Friday, 10/21
Nick Offerman
@ The Michigan Theater
The Man. The Mustache. The Legend. Nick Offerman’s stopping by the Michigan Theater on a 13-city tour to promote his latest how-to book, Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop. The book, which follows in the light-hearted tradition of his previous works Paddle Your Own Canoe and Gumption, will be a must-read for those missing Swanson-ian sensibility since the finale of Parks and Recreation. Audience members will get to partake in a discussion with the bearded woodworker, learn about craftsmanship, and get a copy of Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop signed. 
The show starts at 7:30 p.m.; 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; michigantheater.org; Tickets are $39.50 and $49.50.
Friday, 10/21
Nick Offerman
@ The Michigan Theater
The Man. The Mustache. The Legend. Nick Offerman’s stopping by the Michigan Theater on a 13-city tour to promote his latest how-to book, Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop. The book, which follows in the light-hearted tradition of his previous works Paddle Your Own Canoe and Gumption, will be a must-read for those missing Swanson-ian sensibility since the finale of Parks and Recreation. Audience members will get to partake in a discussion with the bearded woodworker, learn about craftsmanship, and get a copy of Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop signed. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.; 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; michigantheater.org; Tickets are $39.50 and $49.50.
Friday, 10/21
Dean Ween Group, Meat Puppets
@ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Dean Ween is back in Detroit in all of his low-fi glory to promote their album, which debuts Oct. 21, the same day as the show.  The Dean Ween Group will be at Royal Oak Music Theatre with Meat Puppets. The Meat Puppets, who are pretty much responsible for all of your favorite alt-rock bands’ existences. Where do bad folks go when they die? They don’t get to go to this show, that’s for sure. 
Doors open at 7 p.m.; 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; royaloakmusictheatre.com; Tickets are $22-$45.
Friday, 10/21
Dean Ween Group, Meat Puppets
@ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Dean Ween is back in Detroit in all of his low-fi glory to promote their album, which debuts Oct. 21, the same day as the show. The Dean Ween Group will be at Royal Oak Music Theatre with Meat Puppets. The Meat Puppets, who are pretty much responsible for all of your favorite alt-rock bands’ existences. Where do bad folks go when they die? They don’t get to go to this show, that’s for sure. Doors open at 7 p.m.; 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; royaloakmusictheatre.com; Tickets are $22-$45.
Friday, 10/21
DL Hughley
@ Sound Board
Actor, radio host, political commentator, and stand-up comedian DL Hughley will be in Detroit to make you laugh and hopefully blast Donald Trump, who he hasn’t been quiet about disliking. You probably remember him from BET’s ComicView, where he was the first host. The man is super smart too; he used to write for The Los Angeles Times and had his own comedy-news show on CNN for a brief span of time. If you still have no clue who Hughley is, he did voice Gadgetmobile in 1999’s live-action Inspector Gadget film. This show is going to be great. 
The show begins at 8 p.m.; 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; soundboarddetroit.com; Tickets are $25-$40.
Friday, 10/21
DL Hughley
@ Sound Board
Actor, radio host, political commentator, and stand-up comedian DL Hughley will be in Detroit to make you laugh and hopefully blast Donald Trump, who he hasn’t been quiet about disliking. You probably remember him from BET’s ComicView, where he was the first host. The man is super smart too; he used to write for The Los Angeles Times and had his own comedy-news show on CNN for a brief span of time. If you still have no clue who Hughley is, he did voice Gadgetmobile in 1999’s live-action Inspector Gadget film. This show is going to be great. The show begins at 8 p.m.; 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; soundboarddetroit.com; Tickets are $25-$40.
Friday, 10/21
Busted! The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers
@ Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Real people. Real Stories. That’s what the Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers is in a nutshell. The group, which is devoted to encouraging human connection through the power of relaying stories, holds performances monthly at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. This month’s show is sure to be a treat for anyone who likes to listen to a good story (which is pretty much everyone). 
Doors open at 7 p.m.; 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit; twistedtellers.org; Tickets are $20.
Friday, 10/21
Busted! The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers
@ Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Real people. Real Stories. That’s what the Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers is in a nutshell. The group, which is devoted to encouraging human connection through the power of relaying stories, holds performances monthly at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. This month’s show is sure to be a treat for anyone who likes to listen to a good story (which is pretty much everyone). Doors open at 7 p.m.; 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit; twistedtellers.org; Tickets are $20.
Friday, 10/21
Malaa X Rezz
@ The Magic Stick
Something’s wrong here if you’re not going to this show. Malaa X Rezz is the EDM duo for anyone. It’s their Lunatic Tour, and music will be featured from Rezz’s latest EP,  Something Wrong Here, which came out this earlier this month, and Malaa’s Illicit EP. You can’t deny that if you’re a fan of the genre, you’d be missing out by not seeing them together live. With Rezz’s trippy, sick beats, and Malaa’s aggressive, dangerous style, they are a force to be reckoned with. 
The show starts at 9:30 p.m.; 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit; majesticdetroit.com; Tickets are $25 in advance and $28 at the door.
Friday, 10/21
Malaa X Rezz
@ The Magic Stick
Something’s wrong here if you’re not going to this show. Malaa X Rezz is the EDM duo for anyone. It’s their Lunatic Tour, and music will be featured from Rezz’s latest EP, Something Wrong Here, which came out this earlier this month, and Malaa’s Illicit EP. You can’t deny that if you’re a fan of the genre, you’d be missing out by not seeing them together live. With Rezz’s trippy, sick beats, and Malaa’s aggressive, dangerous style, they are a force to be reckoned with. The show starts at 9:30 p.m.; 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit; majesticdetroit.com; Tickets are $25 in advance and $28 at the door.
Fri-Sat, 10/21-22
Theatre Bizarre
@ The Masonic Temple
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.
Fri-Sat, 10/21-22
Theatre Bizarre
@ The Masonic Temple
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.