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Detroit Fall Beer Festival

Fri., Oct. 25, 5 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 26, 1 p.m.
Eastern Market 2934 Russell St., Detroit Greater Detroit Area

Good news, Michigan: y’all can hold your beer. A recent study, issued by none other than, found that Michiganders have the second-highest tolerance for beer in the nation. Apparently, on average, it takes us 4.02 beers to feel drunk. Oh, and Michigan also ranks in the top 10 nationwide for most breweries per capita. Put simply: we love beer, which is why the 11th annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival is making us thirsty. The rain-or-shine event returns to Eastern Market for two days of beer tasting. The festival will offer attendees an opportunity to sample their choice of more than 850 beers from 130 microbreweries and brewpubs. Each ticket allows for 15 tastings, which, at 3 oz. a pour, means … well, drink responsibly. $5 designated driver tickets are available. (313) 833-1560

Shannon Watts Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World

Fri., Oct. 25, 6 p.m.
Pages Bookshop 19560 Grand River Ave., Detroit Greater Detroit Area

Of all the issues being tackled on the crowded presidential Democratic debate stage, it’s the topic of gun control that seems to be one of the only things the candidates agree is of the utmost importance. Shannon Watts, a mother of five and founder of Moms Demand Action, is doing what needs to be done. Immediately following the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., which took the lives of 28 people, including 20 children, Watts took to Facebook to start a conversation. The result is one of the largest grassroots movements in America, with more than 5 million people demanding an end to gun violence. In her book, Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World, Watts addresses the uphill battle activists face in making gun reform a reality. 313-473-7342


Fri., Oct. 25, 7 p.m.
Downtown Ypsilanti 1 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Downtown Ypsilanti

All that glitters is not always gold, but it certainly glows. Returning for its fourth year is YpsiGlow — the free event that turns downtown Ypsilanti into a radiant fantasyland celebrating creativity and community. Produced by the organizers of popular Ann Arbor-based festivals FestiFools and FoolMoon, YpsiGlow invites festival goers and Ypsilanti businesses to glow up by creating illuminating installations, performances, costumes, and window displays for an immersive and otherworldly evening of music, art, dancing, and more. The event is all ages and abilities, and all are welcomed to participate; if it glows, it goes.


Fri., Oct. 25, 7 p.m.
The Crofoot Ballroom 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac Downtown Pontiac

Buy from Ticketmaster$10+

(248) 858-9333

Monster's Ball

Fri., Oct. 25, 8 p.m.
The Fillmore 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit Downtown Detroit

Buy Tickets$30+

Detroit's BIGGEST and BEST Halloween Party welcomes over 1,800 Halloween enthusiasts in celebration! The Monster's Ball Detroit at The Fillmore features Metro Detroit’s best DJs, live performers and stage entertainers at this annual event brought to you by The Social Connection, Elive Entertainment and Live Nation Detroit! Event is 21+ For more Details: 248-543-1000

Halloween The Heavy Metal Horror Show

Sat., Oct. 26, 6 p.m.
Harpos 14238 Harper Ave, Detroit Greater Detroit Area

Buy from Ticketmaster$20

One of Detroit’s most storied music venues is getting in on the Halloween spirit with a 36th-anniversary celebratory performance by Halloween the band, as well as some special guests. Formed in 1982, old-school heavy-metal outfit Halloween could not be a better fit for the witching season. Take 2012’s Terrortory for example, which finds founding vocalist Brian Thomas screaming about traipsing through blood, hands around throats, dead kids, and the afterlife. Of course, all of this follows suit with Halloween’s bag of tricks. The all-ages scary costume-preferred headbanging bash will also host performances by Headrush, Casting Shadowz, and 86 Noodles.

Dead Again's 7th Annual Halloween Bash

Sat., Oct. 26, 8 p.m.
Magic Bag 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale Downtown Ferndale

Buy from Ticketmaster$15

Few bands have as dedicated a following as the Grateful Dead (perhaps rivaled only by Taylor Swift’s “Swifties.”) The band that has become synonymous with improvisational jams, those tripped-out little dancing bears, and all the good drugs, Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead’s legacy lives on thanks to the band’s loyal “dead heads” and thanks to Michigan’s premier Grateful Dead tribute band, Dead Again, which is keeping with its Halloween tradition at the Magic Bag seven years running with a three-hour set. The seven-piece band is led by Brian Avigne, who works to capture Garcia’s vocal and guitar essence, and together they span everything from the Dead’s classic psychedelia to the synthesized later years. 248-544-1991;

The Last Bang!

Sat., Oct. 26, 9:30 p.m.
Blind Pig 208 S. First St., Ann Arbor Downtown Ann Arbor


Detroit's Motown A Go Go

Wed., Oct. 23, 8 p.m., Thu., Oct. 24, Fri., Oct. 25, Sat., Oct. 26 and Sun., Oct. 27
Hotel St. Regis Detroit 3071 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$15+

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Motown — the musical institution that changed the world. While Detroit has been celebrating this milestone anniversary all year long, it is the five-day Motown A-Go-Go event that is the most jam-packed, star-studded of them all. The event kicks-off on Wednesday with a welcome party at the Hotel St. Regis with music from Drew Shultz & the Broken Habits, Miss Cubie, and Detroit native and recent the Voice contestant, Beth Griffith Manley. The event continues Thursday through Sunday at Bert’s Warehouse Theater with performances by the Marvelettes, the Vandellas, the Contours, the Miracles, the Wylie Girls, the Dynamics, JJ Barnes, Kim Weston, as well as the Supremes’ Scherrie Payne and Susaye Green.

12th annual DAMNED Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness & Formal Masquerade Ball

Thu., Oct. 24, 7-11:59 p.m., Fri., Oct. 25, 7-11:59 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 26, 7-11:59 p.m.

Buy Tickets$15+

On October 24th through 26th 2019 in Detroit comes the 12th annual assemblage of 158 extraordinary local and international artists to display their most introspective creations at: 𝐃𝐀𝐌𝐍𝐄𝐃 - 𝐀𝐧 𝐄𝐱𝐡𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐄𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐃𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 From the infamous to the freshest of talent, this prodigious congregation will allow us a glimpse within the diverse shadows of id and ego...of overall mind and encompassing soul guaranteed to intrigue, disturb, inspire or repulse. Rising from within the ashes of Detroit's historic institution of Devil’s Night, this is not Halloween-themed art but an immersion within the immeasurable realms of consciousness.

Humble and Human: Impressionist Era Treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts, an Exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.

Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 5
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown

If you haven’t had a chance to behold the beauty of the Detroit Institute of Arts’ new Impressionist-era exhibition, there’s still time. The museum announced last week that it will now run through Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. The show, which opened in June, was originally supposed to come down in October. The museum says it made the decision to keep it open due to near-record attendance: more than 100,000 people visited the exhibition in its first 13 weeks, and 200,000 are expected by the new closing date, which will make it the highest-attended exhibition at the DIA in nearly 20 years. The show features 44 works by Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters like Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and more. Many of the works on display had never been shown in Detroit. It honors the late art collector Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., the founder and owner of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills who lived in the Detroit area for much of his life. 313-833-7900

Taking Back Sunday

Thu., Oct. 24, 6:45 p.m. and Fri., Oct. 25, 6:45 p.m.
Saint Andrew's Hall 431 E. Congress St., Detroit Downtown Detroit

Buy from Ticketmaster$35


Zauberland (Magic Land)

Thu., Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. and Fri., Oct. 25, 8 p.m.
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater 911 N. University, Ann Arbor Greater Ann Arbor Area

(734) 763-1085

Luke Bryan

Thu., Oct. 24, 3:30 a.m. and Fri., Oct. 25, 11:59 p.m.
Ford Field 2000 Brush St., Detroit Greater Detroit Area

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(313) 262-2000

Los Reyes

Fri., Oct. 25, 2, 4:30 & 7 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown

Buy Tickets$7.50+


PAAW’s Halloween Bash

Fri., Oct. 25, 5 p.m.
Mulligan's Pub & Grub 27406 Eight Mile Road, Farmington Hills Greater Detroit Area

Buy TicketsFree

Corn Maze Adventure Park & Pumpkin Patch

Fri., Oct. 25, 5 p.m.
Corn Fun Family Farm 9391 Lindsey Lane, Casco Greater Detroit Area


Teen Halloween Party

Fri., Oct. 25, 5:30 p.m.


Marat Paransky Artist Reception

Fri., Oct. 25, 6 p.m.
University Liggett School 1045 Cook Road, Grosse Pointe Woods Greater Detroit Area

Buy TicketsFree

2019 Hope Gala - Hope Restored

Fri., Oct. 25, 6 p.m.
Shelby Gardens 50265 Van Dyke Avenue, Shelby Charter Township Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$100-$5,000

Light Up Literacy

Fri., Oct. 25, 6 p.m.
Lafayette Market 154 North Saginaw Street, Pontiac Greater Pontiac Area

Buy Tickets$40-$75

Fourth Annual : 7 Deadly Sins Exhibit

Fri., Oct. 25, 6-10 p.m.
Atom Art 522 9 mile, Ferndale Downtown Ferndale

Buy TicketsFREE

Sinners and non-sinners alike will LUST over the objects of art that will be on display at AtomArt Galleries 4th annual 7 Deadly Sins! This year’s exhibit encompasses various types of mediums ranging from stained glass to unique one of a kind mosaics, bi-metal cast sculptures to video projections, and more. Join us on Friday, October 25th from 6 pm until 10 pm. 2488181865

4th Annual Seven Deadly Sins Exhibit

Fri., Oct. 25, 6 p.m.
AtomArt 522 East 9 Mile Road, Ferndale Downtown Ferndale

Buy TicketsFree

Flawsome: Crushing the Stigma of Failure

Fri., Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.
SheHive 2505 Hilton Road, Ferndale Greater Ferndale Area

Buy Tickets$20

Halloween Murder Mystery

Fri., Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.
Maggiano's Little Italy 2089 West Big Beaver Road, Troy Greater Royal Oak Area

Buy Tickets$85

Lady Sarah's Magic Soiree

Fri., Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.
36217 S Gratiot Ave 36217 South Gratiot Avenue, Clinton Township Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$45

Evelyn Smallbladder Comedy Night

Fri., Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.
Flat Rock Elks Lodge #1731 26917 Telegraph Road, Flat Rock Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$15

A Planet Ant Halloween Party w/ Dr. Spookers & Friends!

Fri., Oct. 25, 7-11:59 p.m.
Ant Hall 2320 Caniff St., Hamtramck Hamtramck

Buy Tickets$7+

Planet Ant presents "Doctor Spookers’ Horrifying Halloween Terr-Or-Thon (Part 2)" TV's legendary Doctor Spookers and his terrifying assistant Borf return to present another bloodcurdling cinematic sojurn: 1982’s “Halloween III: Season of the Witch” with plenty of surprises along the way! Featuring Zombies! B-Movie Icons! Narcissistic Agents! Daytime Talk Show Hosts! And Many Horrors More! Followed by Costume Cover Sets by Darren Shelton & Devin Rosni (The White Stripes), The Gashounds (The Clash) and Joel Douglas Gray (Elton John) 313- 365-4255

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