It’s shaping up to be a brisk, moody autumn weekend.
And there’s nothing wrong with that, especially if you have plans with friends and family that will keep you warm and cozy inside. Here are some great options. – Christy Strawser
Hallowe’en At Greenfield Village
Greenfield Village’s “Hallowe’en” event promises spooktacular fun of the turn-of-the-century variety for people of all ages, with trick or treating, roads full of handcarved Jack O’ Lanterns, a headless horseman, friendly witches, and treat stations. It runs through next weekend. Get tickets here.
Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Visit Pumpkin Palooza in Plymouth, where downtown streets will close for games, costume contests, activities and trick-or-treating. It happens noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at 850 W. Ann Arbor Trail, Plymouth. Get details here.
Tchaikovsky at the DSO
On the classical music beat, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra is live on stage at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, performing Tchaikovsky’s final work “Pathetique.” Tickets start at $15, which means it’s also a bargain night out; Get tickets here.
Eddie Munster in the flesh
You don’t have to be a little monster to enjoy what’s happening this weekend at the Redford Theatre: a showing of the movie “Munster Go Home.” The best part? Butch Patrick, who played little Eddie Munster in the famous TV series “The Munsters” will be there to sign autographs at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. www.redfordtheatre.com
The Detroit Opera House will host the rarely staged Carmina Burana & The Medium, a show that comes complete with a big chorus and orchestra, dancers and acrobats from Cirque du Soleil. It happens at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the gorgeous Detroit Opera House. Tickets,www.michiganopera.org
My Fair Lady
The rain in Spain may fall mainly on the plains, but the beloved songs of “My Fair Lady” will rain down on the crowd at the gorgeous Fox Theatre in Detroit this weekend. The popular musical “My Fair Lady” plays at 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $30 to $60 at http://www.olympiaentertainment.com/; 800-745-3000.
Everyone is invited to join the undead at the The Anton Art Center in downtown Mount Clemens for the first annual Macomb County Zombie Walk. It happens at 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. Participants must purchase a wristband earlier in the evening at the Anton Art Center in downtown Mount Clemens, on the southeast corner of Southbound Gratiot and Macomb Place. Adult wristbands for those 21 and older cost $5 and can be redeemed at a participating bar or restaurant for a Zombie Drink Special. Wristbands for those ages 15-20 cost $3. What exactly is a zombie walk, the mortals ask? See details here.
”Zoo Boo” — For an evening of gentle frights (more fun than scary) check out the Detroit Zoo’s “Zoo Boo,” which kicked off Friday, Oct. 14 and continues through Sunday, Oct. 23. Get more information here.