Blake Shelton Concert, Knotfest Roadshow, Ferndale Pride

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Country music star Blake Shelton performs tonight at Little Caesars Arena. // Photograph courtesy of 313 Presents

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This house-wide exhibit celebrates the 50th anniversary of the historic 1972 feminist art exhibit Woman’s house, while examining what has changed and what has remained stagnant since the original exhibit. Fourteen local female artists offer their diverse perspectives, exploring the art of being a woman in the modern world. Until October 23. Womxnhouse Detroit, 15354 St. Marys St., Detroit, womxnhousedet.com

Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton will finally stop at Little Caesars Arena this weekend in support of his latest album, Body language. The record features country music veteran’s 28th No.1 hit, “Happy Anywhere,” starring Gwen Stefani. In addition to her impressive track record, Shelton amassed 11 million US album sales and a variety of honors – including 11 Academy of Country Music Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, and three American Music Awards – during its 20 years. career. $ 24 and more. October 1st. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313presents.com

Looking back through the stained glass

Family flirtation and musical extravaganza Looking back through the stained glass, with local drag queen Nancy Nogood, will debut during Ferndale Pride weekend. Pride turns punk in this epic, post-apocalyptic tale, featuring an evil villain, an unstoppable hero, and plenty of campy drag antics. $ 26. October 1-9. Ant Hall, 2320 Caniff St., Hamtramck; michiganstage.org

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Drag queen Nancy Nogood stars in Looking Back Through the Stained Glass. // Photograph courtesy of Mary Dorn

Ferndale Pride

More than 180 vendors will line the streets of Detroit’s unofficial “gay quarter” this weekend for Ferndale Pride’s 10th anniversary. The festival, which has raised more than $ 250,000 for local charities since its inception, is one of Michigan’s biggest LGBTQ events. The event will also include two stages with live entertainment and a children’s area with crafts and games. Free of charge. October 2. Downtown Ferndale, Nine Mile and Woodward; ferndalepride.com

Susan G. Komen Run for the Cure

This weekend, breast cancer organization Susan G. Komen is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Detroit Race for the Cure, which raises funds to support advocacy, research and patient support for the association. So, head to the Detroit Riverfront to participate in Michigan’s biggest breast cancer event or visit the website to participate virtually. $ 30 and more. October 2. Milliken State Park, 1900 Atwater St., Detroit; komen.org

Harvest festival

Celebrate the change of seasons with dancing, music, storytelling, crafts and pumpkin picking at the Palmer Park Harvest Festival. Organized every year for a decade, this community event is a great fall family outing. Kids will love the guided nature walks, book readings, whimsical plays, and animal talks at the Huron Clinton Metropark Mobile Learning Center. And don’t forget to try delicious fall foods including donuts, fresh-squeezed apple cider from Motor City Brewing Works, and apples from Palmer Park orchard. Free of charge. October 2. Palmer Park, 1121 Merrill Plaisance St., Detroit; peopleforpalmerpark.org

Michigan Philharmonic Birthday Party

The Michigan Philharmonic will begin its 76th season with a live concert and anniversary celebration. Internationally renowned pianist Anastasia Rizikov, who began to wow audiences around the world as a child prodigy at the age of 7, will join the award-winning local orchestra. Now 22, Rizikov will perform an ensemble featuring the “Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18 “and” Enigma Variations Op. 36. “The opening night event will feature several other special moments, including a video and a dedication to honor this iconic Michigan Philharmonic landmark. $ 30. October 2. Salem High School, 46181 Joy Road, Canton; michiganphil.org

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Slipknot presents its Knotfest Roadshow at the DTE Energy Music Theater this weekend. // Photograph courtesy of Alexandria Crahan-Conway

Knotfest Roadshow

Slipknot will be taking over the DTE Energy Music Theater this weekend for its self-organized music event, Knotfest Roadshow. In addition to hits, such as “Before I Forget”, the band will perform selections from their most recent album, We are not your type. The disc, which debuted at No. 1 on the official album charts of 12 countries around the world, features the singles “Unsainted”, “Nero Forte” and “Solway Firth”. The rock groups Killswitch Engage, Fever 333 and Code Orange will join the icons of heavy metal. But this isn’t your typical music festival – Knotfest is an immersive dark carnival experience that transports audiences to an apocalyptic underworld full of startling effects, fire eaters, and nightmarish creatures on stilts. $ 40 and more. October 2. DTE Energy Musical Theater, 33 Bob Seger Drive, Clarkston; noeudfestroadshow.com

Motawi tile workshop and art sale

Head to Motawi Tileworks to sculpt your own tile with the help of Motawi experts at the Make-a-Tile outdoor workshop. Then, head inside for staff art sales to shop for ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, and other types of locally made artwork by talented Motawi artisans. $ 5 and more. October 2. Motawi Tileworks, 170 Enterprise Dr., Ann Arbor; motawi.com

The Edwards twins: master illusionists of makeup

Head to Andiamo Celebrity Showroom this weekend for a night out with the stars – well, sort of. Las Vegas impersonators Anthony and Eddie Edwards don’t just look like your favorite icons. Thanks to the twins’ weird makeup skills, they look like them too. You’ll swear you’ve met the biggest stars of today and yesterday, such as Billy Joel, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Barbra Streisand, Frankie Valli and Sonny and Cher. $ 28 and more. October 3. Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, 7096 E. 14 Mile Road, Warren; andiamoshowroom.com


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