It’s finally fall, and Detroit has a lot of fun activities to offer. Check out more than 70 films by African American filmmakers at the Detroit Black Film Festival; grab some warm cider and donuts at the Great Fall Festival; or celebrate the end of another successful Detroit Month of Design. For music lovers, you can see Peter Gabriel in concert at Little Caesars Arena.
Check out everything you can do around town this weekend and into next week on “One Detroit Weekend” with contributors Peter Whorf and Dave Wagner of 90.9 WRCJ.
List of upcoming events:
- More than 70 films created by Black directors, filmmakers and more will be on display through Oct. 1 during the Detroit Black Film Festival. Films will be shown at The Carr Center, the Marlene Boll YMCA Theater and the DoubleTree Hotel on West Lafayette Boulevard.
- Throughout September, Detroit has celebrated its UNESCO City of Design designation during the 13th annual Detroit Month of Design. Celebrate the end of another successful festival during closing weekend celebrations at Shinola’s Flagship Store Sept. 29 and Spot Lite Detroit Sept. 30.
- Explore the intersection of art, design and sustainability at Detroit artist Mike Han’s exhibit “Mike Han: United by Design” at Playground Detroit through Sept. 30. The exhibit is part of Design Core Detroit’s Detroit Month of Design.
- Get your first taste of fall at the Great Fall Festival at Maybury Farm in Northville Sept. 30 – Oct. 1. The festival will feature live music, wagon rides, pumpkin-themed games, warm cider and donuts, and so much more.
- Catch a run of “A Jukebox for the Algonquin,” a “serious comedy” about senior citizens who are trying to prove that aging can be fun, presented by The Farmington Players at the Farmington Players Barn on select days from Sept. 29 through Oct. 14.
- Don’t miss renowned singer, songwriter Peter Gabriel, solo artist and former lead singer of the progressive rock band Genesis, take the stage for his i/o – The Tour at Little Caesars Arena at 8 p.m. Sept. 29.
- Check out new works by Detroit-based artist Megan Heeres through her exhibit “Tending Time” at the Simone DeSousa Gallery through Oct. 7. The exhibit also features a nature and sound walk with Heeres on Sept. 30 and a closing block party on Oct. 7.
- Are you ready for a highly interactive improvised game show? Join Go Comedy! Improv Theater for its All-Star showdown, a battle between two improv teams to get the most laughs while using suggestions from the audience. Shows happen every Friday and Saturday at the theater.
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