Labor Day is over, schools are reopening, and the warm days of summer are dwindling to precious few days.
Still depressed? is not necesary to. September also ushers in a whole new season of arts and entertainment, making this year especially exciting. After COVID-19 left his 2020 and his 2021 a disastrous fall, the last few months of 2022 are turning around. Music stars perform to packed arenas and stadiums. Museums and galleries are business as usual. Theaters and comedy clubs are at full capacity. Finally, things are starting to feel — dare I say it? – Normal.
With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of the many upcoming events from now until mid-November. We’ve focused on big-name shows (Chris Rock, Post His Malone, “Hamilton,” Kid Rock), but there’s plenty to see in smaller venues as well. Open your eyes and listen carefully.The world of entertainment comes to life when the leaves begin to fall
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Will he deal with slap flaps?
Has anything interesting happened to Chris Rock this year? The comedian-actor-filmmaker who was on the receiving end of Will Smith’s Oscar slap is still covering the earthquake news in a big sit-down interview seen around the world. No. But who knows what thoughts he’ll share at the Ego Death World Tour scheduled for September 16-18 in Detroit. He had originally planned his two-day stay at the Motor City, but high demand necessitated an extra day of his. That’s what you call rocking it. Expect The Rock’s show to be one of the hottest tickets for him.
Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Avenue, Detroit. 313-471-7000. $49.50 and up.
Kid takes the lock to Pine Knob
Pine Knob has been Kid Rock’s second home for many years. By the time he knocks out his latest two-night stand, which he did on September 16th to his 17th, he’ll have played his 38 shows at the Clarkston Amphitheater. . Back to his 3 night run in 2000. Rock has changed a lot since then. He’s now a Nashville resident, and in 2022 politics has made him a divisive figure. However, he’ll be back with a spring album, Bad Reputation.
I-75 at Exit 89 at Pine Knob Music Theater, Clarkston. $130 to $399.
Sisterly love (and war)
The Detroit Public Theater kicks off its eighth season on September 21, opening with Tony-nominated Detroit native Dominic Morriso’s “Mad Row.” DPT executive and playwright Morrisseau, who is also his artistic director, shares the story of his two generations of black sisters grappling with their legacy. each other in a play that moves back and forth between the past and the present.
Detroit Public Theatre, 3960 Third Avenue, Detroit. 313-974-7918. www.detroitpublictheater.org. Friday-Saturday general admission: $52.50, $40 for under-30s and over-65s. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday general admission: $45 and $35.
‘Real Time’ Fun
First with “Politically Incorrect” and now with HBO’s “Real Time,” Bill Maher has found success by leading provocative dialogue (having been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards for Outstanding Variety Series). needless to say). But doing standups is where Marr got his start and that’s why he’s heading to Detroit on October 8. I’m guessing you have a divisive joke about
Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Avenue, Detroit. 313-471-7000. $39.50 and up.
In 1922, the Detroit Institute of Arts became the first public art museum in the United States to purchase the painting Self-Portrait, 1887, by post-impressionist master Vincent van Gogh. Then he a century later, this museum will host an “American Van Gogh”. This will showcase about 65 paintings and paper works from collections around the world, running from October 2nd to his January 22nd. The accompanying essay catalog) tells the story of America’s introduction to his icon of art. This exhibition is exclusive to his DIA and is sure to attract many visitors from Japan and abroad.
Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward, Detroit. 313-833-7900. www.dia.org. $7-29, free for museum members.
Lizzo goes home
The Detroit-born R&B pop dynamo broke nationally the last time she played here, playing two concerts in 2019 on her Cuz I Love You Tour. Had her tailwinds been blowing, had it not been for her pandemic, she definitely would have made this Little Caesars her arena debut. special. Fast-rising rapper Latto was recently named Best New Artist at the BET Awards and is part of her opening slate which includes Saucy Santana.
Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward, Detroit. $75 to $149.
If you love movies, TV, comics, or pop culture collectibles (and that covers 99.9% of people who read entertainment guides, right?), Motor takes place October 14-16. Get ready for City Comic Con. It’s the largest gathering of its kind in Metro Detroit. While the numerous comic book artists, writers, and vendors there are the backbone of the show, Conn is also known for bringing celebrities to town for meet-and-greet and photo opportunities. include iconic rocker and hometown favorite Alice Cooper, Jamie Farr and Loretta Switt from the classic sitcom “M*A*S*H,” and Laurie Holden, aka Andrea, from AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” And now the usual zap, pow, bum!
Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave, Novi. 248-426-8059. www.motorcitycomiccon.com. Adults: $35 on Fridays and Sundays, $40 on Saturdays. Ages 6-12: $10 on Fridays and Saturdays. Children 12 and under are free on Sundays. See website for pricing on weekend packages, VIP passes, photo opportunities, and more.
Twelve Carat Tour Hits LCA
On their star-studded fourth album, Twelve Carat Toothache, Post Malone dress their tortured soul confessions in smooth, catchy trimmings for their most pop-leaning effort yet. His accompanying tour, which kicks off this month, is almost three years after the Texas-born rapper-singer performed at downtown venues as part of his runaway tour. Take his Caesars to his arena.
Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward, Detroit. $80 to $229.
grand scale jazz
Wynton Marsalis’ epic blues suite, All Rise (Symphony No. 1), set to premiere in Ann Arbor on October 14, combines the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, University of Michigan Choir, and University Thing. The Musical Society Choral Union brings to life his 12 movements that address humanity’s “unity and superiority” through jazz. The work brings together a range of influences, from gospel and African chants to New Orleans parade music and Latin music. Marsalis says it’s about “rising from destruction to creativity, drawing joy from tragedy and refusing to be overwhelmed.”
University of Michigan Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University Avenue, Ann Arbor. 734-764-2538. www.ums.org. $18 and up.
The room where it happens (again!)
America’s hottest musical returns to Detroit when Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” hits the Fisher Theater from November 15th to December 4th. After her Broadway debut, the 2015 Broadway production won 11 Tony Awards, 7 Olivier Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. “Hamilton” is an event not to be missed.
Fisher Theater, 3011 E. Grand Blvd., Detroit. 313-872-1000. Over $100.
It’s easy to go out on a limb and call Kathleen Madigan the funniest woman in stand-up comedy. He’s a funny guy. Instead of pursuing sitcoms and romantic comedies, Madigan has stuck to the old tradition of standing in front of a microphone and making people laugh. And thank you for that. She delves into politics, her Irish Catholic family, everyday life, and more in search of comic gold. The tour will arrive here on October 22nd.
Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. 4th St., Royal Oak. $34.75-$59.75. 18+.
the legend lives on
Rockers Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey ‘hope to die before they grow old’ 57 years after their single ‘I Can’t Explain’ hit the bottom of the Billboard Hot 100 music charts on Who Hits Back!’s 2022 tour that’s keeping the legend of Who alive. Townshend, 77, and his 78-year-old Daltrey have a treasure trove of hits dating back to 1964, while also pulling from their latest album Who, released on the eve of his COVID-19 shutdown in December 2019. I hope to find out. They are scheduled for his October 4th at Little Caesars Arena, where the last Detroit show was held in May 2019.
Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward, Detroit. $41 and up.