On the Prowl

The Connection’s weekly guide to what’s happening around Metro Detroit

Looking for things to do in the Metro Area? Check out our list of activities you can enjoy that’s coming up.


Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Dates: Now – Oct. 16

Location: Hilberry Theatre, 4743 Cass Avenue, Detroit

Cost: $15-22


“EVERYBODY breathes new life into a long-forgotten story about what it means to live and die. A retelling of The Summoning of Everyman, this humorous and provocative tale heartens the audience to mull over what it means to live. All of the roles are established by lottery before every performance in an effort to challenge the cast with 128 different roles to be assigned.


Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village

Dates: Oct. 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, 28-31;

Time: 4 – 9:30 p.m.

Location: Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn

Cost: $19 (Two years and over), under 2 FREE.


The Henry Ford’s Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village is one of the most enthralling, nostalgic and whimsical Halloween adventures out there; from autumnal themes and harvest markets to spectral performances and costumed storybook characters, the over four-decade long tradition of  Hallowe’en is truly one of a kind. The Hallowe’en Express will be back for its second year by popular demand, taking passengers along a ghoulish journey through Greenfield Village, with tickets available for an additional fee.


Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadow Cast

Dates: Oct. 07 – 09,

Time: 8 -11 p.m.

Location: Beacon Park, 1903 Grand River Avenue, Detroit


Rocky Horror Picture Show has returned at Beacon Park with its ever-popular Shadow Cast. A shadow cast is a troupe of performers who act in front of a screen showing the film, in doing so casting shadows and essentially bringing the movie to life!


Handcrafters Fall Fair

Dates: Oct. 08 – 09;

Time: Friday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location: Northville Community Center, 303 West Main Street, Northville

Cost: $4; children 12 & under FREE


Fall Fair is the prime destination for some of the finest handmades, specialty foods, décor, jewelry and more! Top artists from Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin will be on-hand for the 42nd annual Fall Fair Handmade Market.


Zoo Boo

Dates: Oct. 08 – 10

Time: 2-6 p.m.

Location: The Detroit Zoo, 8450 West 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak

Cost: $13 – Children 2 & under are free


Zoo Boo, the annual “merry-not-scary” event, returns to the Detroit Zoo for guests of all ages! The entire Zoo will be open for all, allowing visitors to learn spooky animal facts, enjoy festive pumpkin displays and see all their favorite animals. Guests will adore the autumnal decorations, strolling entertainment, educational activities, photo opportunities and more. 


Men of Change

Dates: Oct. 09 – Dec. 31   

Location: The Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, 315 East Warren Avenue, Detroit

Cost: Adults, age 13-61 – $15, Seniors, age 62 and over – $12, Youth, age 3-12 – $12

Members & children under 3 – Free


“Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth.” interrogates what it means to be a black man in America through a fusion of art and the  stories of both famous and obscured African-American men from throughout the last hundred years. Men of Change is most importantly a powerful tool to spark dialogues about issues such as man’s role in society, race relations and social justice both in our smaller communities and in our country.


2nd Annual Power of the Press Fest

Date: Oct. 10

Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: Eastern Market – Shed 5, 2810 Russell St, Detroit

Cost: Free


The Second Annual Power of the Press Fest assembles more than 50 print artists working from a wide diversity of media – letterpress, wood engraving, paper making, book arts and more! Artists will be visiting from Brooklyn, Pittsburgh and Vermont as well as from all over Michigan to share their creations. Throughout the day there will be demonstrations of artist techniques, with art being sold from vendors all the while. 


Taste of Dearborn presented by Jim Thorpe Ameriprise Financial

Date: Oct. 13

Time: 6-9:30 p.m.

Location: Dearborn Area Chamber, 22100 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn

Cost: Tickets start at $35


Ready your tastebuds for a fun and busy food-fest event! The central idea of the event is eating local, so there’ll be tons of Dearborn-local restaurants and vendors there waiting for you.


Foreigner | The Greatest Hits

Date: Oct. 14

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Avenue, Detroit


Rock legend Foreigner is on their first six-week leg of touring in over a year, and they’re on their way to Detroit! Don’t miss out!


Women of Impact Breakfast 2021 | Virtual

Date: Oct. 14

Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Location: Virtual

Cost: Free                 


Grab some breakfast and join the virtual conversation on how women can tap into their philanthropic power and build wealth. Jeannie Sager, Director of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and Lindsey Bell, Chief Investment Strategist at Ally Invest are the featured speakers of the day.