On the Prowl

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

Vae O’Neil, Arts and Entertainment Editor

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



Now – Oct 24

Tue.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. matinees at 2 p.m.; Sun. 7:30 p.m.

Fisher Theatre-3011 W Grand Blvd, Detroit

Visit https://www.broadwayindetroit.com/shows/rent for more details.

“For 25 years, RENT has heartened audiences to live without regret and favor love before fear. It follows a year in the lives of a diverse group of friends and artists striving and struggling to pursue their dreams without selling out. This wouldn’t be the time to miss RENT, as the 25th Anniversary “Farewell Season of Love” is everyone’s FINAL CHANCE to experience this eminent touring production.


Halloween Kills – Private Screening | Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Oct 20

7:30 p.m.

Emagine Royal Oak-200 North Main Street, Royal Oak

$20 (includes popcorn and small drink w/ unlimited refills)

Date Night (Couple/Cuddle Seating) – $40 (includes popcorns and 2 small drinks w/ unlimited refills)


Join the crowd to raise money for breast cancer awareness! The Pink List is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit that acts as a hub for breast cancer resources, education, and financial support. The money raised during this fundraiser will be used to purchase supplies for chemotherapy care packages.


Detroit Red Wings vs. Calgary Flames

Oct 21

7:30 p.m.

Little Caesars Arena-2645 Woodward Avenue, Detroit

Visit https://www.nhl.com/redwings/schedule/2021-10-01/ET for more information.

Come to cheer for the Detroit Red Wings as they host the Calgary Flames!


Colin & Brad: Scared Scriptless

Oct 22

7:30 p.m.

Ford Community & Performing Arts Center-15801 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn

Tickets are $54, $45, $39, and $30 (Service Fees Apply)


Be prepared to laugh up a lung as improv comedy masterminds Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood conjure original songs, scenes and more. 


Zoo Boo

Oct. 22 – 24

2-6 p.m.

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

 $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.


2nd Annual Hallowindow decorating contest

Oct 22 – Oct 31

24 hours a day

Downtown Ferndale-300 East 9 Mile Road

The city of Ferndale is about to become a heck of a lot more spooktacular! What is Hallowindow? A Halloween-themed window decoration contest where visitors vote for the winners! Come together for a safe and socially distanced stroll, and don’t forget to support the local shops along your way!


Downriver Business Events Group Fall Festival

Oct 23

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Brownstown Recreation Center-21311 Telegraph Road, Brownstown Charter Township


Visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/downriver-business-events-groups-2021-fall-festival-tickets-164693694273 for more information.

Welcome to the Downriver Business Events! Here there will be an array of vendors, crafters, an artist or two, and even food! Come join for raffles and to help celebrate the events’ return in a safe environment!


Collecting Mobility: New Objects, New Stories

Oct 23 – Jan 02, 2022

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation-20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn

Find out more at https://www.thehenryford.org/current-events/calendar/collecting-mobility-new-objects-new-stories?utm_campaign=enews_october_2021&utm_source=ipost&utm_medium=email

Collecting Mobility: New Objects, New Stories takes guests behind the curtain at The Henry Ford, showing them how the museum continues to grow its extensive trove of over 26 million artifacts, from technological breakthroughs to common items. From collecting the everyday items to taking a look forward and seeing what museums should collect in the future, guests will depart with an understanding of why and how museums collect what they do and the stories their collections tell.


Athleta Presents Gold Over America Tour

Oct 24

7 p.m.

Little Caesars Arena-645 Woodward Ave, Detroit

Cost: Tickets starting at $26.50

Find out more at https://www.313presents.com/events/detail/gold-over-america-tour

The Athleta Presents Gold Over America Tour is a energy-filled, gymnastics-meets-pop-concert spectacle that will be headlined by one of the most highly acclaimed gymnasts of all-time, Simone Biles. The women’s performance lifestyle brand Athleta has come aboard as the title sponsor of this year’s show, presenting a dream-team of female gymnastic champions that radiate empowerment and fellowship to inspire the next generation.


H.E.R. | Back Of My Mind Tour

Oct 28

7:30 p.m.

Fox Theatre-2211 Woodward Avenue, Detroit

Cost: Tickets starting at $49.50

Find out more at https://www.313presents.com/events/detail/her

Over the past  five years, musical artist H.E.R. has had a marvelous journey, though with any adventure,  moments of reflection and acceptance of events are inevitable. With H.E.R.’s highly awaited album Back of My Mind, she provides all of that and then some, further cementing her place as one of R&B’s young icons.


Detroit R&B Fest

Oct 29

8 p.m.

Fox Theatre-2211 Woodward Avenue, Detroit

Tickets starting at $65

Find out more at https://www.313presents.com/events/detail/detroit-rb-fest

The Detroit R&B Fest will assemble R&B artists Tevin Campbell, Donell Jones, Ginuwine, Silk, Next and H-Town at the Fox Theatre!


The Borgen Project Volunteering Information Session

Oct 29

4 p.m.-4:30 p.m.


Find out more at https://borgenproject.org/

This is a virtual information session for discussions about volunteering opportunities with The Borgen Project, a non-profit organization striving to pass global poverty reduction legislation.

Zoom Meeting ID: 953 3297 7761


Detroit Red Wings vs. Florida Panthers

Oct 29

7 p.m.

Little Caesars Arena-2645 Woodward Avenue, Detroit

Find out more at https://www.nhl.com/redwings/schedule/2021-10-01/ET

Come to cheer for the Detroit Red Wings as they host the Florida Panthers!


Boo Fest Returns To Green Oak Village Place

Oct 29

5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Green Oak Village Place, 9608 Village Place Boulevard, Brighton


Boo Fest returns to Brighton’s Green Oak Village Place Oct. 29, starting at 5 p.m. From haunted sidewalk coloring and story times with Barnes and Noble, to ring toss games to win spook-tacular prizes, Boo Fest brings Halloween activities and games for the whole family. Make sure to bring your buckets because trick-or-treating is returning. All Boo Fest activities will be entirely outdoors, so trick-or-treaters will have plenty of space to socially distance.


Black Violin

Oct 30

7:30 p.m.

Ford Community & Performing Arts Center -15801 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn

Tickets $55, $45, and $30

Find out more at http://www.dearborntheater.com/events/10004421-black-violin

Black Violin is a Grammy Award-nominated hip-hop duo from Fort Lauderdale. This talented dyad blurs the lines between hip-hop and classical, farging something that is entirely their own.


Carchella Detroit

Oct 30

12 p.m.-5 p.m.

TCF Center-1 Washington Blvd, Detroit

Find out more at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dj-envys-drive-your-dreams-car-show-detroit-tickets-167260347201

RaeShaun Casey known professionally as DJ ENVY is an American DJ, record producer, and radio personality and part of the success for the Breakfast Club Radio Show. He is the man who  is hosting his celebrity car show Carchella. This automotive celebration is a family-friendly car show, offering fun for everyone with games, trunk-or-treating, kid-friendly rides and a lineup of celebrity appearances. Carchella’s attendance will be graced by Royce da 5’9, Vezzo, 42 Dugg, 50 cent, Fabulous, ay B, Baby Face Ray, Helluva, and Detroit Pistons to name a few. 


Murder at the Class Reunion

Oct 30 – Oct 31

3 p.m. & 7 p.m.

International Institute-111 East Kirby Street, Detroit

$35 General Admission

$50 VIP includes refreshments and special seating

Find out more at https://parablesentertainment.ticketleap.com/murder-at-the-class-reunion/

Who in the Carver High Class of 1997 would have a secret they would kill for? As the detective, you must find out who! This interactive murder mystery puts the audience on the hot seat, having them gather clues, evidence and suspects to unravel the mystery! Get your tickets now, as this is a show that has sold out for two consecutive years!


Detroit Lions vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Oct 31

1 p.m.

Ford Field-2000 Brush Street, Detroit

Find out more at https://www.detroitlions.com/tickets/

Come roar your support or other feelings for the Detroit Lions as they take on the Philadelphia Eagles!