ON THE STAGE
Don’t Dress for Dinner, the first show the Tipping Point Theatre in Northville ever produced, was so well-received it’s getting a return engagement to launch the theater’s new season. The comedy of errors, directed by James R. Kuhl with scenic and prop design by Jennifer Maiseloff, runs through Oct. 23. $30-$40. (248) 347-0003; tippingpointtheatre.com.
SPOOKY SEASON OPENER
Opening the 10th season of Ferndale’s Ringwald Theatre, local playwright Joseph Zettelmaier’s (The Scullery Maid) newest play also makes its world premiere. In Campfire, taking place in the woods behind a farm, the Carver family shares family secrets as a stranger enters the dimly lit circle. Directed by Brandy Joe Plambeck, with set design by Jennifer Maiseloff. Opens Friday, Oct. 7, and runs through Oct. 31. $15-$20. (248) 545-5545; theringwald.com.
LIVE IN DETROIT
Hot off the heels of a colorful Emmy red-carpet joke that has the internet abuzz and an equally buzzed-about summer-released book, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo (Simon & Schuster), Amy Schumer is heading to Detroit. The first female stand-up comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden hits the stage at Joe Louis Arena, as part of its farewell season, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7. $39-$109. (800) 745-3000; olympiaentertainment.com.
Called the “most important quartet in history” by the Boston Globe, the ever-evolving Juilliard String Quartet, founded in 1946, heads to Detroit for its first performance with its new cellist, Astrid Schween, succeeding Joel Krosnick upon his retirement. Presented by the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, the Quartet will perform the music of Haydn, Bartok and Beethoven 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Seligman Performing Arts Center ($16-$64). At 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, the Quartet will be joined by Oakland University faculty pianist Tian Tian to perform Brahm’s Piano Quintet at OU’s Varner Recital Hall ($15-$30). (248) 855-6070; cmsdetroit.org. *