Editor’s Picks: What to do, where to go, who to see.
HOUND OF HORROR
Kicking off Meadow Brook Theatre’s 51st season, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery is the tale of a supernatural hound out to kill the only heir left in the Baskerville line. This comedic take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of Baskerville offers chills, twists, turns — and laughs. Through Oct. 30. $27-$42. On the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. (248) 370-3316; mbtheatre.com.
OY YOU NAZTY BOYS!
Get ready for Halloween with your favorite knuckleheads: The Redford Theatre hosts a Three Stooges Halloween Festival. Featuring Moe, Curly and Shemp Howard (born Moses, Jerome and Samuel Horwitz in Brooklyn) and Larry Fine in six short films, including You Nazty Spy! (1941; the first Hollywood film to spoof Hitler) and Malice in the Palace (1949). Friday-Saturday, Oct. 7-8. $5. (313) 537-2560; redfordtheatre.com.
In the 1960s, Southfield was Michigan’s fastest-growing city — resulting in a gleaming collection of mid-century modern homes, commercial buildings and religious institutions still preserved today. Works by internationally renowned Jewish architects Victor Gruen, Louis Redstone, Percival Goodman and Albert Kahn, along with Minoru Yamasaki and Gunnar Birkerts, are among the stops on a Mid-Century Modern Architecture Tour 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. Hosted by the city of Southfield, the Southfield Historical Society and DoCoMoMo, the bus tour starts at Congregation Shaarey Zedek (designed by Goodman in 1962) before visiting structures in Southfield, including the Northland area, then looping through Northland Gardens, Plumbrooke Estates and Cranbrook neighborhoods — all facilitated by Southfield historian and city councilman Ken Siver. $25/advance; $30/same day. (248) 356-7788.
Sixteen artists — local, national and international — of virtually every medium — dance, film, installation, portraiture and more — will gather to display their works for a three-day pop-up gallery, “Micro Macro Art Biome,” Oct. 14-16. Held at Grand On River, a historic bank building on Grand River in Detroit, the show’s works all relate by a common theme (micro-macro) and color motif (indigo), “to become a sanctuary for this specific concept, to create a unity that is not based upon nationality, level of experience or medium,” says project director and participating artist G. Louise Cooper. Included: To See Beyond, a filmed dance piece by Tess Keesling, Vivian Costello and Sam Paraventi, portraiture by Steve Whittaker and Sam Hunt and works by filmmaker Jonathon D’Ambrosio. Cargocollective.com/tracelaboratory. *