The third annual Detroit run of Evil Dead: The Musical begins this week, honoring the cult classic – and looking to steamroll another run in the Motor City – and doing Sam Raimi's '80s gore-fest justice. With fantastic musical numbers (such as "What the F&%* Was That?" and "Do the Necronomicon") and a campy sense of humor, plus a super-interactive performance with the audience – let's just say they hand out ponchos at each show – this is one musical that will keep you enthralled until the very end. More info at olympiaentertainment.com.
Disney On Ice
Palace • 10/3-10/7
Disney? That's right – you're never too old (and odds are you know a small person that would like to attend, too). And who doesn't think the concept of "Rockin' Ever After" on ice is fantastic? Some of the most popular Disney tunes will be combined with everyone's favorite characters and planted firmly on ice – an amazing combination if we've ever heard one. Let your inner child appreciate something a little more innocent for once. More info at palacenet.com.
Taste Fest 2012
Burton Manor • 10/4
The inaugural Taste Fest – benefitting Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Forgotten Harvest and Gleaners Community Food Bank – is your opportunity to sample a wide variety of delicious dishes from more than 20 area eateries, while helping those who may not be so fortunate. There will also be a nice selection of beer and wine, so don't worry – you'll have something to wash down this great grub with. More info at taste.bmdcharities.org.
Midtown Detroit • 10/5-10/6
With 35 local and international artists creating, developing and installing their work in Midtown, expect Dlectricity to light up Midtown's historic architecture – literally. The contemporary light art festival was inspired by nighttime arts fests around the globe, and now it's being utilized (and appreciated) to light up some of our most extraordinary establishments along the Woodward corridor. The inaugural two-night event is free, with more info at dlectricity.com.
Craft Beer Stroll
Downtown Royal Oak • 10/6
Enjoy samples from some of Michigan's top breweries (plus food, how could you stroll all day sampling beers without some of Royal Oak's best grub?) in a walking tour of one of Oakland County's dining and drinking destinations. There's 21 participating restaurants (including some of our very favorites), and ticket proceeds go to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Oakland County. Beer and charity? Sign us up! (Just remind us on Saturday to pace ourselves.) Taking place between noon and 5 p.m., tickets are available at neptix.com (and for more info, go to rorainfo.com).
Cadillac Jack's • 10/6
The self-proclaimed "hard-edged, roots-driven rock n' roll band with the intensity of a five-alarm blaze, the conviction of a sinner at the gates of heaven and an attitude of, well, a band from Detroit" will be making their presence felt at Cadillac Jack's fantastic venue. And don't worry, while the punk/rockabilly outfit keeps you groovin', Jack's will keep the drinks flowin'. Doors at 8 p.m. with NO COVER! More info at cadillacjacksdetroit.com.
Necto • 10/9
The EDM producer and DJ brings his Love & War Tour to Ann Arbor on Tuesday in support of his out-now EP, Casual Encounters of the 3rd Kind, plus a retrospective catalog release that just dropped – long story short, the dude is prolific and talented. Catch him and his electro-house stylings at 516 East Liberty Street in Ann Arbor. Also expect support from super-talented special guests Pierce Fulton and Popeska. This is an 18+ show with doors at 9 p.m. More info at thenecto.com.