The Big 3: Biggest events of the weekend


1. Opening weekend at Erebus in downtown Pontiac

Horror fans can get their first fix of the season when the record-breaking, four-story haunted house Erebus opens this weekend. Become a member on the website and get tickets as low as $16. 6 p.m. Sat. $16-$50. 18 S. Perry, Pontiac. (248) 332-7884 or

2. Birmingham Street Art Fair in downtown Birmingham

This fine art fair features more than 150 jury-selected artists. It’s one of the signature fundraisers for 24-hour crisis agency Common Ground. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Free. South Old Woodward, Birmingham. (734) 662-3382 or

3. Haflah Arab Fusion Fest at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts

Named after the Arabic word for “large party,” this event features the Michigan Philharmonic and the National Arab Orchestra. If you can’t make it in person, the concert will air at 2 p.m. Oct. 4 on Detroit Public Television. 7:30 p.m. Sat. $30-$65. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8500.

Melody Baetens