Big 3: Top events in Metro Detroit Saturday and Sunday

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News
Dominique Morisseau, daughter of Detroit and world renowned playwright (Detroit ‘67, Skeleton Crew, Shameless, Ain’t Too Proud), brings another of her extraordinary works home to Detroit Public Theatre.

Oktobeer Festival in Downtown Ferndale: Beer and other drinks, plus food, games and contests and local bands. Highlights include the stein-hosting final battle at 8:45 p.m. Saturday followed by a set by Robert Bradley & Friends. The Orbitsuns and the Muggs headline Sunday at 5:30 and 7 p.m., respectively. Noon-midnight Saturday and noon-9 p.m. Sunday. $3. E. Nine Mile, east of Woodward, Ferndale. 

Celtic Thunder X at Fox Theatre: This multiplatinum Irish group hit the road to celebrate their 10th anniversary and new deluxe double CD and DVD packages. 7:30 p.m. Saturday $23.50 and up. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

"Pipeline" at Detroit Public Theatre: This story of an inner-city public high school teacher debuted in 2017 at New York City’s Lincoln Center. The production, written by Detroit native and 2018 MacArthur “genius” Award winner Dominique Morisseau, was cited as an “emotionally harrowing, ethically ambiguous drama” by Variety. 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. (through Nov. 4). $25-$47.50. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Melody Baetens