It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Birmingham Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time.
Halloween: Pumpkin Patch and parade
- When: 1-4 p.m. Sunday
- Where: Shain Park
- Cost: Free
- Why Go: Downtown Birmingham gets spooky this weekend at the 19th annual Pumpkin Patch, sponsored by the Junior League of Birmingham and The Community House. Stick around for children’s activities, snacks and live entertainment then, at 4 p.m., the 77th annual Birmingham Halloween Parade will take off from the corner of Bates and Martin. Make sure your kids wear their Halloween costumes!
Halloween: Franklinstein Frenzy
- When: 2 p.m. Saturday
- Where: Downtown Franklin
- Cost: Free
- Why Go: Get in the Halloween spirit with a little help from Franklin's very own "Franklinstein" this Saturday, during the Franklinstein Frenzy. Events include a kids and pet costume parade through downtown Franklin, followed by trick-of-treating throughout the village center. Make sure you also check out the musical petting zoo, pumpkin roll, pumpkin seed spitting contest and, for the grown-ups, skarry"aoke at the Franklinstein Beer Garden.
Halloween: Halloween Hoot
- When: Noon Sunday
- Where: Beverly Park (Beverly Hills)
- Cost: Free
- Why Go: Carve a pumpkin and then take a walk with your little trick-or-treaters along wht Hoot Trail during the 17th annual Halloween Hoot. To make a donation or to volunteer for this event, contact Ellen Marshall at the Beverly Hills Village Office (248) 646-6404 ext. 223.
Dance: Eisenhower Dance Ensemble's 'On the Move'
- When: 2 p.m. Sunday
- Where: Varner Recital Hall at Oakland University
- Cost: $18; $10 for students
- Why Go: The Birmingham-based Eisenhower Dance Ensemble presents their season opener, 'On the Move.' The Midwest’s premier contemporary dance company will present a program that includes a premiere work by choreographer Lauren Edson, the revival of Harrison McEldowney’s hilarious Dance Sport and special guest performers Hardcore Detroit and OU’s Repertory Dance Company.
Concert: 'The Glory of Rachmaninoff'
- When: 7 p.m. Sunday
- Where: Seaholm High School
- Cost: $22-$80
- Why Go: The Birmingham Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra opens its 38th season with 'The Glory of Rachmaninoff,' conducted by Charles Greenwell. The concert includes performances of Mendelssohn’s overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2.