This weekend is perfect for spooky events because of Friday the 13th!

Grownups, go get a tattoo at Harlequin Tattoo’s Flash Tattoo Extravaganza and then on Sunday, take the kids to a Halloween Costume Party for Kids at Marble Bar.

And if you really want to get frightening, watch a Halloween movie at the Redford Cemetery on Saturday night!

This weekend also concludes National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15), and the Detroit Institute of Arts and Pontiac Creative Arts Center have wonderful art exhibitions open right now (Celebrating el Día de Muertos and La Mariposa).

Get all of the event details below. Hope you have a fun and safe weekend! xoxo


Things to do in Detroit for the weekend of October 13 - 15, 2023.

1. Friday the 13th Flash Tattoo Extravaganza | $113 Flash Tattoos

Date: Friday, Oct. 13, 2023

Time: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Place: Harlequin Tattoo – 10021 Joseph Campau St., Hamtramck

Event Link: https://www.instagram.com/harlequintattoo/

Event Summary: Harlequin Tattoo (Hamtramck) and Pleasantrees are partnering together to host Friday the 13th Flash Tattoo Extravaganza. Get $113 tattoos from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on a first come first served basis. The tattoo shop is offering spooky tattoos and spooky weed tattoos. 

You can also get 13 grams of flower for free complimentary from Pleasantrees (which also just so happens to be one of my fav dispensaries)!


2. Celebrating el Día de Muertos 2023 | Free for Tri-County Residents

Date: Exhibit runs until Nov. 5, 2023

Time: See the DIA’s official website for gallery hours.

Place: Detroit Institute of Arts – 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Event Link: https://dia.org/events/exhibitions/ofrendas

Event Summary: Celebrating el Dia de Muertos is a treasured annual exhibition the DIA hosts each fall. I love taking my kids every year! This exhibit features 13 ofrendas created by local artists and community members. 

Remember, general admission is free if you live in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne County! 


3. Movie in the Cemetery 2023 | Tickets start at $18

Date: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023

Time: (Two movie times) 7:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. (Gate times also vary according to VIP and GA tickets. See the event organizer’s event link for full details.)

Place: Redford Cemetery – 15940 Telegraph Rd., Redford Charter Township 48239

Event Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/movie-in-the-cemetery-2023-tickets-446510985377

Event Summary: I’ve always wanted to go to Movie in the Cemetery, so I’m hoping I can catch it this Saturday. The Redford Township Historical Commission is hosting this 7th annual fundraiser event, and there will be two movie showings.

October 14, 7:30pm: Corpse Bride (2005), rated PG, 1 hr 17 min

October 14, 10:15pm: Friday the 13th (1980), rated R, 1 hr 35 min

Ticket Prices: $18 individual, $30 double feature

VIP package $125, includes 4 tickets, reserved firepit seating, early admission, and s’mores kits. Limited to 10 packages per showing.

Get the full event details here.


4. La Mariposa: A Celebration of Hispanic Culture, Artists, & Designers

Date: Art exhibit runs until Nov. 11, 2023.

Time: Fridays 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Saturdays 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Place: 47 Williams St., Pontiac 48341 

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/PontiacCreativeArtsCenter/

Event Summary: The Pontiac Creative Arts Center is hosting a wonderful art exhibition that celebrates Hispanic culture, artists, and designers for Hispanic Heritage Month. La Mariposa: A Celebration of Hispanic Culture, Artists, & Designers runs until November 11th. 


5. Treats and Beats: A Halloween Costume Party for Kids | Kids Under 10 Free, Adults $5

Date: Saturday, Oct. 15th

Time: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Place: Marble Bar – 1501 Holden St., Detroit

Event Link: https://themarblebar.com/

Event Summary: Marble Bar recently announced on their IG a fun Halloween party for kids happening this Saturday. There will be dancing, pizza, candy, and games. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. 

Kids under age 10 are free and adults are just $5 for admission.


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Special Note: This post was edited on 10/13/23 to correct the event date for Treats and Beats.

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