I Am Electric's painting is part of 'Beyond the Machine III.' (Travis Garner)
The Big Three
1. Winter Jam 2014 at Joe Louis Arena:
Australian Christian pop/rock band Newsboys headline this year’s Winter Jam, which is one of the most popular tours of the colder season. Other Christian rock and hip-hop acts includes Lecrae, Tenth Avenue North, Thousand Foot Crutch, Plumb, NewSong and Colton Dixon. 6 tonight. $10. 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit. (313) 396-7000.
2. “Beyond the Machine III” at Start Gallery:
More than 25 artists exhibit works that are influenced by tattoo culture. This annual show coincides with the Motor City Tattoo Convention, which is today and Sunday at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Exhibit opens tonight with a party and runs through March 22. 7-11 tonight. Free. 206 E. Grand River, Second Floor, Detroit. (313) 909-2845.
3. Sphinx Finals Concert with Sphinx Symphony Orchestra at Orchestra Hall at The Max:
Brandon Keith Brown conducts the ensemble, which also includes oud player Simon Shaheen and three senior division finalists in the annual Sphinx competition. Audience members can text their vote for the Audience Choice Award. 2 p.m. Sun. $10. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.
a.m. Help support Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan by purchasing a bowl at the 22nd annual Empty Bowls fundraiser at Pewabic Pottery. Highlights include a silent auction and a chance to purchase one or more of more than 400 bowls made and designed by local artists and students. Prices range from $5-$30 each. Anyone who purchases a bowl will receive a complimentary soup and freshly baked bread lunch from local eateries, including Russell Street Deli, Sinbad’s and the Beverly Hills Grill. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Free. 10125 E. Jefferson, Detroit. Call (313) 626-2000 or visit www.pewabic.org.
a.m. Ford SeaHorses Scuba Diving Club presents the 33rd Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival at Washtenaw Community College’s Morris Lawrence Building. Activities include presentations about formerly unsolved mysteries of shipwrecks, programs, book signings and exhibits from Dossin Great Lakes Museum and local dive shops, among others. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today (Doors open at 8:30 a.m.). $20 advance, $25 at-the-door. 4800 E. Huron River, Ann Arbor. Call (734) 459-8476 or visit www.shipwreckfestival.us.
a.m. Be there when Yoga Rocks Ford Field, bringing together residents of the city and suburbs as a way to offer the community the chance to see positive changes going on in Detroit. 8:30 a.m. registration begins. 9:45 a.m. Yoga Rocks Ford Field. Bring a mat, towel, water and comfortable clothes. $25 (includes yoga class, parking in attached garage and a bus tour of downtown Detroit). This event is sponsored by ComePlay Detroit and Yoga Shelter. 2000 Brush, Detroit. Register at comeplaydetroit.com.
p.m. Pam Grier fans will have the chance to see the 1970s star of action-packed thrillers in person when she makes guest appearances for the “Pam Grier Film Festival” at the historic Redford Theatre. 2 p.m. (“Foxy Brown”), 8 p.m. (“Jackie Brown”). $6 each. 17360 Lahser, Detroit. Call (313) 537-2560 or visit redfordtheatre.com.
p.m. The 27th annual Erotic Poetry and Music Festival, “an eclectic celebration of the erotic arts,” with an auditory approach, will be held at the Tangent Gallery. A host of clowns, dancers, musicians and poets will be on hand to entertain, along with a lineup of poets, including Jimmy Doom, Lianna T., Veronica Frick and Stephanie Loveless. 9 tonight. $10. 715 E. Milwaukee, Detroit. Call (313) 873-2955.
p.m. Purdon Studio Theatre, under the auspices of Grosse Pointe theatre, presents R.L. Lane’s “Bartleby the Scrivener, A Story of Wall Street,” adapted from the story by Herman Mellville, at the Visitor Center of the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House. 8 tonight, 2 p.m. Sunday (performances continue Feb. 28-March 2). $15. 1100 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Shores. Call (313) 881-4004 or visit www.gpt.org.
p.m. Luxury Entertainment’s Fares Karam USA Tour, featuring belly dancer Baheyya, will stop by the Fillmore Detroit tonight. Enjoy American-Arabic entertainment, a DJ and more. 8 p.m. doors open. $40 and up. VIP tickets available (includes dinner at 8:30 p.m. and free limousine pickup and drop-off, sponsored by Luxury Limousine). 2115 Woodward, Detroit. Call (313) 999-2555 or (248) 469-4672 or visit www.luxuryentertainment.net.
p.m. Things will be jumping tonight at the Magic Stick for Detroit X Detroit with performances by the Hand Grenades, Dan Henig, the Rodriguez and other local bands. 8 tonight. All ages. $7 donation. 4140 Woodward. Call (313) 833-9700 or visit majesticdetroit.com.
p.m. “E.T., the Extra -Terrestrial,” winner of four Academy Awards, will be shown at the Senate Theater. Intermission and pre-show music will showcase the theater’s Wurlitzer theater pipe organ. 8 tonight. $5 at-the-door. 6424 Michigan, Detroit. Call (313) 894-0850 or visit www.dtos.org.
p.m. Catch “Moon Over Buffalo” by Ken Ludwig at Hilberry Theatre. 2, 8 p.m. today (continues through April 5). 4743 Cass, Detroit. Call (313) 577-2972 or visit http://theatre.wayne.edu/ourshows.php.
Today / Sunday
a.m. Collectors won’t want to miss the Southfield Pavilion antiques Exposition at the Southfield Municipal Complex, featuring more than 85 nationally recognized exhibitors. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. $10. Lunch and dinner available. Call (586) 465-9441 or visit www.antiquesexposition.com.