July 23, 2014 at 1:00 am

Weekend planner: Your guide to local events

Jimmy Buffett will perform Saturday at Comerica Park in Detroit. (Adam Graham / The Detroit News)

big shows



at Comerica Park

Beachcomber Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will jam classic pop songs “Margaritaville” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” two of his most popular hits. Buffett also has restaurant chains named after the tunes. Creedence Clearwater Revival guitarist John Fogerty opens the show. 7 p.m. Sat. $39-$179. 2100 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 962-4000.


at Fox Theatre

This Detroit rocker returns home with new songs from his second solo album, “Lazaretto.” He’s expected to play songs from his solo career as well as a few White Stripes tunes. Benjamin Booker opens. Just a few seats remain for White’s Fox Theatre show on Monday. His Wednesday evening set at Masonic Temple is sold out. 8 p.m. Mon. $35-$49.50. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.


at The Palace of Auburn Hills

He’s come such a long way since “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club.” World-famous entertainer Justin Timberlake returns with the “20/20 Experience World Tour” which kicked off in November in New York City and will take him all around the globe before it wraps up this December. 8 p.m. Mon. $48-$178. 6 Championship, Auburn Hills. (248) 377-0100.


Joshua Bell with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Meadow Brook Music Festival, classical, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. $15 lawn, $25-$100 pavilion. 3554 Walton, Rochester Hills. (248) 377-0100.


Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company at DTE Energy Music Theatre, classic rock, 6:45 p.m. Fri. $21 lawn, $25-$95.50 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson at Meadow Brook Music Festival, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $25 lawn, $35-$49.50. 3554 Walton, Rochester Hills. (248) 377-0100.

Rockin’ on the Riverfront with Starship at GM Riverfront, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. Free, $5 parking. 400 Renaissance Center, Detroit. www.gmrencen.com.

New Edition with Big Daddy Kane at Chene Park, R&B/pop, 8 p.m. Fri. $45 lawn, $60-$150 pavilion. 2600 Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

Bachman and Turner at Caesars Windsor, classic rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $35.25 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (519) 258-7878.


RX Bandits and the Dear Hunter at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 6:30 p.m. Sat. $18. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $25.50 lawn, $35.50-$95.50. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Jurassic 5 with Dilated Peoples at Royal Oak Music Theatre, alternative/hip-hop, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $29.50. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.


Panic! at the Disco with Walk the Moon and Magic Man at Meadow Brook Music Theatre, rock, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $25 lawn, $29.50-$35 pavilion. 3554 Walton, Rochester Hills. (248) 377-0100.

The Fixx - By Request at Magic Bag, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Sun. $25. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 377-0100.

James Taylor at DTE Energy Music Theatre, folk/rock, 8 p.m. Sun. $21 lawn, $41-$95.50 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.


Black Stone Cherry at Shelter, rock, 7 p.m. Tues. $18. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at Masonic Temple, rock, 8 p.m. Tues. $16.50-$55. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 832-7100.


Gogol Bordello at Royal Oak Music Theatre, gypsy/punk, 7 p.m. Wed. $29.50. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Jonathan Butler with Norman Brown at Chene Park, jazz, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $12 lawn, $17-$35 pavilion. 2600 Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

Peter Frampton with Gary Hoey at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, classic rock, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $10-$155. 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. (586) 268-9700.

Jack White with Benjamin Booker at Masonic Temple, rock, 8:30 p.m. Wed. Sold out. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 832-7100.

live music



at Elizabeth Park

Grab your cowboy hat and head to Trenton for a day of twangy fun. The music starts at 1 p.m. Saturday with Allan Craig Miller and the Nashville Machine, followed by Dani Vitani and Ten Hands Tall, Jo Caine and Ty Stone. Lonestar closes out the night at 7 p.m. The concerts are free, and parking is a $5 donation to Wayne County Parks. West Jefferson, south of West Road, Trenton. (734) 261-1990.


Gene Dunlap at Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, jazz, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thurs. and 6, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $15 for some sets. 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms. (313) 882-5299.


Billy Brandt and the Sugarees at Heritage Park, folk/rock, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Thurs. Free. 24915 Farmington, Farmington Hills. (248) 473-1848.

Royal Blood at the Shelter, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $12. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

The Witches with Deadly Viper Assassination Squad and Eroders at Magic Stick Lounge, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $8. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Camera Obscura with Laura Cantrell at Loving Touch, indie rock, 9 p.m. Thurs. $16. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 546-3696.


Alive in Standby with Rival Summers, Yours Truly and more at Crofoot Ballroom, pop/rock, 5:30 p.m. Fri. $12. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Royale with Blind Season and the Antycs at Pike Room, indie rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Friday Night Concert Series with Music Messengers in downtown Mount Clemens, variety, 7:30-9 p.m. Fri. Free. Macomb Place between North Walnut and Pine, Mount Clemens. (586) 431-6788.

LL7 Latin Jazz Machine at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, jazz, 8 and 10 p.m. Fri. $10. 20510 Livernois, Detroit. (313) 345-6300.

The Hot Club of Detroit at the Ark, jazz, 8 p.m. Fri. $20. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

RJ Spangler’s Kansas City 6 at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

Eleanora, Like Lavender and Jaggery at New Dodge Lounge, pop/rock/folk, 9 p.m. Fri. $5. 8850 Jos. Campau, Hamtramck. (313) 874-5963.

Dagda, Stoney Ocean, White Ryno and more at Vernors Room, hip-hop, 9 p.m. Fri. $7. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Hollow & Akimbo with Tunde Olarian and United Affair at Blind Pig, rock, 9:30 p.m. Fri. $8. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.

The Putz with Best Idea Ever at Garden Bowl, punk/rock, 10 p.m. Fri. No cover. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.


BFF Fest with Kelly Jean Caldwell, Mexican Knives, Rebel Kind, Iles of ESP and more at Trinosophes, variety, 3 p.m. Sat. $8. 1464 Gratiot, Detroit. (313) 737-6606.

Deon Yates at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, jazz, 8 and 10 p.m. Sat. $10. 20510 Livernois, Detroit. (313) 345-6300.

The Hard Lessons with Silent Lions and Bermuda Mohawk at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $10. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 377-0100.

The RFD Boys at the Ark, bluegrass, 8 p.m. Sat. $11. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Blakdog record release party with Awesome Jarvis and the Whales, Moon Walks, Prude Boys and Deadly Viper Assassination Squad at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $5. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Lookin’ Back Bob Seger Tribute at On the Dunes Sports and Banquet Facility, classic rock, 9:15 p.m. Sat. $10. 2055 Haggerty, Commerce. www.onthedunessports.com.


YSV at Pike Room, indie rock, 5 p.m. Sun. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

10 Years with Crobot and Saint Ridley at Shelter, rock/metal, 7 p.m. Sun. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Joel Mabus at the Ark, classic folk, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $15. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.


Filthy Mind Fusion at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 7 p.m. Mon. $5. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

Summer Sings: John Rutter’s “Requiem” at Stamps Auditorium, Walgreen Drama Center, classical, 7 p.m. Mon. $5. 1226 Murfin, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-2538.

Teada at the Ark, Celtic, 8 p.m. Mon. $17.50. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.


Strand of Oaks with Ryley Walker at Pike Room, alternative/folk, 8 p.m. Tues. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Loves It, Bill Grogan’s Goat and Natural Reaction at PJ’s Lager House, folk/country/Irish, 9 p.m. Tues. $5. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Audra Kubat and White Shag at Union Street, rock/folk, 9 p.m. Thurs. Free. 4145 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 831-3965.


Drenge with Wax Witches and Electric Corpse at Pike Room, indie rock, 8 p.m. Wed. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.





at Detroit Institute of Arts

Hand puppets, marionettes, music and lights are all used to tell stories during this three-day festival. Friday see “The Snowflake Man” at 3:30 p.m. and “Lula del Ray” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday the museum hosts “The Jungle Book” at 10:30 a.m., “The Melchior Marionettes” at 12:15 p.m. and “Mefiez-Vous de la Vache Garou.“ The puppetry continues Sunday with “The Yellow Wallpaper” and “The Crane Maiden” at noon. The only event not at the DIA is 11 a.m. Sunday when “Beauty and the Beast” is performed at the Wendell J. Anderson, Jr. Auditorium at College for Creative Studies (201 E. Kirby). Free with museum admission, which is free for tri-county residents. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-7900.


“Elektra” at Penny Seats Theatre Company at West Park, 7 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. $10. Picnic dinner packages available. 215 Chapin, Ann Arbor. (734) 926-5346.

“Ernie” at City Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. and 3 p.m. Sun. (through Aug. 17). $20-$25. 2301 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-3464.

Comedian Keith Fields at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 8 p.m. Thurs., 9:30 p.m. Fri. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Sat. $18-$25. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

Comedian Kevin McCaffrey at Joey’s Comedy Club, 8 p.m. Thurs. and 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $12-$16, $22-$29 with dinner. 36071 Plymouth, Livonia. (734) 261-0555.


Breaking Borders with Satori Circus, fire dancers, acrobats, live bands, fashion show and more at Tangent Gallery and Hasting Ballroom, 7 p.m. Sat. $25, $20 with canned food donation. 715 E. Milwaukee, Detroit. (313) 873-2955.


“Stree” choreographed by Chaula Thacker at Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 6 p.m. Sun. $20-$50. 15801 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 943-2354.




at The Henry Ford

See what can be created with music, electronics, metal, food, cloth, paint and more when imaginations run wild at this annual indoor and outdoor event. This year the museum hosts “Close Encounters of the Synth Kind” to honor the 50th anniversary of the Moog synthesizer. 9 a.m. Sat.-Sun. $28, $26 seniors and $19 ages 5-12. 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn. www.makerfairedetroit.com.


St. Clair Riverfest on the banks of St. Clair River, 4 p.m. Fri., noon-midnight Sat. and noon-8 p.m. Sun. Free. www.stclairriverfest.com.

AquaPalooza at Belle Maer Harbor Marina, 12:30 -7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Free. 41700 Conger Bay, Harrison Township. (586) 465-4534.

Monroe County Fair at Monroe County Fairgrounds, Sun.-Aug. 2. $5, $2 ages 6-12. 125 E. Second, Monroe. www.monroecountyfair.com.


Michigan Idol Competition Auditions at Macomb Music Theatre, 6 p.m. Thurs. Free. 31 N. Walnut, Mount Clemens. (586) 541-1107.


Day on the Town retail sale with kids bike parade, entertainment and more in downtown Birmingham, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. Free. Downtown Birmingham. (248) 530-1200.

Growing Up Green Festival at Packard Proving Grounds, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. $5, free for kids. 49965 Van Dyke, Shelby Township. growingupgreenfestival.com/

Optimist’s Kid’s Fishing Day at Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. $20 (includes equipment). 10 Mile east of Inkster, Southfield. (248) 473-1800.

Telegraph Cruise, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. Free. Telegraph through Taylor, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn and Redford Township.

Historical Society Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social at Pine Grove Historical Museum, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. $5, $10 family. 405 Cesar Chavez, Pontiac. www.OCPHS.org.

Moon Duster Ballroom Dancing with live band at Livonia Civic Center, 8-11 p.m. Sat. $8. 15218 Farmington, Livonia. (248) 968-5197.


36th annual Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s in Plymouth, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. $25, $125-$200 VIP. 44045 Five Mile, Plymouth. (248) 643-8645.

Detroit Rockabilly event and studio tours at United Sound Systems Recording Studio, noon-3 p.m. Sun. $10. 5840 Second, Detroit. (313) 833-1833.

A Patriotic Garden Tea at Taylor Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1-3 p.m. Sun. $35, $25 children. 22314 Northline, Taylor. (734) 383-5871.


Rally on Ridge Road benefit for Canton Farmers Market with food, music and more at Cherry Hill School, 6-9 p.m. Tues. Free. 50400 Cherry Hill, Canton Township. (734) 394-5375.



Jonathan M. Katz, author of “The Big Truck that Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster” at Source Booksellers, 6 p.m. Thurs. 4240 Cass, Suite 105, Detroit. (313) 832-1155.


Alyson Foster reads from her book “God Is an Astronaut” at Literati Bookstore, 7 p.m. Fri. 124 E. Washington, Ann Arbor. (734) 585-5567.

coming up


at various venues

This eight-day festival runs Aug. 3-10 and features funny folks from the area as well as nationally known comics like Rachel Dratch, Tim Robinson and Mike O’Brien of “Saturday Night Live” fame. The festival kicks off with a screening of mockumentary film “Best in Show” at the Redford Theatre on Aug. 3. Comedian and actor Fred Willard will be in attendance at the screening for a meet-and-greet. Visit detroitimprovfestival.org for tickets and a full schedule.


at Hart Plaza

Cultural exhibits, art, music, food and children’s activities are all on hand at this annual festival. noon Aug. 2-3. Free. Jeffrson at Woodward, Detroit. arabandchaldeanfestival.com.

Jack White has sold out a Masonic Temple show and is close to filling ... (Jason Merritt / Getty Images)
The Maker Faire Detroit combines science, the arts, imagination and more ... (John T. Greilick / The Detroit News)
See classic, stylish cars Sunday at the 36th annual Concours d'Elegance. (Ronald M Grogan)