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ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER

at Detroit Opera House

Loved worldwide, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, led by artist director Robert Battle, returns to Detroit with four works, including its signature piece “Revelations.” 7:30 p.m. Fri. and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sat. $30 and up. 1526 Broadway, Detroit. (313) 237-7464.

RECORD STORE DAY

at UHF Records

Local indie rock groups Valley Hush, Handgrenades and the Idiot Kids will perform at this Royal Oak vinyl shop in celebration of Record Store Day. This is just one of many special events happening at record stores nationwide Saturday. Store open 10 a.m.-7 p.m., concert is 1-5 p.m. Free. 512 S. Washington, Royal Oak. (248) 545-5955.

GARRY TALLENT

at Magic Bag

Bass player and founding member of the E Street Band, Detroit native Garry Tallent has set out on his first solo tour. After nearly 50 years of playing next to Bruce Springsteen, he’s hitting small clubs to promote his album “Break Time.” 8 p.m. Tues. $20. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

BOOKSTOCK

at Laurel Park Place

Get out-of-this-world deals on books and other media and help raise money for literacy and education projects at the annual Bookstock. The pre-sale is 8:15-11 a.m. Sunday, where shoppers get first pick at the best stuff ($20 admission). Sale continues 10 a.m.-9 p.m. through April 29. Everything left on April 30 will be sold at half price 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 37700 W. Six Mile, Livonia. (248) 645-7840 ext. 365 or bookstockmi.org.

big shows

THURSDAY

Twiztid at Saint Andrew’s Hall, hip-hop, 6 p.m. Thurs. $25. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Rickey Smiley and Friends at Sound Board at Motor City Casino Hotel, comedy, 8 p.m. Thurs. $38 and up. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

Jackson Browne and Sara & Sean Watkins at Caesars Windsor, folk, 8 p.m. Thurs. $25 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

FRIDAY

Descendents at Fillmore Detroit, punk, 7 p.m. Fri. $25 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

JoJo with Stanaj at Majestic Theatre, R&B/pop, 7 p.m. Fri. $25. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Over the Rhine at the Ark, folk, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $30. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

John Digweed and Keith Kemp at Magic Stick, dance/electronic, 9:30 p.m. Fri. $15. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

SATURDAY

Rodriguez at Crofoot Ballroom, folk/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $30. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

The Fab Faux performing Abbey Road at Michigan Theater, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $29.50 and up. 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 668-8397.

SUNDAY

21 Savage at Fillmore Detroit, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Sun. $29.72 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Paula Cole at the Ark, 7 p.m. Sun. $25. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

MONDAY

PJ Harvey at Royal Oak Music Theatre, rock, 7:30 p.m. Mon. $55 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

TUESDAY

Thursday at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 6 p.m. Tues. $22.50 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Outcry tour with Jesus Culture, Lauren Diagle, Elevation Worship and Dharius Daniels at Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center, contemporary Christian, 7 p.m. Tues. $24.95-$64.95. 799 N. Hewitt, Ypsilanti. (855) 484-1991.

live music

THIS WEEKEND

Symphonic Jazz with Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Orchestra Hall at the Max, classical/jazz, 10:45 a.m. Fri. and 8 p.m. Sat. $15-$100. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Acousticpalooza at Phoenix Cafe, folk/rock/Americana, 5 p.m.-midnight Fri.-Sun. $10 each night. 24910 John R, Hazel Park. (248) 376-7658.

THURSDAY

Enema Squad with Messy J and Codini at Loving Touch, dance, 8 p.m. Thurs. $5. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Tommy Castro & the Painkillers at Callahan’s Music Hall, blues, 8 p.m. Thurs. $30-$35. 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. (248) 858-9508.

Detroit Music Awards 2017 Sounds of the City Hip-Hop Mixer at Bleu Detroit, hop-hop, 9 p.m. Thurs. $5. 1540 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 974-7799.

Pegboard Nerds at Magic Stick, dance/electronic, 9:30 p.m. Thurs. $19. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

FRIDAY

Coin at Shelter, indie pop, 6:30 p.m. Fri. $13. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Paula Boggs Band at Jazz Cafe at Music Hall, jazz, 8 p.m. Fri. $15. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8500.

Generationals with Psychic Twin at Small’s Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $12 in advance, $14 at the door. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Pink Droyd at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $12. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

SATURDAY

Mod Sun at Shelter, hip-hop/rock, 6 p.m. Sat. $18. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

George Bedard and the Kingpins, a fundraiser for Dexter Senior Center at Knights of Columbus Hall, swing/rockabilly, 6 p.m. Sat. $50-$75. 8265 Dexter-Chelsea, Dexter. (734) 426-7737.

Derek St. Holmes at Token Lounge, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $20. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Mr. B’s Boogie and Blues Piano Celebration: 20th anniversary concert at the Ark, boogie/blues, 7 p.m. Sat. $27.50. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1415.

Immigrant Suns 25th anniversary with Karuna at Trinosophones, folk/world, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $10-$20. 1464 Gratiot, Detroit. (313) 737-6606.

Italian Opera and Spirituals Extravaganza at St. Clare of Montefalco Church, classical, 7:30 p.m. Sat. Free. 1401 Whittier, Grosse Pointe Park. (313) 885-7882 or tuesdaymusicaleofdetroit.org.

Detroit x Detroit, local bands covering Detroit artists at Loving Touch, variety, 8 p.m. Sat. $10. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Dead Again’s 420 Bash at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $15. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

Oleg Kruglyakov, balalaika, and Terry Boyarsky, piano, at Birmingham Temple, classical, 8 p.m. Sat. $28, $25 seniors and students. 28611 W. 12 Mile, Farmington Hills. (248) 788-9338 or (248) 661-1348.

Voyag3r, Warhorses and Tammi at UFO Factory, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $7. 2110 Trumbull, Detroit. ufofactory.com.

The Lucid Furs, Toro Blanco, Trout, Space Money and Calamity at New Dodge Lounge, rock/metal, 9 p.m. Sat. $10. 8850 Jos Campau, Hamtramck. (313) 874-5963.

“The Hang” featuring the Anthony Stanco Quintet at the Cube at the Max, jazz, 9:30 p.m. Sat. $12, $49 VIP. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

SUNDAY

Chamber Soloists of Detroit presents Itamar Zorman with Pauline Martin at St. John Lutheran Church, classical, 2 p.m. Sun. $30, $27 seniors, $10 students younger than 25 with ID. Includes light brunch at 1 p.m. 23225 Gill, Farmignton Hills. (586) 944-5353 or chambersoloistsdetroit.org.

Mono with Holy Sons at El Club, rock, 8 p.m. Sun. $15. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

MONDAY

Freedom Winds at the Cube at the Max, classical, 7 p.m. Mon. Free. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

TUESDAY

Dead man Winter featuring Dave Simonett from Trampled by Turtles with the Pines at Otus Supply, Americana, 7 p.m. Tues. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 345 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 291-6160.

WEDNESDAY

Closer to Found, Lift the Medium, Lucid Walk and more at Phoenix Cafe, rock/metal, 7 p.m. Wed. $10. 24918 John R, Hazel Park. (248) 376-7658.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEK

“Motown the Musical” at Fisher Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat., 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sun. and 8 p.m. Tues.-Wed. (through April 30). $39 and up. 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. (800) 982-2787.

“I Love a Piano” at Meadow Brook Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 6 p.m. Sat. 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sun. and 2 and 8 p.m. Wed. (through May 14). $27 and up. Oakland University, 378 Meadow Brook, Rochester. (248) 377-3300.

Kathleen Madigan at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Fri. and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Sat. $30-$35. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

Mary Mack at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Thurs. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $11-$14 in advance, $13-$16 at the door. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.

“Capital” at the Detroit Repertory Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 3 and 8:30 p.m. Sat. and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sun. (through May 14). $17 in advance, $20 at the door. 13103 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit. (313) 868-1347.

“Screw it: Doin’ Time on the Line” at Marlene Boll Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $15. 1401 Broadway, Detroit. (313) 309-9622 or screwit.brownpapertickets.com.

One Act Theater at Ridgedale Players Theater, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $11. 205 W. Long Lake, Troy. (248) 988-9079.

2017 Detroit New Works Festival at Outvisible Theatre Company, 2, 4:30 and 7 p.m. Sat. and noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sun. $10 one reading, $25 Saturday readings, $17.50 Sunday readings, $35 all readings. 18614 Ecorse, Allen Park. (313) 427-2490.

“The Radicalization Process” at the Hinterlands, 8 p.m. Tues.-April 27. $10-$30 sliding scale. 12657 Moran, Detroit. (313) 454-1756 or email info@thehinterlandsensemble.org to reserve a seat.

FRIDAY

50 Shades of Men Live in Detroit at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, 8 p.m. Fri. $20 and up. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

SATURDAY

“All-Star Showdown” at Go Comedy! Improv Theatre, 8 and 10 p.m. Sat. $15-$18. 261 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 327-0575.

SUNDAY

Julianne and Derek Hough “Move Beyond” at Fox Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $25-$79.50. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

WEDNESDAY

“Pitch Black is Back” poetry reunion and celebration at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 6 p.m. Wed. Free. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 494-5800.

visual arts/film

THIS WEEKEND

“David Lynch: the Art Life” at Detroit Film Theatre, 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. Each screening is followed by a different Lynch film. $9.50, $7.50 for members, seniors and students. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-7900.

“Mary Poppins” at Redford Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri. and 2 and 8 p.m. Sat. $5. 17360 Lahser, Detroit. (313) 537-2560.

Cranbrook Academy of Art Graduate Degree Exhibition at Cranbrook Art Museum, 6-9 p.m. Sat. ArtMembers preview (exhibit runs Sun.-May 14). 39221 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills. (248) 645-3320.

FRIDAY

Catalyst: 2017 WSU Undergraduate Exhibition at Art Department Gallery, 5-8 p.m. Fri. opening reception with scholarship awards presentation (exhibit runs through May 26). 150 Art Building, 5400 Reuther Mall, Detroit. (313) 577-2423.

SATURDAY

Tribute to Dr. Sonia Sanchez with film screening of “baddDDD Sonia Sanchez” with Dr. John Bracey, Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti and jessica Care moore at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 2-5 p.m. Sat. Free. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 494-5800.

MONDAY

“Leaf Manipulation/Floral Art” talk and demonstration with floral designer Bruno Duarte at Detroit Institute of Arts, 10:30 a.m. Mon. $30 lecture only, $60 lecture and lunch. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-4005.

etc.

THIS WEEKEND

Earth Day Celebration in downtown Rochester, 4-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Free. Third and Water, Rochester. miEDF.com.

FRIDAY

Fire & Ice Mom Prom 2017 fundraiser for Turning Point at San Marino Club, 6:30 p.m. Fri. $50 (includes dinner, dancing, open bar and more). 1685 E. Big Beaver, Troy. Purchase in advance by emailing abmomprom@gmail.com.

SATURDAY

Rouge-A-Thon with two 5K trail runs and a 10K street bike ride at Rogue Park, 9 a.m. Sat. $70 and up. 11701 Burt, Detroit. tour-de-troit.org.

Earth Day Celebration with music, hayrides, food trucks and more at Heritage Park, noon-2 p.m. Sat. Free. 24915 Farmington, Farmington Hills. (248) 871-2500.

Star Wars-themed Detroit Roller Derby bout at Masonic Temple, 5 p.m. Sat. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 500 Temple, Detroit. detroitrollerderby.com.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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