LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

our picks

MERIDIAN WINTER BLAST

in Campus Martius

A wonderland of winter activities, this annual outdoor/indoor bash arrives just in time to coincide with the final few days of the North American International Auto Show. Experience an ice garden, marshmallow roasting, a zip line and the polar plunge. There are also dozens of local musicians and a food truck rally. 4-11 p.m Fri., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. $3 for ages 3 and up. Bring three canned goods to any Chemical Bank branch in exchange for free admission. You can also get in free with a hand stamp from exiting the auto show the same day. 800 Woodward, Detroit. winterblast.com.

ANN ARBOR FOLK FESTIVAL

at Hill Auditorium

An annual fundraiser for the Ann Arbor venue the Ark, this year’s folk festival is headlined by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit with JJ Grey & Mofro Friday night. Saturday night John Prine and Aimee Mann are the big draws. Joe Pug emcees both nights. 6:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $42.50-$60, $75-$110 for both nights. 825 N. University, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

SHEILA E.

at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom

An accomplished percussionist, Sheila E. broke through with her successful solo career in the early 1980s with the song “Glamorous Life.” She’s also had many notable collaborations with musicians like Prince. She sang the chorus on his 1984 single “Erotic City.” 8 p.m. Sat. $30-$75. 7069 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.

big shows

FRIDAY

Jacob Sartorius at Fillmore Detroit, pop, 6:30 p.m. Fri. $14.75 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Candlebox at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $29.50 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Jim Norton at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, comedy, 8 p.m. Fri. $39. 7069 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586)268-3200.

The Hodgetwins at Crofoot Ballroom, comedy, 8 p.m. Fri. $32.50-$52.50. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

El Rey Don Omar at Club Fantasy, reggae/Latin, 9 p.m. Fri. $40 and up. 6060 W. Fort, Detroit. (313) 291-6112.

Burton Cummings and Band at Caesars Windsor, classic rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $25 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

SATURDAY

Chase Rice at Fillmore Detroit, country, 7 p.m. Sat. $30 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

TUESDAY

Sleigh Bells at El Club, pop, 8 p.m. Tues. $25-$30. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

WEDNESDAY

Blues Traveler at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 7 p.m. Wed. $49. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

MØ and Cashmere Cat at Majestic Theatre, pop, 7 p.m. Wed. $28 in advance, $30 day of. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

live music

THIS WEEK

Jason Marsalis at Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, jazz, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $30. 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe. (313) 882-5299.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 20” with pianist Saleem Ashkar at Orchestra Hall at the Max, classical, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $15-$100. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Ferndale Blues and Music Festival in Downtown Ferndale, blues, Fri.-Feb. 3 at various venues in downtown Ferndale to raise money for Ferndale Youth Assistance. ferndalebluesfestival.org.

THURSDAY

The Glorious Sons at Shelter, rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Charlie Ballantine Quartet at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 8 p.m. Thurs. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

Shwayze at Magic Bag, hip-hop, 8 p.m. Thurs. $17. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

Brother Son, My Girlfriend Beru and Hala at Blind Pig, rock, 9 p.m. Thurs. $7-$10. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.

FRIDAY

AMB, Lex the Hex Master and Scum at Pike Room, rock, 6 p.m. Fri. $8. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Tribute to Miles Davis with Rayse Biggs and Dwight Adams at Detroit Institute of Arts, jazz, 7 and 8:30 p.m. Fri. Free with museum admission, which is free for tri-county residents. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Easy Action and the Octopus at El Club, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $5-$10. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

Suburban Medicine, Break Anchor, Young Hunger, S.U.B. and Small Stresses at Small’s Bar, punk rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $10. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Detroit Blues Review featuring Brett Lucas, Thornetta Davis, Ivory Clark and Tosha Owens at Otus Supply, blues, 8 p.m. Fri. $15-$20. 345 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 291-6160.

Crashing Cairo with Half Light Music at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $12. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

Team Money Hungry hosted by Tez Honcho with DJ Steady Rock at Bullfrog Bar & Grill, hip-hop, 9 p.m. Fri. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 15414 Telegraph, Redford. (313) 533-4477.

SATURDAY

Stone Blue Steel Band, Sherman Arnold, Mondo Krane Band and more at Huron Valley Eagles, rock, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. $10 donation, benefiting a child fighting Leukemia. 13636 Telegraph, Flat Rock. (734) 770-9413.

As We Divide at Shelter, rock, 6 p.m. Sat. $10. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

The Gathering Orchestra at Carr Center Gallery, jazz, 7:30 p.m. Sat. Free. 4750 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 965-8430.

Goldzilla and Eddie Logix with Fred, Wing Vilma and Peace to Mateo at PJ’s Lager House, hip-hop, 8 p.m. Sat. $5. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Mega 80s with Class of ’98 at Magic Bag, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $10. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

Mozart Birthday Bash with Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra at Michigan Theater, classical, 8 p.m. Sat. $18-$70. 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 994-4801.

Russian Renaissance at Rackham Auditorium, classical, 8 p.m. Sat. $24-$42. Sensory-friendly open rehearsal at 11 a.m. Sat. Register at ums.org. 915 E. Washington, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-2538.

Detroit Diversity Show with David Ruffin Jr., Swifty McVay, Phenom, J.S. the Best, In His Image and more at Bullfrog Bar & Grill, hip-hop, 9 p.m. Sat. $10. 15414 Telegraph, Redford. (313) 533-4477.

SUNDAY

Arts at the Alger Winter Brunch Series with Dave Bennett at Grosse Pointe War Memorial, jazz, 11 a.m. Sun. $30-$99. 32 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Farms. (313) 881-7511 or warmemorial.org/arts.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs a tribute to Arthur Fiedler at Orchestra Hall, classical, 3 p.m. Sun. $24-$120. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Tiny Moving Parts with Mom Jeans and Oso Oso at Loving Touch, rock, 6:30 p.m. Sun. $13. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

TUESDAY

Ruth B. with Hailey Knox at the Ark, singer/songwriter, 7 p.m. Tues. $15. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Alexis Lombre at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 8 p.m. Tues. No cover. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

clubs/djs

FRIDAY

Happy Endings at Loving Touch, 8 p.m. Fri. $3. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Salsa Dance Party with lessons, live DJ and live music at the Cube at the Max, 9 p.m. Fri. $15-$25. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

SATURDAY

DJ Dan at Grasshopper Underground, 9 p.m. Sat. $10. 22757 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 298-0330.

G Jones and Eprom at Majestic Theatre, 9 p.m. Sat. $20 in advance, $35 day of. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Destructo, Habstrakt and Dillion Nathaniel at Elektricity, 9:30 p.m. Sat. $14.99. 15 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 599-2212.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEKEND

Joe DeVito 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. $10-$18. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

“The Wedding Singer” at Berman Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., 8 p.m. Sat., 4 p.m. Sun., 7:30 p.m. Wed. and Feb. 1 and 8 p.m. Feb. 3. $13-$16. 6600 W. Maple, West Bloomfield. (248) 661-1900.

“Us/Them” at Arthur Miller Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $40. 1226 Murfin, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-2538.

Stewart Huff at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Thurs. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $9-$14. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.

“Dauphin Island” at 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 March 17). $17 in advance, $20 at the door. 13103 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit. (313) 868-1374 or detroitreptheatre.com.

“Emilie” at Open Book Theatre Company, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (through Feb. 3). $20, $15 seniors and students. 1621 West Road, Trenton. (734) 288-7753.

(I Could Go On Singing) Over the Rainbow at the Stamps Gallery, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 7:30 p.m. Tues.-Wed. (also Feb. 1-3). $30. 201 S. Division, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-2538.

SATURDAY

Magician Nate Staniforth at Literati Bookstore, 7 p.m. Sat. Free. Book signing to follow the performance. 124 E. Washington, Ann Arbor. (734) 585-5567.

SUNDAY

PuppetART presents “Oh, Ananse!” at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 2 p.m. Sun. $15, $10 children, $8 for puppet workshop. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8500.

visual arts/film

THURSDAY

“What Color Do You Want to Start With?” at Playground Detroit, 6-9 p.m. Thurs. opening reception; runs through Feb. 1. 2845 Gratiot, Detroit. playgrounddetroit.com.

“America’s Syrians” a documentary by Maen Hammad, film screening and discussion at Arab American National Museum, 7-9 p.m. Thurs. Free. 13624 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 582-2266 or arabamericanmuseum.org.

SATURDAY

Chair Affair art contest and auction at Recycled Treasures, 6-11 p.m. Sat. 12101 Jos Campau, Hamtramck. (313) 826-7158.

Redford Theatre’s 90th anniversary with “That’s Entertainment” at Redford Theatre, 7 p.m. Sat. $5. 17360 Lahser, Detroit. (313) 537-2560.

WEDNESDAY

The Detroit News 1996 Movie Night with film critic Adam Graham at Maple Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $8, small popcorn included. 4135 W. Maple, Bloomfield Township. (248) 750-1030.

etc.

FRIDAY

Bocce with the Brothers benefit for Capuchin Ministries at Villa Penna, 6 p.m. Fri. $50 (includes dinner, dancing and bocce ball). 43985 Hayes, Sterling Heights. (586) 579-2100 ext. 153.

SATURDAY

TigerFest 2018 at Comerica Park, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. $29, $15 ages 4-12. 2100 Woodward, Detroit. mlb.com.

Taxidermy Trophy Show at Birch Run/Frankenmuth Knights of Columbus Hall, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. $5 admission; $5 entry fee per trophy mount for exhibitors. 11105 Dixie Hwy., Birch Run. (989) 295-1266.

Booking signing with “Black Bolt” author Saladin Ahmed at Vault of Midnight Detroit, 1-4 p.m. Sat. 1226 Library, Detroit. (313) 481-2165.

Viennese Strauss Ball black-tie event with Macomb Symphony Strauss Orchestra at Palazzo Grande Banquet and Event Center, 6 p.m. Sat. $80 (includes dinner). 54660 Van Dyke. Shelby Township. (586) 322-9226.

WEDNESDAY

Vault of Midnight Game Night at Pop + Off World, 6-9 p.m. Wed. $10 admission, includes a drink ticket. 124 Cadillac Square, Detroit. (313) 961-9249.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE
Read or Share this story: http://detne.ws/2Gf0OeE