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NATIONAL ARAB ORCHESTRA ARAB WOMEN IN MUSIC

at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts

The National Arab Orchestra will perform a program titled “On the Shoulder’s of Giants: Arab Women in Music.” The concert features Syrian vocalist Lubana Al Quntar, Tunisian vocalist Hela Melki and others. 8 p.m. Sat. $20 and up. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8500.

DILLA YOUTH DAY

at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Hosted by Ja’mya Yancy, daughter of the late influential hip-hop producer J Dilla, this daylong event features musical performances, interactive experiences and hands-on-activities like 3D printing, break dancing, coding and more. All ages are welcome. 1-8 p.m. Sun. Free. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 494-5800.

big shows

THURSDAY

Bert Kreischer at Crofoot Ballroom, comedy, 7 p.m. Thurs. $30. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Naughty By Nature with Black Sheep and Trick Trick at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, hip-hop, 8 p.m. Thurs. $36. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

Greensky Bluegrass at Fillmore Detroit, rock/bluegrass, 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $29.50 and up, $50 and up for both nights. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Katt Williams at Fox Theatre, comedy, 8:30 p.m. Fri. and 8 p.m. Sat. $63 and up. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

FRIDAY

Valentine’s Love Jam with Tyrese, Joe, Ginuwine, Dave Hollister and Next at Masonic Temple, R&B, 7 p.m. Fri. $65 and up. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2724.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at Cathedral Theatre at Masonic Temple, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $35-$75. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2724.

The Skull at Harpo’s, metal, 7 p.m. Fri. $20. 14238 Harper, Detroit. (313) 824-1700.

Bob Saget at Royal Oak Music Theatre, comedy, 8 p.m. Fri. $39.50-$55. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Twiztid at the Crofoot Ballroom, hip-hop, 8 p.m. Fri. $20. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

MJ Live, a Michael Jackson tribute at Flagstar Strand, 8 p.m. Fri. $45-$65. 12 N. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 309-6448.

Starset at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 8:30 p.m. Fri. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

SATURDAY

PnB Rock and Lil Baby at Majestic Theatre, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Sat. $29.50. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Tank at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, R&B, 7 and 10:30 p.m. Sat. $49 and up. 7069 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.

Stone Sour and Halestorm at Eastern Michigan University, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $35 and up. 799 North Hewitt, Ypsilanti. (734)487-2282.

They Might Be Giants at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $45. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Ganja White Night at Royal Oak Music Theatre, electronic, 8 p.m. Sat. $40 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Joshua Bell with Sam Haywood at Hill Auditorium, classical, 8 p.m. Sat. $17-$85. 825 N. University, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-2538.

SUNDAY

Winter Jam 2018 with Addison Agen and more at Little Caesars Arena, Christian music, 6 p.m. Sun. $15. 2645 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-7000.

3 Doors Down acoustic show at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, rock, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $42. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

MONDAY

G3 2018: Satriani, Petrucci and Collen at Fillmore Detroit, rock, 6 p.m. Mon. $35 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Of Mice & Men with blessthefall, Cane Hill, Fire From Gods and MSCW at Crofoot Ballroom, metal, 6 p.m. Mon. $19.50-$23.50. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Dave East at Shelter, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Mon. $20, $75 meet-and-greet. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

TUESDAY

Awolnation at Fillmore Detroit, rock, 7 p.m. Tues. $31.25 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Valerie June with Birds of Chicago at Majestic Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Tues. $25. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

WEDNESDAY

Rebelution at Fillmore Detroit, reggae, 7 p.m. Wed. $20 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Valentine’s Day Soul Jam with Russell Thompkins Jr. and the new Stylistics, the Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston, the Dramatics and Deniece Williams and the Jones Girls at Fox Theatre, soul, 8 p.m. Wed. $63 and up. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

live music

THIS WEEK

Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs Ravel’s “Daphnis et Chloé” at Orchestra Hall at the Max, classical, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. and 10:45 a.m. Fri. $15-$100. 3711 Woodward, Dertroit. (313) 576-5111.

The Kandinsky Effect at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 9 p.m. Fri. and 9:30 p.m. Sat. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs works by Saint-Saëns with pianist George Li at Orchestra Hall at the Max, classical, 8 p.m. Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. $15-$100. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

THURSDAY

We Were Sharks with Boys of Fall, Belmont, Sink the Ship and Our Vices at Loving Touch, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $12. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Wild Rivers with Elroy Meltzer at Magic Bag, indie pop, 8 p.m. Thurs. $10. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

FRIDAY

The Dangerous Summer at Shelter, rock, 6 p.m. Fri. $16. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Global Fridays present Women Writers Resist with jessica Care moore and Aja Monet at Arab American National Museum, poetry, 6 p.m. Fri. $15, $10 members. 13624 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 582-2266.

Farmington Concert Band Valentine Dinner Dance at Glen Oaks Country Club, 6:30 p.m.-midnight Fri. $60. 30500 W. 13 Mile, Farmington Hills. (734) 261-2202.

Brothers Elsey at Magic Stick, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $10. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Steve Taylor, Eric Smith and Alison Albrecht at Farmington Civic Theater, singer/songwriter, 7:30 p.m. Fri. 412. 33332 Grand River, Farmington. (248) 474-1951.

Cheryl Wheeler with Kenny White at the Ark, folk, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $25. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Jason Moran performing the music of Thelonious Monk at Orchestra Hall at the Max, jazz, 8 p.m. Fri. $19-$99. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Anna Burch with Deadbeat Beat at El Club, pop, 8 p.m. Fri. $8-$10. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

Dirty Deville, Painted Shapes, Trigger and the Be Colony at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $7. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Re-Cure, a tribute to the Cure at Magic Bag, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $12. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

SATURDAY

St. Valentine Dinner with Elvis tribute artist Sherman Arnold at Knights of Columbus Notre Dame Council 3021, rock, 5:30 p.m. Sat. $15 (includes dinner). 3144 S. Wayne, Wayne. (734) 748-3371.

Bob Marley’s 73rd birthday reggae concert with Ras Kente and the Take No Prisoners Possee with Shirley Hayden and Milten Bennett at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, reggae, 6 p.m. Sat. $10. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (800) 838-3006.

Novara with Young Pioneer and more at Pike Room, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

MSU Jazz Octets with Helen Sung at First Congregational Church, classical, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $27. 33 E. Forest, Detroit. thecarrcenter.org.

Van Halen tribute band Panama with the Beggars at the Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $15. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials at Callahan’s Music Hall, blues, 8 p.m. Sat. $25. 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. (248) 858-9508.

Los Tucanes at Club Fantasy Detroit, Latin/rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $40 and up. 6060 W. Fort, Detroit. (313) 291-6112.

Mardi Gras R&B and Hip-Hop Showdown with Lucas Holliday and more at Bullfrog Bar & Grill, R&B/hip-hop, 9 p.m. Sat. $10. 15414 Telegraph, Redford. (313) 533-4477.

SUNDAY

Birmingham Concert Band “A Night at the Movies” at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, classical, 3 p.m. Sun. Free will donation. 1800 W. Maple, Birmingham. birminghamconcertband.com.

Antonio Sanchez performs live score to screening of the film “Birdman” at Jazz Cafe, jazz, 7 p.m. Sun. $15-$25. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8501.

The Atlas Moth and Royal Thunder with Mirrors for Psychic Warfare at Pike Room, rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $15. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

MONDAY

Albert Lee at the Ark, rock, 7;30 p.m. Mon. $25. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

TUESDAY

Paczki Day with Polka Floyd, East Side Elvis & the Motor City Mafia and more at Small’s Bar, rock, 4 p.m. Tues. No cover. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. smallsbardetroit.com.

Devvon Terrell at Shelter, R&B, 6 p.m. Tues. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Mardi Gras Party with the Royal Keys at Fishbones, jazz/swing, 7 p.m. Tues. $15. 400 Monroe, Detroit. (313) 965-4600.

WEDNESDAY

The Meg Brennan Quartet with Hadassah Greensky at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 5:30 p.m. Wed. $75, includes dinner. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

Joan Belgrave at Cobo Joe’s, jazz/blues/soul, 6:30 p.m. Wed. No cover. 422 Congress, Detroit. (313) 965-0840.

Cyrille Aimée at the Cube at the Max, classical/cabaret, 7 p.m. Wed. $20, $49 VIP. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

My Folky Valentine at the Ark, singer/songwriter, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (734) 761-1451.

Dizzy Wright and more at Magic Stick, hip-hop, 8 p.m. Wed. $15. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

clubs/djs

THURSDAY

Emancipator Ensemble at Majestic Theatre, 7 p.m. Thurs. $20. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

FRIDAY

Detroit BUKU pre-party with DarrenB, KellieKel and more at Small’s Bar, 9 p.m. Sat. $10. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. smallsbardetroit.com.

Max Chapman at Grasshopper Underground, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 22757 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 298-0330.

SATURDAY

The Crystal Method at Grasshopper Underground, 9 p.m. Sat. $20. 22757 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 298-0330.

Billy Kenny at Magic Stick, 9:30 p.m. Sat. $15. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEKEND

“Finding Neverland” at Fisher Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sat., 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sun. and 7:30 p.m. Tues.-Wed. (through Feb. 18). $39 and up. 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. (800) 982-2787.

American Ballet Theatre “Romeo & Juliet” at Detroit Opera House, 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sat. and 2:30 p.m. Sun. $95 and up. 1526 Broadway, Detroit. (313) 237-7464.

Rocky Laporte 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-$20. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

“Every Brilliant Thing” at Tipping Point Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 3 and 8 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. and 8 p.m. Wed. (through Feb. 25). $30-$37. 361 E. Cady, Northville. tippingpointtheatre.com.

Andy Woodhull at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Thurs. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $10-$15. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.

“Dauphin Island” 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 March 17). $17 in advance, $20 at the door. $35 for Saturday’s fundraising Valentine’s performance and party. 13103 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit. (313) 868-1374 or detroitreptheatre.com.

Burns Park Players perform “Kiss Me, Kate” at Tappan Middle School, 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $15-$30. 2251 E. Stadium, Ann Arbor. burnsparkplayers.org.

THURSDAY

“The Phantom in Love” musical dinner theatre at Gratzi Ann Arbor, 6 and 8 p.m. Thurs. $89.95. 326 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (888) 456-3463 or .

SATURDAY

Eisenhower Dance Detroit presents “F | E | E | L” at Berman Center for the Performing Arts, 8 p.m. Sat. $25-$31. 6600 W. Maple, West Bloomfield. eisenhowerdance.org/metro-series.

Satori Circus performs “These Are My Friends” at Crofoot Ballroom, 8 p.m. Sat. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

visual arts/film

THURSDAY

Works by Raymond Gross at Village Theater at Cherry Hill, 7-9 p.m. Thurs. artist reception, runs through Feb. 26. 50400 Cherry Hill, Canton. (734) 394-5300.

THIS WEEKEND

The Dirty Show at Russell Exhibition Center, 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 1-5 p.m. Sun. (exhibit only, no performances). Also Feb. 16-17). $30. 1600 Clay, Detroit. dirtydetroit.com.

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

etc.

FRIDAY

MotorCity Cage Night at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, 7 p.m. Fri. $25-$180. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

Swing Dance Party with lessons and Civic Jazz Orchestra with Dave Bennett at the Cube at the Max, 9 p.m. Fri. $15-$49. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

SATURDAY

5K PaczKi Run in Downtown Hamtramck, 10 a.m. Sat. $40. Jos Campau at Hanley, Hamtramck. tour-de-troit.org.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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