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OUR PICKS

OPRAH’S THE LIFE YOU WANT WEEKEND

at The Palace of Auburn Hills

This two-day event starts with O herself sharing personal stories on stage at The Palace on Friday night. Highlights of Saturday’s day-long event include “life trailblazers” chosen by Oprah, including inspirational speaker Iyanla Vanzant, Pastor Rob Bell, “Eat, Pray, Love” author Elizabeth Gilbert and poet and philosopher Mark Nepo. Friday-Saturday. $99-$999. 6 Championship Drive, Auburn Hills. oprah.com/tour for tickets.

IGGY AZALEA

at Meadow Brook Music Festival

It’s been a big year for Australian rapper Iggy Azalea. Her debut studio album, “The New Classic,” released in April, spawned the No. 1 single “Fancy.” While “Fancy” was at No. 1, the 24-year-old landed at No. 2 as well for Ariana Grande’s single “Problem,” which features Azalea. (The Beatles are the only other artist whose first two hits reached No. 1 and 2.) She also surpassed Lil’ Kim as the female rapper with the longest-leading No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. 7:30 p.m. Fri. $25 lawn, $25-$60 lawn. 3554 Walton, Rochester Hills. (248) 377-0100.

THURSDAY

Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle at Royal Oak Music Theatre, folk/rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $39.50. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Tommy Emmanuel at Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, folk/country/blues, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. $39.50-$49.50. 15801 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 943-2354.

Joss Stone at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, soul/rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $42-$47. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

FRIDAY

40th anniversary celebration with Hatebreed at Harpo’s, metal, 5 p.m. Fri. $20. 14238 Harper, Detroit. (734) 787-2157.

Bring Me the Horizon with Chiodos at Royal Oak Music Theatre, rock, 6:30 p.m. Fri. $29.50. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Patti LaBelle and Ruben Studdard at DTE Energy Music Theatre, R&B/pop, 7 p.m. Fri. $25.75 lawn, $51.75-$146.75 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

The Black Keys with Cage the Elephant at Joe Louis Arena, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $25-$75. 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit. (313) 396-7000.

Die Antwoord at Fillmore Detroit, rap/electronic, 8 p.m. Fri. $29.50-$39.50. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5450.

Aaron Caruso at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, pop/classical, 8 p.m. Fri. $25-$45. 7096 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.

Lionize with American Sharks and Picturebooks at Shelter, rock, 8:30 p.m. Fri. $10. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Cerebral Ballzy with the Tom Toms and a Year in New York at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

SATURDAY

Third Day and MercyMe at DTE Energy Music Theatre, Christian rock, 6 p.m. Sat. $11 lawn, $16-$35.50 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Heffron Drive at Saint Andrew’s Hall, pop, 6:30 p.m. Sat. $22. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Scotty McCreery at Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, country/pop, 8 p.m. Sat. $39-$50. 15801 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 943-2354.

Drive-By Truckers with Lee Baines III and the Glory Fires at Royal Oak Music Theatre, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $25. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Martin Sexton at the Ark, rock/folk, 8 p.m. Fri. $40. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

SUNDAY

Itzhak Perlman at Hill Auditorium, classical, 6 p.m. Sun. $20-$100. 825 N. University, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-2538.

The Buzzcocks with Destroy This Place and the Ill Itches at Saint Andrew’s Hall, punk, 7 p.m. Sun. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Spoon with Hamilton Leithauser at Royal Oak Music Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $25. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Zac Brown Band at DTE Energy Music Theatre, country, 7 p.m. Sun. $28.50 lawn, $45.50-$75.50 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Mike Birbiglia at Michigan Theater, comedy, 8 p.m. Sun. $37. 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 668-8463.

TUESDAY

The Dandy Warhols at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Tues. $25. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.

WEDNESDAY

Ed Sheeran at The Palace of Auburn Hills, pop, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $59.50. 6 Championship, Auburn Hills. (248) 377-0100.

live music

THIS WEEK

Pete Siers Trio featuring Dave Bennett at Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, jazz, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thurs. and 6, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Reservations recommended. 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms. (313) 882-5299.

THURSDAY

Modern Baseball and I Am the Avalanche at Shelter, rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

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

Rocco Deluca at Magic Bag, pop, 8 p.m. Thurs. $12. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.

The Loveseats, Your Pest Band, ThreeHives and the Philter at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 9 p.m. Thurs. $5. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

FRIDAY

Citizen and more at Crofoot Ballroom, rock, 6:30 p.m. Fri. $14. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

The Sounds of Babylon with Chaldean musicians and members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Orchestra Hall at The Max, classical, 7 p.m. Fri. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Emel Mathlouthi at Detroit Institute of Arts, folk/rock, 7 and 8:30 p.m. Fri. Free with museum admission. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-7900.

Rock 4 Iraq with Nate Marialke, In Color, Doran Robin and Amber Dasharion at Macomb Music Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $12-$20. 31 N. Walnut, Mount Clemens. (586) 541-1107.

Global Fridays with Andrea Assaf “Eleven Reflections on September” at Arab American National Museum, spoken world/multimedia, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $10, $9 museum members. 13624 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 582-2266.

Pup, Ponyshow and Braded Veins at Magic Stick Lounge, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $8. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Girls, Girls, Girls, a Motley Crue tribute at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $12. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.

The Olllam at Blind Pig, indie folk/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $15. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.

Against the Grain flooded gear fundraiser with Rawdogs, Axe Ripper and Mud Falcon at Corktown Tavern, rock/metal/punk, 9 p.m. Fri. $6 minimum donation. 1716 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 964-5103.

Liquid Monk at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

SATURDAY

Strange Beautiful Music VII at Music Box at The Max, classical/folk/jazz, 4 p.m. Sat. $10-$100. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Critical Bill with Pistol Day Parade, It Lies Within, Cadre and Through Our Eyes at Macomb Music Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $10. 31 N. Walnut, Mount Clemens. (586) 541-1107.

Screw CD release with Dear John Tractor and Bomb Pops at Small’s Bar, rock/punk, 8 p.m. Sat. $5. 10229 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Beethoven Festival with Andre Watts at Hill Auditorium, classical, 8 p.m. Sat. $17-$70. 825 N. University, Ann Arbor. (734) 994-4801.

The Doyle and Debbie Show at the Ark, country/rockabilly, 8 p.m. Sat. $20. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Eleanora, ELSWE, Lizerrd and Odd Hours at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. No cover. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Windhand with All Them Witches at Loving Touch, metal, 9 p.m. Sat. $10. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 546-3696.

Jaded Incorporated featuring Mayer Hawthorne and 14KT with the Black Opera at Blind Pig, electronic/funk, 9 p.m. Sat. $15. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.

Sean Dobbins and the Modern Jazz Messengers at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 9:30 p.m. Sat. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

SUNDAY

Gaelic Storm at the Ark, Celtic, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $25. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Chet Faker with starRo at Magic Stick, rock, 8 p.m. Sun. $15. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 883-9700.

Hocico and Hardwire with Ghost Synthesis and DJ Nemesis at Small’s Bar, electronic/industrial, 8 p.m. Sun. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

MONDAY

Wishbone Ash at Callahan’s Music Hall, blues, 7:30 p.m. Mon. $37.50. 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. (248) 858-9508.

TUESDAY

The War on Drugs with Califone at Saint Andrew’s Hall, indie rock, 7 p.m. Tues. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Bob Mould with Cymbals Eat Guitars at Magic Stick, rock, 7 p.m. Tues. $20. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Leprous at Token Lounge, metal, 7 p.m. Tues. $13. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Che-SHIZU, Maher Shalal Hash Baz and a qui avec Gabriel at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, folk/Japanese, 8 p.m. Tues. $12, $8 members. 4454 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-4944.

WEDNESDAY

Spirit Family Reunion at Magic Bag, pop, 8 p.m. Wed. $10. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.

Comas at the Ark, Celtic, 8 p.m. Wed. $15. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

clubs/djs

OUR PICK

MODERN LOVE SHOWCASE

at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

Dub techno artists Andy Stott and Demdike Stare will perform live with video projections Wednesday at MOCAD. Presented by We Are All Machines and Nospectacle, this show marks the Detroit debut for both these artists, who record for Manchester, England’s Modern Love label. Windsor’s Christopher McNamara opens the show. 8 p.m. Wed. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 4454 Woodward, Detroit. weareallmachines.brownpapertickets.com.

FRIDAY

Industrial Is Not Dead with DJs Elektrosonik, Void6 and Aaron Hingst at Small’s Bar, 9 p.m. Fri. $2-$5. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

visual arts/film

THURSDAY

“Raz Baaba Aaron Ibn Pori Pitts: Portraits of a Revolutionary Artist” at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 6-9 p.m. Thurs. opening reception. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 494-5800.

THIS WEEKEND

Funky Ferndale Art Fair in downtown Ferndale, 3-10 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. and noon-5 p.m. Sun. Free. Nine Mile west of Woodward, Ferndale.

FRIDAY

Exhibit opening for “People’s Biennial 2014” with live music from Ava Luna and Celestial Shore at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 7 p.m. Fri. opening reception. $5-$7 suggested donation, free for members. 4454 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-4944.

Abstraction and Landscape: Contemporary Woodcut at Detroit Artists Market, 6-9 p.m. Fri. opening reception (runs through Oct. 18). 4719 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-8540.

stage/comedy

OUR PICK

DAVE COULIER

at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom

This St. Clair Shores native is best known for playing Joey Gladstone on the sitcom “Full House.” He returns home for a night of clean stand-up comedy. 8 p.m. Sat. $25-$59. 7096 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.

THIS WEEKEND

Comedian Joseph Anthony with Leslie Ann Thompson and Martez Jackson at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Sat. $10-$18. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

Comedian Thea Vidale at Joey’s Comedy Club, 8 p.m. Thurs. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $12-$20, $22-$32 with dinner. 36071 Plymouth, Livonia. (734) 261-0555.

“The Big Story of Lazarus Small” at Planet Ant, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. (through Sept. 27). $20. 2357 Caniff, Hamtramck. (313) 365-4948.

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

“My Fair Lady” at Stagecrafters at Baldwin Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (through Oct. 5). $20-$22. 415 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. (248) 541-6430.

“The Pirates of Penzance” at Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2:30 p.m. Sun. (also Sept. 18-21). $4.75-$19.75. 16 10th Street, Toledo. (419) 243-9277.

FRIDAY

“Meghadootam: The Cloud Messenger” at Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m. Fri. 15801 Michigan, Dearborn. (248) 312-7207.

Comedian Chillian Thomas at Token Lounge, 8 p.m. Fri. $8. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

SATURDAY

An Evening with Liz Callaway at Players Club Playhouse, 7 and 9:45 p.m. $60-$125. 3321 E. Jefferson, Detroit. (313) 405-5061.

WEDNESDAY

Crack ’Em Up Wednesdays at Jazz Cafe at Music Hall, 8 p.m. Wed. $15. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8500.

books

THIS WEEKEND

Detroit Art Book Fair at Trinosophes, noon-6 p.m. Sat. and noon-4 p.m. Sun. Free. 1464 Gratiot, Detroit. www.dittoditto.org.

WEDNESDAY

Kim Church reads from her debut novel, “Byrd,” at Literati Bookstore, 7 p.m. Wed. 124 E. Washington, Ann Arbor. (734) 585-5567.

planning ahead

Metro Detroit Book and Author Society 85th Author Luncheon

Featured authors include Kathy Reichs, a producer of the TV series “Bones” whose latest mystery novel is “Bones Never Lie,” as well as Hampton Sides (“In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeanette”), Lisa Jackson (“Close to Home”), Gary Shteyngart (“Little Failure: A Memoir”) and Craig Johnson (“Wait for Signs”). 11 a.m. Oct. 20. $40. 27777 Schoolcraft Rd., Livonia. For tickets go to bookandauthor.info or call (586) 685-5750.

etc.

THIS WEEKEND

Boating & Outdoor Festival at Lake St. Clair Metropark, noon-7:30 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. $8 online, $10 at the show, free for kids. 31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Township. boatingandoutdoorfest.com.

Victorian Festival in Downtown Northville, 4-10 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Free. Downtown Northville. (248) 349-7640.

SATURDAY

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

SUNDAY

Weaving Tales with Textiles and Hair with fiber artist Sonya Clark at Detroit Institute of Arts, 2 p.m. Sun. Free with museum admission. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-7900.

A Bicentennial Commemoration of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Detroit Historical Museum, 2 p.m. Sun. Free. 5401 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-1805.

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