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big shows

THURSDAY

Montgomery Gentry at Coyote Joe’s, country, 7 p.m. Thurs. $10. 49440 Ryan, Shelby Township. (586) 254-4666.

Jon Secada at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, pop/R&B, 8 p.m. Thurs. $28-$40. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

Bastille with the Last Stand at Masonic Temple, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $33. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2724.

Flying Lotus at Royal Oak Music Theatre, hip-hop/electronic, 8 p.m. Thurs. $25 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

FRIDAY

Mastodon with Gojira and Kvelertak at Fillmore Detroit, metal, 6:30 p.m. Fri. $25-$35. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5450.

An evening with KEM and benefit for Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, R&B, 7 p.m. Fri. Sold out. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 494-5800.

L.A. Guns at Diesel Concert Lounge, rock/metal, 7 p.m. Fri. $12 in advance, $15 day of. 33151 23 Mile, Chesterfield. (586) 933-3503.

New Found Glory with We Are the In Crowd, Fireworks and Red City Radio at Majestic Theatre, punk/rock, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $21.50. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Thompson Square with Annabelle Road at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, country, 8 p.m. Fri. $33-$40. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

Three Dog Night at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, classic rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $25-$75. 7096 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.

SATURDAY

Rodrigo y Gabriela at Fillmore Detroit, rock/Latin, 7 p.m. Sat. $32.50-$59.50. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5450.

Dum Dum Girls with Ex Cops at Magic Stick, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $15. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Freaky Deaky with Big Gigantic, Paper Diamond and Manic Focus at Masonic Temple, electronic, 8 p.m. Sat. $30. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2724.

Steven Wright at Royal Oak Music Theatre, comedy, 8 p.m. Sat. $32 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Lyle Lovett at Midland Center for the Arts, country, 8 p.m. Sat. $38-$55. 1801 W. St. Andrews, Midland. (800) 523-7649.

SUNDAY

Sweet Honey in the Rock at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, gospel/blues/reggae, 3 p.m. Sun. $33-$49. 44575 Garfield, Clinton Township. (586) 286-2222.

The Pretty Reckless with Adelitas Way and Crash Midnight at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 6 p.m. Sun. $18. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Rich Homie Quan, Migos and Young Thug at Masonic Temple, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Sun. $39-$79. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2724.

Tig Notaro at Crofoot Ballroom, comedy, 8 p.m. Sun. $25. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

TUESDAY

American Authors at Crofoot Ballroom, rock, 6:30 p.m. Tues. $18. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

WEDNESDAY

The Ready Set, Metro Station, Against the Current and the Downtown Fiction at Saint Andrew’s Hall, pop/rock, 6 p.m. Wed. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Hoodie Allen with Chiddy Bang and Taylor Bennett at Royal Oak Music Theatre, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Wed. $24 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Slowdive with Low at Majestic Theatre, rock, 8 p.m. Wed. $30. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

live music

THIS WEEKEND

Detroit Symphony Orchestra with conductor Leonard Slatkin and pianist Garrick Ohlsson at Orchestra Hall at the Max, classical, 7 p.m. Thurs., 10:45 a.m. Fri. and 8 p.m. Sat. $15-$100. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

THURSDAY

Gary Greenfelder Orchestra at Macomb Music Theatre, swing/jazz, 7 p.m. Thurs. $10. 31 N. Walnut, Mount Clemens. (586) 541-1107.

Papadosio at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $17. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

“Sing for the Cure: A Proclamation of Hope” with Rackham Choir at Detroit Film Theatre, classical, 8 p.m. Thurs. $25-$30. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-4005.

The Erers with My Pal Val, King Eddie and Junglefowl at Magic Stick Lounge, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $8. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 873-1117.

Eva Evola at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, classical, 8 p.m. Thurs. $50. 7096 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.

The Phuss with White Shag at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. No cover. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 546-3696.

Mix at the Max with Shigeto at Music Box at the Max, electronic/jazz, 10 p.m. Thurs. $15, $49 VIP. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

FRIDAY

Layaali Arabic Music Ensemble at Arab American National Museum, Arabic classical, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $10, $15 workshop and concert. 13624 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 582-2266.

Dave Revels’ the Shadows of the ’60s at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, pop/Motown, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $43-$59. 44575 Garfield, Clinton Township. (586) 286-2222.

The Mega 80s Spooktacular at Magic Bag, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $10. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.

The Blueflowers with Emily Rose, American Mars and Duende at Loving Touch, pop/rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $5. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 546-3696.

Pato at Hamlin Corner, dance/R&B, 9 p.m. Fri. $20. 386 N. Main, Royal Oak. www.ticketweb.com.

SATURDAY

Tim Pop Memorial Show with Bomb Pops, Hervey’s Blade and more at Small’s Bar, punk/rock/country, 1-11 p.m. Sat. No cover. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Tribute to Rick Stel at Scarab Club, blues, 2-5 p.m. Sat. $5. 217 Farnsworth, Detroit. (313) 831-1250.

Candlelight dinner concert with Ian Stewart and Doug Decker at Lone Oak Vineyard Estate, rock/blues/jazz, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sat. $35 (includes dinner; reservations required). 8400 Ann Arbor, Grass Lake. (517) 522-8167.

Noah Gundersen with Caroline Rose at Shelter, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $13. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Three Men and a Tenor at Players Barn Theatre, pop/comedy, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $19, $17 students. 32332 12 Mile, Farmington Hills. (248) 473-1848.

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

Dead Again Halloween Bash at Magic Bag, Grateful Dead tribute, 8 p.m. Sat. $10. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.

The Midtown Men at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, pop, 8 p.m. Sat. $25-$75. 7096 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.

SUNDAY

Football-watching party with AwesomeR at New Way Bar, rock, 8 a.m. Sun. No cover. 23130 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 541-9870.

“Fisk for Footlights” benefit concert with Jef Fisk at City Kitchen, folk, 6:30 p.m. Sun. $25. 16844 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe. (313) 881-4004.

Ben’s Friends at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, jazz, 8 p.m. Sun. $5. 20510 Livernois, Detroit. (313) 345-6300.

Jay White at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, Neil Diamond tribute, 8 p.m. Sun. $25-$45. 7096 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.

Ex Hex, Speedy Ortiz and Pity Sex at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 9 p.m. Sun. $10. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

TUESDAY

Big Wreck at Shelter, rock, 7 p.m. Tues. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Captured by Robots with Amino Acids and Sros Lords at Small’s Bar, punk/rock, 8 p.m. Tues. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEK

“Driving Miss Daisy” at Performance Network Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., 8 p.m. Fri., 3 and 8 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $27-$41. 120 E. Huron, Ann Arbor. (734) 663-0681.

“The Color Purple” at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. $39.50-$54.50. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8501.

“Evil Dead: The Musical” at City Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. $29.50. 2301 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-3465.

Comedian Jeff Caldwell at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Sat. $10-$20. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

Comedian Kris Shaw at Joey’s Comedy Club, 8 p.m. Thurs. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $12-$16, $22-$29 with dinner. 36071 Plymouth, Livonia. (734) 261-0555.

“Romeo and Juliet” at Hilberry Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. Tues. and 2 p.m. Wed. (through March 24). $10-$31. 4743 Cass, Detroit. (313) 577-2972.

“Dial ‘M’ for Murder” at St. Dunstan’s Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $18, $16 seniors and students. 400 Lone Pine, Bloomfield Hills. (248) 737-3587.

Comedian Heywood Banks at O’Mara’s, 8:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $20. 2555 12 Mile, Berkley. (248) 399-6750.

“The Birth of Chad” at Planet Ant, 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $10. 2357 Caniff, Hamtramck. (313) 365-4948.

“Elektra” at Detroit Opera House, Sat.-Sun. $25 and up. 1526 Broadway, Detroit. (313) 237-7464.

SATURDAY

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque at Saint Andrew’s Hall, 9 p.m. Sat. $25. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

WEDNESDAY

National Acrobats at Orchestra Hall at the Max, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $25-$65. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

visual arts/film

FRIDAY

“Ofrendas” inspired by Day of the Dead at Detroit Institute of Arts, 8 p.m. Fri. opening reception, runs through Nov. 2. Free with museum admission, which is free for tri-county residents. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

“Menagerie, or Artwork Not About Love” at Elaine L. Jacob Gallery at Wayne State University, 5-8 p.m. Fri. opening reception, runs through Dec. 12. 480 W. Hancock, Detroit. (313) 577-2423.

books

THURSDAY

Poetry reading with Lisa Russ Spaar, part of the Zell Visiting Writers Series at the University of Michigan, 5:10 p.m. Thurs. Helmet Stern Auditorium, University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 S. State , Ann Arbor. (734) 764-0395.

THIS WEEKEND

BookFest Windsor 2014, Thurs.-Sun. Most events are free. Visit bookfestwindsor.com for event times and locations.

SUNDAY

Books and Authors Event at Leon & Lulu, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Free. 96 W. 14 Mile, Clawson. (248) 288-3600.

halloween events

THIS WEEKEND

St. Lucifer’s Scream Park, 8 p.m. Thurs. and 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 7 p.m. Sun. (also 8 p.m. Oct. 30-Nov. 1). $10 and up. 5290 S. Dort Hwy., Flint. www.fearfest.net.

Boo at the Nature Zoo, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Free. Belle Isle near Blue Heron Lagoon, Detroit. (248) 541-5717.

Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo, 6-8 p.m. Fri. and 5-8 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $8. 10 Mile at Woodward, Royal Oak. (248) 541-5717.

Hallowe’en at Greenfield Village, 6:30 p.m. Fri.-Sun. $15. 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn. (313) 982-6001.

FRIDAY

Autumn hayrides with roasted marshmallows and apple cider at Heritage Park, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fri. $5, pre-registration recommended. 24915 Farmington, Farmington Hills. (248) 477-1135.

Stay and Play Social Club Boo Bash 2014 with Killer Flamingos at Royal Oak Music Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri. $32-$37. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

SATURDAY

Rock O’Ween with the Candy Band at Music Box at the Max, 10 a.m. Sat. $12. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

“A Haunted Symphony” Young Peoples Concerts at Orchestra Hall at the Max, 11 a.m. Sat. $20-$40. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Under the Big Top Spooktacular at Franklin Athletic Club, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Free. 29350 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield. (248) 352-8000 ext. 314.

Haunted Halloween Family Party at Arab American National Museum, 4-6:30 p.m. Sat. $7 in advance, $8 at the door. 13624 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 582-2266.

Barn Dance and Halloween Party with Elvis and Buddy Holly tribute acts at Waltz Rustic Manor, 5 p.m. Sat. $25 (includes dinner; must reserve tickets in advance). 28508 Mineral Springs, New Boston. (734) 753-4838.

Masquerade of the Red Death Ball at Crofoot Ballroom, 7 p.m. Sat. $35, $65 VIP. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Motown vs. Techno with DJs Linda Lexy and Terrence Parker with costume contest at DIME, 9 p.m. Sat. $20-$25. 1265 Griswold, Detroit. (313) 223-1600.

Masque with performance by Nadia Ali, fortune tellers, dancers, performers, laser show and more at Russell Industrial Center, 9 p.m. Sat. $40-$59.99. 1600 Clay, Detroit. (313) 872-4000.

SUNDAY

Treats in the Streets at Detroit Historical Museum, noon-3 p.m. Sun. Free. 5401 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-7979.

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