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OUR PICK

PRIMUS

at Fillmore Detroit

This experimental alt-rock band’s latest effort is “Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble.” It’s a take on the soundtrack of the 1971 film “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” The concept album is drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander’s first appearance on a full-length Primus release since the mid ’90s. 7 p.m. Mon. $36.50-$60. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5450.

THURSDAY

Twiztid at Majestic Theatre, rap, 6 p.m. Thurs. $25. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Boyce Avenue with Kris Allen at Crofoot Ballroom, pop, 7 p.m. Thurs. $25. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

FRIDAY

Insane Clown Posse with Mushroomhead, Da Mafia 6ix, Jellyroll and Madchild at Fillmore Detroit, rap, 6:30 p.m. Fri. $25-$45. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5450.

Amon Amarth at Royal Oak Music Theatre, metal, 7 p.m. Fri. $25 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

SATURDAY

Frankie Ballard with A Thousand Hopes at Fillmore Detroit, country, 7 p.m. Sat. $9.95-$25. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5450.

Sick of It All with Negative Approach, Sawchuk and Freedom at Magic Stick, punk, 7 p.m. Sat. $18. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

St. Paul and the Broken Bones with Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas at Saint Andrew’s Hall, soul, 7 p.m. Sat. $25. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Danny Bhoy at Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, comedy, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $23. 15801 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 943-2350.

Bassnectar at Masonic Temple, electronic, 8 p.m. Sat. $34. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2724.

SUNDAY

Blonde Redhead with Luke Temple at Magic Stick, alternative rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $18. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

MONDAY

Anberlin at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 7 p.m. Mon. $25. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

TUESDAY

The 1975 with CRUISR and Young Rising Sons at Fillmore Detroit, rock, 7 p.m. Tues. $32.50-$45. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5450.

Lights at Saint Andrew’s Hall, electropop, 7 p.m. Tues. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Usher at The Palace of Auburn Hills, R&B/pop, 7:30 p.m. Tues. $38-$153. 6 Championship, Auburn Hills. (248) 377-0100.

live music

THIS WEEK

Alexander Zonjic at Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thurs. and 6, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $15 for some sets. 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms. (313) 882-5299.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra plays “Beethoven’s Fifth” with trumpet player Håkan Hardenberger at Orchestra Hall at the Max, classical, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. $15-$100. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

“superposition” with Ryoji Ikeda at Power Center, experimental/multi-media performance, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $24-$40. 121 S. Fletcher, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-2538.

THURSDAY

Stepdad with Sphynx and Gosh Pith at Magic Stick, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $10. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Shwayze with Cam Meekins, Carlton, Nikko Gray and Bvillain at Magic Bag, pop, 8 p.m. Thurs. $15. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.

Michael McDermott at the Ark, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $15. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

His Name is Alive record release party with Wiccans and DeCamp Sisters at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 9 p.m. Thurs. $5. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

FRIDAY

SoMo with Francesco Yates and Packy at Saint Andrew’s Hall, R&B, 8 p.m. Fri. $25. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Downtown Brown with Zak & What Army? at Magic Stick, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $6. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Howling Diablos at Callahan’s Music Hall, funk/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $10. 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. (248) 858-9508.

Chris Smither at the Ark, blues/folk, 8 p.m. Fri. $25. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

T Money Green Road Work, Eliza Neals and the Narcotics and High Five at PJ’s Lager House, blues/funk/rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $7. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

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

3Teeth with DJs Pleasure Kitten, Aaron Hingst, Elektrsonik and Void6 at Small’s Bar, industrial, 9 p.m. Fri. $6-$10. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Halloween Band Masquerade at Blind Pig, rock, 9:30 p.m. Fri. $7-$10. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.

Motorcity Funk Night with Will Sessions, DJ Frank Raines, DJ Brad Hales and hosted by Fatt Father at Majestic Theatre, funk, 10 p.m. Fri. $5. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 883-9700.

SATURDAY

Crud with Haf/Life, Screw and the Kung Fu Lovers at Diesel Concert Lounge, rock/metal, 7 p.m. Sat. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. 33151 23 Mile, Chesterfield Township. (586) 933-3503.

Ben’s Encore Bennyfit 4 with Feral Ground, Six and the Sevens, Karenin’s Smile, Cosmic Light Shapes and Leah & the Troublemakers at Small’s Bar, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $10. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Michael Angelo Batio at Token Lounge, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $8. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

The Big Squeeze: An Accordion Festival at Hill Auditorium, classical/world/folk, 8 p.m. Sat. $10-$48. 825 N. University, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-2538.

Blakdog, the Q, Honey Pot and Tent at New Dodge Lounge, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $5. 8850 Jos Campau, Hamtramck. (313) 874-5963.

Day of the Dead show with White Shag, the Luckouts, Tiger Sex and more at Paycheck’s Lounge, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $6. 2932 Caniff, Hamtramck. (313) 874-0909.

Matt Ulery’s In the Ivory at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 9:30 p.m. Sat. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

SUNDAY

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness with Junior Prom and Hunter Hunted at Saint Andrew’s Hall, pop, 6:30 p.m. Sun. $27.50. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

TUESDAY

Kevin Drew with Bully at Blind Pig, rock, 9 p.m. Tues. $18 in advance, $20 at the door. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.

WEDNESDAY

Born of Osiris with Thy Art is Murder, Betraying the Martyrs and more at Crofoot Ballroom, heavy metal, 6:30 p.m. Wed. $16. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Jake Miller, Becky G and Colette Carr at Saint Andrew’s Hall, hip-hop/pop, 7 p.m. Wed. $27.50. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Cashmere Cat at Magic Stick, electronic, 8 p.m. Wed. $14. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

David Bazan and Passenger String Quartet at Magic Bag, pop, 8 p.m. Wed. $20. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.

Dopapod with the Erers at Pike Room, rock, 8 p.m. Wed. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

stage/comedy

THURSDAY

UAW-Ford Breast Cancer Awareness Comedy Show with Joe Joe Woodford, Larry Love and JuDee Brown with host Hay-J at NCP Building, 6-9 p.m. Thurs. $25. 151 W. Jefferson, Detroit. (313) 392-7000.

THIS WEEK

Comedian Nate Fridson at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Sat. $15-$20. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

Comedian Tim Pulnik 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.

“Driving Miss Daisy” at City Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Fri., 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sat. and 1 and 5 p.m. Sun. $30. 2301 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-3465.

“The Two Mediums” at Two Muses Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $20. Inside Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 6800 Orchard Lake, West Bloomfield Township. (248) 850-9919.

“Camelot” at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, 2 and 7 p.m. Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. $54-$59. 44575 Garfield, Clinton Township. (586) 286-2222.

SUNDAY

Michigan Children’s Theatre presents “Boogah and Hoogah” at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 4 p.m. Sun. $20, $10 ages 2-10, $40 family four pack. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8501.

etc.

OUR PICK

YOUMACON

at Cobo Center and Renaissance Center

Similar to a comic con, Youmacon celebrates comic books, but also gaming, cosplay, anime and Japanese pop culture. Registration starts at 6 p.m. Thurs., event runs through Sun. $20-$40 daily, $60 three-day pass. 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit. www.youmacon.com.

SATURDAY

Get CREEMed at the Museum with Detroit News’ Susan Whitall at Baldwin Public Library, talk on former rock magazine, 12:30 p.m. Sat. Free. 300 W. Merrill, Birmingham. (248) 647-1700.

Author Kimberla Lawson Roby signing “A Christmas Prayer” at Barnes & Noble, 2 p.m. Sat. 6800 Orchard Lake, West Bloomfield Township. (248) 626-6804.

Get CREEMed at the Museum exhibit party with former Creem staff at Birmingham Historical Museum, 2-4 p.m. Sat. $7, $5 seniors and students. 556 W. Maple, Birmingham. (248) 530-1928.

Book release party for “Arab Approaches to Conflict Resolution: Mediation, Negotiation and Settlement of Political Disputes” with co-authors Nahla Hamdan, Ph.D, and Frederic S. Pearson, Ph.D, at Arab American National Museum, 3-5 p.m. Sat. Free. 13624 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 582-2266.

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

halloween events

OUR PICK

DAMNED VII

at Tangent Gallery and Hasting Ballroom

This three-evening art and performance event calls itself “an exhibition of enlightened darkness.” It kicks off Thursday with an artist reception, absinthe tasting, food and performances. Friday is the gala with more food and drink as well as exotic fire performers. Saturday is the main event with a formal mask-mandatory ball, seated six-course dinner and a variety of entertainment. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Thurs.-Sat. (VIP entry is 7 p.m.). $15 and up. 715 E. Milwaukee, Detroit. www.thatdamnedshow.com.

THIS WEEK

Cass Community Social Services’ Nightmare on Elmhurst Haunted Attraction, 7-11 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. $10, $8 ages 5-12, $15 fast pass. 11850 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit. (313) 833-2277.

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration and art show at Imperial, 7 p.m. Thurs. artist reception, also runs all day Sat.-Sun. Free. 22828 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 850-8060.

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at Main Art Theatre, midnight Fri.-Sat. $9.50. 118 N. Main, Royal Oak. (248) 542-5198.

“Dead of Night” (1945) at Detroit Film Theatre, 7 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $10. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-7900.

THURSDAY

Killer B Productions presents “Spider Baby” (1964) at Main Art Theatre, 7 p.m. Thurs. $10, $7 children. Proceeds benefit the Archive Foundation. 118 N. Main, Royal Oak. (248) 542-5198.

“Abbot & Costello Meet the Invisible Man” (1951) at Penn Theatre, 7 p.m. Thurs. $3. 760 Penniman, Plymouth. (734) 453-0870.

Social Connection Monster’s Ball 2014 at Fillmore Detroit, 8 p.m. Thurs. $40-$75. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5450.

FRIDAY

Treat Parade in Downtown Ann Arbor, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri. Free. Main Street, Ann Arbor. www.mainstreetannarbor.org

“The Golem: How He Came Into the World” (1920) with music by Joel Peterson at Detroit Film Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Fri. Free with DIA museum admission, which is free for tri-county residents. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-7900.

“Ghostbusters” (1984) with organ overture at Redford Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri. $5. 17360 Lahser, Detroit. (313) 537-2560.

“Night of the Living Dead” at Weirdsville Cinema, 8:08 p.m. Fri. $3 donation. 61 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens. (586) 468-2665.

“Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn” (1987) with organ overture at Redford Theatre, 11:30 p.m. Fri. $5. 17360 Lahser, Detroit. (313) 537-2560.

SATURDAY

Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Manxman” (1929) with live music by David Drazin at Detroit Film Theatre, 3 p.m. Sat. $10. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-7900.

planning ahead

JEWISH BOOK FAIR

at Jewish Community Centers

Andy Cohen, Daniel Gordis, Annabelle Gurwitch and Rabbi Joseph Telushkin are a few of the big names at this year’s book festival. The 12-day event kicks off at 8 p.m. Wednesday with Jerusalem Post columnist Gershon Baskin and runs through Nov. 16. Television personality Andy Cohen appears at 2 p.m. Nov. 16. Events are at both locations, 6600 W. Maple, West Bloomfield Township, and 15100 W. 10 Mile, Oak Park. For tickets and schedule, visit www.jccdet.org/bookfair-home.

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