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OUR PICK

BILLY IDOL

at Fillmore Detroit

British punk rocker turned pop star Billy Idol and his longtime lead guitar player and collaborator Steve Stevens come to town with Idol's newest album "Kings & Queens of the Underground," his first release since 2006. 7 p.m. Fri. $35-$59.50. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5450.

FRIDAY

Zap Mama and Antibalas at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Afro-pop, 8 p.m. Fri. $30-$50. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8500.

Borgore with Ookay, Jauz and Sikdope at Royal Oak Music Theatre, dubstep, 8 p.m. Fri. $24 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

SATURDAY

Sebastian Maniscalco at Fillmore Detroit, comedy, 8 p.m. Sat. $35.50. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5450.

An Evening with Chris Robinson Brotherhood at Crofoot Ballroom, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $20. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Jim Gaffigan at Caesars Windsor, comedy, 9 p.m. Sat. $30 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

Local H with Blue Snaggletooth at Blind Pig, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $14. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.

SUNDAY

Foreigner at Caesars Windsor, rock, 8 p.m. Sun. $30 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

MONDAY

The Hot Sardines at Jazz Cafe at Music Hall, jazz, 8 p.m. Mon. $30. 850 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8500.

Machine Head at Crofoot Ballroom, metal, 8 p.m. Mon. $25. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

WEDNESDAY

The Whispers at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, R&B/pop, 8 p.m. Wed. $38-$40. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

live music

THURSDAY

Oakland Youth Orchestra at Oxford Fine Arts Center, classical, 6:30 p.m. Thurs. $10, $5 students and children, $30 four pack. 745 N. Oxford, Oxford. www.oyomi.org.

Sturgill Simpson with Anderson East at Majestic Theatre, country, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. $15. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Consider the Source at the Huma Room at HopCat Detroit, rock/jazz, 9 p.m. Thurs. $10. 4265 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 769-8828.

THIS WEEKEND

The Nat King Cole Songbook at Orchestra Hall at the Max, 10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m. Fri., 8 p.m. Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. $19-$100. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

The Alex Levine Group with Francois Moutin at Cliff Bell's, jazz, 9 p.m. Fri. and 9:30 p.m. Sat. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

FRIDAY

Matthew Ball at Bloomfield Township Library, boogie/blues, 7:30 p.m. Fri. Free. 1099 Lone Pine, Bloomfield Hills. (248) 642-5800.

Terry Lee Goffee, tribute to Johnny Cash, at Saint Andrew's Hall, 8 p.m. Fri. $12. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Mountain Heart at the Ark, Americana, 8 p.m. Fri. $35. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

The Macpodz with Liquid Monk at Huma Room at HopCat Detroit, rock/funk, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 4265 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 769-8828.

SATURDAY

Detroit Subgenius Music Thing with Amino Acids, Caveman Woodman and Bam Bam Moss, Electric Lions Soundwave Experiment and more at Small's Bar, punk/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $10. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

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

VINX at the Bird and the Bread, jazz/funk, 8 p.m. Sat. $20 and up. 210 S. Old Woodward, Birmingham. (248) 203-6600.

The Process with Rocktropolis and 1592 at Pike Room, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Willie Nile with Jefferson Grizzard at the Ark, folk/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $20. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Shapes & Colors, Bronze Mambas and the Erers at Northern Lights Lounge, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $5. 660 W. Baltimore, Detroit. (313) 873-1739.

Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, MW and Real Ghosts at Painted Lady Lounge, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $6. 2930 Jacob, Hamtramck. (313) 874-2991.

SUNDAY

Within Many Realms with Onyx Ashanti, VNESSWOLFCHILD, Phreddy Wischusen, NoOvaHead and more at Small's Bar, beat jazz/comedy/theater, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $10. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic, DJ Abilities and Homeboy Sandman at Magic Stick, alternative hip-hop, 8 p.m. Sun. $20. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

The Way Tour with Trilogy at Pike Room, alternative hip-hop, 8 p.m. Sun. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

MONDAY

Wayne State University Mondays at the Music Box at the Max, classical, 7:30 p.m. Mon. $15, $5-$10 students. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

TUESDAY

Tchaikovsky Festival Preview at Lorenzo Cultural Center, classical, 7 p.m. Tues. $15. 44757 Garfield, Clinton Township. (313) 576-5111.

All them Witches with the Well, Hawk and Son and the Id of Christ at Pike Room, rock, 7 p.m. Tues. $8. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

WEDNESDAY

Thunderwude at Huma Room at HopCat Detroit, bluegrass, 9 p.m. Wed. $5. 4265 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 769-8828.

visual arts/film

OPENING FRIDAY

"Death Dogs: the Jackal Gods of Ancient Egypt" at Kelsey Museum of Archeology at University of Michigan, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri., 1-4 p.m. Sat. and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Thurs. Free admission, donations accepted. 434 S. State, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-9304.

Detroit City with Jamian Juliano-Villani at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed., Sat. and Sun. and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. (through March 29). $5 suggested donation. 4454 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 932-6622.

FRIDAY

"500 Years Later" film screening and discussion at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 6-8 p.m. Fri. Free. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 949-5800.

stage/comedy

OUR PICK

JIM BELUSHI AND THE BOARD OF COMEDY

at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts

Actor Jim Belushi brings his improvised and interactive comedy sketch show to town this weekend. 2 and 7 p.m. Sat. $43 and up. 44575 Garfield, Clinton Township. (586) 286-2222.

THIS WEEK

Sesame Street Live "Make a New Friend" at Fox Theatre, 11 a.m. Thurs., 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Fri. and 10:30 a.m., 2 and 5:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. (also Feb. 12-16). $15-$65. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

"Once — A New Musical" at Fisher Theatre, 1 and 8 p.m. Thurs., 8 p.m. Fri., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat., 1 and 8 p.m. Tues. and 8 p.m. Wed. (through Feb. 15). $30 and up. 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. (313) 872-1000.

"Yellowman" at Performance Network Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., 8 p.m. Fri., 3 and 8 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (through Feb. 15). $25-$41. 120 E. Huron, Ann Arbor. (734) 663-0681.

Comedian Kevin Meaney 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 Luke Ashlocke at Joey's Comedy Club, 8 p.m. Thurs. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $12-$16, $25-$29 with dinner. 36071 Plymouth, Livonia. (734) 261-0555.

Comedian Derek Richards Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Thurs. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $10-$13 in advance, $12-$15 at the door. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.

"Sweet Pea's Mama" 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 15). $17 in advance, $20 at the door. 13103 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit. (313) 868-1347.

"Armchair Dating" at Planet Ant, 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (through Feb. 14). $10. 2357 Caniff, Hamtramck. (313) 395-4948.

THURSDAY

Ray and Laura's Comedy Showcase with Heather Kozlakowski, Samantha Rager, Wesley Ward, Mike Stanley and Joshua Adams at Small's Bar, 9 p.m. Thurs. $5. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

FRIDAY

The Blain and Diego Show with Zachary Stein, Carl Johnson, Jeff Horste, Joshua Adams and Mike Stanley at New War Bar, 8 p.m. Fri. $5. 23130 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 541-9870.

SUNDAY

"Ballroom with a Twist" at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, 3 p.m. Sun. $43 and up. 44575 Garfield, Clinton Township. (586) 286-2222.

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OUR PICK

MERIDIAN WINTER BLAST

at Campus Martius

One new element of this outdoor frosty festival is the Bedrock Zip Line, a 20-second ride that is 34 feet high and 300 feet long ($10 for one ride, $15 for two). Returning elements include the 200 foot snowslide, loads of bars and tents with live local bands, snowshoeing and ice skating. Enjoy free hot chocolate and coffee from Tim Hortons, too. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. Admission is $2 or the donation of one children's book or three canned food items. 800 Woodward, Detroit. winterblast.com.

THIS WEEKEND

Detroit Camper and RV Show at Suburban Collection Showplace, 2-9 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. $10 age 13 and older, $9 seniors, $5 parking. 46100 Grand River, Novi. (517) 349-8881.

SATURDAY

Flying Pancakes fundraiser and pancake breakfast at Belle Isle, 9 a.m.-noon Sat. $8, $5.50 seniors and kids. Flynn Pavilion, Belle Isle, Detroit. www.thecrofoot.com.

African World Bazaar with vendors selling art, jewelry, crafts and more at Charles H. Wright Museum, noon-8 p.m. Sat. Free. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 949-5800.

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

SUNDAY

Canton Winter Farmers Market at Summit on the Park, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. 4600 Summit Parkway, Canton Township. Cantonfun.org.

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