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OUR PICK

CHARLIE WILSON

at Joe Louis Arena

R&B singer Charlie Wilson comes through town in support of his newest studio album "Forever Charlie." The new album, which debuted in the Top 20 of the Billboard 200, features guest appearances by Snoop Dogg and Shaggy. Detroit's own KEM and R&B singer Joe open the show. 7 p.m. Sun. $48-$103. 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit. (313) 983-6606.

THURSDAY

Sharon Needles, Darienne Lake, Detox, Alaska 5000, Ginger Minj, Trixie Mattel and Michelle Visage at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, drag show, 8 p.m. Thurs. $25, $60-$75 VIP and meet-and-greet. 7096 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

Garth Brooks at Joe Louis Arena, country, 7 p.m. Fri. and 7 and 10:30 p.m. Sat. $60. 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit. (313) 983-6606.

FRIDAY

Dada Life presents the Dada Land Compound at Masonic Temple, electronic, 8 p.m. Fri. $29.50. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 832-7100.

SATURDAY

Motor City Comedy Jam with Sommore, DJ Hughley, Arnez J. and more at Masonic Temple, comedy, 7 p.m. Sat. $51.50-$125. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 832-7100.

Hozier at Royal Oak Music Theatre, rock, 7:30 p.m. Sat. Sold out. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Sister Hazel at Saint Andrew's Hall, rock, 8:30 p.m. Sat. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

SUNDAY

MisterWives with Borns at Saint Andrew's Hall, indie pop, 6 p.m. Sun. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Oh Freedom! concert featuring Patti Austin at Detroit Opera House, R&B/pop, 7 p.m. Sun. $50-$200. 1526 Broadway, Detroit. (313) 237-7464.

Steve Aoki with Headhunterz, Caked Up, Dirtyphonics and Reid Stefan at Royal Oak Music Theatre, electronic, 7 p.m. Sun. $29.50-$129.50. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Buckwheat Zydeco at Magic Bag, zydeco, 8 p.m. Sun. $20. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.

MONDAY

Meghan Trainor at Saint Andrew's Hall, pop, 6 p.m. Mon. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

TUESDAY

G. Love & Special Sauce with Matt Costa at Saint Andrew's Hall, R&B/hip-hop/pop, 7 p.m. Tues. $22.50. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

WEDNESDAY

Uriah Heep at Token Lounge, classic rock, 7 p.m. Wed. $30-$35. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

live music

OUR PICK

SERAPHINE COLLECTIVE RESIDENCY

at PJ's Lager House

Seraphine Collective, a group of female musicians in Metro Detroit, will set up shop at PJ's Lager House the last Thursday of every month through April. This Thursday hear live sets from electronic duo Little Animal and synthpop artist VNESSWOLFCHILD, plus DJs Mother Cyborg, Marianna Vermiglio and Dina Bankole. 9 p.m. Thurs. $6. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

THIS WEEK

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Tchaikovsky's "Fourth Symphony" at Orchestra Hall at the Max, classical, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. and 8 p.m. Fri. $15-$100. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" with cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan and conductor Leonard Slatkin 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

The Witches with Ken's Loud Band at Jazz Cafe at Music Hall, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $5. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8500.

Cash Bash, a Johnny Cash tribute show with Cash O'Riley, Hi Fi Hellcats and Jawz at Small's Bar, country/rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $5. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

FRIDAY

Boldy James at the Shelter, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Fri. $10. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Da'Ja CD release party at the Vault, Latin/funk, 7 p.m. Fri. No cover. 23800 W. Chicago, Redford. (313) 585-3322.

Motor City RIFFS with Dead in 5, Traumatize, Blind Season and more at Token Lounge, rock/metal, 7 p.m. Fri. $10. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Retox, Nice Hooves, Child Bite and more at Magic Stick, punk/metal, 8 p.m. Fri. $10. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band with Behind the Times at Magic Bag, alt-country, 8 p.m. Fri. $18. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.

Randy Napoleon and Peter Bernstein at Kerrytown Concert House, jazz, 8 p.m. Fri. $15-$30, $5 students. 415 N. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 769-2999.

Beast in the Field, Blue Snaggletooth, Wiccans and BoneHawk at UFO Factory, rock/metal, 9 p.m. Fri. $6. 2110 Trumbull, Detroit.

Nick Speed at Huma Room at HopCat Detroit, hip-hop, 10 p.m. Fri. $5. 4265 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 769-8828.

SATURDAY

Frnkiero andthe Cellabration with the Homeless Gospel Choir and Modern Chemistry at Magic Stick, alt-rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $15. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Girls Rock Fundraiser with the Creepos, Blue Pontiac, Junglefowl, the Adrays and photos by Leni Sinclair at Cass Cafe, indie rock, 8 p.m. Sat. Free will donation. 4620 Cass, Detroit. (313) 831-1400.

Larry McCray with Johnny Rhoades at Magic Bag, blues, 8 p.m. Sat. $12. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.

"Over the Rainbow: A Musical Tribute to the Artistry of Judy Garland" featuring Hilary Kole at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, pop/standards, 8 p.m. Sat. $43-$59. 44757 Garfield, Clinton Township. (586) 286-2222.

Angela Perley and the Howlin' Moons with Briar Rabbit at Huma Room at HopCat Detroit, roots rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $10. 4265 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 769-8828.

Flint Eastwood at Loving Touch, indie rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $10. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 546-3696.

SUNDAY

"Pipe Dreams" with Michigan Philharmonic at First United Methodist Church, classical, 2 p.m. Sun. $30, $25 seniors and $10 students. 45201 North Territorial, Plymouth. (734) 451-2112.

Hazmat Talkbox, Tre Mob, King Cash and more at Pike Room, alternative rap, 5 p.m. Sun. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Aim Your Arrows, Katie's Got Guts, Silver Age and more at Hatchy's, pop/country, 7 p.m. Sun. $8. 7759 Auburn, Utica. (586) 991-0407.

The Floozies with Russ Liquid at Magic Stick, dance, 8 p.m. Sun. $15. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

TUESDAY

Extinction AD with Echo of Silence at Pike Room, metal, 7 p.m. Tues. $8. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra patron appreciation concert at Orchestra Hall at the Max, classical, 7:30 p.m. Tues. Free. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Shilpa Ray with GalexseA 6 and the Pony Drags at PJ's Lager House, rock, 9 p.m. Tues. $7. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

WEDNESDAY

Wolf Alice at Pike Room, alt-rock, 8 p.m. Wed. $12. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

The Accidentals with Blake Elliot and Abigail Stauffer at the Huma Room at HopCat Detroit, Americana, 9 p.m. Wed. $5. 4265 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 769-8828.

Moon Duo with Hydropark at PJ's Lager House, rock, 9 p.m. Wed. $10. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

stage/comedy

THURSDAY

"Monthly Living with Human Amusements" at Go Comedy! Improv Theater, 8 p.m. Thurs. $10. 261 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 327-0575.

THIS WEEK

"Once on This Island" at Meadow Brook Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 6 p.m. Sat., 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sun. and 2 and 8 p.m. Wed. (through March 8). $26-$41. 2200 N. Squirrel, Rochester. (248) 377-3300.

Comedian Bobby Slayton 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 Vince Morris with Jay Snyder 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 Bil Dwyer Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Thurs. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $11-$14 in advance, $13-$16 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.

"An Enemy of the People" at Hilberry Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. (also March 26-28). $10-$30. 4743 Cass, Detroit. (313) 577-2972.

"The Modern Woman" at 256 W. Grand Blvd., 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sun. and Tues.-March 8. $15. 256 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. ahostofpeople.org.

"Best of Enemies" at Matrix Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (through March 15). $20, $15 seniors and students. 2730 Bagley, Detroit. (313) 967-0599.

FRIDAY

Tradiciones with performances, Mexican food, dancing, raffle and more at 555 Gallery, 5:30-10 p.m. Fri. $25, includes open bar from 6-9 p.m. 2801 Vernor Hwy., Detroit. (313) 615-6533.

SATURDAY

Erotic Poetry and Music Festival with Satori Circus, Audra Kubat, burlesque and more at Tangent Gallery, 9 p.m. Sat. $10. 715 E. Milwaukee, Detroit. (313) 873-2955.

SUNDAY

Beijing Opera at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 3 p.m. Sun. $25-$50. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8501.

etc.

THIS WEEKEND

Cottage and Lakefront Living Show and Outdoorama at Suburban Collection Showplace, 3-9:30 p.m. Thurs., noon-9:30 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. $10, $4 ages 6-14, $5 parking. 46100 Grand River, Novi. (800) 328-6550.

SATURDAY

Empty Bowls, a fundraiser for Gleaners Community Food Bank at Pewabic Pottery, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. $15-$40 per bowl, includes soup and freshly baked bread. 10125 E. Jefferson, Detroit. (313) 626-2000.

Clark Park Coalition's Annual Winter Carnival with ice skating, petting zoo and more before Winter Hockey Classic at Clark Park, noon-5 p.m. Sat., hockey starts at 6:30 p.m. Sat. Free. 1130 Clark, Detroit. (313) 842-8534.

How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse at Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 2 p.m. Sat. $60. 32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms. (313) 332-4074.

Offworld Arcade pop-up arcade at Checker Bar, 6 p.m. Sat. 124 Cadillac Square, Detroit. (313) 961-9249.

Monster Jam at Ford Field, truck rally, 7 p.m. Sat. $20-$57. 2000 Brush, Detroit. (877) 212-8898.

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

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