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big shows

FRIDAY

Bayside with Senses Fail, Man Overboard and Seaway at Crofoot Ballroom, pop/rock, 6:30 p.m. Fri. $18.50. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Celebration of Praise hosted by Simply Shanell with Taylor Caldwell, Isaac Carree and Bryon Cage at Jack White Theatre at Masonic Temple, gospel, 8 p.m. Fri. $45-$65. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2764.

Tycho at Royal Oak Music Theatre, ambient, 8 p.m. Fri. $20-$25. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Gordon Lightfoot at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, folk, 8 p.m. Fri. $25-$79. 7096 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.

Heart with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts at The Palace of Auburn Hills, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $20-$115. 6 Championship Drive, Auburn Hills. (248) 377-0100.

SATURDAY

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

Yo Gotti and 2 Chainz at Masonic Temple, hip-hop, 8 p.m. Sat. $45-$90. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2764.

Brit Floyd at Detroit Opera House, classic rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $40.50-$48.50. 1526 Broadway, Detroit. (313) 237-SING.

Lynyrd Skynyrd at Caesars Windsor, classic rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $40 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

SUNDAY

Shpongle at Saint Andrew's Hall, psychedelic, 7 p.m. Sun. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

WEDNESDAY

Earl Sweatshirt at Saint Andrew's Hall, hip-hop, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $25. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

live music

THIS WEEKEND

Detroit Symphony Orchestra "Gomyo Plays Mozart" at Orchestra Hall at the Max, classical, 10:45 a.m. Fri., 8 p.m. Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. $15-$100. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

FRIDAY

Jim Bizer and Leonardo Concert at Live from the Living Room at Unity of Lake Orion, folk, 7 p.m. Fri. $10. 3070 S. Baldwin, Orion Township. oldfrontporch.com.

Global Fridays with Tal National at Arab American National Museum, West African guitar/dance, 5:30 p.m. Fri. workshop, 7:30 p.m. concert. $15-$20, $10-$15 members. 13624 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 582-2266.

Red Pill with Maraj, MC Friendly and Nortroniks at Majestic Cafe, hip-hop, 8 p.m. Fri. $5. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band at Orchestra Hall, Latin jazz, 8 p.m. Fri. $18-$99. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

The HandGrenades with Woven Tangles and Valentiger at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $7. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 546-3696.

Banda Magda at Cliff Bell's, jazz/folk, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

The Mantras at the Huma Room at HopCat Detroit, rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $8. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

SATURDAY

Alexander Zonjic's "Cabin Fever Jazz Festival" at Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, jazz, 1 p.m. Sat. $25. 15801 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 943-2354.

Glamour Kills with Set it Off, Against the Current, As it Is and more at Crofoot Ballroom, pop/punk, 5:30 p.m. Sat. $13. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Sherman Arnold's 75th Birthday and 60th Anniversary of Elvis Tributes at Dearborn Heights Moose Lodge, rock/oldies, 6:30 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show. $15. 27225 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights. (313) 274-0286.

Halsey and Young Rising Sons at Saint Andrew's Hall, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

The Hand in the Ocean with And the Kids, Vio/Mire and Carmel Liburdi at Majestic Cafe, folk, 8 p.m. Sat. $8. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Palmer Woods Music in Homes with "Classical and Beyond" featuring violinist Jannina Barefield Norpoth and pianist Maria Meirelles in Palmer Woods, classical, 8 p.m. Sat. $40. Address revealed to ticket-buyer. Palmer Woods, Detroit. (313) 891-2514.

Laith Al-Saadi at the Ark, blues, 8 p.m. Sat. $15. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Laser Background, Vness Wolfchild, the Vonneguts and James Cooper at PJ's Lager House, indie rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $6. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Screaming Females at Loving Touch, pop/rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $10. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 546-3696.

Ryan Allen and his Extra Arms CD release show with Love Axe and Javelins at Berkley Front, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $10, $15 per couple. 3087 12 Mile, Berkley. (248) 547-3331.

Kneebody at Cliff Bell's, rock/jazz, 10 p.m. Sat. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

Old Empire and Me & the Ghost at Donovan's Pub, pop/rock, 10 p.m. Sat. Donation suggested. 3003 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 964-7418.

SUNDAY

Chamber Music Society of Detroit presents Inon Barnatan at Seligman Performing Arts Center, classical, 3 p.m. Sun. $30-$60, $15-$30 students. 22305 W. 13 Mile, Beverly Hills. (248) 855-6070.

Zander Michigan CD release party with Briar Rabbit at Corktown Tavern, pop/rock, 6-9 p.m. Sun. $5. 1716 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 964-5103.

MONDAY

Darlingside and Tall Heights at the Ark, chamber folk, 8 p.m. Mon. $15. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Saving Abel at Token Lounge, rock, 7 p.m. Wed. $15. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

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

TUESDAY

Detroit Music Awards Foundation showcase with Alison Albrecht Music, Mark Reitenga & Friends, the Whiskey Charmers, Billy Brandt and the Sugarees and more at Zumba Mexican Grille, pop/rock, 4-11 p.m. Tues. $5. 304 N. Main, Royal Oak. (248) 542-1400.

The Scutches, the Dewtons, the Savage Seven and Jordan Wright at Corktown Tavern, punk/rock, 8 p.m. Tues. $5. 1716 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 964-5103.

The Good Lovelies at the Ark, folk, 8 p.m. Tues. $15. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

WEDNESDAY

Bane with Backstrack and Malfunction at Magic Stick, punk, 8 p.m. Wed. $13. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

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

Diamond Rugs at Loving Touch, indie rock, 9 p.m. Wed. $15. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 546-3696.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEK

"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" the musical at University Detroit Mercy Grounds Coffeehaus, 7 p.m. Fri., 10:30 a.m. 1:30 and 5 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $20, $17 seniors and other UDM discounts, $10 ages 4-18. 4001 W. McNichols, Detroit. (313) 993-3270.

Comedian Bobby Collins at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle, 8 p.m. Thurs. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $20-$25. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

"Rumors" at Stagecrafters Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $18-$22. 415 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. (248) 541-6430.

Comedian Mark Sweeney at 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.

"Guys and Dolls" at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m. Fri. and 2 and 7 p.m. Sat. $54-$59. 44575 Garfield, Clinton Township. (586) 286-2222.

"The Glass Menagerie" at Abreact Performance Space, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $20. 1301 W. Lafayette, Detroit. theabreact.com.

"Good Men and True" at Planet Ant, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $10-$20. 2357 Caniff, Hamtramck. planetant.com.

"Love, Sex and the IRS" at St. Dunstan's Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $18, $16 seniors and students. 400 Lone Pine, Bloomfield Hills. (248) 737-3587.

FRIDAY

Comedian Heywood Banks at the Ark, 8 p.m. Fri. $25. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

SATURDAY

"I'mma Do Me" written and performed by April Dae Rochon at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 7 p.m. Sat. $20. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (800) 838-3006.

visual arts/film

THIS WEEK

53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival at various Ann Arbor venues, today-Sun. Visit aafilmfest.org.

FRIDAY

"Mundo Mericas: Contemporary Art of the Americas" with works by Diana Alva, Kia I. Arrigag, Fernando Calderon, George Vargas, S. Kay Young and more at N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, 6-9 p.m. Fri. opening reception (runs through May 30). 52 E. Forest, Detroit. (313) 831-8700.

SUNDAY

"Thick Air" short film premiere at Tangent Gallery, 6:30 p.m. Sun. $10 suggested. 715 Milwaukee, Detroit. (313) 873-2955.

WEDNESDAY

Italian Film Festival opening night with "Il Capitale Umano" at Detroit Film Theatre, 7 p.m. Wed. Free. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-7900.

ONGOING

"Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit" at Detroit Institute of Arts, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. (through July 12). $14-$19, $9 youths. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-4005.

book events

Illustrator Carson Ellis signs copies of "Home" at Book Beat, 1-2:30 p.m. Sat. Free. 26010 Greenfield, Oak Park. (248) 968-1190.

SUNDAY

"Listen, Yankee! Why Cuba Matters" author talk and book signing with Tom Hayden at Source Booksellers, 3 p.m. Sun. Free. 4240 Cass, Suite 105, Detroit. (313) 832-1155.

etc.

THIS WEEKEND

Novi Spring Home and Garden Show at Suburban Collection Showplace, 2-9 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. $10, $9 seniors, $5 parking. 46100 Grand River, Novi. (248) 737-4477.

SATURDAY

A Conversation with Apple Award recipient Garth Fagan at Berman Center for the Performing Arts, 7 p.m. Sat. $25. 6600 W. Maple, West Bloomfield. (313) 577-2972.

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

Open Book Theatre Company bowling fundraiser at 10 Pins, 12:30 p.m. Sun. $20, $15 children. 2591 Fort, Trenton. (734) 288-7753.

WEDNESDAY

Judith J. Wahlberg Memorial Lecture "Myth Busting Common Concerns about Aging" at Troy Community Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wed. $35-$45, $25 students. 3179 Livernois, Troy. (248) 262-9924.