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big shows

OUR PICK

ALABAMA SHAKES

at Masonic Temple

This Alabama-based roots rock band is on tour in support of its second album, "Sound & Color," which peaked atop the Billboard 200 chart. Folk singer Father John Misty opens the show. 8:15 p.m. Wed. $35-$45. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2724.

THURSDAY

Built to Spill at Saint Andrew's Hall, rock, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

FRIDAY

NKOTB with TLC and Nelly at The Palace of Auburn Hills, pop, 7 p.m. Fri. $29.50-$102.50. 6 Championship Drive, Auburn Hills. (248) 377-0100.

SATURDAY

Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor at Fox Theatre, comedy/storytelling, 5:45 p.m. Sat. $38.50-$68.50. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

Taylor Swift with Vance Joy at Ford Field, pop, 7 p.m. Sat. $49.50-$200. 2000 Brush, Detroit. (877) 212-8898.

Blackman Arnold reunion show at Royal Oak Music Theatre, jazz, 8 p.m. Sat. $20-$45. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

SUNDAY

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at Royal Oak Music Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $39.50-$75. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Lana Del Rey with Grimes at DTE Energy Music Theatre, pop, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $21 lawn, $45.50-$75.50 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

TUESDAY

Marina & the Diamonds at Fillmore Detroit, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Tues. $25-$35. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5450.

WEDNESDAY

Boney James with Dave McMurray at Chene Park, jazz, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $13 lawn, $18-$36 pavilion. 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

live music

OUR PICK

DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SEASON FINALE

at Orchestra Hall at the Max

To wrap up the 2014-14 classical season the DSO performs Puccini's "Tosca" with soprano Patricia Racette, bass-baritone Eric Owens, and many other talented singers, including the UMS Choral Union and the Michigan State University Children's Choir. Leonard Slatkin will conduct the performance, which can be viewed as a live webcast (Friday show only) at dso.org/live. 8 p.m. Fri. and 3 p.m. Sun. $15-$100. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

THURSDAY

Blaire Alise & the Bombshells at Whitney Garden Party, rock/garage, 6 p.m. Thurs. $5. 4421 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-5700.

Sebadoh with Stranger Cat and Ponyshow at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $15. 22624 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 546-3696.

Benefit for the Ark with Raul Malo at the Ark, Americana, 8 p.m. Thurs. $50-$175. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Moon Hooch at Cliff Bell's, jazz, 9 p.m. Thurs. $15. 2930 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

FRIDAY

Late Nite Reading at Shelter, rock, 6 p.m. Fri. $12. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Grayling with Sinking Suns at Small's Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $10. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Civil Twilight with Lightning Bugs at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $12. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.

Mike Vial and Peyton Tochterman at Trinity House Theatre, folk, 8 p.m. Fri. $15. 38840 W. Six Mile, Livonia. (734) 464-6302.

The Dirty Bourbon River Show at Huma Room at HopCat Detroit, brass/rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. 4265 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 769-8828.

Tribute band night with Stiff Competition, Whoremoans and Heart-Shaped Hand Grenade at New Way Bar, rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $5. 23130 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 541-9870.

SATURDAY

The Contortionist at Shelter, metal, 7 p.m. Sat. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Phil Treais Group at Clarkston Eagles, folk/blues/rock, 7-11 p.m. Sat. No cover. 5640 Maybee, Clarkston. (248) 625-9839.

Ghost Heart, the Bruised Reed, Remnose and At Willoughby at Majestic Cafe, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $6. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Orquesta La Inspiracion with Bill Meyer and Ozzie Rivera at a Palmer Woods home garden, Latin/jazz, 8 p.m. Sat. $45. Address revealed to ticket holders. Palmer Woods, Detroit. (313) 891-2514.

Les Sans Culottes with the Luddites at PJ's Lager House, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $8. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Blue Snaggletooth, Mound Builders and Karmic Lava at Corktown Tavern, rock/metal, 9 p.m. Sat. $6. 1716 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 964-5103.

Almost Free single release show with Le Voyage, the Walking Beat and Palaces at New Dodge Lounge, pop/rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $5. 8850 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck. (313) 874-5963.

SUNDAY

Ava Luna, Primitiv Parts, Junglefowl and Cotton Lilly at New Dodge Lounge, pop/punk, 9 p.m. Sun. $6. 8850 Jos Campau, Hamtramck. (313) 874-5963.

TUESDAY

Bourbon Street Dance Party with Big Sam's Funky Nation at Music Box at the Max, funk/dance, 6 p.m. Tues. $15. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra "Mozart Madrigals and More" at Planterra Conservatory, classical, 7 p.m. Tues. $15-$30, $10 students. 7315 Drake, Bloomfield Township. (313) 576-5111.

The Marcus Elliott Quartet with Jonah Parzen-Johnson at Cliff Bell's, jazz, 8 p.m. Tues. No cover. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

Nothing, Merchandise, Cloakroom and Beth Israel at UFO Factory, rock/punk, 9 p.m. Tues. $10. 2110 Trumbull, Detroit.

WEDNESDAY

Black Music Month Celebration with the No Limits Band and author Ken Coleman at Bert's Entertainment Complex, R&B/blues/funk/soul, 6-9 p.m. Wed. $7. 2739 Russell, Detroit. (313) 567-2030.

Lake Street Dive at Magic Bag, indie pop, 8 p.m. Wed. $28. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.

stage/

comedy

THIS WEEK

Comedian Jeff Dwoskin at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. $10-$18. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

"The Bikinis" a musical beach party at Meadow Brook Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sun. and 8 p.m. Wed. (through June 21). $26-$41. 2200 N. Squirrel, Rochester. (248) 377-3300.

"White Ash Falling 9/11" 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 June 28). $17. 13103 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit. (313) 868-1347.

Comedian Nathan Timmel at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $11 in advance, $13 at the door. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.

"If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" at Performance Network Theatre, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $15. 120 E. Huron, Ann Arbor. (734) 663-0681.

SUNDAY

Comedian Kyle Kinane with Wes Ward at the Crofoot Ballroom, 7 p.m. Sun. $14 in advance, $16 at the door. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

MONDAY

Kevin Lepine "Hypnosis Unleashed" at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle, 8 p.m. Mon. $18. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

film/visual arts

THIS WEEKEND

"Titanic" at Redford Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri. and 1 and 8 p.m. Sat. $5. 17360 Lahser, Detroit. (313) 537-2560.

SATURDAY

"The Oracle of Vile" at Tangent Gallery, 7 p.m. Sat. $4.99. 715 E. Milwaukee, Detroit. (313) 873-2955.

WEDNESDAY

"When the Levees Broke" by Spike Lee with panel discussion with Terence Blanchard, Lolis Eric Elle and more at Music Box at the Max, 6 p.m. Wed. Free; registration required. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Wednesday Night Movies series with "Detroit Unleaded" at New Center Park, 8 p.m. Wed., film starts at sunset. Free. Second and West Grand Boulevard Detroit. newcenterpark.com.

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OUR PICKS

DETROIT GRAND PRIX

at Belle Isle

View practice and qualifying events on Friday, and races on Saturday and Sunday on the 2.3 mile track. This year's musical guests are Three Doors Down (6 p.m. Sat.) and Smash Mouth (1:15 p.m. Sun.) 7:30 a.m. Fri.-Sun. Free general admission Friday, $35 and up Sat.-Sun. Belle Isle, Detroit. detroitgp.com.

FERNDALE PRIDE

in downtown Ferndale

An annual celebration of the city of Ferndale and LGBTQA pride, this daylong festival includes live music, commitment ceremonies, DJs and more. 1-10 p.m. Sat. Free. W. Nine Mile between Woodward and Planavon, Ferndale. Ferndalepride.com.

THIS WEEKEND

Islandfest at Grosse Ile, 10 a.m.-midnight Fri. and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Free. 9601 Groh, Grosse Ile. (734) 675-2364.

SATURDAY

Tour of Detroit gardens, farms and community spaces starting at Detroit Farm and Garden, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. $100, includes transportation and lunch. 1759 21st, Detroit. $100. Email classicjeff@mac.com to reserve a space.

Rainbow Run 2K/5K for Acceptance and Diversity in downtown Ferndale, 8:30 a.m. registration. $40-$30 for on-site registration. (248) 542-2160.

Ronald McDonald House of Detroit Grand Opening Gala at Max M. Fisher Music Center, 5-9 p.m. Sat. $175, $325 per couple. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 745-5905.

Bowling for Rhinos fundraiser for rhinoceros conservation at Hartfield Lanes Family Fun Center, 6:30 p.m. Sat. $25, $20 for kids (includes games, shoe rental, pizza and pop). 3490 12 Mile, Berkley. (248) 541-5717.

The Carl Rippberger Youth Empowerment Program's Youth Prom at Affirmations, 7-10 p.m. Sat. Free. 290 W. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 398-7105.

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

ONGOING

Dinosauria at Detroit Zoo, 9:30 a.m. daily through Sept. 7. $5 plus zoo admission. 8450 W. 10 Mile, Royal Oak. 9248) 541-5717.

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