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OUR PICKS

RIVER FEST

at Detroit Riverfront

This annual summer kick-off celebration includes water-centric activities like boat tours, sand sculptures and jet ski demonstrations. New attractions this year include zip lines and a Tuskegee air show. Live music highlights are Gladys Knight (9:45 p.m. Sat.) and Bell Biv DeVoe (8:45 p.m. Sun.). 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. $3, free 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri. Detroit RiverWalk, Detroit. riverdays.com.

LONI LOVE

at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel

Detroit-born comedian Loni Love brings her outspoken brand of observational humor to the stage of the Sound Board this weekend. In addition to performing stand-up, Love is a co-host on the syndicated talk show "The Real" and has appeared on "I Love the 2000s" on VH1 and in the film "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2." She's also is author of the comedy advice book "Love Him or Leave Him but Don't Get Stuck with the Tab," published in 2013. 8 p.m. Sat. $20-$25. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

THURSDAY

The Charlie Daniels Band at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, country, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. $10 lawn, $25-$89 pavilion. 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. (586) 268-9700.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY

Jim Jefferies at Royal Oak Music Theatre, comedy, 7 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. $39.50 and up (Thurs. show sold out). 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

FRIDAY

Crowbar with Battlecross and more at Shelter, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $16. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Lady Antebellum with Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt at DTE Energy Music Theatre, country, 7 p.m. Fri. $25.50 lawn, $40.25-$55.25 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Big Show at the Joe with Lil Wayne, Trey Songz, Yo Gotti and more at Joe Louis Arena, hip-hop, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $20-$125. 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit. (313) 396-7000.

The Gipsy Kings with Elijah Wolf at Chene Park, rumba/pop, 8 p.m. Fri. $25 lawn, $37-$62 pavilion. 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

Indigo Girls at Power Center, folk/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $40-$50. 121 S. Fletcher, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-2538.

SATURDAY

Barenaked Ladies with Violent Femmes and Colin Hay at DTE Energy Music Theatre, pop/rock, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $21 lawn, $24.50-$64.50 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Floetry with Les Nubians and Estelle at Chene Park, R&B, 8 p.m. Sat. $32 lawn, $48-$100 pavilion. 2600 E. Atwater. (313) 393-7128.

Elvis to the Max at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, oldies/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $10 lawn, $30-$49 pavilion. 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. (586) 268-9700.

SUNDAY

Heartless Bastards at Saint Andrew's Hall, rock, 8 p.m. Sun. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

MONDAY

Bowling for Soup with the Dollyrots and Ivory Tribes at Shelter, punk/rock, 6 p.m. Mon. $19.85. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

David Gray and Amos Lee with Rachael Yamagata at Meadow Brook Music Festival, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Mon. $25 lawn, $39.50-$68 pavilion. 3554 Walton, Rochester Hills. (248) 377-0100.

TUESDAY

Tedeschi Trucks Band with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Doyle Bramhall II at Meadow Brook Music Festival, blues/rock/soul, 6:30 p.m. Tues. $30 lawn, $30-$99.50 pavilion. 3554 Walton, Rochester Hills. (248) 377-0100.

Rodrigo y Gabriela at Royal Oak Music Theatre, rock/Latin, 7 p.m. Tues. $35-$65. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Imagine Dragons at The Palace of Auburn Hills, rock, 7:30 p.m. Tues. $29.50-$69.50. 6 Championship Drive, Auburn Hills. (248) 377-0100.

WEDNESDAY

David Sanborn with Miles Smiles at Chene Park, jazz, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $13 lawn, $18-$36 pavilion. 2600 E. Atwater. (313) 393-7128.

Flume with Mr. Carmack, Wave Racer and Louis the Child at Royal Oak Music Theatre, electronic music, 8 p.m. Wed. $29.50 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

live music

THIS WEEK

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

Michael Hanna at Baker's Keyboard Lounge, jazz, 8 and 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $10. 20510 Livernois, Detroit. (313) 345-6300.

THURSDAY

Matthew Ball at Royal Oak Library courtyard, ragtime/boogie-woogie/blues, 7 p.m. Thurs. Free. 222 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. (248) 246-3700.

Bill Bondsmen with Red Dons, Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band, Hysterese and Devious Ones at PJ's Lager House, punk, 9 p.m. Thurs. $6. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

FRIDAY

Members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra perform works by Mendelssohn and Shostakovich at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, classical, 7 p.m. Fri. $15, $10 students. 22430 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 576-5111.

Pick Axe Preacher CD release party with the Convalescence the Worst Of and Lament at Rookies Bar and Grill, metal, 8 p.m. Fri. $10. 1519 Oak, Wyandotte. (734) 281-9419.

Martha Davis and the Motels at the Ark, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $25. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Easy Action, Bison Machine, Blue Snaggletooth and BoneHawk at Loving Touch, heavy rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 546-3696.

The Swamp Donkeys at Cliff Bell's, jazz, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

SATURDAY

Woodbrdige Merrick'n Summer Fest 2015 with ADULT., Ritual Howls, My Pal Val, James Linck and more outside Woodbridge Pub, rock, 2:30 p.m. Sat. Free. 5169 Trumbull, Detroit. (313) 833-2701.

Summer Solstice Celebration with Muruga Booker and Ralph Koziarski at Innate Healing Arts Center and Golden Gate Cafe, jazz/new age, 8 p.m. Sat. $10 donation, come early for a vegetarian dinner. 18700 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 366-2247.

Siouxsie and the Banshees tribute band Playground Twist with Replacements tribute band Bastards of Young and Bronze Mambas at Small's Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $7. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Bob Seger tribute band Hollywood Nights at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $12. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.

SUNDAY

Jarrod Champion at Cliff Bell's, pop/rock, noon Sun. No cover. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

For Today at Shelter, rock, 5 p.m. Sun. $16. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

TUESDAY

Velveteen Rabbit, Schwervon, Man at Arms and Zombie Jesus and the Chocolate Sunshine Band at PJ's Lager House, pop/rock, 9 p.m. Tues. $6. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

WEDNESDAY

Mother Mother at Shelter, rock, 8 p.m. Wed. $8.90. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEK

Summer Children's Theatre "Thaddeus and 'Tila (A Crane and Frog Tale)" at Hilberry Theatre, 10:30 a.m. Thurs.-Fri. and 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sat. (also June 25-27). $8, $5 children. 4743 Cass, Detroit. (313) 577-2972.

"Pippin" at Fisher Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat. and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sun. $39-$95. 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. (800) 982-2787.

Comedian Ben Moore 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.

"The Bikinis" a musical beach party at Meadow Brook Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 2 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $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.

"Grounded" by George Brant at Yellow Barn, 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (also June 25-28). $20 suggested donation. 416 W. Huron, Ann Arbor. (734) 635-8405.

Comedian John Heffron at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $25. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.

Golden Dragon Acrobats at Power Center, 8 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $28-$46. 121 S. Fletcher, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-2538.

FRIDAY

Comedian Eric Andre at Crofoot Ballroom, 8 p.m. Fri. $15. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

visual arts/ film

THIS WEEKEND

Arts & Acts Festival in Downtown Northville, 3-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Free. Main and Center streets, Northville. northvillearthouse.org.

book events

MONDAY

Author of "The Inner Circle" Brad Meltzer at Rochester Hills Public Library, 2 p.m. Mon. 500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester. (248) 656-2900. Also at West Bloomfield Public Library, 7 p.m. Mon. 4600 Walunt Lake, West Bloomfield Township. (248) 682-2120.

WEDNESDAY

"The Fifth Letter" author Vivian Carpenter lecture and book signing at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 6 p.m. Wed. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 494-5800.

etc.

OUR PICK

CATCH THE FIREWORKS WITH CASS

at Coach Insignia

Watch the Detroit fireworks display from the top of the Renaissance Center at Coach Insignia while supporting Cass Community Social Services. This fund-raising event includes cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, entertainment by the Mosaic Youth Theatre and this year's honorary chair Vinnie "The Microwave" Johnson. 5 p.m. Mon. $250. 100 Renaissance Center, Detroit. (313) 883-2277 ext. 203.

THIS WEEK

Hamburg Family Fun Fest with carnival, alligator show, classic cars and 9/11 memorial exhibit at Manly W. Bennett Park, noon Thurs.-Sat. Free. Merrill north of Strawberry Lake Road, Hamburg. www.hamburgfunfest.com.

Canton Liberty Fest at Heritage Park, 1-11 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. and 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat. Free. 1150 S. Canton Center Road, Canton. www.canton-mi.org.

Auburn Hills Summerfest with car show, barbeque cook-off, live music and more in Auburn Hills, 4-10 p.m. Fri. and 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. Free. Auburn and Squirrel Roads, Auburn Hills. (248) 370-9353.

Motor City Irish Fest at Western Graham Field, 5-11 p.m. Fri., noon-11 p.m. Sat. and noon-8 p.m. Sun. $12, free for dads on Sunday. 14841 Beech Daly, Redford. www.motorcityirishfest.com.

Motor Muster car celebration at Greenfield Village, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $25, $22.50 seniors and $18.75 ages 5-12, free for members. 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn. (313) 982-6001.

FRIDAY

Hour Detroit's "Best of Detroit Party" at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, 7 p.m. Fri. $71.25-$140. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

SATURDAY

Family Dance with music by Donna Baird and Betsy Beckerman at Pittsfield Union Grange, 2-4 p.m. Sun. $12 per family. 3337 Ann Arbor Saline, Ann Arbor. (734) 769-1052.

Southfield Summer Soulstice 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run and 1 mile family sunset stroll with music, beer tent, food trucks and more at Lawrence Technological University campus, 6:15 p.m. Sat. $20 and up. 21000 W. 10 Mile, Southfield. (248) 770-1497.

Midwest Steampunk Couture Fashion Show at Tangent Gallery and Hastings Street Ballroom, 8 p.m. Sat. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 715 E. Milwaukee, Detroit. (313) 873-2955.

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.

"Roadside America: Through the Lens of John Margolies" at the Henry Ford Museum, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily starting Saturday (through Jan. 24). $20, $18 seniors, $15 ages 5-12, free for members. 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn. (313) 982-6001.

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