big shows



at Fox Theatre

American treasure Brian Wilson brings his “No Pier Pressure” tour to the Fox Theatre this weekend. He’ll play songs from his new album, which the tour is named after, as well as hits from the past 50 years from his solo career and his years with the Beach Boys. Detroit troubadour Rodriguez opens the show. 8 p.m. Sun. $39.50-$100. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.


AWOLNATION at Fillmore Detroit, electronic/rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $8.90-$35. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5450.

Pink Martini at Power Center, jazz/classical, 8 p.m. Thurs. $45-$60. 121 S. Fletcher, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-2538.


Future with 2Chainz at Chene Park, hip-hop, 8 p.m. Fri. $46-$126. 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

Whitesnake with the Answer at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $19.50-$175. 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. (586) 268-970.

The Tragically Hip at Caesars Windsor, rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $55 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.


Blondie and Melissa Etheridge at Hollywood Casino Toledo, rock, 8 p.m. Sun. $49-$89. 1968 Miami, Toledo. (419) 661-5200.


Dave Matthews Band at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Tues. $36.50 lawn, $71-$81 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.


Brian Culbertson with Phil Denny at Chene Park, jazz, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $13 lawn, $18-$36 pavilion. 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

Morrissey at Cathedral Theatre at Masonic Temple, pop/rock, 8:30 p.m. Wed. Sold out. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2764.

live music



at The Henry Ford

Michelle Merrill leads the DSO and the United States Army Field Band in performing patriotic tunes with a fireworks finale. Picnic meals and beverages available for purchase. 6 p.m. gates open, 8:30 p.m. concert Thurs.-Sat. $25, $15.50 ages 5-12 and $75 VIP (advance pricing, all tickets $4 more day of), plus $6 parking. 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn. (313) 576-5111.


Oscillating Fan Club with Isles of ESP at the Whitney Garden Party, pop/rock, 5-9 p.m. Thurs. $5. 4421 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-5700.

I the Mighty with Hail the Sun and Too Close to Touch at Pike Room, indie rock, 6:30 p.m. Thurs. $12. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (28) 858-9333.

Pokey LaFarge at the Ark, Americana/roots, 8 p.m. Thurs. $21. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Lemix J. Buckley, the Obsessives, Mover/Shaker and Sam Vicari at PJ’s Lager House, indie rock, 9 p.m. Thurs. $6. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Eddie Logix, Pastel Arsenal, Jason Daker and Young Punk at New Way Bar, electronic, 9 p.m. Thurs. No cover. 23130 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 541-9870.


Top of the Park concerts with Zander Michigan, Diana Lawrence, the Matt Besey Band, Jennifer Westwood and the Handsome Devils and Captain Ivory in Ann Arbor, folk/rock, 5 p.m. Fri. Free. N. University between Fletcher and S. Thayer, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-2538 or

The Hummingbirds album release show at Trinity House Theatre, Americana, 8 p.m. Fri. $15. 38840 W. Six Mile, Livonia. (734) 464-6302.

PanaMo at Cliff Bell’s, jazz/Latin/Motown, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.


Rock and Roll Pig Roast with East Action, the Kominas, Detroit 442, Moonwalks, Prude Boys and more at Nancy Whiskey’s Detroit, rock, noon-midnight Sat. $10. 2644 Harrison, Detroit. (313) 962-4247.

Top of the Park concerts with Kate Peterson, Paledave and Jenny Fair, Abigail Stauffer, the Bluescasters and Lady Sunshine and the X-Band in Ann Arbor, folk/blues/rock, 5 p.m. Sat. Free. N. University between Fletcher and S. Thayer, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-2538 or

Concert of Colors Tune Up Concert with DJ Ismael and Spam All-Stars at New Center Park, Latin/funk, 7-11 p.m. Sat. Free. 2990 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit.

The Counter Elites, Untitled Stars of America, Zombie Jesus and the Chocolate Sunshine Band and Dad1000 at New Way Bar, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $5. 23130 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 541-9870.

Soltura at Cliff Bell’s, jazz/funk, 9:30 p.m. Sat. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.


Top of the Park concerts with United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus George Bedard and the Kingpins, Hoodang and screening of “Back to the Future” in Ann Arbor, variety, 5 p.m. Sun. Free. N. University between Fletcher and S. Thayer, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-2538 or

Rachel Mazer at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 6-10 p.m. Sun. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

Finvarra’s Wren at the Ark, Celtic, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $15, $25 dinner and show package. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.


Ceremony, Pity Sex and Tony Molina at UFO Factory, rock, 9 p.m. Tues. $10. 2110 Trumbull, Detroit.

Mix @ the Max with the Rolling Stones’ touring members Bernard Fowler, Darryl Jones and Tim Ries at Music Box at the Max, jazz, 10 p.m. Tues. $20, $49 VIP. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.


Boogie Woogie Boy at Children’s Park, ragtime, 7-9 p.m. Wed. Free. South Broadway in downtown Lake Orion.

The Quick Trio at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 8 p.m. Wed. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

Parker Millsap at the Ark, folk/pop, 8 p.m. Wed. $15. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Monk Parker, Black Shampoo and Jeremy Waun at PJ’s Lager House, indie rock, 9 p.m. Wed. $6. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Calvin Love at UFO Factory, pop/rock, 9 p.m. Wed. $10. 2110 Trumbull, Detroit.



Comedian Mike Stanley with Steve Sabo and Lauren Uchalik at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. $10-$18. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

All Star Showdown at Co Comedy! Improv Theatre, 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $18. 261 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 327-0575.


Ray & Laura’s Comedy Showcase with Brett Mercer, Zeck, Amy Probst, Corey Hall and Keith Bergman at Small’s Bar, 9:30 p.m. Thurs. $5. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.


Blain and Diego Show with comedians Brad Wenzel, Mike Szar, Zach Stein, Brandon Bonebrake and Brett Mercer at New Way Bar, 8 p.m. Fri. $5. 23130 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 541-9870.

The Hashtag Comedy Show with Darnell Anderson with Ron Taylor, Pat Sievert, Adam Hirzel and Heather Jay at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Fri. $11 in advance, $13 night of. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.


“The Capitol Steps” at Power Center, 5 p.m. Sat. $40-$55. 121 S. Fletcher, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-2538.

visual arts/film


Artist Demonstration and open workshop with giant Diego Rivera walking puppet at Detroit Film Theatre, noon-8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. Free admission for tri-county residents. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-7900.

“Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead” at AMC Livonia 20 and other area theaters, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sun. $18. 19500 Haggerty, Livonia.


54th Wyandotte Street Art Fair in downtown Wyandotte, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wed. through July 11. Free. Biddle between Eureka and Oak streets, Wyandotte.

Textiles by Sarah Okuyama and Judy Tomer at Kerrytown Concert House, 5 p.m. Wed. 419 N. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 769-2999.


“Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit” at Detroit Institute of Arts, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Wed. (through July 12). $14-$19, $9 ages 6-17. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-7900.

“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.

“Healing Art” with works by Michelle Malloch, Amy Lockhard and Kelly Drake at Village Theater at Cherry Hill, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri. (through July 30). 50400 Cherry Hill, Canton. (734) 394-5300.




at Royal Oak Farmers Market

Besides a rib cook-off, this family-friendly event has monster truck rides, craft beer, kids activities and local music like Howling Diablos (7:30 p.m. Fri.), the Muggs (7 p.m. Sat) and Thornetta Davis (6:30 p.m. Sun.). 4-11 p.m. Fri., noon-midnight Sat. and noon-8 p.m. Sun. Free. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak.


Swing Dance Party with free beginner lessons at Phoenix Center, 8 p.m. lessons, 9 p.m. dance. $5, $4 students. 220 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 417-9857.

Star Spangled Bash with DJs at Brownies on the Lake, 9 p.m. Fri. $10-$25. 24214 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. (586) 445-8080.


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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