Entertainment Calendar

big shows



in Detroit

This week’s Concert of Colors programming starts Thursday with a multicultural poetry reading, followed by music from Mike Ellison at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (315 E. Warren) starting at 6:30 p.m. On Friday, the Detroit Institute of Arts hosts pop/jazz group Leftover Cuties in Rivera Court (4 p.m.), followed by “Art is a Weapon: Five Scenes of Frida and Diego in Detroit” and “Jauja” in the Detroit Film Theatre (5200 Woodward). Saturday and Sunday the party moves over to the Max M. Fisher Music Center (3711 Woodward) for three stages of live music, food trucks, kids activities and a biergarten. Doors open at 1 p.m. both days. One returning musical highlight is the Don Was Detroit All-Star Review (8 p.m. Sun.), which this year pays tribute to the Electrifying Mojo. All events are free. concertofcolors.com.


at Chene Park

Feel the spirit in the air at Chene Park on Saturday for a day of gospel music. Marvin Sapp headlines, along with performances by Anthony Brown and Group Therapy, Tasha Page-Lockhart and Brian Courtney Wilson. 1 p.m. Sat. $25, lawn, $30-$50 pavilion. 2600 Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.


H.O.R.D.E. Festival with 311, Blues Traveler and Big Head Todd & the Monsters at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock, 5 p.m. Thurs. $16 lawn, $21-$55.50 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Leftover Cuties at the Ark, jazz, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. $15. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Joshua Davis at Magic Bag, pop, 8 p.m. Thurs. $20. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.


Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour at Saint Andrew’s Hall, acoustic rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $25. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa with Hoodie Allen and DJ Drama at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock/hip-hop, 7 p.m. Fri. $25 lawn, $45.75-$65.75. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Rockin’ on the Riverfront with Doobie Brothers behind GM Renaissance Center, classic rock, 8 p.m. Fri. Free. 100 Renaissance Center, Detroit. (313) 567-3126.

George Clinton with Cameo, the S.O.S. Band and the Mary Jane Girls at Chene Park, funk/R&B, 8 p.m. Fri. $36 lawn, $45-$100 pavilion. 2600 Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

Ron White at Caesars Windsor, comedy, 9 p.m. Fri. $30 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.


Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with Slayer, metal, 1 p.m. Sat. $26 lawn, $26 lawn and $26-$95.99 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.


Kick Out the Jams MC5 50th anniversary celebration with Chatoyant, Rocket 455, Timmy’s Organism and special guests at Lincoln Park Band Shell at Memorial Park, rock, 2-6 p.m. Sun. Free. 3240 Ferris, Lincoln Park.

Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $11 lawn and $16-$51 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Toad the Wet Sprocket with Griffin House at the Ark, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $45-$125. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

The Music of “Star Wars” performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Meadow Brook Music Festival, classical/pop, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $15 lawn, $15-$55 orchestra. 3554 Walton, Rochester Hills. (248) 377-0100.


Waka Flocka Flame at Saint Andrew’s Hall, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Mon. $22.50. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.


Neil Young with Band of Horses at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock/Americana, 7:30 p.m. Tues. $26 lawn, $61-$271 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Rickie Lee Jones at Michigan Theater, rock, 8 p.m. Tues. $29.50-$75. 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 668-8397.


Angela Winbush with Brandon Williams at Chene Park, jazz, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $13 lawn, $18-$36 pavilion. 2600 Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

Judas Priest with Pop Evil at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, metal, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $25-$99.50. 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. (586) 268-9700.

live music



at Michigan State University Community Music School-Detroit

For the past decade, this event has been raising funds to send kids to school with the proper supplies. This year’s line up includes Stacey Hotwaxx Hale, Terrence Parker, Britney Stoney, Luther “Badman” Keith and more. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. $20 donation, school-age kids get in free. Backpacks, school supplies and book donations are accepted. 3408 Woodward, Detroit. backpackmusicfestival.net.


Alvin Waddles 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 for some seatings. 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms. (313) 882-5299.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra perform “Broadway and Beyond” with fireworks at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, classical, 8 p.m. Fri. $12-$50, $200 VIP. 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores. (313) 453-2031.


Ryan Dillaha and the Miracle Men at the Whitney Garden Party, pop/rock, 5-9 p.m. Thurs. $5. 4421 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-5700.

Rhyta Musik at Cliff Bell’s, Balkan, 8 p.m. Thurs. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

Cheerleader, the Ill Itches and the Savage Seven at Majestic Cafe, rock, 9 p.m. Thurs. No cover. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

CBJ, the Putz, Aggro or Die and S.U.B. at Corktown Tavern, punk, 9 p.m. Thurs. $7. 1716 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 964-5103.


Jarrod Champion at Jazz Cafe at Music Hall, blues/jazz/pop, 7 p.m. Fri. $7. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8532.

Queen Kwong with the Rushmores at Small’s Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $7 in advance, $10 at the door. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Bruce in the USA at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $15. 22930 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.

Benefit for Girls Rock Detroit with Jimmy Ohio, Dear Darkness and more at Yellow Bark, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. Free will donation. 416 W. Huron, Ann Arbor. facebook.com/girlsrockdetroit.

VSTRS and Warhorses record release party with Pewter Cub, Rogue Satellites, Night of the Night Bees and Pthalo Sky at PJ’s Lager House, pop/rock, 8:30 p.m. Fri. $5. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

The Hughes/Smith Quintet at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

Blaire Alise & the Bombshells record release party with J. Walker & the Crossguards, Blood Stone and DJ Jarrett Koral at UFO Factory, pop/rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $7. 2110 Trumbull, Detroit. ufofactory.com.

Shone Nuisance, Antevorta, Prima Vera and the Bruised Reed at the Rockery, rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $5-$7. 1175 Eureka, Wyandotte. (734) 281-4629.


Kawehi with Cassaundra and Eleanora at Pike Room, pop, 6:30 p.m. Sat. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

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

Isis Damil at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, jazz, 8 p.m. Sat. $10. 20510 Livernois, Detroit. (313) 345-6300.

Tart EP release party with the HandGrenades, Belterra and Fluffer at New Dodge Lounge, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $5, $10 with EP and a beer. 8850 Jos Campau, Hamtramck. (313) 874-5963.

Electric Citizen with John Krautner and Bison Machine at the Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 546-3696.

The Mega 80’s at Magic Bag, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $10. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.

Lenka at the Ark, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $16. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Nick Besrtsos and Little Traps with Dream Version and Emily Jane Powers at Cadieux Cafe, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $5. 4300 Cadieux, Detroit. (313) 882-8560.

Iggy Shevak with the Tom Toms at Blind Pig, pop/rock, 9:30 p.m. Sat. $10. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.


Barbara Ware & Friends at Burgh Park Gazebo, jazz, 7-8:30 p.m. Tues. Free. Civic Center and Berg Roads, Southfield. (248) 796-4620.

Attalla, Rawdogs and Mammon at Corktown Tavern, metal, 9 p.m. Sun. $5. 1716 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 964-5103.


Swirlies, Hydropark and Darkred at UFO Factory, rock, 9 p.m. Mon. $12. 2110 Trumbull, Detroit. ufofactory.com.


Planes Mistaken for Stars with Golden Torso and Touch at the Sanctuary, metal, 7 p.m. Wed. $10. 1501 E. Outer Drive, Detroit. sanctuarydetroit.tumblr.com.

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

The Macpodz at Blind Pig, rock, 9:30 p.m. Wed. $7-$10. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.



“Faust(us)” at the Studio Theatre, 7 tonight-Fri. and 2 and 7 p.m. Sat. $12. 4743 Cass, Detroit. (313) 577-2972.

Comedian Jodi White 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.

Comedian Adam Newman at 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.

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

visual arts/film


Plymouth Art in the Park at Kellogg Park, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. W. Ann Arbor Trail at S. Main, Plymouth. artinthepark.com.

“Jurassic Park” at Redford Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri. and 2 and 8 p.m. Sat. $5. 17360 Lahser, Detroit. (313) 537-2560.


“Waaatermelon” featuring works by Andy Krieger, Sarah Jane Rayburn, Mary Fortuna, Megan Frye, Alice V. Schneider and more at Hatch Art, 6-11 p.m. Sat. (runs through Aug. 1). 3456 Evaline, Hamtramck. hatchart.org.


Ann Arbor Art Fairs in downtown Ann Arbor, Wed.-July 18. Free. Downtown Ann Arbor. www.artfair.org.




in downtown Wyandotte

Works of art made with paint, glass, ceramics, wood and more are the stars of the show, but this annual festival also attracts people with food from local vendors, live music and great people watching. Art fair is 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Entertainment area noon-11 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Free. Biddle between Eureka and Oak, Wyandotte. www.wyandottestreetartfair.org.


at Civic Center Park

Transport back to the ’90s with rock bands Everclear, Toadies, Fuel and American Hi-Fi on Friday evening. Saturday the headliner is Poison front man Bret Michaels and on Sunday it’s 50 Amp Fuse. Besides rock shows, the Uncle Sam Jam also has a petting zoo, carnival and midway, monster trucks and a banana derby. 2-11 p.m. Thurs., 2 p.m.-midnight Fri., noon-midnight Sat. and noon-11 p.m. Sun. Free. I-75 and West Road, Woodhaven. www.unclesamjamfest.com.


Detroit Paradise Valley Music Festival at Hart Plaza, Fri.-Sun. Free. Jefferson at Woodward, Detroit. (800) 794-7503 or dpvmfestival.com.

Michigan Elvisfest at Riverside Park, 5 p.m.-midnight Fri. and noon-midnight Sat. $20 Friday, $30 Saturday, $40 weekend ticket purchased in advance. Kids 12 and younger get in free. 5 E. Cross, Ypsilanti. mielvisfest.org.

Ragtime Street Fair at Greenfield Village, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $25, $22.50 seniors, $18.75 ages 5-12, free for members. 20600 Oakwood, Dearborn. (313) 982-6001.


Rolling Sculpture Car Show in Ann Arbor, 2-10 p.m. Fri. Free. Main, Liberty and Washington Streets in downtown Ann Arbor. www.mainstreetannarbor.org.


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


All Things Detroit with vendors, Michigan-made products, prizes and more at Eastern Market Shed 5, noon-6 p.m. Sun. $5, free for kids younger than 12. 2934 Russell, Detroit. (313) 833-9300.


Grand Opening Event at Riley Archery Range at Heritage Park, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mon. 24915 Farmington, Farmington Hills. (248) 477-1135.