Entertainment Calendar

big shows

THURSDAY

Stiff Little Fingers with Bastardous at Saint Andrew’s Hall, punk, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Matthew Sweet with the Orange Peels at Magic Bag, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $20. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.

Boston with Brownsville Station at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, classic rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $25-$99.50. 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. (586) 268-9700.

THIS WEEKEND

Faster Horses Festival with Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Dwight Yoakam, Lonestar and more at Michigan International Speedway, country, Fri.-Sun. $185-$785. 12626 U.S. Highway 12, Brooklyn. fasterhorsesfestival.com.

FRIDAY

Def Leppard with Styx and Tesla at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $26 lawn, $55.50-$141 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

John Butler Trio at Royal Oak Music Theatre, roots/jam band, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $27.50-$55. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 299-3980.

Rockin’ on the Riverfront with 38 Special behind GM Renaissance Center, classic rock, 8 p.m. Fri. Free. 100 Renaissance Center, Detroit. (313) 567-3126.

Gary Hoey at Callahan’s Music Hall, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $25. 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. (248) 858-9508.

SATURDAY

Tommy James and the Shondells at Meadow Brook Theatre, pop, 8 p.m. Sat. $85-$125. 207 Wilson Hall, Rochester. (248) 377-3300.

SUNDAY

Run-DMC with Naughty by Nature, Sugarhill Gang, Whodini, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Furious 5 at DTE Energy Music Theatre, hip-hop, 6 p.m. Sun. $22 lawn, $22-$121 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Junior Brown at the Ark, country/rockabilly, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $25. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

MONDAY

The Tallest Man on Earth with Hiss Golden Messenger at Royal Oak Music Theatre, indie folk, 7:30 p.m. Mon. $25 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

TUESDAY

Shinedown at Fillmore Detroit, rock, 7 p.m. Tues. $35-$75. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5450.

WEDNESDAY

Incubus and Deftones with Death From Above 1979 and the Bots at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock, 6:30 p.m. Wed. $21 lawn, $25.50-$111 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Avery Sunshine with Kindred the Family Soul at Chene Park, R&B/soul, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $13 lawn, $18-$36 pavilion. 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

live music

THIS WEEK

Duane Parham at Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, jazz, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. $15 for weekend sets. 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms. (313) 882-5299.

THURSDAY

White Shag at the Whitney Garden Party, pop/rock, 5-9 p.m. Thurs. $5. 4421 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-5700.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra perform Mozart and Vivaldi at Berman Center for the Performing Arts, classical, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. $25, $10 students. 6600 W. Maple, West Bloomfield. (313) 576-5111.

Renee King Jackson at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, jazz, 8 p.m. Thurs. $5. 20510 Livernois, Detroit. (313) 345-6300.

FRIDAY

Vince Staples at Shelter, hip-hop, 7 p.m. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Malik Alston Beatrice Buck/Paradise Valley Park, jazz, 7-10 p.m. Fri. Free. 311 E. Grand Blvd., Detroit. (313) 965-8430.

Locrian with Beast in the Field and Beset by Creatures of the Deep at Small’s Bar, metal/experimental, 8 p.m. Fri. $10. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra perform Mozart and Vivaldi at Village Theatre at Cherry Hill, classical, 8 p.m. Fri. $25, $10 students. 50400 Cherry Hill, Canton. (313) 576-5111.

The Duncan McMillan Organ Quartet at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

SATURDAY

Girls Rock Detroit end-of-camp showcase at DIME, rock, 1-4 p.m. Sat. $10 suggested donation, $5 for kids. 1265 Griswold, Detroit. (313) 223-1600.

Crash Detroit with Detroit Party Marching Band and other street band performers at Roosevelt Park, marching band, 2-10 p.m. Sat. Free. Michigan at 15th Street, Detroit. crashdetroit.org.

letlive. at Shelter, rock, 6 p.m. Sat. $13. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Earth Crisis, Ricochet, Homewrecker, Hellmouth, Ante Up and the Worst Of at Modern Skate & Surf, punk/metal/rock, 6 p.m. Sat. $15. 1500 N. Stephenson Hwy., Royal Oak. (248) 545-5700.

Hakim at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, jazz, 8 p.m. Sat. $10. 20510 Livernois, Detroit. (313) 345-3600.

Jaill, White Mystery and Dirty Fences at UFO Factory, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $10. 2110 Trumbull, Detroit.

The Social Bandits with Dirty Basement Blues at B One Ballroom, pop/rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $5. 1967 Cass Lake, Keego Harbor. (248) 682-2295.

MONDAY

Little Animal, OLMS, Nomen Novum, Total Discharge and Trophies at Small’s Bar, electronic/pop, 8 p.m. Mon. $5. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

TUESDAY

Brick & Mortar with Valley Hush at Shelter, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Tues. $10. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

The Sun Messengers at Burgh Historical Park, R&B, 7-8:30 p.m. Tues. Free. Civic Center and Berg, Southfield. (248) 769-4620.

North Oakland Concert Band “Summer Serenade” at Wildwood Amphitheater, classical/pops, 7 p.m. Tues. Free. 2700 Joslyn Ct., Orion Township. nocb.org.

Ringo Deathstarr with George Morris & the Gypsy Chorus and Betty Cooper at Small’s Bar, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Tues. $7 in advance, $10 at the door. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Lazyeyes at UFO Factory, rock, 9 p.m. Tues. $8. 2110 Trumbull, Detroit.

WEDNESDAY

Roots Vibration at Children’s Park, reggae, 7-9 p.m. Wed. Free. South Broadway in downtown Lake Orion. downtownlakeorion.org.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEK

“A Behanding in Spokane” at the Studio Theatre, 7 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. and 2 and 7 p.m. Sat. $12. 4743 Cass, Detroit. (313) 577-2972.

“Ernie” at City Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. (through Aug. 2). $20-$25. 2301 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-3465.

“Macbeth” at New Center Park, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. Free. 2990 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. shakespeareindetroit.com

Comedian Matt McClowry 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 Kevin McPeek at Joey’s Comedy Club, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. $12-$16, $25-$29 dinner and show. 36071 Plymouth, Livonia. (734) 261-0555.

SATURDAY

Julianne and Derek Hough “Move: Live On Tour” at Fox Theatre, 8 p.m. Sat. $25-$79.50. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

visual arts/film

THIS WEEKEND

Ann Arbor Art Fairs in downtown Ann Arbor, today-Sat. Free. Downtown Ann Arbor. artfair.org.

“Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” with appearances by actors from the film at Redford Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri. and 1 and 8 p.m. Sat. and 1 p.m. Sun. $7 ($30 for VIP dinner event Saturday evening).17360 Lahser, Detroit. (313) 537-2560.

SATURDAY

Breaking Borders “Elements,” a Burners Without Borders fundraiser with art, music performance and fashion at Tangent Gallery, 7 p.m.-midnight Sat. $15 entry, $10 with canned food donation. 715 E. Milwaukee, Detroit. burnerswithoutborders.org.

“100 drawings, $30 each” by Jimbo Easter at Trinosphones, 9 p.m. Sat. 1464 Gratiot, Detroit. (313) 737-6606.

etc.

THURSDAY

Grand Circus Gala fundraising event with cocktails, food and entertainment at Grand Circus Park, 6-10 p.m. Thurs. $75-$150. Woodward at Adams, Detroit.grandcircusgala.com.

THIS WEEKEND

Festa Italiana with food, live music, bocce ball and crafts at Freedom Hill, 5-11 p.m. Fri., noon-11 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun. Free admission, $10 parking. 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. (586) 228-3030 or iacsonline.com.

SATURDAY

Armenia Fest with entertainment, art, food, and more at Royal Oak Farmers Market, 5-10 p.m. Sat. Free. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. (248) 760-4645.

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