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Entertainment Calendar

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

big shows

THURSDAY

Bryan Adams at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $16 lawn, $16-$95.50 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Tower of Power with the Average White Band at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, R&B, 8 p.m. Thurs. $35-$50. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

FRIDAY

Vans Warped Tour with Simple Plan, Handguns, Kosha Dillz, Neck Deep and more at The Palace of Auburn Hills, punk/rock, 11 a.m. Fri. $38.50. 6 Championship Drive, Auburn Hills. (248) 377-0100.

Fourth Fridays with Bootsy Collins, Larry Lee and Back in the Day, King Sweat, Malaya Watson and more at Campus Martius, variety, noon-11 p.m. Fri. (Bootsy plays at 9 p.m.) Free. 800 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 962-0101.

Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, pop/oldies, 6 p.m. Fri. $35-$89. 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. (888) 929-7849.

The Eagles at Joe Louis Arena, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $49.50-$189. 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit. (313) 396-7000.

Rockin’ on the Riverfront with Dennis DeYoung and the music of Styx behind GM Renaissance Center, classic rock, 8 p.m. Fri. Free. 100 Renaissance Center, Detroit. (313) 567-3126.

Maxine Nightingale, Thelma Houston and Cheryl Lynn at Chene Park, disco, 8 p.m. Fri. $26 lawn, $35-$65 pavilion. 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

X at Magic Bag, punk/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $35. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.

THIS WEEKEND

Mo Pop Festival with Modest Mouse, Passion Pit, Iron & Wine with Ben Birdwell, Brandon Flowers, Chromeo and more at West Riverfront Park, pop/rock, noon Sat.-Sun. $69 and up. 1801 W. Jefferson, Detroit. mopopfestival.com

SATURDAY

New Country on the River with Dan + Shay, Jason Michael Carroll, David Shelby and more at Elizabeth Park, country, 1-10 p.m. Sat. Free admission, $5 parking. 4461 Elizabeth, Trenton. (734) 261-1990 or www.wycd.com.

BFF Fest with R. Ring, Blizzard Babies, Blood Stone, Bonehead, Cheerleader, Prude Boys and more at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, pop/rock/punk, 2 p.m. Sat. $10. 4454 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-6622.

Sublime with Rome and Rebelution at Meadow Brook Music Festival, punk/rock/reggae, 6:30 p.m. Sat. $20 lawn, $20-$59.50 pavilion. 3554 Walton, Rochester Hills. (248) 377-0100.

J. Cole at DTE Energy Music Theatre, hip-hop, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $30.50 lawn, $26.75-$76.75 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Shania Twain at The Palace of Auburn Hills, country, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $46-$136. 6 Championship Drive, Auburn Hills. (248) 377-0100.

Dramatics with Heatwave, Stylistics, the Emotions and Bloodstone at Chene Park, R&B, 8 p.m. Sat. $36 lawn, $45-$100 pavilion. 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

Jay Leno at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, comedy, 8 p.m. Sat. $25 lawn, $35-$50. 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. (888) 929-7849.

SUNDAY

Machine Gun Kelly at Fillmore Detroit, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Sun. $30.50-$40. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5450.

Kelly Clarkson with Pentatonix at DTE Energy Music Theatre, pop, 7 p.m. Sun. $16 lawn, $25.50-$95.50. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

MONDAY

Steely Dan with Elvis Costello and the Imposters at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Mon. $21 lawn, $35.50-$121 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga at Meadow Brook Music Festival, pop, 8 p.m. Mon. $35 lawn, $75-$275 pavilion. 3554 Walton, Rochester Hills. (248) 377-0100.

TUESDAY

Slipknot with Lamb of God, Bullet for My Valentine and Motionless in White at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock/metal, 6 p.m. Tues. $26 lawn, $30-$66 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

WEDNESDAY

First Aid Kit at Saint Andrew’s Hall, folk, 7 p.m. Wed. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Freddie Jackson at Chene Park, soul, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $13 lawn, $18-$36 pavilion. 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

Hozier at Meadow Brook Music Festival, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Wed. $29.50-$65. 3554 Walton, Rochester Hills. (248) 377-0100.

The Australian Pink Floyd Show with Led Zeppelin 2 at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock, 8 p.m. Wed. $6 lawn, $11-$71 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Graham Nash at Michigan Theater, rock, 8 p.m. Wed. $29.50-$75. 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 668-8397.

live music

THURSDAY

Big Will and the 360 Band at the Whitney Garden Party, R&B/pop/rock, 5-9 p.m. Thurs. $5. 4421 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-5700.

Anthony Raneri at Shelter, rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $13. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Matt Kysia at Crave Ferndale, soul/pop, 8:30 p.m. Thurs. No cover, but reservations suggested. 22826 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 398-4070.

THIS WEEKEND

Placenta Recordings 10 year anniversary show with Styrofoam Sanchez, Dental Work, Eprom Colony and more at Tangent Gallery and Hastings Street Ballroom, electronic/punk/experimental, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $15 each night. 715 E. Milwaukee, Detroit. (313) 873-2955.

Call of the Drum International Music Festival at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Free. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 494-5800.

FRIDAY

Bulletboys, Tracii Guns’ L.A. Guns and more at Token Lounge, rock/metal, 5 p.m. Fri. $20. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

A.A. Bondy at Pike Room, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $12. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Suburban Delinquents, ALD, Devious Ones and more at Shelter, punk, 8 p.m. Fri. $7. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Tipsy Oxcart at Trumbullplex, roots/Balkan, 8 p.m. Fri. $6. 4210 Trumbull, Detroit. trumbullplex.org.

Rocket 455 with Brian McCarty and the Big Bad Beat at Small’s Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $8. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Hayley Readron at Trinity House Theatre, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $15. 38840 W. Six Mile, Livonia. (734) 464-6302.

BFF Fest pre-party with Rebel Kind, Alice Bag, Casual Sweetheart, Sharkmuffin and Double Winter at UFO Factory, pop/rock/punk, 9 p.m. Fri. $6. 2110 Trumbull, Detroit. ufofactory.com.

Summer Smash with Fred Thomas, Stef, Ryan Allen & His Extra Arms and more at PJ’s Lager House, pop/rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Ali Bey Quartet at Cliff Bell’s, jazz/funk, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

SATURDAY

Axis — the Jimi Hendrix Tribute Experience with Tales of Cream at Magic Bag, classic rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $12. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.

Magda with Chuck Daniels and Gabi at TV Lounge, electronic music, 9 p.m. Sat. $12. 2548 Grand River, Detroit. www.paxahau.com.

Nina Las Vegas at Grasshopper Underground, electronic, 9 p.m. Sat. Free admission before 10 p.m. with RSVP at www.thegrasshopperunderground.com. 22757 Woodward, Ferndale.

Dead in 5 with Eva Under Fire and Black Flower Blossom at the Rockery, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $5. 1175 Eureka, Wyandotte. (734) 281-4629.

SUNDAY

Last Stop Sunday with Poor Bastard, Greg Aubry, Zander Michigan and Alan from At Willoughby at New Dodge Lounge, pop/rock, 6-8 p.m. Sun. No cover. 23130 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 541-9870.

City of Dreams at Shelter, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Sun. $10. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Bob Schneider at Magic Bag, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Sun. $18. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.

TUESDAY

Fundraiser for Detroit World Suite with Danilo Perez at Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, jazz, 6:30 p.m. Tues. $100 (includes dinner). 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms. (855) 529-9338 ext. 103.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEK

“Ernie” at City Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat. and 1 and 5 p.m. Sun. (through Aug. 2). $20-$25. 2301 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-3465.

Comedian David Dyer 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 Chris Barnes at Joey’s Comedy Club, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. $12-$16, $25-$29 dinner and show. 36071 Plymouth, Livonia. (734) 261-0555.

Comedian Dwayne Gill 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.

THURSDAY

Contestants from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” including Violet Chachki plus Katya and Trixie and Pearl at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, 8 p.m. Thurs. $25, $60-$75 VIP. 7096 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.

SUNDAY

The UNclub Open Mic with Mark Sweetman at the Yellow Barn, 9 p.m. Sun. $5. 416 W. Huron, Ann Arbor. (734) 985-0875.

book events

SATURDAY

Reading, discussion and signing with author and interfaith activist Saadia Faruqi about her book “Brick Walls: Tales of Hope & Courage from Pakistan” at Pages Bookshop, 2-3:30 p.m. Sat. 19560 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 473-7342.

etc.

THIS WEEKEND

St. Clair Riverfest with concerts, carnival, boat races and more in downtown St. Clair, 5-11 p.m. Thurs., 4 p.m.-midnight Fri., noon-midnight Sat. and noon-8 p.m. Sun. Free. Downtown St. Clair. www.stclairriverfest.com.

Maker Faire Detroit at The Henry Ford, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $28, $26 seniors, $19 ages 5-12. 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn. (313) 982-6001.

THURSDAY

Detroit Birthday Party with food trucks, music and more at Detroit Historical Museum, 6 p.m. Thurs. $10, $5 Detroit 313 Society members. 5401 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-4143.

SATURDAY

Day on the Town with shopping, family activities, car show and more in Birmingham, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. Free. Downtown Birmingham. www.enjoybirmingham.com.

Belle Isle Summer Saturdays with outdoor activities, games, art, food and more at Belle Isle, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. Free. Jefferson at E. Grand Blvd., Detroit. www.belleisleconservancy.org.

Car Show and benefit for Turning Point Domestic Violence Center at CIA Financial Group Parking Lot, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. Free. 45600 Village, Shelby Township. (888) 226-7730.

Art of Resilience Starr Summer Youth Festival at Paradise Valley Park, noon-8 p.m. Sat. Free. 311 E. Grand River, Detroit. www.artofresilience.org.

Northville Concours d’Elegance Preview Event in Downtown Northville, noon-4 p.m. Sat. Free. Main Street, Northville. www.downtownnorthville.com.

Celebrate America Fireworks with carnival, pony rides and more family fun at Keyworth Stadium, 6-10 p.m. Sat. Rain date is Sunday. Free. 3201 Roosevelt, Hamtramck.

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

SUNDAY

St. Clair Shores Farmers Market at Blossom Heath/Wahby Park, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sun. Jefferson just south of 10 Mile, St. Clair Shores. scsfarmersmarket.weebly.com.