Entertainment Calendar

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

big shows


Brand New at Meadow Brook Music Festival, rock, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. $25 lawn and $25-$42 pavilion. 3554 Walton, Rochester Hills. (248) 377-0100.


Nicki Minaj with Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe and Dej Loaf at DTE Energy Music Theatre, hip-hop/pop, 7 p.m. Fri. $31 lawn, $25.50-$121 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Fantasia at Chene Park, R&B/pop, 8 p.m. Fri. $40 lawn, $55-$100 pavilion. 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

Rockin’ on the Riverfront with Burton Cummings of the Guess Who with Laughing Madmen behind GM Renaissance Center, classic rock, 8 p.m. Fri. Free. 100 Renaissance Center, Detroit. (313) 567-3126.

Dick Dale at Magic Bag, surf rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $25. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.

Lord Huron with Widowspeak at Royal Oak Music Theatre, indie folk, 8 p.m. Fri. $24. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Diana Krall at Meadow Brook Music Festival, jazz/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $15 lawn, $35-$100 pavilion. 3554 Walton, Rochester Hills. (248) 377-0100.


Jazz on the River with headliners Kenny G (Saturday) and Jeffrey Osborne (Sunday) at Elizabeth Park, jazz, park opens at noon Sat.-Sun. Free admission, $5 parking. 4461 Elizabeth, Trenton. (734) 261-1990.


Fair Lane Folk Festival with Joshua Davis, Rayland Baxter, Frontier Ruckus and more at Henry Ford Estate, folk, 4-10 p.m. Sat. $25 in advance, $35 day of, $75 VIP. 4901 Evergreen, Dearborn. www.fairlanefolkfest.org.

The Kills with the Erers and Baby in Vain at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $25. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Harry Connick, Jr. at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, pop/jazz, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $30 lawn, $45-$99.50 pavilion. 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. (586) 268-9700.

The Whispers at Detroit Opera House, soul/pop, 8 p.m. Sat. $55-$100. 1526 Broadway, Detroit. (313) 237-7464.


Primus with Dinosaur Jr. and the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger with Sean Lennon at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $25 lawn, $39.50-$49.50. 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. (586) 268-9700.

Tim McGraw with Billy Currington and Chase Bryant at DTE Energy Music Theatre, country, 7 p.m. Sun. $26.75 lawn, $67.75 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.


Deep Purple and Blue Oyster Cult with L.A. Guns at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, classic rock, 7:30 p.m. Tues. $10-$99. 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. (586) 268-9700.

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band at Michigan Theater, country/folk, country, 7:30 p.m. Tues. $49.50-$75. 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 668-8397.


Neurosis with the Body and Brothers of the Sonic Cloth at Saint Andrew’s Hall, metal, 7 p.m. Wed. $25. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock/metal, 7 p.m. Wed. $26 lawn, $25.50-$95.50 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

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

live music


Desolation Angels and Nina and the Buffalo Riders at the Whitney Garden Party, rock, 5-9 p.m. Thurs. $5. 4421 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-5700.

Sky Covington featuring Club Crescendo presented by The Detroit News at Grand Circus Park, jazz, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thurs. Free. Woodward at W. Adams, Detroit. downtowndetroitparks.com.

Kari Holmes and the Modern Day Drifters at Heritage Park, country, 7 p.m. Thurs. Free. 24915 Farmington, Farmington Hills. (248) 473-1848.

Reeves Gabrels with the Witches at Small’s Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $12. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Anthony Pirog at Canterbury House, jazz, 8 p.m. Thurs. $5-$10. 721 E. Huron, Ann Arbor. (734) 665-0606.


Against the Grain record release party with Skeemin’ No Goods, Child Bite, Black Actress and Stone Ritual at Small’s Bar, punk/metal, 8 p.m. Fri. $8. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

DJF Guitar Competition at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

Doogatron, Jaws that Bite, Pat in the Hat, K-Man Assault Rifle and Sean Brocash at Crossroad’s Bar & Grill, electronic music, 9 p.m. Fri. $5-$8. 517 W. Cross, Ypsilanti.


Ortheia Barnes Music Festival with Thornetta Davis and Luther Keith at Focus: HOPE, blues/R&B, 7-11 p.m. Sat. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 1200 Oakman, Detroit. (313) 598-0408.

“Blues is a Feeling” photography exhibit with live music by Alicia Venchuk Trio at Starkweather Arts Center, blues, 7-9 p.m. Sat. $8, $6 members. 219 N. Main, Romeo. (586) 752-5700.

Motor City Brewing Works Canniversary with the Hetchmen and Tunde Olaniran at New Center Park, rock/electronic/pop, 8-11 p.m. Sat. Free. 2998 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit.

Kaleido with Love Sick Love at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 546-3696.

Dirtwolf, White Shag and SUB at New Way Bar, rock/metal, 8 p.m. Sat. Free. 23130 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 541-9870.

Fireking, Chris Richards & the Subtractions and the Dirk Kroll Band at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $10. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Arbutus, Blue Hawaii, BRAIDS, Majical Cloudz, Project Pablo and more at Tires, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. 6541 E. Lafayette, Detroit.


Grosse Pointe Symphony Orchestra at Moross Cafe inside St. John Hospital and Medical Center, classical, 3 p.m. Sun. Free. 22101 Moross, Detroit. (313) 343-4000.

Aaron Gillespie with William Beckett at Shelter, rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $12. E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.


Organist Gail Archer at St. Francis Church, classical, 7 p.m. Mon. Free. 2250 E. Stadium, Ann Arbor. (734) 769-2550.


Berner with Scolla at Shelter, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Tues. $13. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Southfield Jazz Orchestra at Burgh Park, jazz, 7-8:30 p.m. Tues. Free. Civic Center and Berg Roads, Southfield. (248) 769-4620.

Sumac with Hordes and Dirtwolf at Majestic Cafe, rock, 8 p.m. Tues. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.



“Once Upon a Mattress” at Meadow Brook Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. and 2 p.m. Sat. $15, $12 seniors and students. 207 Wilson, Rochester Hills. (248) 885-5129.

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

Comedian Robert L. Hines 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 Josh Alton at Joey’s Comedy Club, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. $12-$16, $25-$29 dinner and show. 36071 Plymouth, Livonia. (734) 261-0555.

Comedian Nore Davis at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $13 in advance, $15 at the door. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.

“Untangled: The True Story of Rapunzel” at Performance Network Theatre, 1, 3 and 7 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $15. 120 E. Huron, Ann Arbor. (734) 663-0681.


Detroit Improv Festival kick off event with SALT, Magic & Preach and DIF Allstars featuring Steve Kleinedler, Chris DiAngelo and PJ Jacokes at Go Comedy Improv Theatre, 8 p.m. Wed. $10. Festival runs through Aug. 9. 261 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. www.detroitimprovfestival.org.

visual arts/film


Fine Art in the Village of Rochester Hills, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. and noon-6 p.m. Sun. Free. Walton and Adams, Rochester Hills. (248) 689-8734 or www.fineartatthevillage.com.


“Double Dip” art show with works by Glen L. Allen, Sandra Cook, Eric Demeter, Thomas Gogola, Luke MacGilvray and Adam Ostrowski at Atomic Cafe, 7 p.m.-midnight Sat. 10326 Jos Campau, Hamtramck. (248) 568-0488.


Painter Nancy Flanagan at Kerrytown Concert House, 5 p.m. Wed. Free. 415 N. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 769-2999.



Astrology and Psychic Fair with Rich Milostan at Troy Masonic Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 admission, $25-$35 readings. 1032 Hartland, Troy. (248) 528-2610.

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



at Belle Isle

One of the highlights of this family-friendly event is a performance by electronic music star Juan Atkins. The party also has fine art, fashion, food and fitness activities like yoga and biking. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat.-Sun. (music starts at noon each day). Free. Belle Isle, Jefferson at E. Grand Blvd., Detroit. www.charivaridetroit.com.


in Brightmoor neighborhood

Spend a Saturday in Detroit’s Old Redford and Brightmoor neighborhood as parking lots, community gardens and sidewalks come alive with interactive artwork, performances, music and more. Hear the Gabriel Brass Band, singer Kisma Jordan, Jessica Care More with Ursula Rucker and see Ballet Folkloriko de Detroit. 3-10 p.m. Sat. Free. Near Grand River and Lahser, Detroit. www.sidewalkdetroit.com.