Metro Detroit entertainment calendar

big shows


Tony Orlando at Caesars Windsor, pop, 3 and 8 p.m. Thurs. $15 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

7 Seconds with Bishops Green, Success and Hellmouth at Shelter, punk, 7 p.m. Thurs. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.


The Spill Canvas at Shelter, rock, 6 p.m. Fri. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

I Prevail with Dangerkids, Fit for Rivals and more at Royal Oak Music Theatre, rock, 6:30 p.m. Fri. $9.89-$15. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Kid Rock with Foreigner at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock, 6:45 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Sold out. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

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

Rusted Root with the Infatuations and Secret Space at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.


Kenny Chesney with Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Chase Rice and Old Dominion at Ford Field, country, 5 p.m. Sat. $37.50-$142. 2000 Brush, Detroit. (313) 262-2000.

The Psychedelic Furs and the Church at Royal Oak Music Theatre, rock, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $25 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Idina Menzel at Fox Theatre, pop/Broadway, 8 p.m. Sat. $30-$125. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.


Foo Fighters at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Mon. Sold out. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.


Friends of the Berman Event: Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts, dance/music/fundraiser, 6:30 p.m. Tues. cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner, 9 p.m. performance. $1000 per couple. (248) 432-5673.


Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $25.50 lawn, $25.50-$121 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

live music


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

Kerrytown Nashbash music festival with Jim Photoglo, the Don Juans, Whit Hill and the Postcards and more at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, alt-country, 5-9 p.m. Thurs. Free. 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor. (734) 769-2999.

Kathy Kosins at Heritage Park, jazz/soul, 7 p.m. Thurs. Free. 24915 Farmington, Farmington Hills. (248) 473-1848.

A Night for James: A Concert Tribute to James Taylor at Performance Network Theatre, folk/rock, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. $20. 120 E. Huron, Ann Arbor. (734) 663-0681.

The Good Life with Big Harp at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $14. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 546-3696.

Royal Headache, Sheer Mag and Village Wives at UFO Factory, rock, 9 p.m. Thurs. $10. 2110 Trumbull, Detroit.


Battlecross CD release party with Black Fast and Yesterday’s Saints at Token Lounge, metal, 8 p.m. Fri. $20 and up. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Whitney Peyton with Young Lyte and Real Renegadez at Pike Room, hip-hop, 8 p.m. Fri. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Growwing Pains record release party with Ghetto Ghouls, Natural Causes and Mountains and Rainbows at UFO Factory, indie rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $7. 2110 Trumbull, Detroit.

Payback the Thief, Aloha Mr. Hand and Chay & the Hostages at Berkley Front, rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $5. 3087 12 Mike, Berkley. (248) 547-3331.


Ham + Jam with music and food with the Erers, the Ill Itches, Soul Divide and more at Fowling Warehouse, rock, noon-2 a.m. Sat. Free. 3901 Christopher, Hamtramck. (313) 264-1288.

Summer Acoustic Showcase with Mike Galbraith, Emily Rose, Ryan Racine, the Blueflowers, Annette DeLorean and more at Rust Belt Market, folk/pop, 3-7 p.m. Sat. Free. 22801 Woodward, Ferndale.

Princess Dragonmom “Stripes” art opening, live show and dance party at UFO Factory, rock/art, 7 p.m. Sat. No cover. 2110 Trumbull, Detroit.

Scott Holt at Callahan’s Music Hall, blues, 8 p.m. Sat. $15-$20. 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. (248) 858-9508.

The Appleseed Collective with the Normandies, Zander Michigan and Evan Haywood at Majestic Cafe, Americana, 9 p.m. Sat. $8/$10. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.


The Atomic Bitchwax with Against the Grain and the Octopus at Small’s Bar, rock/metal, 8 p.m. Sun. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.


Lionfight at Shelter, rock, 6 p.m. Wed. $10. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Haujobb and Alter Der Ruine with Ghost Synthesis at Small’s Bar, Industrial/electronic, 8 p.m. Wed. $13 in advance, $16 at the door. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.



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

Comedian Myq Kaplan at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $14 in advance, $16 at the door. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.


Magician John Russell at Trenton Village Theatre, 7 p.m. Sat. $5. 2447 W. Jefferson, Trenton. (734) 676-9561.

visual arts/film


“Things I Love” exhibit by Sue Majewski at Farmington Hills City Gallery at Costick Center, 6-8 p.m. Fri. artist reception, exhibit runs through Oct. 2. 28600 W. 11 Mile, Farmington Hills. (248) 473-1859.


Hazel Park Art Fair at Green Acres Park, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. Free. 620 W. Woodward Heights, Hazel Park.

Artists’ Market to benefit AIDS Walk Detroit, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. and 3-8 p.m. Mon. 96 E. 14 Mile, Clawson. 9248) 288-3600.

“Mary Poppins” sing-a-long at Michigan Theatre, 1:30 p.m. Sun. and 7 p.m. Sun. $16, $13 seniors and students, $11 members. 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 668-TIME.



Summer Zoomance at the Detroit Zoo, 6-9 p.m. Thurs. $14. Woodward at I-696, Royal Oak. (248) 541-5717 or


Northville’s Ford Field Festival with live music, beer garden and food trucks at Ford Field, 5-9:30 p.m. Fri. and 2-10 p.m. Sat. Free. 151 N. Griswold, Northville. (248) 349-7640.

2015 UAW-GM Spirit of Detroit HydroFest boat racing on the Detroit River, 8 a.m. Sat-Sun. Free for general admission, grandstand seating starts at $45. Detroit River. (313) 329-8047.

Castle Days — a gathering of race car and classic car enthusiasts from the ’70s and ’80s at White Castle, 5-11 p.m. Fri. Free, $10 for reserved parking. A fundraiser for Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. 6301 W. Warren, Detroit.


Big Community Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters at Merri-Bowl Lanes, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. $35. 30950 Five Mile, Livonia. (734) 427-2900.

USA Cares Car Show at Freedom Hill, noon Sat. 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. (586) 268-9700.

Hamtramck Hustle car show at Kelly’s Bar, 2 p.m. Sat. Free, $5 to register your car. 2401 Holbrook, Hamtramck. (313) 872-0387.

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 Freedom Hill Amphitheatre

Huey Lewis and the News bring their feel-good, upbeat ’80s hits to Freedom Hill. Some of the group’s top 10 singles include “Power of Love,” “Stuck With You,” “Heart of Rock & Roll” and “Jacob’s Ladder.” Don Felder, former guitarist for the Eagles, opens the show. 7:30 p.m. Fri. $9.47-$75. 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. (586) 268-9700.


at Chene Park

The Queen of Soul teams up with the Isley Brothers for a night of R&B hits under the stars at Chene Park. 8p.m. Sat. $46-$150. 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.