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big shows

THURSDAY

Lenny Kravitz at Meadow Brook Music Festival, rock, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. $29.50 lawn, $29.50-$99 pavilion. 3554 Walton, Rochester Hills. (248) 377-0100.

FRIDAY

Datsik with Slander and DJ Godfather outside of Elektrcity and Crofoot, electronic, 4 p.m. Fri. $20-$40. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Santana at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock/Latin, 8 p.m. Fri. $21 lawn, $35.50-$121 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Brian Regan at Caesars Windsor, comedy, 9 p.m. Fri. $25 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

SATURDAY

O.A.R. at Meadow Brook Music Festival, pop/rock, 6:30 p.m. Sat. $25 lawn, $29.50-$75 pavilion. 3554 Walton, Rochester Hills. (248) 377-0100.

One Direction at Ford Field, pop, 7 p.m. Sat. $99.50. 2000 Brush, Detroit. (313) 262-2000.

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly with Chaka Khan at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, soul/funk, 7 p.m. Fri. $25 lawn, $65-$150 pavilion. 14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights. (888) 929-7849.

Team Kendal Kidz Concert 2015 featuring Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $12-$40. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 377-0100.

Lynyrd Skynyrd at DTE Energy Music Theatre, southern rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $12 lawn, $17-$62 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

SUNDAY

Oddball Comedy Festival with Aziz Ansari, Amy Schumer and more at DTE Energy Music Theatre, comedy, 5:15 p.m. Sun. $36 lawn, $45.75-$146 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

ZZ Top with Blackberry Smoke at Caesars Windsor, rock, 8 p.m. Sun. $45 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

WEDNESDAY

Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues with Mike Daws at Village Theatre, songwriter, 7 p.m. Wed. $59.50-$99. 50400 Cherry Hill, Canton. (248) 858-9333.

live music

THIS WEEK

Dave McMurray at Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, jazz, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. $15 for weekend sets. 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms. (313) 882-5200.

THURSDAY

My Pal Val and Cheerleader at the Whitney Garden Party, rock, 5-9 p.m. Thurs. $5. 4421 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-5700.

Mix @ the Max with Lily Jurkiewicz and Madeleine Jurkiewicz at Music Box at the Max, classical, 6 p.m. Thurs. $15. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

L’USA at Heritage Park, pop/Motown, 7 p.m. Thurs. Free. Food from Mac Shak and Kona Ice. 24915 Farmington, Farmington Hills. (248) 473-1848.

The Ben Sharkey Big Band at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 8 p.m. Thurs. $15. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

Valley Hush with Gosh Pith, Ping Pong and Little Animal at Blind Pig, pop/rock/electronic, 9:30 p.m. Thurs. $5-$8. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.

FRIDAY

An Evening of Jazz and Comedy at Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College, jazz/comedy, 7 p.m. Fri. $45. 4800 Huron, Ypsilanti. aananbpwc.org.

Devious Ones record release party with Destroy This Place, Radio Burns and the Idiot Kids at Small’s Bar, punk/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $7. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 833-9700.

Blackbyrds at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, jazz, 8 p.m. Fri. $15. 20510 Livernois, Detroit. (313) 345-6300.

Benefit for the Ferndale Area District Library with Chris Bathgate and 800beloved, Ancient Language, Woven Tangles, Kriss Gaynes, Molly Jean, DJ Eddie Logix and mister at Loving Touch, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $5 suggested donation. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 546-3696.

Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys with the Way Down Wanderers at the Ark, bluegrass, 8 p.m. Fri. $15. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

The Erers, Junglefowl and Six and the Sevens at Cadieux Cafe, rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $5. 4300 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 882-8560.

SATURDAY

Afternoon Hoedown to benefit Ferndale Cat Shelter with Briscoe County Vultures and more at New Way Bar, country/punk, 5-7 p.m. Sat. No cover. 23130 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 541-9870.

Kenny Parker Band featuring Dan Devins and Jimmy McCarty at Starkweather Arts Center, blues, 7-9 p.m. Sat. Free. 219 N. Main, Romeo. (586) 752-5700.

Zella Day at Shelter, pop/rock, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $9.39. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

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

Barrence Withfield & the Savages, Bonehead and Dirty Copper at PJ’s Lager House, soul/rock/punk, 9 p.m. Sat. $10. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Gold Crayon, Red Stone Souls and Bronze Mambas at Old Miami, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $5. 3930 Cass, Detroit. (313) 831-3830.

Rolling Tussing and the Mid-West Territory Band at Cliff Bell’s, jazz/folk, 9:30 p.m. Sat. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

Justin Martin, Ardalan and Golf Clap at Populux, electronic, 9:30 p.m. Sat. $10. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. paxahau.com.

SUNDAY

Mick Jenkins and STWO at Shelter, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Sun. $17. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

The Smoking Flowers at Tom’s Tavern, rock, 7 p.m. Sun. No cover. 10093 W. Seven Mile, Detroit. (313) 862-9768.

MONDAY

Belgian American Association Band at Wahby Park, ragtime/pop/marches, 7-8 p.m. Mon. Free. Jefferson south of 10 Mile, St. Clair Shores. thebaa.us.

TUESDAY

Mac Sabbath with Sros Lords and Bronze Mambas at Majestic, rock, 8 p.m. Tues. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

WEDNESDAY

Four Year Strong with Defeater and more at Shelter, rock, 6 p.m. Wed. $17.50. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

stage/comedy

THURSDAY

“Throwing Shade” live podcast with Bryan Safi at Magic Bag, 8 p.m. Thurs. $12. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.

THIS WEEK

Comedian Nate Fridson 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 Justin Leon at Joey’s Comedy Club, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. $12-$16, $25-$29 dinner and show. 36071 Plymouth, Livonia. (734) 261-0555.

Comedian Dobie Maxwell 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.

WEDNESDAY

“Still Got It” Players present “The Red Velvet Cake War” at Village Theater, 1 p.m. Wed. and Sept. 3 plus 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4-5 and 2 p.m. Sept. 6. $16-$18. 50400 Cherry Hill, Canton. (734) 394-5300.

etc.

THIS WEEK

2015 Detroit SummerFest with music and fitness programming at Campus Martius and Grand Circus Park, Thurs.-Sat. Free. 800 Woodward, Detroit.

Chesterfield Art and Music Festival at Brandenburg Park, 10 a.m. Sat.-Sun. Free. 50050 Jefferson, Chesterfield. (586) 949-0400 ext. 4.

SATURDAY

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

New Hope Family Fun Festival with music, fitness, games food and more at Mill Race Village, 4-8 p.m. Sun. $25, $10 children and teens. 215 Griswold, Northville. (248) 348-0115.

visual arts/film

THURSDAY

“Little Library Originals” an exhibition of Little Free Libraries transformed by local artists at 4731 Detroit, 5:30-8 p.m. Thurs. 4731 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 355-3273.

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