Entertainment calendar

big shows

THURSDAY

Counting Crows with Citizen Cope and Hollis Brown at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $25-$75. 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. (586) 268-9700.

Martina McBride and Loretta Lynn at Fox Theatre, country, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. $45-$75. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

The Damned at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. $22. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters with Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas at Meadow Brook Music Festival, rock, 7:45 p.m. Thurs. $30 lawn, $39.50-$115. 3554 Walton, Rochester Hills. (247) 377-0100.

Rickey Smiley at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, comedy, 8 p.m. Thurs. $40-$60. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

FRIDAY

Hazir starring Ustad Zakir Hussain and Shri Hariharan at Fillmore Detroit, world music/jazz, 7 p.m. Fri. $35-$200. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5450.

The J. Geils Band with Ian Hunter at DTE Energy Music Theatre, classic rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $25.50 lawn, $35.50-$121 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Ralphie May at Royal Oak Music Theatre, comedy, 8 p.m. Fri. $29.50-$79.50. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Ky-Mani Marley at Saint Andrew’s Hall, reggae/hip-hop, 8:30 p.m. Fri. $22. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Diana Ross at Caesars Windsor, pop/R&B, 9 p.m. Fri. $45 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive E., Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

SATURDAY

Chill on the Hill with Weezer, Panic! at the Disco, We Came as Romans, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness and more at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, rock, 1 p.m. Sat. $40 and up, weekend passes available. 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. (586) 268-9700.

Motörhead with Anthrax and Crobot at Fillmore Detroit, rock/metal, 7 p.m. Sat. $29.50-$49.50. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5450.

Zac Brown Band at Comerica Park, country, 7 p.m. Sat. $41.50-$101.50. 2100 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 962-4000.

Eagles of Death Metal at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Gramatik with Big Wild and Branx at Royal Oak Music Theatre, electronic, 8 p.m. Sat. $22 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Gladys Knight and the O’Jays at Hollywood Casino Toledo, R&B/soul, 8 p.m. Sat. $49-$89. 1968 Miami, Toledo. (419) 661-5200.

SUNDAY

Chill on the Hill with Cage the Elephant, Coheed & Cambria, Cold War Kids, Jr. Jr., Robert Delong and more at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, rock, 1 p.m. Sun. $40 and up, weekend passes available. 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. (586) 268-9700.

Bebe Rexha at Shelter, pop, 6:30 p.m. Sun. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Echo & the Bunnymen at Fillmore Detroit, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $29.50-$39.50. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5450.

Death with DAS at Blind Pig, rock, 9 p.m. Sun. $18 in advance, $20 at the door. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.

TUESDAY

The Avett Brothers with the Sheepdogs at Caesars Windsor, folk/rock, 8 p.m. Tues. $39.55 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

WEDNESDAY

Desaparecidos at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 6 p.m. Wed. $18. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Stone Temple Pilots at Fillmore Detroit, rock, 7 p.m. Wed. $30.50-$49.50. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5450.

Albert Hammond Jr. at Shelter, rock, 8 p.m. Wed. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

live music

THURSDAY

Tia Fuller at Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, jazz, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thurs. $25. 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms. (313) 882-5299.

The Accidentals with Rachel B. at the Ark, chamber folk, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. $15, free with any student ID. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Human Eye with Johnny Ill Band, Prude Boys and Twin Spin DJs at UFO Factory, punk, 9 p.m. Thurs. $10. 2110 Trumbull, Detroit. ufofactory.com.

FRIDAY

Big Smo with Haden Carpenter and DJ Orig at Crofoot Ballroom, country/rap, 7 p.m. Fri. $16 in advance, $18 at the door. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Mason Jennings at the Ark, singer/songwriter, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $30. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (734) 761-1451.

Belle Ghoul, Mexican Knives and Betty Cooper at Small’s Bar, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Terakaft with DJ Jay Daniels at Trinosophes, desert rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 1464 Gratiot, Detroit. (313) 737-6606.

SATURDAY

George Tysh and Craig Taborn at Trinosophes, poetry/jazz, 7 p.m. Sat. $10-$20 suggested. 1464 Gratiot, Detroit. (313) 737-6606.

The Yellow Room Gang at Trinity House Theatre, acoustic pop, 8 p.m. Sat. $15. 38840 W. Six Mile, Livonia. (734) 464-6302.

The Dirk Kroll Band and the Seatbelts at Cadieux Cafe, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $7. 4300 Cadieux, Detroit. (313) 882-8560.

SUNDAY

Garfield Angove tribute at Blue Goose Inn, blues, 3 p.m. Sun. $10 donation. 28911 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. (586) 296-0950.

Riders in the Sky, a salute to Roy Rogers at the Ark, country, 7 p.m. Sun. $25. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Sarah McQuaid at Stone House Concerts, folk, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $15. Metro Detroit. E-mail stonehouseconcerts@gmail.com to RSVP and get location. stonehouseconcerts.com.

MONDAY

Blue Monday series with RJ Spangler’s Blues Gang at Harambee House, blues, 7-9:30 p.m. Mon. No cover. 17191 James Couzens, Detroit. (313) 864-2345.

Christian Mistress with high spirits and Savage Master at Small’s Bar, metal, 8 p.m. Mon. $10. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

TUESDAY

Lucy Wainwright Roche and Suzzy Roche at the Ark, folk, 7:30 p.m. Tues. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (734) 761-1451.

WEDNESDAY

Hippo Campus with American Wrestlers and Valley Hush at Pike Room, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Wed. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Saun & Starr with the Third Coast Kings at Magic Bag, R&B/soul, 8 p.m. Wed. $15. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.

stage/comedy

THURSDAY

“Date Night” and “Hansen & Friends” at Go Comedy! Improv Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs. $10 each show. 261 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 327-0575.

Gary Gulman at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Thurs. $35. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.

THIS WEEK

Dom Pare with Simply Shanell and Steve Hansen at Joey’s Comedy Club, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. $12-$16, $25-$29 dinner and show. 36071 Plymouth, Livonia. (734) 261-0555.

“BFs” by Frank Anthony Polito at Slipstream Theatre Initiative, 8 p.m. Sat. and 7 p.m. Sun. (also Sept. 18-20 and 25-27). $12.60. 20937 John R, Hazel Park. slipstreamti.com.

“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” at Ridgedale Players, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (through Sept. 27). $15-$17. 205 W. Long Lake , Troy. (248) 988-7049.

“Always a Bridesmaid” at Two Muses Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (through Sept. 27). $20, $18 seniors and students in advance, $2 more at the door. At Barnes & Noble, 6800 Orchard Lake, West Bloomfield. twomusestheatre.org.

Kevin Downey Jr. 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.

FRIDAY

Go Comedy! All Star Showdown at Go Comedy! Improv Theatre, 10 p.m. Fri. $18. 261 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 327-0575.

visual arts

OPENING THURSDAY

Mobile Homestead Fall 2015 Opening “You Can't Print That: 50 Years of the Fifth Estate” at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. 5-7 p.m. Thurs. opening reception. 4454 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-6622.

OPENING FRIDAY

“The Change We Want To See: Artists Reflect on Detroit” at Detroit Artists Market, 6-9 p.m. Fri. opening reception (through Oct. 17). 4719 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-8504.

New exhibits at Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center including “Review, Reflect, Respond” with works by Nancy Thayer, “A Closer Look” with Amy Fell and more, 6-8 p.m. Fri. opening reception. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. (through Nov. 13). 1516 S. Cranbrook, Birmingham. (248) 644-0866.

SATURDAY

The Dirtiest Most Bizarre Art Show at Old Miami, noon-12:30 a.m. Sat. $2 before 6 p.m., $7 after. No cover for military with ID. 3930 Cass, Detroit. (313) 831-3830.

MONDAY

“Who I am This Time?” starring Jerry Vile and book signing with “The Orbit Magazine Anthology” author Rob St. Mary at Cinema Detroit, 7 p.m. Mon. 3420 Cass, Detroit. (313) 473-9238.

book events

THURSDAY

“The Orbit Magazine Anthology” author Rob St. Mary at Book Beat, 7-9 p.m. Thurs. 26010 Greenfield, Oak Park. (248) 968-1190.

SUNDAY

“The Orbit Magazine Anthology” author Rob St. Mary at Paperback Writer Books, 1 p.m. Sun. 61 Macomb, Mount Clemens. (586) 468-2665.

etc.

THIS WEEKEND

Plymouth Fall Festival with car show, bingo, craft show, food, carnival and more in downtown Plymouth, noon-11 p.m. Fri., 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat. and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. Free. South Main at Ann Arbor Trail, Plymouth. plymouthfallfestival.com.

Art & Apples Festival at Rochester Municipal Park, 4-7:30 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sat. and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Free. 400 6th St., Rochester. pccart.org.

Smokin’ Jazz & Barbecue Blues in downtown Brighton, 5 p.m.-midnight Fri. and noon-midnight Sat. Free. Main Street between Grand River and First Street, Brighton. (81) 227-5086 or brightonsmokinjazz.com.

THURSDAY

Red Cross Blood Drive at The Palace of Auburn Hills, 7 a.m.-6:45 p.m. Thurs. Donate blood and receive a Detroit Pistons pre-season ticket. 6 Championship Drive, Auburn Hills. (248) 377-0100.

Vintage Toy Buying Show at Courtyard Detroit Troy Marriott, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thurs. Free. 1525 E. Maple, Troy. (248) 528-2800.

FRIDAY

Appraisal Fair at Longacre House, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri. Appointments required. 24705 Farmington, Farmington. (248) 477-8404.

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

Fall Bridal Celebrations Show at The Palace of Auburn Hills, noon-5 p.m. Sun. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. 6 Championship Drive, Auburn Hills. (248) 377-0100.

LGBTQ Wedding Extravaganza with fashion show and entertainment at Hilton Garden Inn Detroit, 1-5 p.m. Sun. Free. 351 Gratiot, Detroit. (313) 967-0900.

Brew, Brats and Bands, a fundraiser for Canton Historical Society at Cady-Boyer Barn, 6-9 p.m. Sat. $30. 500 N. Ridge, Canton. (734) 394-5314.

WEDNESDAY

38th Annual Conservation and Sportsman’s Banquet at Laurel Manor, 5:30 p.m. Wed. $75 membership and dinner, $100 spouse package, $40 junior membership. 39000 Schoolcraft, Livonia. (734) 662-7512.

OUR PICKS

DALLY IN THE ALLEY

in Cass Corridor

Returning for the 38th year, this annual community street fair attracts people with interesting vendors, tons of food and beer and more than 40 musical acts on four stages. Highlights this year include pop rock bands, the HandGrenades (7 p.m.) and Valley Hush (10 p.m.). a poetry slam (7 p.m.) and fashion show (8 p.m.). 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat. Free. Rain date is Sunday. Forest and Hancock between Second and Third, Detroit.dallyinthealley.com.

UNIVERSOUL CIRCUS

at Chene Park

Clowns, trained animals, daredevils, acrobats and other entertainers from around the world make up the traveling UniverSoul Circus. 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thurs.; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Fri.; noon, 4 and 7 p.m. Sat.; 12:30, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sun.; 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tues., and 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wed. (through Sept. 20). $16.50 and up. 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.