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big shows

THURSDAY

Lamb of God with Anthrax, Deafheaven and Power Trip at Royal Oak Music Theatre, metal, 6 p.m. Thurs. $36-$65. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Graveyard at Saint Andrew’s Hall, metal, 8 p.m. Thurs. $18. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

FRIDAY

39th Ann Arbor Folk Festival with City and Colour, Richard Thompson, Yo La Tengo, the Oh Hellos, Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line, Penny & Sparrow, Ben Daniels Band and David Mayfield at Hill Auditorium, folk/rock/indie, 6 p.m. Fri. $37.50-$200. 825 N. University, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Ryan Bingham at Saint Andrew’s Hall, Americana, 7 p.m. Fri. $25. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats at Fillmore Detroit, folk/soul, 7 p.m. Fri. $20-$35. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5450.

Band of the Royal Marines with Pipes Drums and Dancers of the Scots Guard at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, traditional, 8 p.m. Fri. $30-$50. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 877-8501.

Billy Childs at Orchestra Hall at the Max, jazz, 8 p.m. Fri. $19-$99. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Protomartyr with Rebel Kind and Deadbeat Beat at Blind Pig, rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $12 in advance, $14 day of. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.

SATURDAY

39th Ann Arbor Folk Festival with Joan Baez, Cooder - White - Scaggs, Joshua Davis, Alan Doyle & the Beautiful Gypsies, Darlingside, Rose Cousins, the Accidentals and David Mayfield at Hill Auditorium, folk/rock/indie, 6 p.m. Sat. $37.50-$200. 825 N. University, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Alessia Cara with Kevin Garrett at Saint Andrew’s Hall, pop/R&B, 6:30 p.m. Sat. $18. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

89X Homie Awards with Battlecross, Shapes & Colors, Iamdynamite and Ghosts of August at Crofoot Ballroom, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Snoop Dogg at Masonic Temple, hip-hop, 8 p.m. Sat. $59-$115. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2724.

Avery Sunshine at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, R&B/soul, 8 p.m. Sat. $25-$60. 7096 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.

Cedric Gervais at V Nightclub at MGM Grand Detroit, electronic, 10 p.m. Sat. $10-$20. 1777 Third, Detroit. (313) 465-1650.

SUNDAY

Winter Jam with King & Country, Matthew West, Crowder, Red, Sidewalk Prophets, NewSong and more at The Palace of Auburn Hills, Christian pop, 5 p.m. Sun. $10. 6 Championship Drive, Auburn Hills. (248) 377-0100.

Billy Gibbons at Cathedral Theatre at Masonic Temple, rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $35-$59.50. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2724.

live music

THIS WEEK

Aguanko at Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, jazz, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. $15 for weekend sets. 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe. (313) 882-5299.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra “Tchaikovsky with Znaider” at Orchestra Hall at the Max, classical, 10:45 a.m. Fri. and 8 p.m. Sat. $15-$100. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

THURSDAY

Soul Session with Alise King, Alex Way and Kraymer Floyd at Jazz Cafe at Music Hall, soul, 8 p.m. Thurs. $10. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8501.

FRIDAY

Writhing, Coffin Feeder, Reptilian Brain, Inebriated and more at Diesel Concert Lounge, metal, 7 p.m. Fri. $10. 33151 23 Mile, Chesterfield. (586) 725-2228.

Final Assault record release party with the Dewtons, Nightbringer and more at Corktown Tavern, punk/metal, 8 p.m. Fri. $5. 1716 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 964-5103.

The Greyhounds with Zander Michigan and Nick Ciolino at Majestic Cafe, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $10 in advance, $12 day of. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Mike Leslie Band with Nina & the Buffalo Riders, the Wells and F. Patrick James at Small’s Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $10. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

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

Divided by Zed, the Sillies and Gasoline Gypsies at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $7. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

The Cheetahs, Sugarcoats and Dirty Cooper at UFO Factory, rock, $6. 2110 Trumbull, Detroit. ufofactory.com.

The Secrets, the Sillies and Science for Sociopaths at Northern Lights Lounge, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $7. 660 W. Baltimore, Detroit. (313) 873-1739.

1592, Roots Vibration and the Dirty Notion at New Way Bar, reggae, 9 p.m. Fri. $5. 23130 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 541-9870.

SATURDAY

Henry Ford College Big Band “Bop & Pop” concert at Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, jazz, 8 p.m. Sat. $20. 15801 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 943-2354.

Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials at Callahan’s Music Hall, blues, 8 p.m. Sat. $20-$25. 2105 South, Auburn Hills. (248) 858-9508.

Siamese, Fawnn, Odd Hours and Tart at Loving Touch, pop/rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $5. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

The Landmarks, Mountain Club and the Bruised Reed at Crossroad’s Bar & Grill, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $5-$8. 517 W. Cross, Ypsilanti. (734) 340-5597.

John Raymond & the Real Feels at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 9:30 p.m. Sat. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

The Lowercase with Januzzi Watchmen, Kid Grizzly and Jon Jackson at Blind Pig, rock, 9:30 p.m. Sat. $7-$10. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.

SUNDAY

A Tribute to Benny Goodman: The Julian Bliss Septet at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, jazz, 3 p.m. Sun. $29 and up, $20 students. 44575 Garfield, Clinton Township. (586) 286-2222.

Matthew Ball, Kerry Price, Jon Milan and Dave Bennett at Cliff Bell’s, boogie/blues, 5-8 p.m. Sun. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

TUESDAY

Rich Willis and the Chillin’ Circuit at Roberts Riverwalk Hotel, jazz/R&B, 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays. $5. 1000 River Place, Detroit. (313) 550-4130.

Tanya Tagaq in concert with “Nanook of the North” at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, world music, 7:30 p.m. Tues. $50-$60. 911 N. University, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-2538.

WEDNESDAY

Pell at Shelter, hip-hop, 7 p.m. $12. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEK

“From Broadway to Obscurity” at Detroit Public Theatre at Allesee Hall at the Max, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (through Feb. 20). $20 and up. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Stagecrafters presents “Avenue Q” at Baldwin Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fr., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (also Feb. 4-7). $22-$24. 415 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. (248) 541-6430.

“Legends” at Meadow Brook Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 6 p.m. Sat., 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sun. and 2 and 8 p.m. Wed. (through Jan. 31). $27-$42. 207 Wilson Hall, Rochester. (248) 377-3300.

Joe Machi 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.

Ricarlo Flanagan at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Thurs. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $9-$12 in advance, $11-$14 at the door. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.

“Butler” at Detroit Repertory Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 3 and 8:30 p.m. Sat. and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sun. (through March 13). $17 in advance, $20 day of. 13103 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit. (313) 868-1347.

“Sesame Street Live: Let’s Dance!” at Fox Theatre, 11 a.m. Thurs., 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Fri., 10:30 a.m. and 2 and 5:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. (through Feb. 7). $10-$65 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

“Men are from Mars – Women are from Venus” at City Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri., 4 and 8 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $54. 2301 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

“Man of La Mancha” at St. Dunstan’s Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $20, $18 seniors and students. 400 Lone Pine, Bloomfield Hills. (248) 737-3587.

“Bauer” at Open Book Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (through Feb. 6). $20, $15 seniors and students. Penelope’s Venue, 12219 Dix Toledo, Southgate. (734) 288-7753.

FRIDAY

Mike Bonner’s Uptown Friday Night with Heather J., Michael McDaniel, Mark Sweetman and Josh Adams at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 10 p.m. Fri. $20. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

SATURDAY

Art therapy experience with excerpts from the play “Love is Not My Best Subject” at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 2-5 p.m. Sat. Free. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 494-5800.

visual arts/film

THURSDAY

Hands on Hatch Art: Monotypes with Alice V. Schneider, workshop, at Hatch Art, 6-9 p.m. Thurs. $30, $45 adult with child, $60 adult with two children. 3456 Evaline, Hamtramck. Register: https://form.jotform.com/60124916542956

FRIDAY

“Streif: One Hell of a Ride” film premiere party at Magic Bag, 8 p.m. Fri. $15. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

SATURDAY

Breaking Borders “Spellbound” an evening of art, music, performance, fashion and more at Tangent Gallery and Hasting Street Ballroom, 7 p.m. Sat. $15. 715 E. Milwaukee, Detroit. burnerswithoutborders.org.

ONGOING

“Lou Reed, Metal Machine Trio: The Creation of the Universe” at Cranbrook Art Museum, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun., through March 26. 39221 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills. (248) 645-3323.

etc.

THURSDAY

“A Tribute for Spencer Haywood... the Trailblazer” at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 5:30 p.m. Thurs. $50. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 494-5800.

THIS WEEKEND

Novi Home Improvement Show at Suburban Collection Showplace, 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. $10, $9 seniors, $5 parking. 46100 Grand River, Novi. (248) 737-4477.

FRIDAY

Detroit City Chess Club Open Play at Detroit Institute of Arts, 4-8 p.m. Fri. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-7900.

SATURDAY

Monster Jam monster truck series at Ford Field, 7 p.m. Sat. $15 and up. 2000 Brush, Detroit. (877) 212-8898.

Moon Dusters Ballroom Dancing at Livonia Civic Center, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Sat. $8. 15218 Farmington, Livonia. (248) 968-5197.

our picks

FERNDALE BLUES & MUSIC FESTIVAL

downtown Ferndale

This city-wide event includes 40 concerts at about a dozen venues from Friday through Feb. 6. The live music event is a fundraiser for Ferndale Youth Assistance and MAC Health of Matrix Human Services. Look for concerts at several bars and restaurants in the Nine Mile and Woodward area including Sneakers, Dino’s, Rosie O’Grady’s, Howe’s Bayou and the New Way Bar. For a full schedule visit ferndalebluesfestival.org.

MACKLEMORE AND RYAN LEWIS

at Fox Theatre

Rapper Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis will release their new album, “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made,” next month, the follow up to 2012’s platinum debut “The Heist.” The second single from the album, the eight-minute track “White Privilege II,” was released last week and caused buzz by calling out Miley Cyrus and Iggy Azalea for appropriating black culture. 8 p.m. Tues. $39.50-$75. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

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