Entertainment calendar

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

big shows

THURSDAY

Reel Big Fish at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

The Whispers with Family of Faith Choir at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, soul, 8 p.m. Thurs. $38-$45. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

FRIDAY

Marianas Trench with Mainland at Fillmore Detroit, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $26-$36. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5450.

Drowning Pool with Audiotopsy and Violent New Breed at Diesel Concert Lounge, metal, 7 p.m. Fri. $20. 33151 23 Mile, Chesterfield. (586) 725-2228.

Fundraiser for Music Hall with Chaka Khan with Michael Cooper at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, R&B/funk, 8 p.m. Fri. $64-$120. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8501.

Jim Freeman with Jeff Pirrami at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $20-$30. 7096 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.

Griz at Saint Andrew’s Hall, electronic, 9 p.m. Fri. Sold out. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

SATURDAY

Katt Williams at Joe Louis Arena, comedy, 8 p.m. Sat. $52-$175. 19 Steve Yzerman, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

Jeffrey Osborne, Loose Ends, Atlantic Starr and Enchantment at Masonic Temple, R&B/funk, 8 p.m. Sat. $35-$89.50. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2724.

Max Pellicano at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, Elvis tribute, 8 p.m. Sat. $25-$49. 7096 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.

SUNDAY

Issa’s Winter Wonderland with Twaimz at Crofoot Ballroom, pop/internet, 11 a.m. Sun. $35, $95 VIP with early entry. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Floetry, Rahsaan Patterson, Lyfe Jennings and Vivian Green at Fox Theatre, R&B, 7 p.m. Sun. $49.50-$99.50. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

Comedy Explosion with Capone, Kenny Howell, Guy Torry and more at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, comedy, 7 p.m. Sun. $49-$69. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8501.

Peabo Bryson at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, R&B/soul, 7 p.m. Sun. $25-$75. 7096 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.

Aretha Franklin at Caesars Windsor, R&B/soul, 9 p.m. Sat. $35 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

TUESDAY

Shawn Colvin with Rebecca Pronsky at the Ark, pop/folk, 8 p.m. Tues. $40, $65 dinner package. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

live music

THIS WEEKEND

Detroit Symphony Orchestra violin concerto with Baiba Skride at Orchestra Hall, classical, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. and 8 p.m. Fri. $15-$100. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Barbara Morrison at Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, jazz, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $25. 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe. (313) 882-5299.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Brahms’“Third Symphony” with Baiba Skride, Danjulo Ishizaka and Leonard Slatkin at Orchestra Hall, classical, 8 p.m. Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. $15-$100. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

THURSDAY

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

Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Magic Bag, jazz, 8 p.m. Thurs. $22. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

My Folky Valentine at the Ark, folk, 8 p.m. Thurs. $15. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

FRIDAY

Rayes Biggs at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, jazz, 8 p.m. Fri. $15. 20510 Livernois, Detroit. (313) 34-6300.

Nessa at Trinity House Theatre, world/Celtic, 8 p.m. Fri. $15, $12 subscribers. 38840 Six Mile, Livonia. (734) 464-6302.

Christine Lavin and Don White at the Ark, folk, 8 p.m. Fri. $25. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Ethos at Zeke’s Rock and Roll BBQ, pop/rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $8. 240 W. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 206-7130.

SATURDAY

Michiyoshi Sato performs Tsugaru-jamisen at Forum Hall at University of Michigan, Japanese music, 4 p.m. Sat. Free. 100 Washtenaw, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-6307.

Neck Deep and State Champs at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 5:30 p.m. Sat. $18. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Stories Untold, Shapes & Colors, the Banshee Pilot and more at Crofoot Ballroom, rock, 6 p.m. Sat. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Alexander Zonjic with Thornetta Davis at Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, jazz/blues, 7 p.m. Sat. $20. 15801 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 943-2350.

Tribute to Lemmy with Dead in 5, Mound Road Engine, White Shag, Paula Messner, Mary Cobra and more at Token Lounge, rock/metal, 7 p.m. Sat. $10. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Van Halentine’s Day with Panama and the Beggars at the Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $15. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

Punch Drunk, Pedals of Power, Glitter Trash and Concept Drive Band at PJ’s Lager House, punk/rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $5. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

SUNDAY

Winter Acoustic Showcase with Kate Hinote & the Disasters, Ryan Dillaha, the Bruised Reed, Thirty Men and more at Rust Belt Market, pop/folk/rock, 1-6 p.m. Sun. Free. 22801 Woodward, Ferndale. rustbeltmarket.com.

Johnny Mathis tribute with Motor City Brass Band with David Robbins at ConCorde Inn, pop, 2:30 p.m. Sun. $25. 1919 Star Batt Road, Rochester Hills. (586) 924-6866.

UMS Choral Union “Love is Strong as Death” at Hill Auditorium, classical, 4 p.m. Sun. $10-$36. 825 N. University, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-2538.

Alexander Zonjic with Serieux at EARS Showplace, jazz/Motown, 7 p.m. Sun. $25, $50 with buffet dinner. 2140 Holbrook, Hamtramck. (313) 964-5050.

Cheeck to Cheeck at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, jazz, 8 p.m. Sun. $5. 20510 Livernois, Detroit. (313) 345-6300.

Seraphine Collective fundraiser with Britney Stoney and DJ at Lo & Behold Records & Books, pop/rock, 9 p.m. Sun. $10. 10022 Jos Campau, Hamtramck. seraphinecollective.org.

MONDAY

Albert Lee at the Ark, country/rockabilly, 8 p.m. Mon. $25. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

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.

Mike Stud at Crofoot Ballroom, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Tues. $17 in advance, $20 at the door. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

RJ Spangler & Trio at Old Town Tavern, jazz, 8-10 p.m. Tues. No cover. 122 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 662-9291.

Disappears and Ritual Howls at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 9 p.m. Tues. $8. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

WEDNESDAY

Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet at Music Box at the Max, jazz, 7 p.m. Wed. $25. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

djs/clubs

SATURDAY

DJs esQuire and Mike Trombley at Briggs Detroit, 10 p.m. Sat. No cover. 519 Jefferson, Detroit. (313) 656-4820.

Thirst Wave Black Hearts Ball with DJs Pleasure Kitten, Elektrosonik, Aaron Hingst and Darren Revell at Small’s Bar, 9 p.m. Sat. $5. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

WEDNESDAY

J. Phlip at Necto, 9 p.m. Wed. $15 and up. 516 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 994-5835.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEK

“Sondheim on Sondheim” at Encore Musical Theatre, 7 p.m. Thurs., 8 p.m. Fri., 3 and 8 p.m. Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. (through Feb. 21). $28-$32. 3126 Broad, Dexter. (734) 268-6200.

“Chicago” at Fisher Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat. and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sun. $39 and up. 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. (313) 872-1000.

“From Broadway to Obscurity” at Detroit Public Theatre at Allesee Hall at the Max, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (also Feb. 19-20). $20 and up. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

“Atomic” at Meadow Brook Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 6 p.m. Sat, 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sun. and 8 p.m. Wed. (through March 6). $33 and up. 207 Wilson Hall, Oakland University, Rochester. (248) 377-3300.

Tina Giorgi at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Thurs. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $11-$15 in advance, $13-$17 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.

Dance Theatre of Harlem at Detroit Opera House, 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2:30 p.m. Sun. $21-$96. 1526 Broadway, Detroit. (313) 237-SING.

“42nd Street” at Fox Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $30-$70. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

“Chesapeake” at Theatre Nova, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (through Feb. 28). $20 suggested donation. 416 W. Huron, Ann Arbor. (734) 635-8450.

“The Diary of Anne Frank” at Farmington Players Barn, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (through March 5). $16, $14 students. 32332 W. 12 Mile, Farmington Hills. (248) 553-2955.

FRIDAY

Max and Mrs. Kasha Davis from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” at Necto, 9 p.m. Fri. $5-$8. 516 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 994-5835.

TUESDAY

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” at Detroit Opera House, 7:30 p.m. Tues.-Wed. (through Feb. 28). $35-$89. 1526 Broadway, Detroit. (313) 237-SING.

visual arts/film

THIS WEEKEND

The Dirty Show with featured artist Colin Christian at Russell Industrial Center, 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 6 p.m. Sun. (also Feb. 19-20). $30. 1600 Clay, Detroit. dirtyshow.org.

ONGOING

Photography of Donita Simpson at Village Theater at Cherry Hill, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and during performances (through Feb. 28.) 50400 Cherry Hill, Canton. (734) 394-5300.

etc.

THURSDAY

“Love After Dark,” the science of Valentine’s Day at Cranbrook Institute of Science, 7 p.m. Thurs. $20 at the door. 39221 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills. (248) 645-3210.

FRIDAY

Little Red Dress Party with DJs, dancing, food and more at John D, 7 p.m. Fri. $40, proceeds benefit Red Cross of Flint. 22726 Woodward, Ferndale. E-mail johnakouri@yahoo.com for tickets.

THIS WEEK

Detroit Boat Show at Cobo Center, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon. and 3-9 p.m. Tues.-Wed. (through Feb. 21). $12, kids 12 and younger free with adult. 1 Washington, Detroit. detroitboatshow.net.

SATURDAY

Cupid’s Undie Run at Fillmore Detroit, noon-4 p.m. Sat. Race starts at 2 p.m. $55. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. cupidsundierun.com/city/detroit

50th Anniversary of the Call for Black Power with tributes to Dr. Ahmad Rahman and Ron Scott with the film “The Black Panther: Vanguard of the Revolution” at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 3 p.m. Sat. Free. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 494-5800.

Moon Dusters Ballroom Dancing at Livonia Civic Center, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Sat. $8. 15218 Farmington, Livonia. (734) 658-9980.

SUNDAY

Love Gone Wild at Detroit Zoo, 4 and 6 p.m. Sun. $50, $40 members. 8450 W. 10 Mile, Royal Oak. (248) 541-5717.

our picks

WINTER BLAST

at Campus Martius

Ice skating, dog sleds, snowshoeing, zip lining and a 200-foot snow slide are all part of the fun at the annual Winter Blast. The outdoor event also has tents with bands and food from local restaurants. This year the event aims to raise $75,000 for the the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. Admission is a $2 donation to Matrix Human Services, one children’s book or three canned food items. 800 Woodward, Detroit. winterblast.com.

GLOBAL FRIDAYS WITH NOURA MINT SEYMALI

at Arab American National Museum

The 2016 Global Fridays series at the AANM kicks off this week with Noura Mint Seymali from Mauritania in North Africa. She sings and plays an ardine, a harp-like instrument that is only played by women, and her band is a mix of funk, blues, psychedelic and world music. 8 p.m. Fri. $15, $10 members. 13624 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 582-2266.

DAVID CROSS

at Michigan Theater and Royal Oak Music Theatre

Actor and comedian David Cross brings his dark observations to the stage of the Michigan Theatre and Royal Oak Music Theatre this weekend. Thirty- and 40-somethings likely know him from his work on the HBO sketch series “Mr. Show” and as Tobias on “Arrested Development.” Those with kids may recognize his voice as Crane in the “Kung Fu Panda” films.

8 p.m. Sat. $35. 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 668-8397.

7 p.m. Sun. $34.99 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.