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big shows

THURSDAY

Fatman on Batman with Kevin Smith at Fillmore Detroit, discussion of film/comics/pop culture, 7 p.m. Thurs. $20-$60. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

FRIDAY

Smashing Pumpkins with Liz Phair at Fillmore Detroit, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $45-$75. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Norm Macdonald at Royal Oak Music Theatre, comedy, 8 p.m. Fri. $34 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

SATURDAY

Puscifer at Fillmore Detroit, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $35-$75. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

O-Town with Todd Carey at Crofoot Ballroom, pop, 7 p.m. Sat. $25. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Keys N Krates at Royal Oak Music Theatre, electronic, 8 p.m. Sat. $20 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Ani DiFranco at Michigan Theater, folk/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $30-$55. 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 668-8397.

TUESDAY

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

Iron Maiden at The Palace of Auburn Hills, metal, 7:50 p.m. Tues. $29.50-$89.50. 6 Championship Drive, Auburn Hills. (248) 377-0100.

The Dandy Warhols with Seratones at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Tues. $25. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

Marshall Crenshaw and the Bottle Rockets at the Ark, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Tues. $25. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

WEDNESDAY

The Expendables with Passafire, Tunnel Vision and Jon Wayne and the Pain at Saint Andrew’s Hall, reggae/rock, 6:30 p.m. Wed. $18. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

live music

THIS WEEK

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

THURSDAY

Ash Can Van Gogh at the Whiskey Six, folk rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. No cover. 646 St. Clair, Grosse Pointe. (313) 939-2403.

U-M Jazz Showcase with Kendrick Scott at the Ark, jazz, 8 p.m. Thurs. $15, $5 students. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

FRIDAY

Counterparts with Expire, Gideon and Knocked Loose at Shelter, rock, 6 p.m. Fri. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Trash Brats with the High Born and Voltage at Small’s Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Jesse Kramer at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

SATURDAY

Who’s Bad Michael Jackson tribute with Natural Wonder — the Stevie Wonder Experience at Saint Andrew’s Hall, R&B/pop, 8 p.m. Sat. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

The Seatbelts, the Zotz, the Dirk Kroll Band and Semi-colons at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $8. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra with conductor Michelle Merrill and double bassist Kevin Brown perform Beethoven’s “Pastoral” at Orchestra Hall at the Max, classical, 8 p.m. Sat. $15-$100. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

The Beggars, Colossus, Dirtwolf and Orange Areola at Small’s Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $5. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Intronaut with Scale the Summit, North and Stone Ritual at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $13 in advance, $15 at the door. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Alta and Drake Dantzler at Birmingham Temple, classical, 8 p.m. Sat. $28, $25 seniors and students. 28611 12 Mile, Farmington Hills. (248) 661-1348.

Mangchi with Palaces and Duane the Brand New Dog at Garden Bowl, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. No cover. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

SUNDAY

Peter and the Test Tube Babies with the Bad English and Devious Ones at Majestic Cafe, punk/rock, 8 p.m. Sun. $12 in advance, $15 day of. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

MONDAY

Son Lux with Dawn of Midi at Shelter, alternative hip-hop, 8 p.m. Mon. $13. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Rob Clearfield at Canterbury House, jazz, 9-11 p.m. Mon. $10, $5 seniors and students. 721 E. Huron, Ann Arbor. (734) 665-0606.

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.

WEDNESDAY

Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs the music of the Rolling Stones at Orchestra Hall at the Max, rock/classical, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $19-$105. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Bongzilla with Black Cobra, Kings Destroy and Lo-Pan at Loving Touch, rock/metal, 8 p.m. Wed. $18 in advance, $20 at the door. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEK

American Ballet Theatre’s “The Sleeping Beauty” at Detroit Opera House, 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sat. and 2:30 p.m. Sun. $39 and up. 1526 Broadway, Detroit. (313) 237-7464.

“If/Then” at Fisher Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. 2 and 8 p.m. Sat., 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sun. and 8 p.m. Tues.-Wed. (through April 10). $35 and up. 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. (313) 872-1000.

“Calendar Girls” 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 April 10). $27-$42. 2200 N. Squirrel, Rochester. (248) 377-3300.

Gary Gulman at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Thurs. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $12-$16 in advance, $14-$16 at the door. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.

“Devil Dog Six” 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 May 15). $17 in advance, $20 at the door. 13103 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit. (313) 868-1347.

“Heroes of British Comedy, Part II” at Marquis Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (also April 8-9). $15. 135 E. Main, Northville. (248) 349-8100.

SATURDAY

Choreography Expo featuring Body Traffic, Take Root, Jennifer Harge, ArtLabJ and Eisenhower Ballet at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 8 p.m. Sat. $30-$50. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8500.

SUNDAY

Wham City Comedy Tour comedy and video collective at UFO Factory, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $10. 2110 Trumbull, Detroit. ufofactory.com.

etc.

THURSDAY

Health, Wellness and Beauty Expo at Total Sports Complex, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thurs. Free. 22777 Farmington, Farmington. (248) 919-6917.

SATURDAY

Psychic Fair at Troy Masonic Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. $5 admission, $25-$35 readings. 1032 Hartland, Troy. (248) 528-2610.

Black Marriage Day 2016 with panel discussions, contests and more at Charles H. Wright Museum, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. $50 per couple in advance, $55 day of. 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.

our picks

TOM ARNOLD

at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle

Comedian Tom Arnold has come along way since his days as goofball “Arnie” on the hit sitcom “Roseanne” (he was also briefly married to the show’s star and the pair created tabloid fodder with their wacky behavior). Arnold has also hosted the “Best Damns Sports Show Period” on FOX and has appeared in dozens of films over the last three decades. The Iowa native brings his stand up game to the stage of Mark Ridley’s for five shows this week. 8 p.m. Thurs. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $20-$25. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

HASH BASH AND MONROE STREET FAIR

in Ann Arbor

Actor and comedian Tommy Chong is set to appear at this year’s event, along with Japanese rock group Mugen Hoso, Ann Arbor reggae artist King Jazzy, Black Note Graffiti and Detroit area rock bands Bronze Mambas, the Kung Fu Lovers and Bison Machine. Noon Sat. Free. 800 Monroe, Ann Arbor. monroestreetfair.com.

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