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big shows

THURSDAY

Rusted Root at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Reverend Horton Heat with Unknown Hinson, Nashville P. and Lucky Tubb at Loving Touch, rock/rockabilly, 8 p.m. Thurs. $28. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

FRIDAY

Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons at Fox Theatre, classic pop, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $25-$125. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

Local H at the Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $15. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

Todd Barry at Crofoot Ballroom, comedy, 8 p.m. Fri. $18.50 in advance, $20 at the door. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

SATURDAY

The Naked Magic Show at Royal Oak Music Theatre, comedy, 7 p.m. Sat. $35-$45. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Frankie Ballard at Fillmore Detroit, country, 8 p.m. Sat. $18-$30. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

SUNDAY

ABC’s “Nashville” in Concert at Fox Theatre, country, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $29.50-$65. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

MONDAY

Amon Amarth at Saint Andrew’s Hall, metal, 7 p.m. Mon. $27.50. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi at Royal Oak Music Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Mon. $39.50-$75. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

TUESDAY

Widespread Panic at Fillmore Detroit, rock, 7 p.m. Tues. $30-$59.50. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

WEDNESDAY

X Ambassadors with Robert DeLong and Sara Hartman at Fillmore Detroit, rock, 6:30 p.m. Wed. $10-$35. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Animal Collective with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith at Royal Oak Music Theatre, rock, 8 p.m. Wed. $25-$45. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Alejandro Escovedo with Lucette at the Ark, Americana, 8 p.m. $25. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

live music

THURSDAY

Into It. Over It. with the World is a Beautiful Place and I’m No Longer Afraid to Die, the Sidekicks and Pinegrove at Majestic Cafe, indie rock, 6:30 p.m. Thurs. $15 in advance, $17 day of. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Sky Covington at Jazz Cafe at Music Hall, jazz, 8 p.m. Thurs. $10. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8500.

FRIDAY

Smashing Satellites at Shelter, rock, 6 p.m. Fri. $8.90. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Pro Musica of Detroit presents violinist Paul Huang at the Music Box at the Max, classical, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $25-$45. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

TV Girl with Moonwalks at Majestic Cafe, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $10 in advance, $12 day of. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Secret Grief, Prima Vera, the Fever Haze, Brother O’Brother and Stay Away at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $5-$7. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Twin Talk at Canterbury House, rock, 8 p.m. Tues. $10. 721 E. Huron, Ann Arbor. (734) 665-0606.

Besnard Lakes, Turn to Crime and Congress at UFO Factory, rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 2110 Trumbull, Detroit. ufofactory.com.

SATURDAY

Benefit for Tom Wright with Scott Morgan, Vinnie from Sponge, Critical Bill, the Beggars and White Shag, hosted by Doug Podell, Kozmo and Dave Miller at Diesel Concert Lounge, rock, 6 p.m. Sat. $15. 33151 23 Mile, Chesterfield. (586) 725-2228.

Frightened Rabbit at Saint Andrew’s Hall, indie rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Ill Itches album release party with the Hentchmen, Moonwalks and the Idiot Kids at Marble Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $5. 1501 Holden, Detroit. (313) 551-3158.

Beast in the Field, Bison Machine and Nuke at Small’s Bar, metal, 8 p.m. Sat. $6. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Her Dark Host, Fell Ruin and Nydeshka at Cellarmen’s, rock/metal, 8 p.m. Sat. $5-$10. 24310 John R, Hazel Park. (586) 413-4206.

The Smiths United with Re-Cure and Clampdown at Magic Bag, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $12. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

Diamond Hens, THTX and Wasabi Dream at Trinosophes, no wave/experimental, 9 p.m. Sat. $7. 1464 Gratiot, Detroit. (313) 737-6606.

Shiver, Spiraling Suns, Downfall and the Matt Besey Band at Old Miami, indie rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $5. 3930 Cass, Detroit. (313) 831-3830.

SUNDAY

Fort Street Chorale and David Wagner present “Baroque Giants” at Fort Street Presbyterian Church, classical, 3 p.m. Sun. $20. 631 W. Fort, Detroit. (313) 961-4533.

Rev. Robert Jones, Sr. at Boo’s at Mr. B’s, blues, 3 p.m. Sun.$10. 215 S. Main, Royal Oak. (248) 399-0017.

Birmingham Concert Band presents “Life is a Cabaret” at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, classical/Broadway, 3 p.m. Sun. Donations accepted. 1800 W. Maple, Birmingham. (586) 930-2504 or (248) 647-7586.

Farmington Community Band presents “Good Times and Great Music” at Harrison High School Auditorium, classical, 3 p.m. Sun. Free. 29995 12 Mile, Farmington Hills. fcbmusic.org

North Oakland Concert Band performs “Bolero” at Lake Orion High School, classical, 4 p.m. Sun. Free will donation. 495 E. Scripps, Lake Orion. nocb.org.

The Contortionist with Monuments, Entheos, sleepmakeswaves and Scapegoat at Shelter, metal, 6:30 p.m. Sun. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Eilen Jewell at Magic Bag, Americana, 7 p.m. Sun. $15. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

MONDAY

Night Demon with Against the Grain and Visigoth at Small’s Bar, metal, 8 p.m. Mon. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

TUESDAY

Teyana Taylor at Saint Andrew’s Hall, R&B/hip-hop, 7 p.m. Tues. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

WEDNESDAY

Ben Miller Band with Shine on Kentucky Moon at Pike Room, Americana, 7 p.m. Wed. $12 in advance, $14 at the door. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Yuna with Bosco at Marble Bar, pop/R&B, 8 p.m. Wed. 1501 Holden Detroit. (313) 551-3158.

Half Moon Run with Jesse Mac Cormack at Magic Bag, indie rock, 8 p.m. Wed. $15. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

visual arts/film

THIS WEEK

“Purple Rain” at Cinema Detroit, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. $9. 4126 Third, Detroit. (313) 482-9028.

FRIDAY

“Pictures of You” featuring works by Jamie Adams, Andrew Krieger, Stephen Magsig, Robert Schefman and Trevor Young at David Klein Gallery, 6-8 p.m. Fri. opening reception, runs through June 4. 1520 Washington, Detroit. (313) 818-3416.

Residency 1 Exhibition with Carl Rauschenbach, Katy Ann Gilmore and Scott Vincent Campbell at Red Bull House of Art, 7-10 p.m. Fri. Free. 1551 Winder, Detroit. redbullhouseofart.com.

SATURDAY

10th anniversary celebration with art, DJ, dancing and cake at Hatch Art, 6-10 p.m. Sat. 3456 Evaline, Hamtramck. (313) 346-5465.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEK

“Sistas” at Meadow Brook Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat., 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sun. and 2 p.m. Wed. (through May 15). $27-$42. 2200 N. Squirrell, Rochester. (248) 377-3300.

“A Flea in Her Ear” at Hilberry Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 8 p.m. Wed. (through May 8). $26-$32, $10 students. 4743 Cass, Detroit. (313) 577-2972.

The Hinterlands perform “The Radicalization Process” at Play House, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. (through May 7). $10-$30 sliding scale. 12657 Moran, Detroit. (313) 454-1756.

Jimmy Pardo at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Sat. $10-$20. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

Geoff Tate 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.

“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.

“The Full Monty” at Farmington Players Barn, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (through May 21). $20, $18 seniors and students. 32332 W. 12 Mile, Farmignton Hills. (248) 553-2955.

FRIDAY

Heywood Banks at the Ark, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $25. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

SATURDAY

Ballet in the City presents Sonia Rodriguez “A Ballerina’s Legacy” at Academy of Russian Classical Ballet, 7 p.m. Sat. $35. 46969 West Road, Wixom. (216) 571-7453.

Queen of Cups Burlesque Variety at Blind Pig, 9:30 p.m. Sat. $10 in advance, $13 day of. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.

SUNDAY

The Russian National Ballet Theatre performs “Sleeping Beauty” at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 2 p.m. Sun. $30-$50. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8501.

The Russian National Ballet Theatre performs “Don Quixote” at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 8 p.m. Sun. $30-$50. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8501.

“Stage Time” variety show at Yellow Barn, 8 p.m. Sun. $10. 416 W. Huron, Ann Arbor. emergentarts.com.

etc.

ONGOING

“The Swings: An Exercise in Musical Cooperation” public installation of 10 swings that play music when activated at Campus Martius, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily through May 8. Free. 800 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 962-0101.

THIS WEEK

Michigan International Women’s Show at Suburban Collection Showplace, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. $10, $5 ages 6-12. 46100 Grand River, Novi. (800) 849-0248.

THURSDAY

Earth Fair with demos, workshops, exhibits and activities at Goodells County Park, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri. and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Free. 8326 County Park Drive, Goodells. earthdayfair.com

SATURDAY

Spring Into Style with runway show and host Jamila Williams of “Fashion Style Detroit” at Macy’s Somerset, 2 p.m. Sat. Free. 2750 W. Big Beaver, Troy. (248) 816-4065.

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

SUNDAY

Opening Day of Birmingham Farmers Market at Public Parking Lot 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. N. Old Woodward, just north of Booth Park, Birmingham. (248) 530-1200.

WEDNESDAY

Best-selling author and former world-class figure skater Joel Fuhrman at Birmingham Groves High School Main Auditorium, 6:30 p.m. Wed. $20. 20500 W. 13 Mile, Beverly Hills. pbnsg.org.

our picks

DETROIT MUSIC AWARDS

at Fillmore Detroit

This year’s awards ceremony includes performances by Andrew Dost of the band fun., Victoria Reed, Child Bite, Jill Jack & the Detroit Women’s Project and more. There will be musical tributes to Glenn Frey and Marcus Belgrave. Kid Rock, Al Abrams and Dan Yessian also will be honored with distinguished achievement awards. 6 p.m. Fri. $22.50-$25. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

DAY OUT WITH THOMAS

at Greenfield Village

Thomas the Tank Engine and friends will make a stop at Dearborn’s Greenfield Village this month with Sir Topham Hatt and trained-themed activities. Tours include a 20-minute ride with Thomas. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. (also May 7-8 and 14-15). Trains leave every 30 minutes. $37.75, $35.25 seniors, $31.25 ages 5-12 and $11.75 ages 1-4. 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn. (866) 468-7630.

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