Music, art, stage and more this week in Metro Detroit

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

big shows

THURSDAY

Sturgill Simpson at Royal Oak Music Theatre, country/roots, 7 p.m. Thurs. $30 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Tokyo Police Club with We Were Promised Jet Packs at Loving Touch, alt-rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $16. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, classic rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $32 and up. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

Miike Snow with Muna at Majestic Theatre, indie pop, 8 p.m. Thurs. $27.50. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

FRIDAY

MattyB at Royal Oak Music Theatre, pop, 6 p.m. Fri. $25-$89. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Lynch Mob at Token Lounge, hard rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $20. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Twenty One Pilots at DTE Energy Music Theatre, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $21 lawn, $31-$41. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Fishbone with St. Thomas Boys Academy and Downtown Brown at the Shelter, funk/rock, 8:30 p.m. Fri. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

SATURDAY

Dashboard Confessional with Taking Back Sunday, Saosin and the Early November at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, rock, 6:30 p.m. Sat. $25.95 lawn, $25.95-$55.95 pavilion. 14900 Metropolitan, Sterling Heights. (248) 377-0100.

Dixie Chicks with Augustana at DTE Energy Music Theatre, country, 7 p.m. Sat. $39.50 lawn, $73.50-$146 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Bryson Tiller at Chene Park, hip-hop/R&B, 8 p.m. Sat. $46 lawn, $56 pavilion. 2600 Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

SUNDAY

Motion City Soundtrack at Fillmore Detroit, rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $20-$39.50. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

MONDAY

Royce Da 5’9” at Saint Andrew’s Hall, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Mon. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic and DJ Zone at Crofoot Ballroom, hip-hop, 8 p.m. Mon. $20. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

WEDNESDAY

Steely Dan with Steve Winwood at DTE Energy Music Theatre, classic rock, 7 p.m. Wed. $26 lawn, $35-$121 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Catch Donald Fagen, the rest of Steely Dan and Steve Winwood on Wednesday at DTE.

Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum and Rick Braun at Chene Park, jazz, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $15-$20. 2600 Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

Venom Inc. with Necrophagia and Perversion at Small’s Bar, metal, 8 p.m. Wed. $15. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

live music

THIS WEEKEND

Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs “Strauss’ Seductive Salome” at Orchestra Hall at the Max, classical, 8 p.m. Fri. and 3 p.m. Sun. $15-$100. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

THURSDAY

Garden Party with the Normandies at the Whitney, folk/rock, 5 p.m. Thurs. $5. 4421 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-5700.

C.W. Stoneking with Brownbird Rudy Relic at Magic Bag, blues, 8 p.m. Thurs. $10. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

Yoni and Geti at Pike Room, alternative hip-hop, 8 p.m. Thurs. $15. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

The Sheepdogs at the Shelter, rock, 8:30 p.m. Thurs. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

FRIDAY

If Walls Could Talk at Loving Touch, alt-rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $12. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Taxon Clade with the Landmarks, Red Stone Souls and the Native Howl at Majestic Cafe, alt-rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $7. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Carmel Liburdi, Pancho Villa’s Skull, Swamp Dog and Nina Sofia at Sanctuary Detroit, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $5. 5467 Moran, Detroit. (313) 451-5991.

Nadir Omowale plays PJ’s Friday.

1592, Dirty Notion and Nadir Omowale at PJ’s Lager House, reggae, 9 p.m. Fri. $5. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

SATURDAY

Music Scholarship Fundraiser with yoga, karaoke and live music from the Beggars, Rock & Roll Prep Varsity Band and Greater Alexander at Freddy’s Bar, rock, 11 a.m. Sat. $10. 40000 Garfield, Clinton Township. (586) 416-7777.

Students from the Rock & Roll Prep school and more will perform to raise funds for music scholarships Saturday afternoon at Freddy’s.

Subhumans with Break Anchor, Pears and Amado Movado at Majestic Cafe, punk/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $15. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Band Blender with Pewter Cub, Trigger, Steve Harvey Oswald, Minus 9 and more at Small’s Bar, rock/punk, 8 p.m. Sat. No cover for over 21, $8 under 21. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

DIIV with the Paranoyds at Loving Touch, alt-rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $18. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Vivace Chamber Music series presents cellist Wei Yu and pianist Kuen-A Lee at Birmingham Temple, classical, 8 p.m. Sat. $28, $25 seniors, $10 students. 28611 12 Mile, Farmington Hills. (248) 788-9338 or (248) 661-1348.

The Orbitsuns at Trinity House Theatre, country, 8 p.m. Sat. $15. 38840 W. Six Mile, Livonia. (734) 464-6302.

SUNDAY

Women of the Blues at Scarab Club, blues, 1-4 p.m. Sun. $5. 217 Farnsworth, Detroit. (313) 831-1250.

June Jamboree VI with the Failures at Crofoot Ballroom, metal, 3 p.m. Sun. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

The Numerators, Feelings and Cheerleader at UFO Factory, punk/rock, 9 p.m. Sun. $8. 2110 Trumbull, Detroit. ufofactory.com

TUESDAY

Rich Willis & the Chillin’ Circuit at Roberts Riverwalk Hotel, jazz/R&B, 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays. $5. 1000 River Place Drive, Detroit. (313) 259-9500.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra “Chamber Music with a View” at Grosse Pointe War Memorial, classical, 7 p.m. Tues. $15, $10 students, $30 VIP. 32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe. (313) 576-5111.

WEDNESDAY

Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs the music of U2 at Orchestra Hall at the Max, classical/pop, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $19-$105. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

The Accidentals at Magic Bag, alt-folk, 8 p.m. Wed. $15. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

Nothing with Culture Abuse at El Club, rock/punk, 9 p.m. Wed. $14 in advance, $16 at the door. 4114 Vernor, Detroit. elclubdetroit.com

clubs/djs

FRIDAY

Nora En Pure at Grasshopper Underground, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 22757 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 298-0330.

JMSN with Gosh Pith at Populux, 9:30 p.m. Fri. $15. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. populuxdetroit.com.

SATURDAY

Throwback Fevre featuring Battle of the Boy Bands at Red Door Night Club, 9 p.m. Sat. 22901 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 545-1600.

NOISIA with Dilemma and K Louis at Populux, 9:30 p.m. Sat. $12.50-$15. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. populuxdetroit.com.

Thirst Wave and Happy Endings DJs at Zeke’s Rock and Roll BBQ, 10 p.m. Sat. 240 W. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 206-7130.

SUNDAY

DJ Assault at Grasshopper Underground, 9 p.m. Sun. $5. 22757 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 298-0330.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEK

“Forever Plaid” at Meadow Brook Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat., 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sun. and 2 and 8 p.m. Wed. (through June 19). $27 and up. 2200 N. Squirrel, Rochester. (248) 377-3300.

“Hockey — The Musical!” at City Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., 8 p.m. Fri., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat. and 2 and 5:30 p.m. Sun. (through June 19). $39.50. 2301 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

“Detroit ’67” at Allesee Hall at the Max, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. $35, $30 seniors, $25 students. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Steve Iott at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 8 and 10:30 p.m. Sat. $10-$15. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

“Riverdance 20” at Fox Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri., 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sat. and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sun. $25-$75. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

Detroit Actor’s Theatre Company performs “American Idiot” at Olympus Theater, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and Mon. (also June 10-11). $20, $15 seniors and students. 940 McNichols, Detroit.

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

“Irrational” by Theatre Nova at Yellow Barn Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (through June 12). $20 suggested donation. 410 W. Huron, Ann Arbor. (734) 635-8450.

FRIDAY

Comedy Showcase with Wayne Robbinz and Drewski J. at Vernors Room, 10 p.m. Sat. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

SATURDAY

RuPaul’s Drag Race Battle of the Seasons Tour with Michelle Visage, BenDeLaCreme, Ivy Winters, Jinkx Monsoon, Ginger Minj, Sharon Needles and more at Royal Oak Music Theatre, 9 p.m. Sat. $37.50-$299. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

visual arts/film

FRIDAY

Spring Gallery Stroll in Downtown Rochester, 5-8 p.m. Fri. Downtown Rochester. (248) 651-4110.

THIS WEEK

Cinetopia at various venues, Fri.-June. 12. Detroit. cinetopiafestival.org

Art on the Grand with 100 artists in downtown Farmington, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Free. Grand River between Farmington and Grove, Farmington. (248) 473-1859.

SUNDAY

Living Arts student showcase with dance, video animation and other visual arts at Allen Park Center for the Performing Arts, 2 p.m. Sun. $5 in advance, $8 at the door. 19001 Campaign, Allen Park. livingartsdetroit.org.

“Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present” a film by Tyler Hubby with Q&A at Third Man Records, 6 p.m. Sun. $10. 441 W. Canfield, Detroit. (313) 209-5205.

etc.

THIS WEEKEND

26th annual Pewabic House and Garden Show at Pewabic Pottery, 6:30-9 p.m. Thurs. preview party ($75), docent-led tours 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and noon-3 p.m. Sun. 10125 E. Jefferson, Detroit. (313) 626-2000.

Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, 7:30 a.m. Fri.-Sat. and 8 a.m. Sun. $25 and up. Belle Isle Park, Detroit. detroitgp.com.

Peace Fest with artists, music and more at L.A. Cafe, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Free. 5815 Dixie Hwy., Waterford.

SATURDAY

Lingenfelter Cars & Coffee food drive at Lingenfelter Performance Engineering North Build Facility, 8-10 a.m. Sat. Bring nonperishable food donations. 47451 Avante, Wixom. lingenfelter.com.

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

OPENING SATURDAY

“What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization” the trials and tribulations of the refugee experience by photographer Jim Lommasson at Arab American National Museum, opens Saturday, runs through Oct. 23. Free with museum admission, which is $8 and $4 for students and seniors. 13624 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 582-2266.

our picks

FERNDALE PRIDE

downtown Ferndale

There are many events surrounding this LGBT celebration like the Rainbow Run 5K on Sunday morning, and then “Hot Daddies” contest Friday night at Soho, but the main event is 1-10 p.m. Saturday in downtown Ferndale with arts and crafts, DJs, free HIV testing, food, dancing, live entertainment and more. West Nine Mile and Woodward, Ferndale. ferndalepride.com.

DABBLE IN THE FARMS

on the Hill in Grosse Pointe Farms

Admission to this street fair-style event includes 15 drink tickets good for sampling from 23 craft breweries, plus entertainment from Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers and Kysia Lie. Hungry? Check out one of the food trucks, including Cortina Local, Slows to Go, Stockyard or Taco Piny. 6-10 p.m. Sat. $40 in advance, $45 at the door. 41 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms. dabblegp.com.