Music, festivals and more this week in Metro Detroit

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

our picks

RHYTHM & STAGE EVENTS

at Grand Circus Park

The Detroit News has partnered with Detroit Entertainment District Association to present a summer full of programming at downtown Detroit’s Grand Circus Park. The series kicks off Thursday with the Outvisible Theatre Company performing “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare,” a production that runs through all of the Bard’s 37 plays in just 97 minutes. Theater and music events continue every Thursday through August. 7-9 p.m. Thurs. Free. Woodward and E. Adams, Detroit. downtowndetroitparks.com

Heavy metal’s Vince Neil performs in Woodhaven on Saturday.

UNCLE SAM JAM

at Civic Center Park

Keep the patriotic party going with fireworks (Friday), a carnival, petting zoo and concerts from rockers like .38 Special (Friday), Vince Neil and Great White (Saturday) and Fifty Amp Fuse (Sunday). All day Thurs.-Sun. Free. 23101 Hall, Woodhaven. funfestevents.net.

ELVISFEST

at Riverside Park

This annual tribute to the King features Elvis impersonators, a car show, food and beer and stuff for kids. Partial proceeds benefit Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity Huron Valley. 5 p.m.-midnight Fri. and noon-midnight Sat. $18-$28 in advance, $20-$30 at the gate. 5 E. Cross, Ypsilanti. mielvisfest.org

big shows

THURSDAY

Bob Weir of Dead & Company rock Thursday at DTE Energy Theatre.

Dead & Company at DTE Energy Music Theatre, classic rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $36 lawn, $46-$145.50 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

The English Beat with 1592 at Magic Bag, rock/reggae, 8 p.m. Thurs. $25. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

FRIDAY

Weezer and Panic! at the Disco at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $68.98 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Peter Yarrow at the Ark, folk, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $30. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Laith Al-Saadi at Michigan Theatre, blues/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $25-$60. 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 668-8397.

Hannibal Buress at Caesars Windsor, comedy, 9 p.m. $20 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

SATURDAY

Chrisette Michelle at Royal Oak Music Theatre, R&B/pop, 7 p.m. Sat. $35.25-$105.25. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

SUNDAY

Violent Femmes at Fillmore Detroit, rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $25-$50. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Nas and Jeezy at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Sun. $40 and up. 14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights. (248) 377-0100.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo with Sweet Honey in the Rock at Chene Park, world music, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $20 and up. 2600 Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

The Music of David Bowie at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, rock/classical, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $20 and up. 3554 Walton, Rochester. (248) 377-0100.

MONDAY

Duran Duran with CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock/pop, 7 p.m. Mon. $25.95 lawn, $55-$130.95 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

TUESDAY

311 at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, alt-rock, 7 p.m. Tues. $23 and up. 14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights. (248) 377-0100.

Sawyer Fredericks with Mia Z at Crofoot Ballroom, rock, 7 p.m. Tues. $20. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Ryan Adams and the Shining at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, pop/rock, 7:30 p.m. Tues. $29.50 lawn, $29.50-$79.50 pavilion. 3554 Walton, Rochester. (248) 377-0100.

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

WEDNESDAY

Patrice Rushen at Chene Park, jazz, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $15 and up. 2600 Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

live music

THURSDAY

Eleanora in the Whitney Garden, chamber folk, 6 p.m. $5. 4421 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-5700.

Taxon Clade with White Bee, Hala and DJD at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $5. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Tahnz and the Filthy Animals at Cliff Bell’s, jazz/funk, 8 p.m. Thurs. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

The Gotobeds at El Club, rock, 9 p.m. Thurs. $5 in advance, $10 at the door. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. elclubdetroit.com

FRIDAY

Abandoned by Bears and Save the Lost Boys at Token Lounge, rock, 6 p.m. Fri. $8. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Hey Mercedes at Shelter, rock, 6:30 p.m. Sat. $16. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Alexander Jean at Pike Room, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $15. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

The DSO does Broadway tunes at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House on Friday.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs Broadway hits and more with fireworks at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, classical, 8 p.m. Fri. $20-$50, $12 children. 1100 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Shores. (313) 576-5111.

Laith Al-Saadi at Blind Pig, blues/rock, 10 p.m. Fri. $20. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.

SATURDAY

Midtown Getdown with music from Freddy Todd, Secoya, Azura with free bowling, free yoga, food and more in the parking lot behind Majestic Theatre Complex, 4-10 p.m. Sat. Free admission. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

The HillBenders present The Who’s “Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry” at the Ark, bluegrass, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $20. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs “An American Symphonic Celebration” with fireworks at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, classical, 8 p.m. Sat. $20-$50, $12 children. 1100 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Shores. (313) 576-5111.

Nina and the Buffalo Riders at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $5. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

The Mega 80s will cover songs like “Whip It” by Devo and other classics during its show at the Magic Bag on Saturday.

The Mega 80’s at Magic Bag, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $12. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

SUNDAY

Stu Hamm Band Rock Experience at Token Lounge, rock, 6 p.m. Sun. $10. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

MONDAY

Culture Shock and the World/Inferno Friendship Society at Majestic Cafe, punk, 8 p.m. Mon. $15. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

TUESDAY

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

Sins of a Madman at HopCat Detroit, Ozzy Osbourne tribute, 7 p.m. Tues. $20. 4265 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 769-8828.

Barbara Ware & Friends at Burgh Park Gazebo, jazz, 7-8:30 p.m. Tues. Free. Civic Center and Berg Road, Southfield. (248) 796-4620.

The Scenics at UFO Factory, punk, 9 p.m. Tues. $10. 2110 Trumbull, Detroit. ufofactory.com

WEDNESDAY

The Paper Kites at the Shelter, rock, 6 p.m. Wed. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Wild Summer Nights with Ms. Paula and the Candy Bandits at Detroit Zoo, children’s music, 6:30-8 p.m. Wed. $6, free for members. 8450 W. 10 Mile, Royal Oak. (248) 541-5717.

Alexander Zonjic and Friends with Joey Sommerville at Dearborn City Hall Park, jazz, 7-9 p.m. Wed. Free. 13615 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 943-3141.

Future Thieves at Pike Room, pop, 7 p.m. Wed. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

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

clubs/djs

FRIDAY

Troy Pierce at Grasshopper Underground, 9 p.m. Fri. $5-$10. 22757 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 298-0330.

Bixel Boys and Hunter Siegel at Populux, 9:30 p.m. Fri. $10. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. populuxdetroit.com

SATURDAY

Illenium with Mr. Fijiwiji and Grant Jackson at Populux, 9:30 p.m. Sat. $15. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. populuxdetroit.com

stage/

comedy

THIS WEEK

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

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

The Squidling Bros. presents “The Wizard of ODD” circus side show and burlesque performance at Tangent Gallery and Hastings Street Ballroom, 9 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. $20-$50. 715 E. Milwaukee, Detroit. woddetroit.brownpapertickets.com

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

THURSDAY

Ray & Laura’s Comedy Showcase with DJ Dangler, Alex Price, John Mahar, Lauren Uchalik and James Eliot at Small’s Bar, 8 p.m. Thurs. $5. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

SATURDAY

“Bring It! Live” at Fox Theatre, 8 p.m. Sat. $28.50-$58.50. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

SUNDAY

Royal Shakespeare Company Live in HD performing “Hamlet” at Michigan Theatre, 7 p.m. Sun. $22, $18 members. 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-2538.

An evening with Kevin McDonald at Go Comedy! Improv Theatre, 7:30 pm. Sun. $25. 261 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. gocomedy.net.

visual arts/film

FRIDAY

“Avant Tarde: The Cinema of Jimbo Easter and Jonnie Prey” at Trinosophes, 7 p.m. Fri. reception, 8 p.m. film. Free. 1464 Gratiot, Detroit. (313) 737-6606.

THIS WEEKEND

Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair at Memorial Park, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Free. Woodward at 13 Mile, Royal Oak.

etc.

THIS WEEKEND

Sidewalk Sales plus kids activities in downtown Milford, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Main and Commerce, Milford. meetmeinmilford.com.

SATURDAY

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.

SUNDAY

Ford Free Sunday at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 1-5 p.m. Sun. Free admission. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 494-5800.

MONDAY

WWE Monday Night Raw at Joe Louis Arena, 7:30 p.m. Mon. $23-$123. 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.