Entertainment Calendar

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

our picks


in downtown Wyandotte

Wyandotte’s downtown street art fair is set to feature live music, food and more.

This fun, family-friendly event has creativity galore, plus live music and food. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily through Sat. art fair (entertainment runs to 11 p.m.). Biddle between Eureka and Oak, Wyandotte. wyandottestreetartfair.org.


at Hart Plaza

Detroit’s Queen of the Blues Thornetta Davis headlines Friday, followed by Howard Hewitt and Ronnie Laws on Saturday. Pieces of a Dream and Phase 5 are the big acts Sunday. 11:30 a.m.-midnight Fri.-Sun. $5, free before 5 p.m. Fri. and 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Jefferson at Woodward, Detroit. (800) 794-7503 or dpvmfestival.com.


at Kelly’s Bar

The Craig Brown Band is one of the bands performing at the High in July Art Fair.

A truly DIY event, this art and music party features local musicians Drinkard Sisters, Sugarcoats, Craig Brown Band and Blackout Lion performing inside and outside of Kelly’s Bar in Hamtramck. More than 20 artists will have visual art on display, plus vendors, food and a full bar. 1 p.m.-2 a.m. Sat. $5. 2301 Holbrook, Hamtramck. (313) 872-0387.

big shows


Concert of Colors at various venues in Detroit, Thurs.-Sun. Free. concertofcolors.com.

Pig & Whiskey with live music, food and more in Downtown Ferndale, 6 p.m.-midnight Fri., 11 a.m.-midnight Sat. and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun. Free. Nine Mile and E. Troy at Woodward, Ferndale. pigandwhiskeyferndale.com.


Heart with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Cheap Trick at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock, 6:30 p.m. Thurs. $21 lawn, $26.50-$111.50 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Sublime with Rome at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, punk/reggae, 6:35 p.m. Thurs. $18-$190. 14900 Metropolitian Parkway, Sterling Heights. (248) 377-0100.


Def Leppard with REO Speedwagon and Tesla at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $25 lawn, $25.50-$121 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

John Carpenter at Cathedral Theatre at Masonic Temple, film/discussion, 7 p.m. Fri. $35-$75. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2764.

Rockin’ on the Riverfront with Don Felder at GM Renaissance Center Riverfront, classic rock, 8 p.m. Fri. Free. 100 Renaissance Center, Detroit. gmrencen.com.

Chris Isaak at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $40-$55. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

New Edition and TLC at Chene Park, R&B/pop, 8 p.m. Fri. $46 lawn, $66-$131 pavilion. 2600 Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

The Julie Ruin at Marble Bar, punk/rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $16 in advance, $18 day of. 1501 Holden, Detroit. (313) 338-3674.


Old Crow Medicine Show and Brandi Carlile at Fox Theatre, alt-country, 7 p.m. Sat. $29.50-$59. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

Garbage at Fillmore Detroit, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $29.50-$59.50. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

The Wombats at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $18.50. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone at Meadow Brook Theatre, pop, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $85-$125. 207 Wilson Hall, Rochester. (248) 377-3300.

Hollywood Vampires at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $23 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.


Michigan Jazz Festival at Schoolcraft College, noon-9 p.m. Sun. Free. 18600 Haggerty, Livonia. (734) 462-4403.

Culture Club at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, pop/rock, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $18 and up. 3554 Walton, Rochester. (248) 377-0100.


Daryl Hall and John Oates with Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock/jazz, 7 p.m. Mon. $25 lawn, $35-$125 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

The Coathangers at Marble Bar, pop/rock, 9 p.m. Mon. $12 in advance, $14 at the door. 1501 Holden, Detroit. (313) (313) 338-3674.


Spyro Gyra at Chene Park, jazz, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $15 lawn, $20-$36 pavilion. 2600 Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

Dave Matthews Band at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock, 8 p.m. Wed. $36 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

live music


Kitten with Sizzy Rocket and Clean Spill at the Shelter, rock, 6 p.m. Thurs. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Riverfront Relaxin’ with Larry Lee & Back in the Day Band followed by the film “Purple Rain” at West Riverfront Park, R&B/film, 6-10:30 p.m. Thurs. Free. 1801 Jefferson, Detroit. detroitriverfront.org.

Brunswick Brawlers in the Whitney Garden, roots, 6 p.m. Thurs. $5. 4421 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-5700.

Lera Lynn and Andrew Combs at Loving Touch, Americana, 8 p.m. Tues. $13. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Symptoms, 1592 and the Dirty Notion at Zeke’s Rock and Roll BBQ, punk, 9:30 p.m. Thurs. $5. 240 W. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 206-7130.


Crucible and more at Pike Room, metal, 6 p.m. Fri. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Peewee More with Pole Barn Rebels at PJ’s Lager House, country/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $10. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Ricardo Naipes with Low Key at Majestic Cafe, Latin/rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $18 at door. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.


Crash Detroit street band festival at Roosevelt Park, 2-10 p.m. Sat. Free. Michigan at 14th, Detroit. crashdetroit.org.

Jarren Benton at Harpo’s, hip-hop, 5 p.m. Sat. $15. 14238 Harper, Detroit. (734) 787-2157.

Letlive. with Seahaven, Silver Snakes and Night Verses at Crofoot Ballroom, punk/metal, 6 p.m. Sat. $15. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Michigan Philharmonic performs the music of “Star Wars” and more at Kensington Metropark, classical/pop, 7:30 p.m. Sat. Free with park pass. 2240 W. Buno, Milford. (734) 451-2112.

X_X, Obnox and Fake Surfers at Painted Lady Lounge, punk, 8 p.m. Sat. $10. 2930 Jacob, Hamtramck. (313) 874-2991.

The Suburban Soul Surfers at Diesel Concert Lounge, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $5. 33151 23 Mile, Chesterfield. (586) 725-2228.

Murs & Propaganda at Shelter, hip-hop, 9 p.m. Sat. $17. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

The Old Adage, Odd Hours, Boudoir Noir and Rare Wolf at Northern Lights Lounge, rock/pop, 9 p.m. Sat. $5. 660 W. Baltimore, Detroit. (313) 873-1739.


Moose Blood at the Shelter, rock, 6 p.m. Sun. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Rick Estrin and the Nightcats at Callahan’s Music Hall, blues, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $15-$20. 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. (248) 858-9508.

Super Furry Animals at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Sun. $20. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.


Emily King at the Shelter, R&B/soul, 7 p.m. Mon. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.


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.

Planet D Nonet at the Whitney Garden, 6:30 p.m. Tues. $10 cover. 4421 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-5700.

The Sun Messengers at Burgh Park Gazebo, R&B, 7-8:30 p.m. Tues. Free. Civic Center and Berg, Southfield. (248) 796-4620.

North Oakland Dixieland Band at Wildwood Amphitheatre, jazz, 7 p.m. Tues. Free. 2700 Joslyn Court, Orion Township. nocbdixie.com.


Nicole New Trio at Motor Bar at the Westin Book Cadillac, jazz, 7-11 p.m. Wed. No cover. 1114 Washington, Detroit. (313) 442-1600.

Little Tybee, the Normandies and River Spirit at Majestic Cafe, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Wed. $8. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra at Crofoot Ballroom, alternative rock, 8 p.m. Wed. $15. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.



Dan Mengini at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 8 and 10:30 p.m. Sat. $10-$18. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

“Mary’s Wedding” at Yellow Barn Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $15. 410 W. Huron, Ann Arbor. ouryellowbarn.com.

Ben Moore at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $11 in advance, $13 at the door. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.


“The Music Man, Jr.” at Village Theater at Cherry Hill, 7 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 2 and 7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $15. 50400 Cherry Hill, Canton. (734) 394-5300.

Rhythm & Stage series featuring “Follies: Destination Broadway” with the Detroit Actors Theatre Co. at Grand Circus Park, 7-9 p.m. Thurs. Free. Woodward and E. Adams, Detroit. downtowndetroitparks.com.


Smile More Comedy Relief with J.D. the Smile Hustler, Laura Witkowski, Justin Covington, Ray Hollifield, Alex Bozinovic and Jeff Horste at the Olympus Theater at Menjos Complex, 9 p.m. Sat. Donations accepted for Orlando/Pulse Relief Fund. 940 McNichols W., Highland Park. (313) 265-9016.

visual arts/film


The Sidewalk “Progressive Art Jam” bus tour in Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Thurs. $50 includes dinner, tour and performances. 7615 Oakland, Detroit. sidewalkdetroit.com.


Beatles “Yellow Submarine” cartoonist and animator Ron Campbell exhibit and appearance at Danielle Peleg Gallery, 1-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. and noon-4 p.m. Sun. 4301 Orchard Lake, West Bloomfield. (248) 626-5810.


“Star Trek” marathon with “Star Trek,” “Star Trek: Into Darkness” and “Star Trek Beyond” at AMC Livonia, 4:30 p.m. Wed. $29.99. 19500 Haggerty, Livonia. startrekmovie.com/marathon.


“Literally Figurative” works by Tim Péwé at Village Theater at Cherry Hill, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays through July 31, and also during public performances. 50400 Cherry Hill, Canton. (734) 394-5308.



Festa Italiana with cannoli-eating contest, music, food and more at Freedom Hill County Park, 6-11 p.m. Fri., noon-11 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. Free, $10 parking. 14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights. iacsonline.com.

Michigan Lavender Fest at Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.-Sun. $6 admission, free for 12 and younger. 17985 Armada Center Road, Armada. (810) 523-9853.


Balance, Brunch and Brews yoga event at Brown Iron Brewhouse, 9 a.m. Sat. $37, includes yoga class, lunch and a beer or cider. 57695 Van Dyke, Washington. (586) 697-3300.