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BFF FEST 2016

at El Club

This two-day independent music festival aims to be inclusive and diverse. Friday’s highlights include a 1 a.m. set by Detroit’s Protomartyr. Saturday the focus is workshops on everything from zine-making to ending street harassment, plus two stages of live music. Fri.-Sat. $20 weekend pass. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. elclubdetroit.com.

MAKER FAIRE

at The Henry Ford

Inventors, scientists, geeks and geniuses of all ages can be inspired to create at this annual event, which calls itself a “three-ring circus of innovation.” This year visitors can view “The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition” for an extra $5. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $28, $26 seniors and $19 ages 3-11, half off for members. 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn. (313) 982-6001.

ARAB AND CHALDEAN FESTIVAL

at Hart Plaza

Hear music from Omar Jarbo, Hussam Al-Rassam, Emad Batayeh and others, plus children’s activities, henna tattoos and a fashion show at 8 p.m. Sunday. Now in it’s 45th year, this event is billed as the largest Arab and Chaldean festival in North America. Noon Sat.-Sun. Free. Jefferson at Woodward, Detroit. arabandchaldeanfestival.com.

big shows

THURSDAY

Drake with Future at the Palace of Auburn Hills, pop/hip-hop, 6:30 p.m. Thurs. $49.50-$149.50. 6 Championship Drive, Auburn Hills. (248) 377-0100.

Peter Frampton at DTE Energy Music Theatre, classic rock, 6:45 p.m. Thurs. $21 lawn, $25.95-$95.95 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Lucius at Saint Andrew’s Hall, pop, 7 p.m. Thurs. $18. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Zakk Wylde with Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown and Jared James Nichols at Majestic Theatre, rock/metal, 7 p.m. Thurs. $27.50. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Disclosure at Masonic Temple, electronic, 8 p.m. Thurs. $38. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 832-7100.

Kesha at Caesars Windsor, pop, 8 p.m. Thurs. $30 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

FRIDAY

Hari Kondabolu at Saint Andrew’s Hall, comedy, 6:30 p.m. Fri. $18.50. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Slipknot and Marilyn Manson with Of Mice and Men at DTE Energy Music Theatre, metal, 6:30 p.m. Fri. $24.50 lawn, $35.50-$66. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

98 Degrees, O-Town, Dream and Ryan Cabrera at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, pop, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $25 lawn, $25-$99.50. 3554 Walton, Rochester. (248) 377-0100.

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

Colvin and Earle at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, folk/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $35-$50. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

Lindsey Stirling at Michigan Theatre, electronic/classical, 8 p.m. Fri. $29.50-$75. 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 668-8397.

Rain: A Beatles Tribute at Caesar Windsor, pop/rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $20 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

SATURDAY

Fair Lane Folk Festival with Justin Townes Earl, Birds of Chicago, Doop & the Inside Outlaws, Luke Winslow King, Olivia Millerschin and more, plus food trucks, craft beer and vendors at Henry Ford Estate, country/folk/roots, 2 p.m. Sat. $30, $75 VIP. 4901 Evergreen, Dearborn. (313) 884-4222 or fairlanefolkfest.org.

Jeff Beck with Buddy Guy at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, rock/blues, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $30 lawn, $39.95-$125.95 pavilion. 3554 Walton, Rochester. (248) 377-0100.

Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas at The Palace of Auburn Hills, pop, 7 p.m. Sat. $29.95-$89.95. 6 Championship Drive, Auburn Hills. (248) 377-0100.

Boston with Dennis DeYoung at DTE Energy Music Theatre, classic rock, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $21-$111. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Diana Ross at Chene Park, pop/R&B, 8 p.m. Sat. $38 lawn, $58-$98. 2600 Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

Rik Emmett with Dave Dunlop at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $25. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

SUNDAY

99.5 WYCD Hoedown with Brad Paisley and Chris Young at DTE Energy Music Theatre, country, 2 p.m. Sun. $25 lawn, $31-$111 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Tedeschi Trucks Band at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, roots, 6:30 p.m. Sun. $14 and up. 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. (248) 377-0100.

Ghostface Killah and Raekwon at Saint Andrew’s Hall, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Sun. $29.50. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

TUESDAY

Gwen Stefani with Eve at DTE Energy Music Theatre, pop/hip-hop, 7 p.m. Tues. $20 lawn, $20-$145.95 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

WEDNESDAY

Coldplay with Alessia Cara and Foxes at The Palace of Auburn Hills, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Wed. $29.50-$179.50 6 Championship Drive, Auburn Hills. (248) 377-0100.

S.O.S. Band and the Brothers Johnson at Chene Park, R&B/funk, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $15 lawn, $20-$36. 2600 Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

live music

THURSDAY

Billy Brandt & the Sugarees in the Whitney Garden, roots, 6 p.m. Thurs. $5. 4421 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-5700.

In Transit Detroit world music concert series with Sean Blackman and John Arnold and more at Garden Theater, world music, 7 p.m. Thurs. $15-$25. 3929 Woodward, Detroit. seanblackman.com/live.

Popa Chubby at Callahan’s Music Hall, blues/rock, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. $20-$25. 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. (248) 858-9508.

Diego Figueiredo at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 8 p.m. Thurs. $20. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

Jounce with Scarlet Lies and The End Electric at Small’s Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $7 in advance, $10 at the door. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Charles & Gwen Scales at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, jazz, 8 p.m. $10. 20510 Livernois, Detroit. (313) 345-6300.

Hush and Jrae with Dabberall at Shelter, hip-hop, 10:30 p.m. Thurs. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

THIS WEEKEND

The Leftover Cuties at Cliff Bell’s, jazz/folk, 9 p.m. Fri. and 9:30 p.m. Sat. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

FRIDAY

Rival Summers at Loving Touch, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $10. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Uptown Friday Night Concert with Eastside/Westside in Downtown Mount Clemens, rock/blues, 7:30-9 p.m. Fri. Free. Macomb Place between North Walnut and Pine, Mount Clemens. (586) 431-6788.

LL7 Latin Jazz Machine at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, jazz, 8 p.m. Fri. $10. 20510 Livernois, Detroit. (313) 345-6300.

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

Eric Gales Big Band at Callahan’s Music Hall, blues/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $25-$30. 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. (248) 858-9508.

Jimmy Webb at the Ark, country/rockabilly, 8 p.m. Fri. $25. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

SATURDAY

New Country on the River with Kristian Bush, Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys, Farewell Angelina, Adam Craig and Steve Moaklar at Elizabeth Park, country, 1 p.m. Sat. Free. 4250 Elizabeth, Trenton. (734) 261-1990.

I Prevail, the White Noise, My Enemies and more at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 6 p.m. Sat. $17. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Austin Jones at Token Lounge, rock, 6 p.m. Sat. $15. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Hellmouth with Build & Destroy, Thin Skin and A Purple Cloud at Majestic Cafe, punk, 8 p.m. Sat. $10. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Dwight Adams at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, jazz, 8 p.m. Sat. $10. 20510 Livernois, Detroit. (313) 345-6300.

Siamese with Tart at Loving Touch, pop/electronic, 8 p.m. Sat. $5. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Shaun Murphy at Callahan’s Music Hall, blues, 8 p.m. Sat. $20-$25. 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. (248) 858-9508.

Bison Machine, Castle, Brimstone Coven and Anguish at Corktown Tavern, rock/metal, 9 p.m. Sat. $7. 1716 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 964-5103.

SUNDAY

Marcia Ball at the Ark, blues, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $30. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

TUESDAY

Dead Sara at Shelter, rock, 7 p.m. Tues. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Owen at Loving Touch, rock, 7 p.m. Tues. $15. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Tracey Atin & Her Hotsy Totsy Gang at Burgh Park Gazebo, jazz, 7-8:30 p.m. Tues. Free. Civic Center and Berg, Southfield. (248) 796-4620.

IVardensphere with Cyanotic and Iszolosope at Small’s Bar, industrial, 8 p.m. Tues. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. smallsbardetroit.com.

WEDNESDAY

Wild Summer Nights with Randy Kaplan at Detroit Zoo, children’s music, 6:30-8 p.m. Wed. $6. 8450 W. 10 Mile, Royal Oak. (248) 541-5717.

Nick Colionne at Dearborn City Hall Park, jazz, 7-9 p.m. Wed. Free. 13615 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 943-3141.

Gaelic Storm at the Ark, Celtic, 8 p.m. Wed. $25. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

clubs/djs

FRIDAY

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

SATURDAY

Mechanize with DJs Jay Misanthropia and Wilhelm K plus art, tarot readings and more at Small’s Bar, 9 p.m. Sat. No cover before 10 p.m., $5 after. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

comedy/stage

THIS WEEK

“Ernie” at City Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 3 and 8 p.m. Sat. and 2 and 5:30 p.m. Sun. (through Aug. 14). $20-$25. 2301 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

Josh Sneed 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.

“Miscast Cabaret” at Barefoot Productions Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $20. 240 N. Main, Plymouth. (734) 404-6889.

Troy Walker 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

Rhythm & Stage series with “Summer Serenade” presented by Michigan Opera Theatre and music by Violin Divas at Grand Circus Park, 7-9 p.m. Thurs. Free. Woodward and E. Adams, Detroit. downtowndetroitparks.com.

SATURDAY

Heywood Banks at Trinity House Theatre, 7 p.m. Sat. $25. 38840 W. Six Mile, Livonia. (734) 464-6302

Motor City Choreographer Collective at Crofoot Ballroom, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $13. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

visual arts/film

FRIDAY

Fundraising gala to benefit the Hamtramck Disneyland art installation at Hatch Art Gallery, 6-10 p.m. Fri. $50 (includes strolling dinner, open bar). 3456 Evaline, Hamtramck. (248) 514-9630.

SUNDAY

Photography by Chris Ahern at Catfe Lounge, 4-7 p.m. Sun. 821 Livernois, Ferndale. (248) 733-3554.

etc.

THIS WEEKEND

St. Clair Riverfest with carnival, music, boats and more at Palmer Park, 2-11 p.m. Thurs. (carnival only), 2 p.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat. and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. Free. Downtown St. Clair. stclairriverfest.com.

SATURDAY

Yoga in the Park to benefit Wounded Warrior Project at Heritage Park, 9 a.m. Sat. (8:30 a.m. check in). $35 in advance, $45 day of. 1150 S. Canton Center, Canton. (734) 394-5360.

Fireworks with family activities like mobile zipline, human hamster ball, climbing wall, horses and more at Keyworth Stadium, 6-10 p.m. Sat. (Rain date is Sunday). Free. 3201 Roosevelt, Hamtramck. (313) 892-2638.

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