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Music, comedy, festivals and more this week around town

Melody Baetens, The Detroit News

our picks

GEORGE CLINTON & THE PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC

at Campus Martius

George Clinton performs on Friday.

 

The highlight of the four-day Detroit Summerfest is a free concert by the Godfather of Funk, George Clinton & the Parliament Funkadelic. They perform at 9 p.m. Friday in Campus Martius, but programming starts Thursday with a concert at Paradise Valley Beatrice Buck Park with Geri Allen at 8 p.m. Additional performances and other social events continue through Sunday at Capitol Park and Campus Martius. Visit DowntownDetroitParks.com.

CIDER DAYZE

at Blake’s Hard Cider Co.

Sample hard cider and more at Cider Dayze.

 

Sample hard cider and other products from companies in Michigan and beyond. The two-day event also has food, games and live music. Noon-8 p.m. Sat. and noon-5 p.m. Sun. $30-$35, bus transportation available from Woodward Avenue Brewers in Ferndale for $5. 17985 Armada Center Road, Armada. ciderdayze.com.

big shows

THURSDAY

Chubby Checker at Caesars Windsor, pop/oldies, 3 and 8 p.m. Thurs. $16 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

O.A.R. with the Hunts and Stephen Kellogg at Royal Oak Music Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $49.75-$79.75. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Darius Rucker with Dan + Shay and Michael Ray at DTE Energy Music Theatre, country, 7 p.m. Thurs. $25.50-$95.50. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Darius Rucker will perform with Dan + Shay and Michael Ray at DTE Energy Music Theatre.

Lil Uzi Vert at Crofoot Ballroom, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Thurs. $40-$100. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

THIS WEEKEND

Motor City Harley-Davidson Music and Food Festival with Scott Stapp (Fri.), Sebastian Bach (Sat.) and Ace Frehley (Sun.) at Harley-Davidson, Fri.-Sun. Free admission. 24800 Haggerty, Farmington Hills. motorcitymusicandfoodfest.com.

FRIDAY

Bayside with the Menzingers and Sorority Noise at Majestic Theatre, punk/rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $21. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Ted Nugent with Brownsville Station at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, classic rock, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $21-$95.50. 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. (248) 377-0100.

Edgar Winter Band at El Club, blues/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $35 in advance, $40 at the door. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. elclubdetroit.com.

Russell Peters at Caesars Windsor, comedy, 9 p.m. Fri. $59 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

SATURDAY

“Weird Al” Yankovic at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $21-$71. 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. (248) 377-0100.

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly at Chene Park, R&B, 8 p.m. Sat. $30 lawn, $65-$125 pavillion. 2600 Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

SUNDAY

Slightly Stoopid at Fillmore Detroit, punk, 5:30 p.m. Sun. $29.50-$39.50. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Needtobreathe at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $27 and up. 3554 Walton, Rochester. (248) 377-0100.

TUESDAY

Lil Yachty at Majestic Theatre, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Tues. $19.50. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Blink 182 at DTE Energy Music Theatre, pop/punk, 7 p.m. Tues. $28 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Blink 182’s Travis Barker rocks out with the rest of the band on Tuesday.

WEDNESDAY

Schoolboy Q with Complete VII at Royal Oak Music Theatre, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Wed. $39-$160. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Seal at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, soul/R&B, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $29.50-$99.50. 3554 Walton, Rochester. (248) 377-0100.

Black Sabbath at DTE Energy Music Theatre, metal, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $24 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

live music

THIS WEEK

Spencer Barefield Quartet at Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. $15, no cover Thurs. 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe. (313) 882-5299.

THURSDAY

Blaire Alise & the Bombshells in the Whitney Garden, rock, 6 p.m. Thurs. $5. 4421 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-5700.

Big Will and 360 Degrees at Boulan Park, R&B/rock/pop, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thurs. Free. Food trucks on site. Big Beaver and Wattles, Troy. (248) 524-1147

Danny Kroha, Craig Brown Band and OHTIS at El Club, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $5. 4114 Vernor, Detroit. elclubdetroit.com.

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

Andy McKee with Owen Campbell at the Ark, fingerstyle guitar, 8 p.m. Thurs. $25. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

FRIDAY

Periphery, Sikth, Chon and Toothgrinder at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 6 p.m. Fri. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

SycAmour with Desires, the Illustrator, Helpless Hearts and Behind the Silence at Crofoot Ballroom, metal, 6 p.m. Fri. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

New Belgium Brewery and Detroit Bikes team up to present live music from Black Noi$e, Double Winter, James Linck, Valley Hush and more at Tangent Gallery and Hastings Street Ballroom, variety, 7 p.m. Fri. $12. 715 E. Milwaukee, Detroit. (313) 873-2955.

Dirty Copper, the Highborn and Bastardous at Small’s Bar, heavy rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $6. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Euphoria, Mammon, Dark Winter and Max Ether at New Dodge Lounge, metal, 8 p.m. Fri. $10. 8850 Jos Campau, Hamtramck. (313) 874-5963.

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

Scott Holt Band at Callahan’s Music Hall, blues, 8 p.m. Fri. $15-$20. 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. (248) 858-9508.

Ellis Paul at the Ark, folk, 8 p.m. Fri. $15. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

The Scrappers with the Drinkard Sisters and Eric Allen & His Loose Koozies at UFO Factory, rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $7. 2110 Trumbull, Detroit. ufofactory.com.

The Erers and the Beggars at Cadieux Cafe, rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $5. 4300 Cadieux, Detroit. (313) 882-8560.

SATURDAY

Michigan Music Festival IV with Inori, the Creeping Chaos and more at Crofoot Ballroom, metal, 3 p.m. Sat. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Elvis Presley Memorial Show with Sherman Arnold and the Interstate Band and a Blues Brothers tribute at Dearborn Heights Moose Lodge, rock/oldies, 6 p.m. Sat. $20 (includes dinner, served at 6:30 p.m.). 27225 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights. (313) 274-0286.

Cammie Lee and Neisha Neshae at Shelter, R&B, 7 p.m. Sat. $10. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

The Speakeasy Quartet at Kerrytown Concert House, jazz, 7 and 9 p.m. Sat. $20-$35, $10 students. 415 N. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 269-2999.

Foxfest! with the Luckouts, Catty Club, Dear Darkness, Odd Hours, Carmel Liburdi and DJ Cait Ash, plus art exhibit, vendors and poetry at Tangent Gallery, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $10 donation to local women-centric non-profits. 715 E. Milwaukee, Detroit. (313) 873-2955.

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

Psychedelic Saturday at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $8. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

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

George Bedard’s History of American Music Series at the Ark, country/rockabilly/blues, 8 p.m. Sat. $20. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Ethos, Blue Jeans and Feeble Curses at Zeke’s Rock and Roll BBQ, pop/rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $8. 240 W. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 206-7130.

State featuring Hiawatha with Glitter Trash, Corridors, Daughters of Eternity and Gregory Jesse Harrison at Blind Pig, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $8-$11. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.

SUNDAY

Emilie Vincent and Greater Alexander at the Skip, pop, 3 p.m. Sun. No cover. The Belt alley near Gratiot and Broadway, Detroit. theskipdetroit.com.

Envy on the Coast with Night Versus and True Blue at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock/emo, 7 p.m. Sun. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Thank You Scientist with Narco Debut and Young Pioneer at Pike Room, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

The Honeycutters with the Vegabonds at the Ark, Americana, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $15. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Kevin Seconds, Steve Soto and John Speck at Zeke’s Rock and Roll BBQ, rock/punk, 9 p.m. Sun. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 240 W. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 206-7130.

TUESDAY

Sheila Landis and Rick Matle CD release party at Whitney Garden, jazz, 6 p.m. Thurs. No cover. 4421 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-5700.

Rich Willis & the Chillin’ Circuit at Roberts Riverwalk Hotel, jazz/R&B, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tues. 1000 River Place Drive, Detroit. (313) 550-4130.

WEDNESDAY

Wild Summer Nights with the Verve Pipe at Detroit Zoo, pop, 6:30-8 p.m. Wed. $6. 8450 W. 10 Mile, Royal Oak. (248) 541-5717.

Jesse Royal at Pike Room, reggae, 7 p.m. Wed. $15. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Mac Sabbath with Clownvis Presley at Magic Stick, metal, 8 p.m. Wed. $15. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

clubs/djs

FRIDAY

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

SATURDAY

Thirst Wave with new wave, alt-retro and more at Small’s Bar, 9 p.m. Sat. No cover before 10 p.m. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Egyptian Lover at Grasshopper Underground, 9 p.m. Sat. $10. 22757 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 298-0330.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEK

J Chris Newberg 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.

Bill Hildebrandt 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.

All-Star Showdown at Go Comedy! Improv Theatre, 10 p.m. Fri. and 8 and 10 p.m. Sat. $15-$18. 261 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 327-0575.

THURSDAY

Rhythm & Stage series with “See Saw” public arts experience with music from Brian “Javonntte” Garrett at Grand Circus Park, 7-9 p.m. Thurs. Free. Woodward and E. Adams, Detroit. downtowndetroitparks.com.

Hashtag Comedy Showcase at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Thurs. $10. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.

FRIDAY

Mike Bonner’s Uptown Friday Night at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 10 p.m. Fri. $20. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

SATURDAY

Chuckiemania, a DIY comedy festival at Recycle Here, 8 p.m. Sat. No cover. 1331 Holden, Detroit.

Saturday Night Improv at Planet Ant, 10 p.m. Sat. $5. 2357 Caniff, Hamtramck. (313) 365-4948.

SUNDAY

“A Mother’s Heart” B. Riggs’ Gospel Musical at Royal Oak Music Theatre, 7 p.m. Sun. $36.50. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

WEDNESDAY

“Coming Out of My Box: A One Woman Show” with Tawana “Honeycomb” Petty at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 6-9 p.m. Wed. Free. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 494-5800.

visual arts/film

THIS WEEK

Hazel Park Fine Art Fair at Green Acres Park, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. Free. 620 W. Woodward Heights, Hazel Park. hazelparkartfair.com.

“Simple Forms, Stunning Glazes: The Gerald W. McNeely Collection of Pewabic Pottery” at Cranbrook Art Museum, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun., through Aug. 28. $10, $8 seniors, $6 students. 39211 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills. (248) 645-3319.

SUNDAY

“Metropolis” accompanied by electronic score by Jared VanEck at Michigan Theater, 1:30 p.m. Sun. and 7 p.m. Tues. $16, $13 for seniors, students, military and children. 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 668-8397.

etc.

THURSDAY

Adult Night with food, activities, contests at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan, 7-9 p.m. Thurs. $30, $23.50 designated driver, $20 annual pass holders. Great Lakes Crossing, 4000 Baldwin, Auburn Hills. legolanddiscoverycenter.com/michigan.

Adults are allowed to play Thursday night at LEGOLAND Discovery Center at Great Lakes Crossing.

THIS WEEK

Kids free admission at Greenfield Village, daily through Sept. 5. Kids 10 and younger get in free with paid adult admission. Michigan residents only. 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn. thehenryford.org.

Orion Art Center’s Dragon on the Lake festival with art, music, food and more on Lake Orion, 6-10 p.m. Thurs., 6-11:30 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Sat. and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. Free. 115 S. Anderson, Lake Orion. (248) 693-4986 or dragononthelake.com.

SATURDAY

Fiesta del Rio: Best of Southwest Detroit with music, food and merchandise at West Riverfront Park, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. $5, $5 parking. 1801 W. Jefferson, Detroit. (313) 566-8200.

10th Annual Hamtramck Hustle Car Show at Kelly’s Bar, 2 p.m. Sat. $5 registration fee. Show open to hot rods and custom vehicles older than 1963. 2403 Holbrook, Hamtramck. (313) 872-0387.

Arab American Celebration with music, dance, art, fashion, face painting, halal food truck and more at Ford Recourse and Engagement Center, 4-8 p.m. Sat. Free. 2826 Bagley, Detroit. (313) 582-2266.