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Festivals, concerts and more in town this week

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

our picks


at Suburban Collection Showplace

Farm animals and more are at the state fair.

Get up close and personal with your favorite farm animal at this annual family-friendly event. The five-day fair also has a carnival, circus, live music, food and a beer garden. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon. $8, $6 ages 2-11. $5 parking. 46100 Grand River, Novi. (248) 348-6942 or


at Fillmore Detroit

Lauryn Hill is at the Fillmore Detroit on Friday.

Singer and songwriter Lauryn Hill is best known for her 1998 mega hit album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” which earned her 19 Grammy Award nominations and eight wins. 7 p.m. Fri. $37-$101.50. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.


in Hamtramck

Cheerleader performs at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.

A street festival as diverse as the city of Hamtramck, the three-day party includes local music, an artists’ village, carnival rides and games, beer tents and Polish and Middle Eastern food. Highlights are a performance by the Polish Muslims at 7 p.m. Sun. and the Polish Day Parade at 1:30 p.m. Mon. Noon-10 p.m. Sat.-Mon. Free. Jos Campau at Caniff, Hamtramck.


at DTE Energy Music Theatre

Cameron Esposito goes on early at the festival.

Animated stand-up Sebastian Maniscalco headlines this year along with veteran comedians Brian Regan and John Mulaney. Arrive early to see Cameron Esposito, Donnell Rawlings (of “Chapelle’s Show”), Iliza Shlesinger, Tom Segura, Tony Hinchcliffe and host Jeff Ross. 5:15 p.m. Sat. $25.50-$99. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

big shows


Ford Arts Beats and Eats in downtown Royal Oak, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sun. and 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon. $3-$5 admission. Downtown Royal Oak between Main and Lafayette and Lincoln and E. 11 Mile. (248) 541-7550 or

Detroit Jazz Festival at Hart Plaza and Campus Martius, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. and noon-8 p.m. Mon. Hart Plaza and Campus Martius, Detroit. (855) 529-9338 or


Toad the Wet Sprocket with LukeWade at Royal Oak Music Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $29.50-$55. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Prophets of Rage with AWOLNATION at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $16-$65.50. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Sleigh Bells at El Club, rock, 9 p.m. Thurs. $25. 4114 Vernor, Detroit.


Faster Pussycat and Don Jamieson at Token Lounge, rock/metal, 7 p.m. Fri. $20. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Bad Boy Family Reunion with Puff Daddy, Faith Evans, Lil’ Kim, 112, Total, Carl Thomas, the Lox, French Montana and Mase at The Palace of Auburn Hills, hip-hop, 8 p.m. Fri. $29.50-$150. 6 Championship Drive, Auburn Hills. (248) 377-0100.

Puff Daddy and Lil’ Kim are part of the Bad Boy Family Reunion on Friday at The Palace.


Summerland Tour 2016 with Sugar Ray, Everclear and Lit at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, rock, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $16-$61. 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. (248) 377-0100.

The Return of the Legends with Ice Cube, MC Ren, DJ Yella and more at Chene Park, hip-hop, 8 p.m. Sat. $71 and up. 2600 Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.


George Clinton, the Mary Jane Girls, Jalil and Ecstasy, Slick Rick and Big Daddy Kane at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, funk/hip-hop, 5 p.m. Sun. $25.50-$79.50 pavilion. 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. (248) 377-0100.


Adele at The Palace of Auburn Hills, pop, 7:30 p.m. Tues.-Wed. Sold out. 6 Championship Drive, Auburn Hills. (248) 377-0100.

live music


Imminent Sonic Destruction at Loving Touch, metal, 7 p.m. Thurs. $10. 22634 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 820-5596.

Rich the Kid with Famous Dex at Shelter, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Thurs. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Watching for Foxes with Katie Pederson at the Ark, folk, 8 p.m. Thurs. $15. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.


The Dirty Bourbon River Show at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $20. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

The Dirty Bourbon River Show comes to Cliff Bell’s in Detroit on Friday and Saturday.


Montise Peterson at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, jazz, 8 p.m. Fri. $15. 20510 Livernois, Detroit. (313) 345-6300.

Broke, Adventurer, Looms and Fires in Japan at New Way Bar, rock/punk, 8 p.m. Fri. $5. 23130 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 541-9870.

Melodime with Fifth and Main and Jon Bugg at Pike Room, indie rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

A Man Can Change: A night of romantic poetry and cool jazz at Jazz Cafe at Music Hall, poetry/jazz, 9 p.m. Fri. $5. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8501.

Prude Boys, Proud Parents, Radar Eyes and Village Wives at UFO Factory, punk/rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $7. 2115 Trumbull, Detroit.

Savage Master, Anguish and the Lucid Furs at New Dodge Lounge, metal, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 8850 Jos Campau, Hamtramck. (313) 874-5963.


Frontier Ruckus with Samantha Crain at El Club, rock, 5 p.m. Sat. $12. 4114 Vernor, Detroit.

Harvey Thompson & Friends at Jazz Cafe at Music Hall, jazz, 8 p.m. Sat. $5. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313)

Celebrating 40 years of punk rock with Clampdown, DDTs and Fabulous Disaster at Small’s Bar, punk, 8 p.m. Sat. $6-$10. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

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

Los Huracanes Del Norte, Alfredo Olivas, Revancha Nortena and Los Hijos D San Juan at Club Fantasy Detroit, Latin, 9 p.m. Sat. $35. 6060 W. Fort, Detroit. (313) 291-6112.


Tribulation with Youth Code and Horrendous at El Club, metal, 7 p.m. Sun. $15. 4114 Vernor, Detroit.

Guitar Wolf with Hans Condor at Pike Room, punk/rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $13. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Band Blender with the Amino Acids, Tammi, the Free Bleeders, Wretched Sights and more at Small’s Bar, punk, 8 p.m. Sun. No cover. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Alex Harding’s post-Jazz Festival jam session at Trinosophes, jazz, 10:30 p.m. Sun. $8 minimum donation. 1464 Gratoit, Detroit. (313) 737-6606.


Thirdstory at Shelter, rock, 6 p.m. Tues. $13. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Luke Winslow-King at the Ark, blues/roots, 8 p.m. Tues. $15. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Blues guitarist Luke Winslow-King performs at the Ark on Tuesday.


Rayse Biggs at Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, jazz, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Wed. (also Sept. 8-10). No cover. 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe. (313) 882-5299.

Madeintyo, Salma Slims, Mynameisphin and Noah Wood$ at Saint Andrew’s Hall, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Wed. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.



Official Riverside Groove Afterparty at Grasshopper Underground, 9 p.m. Sat. $20. 22757 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 298-0330.


The Annual White Party with 10 DJs at Brownies on the Lake, 8 p.m. Sun. $15, $30 VIP. 24214 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. (586) 445-8080.



Theatre Nova presents “Dear Elizabeth” by Sarah Ruhl at Yellow Barn, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (through Sept. 25). $20 suggested donation. 410 W. Huron, Ann Arbor. (734) 635-8450.

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.


Ray & Laura’s Comedy Showcase with Bart Dangus, Matt Conn, Zachary Burcar, Diego Attanasio, Darius Bennett, Nicole Aimee Schreiber and Josh Adams at Small’s Bar, 8 p.m. Thurs. $5. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.


“Pandemonia” at Go Comedy! Improv Theatre, 8 and 10 p.m. Fri. $15. 261 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 327-0575.

First Fridays Comedy Showcase hosted by Wayne Robbinz and It’s Kev at Vernors Room at Crofoot, 10 p.m. Fri. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.


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

Comedy Night with Wesley Ward, Ben Langworthy, Reese Leonard and Heather Jay at Cellarmen’s, 9 p.m. Sat. $5. 24310 John R, Hazel Park. (586) 413-4206.

visual arts/film


“Mobile Arts Workshop Exhibition” at Wayne State University’s Art Department Gallery, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri. and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Thurs. through Sept. 30. Reception 5-8 p.m. Sept. 16. 150 Art Building, 5400 Reuther Mall, Detroit. (313) 577-2423.


Shepard Fairey’s “Make American Smart Again” campaign with a screening of “Idiocracy” and DJ Amy Dreamcatcher at the Skip, 7 p.m. Sat. The Belt alley between Gratiot and Grand River, Detroit.


“Dark Side” film premiere at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 5 p.m. Sun. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 494-5800.


James Harrar’s Cinema Soloriens featuring Marshall Allen at Trinosophes, multi-media film project, 8 p.m. Tues. $12-$20. 1464 Gratoit, Detroit. (313) 737-6606.



Archivist Talk and “Arab Americans in Dearborn” exhibition opening at the Dearborn Historical Museum, 7 p.m. Thurs. 915 S. Brady, Dearborn. (313) 565-3000.


2016 Walk 4 Friendship with Charlie Langton at Jewish Community Center, registration begins at 10:30 a.m. Sun. Free-will donation. 6600 W. Maple, West Bloomfield.


Adult Swim Drive-In Tour on 40-foot screen with food trucks, games, prizes and more at Belle Isle, 8:30 p.m. Tues. Free with RSVP. Sunset Drive on Belle Isle, Detroit. RSVP at


Senior Day at Detroit Zoo, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wed. Free admission, parking and railroad rides for 62 and older and a caregiver. 8450 W. 10 Mile, Royal Oak. (248) 541-5717.