Entertainment calendar: music, theater and more

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

our pick

Wayne Brady

WAYNE BRADY

at MGM Grand Detroit Event Center

Television personality, comedian and game show host Wayne Brady comes to the new performance venue at MGM Grand Detroit. 8 p.m. Sun. $49.50-$69.50. 1777 Third, Detroit. (877) 888-2121.

big shows

THURSDAY

Alessia Cara at Fillmore Detroit, pop, 6:30 p.m. Thurs. $15 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

RX Bandits at Crofoot Ballroom, punk/rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $20. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Kongos with Arkells and the Joy Formidable at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. $26. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

FRIDAY

Cavalera Return to Roots with Combichrist at Harpo’s, metal, 5 p.m. Fri. $20. 14238 Harper, Detroit. (313) 824-1700.

Skillet with Sick Puppies and Devour the Day at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 5:30 p.m. Fri. $29.50. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Opeth at Fillmore Detroit, metal, 7 p.m. Fri. $29 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise at Magic Stick, rock/R&B, 7 p.m. Fri. $10. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Amy Schumer at Joe Louis Arena, comedy, 8 p.m. Fri. $39-$125. 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

Comedian Amy Schumer takes over Joe Louis Arena on Friday.

Chick Corea Trio at Orchestra Hall, jazz, 8 p.m. Fri. $19-$99. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Englebert Humperdinck at Caesars Windsor, classic pop, 9 p.m. Fri. $20 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

SATURDAY

Ingrid Michaelson at Fillmore Detroit, folk/pop, 7 p.m. Sat. $29 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Zeds Dead at Masonic Temple, electronic, 8 p.m. Sat. $30. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2724.

James Blake at Royal Oak Music Theatre, electronic/soul, 8 p.m. Sat. $29.50 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

SUNDAY

Megadeth at Joe Louis Arena, metal, 6 p.m. Sun. $25-$55. 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

Pennywise with Strung Out, Unwritten Law and Runaway Kids at Saint Andrew’s Hall, punk, 6 p.m. Sun. $25. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Rae Sremmurd with Lil Yachty, Eaerz, Bobo Swae and Impxct at Royal Oak Music Theatre, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Sun. $35 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Kishi Bashi at Crofoot Ballroom, rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $15, $75 VIP. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Midge Ure at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Sun. $20. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.

TUESDAY

Tengger Cavalry and Incite with Eye Remain at Small’s Bar, metal, 8 p.m. Tues. $10. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Squirrel Nut Zippers at Magic Bag, swing/jazz, 8 p.m. Tues. $30. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.

WEDNESDAY

Bianca Del Rio at Royal Oak Music Theatre, drag show, 7 p.m. Wed. $37.50-$201. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Loreena McKennitt at Michigan Theater, Celtic/folk, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $35-$89.50. 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 668-8397.

Toni Braxton at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, R&B, 8 p.m. Wed. $50-$60. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

Toni Braxton sings Wednesday at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino.

live music

THIS WEEKEND

Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs “Rhapsody in Blue” with pianist Garrick Ohlsson at Orchestra Hall at the Max, classical, 10:45 a.m. Fri., 8 p.m. Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. $15-$100. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Takács Quartet performs Beethoven String Quartet Cycle Concerts 1 and 2 at Rackham Auditorium, classical, 8 p.m. Sat. and 4 p.m. Sun. 915 E. Washington, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-2538.

THURSDAY

Craig Taborn and Kris Davis at University of Michigan, jazz, 6:30 p.m. Thurs. Free. Earl V. Moore Building, 1100 Baits, Ann Arbor. music.umich.edu.

Goldfish and JackLNDN at Magic Stick, electronic, 8 p.m. Thurs. $15-$17. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Assemblage 23 with Voicecoil and Ghost Synthesis at Small’s Bar, industrial/electronic, 8 p.m. Thurs. $15. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

FRIDAY

The Amity Affliction with Being as an Ocean, Hundredth, Trophy Eyes and Deadships at Crofoot Ballroom, metal/punk, 6 p.m. Fri. $17.50. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Audra Kubat at Detroit Institute of Arts, pop/folk, 7 and 8:30 p.m. Fri. Free admission for tri-county residents. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-7900.

Discipline with Blue Black Hours at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $5. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Global Fridays with “Noura,” a staged reading, with Heather Raffo at Arab American National Museum, 8 p.m. Fri. $15. 13624 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 582-2266.

K1 De Ultimate at Trinosophes, world music, 9 p.m. Fri. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. 1464 Gratiot, Detroit. (313) 737-6606.

SATURDAY

Ali McManus at Rochester Farmers Market, folk/pop, noon Sat. Free. Third and Water, Rochester. (248) 656-0060.

Arthur Colvin with Dave Shettler and Party Store at Majestic Cafe, ambient, 2 p.m. Sat. $5. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Suicide Silence with Whitechapel, Carnifex and Oceano at Saint Andrew’s Hall, metal, 5 p.m. Sat. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

The Fags with Watershed and the Avatars at Small’s Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $15 in advance, $20 day of. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Chamber Music Society of Detroit presents Julliard String Quartet at Seligman Performing Arts Center, classical, 8 p.m. Sat. $32-$63, $16-$32 students. 22305 W. 13 Mile, Beverly Hills. (248) 855-6070.

Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials at Callahan’s Music Hall, blues, 8 p.m. Sat. $20-$25. 8501 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. (248) 858-9508.

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra performs “Romeo and Juliet” at Michigan Theater, classical 8 p.m. Sat. $15-$67. 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 994-4801.

From Indian Lakes at Shelter, rock, 8:30 p.m. Sat. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Morgan Page at Magic Stick, electronic, 9:30 p.m. Sat. $15. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

SUNDAY

Birmingham Concert Band presents “Band Originals” at St. John Lutheran Church, classical, 4 p.m. Sun. Free will donations. 23225 Gill, Farmington Hills. birminghamconcertband.com.

TUESDAY

Rich Willis & the Chillin’ Circuit at Roberts Riverwalk Hotel, jazz/R&B, 6:30 -9 p.m. Tuesdays. $10. 1000 Riverplace Dr, Detroit. (313) 550-4130

WEDNESDAY

Kaleo at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 6:30 p.m. Wed. $22. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Cymbals Eat Guitars, Field Mouse and Wild Honey at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Wed. $12. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Lewis Del Mar at the Crofoot, rock, 8 p.m. Wed. $12. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

KING at El Club, pop, 9 p.m. Wed. $15. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEK

The Theatre Company of University of Detroit Mercy presents “Alabama Story” at Marlene Boll Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. $25, $22 seniors, $10 veterans and students. 1401 Broadway, Detroit. (313) 993-3270.

“Evil Dead the Musical” at City Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. (through Oct. 29). $30. 2301 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” at Fisher Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat., 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sat. and 8 p.m. Mon.-Wed. (through Oct. 16). $39-$130. 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. (313) 872-1000.

John Rapson as Lord Adalbert D’Ysquith in a scene from “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.”

Detroit Public Theatre presents “Murder Ballad” at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 2 and 7 p.m. Sun. (through Oct. 23). $35, $30 seniors, $20 35 and younger. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Rocky LaPorte at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 8 p.m. Thurs. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $10-$20. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

“Baskerville” at Meadow Brook Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 6 p.m. Sat. 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sun. and 8 p.m. Wed. (through Oct. 30). $27 and up. 207 Wilson, Rochester Hills. (248) 377-3300.

Nick Gaza at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Thurs. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $9-$12 in advance, $12-$14 at the door. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.

Comedian Nick Gaza

Theatre Nova presents “Mr. Joy” at the Yellow Barn, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (through Oct. 23). $20 suggested donation. 410 W. Huron, Ann Arbor. (734) 635-8450.

“Alice in Wonderland” at Bonstelle Theatre, 7 p.m. Fri., 3 and 7 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. and 10 a.m. Wed. (also Oct. 13-16). $20, $10 students with ID. 3424 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 577-2972.

“Love Jones the Musical” at Fox Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $59.50-$89.50. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

“Sizwe Bansi is Dead” at Matrix Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. (through Oct. 16). $15-$20. 2730 Bagley, Detroit. (313) 967-0599 or matrixtheatre.org.

“The Vast Difference” by Jeff Daniels at Farmington Players Barn, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (through Oct. 15). 32332 W. 12 Mile, Farmington Hills. $16, $14 students. (248) 553-2955.

Ron De Jesus Dance performs “The Osiris Legend” at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 8 p.m. Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. $30-$50, free admission on Sunday (performance will be filmed). 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8501.

FRIDAY

“Thunder From Down Under” at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, 8 p.m. Fri. $23-$40. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

visual art/film

THIS WEEKEND

Three Stooges Halloween Festival at Redford Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri. and 2 and 8 p.m. Sat. $5. 17360 Lahser, Detroit. (313) 537-2560.

Glass Pumpkin Fest Show and Sale at Glass Academy, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 25331 Trowbridge, Dearborn. (313) 561-4527.

FRIDAY

ArtWorks Detroit art auction to benefit Matrix MAC Health at Center for Creative Studies, 6 p.m.-midnight Fri. $75. A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, 460 W. Baltimore, Detroit. matrixhumanservices.org/artworks.

SATURDAY

Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival with art, music, and food in Hamtramck, all day Saturday. Various Hamtramck venues including HATCH, Public Pool, and 9338 Campau galleries. facebook.com/HamtramckArts.

etc.

THURSDAY

Ladies Night Out with shopping deals and events in Downtown Milford, 5-9 p.m. Thurs. Downtown Milford. meetmeinmilford.com.

THIS WEEKEND

Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo, 5-8 p.m. Fri.-Sun. and Oct. 14-16 and 21-23. $9 ages 2 and older in advance, $13 at the gate. Bring your own trick-or-treat bag. 8450 W. 10 Mile, Royal Oak. detroitzoo.org/events/zoo-boo.

Jack-o’-lanterns light the way to treats at the zoo this weekend.

FRIDAY

First Fridays Ypsilanti with music, family events and more in downtown Ypsilanti, Friday evening. Various locations. firstfridaysypsi.com.

SATURDAY

Open House Event with demos and family fun at Birmingham Fire Department, 1-4 p.m. Sat. Free. 572 South Adams, Birmingham. (248) 530-1900.

Dancing with the Survivors fundraiser for the Pink Fund with dancing, music, food and more at Silver Gardens Event Center, 6 p.m. Sat. $150 and up.

2016 Wright Gala at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 7 p.m. Oct. 8. $375 and up, $100 for late-night party. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 494-5800.

Reloaded: a Mad Max cosplay experience with live music, performers and more at Tangent Gallery, 7 p.m. Sat. $25 in advance, $30 day of. 715 E. Milwaukee, Detroit. (313) 873-2955.