Entertainment calendar: music, stage, art and more

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

our picks

MILLIE JACKSON

at Masonic Temple

Millie Jackson

Known for recording songs in the veins of disco, R&B, soul and even country, songwriter Millie Jackson has released more than two dozen albums since the early 1970s. 8 p.m. Sat. $55-$65. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2724.

ANDREW W.K.

at Chapel at the Detroit Masonic Temple

Andrew W.K. in a 2013 performace at Irving Plaza in New York City.

Rocker-turned-motivational speaker Michigan native Andrew W.K. appears at the Masonic Temple to discuss the power of partying. 8 p.m. Sun. $20. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2724.

big shows

THURSDAY

The Pretty Reckless at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $22.50. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Rufus du Sol with Roland Tings at Majestic Theatre, dance/electronic, 8 p.m. Thurs. $20. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Martin Lawrence at Caesars Windsor, comedy, 8 p.m. Thurs. $45 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

Martin Lawrence

THURSDAY-FRIDAY

The Avett Brothers at Fillmore Detroit, folk/rock, 7 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. $36.50-$75. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Steve Turre at Jazz Cafe at Music Hall, jazz, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. $30. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8501.

FRIDAY

Balance & Composure with Foxing at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 6 p.m. Fri. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Bridget Everett with Murray Hill at Royal Oak Music Theatre, comedy, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $25 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

The 1975 at Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. Sold out. 799 North Hewitt, Ypsilanti. (734) 487-1849.

Figure x Protohype at Majestic Theatre, dance/electronic, 9 p.m. Fri. $22. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

SATURDAY

Peter Wolf at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $29.50. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Catch rock musician Peter Wolf at Saint Andrews Hall on Saturday evening.

Henry Rollins at Royal Oak Music Theatre, spoken word, 8 p.m. Sat. $29.50 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

SUNDAY

Face to Face with Rebel Spies at Magic Stick, punk, 7 p.m. Sun. $17.50. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Niykee Heaton at Saint Andrew’s Hall, pop/rock/R&B, 7 p.m. Sun. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Brian Culbertson at Royal Oak Music Theatre, jazz/funk/R&B, 7 p.m. Sun. $29.50-$45. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino, country/folk/rock, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $30-$40. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

Styx at Caesars Windsor, rock, 8 p.m. Sun. $25 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

Judah and the Lion with the Greeting Committee at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Sun. $8.90-$45. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

MONDAY

Crown the Empire at Crofoot Ballroom, rock, 6:30 p.m. Mon. $18. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

TUESDAY

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy at Token Lounge, rock, 7 p.m. Tues. $25-$35. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

WEDNESDAY

A Drag Queen Christmas with Bob the Drag Queen, Naomi Smalls, Chi Chi DeVayne, Thorgy Thor, Pearl, Roxxy Andrews, Tatianna and Kim Chi at Fillmore Detroit, comedy/drag, 7 p.m. Wed. $20-$75. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Stryper with Artificial Agent at Token Lounge, rock, 7 p.m. Wed. $25. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

live music

THIS WEEKEND

Michael Zaporski at Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, jazz, 6 p.m. Thurs. and 6 and 8:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $15 for weekend sets. 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe. (313) 882-5299.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 4” and Mahler’s “Das Lied” at Orchestra Hall at the Max, classical, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $15-$100. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

THURSDAY

Candiria with Dalek at Magic Stick, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $15. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Skold featuring Tim Skold with Josie Pace at Small’s Bar, industrial/rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $15. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Wild Nothing with Small Black at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $16. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Matt Wertz with Cappa and Aaron Krause at Magic Bag, pop, 8 p.m. Thurs. $15. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

FRIDAY

Stryper with Artificial Agent at Token Lounge, rock, 7 p.m. Wed. $25. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030. pop/rock, 6 p.m. Fri. $20 (includes dinner). 1602 N. Custer, Monroe. (810) 304-7777.

Brae with the Bruised Reed, King Comrade and Charms at Pike Room, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Wretch with Sierra and Lucid Furs at Small’s Bar, metal, 8 p.m. Fri. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Cold Tone Harvest and the Judy Baker Band at Trinity House Theatre, Americana/country, 8 p.m. Fri. $15, $12 members. 38820 W. Six Mile, Livonia. (734) 464-6302.

Bob Schneider at the Ark, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $22. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

His Name is Alive with Paint Thinner at El Club, rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $8. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

SATURDAY

Echo Fest with Nik Turner’s Hawkwind, Timmy’s Organism, Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor, Holy Wave and more at Magic Stick, psychedelic/punk/noise, 5 p.m. Sat. $20. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Shutting Down Cancer: a benefit show with Amino Acids, Bill Bondsmen, the Jollys, Tribes Collide, Unidentified Drunken Injury and Steve Harvey Oswald at Cellarmen’s, rock/punk, 7 p.m. Sat. $10 suggested donation. 24310 John R, Hazel Park. (586) 413-4206.

Seduce at Token Lounge, rock/metal, 7 p.m. Sat. $15. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Bruce Springsteen and Bob Seger tribute acts the Boss Revue and Lookin’ Back at 59 West Banquet and Convention Center, rock, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $30 and $45. 786 Highland, Highland. tributesville.com.

Matt Watroba at Players Barn, folk, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $15. 32332 W. 11 Mile, Farmington Hills. (248) 473-1848.

Shady Groves, Hypoluxo, Dear Tracks and Mango Lane at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $5. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Live the Who with Carry On at Magic Bag, classic rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $12. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

Piano virtuosos Ralph and Albertine Votapek at Birmingham Temple, classical, 8 p.m. Sat. $28, $25 seniors and students. 28611 12 Mile, Farmington Hills. (248) 661-1348.

Danielle Nicole at Callahan’s Music Hall, blues, 8 p.m. Sat. $15-$25. 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. (248) 858-9508.

Banda El Recodo and Espinoza Paz at Club Fantasy Detroit, Latin, 9 p.m. Sat. $40 and up. 6060 W. Fort, Detroit. (313) 291-6112.

SUNDAY

Mike Fornes performs a tribute to Gordon Lightfoot at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, folk/pop, 3 p.m. Sun. $43 and up. 44575 Garfield, Clinton Township. (586) 286-2222.

The Good Life with Jake Bellows and Oquoa at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Sun. $12. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Richard Shindell at the Ark, folk, 7 p.m. Sun. $20. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

MONDAY

Seth Walker at the Ark, Americana, 7:30 p.m. Mon. $15. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

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.

Lydia with Motherfolk at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Tues. $15. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 858-1991.

Blue Rodeo at the Ark, Americana, 7:30 p.m. Tues. $25. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

clubs/djs

FRIDAY

Gobble Wobble with Jantsen, Luzcid, ATLiens, Spankalicious and more at Club Fantasy Detroit, 5 p.m.-3 a.m. Fri. $25-$50. 6060 W. Fort, Detroit. (313) 291-6112.

Vanic at Shelter, 9 p.m. Fri. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

One Night Stand with Billy Kenny & Maximono at Grasshopper Underground, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 22757 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 298-0330.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEK

“The Book of Mormon” at Fisher Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat. and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sun. $39-$99. 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. (313) 872-1000.

“The Sunshine Boys” at Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (through Nov. 19). $20. 32 Lakeshore Drive, Grosse Pointe. (313) 881-4004.

Dave Attell at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 8 p.m. Thurs., 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri. and 8 p.m. Sat. $30-$35. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

Catch rock musician Peter Wolf at Saint Andrews Hall on Saturday evening.

“The Best Man” at Stagecrafters at Baldwin Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (through Nov. 19). $10 and up. 415 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. (248) 541-6430.

Al Jackson at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Thurs. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $10-$13 in advance, $12-$15 at the door. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.

“The Realization of Emily Linder” at Detroit Repertory Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 3 and 8:30 p.m. Sat. and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sun. (through Dec. 23). $17 in advance, $20 day of. 13130 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit. (313) 868-1347.

“Ain’t Misbehavin’ ” with Ursula Walker and Buddy Budson at Seligman Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $15. 22305 W. 13 Mile, Beverly Hills. dcds.edu.

“2.5 Minute Ride” a one-woman show at Matrix Theatre Company, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. (through Dec. 4). $20, $15 seniors and students. 2730 Bagley, Detroit. (313) 967-0599.

“Legally Blonde the Musical” at Players Guild of Dearborn, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2:30 p.m. Sun. (through Dec. 4). $20. 21730 Madison, Dearborn. (313) 561-8587.

“The Haunting of Hill House” at Ridgedale Players Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (through Nov. 20). $15-$18. 205 W. Long Lake, Troy. (248) 988-7049.

“The Christmas Carol” at Meadow Brook Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri., 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $21 and up. 207 Wilson, Rochester Hills. (248) 377-3300.

“Recent Tragic Events” at Open Book Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (through Nov. 19). $30 opening night, $20, $15 students. 1621 West Road, Trenton. (734) 288-7753.

“PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue” at Fox Theatre, 10 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sun. $18-$85. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

SATURDAY

“Silent Night” at Detroit Opera House, 7:30 p.m. Sat. (also Nov. 16 and 19). $29 and up. 1526 Broadway, Detroit. (313) 237-7464.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 8 p.m. Sat. $30-$50. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8500.

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

SUNDAY

“The Price is Right Live” stage show at Masonic Temple, 7 p.m. Sun. $29-$49. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2724.

OPENING TUESDAY

“Elf the Musical” at Fox Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tues.-Wed. (through Nov. 20). $31.50-$61.60. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

OPENING WEDNESDAY

“Dot” at Detroit Public Theatre at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 8 p.m. Wed. (through Dec. 11). $35, $30 seniors, $20 younger than 35. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

visual art/film

THURSDAY

Holiday Showcase opening reception at Pewabic Pottery, 5-8 p.m. Thurs. 10125 E. Jefferson, Detroit. pewabic.org.

The Holiday Showcase opening reception at Pewabic Pottery in Detroit is Thursday.

FRIDAY

Works by Beau Stanton, Lala Abaddon and Coby Kennedy at the Red Bull House of Art, 7-11 p.m. Fri. opening reception. 1551 Winder, Detroit. redbullhouseofart.com.

SATURDAY

“Drawing in the Diaspora: Comic Art & Graphic Novels by Leila Abdelrazaq” at Arab American National Museum, Saturday through April 19. Free with museum admission ($8, $4 for seniors, students and children aged 6-12). 13624 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 582-2266.

Holiday art market at Paint Creek Center for the Arts, 5-8:30 p.m. Fri. debut event, runs through Dec. 23. 407 Pine, Rochester. (248) 651-4110.

etc.

THIS WEEKEND

Novi Pet Expo at Suburban Collection Showplace, 2-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. $10, $5 ages 6-11 and $5 for seniors on Friday. 46100 Grand River, Novi. (248) 348-5600.

Fantasticon S4-E11 at Gibraltar Trade Center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. $5.50 and up. 237 N. River Road, Mount Clemens. fantasticon.net.

FRIDAY

Stars and Stripes Forever celebration at Costick Center, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fri. $10. 28600 11 Mile, Farmington Hills. (248) 473-1830.

Salute to Service event with military memorabilia displays at Village Theater at Cherry Hill, 6 p.m. Fri. Free. 50400 Cherry Hill, Canton. (734) 394-5300.

SATURDAY

Save the Milford Railroad Depot pubic awareness event at Milford Library, 3-5 p.m. Sat. Donations accepted. 330 Family, Milford. (248) 807-1204.

Red Velvet Soiree and Grand Gala Fundraiser for Arab American National Museum at Fillmore Detroit, 6 p.m. Sat. $50 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 582-2266.