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WAYNE COUNTY LIGHTFEST

on Merriman Road

This annual light show features 47 holiday-themed displays that use LED lights. Santa Claus will be at the end of the trail Friday through Dec. 23. 7-10 p.m. Thurs. through Dec. 31. $5 per vehicle. Toy Nights — when guests can bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate instead of the admission fee — will be held Dec. 6, 13 and 20. Merriman between Ann Arbor Trail and Warren, Westland. (734) 261-1990.

TREE LIGHTING

at Campus Martius

Grammy award-winner Aaron Neville will perform at this annual tree-lighting ceremony, along with Olympic gold medalists and two-time World Champion ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White. 5:30 p.m.-midnight Fri. Free. 800 Woodward, Detroit. campusmartiuspark.org.

MAXWELL AND MARY J. BLIGE

at The Palace of Auburn Hills

These New York R&B/soul stars have teamed up for this co-headlining tour dubbed “King and Queen of Hearts Tour.” 7 p.m. Fri. $49.50-$179.50. 6 Championship Drive, Auburn Hills. (248) 377-0100.

KATHLEEN MADIGAN

at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle

A favorite at this Royal Oak comedy club, stand-up Kathleen Madigan released her new special, “Bothering Jesus,” on Netflix last week. 8 p.m. Thurs. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $30-$35. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

big shows

THURSDAY

Machine Gun Kelly with Mod Sun at Fillmore Detroit, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Thurs. $34.50-$49.50. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Young Thug at Royal Oak Music Theatre, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Thurs. $35-$100. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Marianas Trench with Shawn Hook at Caesars Windsor, pop, 8 p.m. Thurs. $20 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

Savoy Brown featuring Kim Simmonds at Magic Bag, blues/rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $25. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

FRIDAY

The Fray with American Authors at Fillmore Detroit, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $35-$64.95. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

3LAU at Royal Oak Music Theatre, electronic/dance, 8 p.m. Fri. $20 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Billy Gardell at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, comedy, 8 p.m. Fri. $59-$75. 7096 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.

Matt Braunger at Crofoot Ballroom, comedy, 8 p.m. Fri. $13. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Rusted Root with the Devon Allman Band at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 8:30 p.m. Fri. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

SATURDAY

Kids Lives Matter with Silento, Ilovememphis, Bankroll PJ and more at Crofoot Ballroom, pop, 2 p.m. Sat. $20-$30. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Sully Erna at Majestic Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $38.50. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Fitz & the Tantrums with Barns Courtey at Fillmore Detroit, rock, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $25-$49.50. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Tony Orlando at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, classic pop, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $55-$70. 44575 Garfield, Clinton Township. (586) 286-2222.

Flosstradamus at Masonic Temple, dance/electronic, 8 p.m. Sat. $35. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2724.

America at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $55-$75. 7096 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.

The Bouncing Souls at Saint Andrew’s Hall, punk, 9:30 p.m. Sat. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

SUNDAY

Kids Lives Matter with Silento, We Are Toonz and more at Fillmore Detroit, pop, 5 p.m. Sun. $25-$45. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Glykeria with Kostas Karafotis at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, Greek pop, 7 p.m. Sun. $20-$175. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

Stephanie Mills at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, R&B/soul/gospel, 7 p.m. Sun. $65-$75. 7096 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.

MONDAY

The Dickies and the Queers with Devious Ones and the Cheetahs at Magic Stick, punk, 8 p.m. Mon. $18. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

WEDNESDAY

Morrissey at Royal Oak Music Theatre, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Wed. $49.50 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Danny Brown with Joey Bada$$ and more at Fountain Ballroom at Masonic Temple, hip-hop, 8 p.m. Wed. $32. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2724.

Two Door Cinema Club with Broods at Fillmore Detroit, indie rock, 8 p.m. Wed. $29.50-$35. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

live music

THIS WEEK

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

Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky’s “First Concerto” at Orchestra Hall at the Max, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., 10:45 a.m. Fri. and 8 p.m. Sat. $15-$100. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas at El Club, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. $15. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

THURSDAY

Assuming We Survive with Avion Roe at Pike Room, rock, 6 p.m. Thurs. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Supersonic with Suburban Soul Surfers at Small’s Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $12. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Jay Stielstra performing songs from his one man play “Old Man Love” at the Ark, folk, 8 p.m. Thurs. $20. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

FRIDAY

badXchannels, Colours, Marina City and Here We Harbour at Shelter, rock, 6 p.m. Fri. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

“A Musical Cabaret Evening” at Assumption Cultural Center, Broadway/opera, 6 p.m. Fri. $25. 21800 Marter, St. Clair Shores. (586) 779-6111.

Migguel Anggelo and the Immigrants: Another Son of Venuezuela at Detroit Film Theatre, Latin/pop, 7 p.m. Fri. Free for tri-country residents. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-7900.

Michigander with Stefanie Haapala and Signature Mistakes at Pike Room, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Sonata Arctica, Leaves Eyes and Omnium Gatherum at Token Lounge, metal, 7 p.m. Fri. $25, $75 VIP meet and greet. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Ehnes Quartet at St. John Lutheran Church, classical, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $30, $27 seniors, $10 students. 23225 Gill, Farmington. (586) 944-5353.

Ultraviolet Hippopotamus with Desmond Jones at Majestic Cafe, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $15. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Goddam Gallows at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $13. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Jonatha Brooke at the Ark, folk, 8 p.m. Fri. $22.50. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Ray Fogg at Detroit Beach Boat Club, rock/comedy, 9 p.m. Fri. $15. 3028 Harborview, Monroe. (734) 289-3222.

SATURDAY

Desires, Second Best and more at Pike Room, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Purling Hiss with K9 Sniffies at El Club, psych/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $12 in advance, $14 at the door. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

Tiles at Loving Touch, prog-rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $13. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Duke Tumatoe at Callahan’s Music Hall, blues, 8 p.m. Sat. $15-$20. 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. (248) 858-9508.

Cedric Burnside Project at O’Mara’s Pub, country/blues, 9 p.m. Sat. $15. 2555 12 Mile, Berkley. (248) 399-6750.

SUNDAY

“Hymn Sing” the hymns of Charles Wesley at Central United Methodist Church Detroit, 2 p.m. Sun. Free will donation. 23 E. Adams, Detroit. (313) 965-5422.

Michigan Pops Orchestra at Michigan Theater, classical, 7 p.m. Sun. $8. 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 668-8397.

Steve Poltz at the Ark, folk, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $20. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

True Widow with Mary Lattimore and Sweat at El Club, rock, 8 p.m. Sun. $12. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

Against the Grain, Euphoria, Stone Ritual and more at New Dodge Lounge, metal, 8 p.m. Sun. $10. 8850 Jos Campau, Hamtramck. (313) 874-5963.

Victoria Reed with Holly Bernt at Magic Bag, folk/pop, 8 p.m. Sun. $10. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.

WEDNESDAY

Mela Dailey and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs “Opera’s Great Hits” at Orchestra Hall at the Max, classical, 10:45 a.m. Wed. $19-$75. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

“Nice and Rough: a Night of Music with Steffani and Tina” with Steffanie Christi’an at Charles H. Wright Museum, R&B/rock, 7 p.m. Wed. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. SteffChris.Eventbrite.com.

Natives of the New Dawn at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 8:30 p.m. Wed. $10. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Stone Clover at Loving Touch, Celtic/rock/punk, 8 p.m. Wed. $15. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

clubs/djs

THURSDAY

Minnesota with Luca Lush and Zeke Beats at Magic Stick, 9:30 p.m. Thurs. $17. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

FRIDAY

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

HMSN, Headphone Activist with Crate Digga and Grant Jackson at Magic Stick, 9:30 p.m. Fri. $10. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

SATURDAY

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

Bob Moses at Magic Stick, 9:30 p.m. Sat. $17. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

WEDNESDAY

Thirst Wave and Industrial Is Not Dead at Small’s Bar, 9 p.m. Wed. No cover before 10 p.m. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Country Club Disco Thanksgiving Eve Bash with option4 and Golf Clap at Grasshopper Underground, 9 p.m. Wed. $10. 22757 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 298-0330.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEK

“For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf,” 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 3 and 8 p.m. Sat. and 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sun. $45. Music Hall, 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8500.

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

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

Derek Richards at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Thurs. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $9-$12 in advance, $11-$14 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.

“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 Christmas Carol” at Meadow Brook Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri., 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (through Dec. 23). $21 and up. 207 Wilson, Rochester Hills. (248) 377-3300.

“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 Misfit Elves’ Epic Pirate Adventure” at St. Dunstan’s Theatre, 1 and 3 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $8. 400 Lone Pine, Bloomfield Hills. (844) 386-7826.

FRIDAY

“The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers: Soul Food” hosted by Satori Shakoor at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 8 p.m. Fri. $20. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 744-6037.

SATURDAY

2016 International Festival with dance, music and vocal performances at Village Theater at Cherry Hill, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. $2. 50400 Cherry Hill, Canton. (734) 394-5300.

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

“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

“Magic Men Live” at Royal Oak Music Theatre, 7 p.m. Sun. $31.99-$76.99. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

OPENING TUESDAY

“Cirque Dreams Holidaze” at Fox Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tues.-Wed. (through Nov. 26). $29 and up. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

visual arts/film

THIS WEEKEND

“The Sound of Music” at Redford Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri. and 2 and 8 p.m. Sat. $5. 17360 Lahser, Detroit. (313) 537-2560.

SUNDAY

“Nothin’ But Music” documentary premiere at Token Lounge, 7-10 p.m. Sun. $5. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

etc.

THIS WEEK

65th annual Jewish Book Fair at Jewish Community Center, through Sunday. Prices vary. jccdet.org.

Royal Oak Market: Art Fair Edition at Royal Oak Farmers Market, noon-9 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. Free. 315 11 Mile, Royal Oak. (734) 662-3382.

International Festival with new citizen swearing-in ceremony and music and dance performances at Southfield Pavilion, 11 a.m. Fri. and noon-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $3 per person, $5 per family for the weekend. 26000 Evergreen, Southfield. (248) 796-5130.

Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo, 5:30-9 p.m. Fri.-Sun. (also Nov. 25-27, Dec. 1-4, 8-11, 15-23 and 26-31). $10, advance, $13, gate. 8450 W. 10 Mile, Royal Oak. (248) 541-5717.

THURSDAY

Gingerbread Express unveiling with the Salvation Army brass band and hot chocolate at Royal Park Hotel, 10 a.m. Thurs. On display through Jan 2. 600 E. University, Rochester. (248) 453-8709.

Krazed Quarter Mania, a bingo auction and fundraiser for Turning Point domestic violence shelter at St. Margaret of Scotland, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thurs. $5 for admission and three bidding paddles, additional paddles can be purchased for $1. 21201 E. 13 Mile, St. Clair Shores. turningpointmacomb.orgCQ.

The Big Reveal holiday event in downtown Milford, 6:30 p.m. Thurs. Free. Main street between Liberty and Commerce, Milford. meetmeinmilford.comCQ.

Local After Dark with shopping, food and drink at Cranbrook Institute of Science, 7-10 p.m. Thurs. $15. 39221 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills. (248) 645-3200.

FRIDAY

Hob Nobble Gobble Parade Co. black die fundraiser with Flo Rida and more at Ford Field, 6 p.m. Fri. $350 and up. 2000 Brush, Detroit. theparade.orgCQ.

SATURDAY

Macomb County Santa Parade with Grand Marshal Chelsea Kivell in downtown Mount Clemens, 10 a.m. Sat. Free. Starts at Main and Church. (586) 469-6818 ext. 317 or mount-clemens-santa-parade.com.

Detroit Roller Derby home opener at Masonic Temple, 5 p.m. Sat. $18. 500 Temple, Detroit. detroitderbygirls.comCQ.

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