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big shows

FRIDAY

In Flames and Hellyeah at Crofoot Ballroom, metal, 6 p.m. Fri. $34.50. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Uncle Kracker with the Steel Woods and Doop and the Inside Outlaws at Royal Oak Music Theatre, country/rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $15 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Diamond Head at Token Lounge, metal, 7 p.m. Fri. $20. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Tory Lanez at Saint Andrew’s Hall, hip-hop, 8 p.m. Fri. $28.50. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

SATURDAY

Winger at Token Lounge, metal, 6 p.m. Sat. $25. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

JJ Grey and Mofro at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $27. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Animals as Leaders at Crofoot Ballroom, metal, 7 p.m. Sat. $20. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Hip-Hop vs. Everybody Volume 2 with DMX, Foxy Brown, Remy Ma, Too Short and more at Masonic Temple, hip-hop, 8 p.m. Sat. $49-$100. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2724.

Kacey Musgraves at Caesars Windsor, pop, 8 p.m. Sat. $25 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

Sponge and Rhythm Corps with the Beggars at Royal Oak Music Theatre, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $25 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

SUNDAY

Thornetta Davis at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, blues, 6 p.m. Sun. $30-$60. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8501.

PartyNextDoor and Jeremih at Fillmore Detroit, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Sun. $29.50-$64. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith at Fox Theatre, Christian contemporary/holiday, 7 p.m. Sun. $25-$125. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

Chrisette Michele and Daley at Royal Oak Music Theatre, R&B/pop, 7 p.m. Sun. $30-$75. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

TUESDAY

The Weepies at Magic Bag, country/folk, 8 p.m. Tues. $27. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.

WEDNESDAY

Jimmy Eat World at Fillmore Detroit, punk/rock, 6 p.m. Wed. $25-$59.95. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

live music

THIS WEEKEND

Alvin Waddles at Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, jazz, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $15. 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms. (313) 882-5299.

Larry McCray at Callahan’s Music Hall, blues, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $20-$25. 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. (248) 858-9508.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs the music of Journey at Orchestra Hall, classical, 8 p.m. Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. $29-$105. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

FRIDAY

Valley Hush with James Linck, Humons and Nothing Elegant at El Club, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $5. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

Black Friday Band Bizarre with local bands and vendors at Tangent Gallery and Hastings Street Ballroom, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $6. 715 E. Milwaukee, Detroit. (313) 873-2955.

Mod Orange, the Climax Decline and Those Hounds at Small’s Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $6. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Nashville P with Bison Machine and Boogie Knights at Loving Touch, heavy rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $15. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Matt Watroba at the Ark, folk, 8 p.m. Fri. $20, $30 with dinner at Conor O’Neills before the show. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Pod Blotz, Jimbo Easter, Little Princess and Viands at Trinosophes, ambient/electronic, 9 p.m. Fri. $8. 1464 Gratiot, Detroit. (313) 737-6606.

The Macpodz with On the Sun at Blind Pig, rock, 9:30 p.m. Fri. $7-$10. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

SATURDAY

World Winter Holiday with Guy Louis at the Cube at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, world music, 10 a.m. Sat. $12. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Tubby the Tuba with Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Orchestra Hall, classical/children’s music, 11 a.m. Sat. $20-$40. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Megan Hilty at the Cub at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Music Center, Broadway, 8 p.m. Sat. $25 and up. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

American Mars and Nick Piunti CD release show with Ryan Allen & His Extra Arms at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $10 (includes two CDs). 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

VSTRS, Voyag3r, the Analog Lights and Belterra at Small’s Bar, rock/electronic/experimental, 8 p.m. Sat. $8. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Old Empire, the Village Bicycle, the End Electric and Remnose at New Dodge Lounge, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $8. 8850 Jos Campau, Hamtramck. (313) 874-5963.

Zander Michigan CD release party with Anthony Retka’s Big Parade, the Messenger Birds and the Gasoline Gypsies at Loving Touch, pop/folk/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $10. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Mr. B at the Ark, blues/jazz, 8 p.m. Sat. $20. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

SUNDAY

Gemini at the Ark, children’s music, 1 p.m. Sun. $10. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Xylouris White with Marisa Anderson at Third Man Records, rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $10. 441 Canfield W., Detroit. (313) 285-8162.

Billy Strings at the Ark, bluegrass/punk, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $25. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

WEDNESDAY

“Storm Love” featuring Storm Large and Le Bohneur at the Cub at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, pop/standards, 7 p.m. Wed. $20, $49 VIP. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 873-1117.

We Are Scientists with Tart at El Club, funk/rock, 8 p.m. Wed. $15. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

clubs/djs

THURSDAY

Thanksgiving After Party with DJ Sussex Smooth at Bleu, 10 p.m. Thurs. $10. 1540 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 974-7799.

FRIDAY

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

stage/comedy

THIS WEEK

“Cirque Dreams Holidaze” at Fox Theatre, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Fri. and 3 and 8 p.m. Sat. $29 and up. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

Theatre Nova Ensemble presents “Sugar Plum Panto” at Yellow Barn, 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (through Dec. 23). $20 suggested donation. 410 W. Huron, Ann Arbor. (734) 635-8450.

Heywood Banks at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $22. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.

“Dot” at Detroit Public Theatre at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 and 7 p.m. Sun. (through Dec. 11). $35, $30 seniors, $20 younger than 35. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Mike Green at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 8 p.m. Fri. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Sat. $18. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

“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.

SATURDAY

Comedy fundraiser for Movember Foundation with Zach Martina, Joey Derderian, Melanie Hearn, Mike Szar, Diego Attansaio, Tyler Smith and James Eliot at Laff Tracks, 8 p.m. Sat. $12. 30850 N. Beck, Novi. (248) 924-9578.

TUESDAY

Comedian Kirk Fox with Matt McLowery and Travis Grand at El Club, 8 p.m. Tues. $15. 4114 Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

visual arts/film

SATURDAY

The Redford Classic Cartoon Festival at Redford Theatre, 2 and 8 p.m. Sat. $5. 17360 Lahser, Detroit. (313) 537-2560.

ONGOING

“Bitter|Sweet: Coffee, Tea & Chocolate,” an interactive art exhibit, at Detroit Institute of Arts, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. (through March 5). Free for tri-county residents. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-7900.

etc.

THIS WEEK

Wayne County Lightfest on Merriman Road, 7-10 p.m. through Dec. 31. $5 per vehicle. Merriman between Ann Arbor Trail and Warren, Westland. (734) 261-1990.

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

FRIDAY

Black Friday Marketplace featuring local vendors at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri. Free. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 494-5800.

Tux & Chucks charity fund-raising event with DJs, food and cocktails at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino, 8 p.m. Fri. $80, $115 VIP. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (800) 745-3000.

TUESDAY

Giving Tuesday with players and cheerleaders from the Detroit Lions at Hard Rock Cafe, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. $20 all-inclusive meal benefits Game On Cancer and other charities. 45 Monroe, Detroit. (313) 876-1031 or henryford.com/givingday.

our picks

“THE NUTCRACKER”

at Detroit Opera House

The BalletMet Columbus and the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra perform this holiday classic featuring 100 dancers frolicking along to Tchaikovsky’s score. Matinee performances include photos with Santa and the Nutrackers, holiday crafts, a sugar plum parade and live reindeer. 2:30 p.m. Fri., 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sat. and 2:30 p.m. Sun. $29 and up. 1526 Broadway, Detroit. (313) 237-7464.

STEVIE NICKS

at The Palace of Auburn Hills

Expect to hear songs from throughout Nicks’ career on this “24 Karat Gold” tour, named after her 2014 album, which debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200. New wave/punk band the Pretenders open the show. 7 p.m. Sun. $35-$150. 6 Championship Drive, Auburn Hills. (248) 377-0100.

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