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RAHIM ALHAJ

at Arab American National Museum

A Smithsonian Folkways artist, AlHaj is a Grammy-nominated oud player and composer. The Baghdad-born musician is preparing to release his new album “Letters from Iraq,” which tells tales of war, pain and redemption though music. 8 p.m. Fri. $15. 13624 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 582-2266.

DETROIT GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE

in Greektown

This annual celebration of Hellenic heritage steps off at 3 p.m. Sunday on Monroe near Randolph streets with floats, dancers, music and more. Visit detroit.greekparades.com for information. To raise funds for the Hellenic Museum of Michigan, the Detroit Athletic Club will host a gala reception at 6 p.m. Sat. Tickets are a $125 donation and can be reserved by calling (248) 790-4433.

big shows

THURSDAY

Regina Spektor at Fillmore Detroit, rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $32 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Experience Hendrix 2017 with Billy Cox, Buddy Guy and more at Fox Theatre, rock, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. $28.50-$88.50. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

Rachelle Ferrell at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, jazz, 8 p.m. Thurs. $27 and up. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

Vince Staples with Kilo Kish at Majestic Theatre, electronic, 8 p.m. Thurs. $20. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

THIS WEEKEND

Branford Marsalis at Orchestra Hall, classical, 10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m. Fri. and 8 p.m. Sat. $15-$100. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

FRIDAY

Dick Wagner “Remember the Child” concert with Mark Farner and Suzi Quatro at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $25 and up. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

Ethan Bortnick at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, pop/classical, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $55. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8500.

Mitsuko Uchida at Hill Auditorium, classical, 8 p.m. Fri. $12-$75. 825 N. University, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-2538.

Cheap Trick at Caesars Windsor, rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $25 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

SATURDAY

Puddle of Mudd, Saving Able and Tantric at Harpo’s, rock, 5 p.m. Sat. $25. 14238 Harper, Detroit. (313) 824-1700.

Senses Fail at Saint Andrew’s Hall, punk/metal, 6:30 p.m. Sat. $17.50-$35. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

John Doe and Exene Crevenka at Jam Handy, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $15 donation. 2900 E. Grand Blvd., Detroit. publicpool7.brownpapertickets.com.

Portugal. the Man with HBDeenDope at Majestic Theatre, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $25. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Yo Gotti with Migos, Blac Youngsta and Band Gang at Masonic Temple, hip-hop, 8 p.m. Sat. $59 and up. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2724.

Zucchero at Flagstar Strand Theatre for the Performing Arts, blues/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $35 and up. 12 N. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 221-5128.

SUNDAY

Andrew McMahon at Fillmore Detroit, pop/rock, 6 p.m. Sun. $25 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

The Sonics with Idiot Kids and Unlimited Head at El Club, rock, 8 p.m. Sun. $20. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

MONDAY

At the Drive In at Fillmore Detroit, rock, 7 p.m. Mon. $25 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Green Day at Joe Louis Arena, punk/rock, 8 p.m. Mon. $29 and up. 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

WEDNESDAY

Fishbone at Shelter, rock, 7 p.m. Wed. $16. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Jay and Silent Bob Get Old at Fillmore Detroit, film/comedy, 7 p.m. Wed. $15 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Bon Jovi at Joe Louis Arena, rock, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $19.75 and up. 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

DakhaBrakha at Michigan Theater, Eastern European roots music, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $24-$52. 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-2538.

live music

THIS WEEKEND

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

Todd Clouser’s A Love Electric at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 9 p.m. Fri. and 9:30 p.m. Sat. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

THURSDAY

James Anthony with Tom McCartan at Tom’s Tavern, Americana/folk, 8 p.m. Thurs. No cover. 10093 W. Seven Mile, Detroit. (313) 862-9768.

Kung Fu at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $15. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

The Bolos, Kommander, SLO and Iron Downey Jr. at New Dodge Lounge, rock, 9 p.m. Thurs. $10. 8850 Jos Campau, Hamtramck. (313) 874-5963.

FRIDAY

The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die with Fred Thomas at Pike Room, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $13. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

The LaBritney Show at El Club, hip-hop, 8 p.m. Fri. $10. 4114 Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

Bison Machine, Cloud Catcher, Wild Savages, Anguish and Grand Mammoth at Small’s Bar, rock/metal, 8 p.m. Fri. $10. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Mike Leslie band with Gasoline Gypsies and F. Patrick James at Loving Touch, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $7. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Violin concerto by Beethoven with Royal Oak Symphony at Royal Oak Middle School, classical, 8 p.m. Fri. $15, $12 students. 709 N. Washington, Royal Oak. (248) 549-0262.

Phluffhead at Otus Supply, jam band, 9 p.m. Fri. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 345 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 291-6160.

SATURDAY

Birdman Blitz show with Suburban Delinquents, Black List, Koffin Kats, Rebel Spies, Dewtons and more at US 12 Bar and Grill, punk/rock, 5 p.m. Sat. $15 donation. 34824 W. Michigan, Wayne. (734) 722-3170.

Living Arts presents “Teatro Chico: [Other] Americans” at Ford Resource and Engagement Center at the Mexican Mercado, spoken word/music, 6-8 p.m. Sat. $10. 2826 Bagley, Detroit. livingartsdetroit.org.

Lager House 10 year anniversary party with Doop & the Inside Outlaws, Tino G’s Dumpster Machine, Haf/Life, Bill Grogan’s Goat and Allison Lewis at PJ’s Lager House, Americana/rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $10 (includes New Orleans-style dinner). 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Lambchop at the Ark, Americana, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $20. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Joey Farner and the Tribe, Mark Farner, Jody Raffoul and the Reefermen at Magic Stick, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $10. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Jose James “Love in a Time of Madness” featuring Nate Smith at El Club, indie rock/funk, 8 p.m. Sat. $20.25. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

“Senegal to Detroit” Wendell Harrison and Pathe Jassi World Music Quintet in Palmer Woods, world music, 8 p.m. Sat. $45-$70. Palmer Woods, Detroit. (Address given to ticket buyers.) (313) 961-2514 or palmerwoods.org.

Vox Vidorra, Eleanora, Alexander Lynch and Vespre at Loving Touch, indie rock/soul, 8 p.m. Sat. $6. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

The Mega 80’s 15th anniversary at Magic Bag, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $10. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

SUNDAY

Ian and Chad with Allie Moss at the Ark, folk/rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $25, $75 VIP. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

MONDAY

Candice Glover at El Club, R&B, 8 p.m. Mon. $15. 4114 Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

Billy King at the Ark, folk/rock, 7:30 p.m. Mon. $15. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

WEDNESDAY

Scary Women, the Johnny Fangers Band, the Lowcocks and Audfeed at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 8 p.m. Wed. $5. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEK

The Theatre Company at Detroit Mercy “Avenue Q” at Marlene Boll Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. (through April 9). $30, $27 seniors, $15 veterans and students with ID. 1401 Broadway, Detroit. (313) 993-3270.

Gary Gulman at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., 7:15 p.m. Fri. and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Sat. $15-$20. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

“Rent” at Fisher Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat. and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sun. $39 and up. 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. (800) 982-2787.

“The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin” at Meadow Brook Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat., 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sun. and 2 and 8 p.m. Wed. (through April 9). $27 and up. Wilson Hall, Room 207, 378 Meadow Brook, Rochester. (248) 377-3300.

Eddie Ifft at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Thurs. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $11-$14 in advance, $13-$16 at the door. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.

“Capital” at the 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 May 14). $17 in advance, $20 at the door. 13103 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit. (313) 868-1347.

“Dirty Dancing — the Classic Story on Stage” at Fox Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Fri., 2 and 7:20 p.m. Sat. and 1 p.m. Sun. $30-$70. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” at Open Book Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $30 and up. 1621 West Road, Trenton. (734) 288-7753.

Dave Dyer and Carl Johnson at Holly Hotel Comedy Club, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $12-$15. 110 Battle Alley, Holly. (248) 634-5208.

MONDAY

Hypnotist Kevin Lepine at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 7:30 p.m. Mon. $18. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

visual arts/film

THIS WEEKEND

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” at Redford Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri. and 2 and 8 p.m. Sat. $5. 17360 Lasher, Detroit. (313) 537-2560.

SATURDAY

“Tickled” by Jeremy Ian Harvey at Flip salon, 7-10 p.m. Sat. opening reception. 251 W. Nine Mile, Ferndale. 9248) 544-1400.

“Our Heavenly Bodies” with live accompaniment by Coupler at Third Man Records, 8:30 p.m. Sat. $10. 441 Canfield, Detroit. (313) 209-5205 or thirdmanstore.com.

etc.

THIS WEEKEND

Butterfly Pavilion and Exploration Station at Oakland Mall’s Center Court, noon-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. starting Saturday through April 16. $4. 412 W. 14 Mile, Troy. Oaklandmall.com.

SATURDAY

Black Marriage Day at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 11 a.m. Sat. $25. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 494-5800.

AMA Supercross at Ford Field, 6:30 p.m. Sat. $15-$80. 2000 Brush, Detroit. (313) 262-2000.

Founders Junior Council’s annual masquerade “Cirque” at Detroit Institute of Arts, 8 p.m. Sat. $125 in advance, $150 day of. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. dia.org.

SUNDAY

Marche du Nain Rouge in Midtown, 1 p.m. Sun. Free. Steps off at Traffic Jam & Snug, 511 W. Canfield, Detroit. marchedunainrouge.com.

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