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BIG SEAN

at Fox Theatre

Detroit rapper Big Sean recently released his fourth studio album “I Decided,” which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. 8 p.m. Sat. $35-$55. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

FISHER HALFPIPE

at Fisher Building

Cultures will collide (but hopefully no people will) when the Fisher Halfpipe brings skateboarders and BMX bike riders inside the historic Fisher Building. Guests can watch the athletes from the side, or walk through a gateway in the structure and view skaters above. 6-9 p.m. Mon. through April 6. 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. facebook.com/mkrcity.

big shows

THURSDAY

In Transit Detroit — Brazil Detroit Fusion with Sean Blackman, Nanny Assis, Paul Randolph, Eddie Caraballo, Rick Beamon, Larry Fratangelo, Steve Caldwell and more at Garden Theater, world music, 7 p.m. Thurs. $20-$30. 3929 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 986-1863.

Marsha Ambrosius and Eric Benet at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, R&B, 8 p.m. Thurs. $38 and up. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

FRIDAY

Festival of Laughs with Mike Epps, Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Arnez J and Felipe Esparza at Joe Louis Arena, comedy, 8 p.m. Fri. $55-$178. 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

Local Natives with Little Scream at Royal Oak Music Theatre, indie rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $27 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

SATURDAY

Robert Gordon with the Stomp Rockets at Magic Bag, rockabilly, 8 p.m. Sat. $15. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

SUNDAY

Dan TDM at Fox Theatre, internet celebrity, 3 p.m. Sun. $39.50-$69.50. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

Minus the Bear at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $23.50-$57. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

MONDAY

Simple Plan at Fillmore Detroit, punk/rock, 6 p.m. Mon. $26 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

TUESDAY

The Zombies at Royal Oak Music Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Tues. $35-$75. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

live music

THIS WEEKEND

Aguanko at Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, jazz, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. $15 for weekend sets. 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms. (313) 822-5299.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra “Cirque de la Symphonie” at Orchestra Hall at the Max, classical, 10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m. Fri., 8 p.m. Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. $19-$115. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5511.

The Latin Jazz All Stars at Jazz Cafe at Music Hall, jazz, 8 p.m. Sat. and 7 p.m. Sun. $30. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8500.

THURSDAY

Dude York and Paws at Underground at DIME, rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $12. 1265 Griswold, Detroit. (313) 223-1600.

Hayley Kiyoko at Shelter, pop, 7 p.m. Thurs. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

He Is Legend with Broke, Come Out Fighting and the Worst Of at Pike Room, punk/rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $12. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Sami Mei album release party with Lia K. Catallo at 20 Front St., 7:30-9 p.m. Thurs. $10. 20 Front, Lake Orion. (248) 783-7105.

Xiu Xiu with You. and Saajtak at El Club, art rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $13-$15. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

FRIDAY

George Morris and the Gypsy Chorus, Mom Barley, the Ferdy Mayne and the Bardobees at El Club, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $10. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 338-1793.

Pro Musica of Detroit presents Poulenc Trio at the Cube at the Max, classical, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $25-$45, $10 students. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Passafire and Ballyhoo at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $17. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

Timothy Monger, Border Patrol and Ryan Dillaha and the Miracle Men at Loving Touch, pop/rock/Americana, 8 p.m. Fri. $6. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Grande All Stars with Laura Mendoza, Jim Alfredson, Johnny Bee, Lamont Zodiac, Gary Rasmussen and more at Callahan’s Music Hall, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $12.50 and up. 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. (248) 858-9508.

Jeff German & the Blankety Blanks, Loose Koozies and Television City at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

SATURDAY

Shapes & Colors, A Year in New York, ForeverandNever and Gold Route at Pike Room, punk, 6:30 p.m. Sat. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

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

Dan Tillery, Standing Sun, Of Mice and Music and the Social Bandits at Loving Touch, indie rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $10. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

The Ragbirds with Native Howl at Otus Supply, indie pop/Americana, 8 p.m. Sat. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 545 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 291-6160.

Rabbit Wilde with Timbre of Cedar at the Ark, folk/pop, 8 p.m. Sat. $15. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Zoso at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 8:30 p.m. Sat. $15-$35. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

The Rumjacks, Stone Clover and the Bastard Bearded Irishmen at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $10. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Hash Bash with the Macpodz, Stormy Chromer, John Sinclair and Thick As Thieves at Blind Pig, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $10. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.

SUNDAY

Tuesday Musicale of Detroit presents its 2017 Artist-of-the-Year concert with Yuki and Tomoko Mack at Birmingham Unitarian Church, classical, 3 p.m. Sun. $25. $10 students. 38651 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills. (313) 885-7882 or tuesdaymusicaleofdetroit.org.

Celino Romero with Bret Hoag, James Lentini and Terry Herald at Varner Recital Hall, classical, 3 p.m. Sun. $30, $15 students. Oakland University, 2200 N. Squirrel, Rochester. (313) 246-4250.

Ghost-Note at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 8 p.m. Sun. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

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

Dirtwolf, Snakewing and Kommander at New Way Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Sun. $6. 23130 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 541-9870.

TUESDAY

Mipso with Tyler Childers at Otus Supply, Americana, 7 p.m. Tues. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 545 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 291-6160.

Allison Crutchfield and the Fizz with Vagabon and Empath at Marble Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Tues. $10-$12. 1501 Holden, Detroit. (313) 338-3674.

Hippo Campus at Loving Touch, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Tues. $15. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

WEDNESDAY

B. Williams Experiment at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, rock, 8 p.m. Wed. $10. 20510 Livernois, Detroit. (313) 345-6300.

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.

Tom Cotter at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., 7:15 p.m. Fri. and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Sat. $10-$20. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

“Sister’s Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go To Heaven?” at City Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. and 3 and 8p .m. Sat. $38. 2301 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

David Dyer 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.

“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.

“Check, Please!” at Trillium Academy, 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $5. 15740 Racho, Taylor. (734) 374-8222.

Dean Austin and Pat Sievert at Holly Hotel Comedy Club, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $12-$15. 110 Battle Alley, Holly. (248) 634-5208.

FRIDAY

Mike Bonner’s Uptown Friday Night at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 9:15 p.m. Fri. $20. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

SUNDAY

“The Cat in the Hat” at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 4 p.m. Sun. $20, $10 children, $50 family four-pack. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8500.

visual arts/film

THIS WEEKEND

Detroit Regional International Youth Silent Film Festival with organist Nathan Avakian at Redford Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $10. 17360 Lahser, Detroit. (313) 537-2560.

OPENING WEDNESDAY

Italian Film Festival USA at Detroit Film Theatre, 13 screenings with 11 films, April 5-30. Free. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (248) 917-2352 or italianfilmfests.org.

etc.

THURSDAY

Author Steve Berry discusses his book “The Lost Order” at Great Oaks Country Club, 6-8 p.m. Thurs. 777 Great Oak Blvd., Rochester Hills. (248) 656-2900.

THIS WEEKEND

Novi Home and Garden Show 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, $9 seniors, $5 parking. 46100 Grand River, Novi. (248) 737-4477.

SATURDAY

Psychic and Astrology Fair at Troy Masonic Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. $5 admission, $25-$35 readings. 1032 Hartland, Troy. (248) 528-2610.

SUNDAY

Detroit Hair Wars with a tribute to Nat Morris and the Scene TV show dancers at Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 5 p.m. Sun. $20-$100. 15801 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 534-8313 or hairwarsustour.com.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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