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Entertainment calendar: Music, art and theater

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

our picks

CHRIS ROCK

at Fox Theatre

Comedy megastar Chris Rock brings his first comedy tour in nearly a decade to town for three performances. This week Netflix announced Rock would be teaming up with Adam Sandler for a new comedy on the streaming service, to be directed by Robert Smigel from “Saturday Night Live.” 8 p.m. Fri., 7 p.m. Sat. and 7:30 p.m. Sun. $49.50-$125. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY

at Book Beat

Saturday is a national celebration of indie book stores, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate locally, including at Oak Park’s Book Beat. They’ll host children’s author Jack Cheng 12:30-2:30 p.m. and Metro Detroit’s own Stephen Mack Jones, author of “August Snow,” from 1-3 p.m. Visit indiebookstoreday.com for info on more local events. 26010 Greenfield, Oak Park. (248) 968-1190.

BEATS, RHYTHM AND TAP SHOES: TRIBUTE TO J. DILLA AND A TRIBE CALLED QUEST

at the Cube at the Max

A celebration of the music of influential hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest and Detroit’s own J. Dilla, this project was created by dancer Maurice Chestnut and musicians Wendel Patrick and Jerome Jennings. Geri Allen, Natasha Thomas Jackson, jessica Care moore, the Tapology Youth Ensemble and others will take the stage. 8:30 p.m. Sat. $30, $15 students. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

DISH & DESIGN

at Hillside Furniture

Hosted by The Detroit News’ Homestyle section, this popular series will feature presentations on updating old furniture, designing a bed and other home-styling tips. Guests can stroll from speaker to speaker, and tickets include appetizers and wine. 6 p.m. Tues. $10. 2300 S. Telegraph, Bloomfield Hills. DetroitNews.com/DishandDesign.

big shows

THURSDAY

O-Town at the Crofoot Ballroom, pop, 7 p.m. Thurs. $25. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

The Chainsmokers at Joe Louis Arena, pop, 7 p.m. Thurs. $44.50 and up. 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

Phillip Phillips at Flagstar Strand Theatre for the Performing Arts, pop, 8 p.m. Thurs. $100. 12 N. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 221-5128.

FRIDAY

Real Friends at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 5:30 p.m. Fri. $20-$45. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Testament, Sepultura and Prong at Majestic Theatre, metal, 6 p.m. Fri. $25. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Joe Lynn Turner at Token Lounge, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $30-$50. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

The Dramatics featuring L.J. Reynolds at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, R&B, 8 p.m. Fri. $39 and up. 7096 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.

SATURDAY

The Damned with the Bellrays at Saint Andrew’s Hall, punk/rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $23 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

MONDAY

Clean Bandit at Saint Andrew’s Hall, electronic, 7 p.m. Mon. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Desiigner and 16yrold at Majestic Theatre, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Mon. $23. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Bishop Briggs at Majestic Theatre, indie rock, 7 p.m. Tues. $18. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

TUESDAY

Mike Posner and the Legendary Mike Posner Band at Saint Andrew’s Hall, pop, 7 p.m. Tues. $23 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

The xx at Masonic Temple, electronic pop/rock, 7 p.m. Tues. $39.50 and up. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2724.

WEDNESDAY

Trey Songz at Royal Oak Music Theatre, R&B/hip-hop, 7 p.m. Wed. $49.50-$99.50. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

live music

THIS WEEK

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

Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs Rodgers and Hammerstein with soprano Lisa Vroman and tenor Brent Barrett at Orchestra Hall at the Max, classical/pops, 10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m. Fri., 8 p.m. Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. $19-$115. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

North American Banjo Committee Detroit Jam Session at DoubleTree Hotel, 6:30 p.m. Fri. and 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sat. $5-$10. 5801 Southfield, Detroit. (810) 229-7304.

THURSDAY

Frank Iero and the Patience at Shelter, rock, 6 p.m. Thurs. $17. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Christian McBride & Tip City at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 6 and 9 p.m. Thurs. $20-$50. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

Unknown Hinson, Koffin Kats and the Twistin Tarantulas at Token Lounge, rock/psychobilly, 7 p.m. Thurs. $20. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

The Greeting Committee with the Wild Type at Pike Room, rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $12. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Hurray for the Riff Raff with Ron Gallo at Magic Bag, jazz, 8 p.m. Thurs. $16. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

FRIDAY

Rival Summers, Vesperteen, Telegraf and more at Loving Touch, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $10 donation to Planned Parenthood. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Rock Roulette Detroit at PJ’s Lager House, rock/punk/indie, 8 p.m. Fri. $10 donation to Girls Rock Detroit. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

White Shag album release party with the Beggars and Dirtwolf at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $10. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

Stone Clover, Tripp N Dixie, Bars of Gold, Dead in 5 and Nina and the Buffalo Riders at Crofoot Ballroom, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque at Trinity House Theatre, folk, 8 p.m. Fri. $20. 38840 W. Six Mile, Livonia. (734) 464-6302.

Kara Grainger with the Kidd or the Deacon at Blind Pig, blues, 8 p.m. Fri. $10 in advance, $15 day of. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.

Devious Ones and the Britemores at Garden Bowl, punk/rock, 10 p.m. Fri. No cover. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

The Mighty Funhouse at Otus Supply, jazz/funk, 10 p.m. Fri. No cover. 345 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 291-6160.

SATURDAY

Michigan Music Fest with Inori, Forces and more at Crofoot Ballroom, metal, 3 p.m. Sat. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

A Legend Show and Dinner Dance with Sherman Arnold and more at Huron Valley Eagles #3732, 4:30 p.m. Sat. $20 (includes dinner). 13636 Telegraph, Flat Rock. (734) 231-8358.

Mother Cyborg record release party at El Club, electronic, 8 p.m. Sat. $10-$15. 4114 Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

Palmer Woods Music in Homes series with “Prokofiev to Ellington” in Palmer Woods, classical, 8 p.m. Sat. $45-$70. Palmer Woods, Detroit. (313) 891-2514 or palmerwoods.org.

Eleanora, Tart, Honeybabe, the Messenger Birds and Junglefowl at Loving Touch, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $10 donation to Planned Parenthood. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Rustic Union CD release party with Judge and Jury at at the Drafting Table Brewing Company, folk, 8 p.m. No cover. 49238 Pontiac Trail, Wixom. (248) 956-7279.

Kenny Olson Underground Jam at Otus Supply, rock, 8:30 p.m. Sat. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 345 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 291-6160.

Pretty Ghouls record release party with Real Ghosts and Primitiv Parts at UFO Factory, garage/punk, 9 p.m. Sat. $7. 2110 Trumbull, Detroit. ufofactory.com.

Banda Los Recoditos at Club Fantasy, Latin, 9 p.m. Sat. 30. 6060 W. Fort, Detroit. (313) 291-6112.

Heavy Users, Maniac du Jour and Cosmic Light Shapes at New Way Bar, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $7. 23130 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 541-9870.

SUNDAY

Vanessa Bell Armstrong at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, gospel, 3 p.m. Sun. $30 (includes 1 p.m. dinner and 3 p.m. concert). 18700 James Couzens, Detroit. (313) 283-7387.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs Haydn’s “First Cello Concerto” with Wei Yu at Grosse Pointe Star of the Sea, classical, 3 p.m. Sun. $15-$25, $10 students. 467 Fairford, Grosse Pointe Woods. (313) 576-5111.

The Bill Charlap Trio at the Ark, jazz, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $30. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Lewis Del Mar with Anna Wise at Magic Bag, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Sun. $13. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

WEDNESDAY

Mona at the Shelter, rock, 6 p.m. Wed. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Little Dragon at Majestic Theatre, dance, 7 p.m. Wed. $29.75. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

clubs/djs

SATURDAY

Manic Focus with DJ Green Lantern at Majestic Theatre, 8 p.m. Sat. $15-$20. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

WEDNESDAY

George Fitzgerald at Grasshopper Underground, 9 p.m. Wed. $10. 22757 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 298-0330.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEKEND

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

“I Love a Piano” 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 May 14). $27 and up. Oakland University, 378 Meadow Brook, Rochester. (248) 377-3300.

“She Kills Monsters” at Little Door Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (through May 7). $10-$15. 21045 Van Dyke, Warren. littledoortheatre.com.

“Vino Veritas” at Purple Rose Theatre Company, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 3 and 8 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. and 3 p.m. Wed. (through May 27). $30. 137 Park, Chelsea. (734) 433-7673.

Bobby Collins at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 7:45 p.m. Thurs., 7:15 p.m. Fri. and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Sat. $25-$30. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

Nate Fridson 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.

“Pinkalicious the Musical” at City Theatre, 6:30 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m., 2 and 5 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sun. $29.50. 2301 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

The Park Players present “Sister Act” at the Redford Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri. and 2 and 8 p.m. Sat. $15-$20. 17360 Lahser, Detroit. (313) 537-2560.

Monty Python’s “Spamalot” at Farmington Players Barn, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (through May 21). $20, $18 seniors and students. 32332 W. 12 Mile, Farmington Hills. (248) 553-2955.

FRIDAY

Mike Bonner’s Uptown Friday Night at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 9:45 p.m. Fri. $20. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

SATURDAY

“(313) to the (514)” choreography expo with Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 8 p.m. Sat. $20-$45. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8501.

OPENING TUESDAY

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night” at Fisher Theatre, 8 p.m. Tues.-Wed. (through May 14). $35 and up. 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. (800) 982-2787.

visual arts/film

THURSDAY

Lunafest, a traveling film festival featuring women filmmakers and a fundraiser for Turning Point at Emerald Theatre, 7-10 p.m. Thurs. $20, $15 students. 31 N. Walnut, Mount Clemens. turningpointmacomb.org.

FRIDAY

“Now and Then: Artists Contemplate the Summer of 1967” at Detroit Artists Market, 6-9 p.m. Fri. artists reception, runs through May 27. 4719 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-8540.

SATURDAY

45th Annual Glass International Exhibition at Habatat Galleries, 8-11 p.m. Sat. exhibit opening (runs through July 21). Free. 4400 Fernlee, Royal Oak. (248) 554-0590.

MONDAY

“Controlled Chaos: A Video/Audio Art Experience” at TYP Collection, 7-10 p.m. Mon. 261 E. Merrill, Birmingham. typcollection.com.

etc.

THURSDAY

Om @ the Max with yoga instructor Ethan Allen and DJ Kyle Hall with keyboardist Jonathan Dixon at the Club at the Max, 6:30 p.m. Thurs. $25. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

THIS WEEKEND

Bookstock media sale at Laurel Park Place, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. through Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. 37700 W. Six Mile, Livonia. (248) 645-7840, ext. 365 or bookstockmi.org.

Tau Beta Spring Market with more than 20 vendors at Grosse Pointe Club, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri. and 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sat. $5. 6 Berkshire Place, Grosse Point Farms. facebook.com/tbspringmarket

Motor City Nightmares Horror Expo and Film Festival at Novi Sheraton, 5-10 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. $20-$150. 21111 Haggerty, Novi. motorcitynightmares.com.

Day Out with Thomas at Greenfield Village, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun., May 6-7 and 13-14. $38.75, $36.25 seniors, $11.75-$32 kids, $11.75 members. 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn. (866) 468-7630.

Compiled by Melody Baetens