Entertainment Calendar: Things to do this week

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

our picks


at Ford Field

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of U2’s chart-topping album “The Joshua Tree,” the band has embarked on a four-leg stadium tour. Detroit opens the North American leg of the tour with Beck as opening act. 7:30 p.m. Sun. $35-$290. 2000 Brush, Detroit. (313) 262-2000.

Garrison Keillor hosts jokes and music for one night Sunday at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre.


at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre

Garrison Keillor brings his Prairie Home “Love and Comedy” Tour with Fred Newman, Rich Dworsky & the Road Hounds and Heather Masse to Rochester Hills this weekend for a night of jokes and music. 7 p.m. Sun. $20 lawn, $39.50-$79.50 pavilion. 3554 Walton, Rochester Hills. (248) 377-0100.

big shows


Michigan State Fair at Suburban Collection Showplace, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon. $8, $6 children, $30 for wristband. 46100 Grand River, Novi. michiganstatefairllc.com.

Arts, Beats and Eats in Downtown Royal Oak, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sun. and 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon. $3-$5. Between Lincoln and 11 Mile and Lafayette and Main, downtown Royal Oak. (248) 541-7550 or artsbeatseats.com.

Detroit Jazz Festival in Downtown Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Fri., 11:30 a.m. Sat. and 12:15 p.m. Sun.-Mon. Free. Hart Plaza and Campus Martius, Woodward and Jefferson, Detroit. (313) 469-6564 or detroitjazzfest.org.

Hamtramck Labor Day Festival in Hamtramck, noon-10 p.m. Sat.-Mon. Polish Day Parade is at 1:30 p.m. Monday. Free. Jos Campau at Caniff, Hamtrmack. hamtownfest.com.


2 Chainz at Fillmore Detroit, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Thurs. $45 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.


John Mayer at DTE Energy Music Theatre, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $36 lawn, $36-$149 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.


Joe Torry at Flagstar Strand Theatre for the Performing Arts, comedy, 8 p.m. Sat. $35-$50. 12 N. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 309-6448.


Deep Purple and Alice Cooper with the Edgar Winter Band at DTE Energy Music Theatre, classic rock, 6:30 p.m. Sun. $30 lawn, $45-$99.50 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Return of the Legends with Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Roxanne Shante, Kool Moe Dee and more at Chene Park, hip-hop, 8 p.m. Sun. $26 and up. 2600 Chene Park, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.


Venom Inc with Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust and the Convalescence at Harpo’s, metal, 5:30 p.m. Wed. $20. 14238 Harper, Detroit. (313) 824-1700.

Eyehategod and Cro-Mags with Child Bite, SNAFU and Black Mass at El Club, metal, 8 p.m. Wed. $20-$22. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

live music


Cinderella’s Tom Keifer at Token Lounge, rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $25. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Chris Codish Organ Trio at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 8 p.m. Thurs. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

Betty Who, Geographer and Rival Summers at Magic Stick, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $16. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Handgrenades, Ryan Dillaha and the Miracle Men and more at Ghost Light Hamtramck, 8 p.m. Thurs. Free will donation to help replace stolen musical equipment. 2314 Caniff, Hamtramck. planetant.com.

Pierre Bensusan at the Ark, classical/folk/jazz, 8 p.m. Thurs. $20. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.


The Juli Quartet at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

Attalla, Red Stone Souls and Boogie Knights at Corktown Tavern, metal, 9 p.m. Fri. $7. 1716 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 964-5103.

Child Bite with Multicult, Vincas and Braidedveins at Loving Touch, metal, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.


Temple of Void album release party with Tombstalker, Isenblast and Centenary at Small’s Bar, metal, 8 p.m. Sat. $10. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Benefit for UFO Factory employees with the Avatars, Shelley Salant, Emily Roll and more at Blind Pig, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. Donations accepted. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.


Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 7 p.m. Sun. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.


Electric Guest with Nine Pound Shadow and Valley Hush at Magic Stick, rock, 8 p.m. Mon. $15. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.


Sweat, Tart and Mango Lane at Korner Bar, rock, 9 p.m. Sun. $5. 10001 Jos Campau, Hamtramck. (313) 974-6575.


Today is the Day at Loving Touch, metal, 7 p.m. Tues. $13. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.


Amir Obe at Shelter, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Wed. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.



Bonobo at Majestic Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs. $27. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Detroit techno founder Kevin Saunderson plays the Grasshopper Underground Friday.


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


Green Velvet at Magic Stick, 9:30 p.m. Sat. $18. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.


White Party at Brownie’s on the Lake, 9 p.m. Sun. $10-$20. 24214 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. (586) 291-3486.



Jim McHugh at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $12 in advance, $14 at the door. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.


Detroit to L.A. Comedy Challenge at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $10. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.



Salsa Dance Party with lessons, DJ and live music at the Cube at the Max, 9 p.m. Thurs. $15. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.


Romeo Peach Festival in Romeo, 10 a.m. Thurs.-Fri., 8 a.m. Sat.-Sun. and 9 a.m. Mon. Free. Near 31 Mile and Main, Romeo. romeopeachfestival.com.

High Seas Adventure at Michigan Renaissance Festival, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Mon. $22.95, $20.95 seniors and students, $13.95 ages 5-12. 12600 Dixie Hwy., Holly. michrenfest.com.

Thunder Over Michigan Air Show at Willow Run Airport, Sat.-Mon. $35-$40, free for kids 15 and younger. 801 Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti. yankeeairmuseum.org/airshow


Lupus Detroit Walk for Warriors at New Center Park, 9 a.m.-noon Sat. $20. 2998 W. Grand Blvd, Detroit. lupusdetroit.org.

Compiled by Melody Baetens