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HAUTE TO DEATH’s ‘DECA/DANCE’

at Red Bull House of Art

This art exhibit chronicles the last 10 years of Haute to Death, a monthly dance night in Detroit co-created by DJs Ash Nowak and Jon Dones. The retrospective exhibit “DECA/DANCE” includes photos, art and history of the popular nightlife event. 6-10 p.m. Fri. 1551 Winder, Detroit. redbullhouseofart.com.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH KICK-OFF

at Detroit Institute of Arts

The DIA will host events day and night to kick off Black History Month. The museum opens at 9 a.m. and at noon the programming starts with artist demos, a Detroit artist discussion, tours and music. Evening highlights include a talk and reading by U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith (7 p.m.), music by rapper Mahogany Jones (9 p.m.) followed by a late night dance party. 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Fri. Free admission for tri-county residents. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-7900.

MONSTER JAM

at Ford Field

Adrenaline-charged, unscripted motorsports take over Ford Field Saturday with the return of Monster Jam. Expect to see classics like Grave Digger driven by Randy Brown, as well as Scooby-Doo driven by Haley Gauley. 7 p.m. Sat. $15-$75. 2000 Brush, Detroit. fordfield.com.

big shows

THURSDAY

Morris Day & the Time at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, R&B/rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $35 and up. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

Gramatik with Haywyre and Balkan Bump at Royal Oak Music Theatre, electronic, 8 p.m. Thurs. $20-$25. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Three Dog Night at Caesars Windsor, classic rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $20 Canadian. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

FRIDAY

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox at Fillmore Detroit, jazz, 7 p.m. Fri. $25 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Mike Birbiglia at Michigan Theater, comedy, 7 p.m. Fri. $37.50 and up. 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 668-8397.

BoomBox at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock/electronic, 8 p.m. Fri. $20 and $32. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Jay Electronica at Majestic Theatre, hip-hop, 8 p.m. Fri. $25 in advance, $30 day of. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Borgore with Ray Volpe and Axel Boy at Royal Oak Music Theatre, electronic, 8 p.m. Fri. $20-$25. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

SATURDAY

Jessimae Peluso at Crofoot Ballroom, comedy, 7 p.m. Sat. $18. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

SUNDAY

Sphinx Finals Concert at Orchestra Hall at the Max, classical, 2 p.m. Sun. $15. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

MONDAY

Benjamin Clementine at Crofoot Ballroom, experimental/pop, 7 p.m. Mon. $25. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

WEDNESDAY

In This Moment at Fillmore Detroit, metal, 5:30 p.m. Wed. $34 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

The King and Avatar at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 6 p.m. Wed. $19 and $35. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Majestic Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Wed. $25 in advance, $30 day of. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

live music

THURSDAY

Simon Phillips Protocol at Jazz Cafe at Music Hall, jazz, 7 and 9 p.m. Thurs. $30. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8500.

Tinsley Ellis at Callahan’s Music Hall, blues/rock, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. $30-$35. 2105 South, Auburn Hills. (248) 858-9508.

Yung Lean and Sad Boys at El Club, hip-hop, 8 p.m. Thurs. $25-$27. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

Too Many Zooz at the Loving Touch, hip-hop/rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $15. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

FRIDAY

Virginia Violet and the Rays with Tart at Magic Bag, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $10. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

Battersby Takes Bronze with Dogleg, Comps and Michael Cutler at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $5. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

SATURDAY

Crazy Babies — Ozzy Rebourne and Detroit Rock City — Tribute to Kiss at Token Lounge, rock/metal, 7 p.m. Sat. $10. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Dirty Fences, the Stools and Woolly at PJ’s Lager House, punk/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $7. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Mega 80s with Class of 98 at Magic Bag, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $12. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

Dover Quartet with David Shifrin on clarinet at Seligman Performing Arts Center, classical, 8 p.m. Sat. $25-$65. 22305 W. 13 Mile, Beverly Hills. (313) 335-3300 or cmsdetroit.org.

Kofi Baker’s Cream Experience at Callahan’s Music Hall, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $15-$20. 2105 South, Auburn Hills. (248) 858-9508.

TUESDAY

Septura Brass Septet at Christ Church Cranbrook, classical, 7:30 p.m. Tues. $35. 470 Church, Bloomfield Hills. cranbrookmusicguild.org.

WEDNESDAY

Harry Allen Quartet at Kerrytown Concert House, jazz, 8 p.m. Wed. $15-$30, $5 students. 415 N. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 769-2999.

clubs/djs

FRIDAY

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

SATURDAY

Kayzo with 4B, DubLoadz, Gammer and JSTJR at Majestic Theatre, 8 p.m. $25 advance, $30 at the door. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

DJ Sneak at Grasshopper Underground, 9 p.m. Sat. $10. 22757 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 298-0330.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEKEND

Joe DeVito at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Fri. and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Sat. $10-$20. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

“The Wedding Singer” at Berman Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. and 8 p.m. Sat. $13-$16. 6600 W. Maple, West Bloomfield. (248) 661-1900.

“Big Red Button” at Matrix Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. (through Feb. 25). $22, $17 seniors, students, veterans and active military. 2730 Bagley, Detroit. (313) 967-0599.

“Nana’s Naughty Knickers” at Meadow Brook Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $28-$43. 378 Meadow Brook, Rochester. (248) 377-3300.

“Every Brilliant Thing” at Tipping Point Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 3 and 8 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (through Feb. 25). $30-$37. 361 E. Cady, Northville. tippingpointtheatre.com.

Nore David at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Thurs. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $11-$16. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.

“Dauphin Island” 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 March 17). $17 in advance, $20 at the door. 13103 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit. (313) 868-1374 or detroitreptheatre.com.

“Emilie” at Open Book Theatre Company, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (through Feb. 3). $20, $15 seniors and students. 1621 West Road, Trenton. (734) 288-7753.

“(I Could Go On Singing) Over the Rainbow” at the Stamps Gallery, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 7:30 p.m. Tues.-Wed. (also Feb. 1-3). $30. 201 S. Division, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-2538.

THURSDAY

Stewart Huff at Small’s, 9 p.m. Thurs. $5. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

FRIDAY

Motor City Stand-Up Comedy Championship at Token Lounge, 7 p.m. Fri. $15. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

SATURDAY

Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound “After the Curtain” at Detroit Opera House, 8 p.m. Sat. $43 and up. 1526 Broadway, Detroit. (313) 237-7464.

SUNDAY

“The 13 Story Treehouse” at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 4 p.m. Sun. $20, $12 kids, $50 family four-pack. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8501.

TUESDAY

“Finding Neverland” at Fisher Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tues.-Wed. (through Feb. 18). $39 and up. 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. (800) 982-2787.

Dublin Irish Dance at Flagstar Strand Theatre for the Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m. Tues. $40. 12 N. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 309-6448.

WEDNESDAY

“Life is a Cabaret” at Village Theater at Cherry Hill, 7 p.m. Wed. $22; funds benefit American Cancer Society Relay for Life Canton-Plymouth Event. 50400 Cherry Hill, Canton. cantonvillagetheater.org.

visual arts/film

FRIDAY

“Groundhog Day” at Redford Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri. $5. 17360 Lahser, Detroit. (313) 537-2560.

SATURDAY

“Lauren Semivan: Door into the Dark” at David Klein Gallery, 6-8 p.m. Sat. opening reception, runs through March 10. 1520 Washington, Detroit. (313) 818-3416.

“Motown Marauders” at Cass Cafe, 7-10 p.m. Sat. opening reception, runs through April 14. 4620 Cass, Detroit. (313) 831-1400.

etc.

THIS WEEKEND

Ice Carving Show with live carving demos in Downtown Mount Clemens, noon-6 p.m. Fri., noon-4 p.m. Sat. and noon-2 p.m. Sun. Downtown Mount Clemens. (586) 469-4168 or downtownmountclemens.com.

SUNDAY

Guided Snowshoe Trek at Heritage Park, 1-2:30 p.m. Sun. $5. Shoe rental available. 24915 Farmington, Farmington Hills. (248) 477-1135.

Guided Tour at Masonic Temple, 3 p.m. Sun. $25. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2724.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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