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JERK X JOLLOF

at El Club

Monthly pop-up club night Jerk X Jollof will pay homage to the “Black Panther” film and its fictional country of Wakanda. The night will feature a Wakanda fashion contest, authentic African and Caribbean food and sets from W$Kharri and DJ Blakito. 8 p.m. Fri. $15-$30. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793 or jerkxjollof.com.

EROTIC POETRY & MUSIC FESTIVAL

at Tangent Gallery and Hastings Street Ballroom

The city’s creative, uninhibited, provocative minds come together for this annual celebration of spoken word and music. Performers include Satori Circus, Emily Rose, Lushes LaMoan, Jimmy Doom, Lady of Pain, Veronica Frick and many more, plus artists and vendors. 8 p.m. Sat. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 715 E. Milwaukee, Detroit. (313) 873-2955.

big shows

THURSDAY

Cupcakke with Brooke Candy and Evan the Twerkgod at Crofoot Ballroom, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Thurs. $15. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Steve Aoki at Royal Oak Music Theatre, electronic, 8 p.m. Thurs. $31 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Walk Off the Earth at Caesars Windsor, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $25 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

FRIDAY

Tonight Alive and Silverstein at Crofoot Ballroom, rock, 6 p.m. Fri. $18. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Los Temerarios at Fillmore Detroit, Latin, 7 p.m. Fri. $39 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Bianca Del Rio at Royal Oak Music Theatre, drag show, 7 p.m. Fri. $39.50 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Trevor Noah at Fox Theatre, comedy, 7:30 p.m. Fri. Sold out. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

Hollywood Medium: A Very Special Evening with Tyler Henry at Caesars Windsor, television/stage psychic, 9 p.m. Fri. $25 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

SATURDAY

Big Gigantic at Masonic Temple, electronic/hip-hop, 7 p.m. Sat. $29.50. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2724.

Jeezy at Fillmore Detroit, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Sat. $35. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Majid Jordan with Stwo at Majestic Theatre, R&B/electronic, 7 p.m. Sat. $30.50, $87 VIP. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 883-9700.

Ron White at Michigan Theater, comedy, 7 and 10 p.m. Sat. $49.75 and up. 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 668-8397.

Lettuce and Galactic at Saint Andrew’s Hall, funk, 8 p.m. Sat. $31.50. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Les Nubians with DJ Cambeaux at the Cube at the Max, Afropean/R&B, 9:30 p.m. Sat. $15, $49 VIP. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

SUNDAY

Missio at Saint Andrew’s Hall, pop/rock, 6:30 p.m. Sun. $18. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Maysa with Najee at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, jazz, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $40 and up. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

LP with Noah Kahan at Majestic Theatre, alternative rock, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $22. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

MONDAY

Deer Tick with Solomon Georgio at Magic Stick, rock, 7 p.m. Mon. $25 in advance, $28 day of. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 883-9700.

Steve Winwood at Fox Theatre, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Mon. $30 and up. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

TUESDAY

Tyler, the Creator at Masonic Temple, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Tues. $39.50. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2724.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the Ark, world music, 8 p.m. Tues. $45. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

WEDNESDAY

Watain at Saint Andrew’s Hall, metal, 6 p.m. Wed. $25 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

The Sheepdogs with Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs at Magic Stick, rock, 7 p.m. Wed. $15 in advance, $18 day of. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Hippie Sabotage at Royal Oak Music Theatre, electronic, 8 p.m. Wed. $24 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

live music

THIS WEEK

Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs Debussy’s “La Mer” and more with conductor Leonard Slatkin and violinist Renaud Capuçon at Orchestra Hall at the Max, classical, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. and 10:45 a.m. Fri. $15-$100. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

The Four Freshmen at Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, jazz, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $40. 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe. (313) 882-5299.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique” with conductor Leonard Slatkin and violinist Renaud Capuçon at Orchestra Hall at the Max, classical, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $5-$100. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

THURSDAY

Jill Jack at Abbott Middle School Theater, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $12, $10 seniors, $5 ages 14 and younger. 3380 Orchard Lake, West Bloomfield. jilljack.com.

Zen Zadravec Quartet at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 8 p.m. Thurs. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

Khemmis at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $14. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 280-5596.

FRIDAY

Bizarre of D12 and King Gordy present an evening with LARS at Shelter, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Fri. $5. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

The Fags with the Devious Ones at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $12. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

Raul Midón at the Ark, jazz, 8 p.m. Fri. $20. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Chris Canas Band with Benny Reeves and Paul Carey Trio at PJ’s Lager House, blues/funk/soul, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

SATURDAY

Taiwanese and Korean traditional music and dance at Detroit Institute of Arts, folk, noon and 2 p.m. Sat. Free admission for tri-county residents. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-7900.

American Nightmare, No Warning and Spiritual Cramp at Magic Stick, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $23 in advance, $25 day of. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

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

Vista Kicks, the Sugar Bombs and Jemmi Hazeman & the Honey Riders at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $8-$10. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

A. Spencer Barefield Sextet in Palmer Woods, jazz, 8 p.m. Sat. $50-$60. Palmer Woods, Detroit. Address is revealed to ticket buyers. (313) 891-2514 or palmerwoods.org.

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

Nick Schnebelen at Callahan’s Music Hall, blues, 8 p.m. Sat. $15-$20. 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. (248) 858-9508.

Mr. B’s Annual Birthday Bounce at Kerrytown Concert House, jazz, 8 p.m. Sat. $20-$35, $10 students. 415 N. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 769-2999.

Aguanko at Cliff Bell’s, Latin jazz, 9:30 p.m. Sat. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

SUNDAY

The Mowgli’s with Mainland at Pike Room, rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $20. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Adam O’Farrill’s Stranger Days and the Marcus Elliott Trio at Trinosophes, jazz, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $8 minimum donation. 1464 Gratiot, Detroit. (313) 737-6606.

Frontier Ruckus with Cataldo at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Sun. $12. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 280-5596.

MONDAY

Wayne State University Mondays at the Max at the Cube at the Max, classical, 7:30 p.m. Mon. $15. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

TUESDAY

Laila Biali at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 8 p.m. Tues. $15. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

clubs/djs

FRIDAY

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

Afro-Carribean Night with DJ Ayoo at Kola Restaurant & Ultra Lounge, 9 p.m. Fri. 32523 Northwestern, Farmington Hills. (248) 932-5652.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEKEND

Mike Paramore 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-$18. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

Detroit Public Theatre presents “Marie and Rosetta” at Allesee Hall at the Max, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun.-Wed. (through March 11). $35-$45, $30 seniors, $20 under 35. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 974-7918.

“Tenderly, the Rosemary Clooney Musical” 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 March 11). $28 and up. Wilson Hall, Room 207, 378 Meadow Brook Road, 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. $30-$37. 361 E. Cady, Northville. tippingpointtheatre.com.

L.A. Hardy at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Thurs. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $10-$15. 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.

“Musical Thrones” at City Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $43.50-$52.50. 2301 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

“Big Red Button” at Matrix Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. $22, $17 seniors, students, veterans and active military. 2730 Bagley, Detroit. (313) 967-0999.

“And Then There Were None” at Farmington Players Barn, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $18, $16 seniors and students. 32332 W. 12 Mile, Farmington Hills. (248) 553-2955.

“Macbeth” at Barefoot Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $19, $17 seniors and students. 33735 Five Mile, Livonia. (734) 404-6889.

THURSDAY

“HUNKS the Show” at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, 8 p.m. Thurs. $23-$38. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

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.

OPENING TUESDAY

“Les Miserables” at Fisher Theatre, 8 p.m. Tues.-Wed. (through March 11). $45 and up. 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. (313) 872-1000.

visual arts/film

THURSDAY

Woodward Lecture Series presents multimedia artist Jim Shaw at College for Creative Studies, 6:30 p.m. Thurs. Wendell W. Anderson Jr. Auditorium at Walter B. Ford II Building, CCS, Detroit. (313) 664-7800 or collegeforcreativestudies.edu.

FRIDAY

Paul Newman Weekend with “Cool Hand Luke” at Redford Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri. $5. (Also “Hud” at 2 p.m. Sat. and “Slap Shot” at 8 p.m. Sat.) 17360 Lahser, Detroit. (313) 537-2560.

SATURDAY

February Flicks with “Despicable Me 3,” “Wonder Woman” and “Dunkirk” at Beacon Park, 4, 6 and 9 p.m. Sat. Free. 1903 Grand River, Detroit. downtowndetroitparks.com.

WEDNESDAY

’90s on Maple secret cinema series with a movie from 1997, hosted by Detroit News film critic Adam Graham at The Maple Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $8, includes small popcorn. 4135 W. Maple, Bloomfield Township. (248) 750-1030.

ONGOING

“Monet: Framing Life” at Detroit Institute of Arts, through March 4. $16, $7 ages 6-17, discount prices for tri-county residents, free for DIA members. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-4005 or dia.org/monet.

etc.

THURSDAY

Charity Pinball Party with beer and pizza at M-Brew, 6-11 p.m. Thurs. $45. 177 Vester, Ferndale. (248) 542-2739.

THIS WEEKEND

Great Lakes Comic Con at Macomb Community College South Campus, 5-9 p.m. Fri. and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. $13, $20 both days. Sports and Expo Center, 14500 E. 12 Mile, Warren. greatlakescomiccon.org.

Great Train Show at Suburban Collection Showplace, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $9-$10 for adults, $5 parking. 46100 Grand River, Novi. (630) 608-4988.

FRIDAY

Family Night Out at Goldfish Swim School, 6:30-8 p.m. Fri. $5, $15 per family. Visit goldfishswimschool.com for participating area locations.

SATURDAY

Natural Health & Beauty Expo at Royal Oak Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. Free. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. NHBexpo.com.

WEDNESDAY

“Making Macomb: A Journey Through 200 Years” at Lorenzo Cultural Center, opens Wednesday and runs through May 5. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wed. and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. 44575 Garfield, Building K, Clinton Township. (586) 286-2141 or lorenzoculturalcenter.com.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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