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our picks

“CINDERELLA”

at Fisher Theatre

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Tony Award-winning musical includes all the fairytale moments you love, from glass slipper to the pumpkin coach. 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sat. and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sun. $35 and up. 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. (800) 982-2787.

IRISH FEST

at Hellenic Cultural Center

A St. Patrick’s Day party with traditional Irish music from Mick Gavin, Michael Gavin, Kelsey, Lutz and more, plus the Ardan Academy of Irish Dance. The event also has corned beef and cabbage dinners and other food, plus a cash bar. 3 p.m. Sat. $10, free for kids younger than 12. 36375 Joy, Westland. (313) 537-3489.

BLACK WOMEN ROCK

at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

This annual concert — which regularly sells out in advance — showcases the musical power of Black women. Now in it’s 14th year, the 2018 line up includes Sylvia Black, CeCe Peniston, jessica Care moore, Jackie Venson, Mahogany Jones, Guitar Gabby of the Tulips Band, SATE, Ideehay and Nona Hendryx, plus music director Kat Dyson. 8 p.m. Sat. $45. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 494-5800.

big shows

THURSDAY

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

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong with Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $18. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

FRIDAY

Andrew Dice Clay at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, comedy, 8 p.m. Fri. $69 and up. 7069 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.

Ron Jeremy at Token Lounge, comedy, 8 p.m. Fri. $25, $50 VIP. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Papadosio at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 8:30 p.m. Fri. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

SATURDAY

Guerra de Chistes at Fillmore Detroit, comedy, 7 p.m. Sat. $45 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

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

TUESDAY

Dying Fetus and Thy Art is Murder and more at Crofoot Ballroom, metal, 6 p.m. Tues. $20. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 7 p.m. Tues. $25. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

live music

THIS WEEKEND

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

Thistle Rose Academy of Arts presents Mozart’s “Requiem Mass” at First Presbyterian Church of Farmington, 8 p.m. Fri. and 3 and 8 p.m. Sat. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 26165 Farmington, Farmington Hills. thistleroseacademy.org.

FRIDAY

Icon for Hire at Loving Touch, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $15. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

The Running Youngs at Pike Room, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Audivi vocal ensemble at Fort Street Presbyterian Church, classical, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $15, $5 students. 631 W. Fort, Detroit. (313) 961-4533.

Kommander, the Muggs and the Strains with Heavy & Beyond DJs at Small’s Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $7. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

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

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

SATURDAY

Movements at Shelter, rock, 6 p.m. Sat. $13. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Chinese Spring Festival with choirs and dance groups at Village Theatre at Cherry Hill, 7 p.m. Sat. $5. 50400 Cherry Hill, Canton. (734) 394-5300.

Class of 98 at Magic Bag, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $5. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

Corktown Popes with the Muggs at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $10. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

El Trono de Mexico at Club Fantasy, Latin, 9 p.m. Sat. $35-$120. 6060 W. Fort, Detroit. (313) 291-6112.

SUNDAY

Arts at the Alger series with Hai Xin Wu, Zhihua Tang, Caen Thomason-Redus and Kristi Crago at Grosse Pointe War Memorial, classical, 11 a.m. Sun. (brunch first, then concert). $39, $30 concert only. 32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms. (313) 881-7511 or warmemorial.org.

Our Last Night at Crofoot Ballroom, rock/metal, 6 p.m. Sun. $16. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Harm’s Way at Pike Room, rock, 6 p.m. Sun. $14. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Ross the Boss at Token Lounge, rock, 6 p.m. Sun. $15. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Jackie Venson at PJ’s Lager House, indie/blues, 8 p.m. Sun. $10. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

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

WEDNESDAY

Drake Bell with Tyron, Joe Kirk and Ronny Tibs at Loving Touch, rock, 7 p.m. Wed. $15. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Ali McManus at Otus Supply, rock, 8 p.m. Wed. $15-$25. 345 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 291-6160.

Brent Cobb at Shelter, country, 8:30 p.m. Wed. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEKEND

Debra Digiovanni 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-$18. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

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

“Dauphin Island” at the Detroit Repertory Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. and 3 and 8:30 p.m. Sat. $17 in advance, $20 at the door. 13103 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit. (313) 868-1374 or detroitreptheatre.com.

FRIDAY

The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers with Satori Shakoor present “Justice & Grace” at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 8 p.m. Fri. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 744-6037.

SUNDAY

“Hanna and the Moonlit Dress” at Berman Center for the Performing Arts, 2 p.m. Sun. $12 and up. 6600 W. Maple, West Bloomfield. (248) 661-1900 or theberman.org.

“Guess How Much I Love You” and “I Love My Little Storybook” at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 4 p.m. Sun. $25, $12 for kids, $50 family pack. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8501.

etc.

THIS WEEKEND

Bike Racing at the Lexus Velodrome, 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $10 general admission, $150 for suite. 601 Mack, Detroit. (313) 265-6725 or lexusvelodrome.com.

FRIDAY

Kick-Off Party for Stepping Out with the Stars with dancing lessons and fundraising at Arthur Murray Dance Center, 7-11 p.m. Fri. $15 donation to Turning Point. 35836 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights. (586) 467-5679.

SATURDAY

Indoor and outdoor St. Patrick’s Day Party with bands, DJs, food, dancing and more at Vintage House, 7 a.m. Sat. No cover before noon. 31816 Utica, Fraser. (586) 415-5678.

Shamrockin’ street party in downtown Mount Clemens, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. $5-$10. Macomb Place between Pine and N. Walnut, Mount Clemens.

St. Patrick’s Day Party with games, food and drink at Beacon Park, 5-11 p.m. Sat. Grand River and Cass, Detroit. downtowndetroit.org.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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