Entertainment Calendar: Things to do in Metro Detroit

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

our picks


at Little Caesars Arena

Detroit native White returns home as part of a tour in support of his third solo album “Boarding House Reach.” He’s invited Detroit hardcore legends Negative Approach to open the show, along with the Craig Brown Band, a Detroit-based band on White’s Third Man Records label. 8 p.m. Thurs. $59.50 and up. 2645 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-7000.


in Metro Detroit

Special programming will take place at record stores nationwide in celebration of Record Store Day Saturday. Detroit Threads (10238 Jos Campau, Hamtramck) has DJs 11 a.m.-10 p.m. spinning techno and electronic tunes. Found Sound (234 W. Nine Mile, Ferndale) will have local rock bands perform. For a full list of events, visit recordstoreday.com.


at The Henry Ford

Spring is here and the Greenfield Village at the Henry Ford is open. Seven historic districts offer educational entertainment throughout the open-air museum with themes like Henry Ford’s Model T, railroads, farms and crafts. Open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Oct. 28. $28, $25.50 seniors, $21 ages 5-11. Free for members. 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn. (313) 982-6001 or thehenryford.org.

Singer Camila Cabello is at the Fillmore Detroit Wednesday.

big shows


Papa Roach at Fillmore Detroit, rock, 6 p.m. Thurs. $38.50 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Lisa Lampanelli at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, comedy, 8 p.m. Thurs. $32 and up. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.


Hurray for the Riff Raff and Waxahatchee at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 6:30 p.m. Fri. $18 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Nick Swardson at Royal Oak Music Theatre, comedy, 8 p.m. Fri. $39.50. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Forgotten Harvest with Tim Allen at Fox Theatre, comedy, 8:30 p.m. Fri. $88.50. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.


Queensryche at Masonic Temple, metal, 6 p.m. Sat. $40 and up. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2724.

Rick Astley at Saint Andrew’s Hall, pop, 7 p.m. Sat. $50 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Puddle of Mudd at Emerald Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $25. 31 N. Walnut, Mount Clemens. (586) 630-0120.

George Shirley and George Shirley Tribute Concert at Carr Center Community Hub, opera, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $27-$39. (There is also a talk with Shirley and film at 7:30 p.m. Fri.) 8601 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 965-8430 or thecarrcenter.org.

Kate Nash with Miya Folick at Majestic Theatre, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $25 in advance, $30 day of. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

The Fab Faux at Michigan Theater, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $29.50 and up. 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 668-8397.


Emanuel Ax at Hill Auditorium, classical, 4 p.m. Sun. $17-$90. 825 N. University, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-2538.

Brian Fallon & the Howling Weather at Saint Andrew’s Hall, singer/songwriter, 7 p.m. Sun. $25 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Indigo Girls at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, pop/folk, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $32 and up. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.


Nancy and Beth featuring Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt at the Ark, songwriters, 8 p.m. Mon. $30-$50. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.


Carnifex and more at Crofoot Ballroom, metal, 6 p.m. Tues. $20. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.


Camila Cabello at Fillmore Detroit, pop/R&B, 7 p.m. Wed. $35.43 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Sirenia and more at Harpo’s, metal, 7 p.m. Wed. $20. 14238 Harper, Detroit. (313) 824-1700.

Ikaya performs Friday at Kola Restaurant & Ultra Lounge in Farmington Hills.

live music


Gayelynn McKinney and McKinfolk at Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, jazz, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. $15 cover for weekend shows. 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe. (313) 882-5299.

“Women Rock” the music of Carole King, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin and more with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Orchestra Hall at the Max, rock/soul/classical, 10:45 a.m. Fri., 8 p.m. Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. $28-$115. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.


Injury Reserve at Shelter, hip-hop, 6 p.m. Thurs. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Walt Metzke’s Four Pianos at Marygrove College Theatre, classical/pop, 7 p.m. Thurs. $39-$51. 8425 W. McNichols, Detroit. fourpianos.com.

3Teeth and Ho99o9 with Street Sects at Small’s Bar, Industrial/rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $20. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. smallsbardetroit.com.

Casper Skulls, Botanical Fortress and Party Days at Trixie’s Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $7. 2656 Carpenter, Hamtramck. (313) 316-5376.

Jacob Sigman at Loving Touch, pop, 8 p.m. Thurs. $8. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Sierra Hull at the Ark, chamber folk, 8 p.m. Thurs. $20. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.


Forces and more at Token Lounge, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $10. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

The Music of Miles Davis with SFJAZZ Collective at Orchestra Hall at the Max, jazz, 8 p.m. Fri. $19-$105. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Those Hounds with Mammon and Steve Harvey Oswald at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Trash Brats with David Bierman Overdrive and Dirty Copper at Small’s Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $13 in advance, $15 at the door. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. smallsbardetroit.com.

Ben Keller with Ancient Language and Mango Lane at Loving Touch, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $8. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Ikaya with Uprizin and hosted by Wada at Kola Restaurant & Ultra Lounge, reggae, 8 p.m. Fri. $15-$25. 32523 Northwestern Hwy., Farmington Hills. (248) 932-5652.

Quiana Lynell at the Club at the Max, jazz, 10 p.m. Fri. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.


The Dirk Kroll Band at Little Art Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $20. 47 N. Saginaw, Pontiac. thedirkkrollband.com.

Mr. B’s Blues & Boogie Celebration at the Ark, blues/jazz, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $30. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Dead Again at Magic Bag, jam band, 8 p.m. Sat. $15. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

Russian Circles with King Woman at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $16. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Avanti Guitar Trio at Kerrytown Concert House, classical, 8 p.m. Sat. $20-$35, $10 students. 415 N. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 769-2999.

DET/NYC quartet featuring Dwight Adams at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 9:30 p.m. Sat. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.


Legacy Concert with the Brazeal Dennard Chorale and Measure for Measure Men’s Ensemble at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, classical/religious, 4 p.m .Sun. $25. 2080 W. Grand, Detroit. brazealdennard.com.

Caroline Davis at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 7 p.m. Sun. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

DDWhite at Loving Touch, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $10. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.


Moneybagg Yo at Shelter, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Wed. $23. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Spartan Youth Jazz Program at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 7 p.m. Wed. No cover. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-



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

Smoke N’ Lights: the 420 Banger at Crofoot Ballroom, 9 p.m. Fri. $15-$40. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.


Shiba San with Chuck Flask and Sonya Alvarez at Magic Stick, 9:30 p.m. Sat. $18-$25. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.



“This ’n That” variety show at Warren Community Center, 2 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 7 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $15 in advance, $16 at the door. 5460 Arden, Warren. (586) 268-8400.

“School of Rock — the Musical” at Fisher Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sat., 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sun. $39 and up. 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. (800) 982-2787.

Dave Attell 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. $30-35. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

Gary Gulman at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Thurs. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $12-$16. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.

“Harmony Park” at 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 20). $17 in advance, $20 at the door. 13103 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit. (313) 868-1347.


“An Evening with the Phantom of the Opera” with the Bellini Opera at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, 7 p.m. Fri. $65 (includes dinner). 7069 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (734) 268-3200.


Quix, Women and Queers Comedy Showcase at Trumbullplex, 6:30-9 p.m. Sun. $5-$10 suggested donation. 4210 Trumbull, Detroit. (313) 832-7952.

visual arts


Kara Walker at General Motors Auditorium at A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, artist Kara Walker speaks, 6:30 p.m. Thurs. 460 W. Baltimore, Detroit. collegeforcreativestudies.edu.


Depression and Elegant Glass Show and Sale at Madison Place, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m-4 p.m. Sun. $6 admission good for both days. 876 Horace Brown Drive, Madison Heights. (248) 495-6142 or depressionglassclub.com.

earth day events


MI Earth Day Fest with exhibitors and workshops at Rochester Municipal Park, 10 a.m.-6 p.m .Fri.-Sat. and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Free. 600 Pine, Rochester. miedf.com.


Green Day with indoor and outdoor activities at Belle Isle Nature Center, 11 a.m-3 p.m. Sun. Free. Near Blue Heron Lagoon, Belle Isle, Detroit. belleislenaturecenter.org.

Free admission and Earth Day activities at Michigan Science Center, noon-5 p.m. Sun. 5020 John R, Detroit. Go to mi-sci.org to register.

Earth Day event with family-friendly activities, food trucks and more at Heritage Park, noon-2 p.m. Sun. 24915 Farmington, Farmington Hills. (248) 477-1135.

Muruga Booker, Ralph Koziarski and more plus vegetarian dinner at Psychedelic Healing Shack, 8 p.m. Sun. 18700 Woodward, Detroit. $10 suggested donation. (313) 366-2247.



Science, Technology, Engineering and Math themed events at Downtown Detroit parks to celebrate Champion Global Robotics Competition at Cobo Center and Ford Field, Fri.-April. 29. downtowndetroitparks.com.


Turning Point Macomb spring gala “Stepping Out with the Stars” at Zuccaro Banquets and Catering, 6:30 p.m.-midnight Fri. $85. 46601 Gratoit, Chesterfield Township. (586) 467-5679 or turningpointmacomb.org.


Grace Centers of Hope present 20th annual “Women Helping Women” luncheon and fashion show at Royal Park Hotel, 10 a.m.-2 p.m .Sat. $100. 600 E. University, Rochester. (855) HELP-GCH or gracecentersofhope.org.

Autism Activity Day with family-friendly events at Crowell Community Center, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. Free. 16630 Lahser, Detroit. centriaautism.com/events.

Legends of Wrestling Fan Experience with Ric Flair, Sting, Mick Foley and more at Fraser Hockeyland, 3-10 p.m. Sat. $30-$99. 34400 Utica, Fraser. legendsofwrestlingdetroit.com.

“Top Gun” party with costumes, free popcorn and discount pricing at Sport & Social Detroit, 8 p.m. Sat. No cover. 28 Henry, Detroit. (313) 782-4778.


Listening party for “Love Deep” from soul/jazz band NDeep at 24Grille at Westin Book Cadillac Hotel, 4:30-8 p.m. Sun. No cover. 1114 Washington, Detroit. (313) 850-5895.

Compiled by Melody Baetens