Entertainment Calendar: Things to do this week

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News
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The Detroit Grand Prix will mix music with racing on Saturday and Sunday.

our picks


at Belle Isle

Besides the races, the Detroit Grand Prix includes music headliners like pop/rock duo A Great Big World (6 p.m. Sat.) and country artist David Nail ( 1 p.m. Sun.). 7:30 a.m. Fri.-Sat. and 8 a.m. Sun. Single day tickets start at $65. Free admission Friday. Belle Isle, Detroit. detroitgp.com.


at DTE Energy Music Theatre

An afternoon and evening of all things country music, with music on three stages. Dierks Bently is the headliner, along with Brothers Osborne and Lanco. 3:30 p.m. Fri. $35 lawn, $74.75-$94.75 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.


in Downtown Ferndale

This family-friendly celebration of equality and inclusion takes over downtown Ferndale with music, shopping, children’s activities and more. The day starts with an Interfaith Service at 10 a.m. at Affirmations (290 W. Nine Mile). Most activities are on Nine Mile west of Woodward, Ferndale. ferndalepride.com.

Flogging Molly, above, plays with Dropkick Murphys Tuesday at the Masonic Temple in Detroit.


at Masonic Temple

St. Patrick’s Day may be in the rear view mirror, but this celebration of Celtic punk and all things Irish will have fans dancing and fist-shaking. Dropkick Murphys are from Quincy, Massachusetts, but Flogging Molly has roots in Detroit and Ireland. 5:30 p.m. Tues. $39.50 and up. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2724.

big shows


Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls at Fillmore Detroit, rock, 6 p.m. Thurs. $29.50 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Earthless with Timmy’s Organism and the Octopus at El Club, rock/punk, 8 p.m. Thurs. $15. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.


New Found Glory with Bayside, the Movielife and William Ryan Key at Crofoot Ballroom, punk/rock, 6:30 p.m. Fri. $27. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Khalid at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, R&B, 8 p.m. Fri. $35.50 lawn, $40.95-$50.95 pavilion. 234 Festival Drive, Rochester Hills. (313) 471-7000.


Young Dolph at Saint Andrew’s Hall, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Sat. $35 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

MJ Live — Michael Jackson Tribute at Flagstar Strand Theatre for the Performing Arts, pop, 8 p.m. Sat. $45 and up. 12 N. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 309-6448.


Hammerfall with Flotsam & Jetsam at Harpo’s, metal, 6 p.m. Sun. $30-$70. 14238 Harper, Detroit. (313) 824-1700.

Tech N9ne at Fillmore Detroit, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Sun. $20 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.


The Wonder Years with Tigers Jaw and Tiny Moving Parts at Crofoot Ballroom, rock, 6 p.m. Tues. $22. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Russ at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, hip-hop, 7:30 p.m. Tues. $34.95 lawn, $49.95-$59.95 pavilion. 234 Festival Drive, Rochester Hills. (313) 471-7000.

Ani DiFranco with Haley Heynderickx at Power Center, folk/pop, 7:30 p.m. Tues. $35-$55. 121 S. Fletcher, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-2538 or a2sf.org.

Diana Krall at Midland Center for the Arts, jazz, 7:30 p.m. Tues. $43-$150. 1801 W. St. Andrews, Midland. (989) 631-5930.

Trashcan Sinatras at Magic Bag, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Tues. $20. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.


Hayley Kiyoko at Saint Andrew’s Hall, pop, 7 p.m. Wed. $33 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Will Downing at Chene Park, R&B/jazz, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $15 and up. 2600 Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

The Dustbowl Revival at Midland Center for the Arts, Americana, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $29. 1801 W. St. Andrews, Midland. (989) 631-5930.

STS9 at Royal Oak Music Theatre, electronic, 8 p.m. Wed. and June 7. $25-$75. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Dave Matthews Band at DTE Energy Music Theatre, 8 p.m. Wed. $45.50 lawn, $85-$115 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

live music


Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs “Rite of Spring” at Orchestra Hall at the Max, classical, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., 10:45 a.m. Fri. and 8 p.m. Sat. $15-$100. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.


A tribute to Fortune Records presented by Third Man Records at Willis Show Bar, soul/rock/R&B, 7 p.m. Thurs. $8. 4156 Third, Detroit. (313) 788-7469 or willisshowbar.com.

David Thomas & Co. at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 8 p.m. Thurs. No cover. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

Aaron Benjamin and more at Loving Touch, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $10. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

The Lucky Nows at the Ark, folk/rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $15. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.


Science for Sociopaths record release party at Detroit Institute for Music Education, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. 1265 Griswold, Detroit. scienceforsociopaths.com.

The Native Howl with the Gasoline Gypsies at Magic Bag, Americana/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $13. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

Al Bettis at the Ark, soul/R&B, 8 p.m. Fri. $15. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

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


Black Note Graffiti and more at Loving Touch, hard rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $7. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Ancient Language, Man Mountain and Earth Engine at El Club, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $10. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

Bruno Major at Marble Bar, singer/songwriter, 8 p.m. Sat. $12 in advance, $15 day of. 1501 Holden, Detroit. (313) 338-3674.

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


Raven Black with Hail Sagan and Aboleth at Token Lounge, rock, 6 p.m. Sun. $12. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Seasaw with ATMIG and Eleanora at PJ’s Lager House, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Sun. $7. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Lunar Octet at Kerrytown Concert House, jazz, 8 p.m. Sun. $15-$30, $5 students. 415 N. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 769-2999.


Conversation in the Cube with George Clinton, Dennis Coffey, Amp Fiddler and Jessica Care Moore at the Club at the Max, variety, 4 p.m. Tues. $1-$20 sliding scale pay-what-you-can, $39 for VIP. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.


Northville Unplugged concert series with Beth Stalker Trio in Downtown Northville, jazz, 7-9 p.m. Wed. Free. Main near N. Center, Northville. downtownnorthville.com.

Red Wanting Blue with Liz Brasher at the Ark, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Wed. $20. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.



Adam Degi 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 “Birthday Candles” at Allesee Hall at the Max, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $20-$40. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

“Ghost Gardens” at Detroit Repertory Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Thurs. opening night (runs through July 1). $17 in advance. 13103 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit. (313) 868-1347.

“Burt & Me” at Meadow Brook Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 6 p.m. Sat., 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sun. and 2 and 8 p.m. Wed. (through June 24). $28-$43. Wilson Hall, Room 207, 378 Meadow Brook, Rochester. (248) 377-3300.

Frank Roche at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $12-$14. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.

Wizbang Pop-up Theatre at Tangent Gallery and Hastings Street Ballroom, 9:30 p.m. Fri. and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Sat. $25. 715 E. Milwaukee, Detroit. wizbangtheatre.com.


Magic Men Live at Royal Oak Music Theatre, 7 p.m. Sat. $21.99-$76.99. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.


“Motown the Musical” at Fisher Theatre, 8 p.m. Tues. (also June 7-10). $45 and up. 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. (313) 872-1000.

visual arts/film


Cult Classics in the Courtyard with “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” at Trumbull & Porter Hotel, 8 p.m. Fri. Free. Trumbull and Porter, Detroit. reddunnkitchen.com.


Palmer Park Art Fair in Palmer Park, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Free. Palmer Park, Detroit. palmerparkartfair.com.

Art on the Grand in Downtown Farmington, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Grand River in Downtown Farmington. artonthegrand.com.


Jewish Artist Collective: Chicago group show “What We Carry” at Janice Charach Gallery, 1-4 p.m. Sun. opening reception (runs through July 12). 6600 W. Maple, West Bloomfield. (248) 432-5579.



The Rent Party, a fundraiser for South Oakland Shelter at the former Kresge Estate, 7-11 p.m. Sat. $125. Arden Park-East Boston Edison Historic District, Detroit. southoaklandshelter.org.


Mutt March, a dog-walking event to benefit the Michigan Humane Society at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 8 a.m. Sun. registration opens. 1100 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Shores. michiganhumane.org.

Kids in the Kitchen event with former “MasterChef Junior” contestant Sammy Vieder at Friendship Circle’s Farber Center, 1:30 p.m. Sun. $30; proceeds benefit Friendship Circle. 5586 Drake, West Bloomfield. friendshipcircle.org.

Tour of Masonic Temple, 3-5:30 p.m. Sun. $25. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2724.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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