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GLASS GARDENS

at Glass Academy

Browse colorful glass pieces for your home and garden right inside the studio where they are made. See free live glassblowing demos during the show and sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Free. 25331 Trowbridge, Dearborn. (313) 561-4527 or glassacademy.com.

CURRENTS MUSIC FESTIVAL

in LaFontaine Family Amphitheater

Local bands of all genres — from funk to country — will perform at this daylong festival. Americana band the Blueflowers kick it off, followed by country band Sons of Ditches, funk/rock bands the Social Bandits and the Hacky Turtles. Other highlights include Mexican Knives and Nadir Omowale. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat. Free. Lawn chairs and blankets allowed. 151 N. Main, Milford. milfordamp.org.

MOTOR CITY PRIDE

at Hart Plaza

Highlights of this annual celebration of being yourself include entertainment like a set from Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (4 p.m. Sun) and DJs Haute to Death (8 p.m. Sat). The pride parade is noon Sunday and a vigil for peace and tolerance is 2 p.m. Sat. 1-9 p.m. Sat. and noon-7 p.m. Sun. $5 admission, free for ages 12 and younger. Jefferson at Woodward, Detroit. motorcitypride.org.

big shows

THURSDAY

Snow Tha Product at Magic Stick, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Thurs. $20-$90. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Ledisi with Melanie Fiona and Tweet at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, R&B, 8 p.m. Thurs. $45. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

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

PRhyme at Saint Andrew’s Hall, hip-hop, 8:30 p.m. Thurs. $30 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

FRIDAY

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks at Magic Stick, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $20. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

1964 ... The Tribute at Royal Oak Music Theatre, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $25-$45. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Poison with Cheap Trick at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $25 lawn, $39.50-$125 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

Matisyahu and Stephen Marley at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, hip-hop/reggae, 8 p.m. Fri. $40 and up. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

Magic Giant at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $12-$64. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

The Scintas at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, variety, 8 p.m. Fri. $25 and up. 7069 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.

Jackson Browne at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, folk/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $31 lawn, $31-$100.50 pavilion. 14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights. (313) 471-7000.

Warren G at Saint Andrew’s Hall, hip-hop, 8:30 p.m. Fri. $25 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

SATURDAY

Primus and Mastadon with Jjuujjuu at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $25 lawn, $35-$75 pavilion. 14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights. (313) 471-7000.

A Night in Brazil with Ivan Lins at Orchestra Hall at the Max, jazz, 8 p.m. Sat. $19-$99. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

The Miracles featuring Mark Scott at Cobo Joe’s, Motown, 8 p.m. Sat. $35, $65 with dinner. 422 W. Congress, Detroit. (313) 965-0840.

Jhene Aiko at Chene Park, R&B, 8 p.m. Sat. $36 and up. 2600 E. Awater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

Stephen Stills and Judy Collins at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, folk/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $30 lawn, $45-$99.50 pavilion. 234 Festival Drive, Rochester Hills. (313) 471-7000.

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox at Power Center, jazz/pop, 8 p .m. Sat. $45-$55. 121 S. Fletcher, Ann Arbor. a2sf.org.

SUNDAY

The Black Dahlia Murder and Whitechapel at Saint Andrew’s Hall, metal, 5:15 p.m. Sun. $25 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Tab Benoit with Sonny Landreth at Wildwood Amphitheater, blues, 7 p.m. Sun. $35-$45. 2700 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion. atcallahans.com.

Chrisette Michele at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, R&B, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $35-$47. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

Paul Simon at DTE Energy Music Theatre, folk/pop, 8 p.m. Sun. $35 lawn, $50-$175 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

TUESDAY

Thirty Seconds to Mars with Walk the Moon, MisterWives and Joywave at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock, 6 p.m. Tues. $29.50 lawn, $54.50-$104.50 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

GBH with Fireburn and the Lowcocks at Loving Touch, punk, 7 p.m. Tues. $20. 22634 Wooodward, Detroit. (313) 820-5596.

Gin Wigmore at Saint Andrew’s Hall, singer/songwriter, 7:30 p.m. Tues. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

WEDNESDAY

Chon at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 6 p.m. Wed. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Rag ‘n’ Bone Man at Majestic Theatre, singer/songwriter, 7 p.m. Wed. $20. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

David Sanborn at Chene Park, jazz, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $15 and up. 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

Kendrick Lamar at DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $39.50 lawn, $49.50-$149.50 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

live music

THURSDAY

Sir Sly at Shelter, indie rock, 6 p.m. Thurs. $16. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Pianos Become the Teeth and the World is a Beautiful Place and I’m No Longer Afraid to Die at Loving Touch, rock, 6:30 p.m. Thurs. $17. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Hockey Dad with Cold Fronts, Mt. Eddy and Heroes of Charlotte at Underground at DIME, rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $13. 1265 Griswold, Detroit. (313) 223-1600.

Scott Helman at Pike Room, singer/songwriter, 7 p.m. Thurs. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Sahel Sounds and Mdou Moctar at Trinosophes, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $14. 1464 Gratiot, Detroit. (313) 737-6606.

THIS WEEKEND

Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs Puccini’s “Turandot” at Orchestra Hall at the Max, classical/opera, 8 p.m. Fri. and 3 p.m. Sun. $15-$100. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

FRIDAY

I Don’t Know How But They Found Me at Shelter, synthpop, 6 p.m. Fri. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Kimball, the Doozers, Remnose and Who Boy at Loving Touch, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $10. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Jimmie Bones and the Snakebit Wanderers at Downstairs, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $10. 28999 Joy, Westland. (248) 797-6931.

Misty Lyn & the Big Beautiful and Blair Crimmins and the Hookers at Otus Supply, Americana, 8:30 p.m. Fri. $10-$15. 345 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 291-6160.

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

SATURDAY

Jackie Wilson Legend Tribute Concert and Black Music Month Celebration at Northwest Activity Center Grounds, 6 p.m. Sat. Free. 18100 Meyers, Detroit. (313) 578-7500.

Detroit Together Men’s Chorus “Singing for Our Lives” at Clawson United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $18 in advance, $22 at the door, $15 for seniors and students. 205 N. Main, Clawson. dtmc.org/tickets.

Water Seed Will at PJ’s Lager House, soul, 8 p.m. Sat. $10. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Thollem McDonas Trio at Kerrytown Concert House, jazz, 8 p.m. Sat. $20. 415 N. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 769-2999.

Chicago Samba led by Mo Marchini at the Cube at the Max, Samba, 10 p.m. Sat. $12, $39 VIP. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

SUNDAY

Frost Middle School Jazz Band at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 7-9 p.m. Sun. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

TUESDAY

Rush Hour Recital featuring musicians from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at B. Nektar Meadery, classical, 6:30 p.m. Tues. Free. 1511 Jarvis, Ferndale. (313) 576-5111.

Jeff Austin Band at Otus Supply, singer/songwriter, 8 p.m. Tues. $17-$23. 345 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 291-6160.

WEDNESDAY

Music and Art in the Gardens with LL7 Latin Jazz at Taylor Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Latin/jazz, 5:30 p.m. Wed. $5. 22314 Northline, Taylor. (734) 558-3228.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs the music of “Harry Potter” at Orchestra Hall at the Max, classical, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $38-$120. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

clubs/djs

FRIDAY

DJ Don Mecca at Brownie’s On the Lake, 6 p.m.-midnight Fri. No cover. 24214 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. (586) 445-8080.

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

stage/comedy

THIS WEEKEND

Mike Stanley 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.

“Motown the Musical” at Fisher Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. 2 and 8 p.m. Sat. and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sun. $45 and up. 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. (313) 872-1000.

“Church & State” at Matrix Theater Company, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. (through July 1). $22, $17 seniors, veterans and students. Thursday is a pay-what-you-can preview performance. 2730 Bagley, Detroit. (313) 967-0599 or matrixtheatre.org.

Kurt Metzger and Sherrod Small at Small’s Bar, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. $20 in advance, $35 for both nights. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

“Ghost Gardens” 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. (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., 2 and 8 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.

FRIDAY

Shane Dials, Billy Reno and Steve Hanson perform “Lighten Up! Comedy Show,” an Animal Welfare Society of Southwestern Michigan fundraiser at Sterling Lanes, 7 p.m. Fri. $10. 33200 Schoenherr, Sterling Heights. lightenupcomedy.brownpapertickets.com.

visual arts/film

FRIDAY

Free outdoor movie: “Wonder” at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School, 7:30 p.m. Fri. Free. 47120 Romeo Plank, Macomb. (586) 286-4231.

Cult Classics in the Courtyard with “Monty Python & the Holy Grail” at Trumbull & Porter Hotel, 8 p.m. Fri. Free. Trumbull and Porter, Detroit. reddunnkitchen.com.

THIS WEEKEND

The Art of Fire, Clay, Glass, Metal in Downtown Royal Oak, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Washington between Fifth and Lincoln, Royal Oak. (248) 547-4000 or artoffirero.com.

WEDNESDAY

Art exhibit with works by Lisse Williams, Hartmut Hoft and Richard Stocker at Kerrytown Concert House, 5-7 p.m. Wed. 415 N. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 769-2999.

“Larger Visions x 2,” paintings by Jon Lange at Village Theater at Cherry Hill, 7-9 p.m. Wed. artist reception (runs through 28). 50400 Cherry Hill, Canton. (734) 394-5300.

etc.

THURSDAY

Bring a Friend and Be a Friend of Maybury State Park at Gazelle Sports Northville, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thurs. Renew park membership, shop and enjoy giveaways and food. 39737 Traditions, Northville. (248) 534-1372.

THIS WEEKEND

Motown Cruises on Detroit Princess, 6 p.m. Fri., 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sat. and 6 p.m. Sun. $58 and up, discounts for children (includes meal). 1 Civic Center, Detroit. (877) 338-2628.

SATURDAY

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Michigan Chapter Take Steps Walk at Southfield Civic Center Complex, 9 a.m. Sat. 26000 Evergreen, Southfield. tinyurl.com/CCFTakeSteps2018.

Season opener at Red Oaks Waterpark, 11 a.m. Sat. Regular daily rate, $14-$20. 1455 13 Mile, Madison Heights. (248) 858-0918.

Hospice of Michigan’s Barley, BBQ and Beats festival with emcee Evrod Cassimy at Suburban Collection Showplace, 5-9 p.m. Sat. $40 in advance, $45 at the door. 14600 Grand River, Novi. hom.org/bbb2018.

SUNDAY

One Year Anniversary of Detroit Foundation Hotel with art, silent auction, DJs and more at Apparatus Room, noon-10 p.m. Free. 250 W. Larned, Detroit. (313) 915-4422.

Cars R Stars Show and swap meet at Packard Proving Grounds, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. $5, children 11 and younger free with paid adult. 49965 Van Dyle, Shelby Township. carsrstars.com.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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