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GM RIVER DAYS

at Detroit Riverfront

Kool & the Gang (8:30 p.m. Fri.), Morris Day and the Time (8:30 p.m. Sat.) and R&B singer Tamia (8:45 p.m. Sun) are the musical headliners for this year’s River Days, which also includes kids’ programming, street performers, local bands, outdoor skills challenges, boat tours and an air show from the Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sun. $3-$5 admission. Free admission 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri. Detroit Riverfront from William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor to the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority Terminal & Dock, Detroit. riverdays.com.

OPA! FEST GREEK FESTIVAL

at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

Enjoy authentic Greek cuisine, traditional music and dance, a marketplace, giveaways and more. Internationally-known chef Stella Metsovas will be in attendance. Come Saturday at 8 p.m. for the annual Iron Chef Competition that pits representatives from The Detroit News against those from St. Nicks. 4-11 p.m. Fri., 4-11 p.m. Sat. and noon-8 p.m. Sun. $2 or a donation of three canned goods. 760 W. Wattles, Troy. (248) 894-4447 or opafest.org.

THE FRONT PORCH

in Ferndale

Musicians will get out of the bars and coffee houses and onto front porches of select houses around the city of Ferndale. The free, daylong event is family- and pet-friendly and will happen rain or shine. Noon-6 p.m. Sat. Free. Ferndale. facebook.com/FrontPorchMI.

big shows

THURSDAY

Imagine Dragons at DTE Energy Music Theatre, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $35 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

Richard Marx with Matt Scannell of Vertical Horizon at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, pop, 8 p.m. Thurs. $42-$55. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

Drum Corps International at Ford Field, drums, 8:30 p.m. Thurs. $25 and up. 2000 Brush, Detroit. fordfield.com.

FRIDAY

Pouya at Saint Andrew’s Hall, pop, 7 p.m. Fri. $25 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Keith Urban at DTE Energy Music Theatre, country, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $34 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

Ry Cooder featuring the Hamiltones at Michigan Theater, Americana, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $29.50 and up. 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 668-8397.

Sam Smith at Little Caesars Arena, pop, 8 p.m. Fri. $35 and up. 2645 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-7000.

The Posies with Terra Lightfoot at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $20. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

Chromeo at Royal Oak Music Theatre, electro/funk, 8 p.m. Fri. $28.50 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

SATURDAY

Bert Kreischer, Sal Vulcano, Nate Bargatze and Kyle Kinane at Fox Theatre, comedy, 8 p.m. Sat. $39.50 and up. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

Erykah Badu and Nas at Chene Park, R&B/hip-hop, 8 p.m. Sat. $56 and up. 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $25 and up. 7069 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.

SUNDAY

Outlaw Music Festival with Willie Nelson & Family, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, the Head and the Heart and Old Crow Medicine Show at DTE Energy Music Theatre, country/folk/rock, 4:30 p.m. Sun. $29.50 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

“Thank You Detroit” concert with Rodrick Dixon, Karen Clark Sheard and Pastor Marvin Winans at Orchestra Hall at the Max, gospel, 7 p.m. Sun. Free tickets available at God’s World Superstore (13533 W. Seven Mile, Detroit). 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Jill Scott at Fox Theatre, R&B, 8 p.m. Sun. $49.75 and up. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

TUESDAY

Lake Street Dive with Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear at Royal Oak Music Theatre, rock/pop, 7 p.m. Tues. $33.75-$49.25. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers at DTE Energy Music Theatre, classic rock, 7:30 p.m. Tues. $25 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

Harry Styles with Kacey Musgraves at Little Caesars Arena, pop, 8 p.m. Tues. $39.50 and up. 2645 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-7000.

The Wailers at Saint Andrew’s Hall, reggae, 8 p.m. Tues. $20 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Al Di Meola at Michigan Theater, jazz, 8 p.m. Tues. $40 and up. 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 668-8397.

WEDNESDAY

John Fogerty and ZZ Top at DTE Energy Music Theatre, classic rock, 7 p.m. Wed. $30 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

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

Steven Tyler at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, rock/country, 8 p.m. Wed. $112-$225. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

live music

THIS WEEK

Charles Boles 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.

Fuzz Fest 5 at Blind Pig, hard rock/psychedelic, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. $12 each night, $20 for three-day pass. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.

THURSDAY

Mahindra’s Urban Agriculture Grant Celebration with Detroit Cobras at Lafayette Greens Garden, rock/R&B, 7 p.m. Thurs. $20. 132 W. Lafayette, Detroit. greeningofdetroit.com.

Farmington Hills Stars in the Park Concert Series with Danny D’s Rod Stewart Tribute Show at Heritage Park, rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. Free. 24915 Farmington, Farmington Hills. (248) 473-1848.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs Brahms and Dvorak at Shaarey Zedek, classical, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. $25, $10 students. 27375 Bell, Southfield. (313) 576-5111. Find more concerts at dso.org.

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

Future Generations and the Lagoons at Marble Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $10-$12. 1501 Holden, Detroit. (313) 338-3674.

Supersuckers with Speedealer and the Strains at Small’s Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $18. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. smallsbardetroit.com.

FRIDAY

Poptone at Loving Touch, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $25. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

The Iron Maidens at Token Lounge, rock/metal, 7 p.m. Fri. $20. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

The Torch Twisters at MotorCity Wine, jazz/standards, 9 p.m. Fri. 1949 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 483-7283.

SATURDAY

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Heroes Benefit Concert at Orchestra Hall at the Max, classical, 7 p.m. Sat. $15-$50. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Re-Cure, a tribute to the Cure at Magic Bag, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $12. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

See Dick Run, Rocky Wallace and Hot Ugly at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $10. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Led Zeppelin 2 at Saint Andrew’s Hall, classic rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $13 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

SUNDAY

Her Dark Host, Grave Gnosis and Satanhaus at Fireside Inn, metal, 7 p.m. Sun. $10. 25044 Grand River, Redford. (313) 535-8544.

MONDAY

Rock City Fireworks at Steve’s Soul Food, Motown/rock, 5 p.m. Mon. $25. 1440 Franklin, Detroit. (313) 393-0018.

Summer Sings concert series with Beethoven’s “Mass in C” at Hill Auditorium, classical, 7 p.m. Mon. $5. 825 N. University, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-2538.

Langhorne Slim at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Mon. $15. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

TUESDAY

Kevin Krauter with Major Murphy at El Club, rock, 8 p.m. Tues. No cover. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

WEDNESDAY

Code Orange at Shelter, punk, 6 p.m. Wed. $17. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

clubs/djs

FRIDAY

Salsa at the Garden Latin Dance Party with salsa lessons and DJ Sabor at Garden Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 3929 Woodward, Detroit. salsaatthegarden.com.

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

Gorgon City, Sonya Alvarez and Henry Brooks at Magic Stick, 9:30 p.m. Fri. $20-$25. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

SATURDAY

Jerk X Jollof with DJ Blakito and DJ Killa Kels at Magic Stick, 10 p.m. Sat. $20-$30. (Food and networking event at 7:30 p.m.) 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEKEND

Mike O’Keefe 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.

Thistle Rose Academy of Arts performs “The Pirates of Penzance” at North Congregational Church, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. and 3 and 8 p.m. Sat. $20. 36520 12 Mile, Farmington Hills. thistleroseacademy.org.

“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.

“Unsaid” at Peace Lutheran Church, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. $15. 17029 13 Mile, Southfield. (248) 762-8971.

“Church & State” at Matrix Theater Company, 8 p.m. Fri.-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.

“The Daedalus 2 Mission: A Space Opera” at Planet Ant, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 6 p.m. Sun. (also 8 p.m. June 29-30). $22. 2357 Caniff, Hamtramck. (313) 365-4948.

visual arts/film

FRIDAY

Grand Opening with “Contemporary Portraiture” at Black Box Gallery, 5-11 p.m. Fri. (runs through July 20). 3700 Monroe, Dearborn. facebook.com/TheBlackBoxGallery.

Spanish Language Film Festival with “The Queen of Spain: 2017” at Senate Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri. $5. 6424 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 894-0850.

THIS WEEKEND

Fine Art and Fine Wine Fair at St. Mary’s Orchard Lake, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. and noon-6 p.m. Sun. $5 admission, $40-$45 wine tasting. 3535 Commerce, Orchard Lake. fineartfinewinefair.com.

etc.

THIS WEEKEND

Michigan Pagan Festival with vendors, speakers, music and more at Wayne County Fairgrounds, Thurs.-Sun. $35 per day, weekend passes available. 10871 Quirk, Belleville. mipaganfest.org.

Livonia Spree with carnival, live music, fireworks and more at Ford Field, through Sunday. Fireworks are Sunday around dusk. Farmington and Lyndon, Livonia. livoniaspree.com.

Self-guided tours of the Grand Hall at the Michigan Central Station, 1-6 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Free. 2001 15th street, Detroit.

Michigan Challenge Balloonfest hot air balloon festival in Howell, Fri.-Sun. Grand River and Highland Way, Howell. michiganchallenge.com.

Detroit Dog Show at Suburban Collection Showplace, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. $10, $5 seniors and children, $25 family four-pack, $5 parking. 46100 Grand River, Novi. detroitkennelclub.org.

THURSDAY

World Giraffe Day Celebration at Detroit Zoo, 11 a.m. Thurs. Included with zoo admission, $5 to feed giraffes 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 8450 W. 10 Mile, Royal Oak. (248) 541-5717 or detroitzoo.org.

International Day of Yoga at Downtown Boxing Gym, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thurs. $5 minimum donation. 6445 E. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 209-3029.

Shimmer on the River, Detroit RiverFront Conservancy’s annual fundraiser at Rivard Plaza, 5:30 p.m. Thurs. VIP reception, 6:30 p.m. main event. $150, $250 VIP. (313) 566-8215. 1340 Atwater, Detroit. detroitriverfront.org/ShimmerontheRiver.

June After Dark: Summer Solstice Party at Michigan Science Center, 6-9 p.m. Thurs. $15. 5020 John R, Detroit. (313) 577-8400.

SATURDAY

Fairy Tale Festival at Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. $12 in advance, $15 day of. 1100 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Shores. (313) 884-4222 or fordhouse.org.

MONDAY

Rock City Fireworks Patio Party with DJ. live bands, food and cash bar at the Key Club Patio, 5 p.m. Mon. gates open. $25. 1440 Franklin, Detroit. (313) 626-4916.

Ford Fireworks in Downtown Detroit, 9:55 p.m. Mon. Free. Detroit riverfront.

WEDNESDAY

Rochester Hills Festival of the Hills Fireworks at Borden Park, 10 p.m. Wed. Free. 1400 E. Hamlin, Rochester Hills. (248) 841-2666.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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