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STARS & STRIPES FESTIVAL

at Suburban Collection Showplace

A family-friendly extravaganza of fun, this annual event has a carnival, rock concerts, monster truck rides, car demolitions, arts and crafts, fireworks and more. Musical headliners are Buckcherry, Lit, Alien Ant Farm, FiftyAmpFuse and ’80s hair metal cover band Rockstar. 4-11 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 2-11 p.m. Sat.-Tues. and noon-11 p.m. Wed. $1-$5 admission for ages 6 and older. Free admission Thursday and Wednesday. 46100 Grand River, Novi. (586) 493-4344 or starsandstripesfest.comCQ.

SALUTE TO AMERICA

at Greenfield Village

A Metro Detroit Independence Day week tradition for 26 years, the Salute to America features the Detroit Symphony Orchestra performing patriotic classics along with the United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus. The finale is once again Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture with authentic cannon fire and fireworks. 7:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. and Tues.-Wed. $30, $22.50 ages 5-11. 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn. (313) 576-5111 or thehenryford.org.

big shows

THURSDAY

Brad Paisley with Kane Brown and Dan Tyminski at DTE Energy Music Theatre, country, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. $29.50 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

Arrested Development at Saint Andrew’s Hall, hip-hop, 8 p.m. Thurs. $28. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Jazzmeia Horn at Power Center, jazz, 8 p.m. Thurs. $25-$35. 121 S. Fletcher, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-2538.

FRIDAY

Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock and Roll Revue with Los Straightjackets at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $25 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Princess Nokia and Flint Eastwood with Suzi Analogue, Yoshi Flower and Detroit Lines at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 7 p.m. Fri. $25, $23 members. 4454 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-6622.

Paramore with Foster the People at DTE Energy Music Theatre, pop, 7 p.m. Fri. $29.50 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

Yanni at Caesars Windsor, pop/classical, 9 p.m. Fri. $25 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

SATURDAY

The Pontiac Music Fest II with the Convalescence, Dead Eyes Always Dreaming and more at Crofoot Ballroom, metal, 3 p.m. Sat. $15. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

MIX 92.3 Summer Breeze with Keith Sweat, SWV, En Vogue, Stokley and Vivan Green at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, R&B/pop, 6 p.m. Sat. $29.50 and up. 14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights. (313) 471-7000.

Logic with NF and Kyle at DTE Energy Music Theatre, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Sat. $25 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

Yes at Fox Theatre, classic rock, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $49.50 and up. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

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

SUNDAY

Uli Jon Roth at Token Lounge, rock, 6 p.m. Sun. $20-$30. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Bill Burr at Fox Theatre, comedy, 7 p.m. Sun. $50 and up. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

Ian Anderson presents Jethro Tull 50th Anniversary Tour at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, classic rock, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $30 and up. 14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights. (313) 471-7000.

Ray Lamontagne at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, singer/songwriter, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $39.50 and up. 234 Festival Drive, Rochester Hills. (313) 471-7000.

MONDAY

Marcia Ball at the Ark, blues, 7:30 p.m. Mon. $30. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

TUESDAY

Neil Young with John Hammond at Fox Theatre, classic rock/folk, 8 p.m. Tues. $49.50 and up. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

WEDNESDAY

Yellowman with King Mellowman at El Club, reggae, 8 p.m. Wed. $23-$25. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

Sarah McLachlan at Caesars Windsor, pop, 8 p.m. Wed. $45 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

live music

THURSDAY

Farmington Hills Stars in the Park Concert Series with an Indian Musical Extravaganza at Heritage Park, Indian/Bollywood, 7 p.m. Thurs. Free. 24915 Farmington, Farmington Hills. (248) 473-1848.

The Dustbowl Revival at 20 Front Street, Americana, 8 p.m. Thurs. $28. 20 E. Front, Lake Orion. (248) 783-7105.

Music on the Plaza Series with Planet D Nonet in Grosse Pointe Village, jazz, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Kercheval and St. Clair, Grosse Pointe Village. facebook.com/thevillagegrossepointe.

FRIDAY

Blues and Bar-B-Que Concert Series with Curt Levert and Friends at Steve’s Soul Food, blues, 6:30 p.m. Fri. $25. 1440 E. Franklin, Detroit. (313) 626-4916 or (313) 424-0260.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs the music of “Harry Potter” at Orchestra Hall at the Max, pop/classical, 8 p.m. Fri. $38-$105. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Jeff German & the Blankety Blanks at PJ’s Lager House, country/punk/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $5. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Marisa Anderson, Sarah Louise and Shells at Trinosophes, jazz/classical/blues, 8 p.m. Fri. $15. 1464 Gratiot, Detroit. (313) 737-6606.

The Paybacks with the Octopus at Outer Limits Lounge, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $10. 5507 Caniff, Detroit.

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

Kuinka with Holly Bernt Band at Otus Supply, folk, 8 p.m. Fri. $10-$12. 345 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 291-6160.

SATURDAY

Dead Boys with Devious Ones, Pirate Love and the Ravagers at Small’s Bar, punk, 8 p.m. Sat. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. smallsbardetroit.com.

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

Obese Ghost Children, Primer and Cheer Captain at Loving Touch, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $10. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Dark Red, 3Ft and Wasabi Dream at Ghost Light Hamtramck, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $5. 2314 Caniff, Hamtramck. (313) 365-4848.

SUNDAY

Brooklyn Queen at Shelter, hip-hop, 2 p.m. Sun. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Kevin Daniel and Sherman Ewing at Pike Room, singer/songwriter, 7 p.m. Sun. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Johnny Nicholas LP release party at the Ark, blues/roots, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $20. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

clubs/djs

THURSDAY

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

FRIDAY

Jesse Perez and Kristen Knight at Grasshopper Underground, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 22757 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 298-0330.

SATURDAY

Martinez with Chuck Flask and Andrea Ghita at TV Lounge, 9 p.m. Sat. $10. 2548 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 965-4789.

TUESDAY

Tacos, Turntables and Tequila hosted by Grant Jackson at Alley Deck at Magic Stick, 4 p.m.-midnight Tues. No cover. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Red, White & Blue Splash Bash with DJs Marky G, Z-Man, Don Mecca and Ken Washington at Brownie’s On the Lake, 9 p.m. Tues. $20. 24214 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. (586) 445-8080.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEKEND

Darryl Earl with Robert Jenkins and Andrew Yang at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., 7:15 p.m. Fri. and 7 and p.m. Sat. $10-$18. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

“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. $17 in advance. 13103 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit. (313) 868-1347.

“Oldest Living Confederate Widow: Her Confession” at Village Theater at Cherry Hill, 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $18, $16 seniors and youth. 50400 Cherry Hill, Canton. (734) 394-5300.

“Church & State” at Matrix Theater Company, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. $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. $22. 2357 Caniff, Hamtramck. (313) 365-4948.

John Heffron at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Fri. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Sat. $25. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.

THURSDAY

Marc “Skippy” Price at Maple Theater, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. $20 (includes popcorn). 4135 W. Maple, Bloomfield Township. (248) 855-9091.

FRIDAY

Satori Circus presents “Stroke” at Tangent Gallery and Hastings Street Ballroom, 9:30 p.m. Fri. $15. 715 E. Milwaukee, Detroit. (313) 873-2955.

Mike Bonner’s Uptown Friday Night at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 9:45 p.m. Fri. $20. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

SATURDAY

“Daddy’s Boys” at Detroit Institute of Arts, 1 and 6 p.m. Sat. Free. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (877) 926-8300.

Kidz Bop Live 2018 at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, 6 p.m. Sat. $20 and up. 234 Festival Drive, Rochester Hills. (313) 471-7000.

WEDNESDAY

“The Capitol Steps” at Power Center, 4 p.m. Wed. $40-$55. 121 S. Fletcher, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-2538.

visual arts/film

THURSDAY

“Local Scene,” photography by Tim Meeks at Ferndale Area District Library, 6 p.m. Thurs. artist reception; exhibit runs through July 30. 222 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 546-2504.

FRIDAY

Annual Great Lakes Regional Community College Art Exhibition at Wayne State University Art Department Gallery, 5-8 p.m. Fri. opening reception; exhibit runs through July 20. 150 Art Building, Detroit. (313) 577-2423.

Design Talk with specialty jewelry designer Douriean Fletcher (“Black Panther”) at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 7 p.m. Fri. Free. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 494-5800 or facebook.com/events/177382136281134.

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

SATURDAY

“Mario Moore: Recovery” at David Klein Gallery, 6-9 p.m. Sat. opening reception; exhibit runs through Aug. 11. 1520 Washington, Detroit. (313) 818-3416.

Movie Night in the D with “Ferdinand” at Campus Martius, 8 p.m. Sat. Free. 800 Woodward, Detroit. downtowndetroitparks.com.

etc.

THIS WEEKEND

Taylor Summer Festival with concerts, carnival, fireworks, food and hot air balloons at Heritage Park, Thurs.-Sun. Free; some events are ticketed. Fireworks are 10 p.m. Sat. Northline and Pardee, Taylor. taylorfestival.com.

TUESDAY

Fireworks Festival with entertainment, concessions, shopping and more at Packard Proving Grounds, 5 p.m. Tues. $15 in advance, $20 at the gate for family/group parking and admission. 49965 Van Dyke, Shelby Township. ppgff18.com.

English Country Dance at Chapel Hill Condominium Clubhouse, 6:45 p.m. Tues. $8, $4 students, free for under 14 with parent. 3350 Green, Ann Arbor. (734) 665-7704.

WEDNESDAY

Clawson Fourth of July parade, arts and craft fair, games, rides and fireworks at Clawson Park, 9 a.m. Wed. Parade at 9 a.m. Fireworks at dusk. 935 N. Custer, Clawson. clawson4thofjuly.org.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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