our picks


in Downtown Royal Oak

Besides ribs and other barbecued treats from local chefs and restaurants, Ribfest has beer, cocktails, local bands, monster truck rides and activities for kids. Musical highlights are Will Sessions (8:45 p.m. Fri.), Robert Bradley (9 p.m. Sat.), Craig Brown Band (2 p.m. Sun.) and the Orbitsuns (8 p.m. Sun.). 1-11 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat. and noon-9:30 p.m. Sun. $3 admission. W. Sixth and S. Center, Royal Oak.


at Fox Theatre

A master at his own brand of magic and stunt work, Blaine brings his live show on the road this summer, including a stop at the Fox Theatre. He’s been praised by the New York Times, Penn Jillette and Howard Stern. 8 p.m. Sat. $25 and up. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.


at Fox Theatre

This Grammy-nominated triple threat brings her “Dirty Computer Tour” to the Fox Theatre this week, to promote her third album of the same name. Monáe is supported by soulful duo St. Beauty as the opening act. 7:30 p.m. Mon. $39.50 and up. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

big shows


The War on Drugs with Koltay at Royal Oak Music Theatre, indie rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $32-$75. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Roger Daltrey with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, rock/classical, 8 p.m. Thurs. $42.50. 234 Festival Drive, Rochester Hills. (313) 471-7000.


Jesse McCartney at Majestic Theatre, singer/songwriter, 7 p.m. Fri. $30-$55. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Styx and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts with Tesla at DTE Energy Music Theatre, classic rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $29.50 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

Beck with Oh Wonder at Fox Theatre, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $35 and up. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.


Anthony Green and Gold Old War at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 6 p.m. Sat. $19.50 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Arcade Fire with Hamilton Leithauser at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock, 6:30 p.m. Sat. $30.50 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

Quicksand and Glassjaw at the Crofoot Ballroom, post-hardcore, 7 p.m. Sat. $35 in advance, $40 day of. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.


Lindsey Stirling and Evanescence at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Mon. $25 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.


Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson with Deadly Apples at DTE Energy Music Theatre, metal/rock, 7 p.m. Wed. $29.50 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

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

Rich Homie Quan at El Club, hip-hop, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $20. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

Disturbed at Caesars Windsor, metal/rock, 8 p.m. Wed. $49.50 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

live music


Music on the Plaza Series with Detroit Social club in Grosse Pointe Village, funk/blues/Motown, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Kercheval and St. Clair, Grosse Pointe Village.


Frank Dimino and Punky Meadows of Angel at Token Lounge, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $20 and up. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Kubat, Findlay and Rose at the Ark, folk, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $15. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Chuck! with Compose the Way, Forrest Trump and the Doozers at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $5. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Shawn Maxwell’s New Tomorrow at Kerrytown Concert House, jazz, 8 p.m. Fri. $20. 415 N. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 769-2999.

The High Strung, Ryan Dillaha & the Miracle Men and Mike LaBella at Outer Limits Lounge, rock, 9 p.m. Fri. $5. 5507 Caniff, Detroit.


Bus Tetras, Double Winter and Jenny Junior and Jackie Rainsticks at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $15. 1264 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Dude, Garbage Greek, Cold Crayon and Mac Saturn at Small’s Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $10. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Mary Fahl at the Ark, singer/songwriter, 8 p.m. Sat. $25. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Sugarpulp with Devon Rae and Les Wintergrass at Blind Pig, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $5 in advance, $7 day of. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.


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

Shame and Corridor at Marble Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Sun. $10. 1501 Holden, Detroit. (313) 338-3674.


DevilDriver at Diesel Concert Lounge, metal, 7 p.m. Tues. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 33151 23 Mile, Chesterfield Township.

Silent Planet at Shelter, metalcore, 6:30 p.m. Tues. $13. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Strawberry Girls with Night Versus, Andres, Narco Debut and Sincerely at Loving Touch, rock, 7 p.m. Tues. $13. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.


Warped Tour Battle of the Bands Night One at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock/punk, 6 p.m. Wed. $10. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Dwight Adams at Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, jazz, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Wed. (also July 12-14). No cover. 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe. (313) 882-5299.

Concert of Colors with Tile and Cousin Mouth at Third Man Records, rock, 6:30 p.m. Wed. No cover. 441 Canfield, Detroit. (313) 209-5205 or

Jazz on the Avenue with Alexander Zonjic at Dearborn City Hall Park, jazz, 7-9 p.m. Wed. Free. 13615 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 943-3141.

Summer Sings: The Music of René Clausen at Hill Auditorium, classical, 6:30 p.m. Wed. registration, session begins at 7 p.m. $5. 825 N. University, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-2538.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs the music of Led Zeppelin at Orchestra Hall at the Max, classic rock, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $28-$115. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.



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


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

Andhim with Chuck Flask, Andrea Ghita and Ryan Dahl at Alley Deck at the Magic Stick, 9:30 p.m. Fri. $10. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.


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



Dan LaMorte with Mary Santora and Shane Dials 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.

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


“Satire-Day Morning Cartoons” variety revue with Lushes LaMoan, Chloe Bowie, Josh Danforth, the Amazing Flec, Izgreyala and more at Tangent Gallery, 9 p.m. Fri. $15. 715 E. Milwaukee, Detroit. (313) 873-2955.


The Original Bad Guys Tour with “Boston George” Jung, Trick Trick and Darren McCarty telling stories of their lives at the Crofoot Ballroom, 7 p.m. Wed. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

visual arts/film


Cult Classics in the Courtyard with “It Follows” at Trumbull & Porter Hotel, 8 p.m. Fri. Free. Trumbull and Porter, Detroit.


Movie Night in the D with “The Greatest Showman” at Campus Martius, 8 p.m. Sat. Free. 800 Woodward, Detroit.


Comic book artist Dave Acosta book release “Elvira” and “Twelve Devils Dancing” at Vault of Midnight, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed. 1226 Library, Detroit. (313) 481-2165.

Concert of Colors: Don Was All-Star Revue on Film at Detroit Film Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Wed. Free. 5200 Woodward, Detroit.



Michigan Elvisfest at Riverside Park, 4 p.m. Fri. and 11 a.m. Sat. $20-$40 in advance, $25-$45 at the gate. 10 E. Cross, Ypsilanti. (734) 483-4444 or


Swing Dance Party at Riverside Arts Center, 8 p.m. Fri. dance lesson; 9 p.m. dance. $5. 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti.


Yoga at Detroit Zoo, 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays July 10-Aug. 30. $30, $15 for DZS members. 8450 W. 10 Mile, Royal Oak. (248) 541-5717.

A Tribute to Juanita Moore at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 5-7 p.m. Tues. Free, but attendees must register at 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 494-5851.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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