our picks


at Caesars Windsor

Host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” Trevor Noah brings political comedy to Windsor this week. This week Noah’s show was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding variety talk series category. 9 p.m. Fri. $45 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.


at Russell Industrial Center

See artists from across the nation create works big and small within the captivating medium of glass. This annual event is a fundraiser for Art Road nonprofit, which helps gives children artistic outlets. Besides live creating, the event features a live auction, an art gallery with a variety of media, food trucks, DJs and a cash bar. Noon-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and noon-midnight Sun. $15 per day, $30 weekend pass. 1600 Clay, Detroit. and


at Williams Center

Catch a staged reading of this play chronicling some of the women involved in Detroit’s 1967 rebellion. “After/Life: In Honor of the City Rising from the Ashes” includes a cast of new and established local actors and debuted last year as part of the 50th anniversary of the Detroit rebellion. 7 p.m. Fri. Free. 8431 Rose Parks, Detroit. Register at


in Detroit

This street band festival returns with the Detroit Party Marching Band, Hungry March Band, Gabriel Brass Band, Filthy Fem Corps, Chaotic Noise Marching Corps, Drumadics and more. The groups will pop-up spontaneously at Detroit businesses Friday night, and on Saturday the noise will concentrate 2-8 p.m. at Lincoln Street Art Park (5926 Lincoln, Detroit). Saturday there’s a showcase event at 9 p.m. at Marble Bar (1501 Holden, Detroit), and on Sunday the ruckus comes to the Dequindre Cut Freight Yard noon-4 p.m. in the Dequindre Cut Greenway. for information.

big shows


Femi Kuti at Saint Andrew’s Hall, Afrobeat/jazz, 7 p.m. Thurs. $33. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Joe Nichols at Emerald Theatre, country, 7 p.m. Thurs. $25. 31 N. Walnut, Mount Clemens. (586) 630-0120.

Beach Boys at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, pop, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. $20 and up. 14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights. (313) 471-7000.


Faster Horses Country Music & Camping, Fri.-Sun. $199 for three day general admission. 12626 US Hwy 12, Brooklyn.


Vans Warped Tour with Reel Big Fish, Simple Plan, Four Year Strong, 3OH3!, Less Than Jake and more at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, punk, 11 a.m. Fri. $45 and up. 234 Festival Drive, Rochester Hills. (313) 471-7000.

Ms. Lauryn Hill with Santigold, Busta Rhymes, Dave East and Bombaata Marley at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, R&B/hip-hop, 6 p.m. Fri. $27 and up. 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. (248) 377-0100.

Ted Nugent with Blue Öyster Cult and Mark Farner at DTE Energy Music Theatre, classic rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $25 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

Rockin’ on the Riverfront with Uncle Kracker at GM Renaissance Center, rock/metal, 7:30 p.m. Fri. Free. Atwater near Beaubien, Detroit.

Ne-Yo and Brandy at Chene Park, R&B/pop, 8 p.m. Fri. $41. 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.


Wiz Khalifa and Rae Sremmurd with Lil Skies and OT Genasis at DTE Energy Music Theatre, hip-hop, 6 p.m. Sat. $29 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

Saint Motel at Beacon Park, indie pop, 7 p.m. Sat. Free. 1901 Grand River, Detroit.

Tedeschi Trucks Band with Drive-By Truckers and the Marcus King Band at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, Americana/blues/rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $19.50 and up. 14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights. (313) 471-7000.


105.9 KISS-FM Block Party and George Clinton Birthday Bash with George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Dazz Band, Mary Jane Girls, Rose Royce and Con Funk Shun at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, funk/rock/R&B, 6 p.m. Sun. $33 and up. 14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights. (313) 471-7000.

Godsmack and Shinedown with Like A Storm at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $25 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

Radiohead at Little Caesars Arena, rock, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $65 and up. 2645 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-7000.


Stone Temple Pilots, the Cult and Bush at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, rock, 6:30 p.m. Tues. $25 and up. 14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights. (313) 471-7000.

L7 at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock/metal, 7 p.m. Tues. $25. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Dan and Phil stage show “Interactive Introverts” at Fox Theatre, comedy/YouTube, 7 p.m. Tues. $34 and up. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.


Miranda Sings at Royal Oak Music Theatre, comedy, 6:30 p.m. Wed. $39.50-$80. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Chris Brown with H.E.R., 6lack and Rich the Kid at DTE Energy Music Theatre, hip-hop, 6:30 p.m. Wed. $25 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

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

live music


Super Bob at Token Lounge, rock, 6 p.m. Thurs. $8. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Ben Sharkey at Willis Show Bar, jazz/pop, 7 p.m. Thurs. $15. 4156 Third, Detroit. (313) 788-7469.

Music on the Plaza with Tartarsauce Traditional Jazz Band in Village of Grosse Pointe, jazz, 7-8:30 p.m. Thurs. Free. Kercheval and St. Clair, Grosse Pointe.

Aviary, Gabby Marie and School of Rock at Heritage Park Amphitheatre, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. Free. 24915 Farmington, Farmington Hills. (248) 473-1848.

Sisterhood, All at Once and Sunbleached at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $5. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

D.O.A. with the Turbo A.C.’s, Rebel Spies and Hi Fi Hellcats at Blind Pig, punk, 8 p.m. Thurs. $20. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.

Amp Trio featuring Tahira Clayton at Kerrytown Concert House, jazz, 8 p.m. Thurs. $20. 415 N. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 769-2999.


Armored Saint at Shelter, metal, 7 p.m. Fri. $25. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Murphy’s Law with Suburban Delinquents and more at Small’s Bar, punk, 8 p.m. Fri. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

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

Ladysse, NYDGE and Small Stresses at Loving Touch, 8 p.m. Fri. $10. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Tropical Fridays with Etana at Kola Restaurant & Ultra Lounge, reggae, 8 p.m. Fri. $20-$30. 32523 Northwestern, Farmington Hills. (248) 932-5652.

Salsa Dance Party with Sammy DeLeon Salsa Band at the Cube at the Max, Salsa/Latin, 9 p.m. Fri. $15-$45. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.


Rhythm & Rhymes Music Festival with Lady Sunshine and the X Band, Tim Bowman, Nick Colionne and more at Southfield Municipal Campus, variety, 1-9 p.m. Sat. Free. 26000 Evergreen, Southfield. (248) 796-4620.

Mobley with C3 and Aplus at Detroit Institute of Music Education, alternative/indie, 7 p.m. Sat. $10. 1265 Griswold, Detroit. (248) 959-8333.

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

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


Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs Mendelssohn at Grosse Pointe Star of the Sea, classical, 3 p.m. Sun. $25, $10 students. 467 Fairford, Grosse Pointe Woods. (313) 576-5111.

Jon Michael Band in the Tiki bar at Brownie’s on the Lake, pop/rock, 3-7 p.m. Sun. Free. 24214 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. (586) 445-8080.

Summer Showcase with 3269 Chise, Big Gov, P-Dot, Team Money Hungry and more at Bullfrog Bar & Grill, hip-hop, 9 p.m. Sun. $10. 15414 Telegraph, Redford. (313) 318-8079.


J.C. Heard JazzWeek at Wayne National Artist-in-Residence Emmet Cohen with Detroit Jazz Fest All-Star Trio at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 6:30 p.m. Wed. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

Jazz on the Avenue with 496 West Manley at Dearborn City Hall Park, jazz/R&B, 7-9 p.m. Wed. Free. 13615 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 943-3141.

Bebel Gilberto at the Ark, world music, 8 p.m. Wed. $35. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.



Eli & Fur at Grasshopper Underground, 9 p.m. Thurs. $10. 22757 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.


DJ Don Mecca at Brownie’s on the Lake, 6 p.m.-midnight Fri. Free. 24214 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. (586) 445-8080.

The Prince and Michael Jackson Experience with DJ Dave Paul at El Club, 8 p.m. Fri. $10-$15. 4114 Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.


Dateless at Grasshopper Underground, 9 p.m. Sat. $10. 22757 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.



Heart of the Hills Players presents “Nunsense” at Warren Community Center, 2 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. 7 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $15 in advance, $16 at the door. 5460 Arden, Warren. (586) 268-8400.

David Dyer with Bill Boronkay and Billy Reno at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., 7:15 p.m. Fri. and 7 and 9 p.m. Sat. $10-$18. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

“The Rocky Horror Show” at Ringwald Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 8 p.m. Mon. (through Aug. 6). $10-$25. 22742 Woodward, Ferndale.


Modern dance company Take Root with Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the Cube at the Max, 7 p.m. Sat. $15-$49. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Dave Landau with Jeff Horste at Emerald Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $20. 31 N. Walnut, Mount Clemens. (586) 630-0120.

visual arts/film


Ann Arbor Art Fair in Downtown Ann Arbor, Thurs.-Sun. Spans 30 city blocks of Downtown Ann Arbor. Free.


Detroit Art Week with Carole Harris and Allie McGhee artist talk at Detroit Institute of Arts, 4:30-5:45 p.m. Fri. Free. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

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


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


“Rejecting Reality” with performances by Pamela Z. and Onyx Ashanti, part of Detroit Art Week, at Red Bull House of Art, 7-10 p.m. Sun. 1551 Winder, Detroit.



Detroit Motorcycle City with live music, vendors, bike show and more at the Corner Ballpark, Fri.-Sat. 1680 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 444-7355.


Third Thursday Speaker Series presents Detroit: A Tale of Two Cities at Detroit Historical Museum, 6-8 p.m. Thurs. Free, pre-registration is encouraged. 5401 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-0277.

July After Dark: Vintage Video Games at Michigan Science Center, 6-9 p.m. Thurs. $15. 5020 John R, Detroit. (313) 577-8400 or


Pathway Party with yard games, ice cream, food, music and a bicycle tune-up station at Mollicone Park, 2-5 p.m. Sun. Free. Burns and Goethe, Detroit.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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