Entertainment Calendar: Things to do this week in town

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

our picks

The Maker Faire includes activities for children this weekend.


at The Henry Ford

Unconventional, creative and innovative, the ninth annual Maker Faire hits the grounds of the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation this weekend. Some of this year’s highlights include bubble master Dr. UR Awesome, filmmaker Zach Weddington and arts and crafts from Handmade Toledo. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $28, $26 seniors, $19 ages 5-11. Members get half-off tickets. 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn. (313) 982-6001 or thehenryford.org.

Saturday’s Mo Pop festival includes headliner and indie folk outfit Bon Iver.


at West Riverfront Park

Indie folk outfit Bon Iver headlines Saturday’s line-up at this annual outdoor hip festival. On Sunday, look for the National, plus Portugal, The Man and St. Vincent. This year’s party also has a video game arcade, craft bazaar and food truck rally. Sat.-Sun. $95 and up. 1801 W. Jefferson, Detroit. mopopfestival.com.

big shows


Between the Buried and Me, Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya and more at Majestic Theatre, metal, 2 p.m. Thurs. $35. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Attila at Saint Andrew’s Hall, metal, 6 p.m. Thurs. $25. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

So Cool Family Tour at Crofoot Ballroom, comedy/variety, 6:30 p.m. Thurs. $39.99. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 885-9333.

After 7 and Tony Toni Toné at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, R&B/pop, 8 p.m. Thurs. $45-$57. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

Hip-hop’s The Roots perform on Friday at Chene Park in Detroit.


Karina Garcia, Wengie and Natalie’s Outlet at Crofoot Ballroom, lifestyle, 5 p.m. Fri. $35-$185. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Coheed and Cambria and Taking Back Sunday with the Story So Far at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, rock, 6:30 p.m. Fri. $29.50 and up. 14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights. (313) 471-7000.

Derek St. Holmes at Token Lounge, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $15-$25. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Rockin’ on the Riverfront with John Kay and Steppenwolf at GM Renaissance Center, rock/metal, 7:30 p.m. Fri. Free. Atwater near Beaubien, Detroit. gmrencen.com/rockinontheriverfront.

The Roots and Common at Chene Park, hip-hop, 8 p.m. Fri. $41 and up. 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

Tha Dogg Pound with Keith Murray and Brother Marquis at Emerald Theatre, hip-hop, 8 p.m. Fri. $20-$150. 31 N. Walnut, Mount Clemens. (586) 630-0120.


Motown on the River — A Motown Review with Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Spyder Turner, the Original Vandellas and more at Elizabeth Park, Motown, 2-9 p.m. Sat. Free admission, $5 suggested donation for parking. 4461 Elizabeth, Trenton. (734) 261-1990.

Lost 80s Live with with A Flock of Seagulls, the Romantics, Wang Chung, Naked Eyes and more at Chene Park, pop, 8 p.m. Sat. $35 and up. 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

Jason Mraz with Brett Dennen at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, singer/songwriter, 8 p.m. Sat. $25 and up. 234 Festival Drive, Rochester Hills. (313) 471-7000.

Jim Gaffigan at DTE Energy Music Theatre, comedy, 8 p.m. Sat. $29.50 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.


Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite at Saint Andrew’s Hall, singer/songwriter, 7 p.m. Sun. $53. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters at Crofoot Ballroom, rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $30. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 885-9333.


Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers with Ann Wilson of Heart at DTE Energy Music Theatre, classic rock, 7 p.m. Tues. $25 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.


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

live music


Wolf & Bear, Makari and more at Pike Room, rock, 6 p.m. Thurs. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Matt Endahl’s Doomsday Philharmonic at Trinosophes, improvisational music, 8 p.m. Thurs. $10. 1464 Gratiot, Detroit. (313) 737-6606.

Bison Machine, OWL, Temple of the Fuzz Witch and DJ Lemmy Caution at Outer Limits Lounge, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $8. 5507 Caniff, Detroit.

The Doozers, Forrest Trump, Quasi-Bullfight, Chuck and An Odd Society at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $10. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Tom Curless, Television City and the Detroit Dives at Blind Pig, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $7. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.


The Heavy Petters, Kitty Hawkk and DJ Mike Dutkewych at Willis Show Bar, variety, 7 p.m. Fri. $5. 4156 Third, Detroit. (313) 788-7469.

Music on the Plaza with the Sun Messengers in Village of Grosse Pointe, R&B, 7-8:30 p.m. Thurs. Free. Kercheval and St. Clair, Grosse Pointe. facebook.com/thevillagegrossepointe.

Kommander, Bible of the Devil, Mega Colossus and Ladyship Warship at Small’s Bar, rock/metal, 8 p.m. Fri. $8. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. smallsbardetroit.com.

Siamese album release party with Tart and Womb at Loving Touch, rock/pop, 8 p.m. Fri. $8. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 546-3696

Acrobat — U2 Tribute Show at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $12. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

The Wild Ponies with Carly Bins at Trinity House Theatre, Americana, 8 p.m. Fri. $18. 38840 W. Six Mile, Livonia. (734) 464-6302.


Rockin’ Under the Stars with Audrey Ray and Power Play Detroit at Multi-Lakes Conservation Association, pop/rock, 6:15 p.m. Sat. $5. 3860 Newton Rd., Commerce Charter Twp. (248) 624-2826.

Us the Duo at Shelter, pop, 7 p.m. Sat. $25. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Deafheaven with Drab Majesty and Uniform at El Club, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $18-$20. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

The Alarm featuring Mike Peters at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $28. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.


Rock & Roll Prep School End of Semester Show at Diesel Concert Lounge, rock, 1 p.m. Sun. $10. 33151 23 Mile, Chesterfield. (586) 933-3503.

Music on Belle Isle with Belgian and Heritage Bands at Belle Isle, traditional, 3 p.m. Sun. Free. Carillon Tower site near the Remick Band Shell, Belle Isle, Detroit. mobigmusic.org.

Ar’Mon and Trey with the Bomb Digz and Lucki Starr at Pike Room, R&B/pop, 6:30 p.m. Sun. $18.50-$103.50. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 885-9333.

Landon Tewers and Hotel Books with Ky Rodgers, Desires and Better Thoughts at Loving Touch, rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $15. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.


Den, Sros Lords, Lizerrd and Throwaway at Cellarmen’s, rock, 8 p.m. Tues. $5. 24310 John R, Hazel Park. (586) 413-4206.


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



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

Denney, Sonya Alvarez and Mona Black at Alley Deck at Magic Stick, 9:30 p.m. Fri. Free with RSVP before 11 p.m. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.



Bill Hildebrandt with Brett Kline and Sheila Loveley 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.-Fru, 8 and midnight Sat. and 8 p.m. Mon. (through Aug. 6). $10-$25. 22742 Woodward, Ferndale. theringwald.com. (248) 545-5545.

Dale Jones at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $14-$16. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.


“Bring It! Live” at Fox Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri. $41.75 and up. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

Mike Bonner’s Uptown Friday Night at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle. 9:15 p.m. Fri. $20. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

visual arts/film


Big Highland Park Art Show celebrating 100th anniversary of Highland Park at 333 Midland, 5-10 pm.. Fri., noon-10 p.m. Sat. and noon-5 p.m. Sun. 333 Midland, Highland Park. (313) 649-3243.


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


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



313 in the D fundraiser for Matrix Human Services with DJ Chris Guyver, food, drinks and more at 3Fifty Terrace, 5:30-9 p.m. Thurs. $60. Roof of Music Hall, 250 Madison, Detroit. matrixhumanservices.org/313inthed.


40th annual Concours d’Elegance with art, fashion and automobiles at the Inn at St. John’s, Fri.-Sun. Prices vary by activity. 44045 Five Mile, Plymouth. concoursusa.org.

St. Clair Riverfest in downtown St. Clair, 4 p.m.-midnight Fri., noon-midnight Sat. and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. Free. Downtown St. Clair. stclairriverfest.com.


Cars for Cancer, a car show and fundraiser for Kids Without Cancer at the Reef, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. Free. 6640 E. 8 Mile, Detroit. findthereef.com.

Local Author Book Sale at Richard Notte City Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. 40255 Dodge Park, Sterling Heights. (586) 446-2665.

Greektown Detroit Street Festival with lamb roast, kids activities, live entertainment and more in Greektown, noon-9 p.m. Sat. Free. Greektown, Detroit. facebook.com/greektowndetroit.

Hamtramck Fireworks with carnival, zipline, food and more at Keyworth Stadium, 6-10 p.m. Sat. Free. 3201 Roosevelt, Hamtramck.


Holistic Health and Wellness Fair at Packard Proving Grounds, noon-5 p.m. Sun. $10. 49965 Van Dyke, Shelby Township. hhwfair.com.

Reparations: Tribute for Queen Mother Audley Moore with lecture, Q&A and book signing at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 2 p.m. Sun. Free. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 494-5800.

Compiled by Melody Baetens