our picks


at Greenmead Historical Park

Celebrate all things Scottish with amateur and professional Highland Games, plus dancing, pipe and drums and other entertainment like CrossBow, Stone Clover and MudMen. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. $15 in advance, $20 at the gate. Tickets to Friday night’s Ceilidh party are $20 in advance, $25 at the gate; Saturday’s Scotch tasting event is $25, register online only. 20501 Newburgh, Livonia.


in Artist Village

Painters, dancers, performers, singers, poets and other types of artists will showcase their talents at this sixth annual grass-roots event. Friday and 7-10 p.m. Fri. and 3-10 p.m. Sat. Free. 17336 Lahser, Detroit.


at Scott Fountain

This outdoor art fair includes creations from 100 juried artists, plus food trucks, a beer and wine tent, entertainment and more. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Free admission, $11 park pass. Belle Isle, Detroit.

big shows


CKY and Slaves at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock/punk, 6 p.m. Thurs. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Faster Pussycat at Token Lounge, rock/metal, 7 p.m. Fri. $25. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Charlie Puth with Hailee Steinfeld at DTE Energy Music Theatre, pop, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. $25 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

Reba at Caesars Windsor, country, 8 p.m. Thurs. $60 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.


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

Boyz II Men at MGM Grand Detroit, R&B, 8 p.m. Fri. Sold out. 1777 Third, Detroit. (877) 888-2121.

Kem at Chene Park, R&B, 8 p.m. Fri. $41 and up. 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

Paul Reiser at Royal Oak Music Theatre, comedy, 8 p.m. Fri. $29.50-$49.50. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

David Foster at Caesars Windsor, pop, 8 p.m. Fri. $35 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.


Jazz on the River with Oleta Adams, Alexander Zonjic with James Lloyd of Pieces of a Dream, Lindsey Webster, Phil Denny and Melanie Rutherford at Elizabeth Park, jazz, 1 p.m. Sat. Free admission, $5 suggested donation for parking. 4461 Elizabeth, Trenton. (734) 261-1990 or

Shakira at Little Caesars Arena, Latin/pop, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $40.50 and up. 2645 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-7000.

Old 97’s with Pedigo’s Magic Pilsner at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $25. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.


Yelawolf at Saint Andrew’s Hall, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $29.50 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Black Milk with Nat Turner Band at El Club, hip-hop, 8 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $20. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.


Jazz on the River with Marsha Ambrosius, Alex Bugnon, Ohio Players, Justin Young and Raydio featuring Arnell Carmichael at Elizabeth Park, jazz, 1 p.m. Sun. Free admission, $5 suggested donation for parking. 4461 Elizabeth, Trenton. (734) 261-1990 or

The Smashing Pumpkins with Metric at Little Caesars Arena, rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $29 and up. 2645 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-7000.


Pusha T at Saint Andrew’s Hall, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Mon. $35. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.


All Time Low and Dashboard Confessional at Masonic Temple, rock, 6 p.m. Tues. $39.50 and up. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2724.

Playboi Carti with Duwap Kaine at Royal Oak Music Theatre, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Tues. $35 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.


Alkaline Trio with Pangea and Ogikubo Station at Royal Oak Music Theatre, rock, 6 p.m. Wed. $27-$57. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

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

live music


Farmington Community Chorus at Heritage Park, classical, 7 p.m. Thurs. 24915 Farmington, Farmington Hills. (248) 473-1848.


Friday Beach Party with Roots Vibrations at Campus Martius, reggae, 5-10 p.m. Fri. (also Aug. 10 and 24). Free. 800 Woodward, Detroit.

Music on the Plaza with the Paul King Quartet at Village of Grosse Pointe, jazz, 7-8:30 p.m. Fri. Free. Kercheval and St. Clair, Grosse Pointe.

Beta Camp, Kimball, Noah de Leon and Heather Duncan at Loving Touch, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $10. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Billy Mack & the Juke Joint Johnnies at Riley Park, rockabilly, 7:30-9 p.m. Fri. Downtown Farmington.

Murder City Comicx comic release party with Hysteric Narcotics, Devious Ones and DJ Freddy Fortune at Outer Limits Lounge, punk/garage, 8 p.m. Fri. $5. 5507 Caniff, Hamtramck. (313) 826-0456.

Black Shampoo EP release party with Honey Babe, Dr. Wolf and Remnose at Small’s Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $10 (includes CD). 10339 Conant, Hamtramck.

Deon Yates with Charlie Coats at Steve’s Soul Food, R&B, 8:30 p.m. Fri. $20. 1440 Franklin, Detroit. (313) 393-4846.

Chin Tiki, Songs from the Moon and Lisboa at New Way Bar, rock, 9 p.m. Fri. No cover. 23130 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 541-9870.


Rogue Satellites record release party with Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor and Minihorse at Deluxx Fluxx, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. No cover. 1274 Library, Detroit.

Adam Smale at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 9:30 p.m. Sat. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Detroit All-Star Garage Rock Punk Revue with Stirling, Jerry Vile, Hiawatha, Nikki Corvette, Ricky Rat, Queen Bee, Linda Lexy and more at Tangent Gallery and Hasting Street Ballroom, rock/punk, 8 p.m. Sat. $20. 715 E. Milwaukee, Detroit. (313) 873-2955.

Las Fenix with La Nueva Alianza at La Terraza, Mexican music, midnight Sat. $20. 8445 Vernor, Detroit. (313) 629-2281.


Grosse Pointe Symphony Orchestra at the Moross Cafe at Ascension St. John Hospital, classical, 3 p.m. Sun. Free. 22101 Moross, Detroit.

Jen Christiansen at Brownie’s on the Lake, pop/rock, 3-7 p.m. Sun. No cover. 24214 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. (586) 445-8080.

Zeke with 1000 Yard Stare and Rawdogs at Small’s Bar, rock/metal, 7 p.m. Sun. $15 in advance, $18 at the door. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck.


Echo Courts, Uncle Gael & the Politicians, Satin Stone and Rezzy Tez & the Vibe at Trumbullplex, indie punk, 8 p.m. Mon. $5. 4210 Trumbull, Detroit. (313) 832-7952.


Pedro the Lion at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Tues. $20. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.


Mobile Deathcamp at Token Lounge, metal, 7 p.m. Wed. $10. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Son Volt with Ohio Wild at Loving Touch, rock, 7 p.m. Wed. $25. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Spirit Adrift, Temple of Void and Cruthu at PJ’s Lager House, metal, 8 p.m. Wed. $10. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.



Prok and Fitch at Grasshopper Underground, 9 p.m. Thurs. $10. 22757 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.


Jerk X Jollof with DJ Blakito and DJ Good Boi at Magic Stick, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $15-$40. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.


DJ Marky G and DJ Coco, plus bikini contest at Brownie’s on the Lake, 8 p.m. Sat. No cover. 24214 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. (586) 445-8080.



Matt Holt with Al April and Sean Zorn 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. $10-$25. 22742 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 545-5545.

The Brass Tacks Ensemble presents “The Hairy Ape” at Kerrytown Concert House, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. and 2 and 8 p.m. Sat. $15, $5 students. 415 N. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 769-2999.

“The Deadalus 2 Mission: A Space Opera” at Ant Hall, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $22. 2320 Caniff, Hamtramck.

Mark Sweeney at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $13-$15. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.


“Risk! Live” hosted by Kevin Allison at Magic Bag, 7 p.m. Fri. $20. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

visual arts/film


Hot Glass. Cold Beer with glassblowing demonstrations and beer from Michigan breweries at Glass Academy, 7-10 p.m. Thurs. $78 at the door. 25331 Trowbridge, Dearborn. (313) 561-4527 or


Fine Art at the Village of Rochester Hills, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. and noon-6 p.m. Sun. Free. Village of Rochester Hills. (248) 689-8734 or


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


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



Dearborn Homecoming with carnival, food, games, 5K and fireworks at Forld Field Park, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Free admission. 500 Monroe, Dearborn.

Buy Michigan Now Festival in Downtown Northville, 4-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Downtown Northville.


Motor City Music Convention and Record Show at Livonia Elks, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. $3. 31117 Plymouth, Livonia. (313) 304-0778.

Rock the Plank with Josh Gracin concert, plus food truck rally, arts & crafts and more at St. Peter Lutheran Church and School, 2 p.m. Sat. 17051 24 Mile, Macomb. to register or donate.


Opening of new planetarium show “Our Place in a Galaxy Far, Far Away” at Michigan Science Center, noon and 4 p.m. Tues.-Sat. and 4 p.m. Sun. 5020 John R, Detroit. (313) 577-8400 or

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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