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our picks

HIGHLAND GAMES

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. highlandgames.com.

SIDEWALK DETROIT

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. sidewalkdetroit.com.

BELLE ISLE ART FAIR

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. belleisleartfair.com.

big shows

THURSDAY

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.

FRIDAY

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. gmrencen.com/rockinontheriverfront.

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.

SATURDAY

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 parks.waynecounty.com.

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.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

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.

SUNDAY

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 parks.waynecounty.com.

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

MONDAY

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

TUESDAY

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.

WEDNESDAY

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

THURSDAY

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

FRIDAY

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

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. facebook.com/thevillagegrossepointe.

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. downtownfarmington.org.

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. smallsbardetroit.com.

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.

SATURDAY

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. facebook.com/DeluxxFluxxDetroit.

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.

SUNDAY

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

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. smallsbardetroit.com.

MONDAY

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.

TUESDAY

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

WEDNESDAY

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.

clubs/djs

THURSDAY

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

FRIDAY

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.

SATURDAY

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.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEKEND

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. theringwald.com. (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. planetant.com.

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.

FRIDAY

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

visual arts/film

THURSDAY

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 glassacademy.com.

THIS WEEKEND

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 FineArtAtTheVillage.com.

FRIDAY

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

SATURDAY

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

etc.

THIS WEEKEND

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. cityofdearborn.org.

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. BuyMichiganNowFest.com.

SATURDAY

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. rocktheplank.live to register or donate.

TUESDAY

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 mi-sci.org.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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