our picks


at Hart Plaza

Enjoy the smell of ribs and other grilled treats in the air, along with more than 100 vendors and live concerts. Musical highlights include Dru Hill at 9:30 p.m. Sat., Chrisette Michele at 9:15 p.m. Sun. and Keith Washington at 10:10 p.m. Sun. Free admission, $30-$60 for VIP concert seating. Jefferson at Woodward, Detroit.


at Belle Isle Beach

An acronym for “once around Belle Isle,” this outdoor party includes a seven-mile course through the waters of Belle Isle via stand-up paddleboard, kayak or surfski, plus live music and a beach party. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Sat. $60 and up, or $25 and up for beach party. East Jefferson at East Grand Boulevard, Detroit.


at Ford Field

Arguably two of the most famous people on planet Earth are performing live in Detroit this week. Bey and Jay’s “On the Run II” tour includes hit songs from both megastars, songs from their collaboration album “Everything is Love,” plus tons of production and choreography. Note: Ladies leave your purse at home. No bags larger than a hand-held clutch will be allowed inside for this concert — unless it is clear plastic and no bigger than 12 inches-by-12 inches. 7:30 p.m. Mon. $79.50 and up. 2000 Brush, Detroit.


at Little Caesars Arena

Chart-toppers Drake and opening act Migos bring back-to-back performances to Detroit this week with the “Aubrey & the Three Migos” tour. 7 p.m. Tues.-Wed. $49.50 and up. 2645 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-7000.

big shows


Ward David and Sunny Sweeney at Saint Andrew’s Hall, singer/songwriter, 6 p.m. Thurs. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Juice WRLD with Lil Mosey, YBN Cordae and Blake at Royal Oak Music Theatre, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Thurs. $35. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Cole Swindell at Caesars Windsor, country, 9 p.m. Thurs. $65 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.


Lynyrd Skynyrd with Charlie Daniels Band, the Marshall Tucker Band and Jamey Johnson at DTE Energy Music Theatre, southern rock, 6 p.m. Fri. $29.50 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

Punch Brothers with Madison Cunningham at Royal Oak Music Theatre, bluegrass/acoustic, 7 p.m. Fri. $35-$55. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

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

David Byrne at Fox Theatre, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $37.50 and up. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.


Slightly Stoopid with Stick Figure and Pepper at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, rock, 6:30 p.m. Sat. $25 and up. 234 Festival Drive, Rochester Hills. (313) 471-7000.


Chicago and REO Speedwagon with Michael Tolcher at DTE Energy Music Theatre, classic rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $29.50 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.


Dick Dale at Magic Bag, rock/surf, 8 p.m. Mon. $40. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.


311 and the Offspring with Gym Glass Heroes at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, punk/rock, 7 p.m. Tues. $27.50. 14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights. (313) 471-7000.

Needtobreathe with Johnnyswim and Billy Raffoul at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Tues. $25 and up. 234 Festival Drive, Rochester Hills. (313) 471-7000.


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

Michael McDonald at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Wed. $48-$60. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

live music


Detroit Jazzfest All Stars at Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, jazz, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. $15 for weekend sets. 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe. (313) 882-5299.

River Raisin Jazz Festival at St. Mary’s Park, jazz, noon-10 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Free. W. Elm at S. Monroe, Monroe.

Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival at Southfield Municipal Campus, jazz, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Fri. and 3-10:30 p.m. Sat. Free, $10 parking. 26000 Evergreen, Southfield. (248) 796-5130.


Lisa Mary at Satrs in the Park Concert Series at Heritage Park, singer/songwriter, 7 p.m. Thurs. Free. 24915 Farmington, Farmington Hills. (248) 473-1848.

Kayvon Gordon Trio at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 8 p.m. Thurs. No cover. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Jonah Parzan-Johnson and Dave Miller at Trinosophes, jazz/improvisational, 8 p.m. Thurs. $10. 1464 Gratiot, Detroit. (313) 737-6606.

Hide with Kontravoid and Ritual Howls at El Club, electronic/rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $12-$14. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

Lady Valore, Goldzilla, Eddie Logix and GHD at Trumbullplex, hip-hop/pop, 8 p.m. Thurs. 4210 Trumbull, Detroit. (313) 832-7952.

Agent Orange at Blind Pig, punk, 9 p.m. Thurs. $15. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.


Lucid Furs with the Beggars, De3ra and Warhorses at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $10. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Gabriel Royal and Madison McFerrin at the Cube at the Max, soul/pop/classical, 8 p.m. Fri. $12-$39. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Nick Piunti & the Complicated Men and Chris Richards & the Subtractions at Loving Touch, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $8. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Blackfoot with Dellacoma at Token Lounge, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $15. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Paul Keller presents John Proulx at Kerrytown Concert House, jazz, 8 p.m. Fri. $10-$30. 415 N. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 769-2999.


Bennyfit with Six and the Sevens, the Press Club, Karenin’s Smile, the Brobots and Irreverent Smile at New Dodge Lounge, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $8-$18. 8850 Jos Campau, Hamtramck. (313) 874-5963.

Screw CD release party with Haf/Life, the Lowcocks and Lotus Mortem at PJ’s Lager House, punk, 8 p.m. Sat. $7. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Tacocat with Gymshorts and Deadbeat Beat at El Club, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $12-$14. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

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

Daniel Washington with the River Raisin Ragtime Revue with Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton at the Ark, ragtime, 8 p.m. Sat. $35-$50. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.


Belmont, Such Gold and Southpaw at Loving Touch, rock, 6 p.m. Tues. $13. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Statiqbloom, Feral Body and Fluxion A/D with Something Cold at Small’s Bar, electronic/pop, 8 p.m. Tues. $10 in advance, $13 day of. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck.

Nicole Atkins with Ruby Boots at the Ark, singer/songwriter, 8 p.m. Tues. $15. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.


Sebastian Olzanski and Wes Stromberg at Pike Room, pop, 6 p.m. Wed. $15 and up. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

RJ Spangler Organ Quartet at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 8 p.m. Wed. No cover. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.



DJ Don Mecca at Brownie’s On the Lake, 6 p.m.-midnight Fri. No cover. 24214 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. (586) 445-8080.

Emo Night Brooklyn: Detroit at Saint Andrew’s Hall, 10 p.m. Fri. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.


The Crystal Method at Grasshopper, 9 p.m. Sat. $20. 22757 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 298-0330.



“Wicked” at Detroit Opera House, 1 and 8 p.m. Thurs. 8 p.m. Fri., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sun. and 8 p.m. Tues.-Wed. (through Sept. 2). $43 and up. 1526 Broadway, Detroit. (313) 872-1000.

J. Chris Newberg at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., 7:15 p.m. Fri. and 7 and 9 p.m. Sat. $10-$20. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

Mark Knope at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $12-$14. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.


Spontaneanation featuring Paul F. Thompkins at Magic Bag, 10 p.m. Thurs. $25. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.


Paul F. Tompkins at Magic Bag, 7 and 10 p.m. Fri. $25. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

visual arts/films


Drinks x Design: Diversity in Design at Arab American National Museum, 5:30-8 p.m. Thurs. Free; register at 13624 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 582-2266.


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


Fine Art Fair at Old Miami, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. Free. 3930 Cass, Detroit. (313) 831-3830.

Movie Night in the D with “Black Panther” at Campus Martius, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Sat. Free. 800 Woodward, Detroit.



Share the Light: An Evening in Celebration of Youth Voice with special guests Rochelle Riley and 2018 Detroit Youth Poet Laureate Imani Nichele at College for Creative Studies, 6-8 p.m. Thurs. $100-$200. A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, 460 W. Baltimore, Detroit. (313) 577-4601.


Sweetest Heart of Mary Pierogi Festival, 6-10 p.m. Fri. (kick-off party for 21 and older), noon-9 p.m. Sat. and noon-8 p.m. Sun. 4440 Russell, Detroit.

Milford Memories with Art in the Village, live music, tournaments and more in Downtown Milford, Fri.-Sun. Downtown Milford.

World Tournament of Historic Baseball at Greenfield Village, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Included with admission; $28, $25.50 seniors, $21 ages 5-11, free for members. 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn. (313) 982-6001.


DTE Energy Foundation Free Second Sunday at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 1-5 p.m. Sun. Free. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 494-5800.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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