Entertainment Calendar: Things to do this week in town

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

our picks


in Downtown Hamtramck

One of the more diverse community festivals in the area, this 39th annual event is highlighted with the Polish Day Parade, 1:30 p.m. Mon. Look for a variety of food from carnival fare to Middle Eastern and Polish cuisine. Musical highlights include Stef Chura (8:30 p.m. Sat.), the Polish Muslims (7 p.m. Sun.) and Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (9 p.m. Mon.). Noon-10 p.m. Sat.-Mon. Free. Jos Campau at Caniff, Hamtramck. hamtownfest.com.

Music, food, arts and crafts, agricultural exhibits and more are part of this weekend’s Michigan State Fair.


at Suburban Collection Showplace

This annual event is a smorgasbord of wholesome entertainment including music, food, a midway, arts and crafts, a farmers market, agricultural exhibits and more. The State Fair is also home to a variety of fun-to-watch contests, such as hula-hooping, hot-dog-eating, watermelon-seed-spitting and a kids’ doughnut-on-a-string competition. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon. $8, $6 children. 46100 Grand River, Novi. michiganstatefairllc.com.

“Searching for Sugar Man” star Sixto Rodriguez plays the Garden Theater on Friday.


at Garden Theater

Beloved Detroit singer/songwriter Rodriguez, who was the subject of the documentary “Searching for Sugar Man,” takes the stage at the Garden Theater. 7 p.m. Fri. $45 in advance, $50 at the door. 3929 Woodward, Detroit. thegardentheaterdetroit.com.

big shows


Ford Arts, Beats and Eats in Downtown Royal Oak, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sun. and 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon. $3-$7. Downtown Royal Oak. artsbeatseats.com.

Detroit Jazz Festival at Hart Plaza and Campus Martius, Fri.-Mon. Free. Downtown Detroit. detroitjazzfest.org.


100.3 WNIC presents Jay’s ’80s Summer Bash with Boy George & Culture Club and The B-52s, plus Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey at DTE Energy Music Theatre, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $20 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.


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

Lee Brice at Caesars Windsor, country, 9 p.m. Fri. $41 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.


Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock, 6 p.m. Sat. $29.50 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

Anne-Marie at Saint Andrew’s Hall, singer/songwriter, 7 p.m. Sat. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy & Farhan at Orchestra Hall at the Max, rock/blues/jazz/pop, 7 p.m. Sat. $39-$159. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Return of the Legends: Hip-Hop with T.I. and more at Chene Park, hip-hop, 8 p.m. Sat. $51 and up. 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.


Festival Labor Day with La Adictiva and more at Patton Park, Latin/Spanish, 2 p.m. Mon. $35 and up. 2301 Woodmere, Detroit. ticketweb.com.

Counting Crows with Live at DTE Energy Music Theatre, pop/rock, 6:30 p.m. Sun. $29.50 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

Return of the Legends: R&B with Joe and more at Chene Park, R&B, 8 p.m. Sun. $51 and up. 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.


Ski Mask the Slump God at Saint Andrew’s Hall, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Tues. $25. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

WWE Smackdown at Little Caesars Arena, wrestling, 7:45 p.m. Tues. $25 and up. 2645 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-7000.


Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon at Magic Bag, singer/songwriter, 8 p.m. Wed. $20. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

live music


Ryan Dillaha and the Scrappers at Willis Show Bar, rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $10. 4156 Third, Detroit. (313) 788-7469.

Juli Wood Trio at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 8 p.m. Thurs. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

Katie Geddes at the Ark, folk, 8 p.m. Thurs. 415. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Child of Night and Sacramence with DJ Justin Carver at Outer Limits Lounge, Industrial, 9 p.m. Thurs. $5. 5507 Caniff, Detroit. (313) 826-0456.


Jim Campilongo at Detroit Institute of Arts, country/bluegrass/blues, 7 and 8:30 p.m. Fri. Free with museum admission, which is free for tri-county residents. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-7900.

Gamers’ Gala with Act Casual, Doctor Pizza and Chirp at El Club, pop, 8 p.m. Fri. $10. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Dawn and Hawkes at 20 Front Street, singer/songwriter, 8 p.m. Fri. $18. 20 Front, Lake Orion. (248) 783-7105.

Stoverfest with Reuther, Splitters and more at Zeke’s Rock and Roll BBQ, punk/rock, 10 p.m. Fri. $7. 240 W. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 206-7130.


Venom Inc at Token Lounge, metal, 7 p.m. Sat. $20. 28494 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Hub City Stompers, 1592, Matt Wixons’s Flying Circus and the Tellways at Sanctuary Detroit, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $10. 2932 Caniff, Hamtramck. sanctuarydetroit.com.

Trace of Lime, Brother Son, Mac Saturn and the Irons at Loving Touch, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $8. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Tequila Deer with Sunbleached, Silver Age and You Rest, You Joy Life at Blind Pig, pop/rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $10-$13. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.

KG Experience at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 9:30 p.m. Sat. No cover. 2030 Park, Detroit. (3130 961-2543.

Serayah single release party at Bleu Detroit, R&B/pop, 10 p.m. Sat. $25. 1540 Woodward, Detroit. Neptix.com.


In the Whale, Junglefowl and Vazum at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 8 p.m. Sun. $8. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.


Sumac with Dalek and Infernal Coil at El Club, metal, 8 p.m. Mon. $12-$14. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.


Open stage at Trinity House Theatre, singer/songwriter, 6 p.m. Tues. 38840 W. Six Mile, Livonia. (734) 464-6302.

The Tartan Terrors at the Ark, Celtic, 8 p.m. Tues. $15. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.


Sean Dobbins at Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, jazz, 7:30-9 p.m. Wed. (also Sept. 6-8). No cover. 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe. (313) 882-5299.

Chris Ayer and Lesley Pike at 20 Front Street, singer/songwriter, 8 p.m. Wed. $15. 20 Front, Lake Orion. (248) 783-7105.

Ricochet the Kid with Labour Day Weekend, the Garbage Guys and Seaholm at Blind Pig, rock, 9 p.m. Wed. $5-$8. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.



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

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

visual arts/films


Tiny Homes Tours at Cass Community Social Services, 1 p.m. Thurs. and 9 a.m. Fri.-Sat. $75 or two for $100. 1542 Richton, Detroit. casscommunity.org.


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


“Star Wars and the Power of the Costume” at Detroit Institute of Arts, through Sept. 30. $7-$24. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-7900.



High Seas Adventure with beard competition, tattoo contest and more at Michigan Renaissance Festival, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Mon. $23.95, $21.95 seniors and $14.95 ages 5-12. 12600 Dixie Hwy., Holly. michrenfest.com.


Lupus Detroit 6th annual Walk for Warriors at New Center Park, 9 a.m. Sat. $20. 2998 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. lupusdetroit.org.

History of Corktown Brunch at Gaelic League Irish American Club of Detroit, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sat. $15-$20. 2068 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 964-8700.

Compiled by Melody Baetens