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.


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.


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.

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.

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


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.

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.

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.


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.


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


“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.


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

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

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