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LIZ PHAIR

at Majestic Theatre

Chicago indie rock songwriter Liz Phair returns to the road to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her massively critically-acclaimed 1993 album “Exile in Guyville.” The album was reissued in May along with CD and vinyl pressings of her “Girly-Sound” demo tapes. Massachusetts indie rockers Speedy Ortiz open the show. 7 p.m. Thurs. $30. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

BRUNO MARS

at Little Caesars Arena

Pop megastar Bruno Mars — he’s won 11 Grammy’s and is multi-platinum — comes to town for two concerts at Little Caesars Arena. His “24K Magic World Tour” originally featured rap star Cardi B, but she decided to take a break after giving birth over the summer. Mars instead brings with him Charlie Wilson. 8 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $59.50 and up. 2645 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-7000.

big shows

THURSDAY

Amy Schumer & Friends at Caesars Windsor, comedy, 8 p.m. Thurs. $58 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Ontario. (800) 991-7777.

Just Imagine — A Celebration of John Lennon at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $25-$55. 7069 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.

FRIDAY

The Jesus Lizard at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $30. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Yo La Tengo at Majestic Theatre, indie rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $20 in advance, $25 day of. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Owl City at Crofoot Ballroom, electronic, 7 p.m. Fri. $25. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Michael Nesmith & the First National Band at Royal Oak Music Theatre, pop/rock, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $39.50 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Jason Aldean with Luke Combs and Lauren Alaina at DTE Energy Music Theatre, country, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $34.75 and up. 7774 Sashawbaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

SATURDAY

Queen Extravaganza at Saint Andrew’s Hall, classic rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $29.50 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Glenn Hughes performs Deep Purple at Token Lounge, classic rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $30-$50. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 298-0330.

Johnny Reid at Caesars Windsor, singer/songwriter, 8 p.m. Sat. $47 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

Nemr at Royal Oak Music Theatre, comedy, 8 p.m. Sat. $35-$75. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Pentatonix with Calum Scott at DTE Energy Music Theatre, pop, 8 p.m. Sat. $29.50 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

SUNDAY

Pallbearer and Tribulation at Magic Stick, metal, 7 p.m. Sun. $15. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Interpol with Sunflower Beam at Royal Oak Music Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $34-$75. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Terry Bozzio at Token Lounge, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $25. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Residente at Saint Andrew’s Hall, hip-hop, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $30 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

MONDAY

Henry Rollins at Royal Oak Music Theatre, punk/spoken word, 7 p.m. Mon. $32 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Guided By Voices at El Club, rock, 8 p.m. Mon. $25. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

TUESDAY

André Rieu at Fox Theatre, classical, 8 p.m. Tues. $108 and up. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-7000.

WEDNESDAY

Brandon Heath at Royal Oak Music Theatre, Christian/pop, 6 p.m. Wed. $20-$200. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Ozzy Osbourne with Stone Sour at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock/metal, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $35 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

live music

THIS WEEK

Kimmie Horne at Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, jazz, 6 p.m. Thurs. and Fri. and 6 and 10 p.m. Sat. $10-$15. 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe. (313) 882-5299.

THURSDAY

Reignwolf at Shelter, rock, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

The Savage Seven, Web, Kommander and Slob at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $5. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Matt Mays at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $15. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

Gino Fanelli Quartet at Otus Supply, gypsy jazz, 8 p.m. Thurs. $10-$15. 345 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 291-6160.

FRIDAY

Piebald at Loving Touch, punk, 7 p.m. Fri. $20. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Bernhoft & the Fashion Bruises at Pike Room, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $18. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Madam X at Token Lounge, rock/metal, 7 p.m. Fri. $15. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Ian Moore with Tryandcareagain at Otus Supply, rock, 8:30 p.m. Fri. $13-$15. 345 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 291-6160.

Pete Zimmer Quartet at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

SATURDAY

Slow Hollows with Hala and Noah de Leon at El Club, rock, 2-7 p.m. Sat. Free. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

Joshua Hedley at Third Man Records, country, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $12. 441 W. Canfield, Detroit. (313) 209-5205.

Bill Parker & His Motherscratchers with Fangs and Twang and Scotty Karate at Small’s Bar, country/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $8. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. smallsbardetroit.com.

Ian Lee Lamb, Wasabi Dream and Black Shampoo at Loving Touch, indie rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $5. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

The Prince Experience featuring Gabriel Sanchez at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $20. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

Joel Hastings Memorial Concert at Kerrytown Concert House, classical, 8 p.m. Sat. $10-$30. 415 N. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 769-2999.

SUNDAY

Patricia Barter at Kerrytown Concert House, jazz, 6 and 8 p.m. Sun. $10-$35. 415 N. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 769-2999.

Dave Vessella at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 7 p.m. Sun. No cover. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

Riders in the Sky at the Ark, country/western, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $25. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Liz Vice and Propaganda at Magic Bag, Gospel/soul, 8 p.m. Sun. $12. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

MONDAY

War of Ages with Capsize and Ghost Key at Pike Room, metal, 6 p.m. Mon. $13. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Cloven Hoof, Bison Machine and Anguish at the Sanctuary Detroit, metal/rock, 8 p.m. Mon. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 2932 Caniff, Hamtramck. (313) 462-4117 sanctuarydetroit.com.

Jonathan Lasch and Rob Conway at Kerrytown Concert House, classical, 8 p.m. Mon. $10-$25. 415 N. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 769-2999.

TUESDAY

In Real Life at Shelter, pop, 6 p.m. Tues. $25. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

The Nude Party at Pike Room, rock, 6:30 p.m. Tues. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

OhGr with Lead into Gold and Omniflux at Small’s Bar, Industrial, 7 p.m. Tues. $25. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. smallsbardetroit.com.

Jeff the Brotherhood at El Club, rock, 8 p.m. Tues. $12-$15. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

Shoshana Bean at Kerrytown Concert House, jazz, 8 p.m. $15-$50. 415 N. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 769-2999.

WEDNESDAY

The Vibrators with the Devious Ones, Screw, MWFC and Scary Women at the Sanctuary, punk, 7 p.m. Wed. 2932 Caniff, Hamtramck. sanctuarydetroit.com.

Tilian, Royal Coda, Young Pioneeer and A Year in New York at Loving Touch, indie rock, 6 p.m. Wed. $18. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Summer Like the Season, Magu, Hung Up and Torus Eyes at PJ’s Lager House, indie rock, 8 p.m. Wed. $8. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

clubs/djs

THURSDAY

Skream at Grasshopper Underground, 9 p.m. Thurs. $20. 22757 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 298-0330.

FRIDAY

Industrial is Not Dead at Small’s Bar, 9 p.m. Fri. $3-$5. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. smallsbardetroit.com.

SATURDAY

Murals in the Market Family Reunion Block Party with DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Dez with special guest and more in Eastern Market, 5 p.m. Sat. $20. Division at Orleans, Detroit. muralsinthemarket.com/familyreunion.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEKEND

John Roy with Andy Beningo and Heather Kozlakowski at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Fri. and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Sat. $10-$18. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

“The Laramie Project” at the Ringwald Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 5 p.m. Sun. and 8 p.m. Mon. $10-$20. 22742 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 545-5545.

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

The Second City at the Ark, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $36, $26 students with ID. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

SATURDAY

“A Raisin in the Sun” performed by Covenant House Michigan Youth at the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, 2 and 6 p.m. Sat. $22. 111 E. Kirby, Detroit. (313) 463-2000 or covenanthousemi.org.

WEDNESDAY

“Prisoner’s Song” at the Light Box, 7 p.m. Wed. Free. 8641 Linwood, Detroit. (313) 474-1517.

visual arts/films

THURSDAY

23rd Annual ArtWorks Detroit, an art auction fundraiser with live and silent auctions at Wasserman Projects, 6-9:30 p.m. Thurs. 3434 Russell, Detroit. matrixhumanservices.org.

THIS WEEKEND

Detroit SheTown Women’s Film Festival at Cinema Detroit, Thurs.-Sun. $10-$20. 4126 Third, Detroit. (313) 437-1269.

“Celebrating Diversity Through Photography” at Annex Gallery at 333 Midland, 6-9 p.m. Fri. opening reception, open through Sunday. 333 Midland, Highland Park. (313) 649-3243.

“A Hard Day’s Night” at Redford Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri. and 2 and 8 p.m. Sat. $5. 17360 Lahser, Detroit. (313) 537-2560.

Taiwanese Festival with displays, demos and activities at Detroit Institute of Arts, Sat.-Sun. Free for tri-county residents. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-7900.

Common Ground’s 44th annual Birmingham Street Art Fair in Shain Park, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Free. Downtown Birmingham. commongroundhelps.org.

FRIDAY

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

SATURDAY

“Focus: On Detroit,” an outdoor light show and Detroit’s first neighborhood photography festival from Focus: HOPE in Detroit, noon-11 p.m. Sat. 14150 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit. focushope.edu.

etc.

THIS WEEKEND

Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo pet adoption event at Detroit Zoo, noon-6 p.m. Fri. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Free. Woodward at I-696, Royal Oak. (248) 541-5717.

Heritage Festival in Downtown Northville, 5 p.m. Fri., 8 a.m. Sat. and 10 a.m. Sun. Center and Main streets, Northville. northvilleheritagefest.com.

Shamrocks & Shenanigans with pipe bands, games and a men-in-kilts competition, plus it’s deaf awareness week at Michigan Renaissance Festival, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $23.95, $21.95 seniors and $14.95 ages 5-12. 12600 Dixie Hwy., Holly. michrenfest.com.

Barktoberfest pet event with live music, beer and food at Memorial Park, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $5. 13 Mile and Woodward, Royal Oak. RoyalOakChamber.com.

FRIDAY

9/11 Anniversary Town Hall: Detention and Incarceration with live storytelling, performance and dialogue at Arab American National Museum, 8 p.m. Fri. $15, $10 members. 13624 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 582-2266.

SATURDAY

Tour de Troit bike ride starting at Michigan Central Station, 7 a.m. Sat. $70 2001 15th, Detroit. tour-de-troit.org.

Overnight Camping at Scarefest Scream Park, 6 p.m. Sat. check-in, horror-themed scavenger hunt 12:30-3 a.m. $79. 34111 28 Mile, Lenox Township. (586) 749-6666 or scarefestscreampark.com.

TUESDAY

“Wicked Detroit” book launch party at Pages Bookshop, 6-7:30 p.m. Tues. 19560 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 473-7342. After party at 8:30 p.m. Tues. at Two Way Inn, 17897 Mt. Elliott, Detroit.

Fall Author Series with Al Allen Fox 2 broadcast reporter and author of “We’re Standing By ...” at Detroit Public Library, 6-8 p.m. Tues. 5201 Woodward, Detroit. Register at al-allen.eventbrite.com.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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