Entertainment Calendar: Things to do this week in town

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News
Rapper J. Cole tops the hip-hop lineup at Little Caesar’s Arena on Friday.

our picks


at Beacon Park

Get into the fall spirit with a biergarten tent, fall comfort foods from the Bavarian Inn Cluck Truck, a kid zone and live party bands. On Sunday at 7 p.m. the Detroit Lions football game against the New England Patriots will be shown on a big screen. Noon-midnight Fri.-Sat. and noon-11 p.m. Sun. Free. 1901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 962-0101.


in Downtown Ferndale

Handmade creations from independent makers and crafters are the heart of this annual street festival, but the food, beer and live rock ‘n’ roll doesn’t hurt, either. Musical highlights include New York City’s Too Many Zooz (9:40 p.m. Sat.) and Flint’s Tunde Olaniran (6:20 p.m. Sun.). 6 p.m.-midnight Fri., 11 a.m.-midnight Sat. and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun. Free. East Troy and East 9 Mile east of Woodward, Ferndale. ferndalediy.com.

David Parks, left, Matt Doe, Leo Pellegrino and the rest of Too Many Zooz are at the DIY Fair on Saturday.


at Area Museums

Register at smithsonianmag.com for free admission Saturday to a handful of participating attractions, including the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Michigan Science Center, Detroit Historical Museum, Arab American National Museum, Cranbrook Art Museum, Anton Art Center, Plymouth Historical Museum, the Yankee Air Museum and more. smithsonianmag.com.

big shows


Café Tacvba with The Marías at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $35 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.


The Struts at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 6 p.m. Fri. $25 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

J. Cole with Young Thug, Jaden Smith, Earthgang and Kill Edward at Little Caesars Arena, hip-hop, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $49.50 and up. 2645 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-7000.

Tracy Morgan at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, comedy, 8 p.m. Fri. $40-$50. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

Eva Evola at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, opera, 8 p.m. Fri. $25 and up. 7069 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.

“2001: A Space Odyssey” with live orchestra and choral accompaniment at Hill Auditorium, film/classical, 8 p.m. Fri. Free, but registration required. 825 N. University, Ann Arbor. ums.org.

Jill Sobule at the Ark, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $20. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.


Morris Day and the Time at Flagstar Strand Theatre for the Performing Arts, R&B/funk, 6:45 p.m. Sat. $30 and up. 12 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 309-6448.

Live, Lit, Laughter Comedy Jam with Corey Holcomb, Michael Blackson, Lil Duval, Kountry Wayne, Chico Bean and Red Grant at Fox Theatre, comedy, 7 p.m. Sat. $63 and up. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

Ben Rector at Saint Andrew’s Hall, singer/songwriter, 7 p.m. Sat. $35. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

John Popper with Katrina Woolverton at the Ark, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $45. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.


Aliya Janell at Crofoot Ballroom, dancer/Instagram, noon Sun. $29.99 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.


Leon Bridges with Khruangbin at Fox Theatre, R&B, 8 p.m. Tues. $42. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.


The Fun Show with Cat & Nat at Royal Oak Music Theatre, comedy/internet, 7 p.m. Wed. $25-$99.50. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

live music


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


blessthefall at Crofoot Ballroom, metal, 6 p.m. Thurs. $18. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Van William at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $12. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Agnes Obel with Ladysse at Magic Stick, singer/songwriter, 7 p.m. Thurs. $28. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Mom Jeans, Just Friends, Shortly and Mover Shaker at Loving Touch, rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $13. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Never Shout Never at Pike Room, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $25. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Betsy Soukup record release show with Witchpucker and Molly Jones at Trinosophes, singer/songwriter, 8 p.m. Thurs. $10. 1464 Gratiot, Detroit. (313) 737-6606.

Apropos with DJ Sheefy McFly and more at Apparatus Room, singer/songwriter, 8:30 p.m. Thurs. 250 W. Larned, Detroit. (313) 800-5600.


Cave Radio 5th anniversary party with No Resolve, Eva Under Fire, Broken Day Machine and more at Crofoot Ballroom, rock, 6 p.m. Fri. $13. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Eyehategod and the Obsessed at the Sanctuary, metal, 7 p.m. Fri. $20. 2932 Caniff, Hamtramck. sanctuarydetroit.com.

Shades of Restraint, Bedrock and Finders Fee at Token Lounge, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Actors with Bootblacks and Siamese at Small’s, post-punk, 8 p.m. Fri. $12. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. smallsbardetroit.com.

Class of 98 at Magic Bag, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $5. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

Chuck Fenda at Kola Restaurant & Ultra Lounge, reggae, 8 p.m. Fri. $20-$30. 32523 Northwestern Hwy., Farmington Hills. (248) 932-5652.

La Arrolladora with Nortenisimos del Bravo at El Kiosko, Spanish, 9 p.m. Fri. $40. 7271 Dix, Detroit. (313) 554-9150.


Zonjic Meets Motown with Alexander Zonjic and Serieux at Southfield Pavilion, jazz/Motown, 6-10 p.m. Sat. $50, includes dinner. Proceeds benefit Sanctum House, charity for victims of human trafficking. 26000 Evergreen, Southfield. (248) 575-9373.

Red Stone Souls, Avalon Black and Dynamo Love at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $8. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

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

Saxophonist Ashu at Birmingham Temple, jazz/classical, 8 p.m. Sat. $28, $25 seniors and students. 28611 12 Mile, Birmingham. (248) 956-7111 or (248) 661-1348.

Planet D Nonet at Otus Supply, jazz, 8:30 p.m. Sat. $10-$15. 345 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 291-6160.

Sean Dobbins at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 9 p.m. Sat. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

The Stellars with the Kelseys and Oren Levin at Blind Pig, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $7-$10. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.


DSO in Your Community with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Sterling Heights High School, classical, 3 p.m. Sun. Free, reserve at dso.org. 12901 15 Mile, Sterling Heights. (313) 576-5111.

The Taj Mahal Trio at the Ark, blues, 5 p.m. Sun. $75-$500. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Rachel Mazer and Julian Allen with Rowan Niemisto at El Club, singer/songwriter, 8 p.m. Sun. $10. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

Miniature Tigers at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Sun. $17. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

We Were Promised Jetpacks at Blind Pig, rock, 8 p.m. Sun. $15 in advance, $18 day of. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.


Dead Sara at Shelter, rock, 6:30 p.m. Tues. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Warm Drag with Tart at El Club, pop, 8 p.m. Tues. No cover. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.


Counterparts and Being as an Ocean at Shelter, rock/punk, 6 p.m. Wed. $18. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

All Hail the Yeti with Zero Theorem at Token Lounge, rock, 6 p.m. Wed. $10. 22949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Red Fang with Big Business and Dead Now at El Club, rock/metal/punk, 7 p.m. Wed. $27-$30. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

Emma Lee Aboukasm at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 8 p.m. Wed. No cover. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

Iron Chic with Spanish Love Songs, Reuther and Day Jobs at Small’s Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Wed. $13. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. smallsbardetroit.com.



J. Phlip, Chuck flask and Nomadica at Necto, 8 p.m. Thurs. $10-$15. 516 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 994-5835.

Something Cold at Marble Bar, 10 p.m. Thurs. No cover. 1501 Holden, Detroit. (313) 338-3674.


Gabriel and Dresden at Grasshopper Underground, 9 p.m. Fri. $15. 22757 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 298-0330.


Greco at Grasshopper Underground, 9 p.m. Sat. $10. 22757 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 298-0330.

Eprom with Um.. and Attack at Magic Stick, 9:30 p.m. Sat. $15 in advance, $20 day of. 4210 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.



Brian Scolaro with Al Breen and Chris Young 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.

Michigan Burlesque Festival at Tangent Gallery and Hastings Street Ballroom, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $20 and up. 715 E. Milwaukee, Detroit. (734) 962-9629.

“Unsportsmanlike Conduct,” a #MeToo courtroom drama, at Outvisible Theatre Company, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. and 8 p.m. Mon. (through Oct. 7). $25. 18614 Ecorse, Allen Park. (313) 355-8340.

The Sklar Brothers at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $20. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.

Motor City Comedy Festival at Ant Hall, 5 p.m. Sat. and 6 p.m. Sun. $15-$60. 2320 Caniff, Hamtramck. motorcitycomedyfest.com.


Rachel Bay Jones solo show “Something Beautiful” at the Cube at the Max, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Sat. $25 and up. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 405-5061 or cabaret313.org.

“Prisoner’s Song” at Trumbullplex, 7 p.m. Sat. Free. 4210 Trumbull, Detroit. trumbullplex.org.

“A Man and His Prostate” one-man comedy starring Ed Asner at Historic Players Club Playhouse, 8 p.m. Sat. $60, $75 VIP. 3321 E. Jefferson, Detroit. papaweezeinc.org.

visual arts/films


Funky Ferndale Art Fair in Downtown Ferndale, 3-7 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. Free. Nine Mile and Woodward, Ferndale. funkyferndaleartfair.com.


Cult Classics in the Courtyard with “Too Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar” at Trumbull & Porter Hotel, 8 p.m. Fri. Free. Trumbull and Porter, Detroit. reddunnkitchen.com.


Art exhibit featuring works by Jetshri Bhadviya, Sophie Eisner, Ed Fraga, Susan Goethel-Campbell, Megan Heeres, Kate Levy, George Rahme, Kathleen Rashid, and Clinton Snider at the Cube at the Max, 6-8 p.m. Wed. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.


Little Library Prize on Avenue of Fashion, through Sept. 29. Public is invited to shop and vote on their favorite Little Library. Livernois between Eight and Seven Mile Roads, Detroit. detroitlittlelibraries.org.



Thursday Night Markets with food, drinks, music, art and shopping at Eastern Market, 5-10 p.m. Thurs. 2934 Russell, Detroit. (313) 833-9300.


Brickworld — LEGO Show at Suburban Collection Showplace, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. $12.50, $5 parking, free for ages 3 and younger. 46100 Grand River, Novi. (248) 348-5600 or brickworld.com.

Harvest Huzzah with barbecue competition, baby crawling races and archery competition 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.

Chimney Swift bird viewing event at Swift Sanctuary, 6 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Free, $5 suggested donation. 31505 Grand River, Farmington. (313) 960-3399.


Opening night and fundraiser for Mosaic Youth Theatre at Erebus Haunted Attraction, attraction is open Friday through Nov. 3. $19 and up. 18 S. Perry, Pontiac. HauntedPontiac.com.


Tara’s Walk, a domestic violence awareness walk at Freedom Hill, 9 a.m. Sat. $25, free for kids. 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. turningpointmacomb.org.

Fowling fundraiser for the Salvation Army Bed & Bread program at Fowling Warehouse, noon-4 p.m. Sat. $60 per person or $200 per team of four. 3901 Christopher, Hamtramck. salvationarmyechelon.org/chapters/det/events/fowling-fundraiser.


Fall Event Show, an expo for event organizers with more than 50 exhibitors at Jewish Community Center, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. Free. 6600 W. Maple, West Bloomfield. startrax.com or (248) 268-3805.

Milford Ramp Jam with family-friendly activities to raise funds for a skate park at at Palate, 3-9 p.m. Sun. $30 and up, free for 5 and younger. 449 N. Main, Milford Charter Township. Eventbrite.com.

Compiled by Melody Baetens