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GRAND OPENING

at Aretha’s Jazz Cafe

The intimate Jazz Cafe inside Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts will be renamed Aretha’s Jazz Cafe with a ceremony Thursday. The party includes performances by the venue’s house band Kingdom and special guest vocalists Kimmie Horne, Gwen Foxx, Cherri Black, Steffanie Christi’an and more. 7 p.m. Thurs. No cover; $35 for VIP. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8500.

THEATRE BIZARRE

at Masonic Temple

One of the area’s most elaborate and popular Halloween events returns for another season of ghoulish theatrics, over-the-top costumes and adult fun. $260 Friday gala (also Oct. 19); $105 Saturday main event (also Oct. 20). 500 Temple, Detroit. Find out where to buy tickets and view dress code policies at theatrebizarre.com.

FOO FIGHTERS

at Little Caesars Arena

American rock band Foo Fighters come through town in support of their No. 1 album “Concrete and Gold.” 7:30 p.m. Mon. $99 and up. 2645 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-7000.

big shows

THURSDAY

Trixie Mattel at Fillmore Detroit, drag show, 7 p.m. Thurs. $37.50 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Blue October with Longwave at Royal Oak Music Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $28.50 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

THIS WEEKEND

Elton John at Little Caesars Arean, rock, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $49.50 and up. 2645 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-7000.

FRIDAY

Social Distortion at Fillmore Detroit, punk/rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $38 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Bahamas at Majestic Theatre, indie rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $22 in advance, $25 day of. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700

The Glitch Mob with Elohim at Royal Oak Music Theatre, electronic music, 8 p.m. Fri. $25. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

SATURDAY

88 Degrees and Rising Tour at Fillmore Detroit, hip-hop, 6 p.m. Sat. $29.50 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Lil Xan at Saint Andrew’s Hall, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Sat. $27.50 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Christina Aguilera at Fox Theatre, pop, 8 p.m. Sat. $49.50 and up. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-7000.

Incognito with Maysa and Down to the Bone at Music Hall, jazz, 8 p.m. Sat. $55-$95. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8501.

SUNDAY

Simple Minds at Fillmore Detroit, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $29 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-85451.

Jessie J with Ro James at Royal Oak Music Theatre, pop/R&B, 7 p.m. Sun. $35-$65. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Troye Sivan with Kim Petras and Carlie Hanson at Fox Theatre, pop, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $29.50 and up. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-7000.

Eagles at Little Caesars Arena, classic rock, 8 p.m. Sun. $99.50 and up. 2645 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-7000.

WEDNESDAY

Trivium with Avatar and Light to Torch at Royal Oak Music Theatre, metal, 6:30 p.m. Wed. $25-$55. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Sun Ra Arkestra at El Club, jazz, 8 p.m. Wed. $30. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

live music

THIS WEEKEND

“Dancing in the Street: A Symphonic Tribute to Motown” with Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Orchestra Hall at the Max, orchestral pop, 10: 45 a.m. and 8 p.m. Fri., 8 p.m. Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. $19-$115. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Freda Payne at Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, soul/R&B, 6 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $30. 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe. (313) 882-5299.

FRIDAY

Detroit Mariachi Traditions at Detroit Institute of Arts, Mariachi, 7 p.m. Fri. Free for tri-county residents. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-7900.

A Hawk and a Hacksaw and Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor at Deluxx Fluxx, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. No cover. 1274 Library, Detroit. deluxxfluxx.com.

John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars, Tino G’s Dumpster Machine, Allen Dennard Jazz Quintet, Efe Bes and emcee Linda Lexy at PJ’s Lager House, rock/blues/jazz, 8 p.m. Fri. $15. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Imposters in Effect — Tribute to the Beastie Boys at Saint Andrew’s Hall, hip-hop, 8 p.m. Fri. $13. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Yuki and Tomoko Mack at Schaver Music Recital Hall, classical, 8 p.m. Fri. $30-$45, $25 seniors, $10 students. 480 W. Hancock, Detroit. (313) 335-3300.

Kuzu at Trinosophes, jazz, 8 p.m. Fri. $10-$20. 1464 Gratiot, Detroit. (313) 737-6606.

The Science Fair album release party with Brother Son at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $10. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 546-3696.

Class of 98 at Magic Bag, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $5. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (2480 544-1991.

Annie & Rod Capps featuring Ozzie Andrews at Farmington Civic Theater, country/folk, 8 p.m. Fri. $15. 33332 Grand River, Farmington Hills. eventbrite.com.

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique at Hill Auditorium, classical, 8 p.m. Fri. $14-$80. 825 N. University, Ann Arbor. ums.org.

Dmitri Matheny at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

SATURDAY

Trevor Powers at Detroit Institute of Music Education, pop, 7 p.m. Sat. $16. 1265 Griswold, Detroit. (313) 223-1600.

Thrive, a benefit for survivors of domestic violence with Crane Wives, Isis Damil and Kubat, Findlay and Rose at Loving Touch, folk/rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $20. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Sadie Robertson with Mosaic MSC, Social Club Misfits and John Luke Roberston at Brightmoor Christian Church, Christian, 7 p.m. Sat. $199-$25. 40800 W. 13 Mile, Novi. (855) 484-1991.

3ft, Dark Red and DJ Greg Baise at Outer Limits Lounge, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $5. 5507 Caniff, Hamtramck. (313) 826-0456.

Rouge Satellites and Siamese with Streetlamps for Spotlights at Trixie’s Bar, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $5. 2656 Carpenter, Hamtramck. (313) 316-5376.

Extra Arms record release party with Touch the Clouds and Reuther at Cellarmen’s, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $5. 24310 John R, Hazel Park. (586) 413-4206.

Grown Folks Event with Renigad, Chris Lanard, Walt LJ and more with host Charlie Brown at Bullfrog Bar & Grill, hip-hop, 9 p.m. Sat. $10. 15414 Telegraph, Redford. (313) 533-4477.

SUNDAY

Lafayette String Quartet at Christ Church Cranbrook, classical, 2:30 p.m. Sun. $35. 470 Church, Bloomfield Hills. (248) 644-5210.

Ben Rosenblum at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 7 p.m. Sun. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

Fat Tony with Cadence Weapon and Hua Li at El Club, hip-hop, 8 p.m. Sun. $12. 4114 W. Vernor. Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

Blockhead with Yppah and Arms and Sleepers at Magic Bag, hip-hop, 8 p.m. Sun. $12. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

MONDAY

Sessa at Trinosophes, Afro-Brazilian music, 8 p.m. Mon. $12. 1464 Gratiot, Detroit. (313) 737-6606.

TUESDAY

Duckwrth at Pike Room, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Tues. $13-$65. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

clubs/djs

FRIDAY

Queer Dance Party at El Club, 9 pm. Fri. $10-$12. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

Kill Frenzy with Ciszak at Grasshopper Underground, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 22757 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 298-0330.

SATURDAY

Bleu Star Saturdays with DJ Clay at Bleu Detroit, 10 p.m. Sat. Free entry until 11 p.m. with RSVP. 1540 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 401-1443.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEKEND

“Evil Dead the Musical” at City Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. (through Oct. 27). $38.50. 2301 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-7000.

“Pipeline” at Detroit Public Theatre at Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. and Wed. (through Nov. 4). $25-$47.50. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

“Arsenic and Old Lace” at Meadow Brook Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat., 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sun. and 2 and 8 p.m. Wed. (through Oct. 28). $30-$45. Wilson Hall, Room 207, 378 Meadow Brook, Rochester. (248) 377-3300.

Ken Evans at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Thurs. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $9-$14. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.

Jeff Nease with Brent Terhune and Ken Dumm at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Fri. and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Sat. $10-$20. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

“Clue” at Ringwald Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and Mon. (through Nov. 5). $10-$25. 22742 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 545-5545.

“Brighton Beach Memoirs” at Farmington Players Barn, 8 p.m. Fri. 2 and 8 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $18, $16 seniors and students. 32332 W. 12 Mile, Farmington Hills. (248) 553-2955.

“Eugene Onegin” at Detroit Opera House, 7:30 p.m. Sat. and Wed. (also Oct. 19 and 21). $39 and up. 1526 Broadway, Detroit. (313) 237-7464.

THURSDAY

Chap Trap House podcast at Majestic Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs. $30. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

FRIDAY

Quix, Women and Queers Comedy Showcase at Ant Hall, 7 p.m. Fri. $9. 2320 Caniff, Hamtramck. planetant.com.

SUNDAY

Jon Lovitz at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Sun. $33. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

OPENING TUESDAY

“Chicago” at Fisher Theatre, 8 p.m. Tues.-Wed. (through Oct. 21). $39 and up. 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. (800) 982-2787.

visual arts/film

THURSDAY

Artist Talk with Marcelyn Bennett-Carpenter at Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thurs. 1516 S. Cranbrook, Birmingham. (248) 644-0866.

THIS WEEKEND

Glass Pumpkin Fest Show and Sale at Glass Academy, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 25331 Trowbridge, Dearborn. glassacademy.com.

“Coco” at Detroit Film Theatre, 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $7.50. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-7900.

FRIDAY

Opening exhibit “Ofrendas: Celebrating el Dia de Muertos” at Detroit Institute of Arts, Friday through Nov. 11. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-7900.

Works by Lorraine Tyler at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 7 p.m. Fri. Free. 16200 W. 12 Mile, Southfield. (248) 557-5430.

Autumn Euphonic Art Show with works by Mary Cotter, Stacey MacLeod, Alyssa Ruthless, Ashlee Will, Julia Rist and Gwen Joy at Russell Industrial Center, 8 p.m. Fri. $5 donation. Room 219. 1600 Clay, Detroit. (313) 872-4000.

SATURDAY

“The Haunted Mansion” at Marquis Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $5. 135 E. Main, Northville. downtownnorthville.com.

“The Phantom of the Opera,” silent 1925 version with organ by Christian Elliott at Redford Theatre, 8 p.m. Sat. $15. 17360 Lahser, Detroit. (313) 537-2560.

SUNDAY

Prismatica, a free, temporary public art installation by Raw Design at Beacon Park, Sun. through Nov. 18. 1901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 962-0101.

etc.

THIS WEEKEND

TLD Con with open gaming, tournaments, role playing and interactive activities at Brew Detroit, 7-10 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-midnight Sat. and 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. $35 and up. 1401 Abbot, Detroit. theloadeddie.com.

SATURDAY

Amy Eckert, author of “100 Things to DO in Detroit” and “Easy Detroit Outdoors” book signing at Barnes & Noble, 3 p.m. Sat. Free. 14165 Hall, Shelby Charter Township. (586) 247-7416.

Bras for a Cause fundraising party at Royal Oak Music Theatre, 6 p.m. Sun. $50 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Ghost Stories at Cady-Boyer Barn, 6-7:30 p.m. Sat. $5. 500 N. Ridge, Canton. cantonhistoricalsociety.org.

SUNDAY

2018 Walk for Will and Hope to raise awareness for Cornelia de Lange Syndrome at Stony Creek Metropark, 9-11 a.m. Sun. Donations accepted. facebook.com/events/1874870629264407.

Headwrap Expo and Fashion Show at Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, noon Sun. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 15801 Michigan, Dearborn. headwrapexpo.com.

Book launch for Mitch Albom’s “The Next Person You Meet in Heaven” and fundraiser for Have Faith Haiti Mission at Detroit Opera House, 7 p.m. Sun. $50 and up. 1526 Broadway, Detroit. (313) 237-7464.

MONDAY

Detroit Senior Expo 2018 at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon. Free. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. gazetteevents.com/det-senior-attendee.html.

ONGOING

Azra Chamber of Horrors Haunted House with multi-level maze, 50 actors and animated props at Escape Room Zone, through Nov. 2. $20-$40. 31410 John R, Madison Heights. (734) 718-0088 or azrahaunt.com.

Erebus Haunted Attraction in Pontiac, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat. and 6-11 p.m. Sun. (through Nov. 3). $19-$28. 18 S. Perry, Pontiac. (248) 332-7884 or hauntedpontiac.com.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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