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MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE

at Little Caesars Arena

See all your super strong, colorful Marvel heroes live on stage at this arena stunt show where the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man and Doctor Strange team up to save the world from Loki’s evil plot. 7 p.m. Thurs., 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Sat. and noon and 4 p.m. Sun. $20 and up. 2645 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-7000.

AUDRA MCDONALD

at Hill Auditorium

This multi-Tony Award-winning Broadway star will perform songs from American musical theater. She’ll be joined by pianist Andy Einhorn, bassist Mark Vanderpoel and Gene Lewin on drums. 8 p.m. Sat. $20 and up. 825 N. University, Ann Arbor. ums.org.

SHOW THE LOVE FUNDRAISER

at PJ’s Lager House

An annual gathering to support out-of-work journalists, this fundraiser features live music from the Luther Badman Keith Blues Band and free food. 7 p.m. Tues. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

AMERICA’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE

in Downtown Detroit

A holiday tradition in Detroit since the 1920s, this annual procession down Woodward includes local and national celebrities, larger-than-life balloons and floats, dancers, marching bands and more. The parade kicks off from the corner of Kirby and Woodward at 8:45 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 22. theparade.org.

big shows

THURSDAY

Guster at Majestic Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $36. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

David Sancious and Will Calhoun at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $20. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

FRIDAY

Danity Kane at Saint Andrew’s Hall, pop, 7 p.m. Fri. $27.50. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Mike Shinoda at Fillmore Detroit, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $30 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Streetlight Manifesto at Majestic Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $27 in advance, $30 day of. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Brett Young at Royal Oak Music Theatre, country, 7 p.m. Fri. $35 and up. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

The Menzingers and more at Crofoot Ballroom, punk, 7 p.m. Fri. $20. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Corky Laing’s Mountain at Token Lounge, classic rock/blues, 7 p.m. Fri. $15. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

Larry McCary at Aretha’s Jazz Cafe, jazz, 8 and 10 p.m. Fri. $30. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8500.

Sawyer Brown at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, blues, 8 p.m. Fri. $25 and up. 7096 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.

SATURDAY

O.A.R. at Fillmore Detroit, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $30.50 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Peter Wolf at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $35 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Death from Above at Magic Stick, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $25. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

King Gordy and Big Herk at Harpo’s, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Sat. $5. 14238 Harper, Detroit. harposlive.com.

Lindsey Buckingham at Michigan Theater, rock, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $61 and up. 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 668-8397.

Lez Zeppelin at Magic Bag, classic rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $20. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

Terry Fator at Caesars Windsor, comedy, 9 p.m. Sat. $47 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

SUNDAY

Unearth and more at Magic Stick, metal, 6 p.m. Sun. $18 in advance, $20 day of. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Amanda Miguel and Diego Verdaguer at Fillmore Detroit, Latin pop, 7 p.m. Sun. $59.50 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $25 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Gino Vannelli at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, classic pop, 7 p.m. Sun. $75 and up. 7069 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.

The Brian Setzer Orchestra “Christmas Rocks! Tour” at Fox Theatre, rockabilly/holiday, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $30. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-7000.

TUESDAY

Aminé at Saint Andrew’s Hall, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Tues. $25 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

WEDNESDAY

Generation Axe featuring Vai, Wylde, Malmsteen, Bettencourt and Abasi at Fillmore Detroit, rock/metal, 6:30 p.m. Wed. $25 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Sponge at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 7 p.m. Wed. $21 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

King 810 with Trick Trick at Buick City Event Center, rock/hip-hop, 7 p.m. Wed. $25-$500. 812 Leith, Flint. (810) 487-4550.

Louis the Child at Masonic Temple, electric, 8 p.m. Wed. $30. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2724.

Saint Jhn with Jazz Cartier at Majestic Theatre, hip-hop/R&B, 8 p.m. Wed. $20 in advance, $25 day of. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

live music

THIS WEEKEND

Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 4” at Orchestra Hall at the Max, 10:45 a.m. Fri., 8 p.m. Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. $15-$100. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Alexander Zonjic at Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, jazz, 6 and 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $30. 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe. (313) 882-5299.

THURSDAY

John Nolan & His Band at Detroit Institute of Music Education, rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $14. 1265 Griswold, Detroit. (313) 223-1600

Danish String Quartet at Rackham Auditorium, classical, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. $24-$56. 915 E. Washington, Ann Arbor. ums.org.

Ben Sharkey at Cliff Bell’s, pop/jazz, 8:30 p.m. Thurs. 415. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

FRIDAY

Motor City Muckraker fundraiser with Young Grudges, Tony Paris & the Sugarburn and Unsound at Old Miami, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $10. 3930 Cass, Detroit. (313) 831-3830.

Duende and David J. at Ghost Light, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $5. 2357 Caniff, Hamtramck. planetant.com.

Mark Whalen & the Buttermilk Boys album release party with Who Boy, Kinda Cute and Olive at Small’s Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $10. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. smallsbardetroit.com.

Supersonic —– the Oasis Tribute at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $15. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

Nick Piunti, Royal Sweets and David Bierman Overdrive at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $8. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Sheila Landis BopStop with Phil Hale Trio featuring Rick Matle at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

Los Inquietos Del Norte at El Kiosko, Latin, 9 p.m. Fri. $40. 7271 Dix, Detroit. ticketweb.com.

Ada Vox at Necto, pop, 9 p.m. Fri. $5 and up. 516 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 994-5436.

SATURDAY

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

Vazum album release party with Werewolves and Those Hounds at Small’s Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $5. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. smallsbardetroit.com.

Smash the Jukebox, Greg Blucher, J. Navarro and the Traitors and 1593 at Black Lotus Brewing Co., punk/ska, 8 p.m. Sat. No cover. 1 E. 14 Mile, Clawson. (248) 577-1878.

Joe Policastro Trio at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 9:30 p.m. Sat. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

TUESDAY

Hands Like Houses and more at Magic Stick, rock, 6 p.m. Tues. $17 in advance, $20 day of. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

WEDNESDAY

The Smiths United at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Wed. $15. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

Downtown Brown and more at Loving Touch, rock, 8 p.m. Wed. $12. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

clubs/djs

FRIDAY

Walker & Royce and more at Magic Stick, 9:30 p.m. Fri. $10 and up. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

SATURDAY

Moodymann at Grasshopper Underground, 9 p.m. Sat. $15. 22757 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 298-0330.

WEDNESDAY

Detroit Love with Octave One, DJ Minx, Al Ester and Earl Mixxin McKinney at TV Lounge, 9 p.m. Wed. $15. 2548 Grand River, Detroit. paxahau.com.

Thirst Wave and Industrial is Not Dead at Small’s Bar, 9 p.m. Wed. Up to $5. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. smallsbardetroit.com.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEKEND

Farmington Hills Youth Theatre presents “Shrek the Musical” at Costick Center, 7 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. and 1 and 6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 28600 W. 11 Mile, Farmington Hills. (248) 473-1848.

Jon Fisch 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. $18-$20 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

“Cry it Out” at Detroit Public Theatre at Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (through Dec. 9). $25-$40. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

“Well-Intentioned White People” at Matrix Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. (through Dec. 2). $17 and up. 2730 Bagley, Detroit. (313) 967-0599 or matrixtheatre.org.

Derick Lengwenus 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.

“Evidence of Things Unseen” at Detroit Repertory Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Thurs. (through Dec. 23). $17-$20. 13103 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit. (313) 868-1347.

“Grandma Got Run Over by the QLine” at Go Comedy! Improv Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (through Dec. 22). $20. 261 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 327-0575.

Park Players perform “Angels in America” at Redford Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $15-$20. 17360 Lahser, Detroit. (313) 537-2560.

“A Christmas Carol” at Meadow Brook Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri., 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $23 and up. Wilson Hall, Room 207, Rochester Hills. (248) 377-3300.

THURSDAY

Australia’s Thunder From Down Under at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, 8 p.m. Thurs. $23-$40. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

TUESDAY

“Elf the Musical” at Fox Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tues.-Wed. (through Nov. 25). $39 and up. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-7000.

visual arts/film

THURSDAY

“Art as Freedom: Cultivating Creativity in Prison” exhibit and discussion at Center for the Creative Studies, 6 p.m. Thurs. Free. Valade Family Gallery, A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, 460 W. Baltimore, Detroit. collegeforcreativestudies.edu.

THIS WEEKEND

“Posters on Politics” at Black Box Gallery, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. through Friday. 3700 Monroe, Dearborn. (313) 914-3437.

Royal Oak Market: Art Fair Edition with 65 artists, food trucks and more at Royal Oak Farmers Market, noon-10 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. Free. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak.

FRIDAY

“Majesty,” works by Jason H. Phillips at Norwest Gallery of Art, 7-11 p.m. Fri. 19556 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 293-7344.

SUNDAY

“A Forbidden Love Story” Michigan film premiere at Ford Center for the Performing Arts Center, 3 p.m. Sun., red carpet; 4 p.m. Sun. $25. 15801 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 928-8305.

etc.

THURSDAY

Fundraiser for Leader Dogs For the Blind at Buffalo’s Anchor Bar, all day Thursday. A portion of all sales will be donated. 2945 S. Rochester, Rochester Hills. (833) 699-4647.

Tree Lighting in Downtown Royal Oak, 6-8 p.m. Thurs. Free. Washington and Fifth, Royal Oak. romi.gov.

FRIDAY

Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony at Campus Martius, 5 p.m.-midnight Fri. Free. 800 Woodward, Detroit. downtowndetroit.com.

SATURDAY

South Oakland Shelter’s 10th annual Dancing with the Detroit Stars at the Townsend Hotel, 7 p.m.-midnight Sat. $200 and up. 100 Townsend, Birmingham. southoaklandshelter.org.

SUNDAY

Holiday Market at Park Restaurant Hall, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Santa arrives at 1 p.m. and shoppers are asked to bring canned goods for a donation to Blessed Hope Mission. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. 1681 Fort, Lincoln Park. (313) 427-0443.

ONGOING

Wayne County Lightfest at Merriman Hollow Park, 7-10 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 6-10 p.m. Sat.-Sun. through Dec. 31. (Santa Shelter with photos and refreshments is open Fri.-Dec. 23.) $5 per vehicle. 7651 Merriman, Westland. (734) 261-1990.

Wild Lights at Detroit Zoo, after dark Sat.-Sun. (and other dates through Dec. 31). $11-$17 in advance, $17 at the gate. 8450 W. 10 Mile, Royal Oak. detroitzoo.org.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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