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our picks

VIENNA BOYS CHOIR

at Orchestra Hall at the Max

This world-famous ensemble rolls through town with its “Christmas in Vienna” program made up of Austrian folk songs and holiday favorites. 7 p.m. Sun. $35-$75. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

big shows

FRIDAY

Goatwhore with Casualties, Black Tusk and more at Magic Stick, metal, 5:30 p.m. Fri. $20 in advance, $25 day of. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Echo & the Bunnymen at Fillmore Detroit, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $29.50 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Uncle Kracker at Royal Oak Music Theatre, country/rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $15-$55. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias at Caesars Windsor, comedy, 9 p.m. Fri. $40 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

SATURDAY

Real Friends at Saint Andrew’s Hall, pop, 6 p.m. Sat. $20.99 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Rick Ross, Lil Baby City Girls and more at Masonic Temple, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Sat. $60 and up. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 638-2724.

Joe Torry at Flagstar Strand Theatre for the Performing Arts, comedy, 7 p.m. Sat. $30 and up. 12 N. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 309-6448.

Craig Ferguson at MGM Grand Detroit Event Center, comedy, 8 p.m. Sat. $45. 1777 Third, Detroit. mgmgranddetroit.com.

SUNDAY

Crash Test Dummies at Crofoot Ballroom, rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $35. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Brian Wilson at Caesars Windsor, pop/rock, 9 p.m. Sun. $30 Canadian. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

MONDAY

Tech N9ne at Fillmore Detroit, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Mon. $20 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

TUESDAY

Halestorm at Fillmore Detroit, rock/metal, 6 p.m. Tues. $49.50 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Bayside at Shelter, rock, 7:30 p.m. Tues. $23. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

John Butler Trio with Dustin Thomas at Michigan Theater, singer/songwriter, 7:30 p.m. Tues. $33.50-$63.50. 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 668-8397.

WEDNESDAY

Allen Stone with Nick Waterhouse at Majestic Detroit, soul/R&B, 7 p.m. Wed. $25 in advance, $30 day of. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

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

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at Hill Auditorium, jazz, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $19-$80. 825 N. University, Ann Arbor. (734) 764-2538.

live music

THIS WEEKEND

Popa Chubby at Callahan’s Music Hall, blues, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $30-$35. 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. (248) 858-9508.

FRIDAY

Raven and Mobile Deathcamp at Token Lounge, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $15. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

JettBlast Fest with Bantam Rooster, Ancient Language, Jonny Polonsky, Crystal Drive, Troy Toma and more at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $10. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Fundraiser for Girls Rock Detroit with Krillin, Girl Fight, the Creepos and Stephanie Cox & the Blox at Small’s Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $10 donation. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. smallsbardetroit.com.

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

Matt Watroba at the Ark, folk, 8 p.m. Fri. $20, $30 dinner and show. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Jeff Cuny Trio at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 9 p.m. Fri. No cover. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

SATURDAY

Heritage Series “Detroit Funk Blues” with Deondre Charelle at Scarab Club, blues, 2 p.m. Sat. $7 donation. 217 Farnsworth, Detroit. (313) 831-1250.

Start Making Sense: Talking Heads Tribute at Majestic Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $10-$15 in advance, $20 day of. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Novara with Jeff Skigh at Loving Touch, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $10. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

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

JettBlast Fest with Hysteric Narcotics, the Ill Itches, All Seeing Eyes and more at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $10. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

The Bridge with Outer Nebula Quintet at Trinosphones, jazz/avant-garde, 8 p.m. Sat. $12-$20. 1464 Gratiot, Detroit. (313) 737-6606.

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

Mr. B at the Ark, blues/jazz, 8 p.m. Sat. $20. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Emma Aboukasm, Kitty Hawkk and DJ Jefferson at Willis Show Bar, jazz/burlesque, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 p.m. Sat. $5. 4156 Third, Detroit. (313) 788-7469.

After Funk at Otus Supply, funk, 9 p.m. Sat. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 345 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 291-6160.

SUNDAY

Har Mar Superstar and Sabrina Ellis performing the songs of “Dirty Dancing” at El Club, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $18-$20. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

Angel Vivaldi, Nita Strauss and Cole Rolland at Loving Touch, rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $20. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

TUESDAY

Alexis Lombre at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 8 p.m. Tues. No cover. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

WEDNESDAY

The Beaches at Pike Room, rock, 6:30 p.m. Wed. $12. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

clubs/djs

FRIDAY

Emo Night Brooklyn at Saint Andrew’s Hall, 9 p.m. Fri. $6.50 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

80s vs 90s Party at Crofoot Ballroom, 10 p.m. Fri. $30. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

SATURDAY

Silent Disco: Plaid Edition at Beacon Park, 7 p.m.-midnight Sat. 1901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 962-0101.

Delano Smith at Grasshopper Underground, 9 p.m. Sat. $5. 22757 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 298-0330.

WEDNESDAY

White Panda with Cayne and New City at El Club, 8 p.m. Wed. $20-$85. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEKEND

“Elf the Musical” at Fox Theatre, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m., 3 and 8 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $39 and up. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-7000.

The Phyllis Hyman Story at Aretha’s Jazz Cafe, 7 and 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $35. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 877-8500.

Lowell Sanders with Nicole Aimee Schreiber and Paolo Busignani at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Fri. and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Sat. $18. 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. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. and Wed. (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.

Rob Little at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $14-$16 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.

“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.

“The Nutcracker” at Detroit Opera House, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sat. and 2:30 p.m. Sun. $34-$115. 1526 Broadway, Detroit. (313) 237-7464.

SUNDAY

A Very Electric Christmas at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 4 p.m. Sun. $10 and up. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8500.

A Drag Queen Christmas at Fillmore Detroit, 7 p.m. Sun. $37.50 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

visual arts/film

THIS WEEK

“Food for the Soul,” a multi-media exhibition at Village Theater at Cherry Hill, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fri. and Mon.-Tues. 50400 Cherry Hill, Canton. (734) 394-5300.

SATURDAY

“See What Stacey Started” benefit for MS research with drawing sessions, art, music and entertainment at Scribblz Art, noon-11 p.m. Sat. $10 suggested donation; free for kids. 48137 Van Dyke, Utica. (586) 224-2400.

The Redford Classic Cartoon Festival at Redford Theatre, 2 and 8 p.m. Sat. $5. 17360 Lahser, Detroit. (313) 537-2560.

etc.

SATURDAY

West Park Winter Social with beer/cocktail tent, holiday market, kids activities and more in Grosse Pointe Park, 4-11 p.m. Sat. Free. Kercheval between Maryland and Alter, Grosse Pointe Park.

ONGOING

Holiday Belles house tour at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 4 p.m. Sun. (through Jan. 6). $12, $11 seniors, $8 ages 6-12. 1100 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Shores. (313) 884-4222 or holidaybelles.fordhouse.org.

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.

Salvation Army of Metro Detriot’s Gingerbread Express at Royal Park Hotel, daily until January. 600 E. University, Rochester. royalparkhotel.net.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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