Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington

at the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre

Grammy Award-winning jazz and jazz-funk legend Herbie Hancock returns to Detroit for a concert with jazz saxophonist. composer and bandleader Kamasi Washington. 7 p.m. Thurs. $35 and up. 2600 Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-0292.

Book signing with New York Times Bestselling Creator Jim Benton

at Vault of Midnight

Michigan-based graphic novel creator and creator of “Catwad” and “Clyde” will autograph copies of his work at the comic book shop Vault of Midnight. “Catwad” is a full-color graphic novel for kids ages 8-12. 1-3 p.m. Sat. Free. 219 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 998-1413,

Celebrate World Lion Day

at the Detroit Zoo

Learn about the king of the beasts with fun activities and zookeeper talks (11:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Sat.) at the lion habitat. Guests will hear about the alarming decline of lions in the wild in Africa and Asia, in addition to stories about lions that have found sanctuary at the Zoo. 8450 W. 10 Mile at Woodward, Royal Oak. (248) 541-5717,

Santana with the Doobie Brothers

at DTE Energy Music Theatre

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Carlos Santana and critically-acclaimed rock band the Doobie Brothers perform the “Supernatural Now” Tour. 7 p.m. Sun. Tickets start at $47. 33 Bob Seger, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.



Common at Fillmore Detroit, 7 p.m. Thurs. $29.50 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Styx at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, 8 p.m. Thurs. $69-$82. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 209-4700.


“Impractical Jokers” at DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7 p.m. Fri. $25 and up. 33 Bob Seger, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

Old Crow Medicine Show at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, 8 p.m. Fri. $40-$60. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.


Hellyeah at Fillmore Detroit, 7 p.m. Sat. $38 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Florida George Line at DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7 p.m. Sat. $36 and up. 33 Bob Seger, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

Anthony Hamilton at the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, 8 p.m. Sat. Tickets start at $50. 2600 Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-0292.

Sarah McLachlan at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, 8 p.m. Sat. $30.50 and up. 234 Festival Drive, Rochester Hills. (313) 471-7000.

Grand Funk Railroad at Michigan International Speedway, 8:30 p.m. Sat. 12626 US-12, Brooklyn. (517) 592-6666.


Beast Coast at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 7 p.m. Sun. $30.50 and up. 14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights. (313) 471-7000.

Ben Folds and Violent Femmes with Savannah Conley at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $29.50. 234 Festival Drive, Rochester Hills. (313) 471-7000.

Gladys Knight at the Aretha Franklin Amphtiehatre, 8 p.m. Sun. $46 and up. 2600 Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-0292.


Slipknot with Volbeat, Gojira and Behemoth at DTE Energy Music Theatre, 5:30 p.m. Mon. $39.50 and up. 33 Bob Seger, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

Backstreet Boys at Little Caesars Arena, 8 p.m. Mon. $29 and up. 2645 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-7000.


Korn and Alice in Chains at DTE Energy Music Theatre, 6 p.m. Tues. $32.50 and up. 33 Bob Seger, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.


The Bouncing Souls at Saint Andrew’s Hall, 6 p.m. Wed. $25. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

The Smashing Pumpkins and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7 p.m. Wed. $39.50. 33 Bob Seger, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

Double Vision Revisited: Bob James, David Sanborn and Marcus Miller at the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $13 and up. 2600 Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-0292.



My Brightest Diamond at DSO Sosnick Courtyard at the Max, rock/art pop, 6:30 p.m. Fri. Free. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Free Flow Festival with Brother Son, Stay Outside, Drinkard Sisters, Chirp and Kat Steih at St. Andrew’s Hall, rock, 6 p.m. Fri. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Fundraiser to fight human trafficking and help victims. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Parker Millsap with Jack Klatt at Magic Bag, singer/songwriter, 8 p.m. Fri. $10. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.


Jontavious Willis at 20 Front Street, blues, 8 p.m. Sat. $25. 20 Front, Lake Orion.

Ben Stalets and Alison Lewis at PJ’s Lager House, singer/songwriter, 8 p.m. Sat. $8. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Ragtime Extravaganza at the Ark, jazz, 8 p.m. Sat. $35-$50. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.


Detroit Piano Summit with Alvin Waddles, Kerry Price and more at Cliff Bell’s, jazz/swing, 4-7 p.m. Sun. 412. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

Tuxedo at El Club, funk/R&B, 7 p.m. Sun. $20 and up. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

Cherubs with Child Bite, West Grand and Hide Behind at Small’s Bar, punk, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $10 in advance, $13 day of. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck.


Freddie McGregor at Kola Lounge, reggae, 8 p.m. Wed. $25 and up. 32523 Northwestern Highway, Farmington Hills.



J. Chris Newbert at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle. 7:30 p.m. Thurs., 7:15 p.m. Fri. and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Sat. $10-$20. 310 South Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.


Steve Bills at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase. 7:30 and 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $12-$14. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080,



Milford Memories. Highlights include over 300 artists, dozens of food vendors, pancake breakfast, daily art show, family-friendly events, fun competitions and more. 10 a.m. Fri., noon Sat., Sun. Downtown Milford.


Kindred Music and Culture Festival. As a sponsor, the Detroit Pistons will host a 3-point basketball contest during the event. Noon-10:30 p.m. Sat. $45. Roosevelt Park, 2405 Vernor, Detroit. (313) 224-1100,



“Now That I Can Dance — Motown 1962.” Mosaic brings back the hit msical about the Marvelettes & Motown’s early days. 9 p.m. Fri., Sat.; 4 p.m. Sun. (through Aug. 18). Main auditorium of the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward, Detroit. Use John R. entrance. (313) 872-6910, ext. 4006.



Resident Artists Exhibition. Presented by Red Bull Arts Detroit and featuring the work of artists in residence Claire Lachow, Pamela Council and Kearra Amaya Goppee. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. (through Aug. 25). 1551 Winder, Detroit. Visit


“I’m With the Band.” Detroit’s Musicians show their visual side. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. (through Aug. 31). Detroit Artists Market, 4719 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-8540.



Sofrito of Cultures Community Peformance. The award-winning living arts youth dance ensemble performs a blend of European ballet, modern, jazz, and classical African movement. 6 p.m. Thurs. Free. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 494-5872. For free tickets, visit (313) 494-5801 or


“Friday Night Live! Keyon Harrold.” The jazz trumpeter’s music is rooted in elements of jazz, classical, rock, blues and hip-hop. He has worked with Common, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Rihanna, Eminem, Maxwell and Anthony Hamilton. 7, 8:30 p.m. Fri. Free with general admission, which is free for residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward, Detroit. Call (313) 833-7900.


“For the Record: Artists on Vinyl.” This exhibit features more than 100 designs, many of which are paired with original artworks by the same artists taken from the permanent collection of Cranbrook Art Museum. This exhibit runs through April 19, 2020. Museum hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun. Closed Mondays. Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors (65 and older), $6 students with I.D. Free for ArtMembers and children 12 and younger. Cranbrook Art Museum, 39221 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills. (248) 645-3323,


“100-Year History of the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit.” Learn about the rich history of the organization, the many people it has served and the different cultures that make up the region. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., Sun. Free admission to the exhibit and museum. Parking is $9 at all times. Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-1805 or



“She Did That.” See a full-length documentary, exploring the journeys of black women entrepreneurs, when it makes its Motor City premiere. Produced by Renae Bluitt, the film examines the professional and personal experiences of four entrepreneurs and how they overcame adversity and made history. 6-9 p.m. Thurs. $28.16. Aloft Hotel at the David Whitney, One Park, Detroit. (313) 237-1700, or


Detroit Fine Art Fair. The show features 20 of the city’s best artists, showcasing sculpture, photography, fine art, metals, wood, textiles, ceramics and more. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. Free. The Old Miami, 3930 Cass, Midtown Detroit. (313) 516-2622 or


Pewabic’s Summer Sale. Annual event features Pewabic’s best deals of the year with up to 50 percent off under the tent. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. 10125 E. Jefferson, Detroit.


“Light Up the Cabin” Garden Party. People for Palmer Park hosts its fifth annual event. Highlights include a tour through a portion of the Frank Lloyd Wright Turkel Home, an open wine bar, local cuisine and silent auction featuring handmade items and gift certificates. 4-7 p.m. Sun. Just north of Detroit’s Palmer Park. 2760 W. Seven Mile, Detroit. (313) 891-2514,

Motor Show. Historic Fort Wayne Coalition teams with Roadents Car Club and SuspectS Motor Club for the fifth annual event. 9 a.m.-4p.m. Sun. All types of collector and show vehicles are welcome for a $20 donation per person. Admission and parking for the Fort are free on this day. Guided tours of the Fort complex are $5 for adults and free for children 12 and younger. 6325 W. Jefferson, Detroit.

Video Preview. Scottish award-winning comedian Gary Meikle draws inspiration from his past. 7 p.m. Sun. $35. Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 310 South Troy, Royal Oak.

Compiled by Jocelynn Brown

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