Our Picks Lenny Kravitz at Fox Theatre

Singer, guitarist Lenny Kravitz is a Grammy award-winning rock musician whose first album, “Let Love Rule,” was released in 1989. Nine years later, he won his first Grammy with his album “Five.” He debuted his acting abilities in 2009 in the film “Precious.” 8 p.m. Thurs. Tickets start at $38. 2211 Woodward, Detroit.

UniverSoul Circus

at Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre (formerly Chene Park)

Experience the sights, sounds and thrilling performances beneath the red and yellow striped big top of UniverSoul Circus. Thousands will be entertained with a highly interactive combination of family-friendly entertainment, including circus arts, theater, and music that features pop, classic R&B, Latin, hip hop, jazz and gospel. Paid parking is available at the venue. 7 p.m. Thurs.-Sept. 29, 2019 (various days, times). Tickets start at $20. 2600 Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-0292,, or

Jonas Brothers

at Little Caesars Arena

This three-brothers pop band is made up of Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas. They have several albums to their credit, in addition to having had their own TV show and being in movies. 7:30 p.m. Sat. Tickets start at $60. 2645 Woodward, Detroit.

Big Shows


Kid Rock, Fri.-Sun. (Also, Sept. 13-14). Tickets start at $39. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 33 Bob Seger, Village of Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Social Distortion and Flogging Molly with the Devil Makes Three and Le Butcherettes, 6 p.m. Fri. Tickets start at $42. Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights.


Reba McEntire, 8 p.m. Sat. Tickets start at $91. Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights.


Live and Bush, 7 p.m. Sun. Tickets start at $60. Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, 3554 Walton, Rochester Hills. (248) 377-0100.

ZZ top with Cheap Trick, 7 p.m. Sun. Tickets start at $55. Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights.


Grace VanderWaal, 7 p.m. Mon. Tickets start at $29.50. Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 833-9700 or

Pinegrove, 7 p.m. Mon. $20 advance, $24 at-the-door. All ages. Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward, Detroit.


Blink-182 and Lil Wayne, 7 p.m. Tues. Tickets start at $29. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 33 Bob Seger, Village of Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Welcome to Night Vale, 7 p.m. Tues. $27.50. Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Live Music


“The Daedalus 2 Mission” at Ghost Light. The group will perform a range of music styles -- arena rock, punk, blues and opera. Doors open at 7 p.m. Fri. $7.50 advance, $10 at-the-door. 2314 Caniff, Hamtramck.

A Tribute to Roger Chard & Maurita Holland. Kerrytown Concert House will thank the two for over a quarter century of concert giving, fundraising and more. Enjoy instrumental and vocal music from friends Penny Fischer, Paul Fine, Bill Burnham and members of the UM’s Life Sciences Orchestra. Roger and Maurita will perform, as well. 8 p.m. Fri. $20-$50. Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 769-2999.

Sweet at Token Lounge. 7 p.m. Fri. $20-$30. Must be 18 or older. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.


Mac Saturn at Loving Touch. This local rock band celebrates the release of their new album “Stomp Shop” with Asphalt Flowers as the opening band. 8 p.m. Sat. $10. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials at Token Lounge. “The Big Sound of Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials” is the band’s most recent Alligator Records release. 7 p.m. Sat. $25. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.


Nebula with Sasquatch, the High Totals and Toe Cutter at Small’s Bar. Heavy rock and roll bands. 8 p.m. Tues. $13 in advance, $16 at the door. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck.



One Night Stan’s Comedy Club. Featuring Billy Ray Bauer, 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Fri; 7, 9:15 p.m. Sat. 4761 Highland, Waterford Township. (248) 875-6524.

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle. Featuring Norm Stulz, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., 7:15 p.m. Fri., 7 p.m. Sat. 10 South Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.


Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase. Featuring Bryan McCree, 7:30, 10 p.m. Fri., Sat. $12-$14. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080,


Village Theater at Cherry Hill. Comedy Night featuring Michigan comedians, including Samantha Rager, Markus Olind, Tom Massey, Cam “Bigfella” Rowe, along with host Justin Siekierka, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $14-$16. 50400 Cherry Hill, Canton. (734) 394-5300, Ext. 3.



“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. Hours for museum: 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. (Exhibit runs through April 19, 2020.) 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. (Exhibit runs through Oct. 6, 2019.) Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-1805 or


Rosedale Community Theatre One-Act Festival. Featured will be seven one-act plays by Michigan playwrights. The shows will be performed by 21 local actors from a variety of Metro Detroit communities. Peace Lutheran Church, 17029 W. 13 Mile, Southfield. (313) 532-4010 or rosedale


Art & Apples Festival. Presented by Paint Creek Center for the Arts. The 30-acre Rochester Municipal Park will be transformed into a fine arts fair with more than 250 artists from across the country displaying their work. 2-4 p.m. (soft opening) and 4-7 p.m., both Fri.; 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Arts and Apples Festival. Rochester Municipal Park, 400 Sixth, Rochester. (248) 733-3700.


Old Car Festival. An antique car show with pioneering sports cars on display. The 1923 Stutz Bearcat Roadster will be brought out of the museum’s collection. Open Sat. until 9 p.m., with special evening performance by the River Raisin Ragtime Revue and Gaslight Parade of Cars. The evening ends with dancing, a Dixieland-style parade and fireworks finale. Free with membership or $28 general, $25.25 seniors 62 and older, $21 ages 3-11, and free for those younger than 2. Greenfield Village, at the Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn.



“Threads of a Life -- My Story,” a Quilt Exhibit. See the fiber art of local quilter Muriel Jacobs as part of her first solo show. All of her designs are original and hand-sewn. Thurs., Fri. Costick Center, 28600 11 Mile, Farmington Hills. (248) 473-1800.


Troy Farmers Market. Get fresh and seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, flowers, meats, honey and more. Also available will be baked goods, jams, jellies, spices, pastas, and ready-to-eat foods, prepared with local ingredients for those who are gluten free, vegan, vegetarian or meat lovers. The Lobster Food Truck will be on site, and it’ll also be “Customer Appreciation Day” with giveaways and fun. 2-6 p.m. Fri. (through Sept. 27). In the parking lot of the Troy Public Library, 510 W. Big Beaver, Troy. (248) 524-3538.

Free Movies Under the Stars. As part of its 2019 Family Movie Night series, the Village of Rochester Hills will show “Smallfoot.” 7-10:30 p.m. Fri. Free. Village of Rochester Hills, 104 Adams, Rochester. Visit


Costume Workshop

Lathrup Village invites you and your family to join a Caribbean Mardi Gras Productions costume creation workshop as they prepare for the first annual Caribbean Fest in the Village. Costume creator Ralph Taylor will talk about he history of Caribbean parades and offer instructions on how to make pieces you can wear to the upcoming parade and festival. Workshop: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. To register for the workshop, visit

costume-workshop-tickets-68504646241. Parade and festival: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 14. All events are held at Lathrup Village City Hall, 27400 Southfield, Lathrup Village.

“It Follows” (2014) Film Presentation

A horror tale about a teenage girl haunted by a supernatural entity. 8 p.m. Sat. $5. (Autographs at 7 p.m., and there will be a Q&A following the film.) Redford Theatre, 17360 Lahser, Detroit. (313) 537-2560 or


Market in the City. Vintage, local makers collaborate for an all things Detroit for this brand new event. Shoppers and visitors of all ages are expected to attend. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. $5 at-the-gate. free for those 12 and younger. There will be free parking and help to manage large purchases. Detroit’s Historic Fort Wayne, 6235 W. Jefferson, Detroit.

“Make Food Not Waste -- A Community Feast.” Sample food made by many of the area’s chefs who will produce high-quality food using items that would otherwise go to waste. This event, presented by Kroger Co. of Michigan, is designed to give people easy, everyday ways to reduce the amount of food wasted at home. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Free. Eastern Market’s Shed 5, 2934 Russell, Detroit. Attendees are encouraged to register at


Kids Fishing Day. Hosted by Farmington Hills Nature Center. Participants should dress for the weather and bring a water bottle, hat and sunglasses. Pre-registration is required. Founders Fishing Pier, 35500 W. Eight Mile, Farmington Hills. Register online at or in person at the Costick Center, 28600 Eleven Mile, Farmington Hills. (248) 473-1800.

Compiled by Jocelynn Brown

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