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“Queens of Soul”

at Orchestra Hall

A special music and video tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, that also celebrates the reigning divas of Soul and R&B. Enjoy music from Tina Turner, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Etta James, Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys and Adele. Jeff Tyzik will be the conductor with Shayna Steele as vocalist. 8 p.m. Fri., Sat.; 3 p.m. Sun. Tickets start at $19. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111 or

"Queens of Soul" will pay tribute to Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Patti LaBelle and others Friday-Sunday at Orchestra Hall.

Deep Purple

at the Fox Theatre

This English rock band, which formed in 1968 in Hertford, ranks among the first heavy metal groups, however their style of music and lineup has changed over the years to include a range of genres, including progressive rock. 7:30 p.m. Tues. Tickets start at $52. 2211 Woodward, Detroit.

It’s Jester Joke Comedy Tour

at Royal Oak Music Theatre

Comedy queen and RuPaul’s Drag Race champion Bianca Del Rio brings her worldwide “It’s Jester Joke” tour to town. The self-proclaimed “clown in a gown” is taking her tour to more than 40 cities on one of the biggest solo drag stand-up comedy tours in North America. Del Rio is winner of season six of the TV series RuPaul’s Drag Race. Doors open at 7 p.m. Sat. Showtime is 8 p.m. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980, or



Blue Oyster Cult, 8 p.m. Fri. Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, 7096 E. 14 Mile, Warren.

Theo Von, 7 p.m. Fri. $43. Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.


“Rent 20th Anniversary,” 8 p.m. Fri. Tickets start at $45. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward, Detroit.


Little Feat, 7 p.m. Sat. Tickets start at $25. Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

The National Arab Orchestra Presents: Layli, 8 p.m. Sat. A celebration of its 10th anniversary season, featuring world-class artists from across the country, students from its “Building Bridges Through Music and Mentorship” programs, the premiere of the NAO Community Choir, as well as other surprise performances and announcements. Tickets start at $25. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8500.

Killer Queen with Patrick Myers, 8 p.m. Sat. $49, $62. Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, 7096 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.

Sammy Figueroa, doors open at 5 p.m. Showtime is 7 p.m. $35 bar, $45 main seating, and $55 VIP with a front row table and complimentary bubbles. Blue Llama Jazz Club, 314 S. Main, Ann Arbor.

Talib Kweli, 8 p.m. Sat. Presented by Seven Dirty Four. $28 cover. Blind Pig, 208 S. First, Ann Arbor.


“Peppa Pig’s Adventure,” 3 p.m. Sun. Tickets start at $23. VIP packages available. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward, Detroit.

Rick Ross, 7 p.m Sun. Tickets start at $39. Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.



Jesse Dayton, a blend of rock, blues, old school country, punk-rock and zydeco. 8 p.m. Thurs. $12 advance, $15 at the door. All ages welcome. Small’s Bar, 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Ape Shifter, an instrumental trio led by American-born German-based guitarist Jeff Aug and featuring bass player Stu Hamm and drummer Jeremy Colson. 7 p.m. Thurs. $15. Guests must be at least 18 years of age. Token Lounge, 28949 Joy, Westland.

The Motown Sound of Phase 5 and Their Orchestra, a group that will perform at a gala being presented by the Information Center with dinner, music and dancing, open bar and a silent auction. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Thurs. Crystal Gardens Banquet Center, 16703 Fort, Southgate.


Friday Night Live, enjoy an evening of live music in the upstairs theater, featuring local singer-songwriters Stephen Clark (a former anchor for WXYZ-TV, now on WOMC radio), Steve Taylor and Steve Acho. The concert is billed as the “Even Steven Songwriters Round,” and presented by St. Joe’s Medical Group. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Fri. $15 (cash only, at the door). All ages welcome. Farmington Civic Theatre, 33332 Grand River, Farmington. (248) 474-1951.


The Early November at the Shelter, 7 p.m. Mon. All ages welcome. $17 advance, $20 at the door. 431 E. Congress, Detroit.


Selwyn Birchwood, also appearing will be Eric Gales. 7 p.m. Tues. $15-$25. Token Lounge, 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030 or



“Bell, Book and Candle,” presented by Barefoot Productions. 8 p.m. Fri., Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun. (through Oct. 20) $17, $19. Civic Center Plaza, 33735 Five Mile, Livonia. (734) 855-4922.

“Ripcord,” presented by the Farmington Players. Odd couple roommates at a retirement home make a bet to win the bed by the window and shenanigans ensue. 8 p.m. Fri., Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun. (through Oct. 19). $18, $16 seniors 62-plus, students. Thrifty Thurs. (Oct. 17) the price is $16 for everyone. Farmington Players Barn, 32332 W. 12 Mile, Farmington Hills. (248) 553-2955 or

“Tiny Beautiful Things,” comes to the Ringwald. 8 p.m. Fri.-Sun. (through Nov. 2). Also, 5, 8 p.m. Nov. 3, 4, respectively. $10-$20. 22742 Woodward, downtown Ferndale.


“Come From Away,” 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat.; 2, 7:30 p.m. Sat., Sun. Ticket prices start at $39. Fisher Theatre, 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit.

“Evil Dead: The Musical,” various dates and times through Nov. 2. Tickets start at $37. City Theatre, 2301 Woodward, Detroit.


“Murder on the Orient Express,” various times Wed.-Sun. (through Oct. 27). Meadow Brook Theatre,



One Night Stan’s Comedy Club, featuring Bob Biggerstaff. 7:30 p.m. Thurs., 7 p.m. Fri., Sat., and 9:15 p.m. Sat. $10, $16. 4761 Highland, Waterford Township. (248) 875-6524.

Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, featuring Mike Brody. 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Fri.; 10 p.m. Sat. $9-$14. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080,


Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, featuring Brad Williams in a special event. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Sun. Showtime is 3:30 p.m. Second show: doors open at 6 p.m. Showtime is 7 p.m. Must be at least 18 years of age to attend. Also, 7:30 p.m. Tues: Hypnotist Kevin Lepine performs. $18. Guests must be at least 18 years of age. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak.



Brew and Fall Fest, presented by Comcast Business. Advance tickets are $30, which includes 10 3-ounce pours and a souvenir USPBL team pint glass until Fri. (Tickets purchased after 5 p.m. Fri. will not include the souvenir USPBL team pint glass.) Festival highlights include live music, and activities for kids, including pumpkin and face painting, and crafts. Disc Golf and the fall Michigan Cornhole tournament will be available for participation at $30 each. 4-9 p.m. Sat. Jimmy John’s Field, 7171 Auburn, downtown Utica. (248) 601-2400.



“For the Record: Artists on Vinyl,” an exhibit featuring 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 members and children 12 and younger. (Exhibit runs through April 19.) Cranbrook Art Museum, 39221 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills. (248) 645-3323,



“A Night to Inspire,” GiGi’s Playhouse Detroit, an achievement center focused on individuals with Down Syndrome, will host this fundraising event with the theme “Roaring 20’s in the D.” WXYZ news Anchor Ann Marie LaFlamme will emcee. The evening will include a strolling dinner, an open “Speakeasy” bar with themed cocktails, a 20’s themed dessert display, live music by the Gary Greenfelder Orchestra, a chance to win a diamond, and more. $125 (main event), $175 (VIP). 6:30 p.m. Fri. Royal Oak Farmer’s Market, 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak.


Bloomfield Charity Antiques and Collectibles Show, in addition to antiques and collectibles, notecards of murals that adorn cross of Christ Lutheran Church’s Light Center will be in packaged boxes of 10 cards, featuring five different images, for $10. All proceeds will benefit Oakland HOPE, and Grace Centers of Hope. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 1100 Lone Pine (at Telegraph), Bloomfield Hills.


Haunted Weekends, a spooky fun time awaits. Highlights include a three-story haunted barn (suitable for ages 10 and older), zombie paintball, and “Spookyland 3-D Maze.” 7-11 p.m. Fri., Sat.; 6:30-10 p.m. Sun. (now through Oct. 27). Blake’s Big Apple, 71485 North, Armada. (586) 784-9710. For attraction pricing and to purchase tickets, visit

Zoo Boo, a variety of family-friendly crowd favorites return, including aerialists, mimes, superhero reenactments, a joking juggler and height-defying stilt walkers. Take a walk through a corn maze, see pumpkin smashers and make friends with haunted creatures while enjoying pumpkin displays. Presented by Beaumont Children’s Hospital. 3-7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sun. (through Oct. 27). Advance tickets start at $10 for ages two and older. Free for children two and younger. Pre-sale time slots are 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. tickets for 5:30 p.m. will only be available as walk-up tickets., which closes for entry at 6:30 p.m. Parking is $8. The Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. Ten Mile, Royal Oak. (248) 541-5717.

“Rojo,” a film set in mid ’70s Argentina about a lawyer with a wife and teenage daughter living in a provincial suburb. Detroit Film Theatre (inside the Detroit Institute of Arts), 5200 Woodward, Midtown Detroit. 8 p.m. Fri.; 4, 7 p.m. Sat, and 4:30 p.m. Sun. $9.50, $7.50 seniors, students with I.D., free for DIA members.


Puppet Making Workshop For Adults, learn to make a rod puppet, known for their versatile performing abilities, with principal designer Irina Baranovskaya. $45 (includes materials). A snack will be provided in the middle of the class. PuppetArt, Detroit Puppet Theater, 24293 Telegraph, Suite 150, Southfield. (313) 961-7777, or to make reservations, email


Car Safety Seat Inspections, the Farmington Hills Fire Department will help make sure your child is safely protected. Nationally-certified child-safety seat technicians will check the child restraint for proper installation and possible recalls. 8 a.m.-noon Sun. Fire Station #4, 28711 Drake, Farmington Hills. To make an appointment, call (248) 871-2800 or send an email to

Compiled by Jocelynn Brown