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OUR PICKS

“A Christmas Carol”

at Meadow Brook Theatre

This favorite holiday classic will captivate audiences of all ages for the 38th year. The performance is an adaption and original staging by Charles Nolte, and tells the tale of an inconsiderate miser and the ghosts who haunt him. 8 p.m. Fri.-Dec. 22 (various days/times). Tickets start at $24. Meadow Brook Theatre, 378 Meadow Brook, Rochester. mbtheatre.com.

Fantasia with Robin Thicke, Tank, and the Bonfyre

at the Fox Theatre

Singer, song-writer, actress and author Fantasia, winner of the 2004 “American Idol” reality TV show, performs live on stage in celebration of her seventh studio album, “Sketchbook.” Joining her on tour will be Robin Thicke, Tank, and the Bonfyre. 7:30 p.m. Sun. Tickets start at $48.50. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward, Detroit. 313presents.com.

August Wilson’s “JITNEY”

at Music Hall Theatre

Set in the early 1970s, this play follows a group of men trying to eke out a living by driving unlicensed cabs, or jitneys. When the city threatens to board up the business, and the boss’ son returns from prison, tempers flare, secrets are revealed and the fragile threads between them may come undone. 8 p.m. Tues., 1 p.m. Thurs. (2 p.m. Nov. 16). Tickets start at $39. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8500 or musichall.org. (800) 982-2787 or broadwayindetroit.com.

BIG SHOWS

THURSDAY

Joey “Coco” Diaz, 8 p.m. Thurs. Tickets start at $95.01. Sound Board at Motor City Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River, Detroit. motorcitycasino.com.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

“Little Black Dress,” 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. $39.50. City Theatre, 2301 Woodward, Detroit. ticketmaster.com.

FRIDAY

Joe Bonamassa, 8 p.m. Fri. Tickets start at $52. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward, Detroit. 313presents.com.

Imani Winds, a Grammy-nominated wind quintet. 8 p.m. Fri. Tickets start at $68. Wharton Center for Performing Arts — Cobb Great Hall, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. whartoncenter.com.

Eddie Griffin, 8 p.m. Fri. Tickets start at $42. Sound Board at Motor City Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River, Detroit. motorcitycasino.com.

SATURDAY

Tool with Killing Joke, 7:30 p.m. Sat. Tickets start at $147. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward, Detroit. Olympiaentertainment.com.

Highly Suspect, doors open at 7 p.m. Sat. $35-$55. Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980 or royaloakmusictheatre.com.

“Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour,” 7 p.m. Sat. Tickets start at $10. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward, Detroit. 313presents.com.

Lenka Moravkova & the Bohemian Cristal Instrument, doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tues. They’ll perform on a double billing with Laura Escude. Underground at Detroit Institute of Music Education (DIME), 1265 Griswold, Detroit. (313) 223-1600.

WEDNESDAY

John Leguizamo’s “Latin History for Morons,” 7:30 p.m. Wed. Tickets start at $70. Wed. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward, Detroit. 313presents.com.

LIVE MUSIC

THURSDAY

California Honeydrops, Bay area R&B and funk, 8 p.m. Thurs. $25. Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1818 or theark.org.

Aaron Watson, 9 p.m. Thurs. $20. Shelter, 431 E. Congress, Detroit. standrewsdetroit.com.

FRIDAY

Conan Gray, 7 p.m. Fri. $25-$39.50. Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Willie Porter, 8 p.m. Fri. $25. Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1818 or theark.org.

SATURDAY

The Neighbourhood, 7 p.m. Sat. $59.50. Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Dave Bennett Quartet, hosted by Rochester Symphony Orchestra. 6:30 p.m. Sat., cocktails (cash bar), followed by a gourmet dinner, musical entertainment, and silent auction. $75. Great Oaks Country Club, 777 Great Oaks, Rochester. RSVP at (248) 224-7660.

Dick Siegel, 8 p.m. Sat. $20. Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1818 or theark.org.

SUNDAY

Angela Yee’s Lip Service Live, 7 p.m. Sun. $48. Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

His Golden Messenger with Special Guest Dee White, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $22. Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1818 or theark.org.

TUESDAY

K. Michelle, 7 p.m. Tues. Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

WEDNESDAY

Cannibal Corpse, 6:30 p.m. Wed. Tickets start at $41. Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 833-9700 or standrewsdetroit.com.

World of Dance, 7 p.m. Wed. Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Jason Marsalis and the 21st Century Trad Band, 7, 9:30 p.m. Wed. Blue Llama Jazz Club, 314 S. Main, Ann Arbor. bluellamaclub.com.

THEATER

THURSDAY

Jonathan Van Ness, 8, 10 p.m. Thurs. Tickets start at $55. Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

“Follies in Concert,” Sondheim’s Broadway hit musical about a reunion in a crumbling Broadway theatre of the past performers of the “Weismann’s Follies” that played in that theater between the World Wars. Book by James Goldman, and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. 8 p.m. Thurs. (preview with $10 discount), Fri., Sat. Theatre NOVA, 410 W. Huron, Ann Arbor. (734) 635-8450.

World Premiere of “Channel Cat,” a dark Southern Gothic comedy by Joseph Zettelmaier. 8:30 p.m Thurs., Fri.; 3, 8:30 p.m. Sat., and 2, 7:30 p.m. Sun. Opening night (Thurs.) is a champagne celebration, and guests are invited to stay after the performance and share a toast with the playwright, cast and crew. $20 ($17 advance by phone). Detroit Repertory Theater, 13103 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit. (313) 868-1347 or detroit reptheatre.com.

FRIDAY

“Crazy for You,” performed by the Village Players. 8 p.m. Fri., Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun. $21 (plus a $1 processing fee for each ticket.) Continues Nov. 15-17. 34660 Woodward, Birmingham. (248) 644-2075 or birminghamvillageplayers.com.

COMEDY

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

One Night Stan’s Comedy Club, featuring Bob Nelson. 7:30 p.m. Fri.; 7 p.m. Sat. $15, $20. 4761 Highland, Waterford Township. (248) 875-6524.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, featuring John Heffron, Shawn Townsend and Jason Allen. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Fri., Show begins at 7;15 p.m. $25. Must be at least 18 years of age to attend. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 532-9900.

MUSEUMS

TUESDAY-SUNDAY

“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, 2019.) Cranbrook Art Museum, 39221 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills. (248) 645-3323, artmuseum@cranbrook.edu.

TUESDAY-SUNDAY

“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, 2019.) Cranbrook Art Museum, 39221 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills. (248) 645-3323, artmuseum@cranbrook.edu.

GALLERIES

THURSDAY

Richard Prince: Portraits, an American artist of international recognition who’s known for his use of appropriated imagery. Museum hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs, Fri. Closed Mon., Tues. Exhibit runs through Jan. 5. Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 4454 Woodward, Detroit. mocadetroit.org.

FRIDAY

Nikita Gale: Hot World, and Phillip Birch: “Subspace Envoy.” Two new solo exhibitions presented by the contemporary art gallery Reyes Finn. A reception is set for 6-8 p.m. Fri. Exhibit runs through Dec. 21. Reyes Finn, 1500 Trumbull, Detroit. (248) 839-5342 or reyesfinn.com.

ETC.

SATURDAY

Detroit Roller Derby’s (DRD) Season 15 Home Opener, doors open at 5 p.m. Sat. The Detroit Pistoffs and Devil’s Night Dames will take the track first, followed by the Grand Prix Madonnas and the D-Funk Allstars. The action begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $16, with a limited number sold at the door on game day. They go fast. Masonic Temple, 500 Temple, Detroit. (An after-party is set at Thomas Magees, 1408 E. Fisher Service Drive, Detroit.) Follow DRD on Facebook.

Detroit Doll Show, presented by Sandy’s Land. Highlights include Doll Look-Alike contest, shopping with vendors, music, food, workshops, poetry, speakers, a raffle, games, African drumming, doll artist, and more. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. Admission: $5. Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers, Detroit. (313) 492-6953 or www.2019DetroitDollShow.eventbrite.com.

SUNDAY

Winter Wunder Cup Sale, 500 limited edition artist cups will be for sale. All cups are $25 each. 1-5 p.m. Sun. Cranbrook Academy of Art New Studios Building. Parking is available at Cranbrook Art Museum, 39221 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills. (248) 645-3323 or artmuseum@cranbrook.edu.

TUESDAY

“The State of Michigan Fashion 2020,” this event will address the current condition of fashion in Michigan and how to advance to bigger economic growth. Featured panelists include Loren Hicks, Karen Buscemi, Mila Pershyna, Rebecca Grewal, Shannon Lazovski, William Malcolm and Marv Neal. 6-8 p.m. Tues. For anyone interested in the fashion industry in Michigan. TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs, Detroit. (248) 495-3985 or loren@MichiganFashionWeek.com.

Compiled by Jocelynn Brown

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