Weekend planner: Your guide to local events

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

big shows



at DTE Energy Music Theatre

Heartland rockers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers return to Metro Detroit with new songs from their 13th studio album, “Hypnotic Eye.” You can bet the group will play some classic songs like “American Girl” and “Refugee,” too. “Higher Love” singer and musician Steve Winwood opens the show. 7:30 p.m. Sun. $33 lawn, $57.50-$145.50 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.


Jesse McCartney at Saint Andrew’s Hall, pop/rock, 6 p.m. Thurs. $25. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.


Eminem show after party with DJ Alchemist and Royce da 5’9” at Fillmore Detroit, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $5-$100. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5450.

Eminem and Rihanna at Ford Field, hip-hop/pop, 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $29.50-$250. 2000 Brush, Detroit. (313) 262-2000.


Tesla and Skid Row with Winger and Firehouse at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $10-$20 lawn, $20-$45 pavilion. 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. (586) 268-9700.

Lady Antebellum with Billy Currington and Joe Nichols at DTE Energy Music Theatre, country, 7 p.m. Fri. $25.25 lawn, $40-$50 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

The Polyphonic Spree at Magic Bag, choral rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $23. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-3030.

Feed Me with Delta Heavy at Royal Oak Music Theatre, electronic, 8 p.m. Fri. $22 in advance, $30 at the door. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Kevin James at Michigan Theater, comedy, 8 p.m. Fri. $59.50-$75. 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 668-8397.


KISS and Def Leppard at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $32 lawn, $75.50-$196. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.


The Doobie Brothers with John Waite at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, classic rock, 7 p.m. Wed. $10 lawn, $25-$75 pavilion. 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. (586) 268-9700.

ZZ Top and Jeff Beck at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock, 7 p.m. Wed. $21 lawn, $26-$121 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

live music



at Majestic Complex

Enjoy a hot dog or two and thrash to a line-up of top local punk, rock, metal and rockabilly acts. Highlights include Koffin Kats, Downtown Brown, Against the Grain, Rebel Spies, Bastardous, Axe Ripper, Cash O’Riley and more. 5 p.m. Sat. $15. 4120-4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.


Kimmie Horne at Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, jazz, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thurs. and 6, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $15 for some sets. 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms. (313) 822-5299.

The Bill Heid Piano Trio at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 9 p.m. Fri. and 9:30 p.m. Sat. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.


Johnny Headband and Lt. Bad at the Whitney’s Garden Party, rock, 5 p.m. Thurs. No cover. 4421 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-5700.

Sam Fazio at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 8 p.m. Thurs. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

Little American Champ with Bad Television, Cheapshow and Jack Torrance at Magic Stick, indie rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $8. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Matthew Smith, Beloved Binge and Fred Thomas at Small’s Bar, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $5. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

#Sarhancelot at Pike Room, hip-hop, 8 pm. Thurs. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

The Soil & the Sun at Loving Touch, indie rock, 9 p.m. Thurs. $10. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 546-3696.

Darrin James Band record release party with Ornamatic and 7 Layers at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 9 p.m. Thurs. $5. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.


King Hertz and Paul Berra with N8da1, Tony Millions and Lunden at Pike Room, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Fri. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Who’s Bad at Saint Andrew’s Hall, Michael Jackson tribute, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

The Coup at Magic Stick, punk/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $12. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

The Curmudgeons with Sharecroppers of Soul at Sinbad’s Restaurant and Marina, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $10. 100 St. Clair, Detroit. (313) 822-7817.

Jerome Clark at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, jazz, 8 and 10 p.m. Fri. $10. 20510 Livernois, Detroit. (313) 345-6300.

Whiskey Charmers, Nina and the Buffalo Riders and Desolation Angels at PJ’s Lager House, rock/country, 9 p.m. Fri. $5. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Ancient Language, Nigel & the Dropout, Moon Lake and Remnose at Loving Touch, rock, 9 p.m. Fri. No cover. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 546-3696.


Green River Ordinance with Caroline Glaser and Fifth and Main at Shelter, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Tumbao Bravo at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, jazz, 8 and 10 p.m. Sat. $10. 20510 Livernois, Detroit. (313) 345-6300.

Jazz master series with Barbara Morrison with the Dobbins-Krahnke-Weed Trio at Kerrytown Concert House, jazz, 8 p.m. Sat. $15-$20, $5 students. 415 N. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 769-2999.

I Love Lightning Bugs, Deastro and Broken Reed at PJ’s Lager House, rock/electronic, 9 p.m. Sat. $5. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Awesome Jarvis and the Whales, Mod Orange and the Heavy Users at New Way Bar, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $5. 23130 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 541-9870.

Screw, Soot and Thunderbuck Ram at Blind Pig, rock, 9:30 p.m. Sat. $7-$10. 208 S. First, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555.


Bleachers at Saint Andrew’s Hall, indie pop, 7 p.m. Tues. $21. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Kishi Bashi with Bombadil at Magic Stick, indie rock, 8 p.m. Tues. $14. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.


Mix @ The Max featuring Ben Sollee at Music Box at The Max, folk/jazz/R&B, 7 p.m. Wed. $15, $49 VIP. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.



“Hollywood Positive” at Go Comedy! Improv Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. $15. 261 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 327-0575.

Comedian J Chris Newberg at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 8 p.m. Thurs., 9:30 p.m. Fri. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Sat. $10-$20. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

Comedian Mo Alexander at Joey’s Comedy Club, 8 p.m. Thurs. and 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $12-$16, $22-$29 with dinner. 36071 Plymouth, Livonia. (734) 261-0555.



“Dirty Dancing” at Redford Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri. and 2 and 8 p.m. Sat. $5. 17360 Lahser, Detroit. (313) 537-2560.

visual arts


Hazel Park Art Fair at Green Acres Park, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. 620 W. Woodward Heights, Hazel Park.

DIYpsi Indie Art Fair at Arbor Brewing Company, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat. and noon-6 p.m. Sun. 720 Norris, Ypsilanti. (734) 480-2739.


“Detroit — Bruce Weber” at Detroit Institute of Arts, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. (through Sept. 7). Museum admission, which is free for tri-county residents. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-7900.



Native Detroiter Bill Morris, author of “Motor City Burning,” will appear at the Baldwin Public Library in Birmingham at 2 p.m. to speak and sign books. Morris, who attended Brother Rice High School, is a staff writer with the online literary magazine the Millions and lives in New York. His novel is set during the turmoil of the Detroit riots of 1967, and follows the story of a disillusioned black civil rights activist who has fled to Detroit from the South during that eventful summer. Morris’ appearance is presented by the Book Beat bookstore in Oak Park. Baldwin Public Library is at 300 W. Merrill, Birmingham. To reserve copies of the book, call Book Beat at (248) 968-1190.




at Saks Fifth Avenue

This benefit for the College for Creative Studies has all the ingredients of a great social gathering: food, cocktails, entertainment from crooner Ben Sharkey, a fashion show and lux giveaways (including a chance at his and hers watches from Shinola). 6-9 p.m. Fri. $75. 2901 W. Big Beaver, Troy. (313) 664-7664.


Arts du Jour charity preview event for Arts, Beats & Eats outside Royal Oak Library, 6-10 p.m. Thurs. $65, $100 VIP. 222 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. (248) 541-7550 or www.artsdujour.org.

Karaoke World Competition at Mangan’s Irish Hut, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Thurs. No cover. 49 N. Rose, Mount Clemens. (586) 468-5105.


Lincoln Park Days Festival at Youth Center Park, 4-11 p.m. Fri., noon-11 p.m. Sat. and noon-9 p.m. Sun. Free. Dix and Gregory, Lincoln Park. (734) 560-1121.

coming up


at Hart Plaza

Highlights of this year’s four-day festival are the 2014 artist in residence Joshua Redman, who performs throughout the weekend, as well as Regina Carter, Diane Schuur, Mike Stern and a Nat King Cole tribute with Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarreli. Aug. 29-Sept. 1. Free. Jefferson at Woodward, Detroit. www.detroitjazzfest.com.