Weekend planner: Your guide to local events

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

big events



downtown Romeo

Peach pies, craft show, cheer exhibition, live music, a carnival, Vegas tent, golf and softball tournaments are all part of this annual celebration of peaches. Thurs.-Mon. Free. Various locations in downtown Romeo. www.peachfestromeo.com.


at DTE Energy Music Festival

Returning for a second year, this touring comedy festival features two stages of live stand-up. See headliners Bill Burr, Chris Hardwick, Sarah Silverman, Jim Jefferies and Chris D’Elia, plus midway attractions such as the Cut Throat Freak Show. 5 p.m. Fri. $20 lawn, $29.50-$79.75 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.


in downtown Hamtramck

Of all the festivals taking place this holiday weekend, Hamtramck’s may be the most laid back and affordable (can’t beat $4 beer at a street festival). Highlights are the ethnic food, from Polish to Middle Eastern, as well as vendors, a carnival and live music. Don’t miss the Polish Muslims at 7 p.m. Saturday or the Labor Day parade at 1 p.m. Monday. Noon-10 p.m. Sat.-Mon. Free. Jos. Campau at Caniff, Hamtramck. www.hamtownfest.com.


Arts, Beats & Eats in downtown Royal Oak, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sun. and 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon. $3-$5, free Friday before 5 p.m. Downtown Royal Oak. www.artsbeatseats.com. See story on Page 18M.

Detroit Jazz Festival at Hart Plaza, Fri.-Mon. Free. Jefferson at Woodward, Detroit. www.detroitjazzfest.com. See story on Page 22M.

Michigan State Fair at Suburban Collection Showplace, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sun. and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon. $6 in advance, $8 at the gate, $5 parking. 46100 Grand River, Novi. (248) 348-6942.

Michigan on Mute Festival with Dead Prez, Kool Keith, Black Milk, Morbid Saint, Cheap Girls, Zelooperz, Child Bite, Passalacqua and more at Rocky’s Pub, rock/hip-hop/electronic, 7 p.m. Fri. and 1 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $15, $30 weekend pass. 12850 Sibley, Riverview. (734) 285-3306.


Queensryche with Great White at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock, 6:45 p.m. Thurs. $6 lawn, $16 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Zack Dobbins with By the Way at City Theatre, pop/rock, 7:30 p.m. Thurs. $28. 2301 Woodward, Detroit. (800) 745-3000.


Linkin Park with Thirty Seconds to Mars and AFI at DTE Energy Music Theatre, rock, 6:30 p.m. Sat. $22 lawn, $36.50-$96.50 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Moody Blues at Fox Theatre, rock, 7:30 p.m. Sat. $48.50-$68.50. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.


Dirtybird BBQ with Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, J. Phlip and Christian Martin at Masonic Temple parking lot, electronic music, 2 p.m. Sun. $20. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 832-7100.

DMX, Rakim, Naughty by Nature and more at DTE Energy Music Theatre, hip-hop, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $11 lawn, $16-$35.50 pavilion. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (248) 377-0100.

Isley Brothers with Loose Ends and En Vogue at Chene Park, R&B/pop, 8 p.m. Sun. $37 lawn, $47-$100 pavilion. 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

Michael McDonald and Toto at Caesars Windsor, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Sun. $25 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (519) 258-7878.

live music



For the past decade, the Painted Lady Lounge (known as punk hangout Lili’s 21 in another life) in Hamtramck has been hosting this wild three-day music event with local and regional punk, noise, rock and psychedelic bands. This year’s headliners are John Krautner on Friday night, Human Eye on Saturday and Chicago’s White Mystery Sunday. 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $8 each night. 2930 Jacob, Hamtramck. (313) 874-2991.


Orange Lake Drive 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) 882-5299.

The Diego Rivera Quartet at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 10 p.m. Fri.-Sun. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.


Desolation Angels and the Prime Ministers at the Whitney’s Garden Party, rock, 5 p.m. Thurs. No cover. 4421 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 832-5700.

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

Beoga at the Ark, Celtic, 8 p.m. Thurs. $15. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Detroit’s Most Wanted with Sino, Oba Rowland, Off-Rip, Drey Skonie and Tish at Shelter, hip-hop, 9 p.m. Thurs. $10. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.


Fujiya & Miyagi with Zorch at Pike Room, electronic music/rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $12. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Jazz Fest Detroit: the Locals at Jazz Cafe at Music Hall, jazz, 8 and 10 p.m. Fri. $10-$20. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8532.

Nightrain — a Guns N’ Roses tribute at Saint Andrew’s Hall, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $18. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

American Mustache, Black Actress Bastardous and Against Grace at Small’s Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $6. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Shannon Curfman at Callahan’s Music Hall, blues/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $15 and up. 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. (248) 858-9508.

#Undefeated with Lashaun Phoenix Moore and Adrienne Mack-Davis at Magic Stick, hip-hop, 8:30 p.m. Fri. $17. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Terrible Twos, Diarrhea Planet, Prude Boys and Peach Pit at PJ’s Lager House, rock/punk, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.


Bubba Sparxxx at Diesel Concert Lounge, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Sat. $12. 33151 23 Mile, Chesterfield. (586) 933-3503.

The Muggs with Demon Eye and Moon Walks at Small’s Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $6. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

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

The Nightmare Tribute, a tribute to Alice Cooper at Hatchy’s, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $7. 7759 Auburn, Utica. (586) 991-0407.

Beset by Creatures of the Deep, SpaceRaft and Negative Scanner at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 9 p.m. Sat. $7. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.


kbondatrack with N.A.T.A. at Pike Room, hip-hop, 5 p.m. Sun. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Saving Abel at Diesel Concert Lounge, rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $15. 33151 23 Mile, Chesterfield. (586) 933-3503.


Chris Robinson Brotherhood at the Ark, rock, 8 p.m. Tues. $25. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Liquor Store with Isles of ESP at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 9 p.m. Tues. $8. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.



Book release party for “Get Rad and Stay Rad” by Dr. Tiffany Tuttle with live music at Loving Touch, 8 p.m. Fri. $5. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 546-3696.



Volume Saturdays with DJ captn20 at V Nightclub at MGM Grand Detroit, 10 p.m. Sat. $10. 1777 Third, Detroit. (313) 465-1650.


Thirst Wave and Industrial is Not Dead Old School Barbeque at Small’s Bar, 8 p.m. Sun. $3-$6. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Annual White Party with DJs Godfather, Chuck D, Rob Play NYC, John Larson and more at Tin Fish, 8 p.m. Sun. $10-$29.99. 24400 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. (586) 775-9470.

Ultimate White Party with DJs Matt Aubrey, Prevu, John Larson, Eric Allen and more at Brownie’s on the Lake, 8 p.m. Sun. $10-$20. 24214 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. (248) 929-1885.




Comedian DJ Dangler 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.

“The Big Bang” at Performance Network Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., 8 p.m. Fri., 3 and 8 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $24-$39. 120 E. Huron, Ann Arbor. (734) 663-0681.

visual arts/film


Weird and Rare Film Fest at Garden Bowl, 10 p.m. Thurs. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.


Works by photographer Ricardo Thomas at Virgil H. Carr Cultural Center, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon., Wed. and Fri., 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Tues. and Thurs. and 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat. (through Sept. 14). 311 E. Grand River, Detroit. (313) 965-8430.

“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.



The Moving Wall, a Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Bennett Park, 10 a.m. Thurs.-Mon. (“Bob Hope” USO show is 8 p.m. Fri.) Free. 10405 Merrill, Hamburg. www.themovingwallhamburg.org


Moon Duster Ballroom Dancing with live band at Livonia Civic Center, 8-11 p.m. Sat. $8. 15218 Farmington, Livonia. (248) 968-5197.


Senior Day at Detroit Zoo, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wed. Free admission, parking and rides for seniors and a caregiver. Woodward at I-696, Royal Oak. (248) 541-5717.

coming up


in Cass Corridor

This indie street festival has been without corporate sponsorship for nearly 40 years. It’s kept alive by volunteers and folks who attend each year for the local music, vendors, beer, food and sense of community. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 6. Free. Rain date is Sept. 7. Second Avenue at Forest, Detroit. www.dallyinthealley.com.