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Entertainment calendar: Top events this week in town

Shania Twain plays the Little Caesars Arena on Friday.
Shania Twain plays the Little Caesars Arena on Friday.
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SHANIA TWAIN

at Little Caesars Arena

Country and pop legend Twain rolls through town in support of her new album “NOW.” It’s her first tour since 2015. 7:30 p.m. Fri. $29.95 and up. 2645 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-7000.

DETROIT MUSIC WEEKEND

in Detroit Entertainment District

Several events take place on the days surrounding Detroit Music Weekend, but Saturday is the main event with five stages of live music that includes Detroit-based artists of all stripes. The headliner stage kicks off at 2 p.m. with Craig Brown and continues into the evening with Will Sessions Band, Mark Farner’s American Band, actor and songwriter Jeff Daniels, Complexions Contemporary Ballet and the main event, the Jacksons. Admission is free, but VIP seating is available at detroitmusicweekend.org. The festival is in the Detroit Entertainment District in the area surrounding the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 350 Madison in Detroit.

BBQ, PETS & PIN-UPS

at El Club

As part of a summer-long series, this dog-friendly, family-friendly cook out (with vegan options) aims to raise funds to get local dogs microchipped. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. $10 donation. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

Mick Madness, guitar, Guy Golden, drums, Carey Denha, vocalist, Ron Abraham, keyboard, and Matt ...more
Mick Madness, guitar, Guy Golden, drums, Carey Denha, vocalist, Ron Abraham, keyboard, and Matt Weber, bass, of Mega 80’s play Saturday.
John M. Galloway / Special to The Detroit News

THE MEGA ’80s

at Magic Bag

One of the area’s most beloved cover bands celebrates its 1,000th show this weekend. 8 p.m. Sat. $12. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

big shows

THURSDAY

Paul Young and Midge Ure at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $25. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

Badfish — A Tribute to Sublime at Saint Andrew’s Hall, reggae/punk, 8:30 p.m. Thurs. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

FRIDAY

Neal Brennan at Majestic Theatre, comedy, 6 p.m. Fri. $29.50. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Dirty Heads with Iration, the Movement and Pacific Dub at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, pop/reggae/hip-hop, 7 p.m. Fri. $25 and up. 14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights. (313) 471-7000.

Addison Agen with Alex Angelo at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, pop, 7 p.m. Fri. $20 and up. 234 Festival Drive, Rochester Hills. (313) 471-7000.

Jack Johnson with G. Love & Special Sauce and John Craigie at DTE Energy Music Theatre, singer/songwriter, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $35 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

Wyclef Jean at Emerald Theatre, hip-hop/pop, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $25-$145. 31 N. Walnut, Emerald Theatre. (586) 630-0120.

Whoopi Goldberg at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, comedy, 8 p.m. Fri. $57. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 309-4700.

SATURDAY

Coyote Peterson at Royal Oak Music Theatre, YouTube personality/wildlife educator, 2 p.m. Sat. $42.50-$100. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.

Jazz Spectacular starring Paul Taylor, Michael Lington, Kenny Lattimore, Alexander Zonjic, Avery Sunshine, Jean Carne and more at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, jazz, 5:30 p.m. Sat. $24 and up. 14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights. (313) 471-7000.

Reverend Horton Heat, Big Sandy, Koffin Kats and more at Magic Stick, punk, 6 p.m. Sat. $22 in advance, $25 day of. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Corky Laing plays Mountain at Token Lounge, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $15-$25. 28949 Joy, Westland. (313) 513-5030.

Frank. The Man. The Music. at Detroit Opera House, standards, 8 p.m. Sat. $45 and up. 1526 Broadway, Detroit. (313) 237-7464.

Ronnie, Bobby, Rickey and Mike at Chene Park, R&B, 8 p.m. Sat. $41 and up. 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

SUNDAY

Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton at DTE Energy Music Theatre, classic rock, 5:30 p.m. Sun. $29.50 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly at Chene Park, R&B, 7 p.m. Sun. $41 and up. 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

WEDNESDAY

Sloan at Saint Andrew’s Hall, pop/rock, 7 p.m. Wed. $23. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Jody Watley at Chene Park, R&B/pop, 7:30 p.m. Wed. $15 and up. 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

live music

THIS WEEKEND

Detroit Symphony Orchestra “Hollywood Hits” at Orchestra Hall at the Max, classical, 10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m. Fri., 8 p.m. Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. $28-$105. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Bill Heid Trio at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 9 p.m. Fri. and 9:30 p.m. Sat. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

THURSDAY

The Steel Woods at Shelter, country, 7 p.m. Thurs. $15. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Brick + Mortar, the Unlikely Candidates and Five Ninety Five at Pike Room, rock, 7 p.m. Thurs. $13. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

The Allen Dennard Quartet at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 8 p.m. Thurs. No cover. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

FRIDAY

Shapes & Colors at Crofoot Ballroom, rock, 6 p.m. Fri. $10. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 848-9333.

Snail Mail and Bonny Doon at the Skip, indie rock, 7 p.m. Fri. No cover. 1260 Library, Detroit.

Alexis Taylor at Loving Touch, rock, 7 p.m. Fri. $15. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Downtown Brown, Amino Acids, Carmel Liburdi and the Scrapes at PJ’s Lager House, punk/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $12. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Black Moth Super Rainbow at El Club, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $18-$20. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

Music for the Masses: The Depeche Mode Tribute at Magic Bag, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $12. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

SATURDAY

Wreking Crue, Motley Crue tribute band, with Psychotic Paradise and Fire & Ice at Harpo’s, metal, 7 p.m. Sat. $15. 14238 Harper, Detroit. (313) 824-1700.

Kubat, Finlay & Rose, the Bruised Reed and Anthony Retka at Common Grace Coffee Company, singer/songwriter, 7-10 p.m. Sat. 22225 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 279-7369.

Brother Son, Blue Walls and Legume at Loving Touch, pop/rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $8. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

SUNDAY

School of Rock Farmington at Loving Touch, rock, 11:30 a.m. Sun. $10. 22634 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 820-5596.

Birmingham Concert Band at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, classical, 3 p.m. Sun. Free will donation. 1800 W. Maple, Birmingham. (248) 644-4010.

Magic Sword at Pike Room, rock, 7 p.m. Sun. $12. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Matt Wixson’s Flying Circus, Day Jobs, Bucky Harris, Suburban Medicine and Cheapshow at PJ’s Lager House, punk/rock, 8 p.m. Sun. $7. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Hollow Earth and Braidedveins at Marble Bar, metal, 8 p.m. Sun. $10-$15. 1501 Holden, Detroit. (313) 338-3674.

The Mother Hips at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Sun. $12. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

WEDNESDAY

Summer Solstice Celebration with Muruga Booker and Ralph Koziarski at Psychedelic Healing Shack, world music, 7 p.m. Wed. $10 suggested donation. 18700 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 366-2247.

clubs/djs

FRIDAY

Gina Turner at Grasshopper Underground, 9 p.m. Fri. $10. 22757 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 298-0330.

Motor City Bass Vol. 1 at Magic Stick, 9 p.m. Fri. $10 in advance, $15 day of. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

SATURDAY

Awesome ’80s Dance Party with DJ Darren Revell plus celebrity host “Damone” from “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” at Royal Oak Farmers Market, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Sat. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. (248) 246-3276.

Defiled with DJ Graphite and Wraith at Small’s Bar, 9 p.m. Sat. $5. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

TUESDAY

Bakermat at Grasshopper Underground, 9 p.m. Tues. $20. 22757 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 298-0330.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEKEND

Ed Hill with Jeff Ford and Alex Price at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., 7:15 p.m. Fri. and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Sat. $10-$18. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

“Ghost Gardens” at Detroit Repertory Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 3 and 8:30 p.m. Sat. and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sun. (runs through July 1). $17 in advance. 13103 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit. (313) 868-1347.

“Burt & Me” at Meadow Brook Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 6 p.m. Sat., 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sun. and 2 and 8 p.m. Wed. (through June 24). $28-$43. Wilson Hall, Room 207, 378 Meadow Brook, Rochester. (248) 377-3300.

“Church & State” at Matrix Theater Company, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. (through July 1). $22, $17 seniors, veterans and students. Thursday is a pay-what-you-can preview performance. 2730 Bagley, Detroit. (313) 967-0599 or matrixtheatre.org.

“Unsaid” at Peace Lutheran Church, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (also 8 p.m. June 21-23). $15. 17029 13 Mile, Southfield. (248) 762-8971.

Joe Bronzi at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $12-$14. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.

SATURDAY

International Festival with Verdi Opera Theatre at Heritage Park, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. Free. 1150 S. Canton Center, Canton. (734) 394-5300.

Opera 101 with Michigan Opera Theatre at Schvitz Health Club, 4-10 p.m. Sat. $30. 8295 Oakland, Detroit. (313) 871-9707.

SUNDAY

Zakir Khan at Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 6 p.m. Sun. $35-$65. 15801 Michigan, Dearborn. (248) 923-1078.

MONDAY

Jake Paul and Team 10 at Fox Theatre, 7 p.m. Mon. $26 and up. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

visual arts/film

FRIDAY

Cult Classics in the Courtyard with “Big Trouble in Little China” at Trumbull & Porter Hotel, 8 p.m. Fri. Free. Trumbull and Porter, Detroit. reddunnkitchen.com.

SATURDAY

Art on the River at Commerce Community Library Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. 180 E. Commerce, Commerce Charter Township. (248) 889-8660.

“Airplane” at Redford Theatre, 8 p.m. Sat. $5. 17360 Lahser, Detroit. (313) 537-2560.

etc.

THURSDAY

Bagley Street Stroll, a fundraiser for the Matrix Theatre Company starting at Fist of Curry, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thurs. $100-$500. 2547 Bagley, Detroit. matrixtheatre.org.

THIS WEEKEND

Liberty Fest with carnival rides and games at Heritage Park, 1-11 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. and 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat. (Special sensory hours 1-3 p.m. Thurs.). 1150 S. Canton Center, Canton. cantonlibertyfest.com.

Bark on Biddle, a dog-friendly event with games, shopping and more in Downtown Wyandotte, 3-10 p.m. Fri. and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. $5 donation to Detroit Dog Rescue. Oak, east of Biddle, Wyandotte. barkonbiddle.com.

Albanian American Festival at Hart Plaza, Sat.-Sun. $20, $30 weekend. Jefferson at Woodward, Detroit. albanianusafestival.com.

Motor Muster featuring cars from 1930-1970 at Greenfield Village, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. and 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. $28, $25.25 seniors, $21 age 5-11, free for members. 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn. (313) 982-6001.

SATURDAY

CorvetteFest at Olde World Canterbury Village, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. Free. 2359 Joslyn Ct., Orion Charter Township. gmccorvetteset.com.

Juneteenth: Freedom Day with performances, film screenings, outdoor activities and more at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 2-5 p.m. Sat. Free. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 494-5800.

MONDAY

Yoga with instructor Gail Mondry and music from Catherine Filene Shouse Chamber Music Institute at Kirk in the Hills, 7-8 p.m. Mon. $12. 1340 W. Long Lake, Bloomfield Hills. (248) 626-2515.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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