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Entertainment Calendar: Things to do this week in town

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TUNDE OLANIRAN

at Cristo Rey High School Gymnasium

Flint singer and songwriter Tunde Olaniran is gaining steam all over Michigan and nationally. He celebrates the release of his new album, “Stranger,” with a show at a Detroit high school featuring Bevlove, asante and Ahya Simone. 7 p.m. Sat. $17-$40. 5679 West Vernor, Detroit. elclubdetroit.com.

MARTIN LAWRENCE

at Little Caesars Arena

Comedian, sitcom star, movie actor, director and producer Martin Lawrence comes to town with his “Lit AF Tour,” which also includes comedians Rickey Smiley, DeRay Davis, Deon Cole, Benji Brown and Clayton Thomas. 7:30 p.m. Sat. $45 and up. 2645 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-7000.

‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’

at Meadow Brook Theatre

A regional tradition for 37 years, this production returns for its holiday season run. Thomas D. Mahard returns in his role as Ebenezer Scrooge for the 33rd year. 8 p.m. Fri., 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sat and 2 p.m. Sun. (through Dec. 23). $23. Wilson Hall, Room 207, Rochester Hills. (248) 377-3300.

big shows

THURSDAY

Andy Mineo and LeCrae at Saint Andrew’s Hall, hip-hop, 6:30 p.m. Thurs. $35 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Tasha Cobbs Leonard at Majestic Theatre, Gospel/singer/songwriter, 7 p.m. Thurs. $35. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, R&B/soul, 8 p.m. Thurs. $41-$53. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 209-4700.

KT Tunstall at El Club, rock, 8 p.m. Thurs. $25-$99. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

Flatley’s Lord of the Dance “Dangerous Games” at Caesars Windsor, dancing, 8 p.m. Thurs. $25 Canadian and up. 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor. (800) 991-7777.

FRIDAY

Silverstein and more at Majestic Theatre, rock, 6 p.m. Fri. $22 in advance, $25 day of. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

Thievery Corporation at Fillmore Detroit, rock, 7:30 p.m. Fri. $30.50 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, rock/soul, 8 p.m. Fri. $29.50 and up. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 877-8500.

SATURDAY

Kottonmouth Kings with Motown Rage at Harpo’s, rock/metal, 6 p.m. Sat. $25. 14238 Harper, Detroit. harposlive.com.

Tash Sultana at Fillmore Detroit, singer/songwriter, 7 p.m. Sat. $39.50 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

The Story So Far and more at Emerald Theatre, rock, 7:25 p.m. Sat. $27.50. 31 N. Walnut, Mount Clemens. thecrofoot.com.

The Dead South at Saint Andrew’s Hall, folk/bluegrass, 8:30 p.m. Sat. $44 and up (resale). 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

SUNDAY

Prettymuch at Saint Andrew’s Hall, pop, 4:30 p.m. Sun. $29.50 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Julien Baker with Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus at Majestic Theatre, singer/songwriter, 6:30 p.m. Sun. $25 in advance, $29 day of. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

REO Speedwagon at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, classic rock, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $55-$75. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. (313) 209-4700.

The Get Up Kids with Remember Sports at Magic Stick, rock, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $21 in advance, $26 day of. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

The Temptations at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, Motown, 8 p.m. Sun. $49 and up. 7069 E. 14 Mile, Warren. (586) 268-3200.

MONDAY

Tenacious D at Fillmore Detroit, rock/comedy, 6:30 p.m. Mon. $179 and up (resale). 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Jessie Reyez at Saint Andrew’s Hall, singer/songwriter, 7 p.m. Mon. $20. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Derez De’Shon at Magic Stick, hip-hop, 7 p.m. Mon. $20 in advance, $25 day of, $60 VIP. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-9700.

TUESDAY

Elvis Costello & the Imposters at Fillmore Detroit, rock, 6:30 p.m. Tues. $35 and up. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-5451.

Queen Naija at Saint Andrew’s Hall, R&B/soul, 7 p.m. Tues. $52 and up (resale). 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Jay Rock at El Club, hip-hop, 9 p.m. Tues. $30 and up. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

WEDNESDAY

Cursive at El Club, rock, 8 p.m. Wed. $52 and up. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

Amy Ray and Her Band at the Ark, Americana, 8 p.m. Wed. $25. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

live music

THIS WEEKEND

Mike Jellick at Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, jazz, 6 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. and 6 and 9 p.m. Sat. $15 for weekend sets. 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe. (313) 882-5299.

Emanuel Ax plays Beethoven with Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the Max at Orchestra Hall, classical, 10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m. Fri. and 8 p.m. Sat. $15-$100. 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) 961-2543.

Toronzo Cannon at Callahan’s Music Hall, blues, 8 p.m. Sat. and 7:30 p.m. Sun. $25-$30. 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. (248) 858-9508.

THURSDAY

Libby DeCamp, Deluxe Country Music Band and Craig Brown at Willis Show Bar, rock/country, 7 p.m. Thurs. $5. 4156 Third, Detroit. (313) 788-7469.

The War and Treaty with Courtney Marie Andrews at the Ark, folk, 8 p.m. Thurs. $25. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

FRIDAY

Duo 1717 at Detroit Institute of Arts, classical/world, 7 and 8:30 p.m. Fri. Free for tri-county residents. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-7900.

Will Sessions and Amp Fiddler featuring Dames Brown and Waajeed at El Club, electronic/dance, 8 p.m. Fri. $20-$22. 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit. (313) 436-1793.

Junglefowl EP release show with Throwaway, Girl Fight and DJ Nouveau at Ghost Light, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $7 in advance, $10 at the door. 2314 Caniff, Hamtramck. planetant.com.

The Oh Hellos with Samantha Crain at Magic Bag, folk/rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $17. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

The Lucid Furs, the Beggars, Electric Huldra and Bubak at the Brass Monkey Bar, rock, 8 p.m. Fri. $5. 1519 Oak, Wyandotte. (734) 769-2728.

Delta Rae with Austin Jenckes at the Ark, Americana/alt-country, 8 p.m. Fri. $30. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

SATURDAY

Cleopatrick with Crashing Cairo at Shelter, rock, 6 p.m. Sat. $15 and up. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. (313) 961-8961.

Eva Under Fire at Token Lounge, rock, 7 p.m. Sat. $15. 28949 Joy, Westland. (734) 513-5030.

The Fruits, Bananacondas, the Old Adage and Emily Ripp at PJ’s Lager House, rock, 8 p.m. Sat. $8. 1254 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-4668.

Scott Holden at Birmingham Temple, classical, 8 p.m. Sat. $28, $25 seniors and students. 28611 W. 12 Mile, Farmington Hills. (248) 956-7111 or (248) 661-1348.

Keller Williams Duo at the Ark, bluegrass, 8 p.m. Sat. $35. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.

Wine, Women and Song XVI Reprise at Kerrytown Concert House, jazz/classical, 8 p.m. Sat. $10-$50. 415 N. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 769-2999.

SUNDAY

Michael Hu Quintet at Cliff Bell’s, jazz, 7 p.m. Sun. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.

TUESDAY

Flutist Annie Wu at Christ Church Cranbrook, classical, 7:30 p.m. Tues. $35. 470 Church, Bloomfield Hills. cranbrookmusicguild.org.

clubs/djs

THURSDAY

Sam Divine at Grasshopper Underground, 9 p.m. Thurs. $10. 22757 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 298-0330.

FRIDAY

Zimmer with Haulm at Pike Room, 6 p.m. Fri. $12. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Buku with Luzcid and Esseks at Crofoot Ballroom, 9 p.m. Fri. $10-$17. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

SATURDAY

Mele at Grasshopper Underground, 9 p.m. Sat. $10. 22757 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 298-0330.

House Music for the World Ann Arbor with DJ Jeffrey Nothing, Bpasta, Cat and Tony Nova at Necto Nightclub, 9 p.m. Sat. $5-$10. 516 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. (734) 994-5436.

Bleu Star Saturdays with DJ Clay at Bleu Detroit, 10 p.m. Sat. 1540 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 974-7799.

stage/comedy

THIS WEEKEND

John Heffron with Josh Cocks and Ben Hamilton at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Fri. and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Sat. $20-$25. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. (248) 542-9900.

Shakespeare in Detroit “Twelfth Night” at Detroit Opera House, 7 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. $45. 1526 Broadway, Detroit. shakespeareindetroit.com.

“Well-Intentioned White People” at Matrix Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. (through Dec. 2). $17 and up. 2730 Bagley, Detroit. (313) 967-0599 or matrixtheatre.org.

Keith Alberstadt at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, 8 p.m. Thurs. and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $11-$16. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. (734) 996-9080.

“The Stone Witch” at Theatre NOVA, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $22. 410 W. Huron, Ann Arbor. (734) 635-8450.

“Evidence of Things Unseen” at Detroit Repertory Theatre, 8:30 p.m. Thurs. (through Dec. 23). $17-$20. 13103 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit. (313) 868-1347.

Park Players perform “Angels in America” at Redford Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (also Nov. 16-18). $15-$20. 17360 Lahser, Detroit. (313) 537-2560.

“Doubt: A Parable” at Open Book Theatre Company, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (through Dec. 1). $25, $20 seniors, $15 students. 1621 West Road, Trenton. (734) 288-7753.

SUNDAY

PuppetART presents “Sleeping Beauty” at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 4 p.m. Sun. $10-$15. 350 Madison, Detroit. puppetart.org.

Go Comedy’s 10-year Reunion at Go Comedy! Improv Theatre, 7 p.m. Sun. $10. 261 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. (248) 327-0575.

visual arts/film

SATURDAY

“Hindsight 2020: Betty Brownlee, A Retrospective” at Annex Gallery, 5-10 p.m. Sat. opening reception (runs through Nov. 25). 333 Midland, Highland Park.

Julia Callis’s solo exhibition “Bread and Clutter” at Public Pool, 7 p.m. Sat. 3309 Caniff, Hamtramck. facebook.com/apublicpool.

SUNDAY

Trash: Making Garbage Into Art at Tangent Gallery and Hastings Street Ballroom, 4-7 p.m. Sun. 715 E. Milwaukee, Detroit. (313) 873-2955.

etc.

THURSDAY

Veterans Resource Fair at Northwest Activities Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thurs. 18100 Meyers, Detroit. (313) 224-6035.

THIS WEEKEND

Pet Expo at Suburban Collection Showplace, 2-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. $10, $5 ages 6-11. 46100 Grand River, Novi. (248) 348-5600 ext. 208.

Lakeview High School Marching Band’s 34th annual Christmas Fantasyland Craft Show at Lakeview High School, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. $2 admission, $1 for seniors. 21100 11 Mile, St. Clair Shores. facebook.com/lakeviewcraftshow.

FRIDAY

Stars and Stripes Forever Celebration at Costick Center, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Fri. $10, free for veterans who are residents of Farmington or Farmington Hills. 28600 11 Mile, Farmington Hills. (248) 473-1800.

The Far Shore: Navigating Homelands and Arab American Book Awards at Arab American National Museum, 7 p.m. Fri. $10-$15. 13624 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 582-2266.

SUNDAY

International Science Center & Science Museum Day at Michigan Science Center, noon-5 p.m. Sun. Free admission. 5020 John R, Detroit. (313) 577-8400.

Salute to Service Ceremony at Village Theater, 6 p.m. Sun. Free. 50400 Cherry Hill, Canton. (734) 394-5300.

TUESDAY

Michigan Coalition for Human Rights 2018 Founders Day with civil rights legend and activist Hollis Watkins at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 7 p.m. Tues. Free; donations accepted. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 494-5800.

WEDNESDAY

Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control fundraising dinner at Colleen’s Irish Pub, 6-10 p.m. Wed. $10. 32307 Harper, St. Clair Shores. http://bit.ly/SpayghettiDinner2.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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