Southeast Michigan entertainment Aug. 10-16 | Arts & Entertainment



• South Oakland Art Association Fine Arts Exhibit: through Aug. 10, Winterset Galleries, 3041 Orchard Lake Road, Keego Harbor, 248-681-8708.

• Cheryl M. Phillips: through Aug. 10, Rotating Exhibits Gallery at Farmington Hills City Hall, 31555 W. 11 Mile Road,

• “Xeriscape”: through Aug. 25, 1260 Library St., Detroit,, 313-600-7443.

• “Play Ball! Baseball at the DIA”: Memorabilia of 50th anniversary Detroit Tigers’ 1968 World Series victory, through Sept. 16, Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-833-4005,

• “Star Wars and the Power of Costume”: through Sept. 30, Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-833-4005,

• “Too Fast to Live. Too Young To Die-Punk Graphics 1976-1986,” & Shepard Fairey, “Salad Days, 1989-1999”: through Oct. 7, Cranbrook Art Museum, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills,, $10, $8 for seniors, $6 for students, free for 12 and younger.

• Exhibition, Repetition, Rhythm, and Vocab: through Nov. 4, Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-833-4005,


• 2018 MI Great Artist Competition: Artists compete for cash and prizes totaling $16,000. Artists may submit up to five original works through noon Aug. 17 at, for a public vote to determine the top 30 artists. Winning submissions will be on display at Park West Gallery in Southfield. A “People’s Choice” award of $750 goes to the artist who receives the most votes during public voting, which begins Aug. 23.

• Open casting call: Erebus Haunted Attraction hiring 250 people to work for its 19th Halloween season, 6-9 p.m. Aug. 17 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 18, Erebus Escape Room Complex, 34 Oakland Ave., Pontiac,

• Disney’s “Shrek”auditions: Farmington Hills Youth Theatre, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 21 and Aug. 23, and noon-6 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Costick Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Road, Farmington Hills. Free audition workshop 6-8 p.m. Aug. 14 at Costick Center. No registration required. November performances. Actors cast in show must pay registration fee; 248-473-1856.

• New medallion design: Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame, entries accepted through Aug. 31,

• Actors and ASL interpreters: Wild Swan Theater & Synergy On Stage 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sept. 5-6, Wild Swan Theater, 6175 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, 734-995-0530,


• Drop-In Workshop-Wrist and Ankle Rattles: 6-9 p.m. Aug. 10, Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit,

• Drop-In Workshop-Paper Bag Sculpture: noon-5 p.m. Aug. 10; noon- 6 p.m. Aug. 11 and noon-4 p.m. Aug. 12, Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit,

• Free Secrets of Publishing Reading & Panel: features Susan Shapiro, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 15, Barnes & Noble, 396 John R Road, Troy, to benefit Roeper School Scholarship Fund, free admission.

• Everything Speculative-Workshopping the Future: 5-7 p.m. Aug. 16 and artist talk is 5-7 p.m. Aug. 17, Detroit Science Gallery, 1001 Woodward Ave., Detroit,, free, 517-745-8835.

• Little House in the Village Writer’s Camp: ages 9-12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 20-23, The Rochester Hills Museum, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, 248-656-4663,, $140.


• Survivor: 7:30-10 p.m. Aug. 10, Rockin’ on the Riverfront, Detroit, 600 Renaissance Center, Detroit, 313-566-8200,, free.

• Punch Brothers: 7 p.m. Aug. 10, Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak,, $35-$55.

• Julianne Vanden Wyngaard, carillon concert series: 6 p.m. Aug. 10, Elliott Tower, face painting, crafts, tour,

• Mainstream Drive: 10 p.m. Aug. 10 at Brownie’s on the Lake Tiki Bar, 24214 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores, no cover,

• Castlecomer: 7 p.m. Aug. 10, Pike Room @ The Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac,, $12.

• The Harmaleighs, Erik Alan: 8-10 p.m. Aug. 10 at 20 Front Street, Lake Orion,, $15.

• Gabriel Royal and Madison McFerrin: 8 p.m. Aug. 10, Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit,, $12-$39.

• The Kroon Trio: Downtown Music Series 8:30 p.m., Aug. 10, 3388 Auburn Road, Auburn Hills, bring lawn chair and/or blanket, limited seating, refreshments, 248-370-9353,

• Daniel Washington, River Raisin Ragtime Revue: 7:30 p.m. Aug 11, The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor,, 734-761-1818, $35+.

• Motor City Choreography Collective: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11, The Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac,, $18.

• Young Pioneer, The True Blue, Graceful Closure, The Running Youngs: 7 p.m. Aug. 11, The Loving Touch, Ferndale,, $10.

• Dawn Giblin Trio: 7-8:15 p.m. Aug. 13, Blair Memorial Library, 416 N. Main St., Clawson, outdoors at the Gazebo, ice cream for sale, bring a lawn chair/blanket, free. In event of rain, will be indoors at City Hall.

• The Rhythm Society Orchestra: 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 14, Burgh Park Gazebo Concert Series through Aug. 21, 23960 Civic Center Drive, Southfield, 248-796-4620,, bring lawn chairs, blankets, snacks (no alcohol), free.

• Summer Concerts in the Garden-Sarah Barnes D’Angelo Jazz Quintet: 7 p.m. Aug. 15, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo St., Rochester,, free.

• Jean Luc Ponty: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15, Chene Park, Detroit,, $15-$20.

• Joey Vee: In the Park Summer Concert series 7 p.m. Aug. 15, Shain Park, at Merrill and Bates in Birmingham; parking at Chester or Pierce Street structures. Bring blanket or chair, Inclement weather, call for status at 248-530-1650.

• Kimmie Horne: 7-9:30 p.m. Aug. 16, Meadowbrook, 350 Estate Drive, Rochester, includes a self-guided main floor tour of The Hall, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, 248-364-6252,, $35 adv.

• Matthew Ball “The Motor City Boogie Woogie Kid”: 7-9 p.m. Aug. 16, Gazebo in Centennial Park, 22 W Burdick St., Oxford, free, outdoors, lawn chair concert.

• The Prolifics: Stars in the Park Concert Series 7 p.m. Aug. 16, Heritage Park, 24915 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills. If rain, at Costick Center, 28600 11 Mile Road. Concert hot line 248-473-1848 after 4 p.m. No alcohol or pets,

• Motown Memories: 7-9 p.m. Aug. 16 on the front lawn of the Southfield Municipal Campus, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield, free, family-friendly event, concert by Motor City Playback, food trucks, bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating, 248-796-4620,

• Motor City Playback: 7-9 p.m. Aug. 17 Southfield Municipal Complex, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield, food trucks, bring lawn chairs or blankets, games for children,

• Organ Concert by Dr. Quincy Dobbs of Flint School of Performing Arts: 4 p.m. Aug. 19 at 1st Congregational Church of Clarkston 5449 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, 248-394-0200, free.


• New Moon Celebration & Sale, 36th year in business: 10 a.m.-midnight, Aug. 11 at The Book Beat, 26010 Greenfield, Oak Park, 248-968-1190,


• Ken Evans & Tony Adamshick: 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Aug. 10-11, Holly Hotel, 110 Battle Alley, Holly, reservations recommended,, 248-634-5208, $15, adults only.

• Chili Challis: 8 p.m. Aug. 10-11, Big Tommy’s Comedy Club, 40380 Grand River Ave., Novi,, $15-$27.

• J Chris Newberg: Aug. 10-11, Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak, 248-542-9900,, 18+.


Detroit Dance City Festival- Dancing in the Park: noon-4 p.m. Aug. 11-12, Detroit Institute of Arts South lawn, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit,, free.

Detroit Dance City Festival Celebrations: 4-6 p.m. Aug. 12, Detroit Film Theatre, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit,, $25.


• Sci-Fi Summer films- “Planet of the Apes: 3 p.m. Aug. 10, Detroit Film Theatre, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit,, free.

• “2001: A Space Odyssey-Special 50th anniversary”: 8 p.m. Aug. 10-11 and 2 p.m. Aug. 12, The Redford Theatre, 17360 Lahser Road, Detroit, 313-537-2560,, $10.

• “My Little Pony” (PG)-Summer Kids’ Movie Series: 10 a.m. Aug. 15-16, Emagine Theatres,, $2.


• Grub Jam Musical Event: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10, benefits food pantry at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 814 N. Campbell Road, Royal Oak, 248-548-3111, dinner and praise band live performance, family event, fundraiser for the Beacon of Hope Food Pantry at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Royal Oak,

• Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival: 6:30-10:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and 3-10:30 p.m., Aug. 11 at Southfield Municipal Campus front lawn, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield,, free admission, bring lawn chairs or blankets. Parking at Southfield Municipal Campus $10, food trucks, vendors, live music by Horne, Straight Ahead, Kathy Kosins, Penny Wells, Shelia Landis, Rick Matle, David Green, Amy Lee.

• 15th Annual Downtown Monroe Fine Art Fair and 7th annual River Raisin Jazz Festival: Aug. 11-12 in Monroe. The art fair 10 a.m.-6 p.m.Aug. 11 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 12 at Loranger Square, Washington and First Street, Monroe, painters, sculptors, stained glass, children’s corner, The Jazz Festival noon-10 p.m. Aug. 11-12 at St. Mary’s Park, W. Elm St.,

• Milford Memories: Aug. 10-12, downtown Milford, more than 300 artists, food vendors, live music at the LaFontaine Family Amphitheater, featuring Randy Brock Band, Power Play Detroit, Moxie Blitz, The Swift Brothers, Lonnie Stump, beer tent, canoe race, euchre tournament,

• Ann Arbor Blues Festival: Aug. 17-18, Washtenaw Farm Council Playgrounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor,, $40+.

• Free Family Fun Fest Summer Carnival & Community Picnic: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 18, Spirit of Grace Church, 2399 Figa Ave., West Bloomfield Twp., 248-682-0770. Free summer carnival and community picnic with hot dogs, ice cream, children’s activities.


• A.I.R -Asthma Real, 3rd annual Blue Tie Gala “Twilight Edition”: 5:30 p.m. Aug. 18, St. Johns Armenian Church, 22001 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield, includes dinner, performances, fashion show, presentation,, fundraiser for A.I.R., $40.


• Detroit Hustle: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 10-12 at 1001 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 517-745-8835,, free.

• Orson Starr House Museum Open House: 1-4 p.m. Aug. 12 at the museum, 3123 N. Main St., Royal Oak, 248-548-6638, free,

• Deeper Dive Into the Congo: 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Belle Isle Aquarium to celebrate new Mbu puffer fish exhibit, canopied lawn seating, beer tent, African drum and dance ensemble, food truck,

• The Symposium: Academic Stand-Up- The Science Hustle Edition: 5-7 p.m. Aug. 11-13 at Detroit Science Gallery, 1001 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 517-745-8835,, free.

• Dinosaurs & Fossils: ExploreLAB 12:30, 1:30 & 2:30 p.m. Saturdays, 12:30 & 1:30 p.m. Sundays through Labor Day, Cranbrook Institute of Science, 39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills,, $5, $1 children younger than 2, plus museum admission.

• Rochester Hills Museum/Blue Star Museums: Free admission for military personnel and family through Sept. 3, Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, in collaboration with Blue Star Families,

• Free admission to Cranbrook Gardens: 9-5 p.m.daily through Oct. 31 at 380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, 248-645-3149,

• Da Vinci Machines and Robotics: through Jan. 13, Cranbrook Institute of Science, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, 248-645-3200,, $6-$8 plus museum admission.


• Just Imagine-A Celebration of John Lennon: 8 p.m. Sept. 13, Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, 7096 E. 14 Mile Road, Warren,, $25-$55.


• “Friends!-The Musical Parody”: Feb. 6-10, The City Theatre, Detroit

• Laith Al-Saadi: Sept. 29, Michigan Theater, Detroit.

• Atmosphere: Oct. 6, Saint Andrews Hall, Detroit.

• Palisades: Oct. 19, The Shelter, Detroit.

• Mike Shinoda: Nov. 16, The Fillmore, Detroit.

• Louis the Child: Nov. 21, Masonic Temple, Detroit.

• John Butler Trio: Nov. 27, Michigan Theater, Detroit.

• Harry Hudson: Dec. 10, The Shelter, Detroit.

• “Disney Junior Dance Party”: Oct. 30, Michigan Theater, Detroit.

Update to show times

• Chicago and REO Speedwagon, Michael Tolcher: Aug. 12 at DTE Energy Music Theatre – 7 p.m.

• Gov’t Mule’s Dark Side of the Mule & The Avett Brothers, Magpie Salute: Aug. 25 at DTE Energy Music Theatre – 6:30 p.m.

Tickets on sale at box office without service fee, or at Ticketmaster locations, or 800-745-3000,,


• Michigan Shakespeare Festival: “The Tempest” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11; 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and 2 p.m. Aug. 18. “The Rover” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10; 3 p.m. Aug. 12 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18. “Measure for Measure” 2 p.m. Aug. 11; 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 and 3 p.m. Aug. 19 at Canton Village Theatre, 50400 Cherry Hill Road, Canton,, 517-796-8600, $40+.

• “The Dixie Swim Club”: through Aug. 26, The Snug Theatre, 160 S. Water St., Marine City,, 810-278-1749, $28.

• “A Night of Stars with Tennessee Williams”: weekends through Aug. 26, Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron St., Ann Arbor, $20 at or by email [email protected]


• “What I Did Last Summer”: through Aug. 19, Henry Ford College, 5101 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, $14, students $10,

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