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Metro Detroit entertainment Aug. 19 and beyond – Macomb Daily



• 313 Presents launches limited run podcast “Hello, Pine Knob”: In honor of Pine Knob Music Theatre’s historic 50th anniversary, the miniseries will release weekly episodes focusing on the venue’s history, hosted by award-winning Detroit area music and entertainment journalist Gary Graff, 313Presents.com.

On sale now

• “Fiddler on the Roof”: Oct. 11-16, Fisher Theatre, Detroit, www.broadwayindetroit.com, $30+.

• “Christmas at the Holly Hotel” premiere: 4 p.m. Dec. 4, Redford Theatre, 17360 Lahser Road, Detroit, tickets are $35, includes Red Carpet Reception with beer, wine and appetizers, dessert after the show. Premiere will be shown at 5 p.m., “A Civil Christmas” will be shown at 7 p.m.

On sale 10 a.m. Aug. 18

• “Hamilton”: Nov. 15-Dec. 4, Fisher Theatre, Detroit, $59+.

• Sheila E: Dec. 11, Sound Board, Detroit, $48+.

• Tesla: April 18, Sound Board, Detroit, $65.50+.

On sale 10 a.m. Aug. 19

• The Millennium Tour featuring Turned Up! featuring Bow Wow, Mario, Keri Hilson, Lloyd, Pleasure P, Bobby V, Sammie: Oct. 15, Little Caesars Arena at MotorCity Casino, Detroit, $62.50+.

• Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, The Isley Brothers: Dec. 31, at the Fox Theatre, Detroit, $59.50+.

• Skip Marley, Etana and Roots Vibrations end-of-summer concert: 6 p.m.-midnight, Aug. 27, Beacon Park, 1903 Grand River Ave., Detroit, food trucks, vendors with artwork, jewelry, and treats, free.

• Ne-Yo and Trey Songz: Oct. 14, Fox Theatre, Detroit, $74+.

On sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 25

• Boney James: Dec. 8, Sound Board at MotorCity Casino, Detroit, $48+.

Note: Events are subject to change; check with venues for updates. Some events require masks, proof of vaccination or negative COVID test within 72 hours prior to event. Tickets on sale at 313Presents.com, LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com or the XFINITY Box Office at Little Caesars Arena.


• Rockstar-tribute band 80s Hair Band Music: 7-10 p.m. Aug. 19, Wildwood Amphitheater, 2700 Joslyn Ct., Orion Township, orion.events, $20+.

• Interstate 90’s: 9 p.m. Aug. 19, Winner’s Bar & Grill, 34540 Harper Ave, Clinton Twp., facebook.com/winners.bar.

• Hiss Golden Messenger, Aoife O’Donovan: 8 p.m. Aug. 19, The Ark, 316 Main St., Ann Arbor, theark.org/events, $41+.

• Greg Koch with Polka Floyd: 7 p.m. Aug. 19, The Magic Bag; 22920 Woodward, Ferndale, www.themagicbag.com, $30+.

• UB40, The Original Wailers: 8 p.m. Aug. 19, Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, 2600 Atwater St., Detroit, thearetha.com/calendar, $30+.

• If Walls Could Talk: 7 p.m. Aug. 19, The Loving Touch, thelovingtouchferndale.com, $15+.

• Friday at Noon Concerts-Oakland University’s carillonneur: Noon-12:30 p.m., Fridays, Elliot Tower on Oakland University campus, oakland.edu/elliott-tower.

• Sean Dobbins: 7-10:15 p.m. Aug. 19-20, Blue LLama Jazz Club, 314 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, bluellamaclub.com, show only-$15+, dinner with show- $75+, each night.

• Skarlet Heart: Aug. 19-20, live music Fridays and Saturdays, Boat Bar, 2000 South Ortonville Road, Ortonville, theboatbar.net.

• Lee DeWyze: 8-10 p.m. Aug. 20, at 20 Front Street, Lake Orion, 20frontstreet.com, $30+.

• George Bedard’s “A Tribute to Johnny Cash”: 8 p.m., Aug. 20, The Ark, 316 Main St., Ann Arbor, theark.org/events, $25+.

• Cameo, SOS Band: Aug. 20, Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, 2600 Atwater St., Detroit, thearetha.com/calendar, $40+.

• Nouvelle Vague: 7 p.m. Aug. 21, The Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac, thecrofoot.com, all ages, $35+.

• Detroit Youth Choir: 3:30 p.m. Aug. 21, Temple Shir Shalom, 3999 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield Twp. The choir achieved second place spot in “America’s Got Talent” in 2019. Tickets are $36+ adults, $10 for ages 6 to 19 and free for 5 and younger, register at www.ncjwmi.org, or call 248.355.3300, ext. 0.

• Dan Navarro: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23, The Ark, 316 S Main, Ann Arbor, 734-761-1800, www.theark.org.

• Keith Washington, Chante Moore: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24, Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, 2600 Atwater St., Detroit, thearetha.com/calendar, $15+.

• Matt Nathanson, Donovan Woods: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 West 4th St., Royal Oak, royaloakmusictheatre.com, $35+.

• Jackamo: Aug. 25, Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester, on the library’s West Lawn, bring a blanket or low-back lawn chairs. If inclement weather, performances will be inside the library, open to the public, registration is required at calendar.rhpl.org or call 248-656-2900.

• Saliva w/sg Chase Engel & the Night Shift: 7-11 p.m. Aug. 27, Diesel Concert Hall, 33151 23 Mile Road, Chesterfield, dieselconcerts.com, $20+.

• 338th Army Band: 3 p.m. Aug. 28, Central United Methodist Church, 3882 Highland Road, Waterford Twp., waterfordcumc.org/free-concert-featuring-the-338th-army-band, free.

• Jake Miller: 7 p.m. Aug. 28, El Club, 4114 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit, elclubdetroit.com, $29.26.


• East Meets West Classical with Chinese Erhu master Xiao Dong Wei and Japanese-born Steinway Piano virtuoso Yuki Mack: 7 p.m. Aug. 27, Palmer Woods Music in Homes & Gardens outdoors, adv. purchase only, palmerwoodsmusicinhomes2022.eventbrite.com, $54.67+ (includes dinner).

Concerts in the Park

• Troy Summer Sensation Concert Series-The BackBeats: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 25, at Boulan Park, 1898 Boulan (at Crooks Road between Big Beaver and Wattles Road). Food truck starting at 5:30 p.m., troymi.gov.

• Music in the Park: 7-9 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 25, Dodge Park, 40620 Utica Road, Sterling Heights, sterling-heights.net.

• Friday Nights Downtown Music Series: 7-8:30 p.m. Fridays, through Aug. 26, Knight Amphitheater, Riverside Park, 3311 Squirrel Court, Auburn Hills, auburnhills.org/community/downtown.

• River Sight & Sound Concert Series- Air Margaritaville: Aug. 27 and Clinton River Park Gazebo, 1 Crocker Blvd., Mt. Clemens, facebook.com/DowntownMountClemens. Nightline is Sept. 24.

• LOLive! Gazebo Concert Series- Matt Hires: 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 31 at Children’s Park gazebo, 201 S Broadway, downtown Lake Orion, downtownlakeorion.org, free.

• Uptown Friday Night Concert Series: 7-9 p.m. Fridays, through Sept. 30, Fountain Stage, Macomb Place, Mt.Clemens, facebook.com/DowntownMountClemens.

• Summer Concert Series: 5-8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, through season, Festival Park Gazebo, The Village of Rochester Hills, Rochester Hills, TheVORH.com/Events. Bring lawn chair, blanket, free.

• Live at The Pavilion-Live music: 6-10 p.m. Saturdays through the summer, Hotel Royal Oak Pavilion, 811 E. 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak, hotelroyaloak.com.


• M1 Concourse Woodward Dream Show: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 19, tickets are $50 for 18+, $25 for ages 13-18 and free for 12 and younger, free parking with ticket, food and beverages for sale on-site, m1concourse.com.

• Woodward Dream Cruise: Aug. 20, woodwarddreamcruise.com.

• Armada Fair: Aug. 15-21, 74280 Fair St., Armada, carnival, entertainment, rodeo on Aug. 19; tractor and truck pulls on Aug. 20, armadafair.org, event prices vary.

• The Michigan Renaissance Festival: Weekends, Aug. 20-Oct. 2, 12600 Dixie Hwy., Holly. Lighthouse has partnered with the Michigan Renaissance Festival. Volunteer shifts are available, (volunteers receive free tickets for family and friends), lighthousemi.org, michrenfest.com.

• Main Street Franklin’s Summer Block Party: 5:30-9 p.m. Aug. 24, 32731 Franklin Road, Franklin, featuring Sean Blackman Trio and student musicians from the Axis Academy, sidewalk sales throughout the day, food trucks, free ice cream by Cool Jacks, craft cocktails by Tangerine Wine, and children’s activities such as Touch a Truck, lawn games, mainstreetfranklinmi.com.

• Oxford Revival is 5-10 p.m. Aug. 24-27, Centennial Park, presented by local churches, featuring live music, keynote speakers and youth programs, facebook.com/loveincofnoc. For information, email oxfordrevival@gmail.com, all ages, free.

• Dragon on the Lake is Aug. 25-28, Lake Orion lake. Event features art, music, children’s activities and vendors. The lighted boat parade starts at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 26, at Green’s Park, Lake Orion, dragononthelake.com.

• Novi Taco Fest and Novi Fine Art Fair: 4-11 p.m. Aug. 26, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 27 and noon-8 p.m. Aug. 28, Twelve Mile Crossing at Fountain Walk, 44425 W. 12 Mile Road, Novi, (near Emagine Theatre), strolling Mariachi bands, three stages of entertainment, $5 per person, per day or $10 for a 3-day pass, in advance, includes both events, free parking, NoviTacoFest.com. Cultural food and beverages to purchase. The Novi Fine Art fair is a juried art fair, novifineartfair.com.

• 10th annual Hazel Park Art Fair Brass is among more than 100 artists and vendors in the Hazel Park Art Fair, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 27 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 28 at Green Acres Park, 620 W. Woodward Heights, Hazel Park.


• Shan Puppet Theater “Journey to the West” and “Mischief in Crystal Palace”: Noon and 3 p.m. Aug. 20, Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts, dia.org, free.

• Rosedale Community Player auditions for “The Hero and The Hag”: 7 p.m. Aug. 22-23, Peace Lutheran Church, 17029 13 Mile Road, Southfield. Performances will run weekends, Oct. 21-Nov. 5, RosedaleCommunityPlayers.com.

• “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations”: Through Aug. 28, Detroit Opera House, ainttooproudmusical.com.

• Meadow Brook Theatre auditions for children in “A Christmas Carol”: Sept. 10, at the theatre in Wilson Hall, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. Fully vaccinated children (ages 5-13) who will not reach 14th birthday before Oct, 25 (1st day of rehearsal) may audition. Auditioners should arrive at the theatre starting at 9 a.m. to sign-in. They will be reading from the script onstage in groups. No prepared pieces, singing, or dancing required, bring a photo to submit. Rehearsals will be after school and on weekends with Monday as a day off. The play will run Nov. 18-Dec. 24, with school matinees beginning Nov. 15, 248-370-3308, www.mbtheatre.com.

• “Nutcracker-The Magic of Christmas” Open Auditions: Noon, Sept. 24, Rhythm Pointe Dance Academy; 50685 Mound Road, Shelby Township, 586-726-9565, nutcracker.com/your-city/get-tickets/detroit. Tickets are required for the performance at the Fox if cast in the ballet.


• Summer Fest: 1-8 p.m. Aug. 20, Hannan Center, 4750 Woodward Ave., Detroit, food, live music 3-4:30 p.m., Emerge! Art Exhibit – highlighting the work of artists 55 years and older reception is 4:30-6:30 p.m., hannan.org.

• Artist Demonstration: Heather Miller: Noon, Aug. 20-21, Draw-along workshop, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 313-833-4005, dia.org.

• Michigan Water Color Society: Top 30 Traveling Show: Through Aug. 30, Anton Art Center, 125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens, theartcenter.org.

• “Waste Not Want Not” by Deborah Hecht: Exhibit through Aug. 31, Woods Gallery, Huntington Woods Library, 26415 Scotia, Huntington Woods, 248-543-9720, huntingtonwoodslib.org.

• Photo Prize: Annual City of Southfield competition public exhibition and online voting, through Sept. 2, Southfield City Hall, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield. Vote at cityofsouthfield.com/form/southfield-photo-prize. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in September and featured in the City’s 2023 calendar.

• Tyrrell Winston “A Tiger’s Stripes”: Through Sept. 25, Also, “Whatever Gets You Through the Night”-Selections from the Mott-Warsh Collection and Tunde Olaniran-“Made a Universe” exhibits through Sept. 25, Cranbrook Art Museum, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, cranbrookartmuseum.org/events.

• Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Detroit, digital art exhibition: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. through Oct. 16, (extended) at Lighthouse ArtSpace Detroit (Harmonie Club), 311 E. Grand River Ave., Detroit, 1-844-307-4644, immersivevangogh.com, $39.99+; 24.99+ for ages 16 and younger.

• “Conscious Response-Photographers Changing the Way We See”: Through Jan. 8, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, advanced reservations are required to visit the museum, 313-833-4005, dia.org/art/exhibitions.

• Van Gogh’s Artistic Roots-The Hague School and French Realism: Exhibit through Jan. 29, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 313-833-4005, advanced reservations are required, dia.org/art/exhibitions.

• Farmington Hills Public Art Program featuring 61 local artists: Farmington Hills City Hall, 31555 W. Eleven Mile Road, Farmington Hills, fhgov.com, 248-699-6709. On exhibit during business hours 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

• “Community, Love, and Family”: Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery, 33 East Adams Ave. Detroit, swordsintoplowsharesdetroit.org.

• Centennial Ceramic Tile Mural: 350 community members crafted ceramic tiles depicting their love of community parks, 4.5 feet high and 20 feet wide, on exhibit at Thelma Spencer Park, 3701 John R Rd, Rochester Hills, rochesterhills.org, pccart.org/centennial-ceramic-tile-mural.

Call for artists

• Canvas Pontiac regional art competition: Submissions accepted for murals in downtown Pontiac. Artists can submit drawings, paintings, photographs, and digital art into any of four categories: photography, handcrafted, which includes digital art and NFTs, automotive themed, and mural proposals. Entries accepted through Aug. 31, $50 fee, with proceeds to benefit Canvas Pontiac’s mission of fostering the arts in Pontiac, canvaspontiac.org. The 2021 Canvas Pontiac awardees will be displayed on 8’x10’ canvasses throughout downtown.

• 24th Annual Fine Art Show applications: The Livonia Arts Commission is now accepting applications for the juried fine art show to be held Oct. 1-22 at the Bennett Civic Center Library. The deadline for artists to apply is Sept. 2. Artists may submit up to 10 entries, with a cost of $35 per entry for each of the first two, and $10 per entry for any additional. Cash prizes of up to $700 (for Best of Show), livonia.gov/1638/Arts-Commission.


• Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Zach Martina-Aug. 18-20, J Chris Newberg-Aug. 25-27, at 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak, comedycastle.com, 248-542-9900, ages 18+, prices vary.

• One Night Stans: Mary Santora-Aug. 18-20, James Camacho-Aug. 25-27, at 4761 Highland Road, Waterford Twp., OneNightStans.Club, 248-249-1321, prices vary.

• Comedy Bang! Bang! starring Scott Aukerman: 7 p.m. Aug. 27, Royal Oak, royaloakmusictheatre.com, ages 18+, $39.75+.


•  “Beast” (R  “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris”: Aug. 19+, Farmington Civic Theater, 33332 Grand River Ave., Farmington, theFCT.com, 248-474-1951, $8.50+ gen. Adm., $5.75 matinees.

• “Minions: The Rise of Gru”: 4 p.m. Aug. 19-Sept. 1, Milford Independent Cinema, Milford, milfordcinema.org/tickets, $5+.

• “DC League of Super-Pets” Screening for individuals with sensory needs: Aug. 20, Emagine theatres, tickets available at Emagine-Entertainment.com.

• “UFC 278-Usman vs. Edwards 2”: 10 p.m. Aug. 20, select Emagine locations, emagine-entertainment.com, $25.

• 007 Film Series: Select dates through Aug. 25, The Maple Theater, 4135 W. Maple Road, Bloomfield Twp., 248-855-9091, themapletheater.com, $6+.

• Friday Night Films: Through Aug. 26, outdoors at New Center Park. Gates open at 8 p.m. and the movies start at dusk, 2998 W Grand Blvd., Detroit, 313-420-6000, newcenterpark.com/friday-night-movies, free.

• “Labyrinth” Celebration with Goblin King Players: Doors at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26-27, masquerade party from 6:30-8:30 p.m., costume contest, “Labyrinth” movie plays at 8:30 p.m. at the Redford Theatre, 17360 Lahser Road, Detroit, 313-537-2560, redfordtheatre.com, $25+.

• Movie Nights in the D, a free outdoor movie series: 7 p.m. Thursdays through August at Campus Martius Park, 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit, DowntownDetroit.org/events.

• Metroparks Movies in the Parks: Parking opens at 6 p.m., movie starts at dusk. Bring blankets or chairs to movies at Kensington and Willow Metroparks. At Stony Creek Metropark enjoy a drive-in style movie. Bring snacks and drinks or picnic dinner. “Spiderman No Way Home” is Aug. 19, at Kensington Metropark; “Encanto” is Aug. 20, at Stony Creek Metropark; “Space Jam, A New Legacy” is Aug. 27, at Willow Metropark. Free entry with Metroparks daily or annual pass entry to the park. If inclement weather, the event will be canceled, metroparks.com/movies-in-the-parks.


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