Wednesday, March 22

Metro Detroit entertainment, May 13 and beyond – The Oakland Press

On sale now

Scotty McCreery to join Brooks & Dunn and Tenile Townes 39th Annual “99.5 WYCD Hoedown”: June 25, Pine Knob Music Theatre, Independence Twp., $29.75+.

On sale 10 a.m. May 13

• The Smashing Pumpkins, Jane’s Addiction: Nov. 2, Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, $49+.

• The Cult, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Zola Jesus: July 27, Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on the campus of Oakland University, $29.50+.

• Jack Harlow, City Girls: Oct. 2, Fox Theatre, Detroit, $39.50+.

• Comedians Earthquake, Bruce Bruce, Arnez J, Don DC Curry, Adele Givens, Ryan Davis and Henry Coleman: Oct. 15, Fox Theatre, Detroit, $59+.

• Scorpions, Whitesnake, Thundermother: Aug. 30, Pine Knob Music Theatre, $29.50+.

• Vic DiBitetto and Eric D’ Alessandro: March 18, Sound Board at MotorCity Casino, Detroit, $49+.

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


• Sarah Darling: 8-10 p.m. May 13 at 20 Front Street, 20 Front Street, Lake Orion, 248-783-7105,, $18+ adv.

• The Pineapple Thief with Gavin Harrison: 7 p.m. May 13, Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit,, all ages, $35+.

• Parti!, One Exit Down, Sir Cadian, Avalanche, Lake Mosaic: 7 p.m. May 13, The Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac,, all ages, $10+.

• The Paul Keller Quintet: 8 p.m. May 13-14, Alley Cat Club at the Holly Hotel, 110 Battle Alley, Holly,, ages 21+, show is $25+ adv. for members, (annual membership is $59 and includes a $59 credit). Doors at 6 p.m.

• Live Wire: 6-10 p.m. May 14, Hotel Royal Oak Pavillion, 811 E. 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak,

• Detroit Rock City (Detroit’s HOTTEST ‘KISS’ Tribute): May 14, Diesel Concert Hall, 33151 23 Mile Road, Chesterfield,, $15 – $125+.

• Gilbert Jackson Chorale: 7:30 p.m. May 14, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church , 620 Romeo Road , Rochester,, $13+ gen adm., $10 seniors, 60+.

• Matthew Ball, pianist: 3-4 p.m. May 15, Oak Park Library, 14200 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, 248-691-7480.

• The Royal Oak Concert Band presents “An Afternoon at the Cinema”: 3 p.m. May 15, Royal Oak Middle School Auditorium, 709 N. Washington Ave., Royal Oak, $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and children 12 and younger admitted free,

• Craig Strain Orchestra: 3 p.m. May 15, Joy Manor Banquet Center, 28999 Joy Road Westland, doors at 2p.m., $25+ adv., $35 for VIP pre-sale can be purchased through Craig Strain at or at 586-924-6866. Cash bar, hors d’oeuvres.

• Donovan Melero: May 17, The Underground, 1265 Griswold St., Detroit,, $15+.

• Aaron Caruso and Friends perform Broadway hits with dinners: May 18 at Andiamo Bloomfield, May 19 at Andiamo Warren, May 21 at Andiamo Detroit Riverfront May 22 at Andiamo Livonia, $89.95+ each. Cocktail reception at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m.,

• Van Go Go: 8 p.m. May 20, The Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, 248-544-1991,, $12 adv.

• From New Orleans-Adonis Rose & Nojo 7“ Dinner and a Show”: 6 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. May 20, Blue Llama Jazz Club, 314 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor,, $100 each.

• Frame 42: 7 p.m. May 20, Otus Supply in Ferndale,, ages 21+, $10-$15+.

• Matt Andersen, Terra Lightfoot: 8 p.m. May 21, The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor,, $25+.

•Thornetta Davis, Mike Wheeler Band, Nicky T & Snake Charmers: 8 p.m. May 21, The Token Lounge, Westland,, doors at 7 p.m., ages 21+, $15-$25+ adv.

• PRISM Men’s Chorus: 9 p.m. June 3, Macomb Center for the Arts, 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township, 586-286-2222 or, gen. Adm. $25+


• Bignami conducts Beethoven 9-Detroit Symphony Orchestra: May 12-15, Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-576-5111,, $15-$105+.

• Pro Musica: William Bolcom Tribute Concert: 1 p.m. May 15, Detroit Film Theatre, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit,  in-person and virtually. In-person events require prior registration, face masks, proof of vaccination or negative test, $15+.

• Fountain of Inspiration Young Artist Competition winners perform: 8 p.m. May 20, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Road, Rochester,, or call 248.651.4181
Students: $5, Adults: $25.


• Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Drew Lynch-May 12-14, at 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak,, 248-542-9900, prices vary.

• One Night Stans: Rocky LaPorte-May 12-14 at 4761 Highland Road, Waterford Twp., OneNightStans.Club, 248-249-1321, $18.99+.

• Marc Maron: 6 p.m. May 14, Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W 4th St., Royal Oak,, ages 18+, $45+.

• “Sunday Night Live” Comedy Showcase: Comedian Derek Richards, Bill Morrison, Tyler Nissen, 7:30 p.m. May 15, Freddy’s Bar & Grill, 40000 Garfield Rd. Clinton Township, 586-416-7777,, $15. Doors at 6:30 p.m.

• Detroit Women of Comedy Festival: 7-11 p.m. May 20 and 5-11 p.m. May 21, The Independent Comedy Club, Ant Hall, 2320 Caniff St., Hamtramck, purchase tickets at, fundraiser, $10-$25+ per show. Headliner Marcella Arguello 8 p.m., doors at 7:30 p.m., May 20-21, $25+, ages 18+.


• A Night in Hollywood: 5-7 p.m., May 21, Troy Community Center, Rooms 304/305, 3179 Livernois, Troy, , 248-524-3484, live music and dancing, 18+, geared to seniors, $20 resident, $25 non-resident,


• “Acis and Galatea”: May 5-15, Oakland University Varner Studio Theatre, 371 Varner Drive, Rochester, register at, $22+ general, $12+ students.

• “X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X”: 7:30 p.m. May 14, 7:30 p.m. May 19, 2:30 p.m. May 22, Detroit Opera production, Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway St., Detroit,, $29+.


• “Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons”: 8 p.m. May 12 and May 14 (Advanced Directing Project), Varner Lab Theatre, 371 Varner Drive, Rochester,, $6+.

• “The Pin-Up Girls” musical: Through May 15, Meadow Brook Theatre, Oakland University, 378 Meadow Brook Road, Rochester, 248-377-3300,, $37-$46+.

• “Into the Woods, Jr.: May 20-22, Ridgedale Players Community Theatre, 205 West Long Lake Road, Troy,, 248-988-7049,, $12+.

• “Eyes to the Stars” by Erin Osgood Live-Streamed Theatrical Fundraiser: Through May 21 on YouTube, (Pay-What-You-Can, suggested donation is $15).

• “The Producers”- musical: Through May 22, presented by Birmingham Village Players at the Village Players Playhouse, 34660 Woodward Avenue in Birmingham,, 248-644-2075,  $21+.

• “Mamma Mia!”: Through May 29, Baldwin Theatre, 415 South Lafayette, Royal Oak, presented by Stagecrafters, $35+.


• Downtown Rochester’s 12th Annual Skateboard Art Competition & Exhibition for Deck Art 2022: May 12-13,

• Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Detroit, digital art exhibition: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. May 12- Sept. 5, at Lighthouse ArtSpace Detroit (Harmonie Club), 311 E. Grand River Ave., Detroit, 1 844-307-4644,, $39.99+; 24.99+ for ages 16 and younger.

• Waterford Festival of the Arts craft and vendor fair: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. May 14 Waterford Recreation Center, 5640 Williams Lake Road, Waterford Twp. $1 admission,

• 3rd annual JVS + Kadima Frame of Mind Benefit and Arts Showcase: 5-8 p.m. May 15 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit,, fundraiser, $100+.

• 2022 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art: Through May 15, Cranbrook Art Museum, 39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, 248-645-3320,, gen. Adm. $10, free admission for ages 12 and younger.

• Michigan Regional Glass Exhibition: Through May 18, Janice Charach Gallery at the Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit, 6600 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield Twp., presented by  Michigan Hot Glass,, free.

• “Birds and Beasts” exhibit by painter Joan Sterling: Through May 20, Farmington Hills City Hall, 31555 W. Eleven Mile Road, Farmington Hills. Gallery is open, 8:30 a.m-4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday,

• Muslim Talents Art Show & Sale: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 21, Muslim Unity Center of Bloomfield Hills, 1830 W. Square Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills,

• Lake Orion Flower & Art Fair: May 21-22, downtown Lake Orion,

• “By Her Hand”: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500–1800: Through May 29, Detroit Institute of Arts, 313-833-4005, timed entry tickets,

• 85th Annual Detroit Public Schools Student Exhibition: Through May 29, DIA, advance registration,, free.

• “Looking for the Light”: Opening reception is 5-9 p.m. May 13, exhibit through May 31, Galerie Camille, 4130 Cass Ave., Suite C, Detroit,

• “Rochester- No Filter Event. No Filters, no Photoshop, just Rochester”: Photographers of all ages welcome, limited to 50 participants. Register at the Downtown Collaboration Studio, 431 S. Main St., Rochester, fee is $20 and includes disposable camera. One photo from each camera will be on display as part of the No Filter Photo Exhibition, which is open June 9-30 at the studio. Photos will be for sale for $20 each with proceeds to go to downtown events and promotions. Rochester DDA, 248-656-0060,

• Shirley Woodson, “Shield of the Nile Reflections”: Through June 12, Detroit Institute of Arts, 313-833-4005, timed entry tickets,

• “Homebody”: Through June 19, Cranbrook Art Museum, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, 248-645-3323. Walk-ins as space permits, tickets at

• Blooming in Color Art Exhibition – A Tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson: Through June 22, Umoja Fine Arts Gallery in the Crossroads Building, 16250 Northland Drive, Suite 102, Southfield,

• Habatat Detroit Fine Art’s 2022 International Glass Exhibition: Through July 29, Habatat Detroit Fine Art, 4400 Fernlee, Royal Oak,, 248-554-0590.

• Farmington Hills Public Art Program featuring 61 local artists: Farmington Hills City Hall, 31555 W. Eleven Mile Road, Farmington Hills,, 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,

• Van Gogh’s Artistic Roots-The Hague School and French Realism: Exhibit through Jan. 29, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 313-833-4005, masks required,


• Oakland Youth Orchestras online auditions: Through May 22, string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists, ages 7-18, who are interested in advancing their musical skills, are invited to audition for membership in Oakland Youth Orchestras,


• Bookstock Used Book and Media Sale: May 16-22, Laurel Park Place, 6 Mile Road, Livonia,, 248-645-7840, ext. 365, May 16 presale entry is $20, the rest of the sale is free admission, 248-842-9523, proceeds benefit literacy and education projects.

• Sentencing Youth to Life in Prison: Justice Denied.” Our book launch party is on Saturday, May 21 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Rusty Bucket (42874 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills). We’re celebrating with food, wine, and books. Everyone is welcome to attend.

• Northville District Library Local Author Fair: 2-4 p.m. May 21, 212 W. Cady St., Northville,, 248-349-3020. Books will be available for purchase and signing. No registration needed.

• Robert Dustman, author of “Defining Moments”: 7 p.m. May 25, Commerce Township Community Library, 180 E Commerce Road, Commerce Twp., 248-669-8108,


• “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”:  (PG-13), Farmington Civic Theater, 33332 Grand River Ave., Farmington,, 248-474-1951, $8.50+ gen. Adm., $5.75 matinees.

• “Abba-The Movie” May 12 and May 14; The Maple Theater, 4135 W. Maple Road, Bloomfield Twp., 248-855-9091,, $12+.

• ““Donbass”: May 13-14; “In Front of Your Face”- May 21-22, Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts,, $11+.

• Senior Citizen Luncheon and a movie: 11 a.m. May 17, movie ticket to “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent,”(R  includes lunch buffet, 44 oz. popcorn and a 21 oz. fountain drink, Emagine Royal Oak, 200 North Main St., Royal Oak, purchase adv. Tickets at, ages 55+, $19 each.

• “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”:  (PG-13): Through May 26, Milford Independent Cinema, Milford,, $7+.


• Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Blarney Blast from the Past – The Ultimate 80s Prom Party fundraiser: May 21, 32460 Pierce Street, Beverly Hills, purchase adv. event and dinner tickets at Dinner is being provided by Andiamo restaurant, $45 (Seniors $40), Admission only tickets are $25.


• Halfway to Halloween: 8-11 p.m. Friday, the 13th (May 13), 3 Haunted Attractions at Phryte Village in Orion Twp., 1 haunt- $15+ per person, 2 haunts- $27+ per person, 3 haunts- $37+ per person, parking $5,

• Motor City Comic Con: May 13-15, Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi, tickets are Friday – $30+, Saturday – $40+ and Sunday – $35+, adult weekend pass – $85+, ages 5 and younger admitted free, Krysten Ritter will appear May 14, available for autographs ($75) and professional photo ops by Pose Photos ($85).

• Armed Forces Day USO SHOW: 2 p.m. May 21, American Legion Post 351, 46146 Cass Ave., Utica, Shelby Township, Bring lawn chairs blankets, food vendors, no tickets needed, free admission, donations welcome to benefit John Dingle Detroit VA Hospital and The Wounded Warriors. For information, email


• The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation: 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, nonmembers $25, $22.50 seniors, youth (5-11), $18.75+, free to ages 4 and younger, membership starts at $55. COVID-19 precautions in effect. Ford Rouge Factory Tours Monday-Saturday, purchase tickets online,

• Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Permanent exhibits include the famous Streets of Old Detroit, the Allesee Gallery of Culture, Doorway to Freedom: Detroit and the Underground Railroad, Detroit: The “Arsenal of Democracy,” the Gallery of Innovation, Frontiers to Factories, America’s Motor City and The Glancy Trains,, gen. adm. is $10.

• Ford House: Historic estate of Edsel and Eleanor Ford, 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores. Timed entry, COVID-19 precautions,, 313-884-4222. Spring Flower Tours are at 3 p.m. on various dates, through May 28, purchase adv. Tickets, $15 for non-member adults, $12 for members.

• King Tutankhamun-“Wonderful Things” from the Pharaoh’s Tomb exhibit: Through Aug. 22, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit, 313-494-5800, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., reserve timed tickets at, $15+.

• Meadow Brook Hall, 350 Estate Drive, Rochester, Guided House Tours are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through May 29. Tours begin every half hour from 11 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Adult $15, seniors, military $12, youth (6-12) $7. Members, OU Students, free for children ages 5 and younger, reservations at

• Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R. St., Detroit,, 313-577-8400, museum gen. adm. is $18+.

• Motown Museum: Closed due to flood damage and for expansion until Summer 2022. Pop-up store in Greektown, 580 Monroe St., Detroit,

• Orchard Lake Museum: Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society reopened Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road Orchard Lake, new exhibits and outdoor exhibit panels, 1-4 p.m. first, second, fourth and fifth Sundays and third Fridays, or by appointment, 248-757-2451,

• Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is open for public drop-In hours and tours, noon-3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills,, $5/Adults; $3/Seniors & Students.

• University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 South State St, Ann Arbor, 734-764-0395,

• Michigan Activity Pass: Available for card holders of all Michigan public libraries, for free or discounted admission to more than 450 locations, including historic sites, cultural attractions and state parks,

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