Metro Detroit entertainment Sept. 2 and beyond – The Oakland Press


• Busta Rhymes to join Wu-Tang Clan and Nas: 8 p.m. Sept. 3, Pine Knob Music Theatre, Independence Twp., $29.50+.

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• Will Downing, Mike Phillips: Dec. 4, Sound Board, Detroit, $45+.

• Dru Hill: Jan. 22, Sound Board, $55+.


• Crowded House: Sept. 15 at the Fox Theatre has been canceled. Refunds are available at point of purchase. Tickets purchased by phone or online will be automatically refunded.

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,, or the XFINITY Box Office at Little Caesars Arena.


• Mayday, Wax: 7-11 p.m. Sept. 2, Diesel Concert Hall, 33151 23 Mile Road, Chesterfield,, $20+.

• From NYC-Samara Joy Dinner + Show: 6-8 p.m., Sept. 2, Blue LLama Jazz Club, 314 S. Main St., Ann Arbor,, dinner with show- $85+.

• Albert Cummings: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3, The Token Lounge, 28949 Joy Road, Westland,

• Fantasia, Tamar Braxton, Mali Music: 8 p.m. Sept. 4, Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, 2600 Atwater St., Detroit,, $45.50+.

• Story of the Year: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6, The Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac,, all ages, $29.50+.

• Incognito, Maysa: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7, Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, 2600 Atwater St., Detroit,, $15+.

• Silverstein and the Amity Affliction: 6 p.m. Sept. 8, Royal Oak,, all ages, $29.50-$49.50+.

• Golden Features: Doors at 10 p.m. Sept. 8 at The Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit,, ages 18+, $15 adv.

• Kem, Tamia: 8 p.m. Sept. 9, Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, 2600 Atwater St., Detroit,, $46+.

• The Local Honeys: Sept. 9, at 20 Front Street,  Lake Orion,

• The Second City-Night 1 and Night 2: 8 p.m. Sept. 9-10, The Ark, 316 S Main, Ann Arbor, 734-761-1800,, gen. adm. $36, students $26, each night.

• Antighost: 7 p.m. Sept. 10, The Loving Touch,, $13+.

• Perturbator, Health: Sept. 11, El Club, 4114 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit,, $32.50+.

• Christopher Cross: Sept. 11, Flagstar Strand Theatre, 12 N. Saginaw, Pontiac;, $49.50+.

• Fantastic Negrito: 7 p.m. Sept. 12, The Magic Bag; 22920 Woodward, Ferndale,, $25+.

• Hinder, Framing Hanley: 7-11 p.m. Sept. 13, Diesel Concert Hall, 33151 23 Mile Road, Chesterfield,, $25+.

• Charlie Porter: 7-10 p.m. Sept. 15, Blue LLama Jazz Club, 314 S. Main St., Ann Arbor,, show only-$25+.

• Michael Franti, Spearhead: 8 p.m. Sept. 16, Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, 2600 Atwater St., Detroit,, $35+.

• A. Spencer Barefield, Isis Damil and Marion Hayden: 4 p.m. or 7 p.m. Sept. 17, Palmer Woods Music in Homes & Gardens  Palmer Park Log Cabin, adv. purchase only,, $54.67+ (includes dinner).

• Detroit Symphony Orchestra-The Music of “Star Wars”: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-576-5111,, $19-$105+.

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

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

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


• Romeo Peach Festival: Sept. 1-5, carnival, live music, car shows, arts and crafts, and food vendors, fireworks at 9:30 p.m. (dusk) Sept. 2, parade at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 5,

• Michigan State Fair Labor Day Weekend is Sept. 1-5 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi,, featuring carnival, fair, agriculture, livestock and indoor vendor booths, live music, beer tent, and fair food. The Shrine Circus, benefiting the Shriners Hospitals for Children, is Sept. 2-6, with performance times at noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., final circus performance is at 5 p.m. Sept. 5, Admission is $10+, circus and carnival rides extra. Hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 1-2, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept 3-4 and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 5. No unaccompanied minors allowed to enter the fair after 6 p.m.

• Detroit International Jazz Festival: Sept. 2-5, downtown Detroit, 17-year-old Detroit area singer/songwriter Anissa Lea performs at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 4. For artists lineup, visit, free admission. Livestream available at,

• Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 2-4 and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 5, downtown Royal Oak,, $5 before 3 p.m. and $10 after 3 p.m., parking options at

• The Michigan Renaissance Festival: Weekends through Oct. 2, 12600 Dixie Hwy., Holly, Themed weekends include Vikings Invasion, Sept. 3-Labor Day, Sept. 5.

• Annual Art on the Bay: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 3-4, Walter & Mary Burke Park, downtown New Baltimore, 810-394-1570, arts and crafts and food vendors, music,

• Hamtramck Labor Day Festival: Noon to 10 p.m., Sept. 3-5. Parade is 1:30 p.m. Sept. 5, music, food, artists, Hamtramck Yacht Club Canoe Races, Joseph Campau from Caniff north to approximately Carpenter, Hamtramck,, free admission.

• Blake’s Annual Sunflower Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 3-5, Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill 17985 Armada Center Road, Armada, 100+ artisans, short walk to the Sunflower fields to cut your own sunflower, DIY make and take workshops, classes, tickets $11.50+, free for children 10 and younger accompanied by adult,

• Franklin Community Association’s Labor Day Round Up: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 5, downtown Franklin with a parade at noon, Art in the Village fine art fair is 10 a.m.-5 p.m., live music, inflatables, petting farm, magic show, jugglers, interactive circus, midway games, food by Leo’s Coney Island of West Bloomfield, classic car display, and dog rescue,

• Art & Apples Festival: Sept. 9-11 (2 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Sept. 9, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 11), Rochester Municipal Park, Paint Creek Center for the Arts 56th annual juried art festival, activities include Meijer Kids Arts Zone and the Creation Station, live performances from community music and dance groups, and food vendors, suggested donation of $5 at festival entrance.

• Downtown Mount Clemens Art & Craft Show: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 9 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 10, live entertainment both days,

• North American International Auto Show: Sept. 17-25, Detroit Riverfront,


• Detroit Opera’s “Opera In The Parks”: 5 p.m. Sept. 9, members of Touring Ensemble, Spirit Plaza,  2 Woodward Ave, Detroit,, free.

• “The Valkyries”: Sept. 17-20, Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway St. Detroit,, $29-$139+.


• “In Pieces: A New Musical”: 8 p.m. Sept. 2-3 and 2 p.m. Sept. 4, Varner Lab Theatre, 371 Varner Drive, Rochester,, $12 general admission, $10 students.

• “Bright Star” musical: Sept. 9-24, Avon Players, 1185 Washington, Rochester Hills,  Friday/Saturday performances 8 p.m., Sunday matinee 2 p.m.,, 248-608-9077, $30+.

• “Arsenic and Old Lace”: Sept. 9-25. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m., Birmingham Village Players, 34660 Woodward Ave., Birmingham. 248-644-2075,, $25+.

• 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,

• “Midnight At The Masquerade” Murder Mystery and Dinner event: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14, Andiamo Banquet Center, 7096 E. 14 Mile Road, Warren,, $79.95+.

• The FET!SH Project: 6-11 p.m., live performance time 8 p.m. Sept. 15, during  Detroit Month of Design’s Eastern Market After Dark, at Eastern Market, Detroit, features 15 artists, curated by artist Laura Earle. Artist Reception is set for 6-9 p.m. Sept. 18 at Andy Art Center, 3000 Fenkell Road in Detroit. Works from this project will be on display at the art center throughout the month of September,,

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

• “On Golden Pond”: Through Sept. 25, Snug Theatre, 160 Water St., Marine City,  River Bank Theatre production; 810-278-1749,, $30+.


• Van Gogh in America exhibit: Opens Oct. 2, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 313-833-4005, 74 authentic Van Gogh works from around the world, Tickets on sale.

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

• “Global Art Project for Peace”: 1-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, through Sept. 10, Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery, 33 East Adams Ave. Detroit,

• Ferndale Library celebrates 10 years of art exhibitions with Steffanie Samuels show: Opening Reception is Sept. 10, with artist talk, refreshments, and live music, exhibit is Sept. 6-Oct. 9,
• Paul Verdell, “Forty Acres”: Opening reception is 6-8 p.m. Sept. 10, Library Street Collective, 1260 Library St., Detroit, exhibit through Oct. 8,

• “Immersive Klimt Revolution”, digital art exhibition: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 10- Oct. 16, Lighthouse ArtSpace Detroit, 311 E Grand River Ave., Detroit,, $34.99+ with timed and flexible options.

• BBAC fall youth and adult classes: Enrollment is open for all ages and skill levels, classes begin Sept. 12 (adults) and Sept. 19, 2022 (youth), Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, 1516 S. Cranbrook, Birmingham,

• 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,

• “Where it All Began” paintings by Detroit native Josh Moulton: Exhibit through Oct. 1, The Gallery at the Anchor Building at Trader Todd’s Marina, 24030 Jefferson, Saint Clair Shores, tradertoddsmarina/events, 586-776-5650.

• “Everything is a Portal”: An experimental theatre performance featuring Tunde Olaniran: Rescheduled to Oct. 7-8. Reservations have been transferred from the previous dates: Sept. 9 attendees are now scheduled for Oct. 7 and Sept. 10 attendees are now scheduled for Oct. 8. To cancel reservations, email

• 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,, $39.99+; 24.99+ for ages 16 and younger.

• The Electrifly Detroit Augmented Reality Mural Festival: Through Oct. 31, presented by BrandXR, a series of interactive public art installations in several Detroit locations including: Boston-Edison District, Karasi Education Center, Eastern Market District, 8 Mile District, The REEF Detroit, New Center, Tangent Gallery, Greektown District, The Elephant Room, Woodbridge District, Armageddon Beachparty Lounge, Capitol Park District, Brush Park District, The Scott at Brush Park, Midtown District, The Hamilton Midtown. Also at Ventimiglia Italian Foods in Sterling Heights and locations in Ann Arbor and Battle Creek. Viewers can download the Electrifly Augmented Reality Art App for free and visit the public murals,

• BBAC art exhibits: Sabrina Nelson –”I Had a Prayin’ Grandmother”; Birmingham Society of Women Painters – “Expanding Our Views” Deborah Eyde – “Marrow” and art by students of Andrea Tama, exhibits through Nov. 3, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, 1516 S. Cranbrook, Birmingham, Gallery Hours are  9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Saturday.

• “The Immersive Nutcracker”: Opens Nov. 19, Lighthouse ArtSpace Detroit, 311 E Grand River Ave., Detroit,, $29.99+.

• “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,

• 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,

• 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.

• 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,,


• Denise Lutz novel debut and photography: 6-9  p.m. Sept. 9, Robert Kidd Gallery, 107 Townsend St., Birmingham, with Denise Lutz, author of “Thumbs”, live music by Oliva Dear,

Call for artists, musicians

• Motown Museum’s Amplify the Sound of Detroit program applications: Through 9 p.m. Sept. 2. Participants will take part in three months of artist development to win the title of “Amplify Sound of Detroit Artist of the Year” and the grand prize, which includes $5,000, studio time, performance opportunities and professional coaching from music industry executives. Open to solo vocalists and vocal groups from Metro Detroit, ages 16+. Selected semi-finalists will participate in artist development sessions approximately once per week, both virtually and in-person from September to December at Hitsville NEXT on the Motown Museum Campus, 2658 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. Participants can apply at

• 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),

• The Troy Community Chorus is looking for adult singers in all vocal ranges: Rehearsals begin Sept. 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the choir room at Athens High School, 4333 John R Road, Troy, Auditions not required, register from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 6, Sept. 13 and Sept. 20, $35/person or $60/couple, all members must provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For information, contact Dale Christensen, at 248-828-8627 or by email to,


• Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Joe Machi-Sept. 8-10; Pauly Shore-9:45 p.m. Sept. 13; Rob Little-Sept. 15-17; at 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak,, 248-542-9900, ages 18+, prices vary.

• One Night Stans: Luke Null-Sept. 1-3, Keith Lenart-Sept. 8-10, at 4761 Highland Road, Waterford Twp., OneNightStans.Club, 248-249-1321, prices vary.


• Bridge Builders Main Street Microgrant public voting: Create Collective of Rochester Hills program, “Through My Eyes”, is a semi-finalist. Public voting is open through Sept. 4, Art pieces will be placed so they are easily accessible to pedestrians and can be seen from the road.

• Mary J. Blige’s ‘Good Morning Gorgeous’ tour contest: For a chance to win a pair of concert tickets to a stop on Mary J. Blige’s ‘Good Morning Gorgeous’ tour, enter drawing at by Sept. 8.


•  “Spider-Man-No Way Home” extended edition (PG-13); “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris”: Sept. 2+, Farmington Civic Theater, 33332 Grand River Ave., Farmington,, 248-474-1951, $8.50+ gen. Adm., $5.75 matinees.

• “Hallelujah-Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song” (PG-13), “Three Thousand Years of Longing” (R): Sept. 2-8, The Maple Theater, 4135 W. Maple Road, Bloomfield Twp., 248-855-9091,, $12+.

• “The Ape Star” (animated): 2 p.m. Sept. 3, Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts,, free with registration.

• National Cinema Day: Sept. 3, Participating theaters including MJR Digital Cinemas and Emagine Theatres partnered with The Cinema Foundation for Cinema Day, offering $3 tickets and concession deals on Sept. 3,,

• “Distant (Uzak)”: Sept. 3-4, Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts,, $11+.

• “All Out” professional wrestling televised event by All Elite Wrestling: 7 p.m. Sept. 4 at select Emagine locations,, $25+.

• “The Invitation” (R open caption showings: Sept. 4 and Sept. 7, select Emagine Theatres,

• “The Blob” (1985): Sept. 4 and Sept. 7, part of Flashback Cinema Series at select Emagine Theatres through September,

• Black Film Festival: “Training Day”-8 p.m. Sept. 9; “Claudine” 2 p.m. Sept. 10; “What’s Love Got to Do With it” – 8 p.m. Sept. 10; “Summer of Soul”-2 p.m. Sept. 11, Redford Theatre, 17360 Lahser Road, Detroit, 313-537-2560,, $5+ each.

• Sensory-friendly “Spider-Man-No Way Home” (Re-release extended edition) (PG-13): First showing of the day, Sept. 10, Emagine Theatres,

• “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On”: Sept. 2-8, Milford Independent Cinema, Milford,, $7+.

• Metroparks Movies in the Parks: Parking opens at 6 p.m., movie starts at dusk. Bring snacks and drinks or picnic dinner. “Jungle Cruise” is Sept. 3, at Stony Creek Metropark and “Spiderman No Way Home” is Sept. 17, at Stony Creek Metropark. Drive-in style movie, free entry with Metroparks daily or annual pass entry to the park. If inclement weather, the event will be canceled,

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