Tuesday, May 30

Metro Detroit entertainment calendar Nov. 18 and beyond – The Oakland Press

On sale 10 a.m. Nov. 17

• Leela James: Jan. 26, Sound Board at MotorCity Casino, Detroit, $39+.

• The Dramatics featuring L.J. Reynolds: April 23, Sound Board, Detroit, $39+.

• Anita Baker: July 2, Pine Knob Music Theatre, Independence Twp., $50+.

On sale 10 a.m. Nov. 18

• Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: Jan. 14, Sound Board, Detroit, $45+.

• WWE Friday Night SmackDown: Jan. 20, Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, $25+.

• “Jagged Little Pill” The Musical, inspired by the rock album by Alanis Morissette: Feb. 14-26, Fisher Theatre, Detroit, $40+.

• Wizkid: March 22, Fox Theatre, Detroit, $39.50+.

• The Royal Comedy Tour featuring Sommore, Bruce Bruce and Special K: April 29, Fox Theatre, Detroit, $64+.

• Taylor Swift: June 10, Ford Field, Detroit, prices vary.

• Buddy Guy, Christone “Kingfish”: June 24, Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, Rochester Hills, $29.50+.

•  Foreigner: Aug. 30, Pine Knob Music Theatre, Independence Twp., $29.50+.

• Trevor Noah: Oct. 26, 2023, Fox Theatre, Detroit, $35+.

On sale 10 a.m. Nov. 21

• P!NK, Brandi Carlile, Grouplove, KidCutUp: Aug. 16, Comerica Park, Detroit, $44.95+.

On sale Nov. 25

• “Jesus Christ Superstar”: Feb. 28-March 5, Fisher Theatre, Detroit, $41+.

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.


• 50th Anniversary of No. 1 selling song of 1972, “Nice to Be with You”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, Green Wood Coffee House, 1001 Green Road, Ann Arbor, 734-645-1350, greenwoodcoffeehouse.com, $18+.

• Detroit Symphony Orchestra ”Sci-Fi Spectacular-Star Wars, Star Trek & Beyond”: Nov. 18-20, Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-576-5111, dso.org, $19-$105+.

• “Ready or Not-Rock the Red Kettle”: 7 p.m.-midnight, Nov. 19, City Tavern, 386 N Main St., Royal Oak, to raise funds for The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit. The concert will feature Live Band Karaoke Detroit, bit.ly/3GrAKid. The event is presented by 101 WRIF and 94.7 WCSX with DJs on-site.

• Herman’s Hermits: Nov. 19, doors at 7 p.m., Andiamo Banquet Center, 7096 E. 14 Mile Road, Warren, www.AndimaoItalia.com, $28+.

• Slim Gambill (of Lady A): 8-10 p.m. Nov. 19, at 20 Front Street, Lake Orion, 20frontstreet.com, $22+.

• Black Note Graffiti, Visitor, Odd City: Nov. 19, doors at 7 p.m. The Parliament Room at Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, 248-291-6160, otussupply.com/parliament-room, $10+ adv., $15 at door.

• “Be Our Guest The Disney DJ Night”: 8 p.m. Nov. 19, The Crofoot Complex, Pontiac, thecrofoot.com, ages 18+, $18-$50+.

• Streetlight Manifesto: 8 p.m. Nov. 19, Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 West 4th St., Royal Oak, royaloakmusictheatre.com, all ages, $29.50+.

• Garrison Keillor with Robin and Linda Williams: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19, Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township, www.macombcenter.com, gen. Adm. is $43+.

• The Messenger Birds: Nov. 19, doors at 7 p.m., The Loving Touch, 22634 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, thelovingtouchferndale.com, all ages, $17+.

• Southeast Michigan Wind Ensemble Fall Band Concert “Michigan and More”: 3 p.m. Nov. 20 at Clarkston High School Performing Arts Center 586.215.1972, SEMWE.org.

• Harpsichord Trio with Strings featuring Wm. Jean Randall, Nicholas Schmelter and Stefano Massera: 4 p.m. Nov. 20, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo St. Rochester, facebook.com/stpaulsrochester.

• Scout Gillett: Nov. 20, Outer Limits Lounge, 5507 Caniff St., Hamtramck, outerlimitslounge.com, prices vary.

• Daryl Hall, Todd Rundgren: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21, Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, masks required, michtheater.org, $75+.

• Durry, Two Way Petting Zoo, Up All Hours: 7 p.m. Nov. 22, The Sanctuary Detroit, 2932 Caniff St., Hamtramck, sanctuarydetroit.com, all ages, $13+.

• Mac Saturn: 7 p.m. Nov. 25, St. Andrews Hall, 431 E Congress St., Detroit, 313-961-8961, saintandrewsdetroit.com, $19.50+.

• Matt Watroba: 8 p.m. Nov. 25, The Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, theark.org/events, $20+.

• David Penn, Marina, Esshaki, Tokka: Nov. 25, Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward, Detroit, doors at 9 p.m., majesticdetroit.com,  ages 18+, $15-$30+.

• Dueling Pianos: 8 p.m. Nov. 25, Younger’s Irish Tavern, 120 S. Main St., Romeo, youngerstavern.com, $25+.

• Phillip-Michael Scales: 8-10 p.m. Nov. 26, at 20 Front Street, Lake Orion, 20frontstreet.com, $20+.

• Mr. B with George Bedard and Steve Nardella: 8 p.m. Nov. 26, The Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, theark.org/events, $20+.

• A Rocky Mountain Christmas with Ted Vigil (John Denver tribute): 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27, at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township, www.macombcenter.com, 586-286-2222, $39+.

• Patrick Watson: 7 p.m. Nov. 29, The Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, themagicbag.com, all ages, $25+ adv.


• Detroit Symphony Orchestra-Skride performs Shostakovich: Dec. 1-3, Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-576-5111, dso.org, $25+.

Holiday activities/Craft shows

• Annual Royal Oak Market-Art Fair Edition: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 17-18, indoors at the Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E. Eleven Mile Road, Royal Oak, RoyalOakArtFair.com.

• Canterbury Village Tree Lighting: 5-8 p.m. Nov. 18 at Canterbury Village, 2359 Joslyn Ct., Orion Twp., with pre-activities including: entertainment, live carolers, s’mores, hot cocoa and hot cider stations, outdoor fire pits, holiday shopping, free admission, guests are encouraged to bring donations of boxed breakfast cereals to support The Village Food Pantry, CanterburyVillage.com.

• Light The Village event: Nov. 18, at The Village of Rochester Hills Shopping Center, 104 N Adams Rd, Rochester Hills. The event will feature music including performances by carolers, local area choirs and school bands – beginning at 6 p.m.; arrival by Santa Claus – at 6:45 p.m., fireworks show beginning at 7:15 p.m.; walk-up visits with Santa from 8- 9 p.m., food trucks, stilt walkers and jugglers, arts and crafts activities at the outdoor shopping center. Free shuttle service from Adams High School begins at 5:30 p.m., www.TheVOHR.com.

• Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees: Nov. 18-20, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 19 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow, Rochester. The event features trees, wreaths, centerpieces and tablescapes for sale, all designed and donated by the metro Detroit community. Proceeds benefit The Big, Bright Light Show and local area nonprofits. Santa visits with children, noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Also, limited tickets are available for the cocktail preview, 7-10 p.m. Nov. 18, tickets are $50+ each at downtownrochestermi.com/store.

• Magic of Lights drive-through holiday lights display: Nov. 18- Dec. 31, Pine Knob Music Theatre Parking Area, 33 Bob Seger Drive, Independence Twp. Passes must be purchased online at magicoflights.com/events/clarkston, $20+.

• Holiday Lighted Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony: Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19, downtown Northville, tree lighting at 8 p.m. in Town Square, hosted by the Northville Chamber of Commerce, www.northville.org.

• Holiday Greens Market: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 19-20, Main Street and Center Street, downtown Northville, hosted by the Northville Chamber of Commerce, www.northville.org, free to attend.

• Blake’s Holiday Extravaganza: Nov. 19-20 and Annual Tree Lighting is 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill, 17985 Armada Center Road, Armada. Blake’s Skating Rink is open, Nov. 18-Jan. 8, 2-7 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays outdoor synthetic ice skating rink, surrounded by holiday décor, lights, and music, $10 per person for a 50-minute skating pass, available for purchase online or onsite, $5 for skate rental or guests can bring their own. Blake’s Santa Experience on select dates and weekends, Nov. 19-Dec. 23, includes a train ride, visit with Santa and bonfire at Santa Stop with donuts and cider, tickets are $15.95+ each 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and $18.95+ each, 6-8 p.m. Reservations are recommended, www.blakefarms.com.

• The Big, Bright Light Show: The program begins at 6:20 p.m. Nov. 21, on E. Fourth Street, with the Big, Bright Light Show debuting at 7 p.m. Children can visit with Santa from 7:15- 9 p.m. Also downtown Rochester merchants offer customers Lagniappe (Creole for “a little something extra”), 6-9 p.m., to show appreciation for support through the year. The Big, Bright Light Show will run nightly from 5 p.m.-midnight through Jan. 21, presented by Fox Automotive.

• Canterbury Village Holiday Stroll: Opens at 5 p.m. Nov. 23, and Friday to Sunday, Nov. 25 to Dec. 18 and Dec. 22-23, at Canterbury Village, 2359 Joslyn Ct., Orion Twp., featuring festive lights and a light show spectacular, choreographed to classic holiday songs and the sounds of professional carolers, live Christmas performances and recreations of holiday scenes. Santa Claus will be available for visits and his personal mailbox also will be available. Tickets for Holiday Stroll, which takes place rain, snow, or shine, are $14.99 per person and must be purchased online in advance at CanterburyVillage.com. Children younger than two, active military members and veterans admitted free. Parking is $5.

• Holiday Walk and Winter Wonder Lights: Nov. 25-Dec. 30, on the campus of Oakland University, Meadow Brook Hall, 350 Estate Drive, Rochester. By day, Holiday Walk transports visitors through the historic mansion, gen. Adm. timed tickets are $20 and youth tickets are $7.50, while Winter Wonder Lights is a self-guided outdoor event featuring light displays across the grounds, 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. most evenings Nov. 25-Dec. 30. Adult tickets are $22 and youth tickets are $12 each, www.meadowbrookholidays.com.

• Tree lighting ceremony and holiday event: 3-5 p.m., Nov. 25, Fairlane Town Center, 18900 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, features Santa Claus and other costumed holiday characters, 360 photo booth, magician, live music, dessert bar, www.ShopFairlane.com. Visits and photos with Santa at Fairlane Town Center holiday home (on the lower level in the H&M Court). Photo packages range from $39.99 to $49.99, to reserve a photo session, visit

• Expo Michigan Marketplace: Friday-Sunday, Nov. 25 through Dec. 24, (plus Dec. 22) Lakeside Mall, 14000 Lakeside Circle, Sterling Heights. Annual Holiday Entrepreneurs Expo, Small Business Fair and Crafters Marketplace hosted by The Oakland County Business Association Inc. of Michigan, an approved Autism Speaks event for people with disabilities to display their crafts and artwork. Hours are 3-7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, EXPOMichigan.com. Exhibitors $199 weekend, $299 two weekend. Admission to the public is 5 for $5 cash, 248-599-2461, EXPOMichigan@gmail.com.

• All Aboard! Model Railroad Exhibit presented by the Stoney Creek Model Railroad Club: noon-3 p.m. Nov. 25-27, Dec. 10-11, Dec. 18, Dec. 28-30, Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills. Free for museum members and $5 for non-members, except when other events are happening, such as A Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus,  Dec. 3 and Old Fashioned Christmas event, Dec. 17.

• Plaid Friday: Shop downtown Rochester on Nov. 25 and Small Business Saturday on November 26. The following weekend the DDA will host the Kris Kringle Market, an open-air holiday market on Dec. 2-3, 248-656-0060, DowntownRochesterMI.com.

•Small Business Saturday: Nov. 26, downtown Royal Oak, www.romi.gov/1567/Downtown.

• Visit Birmingham on Small Business Saturday: Nov. 26, downtown Birmingham. Earn a $25 Birmingham Bucks e-Gift card for every $100 spent at local retailers and restaurants in the Birmingham Shopping District, Nov. 26-27. Santa Walk is at 9:30 a.m.Nov. 26, registration is required, ALLINBirmingham.com/events. Free homemade hot chocolate from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., courtesy of Hazel’s, at the corner of Maple Road and Old Woodward Avenue. Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides are 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free and leave from Shain Park, free parking in downtown municipal structures.

• The Elf Shelf Arts & Crafts Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 26, at Troy High School, hosted by the Troy Women’s Association, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The show is a fundraiser to benefit community in civic and charitable organizations, Troy Schools projects, regional youth organizations, scholarships for local high school and adult women, www.troywomensassociation.org.

• Holly Dickens Festival: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 26-Dec. 11, downtown Holly, www.facebook.com/hollydickensfestival.


• Michigan Superstar: Public invited to reserve a time, Saturdays, Dec. 3, 10, 17, to perform live for 20 minutes, at Lakeside Mall, 14000 Lakeside Circle, Sterling Heights, www.EXPOMichigan.com. Open to bands, choirs, musicians, performers and singers.  Event admission to the public is 5 for $5 cash to support AutismSpeaks.org.

• Flagstar Strand Theatre: The nonprofit Flagstar Strand Theatre in Pontiac seeks people in their 20s and 30s who are enthusiastic about the arts, community service, and the theatre’s mission to serve on the Strand Young Professionals Board. Those interested should email the development director at aburns@flagstarstrand.com to receive an application.


• “Faust”: Through Nov. 20, Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway St., Detroit. 313-961-3500 or detroitopera.org, $29+.


• “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17-18 at Smith Theatre, Oakland Community College Orchard Ridge Campus, 27055 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills, bit.ly/3h2krgM.

• Disney’s “Newsies”: Nov. 17-19, presented by Bloomfield Hills High School, 4200 Andover Road, Bloomfield Twp., bhhs.ludus.com, $16+.

• “Chicago-Teen Edition”: 7 p.m. Nov. 18-19 and 2 p.m. Nov. 20, presented by Royal Oak High School Drama Club, Royal Oak High School, 1500 Lexington Blvd., Royal Oak. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, www.rodrama.com.

•  Advanced Directing Project: “Pizza Man”: Nov. 18-20, Varner Lab Theatre, 371 Varner Drive, Rochester, $6+.

• “A Christmas Carol”: Nov. 18-Dec. 24, with school matinees beginning Nov. 15,  Meadow Brook Theatre, 378 Meadow Brook Road, Rochester, 248-377-3300, www.mbtheatre.com. $36+. (Tickets for children ages 5 to 12 are half price, Nov. 18, 19 and 20.)

• “Elf the Musical”: Nov. 25-Dec. 18, The Baldwin Theatre, 415 South Lafayette, Royal Oak, Stagecrafters production, www.stagecrafters.org. Tickets are $28+ on Thursdays, and $38+ on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.

• “A Few Good Men”: Through Nov. 26, Avon Players, 1185 Washington, Rochester Hills,  Friday/Saturday performances-8 p.m., Sundays-2 p.m., AvonPlayers.org, 248-608-9077, $25+.

• The Takeover 1920s Mystery Dinner Theater: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Sajos Restaurant, 36470 Moravian Drive, Clinton Township, www.detroitshowtickets.com, $65+, includes full sit down dinner and show.

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