Arts and Entertainment

June 2010

ART

Ann Arbor Art Center: The Print focuses on the depth and variety of the print medium by Michigan artists. Through June 13. 117 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor; 734-994-8004; annarborartcenter.org.

Anton Art Center: Start. Stop. Repeat. looks into the rhythms and systems that artists employ in creating their works. Through June 19. 125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens; 586-469-8666, the artcenter.org.

Art Gallery of Windsor (AGW): The New Normal explores the growing trend of documenting and sharing private information in the public view. Through July 4. • For more than 50 years, the Canadian Pacific Railroad made glass photographs — Magic Lantern Slides — to promote immigration and tourism in Canada. Through July 11. Admission: $5; members free, Wednesdays free. 401 Riverside Drive W., Windsor, Ontario; 519-977-0013.

ArtSpace II: The works of Helen Frakenthaler and Judy Pfaff are on display June 1-29. 303 E. Maple, Birmingham; 248-258-1540; artspace2.com.

Biddle Gallery: Made in the Mitten is an ongoing multi-media exhibition of works by more than 100 Michigan artists. 2840 Biddle, Wyandotte; 734-281-4779, biddlegallery.com.

Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum: Making its North American premiere, Cape Farewell: Art & Climate Change features a collection of artists’ responses to climate change. Through June 13. 39221 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3323, cranbrookart.edu.
Detroit Institute of Arts: Featuring more than 50 black-and-white photographs, Detroit Experiences: Robert Frank Photographs, 1955 showcases rare and never-before-seen works by artist Robert Frank. Through July 4. • Through African Eyes: The European in African Art, 1550-Present explores 500 years of artwork made by Africans in response to the “varied and dynamic cultural exchanges” with Europeans. Through Aug. 8. Admission: $8 adults; $6 seniors; $4 ages 6-17; children and members free. Wed.-Thur.: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri.: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat.-Sun.: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mon.-Tue. 5200 Woodward, Detroit; 313-833-7900, dia.org.

Ellen Kayrod Gallery: Conversations: New Work by Caroline Courth runs through June 25. 4750 Woodward, Detroit; 313-833-1300, hannan.org.

Kresge Art Museum: Featuring Kresge’s own collection of abstract, op, and geometric art, Eye Poppers: Big & Bold showcases pieces produced since the 1950s. Through July 20. Michigan State University, East Lansing; 517-353-9834, artmuseum.msu.edu.

MOCAD (Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit): Woodward Avenue, a collection of films, drawings, and images of Detroit plants by Belgian artist Jef Geys, runs through July 26. • Detroit-based artist Mitch Cope and architect Gina Reichert’s project, Too Much of a Good Thing, is on display through July 26. 4454 Woodward, Detroit; 313-832-6622, mocadetroit.org.

Padzieski Art Gallery: Highlights from the ASD and Schools opens with a reception on June 10. Through Aug. 7. Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan, Dearborn; 313-943-2190, DCACarts.org

Re: View Contemporary Gallery: In his Michigan debut, Language.Power.Difference., Joe Namy explores the issues that come from the space between language. Opens June 17 with a reception on that date at 7 p.m. 444 W. Willis, Unit 111, Detroit; 313-833-9000, reviewcontemporary.com.

Susanne Hilberry Gallery: Paintings by Yevgeniya Baras, Dana Giulio, Petrova Giberson and others are on display until June 12. 700 Livernois, Ferndale; 248-541-4700, susannehilberrygallery.com.

Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery: The annual exhibit of United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Visions of Peace, is on display until the end of June. 33 E. Adams, Detroit; 313-963-7575, swordsintoplowsharesdet-roit.com.
UMMA: For the first time, UMMA will exhibit its collection of kimono, haori, obi, and other traditional Japanese women’s garments. Dating back to the 1930s, the collection follows changing Japanese fashion, as well as a woman’s journey from childhood to maturity. Wrapped in Silk and Gold runs through July 25. 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor; 734-764-0395.

WSG Gallery: Sculptor Norma Penchansky-Glasser’s exhibition, Inside and Outside the Box, is on display until June 27. Exploring the human body in motion, Penchansky-Glasser attempts to capture a specific moment and explore the stress and strains of a figure in motion. 306 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-761-228, wsg-art.com.

 

CLASSICAL

Brunch with Bach: As part of the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, music by Bach, Brahms, and Barber will be performed by James Tocco, Robert deMaine, Kim Kashkashian, and Laurence Liberson. 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 13. $35 includes brunch and concert; $15 concert only. Both prices include museum admission. In the Kresge Court of the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward, Detroit; 313-833-4005, tickets.dia.org.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra: DSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin conducts this season finale with Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird and Mozart’s Haffner Symphony. The 17-year-old pianist Peng Peng also plays Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1. June 3-6. $19-$123. Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward, Detroit; 313-576-5111; detroitsymphony.com. • The DSO appears at Detroit’s River Days Festival under the direction of John McLaughlin Williams to perform works of Tchaikovsky, among others. 7 p.m. June 20. Free. Detroit Riverfront; 313-963-8418; gmriverdays.com. • Conductor Thomas Wilkins leads the annual outdoor concert series “Target Harmony in the Metroparks” in a program titled “Love at First Sight.” The performance features works by Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich, along with other classical and popular selections. 8 p.m. June 25-27. Free. Kensington, Metro Beach, Stony Creek Metroparks; 1-800-47-PARKS; metroparks.com.

Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival: The 17th annual festival highlights the music of Schumann, Barber, and Chopin over two weeks of performances, including the festival’s first Stone Composer Fellow, Uriel Vanchestein, debuting his String Quartet. The performances begin June 5 with James Tocco and the Ying Quartet at the Seligman Performing Arts Center, and conclude June 20 at the Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor. Other venues include St. Hugo of the Hills, Temple Beth El, the Detroit Institute of the Arts, and Kirk in the Hills. June 5-20. $32-$140; 248-559-2097. For a complete list of events, go to greatlakeschambermusic.org.

 

EVENTS

Friday Art Walk: Kick the weekend off with a night of art, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres in downtown Northville. On the first Friday of each month, select art galleries are open late, and guests can shop and enjoy art demonstrations. 6-9 p.m. June 4. Downtown Northville; downtownnorthville.com.

Mount Clemens Art Fair: A weekend full of ceramics, paintings, photography, and jewelry are on display at the annual art fair in downtown Mount Clemens. Last year, the event drew around 10,000 visitors. June 4-6. Downtown Mount Clemens; theartcenter.org.

Red Bull Air Races: This year, 15 of the world’s best race pilots will be battling it out on Detroit’s riverfront. The Windsor stop is the fourth among nine in the series. Last year, the event drew 300,000 spectators and 1 billion TV viewers worldwide. June 5-6. Detroit and Windsor River Front; redbullairrace.com.

BravoBravo!: Now in its 11th year, this fundraiser to benefit Michigan Opera Theatre and the Detroit Opera House brings together some of the area’s best restaurants and musical acts. 7:30 p.m. June 4. $85-$145. Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway, Detroit; 313-961-3500 or bravobravo.org.

Capuchin Souper Summer Celebration: This annual free fundraiser, hosted by Edmund T. Ahee Jewelers, has the reputation for being the largest of its kind. This year’s theme, “Broadway Lights,” promises a night filled with entertainment, food, drinks, raffle, fireworks, and more. Raffle items include jewelry from Roberto Coin, David Yurman, Mikimoto, and others. 7:30 p.m. June 5. Must be 21; dressy springtime attire required. Comerica Park, 2100 Woodward, Detroit; 313-886-4600.

Garden Party at Sacred Heart: The Garden Party Foundation and the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan co-host a benefit to raise funds for Oakland Community College Culinary Studies Institute and the Children’s Leukemia Foundation. The event includes food from area restaurants and fine wines. Ladies are requested to wear hats, and traditional garden party attire is required. Must be at least 18 to attend. June 13. $100. 1-4 p.m. Academy of the Scared Heart, 1250 Kensington Rd., Bloomfield Hills; thegardenpartymichigan.org.

Detroit River Days Festival: This four-day annual festival returns to Detroit’s riverfront and ends with The Parade Company’s 52nd annual Target Fireworks on June 21. Enjoy live concerts, Pooch-a-Palazzo, a carnival, as well as actives that celebrate Detroit’s history and culture. June 18-21. Detroit International Riverfront, along the Detroit River, Detroit; detroitriverdays.com.

Gem & Jewelry Show: The Gem & Jewelry Show has been around for more than 40 years. Buy directly from the designers and manufacturers. June 25-27. Rock Financial Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi; intergem.com.

 

FILM

Detroit Film Theatre: Metropolis, a 1927 classic by director Fritz Lang, portrays two sides of humans: The thinkers, who have the vision and plans but don’t know how anything works, and the doers, who know how to put it together but lack vision. A thinker decides to go underground to see how the doers do. He’s astonished at what he finds. June 11-20. • The DFT’s World Opera in Cinema series brings Aida, an 1872 masterpiece by Giuseppe Verdi. The performance, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, comes from the stage of La Scala at the premiere of the 2006-2007 season. June 17-19. Tickets for the World Opera in Cinema performance are $18-$20. All other tickets $6.50-$7.50. 5200 Woodward, Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org/dft.

Detroit Science Center IMAX: From the deep northern waters of Lake Superior to the eastern edges of Lake Ontario, Mysteries of the Great Lakes takes the viewer on a spin through some of most beautiful shorelines and scenery the nation offers. And you’ll stay dry. • Some of us just don’t have the resources or the nerve to climb the Alps. So a decent alternative might be the IMAX film The Alps, a journey up the Eiger North Face. It’s a story of the Alps, the people who live there, and the people who climb the massive mountain. • Arabia is an extraordinary cinematic adventure through Arabian society. The journey takes you through the history, challenges, faith, and people of Arabia. All through June. $7.25-$12.95. 5020 John R, Detroit; 313-577-8400; detroitsciencecenter.org.

The Redford Theatre: Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 classic 2001: A Space Odyssey is a story of evolution — from when the apes discover weapons to when technology tries to best humanity. At the center of the battle are the black monolith placers that grant the next step of evolution. June 25-26. • Also from 1968 comes Mel Brooks’ The Producers, an offbeat comedy starring Gene Wilder as Leo Bloom and Zero Mostel as Max Bialystock. Bloom is an accountant and Bialystock is a producer, and they get this idea to make a buck on a play by producing a sure-fire flop. June 11-12. All films $4. 17360 Lahser, Detroit; 313-537-2560; redfordtheatre.com.

Penn Theatre: Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) is a flying super nanny who sings and dances and has extraordinary magical powers in this 1964 flick, which also stars Dick Van Dyke. 1 and 7 p.m. June 24. $3. 760 Penniman, Plymouth; 734-453-0870; penntheatre.com.

 

MUSEUMS

Arab American National Museum: Arab Civilization: Our Heritage features Arab contributions to the early world. Ongoing in the Community Courtyard. • Coming to America focuses on Arab immigrants and the culture they brought to the United States. Ongoing in Gallery 1. • Living in America exhibits early Arab-American life. Ongoing exhibit in Gallery 2. • Making an Impact celebrates the stories of Arab-American athletes, organizations, physicians, labor leaders, and entertainers. Ongoing exhibit in Gallery 3. • From Mocha to Latte: Coffee, the Arab World and the $4 Cup is an exhibit that explores the effects of coffee on the history of the Arab world, as well as its impact on the rest of the world. • North American Jewelry and Photography from the Xavier Guerrand-Hermès Collection is an exhibition of jewelry and historic photographs from the North American nations of Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Egypt, and Tunisia. Through Aug. 8. $6 adults; $3 students and seniors. Under 5 free. 13624 Michigan Ave., Dearborn; 313-582-2266; arabamericanmuseum.org.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History: Joe Louis: Hometown Hero, Crowning Glories: States, Style, and Self-Expression and Who Am I? My DNA Diary all run through the fall. • Stories in Stained Glass: The Art of Samuel A. Hodge, a series of intricate and colorful works focusing on three areas of African-American culture and history — musicians, dancers, and freedom advocates — is one of the ongoing exhibits in the Main Level Corridor. • A Is for Africa includes 26 interactive stations making up a 3-D “dictionary” designed for children. Ongoing in the Lower Level Corridor. • And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History and Culture is an expansive, evolving exhibit that recounts the 3.5-million-year-old odyssey that began in Africa and ends in Detroit. Ongoing in the Core Exhibition Gallery. • Genealogy, a work designed by local artist Hubert Massey, depicts the struggles of African-Americans in the United States. Ongoing on the Main Level. • Detroit Performs is a photomontage dedicated to those who have gained national and international prominence in the performing arts. Ongoing in the Main Level Corridor. • Target has initiated a program of Free First Sundays at the museum; general admission at other times is $5-$8. 315 E. Warren, Detroit; 313-494-5800; maah-detroit.org.

Detroit Historical Museum: VeloCity: Detroit’s Need for Speed showcases the ways in which Detroiters have used their need for speed on land, water, air, and other forms of transportation. • The Cougar II is a one-of-a-kind two-door red coupe. It was built in 1963 as a prototype of the Ford Motor Co. • Fabulous 5: Detroit’s Snack Food Superstars is an exhibit featuring Better Made Snack Food Co., Germack Pistachio Co., Sanders Confectionery, Stroh’s Products, and Vernors Ginger Ale. • Detroit Trivia includes more than 300 years of Detroit facts, divided into four categories. Questions are based on difficulty and include historic images and artifacts. •Belle Isle: Soul of the City, Lighting the Way for Better Urban Living focuses on better urban living through a healthier citizenry. • An exhibit featuring more than 200 reproductions of American Judaic treasures from the Library of Congress, as well as other loans from important institutions, are on display in From Haven to Home: Jewish Life in America. • Hero or Villain: Metro Detroit’s Legacy of Leadership examines the controversial lives of 16 public figures from the area’s past 300 years. • Detroit’s Classic TV Personalities honors seven notable Detroit TV figures, such as Bill Bonds, John Kelly, Bill Kennedy, and Soupy Sales. • Corktown Works! is presented in the Community Gallery and showcases a diverse mix of urban farmers, working artists, entrepreneurs, and others who came to Detroit in the 1840s and adopted the name Corktown for the neighborhood. • Fabulous 5: Detroit’s Beloved Sports Coaches features George “Sparky” Anderson, William “Scotty” Bowman, Chuck Daly, Will Robinson, and Dick Vitale. • Detroit Artists Showcase features John Gelsavage (1909-1988), a Polish-American painter and illustrator from Detroit who spent his career capturing the average working American. • Michigan Senior Olympics highlights the inspirational stories of those who take part in the tradition. General admission $4-$6. 5401 Woodward, Detroit; 313-833-1805; detroithistorical.org.

Detroit Science Center: The center offers more than 200 hands-on exhibits that include taking a look into space, and science and physical science displays. Exhibits include a Rocket Laboratory, fitness and nutrition station, as well as a Heart Health display. New to the center is the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, which was formerly located at the Novi Expo center. Ongoing. $11.95-$13.95. 5020 John R, Detroit; detroitsciencecenter.org.

Dossin Great Lakes Museum: Committed to the Deep: Exploring Underwater Treasures explores the changes that have taken place in the last century beneath the surface of the Great Lakes. On display are shipwrecks that divers have explored, as well as salvaged artifacts. • L Is for Lighthouse explores lighthouses, lenses, locations, and lives of their keepers. Dossin Great Lakes Museum: Celebrating 50 Years! focuses on the early years and the people who made the museum possible. • Life on a Long Ship: Great Lakes Sailors takes a look at the lives of those who make a living on the Great Lakes. 100 Strand, Belle Isle, Detroit; 313-833-1805; detroithistorical.org.

Exhibit Museum of Natural History: Relics pays tribute to ingenious gadgets, such as a mirrored ball, rotating galaxy projector, video-projector masks, and more. On display indefinitely. • Collecting for Science: Collections, Science, and Scholarships in the U-M Research Museums showcases collections research at the U-M Museum departments of anthropology, paleontology, zoology, and the herbarium. • Archeology! Current Research in the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology is an ongoing research exhibit that examines the questions that contemporary archeologists ask about the past and the techniques they use to answer them. • Free dinosaur tours at 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Planetarium shows every Saturday. $5. Admission to the museum is free, but suggested donation is $6. Planetarium price is $4.75. University of Michigan campus, 1109 Geddes, Ann Arbor; 734-764-0478; lsa.umich.edu/exhibitmuseum.

Henry Ford Museum: Heroes of the Sky is a permanent exhibit focusing on adventures in early aviation. • With Liberty and Justice for All highlights four pivotal periods of history, beginning with the American Revolution and ending in the 1960s. Permanent exhibit. • Automobiles in American Life features automotive milestones, including the 15 millionth Model T, as well as the Ford Mustang. Permanent exhibit. 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn; 313-982-6001; thehenryford.org.

Greenfield Village: Nearly 100 historical buildings are here; visit notable attractions such as the birthplace of Henry Ford, Noah Webster’s domicile, and the home of Robert Frost. Open every day. 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. $10-$22. 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn; 313-982-6001; thehenryford.org.

 

MUSIC

Broken Bells: Producer Danger Mouse is quickly becoming a prolific collaborator: He’s worked with Cee-Lo Green in the outfit Gnarls Barkley, produced the Gorillaz’s second album, as well as Beck’s latest. In Broken Bells, Danger Mouse (born Brian Joseph Burton) finds a musical mate in James Mercer, frontman for indie rock band The Shins. The duo has already proved its muster with a single, “The High Road,” which has been climbing the college radio and alternative charts. 7 p.m. June 1. $35. St. Andrew’s Hall, 431 E. Congress, Detroit; 313-961-8137.

Earth, Wind and Fire: This elemental Chicago-bred R&B band might have been the inspiration for “Captain Planet,” a 1990s children’s cartoon aimed at inspiring eco-responsibility — a full decade before “green” was hot. The band’s stance on environmentalism isn’t publicly known, unlike their disregard for the Oxford comma. 9 p.m. June 4. $61.20-$84.20 (Canadian). The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor, 377 Riverside Drive E., Windsor; 888-345-5885.

She & Him: “She” (Zooey Deschanel) is a doe-eyed movie star whose piercingly clear voice first pricked up ears in a short musical number from the Will Ferrell comedy Elf. “Him” (M. Ward) is a curly-haired indie-folk crooner with a sandpaper voice and bluesy guitar lines out of the John Fahey bible. Together, the duo’s songs —written mostly by She and produced by Him — recall 1970s AM Gold radio, especially on their latest album, Volume Two. 7 p.m. June 6. $24 in advance. $29 at the door. Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980.

Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker: Country star Paisley’s new single, “Water,” is making a splash — so much so that he’s dubbed his latest promotion the H2O Tour. Seriously. 4:30 p.m. June 11. $33-$61.75. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston; 248-377-8215.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited: There’s something about a band with a slightly revised version of the name that made it famous (for instance, Jefferson Starship) that ensures it can never recapture its old glory. In CCR’s case, that probably has more to do with the absence of John Fogerty than anything else. Regardless, CCR’s original rhythm section continues to stamp out “Down on the Corner” in this classic “revisit.” 9 p.m. June 11. $41.80-$64.80 (Canadian). The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor, 377 Riverside Drive E., Windsor; 888-345-5885.

New Kids on the Block: No, that’s not the punch line to a joke. The early-’90s boy band that blazed the trail of questionable facial hair for the likes of N*SYNC and Backstreet Boys relaunched its career a few years ago with moderate success. Perhaps it’s time for the band to follow in CCR’s footsteps and change its name to something a little more age-appropriate. Then again, “Old Guys on the Block” just doesn’t have the same appeal. 9 p.m. June 12. $77.45-$106.20 (Canadian). The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor, 377 Riverside Drive E., Windsor; 888-345-5885.

Gordon Lightfoot: The man has penned a number of venerable ’70s AM classics, such as “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.” And you can almost count on hearing all of them at 7 p.m. June 13. $39.50-$58. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward, Detroit; 313-983-6000.

MGMT: After the success of their psychedelic synth-pop debut, Oracular Spectacular, the duo of Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden known as MGMT (pronounced “em-gee-em-tee”) inevitably made a follow-up record based on their recent fame — though they admit that it wasn’t their intention. That album, Congratulations, was released in April and has continued MGMT on its upward trajectory. 6:30 p.m. June 16. $29.50-$39.50. The Fillmore, 2115 Woodward, Detroit; 313-961-5451.

Backstreet Boys: The “boys” are all in their mid-30s now, but they’re not ready for the pop-music scrapheap. Their latest album, This Is Us, debuted at #9 on the Billboard charts. Backstreet’s back, all right! 7:30 p.m. June 18. $15-$49.50. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston; 248-377-8215.

Moody Blues: Who would’ve thought that so many days of the future would pass and this original British Invasion band would still be around? You can bet they’ll play “Nights in White Satin” in all of its seven-minute-38-second glory. 8 p.m. June 18. $48-$78. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward, Detroit; 313-983-6000.

Jethro Tull: The flute isn’t often associated with heavy metal (unless it’s made of steel). And though Jethro Tull isn’t quite a heavy-metal band, it didn’t prevent them from winning a Grammy Award in 1989 for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance. The band was such an underdog leading up to the ceremony that none of its members bothered to show up. They were probably too busy sitting on a park bench. 9 p.m. June 19. $37.20-$71.70 (Canadian). The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor, 377 Riverside Drive E., Windsor; 888-345-5885.

Sheryl Crow with Colbie Caillat: Crow has been around for almost two decades, earning a Best New Artist Grammy in 1995, and is showing no signs of slowing down. Her first hit, “All I Wanna Do,” can still be heard blasting from car speakers like an open fire hydrant on a hot summer day. 7:30. June 19. $21-$50.50. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston; 248-377-8215.

Jeff Beck: Don’t miss your chance to say you’ve seen guitar god Jeff Beck — ranked 14th on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” — at the Fillmore. Even if it isn’t the Fillmore venue in New York or San Francisco of the ’60s, no one has to know. 7 p.m. June 20. $29.50-$49.50. The Fillmore, 2115 Woodward, Detroit; 313-961-5451.

Jimmy Buffett: You could enjoy a “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” wash it down with an ice-cold Landshark Lager, then waste away in Margaritaville while reading Swine Not? and still not get to the heart of what made Buffett a household name in the first place — his music. 8 p.m. June 22. $37.50-$137.50. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston; 248-377-8215.

Dave Matthews Band: Break out your flip-flops and shell necklaces, dude, Dave Matthews is coming to town. DMB marks the halfway point of a three-day, midweek jam fest that will inevitably end with “Freebird.” 7 p.m. June 23. $40-$75. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston; 248-377-8215.

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bret Michaels: Lynyrd Skynyrd (pronounced len-erd-skin-erd) isn’t from “Sweet Home Alabama,” Mississippi, or any of the other states most associated with the Deep South. The Floridian band tours on the heels of its latest album, aptly titled God & Guns —which has been touted by Sean Hannity on his radio show. 7 p.m. June 24. $25-$59.50. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston; 248-377-8215.

 

THEATER

Detroit Repertory Theatre: My Soldiers, by Richard Kalinoski, paints the portrait of a young woman soldier suffering from post-traumatic syndrome after her time in Iraq. $17-$20. Through June 27. 13103 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit; 313-868-1347; detroitreptheatre.com.

Eastern Michigan University: Directed by Ken Stevens, the French parody Little Me will be performed on June 4, 5, and 10-12. 103 Quirk Building, Ypsilanti; 734-487-1220.

Purple Rose: Directed by Nathan Mitchell, Boeing-Boeing, French playwright Marc Camoletti’s classic farce, opens June 17. 137 Park St., Chelsea; 734-433-7673; purplerosetheatre.org.

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