Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014: Almost Free. For Almost Free, living life to the fullest while realizing that every single decision and action has a price is a sublime feeling to express through their alternative-rock blend of grungy guitars, progressive hooks and upbeat drumming. PJ’s Lager House, 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit. $5.
Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014: Shigeto. Beat-driven but given to richly textured sound design, rhythmically fractured but melodically sumptuous, Shigeto’s music is a bridge between the past and present, bringing the artist face to face with a creative legacy that spans decades. With Chrome Sparks. The Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. $15.
Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014: Jamey Johnson. American country music artist. The Fillmore, 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit. $25-$35.
Friday, Jan. 10, 2014: IN PRINT: Art Zines + Small Press. IN PRINT will exhibit self-published books, zines and experimental printed matter showcased in a zine reading room installation featuring publications from a variety of graphic artists and writers. Work Detroit Gallery, 3663 Woodward Ave., Detroit. No cover.
Thursday, Jan 9, 2014. Detroit Unleaded. Come and see why film festival juries everywhere — Toronto, Dubai, Victoria Falls (Zambia), Twin Cities, Cleveland, Panama, Washington DC, Nashville, Ashland (Oregon) — were so impressed with this made-in-Detroit movie. Cinema Detroit, 3420 Cass Ave., Detroit. $7.
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Kelly Joe Phelps. With a background in jazz and experimental music, Kelly Joe Phelps emerged in the late 1990s as an unknown master of 6- and 12-string acoustic guitars. His original songs were intricate portraits and tales rooted in the blues. The Ark, 316 S. Main St. $15.
Monday, Jan. 6, 2014: Plain Jane. From Glasgow, KY. Woodruff's, 36 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti. No cover.
Friday, Jan. 10, 2014: The Submission. Danny has written a new play about an African-American family trying to get out of the projects, and it has just been selected for a preeminent play festival. Problem is: Danny, a young white playwright, submitted the work under a pen name. So he hires Emilie, a black actress, to stand in for him as author. Ringwald Theatre, 22742 Woodward Ave. Ferndale. $10-$20.
Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites. The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar that progresses through an amazing variety of foods towards his eventual metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly. Also featuring Little Cloud and The Mixed-Up Chameleon. Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 350 Madison Ave. $10 children / $20 adults.
Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Terra Nullius (Land That Belongs to No One). Curated by Nancy Thayer, this exhibition will express the importance, impact, spiritual implications and significance of land as it touches and permeates the human experience. The work is not site specific, but refers to individual permeations. Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, 1516 S. Cranbrook Rd., Birmingham. No cover.