Stuff to do in metro Detroit this week
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@ the Fillmore
Monty Python co-founder John Cleese is known for his signature stache and serial monogamy other than, you know, the comedy stuff. Hes starred in an endless list of iconic films, from the Meaning of Life, to James Bond, to Harry Potter. His stop in Detroit will include a chat with the audience and a screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Fun fact: Cleeses surname was originally Cheese, but his father changed it while enlisting in the army. Guess John didnt get his sense of humor from Daddy.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-961-5451; thefillmoredetroit.com; Tickets start at $66.
A2 Art & Brew
@ Ann Arbor Art Center
You know what people love more than beer and snacks? Judging things. And this Ann Arbor Art Center fundraiser not only allows one to enjoy creatively paired craft brews and bite-sized hors devours, but to share their opinions on them in a forum that actually cares. Guests will get to travel to Aventura, the Beer Grotto, Conor ONeills, Isalita Cantina, Mani Osteria, Old German, Pretzel Bell, and Savas where they will get a beer sample and a one-bite snack specifically created to compliment the brew. Votes for the favorite pairing will be tallied and the winner will be announced following the event.
Starts at 5:30 p.m.; 117 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; annarborartcenter.org; 734-994-8004; Tickets are $45.
@ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Is there a better way to celebrate the end of summer than some face-melting metal? Radio station 101 WRIF proudly presents the RIFF FEST, a one-night-only explosion of the worlds best metal. Youll get to hear from lesser-known acts like Greta Van Fleet and Fozzy, but the real fun comes later in the evening when legends like Five Finger Death Punch and motherfuckin Rob Zombie take the stage and shred your heart (and your eardrums) into a million tiny pieces.
Doors open at 1:30 p.m.; 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston; 248-377-0100; palacenet.com; Tickets $25 for lawn, $55, $85, and $90 for pavilion.
@ the Loving Touch
Years ago, new wave dance nights were, like, a thing in metro Detroit. Yet, weve watched as the popular events seemed to peter out with little fanfare. Now, a couple of local DJs are combining forces to bring you the Depeche Mode, Cure, and Blur tracks youve been craving. This new dance party at the Loving Touch will return on the last Friday of every month with classic punky tracks and the occasional live set too.
Starts at 10 a.m.; 22634 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; thelovingtouchferndale.com; Cover is free before 11 p.m., $3 afterward.
@ El Club
Tei Shi is one of those singers who crisscrosses so many musical styles its hard to pigeonhole her into any one genre. The Argentina-born, New York-based songstress has been on the scene since 2013, performing at festivals like Coachella and Electric Forest and opening for acts like Grimes, but she released her debut album just this year. Crawl Space is, if nothing else, a stunning showcase of layered vocals, incredible range, and a soft alt-R&B sensibility that groups her in with the likes of SZA and Banks.
Doors open at 8 p.m.; 4114 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit; 313-436-1793; elclubdetroit.com; Tickets range from $15-$17.
@ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Oxford-based indie rockers Glass Animals havent made a stop in Detroit since they appeared at Mo Pop Music Festival in 2016. Now, having released a new album, theyll be giving their fans an earful of new material. The four-piece group, veterans of iconic music festivals like Glastonbury, Coachella, and Bonnaroo, are sure to give a raucous performance of tracks both new and old. They just released a new music video for Agnes, the fourth single off their second album entitled How to Be a Human Being.
Doors open at 7 p.m.; 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak;
248-399-2980; royaloakmusictheatre.com; Tickets start at $40.50.
The Rocky Horror Show
@ Ringwald Theatre
In a way, a stage presentation of The Rocky Horror Show is a return to roots, as what became a picture show started as a live musical comedy in London in 1973. Leave it to the irreverent cross-dressing thespians at the Ringwald to bring the kinky show to the stage with all the slap-and-tickle youd expect. The story of clean-cut Brad and Janet, and their descent into a disorienting world of sexual urges, should be a crowd-pleaser.
Shows begins at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Mondays; Shows at 7 and 10 p.m. on Saturdays through Oct. 30, with a special midnight show on Saturday, Oct. 28; 22742 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-545-5545; theringwald.com; Tickets are $25 Fridays and Saturdays, $10 Mondays.
Stupor: Pure Trash Release Party
@ Ghost Light Hamtramck
Brilliant as they may be at casting written compositions, the folks behind Stupor, Detroits longest running zine, know that authors are not always great orators. So, theyre collaborating with actors from Planet Ant, who will read the entirety of their latest issue, entitled "Pure Trash," during this especially collaborative release party. The evening will also include performances by Tijuana Hercules, the Gashounds, Young Grudges, and the Potions.
Starts at 8 p.m.; 2314 Caniff St., Hamtramck; stuporzine.com; Tickets are $5.
Illustration by Emily Wood.
@ Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education
An industrial, blue-collar city at heart, Detroits known for being home to the Big 3. Yet, the metro area is a hotbed of artistic activity, with talented fashion designers, makeup artists, and hairstylists working daily to create avant garde looks. An annual event, Posh Deux, brings together the areas most creative artists and fuses together these beauty industries for a night of haute fun. The party is more than just a runway show, its also a fundraiser for the local charity Wigs4Kids, an organization that gifts hair pieces to youngsters who suffer from childhood disease.
Starts at 6:30 p.m.; 460 W. Baltimore Ave., Detroit; poshdeux.com; Tickets are $50 to $75.
Broken Social Scene
Part of the excitement of any Broken Social Scene announcement be it a tour or a new album is the excitement of finding out who is going to show up for this particular go-around. Originally founded by Canadian indie rockers Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning, the duo has added dozens of musicians over the years including Leslie Feist of Feist, Emily Haines of Metric, and singer Amy Millan. The band released their latest album called Hug of Thunder over the summer with lead single Halfway There climbing the charts. The band recently performed at the Meadows Music Festival where members Emily Haines and Amy Millian appeared on stage with the group.
Doors open at 7 p.m.; 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit;
313-961-5451; thefillmoredetroit.com; Tickets range from $26-$60.