Schaefer, Dearborn. (313) 584-
Michigan Renaissance Festi-
val will hold auditions for Royal
Court members, street characters
and the Renaissance Academy, a
tuition-free education program.
Noon Sat., June 1. Festival site,
Holly. Performers should prepare
a short skit, be ready to read from
various scripts and participate in
some improvisational acting.
Dressing in Renaissance attire is
encouraged. (810) 634-5552.
Gino's Comedy Room: Bob
Posch, 9 p.m. every Fri. 1999 Cass
Lake Road, Keego Harbor. (810)
Oakland Community College
Symphony Band/Youth Band
is seeking musicians. The Sym-
phony Band needs clarinets,
French horns and percussionists;
the Youth Band needs trombones
and French horns, and applicants
must be current members of a
high school band. Rehearsals are
at OCC's Highland Lake Campus.
Charlie and the Chocolate
Factory, presented by the Stage-
crafters Youth Theatre, will hold
auditions open to children ages 8-
17. Parents required to partici-
pate. Auditionees should bring an
upbeat poem or reading not over
2 minutes, and a snapshot or pho-
to of themselves. Registration: 9-
10:30 a.m.; auditions begin 10
a.m. Sat., June 1. Baldwin The-
atre, 415 S.1. ofayette, Royal Oak.
Mark Ridley's Comedy Cas-
tle:John Joseph, Wed.-Sun., May
22-26; Tom McTigue , Fri.-Sun.,
May 17-19; Open Mike Night 8:30
p.m. every Tues. $6/weeknights,
$12/weekends. 269 E. Fourth St.,
Royal Oak. (810) 542-9900.
Second City: Computer Chips
and Salsa, last weeks of the re-
vue. 8 p.m. Wed.-Sun.; 10:30 p.m.
Fri.-Sat. Improv sessions after
each final performance. $12-$19.
Next to the Fox Theatre, Detroit.
Just For Laughs: Leo DuFour,
Fri.-Sat., May 17-18; Jerry Din-
ner,Thurs.-Sat., May 23-25; 8:15
p.m. weekdays, 8:15 and 10:30
p.m. weekends; Open Mike Nite
8:30 p.m. every Wed. at Sanctum,
65 E. Huron, Pontiac. (810) 334-
Chaplin's East: Willie Tyler &
Lester, Fri.-Sat., May 17-18. 8:30
p.m. Wed.-Thurs., $5; 8:30 and
10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $10. 34244
Groesbeck, Clinton Township.
Joey's Comedy Club: John
Pinette, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.,
6 p.m. Sun., May 17-19. Dinner
and show tickets available. 5070
Holly Hotel: Bill Barr, Fri.-Sat.,
May 17-18; Nick Gaza, Thurs.-
Sat., May 23-25; 8:30 p.m. Thurs.-
Sat., plus 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $8.
110 Battle Alley, Holly. (810) 634-
100 Years of Detroit Dance,
1896-1996: An exhibition of arti-
facts, costumes, memorabilia and
through Sept. 22.
5401 Cass, Detroit.
aged 7 and up how to be safe in
the summer. 7 p.m. Wed., May 22.
Borders Book Shop, Southfield
Rd., Birmingham. (810) 644-1515.
Cranbrook Institute of Sci-
ence: From Reindeer Hunters to
Viking Times, a lecture focusing
on Denmark's prehistoric past, in-
cluding archaeological treasures
such as the Iron Age bog bodies,
sunken Viking ships and a 3,500
year-old megalithic burial tomb.
11 a.m. Sun., May 19. $8/mem-
bers, $10/non-members. Includes
brunch. 1221 N. Woodward,
Bloomfield Hills. (810) 645-3259.
1996 Celebrate Birmingham
Parade: Characters on Parade is
Detroit Film Theatre presents
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
(France, 1964, dir. Jacques
Demy). Grand Prize winner at the
1964 Cannes Film Festival, this
was Catherine Deneuve's break-
through in which all dialogue is
sung rather than spoken. Re-
stored. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.,
May 17-18; 4 and 7 p.m. Sun.,
May 19. DFT Monday Series fea-
tures Queen of Outer Space(USA,
1958, dir. Edward Bernds). 7 p.m.
Mon., May 20. $5.50/$4.50 seniors
and students. DIA, 5200 Wood-
ward Ave., Detroit. (313) 833-
The Eternal Dance,
the final production of
the Fisher .Theatre
season. 8 p.m. Tues.-
Fri., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat.,
2 and 7:30 p.m. Sun.
Through May 19.
Tom Sawyer, a pro-
duction by Paper Bag
Productions with orig-
inal music and lyrics.
Through May 19.
Lunch and show noon
Sat.; 1 p.m. Sun. $7.
Historic Players Club,
3321 E. Jefferson be-
tween McDougal and
Mt. Elliott in Detroit.
based on the classic
children's book by
Jean de Brunhoff,
this new musical
from New York's Theatre-
works/USA celebrates the French
King of the Elephants. 11 a.m.
and 2 p.m. Sat., May 18; 2 p.m.
Sun., May 19. $7/adv., $8/door.
Music Hall Center, 350 Madison
Ave., Detroit. (313) 963-2366.
Dr. Zap! combines physics, chem-
istry and optics with magic and
theatrics to amaze and educate.
Presented by the Kids Koncerts
series of the City of Southfield's
Parks and Recreation. 1:30-2:15
p.m. Sat., May 18. $3.25. Room
115, 26000 Evergreen Rd.
P"' n 'i r."" V r *ftefenk fte l::
Kids Summer Safety Pro-
gram, presented by St. Joseph's
Mercy-Oakland, teaches kids
this year's theme, and will feature
clowns, floats, antique cars as well
as activities including pony rides,
a petting farm and square danc-
ing. Parade begins 1 p.m. on
Woodward, north of Lincoln. Ac-
tivities 12-5 p.m. at Shain Park.
Sun., May 19. (810) 64-4-1700.
Family Day at the DIA: De-
troit's major cultural arts insti-
tutions present activities
including a puppet-making work-
shop, treasure hunt, art exhibi-
tions and sales, food, theatre,
song, dance and more. 10 a.m.-5
p.m. Sun., May 19. No charge.
Shuttle service offered between
Eastern Market and the DIA.
5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit.
Spring Film Series
presents Guys and
Dolls (USA, 1955,
dir. Joseph L.
lon Brando, Jean
Simmons and Frank
Sinatra bring the
Broadway musical to
the Silver Screen. 8
p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2 p.m.
Sat., May 17-18.
$2.50. 17360 Lahser
at Grand River, De-
troit. (313) 537-2560.
ing the expeditions to
explore the sunken
shipwreck. 10 a.m.,
a.m. noon and 1
Fri.; 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
Sat-Sun. Destiny in
Space continues at
10 a.m., 11 a.m.,
noon and 1 p.m.
Tues., Thurs.; 4 p.m.
students, seniors, in-
cludes admission to
museum. 5020 John
R, Detroit. (313) 577-
Tori Amos: 11 p.m. Fri., May 31
(7 p.m. show sold out). $27.50. Fox
Theatre, (810) 433-1515.
Eddie Money: 7:30 p.m. Sat.,
May 25. $7.50/lawn; $12.50/pavil-
ion. Pine Knob, Auburn Hills.
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral
Reefer Band: The Banana Wind
Tour comes to Auburn Hills. 8
p.m. Thurs., May 30. $23.50/lawn;
$30.50 and $46/pavilion. Pine
Knob, Auburn Hills. (810) 377-
Tim McGraw: With Faith Hill.
Country. 7:30 p.m. Fri., May 31.
$12.50 and $22.50. Pine Knob,
Auburn Hills. (810) 377-0100.
Engelbert Humperdinck: 8
p.m. Fri.-Sat., May 17-18; 7 p.m.
Sun., May 19. $10-$37. Fox The-
atre, Detroit. (810) 433-1515.
Steve Vai: With Clutch and Kick-
ing Harold. 6:30 p.m. Fri., May
24. $15. State Theatre, 2115
Woodward, Detroit. (313) 961-
Charles Brown: New Orleans
blues/jazz pianist, just off tour
with Bonnie Raitt. Sat., May 18.
Magic Bag, Woodward north of 9
Mile, Ferndale. (810) 544-3030.
Michelle Shocked: 7 p.m. Sun.,
May 19. $15. 7th House, 7 N. Sag-
inaw, Pontiac. (810) 335-3540.
2nd Annual Blues Benefit: A
fund-raiser for The Arc of Oak-
land County will feature Robert
Noll and Robert Penn, Ben Moore
and the Blues Express and more.
Cash bar, free pizza and salad. 4-
11 p.m. Sun., May 19. $10. War-
rilow's, 2140 Hilton, Ferndale.
(810) 816-1900 or (810) 545-5861.
Farmington Community Cho-
rus: Presents Stagestruck, a pro-
gram of musical selections from
Broadway's greatest plays. 8 p.m.
Fri.-Sat., May 17-18. $7, $5/se-
niors, students. Farmington High
School, 32000 Shiawassee, 1 block
west of Orchard Lake Rd. (810)
Youth Pops Orchestra: Or-
chestra director Dick Bright con-
ducts the orchestra to help
celebrate Fairlane Town Center's
20th anniversary. Fri.-Sun., May
17-19 and 24-26. Fairlane Town
Center, Dearborn. (313) 593-1370.
Middle Years Group of Tem-
ple Beth El: Jerome Kern: His
Life, His Magic, His Music is the
subject of mezzo soprano Barbara
Alexander's performance. 1 p.m.
Sun., May 19. No charge. 7400
Telegraph, Bloomfield Hills. (810)
The Dennis Cyborn Band:
plays a combo of folk, bluegrass
and classical. 8-10 p.m. Fri., May
17. Borders Books and Music,
30995 Orchard Lake Rd., Farm-
ington Hills. (810) 737-0110.
7th House: W.C. Clark, blues
harmonica, 9 p.m. Fri., May 17.
$8; Mark Eitzel,-8 p.m. Sat., May
18, $10; The Refreshments, 8 p.m.
Mon., May 20, $6. 7 N. Saginaw,
Pontiac. (810) 335-3540.
St. Andrews Hall: Girls Against
Boys, 8 p.m. Sat., May 18, $8;
Spacehog, 7:30 p.m. Wed., May
22, $8 (tickets for originally sched-