Look out, District Detroit! There’s a dino on the loose! The JURASSIC WORLD LIVE TOUR rolls into Little Caesars Arena on Thursday with a pack of life-size dinosaurs and a story line involving a ticked-off Indominus rex (the genetically engineered super-dino introduced in the 2015 movie “Jurassic World”). The 24-plus creatures dreamed up for the show — some animatronic, some performer-operated — are triumphs of technology that deliver Hollywood-like speed and ferocity.
7 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. and 3 & 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Little Caesars Arena, Detroit. 313presents.com. $15 and up.
Detroit and the auto industry get to be movie stars this weekend (sort of) courtesy of Oscar hopeful “FORD V FERRARI.” Filmed in L.A. and Savannah, Georgia, the biographical drama focuses on Ford Motor Co.’s mid-1960s plan to build a racing car that could defeat the always-victorious Ferrari racing team at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France. Matt Damon and Christian Bale star. Tracy Letts is a scene stealer as Henry Ford II.
Opens nationwide with screenings Thursday evening.
Atlanta’s GUCCI MANE, a founding father of the hip-hop sub-genre known as trap music, lands at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, a month after the release of “Woptober II,” his second album of 2019. “Gucci has largely stayed loyal to his established sound,” online magazine Pitchfork said in a review of the new disc. “Like most of his recent records, it’s another collection of mostly very good Gucci Mane songs, marred by occasional awkward bits.”
8 p.m. Saturday, Fox Theatre, Detroit. 313presents.com. $64 and up. With Young Dolph, LightSkinKeisha and Trina.
Call it art appreciation for folks on the move. FOUND IN THE UNDERGROUND, the pop-up artist bazaar previously held at Tangent Gallery, heads to the Lexus Velodrome on Friday for an evening of shopping, music, drinks and food. After checking out offerings from 40-plus artists, guests can strap on skates and go for a glide across the venue’s smooth track. Local DJs will supply the evening’s electronic soundtrack.
6 p.m.-midnight Friday, Lexus Velodrome, Detroit. Tickets at eventbrite.com. $15, free to ages 17 and younger. Skate rental: $5.
The tent will provide some warmth, but the mood is likely to be a bit frosty when fans of the Wolverines and Spartans gather at BEACON PARK on Saturday afternoon to take in the University of Michigan-Michigan State game on a giant screen. The family-friendly affair will include a DJ and lawn games. Your favorite tailgate food and signature drinks from nearby Lumen Detroit will be available.
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Beacon Park, downtown Detroit. empoweringmichigan.com/beacon-park/. Free.
Hey, Joe and Jane Detroit, come on down! Touring show “THE PRICE IS RIGHT LIVE” arrives Friday night at the Fox, and lucky audience members will be getting a chance to play games and compete for cash, appliances or maybe a new car. The interactive evening will feature familiar “Price Is Right” games like Plinko and the Big Wheel and, of course, there’ll be a showcase showdown. Mark L. Walberg of “Antiques Roadshow” will be your host.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Fox Theatre, Detroit. 313presents.com. $35 and up.
“I’m letting the world know I’m YELAWOLF and I’m my own artist,” Alabama-born rapper-songwriter Michael Wayne Atha (aka YelaWolf) told the Cleveland Plain Dealer this month. The performer, due in town Friday, was referring to his recent decision to part ways with Eminem’s Shady Records and parent company Interscope. Just-out album “Ghetto Cowboy,” which seasons his signature Southern hip-hop sound with dashes of rock and country, is the first release on his new Slumerican label.
7 p.m. Friday, the Fillmore Detroit. thefillmoredetroit.com. $25-$49. With the Outfit, TX & Wild the Coyote and Badd Wolf.
A musical about a barber who murders clients with a straight razor and turns their flesh into meat pies won acclaim on Broadway in 1979 despite its grim story line. That’s because “SWEENEY TODD” came from the pen of the forward-thinking Stephen Sondheim, and audiences had come to expect the unexpected from the composer courtesy of shows like “Company” and “Pacific Overtures.” Michigan Opera Theatre takes on the musically complex “Sweeney” for four performances starting Saturday.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Wednesday & Nov. 22, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Detroit Opera House. michiganopera.org. $39 and up.
More than a year after cancer surgery and an interrupted European tour, the always intriguing ELVIS COSTELLO is back on the road in the U.S. The British pop rocker, who emerged from the punk and new wave music scene of the late ‘70s, is serving up oldies (“Alison,’ “Radio Radio”) on his Just Trust Tour as well as material from his most recent album, 2018’s “Look Now.” It includes songwriting collaborations with Burt Bacharach and Carole King.
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor. michtheater.org. $69.50 and up.
He’s good enough, he’s smart enough, and doggone it, people apparently still like him. AL FRANKEN, known to millions of “Saturday Night Live” fans in the ‘90s as hopelessly insecure self-help guru Stuart Smalley, will discuss his life and career and share some humor Saturday when he brings his comedy tour to Royal Oak. Franken was elected to the U.S. Senate from Minnesota in 2008, but was nudged out of office last year by fellow Democrats amid a wave of sexual misconduct allegations.
7 p.m. Saturday, Royal Oak Music Theatre, downtown Royal Oak. royaloakmusictheatre.com. $59.50-$125.
— Greg Crawford, Detroit Free Press