The Motor City Sidestrokers will bring their early 1900s-style jug band music to the stage at 8 p.m. Friday (Nov. 9) at the Trinity House Theatre, 38840 W. Six Mile Road at Interstate 275, Livonia. Guitarist
Nick Schillace will open the show. Admission is $12, $9 for Trinity House members. Call (734) 464-6302 or visit www.trinity house.org.
The avant/experimental Detroit collective Questions will celebrate the release of its second album, “Karma Tsunami,” with a performance Saturday (Nov. 10) at the Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Wildcatting, Mazinga, Los Minstrels and Del Diablo are also on the bill. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7. Call (313) 833-9700 or visit www. majesticdetroit.com.
Local singer-songwriter Paul Miles will be joined by a number of friends at a benefit for the United Way’s Help My Neighbor Project, which takes place at 7 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 11) at Memphis Smoke, 100 S. Main St., Royal Oak. Among those expected to participate are Liz Larin, Nadir, Johnnie Bassett and David Nefesh, among others. Admission is free, but contributions will be solicited. Call (248) 543-4300 or visit www.unitedwaysem.org.