The Detroit Symphony Orchestra and conductor Leonard Slatkin journey north to play their annual free concert at 7 p.m. Friday (Feb. 5) in the North Grand Court of the Somerset Collection at Big Beaver and Coolidge roads in Troy. In addition to the hourlong performance — featuring popular works by Beethoven, Leonard Bernstein, John Williams and others — attendees also will receive an sneak peak of the DSO’s 2010-2011 programming. Call 248-816-2087 or visit www.thesomerset collection.com.
The Detroit Blues Society will blow things out on Saturday (Feb. 6) with the harmonica showcase Harpfest 2010 at Callahan’s Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. The lineup includes the Boa Constrictors joined by Chad Earley and Jimmy Nichols. Showtime is 9 p.m. Cover is $10. Call 248-858-9508 or visit www. atcallahans.com.
Boomer’s Roadhouse in Waterford Township gets the blues on Saturday (Feb. 6) with a bill that includes local luminaries the Broken Arrow Blues Band and Motor City Josh & the Big 3. Showtime is 9 p.m. Cover is $10. Boomer’s is at 6650 Highland Road. Call 248-666-6050 or visit www.boomersroad house.com.
Class Three Overbite’s Mike Elgert will play a special Cheap Trick Tribute show on Saturday (Feb. 6) at the Cadieux Cafe, 4300 Cadieux Road, Detroit, as part of owner Ron Devos’ birthday celebration. Elgert’s Stiff Competition includes CTO bandmates Rick Browarski and Karl Krafton, as well as Brandon Trenz from All Right Toky and the Callbacks. Super Dollar is also on the bill. Showtime is 10 p.m. Cover is $5. Call 313-882-8560 or visit www.cadieuxcafe. com.