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* A number of local bands — including American Mars, National Ghost, the Mydols and Katie Lee will perform on the Eco-Beats Stage during this year’s Green Street Fair, which runs Friday through Sunday, April 30-May 2, in downtown Plymouth. Blackberry Brandy closes the stage on Friday, while the Verve Pipe headline on Saturday and Lucciana Costa ends things on Sunday afternoon. The festival will also feature eco-friendly exhibitions and demonstrations, including organic cooking workshops. Call 734-259-2983 or visit www.greenstreetfair.com.

* Artist/producer Sean Lynch and his modern rock trio 800beloved celebrate their latest release, “Everything Purple,” at 10 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at the Majestic Cafe, 4130 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Glowfriends, Haute to Death and Jonathan also perform. Tickets are $5. Call 313-833-9700 or visit www.majesticdetroit.com.

* Former “American Idol” contestant Cody Sheldon of Commerce Township will be the feature performer at a battle of the bands hosted by the Diabetes Research & Education Advocates of Michigan (D.R.E.A.M.) at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 2, at Edgewood Country Club, 8399 Commerce Road in Commerce Township. The contest will be judged by the Bugs Beddow Band, while a silent auction will feature autographed memorabilia by music and sports personalities. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children and students. Call 888-923-7326 or visit www.dreamforacure.com.

* The local Bob Seger tribute band Lookin’ Back will celebrate the ramblin’ gamblin’ man’s 65th birthday with a free performance at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 6, at Tanglewood Golf Club, 53503 10 Mile Road, South Lyon. The group will provide a birthday cake for the outdoor show. Parking is $5. The rain date is May 7. Call 248-486-6217 or visit www.tributetoseger.com.

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