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— Public Offenders will fuse together music, comedy and short films for a night of entertainment on Friday, Jan. 14, in the Pike Room at The Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 248-858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

— Detroit rockers Core Effect celebrate the release of a new album, “Tied to the Rails,” on Friday, Jan. 14, at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Robots In The Garden, False City and the Science Fair will also perform. Doors open at 8 p.m. Cover is $8. Call 248-544-3030 or visit www.themagicbag.com.

— Metro area jazz flutist Alexander Zonjic continues his first-ever residency at the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe in Grosse Pointe Farms through Saturday, Jan. 15, with shows at 6:30, 9 and 10:30 p.m. Each night. Cover is $10. The Dirty Dog is at 97 Kercheval. Call 313-882-5299 or visit www.dirtydogjazz.com.

— The Detroit Fire Guild isn’t a fancy name — it’s a union of fire and circus-style performance art artists who will present a Winter Ball on Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Eagle Theater, 15 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Performers include Micha Adams of the Detroit Fly House, Bride Stripped Bare, Teratoma, Satori Circus and the DJs Inercom and SoundKode. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call 248-858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

— The Orbitsuns, They Never Sleep, Chapstik, the Shakey Jakes and Lava Moth are among the several groups banding together for Rock For Christel, a benefit for Detroit music scene fixture Christel Wagner, who’s battling colorectal cancer without health insurance. The show takes place Saturday, Jan. 15, at Small’s Bar, 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 before 10 p.m., $10 after, with proceeds going to Wagner’s medical care. Call 313-873-1117 or visit www.smallsbardetroit.com.

— Detroit-born singer-songwriter Alex Winston, who’s been working on her debut mini-album, “Sister Wife,” in New York, comes home to play Monday, Jan. 17, at the Magic Stick Lounge, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7. Call 313-833-9700 or visit www.majesticdetroit.com.

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