Grapevine: TV actor James Wolk and Bistro 82 help Flint

February 8, 2016 | The Detroit News

Bistro 82 and actor James Wolk to aid Flint

Royal Oak’s Bistro 82 will donate 100 percent of all tips received Thursday to the United Way of Genesee County’s Flint Water Fund. The fine dining restaurant’s parent company AFB Hospitality Group will match the donations dollar for dollar. “Zoo” and “Mad Men” actor James Wolk, a Michigan native and a regular of Bistro 82, will also pitch in and will match a percentage of the donations. “What happened in Flint is a tragedy,” said Wolk in a press release Monday. “I really admire what the Bistro 82 team has chocen to do for their anniversary, and I’m proud to help support the relief efforts in my home state.” Bistro 82 is at 401 S. Lafayette. Call (248) 542-0082 for reservations.

Dead & Company take Grateful Dead songs on the road

Dead & Company, the reconstituted version of the Grateful Dead, is alive and well and heading to DTE Energy Music Theatre. The group — which pairs Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir with singer and guitarist John Mayer; Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge and “Fare Thee Well” and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti — will perform at DTE on July 7, promoters announced Monday. Tickets, $36-$145.50, go on sale through Ticketmaster at 10 a.m. Friday, with pre-sales beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The DTE date is part of a five-week summer trek that kicks off June 10 in Charlotte and wraps July 16 in Boston. The group is also headlining this year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The band’s concerts will see them performing two sets of Grateful Dead songs. Dead & Company made its debut in October 2015, following the Grateful Dead’s successful series of “Fare Thee Well” concerts in summer 2015.

Mo Pop returns to Detroit’s West Riverside Park

M83, Haim and G-Eazy lead the lineup for this year’s Mo Pop festival, July 23 and 24 at Detroit’s West Riverside Park. Father John Misty, the Head and the Heart, Matt and Kim, Glass Animals, Twin Peaks, BØRNS, Mac DeMarco, Shakey Graves, Fidlar and Raury are also on the lineup, as are Tunde Olaniran, Alex G, Quilt, the Greeting Committee, Coast Modern, Lewis Del Mar, Panama Wedding, Nothing But Thieves, Banners and the Strumbellas. Pre-sale tickets for the festival, $89.50, are on sale now through the event’s website, General tickets go on sale for $109.50 at midnight Feb. 16, with VIP tickets available for $249. Special four-packs of tickets are available for $299 through the presale and $379 during the general on sale. This marks Mo Pop’s fourth year and second at Detroit’s West Riverside Park. Last year’s festival included performances by Modest Mouse, Passion Pit and Brandon Flowers, as well as a massive rainstorm that sent fans scrambling for shelter and briefly shut down the festival. Prior to its debut at West Riverside Park, Mo Pop was held at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights in 2013 and 2014. Mo Pop will mark the Metro Detroit debut of Haim, the L.A. trio of sisters who skipped the market entirely during the extensive touring behind their 2013 debut album, “Days are Gone.”

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