6 Things to Do This Weekend (Aug. 26-28)

Highlights include a Keith Urban concert, a taco festival, and the Hazel Park Art Fair
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Dancer at the Novi Taco Fest // Photo courtesy of Novi Taco Fest

Keith Urban

The New Zealand-born country rocker will embark on his first international tour in four years this summer, making a stop at Pine Knob with guest performer Ingrid Andress in tow. Fans can expect to hear classics like “Blue Ain’t Your Color” and “Somebody Like You” along with newer singles from Urban’s 2020 album, The Speed of Now Part 1. $29.50+. Aug. 26. Pine Knob Music Theatre, 33 Bob Seger Dr., Clarkston; 313presents.com

Labyrinth Celebration

Two nights of fun honoring the 1986 cult classic film The Labyrinth await movie lovers at the Redford Theatre this month. Fans at each showing will enjoy a masquerade ball, a costume contest, and live music from a David Bowie tribute band ahead of the movie screenings. Costumes are encouraged. $25. Aug. 26-27. Redford Theatre, 17360 Lahser Rd., Detroit; redfordtheatre.com

Novi Taco Fest

Michigan’s best taco trucks will converge on Novi this weekend, for a three-day festival. In addition to authentic Mexican dishes and desserts, vendors will be serving margaritas, cervezas, and more than 40 varieties of tequila. This smorgasbord will be paired with live entertainment ranging from strolling mariachi bands and cultural dance performances to Lucha Libre wrestling. The event will also feature taco and hot pepper eating contests, face painting, and Salsa and Merengue lessons from professional dance instructors. $5. Aug. 26-28. 44425 W. 12 Mile Road, Novi; novitacofest.com

Encanto: The Sing-Along Film Concert

The beloved Disney-Pixar film will come to life at Pine Knob Music Theatre this month, with a big-screen showing accompanied by a live band. Composed by Academy, Tony, and Grammy Award-winning songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda, the film’s eight-song soundtrack features family-friendly tunes like the platinum-certified hit “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.” $25+. Aug. 27. Pine Knob Music Theatre, 33 Bob Seger Dr., Clarkston; 313presents.com

End of Summer Concert

The Downtown Detroit Partnership is closing out the season with an evening of summer sounds. The “Light, Energy and Motion” -themed concert will be headlined by twice Grammy-nominated Skip Marley, whose style mirrors that of his grandfather, reggae icon Bob Marley. He’ll be joined by fellow Grammy-nominated artist Etana and her reggae-fusion beats, which carry uplifting messages. Local favorite Roots Vibrations will act as the opening act, kicking things off with its authentic Caribbean beats. No cost. Aug. 27. Beacon Park, 1901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; downtowndetroit.org

Artist at Hazel Park Art Fair // Photo courtesy of Hazel Park Art Fair

Hazel Park Art Fair

Hazel Park Art Fair returns to Green Acres Park for its 10th year, after experiencing a record turnout of about 4,000 attendees in 2021. In addition to more than 90 visual artists of all mediums and degrees of experience, the event will host musical and performance artists, including local bands and aerial dancers. Attendees can also snack on artisan foods from vendors like Whoa Tacos and Poverino and Pizza Pazzaa, or stop by the charity craft beer tent for a local brew. Proceeds from the event will be reinvested into the community and used to fund scholarships, public art installations, mentorship programs, and other initiatives. No cost. Aug. 27-28. Green Acres Park, 620 W. Woodward Heights Blvd., Hazel Park; hpart.org

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