8 Things to Do This Weekend (Aug. 13-15)

Music festivals, classic car shows, and drag queen brunch
Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival PC City of Southfield
Kimmie Horne, pictured above, brings her jazz festival to Southfield this weekend. // Photograph courtesy of City of Southfield

Charivari Music Festival

For its eighth annual iteration, Charivari Detroit Music Festival will take over the sprawling Historic Fort Wayne property with multiple stages, including an all-female stage designed to uplift the women of electronic dance music. The three-day festival will showcase the talent — both rising and internationally renowned — of Detroit’s EDM scene and celebrate the city’s contributions to the genre. Between the lively EDM sets from artists like Godfather, Al Ester, and Alton Miller, festivalgoers can enjoy complimentary yoga sessions taking place throughout the weekend. $20+. Through Aug. 15. Historic Fort Wayne, 6325 Jefferson Ave., Detroit; charivaridetroit.com 

Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival

Founded five years ago by international jazz musician Kimmie Horne, the Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival is a free, outdoor event that encompasses a number of attractions. In addition to live performances from jazz and blues performers — such as saxophonist Daryl Beebe, Detroit Music Award-winning blues singer Thornetta Davis, and Horne herself — the festival will feature the Classic Car and Bike Show, boutique vendors, food trucks, and a beer and wine tent. No cost. Aug. 13 and 14. Southfield Municipal Campus, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield; cityofsouthfield.com

Michigan Taco Fest

The Michigan Taco Festival is a three-day celebration of Mexican culture, heritage, and of course, food. Thousands of guests will sample a plethora of authentic Mexican dishes and desserts, not to mention cervezas, margaritas, Palomas, and more than 40 varieties of tequila. But Taco Fest is more than an opportunity to stuff your face. From activities like lawn games and a mechanical bull challenge to entertainment from strolling Mariachi bands and Lucha Libre wrestlers, there’s plenty to keep attendees busy. And be sure to catch — or even participate in — one of the festival’s various competitions. The lineup features Cutest Chihuahua and Best Taco in Michigan, as well as Taco and Hot Pepper Eating Contests. $10. Aug. 13-15. Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg; michigantacofest.com

Michigan Taco Fest PC Canterbury Village
Michigan Taco Fest features food, competitions, and entertainment. // Photograph courtesy of Canterbury Village

Punk Rock BBQ

Enjoy live music and perhaps even discover a new favorite band when you haul your cooler, lawn chairs, and other barbecue essentials to Core Park this weekend. The low-key, nonprofit music festival will host 13 local experimental punk acts, including Midas, The Cult of Spaceskull, Timmy’s Organism, and Toeheads. $20. Aug. 14. Core Park, 6551 Grand River Ave., Detroit; allevents.in

Woman on the Run

Bring your own chairs and blankets to the lot behind the Senate Theatre for a sunset showing of Woman on the Run. The 1950 noir thriller follows Frank Johnson, who is forced to go on the run after witnessing a gangland murder. Hot on his trail are the police, the killer, and even his wife. It’s a roller coaster of a film, with moody cinematography, tangible suspense, and lots of ups and downs that concludes with an unforgettable climax. Spoiler: it involves a literal roller coaster. $6. Aug. 14. Senate Theater, 6424 Michigan Ave., Detroit; senatetheater.com 

Drag queen bingo Brunch
Five15 in Royal Oak hosts Drag Queen Bingo Brunch this weekend. // Photograph courtesy of Gary Baglio

Corvettes America

America’s Corvette Club of Michigan is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Corvettes America — Michigan’s largest all-Corvette show. Spectators will view some of the finest Corvettes of all generations, competing for more than 30 awards, at the scenic Everest Academy. The event will also feature a live DJ, a 50/50 raffle, and a silent auction. Proceeds from the latter will benefit nonprofit organization Clarkston SCAMP, which runs a fun and educational program for children and young adults with disabilities. Guests can also browse Corvette and automotive products and services from leading vendors. $10. Aug. 14. Everest Academy, 5935 Clarkston Road, Clarkston; americascorvetteclub.org

Clean Comedy Night

White Lake Historical Society and Great Lakes Comedy will host an open-air clean comedy show at Fisk Farm this weekend. The night’s headliner, the cynical and quick-witted Chris Young, was a finalist in Dave Coulier’s Clean Guys of Comedy/Unbleepable Contest and has appeared at the Canton Comedy Festival and Gilda’s Laughfest in Grand Rapids. Supporting comic Diego Attanasio sports a unique blend of charisma and sarcasm that earned him a spot as a semi-finalist in the San Diego Comedy Fest. $17. Aug. 14. Fisk Farms, 9180 Highland Road, White Lake; lakesareachamber.com

Drag Queen Bingo Brunch

Start your Sunday morning off with a laugh at Drag Queen Bingo Brunch. You’ll be treated to an engaging bingo-comedy show hybrid led by one of Five 15’s hilarious drag queens while enjoying an all-inclusive meal. $30. Aug. 15. Five15, 600 Washington Ave., Royal Oak; five15.net

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