Looking for some summer fun in Detroit? The Detroit Funk Festival returns for another year of moving and grooving, and Aretha’s Jazz Café has a tribute to the late, great Nina Simone. Yoga enthusiasts can stretch and find their flow state surrounded by art at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Plus, it wouldn’t be a Michigan summer without a day at the Michigan State Fair. 

Check out everything you can do around town this weekend and into next week on “One Detroit Weekend” with contributor Peter Whorf of 90.9 WRCJ.

List of upcoming events:  

  • The Detroit Funk Festival, hosted by Bootsy Collins, hits the stage at Music Hall Amphitheatre from noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 26 as part of Detroit Music Weekend. 
  • Enjoy an all-ages puppet show, “The Adventures of Kitty Montellier,” at the Detroit Institute of Arts at 2 p.m. Aug. 26. The show is about an artist’s adventures through Detroit to find his lost cat, Kitty Montellier. 
  • Aretha’s Jazz Café hosts a tribute to legendary singer-songwriter and civil rights activist Nina Simone with Detroit native Faye Bradford at the helm. The show starts at 8 p.m. Aug. 28.  
  • Calling all Yogis — Get your daily dose of yoga with a side of art with Detroit Yoga Lab at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Bring your mat to the next session at 6 p.m. Aug. 30.  
  • Cap off your summer with a visit to the Michigan State Fair, which returns to Suburban Collection Showplace Labor Day weekend. Check out the famous butter cow, a home brewing competition, a 5K race, carnival rides, the Shrine Circus, live music and tons more. 
  • Visit the Motown Museum’s Rocket Plaza for a fun-filled day of shopping, eating and music during the Marketplace at Motown from 12-4 p.m. Aug. 26. Vendors will offer a variety of high-quality goods, from home decor to specialty snacks, health and beauty products, and more. 
  • The Idlewild International Film Festival, which highlights the works of women filmmakers internationally and shares the history of Idlewild, Michigan, presents a micro film festival from 4-11 p.m. Aug. 26 at the historic Paradise Valley Antique Store.  
  • Catch Canadian R&B singer Daniel Caesar on his Superpowers World Tour as he makes a stop at The Fillmore Detroit on Aug. 30.

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