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This Weekend: Detroit Wig Out

It’s time for Detroiters to fluff up their wigs as the annual Detroit Wig Out gears up for a third successful year.

As was the case last year, the whole family can get down and wig out with two events happening at the Majestic Theatre complex: the Detroit Wig Out party for the grownup set happens Saturday, April 30 ; the Wig Out Family Hootenanny, an afternoon event for kids and their caregivers, is the next day on Sunday, May 1.

This year’s Detroit Wig Out events will benefit the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) and a free public workshop tied to the upcoming Soul Ceramic Manufacturing Corporation exhibit by Chicago-based sculptor and performance artist Theaster Gates.

The event has partnered with a nonprofit each year to benefit the community in multiple ways, providing money for a worthy cause and an affordable, quirky event for community members during dismal times. And revelers can laud spring at the Detroit Wig Out, donning eccentric coiffures to bring in the warm weather.

The Detroit Wig Out will be held on April 30 at the Magic Stick Lounge, located on the second floor of the iconic Majestic Theatre complex on Woodward Ave. in Detroit’s Midtown. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. The event will feature southeast Michigan entertainment, with an eclectic line-up of music by local bands FAWN, The Blue Squares, The Kickstand Band and Royale. A eye-popping Glam & Spandex Wig Walk featuring Peace Love Spandex clothing, makeup by Rouge Makeup & Nail Salon, and wig fashions from Curl Up & Dye.

Everyone is welcome, with or without wigs, but to encourage the spirit of the event a $2 non-wig-wearing surcharge will be collected at the door. Tickets for the event are $10 and are available at MOCAD (hours), through Ticketmaster or at the door.