The Big Three
1.Selfridge Open House and Air Show featuring the Blue Angels
Stationed in Pensacola, Florida, the Blue Angels are one of the country’s most popular flight demo squads. Look for other squads and stunt teams, including the Misty Blues, an all-women skydiving team. Today-Sun. Free. Near 21 Mile and Jefferson, Harrison. selfridgeopenhouse.com.
2.Dally in the Alley 2014 in Cass Corridor
For 37 years, this neighborhood street festival has featured independent music, vendors, food and beer, all without the help of corporate sponsorship. Hear local music that ranges from folk to electronic to rock on four stages. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. today (rain date is Sunday). Free. Between Forest and Hancock and Second and Anthony Wayne Drive, Detroit. dallyinthealley.com.
3.UniverSoul Circus at Chene Park
A yearly favorite, this big-top show has acrobatics, high-wire acts, trained dogs, a motorcycle globe of death, clowns, elephants and more. Visit universoulcircus.com for discounts. Noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m. today, 12:30, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sun., 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tues.-Thurs. $19 and up. 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.
a.m.Step back in time when the Northville Historical Society hosts its annual Victorian Clothing Sale at Mill Race Village. Shop for such items as dresses, knickers, suspenders, newsboy caps and more for both adults and children, available from various vendors. Some items are brand new and others are gently used or vintage. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. today. $2 per adult. 215 Griswold, Northville. Call (248) 348-1845 or visit millracenorthville.org.
a.m.The 2014-15 season at PuppetArt Detroit Puppet Theater will debut with a performance of “Sleeping Beauty.” 2 p.m. Sunday. $5 children, $10 adults. 25 E. Grand River, downtown Detroit. Call (313) 961-7777 or visit puppetart.org.
a.m.Don’t miss all the family-friendly activities at the Family Fun Day hosted by Detroit City Councilman Andre Spivey at Corrigan Playground. Enjoy food, health screenings, prizes, inflatables, pony rides, face painting and a visit from Smiley the Clown. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today. Free. 14723 E. Warren, Detroit. Call (313) 598-1201.
p.m.Get your laugh on this weekend when comedian Ben Moore, who was a finalist in the 2011 Funniest Person in Cincinnati contest, performs on stage at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle. Also appearing will be Mike O’Keefe with Brad Wenzel as emcee. 8, 10:30 tonight. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak. Call (248) 542-9900 for reservations, or visit comedycastle.com.
Today / Sunday
a.m.Meadow Brook Theatre Guild presents “Spotlights Market” with more than 120 juried exhibitors selling jewelry, pottery, photography, fiber art, metal, paintings and floral items. Other highlights include specialty food booths and a kids’ tent with mask making, coloring and photo contests. This event serves as a fundraiser to support Meadow Brook Theatre. 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Fort and Walnut, downtown Rochester. Visit meadowbrooktheatreguild.com.
a.m.VillageFest in Village of Grosse Pointe: This three-block festival includes a juried art show, classic car show, music, sidewalk shopping and food. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. today and noon-5 p.m. Sun. Free. Kercheval
between Cadieux and Neff, Grosse Pointe. Visit thevillagegp.com.
a.m./p.m.The first Geek Fan Expo launches this weekend at the Dearborn/Detroit DoubleTree hotel. Detroit native and prolific voice actor Rob Paulsen (“Animaniacs”) is headlining the event. The usual convention lineup of artists, panels and vendors will be joined by events such as the Geek Fan Variety Show, a fan fiction contest, a celebrity sing-along and more. $30, one child 12 or younger free with each paid adult, otherwise $10. 5801 Southfield, Detroit. Visit geekfanexpo.com.
p.m.St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church will host its seventh annual “Taste of Lebanon Festival.” A portion of proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A vendor and craft fair will feature work by local artists, crafters and fashion and makeup displays. Noon-11 p.m. today and noon-8:30 p.m. Sunday. 31601 Schoenherr, Warren. Call (586) 826-9688 or visit tasteoflebanonfestival.com.
p.m.4 p.m. The whole family can get in on the “Detroit 2014 Great Amazing Adventure Race” at Indian Springs Metropark. This race is modeled after the TV show “The Amazing Race.” Two-person teams (adults and kids grades K-12) compete along a one-mile cross-country course with fun-filled challenges. Donations of used sneakers will be accepted for pediatric cancer. Participants can run, jog or walk. Register at GreatAmazingRace.com.
p.m.AARP Michigan and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History invite you and your grandchildren to celebrate the role grandparents play in children’s lives during a Grandparents Day Celebration. 1-5 p.m. Free; registration is required. Call (877) 926-8300. Valet parking is $5 (free for the first 200 guests). 315 E. Warren, Detroit. Call (313) 494-5800.