Circus of Whiskers, the beard competition that benefits furry friends

- Think your whiskers are something special? Put them to the test this weekend.

Presented by the Murder City Facial Hair Crew, the Circus of Whiskers beard competition raises funds for the Detroit Animal Welfare Group (DAWG), a no-kill nonprofit animal rescue 

The event will be held 7 p.m. Saturday at the Tangent Gallery/Hastings Ballroom, 715 Milwaukee Ave. in Detroit. Tickets are $20 at the door and guests 21 and over are welcome. 

The competition consists of 14 different categories: 

Natural Moustache
Styled Moustache
Partial Beard
Mutton Chops
Partial Beard Freestyle
Fake Beard Realistic (for the whiskerinas)
Fake Beard Creative (for the whiskerinas)
Groomed Beard Styled Moustache
Full Beard Natural (Under 4")
Full Beard Natural (4" - 8")
Full Beard Natural (8" - 12")
FullBeard Natural (Over 12")
Full Beard Freestyle

This year's Master of Ceremonies is El Chapo and the event is co-hosted by Nain Rouge. Along with 13 different vendors, you'll find performances by Doppelgänger Circus Sideshow, Pretties for Pitties, Holly Hock, Magenta DeMure and Sophia Von Stardust.

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