Rapper Macklemore, left, will perform with Ryan Lewis at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday. (Carlo Allegri / AP)
The Big Three
1. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at The Palace of Auburn Hills:Rapper Macklemore has been recording since 2000, but it wasn’t until his 2012 album “The Heist” with producer Ryan Lewis that both of them became music superstars. Featuring the singles “My Oh My” and “Can’t Hold Us,” the album reached No. 1 on iTunes almost immediately, and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. This year has been huge for the pair, which won a BET award for Best Group and a Billboard Music Award for Rap Song of the Year for the song “Thrift Shop.” 7:30 p.m. Sat. $38-$48. 6 Championship, Auburn Hills. (248) 377-0100.
2. Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding at Orchestra Hall at The Max Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding will be joined by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in performing an original piece by Shorter, commissioned by the Detroit Jazz Festival. 8 tonight. $36 and up. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.
3. Free Craft Sunday at the Arab American National Museum Looking for some cost-free, creative fun for the kids? Sunday’s project will be “Printmaking with Potatoes,” inspired by the current exhibit, Joan Halaka: Landscapes of Desire.” Reservations are required. 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. 13624 Michigan Ave., Dearborn. Call (313) 582-2266.
a.m. The Southwest Detroit Business Association and Living Arts present the 2013 “Run of the Dead,” which takes competitors on a 5K/10K race through two historic southwest Detroit cemeteries. The race, which takes place today, begins at Patton Park Recreation Center. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and the race runs until noon. Registration for the 5K and 10K races are $25 and $30, respectively. 2301 Woodmere, Detroit.
a.m. More than 50 artists and crafters from across the country and Michigan will showcase their recent works at “Crafting with Grace,” a juried arts and crafts show held at New Grace Apostolic Temple. 2898 Packard, Ann Arbor. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. $2 for those 12 and older (includes entry to door prize drawings). Call (734) 368-8897 or visit craftingwithgrace.com.
p.m. “Day of the Dead (dia de los Muertos)” Altar Exhibits will honor and remember the deceased at the Mexicantown “Fiesta” Center. Activities include a cemetery for guests to write names of deceased love ones on tombstones, and also “Day of the Dead” arts and crafts will be for sale. 1-5 p.m. today. $2, $1 children. 4114 W. Vernor, Southwest Detroit. Groups of 15 or more should RSVP at (313) 841-0400 or (313) 598-0175.
p.m. International and local artists will join together at Imperial bar to donate their hand-painted paper mache skulls for charity in celebration of the Mexican “Day of the Dead” holiday. A portion of proceeds will benefit enrichment programs at Roosevelt Primary School. Highlights include a culmination of an Ebay auction, music, cocktails and food. 5 p.m. today (All Souls Day). Free. 22828 Woodward, Ferndale. Call (248) 850-8060.
p.m. Alton Brown, “Food Network” star and producer and host of “Iron Chef America,” will bring food demonstrations, music and commentary to the stage of the Fox Theatre. 7:30 tonight. $35-$10. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.
Today / Sunday
a.m. Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders are being offered free admission to museums across the country today and Sunday. Local participants include the Detroit Historical Museum, Flint Institute of Arts, Motown Museum and The Henry Ford. Just show your credit or debit card along with a photo ID for free general admission. This offer is for cardholders only. Guests of cardholders are required to pay. Visit museums.bankofamerica.com.
a.m. Are you a teddy bear collector? If so, you won’t want to miss the 26th annual Collectible Teddy Bears Show & Sale at Weber’s Inn. Shop with 25 award-winning bear artists and dealers for bears made of mohair, plush and recycled fur. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $6, $2 children. 350 Jackson (I-94 at Exit 172), Ann Arbor.Call (502) 423-STAR.