Big 3: Top events this Saturday and Sunday

1. ‘Newsies’

Detroit Opera House

Carry in the banner with this Tony Award-winning musical, featuring new songs and tunes from the 1992 Disney film. Plenty of upbeat singing and dancing is intertwined around a story about newsboys fighting for their labor rights at the turn of the 20th century. 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. (through Dec. 27). $35-$89. 1526 Broadway, Detroit. (313) 237-SING.

2. DSO

‘Home for the Holidays’

Orchestra Hall at the Max

Thomas Wilkins leads the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in performing holiday favorites. Santa Claus is scheduled to make an appearance as well. 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday. $24-$105. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

3. Festivus Benefit Concert at Royal Oak Farmers Market

Dance to the music of the Detroit Cobras, Howling Diablos and the Royal Black Birds, plus beer, cocktails, food trucks and, of course, a Festivus Pole and airing of grievances. The event is a fundraiser for South Oakland Shelter for the homeless. 5 Saturday. $15. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak.

Melody Baetens