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Big 3: Top events Saturday and Sunday

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

1. Sia with Miguel and Alunageorge at The Palace of Auburn Hills

Australian singer and songwriter Sia is on tour in support of her 2016 album “This is Acting.” The second single, “Cheap Thrills,” was Sia’s first to top the Billboard Hot 100. 7 p.m. Saturday. $35-$125. 6 Championship Drive, Auburn Hills. (248) 377-0100.

2. Detroit Sound Conservancy Music Conference at Detroit Center for Design and Technology

This free event includes a day of conversation from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. about how to preserve Detroit’s music legacy with panels, a pop-up museum and lunch. These events are at the Detroit Center for Design & Technology, 4129 Woodward, in Detroit. On Saturday evening, St. Matthews and St. Joseph’s Church will host a benefit concert featuring Niko Marks, Drew Schultz & the Broken Habits, and Don “Doop” Duprie. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $20. 8850 Woodward, Detroit. detroitsoundconservancy.org/conference-2016.

3. Oktobeer and BBQ Festival in downtown Ferndale

Beer garden with German food, barbecue, entertainment and games. Sam Adams will host a “raise the stein” sanctioned qualifying event for the national championship. Noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday. Free. 124 Vester, Ferndale. oktobeerfestival.com.

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1. Detroit Sound Conservancy Music Conference at Detroit Center for Design and Technology

This free event includes a day of conversation (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) about how to preserve Detroit’s music legacy with panels, a pop-up museum and lunch. These events are at the Detroit Center for Design & Technology, 4129 Woodward, in Detroit. On Saturday evening, St. Matthews and St. Joseph’s Church will host a benefit concert featuring Niko Marks, Drew Schultz & the Broken Habits and Don “Doop” Duprie. 7:30 p.m. Sat. $20. 8850 Woodward, Detroit. detroitsoundconservancy.org/conference-2016.

2. Oktobeer and BBQ Festival in downtown Ferndale

Beer garden with German food, barbecue, entertainment and games. Sam Adams will host a “raise the stein” sanctioned qualifying event for the national championship. Noon-11 p.m. Sat. and noon-8 p.m. Sun. Free. 124 Vester, Ferndale. oktobeerfestival.com.

3. Sia with Miguel and Alunageorge at The Palace of Auburn Hills

Australian singer and songwriter Sia is on tour in support of her 2016 album “This is Acting.” The second single, “Cheap Thrills,” was Sia’s first to top the Billboard Hot 100. 7 p.m. Sat. $35-$125. 6 Championship Drive, Auburn Hills. (248) 377-0100.

Melody Baetens