Big 3: Top events Saturday and Sunday

1. “Dirty Dancing — the Classic Story on Stage” at Fox Theatre

Much like the title, implies, this production is based on the 1987 film of the same name and tells the story of Baby and Johnny set in the summer of 1963. 2 and 7:20 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. Sunday. $30-$70. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

2. “Rent” at Fisher Theatre

This original rock musical — which has won several Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama — hits Detroit as part of its 20th anniversary tour. 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. $39 and up. 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. (800) 982-2787.

3. Marche du Nain Rouge in Midtown

Costumed revelers will start gathering around noon to banish the Nain Rouge (or “red dwarf”) out of Detroit for another year. The family-friendly parade has a New Orleans vibe with music, dancing and partying. 1 p.m. Sunday. Free. Steps off at Traffic Jam & Snug, 511 W. Canfield, Detroit.

Melody Baetens