Big 3: Top events Saturday and Sunday
1. Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs “Ring Without Words” at Orchestra Hall at the Max
Led by conductor James Gaffigan, the ensemble performs the mythical-sounding “Ring Without Words” by Wagner, along with Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and the debut of “Many, Yet One” by Britta Byström. View the Sunday afternoon performance live via the web at dso.org/live. 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. $15-$100. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111 or dso.org.
2. Anti-Freeze Blues Festival at Magic Bag
The second evening of this annual post-holiday blues feast is headlined by James Montgomery along with Jim McCarty, Tosha Owens and Bobby Murray. 7 p.m. Saturday. $20. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.
3. Underground Hip-Hop Awards at Saint Andrew’s Hall: A celebration of independent rap and hip-hop artists, this fourth annual event is hosted by DJBJ from Hot 107.5. 4-8 p.m. Sunday. $20-$50. 431 E. Congress, Detroit. undergroundhiphopawards.com.