Big 3: Top events Saturday and Sunday
1. Autorama at Cobo Center
This hot rod and custom car expo features special guests of all sorts. Most notably, racing legend Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is in the house 2-4 p.m. Saturday. The show also features WWE superstar Roman Reigns (10 a.m.-noon Sat.), car expert Barry Meguiar (11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sat.) and “Dukes of Hazzard” star John Schneider (1-5 p.m. Sun.). 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. $20, $7 ages 6-12. Discount tickets at O’Reilly Auto Parts stores. 1 Washington, Detroit. autorama.com
2. Tribute for Geri Allen
at Garden Theater
Jazz artists Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding and Ravi Coltrane perform a tribute for the late Geri Allen. A Detroit native and the director of the jazz studies program at the University of Pittsburgh, Allen died in June. 7:30 p.m. Sat. $27 in advance, $35 at the door. 3929 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 965-8430.
3. Hamtramck Music Fest
Now in its fifth year, this annual festival showcases some of Metro Detroit’s top musical talent from rock to hip-hop and beyond. More than 160 acts are booked at 21 Hamtramck venues, with a shuttle helping people get around the city. A $10 wristband gets festgoers access all participating venues Saturday night. hamtramckmusicfest.com