Big Three: Top events downtown Saturday and Sunday
1. Winter Beer Carnival at Chevrolet Plaza at Little Caesars Arena
Michigan craft beer, lawn games, giant Jenga, carnival games, food trucks and more. 1-5 p.m. Saturday. $40. 2645 Woodward, Detroit. detroitbeercarnival.com.
2. Franco Escamilla at Fox Theatre
This Mexican musician and stand-up comedian is known as “el amo del sarcasmo,” which means “the master of sarcasm.” 8 p.m. Saturday. $35.50 and up. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.
3. Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade in Corktown
This day of revelry starts at 10 a.m. Sunday with the Corktown 5K race, but party people tend to start camping out along Michigan even sooner. The parade kicks off at 12:30 p.m. and travels down Michigan from Sixth Street to 14th in Detroit. detroitstpatricksparade.com.