Big 3: Top events Saturday and Sunday

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

1. “Cinderella” at Fisher Theatre: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Tony Award-winning musical includes all the fairytale moments you love, from glass slipper to the pumpkin coach. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. $35 and up. 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. (800) 982-2787.

2. Irish Fest at hellenic Cultural Center: A St. Patrick’s Day party with traditional Irish music from Mick Gavin, Michael Gavin, Kelsey, Lutz and more, plus the Ardan Academy of Irish Dance. The event also has corned beef and cabbage dinners and other food, plus a cash bar. 3 p.m. Saturday. $10, free for kids younger than 12. 36375 Joy, Westland. (313) 537-3489.

3. Bike Racing at the Lexus Velodrome: Riders on fixed-gear bikes with no brakes will compete at high speeds at the new Velodrome. Event is kid-friendly. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $10 general admission, $150 for suite. 601 Mack, Detroit. (313) 265-6725 or

Melody Baetens