Big 3: Top events Saturday and Sunday

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News
Lois Sample, left, and Shirley Thomas, both of Detroit look over hanging baskets at Flower Day at Eastern Market in Detroit last year.

Motor City Comic Con 2018 at Suburban Collection Showplace: Along with comic artists, characters and great people-watching, this annual pop culture explosion gives fans the opportunities to get autographs and photos with a variety of celebrities. Some of this year's most popular guests include Val Kilmer, Jason Patric and Lucy Lawless. "Superman" star Margot Kidder was scheduled to appear, but she died unexpectedly Sunday. Fans can pay tribute to the actress and metal health advocate at a memorial booth. 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. and 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. $25-$40 per day, $75 weekend pass, $199 VIP, $10-$20 children, kids 5 and younger are free. 46100 Grand River, Novi.

"Star Wars and the Power of the Costume" at Detroit Institute of Arts: Dozens of costumes and sketches from the first seven “Star Wars” films are part of this exhibition, including wardrobes of Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Queen Amidala, Chewbacca, Han Solo and various droids, including C-3PO and R2-D2. The ticketed exhibit opens Sunday and runs through Sept. 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $22.50, $7 youth. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-7900 or

Flower Day in Eastern Market: Brace yourself for the madness of Flower Day, which attracts droves of people with a wide selection of flowers at good prices, a tradition in Eastern Market since 1967. Arriving early is recommended. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 2934 Russell, Detroit.

Melody Baetens