University of Michigan graduate students go on illegal strike with rally

Big Three: Top events Saturday and Sunday in Metro Detroit

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News
Maxwell Najarian created a masterpiece of colored straws and connectors. Detroit Maker Faire at The Henry Ford in Dearborn in 2016.

1. Maker Faire at The Henry Ford: Unconventional, creative and innovative, the ninth annual Maker Faire hits the grounds of the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation this weekend. Some of this year’s highlights include bubble master Dr. UR Awesome, filmmaker Zach Weddington and arts and crafts from Handmade Toledo. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $28, $26 seniors, $19 ages 5-11. Members get half-off tickets. 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn. (313) 982-6001 or

2. Mo Pop at West Riverfront Park: Indie folk outfit Bon Iver headlines Saturday’s lineup at this annual outdoor hip festival. On Sunday, look for the National, plus Portugal, The Man and St. Vincent. This year’s party also has a video game arcade, craft bazaar and food truck rally. Saturday-Sunday. $95 and up. 1801 W. Jefferson, Detroit.

3. 40th annual Concours d’Elegance at the Inn at St. John’s: A celebration of automobiles with art, fashion and more. Saturday-Sunday. General admission at the gate is $45. 44045 Five Mile, Plymouth.

Melody Baetens