Big 3: Top events Saturday and Sunday in Metro Detroit
1. Sidewalk Detroit in Artist Village: Painters, dancers, performers, singers, poets and other types of artists will showcase their talents at this sixth annual grass-roots event. 3-10 p.m. Sat. Free. 17336 Lahser, Detroit. sidewalkdetroit.com.
2. Shakira at Little Caesars Arena: Latin pop star, singer, musician and dancer Shakira brings the party to the new arena this weekend. The Grammy Award-winning Colombian will likely play hits such as her 2001 worldwide smash "Whenever, Wherever," as well as songs from her 11th studio album, "El Dorado," which she released last year. 7:30 p.m. Sat. $40.50 and up. 2645 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-7000.
3. The Smashing Pumpkins with Metric at Little Caesars Arena: Front man Billy Corgan teamed up with original members James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin (but not original bassist D'arcy Wretzky) for this "Shiny and Oh So Bright" tour. The tour celebrates the band's 30th anniversary and features music from the first five albums. 7 p.m. Sun. $29 and up. 2645 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-7000.