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Big 3: Top events Saturday and Sunday in Metro Detroit

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News
"Heavy Meta" creative director Marie Poliak, 30, of Toronto, remotely operates the fire-breathing dragon on Canada's largest art car, at the Henry Ford Maker Faire Detroit in Dearborn, July 28, 2018.  The dragon is built over a GMC Minibus and will be completely disassembled and placed in a trailer as Heavy Meta travels to their next show location.

1. Maker Faire Detroit at The Henry Ford: Recognized as the Midwest’s largest two-day festival that is centered around unconventional ingenuity and creativity, Maker Faire Detroit celebrates its 10-year anniversary this weekend. Highlights include “Reading Rainbow” and “Star Trek” actor LeVar Burton talking on the main stage, and Ambassador of Americana Charles Phoenix presenting a comedy slide show performance that celebrates classic and kitschy American life and style. Among new makers and experiences will be D’Lectricity, a video art piece along the walls of the museum, giant Skeebowling, and more. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $28 adults, $10 ages 5-11, $26 for 62 and older, free for children 4 and younger. (A shuttle service, sponsored by the University of Michigan-Dearborn, will be available at its Fairlane campus, 1900 Hubbard, Dearborn.) 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn. (313) 982-6001 or thehenryford.com. 

Lizzo performs "Truth Hurts" at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

2. Mo Pop at West Riverfront Park: This two-day, outdoor event is Detroit's answer to chic, summertime music festivals aiming to attract young people with up-and-coming artists. This year's highlights are sets by Lizzo and Vampire Weekend on Saturday night and Ella Mai and Tame Impala on Sunday. Mo Pop also has an arcade, food and vendors. All day Sat.-Sun. $95 and up. 1801 W. Jefferson, Detroit. mopopfestival.com. 

In this June 23, 2019 file photo, Mary J. Blige arrives at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The end of the hit Starz series "Power" is the beginning of several planned spinoffs, the first featuring Blige.

3. Mary J. Blige and Nas at DTE Energy Music Theatre: R&B queen Mary J. Blige teams up with another legendary singer, Nas, for a co-headlining tour that features songs from throughout both their careers. 8 p.m. Sun. $30.99 and up. 7774 Sashabaw, Clarkston. (313) 471-7000.

Melody Baetens and Jocelynn Brown