Where/When: Start at / Monday, 8 a.m. registration, event at 9 a.m.
Why Go: Celebrate the end of a long weekend by donating time for a good cause. Proceeds from this 5K Run & One-Mile Walk go to Operation Smile, a nonprofit that treats facial deformities like cleft lips and palates all around the world, and supports the Cleveland Heights Youth Scholarship Fund.
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Where/When: / Saturday at 9:30 p.m. and midnight
Why Go: The quotable script (“We don’t have beer, just tequila.” “What’s tequila?” “Uh, it’s like beer”) and the super group cast of Chevy Chase, Steve Martin and Martin Short make ¡Three Amigos! an '80s classic comedy. The film, for those who didn’t grow up in the hair metal era, follows three actors (Chase, Martin and Short) known for playing an adventurous trio that consistently saves the day on television. The three have fallen on hard times, but are invited to reprise their roles for a village in Mexico, whose citizens think the three are actual heroes and want them to save them from a band of outlaws.
Where/When: / Preview showing Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Why Go: This dark comedy from award-winning playwright George Brant follows Deb, a divorced suburban mom who re-imagines herself as a righteous liberal avenger following the death of her activist mother. Her daughter, Hannah, is a typical texting teenager until she discovers the real reason mom moved them next door to a certain Alaskan presidential candidate (synopsis from Dobama Theatre website).
Where/When: Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds/ Friday 5 p.m. to midnight, Saturday and Sunday noon to midnight and Monday noon to 9 p.m.
Why Go: The annual festival features authentic German food, beer and entertainment
Price: $10 ($8 when purchased online). Children under 12 get in free.
Where/When: Akron Civic Theatre/ Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
Why Go: Known for wanting “Jesse’s Girl” and his role on General Hospital, Australian-born Rick Springfield plays in Akron for one night only. Opening acts The Motels and Kasim Sulton also perform.
Price: $27 to $77