Catch a concert or show this weekend

Friday, Aug. 31

What: Front Porch Concert Series: The Chris Vance Quartet

When: 7-9 p.m.

Where: Lakewood Public Library

Notes: This free, outdoor jazz concert is perfect for a picnic with friends and family. If there is inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the library’s auditorium.


What: Late: A Cowboy Song

When: Friday and Saturday. Doors: 7 p.m. Performance: 7:30 p.m.  

Where: Eldred Black Box

Notes: Case Western Reserve University’s theater department presents its annual welcome back show. Free Admission.


What: UPBeats: Rap Night

When: 8-11 p.m.

Where: Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom

Notes: Turn up with Aminé at the first UPBeats of the semester. Tickets are available for $5 on CampusGroups for Case Western Reserve University students. Each student may purchase one additional ticket for a guest. Doors open at 7:45 p.m.


Saturday, Sept. 1

What: 2018 Cleveland National Air Show

When: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday

Where: Burke Lakefront Airport

Notes: This Labor Day Weekend tradition features aerial stunts by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. This year’s show includes a U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper tactical demonstration. If aerial stunts are not your thing, there will be interactive activities, aircraft displays and drones. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.


What: IMPROVment

When: 10-11 p.m.

Where: Eldred Black Box

Notes: IMPROVment’s first show of the semester will directly follow the Theater Department’s welcome back show. It will be hot in the Black Box, so dress lightly.


What: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

When: 11:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.

Where: Cedar Lee Theatre

Notes: This interactive screening of the cult classic film includes a pre-show and a live floorshow by Simply His Servants, a local floorshow cast. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door and prop bags can be purchased in the lobby before the show. Dress up like one of the characters in the film to receive a discount on tickets at the door.


Sunday, Sept. 2

What: Cars in Cleveland

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Public Square

Notes: Enjoy music, activities, food and cars at this free, family-friendly event in the heart of Cleveland. Several cars will make their Cars in Cleveland debut at the event.