What to do this weekend

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

Friday, Aug. 30

What: Big Bounce America

Where: Victory Park Ohio

When: Friday 1-7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Jump into the Guinness World Record holder for World’s Biggest Bounce House this weekend. Thirsting for a challenge? Victory Park will also be hosting The Giant, the country’s biggest inflatable obstacle course and airSPACE, a spaced-themed attraction with moon crater ballpits and a 60ft tall maze.


What: Cleveland Oktoberfest

Where: Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds

When: Friday 4 p.m. to midnight, Saturday and Sunday noon to midnight, and Monday noon to 8 p.m.

Come to Northeast Ohio’s largest annual outdoor festival this weekend featuring family-friendly fun! This year features Carl Jara, 2008’s World Champion in sand sculpting, the largest glockenspiel in the United States and an arts and crafts market.


What: Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour

Where: Cleveland Institute of Art

When: Friday 9:10-10:50 p.m., Saturday 7:10-8:50 p.m.

Do you love a good film? Come watch seven at this year’s Sundance Film Festival tour, held at the Cleveland Institute of Art. The lucky seven feature directors from all over the world and range from fiction, documentary and animation. They’re guaranteed to satisfy any palate.


Saturday, Aug. 31

What: Cleveland National Air Show

Where: Burke Lakefront Airport

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

Come celebrate the Cleveland National Air Show’s 55th anniversary this year with breathtaking aerial displays this Labor Day weekend. An estimated 100,000 attendees will be watching iconic aircraft like U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.


What: UPBeats: Rap Night ft. Desiigner

Where: Tink Ballroom

When: Saturday 8:45 p.m.

Intrigued by Chris Heermann’s article on Desiigner? Come to University Program Board’s first concert of the year this Saturday. Doors open at 8:45 p.m., and student artists A.N.I and Toyin will be performing at 9 p.m.!


What: IMPROVment show

Where: Eldred BlackBox

When: Saturday 10-11 p.m.

IMPROVment kicks off with their first show of the year this Saturday. Come for a comical night of improv and creativity. Can’t make this weekend’s show? No worries, IMPROVment hosts a show every Saturday at BlackBox. IMPROVment will be hosting auditions on Sep. 10 and 11.


Sunday, Sep. 1

What: Shape Up Sundays

Where: Toby’s Plaza

When: Sunday 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

New semester, new you, new workout routine? Next Level and Tremont Athletic Club can help you with that this weekend. Come to Toby’s Plaza this Sunday for free yoga, cardio and strength classes, and walk away energized and refreshed.