CLEVELAND, Ohio – The first full weekend of spring is this weekend in Northeast Ohio, and there are plenty of reasons to get out and enjoy it.
Whether you want to check out a concert, a plant show, a play or a weekend filled with home improvement tips, here are some events to consider for the next few days in Cleveland:
Midwest Cactus and Succulent Society show
Pick out a few hardy plants to take home, at this year’s Midwest Cactus and Succulent Society show, which takes over the Cleveland Botanical Garden on Saturday and Sunday. Admission to the plant sale comes with garden admission ($12-$16). Cash and checks are accepted for plant purchases.
11030 East Blvd., Cleveland
NARI Home Improvement Show
Head to the Huntington Convention Center for one of the biggest home improvement shows of the year. This year marks the 40th annual NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) Home Improvement Show. Learn more about remodeling products and services, and get a peek at some of the most popular design trends of 2022. Tickets $10-$14.
300 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland
Stop by a fish fry
Craving some fish or pierogi? Local nonprofit organizations have fired up their fish fry events for the Lenten season. Visit our guide to Northeast Ohio Fish Fry Guide for a few tasty options this Friday.
D.C. Carnes release show
To celebrate what would have been Robert Lockwood Jr.’s 107th birthday, collaborator D.C. Carnes will headline a show at the Beachland Ballroom on Sunday, March 27. Carnes also has a new album to promote, “Delta Crossroads: Vol. II,” through Fishhead Records. Austin Walkin’ Cane will open the show. Tickets $15-$20.
15711 Waterloo Road, Cleveland
7 p.m., March 27
Ignite With Light presents Collide
Local collaborative “Ignite With Light” has partnered with Ingenuity Cleveland for its networking-focused Collide event. The party will feature a marketplace for local businesses, panel discussions, workshops on art innovation and NFTs and more. Free.
5401 Hamilton Ave., Cleveland
Noon-4 p.m., March 26
Brother’s Lounge concerts
The Brother’s Lounge has reopened after two years of closure due to the pandemic, and it will host two concerts this weekend. Tricky Dick & The Cover-Ups will host a dance party on Friday night, and the following day, Detroit’s Fifty Amp Fuse will headline. Tickets $10+.
11609 Detroit Ave., Cleveland
Read more: Brothers Lounge to reopen in March
Cleveland Burlesque presents Some Enchanted Evening
Burlesque, drag and live music combine at Cleveland Burlesque’s upcoming “Some Enchanted Evening” show. The event will also include a photo booth, vendors and treats from Brewnuts. Tickets $20-$25
15711 Waterloo Road, Cleveland
7:30 p.m., March 26
Cleveland Cavaliers versus Chicago Bulls
What better way to spend a Saturday night than cheering on the Cavaliers? Cleveland will face off against the Chicago Bulls at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Saturday night. Tickets $19+ on Seatgeek.
1 Center Court, Cleveland
8 p.m. March 26
Tim Easton at Forest City Brewery
Akron native Tim Easton will bring his music and stories to Forest City Brewery for a show on Saturday night. Easton will support his latest album, “You Don’t Really Know Me,” at the event. Tickets $10.
2135 Columbus Road, Cleveland
7 p.m., March 26
Beginner’s Improv class
Always wanted to try your hand at improv? Imposters Theater will host a workshop for beginners on Sunday evening, taught by Kim Pride. Try a few improv games and even give a shot at an improv scene. Tickets $30, discounts available.
2406 Professor Ave., Cleveland
6:30-8:30 p.m., March 27
Slug Fest, Conspicuous Bystanders and King Buu at Happy Dog
Surf’s up at the Happy Dog this weekend. Rock out to the beachy sounds of Cleveland’s Slug Fest, and also catch Cleveland rock band King Buu, paired with Michigan rock band Conspicuous Bystanders. Tickets $8.
5801 Detroit Ave., Cleveland
9 p.m., March 25
Cleveland Orchestra presents Symphonic Mozart
Head to Severance Music Center for a weekend filled with Mozart, courtesy of the Cleveland Orchestra. The group will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22 and Symphony No. 38 in D Minor, along with Britten’s Suite on English Folk Tunes and Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. Tickets $31-$165
11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
Near West Theatre presents “Cinderella”
Find enchantment at Near West Theatre’s production of “Cinderella.” The Rogers & Hammerstein classic will feature iconic hits like “Ten Minutes Ago,” “A Lovely Night” and “Impossible.” Tickets $15 or pay-what-you-can.
6702 Detroit Ave., Cleveland
March 25-April 10
Cleveland Monsters games
1 Center Court, Cleveland
7 p.m. March 25 and 3 p.m. March 27
Great Lakes Theater presents “Much Ado About Nothing”
Shakespeare’s romantic play “Much Ado About Nothing” will take the stage at the Hanna Theatre starting with Sunday night’s show. Follow the love stories of Hero and Claudio, and Beatrice and Benedick, in the classic performance. Tickets $15-$80.
2067 E. 14th St., Cleveland
March 27-April 10
UMA Easter Bazaar
Hundreds of Ukrainian Easter eggs called pysanky will be available to purchase at the Ukrainian Museum-Archives’ annual Easter Bazaar this year, and attendees can also buy supplies to create their own egg designs in the traditional art form. Along with the bazaar, an ostrich egg pysanka will be raffled, with proceeds benefiting the Ukrainian Relief Fund.
1202 Kenilworth Ave., Cleveland
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, March 26-27 and April 2-3
Read more about Easter Bazaar
“Pretty Woman: The Musical”
The 1990 romantic comedy film “Pretty Woman” comes to life on stage in a musical format in this powerhouse of a Broadway play. This week’s performances kick off a month-long showing of the touring production at Playhouse Square’s Connor Palace. Tickets $25-$125.
1615 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
“Antigone” at Cleveland Play House
Cleveland Play House has reimagined Sophocles’ classic tragedy for contemporary audiences. Now set in a dystopian near-future, the idealistic Antigone goes head-to-head with her aunt, Creon, amid national crisis and war. Tickets, $25-$75.
Outcalt Theatre, 1407 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
Disney’s “High School Musical” at Beck Center for the Performing Arts
Beck Center’s Youth Theater program tackles the classic Disney Channel TV movie musical about a brainiac and an athlete who encourage each other to reach outside their comfort zones and audition for their high school’s musical. Featuring memorable songs like “Breaking Free,” “Start of Something New” and “We’re All In This Together.” Tickets, $10-$12.
17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood
Weekends through March 27
“Bassline to Baseline” at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Curated for NBA All-Star Weekend, this new exhibit looks at the intersection of music and basketball. Highlights include will. i.am’s “Let’s Get It Started” All-Star outfit from 2004 and Chuck D’s Air Jordans. Tickets, $20-$30. Cleveland residents get in free.
1100 E 9th St., Cleveland
Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
“Currents and Constellations: Black Art in Focus” at Cleveland Museum of Art
This exhibition features nearly 30 works that show how some of the leading 20th- and 21st-century Black artists have responded to America’s racial divide. Free.
11150 East Blvd, Cleveland
Now through June 26
Read more: Cleveland Museum of Art surveys America’s racial history through powerful works by modern, contemporary Black artists
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