CLEVELAND, Ohio — Finally, a nice spring Saturday is in store with some sunshine and temps in the 50s. That means you have no excuse not to get out of the house and explore.
Check out our list of Top 15 things to do this weekend.
Ohio Mead Festival
Whether you’re a connoisseur of honey wine or just learning about the oldest alcoholic drink known to mankind, you’ll get a chance to taste the best mead Ohio has to offer at this celebration of the ancient ale. Tickets, $43.35-$74.86.
Skidmark Garage, 5401 Hamilton, Cleveland
4 p.m.-8 p.m.
Larry the Cable Guy at MGM Northfield Park
One of the most successful comedians of his generation, Larry the Cable Guy’s signature brand of redneck comedy will have you rolling in the aisles. Ages 21 & over only.
MGM Northfield Park (formerly Hard Rock Rocksino), 10777 Northfield Rd., Northfield
North Union Farmers Market spring opening at Shaker Square
The North Union Farmers Market opens the 2019 season with a blessing of farms and farmers and the traditional sheep shearing. There will also be live music, cooking demos and, of course, a variety vendors selling everything from fresh produce to cheeses, baked goods, artisan food items and handmade crafts.
Shaker Square, Cleveland
Sesame Street Live: Make Your Magic at Wolstein Center
You don’t have to be a magician to make magic happen in your own life. That’s the lesson Elmo learns in this live production featuring your favorite Sesame Street characters. Tickets, $18-$108. Meet & greet with Elmo available for additional charge.
Wolstein Center, 2000 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, OH
3 shows: 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Historic pub crawl in Gordon Square
The Cleveland History Center provides the learning, three neighborhood bars supply the libations at this pub crawl in the Gordon Square Arts District. Discover the area’s rich history with interesting stories and trivia at each stop while you enjoy a beer or two. Pub crawl includes stops at Stone Mad, Ninja City and Happy Dog. Tickets, $8-$10.
Stone Mad, 1306 W 65th St, Cleveland
1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Phantom of the Opera at Playhouse Square
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical about a disfigured genius who haunts a Paris opera house and becomes obsessed with a beautiful young soprano features memorable song after memorable song including “The Music of the Night,” “Think of Me,” “Masquerade” and more. Tickets, $40-$119.
KeyBank State Theatre, 1519 Euclid Ave, Cleveland
2 shows: 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
I-X Indoor Amusement Park
You know the jingle: “It’s here today, not gonna stay, go right away to the I-X Indoor Amusement Park!” The annual springtime event celebrates its 30th anniversary with 20 acres of rides, games, food, shows and attractions all under one roof. Be sure to check out new rides like the thrilling Wildmouse roller coaster. Tickets, $22 in advance, $25 at the door.
I-X Center, 1 I-X Center Dr., Cleveland
11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Original Sewing and Quilt Expo at the I-X Center
Learn about the latest techniques in sewing and quilt making, shop for supplies and tools or be inspired by the hundreds of quilts on display. Tickets, $8-$15. Classes, $19 per session.
1 I-X Center Dr, Cleveland
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gerald Kelly at Cleveland Improv
He’s appeared on “Last Comic Standing” on NBC and HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” and Russell Simmons has called him the “Black Jackie Gleason.” This week, the Bronx-born comic brings his brand of New York City comedy to the Flats for six shows this weekend. Tickets, $17-$20.
Cleveland Improv, 1148 Main Ave, Cleveland
2 shows: 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Coppelia at the Ohio Theatre
Choreographed by Ramón Oller, this Cleveland Ballet production of the classic comic ballet is about a young man who becomes obsessed with a life-size dancing doll, much to the dismay of his true love. “Coppelia,” which debuted in 1870, is considered an ideal introduction to ballet for all ages. Tickets, $25-$79.
Ohio Theatre, 1511 Euclid Ave, Cleveland
2 shows: 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Geddy Lee’s bass collection at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rush fans can get one last look at Geddy Lee’s impressive bass collection on display at the Rock Hall through the weekend. Canadians in town for the Blue Jays series against the Indians can also watch a loop of Rush’s 2013 induction plus interviews with some of other Canadians in the Rock Hall. Museum admission, $26.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Amazing Butterflies at the Cleveland Botanical Garden
Observe hundreds of live, exotic butterflies while learning about the life cycle of these colorful insects, from caterpillar to full-blown butterfly. Fun and games include the Monarch Migration Monorails, Caterpillar Crawl, Climb-In Pupa Pods and more. Tickets, $8-$12. Free for members.
Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Boulevard, Cleveland
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cleveland International Film Festival
There’s still plenty left to see at the 43rd annual film festival, including independent films, documentaries, foreign language and animated shorts spread across several theaters throughout the area.
Tower City Cinemas, 230 W Huron Rd., Cleveland
Taming of the Shrew at the Hanna Theatre
Great Lakes Theater takes you back to the Elizabethan era with a re-telling of this classic Shakespearean comedy about the battle of the sexes. For this production, the Hanna’s seating has been reconfigured to include seating on the stage, mimicking the immersive experience of the Globe Theatre. Tickets, $13-$80.
Hanna Theatre, 2067 E 14th St, Cleveland, OH
2 shows: 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Catch a movie
After several dark, violent superhero films, DC is going for the kid-friendly vibe with “Shazam!” But if horror is more your jam, the new remake of “Pet Sematary” looks as scary as the original. Check your local theater listings for showtimes.