Cleveland Orchestra, Monster Jam in Cleveland and more to do: The Abram Five

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Swedish-born actress Ingrid Bergman with Humphrey Bogart in a scene from the classic 1943 film "Casablanca." (AP photo)

1) Cleveland Orchestra Celebrity Series presents Casablanca, 8 p.m. Friday, Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. $30-$100. 216-231-1111, 800-686-1141 or www.clevelandorchestra.com.

This should be really cool. “Casablanca,” the classic 1943 World War II film starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, will be projected above the stage, while the Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by William Eddins, performs the score by famed film composer Max Steiner.

 

2) Monster Jam, 6:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland. $12-$57. www.theqarena.com, 888-894-9424.

Is there a better way to spend Valentine’s Day with your snookums than inhaling the romantic, heart-swelling smells of burning rubber, oil and cheap beer in an arena filled with monster trucks? Probably, but maybe your SO is a huge fan of Grave Digger, Max-D, Mega Bite and Rap Attack. Yes, those are the names of monster trucks.

 

3) Eric Burdon and the Animals, 7 p.m. Friday, the Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St., Kent. $49-$64. 330-677-5005, www.thekentstage.com.

Burdon and the Animals gave classic rock radio many staples including “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” and “We Gotta Get Out of This Place.” He’ll trot out all the hits along with tunes from his most recent solo album “Til Your River Runs Dry.”

 

4) Murder on the Red Carpet, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Canton Palace Theatre, 605 Market Ave. N., Canton. $40. http://cantonpalace
theatre.ticketforce.com.

This interactive murder mystery involves movie star Gracie LaRue and famed director Duke Bailey, who have just finished a film, “The Tales of the Mafia.” But LaRue is murdered during the screening and that’s where this whodunit really gets started.

 

5) Dionne Farris & Russell Gunn Quartet, 8:05 and 10 p.m., Friday, Nighttown, 12387 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights. $25. www.nighttowncleveland.com, 216-795-0550.

Dionne Farris shot to soul/pop prominence in the ’90s as part of Atlanta backpack rap troupe Arrested Development, then as a solo artist with her hit single “I Know” from debut album “Wild Seed-Wild Flower.” The Grammy nominated singer/songwriter has kept a fairly low profile since then, popping up occasionally with the song “Hopeless” from the “Love Jones” soundtrack and sophomore album, “Signs of Life,” in 2011. Now she’s teamed up with celebrated jazz man Russell Gunn and his quartet and released a Pledgemusic-funded album, “Dionne Get Your Gunn: Featuring the Russell Gunn Quartet with Dionne Farris.”


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