Kid Cudi in Cleveland, Brit Floyd at the Civic Theatre and more to do: The Abram Five

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Scott Mescudi, aka Kid Cudi, arrives at the US premiere of "Need for Speed" on March 6, in Los Angeles. (John Shearer/Invision/AP)

1. Kid Cudi, 8 p.m., Tuesday, Wolstein Center at CSU, 2000 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, $20,, 877-468-4946.

The Brooklyn-based emcee and actor returns to his native Cleveland for a big show featuring music from his new album “Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon,” which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. Also on the bill is Cleveland emcee and Cudi running buddy King Chip, probably still better known as Chip Tha Ripper.


2. Stanley Jordan, 8 and 10 p.m., Saturday, Nighttown, 12387 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights, $20, 216-795-0550,

Jordan gained prominence in the ’80s because of his still singular guitar-playing style; a two-handed touch technique that seldom uses picking or strumming and allows him to play two guitars or a piano and a guitar at the same time.

Over the years, Jordan has incorporated more traditional jazz guitar styles and the four-time Grammy nominee’s profile isn’t quite as high, but he’s still a unique voice on the instrument and is working his 2011 album “Friends.”


3. Second annual Rock for a Good Cause, 4 p.m. Saturday, Musica, 51 E. Market St., Akron, $5 or 10 nonperishable food items, 330-576-6527, 330-653-3676.

The Hudson and Fairlawn Schools of Music bring their talented students together to help feed their fellow men and women.

Student bands that will perform are Six Gun Salvo, Nate Stanton, Rock N Royalty, Three Legged Chair, Two of a Kind, Halfway Home, The Jammin’ Dans and No Expectations. Donations will go to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.

The concert’s goal is to raise $1,000, which will allow the Foodbank to provide 4,000 meals to needy local folks.


4. Brit Floyd, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St., $34.50-$44.50,, 330-253-2488.

All the way from the U.K. comes tribute band Brit Floyd and its Discovery World Tour 2014. The tour is named for (the real) Pink Floyd’s recent 14 album career-spanning box set called “Discovery.” This means that Brit Floyd will play songs from every Pink Floyd era from the early psyche rock of the Syd Barrett days to the studied, elaborate, stadium rock of the band’s last album, “The Division Bell.”


5. Fishfest, 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Cleveland State University Wolstein Center, 2000 Prospect Ave., $20-$99,, 877-468-4946.

This Christian rock music festival will feature two popular Southern-bred acts — Third Day, whose 2012 album, “Miracle,” topped the Billboard Christian albums chart and peaked in the Billboard 200 in the top 10, and Skillet, whose ninth album, "Rise,” last year also topped the Christian album charts as well as the Hard Rock, Rock and Alternative album charts and peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200.

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