1) Sarah Brightman: Dreamchaser, 8 p.m. Tuesday, E.J. Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St., University of Akron. $74-$225, www.ticketmaster.com.
For more than 20 years, Brightman has been the world’s most popular and best-selling soprano with her easy listening classical crossover. Her latest album, “Dreamchaser,” comes on the heels of her efforts to be the first singer in outer space … seriously, she’s already done her training and is planning to board the international space station in 2015. Anyway on “Dreamchaser,” Brightman covers everything from Sigur Ros to ’80s shoe gazers the Cocteau Twins, Paul McCartney and Henryk Gorecki.
2) 23rd Annual Barberton Mum Fest, Saturday and Sunday, Lake Anna Park, Barberton, free, 330-848-6653.
Downtown Barberton explodes with color, flowers and a flurry of bees at this annual community festival. There will be 21 varieties of mums covering the place along with sand sculptures, ice carving, the hotly anticipated vegetable carving, log carving and kid carving … OK, that last one was a joke, but there will be a place for the kiddies to run around while the adults enjoy kettle corn and buying stuff from area artisans.
3) Menage a Trois, 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, 2131 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls. $35, www.nightisalive.com.
Get your minds out of the gutter. This menage a trois is a triad of art, jazz and wine as talented Akron jazz guitarist Dan Wilson joins with artist/bassist/composer Gerald L. Cannon to perform while guests sip wine and check out the artwork of Cannon and Chinese brush painter Kathy Salem.
4)Akron Film+Pixel Night, 6:30 tonight, Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St. $5 suggested donation, akronfilm.com.
Check out what your filmmaking friends and neighbors are doing at this collection of short films produced by local filmmakers and new media artists. There will be short films by Brandon Baker; Zach Betonte; David Wester and Corey Mihu; Josh Bogdan and Ryan Lasko; Cory Michael Sheldon; and Seth Yergin, plus a Q&A with the filmmakers. Then you can check out a new media show by University of Akron artists including Alex Bach, Anita Marquardt, David Swirsky, Sharon Shapiro and Keith Swanger.
5) The Akron Zoo presents It's a Wild World Animal Show, 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St. $10-$50, www.akroncivic.com.
The zoo brings animals from around the world along with audience participation moments that include music and video.