1. The Bikinis: A New Musical Beach Party, 8 tonight-Saturday, Actors’ Summit at Greystone Hall, 103 S. High St., Akron. $25-$30.
So you saw “Jersey Boys” packed with all the great (male-dominated) songs from rock ’n’ roll’s nascent era and you thought, “Darn, this show is great and sexist!” Well, the Actors’ Summit’s got your back with this new jukebox musical featuring ladies (some of whom will surely be wearing bikinis) singing 1960s songs such as “Heat Wave” and “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ ” and other female-associated anthems including “I'm Every Woman” and “I Will Survive.”
2. Rascal Flatts with the Band Perry, 6 p.m. Friday, Blossom Music Center, 1145 W. Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls, $36-$76, www.livenation.com.
This trio recently celebrated its 12th No. 1 hit with “Banjo” from its eighth album, “Changed.”
3. Canal Fest, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Mustill Store and Schumacher Site, 57 W. North St., Akron. www.cascadelocks.org.
That’s right. It’s time for the fourth annual Duck Derby! There will also be music, art and food vendors and activities for the kids.
4. Fourth of July Charity Kickball Tournament, 9 a.m., Saturday, Erie Island Baseball Fields, 2540 Copley Road, Akron. $120 per team (12-player maximum) entry fee. Information, Steve King at 330-701-8327 or Eric Fletcher at 614-668-2225.
This event is being hosted by the Young Black Professionals Coalition and DJ Mr. King. It’s $120 to enter a team, so I hope your team doesn’t suck. But if it does, at least the proceeds will benefit a good cause in the sixth annual “I Know I Can” Back-to-School Drive on Aug. 24 in Akron.
5. Old School Soul with Rose Royce and Brass Construction, 7 p.m., Saturday, Lock 3 Park, 200 S. Main St. $10, www.lock3live.com.
Lock 3 Live’s annual old-school concert features Rose Royce of “Car Wash,” “Wishing On A Star,” “I Wanna Get Next To You” and “Love Don't Live Here Anymore” fame will perform all those hits and more along with the much-sampled Brass Construction, who hit No. 1 on the R&B charts and Top 15 on the pop charts in the 1970s with songs such as “Movin’ ” and “Ha Cha Cha (Funktion).”