Michael Buble in Cleveland, Aviation Fair in Stow and more to do: The Abram Five

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Michael Buble

1) Michael Buble, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Quicken Loans Arena, Ontario Street and Huron Road, Cleveland; $54.50-$99.50. 888-894-9424, www.theQarena.com.

The Canadian crooner is still mining the ghosts of classic singers such as Frank Sinatra and making middle-age women swoon.


2) Southern Night Jam with Megan McCormick, Josh Daniel and Hannah Thomas, 8 p.m., Friday, Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St. $15-$25, 330-253-2488, www.akroncivic.com.

This show should be interesting to folks who like to hear new music by new(ish) singer/songwriters. McCormick is a Nashville-based singer/songwriter/guitarist who also plays bass, lap steel and mandolin. Daniel hails from North Carolina and goes for a more eclectic sound mixing bluegrass with soul and the occasional shot of reggae. Thomas is a returnee to the Civic's acoustic cabaret stage mixing country and rock.


3) RuPaul's Drag Race, 9 p.m., Saturday, PlayhouseSquare Palace Theatre, 1615 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, $10-$75, 216-241-6000, 866-546-1353.

You have to hand it to RuPaul. The giant man who works and dresses as a woman ... sorta ... has taken a couple of early ’90s dance hits, most notably “Supermodel (You Better Work),” and turned them into a successful 20-year career as a D-list celebrity without a sex tape, paparazzi scuffle or any scandal beyond ticking off Milton Berle at the ’93 VMAs. I'm not hating. I'm respecting the hustle that has him bringing contestants (winners?) from his current series, “RuPaul's Drag Race” for a night of campy drag fun. Your performers will be SHARON NEEDLES, ALASKA THUNDERF*CK, WILLAM, DETOX, MANILA LUZON & PANDORA BOXX. Sorry about the caps, but I think I'm legally required to use them when referencing these fabulous performers.


4) Aviation Heritage Fair, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Kent State University Airport, 4020 Kent Road, Stow.

For folks who love planes this should get you excited. There will be talks by a couple of World War II pilots, a B-25 and a C-123 Provider will be on hand as well as airplane rides, and a pancake breakfast provided by the Stow-Munroe Kiwanis Club.


5) Wooster Arts Jazz Fest, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Liberty and Market streets, downtown Wooster, www.woosterartsjazzfest.org.

It's a jazz fest featuring performances by local faves the Zydeco Kings, the Akron Big Band, the River City Jazz Band and Standard Time. There will also be a “juried fine arts festival,” a New Orleans style jazz parade and a bunch of stuff the kids can do while you’re grooving.

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