5 Issues To Do This Weekend In Cleveland: Could 7-9


Get new kicks at the Ship To CLE show, explore the night skies, and meet up with creatures swimming in Cleveland this weekend.

Cleveland Jazz Orchestra Little Big Band livestream on Bop Stop
Earlier this year, the jazz world lost Chick Corea, a versatile keyboardist whose works included jazz and classical music as well as psychedelic, funk and fusion. As a tribute to Corea, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra’s Little Big Band will perform at Bop Stop. The virtual event can be streamed live free of charge on the Bop Stop Facebook page. Donations are welcome, however. The show will feature fresh arrangements by Paul Ferguson, Brad Wagner and Aidan Plank, Robin Hughes on vocals, and local Cleveland jazz guitarist Bob Fraser. Free, May 8, 8 p.m., 216-771-6551, tthemusicsettlement.org

Exoplanets and How to Find Them in the Geauga Park District
Summer brings warm, dark nights to gaze at the stars. Whether in a decorated amateur observatory or by the crackling campfire, the feeling of amazement doesn’t stop with age. The Geauga Park District offers a virtual astronomy guide to exoplanets and their location in the glittering inkwell of the night. As planets that revolve around other stars, exoplanets are sure to bring the extraordinary into the living room. While registration is required, the event on Zoom is free. Free, May 7, 7 p.m., 440-286-9516, geaugaparkdistrict.org

Mother’s Day weekend opportunities at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium
Cold blood doesn’t mean you don’t have a warm heart. This Mother’s Day weekend, the Greater Cleveland Aquarium is offering extended hours, 10% off a future virtual program, and 10% off an annual pass. The discounted membership also includes a Mother’s Day card, which can be downloaded as a PDF and shows works of art from the aquarium’s stingray inhabitants. Located behind the sand-colored brick and crescent-moon windows of the old West Bank power station on the Flats, the Greater Cleveland Aquarium is an enchanting place to visit and explore with the family. $ 19.95 for adults, $ 13.95 for children, 7-10 May 10 am-6pm, 2000 Sycamore St., Cleveland, 216-862-8803, Greaterclevelandaquarium.com

Ship To CLE Inaugural Fair at the LaVilla Conference and Banquet Center
Sneaker culture is real. While some people are philatelists or have a wallet boutique in their closet, others find satisfaction in a well-made sneaker. Ship To CLE is hosting its first Cleveland sneaker show this Saturday at the LaVilla Conference and Banquet Center. Despite limited vendors due to COVID-19 safety protocols, there is a promise that the streetwear community will find something unique to sport on their next outing. Employees, salespeople and guests must wear face covers at the exhibition. $ 20, May 8, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., 11500 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, 216-265-9305, lavillabanquetcenter.com

turn on E.xhibit at the Akron Art Museum Before the public knew how to register, they tuned in. This weekend marks the first time the Tune In touring exhibit is on display in front of the Akron Art Museum on South High Street. Designed by Rick Lazes and constructed by a group of artists known as the Art Factory, six retro TV screens in the diorama fall precariously from each other, surrounded by wallpaper reminiscent of living rooms of the past. Modern entertainment seems to have brought communities together and distanced them. Free of charge, 6.-31. May, all day, 1 S. High St., Akron, 330-376-9185, akronartmuseum.org