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2022 Black College Football Classic at the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Central State University takes on Winston-Salem University following a four-day schedule dedicated to Black excellence in football. The weekend also features a college fair, dancing, games, food, and a Habitat for Humanity service day. Tickets from $30. Sept. 1-4, various times, 2121 George Halas Drive, N.W. Canton, profootballhof.com
Celebrating Blacks in Photojournalism at the Cleveland History Center
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Allen E. Cole Photography Studio with live jazz, delectable, heavy hors d’oeuvres and an autographed copy of Through the Lens of Allen E. Cole before a talk with author Samuel W. Black. Proceeds benefit African American initiatives at the Western Reserve Historical Society. $35-$50, Sept. 1, 5 p.m., 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland, wrhs.org
Cleveland National Air Show Downtown
Jets called “Super Hornets” whiz and shimmer overhead as you bask in the shadow of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame — you’re standing beneath the death-defying magic of the Cleveland National Air Show. This year, U.S. Navy Blue Angels return for a mind-blowing aerial showcase, great for a family weekend on the town. $20-$35, Sept. 3-5, various times, between East Ninth Steet & East 55th Street, clevelandairshow.com
Cleveland Oktoberfest at Cuyahoga Fair Grounds
Get wild and merry with wiener dog races, beer stein holding competitions and more at Cleveland Oktoberfest. A great way to kick off Labor Day weekend, the fest will party on until Sept. 10. Expect German and local beer, lots of it. $16-$105, Sept. 2-9 & Sept. 9-10, various times, 19201 E. Bagley Road, Middleburg, clevelandoktoberfest.com
Dave Attell at Pickwick & Frolic
Comedy titan Dave Attell, known for his several stand-up specials and his role on Comedy Central’s Insomniac, guarantees a night of gut-busting laughs. With credentials including involvement with Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons and Arrested Development, you know you’re in for a comedic treat. $120 for four people, Sept. 4, 6 p.m., 2035 E. Fourth St., Cleveland, pickwickandfrolic.com
Geauga County Fair at Geauga Fair Grounds
Ohio’s oldest county fair — 200 years old — returns for its annual “grand finale” to the summer season. The Great Geauga County Fair boasts 150 acres of family-friendly fun. Whether you’re going to see country music superstar Tracy Byrd or the high-flying acrobatics of Circus Incredible, this summer celebration never disappoints. $15-$80, Aug. 31-Sept. 5, various times, 14373 N. Cheshire St., Burton, geaugafair.com
GlamGore: The Filth Ball at the Grog Shop
Join the glamorous, edgy queens of GlamGore for a night dedicated to filth and decadence. Performances include aspects of avant-garde fashion and “taboo acts” curated to drop jaws and shock the night away. $13-$100, Sept. 2, 8 p.m., 2785 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland Heights, grogshop.gs
Cleveland Guardians vs. Seattle Mariners at Progressive Field
Head downtown for a three-day series rooting for the best Major League Baseball team in Cleveland. Get there early on Friday and Saturday for a dollar hot dog and free Steven Kwan jerseys while supplies last. Tickets from $17, Sept. 2-4, various times, 2401 Ontario St., Cleveland, mlb.com/guardians
Made in Ohio Art & Craft Fest at Hale Farm & Village
A great way to spend Labor Day weekend outside and in the community, immerse yourself in a sea of Ohio’s best vendors of glassware, woodwork, jewelry and more. The fest also boasts food and snacks from local eateries, including ice cream, baked goods and fair-style kettle corn.
Peninsula Live at Mill Street, Peninsula
Promising a day filled with food and the live, musical styling of Mo’Mojo, known as “party-gras,” Mill Street comes a live for a beautiful Labor Day weekend gathering. Don’t miss hands-on demonstrations from the Peninsula Art Academy and a cooking demonstration from Purplebrown Farm Store. $6-$12, Sept. 2-4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2686 Oak Hill Road, Peninsula, madeinohiofestival.org
The Shins at Agora Theater & Ballroom
Grammy nominated and celebrating 21 years since their debut album, the Shins hit Cleveland for a night of good, old-fashioned indie rock. Touring for their seminal classic, Oh Inverted World, expect hits like “New Slang” and “Caring is Creepy.” Tickets from $55, Sept. 2, 8 p.m., 5000, Euclid Ave., Cleveland, agoracleveland.com
The Sound of Music at Blossom Music Center
Cuyahoga Falls comes alive with The Sound of Music. Join the Blossom Festival Orchestra for an evening exploring a timeless classic, featuring music from the legendary Roger and Hammerstein. Invite a date or corral the family, this event is perfect for a relaxing night out. Tickets from $26, Sept. 3-4, 7 p.m., 1145 W. Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls, clevelandorchestra.com
Magic the Gathering Tournament at Recess Games
Test your card game mettle against the community at Recess Games. The tournament features pre-release packs of the upcoming Dominaria Jump Start edition of the game, an expansion designed to let new and veteran players feel accommodated and challenged. Various prices, Sept. 2-4, noon-4 p.m., 26636 Brookpark Ext., North Olmsted, shop.recess.games
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