1. One Night of Queen, 7 p.m. Sunday, Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St., Akron. $25-$29. 330-253-2488, www.akroncivic.com.
You can probably guess by the title that it’s a Queen tribute band. It’s called Gary Mullen & the Works. That Mullen dude goes all out with the full obese-caterpillar mustache, the theatricality and the vocal chops to do Freddie Mercury justice.
2. Keyshia Cole, 8 p.m. Friday, State Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, 1519 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. $37.50-$75. 216-241-6000, www.playhousesquare.org.
My Oakland homegirl has been a bit of a P.R. nightmare recently, with a years-old erotic photo of her leaked to the Web and taking an ill-advised Twitter shot at R&B’s current Queen Bee, Beyonce (excuse me, I meant Mrs. Queen Bee). But hopefully, she’s found refuge on the road and will be in good enough spirits to sing her mostly sad/mad love songs.
3. Michael Stanley and the Resonators, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Tangier Cabaret and Backstage Bar, 532 W. Market St., Akron. $45-$60. 330-376-7171, www.thetangier.com.
C’mon, I don’t need to sell you on the long-reigning King of Cleveland (adult contemporary) Rock, do I?
4. Akron Symphony Orchestra presents The Rite of Spring, 8 p.m. Saturday, E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron, 198 Hill St. $22-$52. 330-535-8131, www.akronsymphony.org.
This should be a pretty darned interesting evening, with the orchestra’s first full-scale music and dance production featuring GroundWorks DanceTheater. Together, they will present Igor Stravinsky’s controversial, riot-inducing, 1913 avant-garde masterpiece “The Rite of Spring.” Assuming Akron’s orchestra-loving community doesn’t burn the place down, the program will also include Dvorak’s much more chipper Symphony No. 8 in G Major.
5. Tammy Pescatelli, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Funny Stop Comedy Club, 1757 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls. 330-923-4700.
This Cleveland-born and -raised comedian returns to Northeast Ohio to make you laugh, because that’s what comedians do. You may have seen Pescatelli on “The Tonight Show,” or her own Comedy Central special, her WE TV series, or any of the many clip shows where comedians and underemployed actors make snide comments about people’s recorded stupidity. Read more on Page 12.