1) The Cleveland Auto Show, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 23-March 3, the I-X Center, 6200 Riverside Drive, Cleveland, $10.50-$12.50, www.clevelandautoshow.com.
A giant room full of cars you probably can’t afford, along with sneak peeks of concept cars and next year’s models that have yet to hit the assembly lines. All of the major automakers will be there, and the ESPN Zone.
2) Gospel Meets Symphony, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron, 198 Hill St., $22-$25, 330-535-8131, www.ticketmaster.com.
This annual musical meeting of (well, it’s in the name) is celebrating its 20th year of bringing a community-sourced choir together to jam (sacredly) with the Akron Symphony Orchestra.
3) Akron HBA Home & Flower Show, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at John S. Knight Convention Center, 77 E. Mill St., Akron, $8, 330-869-6800, www.akronhomeandflowershow.com/.
This is the 19th edition of the Home & Flower show and I’ve attended exactly none of them. But with a few hundred exhibitors filling more than 7,000 square feet with flowers, gardens and all the hip happenings in the plant, garden accessories and home improvement fields, I’m sure it’s a good time.
4) Wish You Were Here, 9 p.m., Saturday, Tangier, 532 W. Market St., Akron, $28, 330-376-7171, www.thetangier.com.
This Cleveland-based tribute band has been selling out area venues for more than 20 years by re-creating the approximate look, feel and sound of a Pink Floyd show. I’ve seen their show, and while you won’t mistake any of the band members for Roger Waters, they do sound pretty darn good.
5) Neos Dance Theatre presents Creole Cinderella, 7:30 Feb. 28, Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St., $28, 330-253-2488, www.akroncivic.com.
This local ballet troupe has put an original spin on a hoary old classic. This version of Cinderella is set not in a magical kingdom but in pre-World War I New Orleans and includes the troupe pirouetting to Crescent City classics such as “Basin Street Blues” and “When the Saints Go Marching In.”