1. Harlem Globetrotters 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour, 7 tonight at the Canton Civic Center, 1101 Market Ave. N. $21-$69. 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
It’s basketball’s comedic ambassadors to the world. If you’ve never seen them do their thing, grab a nearby kid (it helps to have a kid you are sanctioned to grab) and have a good-old-fashioned, family- friendly, fun night out.
2. Party Programme with Ultrasphinx and Yokai, 9 p.m. Friday, Annabell’s Bar & Lounge, 784 W. Market St., Akron, free, 330-535-1112.
Hey, kids, have you been missing late 1990s Swedish hardcore? You have? Well then head on down to Annabell’s Friday night where the group Party Programme will perform a tribute to the influential late-’90s Swedish hardcore/punk band Refused by performing the band’s hits. Also on the bill are local indie rockers Ultrasphinx, heavy rockin’ power trio Yokai and Chuck and Larry’s Vinyl Redemption to keep you busy between bands.
3. James Durbin, 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Rock Factory, 271 S. Main St., Akron, $12-$50, www.ticketweb.com.
This former “American Idol” loser (and I don’t mean that as an insult, the losers have generally done better than the show’s winners) comes to Akron for an acoustic show as part of the windup for the April release of his sophomore album “Celebration.”
4. Frozen Sing-Along, opens Friday at various area theaters.
The audience for the sing-along version of “Frozen” should be super cute and full of super tone deaf little ones singing along to their new most favorite Disney ’toon. Expect to see an ice show by next winter.
5. Bring It On: The Musical at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, E.J. Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St., University of Akron; $36.50, $44, $51.50 and $56.50, 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.
Hey kids, have you been missing early 2000s cheerleader movies? You have? Well then head on down to E.J. Thomas Hall for the latest screen-to-stage adaptation of a popular film and experience “Bring It On: The Musical” that will jump, flip and kickstep into your heart.