Laugh with comic Wayne Brady
Wayne Brady has a long resume: stand-up comic, improv genius of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, game show host, stage performer (he just finished a run as Aaron Burr in the Chicago company of Hamilton). He’ll do a show at 8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield. Tickets are $42-$72 at 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Enjoy Bach at charity benefit
St. Hilary sixth-grader Marina Ziegler has organized the Bach for Locks benefit concert at 3 p.m. at Guzzetta Hall, 224 E. Buchtel Ave., at the University of Akron. Marina, 12, is an award-winning violinist and pianist. Marina’s mother, also a pianist, fought breast cancer in 2012 and lost her hair during chemotherapy, so the fundraiser will benefit the wig room at Stewart’s Caring Place in Fairlawn. Performers will include members of the Cleveland Orchestra and music faculty from the Cleveland Institute of Music, UA and Kent State University. Tickets are $5-$15 at http://bit.ly/2s3CbJZ
See live performances at fest
Nepali Applause: An Open Air Market/Performance Festival runs from noon to 6 p.m. at Exchange House, 760 Elma St., in the North Hill neighborhood of Akron. It will include music, dance, food, art and an original play by Gum-Dip Theatre. www.gumdiptheatre.com/nepaliapplause.
Catch sci-fi classics at center
Great Lakes Science Center presents a double feature of classic sci-fi films — E.T. at 6 p.m. and Close Encounters of the Third Kind at 8 — in its Dome Theater. Each film is $10, or see both for $18. Beer, wine and other concessions will be available. www.greatscience.org.