Let’s get physical with dance troupe

Koresh Dance Company leads off the DANCECleveland season with a 3 p.m. performance at E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron. The contemporary dance troupe is known for its intensely physical style; no dainty swans here. Arrive early for a 2:15 p.m. pre-performance talk, or stay afterward for a Q&A. Tickets are $25-$45 at 330-972-7570 or DANCECleveland.org.

Cat in the Hat contributes cash

Take the kids to see a live production of The Cat in the Hat at the Akron Civic Theatre at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and free for kids under 5; for those ages 5-12, admission is $7 or a donation of a nonperishable food item to benefit disaster relief, spearheaded by UA Graduate Student Government. www.akroncivic.com.

Classical composers captured on campus

The Kent State University Orchestra performs works by Brahms and Mozart at 3 p.m. at Cartwright Hall, 650 Hilltop Drive, Kent. Tickets are $15; $13 seniors, Kent State faculty and staff; $8 non-Kent State students; free for full-time Kent State undergrads and those under 18. 330-672-2787.

Actor Dennis Quaid rocks out at Rocksino

Dennis Quaid showed off his musical chops playing Jerry Lee Lewis in Great Balls of Fire and did a stint in Harry Dean Stanton’s band. He brings his group, the Sharks, to the Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $23-$58 at http://livenation.com.