Sob along with ‘This Is Us’

Get out the industrial-strength Kleenex: NBC’s breakout hit This Is Us returns for its second season at 9 p.m. If you need a refresher, we left off with Jack splitting after a major blowout with Rebecca that jeopardized their marriage, Kevin landed a role in a big movie, Randall pitched the idea of adoption to Beth, and Kate realized she wanted to be a singer like her mom. The present-day story will pick up a couple months later with the adult siblings celebrating their 37th birthday. The past story resumes one day after the big argument, and creator Dan Fogelman says the opener will include a “big, giant piece of the puzzle” about Jack’s death.

Catch ‘Little Vixen’ performance

It’s your last chance to see the Cleveland Orchestra’s innovative production of Leos Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, which blends animation with the live performance, at 7:30 p.m. at Severance Hall. Tickets are $39-$165 at www.clevelandorchestra.com.

Learn how to be an organizer

Showing Up For Racial Justice Akron (SURJ:Akron) offers a training session on building power in community organizations from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron, 3300 Morewood Road, Fairlawn. Participants will learn how to use one-on-one conversations as an organizing tool. Refreshments and child care will be available; pay what you can at the door. www.surjakron.org.