Mobile museum at Indians games
At this weekend’s Indians games vs. the Orioles, the Louisville Slugger Mobile Museum will be on hand, offering fans the chance to hold bats once used by Sandy Alomar Jr., Victor Martinez, Eddie Murray, Jim Thome and Cal Ripken Jr. They’ll also demonstrate old-fashioned bat-making on a hand-turned lathe, and offer photo ops with a giant bat and glove and a historic photo of Rocky Colavito kissing his Louisville Slugger. Bonus: Friday is Dollar Dog Night. Buy game tickets at www.indians.com.
All aboard in valley with Thomas
The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad offers 30-minute Thomas the Tank Engine rides from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Meet at the Boston Mill Depot at 7100 Riverview Road north of Peninsula in Boston Township. Tickets are $18 to $22. The event also includes magicians, balloon artists, face painting and more. Non-train tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children 2 to 12. 866-777-8932 or www.ticketweb.com.
Ride along with Pharoah at club
Jay Pharoah is one of the best things about the current incarnation of Saturday Night Live, with his dead-on impersonations like President Obama, Kanye West and Denzel Washington. He brings his standup act to Hilarities 4th Street Theatre for five shows, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25-$30 at www.pickwickandfrolic.com, 216-241-7425.
Do Dirty Deeds for free at Lock 3
Kick off your weekend with a free heavy metal concert featuring an AC/DC tribute band at Akron’s Lock 3. Gates open at 6 p.m. Friday with the opening act Grunge DNA taking the stage at 7 p.m. Dirty Deeds kicks off at 8:30 p.m. Mike Andy, a tour manager for AC/DC, will accompany Dirty Deeds. There will be giveaways, and Andy will share stories from the road.