Drink beer in Cleveland: The Cleveland Winter Beerfest returns Friday and Saturday to the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, 300 Lakeside Ave. E. The sixth annual event, which runs from 8 to 11:30 p.m. each day, will showcase 360 beers from 120 breweries, along with live music and food. Day-of tickets are $55, $65 for early admission at 7 p.m. clevelandbeerfest.com.

 

Listen to some R&B: Akron’s ReaL DeaL will play old-school R&B at 7 and 9:30 p.m. at Blu Jazz+ in Akron. Tickets are $18 at 330-252-1190 or blujazzakron.com/shows.

 

Hear students sing: Vocal and choral students of the University of Akron School of Music perform free concerts at 11 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. at E.J. Thomas Hall. 330-972-8301 or email concerts@uakron.edu.

 

Attend free folk concert: Harmonia brings the folk music of eastern Europe to the Akron Civic Theatre at 8 p.m. The six-piece ensemble uses instruments such as accordion, upright bass, violin, panflute and cimbalom, a 125-string hammered dulcimer. The concert is free and no tickets are required. akroncivic.com.