Listen to Nash at Civic: Graham Nash, famed for his work with the Hollies and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and still writing and recording as a solo artist, plays the Akron Civic Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50-$90 at www.akroncivic.com.

 

Enjoy outer-space tunes: The Akron Symphony Orchestra’s concert has an outer-space theme, with "Also sprach Zarathustra," the Strauss piece featured in the opening sequence of the film "2001: A Space Odyssey," as well as John Adams’ "A Short Ride in a Fast Machine," and excerpts from "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" by film composer John Williams. The concert begins at 8 p.m. at E.J. Thomas Hall, with a preview chat at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $25. Call 330-535-8131 or see www.akronsymphony.org.

 

Check out Cross at Goodyear: Christopher Cross brings his unmistakable voice and soft-rock sound to the Goodyear Theater in Akron at 8 p.m. Tickets are $37.50-$109.25 at www.goodyeartheater.com.

 

Explore succulents at botanical garden: Succulents are trendy houseplants these days, with their easy care regimen and exotic looks. The Midwest Cactus & Succulent Society holds its Spring Show & Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. It’s free with garden admission. www.mwcss.com.