1. Eric Church doubles down: Country superstar Eric Church is taking an interesting approach on his current tour: doing back-to-back (but different) shows in the same city, featuring three-hour, 30-plus song sets covering the bulk of his recorded catalog and a few choice covers. He’s at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse (formerly Quicken Loans Arena) in Cleveland at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $39 and up at ticketmaster.com.
2. Free music in Kent: The Kent American Roots Music Festival offers 26 acts at 23 venues around the city, covering a wide range of Americana, roots, bluegrass, rockin’ country and old-school honky-tonk. And it’s all free. Find the full lineup at www.kentamericanroots.com.
3. Party for the Planet: The Akron Zoo’s Party for the Planet runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with booths set up for guests to learn more about green and sustainable efforts in the community. Admission is $12 adults, $10 senior citizens and $9 ages 2-14. Parking is $3. 330-375-2550 or www.akronzoo.org.
4. Dance revolution: Neos Dance Theatre will present dance.r.evolution, a crisscross of urban artists, hip-hop dancers, musicians and classical dancers, in a multimedia performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Akron-Summit County Public Library's Main Auditorium, 60 S. High St., Akron. The event is free, but donations are encouraged at the door.