Interesting chats: PechaKucha Akron, Volume 14 will be at the Akron-Summit County Public Library at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets range from $5 to $20, but there are a limited number of free tickets available for those who cannot pay to get in. The event features a short talk and slides covering a diverse range of topics.

Ribs, ribs and more ribs: The Wayne County Music and Ribfest starts Friday and runs through Sunday at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. Admission and parking are free. 

'Rocketman': Elton John Fan Weekend starts Friday at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. To mark the opening of the biopic "Rocketman" for the hall of famer, the museum will be screening the performer's past appearances and performances at the hall. John's newly installed 1974 jumpsuit will be on display as part of the "Right Here, Right Now" exhibit. Machines in the museum’s "Part of the Machine: Rock & Pinball" exhibit will be set to free play so fans can enjoy the "Captain Fantastic" machine as well as the other machines.