What's happening in Northeast Ohio this weekend: March 9-11

Whatever your interests, Northeast Ohio has something for you.

Need plans this weekend?

Maybe you're looking to get an early start on your St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Or you're looking to down some mimosas with your besties. Whatever your interests, Northeast Ohio has something for you.

Check out our weekly list of 10 things to do this weekend:

Akron St. Patrick's Day Parade

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What: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day early in downtown Akron. The parade steps off at noon and runs down Main Street between and Bowery streets.

Where: Main Street, Akron

When: Saturday, noon

Brazilian Carnaval

What: Join one of the biggest and most authentic carnaval celebrations in the region. There will be plenty of authentic music, dancing and costumes, as well as professional performers for an evening of tropical getaway. Learn more here.

Where: Shooter's on the Water, 1148 Main Ave., Cleveland

When: Saturday, 9 p.m.

MAC Tournament

What: Catch all the MACtion with some good basketball this weekend. The championship game takes place Saturday night, so get tickets here.

Where: Quicken Loans Arena, 1 Center Court, Cleveland

When: Wednesday through Saturday

Maple Sugar Festival

What: Head to Hale Farm's Maple Sugar Festival, where you can learn all about tree tapping and the maple sugaring process. The festival also includes a pancake breakfast with admission. Learn more here.

Where: Hale Farm and Village, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath

When: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nerd Dance

What: If you know what 3.14 is, celebrate Pi Day early on Friday. The Nerd Dance features dance lessons and a night of music and swing so you can unleash your inner geek without judgment. Learn more here.

Where: Lakewood Masonic Temple, 15300 Detroit Ave., Lakewood

When: Friday, 8 p.m.


What: Get ready, ravers. Radiate returns to Cleveland to get you glowing. The party will feature LOUDPVCK, BOTNEK, ill.Gates and Kill Paris for all your EDM dance needs. Tickets are here.

Where: Agora Theatre, 5000 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

When: Friday, 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.


What: Indulge in everything craft alcohol at this festival, which only honors alcohol made in the Buckeye state. Sample cocktails, food trucks and check out five interactive bars. Get tickets here.

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Where: Crocker Park, 239 Market St., Westlake

When: Saturday, 4 p.m.


What: See the classic musical on its 20th anniversary tour. Rent follows the lives of seven struggling artists striving to follow their dreams. Get tickets here.

Where: Connor Palace

When: March 6-25

Shamrock Stumble

What: Get your green on a week early at the Shamrock Stumble Bar Crawl. Registration is at Dive Bar, but the participating sites are all over the downtown area. There will be plenty of drink specials and green attire. Get tickets here.

Where: Register at Dive Bar, 1214 W. 6th St., Cleveland

When: Saturday, 12-8 p.m.

United We Brunch

What: Few things bring people together like a good brunch. Grab your besties and head to Scene's United We Brunch event, where you'll get to sample brunch from Cleveland's best restaurants. And yes, there will be mimosas. Grab tickets here.

Where: Crawford Auto Museum, 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland

When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.