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3 Things Poppin' in Northeast Ohio: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets concert, City Dogs tattoo fundraiser, Akron's PorchRokr festival

Get out and explore all that Northeast Ohio has to offer this weekend!

CLEVELAND — Have you lived in Northeast Ohio forever, or maybe you're new to the area? Whatever your story, the region has tons to offer when it comes to experiences and adventures.

However, at times it can be hard to find and narrow down the best ways to spend your time. That's where I come in.

Normally, I keep you up to date on the latest pop culture stories every day in "Pop Break" on "What's New" at 5 p.m. But now, with this new segment "3 Things Poppin' in Northeast Ohio," I'll be sharing with you my picks for trendy things to do on the weekends.

'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' at Blossom Music Center

Up first calling all Potter Heads, this weekend you can experience the wizardry of Hogwarts… in concert!

The Cleveland Orchestra will perform the soundtrack to "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" at Blossom Music Center, with shows on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at just $26. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here

Akron's annual PorchRokr

And if you want to rock out in a different way, how about visiting Akron for their annual Porchrokr music and art festival?

On Saturday, locals and visitors can jam to more than 130 musicians and artists who use local businesses and homes as their personal stages. The fun starts in Highland Square at 11 a.m., and the event is free and open to the public. 

For more information, click here

Tattoo fundraiser for City Dogs Cleveland

And last, but not least, how about getting some new ink while raising money for pups in need?

Thursday through Saturday, Stranci Tattoo & Piercing Co. is hosting a tattoo fundraiser benefiting City Dogs Cleveland. Participants will be able to choose from more than 40 designs that range in price from $80-$180.

All the event proceeds will go directly to City Dogs Cleveland. For more information, click here.

If you have idea for an event you think should I should mention, you can tweet me @KierraCotton or email me at Kcotton@wkyc.com.

*Editor's Note: The video in the player above is from a previous, unrelated report. 

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