April showers are expected to continue this weekend, but that doesn't mean your off days have to be boring.
Northeast Ohio will have plenty of events, both inside and outside, for those looking to get out of the house. From an NFL draft party to the new movie expected to shatter box office records, check out our list of 10 things to do this weekend.
Akron's Draft Day Experience
What: Celebrate Day 3 of the NFL draft at Lock 3, as the city of Akron will have a chance to become part of draft history. The city was one of eight selected to announce a draft pick during the sixth round via live telecast. There will also be food trucks, games and appearances by local football players. Learn more here.
Where: Lock 3, 200 King James Way, Akron
When: Saturday 2:30-5:30 p.m.
What: If you haven't heard, the new Avengers movie hit theaters Thursday and it's been the buzz of social media and Marvel fans. Early feedback suggests the film is a hit, as it received a near-perfect score from Rotten Tomatoes and an 'A' grade from our own film critic, Michael Heaton.
A Bronx Tale
What: See the Broadway rendition of "A Bronx Tale," the story of actor Chazz Palminteri's life. The musical captures a young's man struggle to please his father and become the mob boss he's always wanted to be. Palminteri joined WKYC's "Let's Be Clear" segment this week to discuss the play, as well as the impact of its success. Get tickets here.
Where: Connor Palace, 1615 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
When: April 23 - May 12
B2K's Millennium Tour
What: Get ready to bump, bump, bump Friday night, as B2K brings its Millennium Tour to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse with some 2000s favorites. See B2K, Mario, Pretty Ricky, Lloyd, Bobby V, the Ying Yang Twins and Chingy for a night of millennium nostalgia. Find tickets here.
Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, 1 Center Court, Cleveland
When: Friday 8 p.m.
Cleveland Animals Bar Crawl
What: If you're going to do some day drinking, it might as well be for a good cause. This bar crawl benefits the Cleveland APL, meaning the theme is all about animals. All participating bars have an animal theme or name, including Velvet Dog, Wild Eagle Saloon and the Thirsty Parrot. Sign up here.
Where: Register at The Flying Monkey, 819 Jefferson Ave., Cleveland
When: Saturday 4 p.m.
Crocker Park's Food Truck Round-up
What: Fill your belly for a good cause at Westlake's Crocker Park. The Spring Food Truck Round-up features several local favorite food trucks and it's all for a good cause. Patrons will have the opportunity to "round up" their bill on each purchase, with all of the proceeds benefiting the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland.
Where: Main Street, Crocker Park, Westlake
When: Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Geauga County Maple Festival
What: Celebrate 90 years of the Geauga County Maple Festival, complete with the crownings of the pageant queen and king, the parade and more. You'll also find a lineup of live entertainment, tractor pulls for the kids, a pizza eating contest and arts and crafts. Learn more here.
Where: Chardon Square, Chardon
When: Thursday through Sunday
National Pretzel Day at Hofbrauhaus
What: Celebrate your love for pretzels at Cleveland Hofbrauhaus, where they'll be serving up everything pretzels, similar to the everything bagel you've come to know and love. You can also celebrate National Pretzel Day with one of these deals.
Where: 1550 Chester Ave., Cleveland
Soldiers and Sailors Monument tunnel tours
What: For one day only, the tunnels below Cleveland's Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Public Square will open to the public. Make sure you're in line by 4 p.m. for your free tour, where you'll get the chance to explore a unique part of Cleveland's history. Learn more here.
Where: 3 Public Square, Cleveland
When: Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
What: Discover Cleveland's Indian music festival this weekend, which Destination Cleveland says is the largest of its kind outside of India. You'll see competitors and performers spanning generations from across the globe. Learn more here.
Where: Music Building, Cleveland State University, 2001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
When: April 17 - 28