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What's happening in Northeast Ohio this weekend: March 22-24

Celebrate the start of spring!
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Spring has officially settled in Northeast Ohio, though the weather hasn't fully transitioned.

Still, you should be able to get out of the house and enjoy some activities. This weekend features a full lineup of events, including Destination Cleveland's challenge to be a tourist in your own town, a circus and an event just for Harry Potter lovers.

Check out our list of 10 things to do in Northeast Ohio this weekend:

Amazing Butterflies at Cleveland Botanical Garden

What: The Amazing Butterflies exhibit opens this weekend, meaning its your chance to learn more about the beautiful and colorful creatures. Explore the life cycle of a butterfly and see hundreds of them up close. Get tickets here.

Where: Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Boulevard, Cleveland

When: March 23-April 28

Be a tourist in your hometown

What: Destination Cleveland is challenging Clevelanders to be tourists in the 216 this weekend. There are dozens of events happening in celebration of the weekend, while many businesses are offering deals and discounts. From special tours to kickoff parties, check out our full guide here.

When: March 20-24

Cleveland Independents Restaurant Week

What: Discover your new favorite restaurant during Cleveland Independents Restaurant Week. Dozens of local restaurants are offering special three-course menus for $33. See the full list here.

When: March 18-30

Harry Potter House Pride Party

What: Whether you're a Slytherin or a Ravenclaw, here's your chance to show your true colors. As part of The Side Quest's House Pride Week, the House Pride Party for all witches and wizards (and muggles) takes place Saturday. Wear your house colors and enjoy special cocktails and food. Learn more here.

Where: The Side Quest, 17900 Detroit Ave., Lakewood

When: Saturday 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Hartville Antique Show

What: Browse unique finds from local vendors showcasing antiques and vintage items. You'll find a range of products, from vintage toys to advertisements. Learn more here.

Where: Hartville Marketplace and Flea Market, 1289 Edison St. NW, Hartville

When: Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ken Jeong and Michelle Wolf

What: Get ready to laugh as comedians Ken Jeong, best known for his role in "The Hangover", and Michelle Wolf, best known for her Netflix show "The Break", come to Severance Hall. Tickets are open to all Case Western affiliates with a valid ID, though guest tickets are available. Learn more here.

Where: Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

When: Friday 7 p.m.

Last Podcast on the Left

What: Your favorite horror podcast comes to Cleveland for a taping this weekend. Hosts Ben, Marcus and Henry will discuss a range of dark and creepy topics, from Jeffrey Dahmer to cults and hauntings. Get tickets here.

Where: Cleveland Masonic, 3615 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

When: Friday 7 p.m.

Northeast Ohio Pierogi Fest

What: Celebrate your love for Polish food this Saturday. Pierogi Fest will offer a selection of authentic Polish cuisine, complete with the pillowy potato-filled dough you've come to know and love. There will also be live polka music and Polish dancers. Learn more here.

Where: Canton Cultural Center for the Arts, 1101 Market Ave. N, Canton

When: Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ohio Marijuana Expo Series

What: The second event of the Ohio Marijuana Expo Series comes to Akron this weekend. The event aims to educate and spread awareness to the natural and holistic health industry. Network with medical marijuana advocates, doctors, patients and pros and learn more about their lifestyle. Get tickets here.

Where: John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St., Akron

When: Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tadmor Shrine Circus

What: Spend an afternoon at the circus this weekend with all your favorite acts. See elephants, high wire acts, clowns and more. You can even meet the elephants and feed them a snack. Learn more here.

Where: Canton Civic Center, 1101 Market Ave. N, Canton

When: Saturday 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.