Guardians-Yankees, Blue Man Group, Mary J. Blige and Halloween festivities highlight things to do in Greater Cleveland this weekend and beyond

CLEVELAND, Ohio — There are only a few weeks left until Halloween, and this weekend’s calendar definitely has a little more of a holiday vibe. Here are 20 things happening in northeast Ohio to check out this weekend and beyond.

Mary J. Blige

The award-winning singer is bringing her Good Morning Gorgeous Tour to Cleveland. The show also includes Ella Mai and Queen Naija. Tickets start at $69.50.

Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland

7:30 p.m., October 19

Cleveland Guardians vs. New York Yankees

The American League Division Series continues Saturday at Progressive Field with Game 3 between the Central Division Champion Guardians and the East Division Champion New York Yankees. Game 3 starters include Cleveland right-hander Triston McKenzie and Yankees right-hander Luis Severino. Major League Baseball has yet to announce game times. If Game 4 is needed, it will be Sunday in Cleveland.

Progressive Land, Cleveland

blue man group

With a brand new show featuring your favorite band. The show is part of the Broadway in Akron series and combines music, comedy and audience interaction. Tickets: $20 – $82.50.

EJ Thomas Hall, 198 Hill Street, Akron

7:30 p.m., October 17 to 19

Jeff Dunham

Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is bringing his dummy bandmates — Peanut, Walter, Achmed and more — to Cleveland for a 7 p.m. show on Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Cleveland State University Wolstein Center. Tickets for “Jeff Dunham: Seriously!?” the show starts at $50.50 and is available via Dunham’s new Comedy Central stand-up special, “Me the People,” premieres. November 25.

Wolstein Center, 2000 Prospect Ave. E, Cleveland.

Hallo Weekends

Cedar Point’s daytime Fall Festival gives way to spooky and spooky entertainment at night. Dare, if you want, to get out of five haunted houses and six outdoor fear zones. Or just ride your favorite roller coaster. Tickets start at $49.99.

1 Cedar Point Dr Sandusky

From Thursday to Sunday until October 30

RELATED: 23 Haunted Houses in Northeast Ohio for Spooky Halloween Weekends

Beethoven’s Heroic

The Cleveland Orchestra welcomes conductor Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider and cellist Mark Kosower for a program featuring works by Al-Zand, Bloch and Beethoven. Tickets start at $24. Note: The Friday show features an abbreviated music schedule.

Separation Music Center, 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland

7:30 p.m., October 13

11 a.m., October 14

8 p.m., October 15

3 p.m., October 16


A Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, “Les Miserables” returns to Cleveland. In the context of 19th century France, the musical is a timeless testimony to the survival of the human spirit. Tickets $30-$130.

State Theater, 1501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland

October 7-30

Related: ‘Les Miserables’ Relaunches Nationwide Tour at Playhouse Square and It’s More Relevant Than Ever

Trick-or-Treat Festival

The Zoo’s Trick-or-Treat Fest includes encounters with costumed characters, 20 trick-or-treat stations and the return of the Monster Mash Dance Party to the zoo’s amphitheater. Admission $10-$20.

4101 Fulton Parkway, Cleveland

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Saturday, Sunday in October

pumpkin pandemonium

It’s fall fun for everyone at this Christmas tree farm in the shadow of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Attractions include wagon rides, scavenger hunts, a harvest maze and a kids’ zone. The event also features live music, artisan vendors and food trucks. Free admission, $5 fee per attraction.

Heritage Farms, 6050 Riverview Road, Peninsula

Now until October 23

Apollo’s fire

The first program of the season presents an encounter between East and West in Monteverdi’s “Vespers of 1610”. Tickets: $10-75.

7:30 p.m., October 14 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Akron

8 p.m., October 15 at First Baptist Church, Cleveland

Halloween Festival from the Heights

Open to candy lovers of all ages and features photo opportunities with costumed characters, candy stops, face painting, circus performers and more. The town’s traditional “candy crawl” will also take place during the event, with neighborhood businesses handing out candy. Free. The rain date is Sunday, October 16.

Cedar Lee neighborhood, Cleveland Heights

4-7 p.m., Oct. 15

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

New Jersey rockers bring their Jersey Shore sound to northeast Ohio. Tickets are $34.50 and up.

MGM Northfield Park, 10777 Northfield Road, Northfield

8 p.m., October 15

Schubert Melodies

Verb Ballets presents an evening celebrating composer Franz Schubert, featuring ‘Schubert’s Octet in F Major’ as well as Heinz Poll’s ‘Schubert Waltzes’. Tickets $10-35.

Breen Center for the Performing Arts, 2008 W. 30th Street, Cleveland

7:30 p.m., October 15

Sweetest day cruise

Celebrate Sweetest Day with your loved ones on the Nautica Queen. Enjoy food and entertainment while admiring the city skyline. Tickets are $28.95 for children and $48.95 for adults. Taxes and service charges not included.

Nautica Queen, 1153 Main Avenue, Cleveland

7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., Oct. 15

Michael Schenker

The former Scorpions and UFO guitarist makes a stop in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame city as part of his 50th anniversary tour. Tickets start at $45.

Agora Theater and Ballroom, 5000 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland

7 p.m., October 15

An evening of magic and mentalism with The Alans

The husband-wife duo brings you an evening of illusions, audience participation and personal stories. Tickets start at $45. Door open half an hour before each performance.

The Alex Theater at 9, 2017 E. 9th Street, Cleveland

7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Oct. 15

Corn & Pumpkin Weekend

Celebrate harvest season with Corn and Pumpkin Weekends. Help shell, shell and grind corn as young visitors make handmade corn dolls and paint pumpkins. Little farmers can navigate the hay maze and play in the children’s areas. Enjoy harvest-themed crafts and other harvesting activities throughout the weekends and cooking demonstrations on Sundays. Admission $6-$8.

Lake Farmpark, 8800 Euclid-Thistle Road, Kirtland

October 15-16

Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra

On the program, works by Saint-Saëns, Mozart and Brahms. Tickets $10-15.

7:30 p.m., October 15 at the Westlake Performing Arts Center

3 p.m., October 16 at Cleveland State University Waetjen Auditorium

botanical festival

A family event featuring crafts, games, a dance party, candy course and more. Tickets are $8-$12 for members and $22-$23 for non-members.

Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Blvd.

Noon – 5 p.m., Oct. 16

Cleveland Browns vs. New England Patriots

Former Browns head coach Bill Belichick is back in town this week with the Patriots. The Browns are looking to right the ship with a win on Sunday afternoon.

FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland

1 p.m., October 16

Día de Muertos/Day of the Dead mask workshop

The Community Arts Center — part of the Cleveland Museum of Art — offers “Day of the Dead” mask workshops for children and adults of all experience levels. Free, supplies included

2937 West 25th St.

1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Oct. 16

The 5th Dimension

Original member Florence LaRue leads the popular vocal group in Rubber City. Tickets start at $35.

Goodyear Theater, 1201 E. Market Street, Akron

3 p.m., October 16

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