It’s Thursday, and you have no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. We've got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and bars/restaurants/shops to explore.
Where/When: 8121 Daventree Dr., Brecksville; from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today
Why Go: You can browse through Coach handbags, housewares, toys, jewelry, books and more.
Price: Free entry
Where/When: Lock 3 Park, 200 S Main St., Akron; at 11 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and at noon Monday
Why Go: Eat good ribs, listen to live music and, on the Fourth of July, watch a spectacular fireworks display.
Price: Free admission
Where/When: Earth Fare, 3737 W Market St., Fairlawn; from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Why Go: Earth Fare is hosting this all-American community cook-out that features live music, prizes and great food.
Price: A burger and a hot dog are each $1. All military, police and fire personnel eat free.
Where/When: Akron Fossils & Science Center, 2080 S Cleveland Massillon Rd., Copley; from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday
Why Go: This club for 5- to 10-year-old students works on a new unit of study each month.
Price: $3 per class, or $10 each month
Where/When: Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High, Akron; from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Why Go: Enjoy free gallery admission to the collection and special exhibits.