Friday, September 4  Cleveland “swamp pop” band Cats on Holiday play the third-to-last Lakewood Alive Front Porch Concert. Bring your own blankets!

Saturday, September 5 For physics or for self-improvement, walking on fire is badass. After a presentation, attempt the feat yourself at the Gregg Gilder Memorial Firewalk

Sunday, September 6 Run for an RN! For the family who hasn’t run all summer, now’s your chance to redeem yourself and support a good cause! The Love a Nurse RuN benefits the Alice Flaherty Excellence in Nursing Scholarship Fund Inc. There’ll be other activities for families too.

Monday, September 7 On your day off, find your family’s long-time secret viewing spot (you should probably pay) and feel the rumble from the sound barrier’s being broken at the Cleveland National Air Show. And see actual army guys jumping from planes with parachutes!

Tuesday, September 8 Dig in to pseudo-language ACH+ (whatever that is!) and the musicians who have employed it in their art. Mysterious Black Box and Mahall’s invite you to the “electronic jam session freakout” following the lecture from Cleveland’s foremost Dadaist Nick Traenkner.

Wednesday, September 9 Anisfield-Wolf Award-winning poet Jericho Brown and Cleveland poetry and publishing rockstar (and owner of Guide to Kulchur bookstore) RA Washington read poetry at Trinity Cathedral. Part of a weekend of similarly amazing opportunities to experience the form.

Thursday, September 10 Isn’t it about time for a night at the theater? Real-life spy, poet, and “scandalous” playwright Aphra Behn is the focus of push-the-envelope DOBAMA’s OR, the first show of their latest season.

Belt is a reader-supported publication — become a memberrenew your membership, or purchase a book from our store.