Written by The Vagina Monologues’ Eve Ensler, this play is performed by an all-female cast of Cleveland State University students at the Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre. Taking a page out of The Vagina Monologues playbook, it also features original monologues about and for girls — creating a show that’s all about empowering women. $5-$25. March 2 & 3 7:30 p.m., March 4 2 p.m. Playhouse Square, Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre, 1501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 866-546-1353, playhousesquare.org
Put on your favorite pair of cowboy boots and get ready to sing along to the country music stylings of Miranda Lambert on her Livin’ Like Hippies Tour. Joe Pardi and The Steel Woods will open for the Grammy Award winner, who earned an Album of the Year award from the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2016 for The Weight of These Wings. $39.75-$74.75. March 3 7 p.m. Cleveland State University, Wolstein Center, 2000 Prospect Ave. E., Cleveland, 216-687-9292, wolsteincenter.com
Short. Sweet. Film Fest.
Forget the Oscars and head to the 9’s Alex Theater, where over three days you can indulge in 110 films that are all under 30 minutes. While there will be international films to choose from, many will feature local and student filmmakers throughout the U.S. Once the credits roll, stay for Q&A sessions with filmmakers. $25-$100. March 2 7-10 p.m., March 3 noon-10:30 p.m., March 4 noon-10:15 p.m. The Metropolitan at the 9, 2017 E. Ninth St., Cleveland, 310-648-8410, shortsweetfilmfest.com
Winter Warmer Fest
Sample more than 200 winter and limited edition brews from 56 Ohio breweries during this Ohio Craft Brewers Association event. Had a little too much to drink? Fuel up with food trucks on site such as Scott’s Fire and Ice, Fired Up Tacos, the Green Machine and the Manna Truck. $15-$65. March 3 2-5 p.m. Windows on the River, 2000 Sycamore St., Cleveland, 888-941-0229, ohiocraftbeer.org
Wizard World Cleveland
Jam-packed with panels, Q&A’s and costume contests this three-day con is bound to bring out your nerdy side. Be on the lookout for special guests such as Doctor Who’s David Tennant and Billie Piper and Napoleon Dynamite’s Jon Heder. Beyond the celebrity experiences, Wizard World also features cosplaying and an abundance of shopping opportunities at vendor tables. $44.95-$79.95. March 2 4-9 p.m., March 3 10 a.m.-7 p.m., March 4 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Huntington Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland, wizardworld.com