C-Notes' Picks of the Weekend

Every Friday, Scene calendar editor Cris Glaser provides a random but reliable sampling of things to do this weekend. For more options, log onto entertainment.clevescene.com. And check back Monday for C-Notes' Picks of the Week. Friday: The Castaways and Andy’s Last Band rock the house at Chalet Debonné Vineyards this weekend during Lake County’s 26th annual Hot Air Balloon Rally. The fest is expected to attract at least 5,000 spectators to watch dozens of helium-filled balloons sail over the winery while snacking on sandwiches, apps, and, natch, wine. Lift-off is from noon to midnight today and noon to 8 p.m. tomorrow at the vineyard, 7743 Doty Road in Madison, Tickets are $4 by calling 440-466-3485. Saturday: UFC champ Jason Dent headlines Fight Nite in the Flats IV, an 18-bout competition. Hosted by the North American Allied Fight Series, each fight lasts for up to three five-minute rounds. The bouts start at 6 p.m. at the Plain Dealer Pavilion, 2014 Sycamore Street on the West Bank of the Flats. Tickets range from $30 to $100. Call 330-280-8442 for the details. Sunday: Straight from the San Francisco Bay area, Cryptacize tools into town with a “free fantasia” of originals, which they’ll unleash at the Beachland Tavern. The trio is on the road to promote its debut CD, Dig That Treasure, which “evokes a mood that will take people through an obstacle course of synthetic emotions,” says guitarist Chris Cohen. Trouble Books and Marie Corbo open for the threesome at 8 p.m. The club is located at 15711 Waterloo Road in Collinwood. Tickets are $6. For more info, call 216-383-1124.
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