Electric Pressure Cooker Cabaret

The Electric Pressure Cooker Cabaret is partnering up with Gum-Dip Theatre and heading to North Hill to the new Exchange House Akron, 760 Elma, Akron, at 7 p.m. May 27. The Electric Pressure Cooker is open the public and allows people to sign up for a 12-minute spot where they can perform a variety of acts - monolouges, acoustic music, comedy, feats of strength, play reading, experimental art, dance, etc. There is a $5 cover charge or pay-what-you-can at the door. Audience members can pay their covers and artists can pre-register for a performance slot online at epcooker.com or via phone at 330-612-3090.

Metro Parks events

Enjoy the Summit County Metro Parks this weekend, starting with its School's Out Cookout from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 29 at the F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm/Campfire Area, 1828 Smith Road. Bring your own hot dogs and buns to cook over an open fire and the parks will provide drinks and condiments. Then, hike to enjoy the sights and sounds of spring.

The following day, leaders from Summit Metro Parks and the Summit County Historical Society will be the guides on a tour commemorating World War I soldiers from 7 to 9 p.m. at Glendale Cemetery, 150 Glendale Ave., Akron. The tour is a one mile walk along Mausoleum Row to the IOOF Monument and back, visiting the graves of notable veterans. People are asked to register in advance.

Then from noon to 3 p.m. May 31, Metro Parks Naturalist Becca Zak is getting you up close to turtles. Learn about local turtles at the Liberty Park Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. Visitors will make a craft, play turtle-related games and learn about conservations efforts. There are seven different kinds of turtles that live in the Metro Parks. For more information about any of the parks' programs, call 330-865-8065 or visit summitmetroparks.org.

Springfield Rocks

Come rock with Springfield Township at the Springfield Rocks Concert Series. The concert is held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Vincent J. Mealy Bicentennial Gazebo at Springfield Lake, 2491 Canfield Road. The concert is free and features Swizzle Stick (Motown and Oldies). Food and beverages are available at each concert. The concert hotline is 330-794-1739.