Cruise the Bay cruise-in takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Erie Bayfront Parkway Park and Ride. From previous week: Drag Race Night. (Also, one ticket for free hot dog for those participating.)
Info: Call 474-5183 or visit www.callingallrodders.com.
Meet author Gene Ware at the Presque Isle Lighthouse at 9:30 a.m. for a 1.2-mile guided walk on Lighthouse Beach.
Info: Call 835-1384.
Zack Orr performs at the Mid-Day Art Break at noon on the patio at the Erie Art Museum. Free gallery tours available at 12:30 and 1 p.m.
Info: Visit www.erieartmuseum.org.
Laugh/Riot Performing Arts Co. presents "Rollercoaster," in which audience members select the plays to be performed, 7:30 p.m., Edinboro Performing Arts Center, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Performances continue Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, 2:30 p.m., and Aug. 28-31.
Info: Visit www.laughrioterie.com/.
Zabawa Polish Heritage Festival starts, 5 to 10 p.m., at Holy Trinity Parish, 2220 Reed St. Enjoy Polish food, beverages, music, folk dancers, theme baskets and more. Also, Saturday, 1 to 10:30 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
Cost: Free admission.
Info: Call 456-0671 or visit www.holytrinityrc.org.
Ribs are on the menu, along with music and more at the North East National Rib Fest, noon to 12:30 a.m., in Gravel Pit Park, North East. The fun kicks off on Friday, 4:30 p.m., and continues Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
Cost: Admission, $3 (or $2 with a nonperishable food donation); children younger than 12, free.
Info: Check Fuller Hose Co.'s Facebook page.
Take a tour of the Erie Land Lighthouse, noon to 4 p.m., in James N. Thompson Land Lighthouse Park, at the foot of Lighthouse Street. Tours are also available on Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.
Info: Visit www.erieplay house.org.
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