Here's a perfect class vs. crass dilemma:
Would you rather see the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with John Mauceri, conductor, presenting The Lord of the Rings Symphony, 8 p.m., Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh? (412) 392-4900 or www.pittsburghsymphony.org.
Or does Rob Zombie (right) w/ Mastadon, 7:30 p.m., House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, float your boat? Ticketmaster or www.hob.com.
If you can dance all day, you'll probably enjoy the second annual Polka Heritage Festival, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Lock 3 Live, Main Street downtown Akron. (330) 535-3178 or www.lock3live.com.
Remember when "Stairway to Heaven" was new and fresh? OK, so you don't have to be that old to enjoy Zoso (The ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience), at 10 p.m., House of Blues, Cambridge room, 308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Ticketmaster or www.hob.com.
Vintage cars and classic sounds will greet you at the Annual Packard Car Show with Big Band Sound of Packard in concert, at 1 p.m., South lawn band shell, W.D. Pakard Music Hall.
A little weekend classical music is available with the Cleveland Orchestra with soprano Jodi Benson and conductor Robert Porco at 7 p.m. at Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls. Ticketmasters.
W.D. Packard Concert Band with Donald Byo, conductor and James McClellan, vocal soloist, offer a "Salute To Disney!" at 7 p.m. at W.D. Packard Music Hall, South lawn band shell.
For some really hard stuff, check out Tesla at 7:30 p.m. at House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Ticketmaster or www.hob.com.
One of the eclectic combinations this summer is Elvis Costello and the Imposters featuring Emmylou Harris at 7 p.m. at Chevy Amphitheatre, Station Square, Pittsburgh. www.chevroletamphitheatre.com. Costello, one of his generation's best songwriters, teams up with one of country's consummate interpreters.
On Monday, you can get your rockin' country boots out for Alan Jackson and Sara Evans, Post Gazette Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pa. Ticketmaster.
Tuesday, the Boys of Summer Tour featuring Jordan Knight (new Kids on the block), Jeff Timmons (98 Degrees), Dan Miller (O-Town), Michael Copon (Felix on One Tree Hill) and Justin James Universial Records), arrives at the House of Blues, 6 p.m., 308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. www.hob.com.
All week you can enjoy "Rumplestiltskin," shows at 11 a.m. & amp; 1 p.m. at Youngstown Playhouse Youth Theatre, Moyer room. Reservations necessary. (330) 788-8739.
On Wednesday, 3 Doors Down featuring Staind and Breaking Benjamin plays at 6:30 p.m. at Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls. Ticketmaster.
Bruce Springsteen (right) brings his "Devils & amp; Dust" tour, to Petersen Events Center, 3719 Terrace St., Pittsburgh. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.
Then we have the invasion of the idols:
Kelly Clarkson plays at 7:30 p.m. July 29 in A.J. Palumbo Center, 1304 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Ticketmaster.
Two days later, Clay Aiken performs at 8 p.m. at Chevrolet Amphitheatre, Station Square, Pittsburgh. Ticketmaster.
On Aug. 1, the last visitation of this year's Vans Warped Tour in the area begins at noon at Post-Gazette Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pa. Ticketmaster.