When: Sat., Sept. 3 2011
So you want to see the Air Show but you don't want to cope with the crowds? Then snag a spot aboard the Steamship William G. Mather, the floating museum docked just a few whitecaps west of Burke Lakefront Airport. Bring the sunscreen, the visors, and your comfiest lawn chairs, then sit back and enjoy the show as the Thunderbirds and other airborne attractions zoom right over your head. (Bring a few bucks, too, to buy some on-board food and drink.) Reserve your $15 space by calling 216-621-2400. The deck is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Monday. — Cicora 601 Erieside Ave., 216-621-2400, greatscience.com/mather_museum.php.