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Elvis Costello, Akron Craft Beer Festival, part of Akron Civic's 2016-17 season
Sep 24, 2016 12:00 AM

Elvis Costello, Akron Craft Beer Festival, part of Akron Civic's 2016-17 season

The Akron Civic Theatre recently announced its 2016-17 season of national attractions and locally produced events, which includes Alice Cooper (Sept. 23), Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience (Oct. 7), OCTONAUTS Live! Deep Sea Adventure (Oct.

Sep 24, 2016 12:00 AM

Summit Metro Parks sponsors free fall events

Celebrate autumn with two free annual events in the Metro Parks. Area residents are invited to the Fall Family Outings: Oct. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Goodyear Heights Metro Park, 2077 Newton St., Akron; and Oct. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Silver Creek Metro Park, 5000 Hametown Road, Norton.

Ohio Mart celebrates golden anniversary at Stan Hywet in Akron
Sep 24, 2016 12:00 AM

Ohio Mart celebrates golden anniversary at Stan Hywet in Akron

Stan Hywet Hall Gardens celebrates the 50th anniversary of Ohio Mart during the four-day artisan craft fair on the estate, Oct. 6 through 9. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Stan Hywet is at 714 North Portage Path in Akron.

Quire Cleveland performs Monteverdi work at Cathedral of St. John
Sep 24, 2016 12:00 AM

Quire Cleveland performs Monteverdi work at Cathedral of St. John

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Cleveland will have a free concert Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m., featuring Quire Cleveland. Quire Cleveland, led by artistic director Ross W. Duffin, will perform pieces by Monteverdi.

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Lighting up the Akron Zoo: Wild Lights returns to the zoo in November
Sep 24, 2016 12:00 AM

Lighting up the Akron Zoo: Wild Lights returns to the zoo in November

Zoo employees took advantage of the balmy weather Sept. 21 to put up the lights for Wild Lights, the zoo's holiday display. Wild Lights, which will open the Friday after Thanksgiving, returns after a 16-year hiatus, said David Barnhardt, director of marketing and pr.

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Sep 23, 2016 12:00 AM

Dynamics seeks actors for 'Miracle on 34th Street'

Dynamics Community Theater of Tallmadge will have auditions for the magical holiday classic Miracle on 34th Street, adapted from the 1947 novel by Valentine Davies. Auditions are September 27 and 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theater at Tallmadge High School (140 North Monroe Road).

Hale Farm's Harvest Festival adds antiques sale
Sep 23, 2016 12:00 AM

Hale Farm's Harvest Festival adds antiques sale

In addition to fall scenery and family activities, visitors to Hale Farm & Village's Harvest Festival can do some shopping at the Fleas N Tiques sale.

Fretwork, Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble part of Cleveland Museum of Art's performance series
Sep 23, 2016 12:00 AM

Fretwork, Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble part of Cleveland Museum of Art's performance series

Continuing its commitment to presenting the best in performing arts from around the world, the Cleveland Museum of Art announces its 2016-17 Performing Arts Series.

Greedy, carnivorous plant invades Weathervane in 'Little Shop of Horrors'
Sep 23, 2016 12:00 AM

Greedy, carnivorous plant invades Weathervane in 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Weathervane Playhouse brings the comedy/horror rock musical "Little Shop of Horrors" to its main stage with Audrey II, an R & B singing plant that causes mankind to "suddenly encounter a deadly threat to its very existence.

Political shenanigans run rampant in Western Reserve Playhouse's 'The Senator Wore Pantyhose'
Sep 23, 2016 12:00 AM

Political shenanigans run rampant in Western Reserve Playhouse's 'The Senator Wore Pantyhose'

What is a campaign manager to do when his or her candidate's honest campaign is slumping in the polls? Why, create a scandal! What can possibly go wrong?As the audience for "The Senator Wore Pantyhose" which is onstage now at Western Reserve Playhouse, will see, plenty.

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SHEL concert at E.J. Thomas postponed
Sep 22, 2016 4:21 PM

SHEL concert at E.J. Thomas postponed

According to information provided by E.J. Thomas Hall in Akron, the SHEL concert scheduled on Oct. 11 has been postponed due to illness. It will be rescheduled in the future.

Sep 19, 2016 4:42 PM

On With The Show (entertainment listings)-Sept. 19

MUSICAL ACTIVITIESNow-Oct. 8 — Cleveland Foundation’s Uptown Saturday Nights, 7 p.m.-midnight University Circle in Cleveland.Sept. 21 — Lake Street Drive, 8 p.m., the Kent Stage in downtown Kent.Sept. 21 — Grace Potter, 8 p.

Area theaters well represented at this year's state OCTAFest
Sep 16, 2016 12:00 AM

Area theaters well represented at this year's state OCTAFest

More than 50 theaters from Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and West Virginia were represented at this year's state Ohio Community Theatre Association's conference, which took place over Labor Day weekend.The state OCTAFest, themed "Wild Wild OCTA," was in Independence.

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Electric Pressure Cooker takes open mic entertainment to Kent
Sep 16, 2016 12:00 AM

Electric Pressure Cooker takes open mic entertainment to Kent

The Electric Pressure Cooker is once again going on the road, to Standing Rock Cultural Arts, Sept. 24, 2016 at 8 p.m. Standing Rock Cultural Arts is at 300 N. Water St. in Kent.The Electric Pressure Cooker is open the public.

Stow Symphony Chorus rehearsals resume for Messiah
Sep 16, 2016 12:00 AM

Stow Symphony Chorus rehearsals resume for Messiah

The Stow Symphony Chorus will meet Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Tallmadge Alliance Church, 1155 E Ave. in Tallmadge, to rehearse for Handel's Messiah.The performance is Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.; the location will be announced later.

Akron Art Museum features 2D, 3D works in Intersections: Artists Master Line and Space
Sep 16, 2016 12:00 AM

Akron Art Museum features 2D, 3D works in Intersections: Artists Master Line and Space

The Akron Art Museum will showcase recent work by six contemporary sculptors whose engagement with paper is also an important part of their practice in Intersections: Artists Master Line and Space. The exhibition opens with a public celebration Sept.

HalloWeekends at Cedar Point opens with thrills and chills
Sep 16, 2016 12:00 AM

HalloWeekends at Cedar Point opens with thrills and chills

Cedar Point's fall festival of fright is here, and family fun is lurking around every corner! From The Great Pumpkin Fest to Haunt, the spectacular 20th year of HalloWeekends is set to delight and scare beginning Sept. 16.

Ghost-themed lantern tours resume in Zoar
Sep 16, 2016 12:00 AM

Ghost-themed lantern tours resume in Zoar

Lantern Tours of the Ghosts of Zoar are now accepting reservations for the fall season, which will run through Oct. 29.

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Sisters in Art highlights members' works in exhibit at St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Sep 16, 2016 12:00 AM

Sisters in Art highlights members' works in exhibit at St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Sisters in Art formed in 2007 as a group of 15 professional women artists showcasing classical and contemporary painting styles. Its mission is to further the creative efforts of women artists in Northeast Ohio.

Sep 16, 2016 12:00 AM

Coach House opens season with 'A Thousand Clowns'

A new season of theatre at Akron's Coach House Theatre begins with "A Thousand Clowns," which runs Sept. 22 to Oct. 16.