Law, love & chocolate (February 4) www.starkctybar.com | The Akron Law Alumni Association and the Stark County Bar Association present their sixth annual event from 5 to 8 p.m. February 4 at the Historic Onesto. There will be celebrity chocolatiers, live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, chocolate delicacies, champagne welcome, wine raffle, auctions, horse-drawn carriage rides, a photo booth and more. Presale tickets are $55 per person and $100 per couple. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 330-453-0685.The Docket February 2016 About Staff January 25, 2016 February '16, About Arts & Entertainment, The Docket 4671 Through March 6 Moving Toward the Light cantonart.org See watercolors by Joseph Raffael at the Canton Museum of Art. His dazzling large-scale paintings have meticulous detail that blooms before your eyes as you experience the pop of his lavish color palette.Through March 6 Blue Collar cantonart.org Identical twin brothers, Kelly and Kyle Phelps, present “Blue Collar,” an exhibit of expressive ceramic sculptures at the Canton Museum of Art. Much of the twins’ work is about the working class and the everyday struggles of the common man and woman.Through March 6 Out of the Woods and into the Ring cantonart.org Clay sculptor Kristen Cliffel uses whimsy to tell intensely personal stories. She draws upon incidents from her home life and transmutes them into a fairy-tale realm full of familiar images from our shared, Disney-infused experiences. See her clay sculpture exhibit at the Canton Museum of Art.February 2 Janet Jackson Unbreakable World Tour theqarena.com See Janet Jackson live at Quicken Loans Arena. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $55 to $135 with an additional $3 facility fee. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.February 5 Journey Art Gallery Grand Reopening journeyartgallery.com Journey Art Gallery merged with Snarky Art Studio at the end of December. The traditional retail art gallery is gone, and in its place is an interesting working, production and exhibit space for the art of Su Nimon and Judi Krew. The new Journey Studios/Snarky Art Studios is a place you can stop by to shop, watch artists work, take part in classes and workshops and maybe even be part of the process. The grand reopening will be from 5 to 10 p.m. February 5 Movie Night: Frozen starkparks.com Enjoy an indoor movie with the whole family. Bring a blanket or camp chairs and watch “Frozen,” beginning at 7 p.m. at Exploration Gateway. Come early for a singalong at 6:30 p.m. Watch the newly crowned Queen Elsa, her sister Anna, mountain man Kristoff, his playful reindeer and Olaf the snowman. This event is free and open to the public. EDITOR’S PICK First FridayFebruary 5 cantonartsdistrict.com First Friday is a monthly party in the downtown Canton Arts District featuring themed music, performance and visual arts events and always a few surprises for adults and children. It is primarily a self-guided tour of local art galleries, studios, stores and restaurants. First Friday begins with a First Stop at the Canton Museum of Art at 5:30 p.m., followed by the full-out event downtown from 6 to 10 p.m. The theme for February is Frosty Frolic.February 5 Breaking Benjamin—Unplugged houseofblues.com See Breaking Benjamin at the House of Blues in Cleveland. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. This concert is open to all ages. It is general admission, standing room only with reserved seats in the balcony. Tickets range from $35 to $45.50.February 5 through 7 Junie B. Jones playersguildtheatre.com See “Junie B. Jones The Musical” at the Players Guild Theatre. The shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at $16 with an additional $2.50 fee. February 5, 6, 8, 10, 18, 22, 24, 29 Cleveland Cavaliers theqarena.com Watch as the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Boston Celtics, New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Hornets and Indiana Pacers. All games are at Quicken Loans Arena. Games start at 7:30 p.m. February 5 and 6, 7 p.m. February 8, 22, 24 and 29 and 8 p.m. February 10 and 18.February 6 Do the Mu! massillonmuseum.org Enjoy a free afternoon of fun at the Massillon Museum. Drop in anytime between noon and 2 p.m. Enjoy fun activities for the family. It’s open to all ages, and no registration is required. The theme for February is Chinese New Year Kites. February 6 Winter Wonderland Father Daughter Dance cityofcanalfulton-oh.gov Join Canal Fulton Parks and Recreation Department for its annual Father Daughter Dance, including music, dancing, professional photos and refreshments. The dance is from 6 to 8 p.m. at Northwest Middle School for girls ages 3 to 12 and their fathers. Tickets are $8 each and are on sale January 27 until 7 p.m. at City Hall.February 8 Legacy Lecture with Margy Vogt firstladies.org Massillon resident Margy Vogt, noted historian and author, will speak about local women who changed their community and their world. The lecture starts at 11 a.m. at the National First Ladies’ Library. The event is free, but seating is limited. Call for reservations, 330-452-0876, ext. 307.February 8 ConverZations—Classics and Premieres cantonsymphony.org Bring your lunch and join the discussion on various topics related to the world of music. The CSO provides coffee, tea and light desserts. It begins at noon at the Zimmermann Symphony Center. Admission is free.February 9 CMA Uncorked: Valentine’s Day Couples Starry Night cantonart.org Bring that special someone to the Canton Museum of Art from 6 to 8 p.m., and enjoy wine, music and your date while each of you creates a masterpiece. The artist teaching you will make painting easy and fun by instructing you step-by-step through re-creating Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.” The cost is $35. Materials, wine and refreshments are included. You must be 21 or older to register.February 9 Bistro Art Night gervasivineyard.com Paint with friends while having dinner at The Bistro. The art supplies, instruction, dinner and your finished artwork are provided. Registration includes a buffet of salad, pizza, pasta and dessert at 6 p.m. as well as everything you need for the class from 7 to 9 p.m. You will be painting a vase with flowers. A cash bar is available. The cost is $65 per person.February 9, 11, 19, 25, 26 Lake Erie Monsters theqarena.com See the Lake Erie Monsters take on the Chicago Wolves, San Antonio Rampage, Rochester Americans and Rockford Icehogs. All games are at Quicken Loans Arena and start at 7 p.m.February 9, 16, 20, 24, 26, 28 Canton Charge canton.dleague.nba.com Watch as the Canton Charge takes on the Grand Rapids Drive, Iowa Energy, Raptors 905, Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Delaware 87ers. All games are at the Canton Memorial Civic Center and start at 7 p.m., with the exception of the February 28 game, which starts at 3 p.m. February 11 Love Letters mckinleymuseum.org Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum with a dramatic reading of love letters. The program starts at 7 p.m. and is $10. Pre-paid reservations are required. Call 330-455-7043. EDITOR’S PICK Scotty McCreeryFebruary 12 cantonpalacetheatre.org Scotty McCreery burst onto the national music scene in 2011 at age 17, quickly establishing himself as one of country music’s hottest new stars. His deep voice and irresistible sound create the perfect blend of contemporary and traditional country. See him live at 8 p.m. at the Canton Palace Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $44 to $64. EDITOR’S PICK MasterWorks 5: Young at HeartFebruary 14 cantonsymphony.org This concert celebrates the exuberance of youth and the future generations of music makers. Canton native and current Juilliard School of Music scholarship student William Shaub will solo on three pieces. Then, members of the Canton Youth Symphony will sit side-by-side with the CSO for Bizet’s “Carmen Suite” and Marquez’s Danzon No. 2. It starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Zimmermann Symphony Center. Tickets range from $28 to $48.February 16 Singles’ mixer cantonchamber.org Meet our 2016 class of Most Eligible Singles from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Crush House. The event is free, but reservations are required online. This event is in partnership with the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and yStark!February 18 Casual Series cantonsymphony.org The Casual Series is a recital-style offering of afternoon performances. The series showcases top musicians of the orchestra performing in a relaxed atmosphere. A reception with audience members and musicians is included with each performance. Tickets are $10, and the performance will be at 1 p.m. at the Zimmermann Symphony Center. EDITOR’S PICK Candle Dipping WorkshopFebruary 18 starkparks.com Make candles by hand and add your own personal touch at the Candle Dipping Workshop from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Exploration Gateway science lab. The cost is $10, and the program is open to ages 12 and older. There are 20 openings. No refunds on cancellations after February 11.February 19 Stark County Humane Society Silent Auction starkhumane.org Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and a strip steak dinner for two at Skyland Pines starting at 6:30 p.m. There will be a silent auction and reverse raffle. Tickets are $175 per couple. There is a $5,000 cash prize. February 20 Bridal Show theqarena.com Wedding bells will be ringing as the popular Bridal Show returns to Quicken Loans Arena from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Last year’s show featured 50 of Northeast Ohio’s top wedding professionals. Calling all brides to attend this fantastic show for only $5. Contact Kim Scercy at 216-420-2541, visit the website or visit the Q Arena box office to purchase tickets. One lucky bride will win a complimentary honeymoon courtesy of True Bliss Travel. There is a fashion show at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.February 23 Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series massillonmuseum.org Head to the Massillon Museum for a brown bag lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The topic for February is “Great Lakes Shopping.” Guests may bring carryout or a sack lunch; purchase a lunch special, sweets and drinks from Main Street Deli; or enjoy a complimentary cookie and coffee provided by the Massillon Museum. No reservations are required.February 25 Annie kent.edu/tusc/annie The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of “Annie” will be a brand-new incarnation of the iconic original. See the performance at 7:30 p.m. at Kent State University at Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center. Tickets range from $55 to $72.February 26 Rodney Carrington: Here Comes the Truth Tour cantonpalacetheatre.com Rodney Carrington has been making audiences laugh for almost 20 years with his unique brand of stand-up comedy. See him live at 7 p.m. at the Canton Palace Theatre. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $50.75. February 26 Cirque Ziva featuring the Golden Dragon Acrobats akroncivic.com The Golden Dragon Acrobats have been recognized as the pre-eminent Chinese acrobatic company in the United States. Its members are athletes, actors and artists who have studied and trained for their craft since early childhood. See them live at the Akron Civic Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $17.50 to $35.February 27 VOCI Goes Vegas: Annual Auction and Fundraiser voicesofcanton.org This is the third annual Voices of Canton Auction & Fundraiser. Held this year in the Great Court at the Cultural Center for the Arts, the evening will feature a delicious dinner, silent auction items, buybacks, sideboards, a fine-jewelry raffle and more. The feature of the evening is the reverse raffle with $1,000 grand prize. It starts at 6 p.m. Purchase tickets online or by calling 330-452-4098.