Culture Shot

Time to party

The Massillon Museum once again is hosting its annual island party as a thank you to city residents. This year’s event is scheduled for 6 to 11 p.m. July 20 outside the museum and will feature a pig roast and entertainment from the Jackson High School Steel Drum Band and reggae group Carlos Jones and the P.L.U.S. Band.

Love, acceptance and heroism

“The Hunchback of Notre Dame” is at the Players Guild Theatre. The Players Guild Theatre is bringing a story of unconditional love, acceptance and heroism to its main stage.

Family-friendly illusions

The 27th annual Comedy, Magic and Illusion Show is coming to Canton this month. A magicians’ convention and battle will run here May 3 through 5, and the related Comedy, Magic and Illusion Show will be held at the Canton Palace Theatre on May 5 and May 6.

Art with a mission | African Menagerie

A panoramic painting of African wildlife is coming to Canton. “African Menagerie—The Inquisition” will run April 26 through July 15 at the Canton Museum of Art. The touring exhibit created by American artist Brian Jarvi is considered art with a mission, because it is intended to draw attention to wildlife extinction.

Architecture of the Interior

“Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior,” an exhibit that showcases the insides of Wright’s houses, will be on display at the Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum from March 2 through April 29.

A dancing good time

A musical about a group of 40ish-year-old women who reunite at a karaoke bar for an engagement party is coming to Canton.

2017 Canton Arts District All-Star: Lisa Teeple

Lisa Teeple is still a little astonished by her success. Teeple is the 2017 Canton Arts District All-Star winner. Her acrylic painting “Sublimation of Neptune” earned the most votes at the Canton Museum of Art event in November.

A holiday tradition

For more than 30 years, the Players Guild Theatre has crafted a holiday tradition. “A Christmas Carol” will return to the stage December 1-17. The Players Guild has mounted a production of the Charles Dickens tale for about 36 years. And for the last 10 years or so, the theater has performed an original musical production of the show.

Strolling Nutcracker

Few ballets invoke the feelings of the holidays as does “The Nutcracker.” The Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ballet, a fairy tale story about an enchanted Christmas Eve when toys come to life, is a staple of the season.

Orchestra bringing Fireworks

The Canton Symphony Orchestra isn’t worried about drawing a crowd this month. “Tchaikovsky is always a fan favorite,” said Dan Cavalancia, marketing manager. “We’re joking that we don’t need to advertise this a lot because the name itself will do it.”