The Docket March 2018

Tadmor Shrine Circus Mar. 23-25 Come see the circus at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Performances are at 6:30 p.m. March 23, 10 a.m., 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. March 24 and 1 and 5:30 p.m. March 25. Performances have both reserved seating and general admission. Reserved seat tickets are $30 for VIP and $20 for regular reserved seats. General admission tickets are $17 for adults, $12 for children 3 to 12 and free for children 2 and younger.

Through Mar. 4
Elijah Pierce: An American Journey
“An American Journey” explores the work of self-taught American folk artist Elijah Pierce. Pierce was a prolific African American woodcarver known for his brightly painted sculptural panels illustrating biblical stories, moral lessons, historical events and images from popular culture—a landscape of woodcarved art that is unlike any in America. The exhibit will focus on 40 major works. See the exhibit at the Canton Museum of Art.

Through Mar. 4
Capturing the American experience at the turn of the 20th century, “Ragtime” confronts the contradictions inherent in American reality: experiences of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair and what it means to live in America. See the show at the Players Guild Theatre. Check the site for showtimes. Single tickets are $29, senior tickets are $26 and 17 and younger tickets are $22.


Unforgettable Mystery Book Club

Mar. 1
Meet at the North Canton Public Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss “Real Murder” by Charlaine Harris.

Mar. 1, 3, 5, 19, 21, 23, 30
Cleveland Cavaliers
See the Cleveland Cavaliers play against the Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors, Phoenix Suns and New Orleans Pelicans. All games are at Quicken Loans Arena. Check the site for ticket prices and tipoff times.

Mar. 2
First Friday
First Friday is a monthly party in the downtown Canton Arts District featuring themed music, performance and visual arts events. It begins with a First Stop at the Canton Museum of Art at 5:30 p.m., followed by the event downtown from 6 to 10 p.m. The theme for March is Scavenger Hunt.

Mar. 2, 3, 11, 13, 17
Canton Charge
See the Canton Charge take on the Grand Rapids Drive, Delaware 87ers, Erie Bayhawks, Lakeland Magic and Wisconsin Herd. All games are at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Check the site for more information and to purchase tickets.

Mar. 2, 4, 20, 22, 24, 25
Cleveland Monsters
Watch the Cleveland Monsters take on the Tucson Roadrunners, Chicago Wolves and San Diego Gulls at Quicken Loans Arena. Check the site for starting times and ticket prices.


“All Shook Up”

Mar. 2-19
“All Shook Up” is a jukebox musical with Elvis Presley music based on a book by Joe DiPietro. The plot follows Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. It’s 1955 and into a square little town somewhere in the Midwest rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets. This hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy will have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Love Me Tender,” “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock” and “Don’t Be Cruel.” Tickets are $15. Check the site for more information and showtimes.

Mar. 2-Apr. 29
Free Exhibit Opening–Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior
Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior, a traveling exhibition exploring the design of Frank Lloyd Wright’s houses, features reproduction drawings, photographs and photographic murals that explore what many consider Wright’s greatest architectural accomplishment. The exhibition illustrates myriad ways—both obvious and subtle—Wright created the visual character of interior space and objects within it, each an essential detail of the larger whole. The exhibit is on view at the Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum.

Mar. 3
Do the Mu!
Do the Mu! is the first Saturday of every month. Drop in at the Massillon Museum any time between noon and 2 p.m. for a different art and history workshop taught by local artists or museum staff. No registration is required, and it’s free for all ages. The theme for March is Renew MassMu! with Vicky Boatright. Help the museum beautify its construction fence by creating decor out of recyclable materials.


From Mozart to Jazz

Mar. 3
Come enjoy a lighter concert of chamber music from both ends of the musical timeline. Hear familiar favorites from Mozart and Copland, and experience a new and rarely performed work by Montague. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall. Tickets are $28, $38 or $48.

Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Free Public Winery Tours
Take a public tour of the state-of-the-art winery facilities at The Crush House at Gervasi Vineyard every Saturday afternoon. You’re welcome to enjoy lunch or tasting experiences before or after tours at The Crush House to enhance your experience. No reservations are required for public winery tours. Tours begin at noon, 1 and 2 p.m. at The Crush House Tasting Bar and last approximately 30 minutes.

Mar. 4
10th annual Q Bridal Show
Wedding bells will be ringing as the popular bridal show returns to Quicken Loans Arena for its 10th year from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Last year’s show featured 50 of Northeast Ohio’s top wedding professionals. Don’t miss the chance to be a part of the 2018 Q Bridal Show. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.

Mar. 4
Cirque Ziva featuring the Golden Dragon Acrobats
The Golden Dragon Acrobats hail from Cangzhou, Hebei province, in the People’s Republic of China and have toured the United States continuously since 1978. Its members are athletes, actors and artists who have studied and trained for their craft since early childhood. See them perform live at the Akron Civic Theatre at 4 p.m. Tickets range from $17.50 to $35.

Mar. 6
Lives of Plants: Practical Plants
People have always relied on plants for food, medicine, clothing and shelter. Investigate the many plants that have been put to practical uses over the centuries at this event at the Paul and Carol David YMCA in Jackson Township from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Mar. 6-25
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s “RENT” continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. See the show at PlayhouseSquare in Cleveland. Tickets start at $29. Check the site for showtimes.

Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27
Open mic night
Open mic night gives local talented people the chance to come out and play in front of a fabulous crowd in the coffee shop environment at Muggswigz Coffee and Tea Co. in downtown Canton. Bring yourself, friends, neighbors and instruments on Tuesday nights for a good time. The sign-up sheet goes out at 7:30 p.m., and music starts at 8 p.m. Each performer gets to play three songs. Open mic night ends at 11 p.m. Check the site for more information.

Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28
Free live trivia
Do you like trivia? Then come out to Maize Valley for Sporcle Live Trivia. This free event will have two rounds of trivia, the first starting at 6:30 p.m. Sign up and play one or both rounds, as an individual or as a team.

Mar. 8
Akron Coffee Roasters: Roasting Basics
Akron Coffee Roasters brings its coffee expertise back to the Akron Art Museum from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This class covers the coffee roasting process and how development impacts flavor. Registration is required. Register online. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers.

Mar. 9
An Evening with Neil Gaiman
In his live event, Neil Gaiman will tell and read stories, answer questions and delight the audience. See him at PlayhouseSquare’s KeyBank State Theatre in Cleveland. Tickets range from $25 to $85.

Mar. 9-17
“The Vagina Monologues”
An Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone, “The Vagina Monologues” introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices. The show will be at Avenue Arts Marketplace & Theatre. Check the site for ticket prices and showtimes.

Mar. 10
SymphonyLand: Brass Trio
This series of trio performances from the Canton Symphony Orchestra introduces students to the world of the symphony in a fun, interactive and musical way. Each performance is programmed around a children’s storybook with a life science theme and features a different instrument family performing traditional orchestral repertoire. SymphonyLand performances are open to the public as well as school groups. There is one at 10 and another at 11 a.m. at the Zimmermann Symphony Center.

Mar. 10
Mother/Son Superhero Dance
Boys in grades pre-K through fifth are invited to bring their favorite leading lady to the Mother/Son Superhero Dance from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Northwest Middle School gym. Tickets are $8 presale or $10 at the door and can be purchased online or by visiting city hall during normal business hours. Call 330-854-2225, ext. 111.

Mar. 10
Canton Ballet’s Touchdowns and Tutus
Kickoff time for Canton Ballet’s Touchdowns and Tutus fundraiser is 6 p.m. at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall. Game Day Performance will feature local high school football talents paired with Canton Ballet dancers before a panel of celebrity judges. At 7:30 p.m., the Tailgate After Party will take place at the Pro Football Hall of Fame event center, offering specialty foods, drinks and a cash bar. The VIP Pre Game Reception at 5 p.m. at the Zimmermann Symphony Center includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a private concert. Admission for the Game Day Performance is $25 for adults, $15 for students and $35 for premium seating. The Tailgate After Party admission is $25 for adults and $15 for students. The Pre Game Reception admission is $50 per person. Tickets are available online or by calling 330-455-7220.

Mar. 10, 24
Adoptable Cats and Kittens
Meet adoptable cats and kittens from A Cat’s Cradle rescue group at the North Canton Public Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mar. 11
St. Baldrick’s raises funds for childhood cancer research. Participants raise funds by asking people to support them. In return, they have their head shaved at the event. These events are held nationwide. The local event is from noon to 5 p.m. at the North Canton Racquet Club.

Mar. 13
Flights & Bites
Head to The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard for a fun experience in the Balconatta. Gervasi’s wine steward will lead you through three wines paired with appetizers. Sessions are at 5:45 and 7 p.m. The cost is $16 per person per session.

Mar. 14
Canton Fine Arts Associates Luncheon
Join the Canton Fine Arts Associates for a luncheon featuring Barbara Smith as she presents an explanation and exhibit of handmade quilts from the Civil War era. The program begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Canton Museum of Art. The cost is $15 and open to the public. Request an invitation by contacting Suzie Thomas at or 330-453-7666, ext. 105.

Mar. 15
Vintner’s Dinner—Taste of Spring
Vintner’s Dinners pair handcrafted Maize Valley wines with a five-course homegrown meal. Enjoy the taste of spring at this Vintner’s Dinner at Maize Valley. The base cost is $50 per guest including tax and gratuity, though certain dinners may cost more.

Mar. 17
American Woman: Our history. Her songs.
The story of America does not begin or end with the Founding Fathers. It belongs to all of us. Written and narrated by Charita Goshay, “American Woman: Our History. Her Songs” will be performed at 7 p.m. at Umstattd Hall. The performance includes seven singers and five musicians. A projection screen will show the stories. Tickets are $20.

Mar. 19
Tea with the Curator–The Domestic Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright in the Context of His Contemporaries
In this program, you’ll look at some of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most famous domestic designs. The program is from 10 a.m. to noon, is $15 and includes tea/coffee and breakfast sweets. Reservations are required. Call 330-455-7043.


Tadmor Shrine Circus

Mar. 23-25
Come see the circus at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Performances are at 6:30 p.m. March 23, 10 a.m., 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. March 24 and 1 and 5:30 p.m. March 25. Performances have both reserved seating and general admission. Reserved seat tickets are $30 for VIP and $20 for regular reserved seats. General admission tickets are $17 for adults, $12 for children 3 to 12 and free for children 2 and younger.


Community Easter Egg Hunt

Mar. 24
Children 12 and younger are invited to participate in the Community Easter Egg Hunt at St. Helena Heritage Park in Canal Fulton. The egg hunt is from 10 to 11 a.m. Children need to bring their own baskets. The Easter Bunny will be there.

Mar. 24
William and Ida McKinley’s Easter Egg Roll
President William McKinley and First Lady Ida McKinley invite children to participate in an Easter Egg Roll reminiscent of those that took place on the White House lawn during the McKinley administration. Children accompanied by adults should bring two hardboiled eggs to the event. Special stories will be read by both President and Mrs. McKinley. Children may also enter an egg decorating contest. This event will be held on the grounds of the Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum from 1 to 3 p.m. This is a free event. Call Sheila Lolli at The First Ladies National Historic Site to preregister at 330-452-0876, ext. 317.

Mar. 25
Family Fun Loop: CVNP Rail Roving
Climb aboard for this half-loop train ride and learn more about what the Cuyahoga Valley National Park has to offer! One of the park’s many Rail Rovers will explain what animals call the park home. This is a great way to introduce young children to the park for the first time. Tickets are $10 per person, ages 3 and older. Passengers younger than 3 do not need a ticket but must sit on a parent or guardian’s lap the whole time. The train departs at 1:45 p.m. from Peninsula Depot.

Mar. 25
Alzheimer’s Stories: A Concert of Hope
Enjoy an evening of inspiring choral music addressing a disease that will reach a global crisis by the year 2050. The centerpiece of the program is Robert S. Cohen’s Alzheimer’s Stories. The work is based on chorus members’ recollections of their loved ones’ journey with Alzheimer’s. The concert is at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Center of Malone University. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.

Mar. 25
Put on your Dancing Shoes!
Experience the full gamut of romance: Brahms’ romantic Serenade, the velvety sounds of the cello and sexy South American dances by Argentinian composer Ginastera. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall. Tickets are $28, $38 or $48.

Mar. 27
Lives of Plants: The Forest for the Trees
From canopy to roots, the forest is teeming with life. Explore the often hidden role that plants play in keeping these communities healthy at this event at the Paul and Carol David YMCA in Jackson Township from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Mar. 27
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series
All Brown Bag Lunch presentations are free and run from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Pack a lunch or purchase a lunch at
Anderson’s in the City inside the Massillon Museum. There are complimentary cookies and coffee for guests. No reservations are needed. Scot Phillips will be speaking about “My Massillon Murals.” Because of museum construction, the lunch will be at the Massillon Salvation Army at 315 Sixth Street NE.

Mar. 30-Apr. 22
“Chicago The Musical”
Winner of the 1997 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, “Chicago” takes you to the roaring ’20s as Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly search for their version of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune and acquittal! See the show at Players Guild Theatre. Check the site for showtimes. Tickets are $29 for adults, $22 for 17 and younger and $26 for seniors.

Mar. 31
Local, Live Concert
Head to the Canton Palace Theatre for the second annual Local, Live showcase, a celebration of local music featuring area bands. The concert features local talent in all genres of music, with the audience voting on their favorite performers, culminating in an audience favorite ensemble band closing performance at the end of the night. Seating is general admission. VIP tickets are available and include premium seating and a preshow reception from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event is from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $25 for VIP.

Mar. 31
Justin Timberlake
See Justin Timberlake perform live at Quicken Loans Arena at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $49.50.

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass