Bistro Flights & Bites
Try three wines paired with three appetizer bites at Gervasi Vineyard at 5:45 or 6:30 p.m. One of Gervasi’s wine experts will lead guests through each wine and food pairing in a fun and interactive experience in the casual and cozy Balconatta. The cost is $16 per person for each session, and tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable.
See Rusted Root live at the House of Blues in Cleveland at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. This concert is for all ages with general admission tickets. Tickets range from $20 to $35.
November 1, 3, 8, 13, 15, 18, 23, 25
See the NBA Champions Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Houston Rockets, Boston Celtics, Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors, Detroit Pistons, Portland Trail Blazers and Dallas Mavericks. Check the site for tip-off times and ticket prices.
Geeks Who Drink
Geeks Who Drink is a homegrown pub trivia quiz. The quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. Each quiz has two audio rounds. Play in teams of up to six or by yourself. Winning teams get street cred, bar cash and other prizes. Come enjoy the fun at 8 p.m. at Buzzbin. It’s free to play.
Down to Earth Yoga
Join Stark Parks for a relaxing hour of yoga overlooking Sippo Lake inside the Canalway Center from 6 to 7 p.m. Participants will combine physical postures with breathing techniques to achieve a calm mind and strong body. Open to all fitness levels. No experience is required. Mats are available or bring your own. Registration is required, and payment is online only. The cost is $5.
Eric Paslay will be at the House of Blues in Cleveland at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. This concert is general admission for all ages. Tickets range from $22 to $35.
Evil Dead the Musical
This hilarious show takes all the elements of cult classic films and combines them into one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time. Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It’s the only show with a “Splatter Zone”—a section of the audience that gets covered in fake blood. This is intended for mature audiences. The show will be at Factory of Terror. Visit the site for times and ticket prices.
‘A Football Life’—Michael Vick
Showcasing the lives and careers of legendary players, coaches and executives, NFL Films examines the untold stories of the most influential NFL icons with unprecedented access in “A Football Life.” This film tells the story of how Michael Vick’s legacy is forever intertwined in the fabric of NFL history. See one of the shows at the Pro Football Hall of Fame between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
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 November is super heroes. The First Friday free family movie is “Superman,” playing at 7:30 p.m. at the Canton Palace Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Get out for a date night to remember at Couples Competition Night at the Exploration Gateway from 7 to 9 p.m. You and your significant other will compete against other couples in archery, games and trivia. Winner takes all. Come for lots of laughter and fun. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free. You must be 18 or older to attend.
Band of Horses
Band of Horses is coming to the House of Blues in Cleveland at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $40.
November 4, 5
Underground Railroad out of Howe Meadow
The Cuyahoga Valley National Park invites you to take the journey of a runaway slave on this experiential program that explores the triumphs and dangerous realities of the Underground Railroad. Along a two-mile lantern hike, you’ll encounter characters bringing the past to life. Your final destination is the train. It is here that you will discover your fate. This program is recommended for ages 14 and older. Trains leave at 7, 7:30, 8 and 8:30 p.m. November 4 from Howe Meadow. On November 5, trains depart from Howe Meadow at 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $17 and can be purchased online.
Shop Small Saturday
Head to downtown Canton for some shopping and saving. Nearly 20 specialty retailers downtown are offering a special discount of 20 percent off a single item. Simply download your coupons from the site and redeem at each individual store. You’ll save on the most unique fashion, art, handmade goods, gifts, jewelry, personal care items, furniture and furnishings, vintage goods, books and more. The shops are walkable, the parking is free, and the deals await.
Find one-of-a-kind holiday gifts for all the nature lovers on your list at The Wilderness Center’s annual nature-themed craft show. Nature Fest is happening from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Wilderness Center in Wilmot.
Walsh University Women’s Committee Fall Fashion Show & Luncheon
Just like a market in Paris, you’ll find a wide range of items including home décor, gifts for all seasons, jewelry, handbags and more starting at 11 a.m. at Brookside Country Club. Ooh la la—something for everyone! The theme is An Afternoon in Paris. All proceeds benefit Walsh University Women’s Committee Scholarships. For details, call 330-490-7111.
Friends of the Stark County District Library Book Sale
The Friends of the Stark County District Library is having a book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the north end of the main library parking lot and in the McKinley Room in the main library. Items range from 25 cents to $1.
Do the Mu!
Drop in at the Massillon Museum anytime between noon and 2 p.m. for a workshop taught by local artists or museum staff. No registration required, and it’s free for all ages. The theme is Folk Art with Art 360 degrees artist, Levent Isik. Remake found objects into a colorful, whimsical work of art.
The Patriot Ball
The Patriot Ball is a black-tie military ball. There will be dinner, dancing and entertainment. It begins at 6 p.m. at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Tickets are $150.
See Lonestar live at Kent State University at Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $44.
Canton’s premiere improv troupe Scared Scriptless will be performing at the Kathleen Howland Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8.
Gallagher’s Jokes on You Tour
The Canton Palace Theatre presents comedian Gallagher on his nationwide Jokes on You comedy tour in celebration of his 70th birthday at 8 p.m. The show will feature comedians Artie Fletcher, Bob Nelson and Gallagher himself. Tickets are $30 or $55. Tickets can be purchased online, at the Canton Palace Theatre Box Office or by calling 330-454-8172.
The Fray with American Authors
See The Fray with special guest American Authors at 8 p.m. at the House of Blues in Cleveland. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $44.50 to $59.
Tea with the curator
Join former Canton Mayor and Stark County Commissioner, Janet Weir Creighton, for an exciting program based on her experiences in Washington, D.C. The program is $15 and includes tea/coffee and breakfast sweets. Reservations are required. Call 330-455-7043 to reserve your spot. The event will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum.
Make your vote count this year. If you’re unsure whether you’re registered to vote, check the website. It will display what you can vote for other than the presidential election according to your district. Happy voting!
Rock Legends party
Get warmed up and fueled up before the David Bowie and Prince CSO Pops concert with food, a cash bar, a DJ and giveaways. The Rock Legends party will be hosted by Mix 94.1 and News Talk 1480 WHBC. Tickets are $15 per person. The party starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Zimmermann Symphony Center.
CSO Pops: The Music of Bowie & Prince
David Bowie and Prince are two of the greatest pop/glam/rock enigmas in music history. Always unique, interesting and creative, their music continues to amaze. The Canton Symphony Orchestra and Jeans ’n Classics are very proud to offer a night combined of these two groundbreaking artists. The performance is from 8 to 10 p.m. at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall. Tickets range from $18 to $33.
WGAR presents Brothers Osborne
Brothers Osborne will be at the House of Blues in Cleveland at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $22.50 to $32.50.
Veterans Day Train Ride
Climb aboard for this two-hour complimentary train ride to honor our veterans. Veterans and their family members are invited to enjoy the scenery and ride the rails through the landscape of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Military card and/or identification must be presented at boarding stations. Maximum of four tickets per veteran. Trains leave from Rockside Station at 9:30 a.m. and from Akron Northside Station at 3 p.m.
November 11, 12
‘A Football Life’—Jim Brown
Showcasing the lives and careers of legendary players, coaches and executives, NFL Films examines the untold stories of the most influential NFL icons with unprecedented access in “A Football Life.” This film tells the story of how Jim Brown’s legacy is forever intertwined in the fabric of NFL history. See one of the shows at the Pro Football Hall of Fame between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Christkindl Markt features artisans showcasing their works throughout the Cultural Center for the Arts and the Canton Museum of Art. Visitors will discover creations in glass, painting, ceramics, photography, jewelry, textiles, floral arrangements, woodworks, holiday items and more. A used book sale, a shopping spree raffle and silent auction are also popular attractions. It is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. November 11 and 12 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 13.
November 11, 12, 17, 19, 26
The Cleveland Monsters are at Quicken Loans Arena to play against the Chicago Wolves, Milwaukee Admirals and Grand Rapids Griffins. All games start at 7 p.m. except for the November 19 game. It starts at 5 p.m. Check the site for ticket prices.
November 12, 18, 25, 26
Watch as the Canton Charge take on the long Island Nets, Grand Rapids Drive, Iowa Energy and Oklahoma City Blue. All games start at 7 p.m. at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Check the site for ticket prices.
Brian Laakso, teacher of music technology at McKinley High School, will be discussing remixing art at this session of ConverZations. Explore a history of different methods and technologies used to remix and how they have enabled composers to create music. Bring your lunch and join the free ConverZation at noon at the Zimmermann Symphony Center.
Crush House Flights & Bites
Try three wines paired with three appetizer bites at Gervasi Vineyard at 5:45 or 6:30 p.m. One of Gervasi’s wine experts will lead guests through each wine and food pairing in a fun and interactive experience at The Crush House. The cost is $16 per person for each session, and tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable.
CMA Uncorked: Canton Charge Special Event
Not only will you enjoy wine, music and friends while creating a fun Canton Charge original painting, but Pozzie the mascot will drop in to check your progress, too. A complimentary ticket for the November 19 Canton Charge game will be provided for each participant. For additional friends and family discounted tickets, contact Andrew Morrison at 330-489-5956. Don’t miss this special art and basketball partnership, only at the Canton Museum of Art from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $45.50. Complementary Canton Charge game ticket, materials, wine and refreshments are included in the cost of the class. You must be 21 or older to register.
Grand Entrance Exhibit opens
The National First Ladies’ Library will open its Grand Entrance: Inaugural Pomp & Couture exhibit. The exhibit will display First Lady reproduction gowns from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama.
Soup at Six–Francis A. Onesto
Join archivist Mark G. Holland while he illustrates with sight and sound, Hotel Onesto, Francis A. Onesto’s Rise to the Top of Canton. Hotel Onesto would become the premier hotel in Canton in the ’30s, ’40s and early ’50s. One man would be the driving force, Francis A. Onesto, “Frank.” This exciting evening begins with a signature soup, fresh baked bread, drinks and dessert. The program begins at 6 p.m. The cost is $15. To make your pre-paid reservation, call 330-455-7043.
Norman Rockwell’s Home for the Holidays exhibit opening
During his 47-year affiliation with The Saturday Evening Post, Norman Rockwell was celebrated for his special holiday cover illustrations, which were commissioned to mark a full spectrum of annual events for an enthusiastic public. This exhibition, featuring original Saturday Evening Post cover tear sheets, includes many of Norman Rockwell’s most memorable and enduring holiday images. This is a traveling exhibition from the Norman Rockwell Museum. It will be on view at the Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum until January 31, 2017. The exhibit opening is free.
November 18, 19
‘A Football Life’—Steve Smith Sr.
Showcasing the lives and careers of legendary players, coaches and executives, NFL Films examines the untold stories of the most influential NFL icons with unprecedented access in “A Football Life.” This film tells the story of how Steve Smith Sr.’s legacy is forever intertwined in the fabric of NFL history. See one of the shows at the Pro Football Hall of Fame between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Three Stooges Film Festival
Enjoy a collection of four original Three Stooges film shorts shown with the Curly Shuffle competition during intermission. The movie begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Canton Palace Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $6.
Just as the four seasons are different, Vivaldi’s and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons are different. The Baroque style of Vivaldi’s work will be accentuated by four soloists from the Canton Symphony. Experience MasterWorks 3: Seasongs—Vivaldi’s Four Season & Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Zimmermann Symphony Center. Tickets range from $26 to $51.
Thanksgiving Grand Buffet
For all the major holidays, Fieldcrest Estate brings families together for a sit-down celebration featuring all your favorites from the Sunday Brunch Buffets, plus some seasonal treats such as turkey, ham and sweet potatoes. And the best news? They do the dishes. Please note that this fills up quickly, so get your reservations in early. Call 330-966-2222 to reserve your seats.
Holiday Movie Special: ‘A Christmas Story’
In the classic movie “A Christmas Story,” Ralphie has to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect gift for the 1940s. See it at 7:30 p.m. at the Canton Palace Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $6.
Small Business Saturday
Shop small business at Hartville Marketplace’s 2016 Small Business Saturday event. You’ll enjoy delicious food and browse through the most unique crafts, all while supporting your local artists. This event is happening from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November 26, 27
The Rubber City’s longest-running indie handmade market takes place at the Akron Art Museum, Summit Artspace and Musica. This annual Thanksgiving weekend event gives you a unique opportunity to shop local and handmade. Admission to Crafty Mart is free. Free parking is available on the street and in the main library parking deck. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. November 26 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. November 27.