The Docket March 2019

March 9: Canton Ballet’s Touchdowns and Tutus fundraiser: Kickoff time for Canton Ballet’s Touchdowns and Tutus fundraiser is 6:30 p.m. at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall. The Game Day Performance will feature local high school football talents paired with Canton Ballet dancers before a panel of celebrity judges. Preceding the performance will be a VIP Pre Game Reception at 5 p.m., which includes cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a private concert at the Zimmermann Symphony Center. At 7:30 p.m., the Tailgate After Party, a meet-and-greet with the celebrities and performers, music, specialty tailgate foods, drinks, cash bar and a tour of the Pro Football Hall of Fame museum, will take place at the Pro Football HOF Event Center. Admission for the Game Day Performance is $25 for adults, $15 for students and $35 for Preferred Gold seating. The Tailgate After Party admission is $25 for adults and $15 for students. The Pre Game Reception admission is $65 per person. There is a VIP All Access Pass available for $125, which includes admission to all three events. Tickets are available online or by calling 330-455-7220. cantonballet.com

Through March 3
“Next to Normal”
Denial-as-survival is a recurring theme as “Next to Normal” explores how the Goodman household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize, “Next to Normal” also was chosen as “one of the year’s 10 best shows” by critics around the country. See it at the Players Guild Theatre on most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Check the site for showtimes. Tickets range from $25 to $32. playersguildtheatre.com

Through March 27
Classic Ceramics
Learn how to make ceramics or fine-tune your skills. Beginning students will be taught the basics, while intermediate students will refine their skills. Individual projects will include functional pottery and decorative work. Glazing techniques will be taught, finished ware will be discussed and demonstrations will be given. Classes are Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All Canton Museum of Art ceramics students are required to purchase their clay from the CMA; the cost is $40 for 25 pounds of clay and includes cost of glazes and firing. Beginning students also may purchase clay and a pottery tool kit ($13.50) from the museum. The cost of the class is $155 for nonmembers and $125 for members. cantonart.org

March 1
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 Artsplosion. The First Friday Family Movie at the Canton Palace Theatre is “Teen Titans Go! To the Movies.” It’s free and starts at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. downtowncanton.com

March 1
Switchfoot—The Native Tongue Tour
See headliner Switchfoot with supporting acts Tyson Motsenbocker and Colony House at the House of Blues in Cleveland at 7:15 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $33.50. houseofblues.com

March 1-3, 8-10
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, six tween students spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words. See the performance at Kent State University at Stark Mary J. Timken Theatre in the Fine Arts building. For tickets, visit the site or call 330-244-3348. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students younger than 17 and senior citizens and free for Kent State students with a current ID. The shows are at 7:30 p.m. March 1, 2, 8 and 9, and ASL versions are at 2 p.m. March 3 and 10. kent.edu/stark/theatre

March 1, 7, 8, 23, 24, 29, 30
Cleveland Monsters
See the Cleveland Monsters take on the Laval Rocket, Belleville Senators, Hershey Bears and Lehigh Valley Phantoms at Quicken Loans Arena. Check the site for ticket prices and tipoff times. theqarena.com

March 1-April 7
Vision 2019: Canton Artists League Spring Show
The Canton Artists League consists of members from all over Stark County who are artists, aspiring artists and those who just enjoy art. Its mission is to provide enrichment opportunities and encouragement for professional, semiprofessional and amateur visual artists and individuals who have a sincere interest in supporting art. Visions 2019 will include a wide variety of media and subject matter from members of the Canton Artists League. A total of about 60 artworks will fill the Canton Museum of Art’s upper galleries with artistic talent. Works will be judged and awarded, culminating with a reception on March 3. cantonart.org

March 2
Friends of the Stark County District Library Book Sale
Book sales held by The Friends of the Library include gently used books, CDs, DVDs and other materials donated by the community or no longer needed at the library. The book sale will be at the Stark County District Main Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. scdlmainfol.org

March 2
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 Intro to Tapestry Weaving with Julie Thornberry. Learn to design your own weaving on the loom. Participants will create a small tapestry and can take the loom with them. massillonmuseum.org

March 2
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in concert
Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” in concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, the thrilling tale is accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen. See it at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall at 1 or 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $45. uakron.edu/ej/events

March 2 through April 21
Studio M Exhibition Opening: Charles Basham and Eileen Dorsey: Recent Landscapes
Come to the exhibition opening at the Massillon Museum from 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibition continues through April 21. massillonmuseum.org

March 2, 3, 11, 18, 20, 22, 26
Cleveland Cavaliers
See the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Detroit Pistons, Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics. All games are at Quicken Loans Arena. Check the site for tipoff times and ticket prices. theqarena.com

March 2, 9, 10, 12, 16
Canton Charge
Watch as the Canton Charge takes on the Austin Spurs, Wisconsin Herd, Lakeland Magic, Stockton Kings and Erie Bayhawks at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Check the site for tipoff times and ticket prices. canton.gleague.nba.com

March 2, 16, 23, 30
Exclusive Pairings Tour
Enjoy a more in-depth, intimate tour of the Gervasi Vineyard winery enhanced by a tasting of popular Gervasi wines paired with small bites. Tours start at 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $19 per person. The tour lasts 45 minutes. Check in at The Crush House Tasting Bar approximately 15 minutes prior to tour start. gervasivineyard.com

March 5
Massillon Public Library’s Historical Fiction Book Club
The Massillon Public Library invites readers to attend its historical fiction book club at 6 p.m. to discuss “Carnegie’s Maid” by Marie Benedict. For more information or to reserve your copy, call the reference desk at 330-832-9831, ext. 312 or visit the site. massillonlibrary.org

March 5, 12, 19, 26
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. muggswigz.com

March 7
23rd annual JRC Women in History Luncheon
The 23rd annual JRC Women in History Luncheon will be at the Canton Cultural Center, with doors opening at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Nicole Schumacher will be speaking about Autism and the development of her Love, Andrew Autism foundation. The event will feature a silent and live auction, raffles, entertainment, lunch, a speech and more. The cost is $45 per person. The luncheon will end at approximately 1 p.m. JRCcares.org

March 7
Unforgettable Mystery Book Club
Head to the North Canton Public Library to discuss “Edge of Evil” by J.A. Jance from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. ncantonlibrary.com

March 7
Special Film Presentation: Stan & Ollie with silent film
The Canton Palace Theatre presents the short silent film “Liberty,” starring Laurel and Hardy, with accompaniment by Jay Spencer at the Kilgen Organ, followed immediately by “Stan & Ollie.” Doors open at 7 p.m. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. cantonpalacetheatre.org

March 7
Divergent Sounds Series—Rock and Roll Meets the Symphony
Discover the new sound of two different musical genres combined into one unique concert series. Hear Canton Symphony Orchestra musicians perform with some of the region’s most popular musicians. This performance features White Buffalo Woman from Minerva. It starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Zimmermann Symphony Center. Tickets are $10. cantonsymphony.org

March 9
12th Annual Art & Ale
Now in its 12th year, Art & Ale, presented by Acme Fresh Market, features locally crafted brews from Ohio’s best brewmakers, complemented by some of the region’s favorite local food. In addition to showcasing top-rated beers from both Ohio and regional breweries along with delicious offerings from local food purveyors, Art & Ale 2019 presents a juried award for best overall brew and a people’s choice prize complete with museum-worthy trophies. It’s all happening at the Akron Art Museum from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. You must have a ticket and you must be 21 or older to enter. Check the site for more information, including ticket prices. akronartmuseum.org

March 9
Canton Ballet’s Touchdowns and Tutus fundraiser
Kickoff time for Canton Ballet’s Touchdowns and Tutus fundraiser is 6:30 p.m. at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall. The Game Day Performance will feature local high school football talents paired with Canton Ballet dancers before a panel of celebrity judges. Preceding the performance will be a VIP Pre Game Reception at 5 p.m., which includes cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a private concert at the Zimmermann Symphony Center. At 7:30 p.m., the Tailgate After Party, a meet-and-greet with the celebrities and performers, music, specialty tailgate foods, drinks, cash bar and a tour of the Pro Football Hall of Fame museum, will take place at the Pro Football HOF Event Center. Admission for the Game Day Performance is $25 for adults, $15 for students and $35 for Preferred Gold seating. The Tailgate After Party admission is $25 for adults and $15 for students. The Pre Game Reception admission is $65 per person. There is a VIP All Access Pass available for $125, which includes admission to all three events. Tickets are available online or by calling 330-455-7220. cantonballet.com

March 9
Mother Son Super Hero Dance
The annual Mother Son Super Hero Dance will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at Northwest Middle School. This dance is for boys in pre-K through fifth grade and their favorite leading lady. Pre-sale tickets are $8 each. Tickets will be available at the door the day of the event for $10 each. Ticket price includes refreshments and unlimited access to the photo booth. cityofcanalfulton-oh.gov

March 9
Mumford & Sons
See Mumford & Sons in concert at Quicken Loans Arena at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $41.50. theqarena.com

March 10
Family Yoga with Kat Francis
Come to the Massillon Museum for family yoga with Kat Francis from 3 to 3:45 p.m. All ages are welcome, and no registration is required. The cost is $10 per child/caregiver pair, plus $3 for each additional child. Payment is due at time of class. massillonmuseum.org

March 11
Tea with the Curator—Roaring ’20s Review
Dazzle your senses with a jazzy look at America’s favorite decade. Kimberly Kenney, executive director at the Mckinley Presidential Library & Museum, will present a slide program about life in the 1920s, infused with period piano music played by Christopher Kenney, director of education. The program is from 10 a.m. to noon at the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, is $15 and includes tea/coffee and breakfast sweets. Prepaid reservations are required. Call 330-455-7043. mckinleymuseum.org

March 12
Flights & Bites
Head to The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard for a fun and interactive experience in the casual, cozy Balconatta. Gervasi’s wine steward will lead guests through three wines paired with three appetizer bites. Make it an evening, and enjoy dinner before or after the event. There are Flights & Bites sessions at 5:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. The cost is $16 per person per session. gervasivineyard.com

March 13
“Exploring Landscape Art”
A special program series for 2018-19 titled “Artistic Adventures” will be offered at the Canton Museum of Art. Sponsored by Canton Fine Arts Associates, the programs will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The March event titled “Exploration Landscape Art” will be hosted by Emily Vigil, Studio M Coordinator at the Massillon Museum. Enjoy a look at landscape art through the years. The cost is $15 per person.

March 16
Pathway Caring for Children “Denim & Diamonds”
Pathway Caring for Children invites you to its 14th annual auction event, “Denim & Diamonds.” Hosted by Mix 94.1’s Kayleigh Kriss and Northeast Ohio benefit auctioneer, Bob Hale, guests will be dazzled by the thrill of bidding on live and silent auction items. The event will be at Brookside Country Club with cocktail hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 per person. To purchase, visit the site or call 330-493-0083. pathwaycfc.org 

March 17
KISS: End of the Road World Tour
See KISS in concert at Quicken Loans Arena at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29. theqarena.com

March 19
Business After Hours at Gervasi Vineyard
Join the Canton Regional Chamber and ystark! for a joint Business After Hours at the Still House at Gervasi. The Still House is a beautiful, unique “village chapel” and distillery. You’ll enjoy an evening of delectable snacks, networking and a cash bar. This event is free, but advanced reservations are required. The event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. cantonchamber.org

March 20
Classic Lit Book Club
Meet at the North Canton Public Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss “Northanger Abbey” by Jane Austen. ncantonlibrary.com

March 20-April 7
Stark County High School Art Exhibit
Since 1991, the Canton Museum of Art has proudly held the Stark County High School Art Exhibition. Students have the chance to show their artwork in a gallery, sell their work, receive awards and even win financial scholarships. The exhibit features original 2D and 3D works by students, created as part of their school curriculum and chosen by their school’s art instructor. Student works are judged on the basis of both originality and technical ability. cantonart.org

March 21
Vintner’s Dinner
Head to Maize Valley for a delicious meal paired with Maize Valley wines. The theme for 2019 is secret ingredients. Each monthly dinner focuses on a secret ingredient. The dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. Check the site for more details, including price. maizevalley.com

March 22-24
Tadmor Shrine Circus
Come to the Tadmor Shrine Circus at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Tickets are $30 for VIP reserved seats, $20 for reserved seats, $17 for general admission adults, $12 for general admission children 3 to 12 and free for children younger than 3. Additional fees may apply. The circus shows will be at 6:30 p.m. March 22, 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. March 23 and 1 and 5:30 p.m. March 24. cantonciviccenter.com

March 23
Hartville Antique Show
The Hartville Antique Show is a local event at the Hartville Marketplace and Flea Market showcasing local vendors with vintage, antique and unique items. The event will be taking place in the food court area with antique vendors selling items such as primitives, vintage toys, advertising and more. The event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. hartvillemarketplace.com

March 23
2019 NEA Big Read Kick-off!
Come to the Massillon Museum from 3 to 5 p.m. to meet Big Read partners, enjoy refreshments, listen to music and get a free copy of “Burning Bright” by Ron Rash. This event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. massillonmuseum.org

March 23
Canton Symphony Chorus Sings Haydn
For the first half of this concert, assistant conductor Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz takes the podium to lead the Canton Symphony Orchestra in selections from Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella” and Leopold Stokowski’s arrangement of “Dido’s Lament” from Dido and Aeneas. After intermission, the Canton Symphony Chorus joins the CSO under the baton of Britt Cooper for Haydn’s “Mass in Time of War.” Concert prelude will start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $28, $38 and $48. This is at the Umstattd Performing Arts Hall. cantonsymphony.org

March 25
Most Delicious Book Club Ever!
Head to the Louisville Public Library for the monthly potluck cookbook club! Each month, there is a theme, everyone checks out cookbooks, then everyone brings a dish to share. Sometimes there’s a speaker or special activity. You do not need to register. Just show up and enjoy. Check the site for this month’s theme. This event is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. louisvillelibrary.org

March 26
Brown Bag Lunch Series
Guests may bring a lunch; purchase a lunch from Anderson’s in the City; or enjoy a complimentary cookie and coffee provided by the Massillon Museum. No reservations are required. This event is from 12:10 to 12:50 at the Massillon Museum. The theme for March is “Comparisons of Regional Gothic” presented by John Kiste and Gwendolyn Kiste. massillonmuseum.org

March 29
Documentary: “On the Trail of Bigfoot,” presented by Small Town Monsters
From Small Town Monsters and filmmaker Seth Breedlove comes this stunning, six-episode miniseries. See this at the Canton Palace Theatre at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. cantonpalacetheatre.org

March 29-April 14
“Jesus Christ Superstar”
One of the greatest stories ever told comes to life in “Jesus Christ Superstar.” See it at the Players Guild Theatre on Fridays, Saturdays (except March 30) and Sundays, plus a Thursday showing April 11. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $32 for adults, $25 for 17 and younger and $29 for seniors. playersguildtheatre.com

March 30
Chocolate Stroll
Head to Gervasi Vineyard at 1 p.m. for a three-hour chocolate stroll across the Gervasi estate, stopping at multiple venues to indulge in decadent treats. The cost is $29 per person. Price includes wine tasting, food bites, a take-home gift and service charge. Applicable taxes are additional. Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable. gervasivineyard.com

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