Geeks Who Drink
Geeks Who Drink at Buzzbin Music Shop is a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK. The quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. Each quiz has two audio rounds: a “Name that Tune” style round and another round comprised of sound bites from movies and TV. Play in teams of up to six or by yourself, if you’re some kind of savant. If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. Usually, single players can be recruited onto an existing team. Winning teams get street cred, bar cash and other prizes depending on the venue. Come to Buzzbin at 8 p.m. to join the fun.
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Gervasi Vineyard Cruise-In
Head to Gervasi Vineyard on Wednesday nights June through September for a weekly car cruise-in. Enjoy a fun, casual evening from 5 to 8 p.m. Showcase your automobile or stroll among the cars. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, live music and more. Admission is free, and there are special cruiser food discounts for the first 100 in the showcase lot.
Canton Greek Fest
From live entertainment and cooking demonstrations to great food and gifts to-go, come celebrate summer the Greek way at St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church. Check the website for more information, including drive-thru and dining hours.
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. It happens rain or shine. The theme for June is Canton Pride.
2016 Blues Brothers Bash Ohio Benefiting the Police K-9 Association
From 7 to 11 p.m. at the Canton Memorial Civic Center, enjoy an all-you-can-eat-and-drink buffet. There will be lots of raffles and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $70 for singles, $130 for couples and $480 for a table of eight. For tickets, contact Chris Hislop at 330-806-7554 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dixie Chicks are embarking on their long-awaited and hotly anticipated comeback tour this summer. The internationally renowned trio brings its DCX MMXVI Tour to Blossom Music Center for a night of insightful, bluegrass-tinged country pop and heavenly harmonies. The concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $82.
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a free summer concert in Mulhauser Park in Canal Fulton. The performance will
be by Majestic Voice, and it starts at 7:30 p.m.
Do the Mu!
Head to the Massillon Museum from noon to 2 p.m. for Do the Mu! It’s free and open to all ages. No registration is required. The theme for June is paper marbling with Alex Strader.
Canton Craft Beer Invitational
The Young Leaders Society brings you its first Canton Craft Beer Invitational held at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Craft breweries from all over the state are invited for a fun-filled, single day tasting event from noon to 4 p.m. All event proceeds will benefit YLS activities and community service projects throughout the year. All event ticket holders receive admission to the tasting and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In addition to a general admission ticket, a VIP ticket will be available to allow exclusive access to the event and breweries. General admission tickets are $45 per person before May 28 and $55 per person at the door. VIP tickets are $65 per person before May 28, and they are limited. VIP ticket holders will have access to a private event area, admission to the tent one hour before it opens to the public and a complimentary food buffet. There are designated driver tickets available for $20 per person, and those ticket holders will receive two complimentary drink tickets for soda or water.
Florence and the Machine
Florence and The Machine is coming to rock Blossom Music Center on its expansive 2016 world tour in support of its 2015 album “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.” Florence and The Machine will be with the very talented indie group, Of Monsters & Men. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $45.
Cage the Elephant
See Cage the Elephant at Jacobs Pavilion in Cleveland at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $63.
13th annual Logan Family Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic
The Logan Family Foundation will host the 13th annual Celebrity Golf Classic, presented by The Shamrock Companies at the Congress Lake Country Club in Hartville. This event matches foursomes of golfers with a sports celebrity in scramble format, with all proceeds going to beneficiaries of the Logan Family Foundation. Live and silent auctions also will be held to raise money for the charities that benefit from the Logan Family Foundation. The honorary chair for this year’s event is former Ohio State football player Tyson Gentry. The $1,800 registration fee includes a group of four for golf, reception and dinner.
Death Cab for Cutie
Death Cab for Cutie will be performing at 7 p.m. at Jacobs Pavilion in Cleveland. Tickets start at $47.
Canton Blues Fest
Northeast Ohio’s premier free blues festival, Canton Blues Fest, will take place on two stages during two days. It’s all happening on Market Square in downtown Canton. Opening acts Victor Wainwright and Mike Zito will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, respectively. The jam-packed lineup features 18 unique blues acts on two stages, with live music running daily from noon to 10:30 p.m. VIP passes include complimentary food and beverages in the evening (after 5 p.m.) and incredible views of the stage all day. Two-day VIP passes are available for $80; one-day passes are $50. Purchase online at CantonChamber.org/canton-blues-festival or by calling 330-458-2070. Canton Blues Fest, now in its 15th year, is presented by the Canton Regional Chamber.
There will be a Strawberry Social from 4 to 7 p.m. at Canal Fulton Methodist Church. There will be lots of food and entertainment, as well as opportunities to hike the towpath and ride the canal boat. For more information, contact Rosemarie Hunt at 330-880-5225 or 330-904-1499.
Don’t miss your chance to see the Barenaked Ladies at 7 p.m. at Jacobs Pavilion in Cleveland. Tickets start at $55.
Tea with the Curator—Wedding Traditions
Join Curator Kimberly Kenney at the Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum to learn the history behind bouquets, invitations, favors, gift giving, wedding cake and many more wedding traditions. You also will explore wedding superstitions. The program is $15 and includes tea/coffee and breakfast sweets. The event runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Reservations are required. Call 330-455-7043.
“Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”
Each summer, the Canton Palace Theatre hosts a Summer Kids Movie Series, featuring G or PG rated movies each Monday at 1 p.m. Group reservations are available, and all films are shown in HD quality. Take your kids to see “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.” This presentation is sponsored by the Canton Museum of Art. The series is sponsored by Canton Professional Educators’ Association. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Admission is $1.
Craft Beer Tasting
Head to Gervasi Vineyard at 6 p.m. for a craft beer tasting. There will be a variety of beers from Deschutes Brewing Company out of Bend, Oregon. Guests will enjoy four beer tastings along with Crush House food tastings in the Vineyard Room. Tasting will last approximately one hour, and guests are welcome to order from the Crush House menu after the event that evening. The cost is $19 per person (gratuity included, applicable taxes are additional). Reserve your space online.
Summer camp—Life as a Civil War soldier
The Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum is excited to offer this five-day camp for students in grades four through six. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Campers will immerse themselves in the life of a Civil War soldier by experiencing a swearing-in ceremony, setting a tent, drilling and marching, eating Civil War snacks, meeting the cavalry, learning about medicine during the Civil War and more. Each student will receive a reproduction Civil War hat. Tuition is $80 per student and $75 for members for all five days. Prepaid reservations are required, and space is limited. To sign up, call Chris at 330-455-7043.
Princess and Prince Dance Camp
Let your 4- and 5-year-olds dance like princesses or princes and enjoy fun crafts and healthy snacks at Princess and Prince Dance Camp. It’s a four-day week of creative movement classes from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost is $145 for the week.
Ballet 101 Dance Camp
Let every little dancer’s dream begin. Let your 6- and 7-year-olds learn basic ballet steps and terminology while dancing to music and exploring movement. This is a week of dance classes with fun crafts and healthy snacks. The classes are from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $145 for the week.
North Canton Jaycee Fair
The 2016 North Canton Jaycee Fair will be held at the parking lot of the North Canton Memorial Stadium on Seventh Street from 6 to 11 p.m. each day. Jaycee Fair admission is free. Tickets and hand stamps are available to ride the amusement rides for an additional cost. Some of this year’s food vendors include DiRusso’s Italian Sausage, Smokey Swine BBQ, Twaddle Concessions, Pizza Hut, Steak on a Stick, Dippin’ Dots, Peace, Love & Little Donuts, and typical fair food such as fried veggies, ice cream, funnel cakes and more.
CMA Uncorked—”Matisse’s Cat”
Come enjoy wine, music and friends while creating a personal masterpiece at the Canton Museum of Art. The lead artist will make painting easy and fun by instructing you step-by-step through re-creating this Matisse-inspired painting. Whether you are an aspiring artist or just looking to explore your creative side, you’re sure to have a good time. The $35 cost covers materials, wine and refreshments. You must be 21 or older to attend.
New this year to Lock 4 is thirdThursday, a free event every third Thursday of the month from May through September. Kick back after work and enjoy local entertainment, food trucks, games, drinks and more, starting at 5 p.m. and running till 10 p.m. Each Thursday, there will be corn hole tournaments, in which $200 will be given away. Registration starts at 6 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to 16 teams. Cost is $20 per team and includes four drink tickets for soda or beer. Featured food trucks are Little Cheesers, Planet Sub and Jimmy’s Backyard Grill.
Vintner’s Dinners are culinary adventures that pair handcrafted Maize Valley wines with a five-course homegrown meal. The meal for June is vegetarian, with rainbow spring rolls with fruit sushi, coconut daal soup, Thai ginger salad with pickled Asian veggies, sesame grilled tofu with Asian noodles and Japanese sorbet. The dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. at Maize Valley. The cost is $40 per person.
Spirits and Spirits Cruise
Join “Haunted Stark” author and paranormal researcher Sherri Brake for an evening canal boat cruise blending spirits. Hear of the dark history in Stark County as you venture to Lock 4 on this one-hour evening cruise, starting at 8 p.m. Learn about bootleggers, moonshiners and speakeasies along with frontier ghosts, canal history and the superstitions among the canal workers. After returning to the point of departure, you’ll walk to Canal Spirits, Canal Fulton’s new distillery, and sample spirits made locally. The next stop is Doan Tavern, which will be offering free appetizers. There are limited spots available, and you must be 21 or older to attend. The cost is $45 per person.
June 17, 18
Beauty and the Beast
See “Beauty and the Beast” at the Akron Civic Theatre at 7:30 p.m. both days and 2:30 p.m. June 18. Tickets range from $10 to $25.
Downtown Canton Flea
Head to Deli Ohio in downtown Canton for the second market of the season from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Awaiting you are more than 50 vendors, offering art, crafts, antiques, handmade goods, vintage finds, farm fare and specialty foods, collectibles and all kinds of crazy other stuff you won’t find anywhere else. It’s all for sale, all for you, all in one place. It happens rain or shine and offers a mix of indoor and outdoor vendors.
Murder mystery Dinner Cruise
June 18, 19, 25, 26
Watch the Canal Fulton Players perform Death on the Canal, written by David Van Gaasbeek. Starting at 6 p.m. at the Canal Fulton Canalway Center, this dinner cruise takes you along the banks of the Ohio and Erie Canal down to Lock 4. The cost is $37 per ticket and includes dinner and a show. For tickets, call 330-854-6835 or stop in at the Canal Fulton Canalway Center.
Father’s Day Grand Buffet
Head to Fieldcrest Estate to celebrate Father’s Day with a grand buffet. For more information, visit the site or call 330-966-2222.
Kevin James, producer, co-writer and star of the hit comedies “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” “Zookeeper” and the upcoming “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” also can be seen in next year’s ensemble sci-fi comedy “Pixels.” In 2001, James brought his stand-up act to TV with “Sweat the Small Stuff,” a one-hour special for Comedy Central. And now, he’s bringing his comedy to the Akron Civic Theatre. See him live at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $39.50.
“The Peanuts Movie”
This is part of the Canton Palace Theatre’s Summer Kids Movie Series, featuring G or PG rated movies. See “The Peanuts Movie” at 1 p.m. Group reservations are available, and all films are shown in HD quality. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Admission is $1.
Zac Brown Band
Southern roots group Zac Brown Band is coming to perform a special set at Blossom Music Center at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $64.
“Weird Al” Yankovic
Few would guess that “Weird Al” Yankovic, who was a shy, accordion-playing teenager got his start sending in homemade tapes to the Dr. Demento Radio Show, would go on to become the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history with more than 12 million album sales. See him live during the “Weird Al” Yankovic—The Return of the Mandatory World Tour at 8 p.m. at the Akron Civic Theatre. Tickets start at $37.50.
Day out with dad
Head to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for a day of fun with dad. Admission is $35 for dad and as many as four kids, and it includes official Hall of Fame Character Camp, including football skills and drills with hall of famers Jim Kelly and Anthony Munoz, lunch vouchers from Chik-fil-A, a self-guided tour of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and free parking. The first 100 to preregister will receive a limited edition, commemorative photo of Jim Kelly and Anthony Munoz.
Beyond the Fences of Zoar: Garden Tours and Symposium
Tour private and public gardens and learn more about gardening in unique symposiums in Zoar. Shop for garden accessories in the fair in the main garden and enter the raffle for other unique items. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $35 per person for tours and lunch or $15 per person for the tour only. Reservations are required. Call 330-874-3011.
Relics & Rehabs
Head to the Massillon Museum and St. George Cultural Center for an appraisal fair and market. There will be live music, food vendors, panel discussions and more. Admission is $5, and the cost is $5 per appraisal with a limit of three. Proceeds will benefit MassMu Capital Campaign. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call Scot Phillips at 330-833-4061, ext. 110.
Glitter & Glow
Enjoy Glitter & Glow at Fieldcrest Estate. For more information, visit the site or call 330-966-2222.
Rascal Flatts and Kelsea Ballerini
The No. 1 selling group behind the likes of “I Like the Sound of That,” Rascal Flatts has announced its extensive Riot Tour is coming to Blossom Music Center. The band will be performing with Kelsea Ballerini. The concert starts at 7 p.m., and tickets start at $35.
“Despicable Me 2”
Part of the Canton Palace Theatre’s Summer Kids Movie Series, “Despicable Me 2” will be shown at 1 p.m. Group reservations are available, and it will be shown in HD quality. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Admission is $1.
Journey and the Doobie Brothers
Two mighty Bay Area bands, Journey and The Doobie Brothers, team up for a co-headlining tour that will take you back to when music was at its best. See them live at 7 p.m. at the Blossom Music Center. Tickets start at $51.
June 29-July 2
Jackson Community Celebration
Enjoy food concessions, games, children’s rides, entertainment and more at the Jackson Community Celebration. Hours are 6 to 11 p.m. June 29 and 30; 5 to 11:30 p.m. July 1; and 1 to 11:30 p.m. July 2. There will be fireworks at dark July 2, with no rain date. Tickets will be sold for $1 each or 12 for $10. Kiddie Rides and inflatable equipment require three tickets, and adult rides require four tickets. All-day passes are available for $17 per person. For additional information, contact Jackson Township Park Division at 330-832-2845.
Book Club: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Join the Reading Under the Roof Cloud Book Club for a discussion of “A Visit from the Goon Squad” by Jennifer Egan, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award and a Penn/Faulkner Award Finalist. The discussion begins at 6 p.m. and will conclude with a tour of Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia. Copies of “A Visit from the Goon Squad” will be available for purchase in the Akron Art Museum shop. This event is free, but registration is required.
June 30, July 1, 2 and 4
Fourth of July Flea Market
Head to the Hartville MarketPlace for the Fourth of July Flea Market. With typically more than 1,000 outdoor vendors, you will have plenty of booths to peruse. The flea market runs from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.