beer, food and music
Rhythm and Brews takes place Friday at the Cultural Center for the Arts in downtown Canton.
The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 1001 Market Ave. N instead.
Participating vendors include The Nook Smokehouse & Grille, R. Shea Brewing, Hog Heaven, Fat Head’s Brewery, Canton Brewing Co., UnHitched Brewing Co., Musklunge Brewing Co., Paradigm Shift, Bocca Grande Italian Steakhouse, Royal Docks Brewing Co ., Codex Brewing and Eighty-Three Brewery.
Food and craft beer samples will be served. Disco Inferno and DJ Smooth Beats will provide music.
Proceeds benefit Arc of Ohio’s efforts to support camps for children with disabilities. Tickets ranging from $25 to $45 can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com.
Outrageous African American Stories at the Massillon Museum
The Massillon Museum’s Missing History of Massillon: Unheard African American Stories exhibition opens Saturday with a free public reception from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Aultman Health Foundation Gallery.
The exhibition features oral history, archives, photographs and artifacts “celebrating the rich narrative of Massillon’s black community,” according to a museum press release.
Some items will come from the museum’s permanent collections; others will be recent purchases collected from the community during the project.
The Marva L. Dodson CHARISMA Collection will be on display, as well as contemporary photographs by Cleveland artist Amber N. Ford.
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Staff and volunteers recorded 30 past and present stories. Submissions from the community and scans from the museum’s permanent collection now total more than 2,500 objects documenting Massillon’s black history.
The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East in downtown Massillon. Admission is free.
“Drop Dead” performed at Minerva High School
“Drop Dead” will be performed Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Minerva High School Auditoria.
The Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce presents the play in association with the Louisville Community Theater.
“In this farce from Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, a cast of former actors plot to revive their careers in a crime thriller directed by ‘Wonder Child of the Broadway Stage’ Victor Le Pewe (a psychotic, tongue-in-cheek megalomaniac),” it reads in a press release from the Chamber of Commerce of the Minerva Region.
Doors open at 6:15pm and all seating is standing. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the Minerva Chamber office, which can be reached at 330-868-7979, or online at www.eventbrite.com/ by searching “Drop Dead Community Theater Production.”
Drop Dead is presented under special arrangement with Concord Theatricals. All profits from the performances go towards the renovation and improvement of the Roxy Theater in Minerva.
Mural dedication to Minerva
A mural by Minerva-born, Florida-based artist Matt Kress will be dedicated Friday at 5 p.m. at 227 N Market St. in Minerva.
A graduate of Minerva High School in 1994, Kress studied art at Kent State University before moving to Florida in 2013, where he completed several large-scale murals on the Gulf Coast, including sponsorships by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and several city art commissions.
The project is funded by the Minerva Arts Commission, the Village of Minerva and a grant from Visit Canton.
Sandy Springs Brewing Co., 232 N Market St. in Minerva, is hosting an artist reception from 5-9 p.m. to celebrate the completion of the mural, with live music from 6-9 p.m. by Luke Schreffler, 6-9 p.m. at the beer In nice garden weather.
ELO Tribute Show at Jackson Amphitheater
Into the Blue, an ELO tribute band, will perform at the Jackson Ampitheater on Saturday night.
The band consists of 11 professional musicians and a string section from the Tuscarawas Philharmonic. ELO’s hits include “Don’t Bring Me Down”, “Livin’ Thing”, “Do Ya” and “Sweet Talkin’ Woman”.
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The concert will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at 7454 Community Parkway. The amphitheater opens at 5:30 p.m
Tickets are $10 plus taxes and can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com/.
For more information on the venue and other upcoming concerts, visit www.jacksonamphitheatre.com/.