Teen dance, White Buffalo Women, "Sleeping Beauty" and more
TEEN DANCE SATURDAY
DJ EV from Kiss-FM will be featured at a Pulse Entertainment dance for high-school students from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Champion Event Center at 340 Mississippi St. SE in North Canton. The event also will feature a light show, confetti cannons and a security team. Tickets, on sale at www.pulsemidwest.com, are $15, or $10 with the donation of five canned goods for the Stark County Hunger Task Force.
FAMILY FAIRY TALE
Amelia Zerbe plays the title role in the Players Guild Theatre production of "Sleeping Beauty," running Friday through Feb. 2 at Canton's Cultural Center for the Arts. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets, $15 for adults and $12 for ages 17 and younger, may be ordered at www.playersguildtheatre.com and 330-453-7617.
BUFFALO AT BUZZBIN
White Buffalo Woman will take its '60s-influenced garage-rock sound to the Buzzbin stage at 11:30 p.m. Friday. Also on the evening's bill are Captain Ivory from Detroit (at 10:30) and two Cincinnati bands, Young Colt (at 8:30) and To No End (at 9:30). Admission is free. Buzzbin is at 339 Cleveland Ave. NW in downtown Canton.
AT THE PALACE
With the help of a journalist (Steve Googan), a British woman (Judi Dench) travels to America in search of the son she was forced to give up very young in "Philomena." The critically acclaimed drama will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at downtown Canton's Palace Theatre. Admission is $5.
COMIC ARTISTS VISIT
Jeremy Dale, the Atlanta-based artist for the popular comic book Skyward, will greet fans, sign books and do sketches during his appearance from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Bill's Book and More at 225 Sixth St. SW in Canton. Also on hand will be Darryl Banks, a Columbus-based artist who co-created the Green Lantern characters Kyle Rainor and Parallax.
DANCEY JAZZY SOUL
Jon Batiste and Stay Human will appear in concert Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall. Batiste is a soulful vocalist and virtuosic pianist who has drawn comparisons to the young Ray Charles and has a danceable sound influenced by New Orleans jazz. Tickets, $26.50, are on sale at 330-972-7570.
FORREST GUMP RETURNS
"Forrest Gump," the winner of the 1995 Academy Award for best picture and best actor (Tom Hanks), will be shown at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Palace Theatre in downtown Canton. Admission is a donation for the Fair family of Canton whose Woodland Avenue N home was destroyed by fire on Jan. 7.
STUDENT ART SHOWCASE
The 60th Annual Northeast Central Ohio Scholastic Art Awards and exhibit is on display through Feb. 5 in three locations at Kent State University Stark Campus: Campus Center, Fine Arts Building and Main Hall Art Gallery.
On display are about 3,000 pieces of artwork from middle and high school students, representing schools in Stark, Summit, Portage, Wayne, Tuscarawas and Medina counties. Viewing hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. A layout of more student work will appear in Friday's Your Life section.
ANDRE WATTS RETURNS
When renowned pianist Andre Watts appeared in a sold-out concert with the Canton Symphony Orchestra last year, there were three standing ovations that each lasted more than five minutes. Watts will return for the second year of his three-year Canton Symphony residency for a concert Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall at McKinley High School. He will perform Edward McDowell's Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor. The concert also will include Arthur Foote's Suite for Strings in E major, Howard Hanson's Symphony No. 2, and Walter Piston's "The Incredible Flutist Suite." Tickets, $25 to $45, may be ordered at www.cantonsymphony.org and 330-452-2094. M.J. Albacete, executive director of the Canton Museum of Art, will lead a pre-concert discussion at 7 p.m. that is free to ticket holders.
COUNTRY AT PANINI'S
Chris Higbee, a Pittsburgh-based country singer, songwriter and fiddler, and his band will entertain from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at Panini's Bar & Grille at 5260 Dressler Rd. NW in Jackson Township. Admission is $5.
TWO SHOWS OPENING
The juried exhibition "Mantra As Art," will be opening from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Journey Art Gallery at 431 Fourth St. NW in downtown Canton. The show includes work by local artists as well as artists from New York to Colorado. Also opening Saturday is "Silent Expressions," a solo show of digital and photographic images by Canton native Paul Hovan. The work will remain on view through Feb. 13.
SHAKE WINTER BLUES
The Island Doctor will perform danceable island music from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Maize Valley at 6193 Edison St. NE (Route 619) in Marlboro Township. There is no cover charge.