Legally Blonde at the Players Guild, Bruce Willis at the Palace, wine in Canton, pianos at Malone and lots of art in Massillon kick of the areas events.
Through Sept. 30
Taylor Marie Scott stars as perky Elle Woods in “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” opening tonight on the Players Guild Mainstage at the Cultural Center for the Arts. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, through Sept. 30. To order tickets, visit www.playersguildtheatre.com or call 330-453-7617.
This image titled “Dripping Cliffs” is included on an exhibition of landscape photography by Eric Craft of Dalton opening Saturday at the Massillon Museum’s Studio M. An opening reception for the artist will beheld from 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Craft started taking pictures with a disposable camera on his first backpacking trip to western Pennsylvania while attending Fairless High School. “I do not consider myself to be an artist,” Craft said. “I did not create these scenes; I was in such awe of them, that I simply tried to capture that feeling.” Also opening at the museum Saturday is the Stark County Artists Exhibition.
The Local Girls vocal trio, which has performed at the White House and on “Prairie Home Companion,” will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Walsh University’s Betzler Auditorium. Brenda Catania, Gay Dalzell and Mimi Hart sing in tight, three-part harmony, and perform swinging tunes of the 1930's/40's, pop, blues and cowgirl songs. Admission will be $6 at the door.
Sept. 15 and 16
AKRON The Summit County Hiberarians are hosting the second annual Akron Irish Cultural Festival Friday and Saturday at Lock 3, 200 S. Main St.
The event features Irish food, a marketplace, demonstrations of dance, music and hurling and more.
Artists scheduled to perform are Elevation, a U2 tribute band, MacConmara Academy of Irish Dance, Akron District Pipe and Drum and the Celtic Eagle Bagpipe band.
Hours are 4 p.m. to midnight Friday and noon to midnight Saturday. For information visit the website at www.akronirishculturalfest.com.
CLEVELAND The Cleveland Museum of Art will have their 23rd annual Chalk Festival 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The family friendly event features street paintings in chalk and live music.
For information call 888-262-0033 or online at www.clevelandart.org.
CARROLLTON The McCook House Museum, on the square, will celebrate their 175th anniversary Sunday with a Civil War tea served on the back lawn.
Members of the 1860s Ladies Study Group will be the hostesses. Guided tours take place at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. with the museum open from 1 to 5 p.m.
Page 2 of 2 - Admission is $5 and includes the tea and tour. No reservations are needed.
TRIO AT MALONE
The Cleveland-based Almeda Trio will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Malone University’s Randall Campus Center. Trio members Cara Tweed, violin; Ida Mercer, cello; and Robert Cassidy, piano, are accomplished performers and faculty members at The Music School Settlement in Cleveland. The ensemble has dedicated itself to a three-part mission of performance, education and outreach.
CONCERT AT MALONE
The Rough & Tumble, a Nashville-based indie-folk duo, will appear in concert at 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Stewart Community Room at Malone University. Vocalist-keyboardist Mallory Graham is a Malone alumnus.
WINE, FOOD, MUSIC ...
Vintage Canton will return to Central Plaza in downtown Canton from 4:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday. Featured will be wine samplings from the Bluebird Winery, Gervasi Vineyard, Breitenbach Wine Cellars, Ravens Glenn Winery and other purveyors, a microbrew beer garden, food from such downtown restaurants as Arcadia Grille, Basil Asian Bistro, Bender’s Tavern, Desert Inn and Lucca Downtown, and live music by the Ryan Humbert Band and Jeff Poulos Blues Revue. Advance tickets, $25, are on sale at Fisher Foods; admission will be $35 at the gate. Tickets include eight wine or beer samples, breads and cheeses and a souvenir wine glass.
Sept. 20, 21 and 23
PALACE ART FILM
A pair of 12-year-olds fall in love and flee their New England home in writer-director Wes Anderson’s fanciful hit film “Moonrise Kingdom,” whose ensemble cast includes (left to right) Kara Hayward, Jared Gillman and Jasob Schwartzman, plus Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton and Frances McDormand. Catch it at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and Sept,. 21 and 23 at Canton’s Palace Theatre, part of the Art Film Series. Admission is $5.
Through Oct. 7
The Cleveland Play House production “Lombardi,” opening tonight at the Allen Theatre in Playhouse Square Center, offers an intimate and often humorous portrayal of famed football coach Vince Lombardi. Performances run through Oct. 7. For tickets, $49 to $69, and more information, call 216-241-6000.
Oct. 2 through 14
CLEVELAND The 2011 Tony Award winning musical Anything Goes will be staged Oct. 2 through 14 at the Palace Theatre at Playhouse Square.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays.
Tickets are currently on sale by calling 216-241-6000 or online at www.playhousesquare.org.