On schedule this week, Zoar kicks off The Battle of Bull Run re-enactment, Rhett and Scarlett at the Palace, Mushroomhead at the Carrige House, the music of Roy Orbison and plenty of other things to do.
RHETT AND SCARLETT
As part of its Civil War film series, downtown Canton’s historic Palace Theatre will present the 1939 Hollywood classic “Gone With the Wind” at 7:30 tonight. Admission is $5.
DOWNTOWN MASSILLON MIXER
There will be tattoo artists, a beer garden, live music, drum circles, belly dancers, artists and other vendors from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Massillon Art Mixer presented by the Thirteenth Floor gallery. The free outdoor event will happen on First Street and Charles Avenue SE.
On Saturday night, Mushroomhead will take its industrial-metal theatrics to the Carriage House at 9033 Columbus Road NE in Nimishillen Township. Tickets are $16 advance at Ticketweb.com and the club. They will be $20 at the door.
The Summit County Hibernians are sponsoring the inaugural Akron Irish Cultural Festival today and Saturday at Lock 3. The festival is celebrating the halfway mark towards 2012’s St. Patrick’s Day. There will be a tribute to Irish rock bands, Irish foods and a marketplace, adult Irish drinks and more. Event times are 11 a.m. to midnight today and noon to midnight Saturday. For more information visit the website at www.facebook.com/The-Akron-Irish-Cultural-Festival/178170898886611.
MALONE ROCK SHOW
Sanctus Real, the Christian rock band whose hits include “Lead Me,” “We Need Each Other” and “Pieces of a Real Heart,” will appear in concert Saturday at Malone University’s Johnson Center at 2600 Cleveland Ave. NW. The 7 p.m. show also will feature A Minor Bird and Great Seal. Tickets are $20 at the door; seating is general admission. Doors open at 6:30.
Sept. 17 and 18
ZOAR CIVIL WAR
More than 1,000 Civil war soldiers and civilians will take over historic Zoar this weekend for Battle on the Ohio-Erie Canal, a large-scale re enactment. Opening at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, the event will include cavalry and artillery demonstrations and battle re-enactments, camps to visit, and music by the Camp Chase Fifes & Drums. On Saturday, there will be a Civil War wedding (4:30 p.m.), a night battle (7 p.m.) and Civil War ball with live music (8 p.m.). Admission is $7 for ages 14 and older, free for 13 and younger. For a full events schedule, visit zoarcivilwar.com.
Sept. 17 and 18
The Players Guild Theatre is announcing auditions for their production of “A Few Good Men,” 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Callbacks begin at 6 p.m. Monday. The audition has roles for adult men 17 years and older and adult females. Anyone with a military background is encouraged to audition. Those interested should come prepared with one monologue either dramatic or comedic and a comprehensive list of rehearsal and performance conflicts.
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The 12th annual Lake Mohawk Fallfest takes place 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday on the main beach, 1 N. Mohawk Drive. There will be a craft and exhibitor show, inflatables, games, prizes, pumpkin and face painting, music and food. There will also be a beer garden. For information call 330-863-1031.
ROCK ’N’ ROLL HERO
Foo Fighters, whose leader Dave Grohl (left) will appear in concert Tuesday at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena. The 7 p.m. show also will include Rise Against and Mariachi el Bronx. Tickets, $29.50 to $49.50, are on sale at Ticketmaster.
Keith McKelley & Audio Distraction will perform an intimate concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Akron Civic Theatre at 182 S. Main St. in downtown Akron. The audience will be seated cabaret-style on the Civic’s stage. Advance tickets, $15, may be ordered at 330-253-2488. They will be $20 at the door. A McKinley High School grad, McKelley blends jazz, funk, rock, R&B and gospel in his sax work.
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT CAPTURED
A collection of nature photographs by Rick Canham of Portland, Ore., titled “Brief Moments in Light,” will be on display Wednesday through Nov. 12 at Stark State College in Jackson Township. The show will be hung in two campus locations, the gallery on the second floor of the Student Center and in the Advanced Technology Center. “The mind-boggling beauty to be found in this country is a constant source of amazement and awe for me,” says Canham, who has 30 years of experience with the medium. His images follow three basic stylistic directions — abstracts that are studies in form, light and color of natural features; minimalist landscapes that tend to be stark, dramatic and simple; and impressions that are soft, emotive and often shot on a foggy day. Viewing hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. All photographs in the show are for sale.
FRANCO IS GINSBERG
James Franco portrays Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in “Howl,” which will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at downtown Canton’s Palace Theatre, as part of the Art Film Series. The R-rated film explores Ginsberg’s epic poem, “Howl,” and the obscenity trial it provoked, and features animated interludes. Admission is $5.
Sept. 23 and 24
THE OLD GUYS
Stephen W. Baldwin (left) and Jeffrey Querin star as a couple of old codgers in the comedy “We Go Everywhere Together,” which is billed as “a light-hearted memoir of life, love and hip replacements.” The play will be presented as a dinner-theater production on Sept. 23 at 12:30 and 6:30 p.m., and Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Amish Door on Route 62 in Wilmot. Tickets, $38 including a full Amish-style meal, may be ordered at 888-264-7436.
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The Akron Civic Theatre presents “Only the Lonely: The Music of Roy Orbison,” 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at the theatre, 182 S. Main St. The event features a 9-piece version of the Ryan Humbert Band performing over 24 Roy Orbison songs. Tickets are $20 general admission and $25 reserved and are available at the box office and all Ticketmaster locations.
Bellator and MTV2 will bring a mixed martial arts event to the Civic Center 6 p.m. Sept. 24. The bouts will also be shown live on MTV2 beginning at 8 p.m. Scheduled to fight are Joe Warren vs. Alexis Vila, Eduardo Dantas vs. Wilson Reis, Ed West vs. Luis Nogueira and Marcos Galvao vs. Chase Beebe.
Darius Rucker, the Hootie & the Blowfish frontman who has scored big as a country solo artist, will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University Tuscarawas Campus in New Philadelphia. Tickets, $25 to $67, may be ordered at www.tusc.kent.edu/pac and 330-308-6400.