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The Suburbanite
  • Area entertainment beginning July 27

  • Fireworks, Tree House Club at Pete's Grill, Gloria Swanson and TNA Impact Wrestling are a few of the events coming up this week.

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  • July 28
    BIG FIREWORKS SATURDAY!
    The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival will present an evening of free family fun Saturday night centered around Cornerstone Square area at Tuscarawas Street and Walnut Avenue NE in downtown Canton. The Cleveland-based pop-rock duo Attack Cat will perform at 6:30 p.m., followed by Jimmy & the Soul Blazers in concert, and a giant Zambelli fireworks show choreographed to music. There will be food vendors, face-painters, balloon twisters and a Chesapeake Energy Family Fun Zone.
    PRE-FIREWORKS ROCK
    A Scio-based jam band whose original music ranges from alternative to blues to acoustic rock, Tree House Club will perform from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday on the patio at Pete’s Grill at 401 Cherry Ave. NE in downtown Canton.
    FADED SILENT STAR
    Fate brings a delusional silent-film actress (Gloria Swanson) and a jaded screenwriter (William Holden) together in the classic Hollywood saga “Sunset Blvd.” Catch it at 7 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday at the Lions Lincoln Theatre in downtown Massillon. Admission is $4.
    LIKE DAVE MATTHEWS?
    Crash Into DMB, a Dave Matthews tribute band, will perform at 10 p.m. Saturday at Sadie Rene’s at 7200 Whipple Ave. NW in Jackson Township. Admission is $5 for 21 and older, and $10 for ages 18 to 20. Women are admitted free until 11 p.m.
    July 29
    LIVE IN AKRON
    TNA Impact Wrestling will invade the Akron Civic Theatre at 6 p.m. Sunday, with bouts featuring Jeff Hardy (seen here), Kurt Angle, Austin Aries, Mr. Anderson, Bobby Roode and Miss Tessmacher. Tickets, $20, $27 and $50 (includes a meet-and-greet at 4 p.m.), are on sale at Ticketmaster and the Civic box office, 330-253-2488. The theater is at 182 S. Main St. in downtown Akron.
    Aug. 2
    PALACE ART FILM
    Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, “Kid With a Bike” will be shown at downtown Canton’s Palace Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, part of the Art Film Series. Admission is $5. The French film tells the story of a young boy, abandoned by his father to a state-run youth farm, who is fostered by the town hairdresser.
    Aug. 3
    RICH VOCAL HARMONIES
    Raison D’Etre, a trio of folk singer-songwriters from Wilder, Ky., will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Lions Lincoln Theatre in downtown Massillon. Admission is $10. For more information about the group, visit www.raison3.com.
    Aug. 6
    MUSIC AND PAGEANTRY
    Canton’s Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps will compete against seven other top-rated corps in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Drum Corps International Competition at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon.  Also performing will be: The Academy from Tempe, Ariz.; Blue Knights from Denver, Colo.; Boston Crusaders from Boston, Mass.; The Cadets from Allentown, Pa.; Pacific Crest from Diamond Bar, Calif.; Phantom Regiment from Rockford, Ill., and Pioneer from Milwaukee, Wis. Advance tickets, $9 to $25, may be ordered at www.profootballhofef.com/tickets and in person at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, Canton and Massillon Auto Clubs, Dumont’s Seed Company, R & H Music and Zampino’s Drum Shop.

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