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The Suburbanite
  • Entertainment events beginning April 12

  • Isabel Zaldivar in Minerva, antiques at the Fair Grounds, Dylan and Lithgow in Akron, Alice Cooper tribute in Massillon and much more beginning this week.

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  • VIBRANT PAINTINGS
    Isabel Zaldivar, a signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, has a solo exhibition of new work opening from 5 to 9 tonight at the Market Street Art Spot at 219 N. Market St. in downtown Minerva. There will be food and beverages and live music by keyboardist Kathy Reichenberger. The show will remain on display through May 5.
    ANTIQUES THIS WEEKEND
    A wide range of antiques and vintage collectibles will be offered at the Olde Stark Antique Faire, this weekend at the Stark County Fairgrounds. More than 100 dealers are expected at this indoor show, now in its 24th year. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for ages 12 and older, free for 11 and younger. Early-bird admission is $6 at 7 a.m. Saturday.
    ROCK FROM PITTSBURGH
    A melodic rock band from Pittsburgh, Instead of Sleeping, will appear in concert April 19 at The Auricle at 601 Cleveland Ave. NW in downtown Canton. The 7 p.m. show also will feature 40s, Stiletto and Esau’s Brothers. Tickets, at Ticketweb.com, are $8. All ages are welcome; people under 21 will pay a $2 surcharge at the door.
    DYLAN IN AKRON
    Bob Dylan and his band will appear in concert April 19 at the University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Hall. Dawes will open the show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $57.50, are on sale at the Thomas Hall box office, 330-972-7570, and Ticketmaster.
    ALICE COOPER ROCKY HORROR
    An evening of rock ’n’ roll theatrics is promised for April 20 at the Lions Lincoln Theatre in downtown Massillon. The Nightmare, an Alice Cooper tribute band from Detroit, will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m., followed by a screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Admission is $15. Costumes are encouraged.
    MOTOWN MEETS BROADWAY
    For the new production from Canton Cabaret, “An American Mix Where Broadway Meets Motown,” music director-pianist Steve Dallas has woven familiar standards from theater and top-40 into a storyline. The show will be presented at 8 p.m. April 27 at the Jewish Community Center at 432 30th St. NW. Tickets are $36, which includes hors d’oeuvres and desserts. For reservations, call 330-478-0973.
    WOODY GUTHRIE TRIBUTE
    “It's part folk, part bluegrass, part country, part rock and a heck of a lot of fun,” Ryan Humbert says about the Woody Gurthrie tribute concert he will present April 19 at 8 p.m. at the Akron Civic Theatre. This cabaret-style show on the Civic stage will feature an acoustic band with Humbert, Erin Vaughn, Emily Bates, Benjamin Payne and Mary Kettering. Tickets are $25 apiece, or $40 for two, which includes two drinks. To order, call 330-253-2488.
    TWO FROM N’AWLINS
    Page 2 of 3 - Two esteemed musicians rooted in New Orleans, Aaron Neville and Dr. John, will share the bill April 19 at 8 p.m. at the State Theatre in Cleveland’s Playhouse Square Center. Tickets, $45 to $65, are on sale at 216-241-6000 and www.playhousesquare.org.
    MASSILLON ART OPENING
    “Line Up,” a 1939 linoleum cut by Eli Jacobi, is included in “Labor and New Deal Art,” opening Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Massillon Museum at 121 Lincoln Way E. Admission is free. The touring print exhibition illustrates the impact of the Depression on both urban and rural life, and the integration of art and labor in the Federal Arts Program, which employed American artists including Massillon’s Russell Limbach. As part of Massillon’s The Big Read 2013, museum visitors will be offered a free copy of “To Kill A Mockingbird.”
    PRO WRESTLING SHOW
    “Dropkick Addiction” is the name of a benefit pro-wrestling show happening at 7 p.m. April 19 at Rivertree Christian Church at 7373 Portage St. NW in Jackson Township. General admission tickets are $10. There will be a spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. for $5. Proceeds will be used to promote drug awareness and the S.O.L.A.C.E. program in Stark County.
    ACTOR IN AKRON
    Award-winning actor John Lithgow, whose credits include the TV series “Third Rock from the Sun” and “Dexter” and the films “Terms of Endearment” and “Footloose,” will talk about “The Power of Story Telling” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at The University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Hall. Tickets, $10, may be ordered at 330-972-7570. As a child, Lithgow lived in Akron while his father directed a Shakespeare festival at Stan Hywet Hall.
    ‘SILVER LININGS’ WEEKEND
    Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper play two troubled souls who become friends in the hit comedy-drama “Silver Linings Playbook.”  The R-rated film, which co-stars Robert DeNiro and Chris Tucker, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. today through Sunday at downtown Canton’s Palace Theatre. Admission is $5.
    BRASS IN AKRON
    The world-famous Canadian Brass, whose concerts include classical to Dixieland, big band to Broadway, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Hall. Tickets, $25, $40 and $45, may be ordered at 330-972-7570.
    Art Exhibit
    LAKE TWP.  The Lake Township Historical Society’s One-Room Schoolhouse at 1101 Lake Center Road NW is presenting “Our World Through a Photographic Eye,” an exhibit by Canton-based photographers Carol Chaney and Deborah Penland. The show is open from 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays and 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through May 26.
    Open Mic Night
    MINERVA  The Roxy Theatre at 120 N. Market St. will host an open-mic night for musicians and writers from 7 to 9 tonight. A sound system will be provided, with two microphones and inputs for two acoustic instruments, and a sign-up sheet for time slots will be available starting at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be available.
    Page 3 of 3 - Judy Garland Show
    CANTON TWP.  Diana Daniel will portray Judy Garland in the musical tribute show “The Magic of Judy” on April 27 at Tozzi’s on 12th at 4210 12th St. NW. Songs include “Get Happy,” “Over the Rainbow,” and an Al Jolson medley, with guest artists portraying Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Accompaniment will be by Mosaic, a seven-piece band conducted by David Kolinski-Schultz. Tickets, $40, include dinner at 7 p.m. and the show at 8. For reservations, call 330-284-0310.