'Some like it Cold'

Learn more about river otters and other animals during the Akron Zoo's "Some Like it Cold" event Saturday. Visitors to the Akron Zoo will get to learn more about some of their residents who don’t mind when the weather turns colder. The program is held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about river otters and make a corresponding craft. Plus enjoy free hot chocolate. The cost is $7 per person, children under two are free and parking is $3. For more information www.akronzoo.org or call 330-375-2550. The zoo is located at 500 Edgewood Avenue.

Double feature at the Civic Theatre

A free double feature showing of the classic movies "Raiders of the Lost Ark" at 4 p.m. and "When Harry Met Sally" at 7:30 p.m. will take place Saturday at the Akron Civic Theatre. The event by Wayside Furniture and popcorn is free. Admission also is free, but tickets are needed. Pick up tickets (limit of six) at the store, 1367 Canton Road, Springfield Township.

Bestseller at the Palace

“Waiting to Exhale” Author Terry McMillan is coming to Stark County at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Canton Palace Theatre for the Library’s Speaking of Books Author Series. Join Stark County District Library for the next installment of the new “Dr. Audrey Lavin Speaking of Books Author Series,” which brings acclaimed writers to Stark County who inspire lively discussion and community conversation while exemplifying literary excellence. McMillan, a New York Times bestselling author, will discuss her body of work, answer questions and sign books. McMillan is best known for her world-renowned titles, “Waiting to Exhale” and “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” which topped the New York Times bestseller list and were adapted into award winning movies.

'Hear and Now'

Trombonist and composer Nick Finzer is celebrating the release of his third recording, "Hear and Now" with a performance at 8 p.m. Thursday. The timely album of eight originals plus an Ellington classic is an artistic interpretation of the current social and political scene in the United States. Far from taking sides, Finzer's vision urges unity, equality, tolerance and empathy. The performance will be at BLU Jazz +,  47 E. Market St., Akron. Tickets are $12. For more information, visit www.blujazzakron.com/show/nick-finzer-hear-now-2017-album-release-tour-02-16-2017/, or call 330-252-1190.