Eat like an animal at the Akron Zoo’s new event, A Wild Appetite, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. April 14. The event will feature a gourmet five-course meal, with each course inspired by the diets of select Akron Zoo animals, such as the Sumatran tiger, Galapagos tortoise and more. Tickets to the event include the meal, two drink vouchers and an animal encounter. Akron Zoo keepers will also present with each course on the importance of food selection – the origins and conservation – that impacts each species. Ticket are $65 for Akron Zoo members and $70 for non-members and are available at akronzoo.org/a-wild-appetite or at the Akron Zoo box office. For more information, visit www.akronzoo.org or call 330-375-2550.
The Goodyear Hunting and Fishing Club will host its annual Trout Derby from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 14. Families and individuals can join the fun at this free event held at Little Turtle Pond at Firestone Metro Park, 2400 Harrington Road. Only children 15 and younger may fish during the event. Trophies will be awarded for the three largest fish caught. Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing equipment and bait. Some equipment and bait will be available; the use of minnows will not be permitted. For more information, visit summitmetroparks.org or contact the Goodyear Hunting and Fishing Club at 330-928-7169.
Brentano String Quartet
The Brentano String Quartet is performing at EJ Thomas Hall at 7:30 p.m. April 14. Brentano has performed in some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including Vienna’s Konserthaus, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Sydney’s Opera House, and New York’s Carnegie Hall. In Akron, the quartet will be joined by flutist Marina Piccinini, hailed by Gramophone as "the Heifitz of the flute." Concert-goers can also attend the on-stage conversation among the Brentano musicians and Eric Kisch of WCLV-FM’s "Musical Passions" program at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25, $40, $45 and free for all students of any age. Tickets are available at www.tuesdaymusical.org, 330-761-3460, at the ticket offices of EJ Thomas Hall and the Akron Civic Theatre, and at the door that evening.