'Unnecessary Farce'

At 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17 and 2 p.m. Nov. 18, Kent State University at Stark is hosting a theatrical production "Unnecessary Farce," a comedy by playwright Paul Slade Smith. The play will take place at the Mary J. Timken Theatre, which is located in the Fine Arts Building, 6000 Frank Avenue NW. Tickets can be purchased online at www.kent.edu/stark/unnecessary-farce, by phone at 330-244-3348 or in person at the box office in the Fine Arts lobby. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for senior citizens and non-KSU students. Tickets are free to all Kent State students with student IDs.

Gershwin & Tchaikovsky: Music of the People

Join the Canton Symphony Orchestra at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2331 17th St. NW, Canton, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 to experience the musical makings by Gershwin and Tchaikovsky. George Gershwin and Pytor Tchaikovsky have been called populist composers, writing music to touch deep in the souls of their country’s people. Spencer Myer comes back to the Canton stage to perform Gershwin’s Concerto for Piano in F, and the orchestra performs selections one of Tchaikovsky’s iconic ballets, Swan Lake. Tickets are $28, $38 and $48 and can be purchased at www.cantonsymphony.org or by calling 330-452-2094.

Day After Thanksgiving Activities

Nov. 23 at McKinley Presidential Library and Museum 800 McKinley Monument Dr. NW Tired of all the leftovers? Don’t know what to do with the out-of-town guests? Go to the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, Canton, Nov. 23, for a full day of family fun and activities. The Museum will be beautifully decorated for the holidays. Step into the Street of Shops and view the magnificent trees in each shop. When you are finished upstairs be sure to visit Discover World and the Planetarium. Parents just remember that children must be 5 years old and accompanied by an adult to attend a planetarium show. Complete your visit with some holiday shopping in our Museum Shoppe.