11 Weird, Tasty, Good and Funky Things to Do Around Akron 11/13-11/15

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Thursday 11/13

Most Akron Thing You Can Do

Chrissie Hynde, 7:30 PM at the Akron Civic Theatre ($37.50-$75)

Over 25 million records sold and 30-plus years into her tenure as Pretenders founder and leader, Chrissie Hynde recently released Stockholm, the first ever album under her own name, to rave reviews.

Great “Vane” Theatrics This Weekend

4000 Miles, various times through Saturday at Weathervane Playhouse ($16-$18)

A 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist, “4000 Miles” is a funny and moving dramatic comedy about two outsiders finding their way in a complicated world. This is the last weekend of its run in Akron. VIDEO – http://youtu.be/AkY4VUl__Zk

 

Tastiest Excuse to Hear Live Music

Kevin Conaway, 8:30 PM at the Hoppin’ Frog Brewery Tasting Room

Hoppin’ Frog brew fresh from the tap, and apple wood-smoked baby back ribs in a spicy BBQ sauce made with B.O.R.I.S. Stout while Kevin Conaway creates “an array of melodic, textured compositions with catchy hooks.”

Most Steam-Powered Band of the Week

Thira w/ The Party, Ties That Bind & Deadleaf, 7 PM at the Empire Concert Club ($5)

 

Bargain of the week

If you drink cheap and tiny, you’ll love the 7 oz bottles of High Life for 50 cents at Annabell’s.

Friday 11/14

 

Best Chance to Get More Than You Give

JD Eicher & the Goodnights w/ Charlie Oxford, 8 PM at Jilly’s Music Room ($15)

Firstly, your ticket includes a donation to Akron charity Mobile Meals, not to mention an advance download of the EP ol’ JD Eicher and the Goodnights will be recording that night. Also, you get to catch it live in a beautiful room for music.

Happiest Day You’ll Have Listening to Rootsgrass Music

Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys, 8 PM  at Happy Days Lodge ($5-$17)

This young “rootsgrass” band blends tight harmonies, instrumental expertise, and creative arrangements with a throwback bluegrass sound in one of the area’s coolest settings, Happy Days Lodge.

Saturday 11/15

 

abeWeirdest Sentence You’ll Say All Week: “I’m having Thanksgiving dinner with Abe Lincoln”

Thanksgiving Dinner with Abraham Lincoln, 3 PM at Hale Farm & Village

Yeah, I don’t know if there are any tickets left for this but you best believe I’m trying to get in on some Turkey Day grubbing with our finest President. Call 330-666-3711 (x 1720) for details.

Funkiest Party for an Artsy Cause

Highball Dance Party featuring DJ Darrick Grant, 7:30 PM at the Akron Art Museum ($75-$500)

Shake your moneymaker and loosen your purse strings while the host of Eclectic Soul on 89.3 WCSB spins classic soul, funk and disco all the way to midnight at this fundraiser for the Akron Art Museum.

Voted Most Likely to Sway Your Hips

The Sammy DeLeon Sextet, 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM at Blu Jazz ($10)

Sammy DeLeon, who has opened for Tito Puente, has played his Latin jazz, salsa and merengue from New York, Chicago and Miami to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Fastest Way to Add to Your Family This Week

Summit Co. Adopt-A-Thon, 10 AM- 3 PM at the Division of Animal Control (250 Opportunity Pkwy)

Is your house feeling a little empty? Well, you can fix that without emptying your wallet, if you act fast on Saturday when dogs and cats will be available for $10 each. Normally, a pooch would set you back $90 and a kitty $60.

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