Our picks for arts events happening in July
by Bronlynn Thurman
Shakespeare: The Tempest
July 1-3, 7-10, 14-16 at Stan Hywet, 7:30pm-10pm
The Ohio Shakespeare Festival presents The Tempest, a Shakespearean comedy, in the Lagoon area of Stan Hywet. Join your fellow Akronites under the evening sky as you watch local actors perform this classic tale.
School of Rock Summer Camp
Every Thursday in July at Akron Art Museum
Join the Akron Art Museum for a School of Rock Summer Camp. Participants get the chance to create rock and roll inspired album covers, posters and t-shirts. This is a child-focused event. Admission is $40 for a member’s child and $60 for a non-member’s child.
Second Saturday Curator Art Talk: Pulp
July 9 at Akron Art Museum, 1:30pm
The Akron Art Museum’s monthly curator art talk is back to discuss Pup, the photography exhibit featuring works from Richard Misrach, Aaron Siskind and Tom Young. Assistant Curator Elizabeth Carney will cover the underlying themes which include violence and darkness. Free with gallery admission of $10.
Dr. Sketchy’s Sweet Sensations
July 13 at Jilly’s Music Room, 7:30pm
Join Dr. Sketchy’s Akron for a night of drinks, sweets, and drawing. They are back again for their monthly drawing session at Jilly’s Music Room with model Melody Mayhem. Admission is $10.
July 22-24 at Akron Civic Theatre
The Millennial Theatre Company brings Akron, HEATHERS The Musical, a show based on the 1989 teen comedy by the same name. A clique of mean girls attempt to ruin the good name of a fellow student, so she teams up with a bad boy to put them down, permanently. Tickets are $15.
Beauty and the Beast
Tallmadge High School
July 22, 23, 29, 30 – 7:00pm
July 24 – 2:00pm
The Dynamics Community Theatre of Tallmadge presents Beauty and the Beast. Time is running out, and the Beast has yet to learn how to love and be loved. Will the young Belle help him break the spell that holds him? Come check out this classic musical directed by Jack Ballentyne. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students.
July 23-24 at Hardesty Park
This year’s 37th annual Akron Arts Expo is sure to be a treat. The expo is a nationally recognized juried fine arts and craft show with over 160 artist featured. It’s free and fun for the whole family.
(Featured photo of The Tempest, Photo courtesy of Stan Hywet)