The Palette: April 2016

Our picks for arts events in April

by Bronlynn Thurman


Rubber City Shakespeare Company: The Comedy of Errors
April 1-17 at Summit Art Space
Directed by Michele McNeal, “The Comedy of Errors” is a Shakespearean play about two sets of identical twins who are separated at birth and find themselves in the same city. This leads to a variety of mix-ups and quirky mishaps as the twins attempt to figure out what’s going on. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors/students and $10 for youth.


The Sound of Music
April 8-10 at Cuyahoga Falls High School
The classic musical “The Sound of Music” will be hitting the Cuyahoga Falls High School stage in April. Come out to support students as they take you back in time. The hills are alive!


Dr. Sketchy’s Akron: Z the Swashbucklin’ Rum-guzzler
April 13 at Jilly’s Music Room, 7:30 pm
Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School is back again with Z, the Swashbucklin’ Rum-guzzler. Drink, eat and win prizes as you strengthen your drawing skills with a group of local artists. People of all skill levels are welcome, and admission is $10.


Akron Coffee Roasters: Coffees Around The World
April 14 at Akron Art Museum, 5:30 pm
Do you like coffee? Art? Well, look no further as Akron Coffee Roasters host a Coffees Around The World tour at the Akron Art Museum. Taste Colombian, Indonesian, Java and others paired with West Side Bakery sweets. Hurry and get your tickets before they’re gone. Members pay $6.27, while non-members pay $11.54.


2016 Fairlawn Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show
April 16 at St. George Fellowship Center, 10 am-5 pm
This large art and craft show will feature local artists of all kinds. Admission is $3.


Photo courtesy of Wandering Aesthetics
Photo courtesy of Wandering Aesthetics

Keep The Peace (A Storytelling Performance)
April 21-23 at ACAMP, 8pm
Kyle Jozsa, storyteller of Wandering Aesthetics, has a way of immersing his audience in the stories he tells. For Earth Day, check out his new batch of folktales from around the world. Each have a common thread as they explore both inner and outer peace. Tickets are $15.


Image courtesy of Weathervane Playhouse
Image courtesy of Weathervane Playhouse

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
April 21 – May 8 at Weathervane Playhouse
A comedy by Christopher Durang, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” is about siblings and their ability to drive each other crazy. Winner of the 2013 Tony Awards’ Best Play, this is a “sunny new play about gloomy people.” It’s sure to leave you in stitches. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, $10 for children and $11 for college students that show their ID.


Lake Effect Poetry Grand Slam
April 23 at Hivemind, 7pm
Poets Sarah Holbrook and Kisha Nicole Foster will emcee a three-round poetry slam featuring poets who advanced in the eight qualifying rounds. This is their chance to join a team of other local poets. $5 donation suggested.


Photo of Theron Brown by Cindy Nichols
Photo of Theron Brown by Cindy Nichols

Miles Ahead
April 27 at The Nightlight & Blu Jazz+
Local talent Theron Brown will have his film debut as Herbie Hancock in Don Cheadle’s “Miles Ahead.” The Nightlight and Blu Jazz+ partnered up to have a premiere and show package. Come see a movie and talk to the actors afterwards.


Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird
April 30 – May 1 at John S. Knight Center
Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird is back for another year. Come check out this two-day event that has everything from cosplay to artists to LARPers. Admission is free, and you’re sure to have a good time.


Lock 3 Summer Arts Experience

Have you ever wanted to be an artist’s apprentice for a summer and earn $400? Well, here is your chance.

Lock 3 is hosting their Summer Arts Experience which allows APS students (or those who live within the area) from ages 14-17 to work under an experienced artist for the summer.

Subjects of interest include: Steel drums, fashion design, orchard fence sculpture, painted community cans, large mural painting and sculpture.

To apply, email, mail in or drop off the application form at Lock 3 found at this link:

Applications are due by April 29. Find more information at