The Palette

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.


HeathersHEATHERS The Musical

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.


akronartsexpoAkron Arts Expo

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)