It’s a baker’s dozen this month so we can include our birthday party. We’re going to be four years old!
HiHo Brewing Company // 1 pm // Join us to celebrate our fourth birthday. We’ll have cake, party hats and a very special devil strip photo booth. HiHo will have beer and delicious snacks. The first 30 people to RSVP get a beer on us. Sign up here.
March 8 and 9
Denied Admission: A Staged Reading
The Center in Akron // 7:30 pm – 9 pm // Denied Admission is a modern play based around the fearful experiences of those who crossed the southern U.S. border seeking asylum. Gum-Dip Theatre will host two staged readings in March, followed by a 30-minute talkback in acknowledgement of the sensitive nature of the material. All are welcome and feedback is much appreciated. Ticket sales will fund mounting the full-length play in July. $5.
Meet Your Neighborhood Kenmore
Kenmore Komics & Games // 11 am – 1 pm // Join The Devil Strip as we get to know one of Akron’s neighborhoods! Join us in our exploration of Kenmore’s local retail opportunities and support of local shop owners. Starting at Kenmore Komics, we’ll continue down Kenmore Boulevard and visit six different shops including Magic City Sports Cards, The Guitar Department and The Dragon’s Mantle. You’ll be hungry after all that shopping, so we recommend picking up a pizza from Pierre’s afterward. This event is free, but pizza is not.
March 11 and 12
All-City Musical Auditions
Akron Civic Theatre // 6 pm – 10 pm // Students grades 9-12 are invited to the Civic for auditions for the 2019 All-City Musical “Aida.” The cast will perform on the Akron Civic Theatre stage on June 21 and 22. Auditions are March 11 beginning at 6:30 pm and March 12 beginning at 6 pm. By appointment only. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Art of Recovery
Greystone Hall // 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm // Art of Recovery is an opportunity for individuals living with mental illness to show and be recognized for their creative work. This exhibition benefits the enhancement of the Expressive Arts program at Community Support Services. Tickets available on Eventbrite. $60-$125.
RubberDucks National Anthem and Mascot Auditions
Canal Park // 10 am – 2 pm // Want to sing the national anthem at an Akron RubberDucks game this summer? Reserve a spot between 10 am and 12 pm by emailing Kyle Hixenbaugh at email@example.com or calling (330) 253-5151. Arrive 15 minutes before your time slot and be ready to sing outside over Canal Park’s public address system.
If you want to try out to be one of the RubberDucks’ four official mascots — Orbit the space cat, Homer the inflatable pigeon, Rubberta the duck or Webster the duck — stop by Canal Park between 1 pm and 2 pm. Prior mascot experience strongly preferred. Potential mascots do not need to reserve a time slot.
March aMUSEment: Herstory
University of Akron // 6 pm – 6:30 pm // Celebrate Women’s History Month with an exploration of the National Museum of Psychology. This insider tour will focus on women in psychology, the significance of their contributions, and their historical exclusion in the field. Tickets $5-$20, but free for UA students, staff and faculty with valid ID.
True Crime Tour
Simon Perkins Stone Mansion // 1 pm – 3:30 pm // Join the Summit County Historical Society for a trolley tour of true crimes right here in Akron. Learn about the investigations and chilling discoveries in solving these cases, from bank robberies to abduction and murder. $20-$25.
Artist Panel: 419 Square Miles of Summit Country
Summit Artspace Akron // 7 pm – 8 pm // Join Summit Artspace for a panel discussion with the artists of “419 Square Miles of Summit County,” led by juror and veteran photographer Gary Harwood. “419 Square Miles of Summit County” is a photography exhibition that highlighs “life throughout Summit County using portraits, landscapes, interior spaces, nature and street photography” by local and regional photographers. The exhibition reflects on the history of life in Summit County and aims to create an “avenue for conversation and mutual appreciation through a visual narrative,” organizers say.
LEVEL – A Conversation Raising Awareness
Akron Urban League // 11:30 am – 2:30 pm // Join Akron Urban League as it brings light to a conversation about racial bias with LEVEL – A Conversation Raising Awareness, Lowering Bias and Creating Equity. After the luncheon, a series of diversity and inclusion workshops will take place throughout the year in an effort to address equality issues of the greater Akron area. $50.
African-American Genealogy with Deborah Abbott
Main Library // 10:30 am – 1 pm // Cleveland native Deborah A. Abbott, Ph.D., a professional genealogist specializing in African-American history, will present two lectures. First, Dr. Abbott will highlight underutilized sources for African-American genealogy research, including military and court records, manuscripts, and newspapers, and offer tips and strategies for using these sources. The second lecture will explore the difficulties of finding and identifying slave ancestors. Free.
Intro to Archery
Firestone Metro Park/Coventry Oaks Area // 12:30 pm – 4 m // Learn one of the oldest arts still practiced today! Learn international-style archery and test your marksmanship at an indoor range. Families with children 9 years and older are invited. Participants 16 and older only after 2 pm. All equipment and instruction provided. Advanced registration required, beginning online March 15. $15 per family until 2 pm, $10 per person after.
The Rules of the Playground: An Evening of Works by Carolyn Gage
Weathervane Playhouse // 7:30 pm // Queen Bee Productions presents a compilation of six of Carolyn Gage’s most thought-provoking plays exploring cultural norms, expectations and gender roles. Carolyn Gage is an award-winning lesbian feminist playwright, performer, director, and activist. Tickets are available at www.weathervaneplayhouse.com. $15-$22. The Rules of the Playground is rated PG-13 due to references to sex, violence, mild drug use and language.