VIRTUAL EVENTS

July 3 

Time Cat Album Release Livestream at Akron Recording Company, 7pm

Follow Akron Recording Company on social media for details // 7 pm // Timecat’s third studio album, American Spirit Blues, is coming out on July 4. To celebrate, join the band for a livestream at Akron Recording Company. 

July 9

Akron Area Interfaith Council Virtual Summer Social

Zoom // 6:30 pm // Learn about the history and mission of the Akron Area Interfaith Council and hear personal stories of “what unites us.” Old and new friends welcome. Email akronaaic@gmail.com to RSVP and receive the Zoom link.

July 10

Live EP Release Party hosted by Nick Wilkinson & The Featured Players at Jilly’s Music Room

Stream the show at JillysMusicRoom.Live // 7 pm // Tune in to hear Nick Wilkinson & the Featured Players in their first show since 2018 as they celebrate the release of Live Vol. 1,  the first in a series of live recordings from the group’s archives. Joined by James Pequignot of Terrycloth Mother and The Singular, Take Off Charlie, and Coup De Grace. Free, but you can donate to the virtual tip jar at store.jillysmusicroom.com

July 11 

Alan Manley Jr & Red Rose Panic hosted by Jilly’s Music Room

Stream at JillysMusicRoom.Live // 7:30 pm // Join Jilly’s Music Room for virtual shows on #StreamingSaturday. On July 11, take in a show by Alan Manley, Jr. and Red Rose Panic. Presented by Jilly’s in partnership with Akron Soul Train. Free, but you can donate to the virtual tip jar at store.jillysmusicroom.com

July 18

Cooking Class: Homemade Pierogies 

5:30 pm // The Western Reserve School of Cooking will teach you how to make pierogies in your very own kitchen. Join live or watch the video later. Pierogi varieties will include potato and caramelized onion; bacon and cheddar; four cheese; and spinach and mushroom. Recipes, a grocery list, an equipment list and a prep list will be provided in advance. Register at www.wrsoc.com. $35 per person. Streaming link provided with registration. 

July 21

Rubber City Ukes Zoom Room: Class with Danielle Ate the Sandwich

7 pm // Join national touring artist Danielle Ate the Sandwich for a class on singing while playing the ukulele hosted by the Rubber City Ukes. Class cover exercises and tips for improving your singing skills and finding your vocal range, as well as easy chords and songs to sing while playing the ukulele. All experience levels welcome. $15. Class size is limited, so contact Maggie Collins at rubbercityukes.com to register by July 18.

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OUTDOOR EVENTS

If you choose to attend an outdoor event, wear a mask. Maintain distance between yourself and your neighbors. Carry hand sanitizer and use it often. And please, be kind to staff and servers, who are not able to make a choice about whether or not to be participating in the event. Tip as generously as you can.

July 3

Kenmore First Friday Drive-In Concert

Kenmore Boulevard between 13th and 15th Streets // 6:30 pm // Join the Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance and the Kenmore Chamber of Commerce for the Boulevard’s first ever drive-in concert! Carhops will take your food orders from Pierre’s Brooklyn Pizza and Deli and Lil’ Bit Cafe throughout the night. Enjoy performances from Jim Ballard Music, Marc Lee Shannon, Zach from Zach & the Bright Lights and Nate Vaill of A Band Named Ashes. Parking is in the South Alley Parking Lot between 13th and 15th Streets. Lawn chairs are welcome directly in front of vehicles, which will each be parked at least 6 feet apart. $5 per car suggested donation. For more information, visit https://www.betterkenmore.org/

July 11 

Brew at the Zoo

Akron Zoo // 6:30 pm // Enjoy a beer or glass of wine while exploring the zoo after hours! Safety precautions include: Sanitizing stations and six-foot queue lines at each brewery; event capacity limited to 350 people; compostable tasting cups; indoor buildings and play areas closed. Tickets must be purchased in advance at AkronZoo.org. $27 for zoo members and $33 for non-members; $16 or $22 for designated drivers. 

July 17-19

The Complete Works of Will Shakespeare (Abridged) by Ohio Shakespeare Festival

Stan Hywet // Gates at 6 pm, show at 7:30 pm // Back for its fourth year, this show by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield covers all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in just 97 minutes. Safety precautions include: Small audiences; no intermission; staggered entry and exit; masked employees; and digital programs that guests can view on their cell phones. Tickets must be purchased in advance at ohioshakespeare.com. $30 or $15 for under 18. 

July 29

Architecture of Downtown Cuyahoga Falls walking tour 

Cuyahoga Falls Downtown Pavilion, 2085 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls // 6 pm // Learn about the architecture of buildings in Downtown Cuyahoga Falls from local architect Janna Amole. The $20 ticket includes guided tour, reusable water bottle or shopping bag, and snack or drink from a local business. Masks are required and the tour will be capped at 10 people. Tickets available at www.downtowncf.com

Wednesdays

HAPI Farmers Market

381 Ontario Street, Akron // 4-7 pm // The Healthy Asian Pacific Islander Fresh Program Farm is a USDA organic-certified farm committed to growing affordable vegetables while providing job training for refugees. This year, their weekly farmers market will take place in North Hill. Vendors accept cash, checks, credit cards, debit cards, WIC and senior vouchers, and SNAP/EBT (matching $1 for $1 to $20 per customer). Free to attend.

Through July 31 

Complete the Summit Metro Parks Spree For All

Summit Metro Parks // Dawn to Dusk // Spree For All is the annual Summit Metro Parks hiking challenge for people of all abilities. Register and complete five hikes before July 31 to receive a lanyard and commemorative pin. For more information, visit www.summitmetroparks.org/spree-for-all. Free. 

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