I’ve been including information on the calendar for Akron for a while, especially since they sometimes seem to be more active than we are a little farther south. It’s not exactly my city, but it’s something. There are a few events that have taken place at a place called Northside in Akron, which would be the equivalent of the arts district in Canton, but I didn’t know how...
We live in Ohio. Construction is just about one of our regular seasons. Canstruction, on the other hand, is a lot more rare. And I don’t see why, honestly, because it turned out some really cool projects for an even more awesome cause. Over at the Massillon Museum last week, there was an opening gala for their first Canstruction competition. I say first, because it’s apparently a...
jaycee fair night
All right, I admit it. This one has nothing to do with art. But I can’t help posting about one of the annual events that more or less defined my early childhood. I don’t even know how long the Jaycee Fair has been going on, but as far back as I remember, it shows up in the lot across from Hoover High School one week in June. It’s sometimes a little trashy and a lot broken down,...
Scared Scriptless celebrated three years of funny business with a nearly sold-out show at the Kathleen Howland Theatre. I got there right at the curtain and I almost had to fight for seats. The stage was decked out for a party, and it was pretty clear from the first games that the cast was ready to have fun. I don’t know if it was the atmosphere or if they were just really on their game,...
sunday in the city →
I saw a flyer for this in passing out in town. Since North Canton is sort of a second hometown to me, I’m really glad to see an art event that sounds like First Friday going on. I hope this gets some support out in the community, even though it’s coming up pretty quickly.
jump in june
So I was pretty impressed a few weeks ago when I went to Zing in the City and could not physically move from my spot because of the huge crowd. I thought that downtown Canton couldn’t draw in any more people than that. I was wrong. June’s First Friday was a sea of people almost everywhere I looked. I was running a little late, but it seemed that families were taking advantage of...
j-jams: ryan humbert
In the middle of the day, you can just eat your lunch and grab a book, or chat with co-workers or if you happen to be anywhere near downtown Canton on any Wednesday for the next two months, you can actually catch a concert. I dropped by the Canton Cultural Center mid-week to see Ryan Humbert kick off this year’s J-Jams, sponsored by Arts in Stark. A decent crowd was gathered inside the...
from script to you 2009
For some reason, I imagined that From Script to You 2009 was happening later this month, but I stand corrected. There’s one weekend left to catch seven plays written by local amateur playwrights and performed by the talented group at the North Canton Playhouse. I caught one performance of last year’s set (in which a couple friends of mine had parts) and it was equal parts dramatic,...
zing in the city
As the summer looms and schools are letting out, art events like what we’ve seen in the last few months are slowing down. Who wants to look at art when people can go outside and.. uh… Oh yeah! Outdoor events! Zing in the City happened last Saturday night out in the Kresge “green space” (I have always called it “that one lot,”), and a huge crowd turned out to...