Rhythm and Brews, ‘Drop Dead’, ELO concert, dog show

Beer, food and music

Rhythm and Brews is Friday at the Downtown Canton Arts Cultural Center.

The event will take place from 6-9 p.m. at 1001 Market Ave. NOT.

Participating vendors include The Nook Smokehouse & Grille, R. Shea Brewing, Hog Heaven, Fat Head’s Brewery, Canton Brewing Co., UnHitched Brewing Co., Muskellunge Brewing Co., Paradigm Shift, Bocca Grande Italian Steakhouse, Royal Docks Brewing Co. , Codex Brewing and Eighty-Three Brewery.

Food and craft beer samples will be served. Disco Inferno and DJ Smooth Beats will provide music.

Proceeds benefit the Arc of Ohio’s efforts to support camps for children with disabilities. Tickets, $25 to $45, can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com.

Untold African-American stories at the Massillon Museum

The Massillon Museum’s “Missing History of Massillon: Unheard African American Stories” exhibit opens Saturday with a free public reception from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Aultman Health Foundation Gallery.

The exhibit features oral histories, archives, photographs and artifacts “celebrating the rich narrative of Massillon’s black community,” according to a museum press release.

Some objects will come from the museum’s permanent collections; others will be recent acquisitions collected from the community throughout the project.

The Marva L. Dodson CHARISMA collection will be featured, as will contemporary photography by Cleveland artist Amber N. Ford.

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Staff and volunteers recorded 30 stories from the past and present. Community submissions and scans from the museum’s permanent collection now total over 2,500 items that document Black history in Massillon.

The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East in downtown Massillon. Free entry.

Mattie Smith and Bernie Green are featured in 1960. Located at 104 Tremont St. SW, Bernie's Food Market catered to the needs of the neighborhood, which was predominantly black.  The photo is part of a collection of the Massillon Museum.

‘Drop Dead’ played at Minerva High School

“Drop Dead” will premiere at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday to the Minerva High School audience.

The Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce presents the play in conjunction with the Louisville Community Theater.

“In this farce from Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, a cast of has-been actors plan to relaunch their careers in a pot murder mystery directed by ‘Wonder Child of the Broadway Stage’ Victor Le Pewe (a psychotic megalomaniac to eye twitches),” a press release from the Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce said.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and all seats are general admission. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Minerva Chamber office, which can be reached at 330-868-7979, or online at www.eventbrite.com/ by searching under “Drop Dead Community Theater Production.”

“Drop Dead” is presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals. All proceeds from the performances will be used to fund renovations and upgrades to the Roxy Theater in Minerva.

A mural by Minerva native and Florida-based artist Matt Kress will be dedicated at 5 p.m. Friday at 227 N Market St. in Minerva.

Wall dedication to Minerva

A mural by Minerva native and Florida-based artist Matt Kress will be dedicated at 5 p.m. Friday at 227 N Market St. in Minerva.

Kress, who graduated from Minerva High School in 1994, studied art at Kent State University before moving to Florida in 2013, where he painted several large Gulf Coast murals, including Tampa Buccaneers endorsements. Bay and several city art commissions.

The project is funded by the Minerva Arts Commission, the Village of Minerva and through a grant from Visit Canton.

Sandy Springs Brewing Co., 232 N Market St. in Minerva, will host an artists’ reception from 5-9 p.m. to celebrate the completion of the mural, with live music from 6-9 p.m. by Luke Schreffler, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the beer garden, weather permitting.

ELO Tribute Show at the Jackson Amphitheater

“Into the Blue,” an ELO tribute band, will perform Saturday night at the Jackson Amphitheater.

The area orchestra includes 11 professional musicians and a string section from the Tuscarawas Philharmonic. ELO’s hit songs include “Don’t Bring Me Down”, “Livin’ Thing”, “Do Ya” and “Sweet Talkin’ Woman”.

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The concert is from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at 7454 Community Parkway. The amphitheater opens at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 plus fees and can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com/

For more information on the venue and other upcoming concerts, go to www.jacksonamphitheatre.com/.

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