Canton First Friday, Chris Janson, Canton Symphony


MasterWorks concert

A Canton Symphony Orchestra MasterWorks concert will take place on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

The concert will take place at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2331 17th St. NW at McKinley High School.

Tickets can be purchased at

The Symphony Orchestra box office is located in the hall and can be reached at 330-452-2094.

“Celebration of the CSO” will feature principal horn player Meghan Guegold.

Guegold will perform the first horn concerto by Richard Strauss. Guest composer Molly Leach will be featured, and the performance also includes music by classical composer Joseph Bolonge, Chevalier de Saint George, as well as Rimsky-Korsakov’s Colorful Russian Easter Festival Overture.

Winners of the Arts and Music Educator Awards will be announced.

The arts education finalists of the year are Matthew J. Ferrell, from Massillon City Schools; Candice Greene, of North Canton City Schools; Brian Poetter, local schools in Jackson; Susan Rusu, from local schools in Perry; and Stephen Tornero, from local schools in Plain.

Finalists for the Music Educator of the Year award are Beth Polen, of local Perry Schools; Ron Varn, North Canton City Schools; Sonya Ash, from North Canton City Schools; Mary Meese, from local single schools; and Jessica Bell, from local schools in Plain.

The awards recognize public, private and parochial music and arts educators in the area served by the Stark County Educational Service Center who have had a positive impact on their students and communities.

The Canton Symphony Orchestra awards the prizes in partnership with the Massillon Museum and the Canton Art Museum.

Activities on the first Friday of March in downtown Guangzhou will include art, music and food.

First Friday in March

Fish and water themed Friday March 1st activities will include art, music and food.

The downtown Guangzhou event runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Fromage Du Monde, 340 Fourth St. NW, will offer a shrimp cocktail and smoked salmon, along with the cheese shop’s selection of regional wines. The hours are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Grapes in a Glass, 575 Market Ave. N, will serve New Orleans jambalaya, muffuletta sandwiches and shrimp tacos with homemade mango salsa. Drink specials include a New Orleans Hurricane.

Fish specialties at Samantha’s Downtown Restaurant, 217 Market Ave. N include fish dinners, crab legs, shrimp and grits.

Muskellunge Brewing Co., 425 5th St. NW, will offer six varieties of Bock Beers along with complementary brats and sauerkraut.

BZTAT Studios, 209 Sixth St. NW, will feature Nova Scotia nautical scenes by photographer Aimee Lambes and “Canal Creatures” paintings by BZTAT.

Silo Arts Studio, 431 Fourth St. NW, will feature Disney-inspired work by resident artist Kasey Wassam. She will also play guitar and there will be a “The Lion King” photo shoot. The hours are from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Patina Arts Center, 324 Cleveland Ave. NW, will present the solo art exhibition of impressionist and abstract painter Melissa Goff.

Buzzbin Art & Music Shop, 331 Cleveland Ave. NW, and George’s Lounge, 229 Cleveland Ave. NW, are teaming up for a growler art contest. The growlers will be on display and for sale at George’s with overflow at Buzzbin.

Just Imagine Gift Gallery, 201 Sixth St. NW, will feature aquatic-themed artwork, including unique fish designs. There will also be a free jellyfish making art activity.

Kolp’s Attic, 318 Cleveland Ave. NW, will have live weaving demonstrations.

Print and Press, 429 Fourth St. NW, will be open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Apparel, handmade gifts and products from more than 30 Midwestern manufacturers will be featured. Demonstrations of vintage letterpress printing will also be offered.

Live music will begin at 8 p.m. at Buzzbin with the headliner “The Got It Got It Need It.”

Canton Brewing Co., 120 Third St. NW, will present the Winter Concert Series and the Yankee Bravo Trio from 7-10 p.m.

The Oliver Brothers will perform from 7-11 p.m. at Grapes in a Glass.

Rae’s on Court, 218 Court Ave. NW, will celebrate Mardi Gras with Robin Roseberry. Mardi Gras masks and favors will be distributed. There are no cover charges.

The Auricle, 201 Cleveland Ave. NW, will host a karaoke night from 7-10 p.m.

Pride 821 Club, 401 Cherry Ave. NE, will have paint and sip with $25 cover charge. Admission is free after 8 p.m. with $1 off all drinks from 9 p.m. until closing.

Country music artist Chris Janson will perform Friday night at the Canton Palace Theater.

Chris Janson at the Palace

Country artist Chris Janson will perform at the Canton Palace Theater on Friday.

Multi-instrumentalist, Janson is on the “Halfway to Crazy Tour” with special guest Shane Profitt.

Doors open 90 minutes before the 8 p.m. concert. Tickets, $49, $59 and $69 (plus service charge) can be purchased at, by phone at (330) 454-8172 or in person at the Palace Theater box office, 605 Market Ave. N from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays or from 6.30 p.m. on Fridays.

COVID-19 policies are also posted on the theater’s website.

"The great Lebowski" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Canton Palace Theater.

“The Great Lebowski”

“The Big Lebowski” will be screened at the Canton Palace Theater on Saturday.

A special one-night-only screening of the cult classic begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Admission is $10 per person for the R-rated film. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 330-454-8171 or in person at the Palace Theater box office, 605 Market Ave. N, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays or from 6 a.m. :30h Saturday.

Carnation City players will present "Shining star" this weekend at the Firehouse Theater at 450 E. Market St. in Alliance.

‘Bright Star’ in Alliance

Carnation City Players will perform “Bright Star” this weekend at the Firehouse Theater at 450 E. Market St. in Alliance.

Tickets are $11 for students and $13 for adults. For more information, visit The ticket office can be reached at 330-821-8712.

Directed by Chanda K. Porter, “Bright Star” will be played at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

“Bright Star” will also be played from March 11 to 13 at the same times.

The show, set in 1920s North Carolina, features the Grammy-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell.

Mount Union University will host an exhibit featuring young artists from the Alliance City School District.  The exhibit will be on view until Friday.

Alliance Student Art at Mount Union

Mount Union University is hosting an exhibit through Friday at the Sally Otto Gallery featuring student artists from the Alliance City School District.

The art teachers chose the students’ works to be exhibited. The exhibition presents more than 30 pieces created by students.

The exhibition is free and open to the public.

The Sally Otto Gallery is located at the Giese Center for the Performing Arts at 67 W. Simpson St. on the Mount Union campus.


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