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Downtown Akron Partnership



County of Summit

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SELECT VENUE: Akron Art Museum | Akron Civic Theatre | Akron-Summit County Public Library | METRO Transit Center | The Shoppes at Akron Centre | Greystone Hall | Around Town | Summit Artspace | John S. Knight Center | Zion Lutheran Church | Mainstage

All Venues

Akron Art Museum

6-10 p.m. –Akron Art Museum Activity
6-10 p.m. –Akron Art Museum Exhibitions

Akron Art Museum: Auditorium

6-8 p.m. –Akron Film + Pixel
8:15-9 p.m. –Magical Theatre Company
9:15-10 p.m. –Magical Theatre Company

Akron Art Museum: Lobby

6-6:45 p.m. –Pat Vaughan
7-7:45 p.m. –Pat Vaughan
8:15-9 p.m. –Clay East, The Voice
9:15-10 p.m. –Clay East, The Voice

Akron Civic Theater - Grand Staircase

9:10-9:25 p.m. –First Night Weddings

Akron Civic Theatre

6-7 p.m. –Akron Symphony Gospel Meets Symphony Choir
7:15-8 p.m. –Shivering Timbers
8:15-9 p.m. –Shivering Timbers
9:30-10:15 p.m. –Hard Day's Night
10:30-11:15 p.m. –Hard Day's Night

Akron-Summit County Public Library

6-9 p.m. –Children's Library Make & Take

Akron-Summit County Public Library-Classroom

6-6:45 p.m. –University of Akron Steel Drum Band
7-7:45 p.m. –Topher Starzyk
8-8:45 p.m. –Topher Starzyk
9:15-10 p.m. –Silent Lion
10:15-11 p.m. –Silent Lion

Akron-Summit County Public Library-High St. Level

6-6:45 p.m. –Brian Henke
7-7:45 p.m. –Brian Henke
8-8:45 p.m. –Brian Henke
9-9:45 p.m. –Alex Bevan
10-10:45 p.m. –Alex Bevan

Akron-Summit County Public Library-Main St. Level

6-6:45 p.m. –Jim Gill
6-9 p.m. –ASPCL - This City Reads
7-7:45 p.m. –Jim Gill
8:00-8:45 p.m. –Paul Kovac
9:15-10:00 p.m. –Paul Kovac
10:15-11:00 p.m. –Paul Kovac

Akron-Summit County Public Library: Auditorium

6-6:45 p.m. –Olmsted Performing Arts
7-7:45 p.m. –O'Hare School of Irish Dance
8-8:45 p.m. –O'Hare School of Irish Dance
9:15-10 p.m. –University of Akron Steel Drum Band
10:15-11 p.m. –University of Akron Steel Drum Band

Around Town

6-9 p.m. –Marlowe the Magic Clown
8-midnight –Street Beat Drummers
9:15-11:30 p.m. –Ray Raymond Magician
9:15-11:30 p.m. –Point of No Return Improv
9:15-11:30 p.m. –Baby Grand

Greystone Hall

Greystone Hall, 4th Floor

6-6:30 –Simple Gifts
6:45-7:15 p.m. –Simple Gifts
7:30-8 p.m. –Simple Gifts
8:30-10 p.m. –Smokin' Fez Monkeys

Greystone Hall-Theater, 6th Floor

6-9 p.m. –Actors' Summit Presents Broadway Highlights

Greystone Hall: Ballroom, 2nd Floor

6-10 p.m. –Neos Dance Theatre
6-10 p.m. –Akron Big Band

John S. Knight Center

8-8:45 p.m. –Pick Up Stix
9:15-11:15 p.m. –joyUNSPEAKABLE Productions

John S. Knight Center-Exhibit Hall 1

6-9 p.m. –Buck and Buffy
6-9 p.m. –Point of No Return Improv
6-11 p.m. –Akron Children's Museum
6:30-11:00 p.m. –Zeppelin Karaoke
7:30-8:30 p.m. –Auryn of Flowetry (Contact Juggler)
9:00-10:45 p.m. –Team Studio Akron Ice Carving Demonstrations
9:30-10:45 –Auyrn of Flowetry (Contact Juggler)

John S. Knight Center-Exhibit Hall 2

6-7 p.m. –Bongo Joe and Little Steve-O
7:15-8 p.m. –Big Daddy and the Hoodoo Men
8:15-9 p.m. –Big Daddy and the Hoodoo Men
9:30-10:15 p.m. –Colin Dussault's Blues Project
10:30-11:15 p.m. –Colin Dussault's Blues Project

John S. Knight Center-Goodyear Ballroom

6-6:45 p.m. –Yiddishe Cup
7-8 p.m. –Yiddishe Cup
8:30-9:15 p.m. –Wanda Hunt Band
9:30-10:15 p.m. –Wanda Hunt Band
10:30-11:15 p.m. –Wanda Hunt Band

John S. Knight Center-Main Floor 1

6-6:45 p.m. –Hypnotist Michael Oddo
7-7:45 p.m. –Hypnotist Michael Oddo
8-8:50 p.m. –Jason Alan Magic
9:15-10:05 p.m. –Jason Alan Magic
10:30-11:15 p.m. –Jason Alan Magic

John S. Knight Center-Main Floor 2

6-6:45 p.m. –Fergie & The Bog Dogs
7-7:45 p.m. –Fergie & The Bog Dogs
8:15-9 p.m. –Get Back Band
9:15-10 p.m. –Get Back Band
10:15-11:15 p.m. –Get Back Band

John S. Knight Center: Karder Terrace

8-11:15 p.m. –Drums to Make, Play and Take

John S. Knight Center: Maidenberg Concourse

6-11 p.m. –Hall of Resolution


6:30-11:30 p.m. –OMG
7-10 p.m. –Carriage Limousine Service LLC
8:15-9 p.m. –ZOBAPAGO
9:00 p.m. –Children's Fireworks
11-11:30 p.m. –Team Studio Akron Ice Carving Club
11:15-midnight –Pick Up Stix
11:15-11:45 p.m. –Ohio Burn Unit
11:45-midnight –Akron Symphony Gospel Meets Symphony Choir
midnight –Midnight Fireworks

Robert K. Pfaff Transit Center (METRO)

6-9 p.m. –Metro Make & Take
6-9 p.m. –Metro Photo Booth & Goodie Bag Giveaway
6-9 p.m. –METRO DJ Dance Party

The Shoppes at Akron Centre

6-9 p.m. –YMCA - Band Together for Peace
6-9 p.m. –Pat Catan's Mask Making
6-9 p.m. –Asian Services in Action Inc.
6-9 p.m. –Get Painted
6:00-6:15 p.m. –The Illusion Factory
6-9 p.m. –Step 2 & Box Creations
6-9 p.m. –Browser Newshound
6-9 p.m. –FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby
6-9 p.m. –Akron Beacon Journal Paper Hats & Browser
6-9 p.m. –Braids & Beads
6-8 p.m. –joyUNSPEAKABLE Productions
6:30-7:30 p.m. –The Illusion Factory
7:45-8:00 p.m. –The Illusion Factory
8:15-9 p.m. –Rubber City Shakespeare Company

Summit Artspace

Summit Artspace: 2nd Floor

6-9 p.m. –Let's Face it Caricatures
6-7:30 p.m. –Brian Lisik
7:30-9 p.m. –The Help

Summit Artspace: 3rd Floor

6-9 p.m. –The Terry Klausman Studio and Gallery
6-9 p.m. –The BOX: An Artist of Rubber City Gallery
6-9 p.m. –Cari Miller's Sunthing Special
6-9 p.m. –Connie Bloom's Quilting Arts Studio and Gallery
6-9 p.m. –The hArt Gallery
6-6:45 p.m. –Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble
6-9 p.m. –The University of Akron Confucius Institute
7-7:45 p.m. –Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble
8-8:45 p.m. –Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble

Summit Artspace: Gallery

6-9 p.m. –Steve Free

Zion Lutheran Church - 3rd Floor

6-8 p.m. –First Night Face Painting
6:30-9 p.m. –Angry Birds Decorate & Take
7-7:25 p.m. –Angry Birds Live Action Show
8-8:25 p.m. –Angry Birds Live Action Show

Zion Lutheran Church - Gym/Food Court

5-5:45 p.m. –L.I.O.N. Players
6-6:45 p.m. –On That Day
7-7:45 p.m. –Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash Tribute Show
8-8:45 p.m. –Martha's Mistakes
9-9:45 p.m. –Zion's Praise Singers

Zion Lutheran Church - Sanctuary

6-6:45 p.m. –EKCO Ringers
7-7:45 p.m. –EKCO Ringers
8-8:45 p.m. –Akron Derbytown Chorus
9-9:45 p.m. –Akron Derbytown Chorus