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Neil Zaza's One Dark Night A Rock Concert of the Macabre

Sat., Oct. 19
Akron Civic Theatre 182 South Main St., Akron Akron/Summit County


According to the press release, local guitar wiz Neil Zaza will be presiding tonight over a "symphony of fear," that "mixes dark, powerful arrangements of macabre classical masterpieces ... with the fury of a rock band and orchestra." There also will be a guest appearance from Tim Ripper Owens. In addition, Verb Ballets will be performing the critically acclaimed Adagio Reimagined project as well as Dance Macabre. It all starts at 8 p.m. at the Akron Civic Theatre. Tickets cost $25 to $75. (Niesel) 330-253-2488

Pumpkin Pandemonium at Heritage Farms Peninsula

Sat., Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wed., Oct. 23, 2-6 p.m., Thu., Oct. 24, 2-6 p.m., Fri., Oct. 25, 2-6 p.m., Sat., Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Heritage Farms 6050 Riverview Road, Peninsula Akron/Summit County

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Bring the family for a challenging scavenger hunt, get lost in the Harvest Maze and take a hayride around the farm. We have amazing pumpkins of all sizes, many kinds of gourds and lots of corn stalks and straw bales as well! Don’t be surprised by a visit from a Fairy or two and live music from your favorite musicians during the weekends of Pumpkin Pandemonium. Lots of free parking and free entrance into our pumpkin yard and concession stand. Sorry, no pets. $9 for activities, $4 for hayrides, bundles available, open Wed - Sunday 3306572330

25th Anniversary of ‘The Shawshank Redemption’

Tue., Oct. 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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Author and Largely Literary co-founder Mark Dawidziak presents a program based on his upcoming book "The Shawshank Redemption Revealed," which will be published in September, the 25th anniversary of director Frank Darabont's film adaptation of Stephen King's novella. Filmed in Ohio and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, "The Shawshank Redemption" has risen in popularity since its release in 1994, reaching No. 1 on IMDB's list of most-loved movies. Dawidziak conducted more than 70 interviews for the book, talking to King, Darabont, Robbins and Freeman, as well as extras, supporting players and behind-the-scenes talent. 330-467-8595

Ray LaMontagne

Tue., Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Akron Civic Theatre 182 South Main St., Akron Akron/Summit County


330-253-2488

Dokken and Lita Ford

Thu., Oct. 24, 8 p.m.
Akron Civic Theatre 182 South Main St., Akron Akron/Summit County


330-253-2488

BowieLIVE!

Fri., Oct. 25, 8 p.m.
Akron Civic Theatre 182 South Main St., Akron Akron/Summit County


330-253-2488

Stephen Sondheim's "Assassins"

Fri., Oct. 25, 8-10 p.m., Sat., Oct. 26, 8-10 p.m., Fri., Nov. 1, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat., Nov. 2, 8-10 p.m., Sun., Nov. 3, 2-4 p.m., Fri., Nov. 8, 8-10 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 9, 8-10 p.m.
Western Reserve Playhouse 3326 Everett Road, Bath, Ohio 44286, Bath Akron/Summit County

Buy Tickets17.00


Assassins lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical "revusical" that explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream 3306207314

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