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Day After Thanksgiving Activities at the Museum

Tired of all the leftovers?  Don’t know what to do with the out-of-town guests?  We have the solution.  Come to the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum for a full day of family fun and activities!  The Museum will be beautifully decorated for the holidays! Step into the Street of Shops and view the magnificent trees in each shop. When you are finished upstairs be sure to visit Discover World for science shows and the Hall of Fame Reptiles. Visit the Hoover-Price Planetarium. (Parents just remember that children must be 5 years old and accompanied by an adult to attend a planetarium show.) Complete your visit with some holiday shopping in our Museum Shoppe. 
Visit the website for details: www.mckinleymuseum.org  or call 330-455-7043
The Museum is located at 800 McKinley Monument Dr. NW in Canton.

Art After Dark – More Than Just a Costume Party

“Art after Dark” on Saturday, October 14, 7:00 to 11:00 p.m., the Massillon Museum and the Canton Museum of Art will present a creative costume party set in a theatrical Halloween atmosphere—but that will be just the beginning of the fun.

For the second scary season, the Massillon Museum and the Canton Museum of Art will collaborate to present an event to remember. This year, the party will be at the Canton Museum of Art.  Everyone 18 and older is invited.

Come in costume—but don’t stay away if you prefer to party in street clothing and find amusement in the attire of other guests. To vie for special prizes, skew your costumes to fit the main categories: “Overall Best Costume” and “Best Art History Inspired Costume

The lively dance party will be interrupted only for the judging of disguises. The fun will include roaming entertainment, live music by Crystal Visions—a Fleetwood Mac tribute band, a tarot card reader, a photobooth, and entry into the galleries. Several surprises will keep guests looking out of the corners of their eyes.

Refreshments will be included in the $20 ticket price; the cash bar will feature Halloween-inspired cocktails and craft beer. Raffle tickets for unique baskets and tickets for tarot card readings will be sold separately at the event. Proceeds from the party will benefit both the Massillon Museum and the Canton Museum of Art.

Tickets may be purchased now at cantonart.org/party. Tickets will be sold at the door if they remain available.

The Canton Museum of Art is located at 1001 Market Avenue North in Canton. For additional information, call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061, or visit massillonmuseum.org.


Media Contacts:

Alexandra Nicholis Coon, MassMu Executive Director  –  330.833.4061 x111

Rob Lehr, CMA Director of Marketing –  330.435.7666 x102

Margy Vogt, MassMu Public Relations Coordinator  –  330844.1525

ArtsinStark to Award $7,500 for Giant TV Image

ArtsinStark in Canton, OH invites any artist over 18 years of age living in the state of Ohio to submit an image to fit inside the giant television set being created for “Monday Night Football, 1970” — the sixth moment of The ELEVEN public art series.  ArtsinStark will award $5,000 to the winning artist, and $500 to each of five runners up.  All entries must be submitted by end of day September 18 at CAFÉ www.CallForEntry.org. Winners will be announced on October 2, 2017.  The area inside the TV screen is approximately 30’ high by 48’ wide.  Images submitted can be drawings, paintings, or digitally-created art.  The sponsors of “Monday Night Football” are: The Deuble Foundation, The Hoover Foundation, Stark Community Foundation, and The Timken Foundation.  For more information on The ELEVEN public art project, please go to www.ArtsinStark.com/84.

Canton, OH is the birthplace of the NFL.  The ELEVEN is a public art project of ArtsinStark and The Pro Football Hall of Fame celebrating the greatest moments in professional football history.  Five of the ELEVEN moments have been completed to date (three sculptures, one banner mural, and one painted mural).

“Monday Night Football” recognizes the phenomenal success of NFL games telecasted during prime time on a weeknight which began on September 21, 1970, when the Cleveland Browns faced the New York Jets on ABC-TV’s Monday Night Football debut.  Here is an excerpt from the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 150 Anniversary Book: Sundays have long been synonymous with NFL football. But in 1970, a new weekly tradition that included one featured game on Monday night forever changed the landscape of the game. Few could imagine the enduring impact of ABC’s telecast of the NFL during prime time on a weeknight. Doubters were prevalent when the Cleveland Browns faced the New York Jets in the Monday Night Football debut on September 21, 1970. Yet the tradition became a nationwide phenomenon that captured huge ratings and in turn was a major reason for the NFL’s dramatic rise in popularity in the years that followed.

The judging criteria are: a) Does the design truly capture the moment?  b) Is the art of the highest possibility quality? and c) Is the concept so amazing that even visitors who don’t love football will still want to come see it?  Artists new to CAFÉ www.CallForEntry.org should reach out to Alaska Thompson, Project Coordinator at (330) 546-3098 or artbyalaska@gmail.com with questions.  Applying is a two-step process: 1) first you create a profile on CAFÉ https://youtu.be/2XOoFON-HMw , and 2) then you use your profile to apply for this specific call: Monday Night Football Design Competition ($7,500 in Prizes)

Special Film Presentation: “Purple Rain”

Celebrate the life and talent of the one-and-only Prince with our annual showing of “Purple Rain” on Canton’s largest movie screen. Join us before the film for Prince hits on the Kilgen Theatre Organ at 7:15pm.

Movie Synopsis: A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.

DOORS OPEN: 6:30pm
ADMISSION: $5, general admission
RUN TIME: 1 hour, 51 minutes


Live music, beer and great burgers! Music lineup starts at 5P!

Don Baragiano {World Guitar} – 5pm
MessyCovers {Rock, pop, blues, acoustic} from Jackson, OH – 7pm
Chemical Wonders {rock/pop} from Canton, OH – 9pm
Firmament {progressive rock} from Waynsburg, OH – 11pm

Torch Song Trilogy Auditions

Auditions are set for Gilda Shedstecker Presents! Harvey Fierstein’s TORCH SONG TRILOGY on Sunday, April 2 at 4:00 PM and Monday, April 3 at 7:00 PM at the Kathleen Howland Theatre at Avenue Arts. Address is 324 Cleveland Ave NW, Canton, OH 44702. Actors will read from the script and perform theatre exercises. Roles include 4 male and 2 female. Need younger adult male who can play teen, adult males 30ish, adult female 30ish, adult female 50ish. Please be familiar with the show!

Performances are May 19, 20, 26, and 27 at the Kathleen Howland in Canton. Questions and intent to audition can be expressed to director Doug Tennant at dougtennant@gmail.com or sign up for auditions at http://signup.com/go/wKJnYL. More details at gildashedstecker.com. Join our Facebook page!

Voices of Canton Annual Auction and Fundraiser

Voices of Canton invites you to join in the festivities at Mardi Gras: The 2017 Annual Auction & Fundraiser! Join us as we enjoy great food and great friends while supporting choral programming that builds community beyond the boundaries of age and culture. The evening serves up a silent auction, reverse raffle, and performances. Tickets are $55.00 per person including dinner and a ticket in the reverse raffle.

Voices of Canton 2017 Annual Auction and Fundraiser

Come celebrate Mardi Gras as the Voices of Canton hosts our Annual & Fundraiser. There will be a dinner, silent auction, buybacks, fine jewlery, raffles, referse raffles, and more!
Where might this great celebratiion be? In the Great Court at the Cultural Center for the Arts.
The Cost is $55 with dinner served promptly at 7:00 pm. However the doors open at 5:30 so you may look at all there is to offer!

Speedbumps After Party at the Speakeasy

Speedbumps After Party*
The Speakeasy – The Canton Brewing Company

Keep the party going after CSO Pops at The Palace: The Speedbumps w/ the Symphony! at the Speedbumps After Party in The Speakeasy at The Canton Brewing Company, 225 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44702. Meet the band, win some prizes and enjoy complimentary pizza and snacks. Admission is just $15 with a cash bar.
*start/end times are estimates

Scared Scriptless presents Date Night with Saxy Rob, a 2-hour improvised comedy show at the Avenue Arts Marketplace & Theatre

Canton’s professional improv comedy troupe, Scared Scriptless, will perform their 10th Anniversary Show at the Avenue Arts Marketplace & Kathleen Howland Theatre on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.  This performance will entertain their 18-and-over-only audience for 2 hours with a 15-minute intermission.

Tickets for this show are $8 single ticket, $12 per couple, or buy 3 get one free for $24. Tickets can be purchased at the door, over the phone at (234) 410-3475, or online at:http://avenuearts.org/

This performance will be held at Avenue Arts Marketplace & Theatre, 324 Cleveland Avenue NW, Canton, Ohio. Upcoming improv performances are scheduled for the first Saturday of every month, with additional events throughout the year.  For a full list of dates, please visit the website: https://www.facebook.com/ScaredScriptlessImprov

This evening’s improv comedy performance will feature Justin Edenhofer, Kaylene Williams, Tim Carmany, Dave Sponhour, Moriah and John-Michael Roberts, and Ryan Lynn, with special musical guest, Saxy Rob. These unscripted shows depend on audience suggestions.

About Scared Scriptless:
Scared Scriptless has been performing since May 2006. In addition to their many Canton-area appearances (Akron Civic Theatre, First Friday, the Player’s Guild Theatre, the Kathleen Howland Theatre, The Auricle, First Row Centre for the Arts, Lions Lincoln Theatre), they have taught several workshops and classes to groups such as Stark County Job and Family Services, Leadership Stark County, Leadership Tuscarawas County, Dover Middle and High Schools, GlenOak High School drama groups. They have raised thousands of dollars for local non-profit organizations, including the Massillon Museum, the Walsh University Museum Studies Program, the Player’s Guild Theatre of Canton, and the historic Lions Lincoln Theatre in Massillon.

For more information about Scared Scriptless, visit their website:  https://www.facebook.com/ScaredScriptlessImprov