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High Arts Festival—Downtown Akron Partnership
Through Oct. 6 Downtown Akron. This festival features works by visual artists, musicians, filmmakers and literary artists who showcase their craft in downtown Akron venues. More information can be found at higharts.org.
Moniker: Identity Lost & Found—Massillon Museum
Through Oct. 21 121 Lincoln Way E., Massillon. The history of monikers is that of folklore. In this powerful exhibition, the museum has recorded this history and documented it so that it can remain a part of railroad heritage for generations to come. The free exhibit offers unprecedented documentation and exploration of mark-making and monikers, a grassroots movement that began in rail yards in the late 19th century, and continues today. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit MassillonMuseum.org.
Fall Docent Classes—The Butler Institute of American Art
Mid-September through mid-April 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown. The Butler is offering training classes for docents—trained museum volunteers who offer teaching, understanding and appreciation of art through guided tours of the institute. For more information contact Joyce Mistovich, director of education, at 330-743-1107, ext. 1107, or email
Spanish Fiesta—Mansfield Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. Renaissance Performing Arts Hall, 138 Park Avenue W., Mansfield. Enjoy a passionate collection of music near and dear to director Octavio Más-Arocas’ heart: the greatest musical images of Spain by several of the world’s best-loved composers. For tickets or more information, call 419-522-2726 or visit MansfieldTickets.org.
Sheherazade—Akron Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall, 198 Hill St., Akron. Capriccio italien bristles with the rollicking exuberance of Italian street music. Mozart’s best-known concerto radiates with a sublime and delicate beauty, and the father of modern orchestration spins extravagant and picturesque tales from One Thousand and One Nights. For more information, call 330-972-7570 or visit AkronSymphony.org.