Standing Rock Cultural Arts and The Women's Art Recognition Movement will present a Silent Art Auction Benefit featuring paintings, sculpture, photography and multimedia by various artists through May 27 at the North Water Street Gallery. For more information, call 330-673-4970. Location: 300 N. Water St., Suite H., Kent.
Standing Rock Cultural Arts' "Around the World" Music Series will present "A Stroll in the Rose Garden: Exquisite Sounds of Persian Music" at 8 p.m. May 27 at the North Water Street Gallery. The instruments used will include the santur (the original hammered dulcimer), tar (long-necked lute), tombak (goblet drum), and daf (large frame drum). A 7:30 p.m. meet-and-greet featuring complimentary Persian snacks will precede the 8 p.m. program. A $10 donation is suggested. Location: 300 N. Water St., Suite H., Kent.
Chip's East Main Saloon has live music Friday night featuring Steve Cipriano from 7 to 10 p.m., with juke box following. Jukebox on Saturday. Location: 130 E. Main St., Ravenna. For more information, call 330-296-2521.
Wednesday: College ID night with DJ Half Pint, 21 and over free, 18 and over welcome, reduced admission with college ID. Must have valid ID or driver's license for admission. Dance lessons at 7 p.m. Friday: Ladies Night. DJ all night. 21 and over welcome. Dance lessons at 7 p.m. Saturday: DJ all night. Open Dance. 21 and over welcome. For more information, visit www.dustya.com. Location: Dusty Armadillo, 3147 S.R. 44, Rootstown.
DJ Gary Friday and Saturday. Location: The Den Lounge, 110 N. Meridian St., Ravenna
Laura Varcho & the Tim Akin Band on May 19. East of Seattle on May 20. Location: Sheraton Suites Akron-Cuyahoga Falls, 1989 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls.
The Outpost. Sunday Fun Day on May 21 featuring It Lies Within, Light the Fire, Adrift on the River Styx, Urban Misfit and many more. Location: 4962 S.R. 43, Brimfield.
DJ TG on May 20. Location: Bar 145, 100 E. Erie St., Kent.
Up 'Til 4 on May 19. John Markovic on May 24.Location: Water Street Tavern, 132 S. Water St., Kent.
Tom Paxton and The Don Juans on May 19. Eric Johnson Electric Band on May 20. Location: The Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St., Kent.
Aurora Community Theatre will present "Brigadoon" through May 20. The musical fantasy, tells about a love that transcends time. Set in a magical Scottish village which emerges from the Highland mists for just one day only once every 100 years, "Brigadoon" features the memorable songs "Heather on the Hill" and "Almost Like Being in Love." For more information, visit www.auroracommunitytheatre.com. Location: 115 E. Pioneer Trail, Aurora.
The Hudson Players will present "On the Twentieth Century" through May 20. The comedy tells of the Twentieth Century Limited, a famous luxury train traveling from Chicago, Illinois to New York City. Love and mischief collide when down on this luck and bankrupt theater producer Oscar Jaffee, the flamboyant sinking impresario with four flops in a row, embarks on a madcap mission to cajole the glamorous Lily Garland, a Hollywood star and former Jaffee protg, into playing the lead in his new (non existent) epic drama. for more information, visit www.hudsonplayers.com. Location: 41 S. Oviatt St., Hudson.
Standing Rock Cultural Arts and The New World Children's Theatre will present "If The World Were Square " (Trouble on the Cube), an original two-act play written by the children of The New World Children's Theatre at 7:30 p.m. May 20 and 21, and 3 p.m. May 22 in the African Community Theatre at Kent State University. Admission is $5, or $3 for students and seniors. For more information, call 330-673-4970. Location: Oscar Ritchie Hall, 225 Terrace Drive, Kent.