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
Helen Welch Show on May 26. John Gragg on May 27. Peggy Coyle Trio on June 2. Little Steve'O Duo on June 3. Location: Sheraton Suites Akron-Cuyahoga Falls, 1989 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls.
The Outpost. Local Metal Showcase on May 26. A Killer's Confession on May 28. Location: 4962 S.R. 43, Brimfield.
DJ TG on May 27. Location: Bar 145, 100 E. Erie St., Kent.
Memphis Cradle on May 26. Joe Rollin' Porter on May 31. Location: Water Street Tavern, 132 S. Water St., Kent.
Scott Stapp -- Live and Unplugged -- on May 25. Carl Palmers ELP Legacy -- Emerson Lake & Palmer Live On! on May 28. Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra on May 31. Location: The Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St., Kent.
Aurora Community Theatre will present "Grease" by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey from June 30 to July 15. Set in 1959 at the fictional Rydell High School, this popular musical follows ten working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of peer pressure, politics, personal core values, and love. For tickets or more information, visit www.auroracommunitytheatre.com. Location: 115 E. Pioneer Trail, Aurora.
The Carnation City Players will present "Spitfire Grill" on June 2 and 3, and 9 through 11. A page from an old travel book leads a vivacious parolee to a small town in Wisconsin. There she finds a new home, working at the Spitfire Grill. Up for sale without a buyer in sight, a newcomer to town suggests that the owner raffle the restaurant to the person who submits the best essay. For more information, visit www.carnationcityplayers.org. Location: 450 E. Market, Alliance.