Things To Do In Akron

Rubber City Beatlefest 2015 at Akron Civic Center on Friday, March 6, at 8 p.m. (Up to 53% Off)

Rubber City Beatlefest 2015

Akron Civic Theatre

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Joey Molland of Badfinger headlines three tribute acts, which join exhibits of Beatles photos and memorabilia

$31.80 $15

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Third Day at Akron Civic Theatre on Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. (Up to 30% Off)

Third Day

Akron Civic Theatre

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Award-winning Christian rock band unleashes Southern-rock infused licks and inspiring lyrics

$43.50 $30.50

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$10 for Two Jumbo Buckets of Driving-Range Balls at Edwin Shaw Challenge Golf Course ($17 Value)

Edwin Shaw Challenge Golf Course

Lakemore

Golfers of all ages and abilities can improve their swings at 12-acre driving range with 3,500-foot tee area

$17 $10

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10 or 15 Drop-In Classes or One-Day Passes to TNT Crossfit & Bootcamp Center (Up to 69% Off)

TNT Crossfit & Bootcamp Center

Chapel Hill

45-minute boot-camp classes help both men and women condition their core, build muscle, and lose weight in a no-nonsense group environment

$100 $38

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All-Day Bounce Pass for Two or Four Kids or Bounce Party for Ten Kids at Inflatable Insanity (Up to 50% Off)

Inflatable Insanity

Chapel Hill

Kids bounce, spring, and leap around colorful inflatables; parties include mini-golf

$10 $5

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Eight Group-Training Sessions or One-Month Membership to Snap Fitness (Up to 74% Off)

Snap Fitness

Multiple Locations

Small-group sessions build strength and offer personal attention, membership provides exercisers with professional-quality equipment

$99 $26

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1, 5, or 10 One-Hour Private Pilates Sessions at Unlimited Movement (Up to 51% Off)

Unlimited Movement

Fairlawn

Trainer with experience working with all types of students hosts private sessions that boost clients’ flexibility, strength, and stamina

$30 $15

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Four or Eight Irish Dance Classes at MacConmara Academy of Irish Dance (Up to 56% Off)

MacConmara Academy of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

Award-winning Irish dancers offer classes for all skill levels in soft- and hard-shoe styles, including reel, jig, and slip jig

$40 $20

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Five or 10 Barre Fitness Classes at Tru Barre Studio (Up to 55% Off)

Tru Barre Studio

Akron

Barre fitness workouts combine aspects of Pilates, ballet exercises, and interval training to help sculpt slender, toned physiques

$75 $35

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5 Classes or 10 Classes and Hand Wraps at MMAXOUT Fitness (Up to 76% Off)

MMAXOUT Fitness

Merriam Valley

Alternating circuit-training classes focus on balance, agility, and core strength

$75 $19

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Hookah with Bubbles and Drinks at Karma Kafe (Up to 59% Off). Four Options Available.

Karma Kafe

Downtown Akron

More than 30 hookah flavors include lime, mango, cinnamon spice, pink lemonade, and mint chocolate

$29 $12

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Flight Package with Simulator and Flight Time at American Winds Flight Academy (Up to 77% Off).

American Winds Flight Academy

Ellet

A simulator session prepares students to climb and descend under the tutelage of a certified flight instructor

$428 $99

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$60 for a Three-Month Gym Membership and One Personal-Training Session at Xtreme Fitness ($150 Value)

Xtreme Fitness

Green

Members have 24-hour access to the gym facilities and equipment; personal trainers guide clients in their quest to accomplish fitness goals

$150 $60

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$24 for Two Hours of Bowling and Pizza for Up to Six at Eastgate Lanes (Up to $75.25 Value)

Eastgate Lanes

Ellet

Groups bowl for two hours and share pizza at storied alley with full bar and dance floor

$75.25 $25

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at CrossFit Deterrence (65% Off)

Crossfit Deterrence

Akron

From the merchant: Join us for one month in our fitness camp. We challenge and motivate you physically and mentally to achieve goals!

$160 $56

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One Month of Martial Arts Classes for One or Two at Zahand's Martial Arts (Up to 65% Off)

Zahand's Martial Arts

Merriam Valley

Black-belt instructors teach students of all ages basic martial arts moves and philosophies during classes seven days a week

$125 $52

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One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes or Five Yoga Classes at Yoga Center (Up to 53% Off)

Yoga Center

Akron

Yoga studio leads mixed level Iyengar classes, which are most concerned with bodily alignment

$120 $59

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Ballroom With a Twist at E.J. Thomas Hall at The University of Akron on Saturday, January 24 (Up to 47% Off)

Ballroom with a Twist

E.J. Thomas Hall at The University of Akron

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Pros from Dancing with the Stars assemble for a night of explosive ballroom moves

$47.05 $25

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People who have played golf now that it's a notoriously challenging game, but for many living with disabilities, even getting to the first tee is a challenge and accomplishment. Edwin Shaw Challenge Golf Course was built in 1999 as part of the Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute to provide golf programs for people with disabilities, so it's designed with ease-of-access in mind. Features such as wheelchair-accessible paths and handrails on the tees make it accessible for everyone, including those recovering from strokes, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and amputations. While there are only three holes, each has three sets of tees so a full nine-hole round can be played. The facility is designed both disabled and able-bodied golfers of all ages with a 12-acre driving range, a practice green, and indoor hitting range.

1621 Flickinger Rd.
Akron,
OH
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The Office provides enough delicious eats and drinks to stuff the belly’s briefcase to the buckle. Appetizers entice professional palates with sophisticated options—such as wasabi-stuffed shrimp cocktail and seared scallops with asparagus and mushrooms (both $10.95)—but also assuage simpler salivations with comforting pre-dinner fare such as wings ($7.95 per dozen), loaded Irish nachos ($8.95), and herb-and-parmesan fries ($4.95). Once your mouth is warmed and ready, direct its incisor specs to the entrees like temporally displaced Napoleonic soldiers toward a Russian teahouse. Bacon acts as the ambassador of turf-born protein on the otherwise surftacular plate of pan-seared salmon and lobster, which swims in a sea of tomato-compound butter ($17.95). The mushroom and swiss burger ($7.95) and flat-iron steak ($15.95), on the other hand, stand their ground as terra firma edibles. Lighter bites that are equally heavy on flavor include the mesclun salad, which is a fresh toss of strawberries, candied pecans, dried cherries, feta, and balsamic vinaigrette ($6.95 for a full).

778 N Main St
Akron,
OH
US

Part of the Firestone Country Club, Hackers' cozy, family-friendly establishment is open to its links-loving members and the non-golfing public alike. The inviting glow of ten plasma screen televisions beckon guests to the bar, where Hackers serves a whistle-whetting list of domestic beers and wines by the glass ($4–8), as well as liquor and mixed drinks. Pub classics such as fish and chips ($12), pizza ($12–15), and customizable burgers ($8), vie for menu dominance against vitamin-laden salmon salads ($10) and Asian-inspired sweet and sour shrimp ($14). Golfers can continue to bully tiny spheres off the course and sink their teeth into an order of Akron sauerkraut balls ($6). The restaurant's atmosphere is comfy and cozy, with a toasty fireplace, golf-themed décor, and a wall of windows that look out onto the 9-hole course, allowing smug sandwich-eaters to marvel at how many strokes it takes some people to escape from the sandtrap.

600 Swartz Rd
Akron,
OH
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Long Island native Rocco Cona has had a tennis racket in his hand since the age of 11. His unyielding infatuation with the sport motivated him to go pro, win the Kidel Cup in 1983 as part of a doubles team, and found Springside Racquet & Fitness Club in 1988. Within the family-friendly facility, Cona leads a team of certified trainers and accomplished sports instructors as it whips athletes of all ages into shape with tennis, soccer, and swimming lessons. When the gang isn't busy perfecting backhand slices, bicycle kicks, and breaststrokes, it's hosting body-toning fitness and aerobics classes, such as kickboxing, spinning, and granite-statue-wrestling. They also offer custom personal-training sessions, in which they pump up heart rates with Cybex resistance equipment, Bodymaster free weights, and elliptical cross-trainers.

Springside's facility houses a cushioned indoor track as well as tennis and parquet courts, an NBA-size basketball court, and soccer fields that are available for recreational use. The community center's staff includes trained professionals certified in CPR and well versed in tantrum mediation techniques for when they watch over youngsters in the playroom.

215 Springside Dr
Akron,
OH
US

The trainers at TNT Bootcamp make failure a near impossibility by demanding discipline and commitment from each of their charges. Though their words are kind and demeanors are friendlier than that of a teddy bear with a hospitality degree, the instructors of the intense four-week boot-camp program ensure campers adhere to a regimen of weekly weigh-ins, participate in a minimum of three weekly workouts, and maintain a food journal. Any lapse in duties or weight gain incurs a penalty, which TNT Bootcamp has found keeps participants on track even after they reach their goal weight. By completely remolding eating and exercising habits through boot camp and nutritional counseling, trainers help their pupils shed as much as 5 pounds a week. For attendees more interested in recreational exercise, the Just 4 the Health of It program waives penalties. Exercisers can also tone up in classes such as Zumba and the weekly Saturday Sweatshop, which keeps already fit frames in shape and ready to run away from bears at all times.

924 East Tallmadge Avenue
Akron,
OH
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Dustin Oliver has served as the choir and drama director at Akron North High School and the fine-arts director at Celebration Church, so he knows a thing or two about putting on a performance. Add to that nearly 15 years practicing the guitar, nearly 20 years honing his piano and voice skills, and at least a few minutes humming the theme to M.A.S.H., and it becomes obvious that this artist is a multi-talented whiz. An accomplished musician and composer with a Bachelor’s degree in music from Southeastern University, Dustin is earning his Master’s in theatre from the University of Akron, making him a veritable double threat and a valuable resource for aspiring musicians and actors. When not adding to his own skill set, he leads private and group music lessons in guitar, piano, bass, and voice for students ages 5 and older—as well as private and group acting lessions—following well-established curricula.

688 Dan Street
Akron,
OH
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