Weathervane Playhouse is Akron's community theater!
Now in its 76th season, Weathervane continues to hold fast to its mission statement: To be a volunteer-based, professionally directed theater that serves the community by engaging, educating, entertaining and enriching the quality of life for Northeast Ohioans.
Western Reserve Playhouse is a nonprofit organization currently in its 54th season of entertaining Akron-area audiences with intimate, high-quality live drama. Settle into the Playhouse's comfortable confines for a night of nerve-wracking diversion with a performance of Postmortem. Set in April 1922 (the same month Warren Harding auctioned off lower Wyoming to settle his competitive-milk-chugging debts), Postmortem centers on an off-duty Broadway musical cast who has assembled for a night or two of sanctioned bacchanalia at a medieval castle owned by William Gillette, who stars in the Broadway cast as an exceptionally clean-shaven Sherlock Holmes. Like all good parties, theirs has a séance penciled in, but things go downhill when it becomes clear that someone among them is trying to murder Gillette.
The Beach Boys pick up sterling vibrations and mass excitations as Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks share the stage for the first time in more than two decades on their highly anticipated 50th-anniversary tour. One of the most celebrated and influential bands in pop-music history, The Beach Boys entrance fans and baffle meteorologists as their chipper instrumentation and multilayered vocal harmonies evoke endless summers. To commemorate an upcoming album and the half century since their debut LP, Surfin’ Safari, changed the musical climate, the SoCal brotherhood hops in their woody to treat the nation's ears to a timeless and diverse catalog of hits. Expect to hear the band’s signature odes to surfing ("Surfin' U.S.A.”), girls ("California Girls"), and girls who surf ("Surfer Girl"), along with more introspective tracks from the baroque-pop masterpieces Pet Sounds and last year's long-awaited Smile. Though The Boys will brandish their own instruments, their wall of euphony will be further bolstered by actor, multi-instrumentalist, and adoptive band uncle John Stamos, as well as members of Brian Wilson's crack backing group, The Wondermints.
The Kent Stage, which is housed in a building constructed in 1927 for the Flannigan and Steele Theater, is the only remaining vintage downtown theater in Portage County. The venue is operated by the Western Reserve Folk Arts Association, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to supporting traditional music and arts through education, concerts, festivals, outreach programs, and workshops. This staff of friendly music enthusiasts is committed to providing a place for music lovers to mingle, appreciate the auditory arts, and get funky.
For tasty American fare, head to Beachland Ballroom and Tavern for a sandwich and side.
The menu also includes a number of vegan items.
Beachland Ballroom and Tavern also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
Bring your whole brood to Beachland Ballroom and Tavern, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together.
Unwind on a budget, and enjoy happy hour's low-cost beers and simple eats.
Wifi access is totally free at Beachland Ballroom and Tavern, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working.
You won't feel cramped at Beachland Ballroom and Tavern, even with a large party — the restaurant is perfect for large groups.
Patrons are often seen swaying in their seats thanks to performances from Beachland Ballroom and Tavern's live musical groups or DJs.
Get down with a live DJ while dining and have some fun on the restaurant dance floor.
Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this restaurant, though, as it can get quite loud.
The crowds come out in force on Fridays and Saturdays, so don't neglect to make a reservation ahead of time.
For the tastes of Beachland Ballroom and Tavern from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
For those driving to the restaurant, a lot is located around the corner with optional valet. Drivers can also find street parking when the lot gets cramped.
Tabs at Beachland Ballroom and Tavern almost never exceed $15, so it's a great low-cost option for any time.
The restaurant is known for its showstopper brunch, but they also offer lunch and dinner.