Nothing can match the thrill of seeing a concert in person, not even watching it on high-definition Blu-ray or listening to it on a high-definition parrot. Get out of your cage with this GrouponLive deal to see the Festival of Nations 2013 at Akron Civic Theatre. For $13, you get two adult tickets and two children's tickets for general-admission seating on Saturday, February 2, at 7 p.m. (up to a $30 value). Doors open at 6 p.m. Children's tickets are valid for ages 3–12; children younger than 2 are free.
Celebrating the cultural and ethnic diversity of Ohio, the Festival of Nations 2013 presents an artistic smorgasbord of global music and dance. Aural and visual spectacles include the hypnotic West African drumming of Tam Tam Magic, the lockstep marching and martial bagpipes of the Celtic Eagle Pipe Band, and the elegant moves of the Shri Kalaa Mandir Center for Indian Performing Arts dancers. Educational booths let visitors learn more about the cultures behind the performances, and international refreshments offer new flavors and delectable new food-fight projectiles.
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E.J. Thomas Hall
Since 1973, The University of Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall has been the center of Akron's performing arts scene. The three-level facility, which occupies three acres of The University of Akron campus, boasts a massive, 44-ton movable ceiling that can shift to enclose the first or second levels. The position of the ceiling has a dramatic effect on the hall's volume and acoustics, so it is controlled by a computer precisely managing 27 counterweights. The hall's ability to transform from an intimate one-level performance space to a vast three-level concert hall allows it to host performances of a variety of sizes and styles by university students and faculty as well as the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Tuesday Musical Association, the Children’s Concert Society, and the Akron Youth Symphony.