Advice from Mom
Wear clean underwear in case you get into an accident. Don’t frown; your face will freeze that way. If everyone else jumped off a cliff, would you jump, too?
There’s nothing like a mother’s love, or a mother’s words to live by. We want to hear about the whimsical, wise or weird advice she has given you over the years. Send your responses, no longer than 300 words, to email@example.com or mail to:
Akron Beacon Journal
c/o Kim Hone-McMahan
P.O. Box 640
Akron, OH 44309-0640
Please include your name, city and a phone number for confirmation. Deadline is May 4. We’ll run our favorites on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11.
Help for old structures
The Building Doctors will be making rounds in Peninsula this week.
The “doctors,” two building-preservation experts from the Ohio Historic Preservation Office, will lead a clinic for owners of old buildings from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the GAR Hall, 1785 Main St. The next day, they’ll make house calls from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to a limited number of pre-1955 buildings within five miles of Peninsula to diagnose technical or design problems and prescribe treatments.
Both events are free, but you must register in advance at www.building-doctor.org or 800-499-2470.
The Hard Rock Rocksino at Northfield — which so far has focused on booking classic rockers from the ’70s and ’80s, and a smattering of old school R&B and country artists — will get both hip and happenin’ on Thursday with a concert by much buzzed about indie rock band the Alabama Shakes.
The Alabama-based band’s 2012 debut album, the blues-and roots infused Boys & Girls reached Gold status and was nominated for three Grammys. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-653-8000.
NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage, a 90-minute film about Kevin Spacey’s world tour in a production of Shakespeare’s Richard III, will get a one-night-only showing in the Cedar Lee at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday .
Sam Mendes, who also directed Spacey in the Oscar-winning American Beauty, directed Spacey in Richard. The film promises “some of the most intimate moments behind the scenes of their staging … their story and experiences weave around, and reflect on, excerpts from the play from their various locations.”
Spacey has a long history with the tragedy; he was part of a production starring Al Pacino as Richard, and can be seen in the Pacino-directed 1997 documentary Looking for Richard.