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Passports to downtown Akron events on sale

Beacon Journal staff report

Downtown Akron Partnership once again is offering its Discover Downtown Akron Passport program, which provides admission to 15 events in 2014 for a one-time $10 fee.

Passports can be purchased through Jan. 31 at DAP’s office at 103 S. High St., online at, at Acme Fresh Market locations, The Library Shop on Main and at NOTO boutique, 76 S. Main St.

Sharon Gillberg, communications director for the partnership, said the passport is “a wonderful opportunity to sample entertainment, arts and events all year long.”

When ready to redeem an event, patrons present a passport for admission to receive a stamp. Offerings are date specific, and in some instances a passport must be presented prior to the event to receive a ticket. Advanced reservations are encouraged.

Passport holders can subscribe to receive reminders and updates on events by emailing

Events include:

• Admission to the Akron Zoo on Jan. 11, 12, 18 or 19.

• Tuesday Musical’s presentation of a piano concert with Jeremy Denk, Feb. 4 at E.J. Thomas Hall. Best suited for middle school-age children and up.

• The Illusion Factory’s one-man show, The Lincoln Project, on Feb. 8.

• HBA Akron Home & Flower Show, Feb. 28 or March 1 at the John S. Knight Center.

• From Actors’ Summit, enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour and rehearsal session of a critically acclaimed play March 16.

• Admission to the Akron Art Museum from March 26-30.

• Cirque Ziva featuring the Golden Dragon Acrobats, at the Akron Civic Theatre on April 11.

• Akron Symphony Orchestra Concerts for Kids: Babar the Elephant, between April 30 and May 9. Geared toward children ages 2-6.

• Get a hot dog, chips and soda at a Lock 3 summer concert in June.

• See the Rubber City Rollergirls on June 14.

• Tour the historic Hower House in July or August.

• Receive one 3-Day Guest Pass redeemable at one of six Akron Area YMCA locations in August or September.

• Admission to Akron Film+Pixel, a short animation film festival, on Oct. 30.

• Collage 2014, a “musical thrill ride” performance at E.J. Thomas Hall to be scheduled this fall.

• Summit County Historical Society’s Home for the Holidays exhibit at Perkins Stone Mansion from Dec. 3-20.


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