Akron Art Museum Free Thursday — 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St. Photography Lecture with Alison Rossiter at 6:30 tonight. Rossiter merges traditional methods of photography with experimental techniques. Free, but registration required. Free all-day gallery admission. More information at www.akronartmuseum.org.
Author Visit — 7 tonight at the Learned Owl Book Shop, 204 N. Main St., Hudson. Scott Longert will be on hand with his new book, The Best They Could Be: How the Cleveland Indians Became the Kings of Baseball, 1916-1920. For more information, call 330-653-2252.
Oktoberfest Card Party — Noon Friday at the Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. A fall luncheon, including dessert, will be served. $5 presale, $6 day of event. For more information, call 330-971-8425.
Dr. Paul Barte Presents Dispelling the Myth of Bach — 7:30 p.m. Friday at Redeemer North Hill United Methodist Church, 265 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron. Free. For more information, call 330-869-2154.
Olde Stark Antique Faire — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Stark County Fairgrounds, Exhibition Building, 305 Wertz Ave., Canton. $5 per day, $6 two-day pass. 330-794-9100.
Annual Holiday Craft Show — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Cuyahoga Falls Masonic Building, 2307 Sacket Ave. Local artists and vendors, Baked goods and lunch available. Free admission.
Art in the Square and the Highland Square Porch Rokr Festival — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Free event celebrates the music, art, and charm of Akron’s Highland Square neighborhood. 120 music and performance acts will appear on over 50 porches, setting a record for the most musical acts at a free festival in Akron. From folk and blues to reggae, rock, R&B, funk, classical, jazz, Americana, and more, visitors will be treated to diverse sounds. More than 140 artists and exhibitors will be set up in lots and yards along West Market Street and South Portage Path. For an event map and more information, go to www.porchrokr.com.
North Akron Chamber of Commerce Columbus Day Parade — Will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday at Stonehedge Family Fun Center, Cuyahoga Falls Ave., and will end at Jennings School, 227 E. Tallmadge Ave. For more information, call Jim Iona at 330-630-2311.
St. Helena III Canal Boat Rides — 1-2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday at 125 Tuscarawas St., Canal Fulton. $8, $7 for seniors 60 and over, $5 for children 6-13, free for children 5 and under. Tickets available on site, by phone at 330-854-6835 and at www.cityofcanalfulton-oh.gov.
Columbia United Church of Christ Swiss Steak Dinner — 4-6 p.m. Saturday in the Church Fellowship Hall, 978 Wooster Road W., Barberton. Menu: Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce, rolls, dessert and beverage. $9, $3 ages 12 and under, $27 for families. For more information, call 330-825-9946.
Bluegrass Saturday Nights— 7-11 p.m. Saturday at Homerville Community Center, state Route 301. All pickers welcome; open stage and jam rooms. 330-416-2222.
Today’s Bride Fall Bridal Show — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Sheraton Suites, 1989 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls. Fashion shows featuring the latest bridal gowns, bridesmaids’ fashions, floral bouquets and tuxedos. Admission is $10. For tickets, go to www.todaysbride.com.
Living History: From Log Cabin to White House — 2 p.m. Sunday at the Twinsburg Public Library, 10050 Ravenna Road. Ed Haney will appear as President James A. Garfield and take the audience through his birth to his election as president and his death. Free. Registration requested, call 330-425-4268, ext. 2, or go to www.twinsburglibrary.org.
Friends of Metro Parks Discover Your Parks — 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday at Liberty Park, 9385 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. Nature hike with a sneak peek at the plans for a new Nature Center in the park. For more information and to register, call 330-865-1027 or go to www.friendsofmetroparks.org.
FolkNite — 7:30-10 p.m. Sunday at the Peninsula Art Academy, 1600 Mill St. W. Acoustic open jam with Greg Canda. 330-657-2248.
Author visit and book signing — 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Learned Owl Book Shop, 204 N. Main St., Hudson. In celebration of her latest release, The Enchanter Heir, Cinda Williams Chima will sign her books from 6-8 p.m. For more information, call 330-653-2252.
So You Think You Can Dance — 8 p.m. Tuesday at PlayhouseSquare State Theatre, 1519 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. The season 10 tour line-up includes: Aaron Turner, Amy Yakima, “Fik-Shun,” Hayley Erbert, Jasmine Harper, Jenna Johnson, Makenzie Dustman, Nico Greetham, Paul Karmiryan, and Tucker Knox. $10-$75. 216-241-6000 or www.playhouse square.org.
Summit County Historical Society Perkins Stone Mansion Tours — 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at the Perkins Stone Mansion, 550 Copley Road, Akron. $6, $4 seniors, $2 students. 330-535-1120 or go to www.summithistory.org.
The Price Is Right Live! — 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Playhouse Square Palace Theatre, 1615 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. $33, $41, $51 and $58. 216-241-6000 or www.play housesquare.org.
How to Overcome Writer’s Block Workshop — 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Hudson Library and Historical Society, 96 Library St. Free. To register for the workshop, call 330-653-6658, ext. 1010 or go to www.hudsonlibrary.org.