Turn on the Nightlight

Downtown Akron gets its first full-time movie theater in about 30 years on Tuesday when the Nightlight Cinema opens on North High Street.

The theater, which will specialize in independent films, launches with showings of Only Lovers Left Alive at 7 and 9:30 p.m. The vampire tale comes from director and former local resident Jim Jarmusch.

Tickets for films will be $8.50, and for now will be on sale only at the 50-seat theater. It will also offer refreshments. After 6 p.m., you can park free by meters along North High Street in front of the theater, and in the High Street municipal garage across the street from the entrance of the Akron Art Museum, and adjacent to the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

Rich Heldenfels and Malcolm X Abram talk more about the Nightlight in “Two Guys Talkin’?” at http://videos.ohio.com.

Antiques galore

Love a treasure hunt?

Medina’s got you covered.

Today, two big shows are going on there: the Medina Square Antique Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the public square, and the Medina Flea Market from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Medina County Community Center, 735 Lafayette Road. Admission is free for the antique show and $3 for the flea market.

They’re both part of the county’s first Antique Lovers Weekend, which wraps up today. Details are at www.mainstreetmedina.com.

Taste of Germany

Today is Family Day at the German Family Society’s Old European Days and Bierfest in Brimfield Township. A German mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m., and a bounce house, face painting, balloons and mini train ride will be available for children beginning at 2 p.m. There’s also plenty of German food, music and dancing. Festival hours are 1 to 7 p.m.

The entrance fee is $5, free for children under age 12. The society’s grounds and center is at 3871 Ranfield Road, east of state Route 43 and County Road 18. Go to www.german familysociety.com.

Bad to the bone

On Tuesday night at 7, singer/guitarist George Thorogood will appear at the Hard Rock Rocksino at Northfield Park (10777 Northfield Road, Northfield), where he will play his signature song Bad to the Bone for exactly the squidumpteenth time.

Actually, Thorogood and his band the Destroyers are celebrating 40 years of playing rockin’ blues and in addition to his biggest (and only self-written) hit, he’ll surely whip out his other classic-rock radio staples including his cover of Hank Williams’ Move It On Over and his cover of Amos Milburn’s One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer. Tickets are $30-$47.50 and are available at www.ticketmaster.com.