Local groups perform at Musica

Black Roads headlines an all-local bill at Musica in Akron, including By Light We Loom, C-Level and Ethan Peterson. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the music starting at 7:30. Tickets are $10 at www.celebrityetc.com/musica.

Two-night dual Rialto concerts

Also on the local music front, A Band Named Ashes and Ben Gage will play two weekend concerts at the Rialto Theatre in the Kenmore neighborhood of Akron, with doors opening at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. A portion of beverage sales will support the Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance. Tickets are $8 in advance, $12 at the door. www.therialtotheatre.com.

European wine tasting event

Twenty wines from Spain and Portugal will be offered from 7-9 p.m. Friday at West Point Market, 33 Shiawassee Ave., Fairlawn. Appetizers, small plates, cheeses, breads and sweets are included. Cost is $40 at the door. www.westpointmarket.com or 330-864-2151, Ext. 129.

Verb Ballets at EJ Thomas Hall

Verb Ballets of Cleveland will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at E.J. Thomas Hall in Akron, featuring Adam Hougland’s K281, an encore of Tommie-Waheed Evans’ Dark Matter and Ohio Ballet founder Heinz Poll’s Eight By Benny Goodman. Cost is $17-$35, with student discounts available. Call 330-972-7570 or see www.verbballets.org.

Paranormal weekend in Kent

Kent Paranormal Weekend kicks off with a showing of The Mothman of Point Pleasant and a Q&A with director Seth Breedlove at the Kent Stage. Activities through the weekend include ghost walks, presentations and panel discussions. See thekentstage.com or Kent Paranormal Weekend on Facebook.

Walk of Heroes at Lock 3

The Rape Crisis Center will hold its Walk of Heroes from 5-8 p.m. at Lock 3 in downtown Akron. Participants are encouraged to wear capes and other superhero apparel, and a #MeToo event will be held at 6 p.m. www.hopeandhealingresources.org.