Gospel Meets Symphony turns 25

This marks the 25th anniversary of Gospel Meets Symphony. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at E.J. Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St., Akron. The Akron Symphony Orchestra and the Gospel Meets Symphony Choir will join together. Tickets range from $20 to $60. For tickets, go to www.akronsymphony.org.

Shakespeare fest season unveiled

The Ohio Shakespeare Festival promises a sword fight or two along with some singing and scene readings at its season announcement event at 7 p.m. Saturday at Greystone Hall, 103 S. High St., Akron. Six plays for the 2018-2019 season will be unveiled consisting of two outdoor Shakespeare productions at Stan Hywet and four mainstage performances at Greystone Hall including a new Family Theatre production. Two bonus productions also will be announced. There will be light snacks and a cash bar. Season subscribers, donors and volunteers can attend for free and $5 tickets are available for others. See www.showclix.com/event/osf-season-announcement-party for reservations.

Big Love Festival at Summit Artspace

The Big Love Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St., Akron. Admission is a suggested $5 donation for those 12 or older. The annual festival is a mix of live art, music, wellness and healing programs, community-building workshops and more. This year’s theme is “honor the generations that came before us, celebrate those that live now, and support those who will come after us.” For more information, visit biglovenetwork.us.