Golden Dragon Acrobats tumbling into Akron Civic Theatre

Cirque Ziva featuring the Golden Dragon Acrobats returns to the Akron Civic Theatre for an 8 p.m. show. The Golden Dragon Acrobats hail from China and have toured the United States continuously since 1978, performing feats using their bodies and simple props. Tickets are $25-$35 for adults and $17.50-$27.50 for children 12 or younger at 330-253-2488, www.akroncivic.com, 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.

Naughty puppet show ‘Avenue Q’ opens at Players Guild of Canton

The Players Guild of Canton opens Avenue Q at 8 p.m., a riotous show that mixes live actors with Muppet-like puppets. Be warned that it is emphatically NOT for the little ones; this gleefully naughty version of Sesame Street includes songs like Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist, I’m Not Wearing Underwear Today and You Can Be As Loud As the Hell You Want (When You’re Making Love). It runs through March 13 at 1001 Market Ave. N., Canton. Tickets are $19-$26 at www.playersguildtheatre.com.

Orchestra, ballet and dance company team up in Cleveland

You can take the kids to the Cleveland Orchestra Family Concert at 7:30 p.m. at Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. The Cleveland Ballet and Csárdas Dance Company will appear for the “Gotta Dance” program of toe-tapping classical music. Free pre-concert activities begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15-$30 at www.clevelandorchestra.com.

Fourth Friday program begins on Tuscarawas Avenue in Barberton

Barberton kicks off its new Fourth Friday program from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuscarawas Avenue downtown. You’ll find specials, discounts, live music, pop-up art galleries and live artists in many businesses. For more information, go to http://on.fb.me/21krbaV.