DeWyze to play Musica

Singer-songwriter Lee DeWyze, who won the ninth season of American Idol and had a hit with Blackbird Song from The Walking Dead, is on tour behind his new album, Paranoia. He’ll play Musica in Akron at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 ($55 VIP, which includes a meet-and-greet) at http://liveatmusica.com.

Olympian at Kent State Stark

Kent State Stark’s Featured Speakers Series presents Anthony Ervin at 7:30 p.m. at the Conference Center, 6000 Frank Ave. NW, Jackson Township. Ervin is a four-time Olympic swimming medalist who also spearheaded tsunami relief efforts in Southeast Asia. The event is free, but tickets are required. For more information, call 330-499-9600 or go to www.kent.edu/stark/featured-speakers-series. Archivist at Brown Bag Lunch

The Massillon Museum’s monthly Brown Bag Lunch features archivist Mandy Altimus Stahl, who will discuss the city’s role in the Underground Railroad. It will run from 12:10 to about 12:50 p.m.; bring your lunch or buy one for this free program. Because of construction at the museum, it will be held at the Massillon Salvation Army, 315 Sixth St. NE. massillonmuseum.org.

Spring talk about plants, birds

Get ready for spring with a talk by Michael Goldman of the Grange Insurance Audubon Center about using plants in your landscape to attract and support birds. The Greater Akron Audubon Society presents the program at 7 p.m. at Sand Run Metro Park’s Mingo Shelter, 1501 Sand Run Parkway, Akron. www.akronaudubon.org.