Comic at Akron Civic Theatre

Stand-up comic Brian Regan brings his observational-humor act to the Akron Civic Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets are $44.50 at 800-745-3000 or www.LiveNation.com.

Groundhog Day arrives early at Cleveland natural history museum

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History celebrates Groundhog Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., promising “live animals, crafts, and demonstrations relating to the natural and unnatural history of everyone’s favorite rodent” (but will they answer the eternal question about chucking wood?). Meet “Thistle” and his animal friends at 12:30 and 2 p.m. 216-231-4600, www.cmnh.org.

Canton Symphony Orchestra to perform Bach and Mahler works

The Canton Symphony Orchestra presents Masterworks: German Genius at 7:30 p.m. at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2323 17th St. NW, Canton. On the program are Bach’s Double Violin Concerto and Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. Tickets are $31-$51 at cantonsymphony.org/event/masterworks-german-genius.

Art Garfunkel to sing in concert at Canton Palace Theatre

Art Garfunkel’s inimitable countertenor voice will fill the Canton Palace Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45-$75 at www.cantonpalacetheatre.org.

Birthday party celebration for President William McKinley

The McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Canton celebrates its namesake president’s birthday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with open-hearth cooking demonstrations, Civil War re-enactors, shows in Discover World and the planetarium, and a wreath-laying ceremony at 1 p.m. Admission is $8. Members are free. mckinleymuseum.org.