Civic Theatre hosts Black

Lewis Blackís promotional materials call him ďmore pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon.Ē Either way, heís hilarious. See him at 8 p.m. at the Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St. Tickets are $37-$67 at 800-745-3000 or www.akroncivic.com.

Craft beer fest in Wooster

The annual BrewFest Wooster is set for 6 to 10 p.m. at Wooster Hospitality Transit, 1450 Spruce St. Ext., Wooster. All proceeds benefit the Wayne Center for the Arts. The event will feature brews from Bellís, Canton, Dogfish Head, Fat Headís, Founders, Great Lakes, Green Flash, Hoppiní Frog, Jackie Oís, JAFB, Lager Heads, Lagunitas, Millersburg, Royal Docks, Scenic, Southern Tier, The Brew Kettle, Thirsty Dog, Troegs and Urban Artifact. Tickets are $50 at the door. www.brewfestwooster.com.

Student art showcased

The Massillon Museum opens Celebration in Art, which exhibits works from students in various schools. Children who attend a free party between 3 and 5 p.m. will receive a coloring book with illustrations based on the permanent collection. Refreshments will be served in the lobby and Ballet Le RÍve will perform at 4 p.m. The museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way E. and admission is free. 330-833-4061 or www.massillonmuseum.org.

Kent film festival gets funky

The 13th annual International Short Film Festival is at 8 p.m. at the Kent Stage, featuring animation, music videos, short comedy, experimental films, documentaries and more. Tickets are $10, $5 students and seniors. The Kent Stage is at 175 E. Main St., Kent; www.kentstage.org.