Beacon Journal and Ohio.com staff
Slavery, Colonialism and African Identities in the Atlantic World Conference — 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Ritchie Hall, Kent State University. The Department of Pan-African Studies will host the conference with keynote speaker Sylviane Diouf, Ph.D. $20. 330-672-0142.
Kent State University LGBTQ Student Center Farewell Reception — 4 p.m. Friday, Kent State Student Center. The event will provide space for students, faculty and staff to relax and celebrate the end of the spring semester.
Kent State Gospel Choir to Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston — 7:30 p.m. Friday, University Auditorium at Cartwright Hall. The Kent State Gospel Choir will hold a multimedia concert that pays special tribute to late singer Whitney Houston. The concert is free and open to the public, although donations will be accepted. For more information, visit http://www.kent.edu/einside/events.cfm?issueweek=2012-04-23%2009:03:37#3078204.
Ohio Music Shop —Brian Henke, Jimmy Dehene play at 7:30 Friday; Danjo at 8 Tuesday at 118 E. Main St., Kent.
Rico’s Restaurant & Patio Bar — B.E. Mann plays at 8:30 Friday at 1332 Tallmadge Road, Brimfield Township.
Bog walk — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Natural Areas and Preserves and Friends of the Kent Bog are hosting a bog walk at 1 p.m Saturday. The Kent Bog State Nature Preserve is off Meloy Road on Kent’s south side. For information, call 330-527-5118.
Outpost —Alteras, Corvera, Fracture the Archetype, Knickers, Motion Sickness, Oceans of Atrophy and Set Fire, Set Sail at 9 Saturday; Ryan Houde Presents Rock Most at 9 Saturday; Mike Lenz at 9 Wednesday at 4962 State Route 43, Brimfield Township.
Town Centre Sports Bar & Grill — My Drunken Uncle plays at 9 Saturday at 4112 Brimfield Plaza, Brimfield Township.