This Week


Victim Assistance Program Mardi Gras Gala — 6-11 p.m. at Tangier, 532 W. Market St., Akron. Dinner, open bar, music, live and silent auctions. $110. 330-376-0040 or

Cleveland Ballet Black & White Gala with a Touch of Blue — 6 p.m. at the Tudor Arms Hotel, 10660 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner, ballet performance, entertainment, silent and live auctions. $195. Deadline Feb. 23.

Wish You The Moon — 8 p.m. at Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St. A benefit for Akron Children’s Hospital Palliative Care Center with Wish You Were Here: The Sight & Sound of Pink Floyd, celebrating the 45th anniversary of Dark Side of the Moon. $15-$50. 330-253-2488 or

Send information about social and charity events to The Scene, c/o Lynne Sherwin, Features Department, Akron Beacon Journal, P.O. Box 640, Akron, OH 44309. Or email with ‘‘The Scene’’ in the subject line. Event notices should be sent at least two weeks in advance. Merits of all organizations have not been investigated by the Beacon Journal, so potential donors should verify the worthiness of a cause before committing.