Enjoy movie outdoors: Lock 3 Park in downtown Akron will host a free outdoor showing of the "Nightmare Before Christmas" at 6 p.m. Friday, with drink specials, pumpkins and Christmas lights. lock3live.com.
See Weathervane's 'Joseph': Weathervane Playhouse’s holiday show, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” is in its final weekend, at 7:30 p.m. through Saturday. Tickets are $20, $16 ages 17 and under at 330-836-2626, www.weathervaneplayhouse.com.
Get in the spirit: Players Guild Theatre’s version of “A Christmas Carol” continues at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Cultural Center for the Arts in Canton. Tickets are $32, $29 seniors, $25 age 17 and under at www.playersguildtheatre.com.
Hear 'Swingin' Christmas': The Jazz Heritage Orchestra celebrates “A Swingin’ Christmas” with Evelyn Wright at 8 p.m. at BLU Jazz+, 47 E. Market St., Akron. Tickets are $20, $10 student with ID at 330-252-1190 or blujazzakron.com/shows.