1. Anne E. DeChant at Civic. Longtime local favorite Anne E. DeChant plays at 8 p.m. at the Akron Civic Theatre in an intimate “club” setting with the audience sitting on the stage. Read our interview with her at https://bit.ly/2VhK91Q, in which she describes how one new song was inspired by a wayward cat. Tickets are $20 at akroncivic.com.
2. Concert at Goodyear Theater. Red Wanting Blue comes to the Goodyear Theater in Akron at 8 p.m., with openers Will Hoge and the Building. Tickets are $35 and up at goodyeartheater.com.
3. Kwanzaa event at Buchtel. Today’s Akron City-Wide Kwanzaa event celebrates the principle of Ujamaa (cooperative economics. The NAACP hosts the 3 p.m. event at Buchtel Community Learning Center in West Akron. facebook.com/events/2215749795354346/.
4. Get hypnotized. The Rich Guzzi Comedy Hypnosis Show is playing through Monday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. at the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park. Weekend tickets are $15-$20, rising to $25-$35 for New Year’s Eve. 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.