Watch Japanese film: Naoko Tamada’s “A Silent Voice” will be shown at 7 p.m. at cinemas including Montrose Movies 12, Akron; Hudson Cinema 10; Cinemark 15, Macedonia; and Valley View 24. It’s the story of a deaf girl, the classmate who bullies her and what happens between them as they grow up, and is in Japanese with English subtitles. fathomevents.com.

 

Hear author speak: Claire McMillan, author of “Gilded Age” and “The Necklace,” is the special guest at the 2019 50-Book Challenge Party from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Twinsburg Public Library, 10050 Ravenna Road. Register at twinsburglibrary.org.

 

Enjoy some beer and food: Crave in downtown Akron hosts its first Beer Dinner of 2019 featuring Hop Tree Brewing. The five-course dinner begins at 6 p.m. and cost is $50 plus tax and gratuity. Reserve a seat at 330-253-1234.