1. Made in Akron. Enjoy music, food and a short film while helping a young Akron talent go to college at the “Kofi: Made in Akron” fundraiser at 5 p.m. at the Tangier in Akron. Tickets are $50-$85 at kofib.eventbrite.com; read more about Kofi Boakye at https://bit.ly/2Shmkbw.

 

2. Oscar preview. Awards contenders are playing in local cinemas. The Canton Palace Theatre will show “Green Book” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5 at cantonpalacetheatre.org. And the Nightlight Cinema in Akron has two more showings of “If Beale Street Could Talk,” at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $9, $8 seniors at www.nightlightcinema.com.

 

3. Hoop it up. The Harlem Globetrotters will spin, leap, dribble and shoot, shoot, shoot beginning at 7 p.m. at Canton Memorial Civic Center. Tickets start at $26 at ticketmaster.com.