1. Novelist to speak: Salvatore Scibona discusses his new novel, “The Volunteer,” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Firestone Park branch of Akron-Summit County Public Library, 1486 Aster Ave. Scibona grew up in Strongsville and was a National Book Award finalist in 2008 for his debut novel, “The End,” set in an Italian-American neighborhood in Cleveland. He’s also won a Pushcart Prize and an O. Henry Award for short fiction. akronlibrary.org.

 

2. Anvil will rock: The Canadian heavy metal band Anvil plays the Outpost in Kent at 7 p.m. If you’re unfamiliar with the band, the excellent documentary “Anvil! The Story of Anvil” depicts them as a sort of real-life Spinal Tap and is available on Netflix. (And their drummer is named Robb Reiner. Really.) Day-of-show tickets are $20 at facebook.com/events/218751365714554/.

 

3. Tribute to Genesis: The Musical Box presents “A Genesis Extravaganza,” a tribute to the band’s early works such as “Trick of the Tail,” “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” and “Selling England By the Pound,” at 8 p.m. at the KeyBank State Theatre in Playhouse Square. Tickets are $15-$42 at playhousesquare.org.

 

4. Saxophonist featured: The University of Akron Symphony Orchestra, featuring saxophonist Justin Evangelist, performs a free concert at 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 292 E. Market St., Akron. 330-972-8301 or email concerts@uakron.edu.