Watch some Shakespeare: Great Lakes Theater is presenting Shakespeare’s hilarious-yet-problematic battle of the sexes, “The Taming of the Shrew,” through Sunday at the Hanna Theatre in Playhouse Square. Tickets are $15-$75; there’s even seating on the stage for this show.


See a dance concert: The University of Akron Dance Company will present its Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday at E.J. Thomas Hall. The concert will feature new choreography by five faculty members, students and guest artists. Cost is $14, $12 for seniors, alumni, faculty and staff, and $5 for students. Call 330-253-2488 or see


Attend community forum: The Akron Beacon Journal/, WKSU and The Devil Strip continue a series of public conversations at 6 p.m. at East Community Learning Center. Come talk about Akron residents’ concerns and how to move the city and its neighborhoods forward on a host of issues. RSVP at or contact Doug Livingston at or 330-996-3792. Other sessions are 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Jennings CLC, and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Innes CLC.


Hone your gardening skills: Learn how to get your flower and vegetable beds ready for spring planting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Liberty Park Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. 330-865-8065.


Enjoy baby activities: The Akron Art Museum holds Babyfest '19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., offering artsy activities for ages up to 12 months. Just drop in; it’s free and no registration is required, unless you want to take baby massage or Zumba classes.