Thursday Night Live!

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in News

Thursday Night Live!

The Canton Brewing Company continues to dazzle and amaze. Their restaurant is open, where you can enjoy exciting new dishes while in an gorgeous, airy spot with rich hardwood surrounding. The brewery is open for tours where you can marvel at what it actually takes to brew some seriously great local beer. The Speakeasy is available for you to sneak in for a beer or two. In case you haven’t heard—-The Canton Brewing Company has been bringing you the ultimate end of summer concert series—-Thursday Night Live in the lot near the Canton Brewing Company, from 7-10. Grab a beer of your liking and stroll over for some killer local bands as the sun sets over your fair city. This week wraps up the Thursday Night Live, a free concert series brought to you entirely by Canton Brewing Company. When I say it is ENTIRELY covered by Canton Brewing—that’s what I mean. David Beule is the owner of the brewery, and he wanted to give a little back to the community and get some more people downtown. Beule bought the lumber, built a stage and booked some bands and will cover the operating costs for the entire ten week series. There will be beer and food available for purchase from Canton Brewing Company, but that isn’t the driving force behind Beule’s undertaking. He’d much rather see downtown Canton swimming with smiling faces than sell a few extra pizzas. Yes, refreshments are available for purchase from downtown venues, including those artisan pizzas from Canton Brewing, but you’re not obligated. If you want to bring a picnic basket and a blanket—-you can! Folding chairs are also an option. There are no gates so get there as early as you like, maybe drop into Canton Brewing for a happy hour cocktail before you take your beer to go. Don’t worry, you didn’t miss all the fun! You will be able to see Jeff Poulos Blues Revue in full glory on an impressive 32 by 24 foot stage on Market...

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September 2 First Friday: Downtown for Dogs

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in News

September 2 First Friday: Downtown for Dogs

The Canton Arts District has gone to the dogs! Grab your friends, family, (and Fido, too!) and join the party at Downtown for Dogs, on September’s First Friday event. VIP Petcare will be on hand giving away tote bags, leashes, coupons, and Frisbees! For $18, stop in their mobile pet center and get your pup microchipped! Don’t have a pet? No worries! Adoptable pets will be on the Grapes in a Glass patio between 4 and 6pm. From 5-8pm, check out the Canton Museum of Art’s newest art exhibition, “Reflected Self: Exploring Expressive Art Through Therapy”, bringing together people who have overcome life challenges. At 6:30pm, some of our city’s most prestigious men will strut their stuff in high heels for the Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes event, raising money for the Domestic Violence Project. Registration begins at 5:30pm at Canton Brewing Company. Fetch a yummy treat at Cultured Coffee & Waffles where a special First Friday waffle will be unveiled! First Friday means Free Family Movie at the Canton Palace Theatre! At 7:30pm, settle in with kids for “Beethoven,” the story of a slobbering Saint Bernard who becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but must contend with a dog-napping veterinarian and his henchmen.the story of a slobbering St. Bernard who becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but must contend with a dog-napping veterinarian and his henchmen. the story of a slobbering St. Bernard who becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but must contend with a dog-napping veterinarian and his henchmen. Take a stroll through the galleries and studios to see the latest exhibits: The Hub Art Factory will feature Tim Eakin’s Spectacular Beasts–a collection of fantasy creatures from the mind of Canton’s premiere illustration artist; Julz by Alan Rodriguez features work by Erin Mulligan; Canton Creativate hosts creative play for kids in the way of finger puppets and pinwheels; Snarky Art and Journey Studios will be full of sales and surprises, as well as their Community Project: “The Price is Right”; 3rd Space Art Gallery Juilliard Arts Center features work of the Juilliard Arts Center Board members who provide the opportunities for the students throughout the school year; IKON IMAGES The Illustration Gallery’s exhibition Emanations–Charting the Interior Life shows a new way to look at a very ancient way of identifying who we are; Avenue Arts Marketplace and Theatre welcomes Canton Cloth to their marketplace featuring over 40 local artists, live music, and a grab-n-go café. Buy $20 or more from your favorite downtown gallery or artist studio, bring your receipt to the big, yellow First Friday tent, and get $5 cash instantly! The Canton Arts District is full of awesome shops and unique finds! Cantonology celebrates the “Big Dogs of Canton,” featuring vintage Canton McKinley memorabilia. Roll over to Only the Essentials Apothecary to snag something from their new line...

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Downtown Canton Sidewalk Sale

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in News

Downtown Canton Sidewalk Sale

While any day is good to shop, this Saturday is a special day for Downtown Canton retailers to roll out the deals and break out the bargains! Come shop on Saturday, August 27 from 10-4pm. The following retailers are joining the fun: • Arrowhead Downtown 534 Cleveland Ave NW • Avenue Mkplace ( 2nd April) 324 Cleveland Ave NW • Cantonology 306 4th St NW • Colette’s Vintage 207 6th St NW • IKON Images Gallery 221 5th St NW • Lynda Tuttle’s Art Center 209 6th St NW • Modern Ritual 326 Cleveland Ave NW • Only the Essentials Apothecary 340 4th St NW • Print & Press 429 4th St NW • Snarky Art & Journey Studios 431 4th St NW We know you might also need: • Arcadia Grille 321 Court Ave NW • Carpe Diem Coffee 215 Market Ave N • Cultured Coffee & Waffles 309 Cleveland Ave NW • Deli Ohio 328 Walnut Ave NE Maps available...

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Canton Palace Theatre Presents Gallagher’s Jokes On You Comedy Tour

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in News

Canton Palace Theatre Presents Gallagher’s Jokes On You Comedy Tour

The Canton Palace Theatre presents comedian Gallagher on his nationwide Jokes on You comedy tour in celebration of his 70th Birthday on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8pm.  The show will feature comedians Artie Fletcher, Bob Nelson and Gallagher himself. Tickets are $55 or $30 depending on your seat selection. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 19, 2016 at 10am. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Canton Palace Theatre Box Office, located at 605 Market Avenue, N, or calling the Box Office at 330.454.8172 Monday – Friday 10am to 4pm or by going to www.cantonpalacetheatre.org24 hours a day. Tickets are the same price no matter how they are purchased. More information Gallagher, his upcoming tour and videos can be found by visiting www.gallaghersmash.com. History of Canton’s Palace Theatre In Downtown Canton, Ohio, a standing room only crowd welcomed the opening of Harry Harper Ink’s million dollar vaudeville and movie palace on Monday, November 22, 1926. The American public was enjoying the Charleston craze and motion pictures featuring such screen stars as Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford. Today The Palace is once again alive, and is a vital multipurpose entertainment facility. Its marquee burns brightly sixty feet above Market Avenue welcoming you to enter its grand foyer and become a part of Canton’s nostalgic past and its bright future.  The majestic Palace Theatre is once again the heartbeat of the Canton community and plays host to over 300 events per year that has an attendance of over 100,000 per year. The Palace Theatre Association is a non-profit organization whose mission it is to preserve the architectural integrity of the historic Palace Theatre, and partner with others to present cultural, entertainment, and educational experiences for the...

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Canton Palace Theatre Shows The Godfather: Yes, It is That Good!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in News

Canton Palace Theatre Shows The Godfather: Yes, It is That Good!

by Garrett Graber As part of their Summer Movie Series, the Canton Palace Theatre is showing Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 masterpiece The Godfather on June 24th at 6PM and The Godfather, Part II on June 25th at 6PM. Doors open at 5:30 and admission is only $5. Following Michael Corleone’s rise to power as he takes over his father’s criminal empire, The Godfather left audiences and critics in awe in 1972. Forty-four years later it is still considered by many critics as the greatest film of all time. And yes, years later it still holds up. Coppola is a master behind the camera and somehow incorporates masterful storytelling with pure cinematic beauty. Everything fits. From Nino Rita’s chilling soundtrack  to the tiny nuances in Gordon Willis’s cinematography. For example, in a scene with Don Vito Corleone the camera will slowly follow the character while holding a wide shot of everyone in the room. This reinforces the fact that Don Vito is a powerful, and feared character that demands everybody else in the room (including the audience’s) attention. While recent series like Breaking Bad have perhaps perfected the nice guy turned criminal narrative, this would have perhaps not been possible without Michael Corleone. The film from a visual standpoint is beautiful, yes, but what will keep you engrossed is the story. Michael Corleone’s transition to head of his father’s criminal empire will keep you captivated the entire three hours of movie. Michael is complex, and while psychologically complex gangsters (take Tony Soprano for example) have been done time and time again in different films and TV shows, Michael’s is still a story that needs to be told. His love and devotion to family is touching, and almost rivals his love of power. Once a family outsider that distanced himself from the mafia life, the way he assumes the role of Don naturally and ruthlessly makes for one of the most intriguing character studies  perhaps in all of crime drama. This amount of character development for a criminal was unprecedented for its time and continues to be a plot worth revisiting. Whether you’re die hard film buff or just want to see it to say you did, The Godfather is a must see. And yes, it is very much worth the hype. This is a movie you won’t want to miss on the big screen. For more information on the Summer Movie Series, you can visit cantonpalacetheatre.org or call 330-454-8172....

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