The German Family Society in Brimfield will host Oktoberfest from 6 to midnight Sept. 8, from 3 to 11 p.m. Sept. 9 and noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 10. Parking is free. The eventis at the German Family Society, 3871 Ranfield Road, Brimfield. Admission is $5 per person for those 13 and older.
Kent's Art in the Park Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 9 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10 at Fred Fuller Park, 497 Middlebury Road Kent. The event will feature more than 90 artists who will display and sell their work, entertainment, food and children's activities. The event and parking are free.
The Mantua Potato Festival runs from 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to midnight Sept. 9 and noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 10 on East High Street in Mantua. Admission is free. There will be food, live music, contests, rides, games and on Saturday organizers are attempting to make a world-record pierogi.
Group Ten Gallery will present its fourth Anniversary Members' Exhibition through Sept. 16. It will feature the art of 15 artists in varied styles and media. Location: 201 East Erie Street, Kent.
Around the World Music Series featuring 'AppalAsia' will be at 8 p.m. Sept. 23 at the North Water Street Gallery, 300 N. Water St., Suite H, Kent. A meet-and-greet reception will be held at 7:30 p.m. A $10 donation is suggested.
Chip's East Main Saloon has live music Friday night featuring Steve Cipriano from 7 to 10 p.m., with juke box following. Jukebox on Saturday. Location: 130 E. Main St., Ravenna. For more information, call 330-296-2521.
Wednesday: College ID night with DJ Half Pint, 21 and over free, 18 and over welcome, reduced admission with college ID. Must have valid ID or driver's license for admission. Dance lessons at 7 p.m. Friday: Ladies Night. DJ all night. 21 and over welcome.
Dance lessons at 7 p.m. Saturday: DJ all night. Open Dance. 21 and over welcome. Mark Leach on Aug. 12. For more information, visit www.dustya.com. Location: Dusty Armadillo, 3147 S.R. 44, Rootstown.
DJ Gary Friday and Saturday. Location: The Den Lounge, 110 N. Meridian St., Ravenna.
The Kent Stage. Rocky Horror Picture Show at 11:59 p.m. Sept. 9. BoDeans at 8b p.m. Sept. 11. Rhiannon Giddens "The Freedom Highway Tour" at 8 p.m. Sept. 16. Location 175 E. Main St., Kent.
The Outpost. The Blackout Cookout 8 with Lazer/Wulf and Lo Plan at 3 p.m. Sept. 16. Kublai Khan at 5 p.m. Sept. 23. Location: 4962 S.R. 43, Brimfield.
Sheraton Suites: The Johnathan Edward Project, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 31. Barbara Knight Trio from 8 to 11 p.m. Sept. 1. Danny Clark from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 7. Helen Welch Trio from 8 to 11 p.m. Sept. 8. East of Seattle from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 9. Location: Sheraton Suites, 1989 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls.