The Ravenna Balloon A-Fair will be kick off tonight with a children's parade at 6:30 p.m. downtown. The Grand Parade steps off from the east end of Ravenna at 9 a.m. Saturday with live entertainment, games, food and vendors downtown until 4 p.m. After that the festival moves to Sunbeau Valley Farm until 11 p.m. Hot air balloons are expected to lift off at 5:30 p.m. weather permitting. Events continue starting at 9 a.m. Sunday at Sunbeau Valley Farm with a car show, music, rides, food and vendors. A final hot air balloon ascension is set for 5:30 p.m.
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. Core tribute, STP and Rock Bottom at 7 p.m. Sept. 15. Blackout Cookout 8 with Lazer/Wulf and Lo Pan at 3 p.m. Sept. 16. 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.