Things to do: Sneaker Xpo in Canton, Manilow tribute, Journey show

Sneaker Xpo is Saturday at Canton Memorial Civic Center

Nike Air Jordan shoes and thousands of other pairs will be for sale at the Stark County Sneaker Xpo from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Canton Memorial Civic Center.

John Hray, event organizer, said he's excited about the first-time local event, which also features food, a DJ, prizes, raffles and giveaways.

Mostly gym-style shoes will be for sale, including rare ones and "every brand of sneakers you can imagine," Hray said. Prices for shoes range from $40 to thousands of dollars.

"You always find some rare, hard to find shoes at every sneaker show," he wrote in an email. "We also have people selling clothing, jerseys and vintage clothing, as well."

"If anyone goes to a sneaker event like this, they have to drive two hours to Columbus (or) an hour to Cleveland, so we are proud to be hosting this in Canton," Hray said.

A few thousand people are expected to attend the Sneaker Xpo, where admission is $10 for students and $20 for adults. Pre-order tickets are available online for $10 at https://www.eventbrite.com/. The ticket presale ends on Friday.

The event is sponsored by Stark Flavor, Giordano's pizza in Stark County and Grandpa's Cheesebarn.

Barry Manilow and Neil Diamond tribute in Massillon

Classic songs from Barry Manilow and Neil Diamond will be showcased in a tribute show Saturday night at Lions Lincoln Theatre in downtown Massillon.

Spotlight Entertainment presents the concert performed with three male vocalists and two female background singers backed by a five-piece rock band.

The 90-minute tribute show features the songs, "Could It Be Magic," "Mandy," "I Write The Songs," "Daybreak," "Copacabana (At the Copa)," "Sweet Caroline," "Cracklin' Rosie," "Song Sung Blue," "Love On The Rocks" and "America."

Doors open one hour before the 7:30 p.m. concert. Tickets, $20 balcony, $25 main floor and $30 VIP seating, can be purchased at https://www.lionslincolntheatre.org/. The theatre, 156 Lincoln St. E, also can be reached at 330-481-9105 or lionslincolntheatre@gmail.com.

'Genocide of the Greeks' at the Canton Palace Theatre

"Lethal Nationalism: Genocide of the Greeks" will be shown Friday night at the Canton Palace Theatre.

Asia Minor and Pontos Research Center is presenting the award-winning historical documentary, which chronicles the genocide of the indigenous Greeks, among other victims, at the hands of the Ottoman and Nationalist Turks, a news release said.

The director's cut, which premiered at the 2022 Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, tells the tragic story of the Smyrna catastrophe and the Greek genocide of 100 years ago with never-before-seen footage, the release said.

Doors open one hour before the 7:30 p.m. showing of the 70-minute film. Admission is $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased at https://cantonpalacetheatre.org/ or by calling the box office at 330-454-8172 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at the Palace Theatre, 605 Market Ave. N in downtown Canton.

Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door starting at 6:30 p.m.

A question-and-answer session with filmmakers will follow the documentary. The film was directed and produced by Peter Lambrinatos.

Into the Blue, an ELO tribute band, will perform on Thursday night at Canton Palace Theatre. A Michael Stanley tribute band is also performing.
Into the Blue, an ELO tribute band, will perform on Thursday night at Canton Palace Theatre. A Michael Stanley tribute band is also performing.

Into the Blue ELO tribute and Michael Stanley tribute at Canton Palace

ELO and Michael Stanley tribute bands will perform Thursday night at Canton Palace Theatre.

Into the Blue plays classic songs from ELO, including "Strange Magic," "Evil Woman," "Hold On Tight," "Turn to Stone" and ""Mr. Blue Sky." The Eric Brookes Michael Stanley Tribute Band will play songs from the late Northeast Ohio-based musical artist.

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Doors open one hour before the 7 p.m. show. Tickets are $24 and can be purchased online at https://cantonpalacetheatre.org/ or by calling the box office at 330-454-8172 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at the Palace Theatre, 605 Market Ave. N.

Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door starting at 6 p.m.

Journey tribute band at Jackson Amphitheater

A Journey tribute band will perform Saturday night at the Jackson Amphitheater for the final concert of the season.

E5C4P3 will be playing the iconic pop rock band's hit songs, including "Stone In Love," "Don't Stop Believin'," "Faithfully," "Lights,"  "Wheel In The Sky," "Any Way You Want It," "Lovin,' Touchin,' Squeezin'" and "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)"

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $20 for VIP front stage and patio while supplies last.

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The concert is the last of the summer series sponsored by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Mears Nissan is the supporting sponsor of the show.

The Journey tribute concert originally had been scheduled for Sept. 4. Tickets for the previous date will be honored.

Concessions and food trucks will be available. Credit and debit cards are only accepted for the sale of adult beverages.

The Jackson Amphitheater is at 7454 Community Parkway.

Reach Ed at 330-580-8315 and ebalint@gannett.com. On Twitter: @ebalintREP.

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