5 things to do in NEO: BLK JOY Festival, dancing and more

BLK JOYFestival
The first one BLK JOYFestival takes place at the Glenville Arts Campus in Cleveland on Saturday, October 8 from 1-11 p.m. This day of expression of black joy includes music, dance, spoken word, film and visual arts presented by the Hough Youth Advisory Board with support from Twelve Literary Arts and Midtown Cleveland.

Gibney Company
Case Western Reserve University alumnus and Ohio native Gina Gibney returns to Northeast Ohio with her acclaimed dance troupe. DANCECleveland and the University of Akron Dance Program present the Gibney Company Saturday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m. on stage at EJ Thomas Hall in Akron.

Artist Amy Casey
Cleveland Arts Prize-winning painter Amy Casey showcases her new work at the Canton Museum of Art. The show “Suite Suite“, featuring Casey’s unstable cityscapes, runs until October 30.

Apollo’s fire
The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra Apollo’s Fire stages its world-renowned production “Monteverdi Vespers from 1610This week’s performances are Saturday nights at First Baptist Church in Shaker Heights and Sunday afternoons at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Bay Village.

Hale Farm Harvest Party
Celebrate fall at Hale Farm Harvest Festival in Bath Township this weekend with apple cider and seasonal foods while experiencing what it’s like to work on a 19th century farmhouse during harvest season. The historic property of the Western Reserve Historical Society is open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Gerald R. Schneider