Special Events

Join us for a celebration of the Release of

"Sanza Time" Music for Kalimba and Electronics by Halim El-Dabh and Ron Slabe.

Friday, May 20, 2016. 8-10pm

North Water St. Gallery
300 North Water St.Suite H
Kent,Oh 44240

Listening and light refreshments before and after a short performance at 9:00

(330) 673-4970



Standing Rock Cultural Arts is honored to present:

Celebration of Halim El-Dabh’s 4,095th Birthday!

-Halim is a professor emeritus at Kent State University.
-Halim is one of the premier classical music composers living in the world today.
-Halim will perform a World Premiere of a composition inspired by his paintings
-Kent African Drum Community performance

Friday, March 4, 2016. 7:00pm

North Water Street Gallery
300 N. Water St, Suite H., Downtown Kent

MORE INFO: 330-673-4970 or



Bring Instruments, Beverages, And Good Vibrations to help celebrate the achievements of this incredibly Creative Spirit in our community!







Standing Rock Cultural Arts Center presents


Four nights of PG-13 Stand Up Comedy.

February 19, 20, 16, 17 Fridays and Saturdays

Shows start at 8PM nightly

Standing Rock Cultural Art Center

North Water Street Gallery
300 N. Water Street, Suite H
Kent, Ohio 44240

$10 suggested donation (or pay what you can)



Jerry C. Jaffe

The world’s most highly educated stand up comedian

Husband. Father. Teacher. Jerry has traveled the world, teaching at different universities while

directing plays on three continents. He brings his wry and ironic sense of humour to his world-

weary experience on everything from parenting to physics. He combines observational humour

about marriage with nerd comedy about Star Wars and Dungeons and Dragons. With his PhD in

comedy, Jerry raises the IQ of audiences everywhere he goes.

Jerry is the producer and host of the podcast Gold Star Classroom. He is also a featured

performer in the upcoming documentary Behind the Laughs. He is a former writer and

segment producer for the Toledo-based variety TV show Monkey Dome.

Jerry has hosted at The Funny Bone (Toledo), The Funny Stop (Cuyahoga Falls), and JRs Last

Laugh (Erie, PA), among others. He recently featured at the Warren Comedy Club and closed

out the “Nerd Up! Stand UP!” show in Canton, OH. He has done showcases at Flappers

(Burbank), Hilarities (Cleveland), and the Punchline (Atlanta). In December of 2013 he had the

thrill of performing on the White Thrash Xmas Show in Youngstown alongside Don Jamieson,

Kevin Downey JR., and Mark Riccadonna. He produces and hosts the Eastside Comedy show in

Mentor, OH.


Peter Hale - Barely Lucid

Peter is a Designer, Construction Manager, Multi-media Artist, Photographer, Comic and Actor

and enjoys reality part time. He can often be found in a meadow, observing and commenting

on the vagaries of life, sometimes in a slightly sardonic manner. Peter has performed at Laffs

for Laps (two years running), The Funny Stop, Sassy’s Bar and Grill, and many charitable events,

often with his imaginary friend.


Joanna Butler - Sarcasm on a Stick

Joanna is sort of retired, and enjoys doing comedy in the time she can spare from her busy

schedule of doing mostly nothing. She has appeared on stage at the Improv in Cleveland, at the

Funny Stop in Cuyahoga Falls, and in traffic court in Barberton. She is married to Frank and has

two cats.









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