CANAPI hosts several events and fundraisers throughout the year. We also advocate for partnering agencies and businesses. Please check back frequently for the latest information.


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Weathervane Playhouse Benefit Performance 

August 13th, 7:30 p.m.

Weathervane Playhouse 

1301 Weathervane Lane
Akron, Ohio 44313-5186

Phone: 330-836-2626

Tickets can be found on Weathervane's website here

Once a year, Weathervane Playhouse plays host to a special-event, one-night-only benefit performance. All proceeds benefit CANAPI programs.

"The Divine Sister"

Evoking such films as The Song of BernadetteThe Bells of St. Mary'sThe Singing Nun and Agnes of God, comic mastermind Charles Busch’s The Divine Sister tells the story of St. Veronica's indomitable Mother Superior, who is determined to build a new school for her Pittsburgh convent. Along the way, she has to deal with such challenges as a young postulant who is experiencing "visions," sexual hysteria among her nuns, a sensitive schoolboy in need of mentoring, a mysterious nun visiting from the Mother House in Berlin, and a former suitor intent on luring her away from her vows! This madcap trip through Hollywood religiosity evokes the wildly comic but affectionately observed theatrical style of the creator of Die, Mommie, Die! and Psycho Beach Party.

The performance will be presented in a staged-reading format; it will be performed in costume with some props, but will not feature sets, lighting effects, etc. The show is performed in two acts with an intermission.

The Divine Sister is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

AUDIENCE ADVISORYThe Divine Sister is recommended for mature audiences. The show is filled with adult humor and sexual situations. Parents are requested to use their discretion in determining if this production may be suitable for their children.



Tatsuya Nagashima Piano Concert Benefit 

Tuesday, May 29th, 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00)

Pub Bricco, 1841 Merriman Road, Akron, Ohio 44313

Join world-class pianist Tatsuya Nagashima at this unique and intimate concert supporting CANAPI programs. Tickets include the concert, fantastic raffle items, heavy appetizers and beverages.

Tickets - $35
Contact Pub Bricco: 330.869.0035

This event is brought to you by:

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David B. Cook Memorial Fund Benefit at Tear-EZ Bar

Saturday, August 11th and Sunday, August 12th

360 South Main Street, Akron, OH 44311

This annual two night benefit is sure to entertain - join the local community as it comes together for two nights of celebration and fundraising to help stop the spread of HIV and support those living with HIV.

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World AIDS Day 2018

Saturday, December 1st

Details to follow!

Tear-Ez Annual Chili Cook-off

Details for 2019 tbd 

Bring your best pot of chili and try your luck! The event features a 50/50 raffle and live entertainment. Come out in support of a local bar and help raise money for CANAPI! We will see you there.

Tear-Ez Bar is located at 360 South Main Street in Akron. Be sure to check them out on facebook and their main webpage.

Race at the Raffle 2019

Tangier, 532 W Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44303

Race at the Raffle is CANAPI's signature fundraising event. The event features pre-recorded horse races selected at random; participants may purchase or sponsor (and name, for better or worse) horses in several races or simply bet on a predicted victor. A race announcer hilariously narrates races using names chosen by participants. Event tickets correspond to an ongoing reverse raffle. Spice it up further with our 50/50 raffle, sideboard, silent auction and live auction. To the victor go the spoils! Open bar, hors d'oeuvres offered.

Come dressed in your best derby outfit! The best outfit will win 50/50 raffle tickets and a secret prize compliments of CANAPI.

Money raised at Race at the Raffle goes directly to CANAPI programming. Must be present or represented to win 50/50 or reverse raffle.