Main Street Kent to hold all-inclusive comedy event downtown

Madeline Crandall

A complete night of food, drinks and entertainment is being arranged by Main Street Kent. “Eat. Drink. Laugh.” will take guests to different locations downtown, providing a taste of what local establishments have to offer Saturday, March 25.

“We’re always working on fun, progressive events to expose people to different businesses that they may not have visited in the past,” Heather Malarcik said, executive director at Main Street Kent.

Beginning with the drink, this occasion will start at Franklin Hotel Bar with a guest’s choice of two drinks to start the night, included in the package deal.

“The Franklin Hotel Bar has newly opened and been totally renovated within the last couple of months,” Malarcik said. “I’m excited for people to experience the new location that has been brought to our downtown.”

Next, participants will go to Laziza, a Mediterranean restaurant located in Acorn Alley, where they will have a number of different dinner options. 

The Kent Stage is hosting comedian Mike Polk Jr., a Kent State graduate, to entertain the guests for the night after dinner. Polk is widely known for his viral YouTube videos specializing in witty conversation about Cleveland’s different quirks.

To top off the event, Tree City Coffee and Pastry will host a secluded dessert party with wine tasting.

With 80 spots available, the $75 tickets are expected to sell out, much like Main Street Kent’s other recent all-inclusive event, the Chocolate Walk, which had participants sample chocolate at businesses all around town.

“We know that people really enjoy attending events that are pre-packed for them,” Malarcik said. “They pay one ticket price and then go enjoy themselves for the night.”

Madeline Crandall is an entertainment reporter, contact her at [email protected].