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Kent State University Museum _ "Court and Conquest: Ottoman Origins and the Design for Handel's Tamerlano at the Glimmerglass Opera." Runs through April 25. "A Dance of Light and Color: Embroidered and Brocaded Garments of India," "Silhouettes of Style." "For Erin: A Royal Remembrance." "Selections from the Tarter/Miller Collection." "Fashioning Fashion." " Buehrle Ivories." 10 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. today. 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Noon to 4:45 p.m. Sunday. 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. Rockwell Hall, Lincoln and East Main streets, Kent. $3$5. 6723450.

McKinley Museum _ "Her Works Praise Her: Inventions by Women." Through March 22. "Walking Tour of West Lawn Cemetery." $4-$6. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekdays. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 800 McKinley Monument Drive, N.W., Canton. 455-7043.

Western Reserve Historical Society _ Packard Centennial exhibit. Through June. From Saddlebags to CPR: A Medical History Adventure. Through May. Tours at Two. 2 p.m. Saturdays through June. 10825 East Blvd., University Circle, Cleveland. $4.50-$6.50.

Cleveland Museum of Natural History _ The Collector as Binder: The Piscatorial Bindings of S.A. Neff, Jr. Through March 15. Wade Oval Drive, University Circle, Cleveland. "Science Alive ! Curator's Forum." Six-part lecture series highlights current research at the museum. Admission free with museum admission. Through March 13. "Great Ball of Fire" concerns sunspot activity. For children. Discovery Center _ hands on fun with fossil and animal casts through May 23. (216) 231-4600.

The Cleveland Museum of Art _ Diego Rivera: Art and Revolution. Runs through May 2. R. Clarke-Davis Photographs: In Between. Exhibit through March 17. 11150 East Blvd., University Circle, Cleveland. (216) 421-7350.

The Health Museum of Cleveland _ "Medicines: The Inside Story." Through 1999. 8911 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. (216) 231-5129.

The Great Lakes Science Center _ "Whales." Omnimax theater feature. Various times throughout the day. North Coast Harbor, Cleveland. (216) 694-2000. Omnimaz movies. "The Living Sea." "Everest." 7 and 8 p.m., respectively, Fridays and Saturdays beginning this Friday and running through March 27.

Rainbow Children's Museum _ Kids Color Lab. Childern learn to create and discover color through interactive fun. 10730 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. (216) 791-7114.

MUSIC

E.J. Thomas Hall _ Trinidadian Calypso singer-songwriter David Rudder. 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets $14. 972-5196. University of Akron.

Akron Civic Theater _ Ray Charles. 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets $40, $35, $30. Student and senior discounts available. 253-2488. 182 S. Main Street. Akron.

Pointview Dance and Banquet Center _ Eddie Vallus Band II. Friday. Al Hreno. Saturday. Dancing from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. 533-1955 or 533-3606.

Cleveland State University Convocation Center _ Rod Stewart tickets available. Performance is 8 p.m. April 11. $65.50-$35.35. 945-9400.

ART

Kent State University _ "Variations in Clay: Vessels from Three Continents." Through March 26. School of Art Gallery. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. (330) 672-7853.

The Little Art Gallery _ "The Door of Islam." From Sunday through March 21. 185 N. Main St., North Canton. 499-4712.

The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center _ Daytime pottery class. 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays through April 1. Call for registration. 2131 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls. 928-8092.

Second Annual Art and Music Fair _ Call for entries. Applications being accepted for group and individual spaces. All types of media to be exhibited. Call 253-7273 for an application.

The College of Wooster _ "Displacement: Sculpture by Mary Jo Bole, Eva Kwong and Steven Thurston." Through March 28. 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. The College of Wooster Art Museum, Ebert Art Center, 1220 Beall Ave., Wooster. 263-2495.

The Sculpture Center _ "Jonathan Liss: The Sculpture Center." Through March 19, noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. 12206 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. (216) 229-6527.

Cleveland Institute of Art _ Annual Student Independent Exhibition. Opens Friday through March 21. Monday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Reinberger Galleries in the college's Gund Building, 11141 E. Boulevard, University Circle. (216) 421-7407.

Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art _ Mythopoeia: Projects by Matthew Barney, Luca Buvoli and Matthew Ritchie; Faster than a Speeding Bullet: Superheroes in Contemporary Art; Things We Gather: Models of Galaxy Clusters. All through May 2. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 8501 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland. (216) 421-8671.

Cleveland Artists Foundation _ "Revisiting Textiles and Enamels, 1946-1966. 2 to 5 p.m. at the Beck Center for the Arts through March 28. 17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood. (216) 227-9507.

Ursuline College _ "Now and Then." Student and alumnae show. Exhibit runs through March 7. Florence O'Donnell Wasmer Gallery, Ursuline College, Pepper Pike. (440) 646-8122.

The Butler Institute of American Art _ "Burt Silverman - America's Illustrator." Through March 14.

Valley Art Center _ Exhibit of works by Western Reserve Rug Hookers. Through March 26. Applications being accepted for second session of winter classes and workshops. 155 Bell St., Chagrin Falls. (440) 247-7507.

Lake Farmpark _ Quilts '99. Runs through March 24. 8800 Chardon Road, Kirtland. (800) 366-FARM.

Ohio Watercolor Society _ Entries for statewide watercolor exhibition accepted now through June 1. Cash awards exceed $9,000.

AMUSEMENTS

Canton Symphony Orchestra _ Coffee in the Courtyard. Wilkof Courtyard at Canton Museum of Art in Cultural Center for the Arts. Friday 8 to 10:30 p.m. $3. Children's Classics Club. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Borders at the Strip. Free. 452-3434. Coffee in the Courtyard. 452-3434.

Brimfield Memorial House Association _ Kelso Lyceum lecture concerning Conrad Wise Chapman, southern civil war artist. 7:30 p.m. Friday by Ben Bassam, Professor of Art History at Kent State University. Free. Heritage Room of Kelso House, 4158 S.R. 43 ) shares an entrance driveway with Brimfield Elementary School. 673-1052.

Ohio Coin Exposition _ Ohio's largest Coin Show and Exposition. 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Michaud's Expo Center, 16808 Pearl Road, Strongsville. Tickets $3. (216) 292-7746.

Channels 45/49 _ Reading Rainbow's 5th Annual Young Writers and Illustrators Contest. Applications available from area Pizza Huts or by calling (800) 554-4549.

Canton _ Sports Archives. Sports cards, NASCAR, toys, Beanie Babies, etc. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 3919 Celveland Ave. N.W. 492-4607.

Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area _ Lyceum series presentations 7: 30 p.m. every Friday through March 26. (800) 445-9667.

Chapel Hill Mall _ PBS 45 and 49 Family Expo '99. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 633-7100.

Goodell Farms _ A "sit down and be served" pancake breakfast, Sundays in March from 8:30 a.m. to 2 :30 p.m. at the Shalersville Town Hall, corner of S.R. 303 and S.R. 44. Tickets $5 for adults, $3.50 for children ages 4 to 10 years old, free for children less than 4.

McKinley Museum _ Planetarium presentations. 2 p.m. Saturday. 2 and 3 p.m. Sunday. 800 McKinley Monument Drive. Canton. 455-7043.

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens _ Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. 836-5533.

THEATER

Kent State University _ "Witness for the Prosecution" Friday through March 7. 672-2497 for tickets.

Weathervane Community Playhouse _ "Richard III" by The African Company. Through March 14. 1301 Weathervane Lane, Akron, 836-2323.

Youngstown Theater _ Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 742-3285.

Playhouse Square Center _ Tickets for "Rent" (May 18-May 23) on sale. 771-4444. Broadway musical: "Bring in 'da Noise/Bring in 'da Funk. Tuesday through March 21. Tickets from $25 to $43.50 available at box office, all ADVANTIX locations or by calling (216) 241-6000.

Beck Center for the Arts _ "Moon over Buffalo." 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 2 p.m. Sundays. "17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood. $15-$6. (216) 521-2540.

Cabaret Dada _ Improvisational Theater. 8:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturdays. 1210 W. Sixth St., Cleveland. $12. (216) 696-HAHA.

Palace Theater _ Tickets for "The Wizard of Oz" featuring Mickey Rooney. $20-$45. Tickets available for "Sunset Boulevard." $26.50-$47.50. (216) 241-6000.

NIGHTLIFE

Wild Goats Coffee & Cafe _ 1708 E. Main St., Kent. 677-BEAN.

Cipriano's Restaurant and Lounge _ Music and dancing. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday with Big Daddy Revue and Brandy. Cipriano's Restaurant and Lounge, 6544 S.R. 14, Ravenna. 2962277.

The Outpost _ Cleveland Fats. 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The Avenue _ 626 N. Water St., Kent. 676-0069.

Brady's Cafe _ 436 E. Main Street. 673-6060.

Peabody's Down Under _ Seboda, sub-pop recording artists. 9 p.m. Friday. Tickets $12 advance. $14 door.

Mugs Brew Pub and Sports Grill _ 211 Franklin Ave., Kent. No Cover. 673-7822.

Stow-Kent Lanes _ "Teennight" 9 p.m. to midnight every other Saturday. 3870 Fishcreek Road, Stow. 673-1718.

11th Frame Lounge _ Dance music and Karaoke. 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Kent Bowling Lanes, 1524 S. Water St., Kent. 6731448.

Moonrock Bowling _ 10,000 watts of music and lazar lights with D.J. Mike. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 9 p.m. Kent Bowling Lanes, 1524 S. Water St., Kent. 673-1448.

Otto's _ Karaoke. 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 4112 S.R. 43, Brimfield Plaza, Brimfield. 6775177.

Genesis _ DJ Chad. 10 tonight. DJ Dave. 10 p.m. Friday. DJ Steve. 10 p.m. Wednesday. 121 W. College St., Kent. 6732673.

Sloan _ (216) 241-2451.

Moonlite Bowling _DJ dance party. 9 p.m. Teen night. Friday. Every other Saturday is 21 and over. Sto-Kent Lanes, 3870 Fishcreek Road, Stow. 6731718.

Falls Fast Lanes _ 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays. Froggy's Karaoke. 7 p.m. Saturdays. Blind Draw. S.R. 534, Newton Falls.

Club Zero _ 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Friday and Saturday. Ages 16-21. 3147 S.R. 44, Rootstown. 325-7647.

The Graysons _ 3,000 song selection. Friday and Saturday. Arthur's Lounge, Akron-Kent Holiday Inn, Routes 76 and 43, Kent. 678-0101.

The Bluestones _ 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. tonight at Cheers. 4339 Dressler Road N.W. Belden Village, North Canton. $2 cover. 492- 4444; 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday. Settler's Inn. 11697 S.R. 44 Mantua Corners. No cover. 274-8403. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at Otto's Restaurant. 4112 S.R. 43 Brimfield. No cover. 677-5177.

Zero Parade _ Alternative rock. Friday. Annabell's, 782 W. Market St., Akron. (330) 535-1112.

DANCE

Pointview Dance and Banquet Center _ Eddie Vallus Band II Friday and Saturday. Dancing from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. $7. Dinner dance. $20. Route 62 and Western Reserve Road, Canfield. 533-1955.

Salem Recreational Dance Classes _ 6:30 to 8 p.m. Beginning line dance. 8:15 to 9:45 p.m. Easy intermediates. Wednesdays. Six week classes. Salem Memorial building, 785 E. State St., Salem. $26. 332-5512.

Cleveland San Jose Ballet _ "Hidden Talents." State Theatre, Playhouse Square, Cleveland. 8 p.m. Wednesday through March 14. Matinees at 2 p.m. March 13 and 14. Tickets from $15 to $55.

St. Thomas Grand Ballroom _ Singles/Couples. 7:30 p.m. Sundays. 585 S. Cleveland-Massilon Road, Fairlawn. $7. 630-2872.

First Thursday _ Gene Fiocca Band 7:30 p.m. tonight. Springlake Center _ Lakemore, near corner of Route 224 and Route 91. Tickets $6.

The Maples Ballroom _ Ballroom dancing to The Stan Papas Orchestra. 8 to 11 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Polka. 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Polka. 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission $6. Ballroom Dancing to Gene Fiocca 8 to 11:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Dance lessons at 7 :10 p.m. Admission $8. 3147 S.R. 44, Rootstown. 325-7647.

OUTDOORS

Quail Hollow State Park _ 877-6652.

Brecksville Reservation _ (440) 526-1012.

South Chagrin Reservation _ (440) 247-7075.

Garfield Park Reservation _ (216) 341-3152.

North Chagrin Reservation _ Naturalist Deb Marcinski takes visitors on a 2.5-mile hike to seek signs of animal travel and spring's renewal. Rogers Road parking lot. (440) 473-3370.

Hinckley Reservation _ Hiking for your heart. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 2 mile hike with naturalist Paeggy Jarrett, Whipp's Ledges parking lot. (440) 526-1012.

Mill Stream Run Reservation _ Tobogganing chutes. 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays. 6 to 10:30 p.m. Fridays. noon to 10:30 p.m. Saturdays. noon to 9 p.m. Sundays. Chalet Recreation Area. (440) 572-9990. Exploring the changes of spring. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Paw Paw Picnic Area. (440) 526-1012.

Lake Metroparks _ (440) 473-3370.

Holden Arboretum _ Birdwatching basics. 8 a.m. to noon. $12 members. $15 nonmembers. 9500 Sperry Road. Kirtland. (440) 946-4400.

Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area _ Snowshoe rental. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Happy Days Visitor Center, S.R. 303. Friday.(330) 650-4636. Lyceum lecture concerning ancient Anasazi Indians of southwest and possible reasons for their decline. 7:30 p.m. Friday. $5 adults. $2 children 6 to 12 years old. (440) 546-5992. Blues artist Alvin Youngblood Heart. 8 p.m. Saturday. $10 adults. $8 members. $5 children 3 to 12 years old. (800) 445-9667.

Lorain Country Metroparks. Exhibit: "Into the Sea" depicts coral reefs through March 28. 458-5121.

FILM

Kent State University's International Film fFestival _ "Happy together." 7 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $2 for students with KSU identification. $4 otherwise. Student Center Kiva Auditorium.

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