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Akron Art Museum _ "Chihuly: The George R. Stroemple Collection." Through Feb. 28. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Everyday. 70 E. Market St., Akron. 376-9185.

McKinley Museum _ "Her Works Praise Her: Inventions by Women." February 26 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. Bundle Up exhibit. Ends Sunday. Tours at Two. 2 p.m. Saturdays through June. 10825 East Blvd., University Circle, Cleveland. $4.50-$6.50. Black History Month Poetry Contest. Ninth and tenth graders. 12 p.m. Saturday. (216) 721-5722.

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. "Ornitholigical Wonders: Rare Birds from the Museum's Rare Book Collection" 2 p.m. Saturday. "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.

MUSIC

Hiram College _ Guest recital. Tom Trenney. Organ. 4 p.m. Sunday. Hiram Christian Church. 569-5294.

Pointview Dance and Banquet Center _ Eddie Vallus Band II Friday and Saturday. Dancing from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. $7. Dinner dance. $20.

Canton Symphony Orchestra _ Cameo concerts. Music for string orchestra. 8 p.m. Friday at Cable Recital Hall in the Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave. North. 452-3434 ext. 6605.

Cleveland San Jose Ballet _ "Music in Motion" 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $6-$15. 426-2500.

Mt. Union College _ Threepenny Opera. 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday.821-2565.

Ohio Ballet _ Jazz ballet. Friday and Saturday E.J. Thomas Hall. Akron. 972-7900.

Walsh University _ The Clifton Trio. Music of Faire, Puccini, Ravel and Bach. 7:30 p.m. 490-7106.

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.

Akron Art Museum _ "Chihuly: The George R. Stroemple Collection." Through Saturday. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Everyday. Concentric Circle Painting with Rod Bengston. 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. $4-$6. 70 E. Market St., Akron. 376-9185.

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.

Aspects _ Exhibit runs through Sunday. j. ho's Celebrations, 2649 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights. (216) 932-4084.

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 _ "Peter Halley - Paintings." Through Feb. 28. "Gary Stephan - Paintings." Through Feb. 28. "Burt Silverman - America's Illustrator." Through March 14. "Steven Graber - Cloud Paintings." Through Feb. 28. "Dane Tighman - Sports Art; Jay Bolitin - Works on Paper." Through Feb. 28. 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown.

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.

International Open Amateur Photography Contest _ Call for entries. Deadline is Feb. 28. International Library of Photography, Owings Mills, Md.. For more information, call (410) 363-4800. (740) 369-4383.

AMUSEMENTS

Poetry Reading _ Evenings with Authors. Canzani Center, Columbus College of Art & Design. Allan Gurganus. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

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.

Rocky River Nature Center, Cleveland Metroparks _ "How Do They Get Here?" Dr. Tony Lesh, consulting veterinarian, shares story of translocating a black rhino from South Afrida to Cleveland. 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. or 9 to 10:15 p.m. Friday.

Garfield Park Nature Center _ Plants and the Underground Railroad. 7 p.m. Friday. Harriet Tubman. Noon Saturday. African-American Genealogy. 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Mary Elizabeth Bowser's story. 3 p.m. Saturday. (216) 341-3152.

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

North Chagrin Nature Center _Zambia: the Real Africa. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

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.

Hiram College _ Tom Trenney organist. 4 p.m. Sunday. Hiram Christian Church. Music Department recital. 8 p.m. Monday. Frohrin Music. "Equality Begins at Home" convocation. 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Kennedy Center Ballroom. 569-5288.

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

International Open Amateur Photography Contest _ International Library of Photography, Owings Mills, Md., Feb. 28 deadline. For more information, call (410) 363-4800. (740) 369-4383.

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.

WVIZ-TV/Channel 25 _ "Paul Robeson: Here I Stand." 9 p.m. Wednesday. Repeats 2 p.m. Sunday.

Reading and Book Signing _ Gene Logsdon and David Kline. 7 p.m. Mac's Backs.

THEATER

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

Carnation City Players _ "Oliver." 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Firehouse Theater 450 E. Market St. Alliance. 821-8712

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

Youngstown Theater _ Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and March 5-6. 3 p.m. Sunday and March 7. 742-3285.

Great Lakes Theater Festival _ "To be Young, Gifted and Black: A Portrait of Lorraine Hansberry in her Own Words." Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday. Various locations. 241-5490.

Playhouse Square Center _ "Fourscore and Seven Years Ago" 11 a.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Ohio Theater. Call (216) 241-6000 or (800) 766-6048 for tickets. Tickets $8.75 plus handling. "Jurys Irish Cabaret" premiers 7:30 p.m. Saturday. 771-4444. Tickets for "Rent" (May 18-May 23) on sale 9 a.m. Friday. 771-4444.

Beck Center for the Arts _ "Moon over Buffalo." 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 2 p.m. Sundays. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Through Sunday. 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 _ Jim Zeller. 9 to 11 p.m. Saturday. 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 _ Aria. 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.

Mugs Brew Pub and Sports Grill _ Tonight. House Band. Friday Mississippi Leghounds. Saturday Cleveland Fats. 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 _ 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Friday. Fat Pats, 9387 Sprague St. N. Royalton. (440) 888-3354. No cover. 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Riverwood Cafe. 18500 Detroit Ave. Lakewood. No cover. (216) 521-1529.

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.

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.

Pointview Dance and Banquet Center _ 8:30 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. Route 62 and Western Reserve Road, Canfield. $8-$10. 533-1955.

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

Ohio Ballet _ "Breaking the Frames." 8 p.m. Friday 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall. 2 p.m. March 5 and 2 and 8 p.m. March 6, Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square, Cleveland. Tickets are $30, $26 and $18 for E. J. Thomas. (330) 972-7905. Tickets are $32, $28, $19, and $15 for the Ohio Theater performance. (216) 241-6000.

"Talking Dance II" _ Richard Dickinson presents this free program. 7:30 p.m. March 1. Shaker Heights Public Library, 16500 Van Aken Blvd. Shaker Heights.

OUTDOORS

Quail Hollow State Park _ 877-6652.

Brecksville Reservation _ (440) 526-1012.

South Chagrin Reservation _ (440) 247-7075.

Garfield Park Reservation _ (216) 341-3152.

Rocky River Reservation _ History of Maple Sugaring 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily Sunday through March 14. Cabin Fever Hikes. Sundays through February. (440) 734-6660.

North Chagrin Reservation _ Birding field trip raptors and waterfowl. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. (440) 473-3370.

Hinckley Reservation _ (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.

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

The Cleveland Cinematheque _ "Four Nights of a Dreamer" 7 p.m. tonight. ""The Devil, Probably" 8:50 p.m. tonight. "Lancelot of the Lake" 7:30 p.m. Saturday. 4:30 p.m. Sunday. L'Argent (Money) 2:45 p.m., 7 p.m. Sunday.

Lakeland Community College _ "The Scent of Green Papaya" Friday 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirland.

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