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MUSEUMS Kent State University Museum _ Current exhibitions: "2000 Spangles: Dresses for the Party of the Millennium." "Japanese by Design: Fifty Avant Garde Works of Japanese Fashion Designers." "Panache: Paige Palmer- a salute to fifty years of fashion and fitness." "Silhouettes of Style." "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. Akron Art Museum _ "Raphael Gleitsmann: Recent Acquisitions," through Jan. 23. "Structure and Surface: Contemporary Japanese Textiles," through Feb. 20. 70 E. Market St., Akron. 376-9185. Inventure Place _ "See Sound!" "Warp Time!" "Create Rainbows!" "Take Control of the Earth's Climate!" All leave Friday. Museum hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 221 S. Broadway, Akron. $7.50-$6. (330) 762-6565. MAPS Air Museum _ Restored WWII aircraft, aircraft under restoration and aviation artifacts. 5359 Massillon Road, North Canton. For more information, call (330) 896-6332. Hours: Mon. _ 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wed. _ 6 to 9 p.m.; Sat. _ 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donation requested. McKinley Museum _ "For Liberty and Union: Stark County and the American Civil War," through April 12. Pattern Glass exhibit, ends Saturday. 800 McKinley Monument Dr., NW, Canton. (330) 455-7043. Western Reserve Historical Society _ "Life as a Civil War Soldier," 2 p.m. Saturday. "Soldiering 101," 1 p.m. Sunday. History Museum Gallery Tours, at noon on Saturdays. Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum Gallery Tours, 1 p.m. Saturdays. "Civil War! For God, Union and Glory," runs through Dec. 31, 2000. 10825 East Blvd., University Circle, Cleveland. $5-$7.50. (216) 721-5722. The Cleveland Museum of Art _ Current exhibits: "The Jeanne Miles Blackburn Collection of Illuminated Manuscripts," through Feb. 27. "Janna Dekker and Jan van Leeuwen Photographs: Contemporary Dutch Still Lifes," through Jan. 12. "Still-Life Paintings from the Netherlands, 1550-1720," ends Sunday. "A Painting in Focus: Nicolas Poussin's 'Holy Family on the Steps,'" through Jan. 23. 11150 East Blvd., University Circle, Cleveland. (216) 421-7350. The Health Museum of Cleveland _ Healthy Pocket Monster Scavenger Hunt- hunt clues throughout the museum and receive a Pocket Monster trainer certificate, through Jan. 30. 8911 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. (216) 231-5129. The Cleveland Museum of Natural History _ Sitting Pretty: Duck Decoys in Art and Action, through Feb. 6. Art Forms in Nature by Ernst Haeckel, through March 5. 1 Wade Oval, University Circle, Cleveland. (216) 231-4600. Rainbow Children's Museum _ "Adventures into Books: Gumby's World," through Feb. 14. "Sandtastic! Secrets of the Shore," through March 19. 10730 Euclid Ave., University Circle, Cleveland. (216) 791-KIDS. The Great Lakes Science Center _ Omnimax Theater, now showing, "Mysteries of Egypt" and "Alaska: Spirit of the Wild." North Coast Harbor, Cleveland. (216) 694-2000. Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery _ "Transcending Traditions: Ohio Artists in Clay and Fiber," show ends Saturday. Co-curated by Janice Lessman-Moss, professor of art at Kent State University. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Corner of State and High streets, Columbus. (614) 644-9624. MUSIC Kent State University _ Applications and information available for the Kent/Blossom Music Chamber Music Festival, July 2 through Aug. 13. Call 672-2613. Mountain Rose Acoustic Concert _ "Gorman-Del Greco, Frankie Spetich and Friends," 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Roy Smith Shelter house, Fred Fuller Park, Kent. $5. Akron Symphony Chorus _ Auditions to be held Sunday- all interested in auditioning must have previous choral experience, demonstrate music reading ability, prepare an art song, hymn or other piece and will be asked to demonstrate vocal range and tonal memory. For more information or to schedule an audition, call (330) 535-8131. Mount Union College _ Mount Union Choir, 7 p.m. Sunday, Presser Recital Hall, Alliance. (330) 823-2180. Cleveland Museum of Art _ Karel Paukert, organ, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. (216) 421-7350. ART Impecunious Art Gallery _ "Works by Haze McElhenny," through January. 233 1/2 S. Water St., Kent. 677-8166. University of Akron _ "Geo Raica: New Paintings and Sculpture," opens Monday. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with extended hours to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Emily Davis Gallery, University of Akron. (330) 972-5950. The Little Art Gallery _ "Religious Print Collection Exhibit," ends Sunday. Gallery hours, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 185 N. Main St., N. Canton. (330) 499-4712. The Whistlestop Art Gallery _ "Celestial Metals and Weathered Inks." Gallery hours: noon to 8 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Wednesday. 4202 Portage N.W., N. Canton. (330) 497-4557. The Canton Museum of Art _ "Visions into the 21st Century: the new age of holography," through Feb. 27. Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave. N., Canton. $6-$4. Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art _ "Ted Victoria: Come on Kids... Go to Sleep." ends Sunday. "malcolm cochran: [re]collection," through Feb. 6. "Christa Donner: Pretty on the Insides," through Feb. 6. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 8501 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland. (216) 421-8671. The Valley Art Center _ Registration being accepted for winter classes and workshops. For more information, call (440) 247-7507. Cleveland Artists Foundation at Beck Center for the Arts _ "City Life: Paintings by David Buttrum, Shirley Aley Campbell, Virginia Cascarilla, Mary Deutschman and others," through Jan. 30. Gallery hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood. (216) 227-9507. AMUSEMENTS Ohio RV Supershow _ "Life's a Trip: RVing 2000," 1 to 10 p.m. today and Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. I-X Center in Brookpark. $8. Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area _ Lyceum Distinguished Speaker Series: Dr. Robert Chapman, astronomer. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Happy Days Visitor Center. $5-$2. (330) 650-4636. The Jewish Community Center of Cleveland _ Book discussion on "Leopold and Loeb: The Crime of the Century," 8 p.m. Jan. 13. Mac's Backs Paperbacks, 1820 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights. (216) 382-4000, ext. 274. Gund Arena _ Disney on Ice- 75th Anniversary Show, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Jan. 23. (330) 945-9400. THEATER Carousel _ "Extravaganza 2000," ends Sunday. Carousel Dinner Theater, 1275 E. Waterloo Road, Akron. Church Street Players _ Auditions for "Greater Tuna," 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, two men and one woman needed. Church Street Theater, Uniontown. (330) 497-6409. Trumbull New Theater _ Auditions for "The Gingerbread Lady," 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. 5883 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles. For information about the production, call director Jim LaPolla at (330) 856-3700. Youngstown State University _ "Bone-Chiller!," 8 p.m. tonight through Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Spotlight Arena Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU. (330) 742-3285. Charenton Theater Co. _ "Waiting for Godot," opens Friday. the Space at 2222 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland. $8-$10. (216) 781-9987. Cabaret Dada _ Improvisational Theater. 8:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturdays. 1210 W. 6th St., Warehouse District, Bradley Building basement, Cleveland. $12. (216) 696-HAHA. The Jewish Community Center of Cleveland _ Comedians, comedic actors and comic singers sought to perform in an open mike cabaret for the first event of "Being Funny: A Festival of Jewish Humor." Interested performers should call (216) 382-4000, ext. 274. Caf at the J, Mandel JCC, 26001 S. Woodland Road, Beachwood. NIGHTLIFE The Bluestones _ Wallaby's from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, no cover. 503 Prospect St., Cleveland. (216) 579-7101. Northside from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, $3 cover. 111 North Main St., Akron, next to Luigi's Restaurant. 434-7625. Hosting musicians' night at Fat Fish Blue from 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, no cover. 21 Prospect Ave., Cleveland. (216) 875-6000. Mike's Place _ The Castle, located at S.R. 261 and S.R. 43 in Kent. 673-6501. Cipriano's Restaurant and Lounge _ Music and dancing, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday with Big Daddy Revue and Brandy. 6544 S.R. 14, Ravenna. 2962277. The Outpost _ 4962 S.R. 43, Brimfield. 678-9667. Mugs Brew Pub and Sports Grill _ House Band tonight, The Ordinairs Friday, Cleveland Fats Saturday, Gary Henry and Open Mic Night Sunday, Patrick Sweany Monday, Davey Fields Tuesday, DJ Pete Wednesday. 211 Franklin Ave., Downtown Kent. 673-7822. Never a Cover Charge. Sheraton Suites _ Nuff and Chet, 7 p.m. Sunday. 1989 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls. 929-3000. Sto-Kent Lanes _ Karaoke every Thursday night. 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, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 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. Falls Fast Lanes _ 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Fridays. Froggy's Karaoke. S.R. 534, Newton Falls. Peabody's Down Under _ Boodah's Toothbrush, 7 p.m. Friday, $6. Uncle No, 6 Figures and more, 8 p.m. Saturday, $6. (216) 241-5555. DANCE Pointview Dance and Banquet Center _ Dancing from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. $7. Route 62 and Western Reserve Road, Canfield. 533-1955. The Maples Ballroom _ Closed for holidays. 3147 S.R. 44, Rootstown. 325-7647. Salem Recreational Dance Classes _ Beginning Line Dance from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Easy Intermediates from 8:15 to 9:45 p.m. Wednesdays. Both classes start Jan. 12. $26 for six weeks. Salem Memorial Building, 785 E. State St., Salem. Call (330) 332-5512 for registration. OUTDOORS Quail Hollow State Park _ 13480 Congress Lake Ave., Hartville. (330) 877-6652. Holden Arboretum _ Panorama Tour, 1 p.m. Sunday. 9500 Sperry Road, Kirtland. (440) 946-4400. Mill Creek MetroPark _ Hungry Chickadees, 9 a.m. Saturday, Golf Course parking lot. Snow Place to Go, 2 p.m. Sunday, Ford Nature Center. Yellow Creek Park Concert with the Eddie Vallus Band II, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Yellow Creek Lodge. (330) 740-7126. Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area _ (330) 650-4636. North Chagrin Reservation _ Saturday Night Special: Newfoundland- Exploring the Rock, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, North Chagrin Nature Center. Senior Seekers II, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, North Chagrin Nature Center. (440) 473-3370. South Chagrin Reservation _ (440) 247-7075. Mill Stream Run Reservation _ Tracking the Wetlands, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Strongsville Wildlife Area. Chalet Toboggan Chutes, work with or without snow, call for hours. $8 for adults, $6 for children 11 and under. Chalet Recreation Area. (440) 572-9990. Rocky River Reservation _ Friday Nights with Nature: Up the Mission Trail: the search for Spanish California, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. or 9 to 10:15 p.m. Friday, Emerald Necklace Marina. Monthly Morning with the Birds, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Rocky River Nature Center parking lot. Cabin Fever Hike: Journey to Outer Space, 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, South Mastick Shelterhouse picnic area. (440) 734-6660. Brecksville Reservation _ Walk off the Holidays, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Brecksville Nature Center. (440) 526-1012. Hinckley Reservation _ (440) 526-1012. Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation _ Winter Birding for Beginners Series, 10 a.m. Saturday, CanalWay Center. Mill Creek Aqueduct Hike, 1 p.m. Sunday, CanalWay Center. (216) 206-1000. Cleveland Metroparks Zoo _ New hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland. (216) 661-6500.

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