Dec. 5-Dec. 12

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MUSEUMS Akron Art Museum My Reality: Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation runs through Jan. 5. Museum hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. 70 E. Market St., Akron. 376-9185. Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 1834 East 123rd St., University Circle, next to Lakeview Cemetery. (216) 721-9020. Canton Museum of Art Art and the Animal featuring the work of dozens of animal artists runs through Jan. 19. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Located at 1001 Market Ave. North, Canton 44702. For more information, call (330) 453-7666. Childrens Museum of Cleveland Ongoing exhibit Big Red Barn explores life on a farm. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday. 10730 Euclid Ave., (216) 791-KIDS. Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and 8 p.m. Thursdays. Suggested admission is $4 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and students. Children 12 and under and center members are free. All visitors are free Fridays. Located at 8501 Carnegie Ave. (second floor of the Cleveland Playhouse complex), Cleveland. (216) 421-8671. Cleveland Museum of Art Winter Lights Lantern Festival Friday through Sunday in cooperation with Holiday Circle Fest on University Circle from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Photographs by John Szarkowski opens Saturday and runs through Feb. 12. A City Seen: Photographs from The George Gund Foundation Collection runs through Jan. 26. Magna Graecia: Greek Art from South Italy and Sicily runs through Jan. 5. Challenging Structure: Frank Gehrys Peter B. Lewis Building runs through Feb. 24. Elizabeth Catlett: Prints and Sculpture runs through Jan. 5. Located at 11150 East Blvd., University Circle, Cleveland. (216) 421-7350. Cleveland Museum of Natural History Ansel Adams: Reflections of Yosemite Valley runs through Jan. 5. Anglers All: Humanity in Midstream runs through Jan. 13. Din: The People: Life and Culture of the Navajo runs through Jan. 5. Celestial Blockbusters: Epic constellations of Ancient Greece and Rome for families with children ages 5 and above, and ...And the Horse Jumped Over the Moon, geared to families with very young children, showing in the planetarium through December. Planetarium tickets are $3 with museum admission of $6.50 for adults; $4.50 for children 7 to 19, college students and seniors; $3.50 for children 3 to 6 and free for children 2 and under. Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle, Cleveland. $3.50-$6.50. (216) 231-4600. The College of Wooster Art Museum The museum is open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Great Lakes Science Center Space Station at the Omnimax Theater. Brain: The World Inside Your Head, a 5,000-square-foot, hands-on family exhibit runs through Jan. 5. Admission to the science center is $15.95 for adults and $10.95 for children. Located at 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland (216) 694-2000. Inventure Place, National Inventors Hall of Fame 221 S. Broadway St. Akron. (330) 849-6872. Kent State University Museum The museum is closed for renovations and is expected to re-open April 16. MAPS Air Museum Museum features restored WWII aircraft, aircraft under restoration and aviation artifacts. Museum hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 5359 Massillon Road, North Canton. Donation requested. (330) 896-6332. McDonough Museum of Art Admission is free. Museum hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Youngstown State University, across from Butler Institute of American Art. (330) 742-1400. McKinley Museum Annual Holiday Open House from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday featuring music, refreshments, the Rudolph! planetarium program for children and a visit from Santa. Admission is $5. Aliens Asteroid Strikes & UFOs Science or Silliness, at 6:45 p.m. each day. Located at 800 McKinley Monument Drive, NW, Canton. (330) 455-7043. National Packard Museum For more information, call (330) 3941899 or visit www. packardmuseum.org. Museum is located at 1899 Mahoning Ave., Warren. Portage County Historical Society New exhibits: Antique medical feeders, displays from Windham, Mantua and Randolph Township. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Fifty Years of Rock and Roll exhibit runs throughout 2002. For more information, call (888) 764-ROCK. Solomon Carter House Museum The 1835 Greek Revival style showcases the 19th century lifestyles of families living in the Western Reserve. Steamship William G. Mather Museum Located at 1001 East Ninth Street Pier, Cleveland. For information, call (216) 574-9053. The museum is closed for the season and will reopen in May. The Strickland House Museum The 1869 brick Italianate style home displays the furnishings of the time period and the increase in properity enjoyed after the Civil War. Museum hours are 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 6549 N. Chestnut in Ravenna. (330) 296-3523. Western Reserve Historical Society Star Wars: Art of the Starfighter exhibit through June 8. Suess! exhbit on display through Feb. 3. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and $5 for students. Motorcycle enthusiasts can marvel at the displays including Evel Knievels Motorcycle at the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum. Gallery tours are at 1 p.m. Saturdays. 10825 East Blvd., University Circle, Cleveland. For information, call (216) 721-5722 or visit www.wrhs.org. Western Reserve Historical Society The museum is at 10825 East Blvd in Clevelands University Circle. MUSIC Akron Civic Theater Larry Wilgus Christmas Music Spectacular at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and 3 p.m. Dec. 15. Tickets on sale for two WKSU-sponsored events: NPRs comedy news quiz Wait Wait ... Dont Tell Me live on stage April 3 and WhadYa Know? May 17. The Civic Theater has been closed for a year for a $22.1 million renovation project. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. For information, call (330) 535-3179. Akron Symphony Hooray for the Holidays family series concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 15 at E.J. Thomas Hall. Tickets are $11 for adults and $7 for children and can be purchased at the E.J. Thomas Hall box office at (330) 972-7570, or at any Ticketmaster outlet. Apollos Fire: The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra Tickets are available by calling (216) 320-0012 or (800) 314-2535. Blossom Cain Park Located at Lee and Superior roads in Cleveland Heights. For information, call (216) 371-3000 or visit www.cainpark.citysearch.com. Canton Palace Theatre John Trapani Big Band will perform Big Band Christmas Magic at 8 p.m. Friday. Reserved-seating tickets in the orchestra and mezzanine are $15 for adults and $12 for students. Open-seating, general admission balcony tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets are availabe at the Canton Palace Theatre Box Office or by calling the box office at (330) 454-8172 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Canton Symphony Orchestra The Preucils will perform the violing at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Umstattd Hall. For ticket information, call (330) 452- 2094. Case Western Reserve University For tickets or for more information, call (216) 368-2402 or visit http://music/cwru/edu. Cleveland Baroque Orchestra For tickets or information, call (216) 320-0012 or (800) 314-2535. The Cleveland Institute of Music For information, call (216) 791-5000 Cleveland Jazz Orchestra Basie and the Blues Friday and Saturday. For information, call (330) 524-2263. Cleveland Museum of Art Call (888) 262-0033 for tickets or information. The Cleveland Orchestra For information or tickets, call (216) 231-1111. The Cleveland Opera Julius Caesar Friday through Sunday. Call (216) 575-0903 for information. The Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra For information, call (216) 556-1800. The Cleveland Pops Orchestra For more information, call (216) 765-7677. College of Wooster For information, call (330) 263-2132. Cuyahoga Community College For more information, call (216) 987-4400. Cuyahoga Valley National Park The Local Girls at 7 p.m. Saturday as part of the Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Series. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for CVNPA members and $5 for children 3-12. Call (330) 733-8845 for information. E.J. Thomas Hall The Colors of Christmas at 8 p.m. Dec. 12. Tickets are $40 and $30 and can be purchased at the box office, at Tickemaster locations, or by calling (330) 945-9400. For information, call (330) 972-7570. Located at 198 Hill St., Akron. Early Jas Society For information, call (330) 773-1104. Fat Fish Blue For information, call (216) 875-6000. Great Lakes Theater Festival Gund Arena Tickets for Yanni will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday and are $67.50 and $39.50. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations, the Gund Arena Box Office in Cleveland, by phone t (330) 945-9400 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Hartville Kitchen For more information call (330) 877-9353. Henry H. Stambaugh Auditorium For tickets, call (800) 293-5949. Located in Youngstown. Hiram College Yuletide Revels Hiram College Madrigan Singers. Dinner is at 6:15 p.m. with performance at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12, 13 and 14 and brunch is at 12:15 p.m. with performance at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 15 n the Kennedy Cetner Ballroom. Hudson Library Bassist Peter Dominguez and vocalist Ki Allen at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Located at 22 Aurora St., Hudson. For information, call (330) 653-6658. Kent Classic Arts Apollos Fire at 8 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Univeristy Auditorium at Kent State University. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $7 for students. For tickets, call (330) 672-5436. Kent/Blossom Music For information, call (330) 672-2613. Kent Stage For more information call (330) 677-5005, or visit Web site at www.folk-events.com. Kent State University Kent State University Orchestra For more information, call (330) 672-3609. Kent State University School of Music For more concert information, call (330) 672-2172. Localeyez Program aimed at promoting and selling local unsigned music artists. Retailers will promote an alternating selection of CD offers from the best unsigned artists throughout the nation. Look for FYE (for your entertainment) signs in stores like Coconuts, or for more information go to the Web site at fye.com. Mount Union College Wind Ensemble at 8 tonight in Rodman Playhouse. Event is free. For information, call ( 330) 823-2180. Mountain Rose Concert Series Joe Jencks and the Mountain Rose Board will perform at 7:15 p.m. Sunday. A donation of $5 is requested, children 12 and under are free. Concert series is at 7:15 p.m. the second Sunday of the month at Fred Fuller Park, Roy Smith Shelter House, 497 Middlebury Road, Kent. For more information, call (330) 733-8845. Nelson Ledges Quarry Park and Campground Located at 21001 S.R. 282 in Nelson. For information, call (440) 548-2716. Night Town Located at 12837 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights. For information, or tickets, call (216) 795-0550. North Coast Mens Chorus More than 90 singers from the North Coast Mens Chorus will fill the Waetjen Auditorium stage at Cleveland State University for We Wish You The Merriest at 8 p.m. Dec. 21 and 3 p.m. Dec. 22. The chorus is also scheduled to perform live during the broadcast of the Fox 8 in the Morning news program on Dec. 16. Tickets cost $15 in advance, $20 day of show. Call (800) 766-6048 or visit any NCMC ticket outlet: Body Language, 3291 W. 115th St., Cleveland; Diverse Universe, 12011 Detroit Ave., Lakewood; High Tide Rock Bottom, 1814 Coventry, Cleveland Hts.; Angel Falls Coffee, 792 W. Market St., Akron. In addition, season-ticket packages and individual concert tickets are available by logging on to: www.ncmchorus.org. For more information about NCMC, call (216) 556-0590 or send e-mail to info@ncmchorus.org Odeon Located at 1295 Old River Road, Cleveland. For information, call (216) 241-5555. Ohio Chamber Orchestra Severance Hall, Cleveland. (216) 721-3939. Opera Kent For ticket information, call (330) 672-2712. Playhouse Square Center Dave Koz and Friends A Smooth Jazz Christmas at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $37.75 and $32.75. Tickets on sale for Jim Brickman holiday concert, which runs Dec. 26-31. Tickets are $55 and $45. Tickets for any show can be purchased at the Playhouse Square box office, or by calling (800) 766-6048. Quail Hollow State Park For more information, call (330) 877-6652. Severance Hall For ticket or information, call Severance Hall at (216) 231-1111. Sound of Blue Located at 1232 Tallmadge Road, Brimfield. Call (330) 673-7079 for information. Stow Chamber Orchestra For more information, call (330) 678-0029. Summit Choral Society For information, call (330) 434-7464. Tri-C Jazz Fest For information, call (216) 987-4400. Tuesday Musical The University of Akron Cleveland Jazz Orchestra will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at Guzzetta hall. Advance tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $3 for students. For tickets or information, call (330) 972-7591. Weathervane Community Playhouse For information, contact the ticket office at (330) 836-2626. Western Reserve Academy Knight Fine Arts Center, 115 College St., Hudson. (330) 650-4400. Western Resrve Historical Society Youngstown State University For more information, call (330) 742-1828. ART Akron Art Museum Flowers in Glass: Glass Paperweights and Sculptures by Paul Stankard through Feb. 2. Admission is free. Located at 70 E. Market St., Akron. For information, call (330) 376-9185. Akron Society of Artists For more information, call (330) 262 2126 or (330) 9290431. Almond Tea Gallery 2250 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls. Gallery hours: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday evenings. (330) 929-0431, (330) 725-9280. Blue Moon Gallery Gallery is at 25 N. Franklin St., Chagrin Falls. For more information, call (440) 708-0013. Cain Park Located at Lee and Superior Avenue in Cleveland Heights. Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art Located at 8501 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland. (216) 421-8671. Cleveland Institute of Art 11141 East Boulevard, Cleveland, (216) 421-7000. Cleveland Museum of Art For information, contact the museum at (216) 707-2655. The College of Wooster Gallery hours: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Ebert Art Center, 1220 Beall Ave., Wooster. (330) 263-2495. Cuyahoga Valley National Park The works of photographer Ian Adams will be shown from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 12 at Happy Days Visitors Center, sponsored by the Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society. For information, call (330) 657-2909 or visit www.cvps.org. Cuyahoga Valley National Park Service Art@M.D. Garage For information, call (800) 445-9667. Emily Davis Gallery University Art Galleries, University of Akron. (330) 972-5950. Fine Art Services Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekends. 1770 B Main St., Peninsula. (330) 657-2228. The Gallery Located at 13 N. Franklin St., in Chagrin Falls. (440) 247-0852. Gallery One Mentor and Strongsville The Mentor gallery is at 7003 Center St. (S.R. 615) and can be reached at (800) 621-1141. The Strongsville gallery is near Dillards in South Park Center Malls lower level and can be reached at (800) 621-1161. Gallery 138 Annual Christmas sale through Dec. 22. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday, noon to 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Kent State University School of Art, 138 E. Main St., Kent. (330) 672-9772. Guerrilla Art Galleries Located at 106 N. Main St., Akron Hartville Collectibles Located at 1015 Edison St., Hartville. For information, call (330) 877-2172. Hiram College Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Frohring Art Center, Hiram. (330) 569-5291. Impecunious Art Gallery Gallery hours: 2 to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Jailhouse Poetry Readings For more information call (330) 678-6163. Jewish Community Center of Cleveland JCC Photography Show through Jan. 2 at the Mayfield facility, 3505 Mayfield Road in Cleveland Heights. Admission to the show is free. For more information, call (216) 382-4000, ext. 215. Kent State School of Art Gallery For more information call (330) 672-7853. Located on Terrace Drive. Kent Student Center Gallery Room 220 in the Kent Student Center. Call (330) 672-2554 for information. Lake View Cemetery Located at 12316 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Guided tours are available. For information, call (216) 421-2665. Maple Street Gallery 864 W. Maple St. (S.R. 619), in the Edison Street Plaza, Hartville. (330) 877-1689. Mather Gallery The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Located in the Thwing Center at Case Western Reserve University, 11111 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. For more information, call (216) 368-2658. McKay Bricker Gallery 609 N. Mantua St., Kent. For information, call (330) 673-5058. Mount Union College Crandall Art Gallery Works by Terry Hitt on display through Dec. 13. Cope Music Hall, 1972 Clark Avenue in Alliance. Norjea Gallery Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wedneday through Saturday. For information, call (330) 253-2188. North Water Street Gallery Standing Rock Cultural Arts will present a pie festival and silent art auction fund-raiser from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Gallery is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday or by appointment. Located at 257 N. Water St., Kent. For more information, call (330) 673-4970. Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends. CanalWay Center, Whittlesey Way, off E. 49th St. entrance of reservation, Cuyahoga Heights. (216) 206-1000. Open Space Gallery Located at 612 N. Mantua St. in Kent. Appointments may be made by calling (330) 676-1999. Poetry.com International Open Poetry Contest deadline is Dec. 31. To enter, send one original poem to: The International Library of Poetry, Suite 19915, 1 Poetry Plaza, Owings Mills, Md. 21117. Entries also will be accepted at www.poetry.com. The Sculpture Center Located at 1834 E. 123rd St., Cleveland. (216) 229-6527. Steinert Glass School at Plum Creek 1393 Mogadore Road, Kent. Summit Art Space Located at 140 E. Market St., Akron. For information, call (330) 376-8480. Trumbull Art Gallery Gallery hours: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. 720 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren. (330) 395-4876. The University of Akron Located at 157 University Ave. For information, call (330) 972-5196. Ursuline College Wasmer Gallery, 2550 Lander Road, Pepper Pike. Gallery Hours are noon to 5 p.m. today through Friday and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Valley Art Center Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Located 155 Bell St., Chagrin Falls, or call (440) 247-7507. The Whistlestop Art Gallery Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Friday and Saturday, 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 4202 Portage Road NW, North Canton. (330) 497-4557. Wick Poetry Series For information, call (330) 672-2067. AMUSEMENTS Akron Zoo Winter hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day. Admission is $4. Located at 500 Edgewood Ave., Akron. Century Village Located at the intersection of S.R. 87 and S.R. 168 in Burton. For information, call (440) 834-1492. Christmas Music Spectacular Listed in AAA Ohio Home & Away, Midwest Living, and in Destinations Magazine as one of the top 120 holiday events in America! Victorian carolers, marching toy soldiers, 30-ft snow castle, bag pipers, Irish step dancers, and a majestic Nativity scene, along with 70,000 lights, 180 singers, dance company, and professional orchestra. Tickets cost $28.50 and $26.50. Shows will take place Friday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. at the New Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St. Contact the box office, which is open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at (330) 253-2488. Listed in AAA Ohio Home & Away, Midwest Living, and in Destinations Magazine as one of the top 120 holiday events in America! Victorian carolers, marching toy soldiers, 30-ft snow castle, bag pipers, Irish step dancers, and a majestic Nativity scene, along with 70,000 lights, 180 singers, dance company, and professional orchestra. Tickets cost $28.50 and $26.50. Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Located at 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland. Winter admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children 2-11 through March 31, 2003. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For information, call (216) 661-3312. Cleveland Play House The Festival of Trees from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Dec. 22. More than 70 trees on display in the theaters lobbies Parking is free up until one hour before performances. Cleveland State University Call (800) 766-6048 for information. College of Wooster For more information or for a list of events call (330) 263-2470. Cuyahoga Valley National Park Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Christmas Tree Adventure to Heritage Farm to pick out a Christmas tree departs from Independence at 10:15 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and Dec. 14 and 15. Adults are $21, seniors are $18 and children are $14. Santa Claus Express departs 11:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in December. The one hour and 45 minute round trip leaves from the Rockside Station in Independence and travels to Peninsula. Santa will ride along. For information, a list of events or to make reservations, call (800) 468-4070, or visit www.cvsr.com. E.J. Thomas Christmas Arts and Crafts Show from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $4 for adults and $3.50 for seniors. Parking is free. F.A. Seiberling Naturealm For information, call (330) 865-8044. Gund Arena Tickets for Disney On Ice Presents Princess Classics, which will be performed Jan. 8-20, are on sale. Tickets are $11.75 to $55 and can be purchased at the Gund Arena Box Office, at Ticketmaster outlets, at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (330) 945-9400. For more information, visit www.disneyonice.com. Hale Farm and Village Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for students and seniors and free for children 5 and under. Located at 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath. For information, call (800) 468-4070 or visit www.wrhs.org. Hilarities Comedy Club Call (330) 923-4700 for information. Holiday CircleFest Events, including entertainment, activities, treats and shopping, are set from 1 to 6 p.m. at University Circle in Cleveland. For information, visit www.universitycircle.org or www.cleveland.com/winterfest or call (216) 707-5033. Hower House Victorian Holiday Traditions from noon to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 29. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, $2 for students and free for children 6 and under. Hudson Library Call (330) 653-6658 for information. Playhouse Square Jerry Seinfeld at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Palace Theatre. Tickets are $77.50, $62.50 and $47.50 and can be purchased at the Playhouse Square Box Office, all Tickets.com outlets, by phone at (800) 766-6048 or by visiting www.playhousesquare.com. Free public tours of Playhouse Square are held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month. Tours depart every 15 minutes from the State Theatre Lobby and last 1 1/2 hours. Tours include lobbies, theatre auditoriums and backstage areas. Quail Hollow State Park For information, call (330) 877-6652. Located at 13480 Congress Lake Ave., Hartville. Six Flags Worlds of Adventure Stan Hywet Hall Misteltoe and Holly private tour of holiday homes from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. General admission is $20 for adults. The patron package on Sunday, which features bus transportation, early admission and a reception, is $45. All tours include admission to Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens. Deck the Hall exhibition, which showcases the 65-room mansion decorated for the holidays, runs through Jan. 4. Located at 714 N. Portage Path, Akron. Mansion tours and ground tours available. For more information, or for reservations, call (330) 836-5533. Steamship William G. Mather Museum General admission is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $3 for students and children aged 5 to 18. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, except Wednesdays, when the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays, when it is open from noon to 5 p.m. in June, July and August. Located at 1001 East Ninth Street Pier, Cleveland. For information, call (216) 574-9053. Stow Parks and Recreation Call (330) 689-2759 for more information. Summit County Metroparks For more information, call (330) 865-8065. Warther Carvings and Gardens Located off Interstate 77 exit 83 in Dover. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. For information, call (330) 340-0122 or (330) 343-7513. WKSU Holiday schedule includes Everybody Under the Sun: A World Music Celebration from Paul Winter at 8 p.m. Friday and Ornaments and Icing 1999 at 8 p.m. Saturday THEATER Actors Summit Located on 86 Owen Brown St. in Hudson. For reservations call (330) 342-0800. Akron Civic Theatre (330) 253-2488. Akron Lyric Opera Theatre Located at 280 Merriman Road, Akron. Allen Theater For tickets, call (216) 241-6000. Antic Theater Newell Theatre, Quirk Cultural Center at 1201, Grant Ave. in Cuyahoga Falls. For more information, call (330) 940-3508. Aurora Community Theater Located at 115 E. Pioneer Trail, Aurora. Call the box office for tickets (330) 562-1818. Beck Center for Performing Arts For more information, call (216) 521-2540. Cabaret Dada Improvisational theater at 8:30 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. 1210 W. 6th Street in the Warehouse District, Cleveland. Call (216) 696-4242 for reservations. Cain Park in Cleveland Heights For tickets, or information, call (216) 371-3000. Corner of Lee and Superior roads in Cleveland Heights. For information, call (216) 371- 3000. Canton Palace Theatre For tickets call (216) 241-5555. For information, call (330) 454-8172. Carnation City Players The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Friday through Sunday and Dec. 13 through 15. Tickets are $6. Firehouse Theater, 450 E. Market St., Alliance. (330) 821-8712. Carousel Dinner Theater Breakfast with Santa Saturday, Dec. 14 and 21. Breakfast is at 8:30 a.m. with the show at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for children and $13.50 for adults.Wow: A Holiday Follies Spectacular! runs through Jan. 12. Located at 1275 E. Waterloo Road in Akron. For information, call (330) 724-9855. Chagrin Valley Little Theater Located at 40 River St., Chagrin Falls. For information, call (440) 247-8955. Church Street Players Church Street Theater, Church Avenue in Uniontown. For show times and reservations, call (330) 713-9750. Clevelands Little Theater For information, call (440) 247-2722. Cleveland Institute of Music Call (216) 791-5000, ext. 411 for information. Cleveland Music Hall (216) 241-5555. Cleveland Opera Julius Caesar at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $22. For tickets call (216) 241-6000. For more information, call (216) 575-0903. Cleveland Play House A Tuna Christmas runs through Dec. 22 in the Drury Theatre. Tickets are between $32 and $47. On Golden Pond through Sunday. Tickets are between $32 and $47.50. For tickets, call (216) 795-7000. Located at 8500 Euclid Ave. Cleveland Public Theater Hedwig and the Angry Inch tonight through Jan. 4. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for studetns and seniors and $25 for special box seats. Located at 6415 Detroit Avenue in Cleveland. For information, call (216) 661-6332. College of Wooster Freelander Theatre, 329 E. University St. at the College of Wooster. For tickets, call (330) 263-2241. Comedy Theatre Workshop Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant St., Cuyahoga Falls. Group is dedicated to bringing clean, family-friendly comedy to the area. Call (330) 686-8789 for information. Group will hold Camp Improv for children ages 8 to 12 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays through July 20. Cost per student is $98. Call (330) 686-8789 to register. Cuyahoga Community College (216) 987-2446. Dobama Theatre Vital Signs opens Friday and runs through Dec. 22. Performances are at 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 22 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15. Tickets are $5. For information, or tickets, call (216) 932-3396. E.J. Thomas Hall Located at 198 Hill St., Akron. For tickets, call (330) 945-9400. For information, call (330) 972-7570. Ensemble Theatre Located at 3130 Mayfield Road in Cleveland Heights. For information, call (216) 321-2930. Great Lakes Theater Festival A Christmas Carol through Dec. 22. Tickets are between $10 and $45. For tickets call (216) 241-6000 or visit greatlakestheater.org. Halle Theatre Singin in the Rain at 7 p.m. tonight, Sunday, Dec. 12 and 15; 8 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 14 and 2 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 15. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. Located at 3505 Mayfield Road, Cleveland Heights. For tickets, call (216) 382-4000, ext. 274. Hanna Theater Tony and Tinas Wedding, through December. For tickets, call (800) 888-9941. Hudson Players For reservations, call (330) 655-8522. Visit the Hudson Players at www.hudsonplayers.com Karamu House 2355 E. 89th St., Cleveland. Call (216) 795-7070 for information. Kent Stage Tree City Players new adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol adapted for the stage and directed by Jack L. Herman of Kent. Dan Camburn will be featured as Ebenezer Scrooge. Performances will be held at 8 p.m. Dec. 13-15, 20-22. Tickets cost $5 in advance and may be purchased at Bradys Leap, our new theater cafe located in the lobby of the Kent Stage (175 E. Main St.) from 4 to 11 pm. Monday through Friday. Tickets during the night of the show cost $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors citizens. For more information please feel free to contact the theatre box office at (330) 677-5005. Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance Wright Curtis Theatre in the Music & Speech Center at the corner of East Main Street and Horning Road in Kent. For information, call (330) 672-2497. Kent State University Stark Theatre For information, call the box office at (330) 244-3348. Kent Trumbull Theatre Working tonight through Sunday and Dec. 12-15. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors and $8 for KSU students and children. Call (330) 847-8700 for tickets or information. Magical Theatre Company A Little House Christmas runs through Dec. 15. Tickets are $8. For information, call (330) 848-3708. Main Course Murder Murder Myster Dinner Theater combines a four-course dinner and a play.Doors open at 7 p.m. Fridays and some Saturdays. Tickets are $39. For information, call (330) 856-1900 or (800) 828-2566. Located at 9519 E. Market St., Warren. Mount Union College Call (330) 821-2565 for tickets or information. North Canton Playhouse A Christmas Story at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 15, with 2:30 p.m. shows on Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $9 for seniors and students. Located at 525 7th St. For information or reservations, call (330) 494-1613. Oakland Center for the Arts Located at 220 W. Boardman St., Youngstown. For information or tickets, call (330) 746-0404. Ohio Light Opera Located at The College of Wooster. For show times or tickets, call (330) 263-2345. Ohio Theater A Christmas Carol runs through Dec. 22. Tickets are between $10 and $45. For information, call (216) 241-5940. Opera Kent Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University. For information, call (330) 672-2172. Palace Theater Franklins Class Concert at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday as part of the National Bank Childrens Theatre Series for ages three through eight. Tickets are $18. For tickets to any of the shows, call (800) 241-6000. Players Guild of Canton Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave. N., Canton. (330) 453-7617. Porthouse Theatre Located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center. For tickets or information, call (330) 672-2497, (330) 929-4416 or (800) 304-2363. Quirk Cultural Center Call (330) 928-1617. Second City Cleveland Second revue, For Those About to Iraq, We Salute You. For information, call (216) 685-0100. Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens Located at 714 N. Portage Path, Akron. For information, call (330) 836-5533 or visit www.stanhywet.org. Standing Rock Cultural Arts For information, call (330) 673-4970. State Theater Cleveland Opera performance of Julius Caear at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $22. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular will run from Dec. 12 to 31. Tickets are between $20 and $65. For tickets to either show, call (216) 241-6000. Stow Players The Stow Players Holiday Show (for kids of all ages), Charlottes Web, a tale of friendship based on the book by E.B.White will be held Dec. 6-8, and 13-15 at the Heritage Barn, 5328 Young Rd., Silver Springs Park, Stow. Shows will be held at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $5. Call (330) 655-6051 for reservations and information. Streetsboro Community Theater 42nd Street runs through Saturday. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $7 for students. For information, call (330) 626-9427. Located in the Streetsboro Municipal Building, 9184 S.R. 43, Streetsboro. The Tree City Players Performances for Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, adapted for the stage and directed by Jack L. Herman of Kent, will be held at 8 p.m. Dec. 13-15 and Dec. 20-22. Tickets cost $5 in advance and may be purchased at Bradys Leap, the new theater cafe located in the lobby of the Kent Stage from 4 to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets during the night of the show cost $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors citizens. The Kent Stage is located at 175 E. Main St. Call (330) 677-5005 for more information. Trumbull New Theater For information, call (330) 6521103. The University of Akron Call (330) 972-7895 for information. Weathervane Community Playhouse Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat runs through Dec. 22. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. Located at 1301 Weathervane Lane, Akron. For ticket information, call (330) 836-2626 Youngstown State University Call (330) 742-3105 for tickets. AUDITIONS Stow Players Seeking six females (three ages 40 to 70; three ages 20 to 35) five males (three 35-55; two ages 20-35) and a young boy (age 5 to 7) for non-speaking role for The Curious Savage. Auditions will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday and from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at the Stow City Safety Building Community Room (at the corner of Darrow and Graham Roads). Performance dates will be Feb. 14-16, 21-23, 28 and March 1, 2. Perusal scripts are available at Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library. For more information, call director Virginia Hanlon at (330) 920-9742. NIGHTLIFE 11th Frame Lounge Dance party every Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. with D.J. Chris Kent Bowling Lanes, 1524 S. Water St., Kent. (330) 673-1448. Ciprianos Restaurant and Lounge Jim Frank Trio every Saturday night. Located at 6544 S.R. 14, Ravenna. (330) 296-2277. Cleveland Fats For more information, call (330) 325-7597. DJs Lounge Karaoke by Kickin Back every Thursday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight, 130 E. Main St., Ravenna (330) 296- 252. Earlville Station 7289 S.R. 43, Twin Lakes. (330) 676-1618. Eldorados Pizza Pie Karaoke on Saturdays. Located at 1331 S. Water St. in Kent. For information, call (330) 676-3663. Falls Fast Lanes 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays. Karaoke with JR and The Ts. S.R. 534, Newton Falls. Fat Fish Blue Located at 21 Prospect St., Cleveland. (216) 875-6000. The Flat Iron Located at 56 Barrington Drive, Aurora. Garrettsville Hot Shots Located at 8101 Main Street. (330) 527-7187. Hudson Holiday Inn Located on S.R. 8 at the Ohio Turnpike. La Casa Bianca Located at 161 N. Chestnut St. in Ravenna. Linebacker Lounge Karaoke with Jim Bob at 9 p.m. Fridays. Twin Star Lanes, 2245 S.R. 59. (330) 673-1800. Mikes Place Located at 1700 S. Water St., Kent. (330) 673-6501. Moonrock Bowling 10,000 watts of music and laser lights with D.J. Mike, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Kent Bowling Lanes, 1524 S. Water St., Kent. (330) 673-1448. Mugs Brew Pub Roger Hoover and The Whiskey Hounds tonight and Friday, Uptown Thrillers Saturday. Located at 211 Franklin Ave., in Kent. (330) 673-7822. Nomads 9062 S.R. 14, Streetsboro. Ottos Karaoke, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Located at 4112 S.R. 43, Brimfield Plaza, Brimfield. (330) 6775177. The Outpost Roger Hoover and The Whiskey Hounds at 9:30 tonight, Bobby Valentines Male Review at 9 p.m. Friday, 15-60-75 The Numbers Band at 10 p.m. Saturday, Roger Hoover and the Whiskey Hounds at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Located at 4962 S.R. 43 in Kent. (330) 6739988. Peabodys DownUnder 2083 E. 21st St. in Cleveland, (216) 776-9999. Raven Wings and Nightclub D.J. Rhonda Thursday and D.J. Magic Mike Friday and Saturday. NFL ticket and pizza buffet Sunday. Located at 615 S. Chestnut St., Ravenna. (330) 298-9280. Riverside Tavern/Restaurant Located at 13468 Main St. in Burton, (440) 834-4337. The Robin Hood Inn Located at 503 E. Main St., Kent. (330) 677-0008. Rockwell Cafe 9107 S.R. 14, Streetsboro. 422-1212. Rudys Steak and Beer Garden Located at 1332 Tallmadge Road, Brimfield. (330) 678-0723. Scorchers 9244 Market Square Drive, Streetsboro. The Sound of Blue Located at 1232 Tallmadge Road, Brimfield. Sto-Kent Lanes Karaoke every Thursday night. 3870 Fishcreek Road, Stow. (330) 673-1718. Three Miles Out Saturday at Rudys Cafe from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. with special guest Tony Lang Band. Located at 200 Cleveland St., West, Warren. (330) 847-7070. For band information, visit www.threemilesout.com or call (330) 296-8466. Time Out Sports Bar and Grill Located at 7160 S.R. 303, Windham. (330) 527-9080. The Zephyr The Wobblies with Radar Secret Service Friday, Patrick Sweany Tuesday and The Eyesores Dec. 12. All shows begin at 11 p.m. at 106 W. Main St., Kent. DANCE Akron Dance Company For information, call (330) 972-7948. Canton Ballet The Nutcracker at 8 p.m. Dec. 13, at 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 14 and 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Canton Palace Theatre. Tickets are between $22 and $14 and can be purchased at the Canton Palace Theatre Box Office in the Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave., N., Canton or by phone at (330) 455-6880. Childrens Ballet Theatre The Nutcracker at 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Akron Civic Theatre. Tickets are between $22 and $18 and can be purchased at the Akron Civic Box Office, by phone at (330) 253-2488 or at Ticketmaster locations. Cleveland Museum of Art 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland. Call (888) CMA-0033 for tickets or information. Cleveland Public Theatre Located at 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland. For information, call (216) 631-2727. Cleveland School of Dance For information, call (216) 320-9000. Cleveland State University For information, call (440) 543-3260. Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet Call (330) 996-1100 for ticket information and performance times. Dance Cleveland For tickets, call (216) 241-6000. Dance Image (440) 543-3260. E.J. Thomas Hall For tickets, call (330) 945-9400. Kent State School of Theatre and Dance Call (330) 672-2497 for information. Ohio Ballet For information, call (330) 972-7900. Ohio Dance Theater Playhouse Square For tickets, call (216) 241-6000. The S.A.F.M.O.D. Cleveland Public Theater, 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland. (216) 631-2727. University of Akron For information, call (330) 972-2199. FILM Cleveland Cinematheque Located at 11141 East Blvd., Cleveland. For information, call (216) 421-7450. Cedar Lee Call (440) 717-4696 for information. Located at 2163 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights. Cleveland Museum of Art Spiritual Voices, part one at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and part two at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Lecture Hall as part of a film series, featuring the work of Russian Master Filmmaker Alexander Sokurov. Admission is $6. Located at 11150 East Blvd. Clevland. For information, call (888) CMA-0033. Great Lakes Science Center Jane Goodalls Wild Chimpanzees. Call (216) 241-5555 for tickets or (216) 694-2000 for information. OUTDOORS Cleveland Metroparks For more information, call (440) 572-9990. Cuyahoga Vally National Park For information, call (330) 657-2909. Michael J. Kirwan Dam and Reservoir For more information, call (330) 358-2622. Mount Union College John T. Huston-Dr. John D. Brumbaugh Nature Center, 6 miles south of Mount Union College on Daniel Street, off S.R. 183. Quail Hollow State Park For more information call (330) 877-6652, or visit www.quailhollow.org. SPEAKERS Akron Art Museum Cleveland Museum of Art Located at 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland. For information, call (888) 262-0033. Cleveland Musuem of Natural History Paleontologist Michael Novacek will speak on Time Traveler: In Search of Dinosaurs and Ancient Mammals from Montana to Mongolia at 7:30 p.m. Friday as part of the museums Explorer Series. For tickets, or information, call (800) 317-9155, ext. 279. Cuyahoga Valley National Park Happy Days Visitor Center on S.R. 303, one mile west of S.R. 8 in Boston Heights. For information, call (800) 445-9667. Great Lakes Science Center For information, call (216) 694-2000. Event is free. Hiram College Kent State University For information, call (330) 672-1227. Watermark Lecture Series Authors Barney Crile and Helga Sanburg will speak about their book The Way it Was: Sex, Surgery, Treasure and Travel The Age of the Flower on Dec. 14. The lecture is a luncheon, which begins at 11:45 a.m. Lectures begin when dessert is served. Tickets are $19. Located on the east bank of the Flats. Call (216) 241-1600 for reservations or for information.

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