Dec. 19 - Dec. 26

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MUSEUMS Akron Art Museum Fun and Free Family Day Saturday. 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 Photographs by John Szarkowski 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 AAliens 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 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 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 Tickets for all shows 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. Aurora High School The Singing Angels Holiday Concert, Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Aurora High School auditorium. Tickets may be purchased at Aurora schools. For more information or to reserve tickets, call (330) 562-6436. Tickets also will be sold at the door. 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 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 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 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 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 Call (330) 733-8845 for information. E.J. Thomas Hall 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, who will perform March 21, are now on sale and are $67.50 and $39.50. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations, the Gund Arena Box Office in Cleveland, by phone at (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 Hudson Library Located at 22 Aurora St., Hudson. For information, call (330) 653-6658. Kent Classic Arts 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. Mount Union College For information, call ( 330) 823-2180. Mountain Rose Concert Series 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. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. 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 One Silent Night with Neil Zaza and The Cleveland Rock Orchestra, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre. Jim Brickman holiday concert 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 Christmas Candlelight Concerts at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20, 21 and 22 at St. Bernard Church. For information, call (330) 434-7464. Tri-C Jazz Fest For information, call (216) 987-4400. Tuesday Musical The University of Akron 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. today 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 Sunday. 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 Friday. 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 Ceramic Design exhibition by Beth Maragas from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Showing runs through Jan. 7. 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 Civic Theatre Contact the box office, which is open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at (330) 253-2488. Akron Zoo Snack with Santa from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sunday and Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $11 for adults and $14 for children and includes a continental breakfast, holiday crafts, games and admission to the zoo. Reservations are required. For information, call (300) 375-2550. Winter hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, except 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. 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 Sunday. 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 For information, a list of events or to make reservations, call (800) 468-4070, or visit www.cvsr.com. E.J. Thomas 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. Harlem Globetrotters playing Dec. 28 at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $23, $17 and $13. Tickets are available at the Gund Arena Box Office, at Ticketmaster outlets, at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (330) 945-9400. 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 Lawrence Thomas Monday through Saturday. Christmas Carnival of Magic, Saturday at 1 p.m., starring magicians The Salvino Family and Rufus D. Dufus, the Worlds Most Incompetent Magician. Tickets cost call $6. Call (330) 923-4700 for showtimes or tickets. 1546 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls. Holiday CircleFest 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 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 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 The museum is closed for the season and will reopen in May. 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. Western Reserve Historical Society Loghurst Christmas Tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 28 and 29. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for students and $3 for seniors. Holday Lanter Tours at Hale Farm and Village Thursday through Saturday evenings through Dec. 28. Cost is $15 per person. A musical concert at Lawnfield from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor. Activities in visitors center are free, tours are available for a fee. Holiday Canlelight Tours of Lawnfield in Mentor from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 21. Reservations are required. Cost is $15 per person. WKSU Holiday schedule includes Downtown Messiah at 9 p.m. Friday and Ornaments and Icing 2000 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 Firehouse Theater, 450 E. Market St., Alliance. (330) 821-8712. Carousel Dinner Theater Breakfast with Santa Saturday 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 For tickets call (216) 241-6000. For more information, call (216) 575-0903. Cleveland Play House A Tuna Christmas runs through Sunday in the Drury Theatre. Tickets are between $32 and $47. For tickets, call (216) 795-7000. Located at 8500 Euclid Ave. Cleveland Public Theater Hedwig and the Angry Inch 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 runs through Sunday. Performances are at 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sunday. 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 Sunday. Tickets are between $10 and $45. For tickets call (216) 241-6000 or visit greatlakestheater.org. Halle Theatre 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. Friday through Sunday. 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 Call (330) 847-8700 for tickets or information. Magical Theatre Company 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 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 Sunday. 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 Bear in the Big Blue House Live Dec. 26-29. Tickets are $15 to $25. For tickets, 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 The Radio City Christmas Spectacular will run through Dec. 31. Tickets are between $20 and $65. For tickets to either show, call (216) 241-6000. Stow Players Call (330) 655-6051 for reservations and information. Streetsboro Community Theater 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. Friday through Sunday. 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 Sunday. 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 Akron Civic Theater The Apollo Theater will brign its famous talent search to Akron for auditions Jan. 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St., Akron. For more information, call (330) 535-3179 or visit the Web site at www.akroncivic.com. 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 RAVL, Thursday and Friday; Joe Brunetti, 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 Sugarcane at 9:30 p.m. Thursday; Mojo Whitey at 9:30 p.m. Friday; 10 Twilights Own at 10 p.m. 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. Magic Mike at 9 tonight and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 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 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 Portrait of Jack, Thursday; Pepper McGowan, Friday; Sue Jeffers and Tim Queen, Saturday; Derek DePrator of the Tellers and Dave Hill of Uptown Sinclair, Sunday; Patrick Sweany, Tuesday; Wred Fright, Dec. 29; Patrick Sweany, Dec. 31. 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 Canton Palace Theatre. Childrens Ballet Theatre 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 Snowfall in the Afternoon at 2 p.m. Dec. 21 at the studio, at the rear of Tanglewood Square Shopping Center, S.R. 306 and Inerstate 422 in Chagrin Falls. For information, call (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 Double feature of Oriental Elegy, and Dolce, Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Double feature of Elegy of a Voyage, and An Elegy from Russia, Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Wilder at Heart, Dec. 26 at 1:30 p.m. 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 Biologists Raymond and Lorna Coppinger will speak on Dogs at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 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 Located on the east bank of the Flats. Call (216) 241-1600 for reservations or for information.

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