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Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula, 440-964-3396. Gallery open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is free. www. ashartscenter.org
“The Annual Kiwanis Competition” on display through Sunday.
Conneaut Community Center for the Arts, 1025 Buffalo St., Conneaut. 440-593-5888. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 440-593-5888, www.conneautartscenter.org
Erie Art Museum, 411 State St., Erie. 814-459-5477. The museum offers a variety of temporary exhibits, as well as a permanent soft-sculpture collection. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. www.erieartmuseum. org.
Blue Moon Gallery, 245 N. Franklin St., Chagrin Falls.
Lakeland Community College, 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland. 440-953-7327. Lakeland Arts Student Exhibition now through May 3; Lakeland Juried Art Exhibition May 18-July 15. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. All exhibitions are free and open to the public. For more information, call 440-525-7029.
Lake Metroparks, 8800 Chardon Road, Kirtland. 440-256-2122.
Lake County East End YMCA, 730 N. Lake St., Madison; 440-428-5125.
Lake Erie College, 391 W. Washington St., Painesville. 440-639-7856. Gallery hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Lake Farm Park, 8800 Chardon Road, Kirtland. 440-256-2122.
McDonough Museum of Art, across from the Butler Institute of Art, on Wick Avenue, Youngstown. Hours are by appointment Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday; and noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Parking is $3.
The Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Parking is free. 440-951-7500.
Presque Isle Artists Association, 4516 Wood St., Erie. 814-866-9351.
Rabbit Run Community Arts Association, 5648 W. Chapel Road, Madison. 440-428-5913.
Sculpture Center, 1834 E. 123rd St., Cleveland. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Trumbull Art Gallery, 720 Mahoning Ave., Warren. 330-395-4876. Open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free.
Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown. 330-742-3285. Tuesdays by appointment; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Valley Art Center, 155 Bell St., Chagrin Falls. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. www.valleyartcenter. org.
Wildwood Cultural Center, 7645 Little Mountain Road, Mentor. 440-947-5735.
Ashtabula County District Library has many free classes in computers, careers and the community. Some upcoming classes: “Money & Credit” May 14 at 5 p.m. at Ash Lib; “Hunter’s Star Quilt” Monday at 5 :30 p.m. at Ash Lib; and “The Value of the Coin” May 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Gen Lib. Many programs are free! For further info, call 440-997-9341 or check online (www.acdl.info).
Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula; 440-964-3396. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Classes offered for all types of dance, including ballet, and for music, voice, theater, visual arts and cooking.
Conneaut Community Center for the Arts, 1025 Buffalo St., Conneaut. 440-593-5888. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Classes are available in music, visual arts, theater, woodcarving, Zumba, tap, ballet, jazz, painting, yoga, and various exercise classes for all ages. Email kilpi1025@ suite224.net or contact CCCA through its website (www.conneautartscenter. org).
Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, is a nonprofit organization operating the School of Fine Arts with classes in music, art, dance and drama. FAA also offers a full season of theater performances, recitals, art exhibits and cultural activities. Funding is received in part from the United Way and the Ohio Arts Council. For more information, contact Wanda Wareham (440 951-7500, ext. 104). www.fineartsassociation. org
Ashtabula County Choral Music Society, for experienced singers over 17, rehearsals are 7 to 9 p.m. Children’s Choir, for grades 5 and 6, rehearses 4 to 5 p.m., and Youth Choir for experienced singers in grades 7 through 12, rehearses 5 to 6:30 p.m. All choirs rehearse Mondays at the First United Methodist Church, 4506 Elm Ave., Ashtabula. Fee is $30 per season. Visit www.accms. org or call 440-224-2681.
The Good Life is made up of volunteers who love to sing and share their talents, is looking for individuals to join. They perform Christmas and spring concerts at the Ashtabula Arts Center and for other organizations in the county. Anyone interested in auditioning or sponsoring should call Angela Ackley (440-998-1883).
New Horizons Band is an adults-only group geared toward beginning musicians and those who may be a little rusty. Meetings are Wednesdays at the Conneaut Community Center for the Arts, 1025 Buffalo St. Instruments are available for rent at $5 per session. For further info, call 440-593-5888.
The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, East Ninth Street and Superior Avenue, Cleveland. 216-771-6666. All concerts are free.
Cleveland Institute of Music will hold concerts in Kulas Hall, 11021 East Blvd. 216-791-5000. All concerts are free, unless otherwise noted. Seating passes for free concerts are distributed 30 minutes prior to the concert, in the lobby.
Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra is holding concerts at the Cuyahoga Community College’s Western Theater, 11000 W. Pleasant Valley Road, Parma. 216-556-1800.
The Singers Club, Waetjen Auditorium, East 21st Street and Euclid Avenue, on the Cleveland State University campus. Repertoire of traditional men’s choral music, bold commissioned works and modern compositions. 216-556-4405.
Cleveland Orchestra, Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. 800-686-114.
Friends of Music at Holy Trinity, One Trinity Place, corner of Penn Avenue and Clinton Street, Greenville, Pa. 724-588-8870.
Greenville Symphony Orchestra. 724-475-3885. Tickets are $10 for students and children; $12, regular. 724-475-3885.
Blossom Music Center, 1145 Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls. 216-231-1111.
Northeast Ohio Family Music Society, 2051 Kingsboro Drive, Painesville. 440-350-1663.
Erie Philharmonic, 1006 State St., Erie. 814-455-1375.
Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, in the Corning Theater. 440-951-7500. Free concerts.
Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland. 216-421-7340.
Erie Art Museum, 411 State St., Erie, Pa. 814-459-5477. www.erieartmuseum. org.
Mentor Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby. 440-951-7500.
“The Joke Is On Us!,” tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the Conneaut Community for the Arts. Door donation: $10. For 18 years old and up. Call: (440) 593-5888.
Jewels Dance Hall, 1770 Mill St., Austinburg. For more info: www.jewelsdancehallonline.com or call (440) 354-5997.
PlayHouseSquare Concerts, April: Mike Birbiglia this Sunday. May: International Children’s Festival May 1-5; Pink Martini with Storm Large May10; 70’s Soul Jam May 11; Jim Gaffigan May 12; An Evening with Yanni May 17. Brian Stokes Mitchell on June 23 and Il Divo Aug. 14.
Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Concert Series, in Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Brecksville. Admission is usually $17 adults, $12 Conservancy members, $5 children 3-12.
Jewels Dance Hall, 1770 Mill St., Austinburg. Upcoming: DJ tonight; Small Town Revoluion tomorrow. For more info: www.jewelsdancehallonline.com or call (440) 354-5997.
Lakeland Community College Concerts, The Lakeland Civic Chorus Sunday at 4 p.m.; The Lakeland Jazz Impact and Civic Jazz Orchestra May 6 at 4 p.m.; The Lakeland Civic Band May 20 at 4 p.m.
Concert Series, at the Struthers Library Theatre, 302 W. Thrid Ave., Warren, Pa., and The Crown Theater, 21 E. Third St., Jamestown, Pa. Struthers: Call (814) 723-7231. Crown: Call (814) 489-3110.
“Spring Dance Concert” performed by Ballet Theatre Ashtabula May 11-13 and 18-20 at the Ashtabula Arts Center. Call (440) 964-3396.
“Coppelia” presented by Ballet Theatre of Ohio May 5 (at 2 and 7 p.m.), 6 (at 2 p.m.) at the Akron Civic Theatre. Tickets: $28, $18 and $40. Visit www.BalletTheatreOhio.org
Verb Ballets, presents “Camen” tonight and tomorrow at the James Levin Theatre. Performances Thurs/Fri/Sat at 7 p.m. Tickets: $10-30. Visit www.verballets.org or call (216) 397-3757.
GroundWorks DanceTheater, a Cleveland-based company that presents groundbreaking work in contemporary dance, which embraces risk and imagination, explores the human experience and enlivens the community. Tickets: $20 general, $25 preferred, $17 seniors, $10 students. For more information, check online (www. groundworksdance.org) or call 216-691-3180, Ext. 2.
Inlet Dance, for more info, check online (www.inletdance.org)
Ohio Dance Theatre, visit www.ohiodancetheatre.org or call 440-774-6077.
Ballroom dancing, presented by Lake Metroparks, second and fourth Saturdays, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the Painesville Township Park Community Center. $6 per person, 18 years and over; concessions available; doors open at 7 p.m. 440-354-3885.
Country dancing, presented by Lake Metroparks, every second and fourth Fridays of the month, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., at the Painesville Township Park Community Center. $6 per person, 18 years and over; doors open at 7:30 p.m. Concessions available. 440-354-3885.
2012 International Children’s Festival, featuring performances, workshops and an art show will be May 1-5 at PlayhouseSqure in Cleveland. Many festival activities are free of charge. Tickets for performances are $14. Call (216) 241-6000.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron. CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational and natural activities in one setting. Visit www. nps.gov/cuva or www. dayinthevalley.com or call 800-445-9667.
Andover Showplace, 33 Public Square, Andover. For show and times, call 440-689-0033 or 440-251-3864.
Cinématheque, the Cleveland Institute of Art, is located in the Gund Building at the corner of East Boulevard and Bellflower Road, University Circle, Cleveland. Admission is $8, for members $6. Check online for the latest offerings. www.cia. edu/cinematheque.
Victorian Perambulator Museum of Jefferson, Please make an appointment: (440) 576-9588.
Historic Jefferson Depot Village, a quaint preserved “living history” village reminiscent of early life in the 1800s in Jefferson (147 E. Jefferson St.).
The Finnish American Cultural Center, open by appointment, 1330 W. Eighth and Joseph. 440-964-5790 or 440-998-2061. www.faha-ashtabula.org.
Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula. Season-subscription discounts available. Call 440-964-3396.
Straw Hat Theare, on the grounds of the Ashtabula Arts Center, will present “The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Musical!” June 8-10, 14-16; “Little Women The Broadway Musical!” June 22-24, 29, 30, July 1, 5-7; “Godspell” July 13-15, 20-22, 26-28; and “A Chorus Line” August 3-5, 10-12, 16-18.
Conneaut Community Center for the Arts, 1025 Buffalo St., Conneaut. Call: (440) 593-5888.
Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby. Upcoming shows: “16th Annual One Act Festival” now through May 5; “Alice in Wonderland” (rated PG) June 1-17; “Hairspray” June 1-17. Order tickets by phone (440-951-7500) or online (www.fineartsassociation.org).
Broadway Series at PlayhouseSquare, subscriptions are available by calling 216-830-7221 or online (www. PlayhouseSquare.org). “Sondheim on Sondheim” May 30-July 22. The seven-show KeyBank Broadway Series subscription package ranges from $85 to $480 per person.
Chagrin Valley Little Theatre, 40 River St., Chagrin Falls. Visit www.cvlt. org.
Erie BROADWAY Series. For more information: www. ErieBroadwaySeries.com
Geauga Lyric Theater, 101 Water St., in the historic Chardon Square. Visit www.geaugatheater.org or call 440-286-2255.
Great Lakes Theater Festival presents “Romeo and Juliet” (April 13-28); and “Sondheim on Sondheim” (May 30-June 17). All shows will be at the Hanna Theater in Playhouse Square except for “A Christmas Carol,” which will remain in the Ohio Theatre of PlayhouseSquare.
Lakeland Community College, Call (440) 525-7526 for theater info and (440) 525-7134 for tickets.
Rabbit Run Theater, will present “Oliver!” June 15- June 30; “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby” July 6-Aug. 5; and “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” Aug. 17-Sept. 1 at Rabbit Run Community Arts Association, 49 Park St., Madison. For more info: (440) 428-5913.
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