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26th Annual Student Art Show, hosted by the Middlefield Historical Society, 14979 S. State Ave. in Middlefield. High/middle school shows will be April 10-11 and 17-18 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and feature work from Berkshire, Cardinal, Grand Valley, Ledgemont and Newbury Schools. The elementary show will be May 1-2 and 8-9 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome!
Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula, 440-964-3396. Gallery open 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Admission is free. www.ashartscenter.org
“2010 Kiwanis Annual Art Scholarship,” on display Monday through May 2. Opening reception: May 15 from 6-7 p.m.
Conneaut Community Center for the Arts, 1025 Buffalo St., Conneaut. 440-593-5888. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. 440-593-5888, www.conneautartcenter.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 to 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. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. 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 to Friday, 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 and Saturday, Sunday. Parking is $3.
The Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to 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 to 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 to 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 to Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. www.valleyartcenter.org.
Wildwood Cultural Center, 7645 Little Mountain Road, Mentor. 440-947-5735.
“Tricks of the Trade,” a master class in scene study and monologue developement on April 10 and 11 at the Cleveland PlayHouse, conducted by Bill Cobbs. For more information call: (216) 561-8608.
Learn Mandarin Chinese, acrylic painting, pottery for adults, beginnning genealogy, creative writing, one stroke painting, woodcarving, fifth-grade band and other new classes all held at the Conneaut Community Center for the Arts. Call: (440) 593-5888.
Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula; 440-964-3396. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to 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 to Friday. Classes are available in painting, basket making, creative writing, theater, woodcarving, tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, ballroom, painting, yoga, kick-fit and various exercises. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or contact CCCA through its Web site (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 7-9 p.m., Children’s Choir, for grades 5-6, rehearses from 4 to 5 p.m., and Youth Choir for experienced singers in grades 7-12, rehearse from 5-6:30 p.m. All choirs rehearse Mondays at the First United Methodist Church, 4506 Elm Ave., Ashtabula. Fee is $25-30 per season. Visit www.accms.org or call (440) 224-2681.
The Good Life, a nonprofit organization, which began in 1976 and 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 other organizations throughout the county. Anyone interested in auditioning or sponsoring should call Angela Ackley at (440) 998-1883.
New Horizons Band, adults-only group geared toward beginning musicians and those that 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. 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 Cleveland State University campus. Repertoire of traditional men’s choral music, bold commissioned works and modern composition. 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.
Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown; Bliss Recital Hall, open 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. Concerts are held in Bliss Recital Hall and are free and open to the public.
Lakeland Community College, 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland. 440-953-7261. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.
Kent State-Ashtabula, 3325 W. 13th St., Ashtabula. 440-964-4248. All Kent State-Ashtabula concerts are free in the Kent State-Ashtabula Auditorium. Punch and cookie receptions follow each concert.
Cuyahoga Community College, 700 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland. 216-987-2543.
Lake Erie College, 391 W. Washington St., Painesville. 440-639-7856.
Kent/ Blossom, concerts held at Ludwig Recital Hall at Kent State University, Kent. 330-672-5436.
Monday Musical Club, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. 330-743-2717. Concerts are held at Stambaugh Auditorium.
Erie Playhouse, 13 W. 10th St., Erie. 814-454-2852.
Cleveland Choral Arts Association, 1024 E. 17th St., Cleveland. 216-556-0590.
Cleveland Youth Orchestra, Cleveland. 216-987-2543.
Geauga Theater on the Square, Route 6 and Route 44, Chardon. 440-338-3171.
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.
Chili Con Comedy Improv Troupe, performing May 8 at 8 p.m. on the Studio Stage at the Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby. Audiences will laugh and be amazed at the wit and humor of these young actors as they incorporate suggestions and change into live performance. You will never see the same show twice! Visit www.fineartsassociation.org or call (440) 951-7500.
Bogey’s Comedy Club, Friday and Saturday, located at 28060 Chardon Road in Willoughby Hills, three-quarters of a mile off I-90 at the Bishop Road west exit. Bogey’s is open Tuesday through Saturday; Tuesdays 8 p.m. feature “The Bonk Show,” Wednesdays beginning at 8 p.m. the “Pro/Am Night,” and weekly Stand-Up Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursdays, and 8 and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Each show has a headliner, a featured act and an emcee. Tues: 8 p.m. – “The Bonk Show” –$5. Wed: 8 p.m. – Pro/ Am Night – $5. Shows will feature an emcee, feature act and a headliner. Tickets: Thurs: 8 p.m. – $8; Fri. 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., $12; Saturday 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., $15. www.bogeyscomedyclub.com
Too Marvelous For Words, The American Songbook, presented by the North Coast Men’s Chorus, April 10 at 8 p.m. and April 11 at 3 p.m., at the Waetjen Auditorium, Cleveland State University Music and Communications Building. Advance tickets: $10-35. Door sales: $15-40. For more information visit www.ncmchorus.org or call (216) 556-0590.
“Homestead Creek,” April 11 at 3 p.m. in the Main Gallery at the Willoughby Fine Arts Center. Classic American instruments and folk music are brought to life by this unique ensemble. Upcoming performance: “Classic Desserts” by the Woodwind Quintet on May 16 at 3 p.m. combines the sweetness of fine music and pastry.
Those Were The Days!, presented by The Good Life Singers, April 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ashtabula Arts Center. Tickets: $9 (buy from a GL memeber and save $2). “Scarborough Fair,” “Puff the Magic Dragon,” and “Blowin’ in the Wind” are just a few of the selection. Call: (440) 964-3396.
House of Blues, Cleveland venue, for complete concert listings and ticket availability call 216-523-BLUE. www.hob.com. Free membership by logging on to www.hob.com/membership.
Jewels Dance Hall, located at 1770 Mill St., Austinburg. Upcoming performances: “Dixie Fried” tonight and “Dingtown” tomorrow, “Next of Kin” April 9 and 10, “Tony Rio and Relentless” April 16 and 17, “Lucky Shot” April 23, “Whiskey Sunset” April 24, “Whiskey Sunset” April 30, “Calibur” May 1. For more information go to www.jewelsdancehallonline.com or call (440) 275-5332.
The Palms, located at Route 618, Conneaut Lake, Pa. Bands play at 9:30 p.m. 814-382-3625. myspace. com/ theofficialpalmsnightclub
“Stayin’ Alive” The Bee Gees Tribute and “Abba Mania,” on April 21 at Packard Music Hall. For tickets: (330) 399-4885 or more information (330) 392-5690.
Denny Carleton & Friends, Coffeehouse Series at the Fine Arts Center in Willoughby. “The Great Duos” April 10, and “Denny’s Classic Coffeehouse” June 26. Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and are free.
DANCECleveland, 13110 Shaker Square, Suite 106, Cleveland, presents “Pilobolus Dance Theater,” May 8 at 8 p.m. in the Palace Theatre at PlayhouseSquare. For tickets, call 216-991-9000 or check online (dancecleveland.org).
GroundWorks, a Cleveland-based company that presents groundbreaking work in contemporary dance that embraces risk and imagination, explores the humand experience and enlivens the community. Performances: April 22-25, for FusionFest. For more information: www.groundworksdance.org or (216) 691-3180.
Riverdance-The Farewell Tour, tonight (7:30 p.m.), and tomorrow (2 and 7:30 p.m.), at the Warner Theatre as a part of the Erie Broadway Series. Call 452-4857 or visit www.ErieBroadwaySeries.com for tickets or more information.
Ballet Theatre Ashtabula, presents a Spring Dance Concert, May 7-16 at the Ashtabula Arts Center. For more information call: (440) 964-3396.
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.
The Belleville Outfit, performs a mix of gypsy swing, big band, jazz and country starting 8 p.m. on April 10 at the Happy Days Lodge in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Admission: $15 aduts, $10 CVNPA members, and $5 children ages 3-12. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva
Peninsula Jazz Festival, April 11 from 2-5 p.m. at the Happy Days Lodge in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This bi-yearly event is free to the public. For more information call: (800) 445-9667.
Tri-C Jazz Fest, starts April 15 at 5 p.m. with a parade with a performance by award-winning Shaw High School Mighty Cardinals. Also part of the Jazz Fest: on April 16 Henry Mancini.; on April 17 Jazz for Kids , Women in Jazz and The Roots; on April 18 The Gerald Clayton Trio and The Theo Croker Quartet, Jack Wilkins; on April 20 The Eddie Baccus Organ Summit; on April 21 Omar Sosa Afreecanos Quartet; on April 22 Charlie Haden’s Quartet West, on April 23 Ramsey Lewis & Patti Austin; on April 24 “Around Robert Wyatt” and Smooth Jazz All-Stars; on April 25 Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra and more! For more information visit www.tricpresents.com or call (866) 546-1353.
60’s and 70’s Rock-n-Roll Dance, April 16 at the Painesville Township Park Community Center. Enjoy an evening of rock-n-roll music and dancing featuring the “Castaways.” Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; music and dancing from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Admission: $8 per person. For more information visit lakemetroparks.com or call (440) 256-2138.
“La Fiesta Latina,” highlighting Hispanic heritage will take place April 17 & 18 at the I-X Indoor Amusement Park. Experience Latin music, dance, food, arts and entertainment. Discount tickets available at the Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center. For more information visit www.ixamusementpark.com or call (800) 897-3942.
I-X Indoor Amusement Park, with over 20 acres of fun for the whole family, runs tonight through April 18, in Cleveland, and now includes such shows in the price of admission as Big Cat Encounters, a 30 minute demonstration of the behaviors and activities of six tigers including Royal Bengal and Siberian. Mountain Dew’s Thrill City contains 30 ultimate adrenaline rush rides. Admission is $19 general, $16 for children under 48”, $9 seniors. Discount tickets available. For more information visit www.ixamusementpark.com or call (800) 897-3942.
Dining for the Arts Cocktail Party, April 24 at “Martini’s!” at the Harbor Golf Club. Join us for an entertaining evening as you decide which of this year’s culinary events you would like to attend. For more information call: (440) 964-3396.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park encompasses 33,00 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.
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, members is $6. Check online for the latest offerings. www.cia.edu/cinematheque.
NASA’s Glenn Research Center, is open for public tours on the first and third Saturday of each month. This Saturday: Exercise Countermeasures Laboratory; April 17, May 15, June 19, July 24, Aug. 21, Sept. 25 and Oct. 16: Zero Gravity Research Facility; May 1: Green Lab Research Facility; June 5: Abe Silverstein Supersonic Wind Tunnel; July 10: Icing Research Tunnel; Aug. 7: Telescience Support Center; Sept. 11 Ballistics Impact Lab; Oct. 2 Altitude Combustion Stand. Located at 21000 Brookpark Road, Cleveland. All adults must present government issued indentification and be U.S. citizens. For more information visit www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/events/tours.html or call (216) 433-9653.
10th Annual Antique Motorcycle Exhibit, “On the Road Again” open now through May 30, at the National Packard Musuem, Warren. New exhibit includes several unrestored bikes next to their counterparts restored to Concours condition. Museum open Tuesdays throught Saturdays, 12 - 5 p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and $3 children ages 7-12. Visit www.packardmuseum.org or call (330) 394-1899.
Motorcycle Restoration Lecture Series, held at the National Packard Museum, Warren. Coming up: “Restoration Services: Working with the Professional You Have Hired” presented by Fred Davis April 17 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Museum open Tuesdays throught Saturdays, 12 - 5 p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and $3 children ages 7-12. Cameras and flash photography are welcome. Visit www.packardmuseum.org or call (330) 394-1899.
The Finnish American Cultural Center, open by appointment, 1330 W. Eighth and Joseph, 440-964-5790 or 440-998-2061. www. faha-ashtabula.org.
Indian Museum, the Lake County Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Ohio, 25 Public Square, Technical Center-Building B, Willoughby. Call (440) 951-3813.
Lake View Cemetery, founded in 1869 and known as “Cleveland’s Outdoor Museum and Arboretum,” offers year-round special tours and Speaker’s Bureau events, at 12316 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. For more information call 216-421-2665.
International Women’s Air & Space Museum, 1501 N. Marginal Road, Cleveland. Call (216) 623-1113 or visit (www.IWASM.org).
Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula. Season Subscriptions discounts available. Call (440) 964-3396.
Conneaut Community Center for the Arts, 1025 Buffalo St., Conneaut, Visit www.conneautartscenter.org or call (440) 593-5888.
Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby. Order tickets by phone (440) 951-7500 or online at (www.fineartsassociation.org). Three different season subscription packages available. Coming up: “14th Annual One Act Festival” (rated adult), April 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, and May 1 at 7:30 p.m.; “Grease” (rated PG), June 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, and 19 at 7:30 p.m., June 6, 13, and 20at 2 p.m.
Lakeland Community College, in partnership with Rabbit Run, will perform “Presenting Mark Twain!” a one-man show, April 9-18. Tickets: $17 adults, $15 seniors/students, $10 children 12 and under. Call for tickets: (440) 428-7092 or visit www.rabbitrunonline.org
Broadway Series at PlayhouseSquare, subscriptions are available by calling 216-830-7221 or online (www.PlayhouseSquare. org). The seven-show KeyBank Broadway Series subscription package ranges from $85 to $480 per person. The complete seven-show KeyBank Broadway Series includes: “Aug.: Osage County,” April 13-25; “Grease,” May 11-23; “Fiddler On The Roof,” June 15-27.
“The Rat Pack Is Back!,” April 14 at 7:30 p.m. as a part of the Erie Broadway Series. Call 452-4857 or visit www.ErieBroadwaySeries.com for tickets or more information.
Geauga Lyric Theater, 101 Water St., in the Historic Chardon Square. Visit www.geaugatheater.org or call (440) 286-2255.
Rabbit Run Theater, 5648 W. Chapel Road, Madison. Coming next summer 2010: “On Golden Pond,” ”Frost/Nixon,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “The Light in the Piazza,” and “My Way-A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra.” Visit (www.rabbitrunonline.org).