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Vincent van Gogh: In the Dunes – The Butler Institute of American Art
Through 2015 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown. The Watson Gallery is the temporary home of this early work. The exhibit is accompanied by a display that chronicle’s van Gogh’s influence on American art. For more information, call 330-743-1107 or visit http://www.butlerart.com.
Packard’s ’56 Auto Show Exhibit – The National Packard Museum
Through Dec. 30 1899 Mahoning Ave., Warren. Enjoy this re-creation of Packard’s 1956 Auto Show. For more information, call 330-394-1899 or visit http://www.packardmuseum.org.
Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse – Cleveland Museum of Art
Through Jan. 5 1150 East Blvd., Cleveland. This exhibition examines the role of gardens in the paintings of Claude Monet and his contemporaries. For more information, call 216-421-7340 or visit http://www.clevelandart.org.
45th Butler American Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show & Sale – The Butler Institute of American Art
Saturday, Dec. 5, and Sunday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown. One of the most anticipated events of the season, this features some of the region’s finest artisans, who offer works of ceramics, jewelry, art to wear, decorative items, food, paintings, prints and more. For more information, call 330-743-1107 or visit http://www.butlerart.com.
Museum Merrymaking – National Packard Museum
Saturday, Dec. 5 1899 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren. Make your reservation for this event featuring live swing music along with dinner, drinks and more. Cost is $25 per person. For more information, call 330-394-1899 or visit http://www.packardmuseum.org.
Christmas in Zoar – Historic Zoar Village
Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. & Sunday, Dec. 6, from noon to 5 p.m. 198 Main Street, Zoar. Carolers, crafters and cooks celebrate the magic of Christmases past. Private homes decorated for the holidays will be open for public viewing. For more information, call 330-874-3011 or visit http://www.historiczoarvillage.com.
Holiday Pops – Canton Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2323 17th St. NW, Canton. The Canton Symphony Chorus joins choruses from Northwest High School and Sandy Valley High School in a traditional family-friendly holiday pops. Free pre-concert activities and pictures with Santa beginning at 1:30 pm. For more information, call 330-452-2094 or visit http://www.cantonsymphony.org.
The Nutcracker – Canton Ballet
Friday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 13, at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Canton Palace Theatre, 605 Market Ave. N, Canton. Welcome home New York City Ballet soloist and Canton Ballet alumnus Zachary Catazaro with his partner, NYCB principal Sterling Hyltin, in the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. For more information, call 330-455-7220 or visit http://www.cantonballet.com.
Holiday Pops: Home for the Holidays – Akron Symphony Orchestra
Friday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, 198 Hill St., Akron. Rousing choruses, inspirational songs and traditional carols warm the heart and stir the soul. For more information, call 330-535-8131 or visit http://www.akronsymphony.org.
A Downton Abbey Evening – Akron Civic Theatre and Western Reserve PBS
Sunday, Dec. 13, private soirée at 5:30 p.m.; free public screening of first new hour of “Downton Abbey” at 7 p.m. Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St., Akron. Let’s say goodbye together as the final season of the award-winning drama comes to an end. With your $50 ticket, enjoy great English food, jazz of the 1920s, signature drinks, private seats for the screening and much more. Doors open to the public for the free screening at 7 p.m. Period costumes are encouraged! For more information, visit http://westernreservepublicmedia.org/downton-abbey-evening-civic.htm. Tickets are available for both options by calling the Akron Civic Theatre box office at 330-253-2488.