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Kim Novak Extended: Pastel Paintings — The Butler Institute of American Art
Through Nov. 30 Giffuni Gallery, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Works by the Oregon artist whose name is synonymous with Hollywood film. For more information, call 330-743-1107 or visit

Mozart’s Don Giovanni — Opera of the Western Reserve
Friday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 5th Ave., Youngstown. In Italian with English supertitles. For tickets or more information, call 330-259-0555 or visit

Breakfast With Santa — Akron Children’s Hospital
Saturday, Nov. 22, from 8:30-10 a.m.; Saturday, Nov. 29, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St., Akron. Includes a breakfast buffet and fun-filled activities. For ticket information, contact Brittany Costa at 330-543-0325 or .

Nutcracker — Ballet Theatre of Ohio
Nov. 29–Dec. 7 Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St., Akron. Enjoy this popular holiday classic that was voted Akron’s #1 Holiday Show by Akron Beacon Journal readers. Tickets are available at Ballet Theatre of Ohio at 330-688-6065 and Akron Civic Theatre at 330-253-2488.

A Children’s Holiday Tree Lighting and Anniversary Celebration – Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley
Thursday, Dec. 4, at 5:30 pm 6505 Market St., Building C, Boardman. Enjoy cocoa, cookies, carols and the holiday tree lighting. Children’s activities include cookie and ornament decorating, crafts, coloring, face painting and a visit by Santa Claus! This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Candace Madden at 330-746-9128 or email .

Glauser String Quartet Recital – Kent State University
Thursday, Dec. 4, from 8-9:30 p.m. Main Campus, Center for the Performing Arts. Free admission; recital is open to the general public. For more information, call 330-672-2172.

Christmas in Zoar – Historic Zoar Village
Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 7, from noon to 5 p.m. 198 Main St., Zoar. Spark the holiday magic with musical entertainment in the Zoar Church, private home tours, historic demonstrations and more. Shop the juried craft show for unique gifts, or visit Santa’s workshop to help your children make a unique item. Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides and a candlelight church service and tree-lighting ceremony on Saturday. Cost is $7/adult; children 12 and under free. For more information, call 330-874-2646.

Christmas With the Annie Moses Band – Stambaugh Auditorium
Friday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. 1000 5th Ave., Youngstown. Experience the beauty of the Christmas season with the Annie Moses Band as the acclaimed classical crossover ensemble performs stunning arrangements of holiday favorites. Order tickets by phone at 330-259-0555 or online at

Holiday Pops – Akron Symphony
Thursday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. E. J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, 198 Fir Hill, Akron. For the first time, the entire Symphony family performs together for the annual holiday celebration. Rousing choruses, inspirational songs and traditional carols will warm the heart and stir the soul. Tickets are available by calling 330-535-8131, or order online at


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