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also receive a free listing in our Select Events column
in both The Alternative and online. If you are interested
in taking advantage of our on-air package for nonprofits,
call the station at 1-800-554-4549.
Observatory Park—Geauga Park District
Open daily at 6 a.m.; now until Memorial Day, open until 11 p.m.; Memorial Day–Labor Day, open until 1 a.m. 10610 Clay St., Montville Township. One of only 15 “dark sky” parks in the country, Observatory Park welcomes visitors wishing to observe the night skies without the interference of light pollution. For more information, call 440-279-0820 or visit http://www.geaugaparkdistrict.org.
A Century of Fashion—The Butler Institute of American Art
Through 2017 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown. This is an exhibition of historically accurate women’s fashion costumes modeled on specific period fashions and reproduced from fashion plates of the era brought to life on Ballard’s dolls sculpted of papier-mache. For more information, visit http://www.butlerart.com.
The Museum Collection: C. Blake McDowell, Jr. Galleries—Akron Art Museum
1 S. High St., Akron. The art displayed in the McDowell Galleries features work from the Akron Art Museum collection from 1850-1950. The galleries are currently arranged according to three themes: In a Romantic Mood: Turn of the Twentieth Century Painting; The Modernist Approach: Northeast Ohio’s Artists and Collectors; and William Sommer: Master of Ohio’s Brandywine Valley. Free admission on Thursdays. For more information, visit http://www.akronartmuseum.org.
Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose—Akron Art Museum
Through May 7 1 S. High St., Akron. Western Reserve PBS is proud to serve as a media sponsor for this exhibit that highlights 51 remarkable contemporary artists who have been featured in the pages of the popular art magazine Hi-Fructose. View the original works beyond the flat worlds of paper and digital screens. Admission is free on Thursdays. For more information, visit http://www.akronartmuseum.org.
Blind Spot: A Matter of Perception—Massillon Museum
Through May 23 121 Lincoln Way E., Massillon. Western Reserve PBS is proud to serve as a media sponsor for this exhibit featuring 10 abstract paintings that for the first time are made accessible to patrons with blindness or low vision through use of multisensory experience. Each painting has been translated into sonic iPad screen apps and tactile models. Typewritten and braille labels, produced by Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, enhance the experience. Free admission. For more information, visit http://www.massillonmuseum.org.
Antique Motorcycle Exhibit—National Packard Museum
Through May 27 1899 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren. The museum’s 17th annual antique motorcycle exhibit serves to educate audiences about motorcycle history and to raise awareness of the significance of the motorcycle to transportation history. For more information, call 330-394-1899 or visit http://www.packardmuseum.org.
Avatars: Relics from the Future—Canton Museum of Art
April 29–July 23 1001 Market Ave. N., Canton. The figurative works combine human, animal and architectural form, as artist Gary Spinosa seeks to materialize spiritual energy through his serenely benevolent figures. Admission is free on Thursdays. Western Reserve PBS is proud to serve as a media sponsor for the exhibition. For more information, call 330-453-7666 or visit http://www.cantonart.org.
Plant the Seed to Read Book Festival—Fellows Riverside Gardens
Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown. Enjoy this fun event that promotes literacy. Bring your camera to the Western Reserve PBS booth for a meet-and-greet with Nature Cat! For more information, call Mill Creek MetroParks at 330-740-7116.
Verdi Requiem—Canton Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, April 29, at 8 p.m. Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2331 17th St. NW, Canton. The season concludes with this monumental work by Verdi, featuring four soloists and a 225-voice choir composed of the Canton Symphony Chorus and several local college choruses. For tickets or more information, call the box office at 330-452-2094 or visit http://www.cantonsymphony.org.
Mendelssohn’s Elijah—Akron Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, May 6, at 8 p.m. EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall, 198 Hill St., Akron. Akron Symphony Chorus, University of Akron Choruses and Summit Choral Society merge to form a chorus of 200 voices in Mendelssohn’s grand musical drama telling the story of the prophet Elijah. Word painting illustrates the text through vivid musical imagery and ingenious orchestral scoring. Christopher Wilkins, conductor. For more information, visit http://akronsymphony.org.
Reflections of Italy—Western Reserve PBS
Oct. 4-13, 2017 In cooperation with Collette Tours, we are sponsoring a trip to one of the most romantic places in the world, with stops in Rome, Venice, Siena, Florence, Milan and more! For more information, call 1-800-554-4549 or visit http://westernreservepublicmedia.org.