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John Mellencamp: Expressionist—The Butler Institute of American Art
Through Nov. 18 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown. This exhibit features at least 42 large-scale oil portraits and mixed media pieces that successfully emit a spirit of rebelliousness similar to that of John Mellencamp’s music. The exhibition will open with a private artist reception exclusively for Butler Museum members. For more information, call 330-743-1107, ext. 1312, or visit butlerart.com.
Corvettes of the Valley—National Packard Museum
Now through April 14 1899 Mahoning Ave., Warren. This exhibit features one car from each of the seven different generations of Corvettes produced since 1953. It also celebrates the history of Corvette clubs of the Mahoning and Shenango valleys. For more information, call 330-394-1899 or visit packardmuseum.org.
Children of Eden—Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance
Nov. 2-11 E. Turner Stump Theatre, 17 Theatre Dr., Kent.From the composer of “Wicked,” “Children of Eden” is a universal tale of our shared humanity. For more information or tickets, visit kent.edu/theatredance.
Verdi and Valkyries—Akron Symphony
Friday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall, 189 Hill St., Akron. Gripping and dramatic, the operas of Verdi mark the high point of Italian Romantic opera. Their choruses portray real people striving for freedom, justice and a better life. Wagner’s epic operas traverse a universe of human experience: heroism, treachery, wonder at nature’s splendor and the all-redeeming power of love. For more information or tickets, visit akronsymphony.org.
Memories of Christmas Past—The Arms Family Museum
Nov. 18 through Jan. 7 648 Wick Ave., Youngstown. The 1905 mansion of Olive and Wilford Arms is filled to the brim with rare decorations that include ornaments, lighting and toys. Hours for the museum are Tuesdays-Sundays, noon-4 pm; Thursdays, noon-7 pm. For more information, visit memoriesofchristmaspast.com.
Gershwin & Tchaikovsky: Music of the People—Canton Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2331 17th St. NW, Canton. Spencer Myer comes back to the Canton stage to perform Gershwin’s Concerto for Piano in F, and the orchestra performs selections of one of Tchaikovsky’s iconic ballets, “Swan Lake.” For more information or tickets, visit cantonsymphony.org.