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Memories of Christmas Past—Mahoning Valley Historical Society
Through Jan. 7 The Arms Family Museum of Local History, 648 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Enjoy the 1905 Arts and Crafts mansion of Olive and Wilford Arms brimming with rare decorations including many pieces from the historical society’s collection.
For more information, call 330-743-2589 or visit http://mahoninghistory.org.
Alchemy: Transformations in Gold—Akron Art Museum
Through Jan. 21 1 S. High St., Akron. This exhibition brings together a group of international artists whose work incorporates gold or another metal disguised as gold. For more information, visit http://akronartmuseum.org.
Pastel Society of America 45th Annual Exhibition—The Butler Institute of American Art
Through Feb. 4 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Features works by some of America’s premier pastel painters. The works are drawn from the organization’s annual exhibition, held at the National Arts Club in New York City. For more information, call 330-743-1107 or visit http://butlerart.com.
Elijah Pierce: An American Journey—Canton Museum of Art
Through March 4 1001 Market Ave. N, Canton. Explore the work of self-taught folk artist Elijah Pierce (1892-1984, a prolific African American wood carver known for his brightly painted sculptural panels illustrating biblical stories, moral lessons, historical events and images from popular culture. For more information, call 330-453-7666 or visit http://www.cantonart.org.
Cokie Roberts Lecture—Stambaugh Auditorium
Thursday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Journalist and author Cokie Roberts is a reporter on contract to National Public Radio as well as a regular round table analyst for the current “This Week with George Stephanopoulas.” Roberts’ appearance is presented by WYSU FM and St. John’s Episcopal Church. For more information or to purchase tickets, call The Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office at 330-259-0555 or visit http://stambaughauditorium.com.
The Sound of Music: Broadway Series—Performing Arts Center, Kent State University at Tuscarawas
Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. 330 University Dr. NE, New Philadelphia. Enjoy a brand new production of “The Sound of Music.” The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp family will once again thrill audiences with its award-winning best score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi” and “Edelweiss.” For tickets, call 330-308-6400 or visit http://www.kent.edu/tusc/pac.
Ed Caner Plus Special Guest David Mayfield—Conservancy for Cuyahoga National Park
Sunday, Jan. 21, from 7-9 p.m. 1403 W. Hines Hill Road, Peninsula. Master fiddler Ed Caner has performed alongside dozens of local and national acts and is a founding member of his own band, Hey Mavis. For tickets, visit http://www.conservancyforcvnp.org.
Shen Yun—The Ohio Falun Dafa Association
Saturday, Feb. 3, and Sunday, Feb. 4 State Theater, 1519 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Experience the divine culture of a lost world as the world’s premiere classical Chinese dance and music company brings a lost world to life with unrivaled artistic mastery. For more information, or call 888 974 3698 or visit contact http://ShenYun.com/Cleveland.