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Featured Event

Porthouse Theatre Summer 2015

Porthouse Theatre Summer 2015

Porthouse Theatre, located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, gives us the opportunity to enjoy every minute of the beautiful summer nights!

The premier summer theatre in the area, Porthouse Theatre offers audiences the finest in professional summer theatre. The outdoor, covered, pavilion theatre is located next to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, just a few miles from interstates I-80, I-77, I-271, I-76 and Route 8. The beautiful setting is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic dinner before the show.


 

June 11-27, 2015
A Little Night Music
With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, the production transports the audience to 1900 Sweden where a tangled web of romantic affairs surround actress Desiree Armfeldt

 

July 9-25, 2015
Violet
With music by Jeanine Tesori and lyrics and book by Brian Crawley, Violet is a journey of self-discovery as the title character seeks out an Evangelical minister to transform her disfigured face

 

July 30 - August 16, 2016
Hairspray
With book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman Hairspray tells of the pleasantly plump Tracy Turnblad's quest to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show.

For tickets, call the box office (opens May 26th) at 330-672-2497, or 800-304-2363. www.porthousetheatre.com. Free parking for everyone.

 



WKSU Arts & Culture Partners

 Forgotten First Ladies Exhibit
National First Ladies' Library
At Education and Research Center
Wednesday, January 21st - Friday, September 11th

'Forgotten First Ladies' presents the private and personal lives of beloved First Ladies. They are important because their stories are part of the story of our country, and that's called History. Featured in the exhibit are Martha Wyles Skelton Jefferson, Elizabeth Kortright Monroe, Rachel Donelson Jackson, Hannah Hoes van Buren, and many more.

Jan. 20 - Sept. 11, 2015, National First Ladies' Education and Research Center, 205 S. Market Ave., Canton, (330) 452-0876

 Kent State University Museum Displays Garments “Inside Out” for New Exhibit
Kent State University
At Kent State University Fashion Museum
Thursday, March 12th - Sunday, February 14th

A new exhibition of historic and couture clothing at the Kent State University Museum will focus on the hidden interiors and construction of garment.


Thursday, March 12, 2015 – Sunday, February 14, 2016. 515 Hilltop Drive, Kent, (330)672-0300

 Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
At Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Friday, March 13th - Thursday, December 31st

Presented in collaboration with the Herb Ritts Foundation, the exhibit includes 30 never-before-seen photographs, original video footage, contact sheets with Ritts’ red-pencil markings, new video interviews and other well-known portraits from the revolutionary photographer and filmmaker's collection.

Friday, March 13, 2015 - Thursday, December 31, 2015, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, (216) 781-7625

 In Grand Style
Western Reserve Historical Society
Monday, March 23rd - Monday, November 30th

In Grand Style, the newest exhibit at the WRHS History Center, features historic garments and accessories that provide a window into the world of privileged Cleveland.

Ends, November 30, 2015, Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Boulevard
Cleveland, (216) 721-5722

 Howe Meadow Market
Countryside Conservancy
At Howe Meadow
Saturday, May 2nd - Saturday, October 31st

Countryside Farmers' Market at Howe Meadow is open for the season on Saturdays. The market features over 70 vendors selling an array of local food. This season, an exciting addition of more than 15 new vendors bringing a range of new products.

Saturdays: starting Saturday, May 2, 2015 - Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Howe Meadow, 4040 Riverview Rd., Peninsula, (330) 657-2542

 Proof at the Akron Art Museum
Akron Art Museum
Saturday, May 30th - Sunday, October 25th

Proof features photographs from the Civil War to the present. The exhibition highlights familiar favorites from the collection, including classic documentary photographs by Walker Evans, Lewis Hine and Weegee, as well as major series commissioned by the museum from Lee Friedlander and Robert Glenn Ketchum.

Now through Oct. 25, Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St., Akron, (330) 376-9185

 Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens presents 'BLOOM!'
Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Tuesday, June 2nd - Sunday, September 20th

This summer, guests are in for a spectacular experience - an art installation featuring 32 pieces of glass art by noted glass artist Craig Mitchell Smith, whose stunning glass sculptures are created using kiln-formed glass. With a background as a painter, Smith has developed many techniques that emulate brush strokes in the creation of a piece. Many of the installations are inspired by Stan Hywet's architectural gems and estate treasures.

June 2 - Sept. 20, 2015, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N Portage Path, 330-836-5533

 The World's Largest Dinosaurs
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Saturday, June 6th - Sunday, January 3rd

For 140 million years, humongous plant-eating sauropod dinosaurs ruled the planet as the largest animals to walk on land in the Earth's history. Welcome these awesome giants to Cleveland, and discover how they ate, moved and interacted with their environment in a new exhibition.

June 6, 2015 - Jan. 3, 2016, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle, Cleveland, 216-231-4600

  Charles Beneke: Specter
Akron Art Museum
Saturday, August 1st - Sunday, January 3rd

This installation by Charles Beneke offers lush surface decoration as well as a stark reminder of our penchant for excess and its impact. Printed surfaces will accumulate as a figurative parallel to the human-made accumulation of carbon and greenhouse gas. Visitors to Specter are being asked to exchange a behavior that harms the earth for a take-away print that reminds them of their promise.

Aug. 1, 2015 - Jan. 2, 2016, Akron Art Museum, Akron, (330) 376-9185

 Twilight & Flashlights at Stan Hywet
Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Thursday, August 20th - Friday, September 4th

Enjoy at a rare and special evening at Stan Hywet as the estate lights up Bloom!, glass sculptures by Craig Mitchell Smith, as the sun sets over the Manor House. Stroll the gardens and enjoy a radiant evening along with live acoustic music.

Select dates - Aug. 20 - Sept. 4, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Akron, (330) 836-5533

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Member Benefits

As a way of saying “thanks” to WKSU members, many Northeast Ohio cultural organizations offer special benefits for cinema, museums, music, theatre and dance and more that include 2-for-1 performance tickets and other discounts.

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