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Cain Park

Cain Park

Cain Park begins where most city parks leave off — an outdoor, intimate, covered theater (Alma Theater); an outdoor covered amphitheater (Evans Amphitheater); an air-conditioned art gallery (Audrey & Harvey Feinberg Art Gallery), and outstanding programming. Enjoy a summer event at Cain Park.

These shows are sponsored by WKSU and members receive a $2.00 per ticket discount.

Carolina Chocolate Drops
(Evans Amphitheater), Thursday, June 12, 8 pm

Judy Collins
(Evans Amphitheater), Saturday, June 14, 8 pm

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy
(Evans Amphitheater), Sunday, June 22, 7 pm.

Nickel Creek, (co-presented by WKSU)
(Evans Amphitheater), Friday, July 18, 8 pm

Arlo Guthrie
(Evans Amphitheatre), Sunday, July 27, 7 pm

Other highlights include:

Black Violin
(Evans Amphitheater), Saturday, June 28, 8 pm

Verb Ballets
(Evans Amphitheater) July 26, 8 pm

The Frogs
(Alma Theatre)July 31 – August 17, Thursdays-Saturdays, 7 pm, Sundays 2 pm

For all events and more information, visit

Cain Park stretches between Lee and South Taylor roads (bordered by Superior Road and Hyde Park Avenue). FREE PARKING SHUTTLE SERVICE is available for specific events (Evenings only) from Severance Town Center. Bring a picnic or let Cain’s concessionaire prepare a picnic dinner for you.

Purchase tickets at, at ticketmaster outlets or call Cain Park at 216-371-3000, or visit Cain Park in person (closed every Monday).


WKSU Arts & Culture Partners

 Arthur Koby Jewelry: The Creative Eye
Kent State University Museum
Friday, October 25th - Sunday, October 5th

The KSU Museum displays the work of acclaimed contemporary jewelry artist Arthur Koby in a new exhibition. The exhibit includes works on loan from clients who have accumulated collections of Koby's jewelry, as well as from the designer himself. The exhibition runs through Oct. 5, 2014.

Oct. 25, 2013-Oct. 5, 2014, Kent State University Museum, 515 Hilltop Drive, (330) 672-3450.

 Countryside Conservancy Farmers' Market
Countryside Conservancy
At Howe Meadow
Saturday, May 10th - Saturday, October 25th

The Countryside Conservancy presents a Farmers' Market at Howe Meadow on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon, continuing through Saturday, Oct. 25. The Conservancy also features a farmers' market on Thursdays in Highland Square through Oct. 2.

Saturdays now through Oct. 25, Howe Meadow, 4040 Riverview Rd., Peninsula, (330) 657-2542; Thursdays now through Oct. 2, Highland Square, Conger Avenue and West Market Street

 North Union Farmer's Market
North Union Farmers’ Market
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Wednesday, May 14th - Saturday, December 20th

North Union Farmer's Market is proud to present Northeast Ohio with fresh produce through its seven spring & summer locations. Locations include Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, University Hospitals Market, Cleveland Clinic Beachwood Market, PlayhouseSquare/CSU Market, Shaker Square Market, Crocker Park Market, and Chagrin Falls Market.

May 14 through December 20, various locations (see for days, times and details), (216) 751-7656

 Cleveland Museum of Natural History Presents 'Animal Secrets'
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Saturday, May 17th - Sunday, September 14th

Ever wonder where a chipmunk sleeps, or what an eagle feeds its young? In Animal Secrets, families can learn the answers to these questions as they explore the hidden habitats and secret lives of forest animals. Children can experience nature from an animal's point of view as they explore a cave, stream, meadow, and the woods.

Saturday, May 17 through Sunday, Sept. 14, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Dr., Cleveland, (216) 231-4600

 Traveling the Silk Road at Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Saturday, May 31st - Sunday, October 5th

Take a journey across Asia and discover the spectacular sights, sounds and stories of the greatest trade route of ancient times. Emboss a passport as you travel through four cities. Experience a full-scale re-creation of a night market, walk through a replica of the prow of an Arabian sailing ship. Along the journey, discover ancient technologies, learn how silk was made and uncover amazing stories.

May 31 - Oct. 5, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, University Circle, Cleveland, (216) 231-4600

 National First Ladies' Library Presents Mom in Chief
National First Ladies' Library
At National First Ladies' Library Education and Research Center
Sunday, June 1st - Friday, January 9th

The National First Ladies' Library presents "Mom-in-Chief," an exhibit that focuses on the everyday, private and special events between a mother and her children. Family celebrations, such as weddings and births, become reasons for national merriment as the First Lady fulfills her role in the spotlight. The exhibit looks at the highs and lows of family life while living in the White House.

Now through Jan. 9, 2015, National First Ladies' Library, 205 Market Ave. South, Canton, (330) 452-0876

 Massillon Museum Presents 'Fragile Waters'
Massillon Museum
Saturday, June 7th - Sunday, September 14th

Fragile Waters is a powerful artistic and ecological statement through the inspiring black and white images of three renowned photographers and environmentalists — Ansel Adams, Ernest H. Brooks II, and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly. The traveling exhibition of 117 photographs takes viewers from the snow-melt of the High Sierras at 12,000 feet elevation to far below the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean.

June 7 - Sept. 14, Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way East, Massillon, (330) 833-4061

 Cleveland Museum of Art Presents Yoga: The Art of Transformation
Cleveland Museum of Art
Sunday, June 22nd - Sunday, September 7th

The world’s first exhibition about yoga’s visual history, revealing its profound philosophical roots, its goals of transforming body and mind, as well as the diverse social roles yoga plays, and how the practice has spread to communities over time. Works include sculptures, Mughal paintings, Islamic divination texts, 15-foot scrolls, and 19th century photography and films.

Now through Sept. 7, the Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland, (216) 421-7350

 Latin American and Latino Art at the Allen
Allen Memorial Art Museum
Tuesday, September 2nd - Sunday, June 28th

This academic year, the Allen Memorial Art Museum will feature its Latin American collection in a comprehensive exhibition organized by Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Denise Birkhofer. The works range from Mexican Revolution-era prints to recent conceptual installations, organized into thematic groupings.

Sept. 2, 2014 to June 28, 2015, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, 87 North Main St, Oberlin, (440) 775-8665

 Akron Civic Theatre Presents Wilco
Akron Civic Theatre
Thursday, September 4th

Wilco's brand of classic roots rock incorporates folk, pop and genre-spanning experimentalism. The band's 10-album catalog includes 2002's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (named one of the 500 greatest albums of all time by Rolling Stone), 2005's Grammy award-winning A Ghost is Born, the Grammy-nominated Wilco (The Album) and more. NPR has called Wilco "the best rock band in America."

Thursday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m., Akron Civic Theatre, 182 South Main St, Akron, (330) 253-2488

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Arts & Cultural Organizations

Northeast Ohio is home to a wide variety of professional and community arts and culture organizations. Click on a link below for easy access.

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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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