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 'The Book of Mormon'
PlayhouseSquare
Tuesday, August 25th - Sunday, August 30th

The Book of Mormon is the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical from the creators of South Park. The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century," Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time" and Jon Stewart calls it "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." Contains explicit language.

Aug. 25 - 31, State Theatre, PlayhouseSquare, Cleveland, (216) 241-6000

  Beyond Craft: Decorative Arts from the Eagle Collection
Canton Museum of Art
Thursday, August 27th - Sunday, October 25th

Beyond Craft, the first major exhibition from the Eagle Collection, surveys the significant artists and aesthetic movements of studio craft from the mid-1960s to the early 1990s. The heart of the collection is ceramics and also includes fiber art, furniture, glass, jewelry, and works on paper.

Sept. 27 - Oct. 25, the Canton Museum of Art, Cultural Center for the Arts, Canton, (330) 453-7666

 Burning River Fest
Burning River Foundation
At Historic Coast Guard Station
Friday, August 28th - Saturday, August 29th

Guests are invited to discover and celebrate Cleveland's historic Coast Guard Station with live music, fresh food from local farms and eateries, chef demos, and plenty of GLBC beer. Festival goers will be able to dance, eat, drink and socialize while celebrating one of Cleveland's most unique monuments.

Aug. 28 & 29, Historic Coast Guard Station, Cleveland, http://burningriverfest.org/

 Celebration Series: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Cleveland Orchestra
At Blossom Music Center
Saturday, August 29th

For the first time, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis joins The Cleveland Orchestra. A Pulitzer Prize- and nine-time Grammy Award-winner, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis has been lauded for his work in both jazz and classical music.

Saturday, August 29, at 8:00 p.m., Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, (330) 920-8040

 Classics A Series: Gil Shaham plays Bruch
Cleveland Orchestra
At Blossom Music Center
Sunday, August 30th

Edo de Waart conducting Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with violinist Gil Shaham.


Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, (330) 920-8040

 First Friday Canton: Friday Night Fever
Arts in Stark
At Downtown Canton
Friday, September 4th

First Friday is a monthly party in the downtown Canton Arts District featuring themed music, performance and visual arts events and always a few surprises for adults and children. It is primarily a self-guided tour of local art galleries, studios, stores and restaurants. First Friday begins with a First Stop at the Canton Museum of Art @ 5:30.

Friday, Sept. 4 from 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Canton Art District, downtown Canton, (330) 452-4096

 Dobama presents 'Or,'
Dobama Theatre Company
At Dobama Theatre
Friday, September 4th - Sunday, October 4th

Based loosely on true events, Or, takes place (mostly) during one night in the life of Aphra Behn, real life poetess, spy, and soon to be the world’s first professional female playwright. Be captivated by this adventurous woman in this funny, sexy, and inventive neo-Restoration comedy.

Sept. 4 - Oct. 4, Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, (216) 932-3396

 Todd Rundgren with the Akron Symphony
Akron Symphony
At Akron Civic Theatre
Saturday, September 5th

The Todd Rundgren with the Akron Symphony Orchestra will be Rundgren's fourth and fifth symphonic concerts in North America. The set lists will feature some of the songs Todd has performed with orchestras in the past as well as 14 new songs total for the two concerts.

Saturday, Sept. 5 at 8 p.m., the Akron Civic Theatre, Akron, (330) 253-2488

 Celebration Series: The music of John Williams
Cleveland Orchestra
At Blossom Music Center
Saturday, September 5th - Sunday, September 6th

A blockbuster tribute to Hollywood’s most legendary composer. He needs no introduction: John Williams’s film scores are instantly recognizable and beloved across the world. Join The Cleveland Orchestra as they perform music from his movie classics, including Star Wars, Indiana Jones, E.T., Harry Potter, Superman, Jaws, Jurassic Park.

Saturday, September 5, 2015 - Sunday September 6, 2015, both concerts at 8:00 p.m., Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, (330) 920-8040

 Craig Kenkel, speaker
Akron Round Table
At Quaker Station
Thursday, October 22nd

Craig Kenkel is the Superintendent of Cuyahoga Valley National Park and responsible for strategic leadership and operational management of the 30,000 acre river valley park. Kenkel is a 31-year career National Park service employee who is also an architect, specialized in historic preservation and cultural resources stewardship prior to transitioning into park management.

Oct. 22, 2015, at 12:00 p.m., Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway, (330) 247-8682

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