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 Human Plus: Real Lives & Real Engineering
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Saturday, September 27th - Sunday, January 4th

Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering tells compelling stories of engineers and users who design and use technologies to help themselves and others achieve their goals—from everyday routines to lifelong dreams. The exhibition offers visitors a chance to explore and create a range of low tech and high tech tools that restore and extend human abilities.

Sept. 27 - Jan. 4, 2015, Fawick Gallery, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, University Circle, (216)-231-4600

 Ohio Mart
Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Thursday, October 2nd - Sunday, October 5th

The 48th annual Ohio Mart is Stan Hywet annual artisan craft showcase and a major fundraiser for the estate. Back after a one year hiatus is Stitchery Showcase, a judged display of 300 needlework pieces and presented by the Stan Hywet Needlework Guilde. Enjoy some gorgeous autumn weather as well as some major retail therapy with 120 artists and exhibitors talented in sculpture, garden art, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, and hand-crafted furniture and more.

Oct. 2 - Oct. 5, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, Akron, Ohio, Ohio Mart

 Les Miserables at Great Lakes Theater
Great Lakes Theater
At Hanna Theater
Friday, October 3rd - Sunday, November 9th

The winner of over 100 international awards and witnessed by over 65 million people worldwide, this unforgettable blockbuster musical sweeps audiences through an epic tale of broken dreams, passion and redemption, set against the backdrop of a French nation in the throes of revolution.

Oct. 3 - Nov. 9, Hanna Theater, PlayhouseSquare, (216)-241-6000

 Goblins in the Garden
Holden Arboretum
Saturday, October 4th - Sunday, October 5th

Be a part of The Holden Arboretum's annual celebration, Goblins in the Garden and be guaranteed a wickedly cool Halloween. Enjoy the decorated gardens while your family has a blast. Bring your children and furry four-legged friends on leashes in their best costumes for an unforgettable day of trick-or-treating, leaf trails, cornstalk maze, straw pyramid climb, face- and hand-painting, wagon rides, live entertainment, food and the traditional Scarecrow Row. Rain or Shine.

Oct. 4 and Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, Holden Arboretum, 9500 Sperry Rd., Kirtland, Ohio 44094, Goblins in the Garden

 Franz Welser-Möst Conducts Beethoven's Sixth
Cleveland Orchestra
At Severance Hall
Saturday, October 4th - Sunday, October 5th

The Cleveland Orchestra kicks off it's Severance season with Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 ("Pastoral"). The Cleveland Orchestra is one of the most acclaimed performing ensembles in the world. In concerts at home, in residencies from Miami to Vienna, and on tour around the world, The Cleveland Orchestra sets standards of artistic excellence, concert programming, and community engagement.

Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 5 at 3 p.m., Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106, (216)-231-1111

 Emerson String Quartet
Wooster Chamber Music Series
At First Presbyterian Church of Wooster
Sunday, October 5th

The Emerson String Quartet stands alone in the history of string quartets with an unparalleled list of achievements spanning three decades: more than 30 acclaimed recordings, nine Grammys, three Gramophone Awards, and the coveted Avery Fisher Award.

Sunday, Oct. 5 at 4 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Wooster, 621 College Ave., Wooster, Ohio 44691. For tickets, contact the Wilson Bookstore (330-263-2421) or The Wooster Book Company (330-262-1688).

 Wind Ensemble/Concert Band Concert
Kent State University Hugh A. Glauser School of Music
At Cartwright Auditorium
Sunday, October 5th

The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University is one of the most distinguished schools of music in the Midwest. The school offers a wide variety of opportunities for both music majors and non-majors through courses and ensembles.

Oct. 5 at 3 p.m., Cartwright Auditorium, Kent State University, Wind Ensemble/Concert Band Concert

 Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
DANCECleveland
At E.J. Thomas Hall
Sunday, October 5th

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet – known for its bold vision, top global choreographers, distinctive groundbreaking works and virtuoso dancers! The company's distinctive style blends contemporary athleticism with classical ballet refinement, that exudes a European aesthetic charged with American vigor!

Sunday, Oct. 5 at 3 p.m., E.J. Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St., The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325, (330)-972-7570

 American Mosaic
Canton Symphony Orchestra
At Umstattd Performing Arts Hall
Sunday, October 5th

Opening night of the 2014-15 season celebrates the good ol' USA with an entire program by American composers. The mix of classical and pops style pieces capture the many facets of American music. Soprano Allison Pohl, baritone Britt Cooper and the Canton Symphony Chorus are featured on Bernstein's "Take Care of This House," "Make Our Garden Grow" and Hanson's "Song of Democracy."

Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m., Umstattd Performing Arts Hallon (McKinley Senior High School campus), 2323 17th Street NW, Canton, Ohio 44708, (330)-452-2094

 Dessa
University of Akron
At E.J. Thomas Hall
Tuesday, October 7th

A rapper, singer, spoken word artist and writer from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dessa is a member of the indie hip-hop collective Doomtree. Combining wit, tenderness and poetic sensibility to rare effect, Dessa spins delicate and charged stories and animates them with her expressive alto voice.

Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m., E.J. Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St, Akron, OH 44325, (330)-434-7464

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