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 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

 Self and Others: The photographic portrait
Akron Area Art Alliance
At Summit ArtSpace
Friday, March 20th - Sunday, May 3rd

A new exhibition, Self & Others: The Photographic Portrait, will provide an opportunity to look beyond the static representation that is often seen in portraits. A number of local photographers including Brad Hart, Cheryl Townsend, Ed Suba, and Don Parsisson, will be showcasing their interpretation of a portrait in the exhibition.

March 20, 2015 - May 20, 2015, 140 East Market Street, Akron, (330) 376-8480

 Big Spring at Cleveland Botanical Garden
Cleveland Botanical Gardens
Saturday, March 21st - Sunday, April 26th

Cleveland Botanical Garden awakens your senses with Big Spring, a supersized indoor and outdoor celebration full of vibrant colors, fresh scents and the familiar sound of spring showers. Now in its third year, Big Spring invites those young and young at heart to explore a wonderland of imagination and fun.

March 21, 2015 - April 26, 2015, Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Blvd, Cleveland (216) 721-1600

 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

 Lend Me a Tenor
Beck Center for the Arts
At Mackey Main Stage
Friday, March 27th - Sunday, April 26th

A classic farce! Spend the night at this zany 1930s hotel complete with mistaken identities, misunderstandings, mixed signals, and doors...lots of doors. This comedy follows the fiery-tempered, world famous Italian superstar, Tito Merelli.

March 27, 2015 - April 26, 2015, Mackey Main Stage, 17801 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, (216) 521-2540

 Heritage Series Concerts
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
At Happy Days Lodge
Saturday, March 28th - Friday, May 1st

Three Days concert series presented by the National Park Service to celebrate cultural legacy of Cuyahoga Valley that includes artists such as Tall Heights & Darlingside, Dala, Comas, and Front Country.

March 28, 2015, April 17, 2015, April 24, 2015, May 1, 2015, all concerts at 8:00 p.m., Happy Days Lodge, Peninsula, (330) 657-2909

 Miss Nelson Is Missing
Players Guild Theatre
At Player's Guild Theatre
Friday, April 10th - Sunday, April 26th

The kids in Room 207 are the worst-behaved class in the whole school. Miss Nelson can’t control her crazy classroom because she’s just too nice. But when she disappears, her replacement is the hard-as-nails, Viola Swamp and the kids suddenly realize how much they miss Miss Nelson and they’ll do anything -- including hiring a private eye -- to solve the mystery of her disappearance.

April 10-26, Players Guild Theatre, Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Av, North, Canton, (330) 453-7617

 Vivaldi's Four Seasons Rediscovered
Apollo's Fire
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Thursday, April 16th - Sunday, April 26th

Apollo’s Fire shakes the dust off these beloved pieces by the hit pop composer of the 18th century. Discover what Jeannette Sorrell calls the “rock ‘n’ roll” qualities of Vivaldi’s music, plus a double-concerto written by Vivaldi’s biggest admirer – J.S. Bach.

April 16, 7:30 p.m. - Fairlawn Lutheran Church; April 17 & 25, 8 p.m. - Fairmount Presbyterian Church in Cleveland Hts.; April 19, 4 p.m. – Rocky River Presbyterian Church; April 23 , 7:30 p.m. - Morley Hall, Lake Erie College in Painesville; April 26, 4 p.m. - St. Noel Church in Willoughby Hills (WKSU member discount night); April 11, 2 p.m.. - St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Cleveland Hts. (Family Concert); April 12, 3 p.m. - First United Methodist Church in Akron (Family Concert), (800) 314-2535

 Bad Jews
Actors' Summit Theatre
Thursday, April 16th - Sunday, May 3rd

Cousins battle for a sacred family heirloom. She is the family "superjew," he the assimilated atheist. The atheist has Grandpa's medal. The believer wants it. Somebody's going to get it.

April 16 - May 3, Actors' Summit Theatre, Greystone Hall, 103 High Street, Akron, (330) 374-7568

 Kent State University celebrates Earth Month
Kent State University
Friday, April 17th - Friday, May 1st

Kent State celebrates Earth Month with a series of fun, educational events in April that welcome students and the Kent community to get involved. The celebration begins with Adirondack Chair Assembly, where Student groups unplug and enjoy the beautiful campus.

April, 2015, Kent State campus. Stay up to date on upcoming events at

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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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