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 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

 Ravel's Bolero
Cleveland Orchestra
At Severance Hall
Thursday, April 16th - Saturday, April 18th

The ultimate musical drumbeat. It begins softly. A single snare drum. Then, a flute with a sensual melody. Gradually each instrument joins in, one after another until the entire orchestra is playing in unison until the work’s final dissonant climax.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - Saturday, April 18, 2015, Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, (216) 231-1111

 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

 Nobodies of Comedy
Akron Civic Theatre
Saturday, April 18th

We’ve scoured the country for the funniest and most outrageous comics we've ever seen and guess what... you've never even heard of them! But all that's about to change! It’s the best "unknown" comedians from across the country rolled into one hilarious show.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8:00 p.m., Akron Civic Theatre,182 S Main St, Akron, (330) 253-2488

 Earth Day/Global Youth Service Day
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Saturday, April 18th

Everybody can make an impact in CVNP! Bring your friends, family, and co-workers to join a community of park supporters in a day of service to help preserve CVNP for future generations. Location given upon registration.

Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Cuyahoga Valley National Park,

 Steel Band Concert, with guest Mia Gormandy
University of Akron
At E.J. Thomas Hall
Saturday, April 18th

She wowed us during her first performance with the UA Steel Drum Band - in part because of her incredible virtuosity and in part because she was only 15. Now a doctoral student in ethnomusicology and the director of Florida State University's steel band, Mia Gormandy is back by popular demand.

Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 8:00 p.m., EJ Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St, Akron, (330)972-7590

 America's Got Downton
At Ohio Theatre
Saturday, April 18th

Direct from London’s West End comes America's Got Downtown. The London Daily Telegraph hails the show a “remarkable, tour de force one-man show.” Luke Kempner creates more than thirty characters in this parody that blends celebrity visitors with well-known characters from Downton Abbey.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., Ohio Theatre, 1511 Euclid Ave, (216) 241-6000

 Beloved Sisters
At Cleveland Institute of Art
Saturday, April 18th - Sunday, April 19th

Germany’s official submission for this year’s foreign film Oscar is a gorgeously mounted costume drama about an unconventional love affair. Set in late 18th-century Weimar, the movie chronicles how two aristocratic sisters both loved German poet and playwright Friedrich Schiller, carrying on a carefree ménage à trois—for a while at least.

Saturday, April 18,2015 - Sunday, April 19, 2015, Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Boulevard, Cleveland, (216) 421-7450

 The Screwtape Letters
At Ohio Theatre
Sunday, April 19th

The provocative and wickedly funny theatrical
adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel about spiritual warfare from a demon’s point of view, returns to Playhouse Square for two performances only.

Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Ohio Theatre, 1511 Euclid Ave, (216) 241-6000

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