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 Lakeside Symphony Orchestra, Pointe of Departure Perform Annual Iva M. Clark Memorial Concert
At Hoover Auditorium
Saturday, August 2nd

Lakeside Symphony Orchestra joins with Pointe of Departure to present the Annual Iva M. Clark Memorial Concert at Hoover Auditorium on Saturday, Aug. 2. This exciting group of nine dancers, led by Karen Gabay and Raymond Rodriguez, will dazzle the audience with the most colorful dances in the ballet collection.

Saturday, Aug. 2 at 8:15 p.m. at Hoover Auditorium W 3rd St., Lakeside Marblehead (419) 798-4461

 Blossom Presents Romantic Rachmaninoff
Cleveland Orchestra
At Blossom Music Center
Saturday, August 2nd

Conductor Johannes Debus and pianist Benjamin Grosvenor of the Cleveland Orchestra present Romantic Rachmaninoff as part of the 2014 Blossom Music Festival. The concert on Saturday, August 2 will take place at 8 p.m.

Saturday, August 2 at 8 p.m. at the Blossom Music Center 1145 W Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls (330) 920-8040

 Downtown@Dusk Presents Blu Monsoon
At Akron Art Museum
Thursday, August 7th

Perfecting a unique and inviting jazz-inspired sound, Mike Schirch, lead writer; Adam Hradisky, drums; Jeff Jeric, bass; and Donald Pelc II, guitars; joined in 2012 to create Blu Monsoon. On Thursday, Aug. 7, the band brings its musical talents to the Akron Art Museum's Downtown@Dusk outdoor event, complete with tasty snacks and cool refreshments.

Thursday, Aug. 7 at the Akron Art Museum One South High St., Akron (330) 376-9185

 Hale Farm Presents Annual Civil War Reenactment
Western Reserve Historical Society
At Hale Farm & Village
Saturday, August 9th - Sunday, August 10th

Clad in Union trousers, Confederate vests and sporting shiny muskets, actors flood the fields of Hale Farm & Village every year to present one of the largest Civil War reenactments in Ohio. Meet soldiers and civilians, experience the sounds of battle and smell the fresh gunpowder. Don’t miss the excitement of Hale Farm's annual event!

Saturday, Aug. 9 and Sunday, Aug. 10 at Hale Farm & Village 2686 Oak Hill Rd., Bath (330) 666-3711

 Cleveland Hosts 2014 Gay Games
Cleveland Artists Foundation
At Quicken Loans Arena
Saturday, August 9th - Saturday, August 16th

For the first time, the northeast Ohio region will be home to the Gay Games 9! More than 50 countries will take part in the 2014 games, which begins on Aug. 9 with an opening ceremony modeled after the Olympics at the Quicken Loans Arena. This year's games will feature 36 sporting, community and cultural events including soccer, track & field, softball, band, swimming and concerts. Registration ends Monday, July 22 at midnight!

Aug. 9 at Quicken Loans Arena 1 Center Ct., Cleveland (216) 420-2000

 Cleveland Orchestra Presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Cleveland Orchestra
At Blossom Music Center
Sunday, August 10th

Conductor Jeffrey Kahane and violinist Peter Otto of the Cleveland Orchestra will present the Shakespearian romance A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Sunday, Aug.10 at 7 p.m. at Blossom Music Center. Presenting Stravinsky’s Suite from Pulcinella, Haydn’s Violin Concerto No. 1, Mendelssohn’s Music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Symphony No. 4 (Italian), the Blossom Music center will dazzle with romantic music all evening.

Sunday, Aug. 10 at 1145 W Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls (330) 920-8040

 Rabbit Run Theatre Presents The Odd Couple
Rabbit Run Community Arts Association
At Rabbit Run Theater
Friday, August 15th - Saturday, August 30th

Compulsive neat-freak Felix Ungar is kicked out of his house by his wife and moves in with slob Oscar Madison. Felix and Oscar quickly find themselves at odds in the laugh-out-loud production of The Odd Couple!

Friday, Aug. 15 through Saturday, Aug. 30 at Rabbit Run Theater 5648 W. Chapel Rd., Madison 440-428-7092

 Cleveland Orchestra Presents Carmina Burana
Cleveland Orchestra
At Blossom Music Center
Saturday, August 23rd

The 2014 Blossom Music Festival presents Cleveland Orchestra's 'Carmina Burana' on Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. Conductor Andrew Grams and Nadine Sierra, soprano, present the debut, featuring Orff's Carmina Burana Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor and Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.

Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. Blossom Music Center 1145 W Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls
(330) 920-8040

 Blossom Music Center Hosts Family Funfest
Cleveland Orchestra
At Blossom Music Center
Saturday, August 30th

Blossom offers Labor Day Weekend fun for the whole family! Bring your kids and share the magical experience of Blossom and live symphonic music on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. Enjoy an exciting concert, featuring tunes from The Little Mermaid, The Wizard of Oz, Frozen, and more with Wheel of Fortune's Pat Sajak as narrator. And don’t miss the post-concert fireworks show!

Saturday, Aug. 30 at 1145 W. Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls (330) 920-8040

 Stan Hywet Presents Concours D'Elegance
Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Friday, September 19th - Sunday, September 21st

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens hosts one of the nation's most iconic celebrations of rare and unique automobiles. Bring the family to this Concours d'Elegance on Sunday, Sept. 21 and explore more than 160 invitation-only vintage automobiles, including great American and European motorcars of the '20s and '30s.

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens 714 N. Portage Path Akron (330) 836-5533

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