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 South Pacific, A Stage Production
University of Akron
At E.J. Thomas Hall
Saturday, April 25th

South Pacific, one of the most ravishingly beautiful of all Broadway musicals, treats themes of love, war and race with sensitivity and power. It is performed fully staged, with the original magnificent orchestrations of 1949.

Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 7:05 p.m., 198 Hill St, Akron, (330) 972-7570

 From Mayerling to Sarajevo
At Cleveland Institute of Art
Saturday, April 25th - Sunday, April 26th

Never before shown at the Cinematheque (or any place else in Cleveland for at least the past 30 years), this rarity by the great Max Ophüls (Madame de…, Lola Montes) was the last film the exiled German director made in France before emigrating to the U.S. during WWII.

April, Saturday, 25, 2015, - Sunday, April, 26, 2015

 Brentano String Quartet
Wooster Chamber Music Series
At Gault Recital Hall
Sunday, April 26th

The Brentano String Quartet, founded in 1992, has performed all over the U.S. and Europe. Earning exceptional reviews from all quarters, the Quartet has been praised for its remarkable command both of the great classics and of contemporary music.

Sunday, April 26, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., Gault Recital Hall, 525 E. University Street
Wooster, (330) 263-2115

 Jay Leno comes to Playhouse Square
Sunday, April 26th

While Jay Leno may have retired from his 22-year stint as host of the “Tonight Show,” he’s never given up his live stand-up appearances, which continue to boast sold-out performances. Jay has never appeared on a PlayhouseSquare stage! That all changes April 26, when Jay brings his good-humor style of comedy to audiences here.

Sunday, April 26, 2015 7:30 p.m., Playhouse square, 501 Euclid Avenue, Suite 200, Cleveland, (216) 241-6000

 Author Scott Weidensaul will present Messing Around with Birds (For Fun and Science)
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
At Murch Auditorium
Friday, May 1st

Join naturalist Scott Weidensaul for a lighthearted exploration of his many avian research projects, from studying the migration of western hummingbirds that aren't supposed to be in the East in December (but are), to banding tiny Saw-whet Owls and tracking the biggest invasion of majestic Snowy Owls in a century

Friday, May 1, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., Cleveland museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland, (216) 231-4600.

  13th Annual Performance of Giving Voice
Kent State University
At Wick Poetry Center
Friday, May 1st

The Giving Voice performance showcases material created in the Wick Poetry Center’s outreach programs. These workshops are led by Kent State undergraduates enrolled in the service-learning course “Teaching Poetry in the Schools.”

Thursday, May 1, 2015 at 6:30 p.m., Wick Poetry Center, Kent State University, (330) 672-2062

 Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
Magical Theatre Company
At Barberton High School Auditorium
Saturday, May 2nd - Saturday, May 9th

The cows on Farmer Brown’s farm have had enough! Underappreciated, they request electric blankets for the drafty barn. And so begins this delightful and hilarious musical about cows, hens and ducks going on strike. A modern classic of children’s literature and also a Caldecott Honor winner!

May 1-3 & 8-9, 2015, Barberton High School Theatre, 555 Barber Rd., Barberton, (330) 848-3708.

 Ballet Theatre of Ohio presents: Sleeping Beauty
Akron Civic Theatre
Saturday, May 2nd - Thursday, July 2nd

The majestic theatre, “The Jewel on Main Street” is the perfect fairy-tale castle setting for such a ballet. Children are welcome to come dressed up as their favorite princess or prince or their finest dress-up clothes.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S Main St, Akron, (330) 253-2488

 Arlo Guthrie
University of Akron
At E.J. Thomas Hall
Saturday, May 2nd - Sunday, May 3rd

Best known to generations as a prolific songwriter, social commentator, master storyteller, actor and activist, Arlo Guthrie brings his "Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour" to Thomas Hall for two shows. The tour will feature the full Alice's Restaurant Massacree along with many favorites from Arlo's catalog.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - Sunday, May 3, 2015, at 7 p.m., E.J Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St. Akron, (330) 972-7570

 All Night Bad Movie Marathon
Cleveland Cinemas
At Cedar Lee Theatre
Saturday, May 2nd - Sunday, May 3rd

Ceder Lee Theater will host its first annual 12 hours of terrible marathon, featuring a line-up of seven films that are so bad they cross a mystical line and become wildly entertaining.

Saturday, May 2, from until Sunday, May 3, 6:00 a.m., Cedar Lee Theatre, 2163 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights, (216) 321-5411

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