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 Explorer Series #5: 'The Secrets Inside Your Dog’s Mind'
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Friday, December 11th

A lecture series showcasing acclaimed scientists, experts, authors and adventurers addressing topics relating to natural history, the natural sciences, human health and the environment. This lecture features Dr. Brian Hare, Associate Professor, Evolutionary Anthropology, Director, Duke Canine Cognition Center, Duke University.

Friday, December 11, 7:00 pm, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle, Cleveland, 216-231-4600

 Cleveland Orchestra's Christmas Concerts
Cleveland Orchestra
At Severance Hall
Friday, December 11th - Sunday, December 20th

Celebrate the holiday season with The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus in these annual offerings of music for the Christmas Season, including sing-alongs, guest choruses, and a surprise visitor — all in the festive yuletide splendor of Severance Hall.

December 11th - December 20th, Severance Hall, Cleveland, 216-231-1111

 Akron Symphony presesnt 'Medina Holiday Pops'
Akron Symphony
At Medina Performing Arts Center
Saturday, December 12th

Get ready for the holiday season with the Akron Symphony and Maestro Christopher Wilkins! With everything from beloved traditional carols to rousing new holiday music, this is one celebration you won't want to miss. Proceeds will benefit future arts activities for the students and community of Medina.

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 7:30 pm, Medina Performing Arts Center, Medina, OH 44256, 330-535-8131

 Apollo's Fire presents 'Christmas Vespers: Music of Michael Praetorius'
Apollo's Fire
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Thursday, December 17th - Sunday, December 20th

Jeannette Sorrell’s beloved holiday program weaves the extraordinary works of 17th-century composer Michael Praetorius into a Vespers service. The cathedral resounds with the splendor of brass, antiphonal choirs, lutes, strings and recorders. Children’s voices lead the forces in this haunting and joyous celebration of the Christ child.

Thursday, December 17, 7:30 pm
The BATH Church (WKSU members can receive $12 off full-price B-level tickets for this performance); Friday, December 18, 8:00 pm
First Baptist Church, Shaker Heights; Saturday, December 19, 8:00 pm, First Baptist Church, Shaker Heights; Sunday, December 20, 4:00 pm
St. Christopher Church, Rocky Rive; 216-320-0012

 Mansfield Symphony's Holiday Pops
Mansfield Symphony Orchestra
At Renaissance Theatre
Saturday, December 19th - Sunday, December 20th

The Mansfield Symphony will ring in the holidays in style at the biggest Holiday Pops concert yet! Featuring Mansfield-native, Broadway's Jenni Barber (Wicked, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Electric Company), the Mansfield Symphony Chorus, and a few special guests performing an enchanting evening of holiday favorites!

Saturday, December 19th at 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 20th at 2:30 p.m.

 Cleveland Pops presents the 20th Annual New Year's Eve Celebration
Cleveland POPS Orchestra
At Severance Hall
Thursday, December 31st

Enjoy a complete evening of entertainment, dancing, and refreshments brought to you by conductor Carl Topilow and the fabulous Cleveland Pops Orchestra. The popular vocalist Connor Bogart O’Brien brings his exciting performance to the POPS’ Severance Hall stage in a Broadway Revue. The concert begins at 9:00 p.m., followed by dancing to two bands from 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. in two different locations in Severance Hall. Carl Topilow and members of the Pops will play in the Grand Foyer, and rock & roll music from the ’60s and ’70s will be played in the Smith Lobby by the “NO-NAME BAND.”

Thursday, December 31, 2015, 9:00 pm, Severance Hall, Severance Hall, University Circle, Cleveland, 216-765-7677

 Players Guild Theatre presents 'Junie B. Jones: The Musical'
Players Guild Theatre
At Player's Guild Theatre
Saturday, January 2nd - Sunday, February 7th

Join Junie B, her best pal Lucille, Herb (the new kid), her teacher Mr. Scary, and the friendly cafeteria lady, for an adventure that proves first grade has never been more exciting!

Jan. 2nd - Feb. 7th, Players Guild W G Fry Theatre, Cultural Center for the Arts, Canton, 330-453-7617

 Bronfman Plays Beethoven
Cleveland Orchestra
At Severance Hall
Thursday, January 7th - Saturday, January 9th

The Cleveland Orchestra and pianist Yefim Bronfman plays Beethoven's String Quartet No. 15, Opus 132 (for string orchestra), Piano Concerto No. 3, and Choral Fantasy.

January 7th - 9th, Severance Hall, Cleveland, 216-231-1111

 Weathervane Playhouse presents 'Clybourne Park'
Weathervane Community Playhouse
Thursday, January 14th - Sunday, January 31st

Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park examines the 'life' of one house over a 50-year span. In Act I, community leaders anxiously try to stop a black family from moving into a house in an all-white neighborhood. In Act II, set 50 years later, we encounter the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.

January 14th-30th, Weathervane Playhouse, 1301 Weathervane Lane, Akron, 330-836-2626

 Akron Symphony presents 'Vivaldi and Bach: Inspired Connections'
Akron Symphony
At E.J. Thomas Hall
Saturday, January 16th

Music by the two most popular composers of the Baroque era performed by the electrifying concertmaster of Apollo’s Fire. Bach carried the Baroque concerto to its pinnacle, and Vivaldi was one of his greatest inspirations.

Saturday, January 16, 2016, 8:00 pm, E.J. Thomas Hall, Akron, OH 330-535-8131

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