The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

April 26, 2013

WEEKENDER for April 26, 2013

Star Beacon


Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula, 440-964-3396. Gallery open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

Conneaut Arts Center, 1025 Buffalo St., Conneaut. 440-593-5888. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. 

Erie Art Museum, 411 State St., Erie. 814-459-5477. The museum offers a variety of temporary exhibits, as well as a permanent soft-sculpture collection. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Members get free admission; $7 adults; $5 seniors/students; children under 5 get in free.

Lakeland Community College, 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland. 440-953-7327. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. All exhibitions are free and open to the public. For more information, call 440-525-7029.

"Visual Arts Students Exhibition," April 7- May 2. Opening reception tonight 7-9 p.m.

Lake Metroparks, 8800 Chardon Road, Kirtland. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. Free admission. 440-256-2122.

"The Nature Among Us," now through May 5.

Lake Erie College, 391 W. Washington St., Painesville. 440-639-7856. Gallery hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

McDonough Museum of Art, across from the Butler Institute of Art, on Wick Avenue, Youngstown. Hours are by appointment. Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission with suggested donation of $5. Parking is $3. (330) 941-1400.

The Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and Weds., noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Parking is free. 440-951-7500.

Presque Isle Artists Association, 4516 Wood St., Erie. 814-866-9351.

Rabbit Run Community Arts Association, 5648 W. Chapel Road, Madison. (April-June) Monday-Thurs. 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m.-1p.m. 440-428-5913.

Sculpture Center, 1834 E. 123rd St., Cleveland. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weds. through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Free.

Trumbull Art Gallery, 196 E. Market St., Warren. 330-395-4876. Open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Free.

Valley Art Center, 155 Bell St., Chagrin Falls. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. (440) 247-7507. www.valleyartcenter. org.

Wildwood Cultural Center, 7645 Little Mountain Road, Mentor. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. 440-947-5735.

Youngstown State University Bliss Gallery, 1 University Plaza, Youngstown. 330-941-3627. Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Ashtabula County District Library has many free classes in computers, careers and the community. Many programs are free! Upcoming: Story-time Mondays and Tuesdays (Ash/Gen); Teen Movie April 25 (Gen). For further info, call 440-997-9341 or check online (

Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula; 440-964-3396. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Classes offered for all types of dance, including ballet, and for music, voice, theater, visual arts and cooking.

Conneaut Arts Center, 1025 Buffalo St., Conneaut. 440-593-5888. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Classes are available in music, visual arts, theater, woodcarving, Zumba, tap, ballet, jazz, painting, yoga, and various exercise classes for all ages. Email kilpi1025@ or contact CAC through its website (

Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, is a nonprofit organization operating the School of Fine Arts with classes in music, art, dance and drama. FAA also offers a full season of theater performances, recitals, art exhibits and cultural activities. Funding is received in part from the United Way and the Ohio Arts Council. For more information, contact Wanda Wareham (440 951-7500, ext. 104). www.fineartsassociation. org

Lake County East End YMCA, 730 N. Lake St., Madison; 440-354-5656.


Ashtabula County Choral Music Society, for experienced singers over 17, re#hearsals are 7 to 9 p.m. Children’s Choir, for grades 5 and 6, rehearses 4 to 5 p.m., and Youth Choir for experienced singers in grades 7 through 12, re#hearses 5 to 6:30 p.m. All choirs rehearse Mondays at the First United Methodist Church, 4506 Elm Ave., Ash#tabula. Fee is $30 per season. Visit www.accms. org or call 440-224-2681.

The Good Life is made up of volunteers who love to sing and share their talents, is look#ing for individuals to join. They perform Christmas and spring concerts at the Ashta#bula Arts Center and for other organizations in the county. Anyone interested in auditioning or sponsoring should call Bridget Sherman (440-964-5193).

New Horizons Band is an adults-only group geared toward beginning musicians and those who may be a little rusty. Meetings are Wednes#days at the Conneaut Arts Center, 1025 Buffalo St. Instruments are available for rent at $5 per session. For further info, call 440-593-5888.

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, East Ninth Street and Superior Avenue, Cleveland. 216-771-6666. All concerts are free.

Cleveland Institute of Music will hold concerts in Kulas Hall, 11021 East Blvd. 216-791-5000. All concerts are free, unless otherwise noted. Seating passes for free concerts are distributed 30 minutes prior to the concert, in the lobby.

Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra is holding concerts at the Cuyahoga Community College’s Western Theater, 11000 W. Pleasant Valley Road, Parma. 216-556-1800.

The Singers Club, Waetjen Auditorium, East 21st Street and Euclid Avenue, on the Cleveland State University campus. Repertoire of traditional men’s choral music, bold commissioned works and modern compositions. 216-556-4405.

Cleveland Orchestra, Sev#erance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. 800-686-114.

Friends of Music at Holy Trinity, One Trinity Place, corner of Penn Avenue and Clinton Street, Greenville, Pa. 724-588-8870.

Greenville Symphony Or#ches#tra. 724-475-3885. Tickets are $10 for students and children; $12, regular. 724-475-3885.

Blossom Music Center, 1145 Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls. 216-231-1111.

Northeast Ohio Family Music Society, 2051 Kings#boro Drive, Painesville. 440-350-1663.

Erie Philharmonic, 1006 State St., Erie. 814-455-1375.

Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Ave., Willough#by, in the Corning Theater. 440-951-7500. Free concerts.

Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland. 216-421-7340.

Erie Art Museum, 411 State St., Erie, Pa. 814-459-5477. www.erieartmuseum. org.

Mentor Fine Arts Asso#ciation, 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby. 440-951-7500.


Verb Ballets, Upcoming performances: April 18-20 at 7 p.m. at Cleveland Public Theatre. Call (216) 397-3757. Visit or call (216) 397-3757.

GroundWorks Dance#Theater, a Cleveland-based company that presents ground#breaking work in contemporary dance, which em#braces risk and imagination, explores the human experience and en#livens the community. For more information, check online (www. or call 216-691-3180, Ext. 2.

Inlet Dance, performing April 11-13 at Cleveland Public Theatre. For more info, check online (

Ohio Dance Theatre, visit or call 440-774-6077.

Ballroom dancing, presented by Lake Metroparks, second and fourth Saturdays, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the Paines#ville Township Park Community Center. $6 per person, 18 years and over; concessions available; doors open at 7 p.m. 440-354-3885.

Country dancing, presented by Lake Metroparks, every second and fourth Fridays of the month, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., at the Painesville Township Park Community Center. $6 per person, 18 years and over; doors open at 7:30 p.m. Concessions available. 440-354-3885.


"Men In the Kitchen" April 27 at the Conneaut Arts Center. Sean Smith, Luke Gallagher and Russ Coltman will be cooking a three course meal for the audience and judges. $25 per person or table of 8 for $175. Tickets on sale April 1. Call: (440) 593-5888.

Dining for the Arts Cocktail Party, at Briquette’s Smokehouse 6 p.m. on April 27, 1033 Bridge St. $60 per person. Benefit for the Ashtabula Arts Center. Reservations required. Call: (440) 964-3396.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron. CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational and natural ac#tivities in one setting. Visit www. or www. or call 800-445-9667.


Cinématheque, the Cleveland Institute of Art, is located in the Gund Building at the corner of East Boulevard and Bellflower Road, University Circle, Cleveland. Ad#mission is $8, for members $6. Check online for the latest offerings. www.cia. edu/cinematheque.


Victorian Perambulator Museum of Jefferson, Please make an appointment: (440) 576-9588.

Historic Jefferson Depot Village, a quaint preserved “living history” village reminiscent of early life in the 1800s in Jefferson (147 E. Jefferson St.).

The Finnish American Cultural Center, open by appointment, 1330 W. Eighth and Joseph. 440-964-5790 or 440-998-2061.

Drake Well Museum, Regular summer hours are Tues through Sats from 9-5 and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Visit or call (814) 827-2797.


Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula. Season-subscription discounts available. Call 440-964-3396.

Straw Hat Theatre, a summer-only theater is located on the grounds of the Ashtabula Arts Center.

Conneaut Arts Center, 1025 Buffalo St., Conneaut. Call for tickets: (440) 593-5888.

Harbor Playhouse Co-op, 341 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” April 26, 27, 28. Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets, $5 at the door.

Broadway Series at PlayhouseSquare, subscriptions are available by calling 216-830-7221 or online (www. The seven-show KeyBank Broad#way Se#ries subscription package ranges from $85 to $480 per person. “War Horse” in April, “Guys and Dolls” in May/June, “The Book of Mormon” in June/July.

Chagrin Valley Little Theatre, 40 River St., Cha#grin Falls. "Donkey Baseball/Mrs. Mannerly" May 3-18; "Skin Deep" May 31-June 22; "The 10-10 New Plays Festival" June 28-July 13; "Legally Blonde" July 19-Aug. 17.

Visit www.cvlt. org or call (440) 247-8955.

Erie BROADWAY Series. For more information: www.

Geauga Lyric Theater, 101 Water St., in the historic Char#don Square. Visit or call 440-286-2255.

Lakeland Community College, Call (440) 525-7526 for theater info and (440) 525-7134 for tickets.

Rabbit Run Theater, a summer only theater. "Steel Magnolias" runs May 31 to June 8; "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"--young adult production runs June 14-30 ; "The Sound of Music" runs July 12 - Aug. 3 ; "The 39 Steps" runs Aug. 16-31. For more info: (440) 428-5913.

Akron Civic Theater, 182 S. Main St., Akron. Call (330) 253-2488.