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If your organization is planning an event you would like us to consider adding to the WCLV Arts Calendar, submit detailed information to John Simna via email.

Cleveland Playhouse

The Cleveland Playhouse's next production will be Little Shop of Horrors.  It opens in the Allen Theater on January 9th and continues through February 7th.


Clague Playhouse

The next production at Clague Playhouse in Westlake is the Pulitzer-Prize winning drama Proof, on stage from January 15th through February 7th.  440-331-0403  

Howson Gallery

At the Howson Gallery at Judson Park in Cleveland Heights, you can see an exhibition of Cleveland photographs by Jennie Jones, running January 15th through February 28th.


Cleveland Opera Theater

Cleveland Opera Theater and Oberlin Opera Theater will unite to perform the Midwest premiere of Harriet Tubman:  When I Crossed that Line to Freedom in five different locations from January 29th through February 7th.  440-285-1874


Workshop Players

The Workshop Players of Amherst are staging The Laramie Project from January 28th through February 14th.   440-988-5613  


Cassidy Theater

Noel Coward’s classic Private Lives is at Parma’s Cassidy Theater from February 5th through 21st.  442-842-4600  

Ensemble Theater

For Black History Month, Ensemble Theater in Cleveland Heights is presenting Panorama of African-American Theater:  The Content of Character.  Two shows will run concurrently – Slow Dance on the Killing Ground is in the Main Stage Theater, while the premiere of Golden Leaf Rag Time Blues is in the Playground Theater from February 5th through 28th.   216-321-2930  

Cleveland Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra returns to Severance Hall with an all-French program, including Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G, with Jean-Efflam Bavouzet as the soloist.  Vladimir Jurowski is the conductor.  There are Thursday and Saturday subscription concerts, and a Fridays at Seven performance as well February 4th, 5th and 6th.  216-231-1111  

Trinity Lutheran Church

The noontime organ concert series at Trinity Lutheran Church, at West 30th and Lorain, near the West Side Market will feature Florence Mustric in a program called I Heard It at the Movies, with music from The Godfather, La Dolce Vita, Topsy-Turvy and Platoon on Wednesdays February 3rd and 10th.   216-281-1700  

Akron Symphony

Christopher Wilkins leads the Akron Symphony’s next concert on Saturday evening, February 6th, at the E. J. Thomas Hall in Akron.  The program is called Music and the Mind.  It explores the dark side of creative genius, and features pianist and psychiatrist Dr. Richard Kogan, with music of Rachmaninoff and Berlioz  330-535-8131  

Cleveland Public Theater

Cleveland Public Theater presents Mr. Burns, A Post-Apocalyptic Play – part thriller, part morality play, part dark comedy and part musical and light opera.  It opens February 11th and runs through March 5th in the Gordon Square Theater.

216-631-2727 ext 501 

Beck Center

Beck Center in Lakewood and Baldwin Wallace University’s Music Theater program present their fifth annual collaboration, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights February 12th through 28th.  216-521-2540 ext 10  

Cleveland Museum of Art Film Series

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s film series will include The Wandering Muse on Wednesday and Friday, February 3rd and 5th, and Louisiana Story, with music of Virgil Thomson, on Sunday, February 7th.   216-797-2465  

First Unitarian Church

First Unitarian Church of Cleveland in Shaker Heights will host a Sunday morning community forum on February 7th featuring Gary Hanson recently-retired Executive Director of the Cleveland Orchestra.  His topic is Reflections on the Orchestra:  Strategy, Growth and the Future.  216-751-2320 

Oberlin Artist Recital Series

Pianist Andras Schiff  is the next performer scheduled for the Oberlin College Artist Recital Series.  He’ll perform on Friday evening, February 12th.


Rocky River Presbyterian

Vocalists William Dempsey and Beverly Sater Dempsey will perform as part of the concert series at Rocky River Presbyterian Church on Sunday afternoon, February 14th.  440-333-4888  

Heights Chamber Orchestra

The Heights Chamber Orchestra’s next concert is Music for Lovers, with soprano Laura Lindauer and tenor Timothy Culver featured at the Bohemian National Hall on Sunday afternoon, February 14th

Cleveland International Piano Competition

The Cleveland International Piano Competition’s next Pianopalooza is on Sunday evening, February 14th.  The Westhuizen Duo will present a concert called Love In Paris at the Shaker Heights Country Club. 216-707-5397  

Musical Theater Project

Bill Rudman’s Musical Theater Project has a Valentine’s Day program called Anything You Can Do at Vosh in Lakewood on Sunday evening, February 14th.  216-245-8687  

John Knox Concert Series

The John Knox Presbyterian Church of North Olmsted’s concert series will feature the ensemble Chirihue with music ranging from the Caribbean to the Southern Andes in a Friday evening concert on February 12th, as well as  the Oberlin Brass Ensemble in an evening concert on February 19th.   440-777-3744  ext 120    



Waaterloo Arts Concert Series

As part of the Waterloo Arts Chamber Concert Series, City Music Cleveland’s Chamber Ensemble will perform string duos and trios by Haydn, Mozart, Bartok and Beethoven in the Nan and Miles Kennedy Community Art Center Friday evening, February 19th.  216-695-9000