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WCLV Arts Calendar

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.

Akron Art Museum
Current shows at the Akron Art Museum include Marilyn Stafford: A Life in Photography, through July 14th, and Art Saved My Life, an exhibit of works by Cleveland-born Michelangelo Lovelace, through August 18th.

Akron Symphonic Winds
The Akron Symphonic Windswill present a half-dozen concerts around Northeast Ohio this summer. They'll perform on Sunday evening, June 30th at Bruch High School Auditorium in Lyndhurst and on Friday evening, July 12th at the City of Green Amphitheater.

Apollo's Fire
The Summer Countryside Concert Series by Apollo's Fire presents Vivaldi's Four Seasons Rediscovered. Jeannette Sorrell and friends will present performances in a wide variety of venues ranging from the Holden Arboretum to the Gervasi Vineyard beginning July 20th and continuing through August 13th.

Asian Lantern Festival
The Asian Lantern Festival returns to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo beginning July 5th and continuing through August 25th. There'll be live acrobatic performances every hour and a variety of culturally inspired cuisine.

Beck Center
Lakewood's Beck Center is presenting A Doll's House Part 2, a 2017 play written by Lucas Hnath, through June 30th. And coming to Beck in July will be Beautiful, The Carole King Musical July 12th through August 11th

Bop Stop
At the Bop Stop On Sunday evening, June 23rd, you can hear guitarist Tom Picard's Quartet. On Wednesday evening, June 26th, pianist and vocalist Bryan Eng has a Tribute to Nat Cole.

Canton Museum of Art
Aa the Canton Museum of Art Coming soon, its A Material World: Janice Jakielski's Impossible Objects, running through July 28.

ChamberFest Cleveland
ChamberFest Cleveland's 12th season is called Sacred and Profane. It will take place at a variety of locations around Cleveland from June 12th through 29th.

Clague Playhoouse
Clague Plalyhousewill host A Night of Comedy on Friday, evening, July 26th. The evening will feature three local comedians: Kathie Dice, Rob Coleman and Bil Benden, The show may contain adult language. 440-331-0403

Cleveland Cinematheque
At the Cleveland Cinemateque, twenty-five significant international film classics—all of which John Ewing, soon-to-retire Cinematheque director, has never before programmed—will screen during May and June at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. These are the last two months that Ewing will serve as director of the non-profit film program he co-founded 40 years ago.
The series, entitled “Unfinished Business / Parting Glances” will run from May 4th through June 29th. Ewing has programmed a second “farewell” film series for May and June. “Movie Crazy” through June 28, which includes seven new and classic features that spotlight different aspects of “movie mania”—from making, collecting, and preserving them to exhibiting or just plain watching them.

Cleveland Heritage Days
At the Ohio and Erie Canalway National Heritage Area, this year's Cleveland Heritage Days will take place from June 20th through 30th. There'll be tours, lectures, festivals and open houses spotlighting Cleveland's history and growth.

Cleveland International Piano Competition
Piano Cleveland is presenting a series of Lunchtime Concerts in the Ames Family Atrium at the Cleveland Museum of Art. You can hear CIPC Winners from its history in special noontime performances.

Tickets for this summer's Cleveland International Piano Competition are now on sale. The competition will take place July 28th August 10th.

Cleveland Museum of Art
The Cleveland Museum of Art is presenting a series of programs, exhibitions, and performing arts events to honor the contributions of Black artists. The Museum will showcase the work of Black artists in a variety of genres and mediums, including recent acquisitions of works by Amy Sherald, Emma Amos, and Yinka Shonibare

Cleveland Museum of Art
The Cleveland Museum of Art's new exhibition is titled Into the Seven Jeweled Mountain: An Immersive Experience,a digital experience with animation inspired by a 19th-century folding screen depicting the Korean mountain’s scenery. The CMA’s exhibition will be on view through September 29.

Also at the Cleveland Museum of Art is the new exhibition, Africa and Byzantium. The exhibit includes monumental frescoes, mosaics, luxury goods such as metalwork and jewelry, panel paintings, architectural elements, textiles, and illuminated manuscripts. It's on view through July 21st.

Cleveland Orchestra
At the Blossom Music Center, The Cleveland Orchestra will play the sound track live to accompany a showing of the classic film Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark on June 29th and 30th. On Wednesday, July 3rd, it's the traditional Salute to America concert by the Blossom Festival Band led by Galen S. Karriker. And on Saturday evening, July 6th, banjo player Bela Fleck joins the Cleveland Orchestra for his own arrangement of Gershwin' Rhapsody in Blue. Brett Mitchell is the Guest Conductor of that program, which also includes music by Bernstein, Barber and William Grant Still.

The Cleveland Orchestra will also have a series of concerts at Severance Hall this summer on July 11th and 22th and August 15th.

Cleveland Shakespeare Festival
The free Cleveland Shakespeare Festival Cleveland Shakespeare Festivalwill bring two plays to a wide variety of outdoor sites this summer, from Lorain to Bay Village, Tremont to Mentor, and many points in between. The season opens with A Midsummer Night’s Dream from June 21st to July 7th, and continues with King Lear July 19th through August 4th. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

Encore Chamber Music Institute
Tickets are now on sale for the 2024 Encore Music and Ideas Festival, taking place through June 24th at a half-dozen different venues from the Natural History Museum to Harkness Chapel to the Village Green of Gates Mills.
This season will feature classic audience favorites and Scandinavian composers paired with works by living and underrepresented composers.

JoAnn DePolo
The Huntington Building on Cleveland's Public Square is hosting "Cityscapes and Seascapes" by JoAnn DePolo. The exhibit is open to the public Mondays through Fridays, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, on the second floor of the Huntington Building and runs through June 24th.

Kent Blossom Music Festival
The Kent Blossom Music Festival is a partnership between Kent State University and The Cleveland Orchestra. There are regular public performances, including faculty concerts on Wednesday evenings in Ludwig Recital Hall at Kent State, and the Young Artist Concert Series, performances by the young artists who attend Kent Blossom Music Festival. Those performances take place at a variety of venues throughout Northeast Ohio. The program runs through July 27th.

Lake Erie Wind Quintet
The next concert by Lake Erie Wind Quintet is a program called Pop! Goes the Weasel, an evening of modern popular music adapted for wind quintet. The concert is to take place Sunday afternoon, June 24th, at Lakewood Presbyterian Church.

Lake View Cemetery
The second concert in Lake View Cemetery's Classically Lake View Chamber Serieswill feature guitarist Damian Goggans and a string quartet of Cleveland Orchestra members in a program called Cleveland's Forgotten Composer, Guitar Hero and Abolitionist Justin Holland. The program on Sunday Afternoon, July 7th, will include nearly 300 years of chamber music of Black composers, including William Grant Still, George Walker, Florence Price, Justin Holland and others.

Medina Community Band
The next program of the Medina Community Band's Summer Gazebo Series takes place on Friday evening, June 21st in the Gazebo on the Medina
Public Up-town Park Square. The Band will share the bill with the Brass Band of the Western Reserve. The Band will also perform June 28th, July 4th and July 12th, 19th and 26th

Musical Theater Project
As the grand finale to its 25th season, the Musical Theater Project will present Bill Rudman and Nancy Meier leading a company of 34 artists in a docu-concert titled “Waitin’ for My Dearie: Brigadoon and the Miracle of Love,” exploring Lerner and Loewe’s classic musical. There's be one performance only on Saturday evening, June 22nd, at the Maltz Performing Arts Center.

Nightlight Cinema
The Nightlight is a non-profit arthouse cinema, located in Downtown Akron. It has been making indie films available since 2014. Upcoming films include Wildcat, I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Who is Stan Smith, Evil Does Not Exist, and Terrestrial Verses.

Ohio Contemporary Ballet
On Saturday evening, June 29th, Ohio Contemporary Ballet will appear at Cain Park in a Director’s Choice program featuring works by 21st-century choreographers as well as some restaged classics.

Ohio Light Opera
Ohio Light Opera is celebrating its 45th Festival Season at the College of Wooster. The season includes Frank Loesser’s Guys and Dolls, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music, Noel Gay’s Me and My Girl, Gilbert and Sullivan’s, The Gondoliers and more. Six productions will play in repertory. 330-263-2345

Old Brooklyn
In Cleveland's Old Brooklyn area, the Ben Franklin Community Garden will present its annual Music Series. On first and third Saturday evenings from June to September, the series will feature a wide range of performers through September 21st.

Piano Cleveland
Tickets for this summer's Cleveland International Piano Competition are now on sale. The competition will take place July 28th through August 10th.

Playhouse Square Broadway Series
The North American Tour of Back to the Future: The Musicalis at Playhouse Square through June 28th.

Porthouse Theater
The summer season of Porthouse Theater, Kent State University's summer theater, located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center opens with "Jesus Christ Superstar" June 14th through 29th, followed by "Nunsense" opening July 5th and "Annie" opening July 19th.

Rabbit Run Theater
Rabbit Run Theater in Madison has Tuesdays with Morrie through June 28th.

Stark Parks
Stark Parksand the Canton Symphony Orchestra are partnering
for the tenth year for the summer serenades outdoor concerts from June 20th through September 5th at a variety of locations around Stark County.

Transformer Station
There'll be a mix of live local music and conversation at Third Thursdays at Transformer Station. Curated and hosted by Ideastream Public radio personalities, each event engages a different show host with a band, highlighting the diversity of Northeast Ohio’s music scene. On Thursday, June 20th, Ideastream's Amanda Rabinowitz will be joined by the band Talons. July 18th, WCLV's Bill O'Connell will moderate the performance of the Op. 216 Group, and on August 15, you can hear the Aidan Plank Ensemble with JazzNEO's Dan Polletta. are free, but a ticket is required. 216-421-7350

Tri-C Jazz Festival
Tickets are on sale now for the 45th Annual Tri-C JazzFest Thursday through Saturday, June 20th through 22nd at Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland. Featured performers will include Charles Lloyd, the group Artemis vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant and more, as well as many free outdoor performances.

Trinity Lutheran Church
The Wednesday Noontime Music Near the Market continues at Trinity Lutheran Churchon Lorain Road at West 30th Street. On June 19th and 26th, Robert Myers plays “The B’s of the Baroque”: music by J.S. Bach, Georg Boehm, Nicolaus Bruhns, and Dietrich Buxtehude

Weathervane Playhouse
Akron's Weathervane Playhouse has the history-twisting musical farce Something Rotten, playing through July 7th. 330-836-2626