Arts Calendar

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Akron Symphonic Winds

The Akron Symphonic Winds will be performing a series of outdoor concerts throughout Northeatern Ohio, from Akron to Bath, Parma Heights and Kent.  On Friday, August 13th, they'll perform at the City of Green's Central Park in Uniontown, and on Sunday August 15th, they'll be at Greenbrier Commons in Parma Heights

Church of the Covenant

At the Church of the Covenant in University Circle, there are two series of drive-in carillon concerts, on Fridays at lunchtime, 12:15, and on Sunday afternoons at 4:00.


Cleveland Chamber Collective

The Cleveland Chamber Collective will join forces with Inlet Dance Theater at Cain Park on Sunday evening, August 29th for Ty Emerson's ballet Caliban Ascendant.  The program will also present pieces by David Lang and Reena Esmail. 

Cleveland Cinematheque

Cleveland Cinematheque has resume in-person screenings at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque.  A wide variety of films are being shown, and the Cinemateque will have a special series celebrating its own 35th anniversary in August. And the  Cleveland Cinematheque  will continue its Virtual Multiplex on line, with new films being added each week.  You can check out the current list at their website. 

Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art is open for in-person visits.  The Museum is currently presenting two new shows:  Art of the Islamic World  and  Medieval Treasures from Muenster Cathedral . Reservations are required. 


Cleveland Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra's summer season at the Blossom Music Center continues.  On  August 8th, the Orchestra will perform a Tribute to the Beatles with a Classical Mystery Tour.  On August 15th, Karina Canellakis will lead the Orchestra in Dvorak's Wood Dove, the Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1 with Behzod Abduraimov and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4.  On August 22nd, it's all Brahms as Jahja Ling returns with the Violin Concerto and Fourth Symphony.  Sayakaq Shoji is the soloist.The concerts will be presented with limited seating both on the lawn and in the Pavillion.  You can check the Orchestra's website for information about ticket availability and necessary protocols.  And remember that the Adella app continues to present recent Orchestra Severance Hall concerts.  Check the Orchestra's website for more information.

Dance Cleveland

DanceCleveland's 65th Anniversary Season will include performances by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Ensemble, Paul Tanowitz Dance with pianist SImone Dinnerstein, Momix and other.  The season begins at Cain Park on Saturday, August 21st, with two performances by Raphael Xavier. 


Fine Arts Association

The Faculty Artist Recital Series at the Fine Arts Association will feature a performance of Camille Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals led by conductor Michael Lund Ziegler on Thursday, August 19th.   


Friends of the McGaffin Carillon

The Friends of the McGaffin Carillon in University Circle will present a special carillon concert by Keiran Cantilina on Sunday, August 8, at 4pm. Keiran will play music by Bach, Pachelbel, Scarlatti, Brahms, Debussy and more. This is a preview of a series of concerts he will present in Belgium later this month. There will be a pre-concert talk at 3:15 in the church and there will be free East Coast Custard starting at 3:30. Listen from your car or bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic and listen from the lawn or CWRU Campus. The concert is free and there is free parking. The McGaffin Carillon is at 11205 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, in University Circle.   

Great Lakes Theater

Great Lakes Theater has announced its live season, to begin in October with Shakespeare's The Tempest, to be followed by  A Christmas Carol, Ain't Misbehavin' . Much Ado About Nothing and finally the Off-Broadway juke box musical The Marvelous Wonderettes.

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

At the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, the special exhibition The Notorious RBG:  The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg continues through August 29th.  There are a number of events presented in conjunction with the exhibition,, including on-line tours. 

Mercury Theater

Mercury Theater Company's next production is the new musical Amelie, based on the Academy-Award nominated film of that title.  It's at Notre Dame College's Regina Auditorium in South Euclid from July 16th through August 8th.   


Morgan Conservatory of Papermaking

The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation on East 47th Street in Cleveland has a gallery exhibition called Cross Generations:  Bridging the Gap of Artists, on view July 30th through September 30th.  Morgan will also present workshops on Natural Dyes on Paper on August 7th and 8th, and Pulp and Print:  Screen Printing on Handmade Paper on the 14th and 15th.   




Music Near the Market

The free Wednesday noontime organ recitals continue at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and its Beckerath organ at West 30th and Lorain.  On August 4th and 11th, Robert Myers will play Bach's Eight Little Preludes and Fugues.

Piano Cleveland

Piano Cleveland  presents the Cleveland International Piano Competition.  The virtual rounds continue to stream through Sunday, July 25th.  The live semi-final rounds run Thursday through Sunday, July 29th  through August 1st at the Cleveland Museum of Art.  The Chamber Rounds. also at the Art Museum,. are August 3rd and 4th.  The final rounds, with the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall, are Friday and Saturday, August 6th and 7th.

Porthouse Theater

Kent State University's Porthouse Theater will present three live musicals this summer.  The Theater, adjacent to the Blossom Music Center, will operate at full capacity and also have a live streaming option available.  Quilters is the first show, running June 18th through July 3rd.  That will be followed by BKLYN July 9th through 24th, and Altar Boyz July 30th through August 15th.   

Rabbit Run Theater

Madison's Rabbit Run Theater will have the musical The Marvelous Wondrettes on weekends, August 13th through September 11th. 

Verb Ballets

Verb Ballets will present a summer series of live performances around Northeast Ohio, beginning with two appearances at the Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival at Akron's Goodyear Heights Metro Park on the evenings of July 30th and 31st.They'll also appear in August at the Tremont Arts in August Festival and at their own space at the Dealership in Cleveland Heights.  The summer will be capped by an appearance at Cain Park.


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