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The 40th Cleveland International Film Festival
March 30th- April 10th

The 40th Cleveland International Film FestivalThe Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community. The festival began in 1977, and now 40 years later, is still a very popular event in Cleveland bringing different cultures to Northeast Ohio!


WKSU Arts & Culture Partners

 Akron Art Museum presents 'Snack'
Akron Art Museum
Saturday, January 16th - Saturday, September 3rd

An exhibition showcasing depictions of food or the places we buy and consume it, Snack is drawings, paintings, ceramics, collage, prints, photographs and sculpture drawn primarily from the collection - all of which approach the subject of food through humor, pop culture and nostalgia.

Jan. 16 - Sept. 3, Akron Art Museum, Akron, 330-376-9185

 Dobama presents 'Marie Antoinette'
Dobama Theatre Company
At Dobama Theatre
Friday, April 22nd - Sunday, May 22nd

Things are about to be different for France's isolated young queen, Marie Antoinette. Things are about to be different for everybody. How's a queen to keep her head in the middle of a revolution? In a humorous and haunting 'Marie Antoinette' for the 21st century, idle gossip turns more insidious as a country revolts, demanding liberte, egalite, fraternite!

April 22 - May 22, Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, 216-932-3396

 Weathervane Playhouse presents 'Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike'
Weathervane Community Playhouse
Saturday, April 23rd - Sunday, May 8th

Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike, and an improvised family reunion ensues. Old resentments escalate hilariously, with help from Cassandra, a cleaning lady (and soothsayer), and a lovely young aspiring actress, Nina, who charms almost everyone.

April 23rd - May 8th, Weathervane Playhouse, 1301 Weathervane Lane, Akron, 330-836-2626

 Stravinsky's Firebird
Cleveland Orchestra
At Severance Hall
Thursday, May 5th - Saturday, May 7th

Enjoy the 1945 version Suite from The Firebird from a ballet written by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. At its original debut in 1910, The Firebird was an instant success, and this 2016 performance by the Cleveland Orchestra is sure to be the same.

May 5th - 7th, Severance Hall, Cleveland, 216-231-1111

 Magical Theatre Company presents 'Lyle the Crocodile'
Magical Theatre Company
Friday, May 6th - Sunday, May 15th

What happens when a friendly crocodile turns up in a bathtub in a New York City apartment? Basic hilarity. Everyone loves Lyle (except Mr. Grumps who can't stand anyone)! All sorts of adventures ensue with Lyle, of course, saving the day. Join the fun!

May 6 - May 15, see event details for times. 565 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton, 330-848-3708

 Akron Symphony presents 'Carmina Burana with GroundWorks'
Akron Symphony
At E.J. Thomas Hall
Saturday, May 7th

One of the most recognizable works in the world weaves together songs of love, nature and fate. Following their unforgettable Rite of Spring in 2013, GroundWorks express this powerfully seductive music through movement and dance.

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8:00 pm, E.J. Thomas Hall, Akron, OH, 330-535-8131

 Cleveland Chamber Music Society presents Dover String Quartet
Cleveland Chamber Music Society
At Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights
Tuesday, May 10th

The Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, becoming one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. The New Yorker recently dubbed them “the young American string quartet of the moment,” and The Strad raved that the Quartet is “already pulling away from their peers with their exceptional interpretive maturity, tonal refinement and taut ensemble.”

May 10th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Plymouth Church, Shaker Heights, 216-291-2777

 Coach House Theatre presents 'Lend Me a Tenor'
Coach House Theatre
Thursday, May 12th - Sunday, June 5th

When the leading tenor for the Cleveland Opera Company is accidentally drugged, he is secretly replaced by the company’s young assistant, both in the opera, and with all the wives and girlfriends.

May 12 - June 5. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm, Sundays at 2:30pm. Coach House Theatre, Akron, (330) 434-7741

 Zimmerman plays Bartók
Cleveland Orchestra
At Severance Hall
Thursday, May 12th - Saturday, May 14th

Violin player Frank Peter Zimmermann performs Béla Bartók's pieces Violin Concerto No. 2
and Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta. He also performs Liszt's Orpheus: Symphonic Poem No. 4

May 12th-14th, Severance Hall, Cleveland, 216-231-1111

 Explorer Series #10: A Deadly Diet: The Chemical Ecology of Tropical Poison Frogs
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Friday, May 13th

The use of poisons is widespread in the animal kingdom. Animals generally use poisons to defend themselves from predators and parasites. While most animals make their own poisons, some must acquire them from other organisms—often by eating them. Tiny and brilliantly colored tropical poison frogs fall into this category, and acquire their poisons by eating certain mites and ants. Their conspicuous coloration warns predators of their poisonous nature, a phenomenon known as aposematism. In this talk, Dr. Saporito will summarize his ongoing research into understanding their poisonous ecology and warning coloration, and share some of his lab’s most recent findings.

Friday, May 13, 7:00 pm, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle, Cleveland, 216-231-4600

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Member Benefits

As a way of saying “thanks” to WKSU members, many Northeast Ohio cultural organizations offer special benefits for cinema, museums, music, theatre and dance and more that include 2-for-1 performance tickets and other discounts.

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