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 Explorer Series #7: Restoring America’s Streams and Rivers: A Promise or Reality?
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Friday, February 19th

Streams and rivers provide drinking water, fisheries, recreational opportunities and many more societal benefits yet they are the most severely degraded of all ecosystem types on Earth. The science and practice of ecological restoration provides hope that they can be healed and the resources they provide recovered. What approaches are being taken to restore these systems? This lecture features Dr. Margaret Palmer, Professor and Director of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center at the University of Maryland.

Friday, February 19, 7:00 pm, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle, Cleveland, 216-231-4600

 Verb Ballets present a Tribute to Heinz Poll
Verb Ballets
At Akron Civic Theatre
Friday, February 19th

Verb Ballets honors the 90th anniversary of the birth of celebrated choreographer Heinz Poll, founder of Ohio Ballet, with an evening-length concert of his work to celebrate the diversity of his choreographic style and enduring legacy to Northeast Ohio and the dance world. Featuring the revival of full company classics including 'Elegiac Song,' 'Songs Without Words' and 'Bolero.'

Friday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m., Akron Civic Theatre, Akron, 330-253-2488

 Akron Symphony presents 'Gospel Meets Symphony'
Akron Symphony
At E.J. Thomas Hall
Saturday, February 20th

Gospel Meets Symphony brings together talent from all over the region and makes us one community year after year.

Saturday, February 20, 2016, 7:30 pm, E.J. Thomas Hall, Akron, OH 330-535-8131

 Actors' Summit presents 'Chiapatti'
Actors' Summit Theater
Thursday, February 25th - Sunday, March 13th

Romance is a distant memory for two lonely animal-lovers living in Dublin. When forlorn Dan and his dog Chiapatti cross paths with the amiable Betty and her nineteen cats, an unexpected spark begins a warm and gentle story about two people re-discovering the importance of human companionship.

Feb. 25 - Mar. 13, Actors' Summit Theater, Greystone Hall, Akron, 330-374-7568

 Great Lakes Theater presents 'And Then There Were None'
Great Lakes Theater
At PlayhouseSquare
Friday, February 26th - Sunday, March 20th

When a group of ten strangers, lured to a remote English island, discover that their eccentric millionaire host is missing – mysterious machinations are set into murderous motion. Stranded by a torrential storm and haunted by a clue-filled nursery rhyme, one by one the guests begin to meet gruesome and untimely ends. With only the fallen believed innocent, who remaining among them is the killer? Based on the best-selling mystery novel of all time, this darkly captivating thriller will leave you breathless at the edge of your seat.

February 26 - March 20, Playhouse Square, 1501 Euclid Ave, Cleveland. 216-241-6000

 Players Guild Theatre presents 'Avenue Q'
Players Guild Theatre
At Player's Guild Theatre
Friday, February 26th - Sunday, March 13th

This puppet-filled comedy follows a group of 20-somethings seeking their purpose in big-city life. Winner of the TONY “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is filled with gut-busting humor, heart and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets!

Feb 26 - Mar 13, Players Guild W G Fry Theatre, Cultural Center for the Arts, Canton, 330-453-7617

 DANCECleveland presents MalPaso: A Cuban Dance Project
DANCECleveland
At PlayhouseSquare
Saturday, February 27th

Based in Havana, Cuba, Malpaso Dance Company brings Cuban contemporary dance into the 21st century and into the spotlight! Malpaso has collaborated with top international choreographers while also nurturing new voices in Cuban choreography. Founded only in 2012, the young company will perform works by renowned American choreographers Ronald K. Brown and Trey McIntyre, as well as their artistic director, Osnel Delgado, Malpaso will provide a unique presentation, bringing Cuban modern dance, here to Cleveland for a fun and energetic performance featuring live music from Grammy winning- Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra!

Saturday, Feb. 27th at 8 p.m. Playhouse Square, Ohio Theatre, Cleveland, 216-241-6000

 Apollo's Fire presents 'Bach: St. John Passion'
Apollo's Fire
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Thursday, March 3rd - Sunday, March 6th

Bursting out of the gates from the agitated opening chorus, this is Bach’s most dramatic and theatrical oratorio. In Jeannette Sorrell’s acclaimed interpretation, true singer-actors perform the character roles from memory, while the renowned Apollo’s Singers evoke the wild mob with fierce intensity. A world-class array of soloists joins Sorrell and AF, taking the program to New York following local concerts.

Thursday, March 3, 7:30pm
The BATH Church (UCC)(WKSU members can receive $12 off full-price B-level tickets for this performance); Friday, March 4, 8:00pm
First Baptist Church, Shaker Heights; Saturday, March 5, 8:00pm, Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland; Sunday, March 6, 4:00pm St. Christopher Church, Rocky River; 216-320-0012

 Dobama presents 'The Revisionist'
Dobama Theatre Company
At Dobama Theatre
Friday, March 4th - Sunday, April 3rd

Young writer David arrives in Poland with a crippling case of writer’s block and a desire to be left alone. His seventy-five-year-old second cousin Maria (in this production played by the legendary Dorothy Silver) welcomes him with a fervent need to connect with her distant American family. As their relationship develops, she reveals details about her postwar past that test their ideas of what it means to be a family. This new play by well-known actor, playwright, and New Yorker humorist Jesse Eisenberg is filled with humor and unexpected plot twists.

March 4 - April 3, 2016, Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, (216) 932-3396

 Cleveland Chamber Music Society presents Richard Goode, piano
Cleveland Chamber Music Society
At Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights
Tuesday, March 8th

Richard Goode has been hailed for music-making of tremendous emotional power, depth and expressiveness, and has been acknowledged worldwide as one of today’s leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic music. In regular performances with the major orchestras, recitals in the world’s music capitals, and through his extensive and acclaimed Nonesuch recordings, he has won a large and devoted following.

March 8th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Plymouth Church, Shaker Heights, 216-291-2777

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