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Observatory Park – Geauga Park District
Open daily at 6 a.m.; now until Memorial Day, open until 11 p.m.; Memorial Day to Labor Day, open until 1 a.m.
10610 Clay Street, Montville Township. One of only 15 “dark sky” parks in the United States, Observatory Park welcomes visitors wishing to observe the night skies without the interference of light pollution. As weather permits, enjoy looking through the Oberle telescope with a naturalist during staffed hours, or bring your own telescope any time during park hours and use one of the many telescope pads. For more information, phone 440-279-0820 or visit http://www.geaugaparkdistrict.org.
Myopia – Mark Mothersbaugh – Akron Art Museum
Through Aug. 28
1 S. High St., Akron. Co-founder of the band DEVO, Mothersbaugh has been making art for more than 40 years. This body of work presents a unique combination of cultural criticism and personal expression through drawings, films, paintings, sculpture and music. Western Reserve PBS is a media sponsor of this event. For more information, call 330-376-9186 or visit http://www.akronartmuseum.org.
Wheels of Steel; The Mahoning Valley’s Car Culture – Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center
Through September 4
325 W. Federal St., Youngstown. This exhibit features objects and images from local car clubs, automotive artists, classic car collectors and more. For more information, visit http://www.mahoninghistory.org.
Tony Bennett and Charles Reid: Two Painters – Butler Institute of American Art
Through Sept. 11
524 Wick Ave., Youngstown.Tony Bennett returns with watercolor specialist Charles Reid for their exhibition that consists of approximately 25 works and includes a variety of subjects, from Bennett’s Tuscan landscapes and portraits to the classic landscapes and still-life pieces of Reid. For more information, call 330-743-1107 or visit http://www.butlerart.com.
Butler Institute of American Art – Film on Art: The Shock of the New
Tuesdays at noon
524 Wick Ave. Youngstown, Ohio. This free series for continuing education, or pure entertainment, presents art history documentaries screened in the museum’s state-of-the-art Zona Auditorium in Beecher Center. In June, the event features episodes six through eight of the Robert Hughes TV series “The Shock of the New.” For more information, call 330-743-1107, or visit http://www.butlerart.com.
The 30th Annual Harvey S. Firestone Park Festival of the Arts – Firestone Recreational Park, Columbiana
Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Enjoy food, entertainment and an hourly raffle. A juried arts and crafts show, antiques and a steam engine demonstration will be featured, as well as an antique tractor display and much more at this admission-free event. Sponsored by the Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau. For more information call 330-482-2282 or visit http://www.tourcolumbiana.com.
34th Annual Harvest Festival and Antique Show – Historic Zoar Village
Saturday, Aug. 6, and Sunday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
198 Main St., Zoar. Tour all of the historic buildings, shop from artisans and antique dealers and enjoy the juried craft and art show. It is free to walk the village and shop the craft show. Cost to tour the antique show, artisan tent and historic museum buildings is $9 for adults; children 12 and under are free. For more information, call 330-874-3011 or visit http://historiczoarvillage.com.
“Beauty and the Beast” – Renaissance Theatre
Saturday, Aug. 6, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 7, at 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
138 Park Ave. W., Mansfield. One of the most beloved musicals of our time, this heart-warming Disney classic comes to life before your very eyes. For more information, call 419-522-2726 or visit http://www.mansfieldtickets.com.
Glendale Cemetery Summer Concert – Akron Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, Aug. 7, at 7:30 p.m.
150 Glendale Ave., Akron. Spend the evening under the stars with the Akron Symphony Orchestra performing on the outdoor stage built for the Heinz Poll Summer Dance festival. Free event sponsored by the City of Akron. For more information, visit http://www.akronsymphony.org.
MAPS Air Museum
Friday, Aug. 12, through Sunday, Aug. 14
2260 International Pkwy., Green. Tour and explore these rare treasures of Aviation History: The B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator and B-25 Mitchell, plus the full-dual-control P-51 Mustang. Once-in-a-lifetime flight opportunities available. For more information, call 330-896-6332 or visit http://www.mapasairmuseum.org.