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MUSICAL ACTIVITIES

Dec. 19 -- Cleveland Orchestra and Pink Martini "Joy to the World," 8 p.m., Severance Hall on Euclid Avenue, the east side of Cleveland.

Dec. 21-23 -- Cleveland Orchestra Christmas concerts, variious times, Severance Hall, Euclid Avenue, the east side of Cleveland.

Dec. 21 -- Mannheim Steamroller, 8 p.m., Playhouse Square Center, Euclid Avenue, Cleveland.

Dec. 21 -- Grateful Dead Revival Night, 8, Beachland Ballroom, 15711 Waterloo Road, Cleveland.

Dec. 22 -- Tuba Christmas, noon and 2:30 p.m., E.J. Thomas Hall on the University of Akron's campus.

Dec. 23 -- Boys from the County Hell, 8 p.m., the House of Blues.

Dec. 26 -- Trans-Siberian Orchestra, 3 and 8 p.m., the Quicken Loans Arena, Prospect Avenue.

Dec. 26 -- Carlos Jones and PLUS Band, Honey Honey, 9 p.m., House of Blues, downtown Cleveland.

Dec. 27 -- Bruce in the USA, 8 p.m., the House of Blues, Cleveland.

Dec. 27 -- Holy Revival and Bruce in the USA, evening, the House of Blues, Euclid Avenue, Cleveland.

Dec. 28 -- Third Eye Blind, evening, House of Blues in Cleveland.

Dec. 28 -- Jazz at the Civic, 8 p.m., Akron Civic Theater, downtown.

Dec. 28 -- Third Eye Blind, 8 p.m., the House of Blues in Cleveland.

Dec. 28 -- The Speedbumps holiday concert, evening, Kent Stage.

Dec. 29 -- Chimaira Christmas 13, evening, the House of Blues.

Dec. 29 -- Girls with Guitars, 8 p.m., Akron Civic Theater, downtown.

Dec. 29 -- Jim Brickman, 8 p.m., Severance Hall in Cleveland.

Dec. 31 -- New Year's Eve with Michael Stanley and the Resonators, evening, the House of Blues.

Dec. 31 -- Red Wanting Blue, evening, the Kent Stage in Kent.

Dec. 31 -- Cleveland Pops Orchestra's The Best of Broadway, 9 p.m., Severance Hall in Cleveland.

Jan. 6 -- Elvis Birthday Tribute, Playhouse Square in Cleveland.

Jan. 9 -- Little Feat, evening, the Kent Stage, E. Main in Kent.

Jan. 11, 13 -- 17th annual Tri-C High School Rock Off, House of Blues.

Jan. 15 -- "Guster," evening, the House of Blues in Cleveland.

Jan. 18 -- The Barkays, 7 and 9 p.m., Tangier, West Market, Akron.

Jan. 19 -- Pieces of a Dream, evening, Tangier, West Market, Akron.

Jan. 20 -- Billy Cobham's Spectrum 40, evening, W. Market in Akron.

Jan. 29 -- Flogging Molly, evening, House of Blues, Cleveland.

Feb. 17 -- Matchbox Twenty, Akron Civic Theater, downtown.

Feb. 19 -- Passion Pity, Matt and Kim, evening, Cleveland Masonic Auditorium, E. 36th St., Cleveland.

Feb. 22 -- Daryl Hall, John Oates, evening, Akron Civic Theater, S. Main in downtown Akron.

Feb. 28 -- Muse, 7 p.m., the Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland.

March 3 -- Brit Floyd (Pink Floyd tribute), 7 p.m., Akron Civic Theater.

March 9 -- Bon Jovi, 7:40 p.m., Q Arena in downtown Cleveland.

THEATRICAL EVENTS

Now-Dec. 22 -- "The Santaland Diaries," Playhouse Square.

Now-Dec. 23 -- "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," Weathervane Playhouse in the Merriman Valley area, Akron.

Now-Dec. 23 -- "My Mother's Lesbian Jeish Wiccan Wedding," Actors' Summit, downtown Akron.

Now-Dec. 23 -- "A Christmas Carol," Ohio Theater on Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland.

Now-Dec. 23 -- "A Carol for Cleveland," times vary, Allen Theater on Euclid Avenue, Cleveland.

Now-Dec. 23 -- "The Secret Social," the Cleveland Public Theater, Detroit Ave., westside Cleveland.

Dec. 20, 22 -- "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol," 7:30 Dec. 20, 2:30 Dec. 22, Weathervane Playhouse, Merriman Valley in Akron.

Dec. 22-23 -- Shen Yun 2013, the State Theater, Euclid Avenue.

Jan. 8-9 -- "Shrek: The Musical," E.J. Thomas Hall at U. of Akron.

Jan. 10-26 -- "Next Fall," the Weathervane Playhouse, north Akron.

Jan. 15-27 -- "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical," Playhouse Square on Euclid Avenue.

Jan. 17-20 -- "Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody," Playhouse Square Center, Euclid Avenue, Cleveland.

Jan. 22 -- Yo Gabba Gabba Live, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m., Akron Civic Theater, S. Main St., downtown.

Feb. 5-10 -- "Les Miserables," Palace Theater, Euclid Ave., Cleveland.

Feb. 15-16 -- Stomp, E.J. Thomas Hall on University of Akron's campus.

Feb. 17-20 -- The Peking Acrobats, Playhouse Square Center.

March 5-6 -- "Hair," E.J. Thomas Hall on University of Akron's campus.

April 9-10 -- "Dream Girls," E.J. Thomas Hall, U. of Akron campus.

MISCELLANEOUS ACTIVITIES

Currently -- "To the Arctic," "Sea Rex" and "Santa vs. the Snowman," Omnimax Theater at the Great Lakes Science Center on the lakefront off East 9th St., Cleveland.

Currently -- "Frogs" through Jan. 6, the Great Lakes Science Center off E. 9th St. in Cleveland.

Currently -- "Undress: Shaping Fashion and Private Life," "Life, Thoughts & Garments: Linda Ohrn-McDaniel Recent Works," "Resist: A World of Resist Dye Techniques," "Fandemonium" and "Fashion Timeline," the Kent State Museum, front campus at Kent State campus off East Main Street in Kent.

Currently -- Exhibits include "Tying the Knot: Cleveland Wedding Fashions," "Domare: The Art and History of Italian Stone Carving in Northeast Ohio," "East vs. West: Cleveland, the Western Reserve and the Midwest," "Shattered Dreams Revisited: The Death & Rebirth of the Midwest Industrial City" and Kidzbits Family Education Center, (Crawford Auto Museum is under renovation; will reopen Feb. 2), the Western Reserve Historical Society museum, University Circle off Euclid Ave., far east side Cleveland.

Currently -- "Adolph Gottlieb: Sculptor," "Detroit Disassembled," "Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsul," "Robert Stivers: Veiled Image," "New Artifacts: Works by Brent Kee Young and Sungsoo Kim" and "The Anniversary Show: Commemorative Art Through the Years," the Akron Museum of Art, East Market Street.

Currently -- "Studio Glass in Focus," "DIY: Photographers and Books," "Mary Cassatt and the Feminine Ideal in 19th Century Paris," "Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes," William H. Johnson, Cleveland Museum of Art, East Blvd. in University Circle, east side of Cleveland.

Currently -- "50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic" through Jan. 13, "Whales-Tohor" through Jan. 27 and "Fieldwork: Soldiers, Sailors and Stones," Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Currently -- "Printing Practice: Religious Prints from the Renaissance" (through Dec. 23), "Religion, Ritual and Performance in the Renaissance" (through June 30, 2013) and "Religion, Ritual and Performance in Modern and Contemporary Art" (through June 30, 2013), Allen Memorial Art Museum on the Oberlin College campus.

Now-Dec. 23, 26-30 -- Deck the Hall, 5-8 p.m., Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, N. Portage Path, Akron.

Now-Jan. 1 -- Winter Waterland, Greater Cleveland Aquarium.

Dec. 27 -- Harlem Globetrotters, 7 p.m., Q Arena, Cleveland.

Dec. 29 -- Comedian Jeff Dunham, 8 p.m., the Wolstein Center, CUS, E. 18th and Carnegie Ave.

Dec. 31 -- First Night Akron, New Year's Eve activities in downtown.

Jan. 9-13 -- Ohio RV Supershow, the IX Center in Cleveland.

Jan. 11-21 -- Disney on Ice, Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

Jan. 28 -- Fitness-nutrition expert William H. Dietz in Town Hall speaker series, 6, Ohio Theater.

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