Let yourself go


TODAY

• Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., Columbus, exhibits “Decorators’ Show House” through Sunday; “A Dangerous Woman, Subversion and Surrealism in the Art of Honore Sharrer” through May 21; “Bodies@Work: The Work of Ruben and Isabel Toledo,” through June 30; “Aminah’s Presidential Suite” through Dec. 31; “Allan Sekula: Aerospace Folktales and Other Stories” and “Glass Magic” through Dec. 31, 2018; hours vary; Admission: Adults $14; seniors, $8; students 18 and older, $8; students 6-17, $5; children 5 and under, free; Sundays free; Thursdays 5 to 9 p.m., pay what you want.

• Rosewood Gallery, 2655 Olson Drive, Kettering, presents mixed media paintings by Darren Haper and a paper installation by Emily Moores, through May 19. Free.

• Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mount Adams Circle, Cincinnati, presents “Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery,” through May 20 and “Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End” through June 11. Times vary. Tickets: $30-$78 at cincyplay.com.

• Springfield Museum of Art, 107 Cliff Park Road, Springfield, presents “Ponds, Gardens and Shadows: Paintings by Jennifer Rosengarten” through Jan. 7. Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $5 adults, $3 students and seniors, children 17 and under, free. 937-325-4673.

• Auglaize County Historical Society and Auglaize County Public District Library present an exhibit, “I Got This from Vern: A Sampling of the Collections of Vern Doenges,” through Saturday in the Wapakoneta Library, 203 Perry St., Wapakoneta. Free.

• Shelby County Historical Society presents an exhibit, “Titans of Industry,” in the Ross Historical Center, 201 N. Main Ave., through mid-October. Free. 498-1653.

• La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, presents “Sister Act” through June 18. Times vary. Tickets: $61-$75 adults, $30 children 11 and under at 800-677-9505. Includes dinner.

• Ohio Designer Craftsman craft show in the Ohio Craft Museum, 1665 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus continues through June 18. Monday-Friday, 1o a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Free.

• Ohio State University of Marion presents “Laura Ellis in Cinema Sweethearts,” at 7:30 p.m., in the Morrill Hall Auditorium on campus. Tickets: $10 adults, $9 seniors 60 and older, $4 students K-college. 740-725-6253.

• Columbus Symphony Orchestra presents “Scheherazade” in the Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St., Columbus, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 at www.columbussymphony.org.

• Imagine Columbus presents “Sister Act” today through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Northland Performing Arts Center, 4411 Tamarack Road, Columbus. Tickets: $23 at imaginecolumbus.org.

• Gateway Arts Council, 216 N. Miami Ave., presents its Spring Arts Event exhibit, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., through May 19. Free.

FRIDAY

• Schottenstein Arena, 555 Borror Drive, Columbus, presents New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul and Boyz to Men in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $27-$223 at ticketmaster.com.

• Dayton Performing Arts Alliance hosts Party Arty, a fundraiser, in the El Meson Restaurante, 903 E. Dixie Drive, Dayton, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets: $100 at 937-224-3521, ext. 1112.

• Troy Civic Theatre presents “Things My Mother Taught Me” today and Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Barn in the Park, Adams Street, Troy. Tickets: $14 at 937-339-7700.

• Russia Branch Library, 200 Raider St., Russia, hosts story time at 10:15 a.m.

• Amvets Post 1986, 1319 Fourth Ave., hosts a fish and chicken fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Dine in or carry out. Meals: $7.

• Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. today for a concert by Brian Culbertson with special guest War, scheduled for Aug. 20 in the Rose Music Center in Huber Heights. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com.

• Cedar Bog Nature Preserve, 980 Woodburn Road, Urbana, hosts a Moth Night hike at dusk. Take flashlight, insect repellent, camera and/or UV glasses. Free. 937-484-3744.

• Troy Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy, opens an exhibit, “Fabricated Images: Works by the Dayton Printmakers Cooperative & Mythic Silver Studio,” with a reception form 5 to 6:45 p.m. Exhibit continues through July 16. Free. 937-339-0457.

• The Greene, 4452 Buckeye Lane, Beavercreek, presents Shakedown Band from 6 to 10 p.m. Free.

• Marion Palace Theatre, 276 W. Center St., Marion, presents Phil Vassar in concert at 8 p.m. Tickets: $30-$47. marionpalace.org.

• Columbus Symphony Orchestra presents “East Meets West Festival” today and Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St., Columbus. Multi-media program of Middle Eastern and Eastern music. Tickets: $10-$68 at columbussymphony.org.

• Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra presents Stravinsky’s “Firebird” today at 11 a.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati. Tickets: $22-$120 at cincinnatisymphony.org.

• Knights of Columbus, 1300 N. Fourth Ave., hosts a fish fry from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Meals: $8 adults dine in; $7.50 adults carry-out; children, $4.

• Botkins village garage sales take place today and Saturday throughout the village. Maps and addresses of participating households are available in the village office, 210 S. Mill St., Botkins.

SATURDAY

• Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, 300 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton, presents a symposium by Dr. Peter Hancock, “‘Fake News’ from the Past: Archaeological Mysteries and the Psychology of Deception,” from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets: $16 adults, $10 students.

• Stokes Masonic Lodge, along state Route 47 in Port Jefferson, just opposite 47 Bar and Grill, hosts a breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Donations accepted.

• Tractor Supply, 1650 Michigan St., hosts a farmers market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Produce and crafts. 492-4010.

• Cedar Bog Nature Preserve, 980 Woodburn Road, Urbana, presents a talk by Donna Schwab, “Attracting Wildlife to the Backyard,” at 10 a.m. Tickets: $10. 937-484-3744.

• Sauder Village, 22611 state Route 2, Archbold, celebrates Spring on the Farm from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Performances, exhibits, hands-on activities, demonstrations. Admission: $17 adults, $11 children 6-16, children 5 and under free. 800-590-9755.

• Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, 19255 W Portage River South Rd, Elmore, hosts Community Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Music, vendors, craft demonstrations and sales, children’s activities. Free. 419-862-3182.

• The Greene, 4452 Buckeye Lane, Beavercreek, presents Yoga on the Square from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and Spungeworthy in concert from 6 to 10 p.m. Free.

• ProMusica Chamber Orchestra presents David & Vadim with violist Paul Neubauer in the Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St., Columbus, today at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets: $12-$50 at promusicacolumbus.org.

• Lilac Festival and Street Fair runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. along clinton Street in downtown Defiance. Arts, crafts, seedlings, 5K, entertainment, food, children’s activities, parade. visitdefianceohio.com.

• Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, 118 Woodland Ave., Dayton, hosts a spring migration bird walk from 9 to 11 a.m. Free. Advance registration required at 937-228-3221.

• Piqua High School Kiwanis Key Club hosts the Kiwanis Bicycle Rodeo for children in grades K-6 from 9 a.m. to noon, at Piqua Washington School, 800 N. Sunset Dr., Piqua. Parents must sign registration forms.

• MIG Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, 1751 S. Main St., Bellefontaine, displays the Guinness World Records Fastest Speed for a Monster Truck Raminator. Call 937-593-3000 for times.

SUNDAY

• Fort Rowdy Gatherings hosts its annual Mother’s Day Chicken Barbeque in the Covington Park beginning at 11 a.m. until sold out. Meals: $8. 937-339-0407.

• Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, presents “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” at 2 p.m. 513-497-2860.

MONDAY

• Peace Officers Memorial Day Ceremony takes place at 7 p.m. in First Responders Park, Main and Center streets, Hilliard. Free. 614-334-2575.

• New Bremen Library offers a class, “Get to Know Your Kindle Fire,” at 1:30 p.m. and Move and Groove to the Music for children in grades K-3 at 6:30 p.m. Free. Advance registration required for Kindle class at 419-629-2158.

• New Knoxville Community Library offers a class, “Get to Know Your Kindle Fire,” at 10:30 a.m. and Bingo Bash for all ages at 3 p.m. Advance registration required for Kindle class at 419-753-2724.

• Stallo Memorial Library in Minster offers after-school stories and ice cream sundaes to children of all ages at 3:30 p.m. and a class, “Get to Know Your Kindle Fire,” at 5 p.m. Advance registration required for Kindle class at 419-628-2925.

• La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, presents Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers in concert at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $42-$44 includes dinner. 800-677-9505.

TUESDAY

• U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St., Cincinnati, presents New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul and Boyz to Men in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $29-$255 at ticketmaster.com.

• Stallo Memorial Library in Minster hosts preschool story time for children 3 to kindergarten at 10:30 a.m.

• Darke County Parks hosts an early morning discovery hike for adults at 8 a.m. and Project FeederWatch, bird-watching, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. today and Wednesday in the Shawnee Prairie Preserve, 4267 state Route 502 W., Greenville. Free. Take binoculars for both events. 937-548-0165.

• Victoria Theatre Association presents the Dayton Opera and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra in selelctions for “Carmen” at its Mid-Day Arts Cafe in the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton at 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $15 includes lunch. www.ticketcenterstage.com.

WEDNESDAY

• New Knoxville Community Library offers a craft for children in fourth grade and older at 3 p.m. Make a notebook to protect sticky notes. Free.

• Stallo Memorial Library in Minster hosts a book discussion of whatever books participants are reading at 2 p.m.

• Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, 118 Woodland Ave., Dayton, hosts a hike, “Let’s Talk Trees,” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Advance registration required at 937-228-3221.

• AMVETS Post 1986, 1319 Fourth Ave., hosts wing night from 4 to 7 p.m. Wings: 50 cents, dine in; 60 cents carry out.

MAY 18

• New Knoxville Community Library hosts story time for children 3 to first grade at 3 p.m. and a craft for adults, tea cup pin cushion, at 6 p.m. Advance registration required for craft at 419-753-2724.

• New Bremen Public Library hosts story time for children up to first grade at 10:30 a.m. and a Pinterest craft for adults at 1 p.m. Advance registration required for craft at 419-629-2158.

• Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton, offers free admission today from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and tickets for $5 to Curatorial Conversations at 6 p.m. Advance registration required for conversations. 937-223-4278.

Compiled by Patricia Ann Speelman. Submit items to pspeelman@aimmedianetwork.com.

Compiled by Patricia Ann Speelman. Submit items to pspeelman@aimmedianetwork.com.

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