Virtual entertainment events, June 5, 2020 – Akron Beacon Journal


Akron Children’s Museum: Daily programs available on website: S.T.E.A.M. Team (new every Monday) at http://akronkids.org/hometime; Little Monsters’ Prescriptions for Play (new every Tuesday) at http://akronkids.org/hometime. Also on the museum’s Facebook page, @AkronChildrensMuseum, community members are encouraged to follow along and engage with: Virtual Bedtime Stories (new every Thursday); Weekly photo collage of our museum friends who share pics of their kids doing any of the activities during the week (new every Friday); and Posts of our friend Mr. Jeff’s music watch parties (new every Wednesday). For more information, http://akronkids.org.

Akron Civic Theatre: livevirtually: Master Class Edition Tailored for All-City Musical and the Millennial Theatre Project Participants. Acting technique and table work sessions will be taught once a week for 10 weeks by Mavis Jennings (director of the All-City Musical, former singer/actor with Cirque du Soleil and Kent State professor) and Francine Parr (artistic director of the Millennial Theatre Project). Course will examine acting techniques and teach students how they can prepare/create a role or character for performances. Class 1: Fridays from 4-5:30 p.m. (starting June 5 and ending Aug. 7); Class 2: Saturdays from 2-3:30 p.m. (starting June 6 and ending Aug. 8); Class 3: Saturdays from 4-5:30 p.m. (starting June 6 and ending Aug. 8); and Class 4: Sundays from 4-5:30 p.m. (starting June 7 and ending Aug. 9). Classes will meet for a combined final class on Aug. 15. Classes will be provided via zoom. For reservations, email mharvey@akroncivic.com or call 330-535-3179, Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and ask for Megan.

Akron-Summit County Public Library: Closed. Plan is to open in phases starting June 15. More information, go to http://akronlibrary.org.

Akron Symphony Orchestra: The ASO Radio Hour series, featuring past performances, will run every Friday at 7 p.m. on the Orchestra’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/AkronSymphony) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/akronsymphony/). Each broadcast of the ASO Radio Hour will only be available for 72 hours before it’s put it back into the archives.

The Akron Zoo: The zoo offers Lunch and Learns on Facebook at noon daily. The videos feature zoo animals and staff. The videos will be live several days a week for people to engage with the zoo and ask questions during the live broadcast. http://akronzoo.org.

Apollo’s Fire: “Music for the Soul”, a series of online programs featuring concert videos, interviews, and related reading. For more information, go to https://apollosfire.org/music-for-the-soul/.

Barberton Public Library: Closed until further notice. The CLEVNET eMedia Collection through OverDrive or Libby provides popular audiobooks, eBooks, music, magazines and videos for download. Check out titles anywhere with a web browser and your library card. For more information, go to https://www.barbertonlibrary.org.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio: Cyber Club, a daily digital menu of activities and programs is available. Kids and family members can check out the links at http://www.bgcneo.org.

Canal Fulton Public Library: Will offer the following virtual programs: Do This at Home – Fun Science and the Stories Behind the Experiments, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday; June 9; Dewey the Dragon’s Virtual Puppet Show, 11 a.m. June 15; Butterflies with Mad Science, 11 a.m. June 18; Fairy Tale Chemistry with Mad Science, 1 p.m. June 18; Virtual Book Discussion, 1 p.m. June 19; Jester Jium, 1 p.m. June 22; NASA – From Earth to Mars and Beyond, 3 p.m. June 25; Virtual Unicorn Party, 2 p.m. June 26; Virtual Cookbook Book Club – Sweet Edition, 2 p.m. June 29; Fairy Tale Engineering, 11 a.m. July 9; Magic of Imagination, 1 p.m. July 13; Virtual Cookbook Book Club – Savory Edition, 2 p.m. July 16; Virtual Book Club, 1 p.m. July 20; Virtual Dragons Love Tacos Party, 2 p.m. July 24. For more information, go to http://www.canalfultonlibrary.org.

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Canton Museum of Art: Current Exhibitions: Reflections: The Artistic Spirit of Merv Corning; Symbolic Narrative: Ceramics by Taylor Robenalt; Patient Work: Watercolors by J.D. Titzel; and A Portrait of Americana: American Life from the CMA Collection. A virtual online tour is posted to the CMA web page. The Canton Museum of Art’s Wednesday posts will share virtual exhibition tours and art-making activities as part of its Museum To Go program, take in-depth looks into parts of the CMA collection, and feature a range of content to engage, entertain, and educate people of all ages. Go to, https://www.cantonart.org/learn/Museum-To-Go.

Canton Museum of Art’s School of Art: Offers virtual camps, classes and workshops for students of all ages/ability levels. Registration is now open and can be accessed on the CMA website at https://www.cantonart.org/learn. List of adult classes and workshops at https://www.cantonart.org/learn/adults. List of kids classes and workshops at https://www.cantonart.org/content/kids-classes-workshops.

The Center for Applied Drama and Autism: Will offer virtual summer camps and workshops this summer. For more information and registration, go to https://centerforada.square.site/.

Chagrin Arts: Is offering a virtual gallery tour of the “Modern World” exhibit by Jack Kruyne. To access tour, go to https://www.chagrinarts.org/gallery.

Children’s Concert Society: YouTube site (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyKZwX9AC9QEOrfSOdUd3gg/featured) features playlists from some regular in-school performers.

Cleveland Ballet Company: Offering live streaming classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, instructed by Gladisa Guadalope. Classes are: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Ballet Advanced/Professional; 1:30 -3 p.m. Ballet, Ages 10-14. The company will be live streaming on Instagram @clevelandballetcompany. For more information, go to https://clevelandballet.org/.

Cleveland Cinemas: Offers theatrical films available for people to watch in their homes. Information on films can be found at https://www.clevelandcinemas.com/page?id=14583.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo: Closed. Zoo has weekday Virtual Classroom on Facebook Live. At 11 a.m. join biologists as they secure a future for wildlife at the zoo. At 1 p.m. join naturalists as they look for signs of spring, discover wildlife and more. For more information, go to https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo.

Cleveland Museum of Art: All events and programs are canceled through June 30. Visitors are encouraged to visit the CMA’s Collection Online (https://www.clevelandart.org/art/collection/search) and download the ArtLens App (https://www.clevelandart.org/artlens-gallery/artlens-app) to explore the museum’s collection through hi-res artworks, videos, metadata, and more. The museum’s digital archives (http://library.clevelandart.org/archives) also include audio and visual recordings of past museum programs and events, oral histories, preliminary drawings, renderings, and works of art by artists represented in the museum collection. For more information, go to http://www.clevelandart.org.

Cleveland Orchestra: The Orchestra is presenting a new series of audio broadcasts, Lunchtime With the Cleveland Orchestra, available on radio and online streaming from WCLV (104.9-FM) Ideastream weekdays after BBC News at Noon. Hour-long presentations will include selections from the ensemble’s recording and concert history as well as recent interviews with Cleveland Orchestra Music Director, Franz Welser-Moest and Cleveland Orchestra musicians. For more information, go to http://www.clevelandorchestra.com.

Cleveland Public Library: Virtual Storytime on its digital platforms, includes http://cpl.org, Facebook, and Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn61KJzQ8f0F7TlWYFSpHkA). Library staff, elected officials, journalists, and other celebrities read an assortment of children’s books selected by the library’s Youth Services Department.

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Cuyahoga Falls Public Library: Closed until further notice. Online offerings: Realm of the Reptiles at noon to 1 p.m. or 1-2 p.m. Saturday; The Ins and Outs of Great Storytelling at 2-4 p.m. Saturday. How to Be the MVP at Work at 1-1:35 p.m. Wednesday. Digital content is available through the library’s website at https://cuyahogafallslibrary.org/.

Dover Public Library: Closed until further notice. Patrons can use eLibrary to download eBooks, movies, music, audiobooks and more with their library card. Information: http://www.doverlibrary.org/

Gund Gallery, Kenyon College: Closed until further notice. Visit website (http://www.thegundgallery.org), online collection database (http://collection.gundgallery.org/portfolios/list), and social media channels.

Hiram’s Art and Design Virtual Juried Student Art Show: Featuring the work of students from diverse art disciplines, including painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography, and video, the exhibition is open to the public and can be accessed through the college’s website at http://www.hiram.edu/artshow.

Hudson Library & Historical Society: Closed until further notice. Les Dlices, Cleveland-based Baroque and early music orchestra, will hold a virtual concert on the library’s Facebook page on Sunday at 2 p.m. and will be available for streaming on the library’s YouTube page anytime thereafter. Access the library’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HudsonLibrary.HistoricalSociety. The library will host a series of live virtual meditation classes on Monday mornings at 10 a.m. through June 8. A member of the Center for Health, Happiness and Chan, a local non-religious, non-profit organization, will lead the one-hour morning meditation class using the Zoom platform. Separate registration is required for each meditation class. For more information, please email askus@hudson.lib.oh.us or leave a message at 330-653-6658, ext. 1010. Also, A Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club, 2 p.m. June 18, will meet virtually to discuss “An Unkindness of Ghosts” by Rivers Solomon; Virtual: An Evening with Bestselling Science Fiction Author John Scalzi, 7 p.m. June 24. John Scalzi will discuss his latest book, “The Last Emperox.” Registration is required and a valid email is required at time of registration. For more information, please email askus@hudson.lib.oh.us or leave a message at 330.653.6658 x1010. The digital library is open. For more information, go to http://www.hudsonlibrary.org.

The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD): Is launching new at-home education program. Program will give children the opportunity to work on STEM- (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) based activities. Information can be found on the Derby’s website at http://g3edu.soapboxderby.org.

Kent State University’s School of Fashion Fashion Show 2.0: Virtual extravaganza will highlight work of 45 senior design and merchandising students. Features eclectic assortment of styles, materials, concepts and processes of completed garments. More than 140 looks will be featured. A direct link to the show is posted on the school’s website (https://www.kent.edu/fashion/annual-fashion-show).

Main Street Wadsworth “June Virtual First Friday: Celebrate Wadsworth Local!”: Will be held online via Facebook all day on Friday. Main Street Wadsworth invites the community to follow their Facebook Page for information about downtown, and also welcomes you to visit and explore all that small businesses and organizations have to offer: unique food items, craft classes, services, special promotions, and more. Online offerings and information will include a digital food and shopping guide, as well as a downtown food and shopping rewards program. Visit the Main Street Wadsworth Page and Facebook Event for June Virtual First Friday for the most up-to-date information, https://www.facebook.com/MainStreetWadsworth/.

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Massillon Museum: Closed until further notice. On Tuesdays the museum will focus on objects in its new permanent collection galleries — the 1908 Jewel automobile, the six-foot carved dragon from an 1890s mansion, 19th- to 21st-century paintings and sculpture, American Indian artifacts, and more. For more information, go to http://www.massillonmuseum.org/.

Massillon Public Library: Closed until further notice. Online resources are still available. For more information, go to http://www.massillonlibrary.org.

McKinley Presidential Library & Museum: Closed until further notice. For more information, go to https://mckinleymuseum.org/.

Medina Community Band: Will present virtual Summer Band Concert, a celebration of 161 years (since 1859) of presenting community concerts in Medina, on Friday on the Medina Community Band website (https://medinacommunityband.org/events/summer-virtual-concert/).

Music Therapy Enrichment Center Inc.: Is offering at-home virtual camps and classes. For more information go to http://www.mtecincorporated.com/music-classes or call Tara Murdock, MT-BC, Music Class Coordinator at 440-250-0091.

Music Together Summit: Is offering online classes for families with children ages birth through 5. Visit http://musictogethersummit.com for the schedule and to Register.

The National First Ladies’ Library: Celebrates women’s history, the Saxton McKinley family, and the library’s 2020 themes — women’s rights, the suffrage centennial, campaigning first ladies, and women running for office. It will provide content to listen to as well as interactive lessons and activities for adults and youth. Go to http://firstladies.org.

Ohio Shakespeare Festival: R&J Zoom by William Shakespeare. New scenes at 11 a.m. on Mondays and Fridays. Directed and edited by Tess Burgler, technical direction by Buddy Taylor. Created for students learning Romeo & Juliet from home. For more information, go to http://www.ohioshakespearefestival.com/rjzoom.

Pro Football Hall of Fame and Museum: Closed until further notice. The 100-plus years of professional football history will be the Friday focus of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Facebook programs. Go to http://www.profootballhof.com.

Rodman Public Library: The library’s digital collection is available at the library’s website. For more information, go to https://www.rodmanlibrary.com/.

Rubber City Comics: Will be live on Facebook periodically with various sales. Go to http://facebook.com/rubbercitycomics at and look for information about the schedule. Curb-side pick-up, Akron-area delivery or purchases shipped.

Stambaugh Auditorium: Will present a weekly digital watch event of past performances at 7 p.m. Fridays. Scheduled events are: Friday, Stambaugh Youth Concert Band (Spring 2019); June 12, TBD; and June 19, Stambaugh Youth Concert Band (Fall 2019). To view the past performances, go to http://stambaughauditorium.com.

Stark Library: Ebooks and audio books can be accessed through the Overdrive/Libby app. Streaming music, TV shows, and movies are offered using Overdrive/Libby or Hoopla. Library website has links to activities for children and adults. http://StarkLibrary.org/COVID.

Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library: Closed until further notice. Digital resources available as well as the Story Time at Home series. For more information, go to http://www.smfpl.org/.

Summit Artspace: The Akron and Barberton galleries are temporarily closed until further notice. Summit Artspace offers online events and art shows. For more information, go to https://www.summitartspace.org.

Valley Art Center: Closed. Check ARTLIVES at https://www.valleyartcenter.org/creativity-connections.html. The center is building creative connections, virtual class platforms, virtual gallery experiences, a virtual art market, and eventually a virtual art festival. For more information, go to https://www.valleyartcenter.org/.

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