CLEVELAND AUTO SHOW, IX Center, Cleveland, Feb 24-Mar 5. Hours: 5pm to 10pm[Friday], 11am to 10pm[Mon – Sat], 11am to 8pm[Sun]. Special attractions: Hero’s Day Friday Feb 24; The Smurfs photo op, Saturday Feb 25 12-4pm; 25th Annual Automotive Technology Competition Sunday Feb 26 1-4pm; Cavaliers star Richard Jefferson Saturday Feb 25 4-5pm; Cavaliers star Kevin Love, Sunday Feb 26 5-6pm; Family Day Monday Feb 27; Indians legend Kenny Lofton Tuesday Feb 28 6-8pm; Fat N’ Furious! Thursday Mar 2 5-9pm; Indians legend Gaylord Perry Saturday Mar 4 1-3pm; Grand Finale Vehicle Giveaway Sunday Mar 5 5pm.
BURNING SNOWMAN FESTIVAL, Saturday Feb 25, 12-8 pm, Dock’s Beach House & Mr. Ed’s, Port Clinton. Tap takeover parties at bars around Port Clinton Friday; Burning Snowman Festival Saturday with live music, food and beverage and a GIANT Burning Snowman to mark the end of winter at 7pm.
BE-YOU-TIFUL BEGINNINGS BRIDAL SHOW, Sunday Feb 26, 1-4pm, The Hotel Of Oberlin, downtown Oberlin.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: LIGHT UP AMHERST COMEDY NIGHT, Saturday Feb 25, 8pm at the historic Amherst Cinema, with live comedy from Amherst’s own Bob Slatt plus Bill Squire and Tom Foss.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: BEN DOVER & THE SCREAMERS REUNION, Sunday Feb 26, late afternoon/evening, Music Box in the Cleveland Flats, a fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Disease research since Ben was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimers.
PACZKI DAY AT KIEDROWSKI’S SIMPLY DELICIOUS BAKERY, Tuesday Feb 28, 4am-?, Kiedrowski’s, Cooper Foster Park Road in Amherst, with fresh paczki for Fat Tuesday and live accordion music while you wait!
OTHER THINGS GOING ON:
MARKSMANSHIP NIGHTS, with practice shooting at the Camp Perry in Port Clinton, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-8:30 pm through May 30.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: JAZZ @ 8 WITH THE MICHAEL SHIRTZ QUARTET FROM MILES TO MOTOWN, Friday Feb 24, 8 pm, Sandusky State Theatre.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: Bell, Book, and Candle, Harlequins Theatre, 414 Wayne St., Sandusky, Friday-Sunday Feb 24-26 and Mar 3-5. Showtimes: Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm
LIVE PERFORMANCE: FARCE OF NATURE, Friday-Sunday Feb 24-26, showtimes Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm, Genoa Civic Theatre.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: COUNTRY STAR KEITH ANDERSON, Saturday Feb 25, 8 pm, The Listening Room in OurGuest Inn & Suites, Port Clinton
RACER’S SWAP MEET, Saturday Feb 25, 7am-3pm, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 901 Fremont.
BELLEVUE HOSPITAL CENTENNIAL GALA, Saturday Feb 25, Sawmill Creek, Huron, 6:30pm, with dinner, music and dancing to the Persuasion Band.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: THE RUSTY NAILS MUSIC AND ART FESTIVAL, Saturday Feb 25, 4pm, Lorain Palace Theater, with music from Outta Dodge, Less Than 88, Bang, Ally & Company, Mike Neff and more, to benefit the Road to Hope House in Elyria
LIVE PERFORMANCE: The Funeral of Monty Tucker, Saturday Feb 25, 7pm, Sandusky State Theatre, with live music from Heartsick, Born, After the Ashes, Tylor Sweeney, plus DJ’s Knebo & Ryan B
LIVE PERFORMANCE: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Saturday Feb 25 at 7:30 & Sunday Feb 26 at 2pm, Ritz Theater, Tiffin.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: OBERLIN ARTIST RECITAL SERIES WITHTAFELMUSIK BAROQUE ORCHESTRA, Tuesday, Feb 28, 8-10pm, Oberlin Conservatory, Finney Chapel, Oberlin