The Weekend Buckeye List: Jan. 17-19
Be a rock star in Cleveland, enter a new world in Columbus, feel the Latin beat in Toledo and more.
Feel like a rock star at The Garage, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame interactive exhibit that invites visitors to play some music of their own. Beginners can take a short video lesson and learn to play a rock riff, and more experienced musicians can jam on their favorites. The space features drums, guitar, bass, keyboard and a ukulele lounge. 1100 E. Ninth St., Cleveland 44114, 216/781-7625, rockhall.com
Warm up to winter at the Valentine Theatre Jan. 18, as the Toledo Jazz Orchestra performs sizzling Latin music, including salsa, tango, rhumba, samba and bossa nova. As the ensemble plays, dancers will perform the moves on stage. 410 Adams St., Toledo 43604, 419/242-3490, valentinetheatre.com
Imagine 47 rooms lit with more than 190,000 LED bulbs and more than 50 projectors featuring interactive art exhibits you can climb into, swing on and submerge yourself in. Otherworld, the Columbus art installation built by more than 40 artists, lives up to its name. The 32,000-square-foot space is also filled with secret passages and playgrounds that blur the line between virtual and digital. 5819 Chantry Dr., Columbus 43232, 614/868-3631, otherworldohio.com
Admire more than 30 ice sculptures and watch artists sculpt delicate masterpieces at the Logan Frozen Festival Jan. 18. The event also features ice cornhole and Skeeball games, musical entertainment and an iceless skating rink. Downtown Logan 43138, 740/385-2750, explorehockinghills.com
Head to Cincinnati’s Fountain Square and enter the winter wonderland of lights and merriment that serves as the perfect backdrop for ice skating. The rink, which is open through Feb. 2, offers skate rental, warming tents and a concession stand. 520 Vine St., Cincinnati 45202, 513/621-4400, myfountainsquare.com