The Weekend Buckeye List: Jan. 24-26
Watch circus performers execute amazing acrobatics, savor comfort food in the Hocking Hills, listen to Mozart by candlelight and more.
Laugh along with former Moscow Circus performer Greg Popovich and his menagerie of trained animals performing Jan. 26 at the Marion Palace Theatre in the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater. The geese, white doves, parrots, dogs and cats that juggle, dance and execute balancing acts with precision have all been rescued from animal shelters. 276 West Center St., Marion 43302, 740/383-2101, marionpalace.org
Savor the delicious taste of comfort food Jan. 25 and 26 during the last weekend of the Hocking Hills Comfort Food Cruise. Purchase a Comfort Food Cruise ticket at the Hocking Hills Welcome Center to receive a Comfort Food Trail Pass and enjoy offerings from more than 15 locally owned restaurants. The pass also entitles participants to dining deals year round. Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center, 13178 St. Rte. 664 S., Logan 43138, 740/385-2750, explorehockinghills.com
Experience the music of one of our greatest composers as it was performed during the mid-18th century. On Jan. 25 and 26, The Lima Symphony Orchestra presents Mozart by Candlelight, featuring symphonies and concertos played in the soft glow of tapers filling two sanctuaries. Jan. 25: St. John's Catholic Church, 777 S. Main St., Lima 45801; Jan. 26: St. John The Evangelist, 201 N. Pierce St., Delphos 45833; 419/222-5701, limasymphony.com
Chuckle along with Paula Poundstone as she brings her brand of comedy to the Mimi Ohio Theatre Jan. 24. The comedian, author and frequent NPR guest is known for her observational humor and spontaneous wit, as well as her repartee with the audience. 1511 Euclid Ave., Cleveland 44115, 216/241-6000, playhousesquare.org
Embrace the season at the outdoor ice-skating rink in Dayton's RiverScape MetroPark through March 1. Located under a pavilion, the space features a warming tent and a concession stand that sells snacks and hot dogs. 272 E. Monument Ave., Dayton 45402, 937/278-2607, metroparks.org/ice-rink