The Weekend Buckeye List: Jan. 31-Feb. 2
See a Tony Award-winning musical in Cincinnati, celebrate the artistry of James Thurber in Columbus, experience frosty fun in Vermilion and more.
Meet Simba, the young lion prince living out his destiny of becoming “The Lion King.” The Tony Award-winning musical at the Aronoff Center for the Arts through Feb. 2 features music by Elton John and stunning costumes. 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati 45202, 513/621-2787, cincinnatiarts.org
Listen to country star Justin Lynch perform “Cowboys and Angels,” his platinum-certified single, along with “Ridin’ Roads” and other favorites at Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. He will be joined by singer-songwriter Travis Denning. 47 E. Union St., Athens 45701, 740/593-1780, ohio.edu
Celebrate the talent of Columbus artist James Thurber at the Columbus Museum of Art through March 15. “A Mile and a Half of Lines: The Art of James Thurber” features more than 100 of the artist’s most recognizable drawings, including images he created for The New Yorker, advertising campaigns and books. 480 E. Broad St., Columbus 43215, 614/221-6801, columbusmuseum.org
Enjoy frosty fun at Vermilion’s Ice A Fair on Feb. 1. The city’s winter festival includes ice-carving demonstrations, a chocolate festival and entertainment featuring Fire & Ice, a blazing display of flames set to music and accompanied by fire dancers. Downtown Vermilion, 440/963-0772, mainstreetvermilion.org
Experience the thrill of flying down a 700-foot lane at speeds of up to 50 miles an hour at Cleveland Metroparks Mill Stream Run Reservation. After your ride, warm up in The Chalet, which features a concession stand, indoor and outdoor fireplaces and a heated loft that overlooks the toboggan chutes. 16200 Valley Pkwy., Strongsville 441136, 440/572-9990, clevelandmetroparks.com