"The Buddy Holly Story" in Cincinnati

Things to do in Ohio this Weekend: Feb. 14-16

Rock back to the ’50s in Cincinnati, enjoy a romantic walk in the Hocking Hills and don’t  miss the ballet that brings two children's books to life in Columbus.


Rock back to the 1950s with a legend. The Buddy Holly Story at the Marx Theatre through Feb. 16 recounts the singer’s meteoric rise to stardom and the indelible impact he made before his death in a plane crash at age 22. The show is filled with his greatest hits, including “That’ll be the Day,” “It’s so Easy to Fall in Love” and “Peggy Sue,” as well as music made famous by Richie Valens and The Big Bopper, who also perished in the crash. 962 Mount Adams Circle, Cincinnati 45202, 513/421-3888, cincyplay.com 


See crystalline creations carved by expert artisans at the 26th annual Medina Ice
Festival Feb. 14 through 17 on Medina Square. The event includes speed-ice-carving contests and the lighting of the Fire and Ice Tower. 2 Public Square, Medina 44256, 330/722-6186, mainstreetmedina.com

Sweethearts Hike at Ash Cave
Enjoy a romantic walk with your special someone on Feb. 15 during the Sweethearts
Hike at Ash Cave in the Hocking Hills. Explore the great outdoors in the soft light of dusk with naturalist Pat Quackenbush along the quarter-mile trail to the cave. Then, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate around the campfire. Meet at the Ash Cave parking area, state Route 56, Logan 43138, 740/385-6841, explorehockinghills.com


Tumble down the rabbit hole with the world premiere of Edwaard Liang’s “Alice,” Feb. 14 through 16. The lush and vivid BalletMet production based on stories by Lewis Carroll is filled with colorful sets, brilliant theatrics and charming characters. Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St., Columbus 43215, 614/469-0939, balletmet.org 

"Everything is Rhythm"
Explore the relationship between sight and sound at the Toledo Museum of Art “Everything Is Rhythm: Mid-Century Art & Music,” on exhibit through Feb. 23, pairs a selection of 20th-century abstract paintings with curated musical compositions that complement them. 2445 Monroe St., Toledo 43620, 419/255-8000, toledomuseum.org

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