Things to do in Ohio this Weekend: Feb. 21-23
Enjoy smooth vocals and live jazz in Toledo, watch contemporary dance moves in Cincinnati and take a plunge for winter fun in Mansfield.
Enjoy high-energy tap dancing, smooth vocals, swinging live jazz and clever on-stage banter when “The Tap Pack” takes the stage at the Valentine Theatre Feb. 23. The energetic cast performs in a style patterned after the camaraderie Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and the rest of the Rat Pack gang shared with audiences in the ’60s. 410 Adams St., Toledo 43604, 419/242-3490, valentinetheatre.com
Laugh along with “Blippi,” a lovable character clad in orange and blue whose goofy mannerisms and charismatic personality help kids ages 2 through 7 learn about colors, shapes and the alphabet. The show, which comes to Columbus’ Palace Theatre Feb. 21, is based on the popular YouTube series. 34 W. Broad St., Columbus 43215, 614/469-0939, capa.com
Watch Dayton Contemporary Dance Company present favorites along with a new work by the troupe’s producing director Debbie Blunden-Diggs during “Retro/Active” Feb. 21 and 22 at Aronoff Center for the Arts. The program includes “Vespers,” a poetic tribute to womanhood; “On the Wings of Angels,” which honors the Tuskegee airmen; and “Indestructible,” dedicated to those who struggle for justice. 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati 45202, 513/521-2787, cincinnatiarts.com
Discover how Worthington printmaker Anne Cushman combines designs and patterns in nature and how our presence imposes itself on the environment during her show, “Anne Cushman and the Art of Print” at the Zanesville Museum of Art through March 7. Cushman, who co-founded Columbus’ nationally recognized Phoenix Rising Print Cooperative, is inspired by landscapes and her interpretation of them. 620 Military Rd., Zanesville 43701, 740/452-0741, zanesvilleart.org
Take a plunge for winter fun at Snow Trails in Mansfield. The Vertical Descent Tubing Park offers seven lanes for snow tubers of all ages. Riders can choose hard-bottom tubes, or, for slower speeds, soft-bottom tubes. In the evening, the hill is lined with LED lights for Glow Tubing. 3100 Possum Run Rd., Mansfield 44903, 800/644-6754, snowtrails.com