Things to do in Ohio this Weekend: Feb. 7-9
Be among the first to check out Cincinnati’s new N.C. Wyeth exhibition, see “Anastasia” in Cleveland, and hang out with ice artists at Bowling Green’s Chillabration.
See why N.C. Wyeth is admired for his diverse paintings that range from illustrations for children's books to detailed landscape scenes. Opening Feb. 8 and continuing through May 3, the Taft Museum of Art is presenting “N.C. Wyeth: New Perspectives,” featuring 46 images he was famous for. 316 Pike St., Cincinnati 45202, 513/241-0343, taftmuseum.org
Enjoy a steaming bowl of chili at the 18th annual Bowl-A-Rama at Starbrick Cooperative Gallery Feb. 9. Buy a bowl handcrafted by one of the gallery’s artists, and the chili is free. Palate-pleasing varieties at the fund-raiser include hot, mild, vegan, vegetarian, beef, pork and chicken. 21 W. Columbus St., Nelsonville 45764, 740/753-1011, starbrick.com
Explore our state’s rich aviation history at the new Austin E. Knowlton Executive Terminal and Aviation Learning Center at The Ohio State University Airport. Focal points include the 1940 Piper Cub hanging from the ceiling, as well as artifacts highlighting Ohio's role in aviation and aeronautical history. 2160 W. Case Rd., Columbus 43215, 614/292-5460, osuairport.org
Be transported from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the magic of Paris in the 1920s when “Anastasia” takes the stage at the Connor Palace Feb. 4-23. The Tony Award-winning musical follows the journey of a young woman searching to discover the mystery of her past. 1615 Euclid Ave., Cleveland 44115, 216/241-6000, playhousesquare.org
Watch ice carvers at work and enjoy live entertainment and carriage rides at Winterfest BG Chillabration, Bowling Green's annual salute to the season Feb. 7 and 8. At the Friday night Chocolate Crawl, downtown businesses will offer luscious chocolate treats with the price of a $20 ticket, that will benefit United Way. Downtown Bowling Green, 800/866-0046, winterfestohio.com