What To Do This Week in Ohio

Check out great events happening across the state this week, from outdoor theater and concerts to a botanical display that will ignite your imagination.

Get Cinematic in Cuyahoga Falls: Experience Harry Potter’s wizarding journey in a new way Aug. 20 and 21 at Blossom Music Center, as you become immersed in the showing of “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.” The Cleveland Orchestra performs John Williams’ whimsical score live to the beloved film.

See Masterpieces in Dayton: Don’t miss the final weeks of “Van Gogh & European Landscapes,” on display at the Dayton Art Institute through Sept. 4. The exhibition highlights two pieces by the iconic artist (a rare opportunity to see them outside of Europe), alongside additional landscape artworks to add context to the display.

Listen Up in Findlay: Enjoy the sweet stylings of husband-and-wife duo Darin and Brooke Aldridge as they perform the most adventurous album of their career on Aug. 18 at the Marathon Center. The Aldridges are highly acclaimed vocalists, and they bring rich harmonies and an unmistakable sound to the stage together.

Topiary Takeover at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Enjoy a Botanical Bonanza in Columbus: Come face to face with animal topiaries made of living plants at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ “Topiary Takeover” through Sept. 11. From sea creatures of the Great Barrier Reef to a peacock with impressive feathers from India, take a journey around the globe with a total of 25 topiaries on display — including six large options that visitors can sit on and take a photo with.

Honor History in Chillicothe: Engage in an interesting afternoon with the “Notable Souls Tour” at the Grandview Cemetery on Aug. 21. For $10, participants can hear the stories of 10 people who gave their lives for our country, with narration by costumed Civic Theater actors. The event will allow visitors to see graves of soldiers from the Civil War through the Vietnam conflict.

See a Showstopper in Sharonville: On Aug. 20, enjoy a night of free theater at Sharon Woods’ Cardinal Crest Meadow. Visitors will be treated to “Twelfth Night,” one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies, infused with love triangles, mistaken identities and a pivotal shipwreck. See the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company perform what is said to be one of the greatest plays of all time.

Let It Go in Cleveland: See the Disney hit come to life when “Frozen” hits the stage at Playhouse Square’s State Theatre through Sept. 11. The Broadway production is sure to delight both the young and young at heart with beautiful costumes, theatrical effects and an expanded score.

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