What To Do This Week in Ohio
Experience an immersive installation in Cincinnati, celebrate the future of fashion in Columbus and see what else is on deck this week across Ohio.
Experience Immersive Art in Cincinnati: Don’t miss experiencing Anila Quayyam Agha’s “All the Flowers Are for Me (Red)” before it ends its run at the Cincinnati Art Museum on May 30. The thought-provoking installation is part of a series of large-scale works playing with shadow and light. Each piece is steel-cut and inspired by Pakistani architecture, the larger Islamic world and Agha’s travels to Alhambra, Spain. Get immersed in the beauty of the space, while also reflecting on its deeper meaning. Read more
Hear Organ Music in Youngstown: Listen in as award-winning organist Joshua Stafford performs a socially distanced concert at Stambaugh Auditorium on May 16. Stafford boasts several musical titles, including recitalist, improviser and choral accompanist and has played at several noteworthy venues throughout his career, including the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. If you’re interested in tuning in from afar, visit Stambaugh Auditorium’s Digital Concert Hall app. stambaughauditorium.com
Have a Fashion Moment in Columbus: The future of fashion is here. Experience the Columbus College of Art & Design’s annual Fashion Show on May 14. See up-and-coming designers, learn about their looks’ inspiration and watch their debut designs come to life for the first time. Join others for the VIP treatment at the Easton Community Drive-In, emceed by Amber Knicole, lead singer of the critically acclaimed neo funk group MojoFlo. ccad.edu/fashionshow
Explore Islamic Art in Cleveland: Peruse “Art of the Islamic World” at the Cleveland Museum of Art, opening May 21. Objects in the beautiful and diverse gallery were created during the eighth through 19th centuries, which was a time of much cultural and geographic expansion. Works in the collection represent a vast area including Spain, the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. All of the art provides unique insight into the production and consumption of Islamic art within differing contexts. clevelandart.org
Get Outdoors in Toledo: Travel to the Wildwood Preserve Metropark to experience the boardwalk system that provides a welcome contrast to the flatlands of northwest Ohio. The most visited of the Toledo area’s metroparks, the 493-acre park is the former estate of Toledo’s storied Stranahan family. Their Manor House, built in 1938, is open for free tours, and prairie trails with diverse plants and animals surround the home. metroparkstoledo.com