Hei-tiki pendant in “Stories from Storage”

What To Do This Week in Ohio

From an exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art to evening hike nights with Metroparks Toledo, here's what to do this week in Ohio.

Explore Exciting Art Stories in Cleveland: To the untrained eye, the pendant, or hei-tiki, from New Zealand’s Māori culture may be seen as an item of decoration, but it is a treasure passed down from generation to generation. The piece is one of approximately 300 works of art on view as part of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s “Stories from Storage” exhibition. More than 4,000 artworks from the museum's permanent collection are on view in the galleries, but many remain in storage for various reasons, from light sensitivity to space in the galleries. "Stories from Storage" highlights those works seldom on view, spanning the museum's encyclopedic collection from the ancient world to today. The exhibition runs through May 16. Read more about “Stories from Storage.”

Enjoy Evening Hikes in Toledo: Early sunset times don’t have to cut into your after-work walk in the park. During Metroparks After Dark: Hiking Toledo, the metroparks invite adventurers to enjoy an invigorating evening hike after hours. No registration is required, though bringing a buddy (and a flashlight) is encouraged. Don’t miss the last four dates of this event, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the following locations: March 2 at Howard Marsh, March 3 at Swan Creek, March 9 at Wildwood Preserve and March 10 at Swan Creek. Visit website for additional information and meeting spots. facebook.com/metroparkstoledo

Experience an Artistic Tribute to Veterans in Columbus: The National Veterans Memorial and Museum exhibition “We The People: Portraits of Veterans in America,” featuring works by watercolor artist Mary Whyte, has been extended through April 11. Seven years in the making, Whyte’s tribute features 50 large-scale watercolor portraits of veterans of all ages and walks of life. The Columbus destination is also set to host four small events in April to safely enjoy engaging with the artist. The National Veterans Memorial and Museum takes visitors on a narrative journey, telling individual stories and shared experiences of veterans from all military branches throughout history. History is presented in a dynamic, participatory experience with photos, letters and personal effects, multimedia presentations, interactive exhibits, online events and digital content. For those who can’t travel to the museum at this time, you’re able to purchase a We The People Virtual Tour ticket. nationalvmm.org
Let Your Heart Leap with the Cincinnati Ballet: Experience “CB at Home” with a free digital version of “The Kaplan New Works Series,” the always-anticipated collection of world premieres. This program explores themes that include inequity, isolation, empowerment and love. Cincinnati Ballet’s resident choreographer Jennifer Archibald and choreographers Dana Genshaft and Helen Pickett share their personal perspectives through movement. The digital program also features new choreographic creations from principal dancer Melissa Gelfin De-Poli and corps de ballet dancer Taylor Carrasco. The show is recorded with multiple cameras for an immersive, intimate production you’ll enjoy from the comfort of home. The video link will be made available on the ballet’s website March 5 to 7. cballet.org