From theater to museums

Theater

Regional

BENEDUM CENTER, Seventh Street and Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh: “Love Never Dies,” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Jan. 4, 8 p.m. Jan. 5, 2 and 8 p.m. Jan. 6 and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7, $30-$116. 412-456-6666.

THE CABARET AT THEATRE SQUARE, 655 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh: ”Xanadu,” through Jan. 7. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, $42.75-$59.75. 412-456-6666 or www.CLOcabaret.com

Special Events

Local

DOWNTOWN YOUNGSTOWN: First Night Youngstown, 4 p.m. to midnight Sunday, $10 adults and free for children ages 11 and younger. 330-744-9966.

MILL CREEK METROPARKS, Youngstown: Toyland Winter Celebration, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Sunday, Fellows Riverside Gardens; Joy to the Birds, 1 to 3 p.m. today, Ford Nature Center; The Snow Moon Hike, 7 p.m. Tuesday, meet at Calvary Run parking area; Recreational Hike, 9 a.m. Wednesday, meet at MetroParks Bikeway trailhead at MetroParks Farm. 330-702-3000.

Regional

BENEDUM CENTER, Seventh Street and Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh: “Cirque Dreams Holidaze,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, $40.25-$60.25. 412-456-6666.

CONNOR PALACE, Playhouse Square, 1519 Euclid Ave., Cleveland: Champions of Magic, 7:30 p.m. today and Sunday and 3 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $19.99-129.99. www.playhousesquare.org or call 216-241-6000.

DOWNTOWN AKRON: First Night Akron, 6 p.m. to midnight Sunday, $10 with children ages 9 and younger admitted free. www.downtownakron.com

DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH: Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2018, 6 p.m. to midnight Sunday, $10. www.trustarts.org.

PPG PAINTS ARENA, 1001 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh: WWE Holiday Tour, 7:30 p.m. today, $20-$120. Ticketmaster or call 800-745-3000.

STAN HYWET HALL & GARDENS, 714 N. Portage Path: Deck the Hall, 5 to 8 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, $22 adults and $9 children ages 6-17 on Friday and Saturday and $18 adults and $7 children on Sunday through Thursday. 330-315-3287.

Family Fun

Local

OH WOW! ROGER & GLORIA JONES CHILDREN’S CENTER FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown: Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily with extended hours until 8 p.m. Wednesday, $8 adults and children ages 2 and older, $7 senior citizens, educators and veterans, and free for children younger than 2. 330-744-5914.

Regional

CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER, One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh: Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $19.95 for adults and $11.95 for children ages 3 to 12. 412-237-3400.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF PITTSBURGH, Allegheny Center, Pittsburgh: “Tough Art,” through 2017. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. $16 adults and $14 senior citizens and children ages 2 to 18. 412-322-5058.

COSI COLUMBUS, 2400 Olentangy Road, Columbus: Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, $20 adults and $15 children ages 2 to 12. 614-228-COSI.

GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER, 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland: Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15 adults and $12 children ages 2 to 12. 216-694-2000.

GREATER CLEVELAND AQUARIUM, 2000 Sycamore St., Cleveland: Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $19.95 adults, $17.95 senior citizens, $13.95 children ages 2 to 12. 216-862-8803.

Literary

Local

SOAP GALLERY, 117 S. Champion St., Youngstown: Lit Youngstown First Wednesday Reading Series with Sarah Minor and Krysia Orlowski, followed by open mic, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, free.

Museums

Local

ARMS FAMILY MUSEUM, 648 Wick Ave., Youngstown: “Memories of Christmas Past,” through Jan. 7, 2018. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, $7 adults, $6 senior citizens and college students and $5 children. 330-743-2589.

BARNHISEL HOUSE, 1011 N. State St., Girard: Open from 1 to 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Sunday of the month through December and by request. 330-545-6162 or 330-545-6559.

BUTTS HOUSE MUSEUM, 3364 Youngstown Kingsville Road, Fowler: Hours are 1 to 3 p.m. the fourth Sunday of the month through October and by appointment. 330-360-7796 or 330-507-9078.

CLARENCE R. SMITH MINERAL MUSEUM, Moser Hall, Youngstown State University: Open by appointment by calling 330-941-3612.

ERNIE HALL AVIATION MUSEUM, 4033 N. River Road NE, Howland: Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday and by appointment, $5 adults, $2 for children ages 5 to 10 and free for children ages 4 and younger. 330-219-6143.

HARRIET TAYLOR UPTON HOUSE, 380 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren: Tours of home by appointment by calling 330-395-1840.

JOHN STARK EDWARDS HOUSE & MUSEUM, 303 Monroe St. NW, Warren: Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 330-394-4653.

LEAVITTSBURG HERITAGE MUSEUM, 4901 W. Market St., Leavittsburg: Open from 2 to 4 p.m. the third Sunday of the month or by appointment. 330-898-5341 or 330-399-1448.

MCKINLEY BIRTHPLACE HOME, 40 S. Main St., Niles: Tours at 10 and 11 a.m. and 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesday, free. Call 330-652-1704, Ext. 7217 to schedule tours on different day or for groups.

NATIONAL PACKARD MUSEUM, 1899 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren: Holiday Tree Display, through Sunday. Museum hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, $8 adults and $5 senior citizens and children ages 7-12. 330-394-1899.

SALEM HISTORICAL MUSEUM, 208 S. Broadway Ave., Salem: Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. 330-337-8514.

SUTLIFF MUSEUM, second floor Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren: “Musicians and Scholars: The Dana Family of Warren, Ohio,” through January 2018. Museum hours are 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 330-399-8807, Ext. 121.

TYLER MAHONING VALLEY HISTORY CENTER, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown: “The Idora Park Experience,” through February 2018. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, $4 adults, $3 senior citizens and college students and $2 children. 330-743-2589.

WARD-THOMAS HOUSE, 503 Brown St., Niles: Open house from 2 to 5 p.m. the first Sunday of each month and by appointment. 330-544-2143.

WARREN HERITAGE CENTER, Kinsman House, 303 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren: Open to 2 to 5 p.m. the first Sunday of the month and by appointment. 330-372-0237.

YOUNGSTOWN HISTORICAL CENTER OF INDUSTRY AND LABOR, 151 Wood St., Youngstown: Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, $7 adults and $3 students. 330-941-1314.

Regional

CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh: Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, $19.95 adults, $14.95 senior citizens; $11.95 students and children ages 3-18. 412-622-3131.

CLEVELAND BOTANICAL GARDEN, 11030 East Blvd.: Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, $12 adults and $8 children ages 3-12. 216-721-1600.

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, 1 Wade Oval Drive: “Dark Universe,” through Sunday. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, $15 adults and $10 students, senior citizens and children. 216-231-4600.

HOLDEN ARBORETUM, 9500 Sperry Road, Kirtland: Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, $10 adults, $5 for senior citizens and $4 children ages 6 to 12. 440-946-4400.

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM, Rockwell Hall, East Main and South Lincoln streets, Kent: “Fashions of the Forties: From World War II to the New Look,” through March 4, 2018; “Fashion Timeline,” through June 24, 2018. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Thursday and noon to 4:45 p.m. Sunday, $5 adults, $4 senior citizens and $3 students and children ages 7 to 18. 330-672-3450.

MAPS AIR MUSEUM, 2260 International Parkway, North Canton: Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, $8 adults, $7 senior citizens, $5 children ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger. 330-896-6332.

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