Ohio

Vintage Motorcycle Days

July 6-8/LEXINGTON – At the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, one of the country’s largest annual gatherings of motorcyclists, enthusiasts, vendors and collectors, celebrates motorcycling and racing past and present. It’s all for a great cause serving as a fundraiser for the AMA Hall of Fame Museum, a non-profit organization that works to preserve the tradition of motorcycling in the United States. Live music, vendors, a swap meet and other attractions.Ticket prices for the event are $60 for the weekend, $40 for admission on Friday or Saturday and $35 for Sunday. Children 12 and under are free. >MORE

Star-Spangled Spectacular

July 6/CLEVELAND – A free community concert by The Cleveland Orchestra at the spacious Mall B from 6-9 p.m. The concert will be conducted by Music Director Franz Welser-Möst. In addition to celebrating our nation’s birthday, this year’s concert celebrates The Cleveland Orchestra’s 100th anniversary, concludes the Orchestra’s special Around the Region Celebration, and thanks the Northeast Ohio community for a century of support. More information about the concert, pre-concert activities, sponsors, and partners can be found >HERE.

SHREK

July 7-8/SOUTH EUCLID – Mercury Theatre Company’s My Mercury! Teen Intensive brings everyone’s favorite ogre back to the stage. For two performances only, the hit musical version of the Dreamworks’ animated cartoon will be performed in the Regina Hall at Notre Dame College. How is an ogre like an onion? Do donkeys and dragons make good friends? Do YOU know the muffin man? Discover the answers to these questions and more as Shrek, Fiona, and company bumble, blunder, and belch their way from one twisted fairytale to another in this rowdy re-telling of the beloved animated film. With 32 teen actors, under the direction of Kelvette Beacham, performances are at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Rated G. ALL SEATS ARE $12! Tickets are available now by calling 216.771.5862, or ordering online >HERE 

DISNEY’S NEWSIES

July 7-15/MARION – At the Palace Theatre. The Broadway phenomenon tells the story of a band of underdogs who took on the most powerful names in New York in a fight for what’s right. Set in turn-of-the century New York City, “NEWSIES” is a fictional story inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899.  When newspaper publishers raised distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two week-long action against the powerful publishing titans. Timely and fresh, this lively musical adaptation features now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe” while it addresses age-old themes of social injustice, exploitative labor practices, and David-versus-Goliath struggles.  For tickets call 740-383-2101. >MORE

Jeep Jam

August 17-19/WILMINGTON – At the Clinton County Fairgrounds. There will be vendors, an obstacle course, mud pit, food, on-site trail rides, off-site trail rides, show-n-shine, and a history museum. There is also on-site camping and there will be live entertainment Saturday night! The Friday night Cruise-In will remain downtown Wilmington, as it has in the past. Don’t miss the “show-n-shine” where every participating Jeep gets a dash plaque. There will be a limit of 50 jeeps that can participate in the Show-n-Shine.  The Show-n-Shine is fun for all ages! Bring the family out to view some nice looking show Jeeps! >MORE