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You can have three kinds of fun from local theater groups (shows also at same time Saturday):



Published: Thu, April 21, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



You can have three kinds of fun from local theater groups (shows also at same time Saturday):

"Pirates of Penzance" is scheduled for 8 p.m. at Ford Theater, YSU Bliss Hall, Wick Avenue, Youngstown. (330) 941-3105. It's the old-fashioned musical with terrific voices.

The Oakland brings us "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife" at 8 p.m., Oakland Center for the Arts, 220 W. Boardman St., Youngstown. (330) 746-0404.

And "Moon Over Buffalo" will have you laughing at 8 p.m. at The Youngstown Playhouse. (330) 788-8739.

Sometimes you just need something to help you clear out your ears. The University of Akron Steel Drum Band, performing at 8 p.m. at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, Akron, is the perfect antidote to prepackaged radio fare. (330) 972-7591.

If you've got a touch of the environmentalist in you, the Earth Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Slippery Rock University's Robert A. Macoskey Center, Harmony Road, across from N. Kerr Thompson Stadium, Slippery Rock, Pa., should be right up your alley. Activities and workshops for children and adults. (724) 738-4050.

For those who just love those spring flowers, check out the Spring Wildflower Workshop, 2 p.m., The Lodge, Swine Creek Reservation, 16004 Hayes Rd., Middlefield Twp. (440) 286-9516.

Music lovers ought to be delighted with the two tribute acts coming to Cleveland.

First, there's "Slight Return: The Music of Jimi Hendrix and Gil Evans," w/Howard Johnson (tuba, saxophone), Vernon Reid (guitar), Jazz Unit, 8 p.m., Tri-C Metro Auditorium, Cleveland. While this is more creative than the average tribut, it's still a new look at the work of some geniuses in the genre. (216) 987-4400.

For a more traditional show, it's Tequila Sunrise: A Tribute to The Eagles, 9 p.m., Music Hall, House of Blues, Cleveland. Ticketmaster.

Gen Xers have their own supergroups now. Audioslave is right up there with Velvet Revolver in capturing the attention of audiences. Audioslave will be performing with special guest Jonny Polonsky, 8 p.m., Agora Theatre, Cleveland. The show is sold out.

You know you've thought about it, but you haven't done a thing. Come Monday, you can find out what to do in a disaster: "Fixing Food: Recipes for Disaster and Change," 7:30, Hallock Auditorium, Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies, Oberlin College, Oberlin. (440) 775-8474.

Also Monday, the always intriguing Youngstown State University Jazz Ensembles I & amp; II will perform at 8 p.m. in Kilcawley Center, Younstown. (330) 941-3636.

Lenny Kravitz and Nikka Costa will play at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Cleveland Music Hall. Kravitz continues to mesmerize crowds with his version of rock anthems. Ticketmaster or (216) 241-5555.




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