5 Things to Do in NEO: Colorful Art Exhibits, “A Christmas Carol” and Cleveland Opera Theater | Arts & Culture

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Winter is almost here and Northeastern Ohio can use the color provided by a few high-profile art shows, in addition to a few vacation favorites on stage. Here are five artistic and cultural options to add to your to-do list this week.

“David King: Transience and the gift of curiosity”

David King, a retired art teacher at Chagrin Falls High School, unveils new paintings at the Hedge Gallery as part of the colorful exhibit “David King: Transience and the Gift of Curiousity.” King’s surreal interpretations of his family’s family films are on view until January 1, 2022.

“Amahl and the Night Visitors”

The Cleveland Opera Theater stages Gian Carlo Menotti’s holiday classic “Amahl and the Night Visitors”. Based on Italian folk tales of the Nativity and the Epiphany, the production will travel to various locations in Cuyahoga County from December 17-19.

“More is more: visual richness in contemporary art”

The Akron Art Museum presents an exhibition of Ohio artists in the salon-style presentation, “More is more: Visual Richness in Contemporary Art.” Aiming to delight visitors with its curious details, the exhibition is on view until March 27, 2022.

“A Christmas Carol”

Ebeneezer Scrooge returns to the Mimi Ohio Theater in Playhouse Square with the Great Lakes Theater version of Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol”. Scrooge’s Mad Night of Ghosts and Redemption is on stage until Thursday, December 23.

“Derrick Adams: WATCH”

The Cleveland Museum of Art highlights the vibrant paintings of wigs on mannequin heads by Brooklyn artist Derrick Adams in “Derrick Adams: LOOK”. Using a geometric style, Adams portrays these inanimate objects with a dynamic spirit, which are on view until May 29, 2022.