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{Road Trip} to Lumaze -- Pittsburgh, PA

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This past Sunday we took a two-hour road trip to Pittsburgh to visit our friend Sarah and to check out Lumaze. Lumaze is a 100% indoor holiday light display made up of 1,000,000 lights which also includes a market of local businesses that gives you a chance to enjoy the lights and then complete some holiday shopping. The event is hosted in a large warehouse on 32nd Street in Pittsburgh and this is the first year Lumaze has been in Pittsburgh although it's been hosted in several Canadian cities and in Sweden. The Pittsburgh event runs through January 4, 2020 and tickets are still on sale for several dates.

Pros: The ticketing process was incredibly easy. We ubered to the venue from Lawrenceville and walked right into the venue without issue. We also appreciated that you were required to choose a timeslot for your tickets. Since we visited in the first time slot on a Sunday afternoon Lumaze wasn't too crowded but there were certainly crowds. Parking around the venue is likely dif…

Wine Your Way Thru -- Brunswick, OH

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Wine Your Way Thru is an event that I see on Facebook year after year so I'm glad that our group of friends was able to select a date and grab tickets this year. The event is held by Mapleside Farms in Brunswick Ohio and requires tickets purchased in advance (and yes, dates do sell out). This year your tickets got you five wine or craft beer samples in a corn maze exclusive to Wine Your Way Thru participants (also known as there were no kids in this adult-only corn maze). The event starts with a scenic hayride to the maze (this is also your first sample stop) and once you're in the maze there are four stations to find throughout. We ended our time in the maze around dusk and headed into Pumpkin Village to split a bottle of wine. Our Wine Your Way Thru tickets were for 5:15 PM on October 19th so the sun set pretty early on our adventure. I would probably pick an earlier time next year so that we could enjoy a little more of Mapleside Farms.

Although there were some hiccups dur…

HEARD•AKRON -- Akron, OH

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Saturday and Sunday HEARD•AKRON took over Northeast OH through the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Ohio Arts Council and Akron Civic Commons. We attended the performance on Sunday outside of the Akron Art Museum. The performance features "sound suits" created by artist Nick Cave which have been on display at the Akron Art Museum since February and will be displayed through the beginning of June. The wearable sculptures created by Cave are made of raffia and each is made up of two dancers. The band, vocalists, and dancers were all local performers that brought the sounds suits to life for the few hundred people in attendance. 
We found out about this event through Facebook and I'm so glad that we decided to attend. The weather was perfect and the performance was delightful. From the vocalists entering the performance space to the last sound suit exiting back into the museum, the total run of the show was about thirty minutes. We arrived 40…