2/13: Upstage Artisan Alley Craft Show

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The nonprofit UpStage Players draw children from all over the eastern sector of Northeast Ohio, offering them a chance to build skills and confidence while learning the sort of teamwork that theater provides. Their spring production, Aladdin Jr., takes place in late March at the Slovenian Workman’s Home (15335 Waterloo Rd.) in North Collinwood. To raise funds to support the production, local artists are joining together to present UpStage Artisan Gallery from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today. The family-friendly event — which also takes place at the Slovenian Workman’s Home — features a craft show that will include lots of small and affordable gift items like jewelry, candles, soaps, rock posters and glass art. There’ll also be food, raffles, prizes, face-painting and a rehearsal-style preview of Aladdin Jr. by the cast, who — along with UpStage crew and staff — will be mingling with visitors. — Anastasia Pantsios

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