See an Oscar winner
Amour, a recent winner of the Academy Award for best foreign-language film, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the Canton Palace Theatre. The film stars Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva as Georges and Anne, a couple in their 80s who then must deal with Anne’s failing health after she suffers a stroke.
It’s a wrenchingly powerful film, and was nominated for four other Oscars, including best picture, Riva as best actress, director (Michael Haneke) and original screenplay (also by Haneke). If the Canton showings do not work for you, it is also at Cleveland’s Capitol and Cedar Lee theaters.
Spicy Lamb Farm, 6560 Akron-Peninsula Road, Peninsula, will be opening its farm for the next two weekends for the public to see its newborn lambs, ducklings, chicks and bunnies.
Hours are from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday and March 16, and 2 to 4 p.m. March 10 and 17. Admission is $5. Group tours can be arranged. Contact Laura DeYoung at 330-657-2012.
Smell the flowers
Enjoy some of nature’s most elegant creations during the Greater Akron Orchid Society Show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Donzell’s Flower & Garden Center.
The show will feature displays of orchids and sales of plants and orchid-growing supplies. Orchid Society members and vendors will be available to answer questions.
Admission is free.
Donzell’s is at 937 E. Waterloo Road, Akron.
Cold and hot
Looking for something to do in the snow besides build a snowman?
Instruct a group of friends to stake out a spot in the snow and drop to their knees. Provide another pal with a stopwatch.
Decide on how much time you want to give participants to build a snowball tower. Be sure to tell them to pack the balls tightly so the towers don’t tumble.
At the end of the time, ask the referee to measure the towers with a yardstick. The tallest one wins a box of Red Tamales candy.
Livin’ on a prayer
New Jersey arena rockers Bon Jovi will bring their “Because We Can Tour” to Cleveland three days before the release of their latest album, What About Now. Jon and the boys will be at Quicken Loans Arena at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $19.50-$129.50. Call 888-894-9424 or see www.theqarena.com for tickets.