See classic film: See "Ben-Hur" in all its epic, 3½ hour widescreen glory — including that nine-minute chariot race — in theaters at 1 and 6 p.m. Old-school touches such as the overture (from Miklós Rózsa's score) and an intermission are included in the presentation of the film, which won 11 Oscars. For ticket information and a complete list of theaters: www.fathomevents.com.

 

Watch story ballet: Children's Concert Society will present Verb Ballets' new story ballet "Mowgli's Jungle Adventures" in four performances Wednesday and Thursday at E.J. Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St., University of Akron. The work integrates a blend of dance styles with ballet to tell the wild adventures of man-cub Mowgli. Morning performances are for students only, but 12:30 p.m. performances each day are open to the public. Cost is $5. For reservations, see https://bit.ly/2Tz0rkE.

 

Enjoy some blooms: Spring wildflowers are beginning to appear. Take a leisurely walk to discover which ones are in bloom from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Furnace Run Metro Park, Brushwood Area, 4955 Townsend Road, Richfield. 330-865-8065.