Mozart isn't getting any older, but Mozart's is turning 17.

Mozart isn't getting any older, but Mozart's is turning 17.

The annual open house and "Mozart Festival" for the bakery and piano café at 2885 N. High St. will be held from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28.

That's one day past the 256th anniversary of the birth of business namesake Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The Austrian composer, acknowledged as one of the greatest of the classical period, died on Dec. 5, 1791.

The 17th annual festival and open house will be even bigger than last year's, promised Anand Saha, co-owner with wife Doris Saha of Mozart's Bakery and Piano Café, as well as the nearby Vienna Ice Café.

"Every time we do something, it gets bigger and better," Anand Saha said. "Practice makes perfect."

Vienna Ice Café, at 2889 N. High St., allows the event to expand into even more space, he said. Free ice cream will be provided.

"They're going to get a perfect sugar rush in January," Anand Saha said. "I'm excited about it because I've doubled my space."

Returning visitors will find new varieties of pastry and, the co-owner said, a new focus on the Clintonville location of Mozart's, with the closing of the North Market store last year.

"Before, we had to share our love with different stores, and now we can keep all our love in Clintonville and give back to the people of Clintonville what they need and deserve," Saha said.

Live classical music will be performed throughout the day along with complimentary samples of pastries, canapés and other specialties, according to office manager Janelle May. Food, beer, wine and gourmet coffees also will be available.

"A highlight of the celebration will feature 'Little Mozart' cutting into the piano-shaped birthday cake at 5:30 p.m.," May wrote in announcing the event, which is free and open to the public.

Musicians providing entertainment will include Mark Werling, Ann Riesbeck DiClemente, the Synchronicity Trio, B.J. Yurkovich, Elizabeth Fleisher and others.

"The annual 'Mozart Festival has grown from its humble beginnings of 200 guests to hosting more than 1,500 in recent years," according to May.