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10 Things Going on in Cleveland this Weekend (March 14 - 16) 

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Hot on the heels of the International Auto Show, the 48th annual Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama offers a more comprehensive look at vehicles of all makes and models. You can see a variety of vintage rides on Thunder Row. A number of military vehicles — including a 34-ton Sherman tank— will also be on display. There'll even be a soapbox derby race for the kids. Today's hours are 3 to 10 p.m. and the event runs through Sunday at the I-X Center. Tickets are $16. (Niesel)
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Head on down to 78th Street Studios this evening for some local sketch comedy brought to you by the Laughter League. If you like Last Call Cleveland but prefer more dick jokes, then The Laughter League is the group for you. But it’s not just dick jokes! These guys weave hot local topics, insider knowledge of musical theater, corporate America and pop culture into often absurd, but always fresh sketches. With ties to the local theater scene — Pat Ciamacco started Blank Canvas Theatre and Seth and Noah Hrbek are descended from Near West Theatre matriarch and sorceress Stephanie Morrison-Hrbek — this group is literally home grown. There are so few outlets for good comedy in Cleveland, so see what they’re all about if you haven’t before. (This one’s not for the kiddies, though, unless they’re also into dick jokes). The show is aptly called “Cold As Ice” so expect some relevant winter humor! Shows are tonight at 8 and tomorrow night at 10. Tickets are $15, but they’ll probably sell out; get them online at blankcanvasttheatre.com. (Allard)
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The Northern Ohio Art Dealers Association will hold an expo of work from the finest galleries in the area this weekend at the Transformer Station. All of the art showcased will be available for purchase and should appeal to a wide range of taste, whether you’re an experienced collector or buying for the first time. A gala kicks off the expo tonight at 5, and the expo itself continues tomorrow and Sunday. Other events include a walk-and-talk with author Dr. Henry Adams and an open house with the Intermuseum Conservation Association. Tickets to the gala are $50 and include readmission throughout the weekend. General admission to the expo costs $10. (Gonzalez)
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This evening, the Capitol Theatre plays host to the comedy that introduced the world to Jacobim Mugatu: That’s right, it’s Zoolander, 2001’s male model epic starring Ben Stiller as clueless fashion icon Derek Zoolander who gets brainwashed in a plot to assassinate the prime minister of Malaysia. In one of his finer performances to date, Owen Wilson co-stars as hot new male model Hansel. Vince Vaughn also has a cameo as Zoolander’s coal-mining brother. It’s a truly mesmerizing portrayal of blue-collar fatigue. This one’s a hoot-and-a-half, and a precursor to a slew of tonally similar comedy productions from the same crew (i.e., Wedding Crashers, Dodgeball). It screens at midnight and tickets are $5. (Allard)
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When the Boys from the County Hell first got together some 15 years ago as a Pogues cover band, it was supposed to be just a one-night stand. But after selling out their first show at the Euclid Tavern, the group's popularity escalated. As you can imagine, the band is pretty busy by the time St. Patty's Day rolls around so this show serves as a warm-up of sorts. The band's been working on blending some horns into the mix so expect to hear a bit of R&B as it plays a selection of Pogues tunes befitting the St. Patty's Day holiday. (Niesel) $10
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If you’re not too busy chasing leprechauns this weekend, there’s a pot-o-musical-gold to be heard at Severance tonight where the Cleveland Pops Orchestra will perform its St. Patrick’s Celebration concert. Expect to hear all of your favorite Irish songs, including “Danny Boy,” “Irish Washerwoman” and “Cockles & Muscles” sung by tenor Ciaran Sheehan. It wouldn’t be St. Paddy’s without bagpipes and dancers, so the Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipes and Drums will join the orchestra along with the Murphy Irish Dancers. Carl Topilow conducts.The concert starts at 8 and tickets are $29 to $82. (Gonzalez)
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Benny Golson, who’s contributed several tunes to the standard repertoire of jazz music, has been playing sax and writing music for more than 55 years, refining his style and evolving with the genre. The cool laid-back sound he’s known for has that head-bobbing, finger-snapping feel that makes you want to lean back and relax. The standard “I Remember Clifford,” is a blue elegy that holds a bittersweet mystery. Another classic Golson hit, “Stablemates,” opens with a jerky drum solo that drops into a sparse quirky melody. At 80 years old, Golson has definitely aged well, so get to Night Town tonight to hear a masterful performance by him and his quartet. (Gonzalez) $20-$30
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At their best, flea markets offer the chance to score some real finds at bargain basement prices. At their worst, they offer the chance to sift through a lot of junk. Taking place today from 1 to 6 p.m. at Now That's Class, Crack Gardens Flea Market is so unstructured, it's hard to say what you might find. "The only rules are that there aren't any rules," boast the promoters. Even if you don't find anything worth buying, the club will offer up vegan food specials and "sassy" drink specials. Admission is free. (Niesel)
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A hit at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, Escape from Tomorrow certainly is a novel concept. Director Randy Moore decided to shoot most of the movie guerilla-style inside of the Walt Disney World Resort; Moore’s decision is highly ironic since the family drama that unfolds contrasts sharply with Disney’s rep as “the happiest place on earth.” Using handheld video cameras, the film’s crew surreptitiously shot the scene without permission from the notoriously litigious Disney. Gutsy move. The press release accompanying the film states that Moore is “subversively attacking our culture’s obsession with mass entertainment.” While that sentiment has resonated with some reviewers (notably the late Roger Ebert, who loved the movie), the film’s message gets distorted once Moore lets his sci-fi impulses run amuck. The film screens tonight at 8:15 at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. Tickets are $9. (Niesel)
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If you love "American Idol" and bare male chests, then this current packaging of the reliable theatrical warhorse Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will no doubt amaze and delight you. After all, it stars two Idol alums, the newlywed couple Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young, the latter of whom parades around in the buff from his waist up, Putin-style, when he's not wearing the aforementioned robe. Read on>>
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When the Boys from the County Hell first got together some 15 years ago as a Pogues cover band, it was supposed to be just a one-night stand. But after selling out their first show at the Euclid Tavern, the group's popularity escalated. As you can imagine, the band is pretty busy by the time St. Patty's Day rolls around so this show serves as a warm-up of sorts. The band's been working on blending some horns into the mix so expect to hear a bit of R&B as it plays a selection of Pogues tunes befitting the St. Patty's Day holiday. (Niesel) $10
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