Two of the UK's finest actors, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart share a love for iconic playwrights such as Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter. They famously worked together in an adaptation of Beckett's Waiting for Godot, and they've teamed up again for Pinter's No Man's Land, a play about a place "which never moves, never changes, which never grows older, but which remains forever, icy and silent." Today at 11 a.m. at the Cedar Lee, you can watch them perform together as the theater broadcasts the National Theatre's production of the play. Tickets cost $20. (Niesel)
Venture back INTO THE WOODS as the Dodgers (Jersey Boys, Matilda) team up with Networks (Phantom, War Horse, South Pacific) to present the acclaimed Fiasco Theater production that became New York’s surprise hit of this season. This witty and wildly theatrical re-invention is INTO THE WOODS like you’ve never seen it before! Unanimously acclaimed, extended twice at the Roundabout’s Laura Pels Theater, the Tony® Award-winning musical classic by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine has been mounted and brilliantly reimagined with boundless imagination. TBDhttp://www.playhousesquare.org/events/detail/into-the-woods
In the 1960s, ordinary people risked everything to fight for equality. Featuring videos, immersive structures and 150+ black-and-white Civil Rights-era photographs, This Light of Ours offers a stirring look at inequities and tensions past and present, challenging visitors to play a role in effecting positive change. This Light of Ours is included with Maltz Museum admission: $12 adults, $10 seniors (60+) and students, $5 youth (5-11) and FREE for Maltz Museum Members and children under 5.http://www.maltzmuseum.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/
Heights Arts’ first exhibition of 2017 examines new approaches to the genre of portraiture by six Northeast Ohio artists who work in a diverse array of materials. Likeness showcases the following artists: Sarah Curry, painting; Susan Gallagher, ceramics; Bernadette Glorioso, painting on repurposed fabric; Dave King, mixed media drawing; Daniel Levin, photography; and Mary Ann Tipple, fiber arts. One wall will be dedicated to self-portraits by the artists. The community is invited to an opening reception for Likeness on Friday, January 13, 6–9 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through Sunday, February 26. freehttp://www.heightsarts.org
Docents share the stories behind the photos, photographers and historic events in our 4,000-square-foot special exhibition, This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement. No reservations needed – and no extra charge! Simply let the front desk know when you purchase your ticket that you would like to be part of the tour. Included with Museum admissionhttp://www.maltzmuseum.org/event/this-light-of-ours-drop-in-tours/
Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice that improves mental and physical wellness through five easy-to-learn exercises, meditation, and the development of one’s character and heart/mind nature (Xinxing). The practice is based on the universal principles of truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance, which practitioners apply in their daily lives. People of all ages and physical conditions can practice the five gentle meditation exercises. Falun Dafa practice relieves stress and anxiety, increases energy and vitality, improves physical health and fitness, and promotes spiritual growth and enlightenment. Free meditation and exercise instruction is provided. FREEhttp://www.falundafa.org
In her forthcoming exhibition, Heavy the Sea, award winning, London-based artist Esther Teichmann, takes viewers on a journey through an alternate, orphic world. Teichmann’s practice explores the relationships between loss and desire and the imaginary, blurring the lines between autobiography and fiction. Narratives of longing emerge from photographic fragments, working across large scale still and moving images, sculpture and painting. Visitors will navigate a maze of layered photographs and lush cyanotypes, cloaked fabrics dripped with inks and bathed in subtle hues. OPUS 216 Performances: March 4 & April 29, 2-4pm Artist Talk: Saturday, April 1, 2pm Freehttps://www.transformerstation.org/Exhibitions/index.html
Scene has recommended La SalsoTeca 3 times in its "Get Out" section! What makes La SalsoTeca so special? - Large, unobstructed wood dance floor - Spacious, high ceiling - BYOB, plenty of tables - Music: 85% salsa for dancing (also merengue, bachata, cha-cha-cha) - FREE well lit parking - You will experience premium club like sound and lighting - Passionate group of individuals dedicated to the enjoyment of dancing with each other to salsa and other Latin dances in a true social setting while maintaining that high energy feeling of being in a night club 10
This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement, the current exhibition at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, shows how civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and everyday citizens risked everything to change America. At today's free event to commemorate Martin Luther King Day, you can hear the Roots of American Music and the Evelyn Wright Quartet perform music as part of a day-long celebration that begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. (Niesel)
Winter sucks but since you can’t fight it why not embrace it? The third annual Ice Fest exhibit, which takes place today at North Coast Harbor between the Great Lakes Science Center and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame returns as part of Downtown Cleveland’s MLK Jr. Day celebration. The free outdoor event includes live ice carving demonstrations, a chance to meet the Snow Sisters and a social media contest. The event, which runs from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., is free. (Niesel) NorthCoastHarbor.org
The Greater Cleveland Aquarium is once again partnering with the United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland Inc on Martin Luther King Day, January 16, 2017. Guests who choose to donate $1 or more to the “UBF” will receive a $10 admission ticket to the Aquarium. “UBF” volunteers will be present in the GCA lobby collecting donations and providing vouchers for guests to receive the discounted Aquarium admission ticket. Both adults and children receive the general admission rate of $10 when donating at least $1 each. No pre-sales are available and the discount is valid January 16, 2017 only. $10 with donationhttp://greaterclevelandaquarium.com/discover/events/martin-luther-king-day/
See how iconic civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., and everyday citizens risked everything to change America in the This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement exhibition, share a cause you would fight for and hear music from Roots of American Music and The Evelyn Wright Quartet (NOON- 1PM) on this family-friendly day. Presented with support from the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. Freehttp://www.maltzmuseum.org/event/mlk-day-2017/
Way back in 1992, Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson formed the thrashy garage pop band Bash & Pop in the wake of the Replacements’ break-up. The band issued an acclaimed debut, Friday Night is Killing Me, and toured in support of it. Now, decades later, Stinson has returned to Bash & Pop and released the follow-up record, Anything Could Happen. He and the band — lead guitarist Steve “The Sleeve” Selvidge (The Hold Steady), Joe “The Kid” Sirois (Mighty Mighty BossTones) on drums and Justin “Carl” Perkins on bass guitar — will hit the road in support of the disc. Their show tonight at Now That's Class represents their first gig in town in decades. (Niesel) $15 ADV, $18 DOS
Our all day happy hour is guaranteed to make you happy! $1 Little Kings / $2 Kamikazes / $3 Yuzu Sake / $4 Drink of the Day / $5 shot & beer combo - open until close!
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