They’ve been hosting Kurentovanje festivals in Slovenia since 1960, but the fun only made its way to Cleveland five years ago. The 10-day pre-Lenten festival, which has spread throughout Eastern Europe and beyond, famously features elaborately costumed Kurents, who endeavor to scare off winter and help to usher in spring. Cleveland Kurentovanje (koo-rahn-toh-VAHN-yay), held annually since 2013 in the St. Clair-Superior neighborhood, is expanding its duration and number of offerings this year. Originally a one-day affair with parade, food and entertainment, this year’s festivities will extend to nearly a full week of events, meals, parties, exhibits and, ultimately, the parade. The events begin tonight at 6:30 with a special joint edition of Dinner in the Dark and CLE Dinner Club. Tickets are $86.99. (Douglas Trattner) facebook.com/ClevelandKurentovanje/
Brunch isn't just a Saturday/Sunday thing. Over at Mahall's, you can grab a great brunch on Mondays as the club caters to industry folks who have the day off. Not that you have to work in the restaurant industry to indulge. The menu features items such as Chicken and Donuts, a dish that features three pieces of fried chicken along with two "Old Hushers donuts." Other staples include the Everything Pretzel and the Creamy Egg Sandwich. A live DJ from WCSB will be on hand to spin cool tunes too. It runs from noon to 4. (Niesel)
Blues icon Howlin’ Wolf famously covered “Wang Dang Doodle,” the old blues tune penned by Willie Dixon. Prosperity Social Club in Tremont has adopted that slogan, calling its wing night Wing Ding Doodle. The weekly event features specials on Buffalo wings and cold brews. Prosperity will not only serve up substantial, $1 whole wings, but it’ll also offering meatless Monday “wing” baskets for vegans. Discounted drafts and a playlist of vintage-electric blues and soulful R&B curated by local musician Clint Holley will be on tap as well. Wing Ding Doodle takes place every Monday from 6 p.m. to midnight. (Niesel)
Celebrate Presidents’ Day with hands-on leadership-inspired activities and a chance to hear from past Presidents like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, FDR and Theodore Roosevelt from 1 – 2:30PM. Presented by Friends of the Maltz Museum. Freehttp://www.maltzmuseum.org/event/presidents-day/
School's Out Come Bowling & meet the service dogs. Canine Companions will teach us the journey of how a puppy becomes a service dog. Meet the dogs & their trainers. $7.50 or $8.50http://www.roselandlanes.com
In honor of U.N. World Social Justice Day, panelists will address the concept of refugees, examine U.S. immigration laws and the recent Executive Order, and discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria. They will also discuss resettlement issues here in Cleveland. Questions will follow. Panelists include Dr. John Flores (History Dept.), Dr. Pete Moore (Political Science) and Danielle Drake of US Together, Inc. Light refreshments will be served for this free event. Freehttp://case.edu/socialjustice/events/upcoming-events/
Start out the evening with cocktails & food to Live music from Ki Allen, Chris Reynolds, and Gloria O'Neil Savage. Just before 8:00 a speaker will introduce the 1 hour free film viewing - Enbridge Whistle Blower John Bolenbaugh. Following the free film viewing John Bolenbaugh will connect via Skype to add additional info & take questions & comments. After a quick follow up speaker we will conclude with more live music to finish the night. $15.00 advance/ $20.00 day of eventhttps://www.facebook.com/events/390526781314838/?active_tab=discussion
Tooth & Nail, Bragg’s most recent album, might not have the sonic edge that his earlier records sported, but the razor-sharp power of his songwriting stands up through each tune (all of which were recorded live, by the way). The journeyman's attitude and wistful observational wit that one might pick up on the docile "January Song" or the breezy "Your Name on My Tongue" can be traced quite simply back to, say, "Greetings to the New Brunette" or "Wishing the Days Away." His blend of political critique and love song may tilt toward the latter these days, but the humanity is still full-on Bragg. And a quick note: Bragg wrote an unsettling little tune called “The Times They Are A-Changin’ Back” in the wake of the presidential inauguration. We need his stuff more than ever. (Eric Sandy) $45 ADV, $50 DOS
Rocky River Chamber Music Society presents Factory Seconds Brass Trio on Monday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m. in a concert featuring works by Bach, Hindemith, and Nelhybel. The program will also include the world premiere of a work by David Loeb. This concert complements the Trio’s children’s concert presented on February 18 at 11:00 a.m. Both concerts will take place at West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church in Rocky River. There is no admission charge to either concert and all are welcome. For further information visit www.rrcms.org, Facebook, Twitter, or call 440-333-4296 FREEhttp://rrcms.org
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!
Learn Argentine Tango every Monday Night 7pm Basic Argentine Tango class 8pm Building on the Basics class 9pm - 11:45 Practice dance what you learned $10. for both classes includes practice $7 for 1 class includes practicehttp://neotango.net/home.html
Something has happened. A car. An explosion. And a city is paralyzed with fear. But Amor has an important errand to run. He walks the streets with his backpack and his cell phone, doing his best to blend in. But what looks normal? A funny and fierce showdown with paranoia, I CALL MY BROTHERS offers a 24-hour journey inside the head of a young, Arab-American man, suddenly a stranger in his own city. $12-30http://www.cptonline.org/performances/seasons/2016-2017/i-call-my-brothers/
This themed art exhibit challenges artists to find creative ways to express two forces of nature that counter and complement each other: Fire & Water. The exhibiting artists show that there are many ways to artfully convey a human relationship with fire or water using observation, metaphor, imagination, symbolism and humor. The opening reception is Friday, January 20 from 6 to 8 P.M., free and open to the public. Donations of savory or sweet finger foods are graciously accepted to keep gallery costs down. FREEhttp://www.valleyartcenter.org/events.html
This exhibition challenges artists to find creative ways to express two forces of nature that counter and complement each other. The participating artists show that there are many ways to artfully convey a human relationship with fire or water using observation, metaphor, imagination, symbolism and humor. Opening reception Friday, January 20 from 6 to 8 P.M., FREE and open to the public. Contact Valley Art Center at 440-247-7507 or valleyartcenter.org. VAC is located at 155 Bell Street in Chagrin Falls. While at VAC, treat yourself or a loved one by signing up for an art class or workshop. Freehttp://www.valleyartcenter.org/fire-and-water.html
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
Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.