Celebrate the world of Harry Potter with our Magical Holiday Ball. There will be Waltz lessons, Dancing, Tea Leaf Readings, Crafts, Photo Ops, and a Costume Contest. Don't forget to check out our massive display of Harry Potter Merchandise! See you there! Free
Whether you're a native Clevelander or you come to town from elsewhere, chances are good that you've noticed a certain accent permeates the local dialect. Writer Ted McClelland explores the topic tonight at 6:30 at the Euclid Tavern as he reads from his new book, How to Speak Midwestern. Admission is free. (Niesel)
Twain by Two is a one-act collection of Mark Twain material performed by Largely Literary Theater Company co-founders Mark Dawidziak and Sara Showman. The performance includes excerpts from Huckleberry Finn and Eve's Diary. There also are selections on politics and "Curing a Cold." Dawidziak, the TV critic at the Cleveland Plain Dealer, also is an internationally recognized Twain scholar, and has written many books on Mark Twain. There will be a book sale/signing immediately following the program. Call the Independence Library at 216-447-0160 to register. The Independence Library is located at 6361 Selig Drive, Independence, OH 44131. 0
A Radical Revolt Against a Revolting Culture UK Slam champion David Lee Morgan spits rhythm, rhyme and intense lyrics over music composed by Michael Harding of Animat. The show begins with the roar of the jungle and follows the broad sweep of human history as it develops through revolution, defeat, and renewed revolution. What can we learn from our past revolutions, both the achievements and mistakes? Are we doomed to be forever controlled by the market forces that rule over us like some blind idiot god? $5 donation to benefit Revolution Bookshttp://www.revbookscle.org
The Poet's Haven presents Stardust Poetry at Karma Cafe! The show includes an open-mic and featured poets and/or performers. Many of these shows are also the launch of new Poet's Haven Author Series books, with the author as a feature as often as possible. All ages are welcome, though parents should be aware that some performances may contain adult language. FREE
Author John Vacha will bring Cleveland's Great Lakes Exposition of 1936-1937 to life during the two exciting summers of the Depression. Join us for a look at regional history on this informative and entertaining evening. A book sale/signing will follow the program Please call the Independence Library at 216-447-0160. The Independence Library is located at 6361 Selig Drive, Independence, OH 44131. 0
Lake Effect Poetry and The Poet's Haven present the First Friday Poetry Spectacular, now monthly at Karma Cafe in Canton. Each month includes a featured poet (sometimes with a Poet's Haven book release), an open-mic, and a poetry slam. The slam is sanctioned by Lake Effect Poetry, and during certain months it is also a qualifier for north-east Ohio's team and individual spots at national slam events. This event is also broadcast live on Ustream. FREE
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