New collages by CIA faculty Sarah Kabot takes over the Spotlight space, with an opening reception on Sept. 16. For the year 2015, Kabot collected all of the front-page sections of The New York Times Sunday edition. These photographically documented events were deemed significant enough to be reported in a global newspaper of record, yet less than a year later, most have slipped out of the headlines. In her series, NYT 2015, Kabot collages together photographs of people printed in a single edition from that year, creating delicate cut-out compositions that encourage viewers to carefully look at the remains. freehttp://www.heightsarts.org
What happens on the Last Day? Find out for yourself in this interactive story that goes beyond Escape the Room and invites you to explore a three-dimensional world filled with lost letters, cryptic clues, mysterious puzzles, postcards from unseen spirits, missing memories, and whispered secrets. Part game, part theater, The Last Day is an intimate encounter with the unknown. $25; Group Discounts availablehttp://theaterninjas.com/shows
Northeast Ohio farmers offer produce ranging from apples, peaches, grapes, and berries to sweet corn, cucumbers, and squash. Some are organic, and ALL are homegrown. Produce is not the only treat on hand: local bakers and crafters will sell cookies, candy apples, candles, and natural body products such as soaps and lotions. Singer-songwriter Bill Hatch performs the second Friday of every month from 4-6 PM.http://shoreculturalcentre.com/EuclidFarmersMarket
While making his living in portraiture, Cleveland photographer Herbert Ascherman also pursued passions in other genres—street photography, nudes, and landscapes. This exhibition gathers approximately 60 key works, selected by Ascherman and Heights Arts, which powerfully represent his wide-ranging career. The exhibition features new gelatin silver and platinum prints, drawn from his archive of 120,000 black and white negatives, A gallery talk on Thursday, September 29, 7 p.m. offers an opportunity to hear Herbert speak about his life in photography, as well as hear new poetry written about the works on view. On view through October 15, 2016. freehttp://www.heightsarts.org
“Talk Radio” shows a behind-the-scenes look at the life of Barry Champlain, a fictitious Cleveland-area talk show host known for his vulgar and controversial banter, on the eve of his radio show’s national syndication. The play premiered off-Broadway in 1987 and was adapted into a movie directed by Oliver Stone in 1988. (Adult themes and language. Not for children under 16.) Purchase tickets on-line at www.broadview-heights-spotlights.org. $13 adults * $12 seniors & studentshttp://www.broadview-heights-spotlights.org
Ruthless! is a campy cult favorite about Tina Denmark, the greatest song-and-dance sensation to ever hit the third grade. When her school holds auditions for Pippi in Tahiti, Tina proves she will do anything to play the lead…anything! This outrageous musical famously spoofs Broadway musicals such as Gypsy and Mame, as well as classic films including The Bad Seed and All About Eve. An Off-Broadway sensation, Ruthless! is the winner of Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. $15-$31http://www.beckcenter.org/events/ruthless/?preview=true&preview_id=12142&preview_nonce=b9797d4140
The Mummies & the Magic Prince (a Tale of Egyptian Mythology) By Michael Sepesy Directed by Alison Garrigan Sept. 17th - Oct. 9th, 2016 Fridays 7PM; Saturdays 2PM & 7PM; Sundays 2PM Ohio Savings Pay What You Can Series performances Sun, Sept. 18; Fri., Sept. 23; Fri., Sept. 30; & Fri., Oct. 7 Tickets/Contact: 216.264.9680 For a summary of the plot visit: http://talespinnerchildrenstheatre.org/performances/mummies.htm $10 - $15http://talespinnerchildrenstheatre.org/performances/mummies.htm
The clock is ticking. The November election looms. “Accidental President” Lyndon B. Johnson’s window is closing to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and win the American people over to the side of momentous social change. But at what cost? Backroom deals and showdowns between the infamous and the influential take center stage in this absorbing Tony Award-winning drama. A mirror of our times, All the Way reflects the power of one person and one vote to transform our country. $25-$100http://www.clevelandplayhouse.com/shows/2016/all-the-way
An Ohio-based charitable organization, A Kid Again serves children with life threatening illnesses. A Kid Again has a simple mission: To “foster hope, happiness and healing to families raising children with life threatening illnesses” with group activities. From 6 to 10 tonight at the 925 Building, the organization hosts An Adventure Back in Time — Cleveland in the 1920s. Guests will be treated to a journey back to Cleveland in the 1920s when Cleveland was the fifth largest city in the Nation, the Indians won the World Series, the League of Women Voters arrived, and Millionaire’s Row was home to some of the nation's wealthiest people. The Laura Varcha Quartet and the Fred Astaire Dance Studio will be on hand. The evening will also include appetizers; sit down dinner, cocktails, valet parking, silent auction and opportunities to meet some of our families. (Niesel) akidagain.org/backintime
At 15,000 square feet (and a half acre garden), the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation is the largest arts center in America specifically dedicated to every aspect of papermaking, book arts and letterpress printing. Explore it for yourself during the Morgan’s 9th annual benefit and silent auction from 6:30 to 10 tonight. This year’s silent auction includes artwork by noted artists from throughout the country on handmade paper created at the Morgan Conservatory. The evening also includes demonstrations in papermaking, letterpress printing and bookbinding, as well as live music from the Syncopoated Sin Swing Band, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. General Admission tickets are $35 for nonmembers, $30 for members and $10 for students 18 and older with valid student ID. VIP tickets are available for $75, and include all of the general admission benefits, as well as early 5:30 p.m. entry and auction access (including a Buy It Now option), specialty hors d’oeuvres and exclusive VIP Lounge access throughout the night. (Usmani)
As part of the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, Draw Hard will be screened at 10:30 a.m. today at Chagrin Falls Township Hall . Draw Hard documents the life and work of local illustrator and indie comics hero John Greiner, AKA John G. John G. is best known for his comic with longtime friend and collaborator Jake Kelly, The Lake Erie Monster, as well as his iconic sandwich posters for Melt Bar & Grilled (not to mention is numerous cover illustrations for Scene). The 2015 short film was created by TurnStyle Films and directed by noted local filmmaker Jon Nix. As the film documents, John G.’s story is as interesting as the art he makes. Tickets are $10. (Unman) Chagrin Falls Township Hall, 83 N. Main St., chagrin.festivalgenius.com.
Cleveland celebrity psychic Melinda Carver brings her Psychic Fair & Mini-Expo to the Crowne Plaza Cleveland Airport Hotel Huron Room in Middleburg Heights today. The event will feature beloved “local legends” such as Rev. Timothy Brainard, Theresa Manjas and Melinda Carver. Additional local readers Rev. Betty Demchak, Rev. Patricia Bohn, Barbe Saint John, William Tuma, Peggy Pogan, Christine McGregor, Cindy Summer and Fonda Lorenz. Local small businesses and artists will be on hand as well. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. Tickets for psychic, medium, astrology and palmistry readings are $25 per reading. (Niesel) 7230 Engle Rd., Middleburg Heights, psychicmelinda.webs.com/specialevents.htm.
To celebrate a love of both whiskey and rock 'n’ roll, House of Blues will host the Whiskey & White Lightning Music Festival tonight at 6. Regional and local distilleries will be onsite to provide samples of bourbon, rye whiskey, moonshine and other spirits. Six local bands, including The Caliber Band, Shooter Sharp & the Shootouts, Thor Platter, Lords of the Highway, Whiskey Bound and the Blues Chronicles, will perform in both the Music Hall and Cambridge Room. DJ Chris Wright is also on the bill. The Foundation Room Lounge will host a special tasting featuring exclusive, one of a kind whiskey samples. Maker's Mark will make souvenir dipped shot glasses for attendees. There will be special whiskey cocktails and a menu with items created just for the event. Tickets are $12. Admission ticket does not include sampling wristband. Sampling wristbands will only be sold at the event. Wristbands will cost $10 for one wristband with five tabs/samples (some exclusive whiskey samples will require more than one tab to sample, based on product). (Niesel)
Because it’s the first Saturday of the month, the Cedar Lee Theatre will host a midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the 1975 film that still draws an exuberant, costumed crowd that likes to throw rice and dry toast and sing along to the songs in the movie. Tickets are $9.50. (Niesel)
The closing of the upscale restaurant Crop notwithstanding, the Uptown area in University Circle has become a vibrant hang. You've got great restaurants such as Trentina and Ninja City and great bars like Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern and ABC Uptown. Corner Alley give you the best of both worlds — it features food and drink in addition to bowling. Uptown Saturday Nights, a free event featuring local musicians, showcases the neighborhood. The fun starts at 6 p.m. and goes into the night. (Niesel) universitycircle.org.
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