THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is the winner of five 2015 Tony® Awards including BEST PLAY, and hailed as “One of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway” by The New York Times. Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever. TBAhttp://broadway.playhousesquare.org/curious-incident-dog-night-time
Halfway to the weekend with half price whiskey! All brands are half-off from open to close. We feature our house Nash Vegas @ $3 - Jack Daniels, Coke, Peanut Orgeat, and Roasted Peanuts.
Drop in to one or all of the sessions of interest. Starting January 18, join the Wednesday Writers at ECPL for ten weeks of classes facilitated by a local writer and educator. First and Second Wednesday Workshops offer genre specific topics, but all sessions are open to writers of all genres. Every week, bring copies or read aloud from current work/s in progress. Flewellen Room. In February and March, First Wednesday Workshops focus on fiction; Second Wednesday Workshops focus on poetry; Third Wednesday Workshops on topics for all genres; Fourth Wednesdays readings. Space limited (first seated), no registration required. Free
Catch Accidental Comedy, Cleveland's reigning BEST COMEDY VENUES SERIES in the basement (Underdog) of The Happy Dog WEST with MODERN KICKS. DOOR @ 8p / SHOW @ 9p The show has become a fixture and we often get amazing drop ins, like Dan Soder (The Bonfire Sirius/XM, Comedy Central) Mary Lynn Ryskub (24, It's Always Sunny), Chris Gethard (The Office, Chris Gethard Show), Matteo Lane (MTV2), Drew Michael (Half Hour Comedy Central, writer for SNL) and a bunch of other emerging artists from all over the country. Plus, it's the best place to see newbies, local pro's and everything in-between $5.00https://www.facebook.com/events/1213205295420043/
Revisit iconic 1980s fashions at the Kent State University Museum! Curated by Museum Director Jean Druesedow, “The 1980s: An Age of Excess” features European and American designer gowns and streetwear created by Yves Saint Laurent, Ungaro, Chanel, Christian LaCroix, Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta, Patrick Kelly and Donna Karan, and more. Learn more about the museum’s current exhibitions at www.kent.edu/museum. The museum is free to the public on Sunday and always free with a Kent State ID. Wednesday-Saturday admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for children under 18. Parking is free. $0-$5http://www.kent.edu/museum/news/revisit-iconic-1980s-fashions-kent-state-museum
Uncommon Art, 178½ N. Main Street in Hudson, presents “Threads of the Past,” an exhibit of artwork created with an eye to history. Meet the artists on Friday, March 10, from 5-8pm as they talk about finding inspiration in ancient Egypt, Ohio settlers, and family histories. The gallery is in a building built in 1833 by Owen Brown; its role in our community will be honored as well. This exhibit is part of a tour of 86 galleries and studios around Northeast Ohio sponsored by Lakeland Community College.http://www.uncommonarthudson.com
Cleveland Botanical Garden’s imaginative celebration of spring, Big Spring, opens on March 18 and runs through April 23. The family-friendly event welcomes the spring season with indoor activities such as puddle bug boats, Mad Hatter tea party, mealworm races, and daily butterfly releases, along with outdoor activities in the Hershey Children's Garden. $12 adults, $8 children, free for Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum membershttp://www.cbgarden.org/big-spring.aspx
Bob Hope: An American Treasure tells the story of the Guinness Book’s “most honored” entertainer through a series of themed modules that celebrate his comedic contributions, achievements in entertainment, relationships with a number of U.S. Presidents and his other passion – golf. Cleveland History Center is housing 200 vintage photos, six videos and more than 150 items including his Congressional Gold Medal awarded by President John F. Kennedy, and his “Honorary Veteran Citation” from Congress, which he called the most important honor of his life, and more. This temporary exhibit is accessible with museum admission and is open to the Included in CHC admission (WRHS Members and Active Military – Free | Adults – $10.00 | Seniors – $9.00 | Veterans – $7.00 | Children (ages 3-12) – $5.00 | Children 2 and under – Free)http://www.wrhs.org/events
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
Comedian Derrick "Capone" Lee served nine months in jail in the early '90s, He successfully left that life behind, however, when he turned to comedy. He performed for the first time ever at Columbia University and hasn't looked back. His material often centers on subjects such as racism and social inequality. Capone has shared the stage with big-name comics such as Mike Epps and Tracey Morgan. He performs tonight at 7:30 at the Improv and has shows scheduled at the club through Sunday. Tickets are $20. (Niesel)
The second annual Cleveland Humanities Festival – exploring the theme of immigration – kicks into high gear today. At noon, Cleveland Museum of Art curator of photography Barbara Tannenbaum gives a lunchtime talk on selected works by photographers Leonard Freed, Céline van Balen and others who have depicted immigrants and immigration. At 6 p.m., renowned Harvard historian and host of PBS’ Finding Your Roots Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. gives the festival’s keynote address on the topic of ancestry. The Gates Jr. talk is sold out, but it will be live-streamed to Case’s Tinkham Veale Auditorium. The Cleveland Humanities Festival runs through April 24, with core events running from today to April 2. Most events are free but require registration. Visit the website for more info. (Lawrence Neil) chf.case.edu.
Before the first exhibitions at Spaces’ new home end later this week, resident artist Anthony Warnick will offer insight into the inspiration for his exhibition, Except as Punishment for a Crime, from 6:30 to 7:30 tonight. Warnick’s exhibition explores the exploitation of the ever-growing inmate population for cheap labor by America’s for-profit, private prison corporations. Many of the objects in Warnick’s exhibition were commissioned by the artist to be produced by inmates, allowing him to explore the production process by playing an indirect role in it. These inmate-produced items include three stacks of off-set prints on the floor, as well as disassembled American flags hanging from the wall. During tonight’s discussion, Warnick will explain the complex system, and the role the 13th Amendment plays in compulsory labor for prisoners. Warnick’s exhibition remains on view at Spaces through March 25. Admission is free. (Usmani)
Comedian Jay Oakerson likes to observe people, and he’s crass. His observations are so spot-on that he says the things you’re too embarrassed to say. Favorite topics include making fun of white people who are rich and wear plaid shorts, hooking up audience members, becoming a king in Ireland and “sugar daddies.” No really, this guy is actually pretty funny. He used to work as a bouncer for a strip club and as a children’s party entertainer — how could he not be a hoot? The show starts at 8 tonight at Hilarities, where he has shows scheduled through Sunday. Tickets start at $23 to $28. (Liz Trenholme)
In honor of Women’s History Month, but extending beyond it, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) present the Women of the Western Reserve, a special art exhibition celebrating local women artists on view through June 1 in downtown’s Aecom building (1375 E. 9th St.). The exhibition includes AAWR Archived Artists Ruth Bercaw, Lee Heinen, Phyllis Seltzer and Member Artist Marti Higgins. In celebration of these female artists and Women’s History Month, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve hosts an opening reception at Aecom from 6 to 7:30 tonight. The event is free, but guests are asked to RSVP through Eventbrite or by calling the AAWR offices at 216-721-9020. Women of the Western Reserve is presented in collaboration with Art Source of Cleveland. Free. (Josh Usmani) 1375 East Ninth St., 216-721-9020, artistsarchives.org.
Cowan’s Director of Fine Jewelry & Timepieces Brad Wanstrath and Modern Art Specialist Jennifer Howe will be in Cleveland Thursday to evaluate items and preview their upcoming sales. Bring your treasures in the areas of jewelry, timepieces, paintings, prints, pottery, porcelain, folk art, antique firearms, pieces of American History, small furniture items, and other decorative pieces to have them evaluated free of charge. Limit of three items per person. Contact our Cleveland office at (216) 292-8300 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an appointment. Freehttps://www.cowanauctions.com/events-and-appraisals/
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