A self-described movement of "pissed-off girls with no patience for sexism," Riot Grrrl erupted in the early 1990s and yielded some pretty fantastic musical acts (including Bratmobile, Heavens to Betsy, Huggy Bear, Bikini Kill and Sleater-Kinney). In her book, Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrl Revolution, Sara Marcus documents the movement. Tonight at 7 at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's Library and Archives, she'll read from the book. Admission is free with a reservation in advance through the Rock Hall website. (Niesel)
Today, Oberlin’s Allen Memorial Art Museum presents Black to the Powers of Ten, a new exhibition by world-renowned artist Fred Wilson. A 1999 recipient of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, Wilson is best known for his re-interpretation and re-contextualization of museum collections. Challenging our assumptions of culture, history and display practices, Wilson asks viewers to reconsider how we see and what we think we know as he presents a new perspective on the Allen Memorial Art Museum’s collection in the museum’s King Sculpture Court. Simultaneously, the museum’s Ellen Johnson Gallery showcases works created by Wilson to similarly encourage viewers to rethink assumptions. Wilson’s work remains on view through June 12. Free. (Usmani)
The world renowned Get Motivated! Seminar brings its national tour to town today. The event features seminars that will give the public insight on how to take advantage of America’s "lucrative unlimited resources." The main mission — to show that anyone can rise above the status quo. Les Brown ( World’s #1 Motivational Speaker), Dave Martin (Your Success Coach), April Osteen Simons (Relationship Expert, Author & TV Host), Dr. Keith Johnson (America’s #1 Confidence Coach), Bob Kittell (America’s Top Communication Skills Expert), Omar Periu (America’s #1 Sales Trainer), Dr. Willie Jolley (America’s #1 Inspirational Speaker), Eric Lofholm (America’s Top Productivity Expert). In order to remove any barriers to entry to these events, Get Motivated! is making it affordable for anyone and everyone to attend, so tickets are available for as low as just $29, which also includes breakfast and lunch for all attendees. Anyone that cannot afford a ticket, for any reason, may get a sponsored ticket for free at www.getmotivated.com/sponsorme. The event takes place today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland – Exhibit Hall A. http://www.getmotivated.com/events/145
While sales of CDs continue to decline, vinyl has seen a resurgence. In fact, the recent Jack White album became the fastest-selling vinyl album since Nielsen Soundscan began compiling vinyl sales figures in 1991. Jukebox owner Alex Budin has described his 1,350-square-foot music-focused bar in the Hingetown ’hood as “a place where people can expect to hear and learn about music of multiple genres, all of which is concentrated in a constantly evolving jukebox.” In keeping with that spirit and recognizing the burgeoning popularity of vinyl, the club hosts a vinyl night every Tuesday that serves as a listening party for new releases. The place has partnered with Loop in Tremont so that patrons can hear a new album on vinyl. You can bring your own vinyl and spin it too. We love the concept. It all starts at 7 p.m. (Niesel)
Sara Elizabeth is an indie singer/songwriter from Buffalo, NY and will be making her first appearance at Wilbert's. Stop by for happy hour before the Indians game!http://saraelizabethmusic.com
Come to 21 Lounge for all day and all night deals during every Indians Home Game. We offer a fun atmosphere with cheap drinks and great food. $2 Domestic Bottles $3 Fireball $4 Summer Shandy Tall Cans $4 Great Lakes Pints $6 Burger and Fries Come before, during, or after the game and enjoy some cold beer! Freehttp://www.facebook.com/21LoungeCleveland/
Students may not be ready for summer to end, but at least they can head back to school looking and feeling their best, thanks to Remington College’s Cuts for Kids program. Throughout the month of August, Remington College is again providing free back-to-school haircuts for students 17 and under. Cuts for Kids allows parents to save some money on the cost of getting kids ready to go back to school, and students in the Remington College cosmetology program get real-world, hands-on experience with actual clients as part of their education. Freehttp://remingtoncosmo.com
Sick of Taco Tuesday? Why not try Teriyaki Tuesday! Half price chicken teriyaki from open to close! $3
OPENING July 15, 6:00-8:30, Still Point Gallery in the Historic Murray Hill School House is Laurel Hecht’s solo show, “Resilient Nature”, acrylic paintings of flowers and trees. Her floral bouquets depict oversized flowers and intertwining stems on a soothing, sometimes pulsing, background. Trees that surrounding her yard and their interweaving stems, branches, and even root systems, this tangled world that often goes unnoticed, fascinates Hecht. Laurel’s paintings are brilliant, fluid, dreamy color transformed into a whole ecosystem of flowers, trees and their inhabitants. This is her first solo show since moving back to her hometown of Cleveland.
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