Cleveland Museum of Art and MOCA
MIX. In this special collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art, the CMA will display works by Jackson Pollock, with materials relating the Abstract Expressionist's work to MOCA's ongoing exhibit of Kate Gilmore's Body of Work. Gilmore will also give a performance of her "Hold Her Hand" project. Free trolley rides will shuttle between museums. Radio People will perform at MOCA, and DJs Charles McGaw and Darrick Grant will spin classic funk and soul in CMA's atrium. Advance tickets are $8, and day-of tickets are $10 apiece. From 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 7, at 11150 East Blvd. and 11400 Euclid Ave. Call 216-421-7350 or 216-421-8671, or go to clevelandart.org or mocacleveland.org.
Manly Mart. This art show "for dudes by dudes" features handmade tools, cycling bags, nostalgia items, books, furniture, watches, illustrations and more for the he-man in your life. Saturday, June 8, from noon to 6 p.m. at Mahall's 20 Lanes, 13200 Madison Ave., Lakewood. For more information, go to craftymart.com or contact Mahall's at 216-521-3280 or mahalls20lanes.com.
The Sculpture Center
Like a River. Poetry, slate slabs and silk prepared in the Japanese shibori method are tied together in Rebecca Cross' visual meditation on memory. A reception will be held Friday, June 7, from 7 to 10 p.m., and will feature a 9 p.m. performance by dancer Jacquelyn Pitts and Kora Radella, a choreographer with Double-Edge Dance. Through June 8 at 1834 E. 123rd St. For more information, call 216-229-6527 or go to sculpturecenter.org.
Game On. With all due respect to the late Roger Ebert, SPACES hosts a series of installations appreciating video games as art. Dana Sperry's "First Person Shooter" chronicles a gamer's facial responses during a combat game. Pippin Barr's "The Artist is Present" is a playable adaptation of Marina Abramovi's famous performance art happening. Iraqi artist Wafaa Bilal's "Domestic Tension" pointedly comments on international relations with "domestic tension," which gave Internet users the chance to shoot him and his gallery with a paintball gun. Through July 19 at 2220 Superior Viaduct. For more information, call 216-621-2314 or go to spacesgallery.org.
Tara Seibel Gallery
Drawn to the Cleveland Music Scene. Underground illustrator Ralph Solonitz presents colored drawings inspired by concerts in stadium to coffeeshop-sized venues. An opening reception will be held Friday, June 7, starting at 7 p.m. at 12107 Mayfield Rd. in Little Italy. For more information, call 216-375-0760 or go to taraseibel.blogspot.com.
Todd Hido: Excerpts from Silver Meadows. More than 100 images make up this reflection on the dark, cold side of suburban life from Todd Hido, a Kent, Ohio native now based out of the Bay Area. Where I'm Calling From. Hido curates an exhibit of works selected from the Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Foundation's massive art collection. Through August 23 at 1460 W. 29th St. For more information, call 216-938-5429 or go totransformerstation.org.
William Busta Gallery
Inside My Head: Realized and Unrealized Projects. Frustrations and triumphs are chronicled in public artist Laila Voss's retrospective on past projects both successful and unrealized. An opening reception will be held June 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. Through July 31 at 2731 Prospect Ave. For more information, call 216-298-9071 or go to williambustagallery.com.
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