Arts District: Print Fair 

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Founded in 1919, the Print Club of Cleveland (printclubcleveland.org) is just a few years younger than the Cleveland Museum of Art. The low-profile group — formed to add to the CMA's print collection and educate members about print collecting — holds its 25th annual Fine Print Fair fundraiser this weekend. Included are etchings, photos, woodcuts and other types of prints from the 19th century to the present. Exhibitors range from highbrow shops like Chicago's Armstrong Fine Art (which focuses on Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and other late 19th- and early 20th-century French artists) to collectives that serve contemporary printmakers, like Flatbed Press of Austin and Cleveland's Zygote Press. There's a $95 preview Friday night, but admission from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday costs $10. It's at Tri-C Corporate College (4400 Richmond Rd., Warrensville Heights, 216.707.2579).

Speaking of art and old things from France, Cleveland-based chamber ensemble Les Délices (lesdelices.org), which specializes in French baroque music, begins a new series of concerts in art galleries this weekend at William Busta Gallery. Saturday, October 10 is the last night to see artist Lori Ott's show, Debris from a Lost Campaign — which is neither old nor French. But the musical program Transcendent Virtuosity, featuring music of Marin Marais, is. The gallery opens at 7:30 p.m. Musicians Debra Nagy (baroque oboe), Julie Andrijeski (baroque violin) Josh Lee (viola da gamba) and Michael Sponseller (harpsichord) will play at 8 p.m. A reception follows. (William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., 216.298.9071, williamsbustagallery.com) Tickets: $18-$20.

If you have an old oboe or other musical instrument lying around, or some art supplies, you can help a Cleveland student who can't afford them. Cleveland Neighborhood Arts — a partnership of urban-arts educators that includes Art House, Arts Collinwood, Broadway School of Music and the Arts, Chrysanti School of Music, Foluké Cultural Arts, Joyful Noise Neighborhood Music School, Karamu House, Passport Project and Rainey Institute — is hosting an instruments and art-supply drive. Donations can be dropped off at Joseph-Beth Books Legacy Village (24519 Cedar Rd., Lyndhurst) October 10-12. The organizations will share the donations. Contact folukeculturalarts.org or call 216.702.0237.


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