This week's top arts and entertainment picks around town, from the guy who's paid to pick them:
Photos and paintings created by music's legends are on display at the Debonné Winery
Air guitar is so 1995. Every Tuesday, the Rusty Barrel in Westlake holds a Guitar Hero Challenge
, in which budding guitarists strap on plastic axes and jam to Rush and Jane's Addiction songs. The popular videogame — coming soon to the Xbox 360! — is the most fun we've had with Van Halen since that time we downed a six-pack in Dave's Camaro while listening to 1984.
British indie-rock trio Field Music
gets all arty on its second album, Tones of Town. Strings, electroblips, and plenty of hooks guide the way. Should be quite a show at the Beachland Tavern tonight.
The traveling Rock Art Show
comes to town today. It features more than 100 photos and paintings inspired and created by music legends. Paul McCartney, Ronnie Wood, and Ringo Starr all contribute pieces. They're on view (and for sale) at Debonne Winery through the weekend.
The 31st-annual Cleveland International Film Fe
stival winds down this weekend at Tower City. That means you have only three days to check out indie movies about third-world orphans and angry lesbians. Today's flicks include a doc about Kurt Cobain, a British music festival, and World's Best Commercials (we hope the monkeys who photocopy their asses made the cut). --Michael Gallucci