C-Notes' Picks of the Week

Attention, ladies: If the only thing you like better than really bright and expensive drinks are really bright and expensive shoes, Thursday's your day.
Every Monday, Scene calendar editor Cris Glaser provides a random but reliable sampling of things to do in the week ahead. For more options, log onto entertainment.clevescene.com. And check back Friday for C-Notes' Picks of the Week. Monday: Astronomy geeks can give their telescopes a break now that the Cleveland Museum of Natural History has installed its new Alien Earths science exhibit. The display on extraterrestrial life is divided into four stations, starting with the “Our Place in Space” lab, where you can learn about the 100 billion stars in our galaxy. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuedays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesdays through Monday, September 1, at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive. Admission is $9 ($5 for kids). Call 216-231-4600 for details. Tuesday: The purported bones of St. Peter are just samples of some of the weird and wacky artifacts now on display in Vatican Splendors From St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums & the Swiss Guard at the Western Reserve Historical Society. The collection also includes mosaics, paintings, even the shroud in which Jesus reportedly placed his face and left an image as a sign of faith to a Middle Eastern king. The exhibit is on display from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays until it comes down on Sunday, September 7, at the Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Boulevard. Admission is $20 ($14 for kids). Call 800-840-1157 for more information. Wednesday: Jewish-history professor Alan Levenson steps out his classroom at Cleveland’s Seigal College of Judaic Studies to set the story straight on Albert Einstein’s ties to Zionism. For starters, the genius helped found Hebrew University in Jerusalem and was once asked to become the Israel’s second president. The lecture goes hand in hand with the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage’s celebration of Israel’s 60th anniversary of statehood. It starts at 7 p.m. at the museum, 2929 Richmond Road in Beachwood. Admission is $8 for museum members and $10 for nonmembers. Call 216-593-0575 for the 411. Thursday: Fans of Carrie Bradshaw and her BFFs play trivia and sip cosmos at Brontë Bistro’s first-ever Sex & the City Patio Party. The free blowout pays tribute to last weekend’s silver-screen debut of the HBO fave show in which the four female stars talk about what every woman wants to know: sex. The restaurant is part of the Joseph-Beth Booksellers complex, 24519 Cedar Road in Lyndhurst. For details, call 216-691-7000.
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