Get Out: Everything You Should Be Doing in Cleveland This Week (March 6-12)

Winter Warmer returns to Windows on the River. See: Saturday.
Winter Warmer returns to Windows on the River. See: Saturday. Photo by Emanuel Wallace

WED 03/06


Chamber Music in the Galleries

This monthly concert series at the Cleveland Museum of Art places young musicians from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western Reserve University in the CMA galleries. Now in its seventh season, the series features "mixed programs of chamber music" for "a unique and intimate experience." The performances often feature instruments from the museum's keyboard collection. Tonight's concert begins at 6 and lasts for about an hour. Admission is free. (Jeff Niesel)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350,

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Cleveland Stories Dinner Party

Cleveland Stories Dinner Party is a weekly series that pairs fine food with storytelling. The goal is to "bring to life some of the fun, interesting stories about Cleveland's past — from sports, to rock 'n' roll, to Millionaires' Row," as it's put in a press release. Admission is free, with no cover charge, although a prix fixe dinner, designed to complement the night's theme, is $20. Tonight, veteran local reporter and writer Michael D. Roberts will discuss the biggest local news stories from the '60s and '70s, the subject matter of his new book, Hot Type, Cold Beer and Bad News. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner is served at 6, and the storytelling starts at 7. (Niesel)

1148 Main Ave., 216-242-1250,


Hay Fever

Hay Fever, from British playwright Noël Coward, focuses on a retired actress, her novelist husband and their family. A relaxing weekend retreat goes south when the family and their guests get tangled up in theatrical games that "bring out the worst in this dysfunctional team of players." The Cleveland Play House offers its take on the play tonight at 7:30 at the Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre. Performances continue through March 10. Tickets cost $15. (Niesel)

1407 Euclid Ave, 216-241-6000,

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Keep Talking

Keep Talking is an exciting storytellers program where locals can share their real-life experiences on a theme. The monthly series offers attendees the chance to grab a drink and a dog while listening to some of their Cleveland neighbors tell tall tales. Tonight's show revolves around the theme, "Humbled." The hosts are Adam Richard and Zachariah Durr. The program starts at 8 p.m. sharp at the Happy Dog. Admission is $5. Want to be a storyteller at a future session? See details on the website. (Niesel)

5801 Detroit Ave., 216-651-9474,


Rock Hall Nights

A monthly late-night event at the Rock Hall that focuses on a different theme each month, tonight's Rock Hall Nights: Rock Off the Rack is all about the connections between fashion and rock 'n' roll. Some of the "coolest" clothing and accessories from the Rock Hall's collection will be on display, and patrons will receive a complimentary drink voucher. The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Check the Rock Hall site for ticket prices. (Niesel)

1100 Rock and Roll Blvd., 216-515-8444,


School of Rock

A popular musical based on the comedic film that starred Jack Black as a rock 'n' roll-obsessed instructor, School of Rock comes to Connor Palace after a successful run on Broadway. The plot centers on Dewey Finn and his attempts to train his students to play together in a "guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band." Tonight's performance takes place at 7:30, and performances continue through March 24. Tickets start at $10. (Niesel)

1615 Euclid Ave., 216-241-6000,


Witness for the Prosecution

In Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution, Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. The play centers on the attempt to untangle the truth. The Great Lakes Theatre offers its take on the suspenseful thriller tonight at 7:30 at the Hanna Theatre. Performances continue through March 10. Tickets are $15 to $75. (Niesel)

2067 East 14th St., 216-241-6000,

THU 03/07


Monsters vs. Belleville Senators

Tonight at 7 at the Q, the Monsters kick off a two-game series against the Belleville Senators. The $11 Monsters' Hockey Hoppy Hour ticket for tonight's game includes a lower-level seat and a beverage. The two teams play again tomorrow night at 7 when it's a "1-2-3 Friday," and fans can enjoy $1 Pepsi products, $2 Sugardale hot dogs and $3 select beer specials. Those tickets start at $10. (Niesel)

1 Center Court, 216-420-2000,


Open Mic Night/Live Band Karaoke

Every Thursday, Stella's Music hosts a night of music, poetry and comedy. The club's doors open at 5 p.m., and performances begin at 8 p.m. Artists can sign up at to secure a 15-minute time slot. Signups will be available at the club as well. Meanwhile, happy hour takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is free. (Niesel)

2217 East Ninth St., 216-272-3377,


Jordan Rock

The younger brother of comedian Chris Rock, Jordan Rock likes to joke about how much he enjoys being part of Generation Y. "I tell jokes and smoke weed; that's me," he says in one bit. "That's all I do. If I make $40 this week, I'm balling." Rock performs tonight at 7:30 at the Improv, where he has shows scheduled through Sunday. Tickets are $17 to $20. (Niesel)

1148 Main Ave., 216-696-IMPROV,


Josh Wolf

A New York Times bestselling author, Josh Wolf does a little bit of everything. The writer, actor and comedian received some serious national exposure, thanks to regular appearances on the roundtable of the old late-night talk show Chelsea Lately. In his book, It Takes Balls: Dating Single Moms and Other Confessions from an Unprepared Dad, he writes about the trials and tribulations of fatherhood. During his comedic routine, expect to hear jokes about how to teach your kids important life lessons. He performs tonight at 7 at Hilarities, where he has shows scheduled through Saturday. Tickets are $23 to $28. (Niesel)

2035 East Fourth St., 216-241-7425,


The World Before Your Feet

Matt Green gave up his home and job so he could spend six years walking New York's 8,000 miles of streets and paths. The World Before Your Feet chronicles his remarkable journey. The movie screens at 6:45 tonight and at 8:25 on Sunday night at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. Tickets cost $10, or $7 for students and Cinematheque members. (Niesel)

11610 Euclid Ave., 216-421-7450,

FRI 03/08


Michael Carbonaro

Magician and performance bizarrist Michael Carbonaro has performed more than 500 "comically perplexing" feats of magic on his hit TV series The Carbonaro Effect. On the show, he fools members of the public who don't know that he is a magician. In one segment, he makes a car disappear before a security guard, and in another, he makes alien crabs transform into kittens in a science lab. He's posed as a coffee shop barista, a museum curator and a store clerk. Tonight, he brings his theater show, Michael Carbonaro... Live!, to town. It promises to be "jam-packed with audience interaction, hilarious video clips and a whirlwind of mind-blowing magic performed live on stage." The show begins at 8 at Hard Rock Live. Check the venue's website for ticket prices. (Niesel) 10705 Northfield Rd., Northfield, 330-908-7793,


Flanagan's Wake

Flanagan's Wake transports the audience to an Irish wake where villagers tell tales and sing songs for their dearly departed Flanagan. Finding the humor in life and death, the wake acts as a dark backdrop to an otherwise hilarious show in which alcohol fuels the humorous reminiscing. Sort of like a tragic Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding, the interactive and improvised show engages the entire audience. Tonight's show starts at 8 and repeats tomorrow night at 8 at Kennedy's Theatre. Performances continue weekends through April 27. Tickets are $26. (Patrick Stoops)

1501 Euclid Ave., 216-241-6000,



Directed by Véra Belmont, Marquise stars Sophie Marceau as an impoverished but attractive dancer and actress who rises from obscurity to become the favorite of Molière, Racine King, and King Louis XIV. Jordi Savall did the music for this 1997 French comedy-drama that's set in the 17th century. Today at 6:45 p.m., the Cleveland Museum of Art shows the revival premiere of the movie. Tickets are $10, or $7 for CMA members. (Niesel)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350,


The Outside Track

Awarded "best group" designation at both the Live Ireland awards and the Tradition in Review awards, Celtic rockers the Outside Track come to town tonight riding a wave of acclaim. Relying on instruments such as fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute and whistle, the band draws from both traditional music and contemporary rock and pop. Its appearance tonight is part of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park concert series, presented in partnership with the Conservancy for CVNP. Doors open at 7 and the music starts at 8 p.m. at Happy Days Lodge. Consult the website, below, for ticket prices. (Niesel)

500 West Streetsboro Rd., Peninsula, 330-657-2909,


St. Pat's Celebration Featuring John Whelan and Low Lily

Irish accordion champion John Whelan will team up with the roots-rock band Low Lily for a special St. Patrick's Day celebration at 8 tonight at the G.A.R. Hall in Peninsula. By the age of 14, Whelan had already won numerous accordion championships and released his first album, Pride of Wexford. Named in honor of his father, Pride of Wexford left a lasting impression. Since that debut album, Whelan has recorded six more albums, and has been featured on numerous compilations. Expect to hear jigs and reels alongside lushly arranged songs that feature fiddle, accordion, guitars, mandolin, double bass and vocal harmonies. Low Lily guitarist Flynn Cohen is a Cleveland native. Tickets cost $20 advance, or $25 at the door. (Niesel)

1785 Main St., Peninsula, 330-657-2528,


Walkabout Tremont

During this month's Walkabout Tremont, you can stop by any of the Tremont art galleries to see their current and/or new exhibits, drop in at the plentiful bars, restaurants and specialty shops that participate in the art stroll, and even nab a free ride on Lolly the Trolley. The walk takes place from 5 to 10 tonight. Check out the website for a schedule, maps and a listing of entertainment and food and drink specials. (Niesel)

SAT 03/09


Chocolate Fest

Decidedly decadent, the annual Chocolate Fest Cleveland returns to town today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Lago. The $50 ticket includes chocolate samples from places such as Sweet Designs Chocolatier, Malley's Chocolates and Burning River Baking Co., as well as a chocolate fountain and port tasting table. This year's fest will also include wine and beer samplings — all included in the ticket price. It's a family friendly event; kids 17 and under can attend for just $20. Details and tickets are on the website. (Niesel)

1091 West 10th St., 216-862-8065,


The Great American Songbook

Tonight at 8 at Severance Hall, the Cleveland Pops Orchestra promises to revisit songs from the Great American Songbook and play tunes that will "linger in your memory." Guest vocalists will be on hand as well to help you "relive those wonderful memories and make them new again with Cleveland Pops." Check the Cleveland Orchestra website for ticket prices. (Niesel)

11001 Euclid Ave., 216-231-1111,


Jim Jefferies

Aussie comic Jim Jefferies starred in the short-lived FX sitcom Legit before he launched The Jim Jeffries Show in 2017, a weekly series on Comedy Central that allows Jefferies to travel the world to report on current events. In one particularly funny episode, he asked the question, "Is America really number one?" (Wanna predict the answer?)Jefferies brings his Night Talker tour to Hard Rock Live tonight at 8. Tickets start at $43.50. (Niesel)

10705 Northfield Rd., Northfield, 330-908-7793,


North Union Indoor Farmers Market

Until March 30, the North Union Indoor Farmers Market takes place on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon at Crocker Park. Local farmers, makers and bakers will be on hand to sell seasonal greens and vegetables, fruits, meats, cheeses and bakery items. The market is held at 228 Market St., between the Gap and Cyclebar. Afterward, check out Comet Alley, which sits between Yard House and Hyatt Place Hotel: You'll find locally owned businesses and shops that'll appeal to a "shop local" mentality. (Niesel) 189 Crocker Park Blvd., Westlake,


The Room

Thanks to The Disaster Artist, the James Franco movie about the making of the cult classic The Room, the film's popularity has soared. The film that features writer, director and star Tommy Wiseau screens at 10 tonight at the Cedar Lee Theatre. Tickets are $6. (Niesel) 2163 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, 440-528-0355,


St. Practice Day Bar Crawl

As a way of preparing for St. Patrick's Day, downtown Willoughby bars, including Garage Bar Willoughby, Willoughby Brewing Company, the Morehouse Willoughby, the 1899 Pub, Frank and Tony's Place, Mullarkey's Irish Pub, the Wild Goose, Nickleby's Roundbar, Barrio Tacos, Spirits in Willoughby, and All AXS will participate in a special bar crawl tonight, dubbed St. Practice Day Bar Crawl. Registration begins at 1 p.m. at Garage Bar Willoughby, where you'll receive two drink tickets to be used on a sponsored drink at any of the participating bars, along with a swag bag full of fun and a chance to enjoy some light appetizers. At 2 p.m., groups will head out with a captain to one of the 10 participating bars. Every 30 minutes, your captain will gather up the team and you'll head to the next bar. Tickets cost $20 presale, or $25 at the door. Everything you need to know is on the website. (Niesel)


Vertigo Dance Company

The Vertigo Dance Company aims to "bring people closer together and touch them through the language of the body and movement." One of Israel's most highly regarded contemporary dance companies, the group comes to the Ohio Theatre for a 7:30 performance. Tickets are $25 to $60. (Niesel)

1501 Euclid Ave., 216-241-6000,


Winter Warmer Fest

More than 50 breweries will be on hand for today's Winter Warmer Fest, an annual event that serves as a fundraiser for the Ohio Craft Brewers Association. Expect a huge selection of winter seasonal beers, rare releases and other special concoctions from some of the state's top breweries. Tickets are $45 in advance or $55 at the door. Each ticket includes a souvenir glass and 20 tickets for 4-ounce samples. VIP tickets are $55 in advance, and they include early admission. The fest runs from 2 to 5 p.m. at Windows on the River; the early admission ticket allows entry at 1 p.m. Designated driver tickets will set you back $15. (Niesel)

2000 Sycamore St., 216-696-4884,

SUN 03/10


Loving Vincent

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welshman, with voices by Chris O'Dowd and Saoirse Ronin, Loving Vincent uses thousands of pictures hand-painted in the style of Vincent van Gogh to tell the story of the talented Dutch painter. The animated feature dramatizes the events that led to his death in France in 1890. The movie screens tonight at 6:30 at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. Tickets are $10, or $7 for students and Cinematheque members. (Niesel)

11610 Euclid Ave., 216-421-7450,

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Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard

Today at 2 p.m. at the Music Box Supper Club, you can hear the stories behind some of wrestling's biggest moments as Bruce Prichard presents his popular podcast Something to Wrestle. Prichard and co-host Conrad Thompson will discuss WWF's expansion in the '80s, Houston Wrestling, the challenging early '90s, the GWF, the Monday Night War, the 2000s in WWE and other hot topics. Tickets cost $35 and a meet-and-greet ticket can be had for an additional $40. It's a chance to jump in Brother Love's DeLorean and go back in time as Bruce and Conrad pull back the curtain and reveal some of wrestling's most outrageous, controversial and fascinating moments. (Niesel)

1148 Main Ave., 216-242-1250,


Swimming with Men

Directed by Oliver Parker, Swimming with Men focuses on a middle-aged British guy (Rob Brydon) in the midst of a mid-life crisis. The man finds "renewed purpose" when he joins an amateur, all-male synchronized swimming team that's not just a swim club but a "protest" against old age. The film makes its Cleveland premiere today at 1:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art. It screens at the museum again at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday. Tickets are $10, or $7 for CMA members and students. (Niesel)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350,


WWE Fastlane

An annual event that last came to Cleveland three years ago, WWE Fastlane features bouts by many of the wrestling world's biggest stars. Tonight at Quicken Loans Arena, Kofi Kingston will take on Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship. A slew of other bouts are on the docket as well. The wrestling begins at 6:30 p.m., and tickets start at $25. (Niesel)

1 Center Court, 216-420-2000,

MON 03/11


Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors

The Cavaliers caught a break in February when the schedule let up and they played teams like the last-place Phoenix Suns and the Memphis Grizzlies, notching wins against both teams. Tonight, they take on the Toronto Raptors, one of the Eastern Conference's best teams. The game begins at 7 at the Q; consult the Q website for ticket prices. (Niesel)

1 Center Court, 216-420-2000,


Movie Mondays

Every Monday, Cleveland Cinemas hosts $5 Movie Mondays, where film fans can catch up on the latest Hollywood flicks for significantly reduced prices. Bring your friends and family and make Movie Mondays a weekly tradition — many theaters even offer discounted concession stand items. Participating theaters include Apollo Theatre, Capitol Theatre, Cedar Lee Theatre, Chagrin Cinemas, Shaker Square Cinemas and Tower City Cinemas. Unfortunately, additional charges apply for 3-D movies. (Alaina Nutile)

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Science Cafe

Tonight, and the second Monday of every month, Music Box Supper Club hosts Science Cafe, an informal lecture series that brings scientists from throughout the region to the club to talk about science topics. Doors open at 5:30 and the talk begins at 7. Admission is free but bring some money for the bar and the restaurant. Check the Music Box website for additional information. (Niesel) 1148 Main Ave., 216-242-1250,


Shit Show Karaoke

Local rapper/promoter Dirty Jones and Scene's own Manny Wallace host Shit Show Karaoke, a weekly event at the B-Side Liquor Lounge wherein patrons choose from "an unlimited selection of jams from hip-hop to hard rock," and are encouraged to "be as bad as you want." Fueled by drink and shot specials, it all goes down tonight at 10 p.m. (Niesel)

2785 Euclid Hts. Blvd., Cleveland Heights, 216-932-1966,

TUE 03/12


Open Turntable Tuesday

Tonight from 6 to 9, the Winchester hosts its weekly Open Turntable Tuesday. DJ Kris Koch offers 20-minute slots to people who want to bring their own vinyl and spin their favorite songs or deep tracks. Turntables are provided; you can play three to five songs during your time slot; and a mic is available to talk about the selections. (Niesel)

12112 Madison Ave., Lakewood, 216-600-5338,


Vinyl Night

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." The club hosts a vinyl night every Tuesday that serves as a listening party for new releases, partnering with Loop in Tremont, so patrons can hear a new album on vinyl. You can bring your own vinyl and spin it too. It all starts at 5 p.m. (Niesel)

1404 West 29th St., 216-206-7699,

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