Get Out: Everything You Should Be Doing in Cleveland This Week (Oct. 24-30)

Dee Snider joins the cast of Rocktopia at the State Theatre. See: Saturday.
Dee Snider joins the cast of Rocktopia at the State Theatre. See: Saturday. Photo Courtesy of Live Nation

WED 10/24

Author Series with Anthony DeCurtis

As part of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's ongoing Author Series, Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis will discuss his latest book, Lou Reed: A Life, tonight at 7 at the Rock Hall. A distinguished lecturer in the creative writing program at the University of Pennsylvania, DeCurtis also wrote In Other Words and Rocking My Life Away. Additionally, he's the co-author of Clive Davis' autobiography, The Soundtrack of My Life. DeCurtis, who holds a Ph.D. in American literature, lives in New York. The author will take questions, and sign copies of his book, after his talk. Admission is free with an RSVP through the Rock Hall's website. (Jeff Niesel)

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

Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets

The Cavs continue their week-long homestand tonight with a game against the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets missed the post season last year and don't show any signs of being particularly competitive this year. However, guard Russell D'Angelo, an Ohio State alum, could have a breakout year, and former Cav Joe Harris provides the team with a 3-point threat. Tipoff is at 7. Consult the Q website for ticket prices. (Niesel)

1 Center Court, 216-420-2000,

Cleveland Stories Dinner Party

Cleveland Stories Dinner Party is a weekly series at the Music Box Supper Club 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, although a prix fixe dinner, designed to complement the night's theme, is $20. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner is served at 6, and the storytelling starts at 7. Tonight, Dave Schwensen talks about his book, The Beatles in Cleveland: Memories, Facts & Photos About the Notorious 1964 & 1966 Concerts. (Niesel)

1148 Main Ave., 216-242-1250,

The Exorcist

The only "true" horror film to ever win a Best Picture Oscar (Silence of the Lambs is a crime drama; fight me), The Exorcist will spider-walk its way into the Capitol Theater tonight as part of the Happy Hour Classics series, which means a spooky specialty cocktail hour precedes tonight's 7 p.m. screening Tickets are $10. (BJ Colangelo)

1390 West 65th St., 216-651-7295,

Ben Moore

In one particular skit, comedian Ben Moore makes fun of his white friends who like to preface their racist statements by saying things like "I'm not racist, but ... ." He says he wonders if blatant racists, like members of the Ku Klux Klan, do the opposite, saying, "I'm a racist, but ..." before stating something that's not racist. The Cincinnati-based comic has won regional competitions, and WTF podcast host/comedian/actor Marc Maron calls him "very funny." He performs tonight at 8 at Hilarities. Tickets are $13 to $18. (Niesel)

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

So You Think You Can Dance — Live!

So You Think You Can Dance just finished up its 15th season, and all of the series' Top 10 performers come to town tonight with So You Think You Can Dance — Live! In addition, season 8 winner Lauren Froderman, and Cyrus "Glitch" Spencer, who was the runner-up in season 9, will be on hand. Directed by Raj Kapoor, and overseen by choreographer Mandy Moore, the live show is set to include the best routines from the season as well as brand-new pieces. The show begins at 8 at the State Theatre. Tickets start at $25. (Laura Morrison) 1519 Euclid Ave., 216-241-6000,

Suicide Girls' Blackheart Burlesque

There's burlesque, and then there's the Suicide Girls' burlesque. A group of "badass bombshells and geek goddesses," the troupe takes the art form to another level. Consider, for example, their current Blackheart Burlesque Tour, re-launched after a six-year hiatus. Instructor/dancer Manwe Sauls-Addison, who's worked with world-famous performers such as Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga, did the choreography and picked seven of the troupe's best dancers for the tour. The show parodies contemporary pop culture and makes fun of films and TV shows such as Star Wars, Orange is the New Black, Donnie Darko and Clockwork Orange. Tickets are $25 to $60. The show starts at 8 tonight at the Agora Theatre.


5000 Euclid Ave., 216-881-2221,

Vox Luminis

Led by founder and artistic director Lionel Meunier, the Belgian early-music vocal ensemble Vox Luminis, which performs at 7:30 tonight at the Cleveland Museum of Art, gives over 60 concerts a year. The group has played across Europe, releasing 12 albums during the course of its career. Tonight's show will feature special guests Anthony Romaniuk (organ) and Ricardo Rodriguez Miranda (viola da gamba). The concert will mark the group's museum debut. Tickets are $38 to $53 for museum members, or $43 to $59 for non-members. (Niesel)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350,

THU 10/25

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

After an American writer in Rome (Tony Musante) witnesses an attempted murder in an art gallery, he and his girlfriend (Suzy Kendall) are added to the hit list. That's the premise of The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, the directorial debut from Dario Argento. Tonight at 6:45 and tomorrow night at 9:30, the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque screens a digital restoration of the film. Tickets are $10, or $7 for members and students. (Niesel)

11610 Euclid Ave., 216-421-7450,

The Cat O' Nine Tails

Karl Malden, James Franciscus and Catherine Spaak star in The Cat O' Nine Tails, Dario Argento's thriller about a blind man who teams up with a reporter to solve a series of killings at a medical institute. Tonight at 8:35 and tomorrow night at 7:15, the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque will show a digital restoration of the film that's 20 minutes longer than the original U.S. cut. Tickets are $10, or $7 for Cinematheque members and students. (Niesel)

11610 Euclid Ave., 216-421-7450,

Joey Diaz

Vulgar, loud and proud, comedian Joey Diaz isn't an act you want to bring the young ones to. Diaz delivers passionate stories about his life and Cuban upbringing. He holds nothing back and nothing is off limits ­— including tales about fighting with the nuns in school back in New Jersey. He loves to entertain the crowd, putting everything into his performances. Maybe you'll even recognize him from his role in the 2013 film Grudge Match: He starred opposite Robert De Niro, Kevin Hart and Sylvester Stallone. Diaz performs tonight at 8 at Hilarities. Tickets are $30, and performances are scheduled through Saturday. (Martin Harp)

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


Mystery Science Theatre 3000 Live!

After last year's successful tour, Mystery Science Theater 3000 is back on the road for their 30th anniversary, with a live show featuring original host and MST3K creator Joel Hodgson. For the first time in 25 years, Hodgson will jump back in the red jumpsuit as Joel Robinson. Along with new MST3K host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray), Joel and the Bots will bring new movies and sketches to the Agora tonight. The show begins at 7:30 p.m., and tickets start at $39.50. (Niesel) 5000 Euclid Ave., 216-881-2221,

Speak Up, Speak Out: Advocacy in the Nonprofit World

Stephanie Jansky, director of programming for the City Club, will speak tonight about how to advocate for your personal beliefs while working for a nonprofit. Jansky knows a thing or two about the topic. Prior to joining the City Club in 2014, she spent 12 years working in public relations and development for healthcare-related nonprofit organizations including Cleveland Clinic, MedWish International, and the American Liver Foundation's Ohio chapter. Sponsored by YNPN Cleveland, the free talk takes place at 5 p.m. at Visible Voice Books. (Niesel)

2258 Professor Ave., 216-961-0084,

FRI 10/26

15th Annual Halloween Charity Ball

Now in its 15th year, the Halloween Charity Ball that takes place from 8 p.m. to midnight tonight at the Tangier in Akron promises to be a "ridiculously fun Halloween party," as it's put in a press release. The event includes a $500 costume contest grand prize, a DJ dance party, an open bar and food throughout the night. All proceeds benefit two local charities: Not Just October, an organization dedicated to expanding the knowledge and resources available to breast cancer patients, survivors, and their supporters; and the Ohio Shakespeare Festival, a public professional theater company dedicated to the Bard and his fellow playwrights in a way that "satisfies the collective imagination of their audience." Consult the website for ticket prices. (Niesel)

532 West Market St., Akron,

GroundWorks DanceTheater

Artistic director David Shimotakahara leads GroundWorks DanceTheater as it performs tonight and tomorrow night at 7:30 at the Allen Theatre. The program will include Hindsight, choreographed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett in 2011 as a tribute to Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders. Following Friday's performance, there will be a talk-back session with the dancers and Shimotakahara. Following tomorrow's performance, there will be a beer and wine reception to mingle with new company members. Tickets are $10 to $30. (Niesel)

1407 Euclid Ave., 216-241-6000,

Love, Cecil

Lisa Immordino Vreeland, the director who lensed films about philanthropist Peggy Guggenheim and fashion legacy Diana Vreeland, profiles British photographer, artist and artistic director Cecil Barton with her new documentary film, Love, Cecil. The movie screens tonight at 7 at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Tickets are $10, or $7 for CMA members. (Niesel)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350,

Marc Rebillet

An up-and-coming musician, comedian and internet sensation, Marc Rebillet improvises entire songs from scratch with the help of a keyboard and a laptop. His shows have high energy as he baits the crowd into enthusiastic sing-alongs. He performs tonight at 9 at Touch Supper Club as part of a 50th birthday celebration for local art agent and gallery owner, Martin Geramita. DJ Larry Szyms, the Touch's original Rock Night DJ, will spin as well. Admission is free. (Niesel)

2710 Lorain Ave., 216-631-5200,

SAT 10/27

16th Annual Día de los Muertos Celebration Featuring Mariachi Santa Cecilia

Named after the patron saint of musicians, Mariachi Santa Cecilia returns to Kent's North Water Street Gallery tonight for an evening of traditional and modern songs of Mexico. The performance is part of Standing Rock Cultural Arts' 16th annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) art exhibition and the 26th anniversary of the North Water Street Gallery. Traditional Mexican foods (including Taco Tonto tacos) will be available for a nominal charge. The event will also mark the opening of an art exhibit curated by Vince Packard, featuring paintings, prints, collage, puppets, masks and photographs. The festivities run from 7 to 10 p.m.; the band performs from 8 to approximately 9 p.m. Admission is a suggested $10 donation. (Niesel)

257 North Water St., Kent, 330-688-5210,

CLEAVE-LAND Halloween Party

Halloween is still a couple of days away, but many bars and clubs will celebrate tonight with special events. House of Blues, for one, hosts a CLEAVE-LAND Halloween Party tonight at 9. Flake Flash and DJ Red-I will man the wheels of steel and there will be a costume party. Tickets are $22 in advance, or $25 at the door, and VIP packages are available. (Niesel)

308 Euclid Ave., 216-523-2583,

Cleveland Paranormal Festival

Deciding what to do on Halloween weekend is never easy, but the Cleveland Area Paranormal Society (CAPS) is offering a completely new experience tonight, unlike anything the Land has ever known. For one night only, Public Square gets taken over by spooky vendors, beer gardens, tarot readers, professional mediums, a "Vamps and Ghouls" variety show presented by Noella DeVille and Midwest Nerdlesque, DJs spinning terrifying tunes, and a guided tour with paranormal specialist Sara Cope, to explore haunted locations downtown. The fest begins at 5 p.m., and attendees are encouraged to come dressed in Halloween finery for the 9 p.m. costume contest. The first 150 entrants will receive a CAPS tote bag to "trick-or-treat" the vendors for free swag. Tickets are $45. (BJ Colangelo)

The Evil Dead I and II

In the classic Sam Raimi film, Evil Dead, five vacationing college students at a remote cabin in the woods unwittingly unleash murderous demons. The film launched the career of cult actor Bruce Campbell. Tonight at 6:50 and tomorrow at 4:15 p.m., the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque shows a 35-mm print of the movie. It's part of a double feature; tonight at 8:35 and tomorrow night at 6:30, the Cinematheque will also show a new 4-K restoration of The Evil Dead II. Ticket prices are on the Cinematheque website. (Niesel)

11610 Euclid Ave., 216-421-7450,

The Fog

Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis and Janet Leigh star in The Fog, director John Carpenter's followup to Halloween. The thriller centers on a California coastal community that gets swallowed up by a dense, glowing fog while celebrating its centennial. Today at 5 p.m. and tomorrow at 8:15 p.m., the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque shows a new 4-K restoration of the movie. Tickets are $10, or $7 for Cinematheque members and students. (Niesel)

11610 Euclid Ave., 216-421-7450,

In Her Image: Photographs by Rania Matar

Rania Matar began by photographing her children, but the tragedy of 9/11 led her to focus on using the medium to tell others' stories. A 2002 visit to a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon provided additional motivation as Matar felt a strong connection to the women. Opening today at the Transformer Station, In Her Image: Photographs by Rania Matar features 43 large-scale color images. A reception is at 6 p.m. The exhibition will be on view until Jan. 13. (Niesel)

1460 West 29th St., 216-421-7350,

Rocktopia Featuring Dee Snider

A concert that celebrates the combination of opera and classical music with classic rock, Rocktopia, a touring musical, features world-class vocalists and top rock musicians. Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider joins the group tonight as it performs at 8 at the State Theatre. Tickets are $37.50 to $99.50. (Niesel)

1519 Euclid Ave., 216-241-6000,

Unmask Hope Halloween Party

A Cleveland-based startup that battles chronic diseases and aims to reduce patients' out-of-pocket costs, Salusity helps patients address the non-medical issues that arise from being sick, including how to best use sick time, and which restaurants are best able to address their particular medical needs. Tonight at 7 at the Hilton Downtown Cleveland, the startup holds the inaugural Unmask Hope Halloween Party to help Larry Nance Jr.'s charity, Athletes vs. Crohns. DJ Dabura will provide the tunes. Tickets are $60. (Niesel)

SUN 10/28

The Fourth Annual Halloween Flea Market

Get into the Halloween spirit with Now That's Class' fourth annual Halloween Flea Market presented by the Black Market. At noon today at the westside club, vendors will be selling a plethora of new and gently used items, such as VHS tapes, DVDs, handmade Halloween arts and crafts, toys, novelties, home decor, jewelry, taxidermy and more. Admission is just $1. (Niesel)

11213 Detroit Ave., 216-221-8576,

Redemption of a Dogg

Rapper Snoop Dogg make his theatrical debut this fall in the new stage musical, Redemption of a Dogg. The rapper has partnered with award-winning writer, director, producer Je'Caryous Johnson for the musical, which comes on the heels of the 25th anniversary of Snoop Dogg's debut album, Doggystyle. Performances take place today at 3 and 7:30 p.m. at the State Theatre. Tickets are $62.50 to $128. (Niesel)

1519 Euclid Ave., 216-241-6000,

MON 10/29

Baldwin Wallace Musical Theater: One Love!

Baldwin Wallace University students and graduates will participate tonight in an evening of love songs. Baldwin Wallace's music theater program has received acclaim for more than 20 years now and was most recently ranked as the No. 1 music theater program in the country by, Proceeds from this performance will benefit the Kyle Jean-Baptiste Foundation.The performance takes place at 7 at Nighttown, and tickets are $10.

12387 Cedar Rd., Cleveland Heights, 216-795-0550,

TUE 10/30


Halloween Happening

The folks at many Hingetown establishments have teamed up for today's Halloween Happening. Free activities and snacks will be available at the Music Settlement, Bop Stop, the Beauty Shoppe & Foyer, the Grocery, Harness Cycle and Larder Delicatessen & Bakery. The event takes place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Check the Music Settlement website for more info. (Niesel),

Les Miserables

Cameron Mackintosh presents this new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical Les Miserables, which has hit the road after a return to Broadway. The play features songs such as "I Dreamed a Dream" and "One Day More." The play features new staging and "dazzlingly reimagined" scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. Tonight's performance takes place at 7:30 at Connor Palace. Tickets cost $10 to $125. (Niesel)

1615 Euclid Ave., 216-241-6000,

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