Get Out: Everything You Should Be Doing in Cleveland This Week (Oct. 30-Nov. 5)

Día de Muertos returns to Gordon Square. See: Saturday.
Día de Muertos returns to Gordon Square. See: Saturday. Photo by Emanuel Wallace

WED 10/30

Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls

Much like the Cavs, the Chicago Bulls are in the midst of rebuilding their once-great franchise. Rookie Coby White, a point guard the Bulls drafted from the University of North Carolina, brings the Bulls some hope of turning things around, but this should be a winnable game for the Cavs. Tip-off is at 7 tonight at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Consult the website for ticket prices. (Jeff Niesel)

1 Center Court, 216-420-2000,

GlamGore Monthly Drag Show

Each month, GlamGore, a drag show at the Grog Shop, features a variety of performance artists under one roof. The shows include everyone from "beauty queens" to "drag monsters." Tonight's show theme is Frights in Tights with performers Ursula Major, the breakout star from alternative drag reality competition show The Boulet Brothers: Dragula Season 1, along with Silver Uzumaki, Clinica Deprecious and Betty Whatsherface. There will also be a costume contest. Tickets cost $10 in advance, $12 at the door, or $15 for VIP tickets that give you early bird access to the Grog starting at 8 p.m. and a special photo opportunity/meet-and-greet with the cast. For general admission ticket holders, the doors open at 8:30 p.m. DJ Zoë will attend to the turntables. (Niesel)

2785 Euclid Hts. Blvd., 216-321-5588,


The definitive 2002 version of German filmmaker Fritz Lang's 1927 silent sci-fi classic originally screened in 35mm film with subtitles. The movie focuses on the class divide between the rich inhabitants of an above-ground city and the underground laborers that power its massive infrastructure. A forward-thinking robot decides to start a revolt, and conflict ensues. The 2010 restoration of the film screens tonight at 7 at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. Boston's Alloy Orchestra will play the score. Tomorrow night, the Alloy Orchestra returns to the Cinematheque to accompany Gallery of Monsters, the recently unearthed and restored silent melodrama produced (and perhaps co-directed) by visionary French filmmaker Marcel L'Herbier (L'Inhumaine). Tickets cost $20, $15 for Cinematheque members and students. (Niesel)

Cleveland Cinematheque, 11610 Euclid Ave., 216-421-7450,

The Music Man

Tonight at 7:30 at the Hanna Theatre, Great Lakes Theater presents its version of The Music Man, the play about salesman Harold Hill and his attempts to con people into buying instruments and uniforms for a band he never intends to form. The six-time Tony-winning musical features tunes such as "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Ya Got Trouble" and "Till There Was You." Performances continue through Nov. 10. Tickets start at $15. (Niesel)

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


A dedicated inner-city school teacher sends her own son to private school in Pipeline, "a compelling, must-see portrait of the systemic school-to-prison pipeline and the experience of being a parent to a young black man in America." The Cleveland Playhouse production continues in the Outcalt Theatre through Nov. 3. Tonight's performance takes place at 7:30. Tickets start at $20. (Niesel)

1407 Euclid Ave, 216-241-6000,


Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece Psycho centers on a woman on the lam (Janet Leigh) who checks into the mysterious Bates Motel, a property that appears to be deserted except for the proprietors Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) and his mother. The movie screens tonight at 7 at the Capitol Theatre as part of the theater's Happy Hour Classics series. The $10 ticket includes admission to a happy hour cocktail reception that begins at 6 p.m. (Niesel)

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

The Way Down Wanderers

The Way Down Wanderers draw from bluegrass and Americana. Grammy-winner David Schiffman (Johnny Cash, HAIM, Rage Against The Machine) produced the group's independent sophomore album, Illusions. It offers "songs that bridge a raw enthusiasm for life with the sobering reality of how quickly time passes." The band even created a conceptual stop-motion music video for the album's title track. They perform tonight at 7 at the Happy Days Lodge in Peninsula as part of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Concert Series. Tickets cost $21 for general admission, $17 for Conservancy members, $10 for students. Children under 10 are free. (Niesel)

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

THU 10/31

Death of a Salesman

Set in 1949, this famous Arthur Miller play focuses on a traveling salesman who can't make ends meet. Sadly, the salesman realizes his life insurance might be the best way to provide for his family, Tonight at 7:30 at the Ohio Theatre, Tri-C presents its version of the play. Performances continue through Saturday; tickets cost $20. (Niesel)

1501 Euclid Ave., 216-241-6000,

Into the Woods

Equal parts Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk, Into the Woods is a fractured fairytale by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Stephen Sondheim and Tony Award-winning director James Lapine. The plot centers on a baker and his wife who yearn for a child, the witch who has placed a curse on them, and other storybook characters drawn from the works of the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault. Wishes do come true, we are reminded — but not without consequences. The musical was a hit on Broadway when it premiered in 1987. (A film version came out in 2014.) The CSU Department of Theatre and Dance's version opens tonight at 7:30 at the Allen Theatre, where it runs through Nov. 3. Tickets are $15 and $25. (Niesel)

1407 Euclid Ave.,

Music Feeds People

Some of the area's finest reggae performers and solo artists will perform tonight at the inaugural Music Feeds People fundraiser concert. In addition to popular acts such as Umojah Nation and Friends, including Carlos Jones and Jah Messengers, Dave Smeltz, Alexis Antes, Charlie Mosbrook and Brian Henke will give solo performances. A 501(c)3 non-profit volunteer organization, All Faiths Pantry and its volunteer staff deliver bags of groceries every month to seniors over 60 and mobility challenged clients at no cost. All proceeds will go to funding AFP's efforts to feed those in need of supplementary non-perishable canned goods and fresh fruit and vegetables. 7 p.m., $20 ADV, $25 DOS.

Music Box Supper Club, 1148 Main Ave., 216-242-1250,

FRI 11/01

Ryan Dalton

A product of Cleveland, standup comedian Ryan Dalton has played locally and toured nationally for about the past 20 years. He regularly appears on Bob and Tom Radio Show and has released several comedy albums. He performs tonight at 7 and 9:30 at Hilarities, where he also performs at 7 on Sunday. Tickets start at $10. (Niesel)

Hilarities Comedy Club, 2035 East Fourth St., 216-241-7425,

Jay Myself

Director Stephen Wilkes explores the life and times of photographer Jay Maisel in this documentary film about the eccentric man who lives in an enormous building in New York where "each room represents a different partition in his mind." The movie shows tonight at 7 at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Tickets cost $10, $7 for CMA members. (Niesel)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350,

The Member of the Wedding

At the suggestion of her friend Tennessee Williams, Southern writer Carson McCullers adapted her novella, The Member of the Wedding, into a play that was an enormous success when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It depicts the "intrinsically enmeshed lives of whites and blacks in the American South." Regional talent Eric Schmiedl directs this version of the play at the Beck Center for the Arts through Nov. 3. The cast includes Lisa Louise Langford, Ellie Ritterbusch, Chase Oberhaus, Peter Lawson Jones, Corin B. Self and Fred Gloor. Tonight's performance takes place at 8, and performances continue throughout the weekend. Tickets are $10 to $33. Group and student discounts are available. (Niesel)

17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood,


Monsters vs. Charlotte Checkers

The Cleveland Monsters host the Charlotte Checkers today and Sunday at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. Tonight, it's a 1-2-3 Friday, so there will be $1 Pepsis, $2 Sugardale hotdogs and $3 select 12 oz. beers. There's also a post-game skate. Tonight's game begins at 7. Sunday's game starts at 1 p.m., and it's a Monsters Family Day. The first 2,000 kids will receive a Castaway Bay day pass and kids can enjoy Monsters Kids Meals that include a Sugardale hot dog, a Pepsi and chips for only $6. Tickets for both games start at $10. (Niesel)

1 Center Court, 216-420-2000,

The Séance, a Creepy Circus Cabaret

The Creepy Circus Cabaret's performance of the Séance promises to bring aerial performance, rituals, acrobatics and laughs to Bohemian National Hall tonight and tomorrow night. At the event, you'll learn why the ghosts are connected to the historic Slavic Village ballroom. It all begins at 8. For more information, look for Creepy Circus Cabaret on Facebook. Due to the sensitive nature of the subject matter, you must be 21. Tickets cost $22 and can be purchased through the Facebook event page and Eventbrite. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

Sokol Greater Cleveland, 4939 Broadway Ave., 216 883-0675,

SAT 11/02

Día de Muertos Celebration

Today, Cleveland Public Theatre brings back its Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration to the Gordon Square Arts District for the 15th year in a row. The free event kicks off at 11 a.m. with a several family-friendly activities, including face painting and craft stations for kids. The big Procession of Skulls and Skeletons Parade rolls out at 3 p.m., with participants lining up at 2:30 p.m. Local musicians are expected to play Latino-style music throughout the day. There will also be dance performances, art vendors, food options and an art installation of a mock cemetery. Admission is free. (Laura Morrison)

6415 Detroit Ave.

Chelsea Handler

A No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, Chelsea Handler brings her Life Will Be the Death of Me Stand-Up Comedy Tour to MGM Northfield Park — Center Stage tonight. The tour comes on the heels of her recent return to stand-up following the success of her memoir that came out earlier this year, debuting at the top of the New York Times Bestseller List. Handler embarked on a sit-down comedy tour in support of the book and subsequently launched a limited series podcast. Tonight, she performs at 8 at MGM Northfield Park — Center Stage. Consult the website for ticket prices. (Niesel)

10705 Northfield Rd., Northfield,


Julius Caesar

One of 40 professional theater companies across the nation selected to perform a Shakespeare play with a professional team of actors for middle- and high-schools and conduct related educational activities for the students, Great Lakes Theater tonight presents its take on Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Hanna Theatre, where performances continue through Nov. 3. Tickets cost $15 to $80. (Niesel)

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

Michael Kosta

Comedian Michael Kosta likes to joke that he has so much experience doing standup comedy, he might as well have a doctorate in comedy. He's got a point. He's been a correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and served as a co-host on Fox Sports 1's Crowd Goes Wild. A former athlete, he had a breakout performance a few years back at the HBO Comedy and Arts Festival in Aspen. He performs at 7 and 9:30 tonight at Hilarities. Tickets start at $23. (Niesel)

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

Once Upon a Time...In Hollywood

Writer-director Quentin Tarantino takes some liberties with the story of Sharon Tate and the Manson family in his latest film, Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood. Only a handful of theaters showed the film's 35mm print, and tonight at 8:15 the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque will screen the movie in that format. Tickets cost $12, or $9 for Cinematheque members and students. (Niesel)

11610 Euclid Ave., 216-421-7450,

Rocky Horror Picture Show

It's the first Saturday of the month again, so tonight the Cedar Lee Theatre hosts its usual midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the 1975 cult classic that still draws an exuberant, costumed crowd that likes to throw rice and dry toast and sing along to the songs in the movie. In addition, locals act out a floor show that mimics the movie, turning the event into a veritable party. Tickets are $9.75. (Niesel)

2163 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights,


SUN 11/03

20th Annual Cleveland Jewish Book Festival

The Mandel JCC's 20th Annual Cleveland Jewish Book Festival, one of the country's major Jewish book festivals, kicks off today at the Mandel Jewish Community Center. This year's incarnation features 13 nationally acclaimed authors and six authors with local ties. Esquire and former New Yorker cartoonist Bob Mankoff will be on hand, and there will be five free events, a multimedia comedy presentation on the modern Jewish experience and a special event about Jewish foods. It all starts tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Mandel JCC with Ronald Balson, a trial attorney, educator and author of the bestselling novel, Once We Were Brothers. The event is free, but because seating is limited, advanced registration is encouraged. To purchase tickets, please visit the website or visit the Mandel JCC Membership Desk (no ticket sales on Friday evenings, Saturdays, or Jewish holidays, or by phone). Tickets cost $15. (Niesel)

26001 South Woodland Rd., Beachwood, 216-831-0700,

Apocalypse Now Final Cut

Earlier this year, the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque added the new 4K restoration of Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now to its schedule. Apocalypse Now Final Cut was such a success, it screens again tonight at 6:30 at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. Inspired by Joseph Conrad's modernist novel Heart of Darkness, the film stars Martin Sheen as a U.S. Army captain (Martin Sheen) who takes a journey upriver to find and kill a renegade colonel (Marlon Brando). Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper and Harrison Ford co-star. Tickets are $12, $9 for Cinematheque members, CIA/CSU I.D. holders and those age 17 and under. (Niesel)

11610 Euclid Ave., 216-421-7450,

Cavs vs. Dallas Mavericks

Thanks to the stellar play of rookie Luka Doncic, the Dallas Mavericks brought some excitement to the basketball court last year even if they didn't make the playoffs. Doncic, a guy who stands to be a perennial all-star, has a slightly better cast of surrounding players around him this year, including big man Kristaps Porzingis, whom the Mavs obtained in a trade with the Knicks last year. Tonight at 7:30, the Mavericks come to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse for their one and only game there against the Cavs this season. Check the website for ticket prices.

1 Center Court, 216-420-2000,

Mike Wallace Is Here

A reporter known to be "tough as nails," Mike Wallace gained a reputation for asking tough questions. Mike Wallace is Here, a new documentary about the man, uses archival and previously unseen film clips from the 60 Minutes vault to create a portrait of the guy who interviewed everyone from Johnny Carson to the Ayatollah Khomeini. The film screens today at 1:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Tickets cost $10, $7 for CMA members. (Niesel)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350,

Mitsuko Uchida Plays Schubert

An artist-in-residence for the Cleveland Orchestra from 2002 to 2007, internationally renowned pianist Mitsuki Uchida returns to Severance Hall today to play three pieces by Schubert. The concert takes place at 3 p.m. Check the Cleveland Orchestra website for ticket prices. (Niesel)

11001 Euclid Ave., 216-231-1111,

Pierre Queval

Organist Pierre Queval, who studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris under Olivier Latry, will give one of two free organ recitals included in the Cleveland Museum of Art's Performing Arts Series. He has performed in many of the great churches of France and has been the head organist of the great Cavaillé-Coll/Haerpfer-Ermann organ of the Saint-Ignace Church in Paris since November 2014. The concert begins at 2 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Admission is free. (Niesel)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350,

MON 11/04

Cat & Nat

Cat and Nat have become internet sensations by sharing their "ultra-real and just a bit R-rated dispatches from the mom trenches." They talk about topics such as what not to eat a few days postpartum and the most effective ways to avoid postpartum sex. They come to the Agora tonight in support of their new book, Mom Truths. The event begins at 7, and tickets start at $35. (Niesel)

5000 Euclid Ave., 216-881-2221,

Monday Night Trivia

Do you have tons of obscure music knowledge? Are you a student of fast food menus and their nuanced histories? What say you about the geographic evolution of Scotch whisky? Tonight's your chance to wow your friends, make yourself instantly more desirable to someone you're newly dating, and hang with Cleveland's headiest hipsters and hot dog lovers. It's the Happy Dog Monday Night Trivia. Starting at 8 p.m., expect themed rounds and general knowledge questions that seem considerably trickier than some of the other live trivia locales in town. Obviously, have a hot dog and a craft brew while you're at it. And arrive early. (Sam Allard)

5801 Detroit Ave., 216-651-9474,

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 and Tower City Cinemas. Additional charges apply for 3-D movies. (Alaina Nutile),

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 11/05

The Band's Visit

This critically acclaimed smash-hit Broadway musical won 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. It also nabbed a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. The play "rejoices in the way music makes us laugh, makes us cry, and ultimately, brings us together." Tonight's performance takes place at 7:30 at Connor Palace. Tickets start at $10, and the show runs through Nov. 24. (Niesel)

1615 Euclid Ave., 216-241-6000,

Cavs vs. Boston Celtics

In two preseason games, the Boston Celtics pretty much obliterated the Cavs. But, as we all know, preseason games don't matter much since the starters only get limited minutes. Still, the Celtics, who return to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse tonight at 7, have a playoff caliber team, and the Cavs don't, so a Cavs win would be considered an upset. Check the website for ticket prices. (Niesel)

1 Center Court, 216-420-2000,

Cold Case Hammarskjöld

In his film, Cold Case Hammarskjold, Danish filmmaker Mads Brügger investigates the mysterious 1961 airplane crash in Africa that killed Swedish diplomat Dag Hammarskjöld, then secretary-general of the United Nations. Ultimately, the movie affirms some of the conspiracy theories that have surrounded the tragedy for decades. It screens today at 1:45 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Tickets cost $10, $7 for CMA members. (Niesel)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350,

An Evening with Orin Wolf

Orin Wolf, the producer of the Tony Award-winning play The Band's Visit, will speak tonight at 7:30 at Temple Israel Ner Tamid in Mayfield Heights. A Cleveland Heights native, Wolf attended University School and has also been nominated for Tony Awards for his work on Fiddler on the Roof, Beautiful — The Carole King Musical, Orphans, Once and View From the Bridge. The Band's Visit will be at Playhouse Square from Nov. 5 through Nov. 24. An hour before the talk begins, there will be a special Meet & Greet with Wolf. The $75 ticket gets you a wine & hors d'oeuvres reception, preferred seating for the talk, gift CD, and a raffle ticket for two tickets to see the play. Tickets to the talk alone cost $30, $10 for students with ID. (Niesel)

1732 Lander Rd., Mayfield Heights, 440-473-5120,

David Henry Hwang

David Henry Hwang's 1988 play M. Butterfly has been staged in numerous countries and even became a major motion picture. His latest play, Soft Power, premiered in Los Angeles last year and opens in New York this fall. Tonight at 6 at the Maltz Performing Arts Center, Hwang will speak as part of Case Western Reserve University's Think Forum Lecture Series. Admission is free. (Niesel)

1855 Ansel Road, 216-368-6062,

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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