Get Out: Everything You Should Do This Week in Cleveland (Oct. 18-24)

WED 10/18

Beer and Food Pairing

In honor of Cleveland Beer Week, Now That's Class will host a special beer and food pairing tonight. The tasting will include all 5 Natural Light beers with Cherrios, Hamms with ham, Strohs with Cheeze Wiz and Modello with mushrooms. The venue will mix up a special Busch beer float too. Admission is $5, and the event begins at 6 p.m. (Jeff Niesel)

11213 Detroit Ave., 216-221-8576,

Cleveland Stories Dinner Party

Cleveland Stories Dinner Party is a weekly series that pairs fine food with storytelling. Through it, the folks at Music Box Supper Club hope to raise awareness of the mission of the Western Reserve Historical Society's new Cleveland History Center. The goal of the Cleveland Stories Dinner Party 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. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner is served at 6, and the storytelling starts at 7. Tonight, Rick Porrello talks about Cleveland's history with the mafia. The menu includes lasagna, wedding soup and spumoni. (Niesel)

1148 Main Ave., 216-242-1250,

Columbus Brewing Bodhi-Fest Benefitting ALS

Three local venues will participate in today's Columbus Brewing Bodhi-Fest Benefitting ALS. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. at Rozi's, moves to Deagan's at 7 and then concludes at Buckeye Beer Engine at 10 p.m. At all three locations will feature Columbus Brewing's Double IPA and Bodhi, and they will be infused with various tasty flavors. During the event, $1 from every draft pour of Columbus beer will be donated to ALS Association. (Niesel)

Drawing Power

Once a month, Great Lakes Brewing Company hosts Cleveland's Drink & Draw Social Club. The event is organized by the Rust Belt Monster Collective and sponsored by Carol and John's Comic Book Shop. Drink & Draws are an opportunity for artists of all skill levels to drink, draw, socialize/network and collaborate in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Events take place at 7 p.m. Admission is free. (Josh Usmani)

2516 Market Ave., 216-771-4404,

Gospel Music in Cleveland Panel Discussion

Wings Over Jordan Choir, the first professional touring black choir in the U.S., came out of Cleveland. And so did the Womack brothers and beyond. Today at 7 p.m. at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, musicians, scholars and preachers will discuss the history of gospel music on Cleveland. Johnny Parker will moderate the discussion that will feature panelists Helen Turner Thompson, Lafayette Carthon and Afi Scruggs. Admission is free. (Niesel)

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

THU 10/19

AMS and Rock Hall Lecture Series

Each year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and the American Musicological Society present two events that feature members of the Society talking about topics relevant to the mission of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and the Rock Hall Library and Archives., Tonight at 7 at the Library and Archives, Tammy L. Kernodle, a specialist in African American music and gender studies at Miami University (Ohio), delivers her lecture about how Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Mavis Staples and Roberta Flack emerged in the late 1960s as artists that "used musical performances to mediate audiences through one of America's most chaotic and violent periods." Admission is free, but reservations are required. (Niesel)

2809 Woodland Ave., 216-515-1956,

Cleveland Evaluation Day

Do you have a family heirloom or garage sale find laying around and have always been curious about its value and history? From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Cowan's Auctions hosts a Free Cleveland Evaluation Day at its Warrensville Heights location. Bring up to two items for their expert appraisers to evaluate. The event is free, but reservations are encouraged. (Usmani)

26801 Miles Road, Warrensville Heights, 216-292-8300,

Stranger Things Spooktacular

Orlando-based burlesque dancer Paddy O' Chair will be on hand for tonight's Stranger Things Spooktacular at the Beachland. Another special guest, The Rocky Horror Picture Show's Bob Simon, will take on the role of Dr. Frank N Furter. The show will also feature Samanatha Echo, Bella Sin, Miss Holly Grail, Bon Bon Voyage, Annie Axel, Fever Blister, Juicy Gem and Queer Abby. It all begins at 8:30 p.m. at the Beachland Ballroom. Tickets are $10 to $30. (Niesel)

15711 Waterloo Rd., 216-383-1124,

Tokyo Ghoul

Based on a popular manga series, Tokyo Ghoul centers on the horror that ensues after a group of "ghouls" begin to hunt humans in Tokyo. The film's protagonist, college student Ken Kaneki (Masataka Kubota) undergoes a major transformation and goes to great lengths to hide the fact that he's really a flesh-eating monster. The movie screens at 7 tonight at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $9.75. (Niesel)

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

The Untamed

The Untamed, director Amat Escalante's first feature since he won the coveted Best Director prize at Cannes four years ago for Heli, centers on a Mexican wife and her mother. The two live near a meteor crater. When an alien appears, their lives take a dramatic turn. In a presentation by the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, the movie screens tonight at 7 at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $10. (Niesel)

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

FRI 10/20

Cantina Nights

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiering in theaters on Dec. 15, fans around the world are waiting with anticipation for the next chapter in the epic saga. On Friday and Saturday nights through Oct. 28, the Cleveland Brewery is transforming into the Mos Eisley Cantina, from Star Wars: A New Hope, for Cantina Nights. Step into the infamous bar from Tatooine, the desert home of Luke Skywalker, a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Figrin d' and the Modal Nodes will perform, and organizers promise appearances from rebels like Han Solo, Chewbacca and Jedi knights, as well as stormtroopers, Greedo, Ponda Baba and more. You can dress in costume and bring the kids for photos too. Hours are 6 to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 27. (Usmani) 777 East 185th St., 216-534-6992,

Gory at the Quarry

Nelson Ledges Quarry Park's annual Halloween bash, Gory at the Quarry, promises to will feature "non-stop fun" that includes a costume contest, a chili cook-off and bonfires. Bands such as Into the Blue, Madison Crawl and Dead Roses will perform. if you just want to enjoy the great outdoors, you can take advantage of hike, bike and shoot hoops. The event continues through Sunday. Check the website for details. (Niesel)

12001 State Rt. 282, Garrettsville, 440-548-2716,

Huggy Lowdown

Also known as "the Celebrity Snitch" because of the popular segment he contributes to the Tom Joyner Morning Show, comedian Huggy Lowdown likes to joke about how much money black stars like Jay-Z have and he regularly dishes dirt on celebs such as Geraldo Rivera and Bruce Willis. Think of him as a black Perez Hilton. He performs tonight at 7:30 and 10 at the Improv, where he has shows scheduled through Sunday. Tickets are $22. (Niesel)

Improv Comedy Club & Restaurant, 1148 Main Ave., 216-696-IMPROV,

Lou Harrison Centennial

Tonight at 7:30, the Cleveland Museum of Art pays tribute to composer Lou Harrison with Lou Harrison Centennial!, a program that includes Harrison's Concerto for Piano and Javanese Gamelan, featuring pianist Sarah Cahill. The program also includes a performance by Gamelan Galak Tika under the direction of Evan Ziporyn. Harrison integrated non-Western traditions of Asia and Southeast Asia into what we think of as classical music and did it in a sophisticated way. A contemporary of John Cage and Henry Cowell, he was among the first wave of truly American composers who shined a light on traditions beyond the European classical tradition. Tickets are $33 to $45, $30 to $40 for CMA members. (Niesel)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350,

Paula Poundstone

Over the course of a career that stretches back nearly 40 years, comedian Paula Poundstone has been a regular guest on several NPR programs and has performed for the likes of Hillary Clinton and Johnny Carson. Poundstone, who published her first book, There Is Nothing in This Book That I Meant to Say, in 2006, just put out her second book, The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness. As its title suggests, it provides a humorous look at the never-ending quest for happiness. Expect Poundstone to elaborate on some of the material in the book and engage in some back-and-forth with audience members at tonight's show. It starts at 8 at the Ohio Theatre, and tickets are $10 to $45. (Niesel)

1501 Euclid Ave., 216-241-6000,


Ted Wilde directs Speedy, a 1921 silent film that stars Harold Lloyd as an ardent baseball fan who wants to save the last horse-drawn trolley line in New York. A screening of Manhattan, a silent "city symphony" film, precedes the showing of Speedy. The screening takes place at 7 tonight at the Cleveland Museum of Art, where they screen again at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Both films complement the art museum's new exhibit, The Jazz Age. Tickets are $10, $7 for CMA members. (Niesel)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350,

Techstars Startup Weekend

Since 2007, Techstars Startup Weekend has taken place in more than 150 countries. At today's event, which begins at 5:30 p.m.. entrepreneurs will convene at LaunchHouse located in Alpha Park. The 54-hour event gives designers, developers, marketers, and startup enthusiasts from across Northeast Ohio the chance to share ideas. Tickets cost $75, and students can receive a special ticket price of $50. (Niesel)

675 Alpha Dr., Suite K, Highland Heights,

SAT 10/21

12 Hours of Terror

It just wouldn't be Halloween in Cleveland without 12 Hours of Terror at Capitol Theatre in Gordon Square. From 8 p.m. today to 8 a.m. tomorrow, the theater hosts a full night of cult horror favorites. This year's lineup includes Hellraiser, Dr. Butcher, MD, Pet Sematary, Motel Hell, Rawhead Rex, Freddy vs. Jason and a secret film to be revealed at the event. Local artist Chad "CHOD" Kimes will again be selling horror movie-themed prints in the lobby. Kimes has done the main promotional poster art for all eight years of 12 Hours of Terror, and has made poster prints for all of the individual films for the past three years as well. Following the event, his year's set of prints will also available at the Mummy and the Monkey's Thrift Crypt (13349 Madison Ave., Lakewood), where Kimes' work is currently on display. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 day of the event. Tickets are available at the box office or online. 12 Hours of Terror is a strictly 18-and-over event, and no one younger will be admitted. (Usmani)

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

An Artist Talk

In conjunction with her current exhibition at Zygote Press, the organization hosts an artist talk with Laura Ruth Bidwell from 10 a.m. to noon today. During an artist residency at Zygote Press, Bidwell has created a new series dubbed Mondegreen. A mondegreen is a mishearing of words or phrases, and Bidwell's new body of work references a childhood mis-hearing of lyrics to Eartha Kitt's "C'est Si Bon," as well as the unreliability of memory. Along with her husband Fred, Bidwell is the co-founder of Transformer Station. She studied painting at the University of Akron, and after a career as a graphic designer in advertising, works on photography, video and on-demand book projects. Mondegreen remains on view at Zygote Press through Nov. 11. Admission is free. (Usmani)

1410 East 30th St., 216-621-2900,

The Cleveland Bazaar

Formerly known as the Bazaar Bizarre Cleveland, the Cleveland Bazaar is the longest-running indie craft show in Northeast Ohio. It has hosted markets and events across the region for more than a decade. Although its largest event takes place every December at 78th Street Studios, the Cleveland Bazaar hosts pop-up events year 'round. This summer, the Cleveland Bazaar has hosted several events in Market Square Park, at the intersection of West 25th Street and Lorain Avenue. The next Bazaar takes place today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come early to shop at the West Side Market and stay for lunch or dinner on one of West 25th Street's many outdoor patios. Can't make it this time? Cleveland Bazaar's final Market Square event of the season takes place on Saturday, Oct. 21. Admission is free. (Usmani).

Cleveland Pops — Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert

Described as "a legendary songsmith" and "a master of the show tune," Jerry Herman joins the Cleveland Pops Orchestra for a program dubbed the Broadway Legacy Concert. The show will feature tunes that range from "Hello, Dolly" and "Mame" to "Mack and Mabel" and "La Cage aux Folles." The concert begins tonight at 8 at Severance Hall. Tickets are $31 to $100. (Niesel)

11001 Euclid Ave., 216-231-1111,

The Diary of Anne Frank

The story of how Anne Frank, a Jewish girl, managed to evade the Nazis while living in Germany in World War II is a remarkable one. Cleveland Play House's adaptation of her story aims to capture the drama inherent to her story. It opens tonight at 7:30 at the Outcalt Theatre, where it runs through Nov. 19. Tickets are $25 to $105. (Niesel)

1407 Euclid Ave, 216-640-8669,

A Pinhole Photography Workshop

This weekend, the Cleveland Print Room hosts two separate workshops. The first workshop explores pinhole photography from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Participants will learn the entire process, including building a pinhole camera, taking photographs with them and developing and printing them in the darkroom. No photographic experience is necessary, and guests of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. The cost of the workshop is $35, $30 for members. All materials and equipment are included. Limited space is available. To register, email [email protected]. The Cleveland Print Room celebrates traditional photography and preserves the equipment and processes necessary to produce it. The Cleveland Print Room's 3,000-sq.-ft. space includes an exhibition space, communal workspace and a large community darkroom. (Usmani)

2550 Superior Ave., 216-401-5981,


According to the press release announcing RARE, the finale for Beer Week, "the beers at RARE will represent the pinnacle of the Brewmasters' artistry while providing our guests with a literally once-in-a-lifetime beer experience." The $100 ticket includes 15 pour tickets (the pour sizes will range from two to four ounces) and a buffet dinner. You can also bid on items in the Great Craft Beer Silent Auction. Advance tickets required. Proceeds benefit the Malone Scholarship Fund ($50 of the ticket cost is tax deductible). The event takes place from 6 to 9 tonight at the Wolstein Center. (Niesel)

2000 Prospect Ave., 216-687-9292,

Shuck Yeah!

Shuck Yeah!, a party at Alley Cat Oyster Bar on the Flats East Bank, will feature oysters from both coasts for a celebration of all things oyster. The event will also feature bites from your favorite Zack Bruell Restaurants, craft cocktails from Tito's Handmade Vodka and a seasonal beer garden. The local band Madison Crawl will perform as well. Guests will enjoy unlimited food tastings from Alley Cat, Cowell & Hubbard, Exploration, L'Albatros, Parallax, Ristorante Chinato and Table|45. Tickets are $45 in advance, $55 at the door. The event takes place from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. (Niesel)

1056 Old River Road, 216-574-9999.

Spooky Pooch Parade

Now in its tenth year, the Spooky Pooch Parade attracts hundreds of dogs to Lakewood's Kauffman Park. Scheduled to take place from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. today, the event includes a festival within Kauffman Park, a parade through Lakewood's Downtown business district on Detroit Avenue and an awards presentation. It's reportedly the only event of its kind within the region. There will be kids games, food and dog-related vendors, including rescue groups and other nonprofits offering canine-oriented goods and services. Kids are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and visit vendors for trick-or-treating. The parade commences at 2 p.m. Afterward, judges will award prizes in a number of categories, including Best Dog & Child, Best Dog & Adult, Best Dog & Group, Spookiest Pooch and Best in Show. (Niesel)

SUN 10/22

The 3rd Annual Halloween Flea Market

Get into the Halloween spirit with Now That's Class' third annual Halloween Flea Market presented by the Black Market. From 2 to 7 p.m. today, more than 25 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 décor, jewelry, makeup, gifts, taxidermy and more. Vendors will be located throughout the venue, both indoors and outdoors, including the front patio, bar space, show space, basement and back parking lot. Admission is just $1 and all ages are welcome. Guests over 21 can enjoy "spooky" drink specials. Costumes are encouraged. (Usmani)

11213 Detroit Ave., 216-221-8576,

The Mayor and the People: A Celebration of Carl B. Stokes

Stokes Legacy Jazz Orchestra with Dominick Farinacci, Junkyard X and the All-City Choir with Jonny Parker will perform at today's concert, the Mayor and His People: A Celebration of Carl Stokes. The event, which takes place at 7 p.m. at the Maltz Performing Arts Center at Temple-Tifereth Israel on the campus of Case Western Reserve University, aims to "tell the story of the challenges Carl Stokes faced in a turbulent and pivotal time in Cleveland's history." Admission is free, but tickets are required. (Niesel)

1855 Ansel Rd., 216-368-0295,

A Photography Workshop

In its second workshop of the weekend, the Cleveland Print Room hosts an intensive, comprehensive one-day course on black and white film developing, printing contact sheets of negatives and printing photos from negatives in the darkroom. The workshop takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and is led by Hadley K. Conner. Cost of the workshop is $130, $115 for CPR members. Participants should bring two rolls of shot, standard black and white film (preferably 24-exposure rolls of the same 35mm film), as well as a package of photographic paper. Guests can bring lunch or visit one of the neighborhood restaurants. Register for the class by calling 216-802-9441 or emailing [email protected]. (Usmani)

2550 Superior Ave., 216-401-5981,

Two Can Play That Game

Writer/Director/Producer Je'Caryous Johnson returns with Two Can Play That Game, the followup to her successful hit play Married But Single. Originally a film, the movie that centers on the trials and tribulations of dating, is now a stage play. Vivica A. Fox reprises her role from the original movie as a relationship guru. and the producers of the play promise "some new twists and turns." Performances take place today at 3 and 7:30 p.m. at the State Theatre. Tickets are $58.25 to $102.25. (Niesel)

1519 Euclid Ave., 216-241-6000,

MON 10/23

Wing Ding Doodle

This weekly event features specials on Buffalo wings and cold brews at Properity Social Club, which dishes $1 wings and meatless Monday "wing" baskets for vegans. Discounted drafts and a playlist of vintage-electric blues and soulful R&B curated by local musician Clint Holley will be on tap as well. (Niesel)

1109 Starkweather Ave., 216-937-1938,

TUE 10/24


For years now, the local ensemble Harmonia has played the traditional folk music of eastern Europe that reflects the cultures of this region (think Hungarian, Slovak, Ukrainian, Romanian, Croatian and Gypsy). The musicians in the band come from varied East European backgrounds, and they explore those traditions in their music. The band performs tonight at 7:30 at the Happy Days Lodge. The concert is part of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Concert Series. Tickets are $21. (Niesel)

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

The Pulitzer at 100

Designed to commemorate last year's Pulitzer Prize Centennial, The Pulitzer at 100 chronicles the prize's history with interviews with musicians, writers and journalists. The movie screens at 1:45 p.m. today at the Cleveland Museum of Art. It screens against at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, at the art museum, and columnist Connie Schultz, who won a Pulitzer in 2005 while working for the Plain Dealer, will be on hand to talk about her award after that screening. Tickets are $10, $7 for CMA members. (Niesel)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350,

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