Get Out: Everything You Should Do This Week in Cleveland (Oct. 4-10)

WED 10/04

2 for $20 Promotion

Great Lakes Science Center and the Greater Cleveland Aquarium have teamed up for a special fall 2-for-$20 package. From today through Saturday, guests can explore both downtown attractions for just $20. Tickets purchased online must be redeemed first at the attraction from which they were purchased. Both attractions have a common goal and aim to get their guests to "really consider the world around them and their roles in it." Combo 2-for-$20 tickets can be purchased online, or get them at each box office during the two weeks of the promotion. (Jeff Niesel) or

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 sixth 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. (Niesel)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350,

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, by "bring(ing) 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, Mike Belkin and Carlo Wolff discuss their new book, Mike Belkin: Socks, Sports, Rock and Art, about Belkin's career as a rock promoter/manager/record producer. The rock-themed menu includes Korn chowder, meatloaf and chocolate cake. (Niesel)

1148 Main Ave., 216-242-1250,

Keep Talking

Keep Talking is an exciting storytellers program where locals can share their real-life experiences on a theme. The series offers attendees the chance to grab a drink and a dog while listening to some of their Cleveland neighbors tell tall tales. The theme for tonight's event is "School." It starts at 8 p.m. at the Happy Dog in Gordon Square. Admission is $5. (Niesel)

5801 Detroit Ave., 216-651-9474,

Skipper's Alley

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park partners with the National Park Service to bring live music to the Cuyahoga Valley. Tonight, Skipper's Alley, a modern Irish folk band that takes an old-school approach, performs at 7 p.m. at Happy Days Lodge. Tickets are $21. (Niesel)

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

THU 10/05

Art Therapy Studio

Join Spaces and members of the Art Therapy Studio tonight (and every first Thursday night) from 6 to 7:30 for an evening of inspiration, artmaking and community connection. Tonight's edition is all about painting and poetry: Attendees will have a chance to experiment with some very fluid and abstract watercolor techniques and gather meaningful words from old books and magazines (or write an original haiku) to collage onto their paintings. A $5 admission fee covers the cost of supplies, and all materials are provided. At least five reservations are required for the class to be held. Please RSVP by calling the Art Therapy Studio directly at 216-791-9303, or by emailing [email protected]. (Josh Usmani) 2900 Detroit Ave., 216-621-2314,

Indians versus TBD

After this season's historic 22-game winning streak, expectations remain high for the Indians as they enter the post-season. The Tribe's winning record ensures the team will begin the American League Divisional Series at home so the Tribe will play today and tomorrow's games at Progressive Field. Expect to see ace Corey Kluber take the mound for at least one of the games (the pitching rotation was yet to be determined at press time). He's in the running (again) for the coveted Cy Young award. Tickets are sold out but bars throughout Northeast Ohio will show the broadcast. (Niesel) 2401 Ontario St., 216-420-4487,

FRI 10/06

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, from tonight 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 throughout October. (Usmani)

777 East 185th St., 216-534-6992,

family fun

FireFish Festival

For the third consecutive year, James Levin's FireFish Festival transforms downtown Lorain into a venue for art installations, performances and live music. This year's festival expands to two days, running from 5 to 10 p.m. today and from 2 to 11 p.m. tomorrow. Lorain's storefronts and vacant buildings will be transformed into art installations and pop-up art galleries showcasing local artists. Music and performances will take place on a main stage, as well as balconies, alleys, empty storefronts, fire escapes and more. Broadway Avenue itself will be transformed into an interactive piece of art, featuring a video installation by Kevin Jackson on the old post office building. The fun kicks off on Friday night with a concert from regional music groups. As always, the fest culminates with a percussion parade and the burning of the ceremonial fish. Admission is free. (Usmani)

The Lazy Daisy Festival

The JiMiller Band will perform all Grateful Dead songs at the annual Lazy Daisy Festival, a three-day affair that commences today at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park. The Ice Cream Truckers and the Rusty Haywackers will also perform at the intimate, family friendly festival. Pre-sale tickets are $45 for the whole weekend, and that includes camping, swimming, hiking and all music. (Niesel)

12001 State Route 282, Garrettsville, 440-548-2716,

Mali Blues

Four Malian pop singers star in Mali Blues, a documentary about how the country's biggest acts perform in opposition to Islamic fundamentalists who want to ban secular music and dance in Mali. Directed by Lutz Gregor, the film shows at 7 tonight at the Cleveland Museum of Art, where it also screens at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10, or $7 for CMA members. (Niesel)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350,

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A group of would-be actors engage in "a joyful celebration of love lost, transformed and restored" in Shakespeare's classic comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream. The Great Lakes Theater production of the play opens tonight at 7:30 at the Hanna Theatre, where it continues through Nov. 5. Tickets are $15 to $80. (Niesel)

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

Mix: (K-Pop)

Celebrate K-Pop, the worldwide dance and music phenomenon, tonight at the Cleveland Museum of Art, in conjunction with the current exhibition, Chaekgeori: Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens. The CMA's atrium will be filled with the sounds of K-Pop from an NYC K-Pop DJ, and the Yin Tang Dance Company will perform and teach mashups of popular K-Pop routines. MIX hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Advance tickets are $10, $15 day of event, or free for CMA members. Parking is available in the museum's parking garage for $10. Chaekgeori remains on view through Nov. 5 in the Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery. (Usmani)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350,

Sketchbook Heroes: Caricatures of Rock Legends

Loftworks Gallery showcases a diverse collection of artwork by the International Society of Caricature Artists this fall. Featuring an extensive collection of cartoon rock icons, Sketchbook Heroes: Caricatures of Rock Legends includes 16 artists who have created work for clients such as Time Magazine, Mad Magazine, Sports Illustrated Kids, the animated television show Family Guy, and more. The show opens today with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. and remains on view through Oct. 22. The gallery will be selling original artwork as well as prints and books. Admission is free. (Usmani)

East 40th St. #1A, 440-479-9441,

Walk All Over Waterloo

As part of tonight's Walk All Over Waterloo gallery stroll, Waterloo Arts hosts an opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m. for Memory External: Works by Matthew Gallagher and Michael Lombardy. The exhibition's title refers to our memory's externalization "as frozen moments that build history, cultures and our understanding of reality." Gallagher studied studio art at Oberlin, but his work is produced through several self-taught techniques. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art, Lombardy is a printmaker who creates his own apparel. Both artists work in Midtown and share an interest in research and method-based processes. Memory External remains on view through Nov. 3. Of course, there's always plenty more to see and do throughout the Waterloo Arts District. Admission is free. (Usmani)

SAT 10/07

A Diamond in the Hough

The Morgan Conservatory celebrates its 10th anniversary tonight from 6:30 to 10 with A Diamond in the Hough: Gala and Silent Auction, featuring works by Tom Balbo. A Cleveland artist producing work for over 30 years, Balbo has dedicated his life to preserving the art of traditional papermaking and was instrumental to establishing the Morgan Conservatory. He continues to help steer it as its artistic director. In addition to showcasing 10 of his works, the silent auction will feature more than 100 works by artists in 10 categories, including papermakers, book artists and printmakers, as well as works from regional and national artists and local vendor specialty items. In addition to the silent auction, the gala includes live music from Glenn Holmes Trio, a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres. General admission is $40, Morgan members are $35 and students are $25 with valid ID. VIP admission is $100, and includes early entry and an exclusive bar and hors d'oeuvres. Get tickets by phone, through the Morgan website or at the door. (Usmani)

1754 East 47th St., 216-361-9255,

A Book Reading and Signing

Andrea Thome, a former Miss Ohio who grew up in Cleveland, has just published her new novel, Seeds of Intention. The wife of the now-retired Tribe slugger celebrates the book's release today from 1 to 3 p.m. with a book reading and signing at Fireside Books in Chagrin Falls. She'll donate proceeds from the sales of the book to the Jimmy Malone Scholarship Program. (Niesel)

29 North Franklin St., Chagrin Falls, 440-247-4050,

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)

West 25th and Lorain Rd.,

MOCA's Birthday Bash

In honor of the five-year anniversary of its Farshid Moussavi-designed building, as well as its fall exhibitions, MOCA Cleveland is hosting a free community day today from noon to midnight. The day includes family-friendly activities, panel discussions with senior curator Andria Hickey and featured artists from the current exhibitions, which guests can explore throughout the day. Additionally, WRUW Studio-A-Rama presents live music every hour from 2 p.m. to midnight in Toby's Plaza, headlined at 10:30 p.m. by Sweet Spirit with special guests New Bomb Turks and This Moment in Black History. Following the event, the Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern hosts a midnight afterparty. MOCA Cleveland's Fall 2017 exhibitions include the first U.S. museum solo show by British artist Phil Collins (not the musician) and A Poet*hical Wager, a group exhibition of contemporary abstract artists from around the world who use abstraction to convey complex feelings and concepts that can't be portrayed through representational imagery. Admission is free. (Usmani).

11400 Euclid Ave., 216-421-8671,

The Craft

Cleveland Cinemas' Late Shift Series, a program dedicated to the nostalgic cult and camp cinema that we love and cherish even though it's certainly not Oscar-worthy material, has been a fixture at the local chain of theaters since 2006. The 2017 schedule continues tonight with The Craft, a film about four high school students who suffer some serious fallout after they mess with witchcraft. It screens at 9:30 and midnight tonight and at 7 tomorrow night at the Cedar Lee Theatre. Tickets are $6. (Niesel)

2163 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, 440-717-4696,

East Bank Bacon Festival

The Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland aims to reduce hunger in Cleveland by providing nutritious food to over 45,000 residents each month, more than 31 percent of whom are children. Cuyahoga County's largest direct emergency food distribution network, the nonprofit serves 6.5 million meals per year as it allocates 94 percent of every dollar raised to buying food for those in need. Today, the Hunger Network hosts the inaugural East Bank Bacon Festival, a fundraising festival. The event takes place from noon to 10 p.m. on the East Bank of the Flats. Admission is free. The day will feature a "bacon-infused menu" catered by local restaurants and chefs. The food will be paired with craft beer and there will be live music. All proceeds go to the Hunger Network. (Niesel)

Monsters vs. Rockford Icehogs

The Monsters, our city's beloved minor league hockey team, kicks off the 2017-2018 season today at the Q with a game against the Rockford Icehogs. As is usually the case on opening night, the first 10,000 fans will receive a magnetic schedule with detachable car magnet. There's also a Socktober Sock Drive, and the team encourages fans to donate a pack of new socks to benefit local homeless shelters. The game begins at 7 p.m., and tickets start at $10. (Niesel)

1 Center Court, 216-420-2000,

Rocky Horror Picture Show

It's the first Saturday of the month again, so tonight the Cedar Lee Theatre hosts a 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. Tickets are $9.50. (Niesel)

2163 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, 216-321-5411,

SUN 10/08

Browns Versus New York Jets

The Browns almost notched their first win of the season when they went up against the Indianapolis Colts during Week 3 of the season. But the team came up just a few points short despite a remarkable second-half comeback that saw the defense really step up. Today the Browns take on the New York Jets, a team that's also going through some rebuilding. Given that the Jets haven't gotten off to a great start, this should be a winnable game for the Browns. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. at First Energy Stadium. Tickets start at $50. (Niesel)

100 Alfred Lerner Way, 440-891-5000,

Ed Caner & Friends

A founding member of the local band Hey Mavis, fiddler Ed Caner has performed with both local and national acts. For today's show at the Hines Hill Conference Center in Peninsula, he'll perform with musica guests from Hey Mavis, along with the Amethyst String Quartet. Expect to hear music from Cuba, Mexico, Spain, Brazil and Argentina. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 on Eventbrite; details are on the calendar at the website below. (Niesel)

1403 West Hines Hill Rd., Peninsula, 216-479-8611,

Gospel Brunch

The monthly Gospel Brunch has been a spiritual Sunday staple for years at the House of Blues. Curated by famed gospel singer Kirk Franklin, the recently reinvigorated show puts a bit more emphasis on the music. As for the food, the all-you-can-eat musical extravaganza features Southern classics like chicken jambalaya, biscuits and gravy, and chicken and waffles. Seatings are offered at 11 a.m. Tickets are $40 and are available online, by phone or at the box office. (Niesel)

308 Euclid Ave., 216-523-2583,

Pod Tours America

Barack Obama's head speechwriter from 2005 to 2013, Jon Favreau has hit the road to speak about politics and speechwriting. He currently writes for the online Daily Beast and podcast network Ringer and started a political podcast in Los Angeles with three of his friends, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor. Tonight's event, dubbed Pod Tours America, features all four of the podcasters and promises to offer "a no-bullshit conversation about politics, the press, and the challenges posed by the Trump presidency." The show begins at 8 p.m. at the State Theatre. Tickets are $49.50. (Niesel)

1501 Euclid Ave., 216-241-6000,

Run for Re-Entry

Proceeds from today's Edwins Leadership & Restaurant Institute Run for Re-Entry, a 5-K run or 1-mile walk, will support Edwins' mission. The restaurant aims to "teach a skilled trade in the culinary arts, empower willing minds through passion for the hospitality industry and prepare students for a successful transition home." Walkers and runners will receive a race T-shirt, and there will be age group awards. There will also be live music and post-race refreshments and food prepared by Edwins. It costs $25 to $32 to run, $15 to $22 to walk. The event begins at 10 a.m. on Shaker Square. (Niesel)

MON 10/09

The Coit Road Farmers Market's Taste of Autumn Benefit

For tonight's Taste of Autumn Benefit, farmers from the Coit Road Farmers Market will supply the ingredients and local culinarians and chefs will turn them into delicious dishes. The talent roster includes Bryce Jordan (Beachland Ballroom), food writer Tricia Chaves, Paul DeMelto (Culinarchy @ Cultivation Kitchen), Tino Enriquez (Coquette Patisserie), Chandra Morgan-Henley (No Wheat No Worries), Darrel Moore (Paragon Wine, Martinis & Plates), personal chef Lisa Pucci Delgado and Rus Welch (Moveable Feast Supper Club). The benefit includes live music, a cash bar and a raffle. It takes place from 6 to 9 at the Slovenian Workmen's Home. Tickets are $35. (Niesel)

15335 Waterloo Rd.,

Science Cafe

The second Monday of each month, Music Box Supper Club hosts Science Cafe, an informal lecture series that brings scientists from throughout the region to the club on the banks of the Cuyahoga River, so they can talk about science topics. Tonight at 7, physician Thomas Gilson, the medical examiner of Cuyahoga County, will discuss the opiod epidemic. Admission is free. (Niesel)

1148 Main Ave., 216-242-1250,

TUE 10/10

Dawn of the Dead

For years the film Dawn of the Dead, George A. Romero's sequel to Night of the Living Dead, couldn't be shown on the big screen because it was out of print. But producer Richard Rubinstein recently made a new digital print of the movie available. In homage to the late Romero, who passed away this summer, the film screens tonight at 7:30 at the Cedar Lee Theatre. Tickets are $10. (Niesel)

2163 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, 216-321-5411,

Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher

An Ohio native, comedian Rhea Butcher returns to her home state with her wife and fellow comedian Cameron Esposito for tonight's show at the Ohio Theatre, part of their multi-city Back To Back standup tour. The two are the creators and stars of the hit TV comedy series Take My Wife, the first TV show co-created and co-starring a gay married couple. Expect "edgy and human takes on love, identity and pop culture" when they take the stage tonight both individually and together. The performance begins at 8. Tickets are $32.50. (Niesel)

1501 Euclid Ave., 216-241-6000,

Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge

Director Marie Noelle helms Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge, a biopic about the Nobel Prize-winning physicist and chemist who had an unconventional approach to both her professional and personal life. The movie screens at 7 tonight and again at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Tickets are $10, or $7 for CMA members. (Niesel)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350,

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