Get Out: The Things To Do This Week (April 12-April 18)

WED 04/12

Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors

The Cavaliers conclude the regular season tonight at the Q with a game against Eastern Conference rivals, the Toronto Raptors. If all goes according to plan, the Cavs and Raptors might meet again in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Cavs have had the Raptors' number this season and haven't lost to them yet. Expect tonight's game to bring out the best in both teams. The action begins at 8. Tickets start at $133. (Jeff Niesel)

1 Center Court, 216-420-2000,

Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties

Cleveland Stories Dinner Party, a weekly series at the Music Box Supper Club, pairs fine food with storytelling and helps raise awareness of the mission of the Western Reserve Historical Society's new Cleveland History Center. The club's owners consider the Cleveland History Center to be "one of the most interesting museums in Cleveland" and "an unknown gem that Clevelanders should know more about and support." 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. Each week features a free guest speaker; add a custom prix fixe dinner — a full three course meal ­— for only $20. Dinner is served at 6, and the storytelling begins at 7. Tonight, Cleveland-based recording engineer and producer Tom Anderson talks about working with Van Morrison, Paul McCartney, Supertramp, America, Hoyt Axton and others. The featured three-course dinner includes cream of (Wings) soup, a Grateful Dead burrito bowl and Blue Moon(dance) ice cream. (Niesel)

1148 Main Ave., 216-242-1250,

The Color of Creation, the Creation of Color

For the ancient Egyptians, in the beginning there was nothing except a dark expanse of endless water. And then, with creation, there was color! Today at 5:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art's recital hall, CWRU's Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities and the CMA co-sponsor a talk by Gay Robins, professor of art history at Emory University. Robins, a noted scholar in ancient Egyptian art, delivers a talk exploring the complex artistic intermingling of color, mythology and politics in the Egyptian culture. Robins is the author of The Art of Ancient Egypt and has served on Emory's faculty for almost 30 years. The event is free, but registration is recommended at the website below. (Lawrence Neil)

11150 East Blvd., 216-368-2242,

Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D

The cult classic The Creature from the Black Lagoon centers on the discovery of a mysterious half-man, half-fish creature on an expedition deep into a remote jungle. The film screens tonight at 7 at the Capitol Theatre as part of the Cleveland Cinemas' Reel Science series. Michael Ryan, curator and head of vertebrate paleontology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, will introduce the film and lead a discussion. Tickets are $7.50, or $5 for Cleveland Cinemas Marquee Rewards members. (Jeff Niesel)

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

Zakir Hussain and Rahul Sharma

The preeminent tabla virtuoso of our time, Zakir Hussain teams up with santoor player Rahul Sharma for a program of Indian classical music at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Part of the museum's Performing Art series, the concert will feature music from the duo's extensive catalog — Sharma alone has released more than 60 albums. It begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $48 to $62. (Niesel)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350,

Indians vs. Chicago White Sox

The Cleveland Indians resumed their quest to return to the World Series last week as they opened the regular season on the road against the Texas Rangers and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Today at 6:10 p.m., at Progressive Field, the team goes up against division rivals, the Chicago White Sox. If anything, the Tribe has only improved with the addition of slugger Edwin Encarnacion and a healthy Michael Brantley. Tickets start at $13; the two teams go at again tomorrow night at 6:10. Those tickets also start at $13. (Niesel)

2401 Ontario St., 216-420-4487,

A Stray

A homeless Somali refugee living in Minneapolis adopts a stray dog and subsequently struggles to find anyone who will provide him with a place to stay. And yet, he becomes fiercely attached to the animal. That's the storyline of A Stray, an acclaimed indie drama from director Musa Syeed (Valley of Saints). The movie makes its Cleveland premiere tonight at 7 at the Cleveland Museum of Art, where it shows again at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $9, or $7 for CMA members, seniors and students. (Niesel)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350,

THU 04/13

A Community Workshop

In preparation for Ingenuity Cleveland's upcoming annual benefit, Bal: Aquatique, the organization is hosting a series of four community workshops to help create items centered around this year's underwater theme. Tonight from 6 to 8:30 you can help turn part of Ingenuity's campus into an aquatic-themed maze. And from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, you can create shower cap jellyfish. No experience is necessary, and all materials will be provided. To sign up, email [email protected]. Details are on the website. (Josh Usmani)

5401 Hamilton Ave., 216-589-9444,

Cool TLC

A veteran comic, local hero Cool TLC has worked the Cleveland scene for years now. During that time, he's shared the stage with national acts such as Eddie Griffin, Bruce Bruce, Snoop Dogg and Patti Labelle. The rowdy, fast-talking comedian regularly punctuates his live show with singing and dancing as he brings an excessive amount of energy to the stage. He performs tonight at 7:30 at the Improv. Tickets are $15. (Niesel)

1148 Main Ave., 216-696-IMPROV,

History on Tap

From 5 to 8 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month, the Cleveland History Center features History on Tap, complete with happy hour refreshments, light hors d'oeuvres and hands-on activities. Each event focuses on a special theme inspired by the city's history. Tonight's edition is Comics & Comedy, a fun-filled frolic through Cleveland's comedic past. Enjoy interactive games and activities, and laugh-inducing tours of the Bingham-Hanna Mansion. Tickets are $7 in advance, or $10 at the door. Tickets for WRHS members and students with ID are only $5. (Niesel)

10825 East Blvd., 216-721-5722,

Monsters vs. Manitoba Moose

For Thursday games at the Q, the Cleveland Monsters offer a special deal for college students. Students with a proper ID can buy tickets for just six bucks, and score a $6 College Meal Deal with a hot dog, chips and a soda. Tonight's opponent: the Manitoba Moose. The game begins at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $10. The two teams face each other again tomorrow night at 7. Those tickets also start at $10. (Niesel)

1 Center Court, 216-420-2000,

Zak Piano Recital

Pianist Albert Zak, a virtuoso performer who began to play the piano at age 4 and was, at the time, the youngest person taking classes in Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music, appears at 7:30 tonight at Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall for a solo recital that includes works by Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Debussy. Tickets are $20 to $50. (Niesel)

11001 Euclid Ave., 216-231-1111,

FRI 04/14

Art Book Sale

Anyone who has taken an art history class in college, or visited a museum gift shop, knows how expensive art books can be. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow, the Akron Art Museum hosts an art book sale that includes brand-new exhibition catalogs and art-related texts, as well as collectible books, some signed by the authors. While you're at the museum, don't forget to check out the current exhibitions, including Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose. Museum admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, and free for children 17 and under. (Usmani)

1 South High St., Akron, 330-376-9185,

Dan Cummins

In the past several years, comic Dan Cummins has been extremely busy. He's released three albums, appeared on all the usual late-night talk shows and toured his ass off. Though his delivery is much more manic, the thirtysomething comic comes off a bit like Jerry Seinfeld as he jokes about the trials and tribulations of getting through everyday life. Cummins performs tonight at 7:30 at Hilarities, where he has shows scheduled through Sunday. Tickets start at $20. (Niesel)

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

Downtown 81

Artist Jean Michel Basquiat plays a role in Downtown 81, a film about the ultra-hip subculture of post-punk era Manhattan. Shot in the early '80s but left unfinished until the early 2000s, the movie screens tonight at 7 at the Cleveland Museum of Art in conjunction with the museum's current Basquiat exhibition. Tickets are $11, $8 for CMA members, students and seniors. (Niesel)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350,

Flanagan's Wake

Now in its fifth year running in Cleveland, Flanagan's Wake transports the audience to a wake in Ireland 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. A sort of tragic Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding, the interactive and improvised show engages the entire audience as the guests are treated as the friends and family of the deceased. The show starts at 8 tonight and plays again tomorrow night at 8 at Kennedy's Theatre. Tickets are $26. (Patrick Stoops)

1501 Euclid Ave., 216-241-6000,

Indians vs. Detroit Tigers

Last year, the Cleveland Indians matched up well against the Detroit Tigers and rarely lost to the division foe. The Tigers just missed the playoffs, and the Tribe not only won the division but even advanced all the way to the World Series. Expect last year's poor showing against the Tribe to weigh heavily on the Tigers' minds as the two teams renew their rivalry tonight at 7:10 at Progressive Field as they begin a three-game series. Tickets start at $13. (Niesel)

2401 Ontario St., 216-420-4487,

Norm MacDonald

It's easy to appreciate comedian Norm MacDonald's dry, deadpan humor on TV, but he's even better in his live performances. Nothing is off limits to him, and topics range from death and defibrillators to what it's like having a gay son in Harvard. His twisted, yet highly logical, observations on the most mundane occurrences are what make him so funny. He appears at Hard Rock Live tonight at 8. Tickets are $25 to $45. (Liz Trenholme)

10705 Northfield Rd., Northfield, 330-908-7771,

Twirly Whirly Burly-Q

A burlesque extravaganza that aspires to capture the glory days of vintage New York striptease, Twirly Whirly Burly-Q embarked on two successful tours in 2016. Now the troupe is back on the road with performers Ula Uberbusen, Rosie Cheeks and Boo Bess. "Working as a team of strong and talented women means that we empower each other to create entertaining and thought-provoking theater," says Ula Uberbusen in a press release. Tonight's show starts at 8:30 at the Beachland Ballroom. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, $15 for reserved seating and $25 for VIP. (Niesel)

15711 Waterloo Rd., 216-383-1124,

SAT 04/15

Behind Glass

The second edition of Behind Glass, a new series devoted to "forward-thinking electronic and electroacoustic music," takes place tonight at 9 at Coda in Tremont. Quicksails' Ben Billington, an electronic musician originally from the Cleveland area who has spent the past decade of his life in Chicago, headlines. A percussionist and synthesizer wiz, he's touring behind Mortal, his first LP for Chicago label Hausu Mountain. Oberlin composer/sound artist/visual artist Sarah Snider and experimental musician/instrument builder/sound artist Fluxmonkey open. Doors open at 9. Tickets are $12 at the door, $10 in advance. (Niesel)

2247 Professor Ave., 216-274-1200,

Gladiators vs. Baltimore Brigade

The Cleveland Gladiators, part of the struggling Arena Football League, go up against the Baltimore Brigade tonight at 7 at the Q. The league has diminished over the past couple of years and only a few teams remain, the Gladiators being one of them. The high-scoring games can be good fun, and tonight's game features concession specials that include $1 sodas and $2 draft beers. (Niesel)

1 Center Court, 216-420-2000,

A Panel Discussion

In conjunction with the exhibition From San Juan to the Cuyahoga: Artist Books from Ediciones Vigia (Cuba), Waterloo Arts hosts a panel discussion with exhibit organizer Laura Ruiz Montes, Cleveland collaborator Damaris Punales Alpizar, CAN Journal editor, publisher and executive director Michael Gill, and others from Cleveland's small press literary and artist book publishing community. The panel discussion takes place at 3 p.m. today. Montes, the exhibit organizer and editor of Ediciones Vigia, is in Cleveland as part of the Cleveland Foundation's Creative Fusion international artist residency program. Hosted by CAN Journal, Montes will spend her residency interviewing Latino artists in Cleveland, and her writings will appear bilingually on CAN's blog and in future issues. The exhibition remains on view through May 19. Admission is free. (Usmani)

15605 Waterloo Rd., 216-692-9500,

Repo Man

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 Repo Man, a caper about a car thief (Emilio Esteves) who becomes a repo man at the behest of a man named Bud (Harry Dean Stanton). It screens at midnight tonight at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $6. (Niesel)

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

The Void

The Void, a new horror film from directors Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski, comes off as much more ambitious in scope than a standard horror flick; unfortunately, those high ambitions cause the film to miss a few of the targets it aims at. The film uses a familiar horror setup: After police officer Carter (Aaron Poole) finds a bloodied man on a deserted road, Carter transports him to a run-down hospital. Soon thereafter, creepy hooded figures surround the hospital, locking the strangers inside together. They have two choices: Work together to survive the night, or die. Once the film moves past the cliches it has set up, it begins to build tension and becomes engaging on its own terms. It screens tonight at midnight at the Capitol Theatre. Regular admission rates apply. (Johnny Cook)

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

SUN 04/16

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. This week, the local artist Lafayette Carthon and Faith performs. The all-you-can-eat musical extravaganza features Southern classics like chicken jambalaya, biscuits and gravy, and chicken and waffles. It takes place at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets are $40. (Niesel) 308 Euclid Ave., 216-523-2583,

Pop-Up Shop

Founded in 2003, the Chicago-based Numero Group aims to research and preserve obscure releases by artists who had little commercial success. The mission statement: "To dig deep into the recesses of our record collections with the goal of finding the dustiest gems begging to be released from their exile on geek street. No longer would $500 singles sit in a temperature-controlled room dying for a chance to be played. No more would the artists, writers, and entrepreneurs who made these records happen go unknown and unappreciated." Over the years, the label has reissued several albums by artists with ties to Ohio. In fact, the label's first release, Eccentric Soul, featured rare soul and R&B music that came out in the '70s on the Columbus-based Capsoul label. Now Numero owners have just announced a series of pop-up stores. The "traveling record roadshow" will consist of "two guys, a box truck and seven pallets teeming with Numero LPs, CDs, 45s, T-shirts, books and other additional miscellany your local record store isn't carrying." In addition to offering an array of "crispy, low cost" Numero titles and "slightly damaged remainders (at blowout prices)," they'll hawk their as-yet-unannounced Record Store Day titles, a tour-only tape and four city-specific singles. The pop-up shop comes to Space: Rock Gallery today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Niesel)

15721 Waterloo Rd., 216-383-1124,

mon 04/17

Dyngus Day

Easter Monday in Cleveland has come to mean Dyngus Day, a Polish celebration also known as lany poniedziaek. The festivities begin today at 10 a.m. and continue until 2 a.m. in Ohio City, Hingetown and Tremont. At 4:30 p.m. at Kishka's Beer Heaven Tent at West 58th Street and Detroit, a Miss Dyngus pageant will take place. An accordion parade follows at 6 p.m. This year, Tremont will offer even more ethnic food specials to celebrate the event. Prosperity Social Club will offer up a special menu that includes cabbage rolls, ethnic platters and kielbaski corn dogs. Other Dyngus Day specials include sauteed pierogi from Sokolowski's University Inn and bigos (a Polish hunter's stew) at Tremont Tap House. The easy listening trio Malphonia and legendary accordionist Stan Mejac will perform at Prosperity, the five-piece polka ensemble Visinata and DJ Kishka will perform at South Side and the Jimmy Daye & Ethnic Jazz Ensemble will perform at Sokolowski's. Also this year, Tremont will offer its own free in-neighborhood shuttle. The Cleveland Brew Bus will run continuously between 1 and 8 p.m., stopping at Tremont Tap House, Prosperity Social Club, Roosevelt Veterans' Post 58, the South Side and Sokolowski's University Inn. (Niesel)

Industry Brunch

Brunch isn't just a Saturday/Sunday thing. Over at Mahall's, you can grab a great brunch on Mondays as the club caters to industry folks who have the day off. Not that you have to work in the restaurant industry to indulge. The menu features items such as Chicken & Donuts, a dish that features three pieces of fried chicken along with two Old Hushers doughnuts. Other staples include the Everything Pretzel and the Creamy Egg Sandwich. A live DJ from WCSB will be on hand to spin cool tunes too. It runs from noon to 4. (Niesel)

13200 Madison Ave., Lakewood, 216-521-3280,

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 — it's a crapshoot — 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. The tables fill up quickly. (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, Shaker Square Cinemas and Tower City Cinemas. Unfortunately, additional charges apply for 3D movies. (Alaina Nutile)

TUE 04/18

Classical Revolution Cleveland

For many years, classical music wasn't intended for the masses. Seemingly reserved for quasi-exclusive concert halls, classical music hid from the outside world. Classical Revolution Cleveland helps tear down that wall and once again bring great chamber music to the people. Showcasing a variety of performers in bars, cafes and the like, it's actually not that different from how people used to listen to chamber music. The third Tuesday of every month, CRC brings its music to the Euclid Tavern. Performers like the Trepanning Trio, Anime Duo, students of Cleveland Institute of Music and even Cleveland Orchestra members grace the stage in these exciting concerts. Full of immensely talented performers, CRC re-instills the relevancy of this vibrant art form. Tonight's free, all-ages performance starts at 8. (Stoops)

5801 Detroit Ave., 216-651-9474,

Vinyl Night

While sales of CDs continue to decline, vinyl has seen a resurgence. In fact, the most recent Jack White album became the fastest-selling vinyl album since Nielsen Soundscan began compiling vinyl sales figures in 1991. 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." In keeping with that spirit and recognizing the burgeoning popularity of vinyl, the club hosts a vinyl night every Tuesday that serves as a listening party for new releases. The place has partnered with Loop in Tremont so that patrons can hear a new album on vinyl. You can bring your own vinyl and spin it too. We love the concept. It all starts at 7 p.m. (Niesel)

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

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