Get Out: The Things To Do This Week (June 7-13)

WED 06/07

Deconstructing the Beatles' Revolver

A classically trained pianist, Scott Freiman started listening to the Beatles when he was 11 years old and quickly became a fan. Then, as an adult in 2013, Freiman lectured on the iconic rock group to some 15,000 people nationwide, including employees at Pixar, theaters and museums. He's recently expanded his multi-media presentations, and tonight at 7, the Cleveland Museum of Art presents his film, Deconstructing the Beatles' Revolver. Then, at 7 on Friday night, the museum will screen his Deconstructing the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper. Tickets are $9, or $7 for CMA members, students and seniors. (Jeff Niesel)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350,

Melissa Etheridge and Contemporary Youth Orchestra

The founding music director of the Contemporary Youth Orchestra and tour conductor for the rock group Styx, Liza Grossman got a heavy dose of all things orchestral while growing up in Detroit, where her parents regularly threw fundraising parties to try to keep the Motor City's orchestra alive. Now Grossman leads Contemporary Youth Orchestra, a local group of young musicians who play classic music with rock stars. Tonight, she'll lead CYO as it plays with singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge at 7:30 p.m. at Severance Hall. Tickets start at $29. (Niesel)

11001 Euclid Ave., 216-231-1111,

Hoppin' Frog Hoppy Hour

Much like the Fat Head's tasting room in Middleburg Heights, the Hoppin' Frog tasting room in Akron is in a nondescript strip of storage facilities and warehouses. But step inside and you'll find a cozy space with a huge array of the brewery's wonderful libations. The place features "hoppy hour" every weekday from 3 to 7 p.m. Tonight, the brewers visit the tasting room from 5 to 7 p.m. While they don't fill growlers, you can drink bottles on site or take 'em to go. The place also offers a "Hoppin' Frog Rare & Vintage" list as well as a guest bottle list. And you can order from a limited food menu too. (Niesel)

1680-F Waterloo Rd., Akron, 234-525-3764,

A Passionate Eye: The Adventure of Collecting Art with Victoria Price

Last year, the Good Goat Gallery celebrated the life and work of legendary filmmaker and actor Vincent Price with an art exhibition and themed dinner at Luxe Kitchen & Lounge. The celebration even brought Price's daughter, Victoria, to Cleveland. This week, Victoria returns for her own exhibition at the Good Goat Gallery, as well tonight's 7 p.m. presentation at the Cleveland Museum of Art's recital hall, entitled A Passionate Eye: The Adventure of Collecting Art with Victoria Price. During her presentation, Victoria will discuss the importance of the art collector as a "tastemaker, guardian and perpetuator of the visual arts for future generations." She will also share stories from the life of her father and his art-loving friends, including Edward G. Robinson, Stanley Marcus, Fanny Brice and more. The event is free, but registration is required via the museum website. (Josh Usmani)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350,

Walnut Wednesday

Walnut Wednesday is one of summer's great traditions. Today from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Perk Plaza at Chester Commons — at East 12th and Walnut streets — food trucks gather to serve up lunch to area residents and employees. Follow the Downtown Cleveland Alliance on Facebook for weekly updates on vendors, entertainment offerings and more. Admission is free, but the food will cost you. (Niesel)

THU 06/08

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 "I Shouldn't Be Doing This," and hosts are Adam Richard and Zachariah Durr. The program starts at 8 p.m. sharp at the Happy Dog. Admission is $5. Want to be a storyteller at a future session? See details on the website. (Niesel)

5801 Detroit Ave., 216-651-9474,

Edgewater Live

Now in its fourth season, Edgewater Live features local acts throughout the summer. The event also boasts food trucks and recreational activities. The weekly event commences today at 4:30 p.m. on the Centennial Plaza at the new Edgewater Beach House with performers from the Tri-C Creative Arts program. From 6 to 9 p.m., a headlining act will perform on the RTA Main Stage. (Niesel)

6500 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway NW,

Rock of Ages

Cain Park kicks off its theater season with the five-time Tony Award-winning musical Rock of Ages. Set in Los Angeles, the musical tells the story of Drew and Sherrie, two kids who chase their dreams in the big city and fall in love. You won't want to miss the big hair and stellar score that features songs by '80s rockers such as Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar and Whitesnake. Tonight's show begins at 7 in the Alma Theater, where performances continue through June 25. Tickets are $25. (Niesel)

14591 Superior Rd., Cleveland Heights, 216-371-3000,

Shop Concert Series

Tonight at 7:30 at Heights Music Shop, local singer-songwriters Emily Keener and Michelle Gaw will perform as part of the Shop Concert series curated by Barking Spider's Jenna Juredine. The series features songwriters and musicians from Northeast Ohio. There's a $10 cover charge, and patrons can bring their own food and drink. Attendance is limited to 40 people. (Niesel)

2174 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, 216-860-4460,

Two-Wheel Roundup

Prosperity Social Club hosts the first of two summer bike nights tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. The event caters to a variety of riders, and Prosperity welcomes all makes of bikes. During the events, the club will feature food and drink specials that include $2 Ballantine Ale and an $11 strip steak with fresh, hand-cut fries. Local bands will perform as well. (Niesel)

1109 Starkweather Ave., 216-937-1938,

FRI 06/09

After the Pedestal

Now in its 10th year, the Sculpture Center's annual After the Pedestal juried exhibition showcases recent sculptures by local and regional artists. Open to all regional sculptors, works must be no larger than 3 feet in any dimension, and no more than 3 years old. This year's juror is Steve Locke, an African-American artist exploring the male figure and its perception through sculpture, drawing, painting and installation, as well as themes of masculinity, homosexuality and violence against African Americans. After the Pedestal opens with a reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today and remains on view through August 4. At 6:30 p.m., Locke and some of the selected artists will give remarks about the exhibition and their work. Tomorrow night, Locke will participate in the Sculpture Center's third Cleveland Sculptors Network panel, Unfettered: Artists Who Work Across Media. Admission is free. (Usmani)

1834 East 123rd St., 216-229-6527,

Brew and BBQ

Cedar Point's annual Brew and BBQ event, which takes place this weekend in the park's Frontier Town from 2 p.m. until close, gives guests the chance to choose from a variety of food options, including pulled pork or chicken sliders served with a trio of Carolina sauces, "Texas BBQ," featuring smoked sliced brisket on Texas toast, or BBQ carnitas nachos with creamy cheddar and pickled jalapenos. New this year: desserts like banana cream pie and pecan tartlets. The event also features more than 100 craft, micro and specialty brews. Cedar Point's special brews include Shandy Shores, Valravn, Rougabrew, Iron Horse Porter, Slaughter House Red and Frontier Trail Ale. Cedar Point's Bluegrass Jamboree will perform on the new Gossip Gulch stage. Park admission is not included in the ticket price but is required. Guests can purchase a special admission and event combo ticket online or at the park on the day of their visit. (Niesel)

1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky, 419-627-2350,

Classic Fest

Tribute bands draw some of the biggest crowds to Cleveland clubs and festivals, so it makes sense that Classic Fest would be one of Nelson Ledges' most popular shows of the year. This year's event, which takes place today through Sunday, will feature the Pink Floyd tribute band Several Species and the Led Zeppelin tribute band Kashmir. There will also be tributes to the Stones and Neil Young. Tickets are $55 to $75. (Niesel)

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

Flat Out Fridays

The East Bank of the Flats features a slew of great bars and restaurants right on the river. To take advantage of the terrific location, the venues have partnered for Flat Out Fridays, a summer concert series featuring "sweet treats, beverages and other outdoor entertainment." The event takes place every second Friday of the month through September; tonight's edition runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is free. Find the entire schedule of events on the Flats East Bank Facebook page. (Niesel)

1055 Old River Rd., 202-628-0123,

Corey Holcomb

After debuting at an open mic night in 1992, comedian Corey Holcomb has gone on to take top honors at numerous comedy festivals and appeared at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and the Chicago Comedy Festival. A physical comedian, Holcomb has said he practices his "stage faces." He speaks with candor about romantic relationships, admitting that "sensitive people" might find his jokes offensive, but "confident people" will like him just fine. Recently, Holcomb appeared in the film Think Like A Man Too and Adult Swim's TV series Black Jesus. He performs at 7:30 and 10 tonight at the Improv, where he has shows scheduled through Sunday. Tickets are $27. (Niesel)

Indians vs. Chicago White Sox

Back in the April, the Cleveland Indians kicked off their quest to return to the World Series with an extra-innings win against the Chicago White Sox. They started the season off on the right foot and have continued to win more games than they've lost. The Chicago White Sox have struggled at times, but they also have played .500 ball or better for the first two months of the season. Today at 7:10 p.m. at Progressive Field, the Indians play the White Sox once again. It's Dollar Dog Night, and there will be fireworks after the game. Tickets start at $13, and the series concludes on Sunday. (Niesel)

2401 Ontario St., 216-420-4487,

Peer Show

Tonight the Cleveland Print Room — a staunch defender of the art of film photography — debuts its annual Peer Show, a highly competitive juried exhibition. Approximately 30 works were selected for the event, with submissions from both CPR members and non-members. Today's opening reception runs from 5 to 9 p.m.; award winners will be announced at 6:30 p.m. The show remains on view through July 16. Admission is free. (Usmani)

2550 Superior Ave., 216-401-5981,

Relics of Memory: Assembled Visions by Chad Cochran and Debra Sue Solecki

Although it has two galleries on its campus in the Cleveland Metroparks Huntington Reservation, rarely does BAYarts host an exhibition spanning both of them. Beginning this weekend, both the Diane Boldman Education Gallery and the Sullivan Family Gallery will host a large-scale exhibition of recent work by just two artists. Relics of Memory: Assembled Visions by Chad Cochran and Debra Sue Solecki unites these artists' mixed media and assemblage works in their mutual exploration of the nostalgic sense of "home," as a tangible place, a memory or a state of mind. BAYarts hosts a free, public reception from 7 to 9 tonight, and Relics of Memory remains on view through July 7. Admission is free. (Usmani)

28795 Lake Rd., Bay Village, 440-871-6543,

Some Nice People Made Some Nice Things

They say not to judge a book by its cover, but the title of the latest exhibition at 3204 Studios is exactly what it sounds like. Some Nice People Made Some Nice Things includes artwork by Grace Frank, Erin Guido and John Paul Costello. Grace Frank's paintings have previously been showcased at 3204 Studios, as well as at the nearby Canopy Collective. Erin Guido and John Paul Costello are currently part of the Please Touch exhibition at the Akron Art Museum through July 16. In honor of the artists and their work, 3204 Studios hosts a reception from 6 to 11 p.m. tonight. The event also includes a performance by Uno Lady. Admission is free. (Usmani)

3204 Lorain Ave.,

Whiskey Tasting

Tonight at 6, the Music Box Supper Club hosts a special whiskey tasting in advance of a concert by the Americana act Whiskey Gentry. Whiskey Pete & Friends will tell you all about the three-sample whiskey flights of Knob Creek Single Barrel, Jim Beam and Makers 46 that will be available. The event requires a concert ticket to enter. (Niesel)

1148 Main Ave., 216-242-1250,

SAT 06/10

Art Fur Animals

The Friends of the Cleveland Kennel hosts its annual Art Fur Animals benefit from 6 to 10 tonight at the Cleveland Masonic Auditorium. In addition to raising money for the organization, the event celebrates artists who support the cause. Art Fur Animals includes a silent auction of local artists' work, as well as a live auction of custom-painted ceramic dogs and cats. You'll also find appetizers, desserts, wine and local beer served by celebrity bartenders, along with music by DJ Funk-Shway. General admission is $35 in advance or $40 at the door and includes light hors d'oeuvres and two drink tickets. VIP admission is $100 and includes unlimited bar service, a private lounge area and a custom-made swag bag. Details are on the website. (Usmani)

3615 Euclid Ave., 216-274-9480,

The Best of Bowie

In tonight's performance, The Best of Bowie, local dance troupe Dancing Wheels will perform four works inspired by David Bowie's music. The night will also feature the Cleveland premiere of Labyrinth: A Tribute. The performance will also include a presentation by CoolCleveland's Thomas Mulready, who'll present a history of the Thin White Duke's career. For VIP ticket holders ($125), there will be pre-performance hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at 6:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $40, and include 8 p.m. admission. It all happens at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica. Find details on the website. (Niesel)

2014 Sycamore St., 216-432-0306,

Parade the Circle

One of the signature events of summer in Northeast Ohio, the Cleveland Museum of Art's annual Parade the Circle includes floats, dancers, live music, stilt-walkers, giant puppets, colorful costumes, vibrant characters, handmade masks and much more. The parade begins at noon today, but guests can enjoy hands-on activities offered by local organizations in Circle Village, in the field inside Wade Oval, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. But bring chairs or blankets and plan to arrive early: The spots with a view fill up fast. (Usmani)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350,

Works by John W. Carlson

The latest exhibition at the Massillon Museum features work by local painter John W. Carlson. Primarily working in black and white, his expressive paintings and drawings explore the human condition through solitary figures in ambiguous fields of negative space. The museum hosts a free, public reception for Carlson from 7 to 9 tonight, concurrent with the opening of the museum's new Stark County in the Great War exhibition in the main gallery. Admission is free. (Usmani)

121 Lincoln Way, Massillon, 330-833-4061,

SUN 06/11


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of filmmaker and documentarian Frederick Wiseman, the Cleveland Museum of Art is screening a number of his movies. Today at 1:30 p.m., the museum will screen Hospital, a film about East Harlem's Metropolitan Hospital Center. Tickets are $10. (Niesel)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350,

Manly Man Foot Race

A 4-mile run/walk that starts at 8 a.m. on Mall C in downtown Cleveland, the Manly Man Foot Race aims to raise awareness about men's health. Participants will travel through the East and West Banks of the Flats, passing several "retro-style" entertainment zones before eventually making their way back to Mall C. All participants will receive a mustache to wear and an event shirt. Post-race activities include a beard judging contest, a keg toss and the Manly Man push-up contest. (Niesel)

mon 06/12

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 to talk about science topics. Tonight at 7, organizers mark the event's 10th anniversary. Rekha Srinivasan from CWRU's chemistry department talks about "phytochemicals in spices and their properties." Admission is free. (Niesel)

1148 Main Ave., 216-242-1250,

TUE 06/13

Open Turntable Tuesday

Tonight from 6 to 9, Goldhorn Brewery hosts its weekly Open Turntable Tuesdays. DJ Kris Koch will offer time slots to people who want to bring their own vinyl and spin their favorite songs or deep tracks. The Northeast Ohio Vinyl Club and the locally based Gotta Groove Records serve as the sponsors, and turntables will be provided. Each person will be able to play three to five songs (20-minute slots), and there will be a mic available to talk about the selections. Along with theme nights, there will be giveaways, drawings and contests. (Niesel)

1361 East 55th St., 216-465-1352,

Pride Month Film Series

Cleveland Cinemas continues its Pride Month film series, intended to "showcase and celebrate the diversity of the LGBTQ community." Tonight's 7:30 offering at the Capitol Theatre is Uncle Gloria: One Helluva Ride!, the true tale of a former "67-year-old Jewish macho, homophobic owner of an auto wrecking company" and her transgender journey. Admission is $9.75 for adults, $7 for seniors/children. (Kirby Davis)

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

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