Get Out: Things to Do in Cleveland This Week (Aug. 23-29)

WED 08/23

Angels in America

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge), Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass) star in this filmed staging of Angels in America, Tony Kushner's multi-award-winning two-part play that both documents the AIDS crisis and provides still-timely commentary on U.S. politics. "Part One: Millennium Approaches" was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by "Part Two: Perestroika" the following year. The Cedar Lee Theatre shows Part 2 of a film of those performances tonight at 7. The program repeats at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $20. (Jeff Niesel)

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

Chad Calek Presents SIR NOFACE Lives Tour

An award-winning documentary filmmaker and world-renowned paranormal investigator, Chad Calek (American Ghost Hunter) believes in ghosts. Calek, who has has spent 25 years investigating the world's "most haunted" locations, brings his live show to the Hanna Theatre today. He claims to have finally discovered footage that "definitively proves" the existence of ghosts. The Australian government has even reportedly sanctioned his findings. A VIP meet and greet commences at 4 p.m., and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25. (Niesel)

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

Indians versus Boston Red Sox

The Cleveland Indians continue their tough August schedule tonight as they take on the Boston Red Sox, one of the best teams in the American League. All of the Tribe's series in August come against squads still vying for the playoffs, so that makes this four-game series against the Red Sox another tough battle. Tonight's game begins at 7:10 at Progressive Field, where the two teams go on to face each other again tomorrow night at 7:10 in what could be a preview of the playoffs. In addition, the first 12,500 fans receive a Terry Francona Bobblehead. Tickets start at $13. (Niesel)

2401 Ontario St., 216-420-4487,

Brian Scolaro

A Brooklyn native, Brian Scolaro is your average funny, angry New-Yorker. From his first noteworthy appearance in Fox's Stacked to his half-hour special on Comedy Central, Scolaro has been making people laugh by just talking about life. His performances emphasize the life of the average middle-aged man: getting fat, being single or married and getting drunk. What makes him funny is that he's just talking about everyday occurrences, but with his own spin on them. He performs at 7:30 tonight at Hilarities, where he also has shows scheduled on Friday and Sunday. Tickets are $18 to $25. (Hannah Wintucky). 1148 Main Ave., 216-696-IMPROV,

Summer in the City Concert Series

Presented by Great Lakes Brewing Company, Fat Head's Brewery and Magic Hat Brewing Company, the Rock Hall's free Summer in the City concert series features some of the top bands in Cleveland. Concerts start at 6 p.m. on the seasonal outdoor stage through August. (Rain location is inside, on the Klipsch Audio Main Stage.) Tonight's concert features FunkyardX and JPennelope. Find out more on the website. (Niesel)

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

Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk

Given that both Rancid and Green Day, punk acts that hail from the San Francisco Bay Area, included Northeast Ohio on their summer tours this year, local interest should be high for Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk, a new documentary film that traces three decades of Bay Area punk rock. The film centers on the emergence of Berkeley's 924 Gilman Street music collective. Narrated by Iggy Pop and executive produced by the members of Green Day, the movie promises to provide "the definitive telling of this vibrant story, drawing from a wide variety of voices and viewpoints and featuring the music of many of the most famous and infamous punk bands ever." It screens at 7 tonight at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $9.75 for adults. (Niesel)

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

Wade Oval Wednesdays

A summer tradition, Wade Oval Wednesday takes place every Wednesday through Aug. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Wade Oval in University Circle. The weekly party provides the opportunity to catch a free concert — jazz, swing, world music and more. Between sets, check out the local food vendors, the beer and wine tent, the farmers market and free kids' activities — all laid out on the Wade Oval lawn, adjacent to Cleveland Botanical Garden, the Cleveland Art Museum, and the Cleveland Natural History Museum. The soul/funk act the Admirables performs tonight. Details are on the website. (Niesel)

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. The series continues through Sept. 27. Admission is free, but the food will cost you. (Niesel)

A Zine Workshop

In today's increasingly digital age, self-publishing is easier than ever, and zines have risen from the underground to mainstream of the art, literary and self-publishing worlds. Traditionally made by individuals or small groups using not much more than a copy machine and a stapler, zines can be used for many purposes, often including art, photography, personal writing, poetry, opinion, fiction, advice and more. Learn more about this eclectic art form during a workshop at Guide to Kulchur Books from 6 to 8 tonight. This event is the first of a series of zine workshops taking place on the fourth Wednesday of each month for the remainder of 2017. Workshops are free with a donation to Books for Prisoners, and participants will have the opportunity to exhibit their zines at MOCA Cleveland's Bound: Art and Books Fair in September. (Usmani)

5222 Lorain Ave., 216-647-8012,

THU 08/24

Engage! Cleveland

It's one of the most popular businesses in Cleveland, but how much do you really know about local printer Jakprints? This Thursday, Engage! Cleveland hosts offers a Behind the Scenes Tour of Jakprints' 150,000 square foot facility on Chester Ave. in Midtown. After meeting Jakprints co-owner and CEO Nick DeTomas, guests will meet the talented, passionate staff and learn how the company makes its T-shirts, posters, stickers and more. Each attendee receives a gift bag filled with product samples and a Jakprints coffee mug. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. Engage! Cleveland's Jakprints Behind the Scenes Tour takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today. Registration is $10 and available through Eventbrite. (Usmani)

3133 Chester Ave., 216-622-6360,

Gourmet Matinee with Loras John Schissel

Conductor Loras John Schissel will be on hand for the Cleveland Orchestra's 2017 Gourmet Matinee Series, a meet-the-artist event that includes lunch, today with a performance at Knight Grove, the party center at Blossom. Scchissel has served for more than two decades as founding music director of the Arlington-based Virginia Grand Military Band, The event begins at noon, and tickets are $50. (Niesel)

1145 W. Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, 216-231-1111,

Jon Lovitz

Jon Lovitz is many things: a pathological liar, the voice of Jay Sherman in The Critic. He's even on MySpace (but who is even on MySpace anymore?). He claims you can get acting career advice on his MySpace page but leaves you with the ominous disclaimer that you probably won't get much success if you follow it. His humor is so sardonic and varied that anything is up for grabs tonight, but we do know that the show is R-rated, and funny things usually come from R-rated comedy. Yeah, don't bring the kids. It all starts tonight at 8 p.m. at Hilarities and runs through Saturday. Tickets are $30. (Liz Trenholme)

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

Makers' Market in Collinwood

Looking for something truly unique and locally produced? Check out the Made in Collinwood Makers' Market tonight from 5:30 to 8:30, featuring a diverse collective of local makers and artisans from the greater Collinwood community. Held at the East Shore Park Club, the event is produced in conjunction with the club's Summer Concert series. A free concert by Faith & Whiskey will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free. (Usmani).

17213 Dorchester Rd.

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 08/25

The Cleveland Bazaar

The Cleveland Bazaar once again invades the U.S. Bank Plaza at Playhouse Square. Today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., attendees can shop local vendors, get lunch from Dynomite Burgers and enjoy the sunshine on the plaza. The fun continues on the second and fourth Friday of every summer month, including Aug. 11, Aug. 25 and Sept. 8. Admission is free. (Usmani)

East 14th St. and Euclid Ave., 216-771-4444,

Hope Over Heroin

A non-profit, Christian outreach that works with churches, business leaders, and addiction recovery agencies to "connect resources for the addicted, their families and our communities ravaged by drug abuse," Hope over Heroin hosts a two-day fundraising event this weekend at the Lake County Fairgrounds. Activities begin today at 5:30 p.m. with a prayer march and memorial followed by musical performances and "real stories of deliverance." The event continues tomorrow with more music and more storytelling. Register through the organization's website. (Niesel)

1301 Mentor Ave., Painesville,

DL Hughley

Not many people can fire off the quick, witty jokes like DL Hughley. He can take serious matters like race relations and spin them into sidesplitting satire, tiptoeing along the edge of offensive and hilarious, yet still remaining totally loveable. Nothing is off limits for this guy. Funny subjects include Paula Deen, high blood pressure, Superbowl commercials and Cuban Olympic swimmers. He performs tonight at 7:30 and 10 at the Improv, where he has shows scheduled through Sunday. Tickets range are $35. (Liz Trenholme)

1148 Main Ave., 216-696-IMPROV,

Indians versus Kansas City Royals

A week-long homestead comes to a close as the Tribe takes on division rivals the Kansas City Royals. Within the past month, the Royals have made a strong push for the playoffs. While they probably won't win the division, a wild car spot is well within reach, making this a game that matters to both teams. First pitch at Progressive Field comes at 7:10 p.m. And it's Dollar Dog Night. Tickets start at $13. (Niesel)

2401 Ontario St., 216-420-4487,

Night Market CLE

Following up on what was described by organizers as their biggest event yet, Night Market Cleveland returns from 5 to 11 today. Taking place on the last Friday of each month of the summer season, Night Market CLE is part farmer's market, part art/maker's market, part concert series and part food festival. Occurring only four times a year, the event series includes more than 200 retail and food vendors and 40 bands and performers. Located on Rockwell Avenue near the heart of Cleveland's Asiatown district, Night Market CLE was inspired by a tradition in several Asian cultures, and designed to connect the diverse people of Cleveland's Asiatown, St. Clair Superior and Campus districts while "energizing an often-overlooked corner of Cleveland." As always, Night Market CLE is family- and pet-friendly, free and open to the public. (Usmani)

East 21st St.,

An Opening Reception

Harris Stanton Gallery is at the proverbial center of the local art world tonight as the gallery hosts an opening reception for its latest exhibition, People, Places & Things, as well as CAN Journal's Fall 2017 Issue Launch Party. People, Places & Things features the work of three photographers: Laura Bidwell, Chris Felver and Rita Montlack. Although these artists all share a passion for photography, each take a unique approach to their work. People, Places & Things is the gallery's first photography exhibition in many years. The reception takes place from 5:30 to 8 p.m., and the artists will participate in a gallery talk midway through the evening. Each issue of CAN Journal, Northeast Ohio's premiere visual arts quarterly magazine, seems to get bigger and better. Following Friday's launch party, CAN Journal will be distributed in the coming days to more than 200 locations throughout Cuyahoga County, such as member galleries, coffee shops, restaurants, libraries and more. For more information on CAN Journal, visit People, Places & Things remains on view through Oct. 7. Admission is free. (Usmani)

2301 West Market St., Akron, 330-867-7600,

PechaKucha Night Cleveland

Looking for a fun and fascinating way to start your weekend? PechaKucha Night Cleveland presents tonight's event at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Although a full list of presenters hasn't been announced yet, local printmaker and executive director of Zygote Press Liz Maugans has been announced as one of them. Additionally, the first 50 guests receive a free, limited edition screen-printed poster hand-pulled by Maugans. The event is free but seating is limited. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. If the weather is uncooperative, the event will be held inside the museum. PKN Cleveland is free, but donations are suggested. Doors will open at 7 p.m., with presentations starting at 8:45 p.m. (Usmani)

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

SAT 08/26

Fallout: Collective Action Workshops

As part of MOCA Cleveland's current exhibition, Constant as the Sun, artists Kate Sopko and Angela Beallor's installation considers the practice of creating bomb/fallout shelters by creating one of their own inside the museum. Beginning in the 1950s, Americans built fallout shelters in response to the new concept of nuclear war. Sopko and Beallor's installation reconsiders these structures and their purpose in our current socio-political climate. From noon to 5 p.m. today, MOCA Cleveland hosts Fallout: Collective Action Workshops. Organized by Sopko and Beallor with Deidre McPherson, these workshops are facilitated by Francis Chiappa, M. Carmen Lane and the Lake Effect Free Alternative Health Clinic. Through the installation and workshops, organizers ask, "How can we build stronger, more cohesive movements for positive change?" The workshops are free with museum admission, but registration is strongly encouraged. MOCA Cleveland admission is $9.50 for adults, $6 for seniors ages 65 and over, $5 for students with valid ID. Admission is always free for MOCA Cleveland members, children ages 5 and under, active military and veterans. A complete schedule of programs is available at MOCA Cleveland's Summer 2017 exhibitions remain on view through Sept. 17. (Usmani)

11400 Euclid Ave., 216-421-8671,


Stray cats have lived in Istanbul for thousands of years, nearly as long as the city has been standing. The new documentary Kedi offers a gallery-style view of the cats inhabiting Istanbul while citizens offer their thoughts and feelings about the animals in their respective communities. The film shows how the cats live on a day-to-day basis and posits that, despite their stray nature, they have essentially become citizens of Istanbul. It doesn't have one dominant story to tell, making Kedi closer to an observational nature documentary than a standard narrative documentary. The film is at its best when it allows the audience to focus on a particular cat for a length of time, like the hardened fish thief called "Psychopath" or the rough-and-tumble cafe cat named "Carefree." Allowing the personalities of the cats to shine pushes the film into more than just animal photography. It shows tonight at 8:15 and tomorrow night at 8:25 at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. Tickets are $10, $7 for Cinematheque members and anyone under 25. (Johnny Cook)

11610 Euclid Ave., 216-421-7450,

SUN 08/27

One World Day

Last year, some 20,000 people reportedly attended One World Day at the Cultural Gardens. The event, which features diverse cultural performances and foods from the various countries represented by the communities that have Cultural Gardens, will again feature the Parade of Flags (this year featuring students from Thomas Jefferson International School leading each delegation with a sign like in the Olympics), a Naturalization Ceremony for new citizens, the popular Passport to Peace program where visitors get their passport stamped at each garden after completing a task, Trolley Tours, and a Beer Garden in the German Garden. There will also be a Wine Garden in the Italian garden. There will be two main stages where you can see Moroccan & Lebanese Belly Dance, Bharatanatyam Indian Classical Dance, St. Paul Senior Hellenic Dancers, Kultura Filipiniana Dance Troupe and Moises Borges Brazilian Jazz The event begins at 11 a.m. Admission is free. (Jeff Niesel)

Sloppy Sundays in the Sun

The bartenders at Now That's Class will serve "the coolest and tastiest pitchers" of cocktails today from 3 to 7 p.m. at Sloppy Sundays in the Sun. Pitchers of specialty cocktails ($12) include Paul's Puerto Rican Punch, Nascar Nectar and Stripple Nipple. The club will also set up a basketball hoop out back for patrons to show off their skills. Admission is free. (Niesel)

11213 Detroit Ave., 216-221-8576,

Mon 08/28

The Bud Light Dive Bar Tou

The country rock act Old Dominion has had massive hits with tracks such as "Break Up With Him," "Snapback" and "Song For Another Time." In advance of the release of the forthcoming new studio effort, Happy Endings, the band has been performing at small bars and clubs as part of what it calls the Bud Light Dive Bar Tour. The band will perform tonight at McCarthy's Downtown. Tickets will be required, and fans must register to win tickets at Winners will receive details regarding the show's start time. (Niesel)

1241 Main St., 216-344-9099,

Wing Ding Doodle

Blues icon Howlin' Wolf famously covered "Wang Dang Doodle," the old blues tune penned by Willie Dixon. Prosperity Social Club in Tremont has adopted that slogan, calling its wing night Wing Ding Doodle. Prosperity will not only serve up substantial, $1 whole wings, but it'll also offering 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. Wing Ding Doodle takes place every Monday from 6 p.m. to midnight. (Niesel)

1109 Starkweather Ave., 216-937-1938,

TUE 08/29

Dancing Under the Stars

As a part of the 12-week outdoor dance series at Playhouse Square, local dance instructors will lead Dancing Under the Stars tonight at U.S. Bank Plaza. If you aren't familiar with salsa, then you won't want to miss the fun instruction at 6 from the staffers at Viva Dance Studio. Then, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., the plaza turns into a massive, fun-filled dance party featuring a live band. (This week, it's Grupo Tumba'o.) Admission is free. Find a complete schedule on the website. (Niesel)

East 14th St. and Euclid Ave., 216-771-4444,

Intro to Hand Lettering

As public schools debate removing cursive handwriting from their curriculum, hand lettering may not be a "lost art," but it certainly is endangered. Fresh off her presentation at Weapons of Mass Creation Fest 8, acclaimed local hand letterer Lisa Lorek offers a workshop on hand lettering at TownHall from 7 to 9 tonight. Open to artists of all skill levels, participants will learn about typography, crafting and pairing lettering styles, forming compositions and additional tricks and tips from Lorek. By the end of the workshops, each participant will have crafted words and a quote to take home. Registration is $30 and includes all materials and complimentary flatbreads. To register online, visit the website. Born in Cleveland, Lorek graduated from the University of Dayton. (Usmani)

1909 West 25th St., 216-344-9400,

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