La Dolce Vita

Art imitates the good life at an area gallery.

Moya Brennan Night Town, 12387 Cedar Road in Cleveland Heights 6 p.m. Sunday, March 7. $30; call 216-795-0550
High school artists Appreciate Life in new - exhibit.
High school artists Appreciate Life in new exhibit.

The high school artists featured in Appreciate Life are blowing off all the teen-angst garbage that gave young people a bad name. "It's just nice to stop and think how good life is, despite all of the bad times," says Marika Peplowski, co-organizer of the multimedia exhibit opening Friday at Artists Archives of the Western Reserve. Everyday living is a recurring theme among the young photographers, painters, and sculptors who developed the show. A black-and-white photo shows a messy kitchen countertop, for instance, and a painting depicts a busy bar scene, complete with a televised Browns game and dart-throwing patrons. "I really hope people will take in the artwork and leave with a better appreciation of life," Peplowski says. Appreciate Life runs through April 2 at the Artists Archives, 1834 East 123rd Street. It's open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Call 216-721-9020 for more information. -- Nadia Michel

After Hours

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For Cleveland's gay clubgoers, the revelry doesn't stop after last call, late Saturday night. It just moves to Club 25's non-alcoholic After Party, where DJ Semaj commands the turntables. There's only one rule: no drag queens. It happens from 2:30 to 5:30 a.m. at Club 25, 2994 West 25th Street. Admission is $6; call 216-235-4500. -- Cris Glaser

Mark His Words

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"Travel has no longer any charm for me," Mark Twain once opined. "I've always had a yen for traveling," Hal Holbrook said recently. What do they have in common? Mark Twain Tonight, the one-man show in which Holbrook voices views he may not agree with, at the Palace (1519 Euclid Avenue) at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $22.50 to $37.50; call 216-241-6000. -- Michael Gallucci

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