10 Events in Cleveland This Weekend You Don't Want to Miss (June 10 - 12)
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Roy Wood Jr. Thu., June 9 Comedy With his extensive resume, comedian Roy Wood Jr. has started to make some serious noise. Rolling Stone magazine describes him as a breakout. Between performing on The Late Show with David Letterman, appearing on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and routinely appearing as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, its hard to understand how Wood even has time to constantly tour the country. He performs at 8 tonight at Hilarities, where he has shows scheduled through Saturday. Tickets are $25.
Cleveland Bazaar Starts June 10. FridaysSeasonal Special HappeningsWith over a decade of amazing events, Cleveland Bazaar, Northeast Ohios longest-running indie craft show is back this summer on every second and fourth Friday of the month. Beginning at 10 a.m. today, Cleveland Bazaar brings its eclectic crafts to U.S. Bank Plaza. Free.
Classic Fest Fri., June 10Music Around TownAs one of Nelson Ledges most popular shows of the year, Classic Fest will no doubt be a weekend to remember. Featuring Pink Floyd tribute band Several Species, Led Zeppelin tribute band Kashmir, Rolling Stones tribute band Satisfaction and many more, youll leave Classic Fest with a greater appreciation and love for classic rock. Tickets are $45 to $75.
Be Spawntaneous Fri., June 10 DJ & Dance One of the original rave culture production companies, Spawntaneous Productions celebrates 23 years of pushing the limits with Be Spawntaneous, a massive show that takes place from 7 tonight until 5 tomorrow morning at the Cleveland Masonic Auditorium. Playboy model Justeena XO hosts the event that features three rooms of sound, lights, lasers, video mapping/mixing, performance artists, fabric dancers, fire artists and more. The lineup features rapper Talib Kweli and rapper/singer/actor Cham (aka Baby Cham). Tickets start at $40. https://www.facebook.com/SpawntaneousProductions/ Masonic Auditorium (map) 3615 Euclid Ave. Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District phone 216-431-7370 Be Spawntaneous
The Green Berets Sat., June 11 Film John Wayne stars as a U.S. Special Forces Colonel in The Green Berets, a 1970 film about the Vietnam War. Wayne's stand against the Vietcong makes a believer out of a cynical war reporter, suggesting the film's political agenda. Tonight at 9, the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque shows a 35mm color and scope print of the movie as part of its the Republicans are Coming series. Tickets are $10.
Monsters vs. Hershey Bears Sat., June 11 Sports (Spectator) After securing the top seed in the Eastern Conference, we all suspected the Cavs might return to the NBA Finals. But who knew the Monsters would be playing for a championship too? The minor league hockey team caps off a remarkable season tonight at 7 as Game 4 of the Calder Cup Finals comes to the Q and the team takes on the Hershey Bears in the city's first appearance in the Calder Cup Finals in 50 years. Tickets start at $16.
Parade the Circle Sat., June 11 Seasonal Special Happenings For a quarter of a century, Parade the Circle has signaled the arrival of summer in downtown Cleveland. One of the signature events of the season in Northeast Ohio, Parade the Circle includes floats, dancers, live music, stilt-walkers, giant puppets, colorful costumes, vibrant characters, handmade masks and so much more. This year's theme is Temenos. It all takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in Wade Oval. The parade begins at noon, rain or shine. It will begin from the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) and will move counter-clockwise around Wade Oval. Admission is free.
Cleveland Improv Jam Sundays Comedy The Angry Ladies of Improv has hosted the Cleveland Improv Jam for four years now. A few years back, Scene described the show as fierce, formidable and very funny. The women have some serious experience too. Katie White-Sonby is an actress who's performed at Clague Playhouse, Karamu and Kennedy's Cabaret. Marjorie Preston is an alumna of Something Dada and Rockwell 9 improvisational comedy troupes. Dionne Atchison is a theater artist with Cleveland Public Theatre, and Brenna MC Connor is an actress and improviser. The event begins with a short-form set of improv games, followed by a longform improv set. It begins at 5 p.m. at Coffee Phix. Arrive early if you want to sign up and perform. Admission is free.
7th Day Sweat Sundays Seasonal Special Happenings The "seventh day" tends to be a day of rest for many folks. But not for the party hearty people who run B-Side Liquor Lounge, the popular dance club located underneath the Grog Shop. Dubbed 7th Day Sweat, their weekly Sunday night soiree features DJ White Rims spinning "today's hottest dance hits," so you can "sweat it out" every Sunday. Admission is free but you must be 21 or older. It all starts at 7 p.m.
Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt Sun., June 12 Film Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Ardent offers an in-depth look inside the life of German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Ardent, who coined the phrase, the banality of evil, while covering the trial of Adolf Eichmann for The New Yorker. She lived a life considered anything but banal. Her life included a love affair with philosopher and Nazi sympathizer Martin Heidegger. The movie screens at 1:30 p.m. today and at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Tickets are $9 for general admission, $7 for CMA members.