October 13, 2016

10 Events You Shouldn't Miss in Cleveland This Weekend (Oct. 14 - 16)

We narrowed down a list of some of the best events going on this week in Cleveland.

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Tig Notaro 
When: Thu., Oct. 13
More than just a standup comedian, Tig Notaro does a bit of everything these days. Back in 2012, she turned heads when she spoke about being diagnosed with cancer during one of her routines. Comedian Louis CK was at the show and called it groundbreaking. Massive success has followed as Notaro subsequently did a segment on This American Life, landed a book deal, released a live recording, appeared on Conan and teamed up with comedian pals Kyle Dunnigan and Amy Schumer to write Inside Amy Schemer. Notaro, whose deadpan delivery and storytelling skills distinguish her from other comics, performs tonight at 8 at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $35.
Tig Notaro When: Thu., Oct. 13 More than just a standup comedian, Tig Notaro does a bit of everything these days. Back in 2012, she turned heads when she spoke about being diagnosed with cancer during one of her routines. Comedian Louis CK was at the show and called it groundbreaking. Massive success has followed as Notaro subsequently did a segment on This American Life, landed a book deal, released a live recording, appeared on Conan and teamed up with comedian pals Kyle Dunnigan and Amy Schumer to write Inside Amy Schemer. Notaro, whose deadpan delivery and storytelling skills distinguish her from other comics, performs tonight at 8 at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $35.
The 2016 Akron Craft Beer Festival 
When: Fri., Oct. 14
Just as Cleveland Beer Week kicks off, Akron hosts its annual Craft Beer Festival at the Akron Civic Theatre. Forty-one local, national and international craft breweries will be on hand tonight to sample sour beers, meads and ciders. The Civic has created its own one-of-a-kind beer, The Mighty Wurlitzer, in collaboration with Heavy Seas brewery. That keg will be tapped at 8:30 p.m. on the Civic stage. Other highlights of the evening include a cask of Fat Head’s Double Dryed Hopped Head Hunter and a mystery infusion with Dogfish. The event starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40.
The 2016 Akron Craft Beer Festival When: Fri., Oct. 14 Just as Cleveland Beer Week kicks off, Akron hosts its annual Craft Beer Festival at the Akron Civic Theatre. Forty-one local, national and international craft breweries will be on hand tonight to sample sour beers, meads and ciders. The Civic has created its own one-of-a-kind beer, The Mighty Wurlitzer, in collaboration with Heavy Seas brewery. That keg will be tapped at 8:30 p.m. on the Civic stage. Other highlights of the evening include a cask of Fat Head’s Double Dryed Hopped Head Hunter and a mystery infusion with Dogfish. The event starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40.
HUMP! Film Festival 
When: Fri., Oct. 14
Eleven years ago, syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage launched HUMP!, a film festival designed to challenge his Pacific Northwest readers to "get their hands dirty" and create "good, old-fashion homemade porn." The results ran a wide gamut and represented straight, gay and transgendered shorts made by amateurs from the area. Until two years ago, HUMP!'s screenings were limited to the Pacific Northwest. It recently hit the road and this year, the tour features an all-new program of 21 films. They screen at 7:30 and 9:15 tonight at the Capitol Theatre.
HUMP! Film Festival When: Fri., Oct. 14 Eleven years ago, syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage launched HUMP!, a film festival designed to challenge his Pacific Northwest readers to "get their hands dirty" and create "good, old-fashion homemade porn." The results ran a wide gamut and represented straight, gay and transgendered shorts made by amateurs from the area. Until two years ago, HUMP!'s screenings were limited to the Pacific Northwest. It recently hit the road and this year, the tour features an all-new program of 21 films. They screen at 7:30 and 9:15 tonight at the Capitol Theatre.
Cleveland Monsters vs. Rockford Ice Hogs 
When: Fri., Oct. 14
The Cavs NBA title undoubtedly overshadowed the Cleveland Monsters' Calder Cup win, but the AHL team won the hearts of local hockey fans with its lengthy playoff run that culminated in a championship win. Tonight at 7, the team returns to the Q to defend its title against the Rockford Wild Hogs. The two teams face off again tomorrow at 5 p.m. For tonight's game, the first 10,000 fans will receive a replica championship banner. As part of 1-2-3 Fridays, there will be $1 Pepsi products, $2 Sugardale hot dogs and $3 beers. A Calder Cup championship banner will be hung from the rafters prior to the game's start. The first 10,000 fans on Saturday will receive a Calder Cup Magnetic Schedule. Tickets start at $10.
Cleveland Monsters vs. Rockford Ice Hogs When: Fri., Oct. 14 The Cavs NBA title undoubtedly overshadowed the Cleveland Monsters' Calder Cup win, but the AHL team won the hearts of local hockey fans with its lengthy playoff run that culminated in a championship win. Tonight at 7, the team returns to the Q to defend its title against the Rockford Wild Hogs. The two teams face off again tomorrow at 5 p.m. For tonight's game, the first 10,000 fans will receive a replica championship banner. As part of 1-2-3 Fridays, there will be $1 Pepsi products, $2 Sugardale hot dogs and $3 beers. A Calder Cup championship banner will be hung from the rafters prior to the game's start. The first 10,000 fans on Saturday will receive a Calder Cup Magnetic Schedule. Tickets start at $10.
12 Hours of Terror 
When: Sat., Oct. 15
The seventh annual all-night horror movie marathon returns to the Capitol Theatre. Tonight’s big event features classic flicks such as Evil Dead 2, Drag Me to Hell, Piranha 3D, Pieces, Trick ‘r Treat, Re-Animator and a surprise secret screening. It starts at 8 p.m. and continues until 8 tomorrow morning. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 on the day of show. Admission includes a continental breakfast if you can stomach it.
12 Hours of Terror When: Sat., Oct. 15 The seventh annual all-night horror movie marathon returns to the Capitol Theatre. Tonight’s big event features classic flicks such as Evil Dead 2, Drag Me to Hell, Piranha 3D, Pieces, Trick ‘r Treat, Re-Animator and a surprise secret screening. It starts at 8 p.m. and continues until 8 tomorrow morning. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 on the day of show. Admission includes a continental breakfast if you can stomach it.
Spooky Pooch Parade 
When: Sat., Oct. 15
Now in its ninth year, the Spooky Pooch Parade attracts hundreds of dogs to Lakewood’s Kauffman Park. Scheduled to take place from 12:30 to 4 p.m. today, the event includes a festival within Kauffman Park, a parade through Lakewood’s Downtown business district on Detroit Avenue and an awards presentation. It’s reportedly the only event of its kind within the region. There will be kids games, food and dog-related vendors, including rescue groups and other nonprofits offering canine-oriented goods and services. Kids are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and visit vendors for trick-or-treating. The parade commences at 2 p.m. Afterward, judges will award prizes in a number of categories, including Best Dog & Child, Best, Dog & Adult, Best Dog & Group, Spookiest Pooch and Best in Show. lakewoodalive.com.
Spooky Pooch Parade When: Sat., Oct. 15 Now in its ninth year, the Spooky Pooch Parade attracts hundreds of dogs to Lakewood’s Kauffman Park. Scheduled to take place from 12:30 to 4 p.m. today, the event includes a festival within Kauffman Park, a parade through Lakewood’s Downtown business district on Detroit Avenue and an awards presentation. It’s reportedly the only event of its kind within the region. There will be kids games, food and dog-related vendors, including rescue groups and other nonprofits offering canine-oriented goods and services. Kids are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and visit vendors for trick-or-treating. The parade commences at 2 p.m. Afterward, judges will award prizes in a number of categories, including Best Dog & Child, Best, Dog & Adult, Best Dog & Group, Spookiest Pooch and Best in Show. lakewoodalive.com.
Flickering Sky 
When: Sat., Oct. 15
Andrea Joki’s Flickering Sky exhibition at 2731 Prospect showcases a new, previously unseen collection of paintings on canvas and works on paper. These new works were created during a recent artist’s residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts, a former army barracks located across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. Instead of flying, Joki drove from Cleveland to California and back to Cleveland for her residency. These solo, cross-country road trips allowed Joki to observe changes in weather and landscape, and gave her plenty of time to contemplate and reflect. The exhibition’s title refers to the work as a collection of signs in flux, “like a flickering sky telling us something is coming.” Learn more from the artist herself during a free, public talk in the gallery at 2 p.m. today. A closing reception will follow the talk.
Flickering Sky When: Sat., Oct. 15 Andrea Joki’s Flickering Sky exhibition at 2731 Prospect showcases a new, previously unseen collection of paintings on canvas and works on paper. These new works were created during a recent artist’s residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts, a former army barracks located across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. Instead of flying, Joki drove from Cleveland to California and back to Cleveland for her residency. These solo, cross-country road trips allowed Joki to observe changes in weather and landscape, and gave her plenty of time to contemplate and reflect. The exhibition’s title refers to the work as a collection of signs in flux, “like a flickering sky telling us something is coming.” Learn more from the artist herself during a free, public talk in the gallery at 2 p.m. today. A closing reception will follow the talk.
FOTO Brunch 
When: Sun., Oct. 16
For the fifth year, Mahall’s hosts the Cleveland Print Room’s annual FOTO Brunch fundraiser at 11 a.m. today. This year’s honorary chairpersons are James Anderson and David Wittkowsky. Again this year, brunch will be provided by Hollyhock Hill with French Toast from Breadsmith of Lakewood. Tickets are $25, or $10 for guests 18 and under. Patron tickets include a Cleveland Print Room coffee mug, and are available for $50. Tickets must be purchased in advance through brownpapertickets.com. Call CPR at 216-401-5981 with any dietary concerns. All proceeds support the print room and its programming throughout the year.
FOTO Brunch When: Sun., Oct. 16 For the fifth year, Mahall’s hosts the Cleveland Print Room’s annual FOTO Brunch fundraiser at 11 a.m. today. This year’s honorary chairpersons are James Anderson and David Wittkowsky. Again this year, brunch will be provided by Hollyhock Hill with French Toast from Breadsmith of Lakewood. Tickets are $25, or $10 for guests 18 and under. Patron tickets include a Cleveland Print Room coffee mug, and are available for $50. Tickets must be purchased in advance through brownpapertickets.com. Call CPR at 216-401-5981 with any dietary concerns. All proceeds support the print room and its programming throughout the year.
Chris D'Elia 
When: Sun., Oct. 16
Chris D’elia has become one of the best comedians in the business because he’s extremely quick and witty; he feels very comfortable on stage and can easily relate to an audeince. He jokes about starting out as a stand up comedian and having to perform in run down bars and laundromats. Whether he is joking about the pros and cons of living in the San Fernando Valley outside of Los Angeles, or talking about his experiences with bumping into ex girlfriends, D’elia has terrific comic timing. He performs tonight at 7 at Hilarities where he has shows scheduled through Saturday. Tickets are $25 to $30.
Chris D'Elia When: Sun., Oct. 16 Chris D’elia has become one of the best comedians in the business because he’s extremely quick and witty; he feels very comfortable on stage and can easily relate to an audeince. He jokes about starting out as a stand up comedian and having to perform in run down bars and laundromats. Whether he is joking about the pros and cons of living in the San Fernando Valley outside of Los Angeles, or talking about his experiences with bumping into ex girlfriends, D’elia has terrific comic timing. He performs tonight at 7 at Hilarities where he has shows scheduled through Saturday. Tickets are $25 to $30.
Northeast Ohio Vinyl Swap & Spin Social 
When: Sun., Oct. 16
While sales of compact discs continue to decline, sales of vinyl, the format once considered obsolete, are on the rise. Today at 1 p.m. at the Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern, vinyl aficionados can potentially add to their collections as the Northeast Ohio Vinyl Club descends upon the place for a "social, swap, sell and spin." Admission is free.
Northeast Ohio Vinyl Swap & Spin Social When: Sun., Oct. 16 While sales of compact discs continue to decline, sales of vinyl, the format once considered obsolete, are on the rise. Today at 1 p.m. at the Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern, vinyl aficionados can potentially add to their collections as the Northeast Ohio Vinyl Club descends upon the place for a "social, swap, sell and spin." Admission is free.