10 Thing To Do In Cleveland This Weekend (March 11 - 13)

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Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage 50th Anniversary Concert Fri., March 11 Seasonal Special Happenings The Star Trek franchise is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a concert tour, and Cleveland is one of its stops. As it should be: Cleveland has a deep and important role in the history of Star Trek. "Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage" concert includes music from the original series, feature movies, "Next Generation," and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine." The show uses a full live symphony orchestra to accompany the visuals. The show will be held at the State Theatre tonight at 8. The stop in Cleveland is part of the production's 100-city North American tour. Ticket prices range from $10 to $65.
Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage 50th Anniversary Concert Fri., March 11 Seasonal Special Happenings The Star Trek franchise is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a concert tour, and Cleveland is one of its stops. As it should be: Cleveland has a deep and important role in the history of Star Trek. "Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage" concert includes music from the original series, feature movies, "Next Generation," and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine." The show uses a full live symphony orchestra to accompany the visuals. The show will be held at the State Theatre tonight at 8. The stop in Cleveland is part of the production's 100-city North American tour. Ticket prices range from $10 to $65.
A Painting Workshop Sat., March 12 Art Exhibits Cleveland native Paul Beel returns home this weekend. In the early ’90s, Beel travelled to Italy on a full scholarship to the Studio Art Centers International in Florence. After earning his MFA from Bowling Green State University, he returned to Florence to paint and teach. Since then, he has become a dual citizen on both the U.S. and Italy. He currently lives in Germany’s Pfaelzer wine region. Beel’s portraits have won numerous awards. He returns to Northeast Ohio for a special 2-day painting workshop that takes place today and tomorrow at BAYarts. The workshop is $200. For more information and to sign up, visit the “Classes” tab on Bayarts.net.
A Painting Workshop Sat., March 12 Art Exhibits Cleveland native Paul Beel returns home this weekend. In the early ’90s, Beel travelled to Italy on a full scholarship to the Studio Art Centers International in Florence. After earning his MFA from Bowling Green State University, he returned to Florence to paint and teach. Since then, he has become a dual citizen on both the U.S. and Italy. He currently lives in Germany’s Pfaelzer wine region. Beel’s portraits have won numerous awards. He returns to Northeast Ohio for a special 2-day painting workshop that takes place today and tomorrow at BAYarts. The workshop is $200. For more information and to sign up, visit the “Classes” tab on Bayarts.net.
2016 Rocky River Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Sat., March 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., March 13, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. phone 440-227-8794 becki@ag-shows.com Seasonal Special Happenings, Fairs/Festivals, Family & Kids Join us for our first two-day show of the season! Kick cabin fever to the curb! This large show will feature artists and crafters selling their original handmade items! The show will also be catered with a full concession stand by locally owned Billy's Hut. Admission is $3 to the public, children under 12 are free. A portion of proceeds will benefit the local non-profit, Project Night Night. The show is currently accepting vendors; please contact becki@ag-shows.com for more information. $3.00, children under 12 free
2016 Rocky River Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Sat., March 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., March 13, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. phone 440-227-8794 [email protected] Seasonal Special Happenings, Fairs/Festivals, Family & Kids Join us for our first two-day show of the season! Kick cabin fever to the curb! This large show will feature artists and crafters selling their original handmade items! The show will also be catered with a full concession stand by locally owned Billy's Hut. Admission is $3 to the public, children under 12 are free. A portion of proceeds will benefit the local non-profit, Project Night Night. The show is currently accepting vendors; please contact [email protected] for more information. $3.00, children under 12 free
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, 2:30 p.m. and Thu., March 10, 1:30 p.m. Continues through March 20 phone 216-241-6000 Theatrical Events How do we make the right decision when there is no clear “right?” It’s a quandary seasoned social worker Caroline faces every day. But her newest case is proving to be her toughest yet, and the fate of baby Luna Gale hangs in the balance. This riveting, suspenseful, and topical play from Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman plunges us headfirst into the turbulent waters of parenthood, faith and love. Varies
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, 2:30 p.m. and Thu., March 10, 1:30 p.m. Continues through March 20 phone 216-241-6000 Theatrical Events How do we make the right decision when there is no clear “right?” It’s a quandary seasoned social worker Caroline faces every day. But her newest case is proving to be her toughest yet, and the fate of baby Luna Gale hangs in the balance. This riveting, suspenseful, and topical play from Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman plunges us headfirst into the turbulent waters of parenthood, faith and love. Varies
Jim Norton Fri., March 11 Seasonal Special Happenings On a tour appropriately dubbed Mouthful of Shame, politically incorrect comedian Jim Norton comes to the Hard Rock Rocksino at Northfield Park's Hard Rock Live tonight at 8. Over the past decade or so, Norton has built quite a resume. He's had acting gigs (Lucky Louie, Spider-Man), written a best-selling book (Happy Endings: The Tales of a Meaty-Breasted Zilch) and become a radio personality (Opie and Anthony’s XM satellite show). And he continues to work the standup circuit. His jokes tend to center on topics of a sexual nature and include countless references to the male anatomy. Tickets are $35.
Jim Norton Fri., March 11 Seasonal Special Happenings On a tour appropriately dubbed Mouthful of Shame, politically incorrect comedian Jim Norton comes to the Hard Rock Rocksino at Northfield Park's Hard Rock Live tonight at 8. Over the past decade or so, Norton has built quite a resume. He's had acting gigs (Lucky Louie, Spider-Man), written a best-selling book (Happy Endings: The Tales of a Meaty-Breasted Zilch) and become a radio personality (Opie and Anthony’s XM satellite show). And he continues to work the standup circuit. His jokes tend to center on topics of a sexual nature and include countless references to the male anatomy. Tickets are $35.
Brad Williams Thu., March 10 Seasonal Special Happenings At 4’4," diminutive comic Brad Williams hasn't let his height become an obstacle. He prefers to think of his height (or lack thereof) as a disability that's become the basis for all his jokes. Carlos Mencia reportedly discovered him one night and made him his opening act. Williams has also made countless appearances on shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jackass and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. His high energy combined with his raw skits about relationships and sex translates well to the stage. Williams performs tonight at 7:30 at the Improv Comedy Club. Tickets are $17. He's at the Improv through Sunday.
Brad Williams Thu., March 10 Seasonal Special Happenings At 4’4," diminutive comic Brad Williams hasn't let his height become an obstacle. He prefers to think of his height (or lack thereof) as a disability that's become the basis for all his jokes. Carlos Mencia reportedly discovered him one night and made him his opening act. Williams has also made countless appearances on shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jackass and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. His high energy combined with his raw skits about relationships and sex translates well to the stage. Williams performs tonight at 7:30 at the Improv Comedy Club. Tickets are $17. He's at the Improv through Sunday.
Big Love Sat., March 12 Seasonal Special Happenings A self-described “civically engaging arts festival that uses arts and culture to involve its participants in broader community building initiatives,” Big Love, Akron’s annual winter community festival, offers a little of everything, including art installations, vendor tables, community-building workshops and cooking demos. The event, which takes place today from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the Summit Artspace building, will also feature music and theatrical performances, interactive art installations, and community-building workshops and activities for the whole family. More than 30 visual artists will display their interactive pieces created to “foster city-wide collaboration and inspire in individuals a sense of empowerment in building their community together.” One installation space will represent the north, south, east, and west sides of Akron, with each quadrant depicted through the interpretation of two artists from different ethnic backgrounds, while Akron-area organizations guide hands-on activities. Local acts such as Zach and the Bright Lights, Shivering Timbers, Acid Cats, the Help and the Hands, the Angie Haze Project, Light of the Loon, Gretchen Pleuss Band, DJ Roger Riddle, Acoustic Umojah Nation, Chris Hatton, Moustache Yourself, Brent Kirby, Rhodes Street Rude Boys and A-MINUS are slated to play..??Ace Epps and the Wandering Aesthetics will emcee the performances for the day.
Big Love Sat., March 12 Seasonal Special Happenings A self-described “civically engaging arts festival that uses arts and culture to involve its participants in broader community building initiatives,” Big Love, Akron’s annual winter community festival, offers a little of everything, including art installations, vendor tables, community-building workshops and cooking demos. The event, which takes place today from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the Summit Artspace building, will also feature music and theatrical performances, interactive art installations, and community-building workshops and activities for the whole family. More than 30 visual artists will display their interactive pieces created to “foster city-wide collaboration and inspire in individuals a sense of empowerment in building their community together.” One installation space will represent the north, south, east, and west sides of Akron, with each quadrant depicted through the interpretation of two artists from different ethnic backgrounds, while Akron-area organizations guide hands-on activities. Local acts such as Zach and the Bright Lights, Shivering Timbers, Acid Cats, the Help and the Hands, the Angie Haze Project, Light of the Loon, Gretchen Pleuss Band, DJ Roger Riddle, Acoustic Umojah Nation, Chris Hatton, Moustache Yourself, Brent Kirby, Rhodes Street Rude Boys and A-MINUS are slated to play..??Ace Epps and the Wandering Aesthetics will emcee the performances for the day.
Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt Sun., March 13 Seasonal Special Happenings As part of their ongoing, year-long Centennial celebration, the Cleveland Museum of Art presents Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt. This special exhibition opens today and remains on view through June 12 in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Hall. This special exhibition is brought to Cleveland in collaboration with the British Museum. Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt includes artwork and objects from jewelry to monumental sculpture from the British Museum, as well as masterworks from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s permanent collection. Tickets to this special exhibition are $17 for adults, $9 for children ages 6 and up, $15 for seniors and students (with ID) and free for children under 6.
Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt Sun., March 13 Seasonal Special Happenings As part of their ongoing, year-long Centennial celebration, the Cleveland Museum of Art presents Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt. This special exhibition opens today and remains on view through June 12 in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Hall. This special exhibition is brought to Cleveland in collaboration with the British Museum. Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt includes artwork and objects from jewelry to monumental sculpture from the British Museum, as well as masterworks from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s permanent collection. Tickets to this special exhibition are $17 for adults, $9 for children ages 6 and up, $15 for seniors and students (with ID) and free for children under 6.
The Talented Mr. Ripley Fri., March 11 Film In the wake of the success of the Todd Haynes film Carol, which is based on a novel by American crime writer Patricia Highsmith, the Cleveland Museum of Art presents The Talented Ms. Highsmith, a series devoted to film adaptations of her novels. The series continues today at 6:30 p.m. with a screening of The Talented Mr. Ripley, a 1999 film starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett and Philip Seymour Hoffman. The movie screens again at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $9.
The Talented Mr. Ripley Fri., March 11 Film In the wake of the success of the Todd Haynes film Carol, which is based on a novel by American crime writer Patricia Highsmith, the Cleveland Museum of Art presents The Talented Ms. Highsmith, a series devoted to film adaptations of her novels. The series continues today at 6:30 p.m. with a screening of The Talented Mr. Ripley, a 1999 film starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett and Philip Seymour Hoffman. The movie screens again at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $9.
PostSecret: The Show Sat., March 12 Seasonal Special Happenings Billed as "a visual, auditory and emotional journey through the beauty and complication of our deepest fears, ambitions and confessions," PostSecret: The Show makes use of projected images and videos as three actors guide the audience through a story that artist Frank Warren assembled from more than a million anonymous "secrets" he received on postcards. Tonight's performance takes place at 7:30 at the Ohio Theatre. Tickets are $10 to $40.
PostSecret: The Show Sat., March 12 Seasonal Special Happenings Billed as "a visual, auditory and emotional journey through the beauty and complication of our deepest fears, ambitions and confessions," PostSecret: The Show makes use of projected images and videos as three actors guide the audience through a story that artist Frank Warren assembled from more than a million anonymous "secrets" he received on postcards. Tonight's performance takes place at 7:30 at the Ohio Theatre. Tickets are $10 to $40.