April 23, 2015

10 Things Going On in Cleveland this Weekend

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Friday, April 24: Storming into Town - The Cleveland Gladiators' quest to return to the Arena Football League championship continues today at the Q as the team takes on the Tampa Bay Storm. The Storm has been in the AFL since the start (back then it was based in Pittsburgh) and has amassed more wins than any other AFL team. Last year, it played .500 ball under first-year coach Lawrence Samuels. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $9. (Niesel, photo via Scott Sandberg)
Friday, April 24: Storming into Town - The Cleveland Gladiators' quest to return to the Arena Football League championship continues today at the Q as the team takes on the Tampa Bay Storm. The Storm has been in the AFL since the start (back then it was based in Pittsburgh) and has amassed more wins than any other AFL team. Last year, it played .500 ball under first-year coach Lawrence Samuels. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $9. (Niesel, photo via Scott Sandberg)
Friday, April 24: A Nautical Night - Heavy Seas Brewery in Maryland makes some great beers. We're particularly fond of Loose Cannon. Tonight from 6 to 8 at Rozi's Wine House in Lakewood, you can sample some of the brewery's best suds, including Peg Leg, Cross Bones, Small Craft, Double Cannon, Riptide and Phantom Ship. And yes, the aforementioned Loose Cannon will be included as well. Ten to 12 wines will be featured as well. Tickets are $20. (Niesel, photo via Facebook)
Friday, April 24: A Nautical Night - Heavy Seas Brewery in Maryland makes some great beers. We're particularly fond of Loose Cannon. Tonight from 6 to 8 at Rozi's Wine House in Lakewood, you can sample some of the brewery's best suds, including Peg Leg, Cross Bones, Small Craft, Double Cannon, Riptide and Phantom Ship. And yes, the aforementioned Loose Cannon will be included as well. Ten to 12 wines will be featured as well. Tickets are $20. (Niesel, photo via Facebook)
Friday, April 24: Abs Aplenty - The press release promoting the latest appearance by the group of hunks who call themselves the Thunder From Down Under boasts that they'll provide "the perfect girls' night outback," a reference to their Aussie heritage. Expect "seductive dance routines, cheeky humor and boy-next-door charm" from these topless dancers. Tonight's shows take place at 7 and 9:30 tonight and tomorrow night at Hard Rock Live's Club Velvet. Tickets start at $29.95. (Niesel, photo via Instagram, Wendy Cerrato)
Friday, April 24: Abs Aplenty - The press release promoting the latest appearance by the group of hunks who call themselves the Thunder From Down Under boasts that they'll provide "the perfect girls' night outback," a reference to their Aussie heritage. Expect "seductive dance routines, cheeky humor and boy-next-door charm" from these topless dancers. Tonight's shows take place at 7 and 9:30 tonight and tomorrow night at Hard Rock Live's Club Velvet. Tickets start at $29.95. (Niesel, photo via Instagram, Wendy Cerrato)
Saturday, April 25: Advice for All - The fine folks of Larchmere Boulevard on Cleveland's eastside are a creative bunch. The street -- lined with art galleries, antique stores, clothiers and more -- is anchored on the calendar by several beloved events. But this weekend, the business owners have arranged for the first-ever Appraisal and Advice Day. Think "Antiques Road Show," and then some. Marc Goodman, owner of Marc Goodman's Antique Mall, says Larchmere hosted an Appraisal Day about 10 years ago, but the advice portion of the event is a new direction. "A beauty salon is not going to appraise your hair, but they can give you advice," he says. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and includes more than a dozen businesses on Larchmere (visit larchmere.com for the full list). And don’t forget to bring all those treasures you’d like to learn more about: antiques, vintage clothing, books, fine art and more. (Eric Sandy, Photo via Facebook)
Saturday, April 25: Advice for All - The fine folks of Larchmere Boulevard on Cleveland's eastside are a creative bunch. The street -- lined with art galleries, antique stores, clothiers and more -- is anchored on the calendar by several beloved events. But this weekend, the business owners have arranged for the first-ever Appraisal and Advice Day. Think "Antiques Road Show," and then some. Marc Goodman, owner of Marc Goodman's Antique Mall, says Larchmere hosted an Appraisal Day about 10 years ago, but the advice portion of the event is a new direction. "A beauty salon is not going to appraise your hair, but they can give you advice," he says. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and includes more than a dozen businesses on Larchmere (visit larchmere.com for the full list). And don’t forget to bring all those treasures you’d like to learn more about: antiques, vintage clothing, books, fine art and more. (Eric Sandy, Photo via Facebook)
Saturday, April 25:  Ready to Roll - Burning River Roller Derby kicks off its ninth season tonight at its new home at the CE Orr Ice Arena. "Cleveland's premier flat-track roller derby league" offers "hard-hitting roller derby action." The team will take on Bleeding Heartland of Bloomington, Ind., and Athens Ohio Roller Derby. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger. The event starts at 6 p.m. (Niesel, photo via Facebook)
Saturday, April 25: Ready to Roll - Burning River Roller Derby kicks off its ninth season tonight at its new home at the CE Orr Ice Arena. "Cleveland's premier flat-track roller derby league" offers "hard-hitting roller derby action." The team will take on Bleeding Heartland of Bloomington, Ind., and Athens Ohio Roller Derby. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger. The event starts at 6 p.m. (Niesel, photo via Facebook)
Saturday, April 25: An Open Invitational - Rocky River’s River Gallery debuts its Photography Invitational with an opening reception today from 3 to 7 p.m. The show explores the infinite possibilities of the medium with a wide variety of film and digital photography. The Invitational and reception are free and open to the public. (Usmani) 19046 Old Detroit Rd, Rocky River, 440-331-8406 (Photo via Facebook)
Saturday, April 25: An Open Invitational - Rocky River’s River Gallery debuts its Photography Invitational with an opening reception today from 3 to 7 p.m. The show explores the infinite possibilities of the medium with a wide variety of film and digital photography. The Invitational and reception are free and open to the public. (Usmani) 19046 Old Detroit Rd, Rocky River, 440-331-8406 (Photo via Facebook)
Saturday, April 25: Four on the Floor - Four male choreographers join ballerina Wendy Whelan for Restless Creature, a special performance that's been on the road since 2013. Whelan danced with the New York City Ballet for 25 years before teaming up with choreographers Kyle Abraham, Josh Beamish, Brian Brooks and Alejandro Cerrudo for this production of contemporary duets. The New York Times raves that the show is "riveting, interesting, unusual, intelligent." Find out if it lives up to the hype tonight at 8 at the Ohio Theatre. Tickets are $25 to $65. (Niesel, photo via instagram, wendy w)
Saturday, April 25: Four on the Floor - Four male choreographers join ballerina Wendy Whelan for Restless Creature, a special performance that's been on the road since 2013. Whelan danced with the New York City Ballet for 25 years before teaming up with choreographers Kyle Abraham, Josh Beamish, Brian Brooks and Alejandro Cerrudo for this production of contemporary duets. The New York Times raves that the show is "riveting, interesting, unusual, intelligent." Find out if it lives up to the hype tonight at 8 at the Ohio Theatre. Tickets are $25 to $65. (Niesel, photo via instagram, wendy w)
Sunday, April 26: A Morning Movie - Based on the 1950 Broadway musical by composer and lyricist Frank Loesser, the 1955 musical film Guys and Dolls starred some heavy hitters. Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine all had roles in the movie about New York gamblers and criminals. The film was nominated for all sorts of awards and became an international success. It shows today at 10 at the Capitol Theatre as part of the Sunday Classic Brunch and Movie Series. Tickets are $10 and that includes a champagne Intermission with pastries and a complimentary glass of champagne or ginger ale. (Niesel, Photo via IMDb)
Sunday, April 26: A Morning Movie - Based on the 1950 Broadway musical by composer and lyricist Frank Loesser, the 1955 musical film Guys and Dolls starred some heavy hitters. Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine all had roles in the movie about New York gamblers and criminals. The film was nominated for all sorts of awards and became an international success. It shows today at 10 at the Capitol Theatre as part of the Sunday Classic Brunch and Movie Series. Tickets are $10 and that includes a champagne Intermission with pastries and a complimentary glass of champagne or ginger ale. (Niesel, Photo via IMDb)
Sunday, April 26: Jay's Day - Having a long and successful career as a late night TV show host ain't easy. Just ask SNL's Dennis Miller. The wise-cracking comic didn't last long in the cutthroat environment. So Jay Leno deserves credit for ruling the late-night airwaves for 22 years. Leno, who's a helluva standup comic, has now gone back to his roots. According to our records, he's never performed on a Playhouse Square stage, so tonight's show at the State Theatre should be a real treat. He takes the stage at 7:30 and tickets are $35 to $100. (Niesel, photo via Wiki)
Sunday, April 26: Jay's Day - Having a long and successful career as a late night TV show host ain't easy. Just ask SNL's Dennis Miller. The wise-cracking comic didn't last long in the cutthroat environment. So Jay Leno deserves credit for ruling the late-night airwaves for 22 years. Leno, who's a helluva standup comic, has now gone back to his roots. According to our records, he's never performed on a Playhouse Square stage, so tonight's show at the State Theatre should be a real treat. He takes the stage at 7:30 and tickets are $35 to $100. (Niesel, photo via Wiki)
Sunday, April 26: Bone Thuggin' - Though the group has encountered a number of bumps along the way, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony has outlasted many of its hip-hop peers. In the course of a 20-year career, the group has won Grammys and countless other music awards, selling millions of albums. To mark its 20th anniversary, all five original members (Lazyie Bone, Krazyie Bone, Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone and Flesh-n-Bone) reconvened in 2012 to play the Rock the Bells Festival. While that tour didn't come to Cleveland, the group played a special show at the Agora to commemorate its 20th anniversary. For tonight's show, the group will perform its 1995 album E. 1999 Eternal — the album came out just after the death of the group's mentor, N.W.A.'s Eazy-E, and was dedicated to him — in its entirety. (Niesel $30 ADV, $35 DOS, photo via Wiki)
Sunday, April 26: Bone Thuggin' - Though the group has encountered a number of bumps along the way, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony has outlasted many of its hip-hop peers. In the course of a 20-year career, the group has won Grammys and countless other music awards, selling millions of albums. To mark its 20th anniversary, all five original members (Lazyie Bone, Krazyie Bone, Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone and Flesh-n-Bone) reconvened in 2012 to play the Rock the Bells Festival. While that tour didn't come to Cleveland, the group played a special show at the Agora to commemorate its 20th anniversary. For tonight's show, the group will perform its 1995 album E. 1999 Eternal — the album came out just after the death of the group's mentor, N.W.A.'s Eazy-E, and was dedicated to him — in its entirety. (Niesel $30 ADV, $35 DOS, photo via Wiki)