January 29, 2015

10 Things Going on this Weekend in Cleveland (Jan. 30 - Feb. 1)

Scroll down to view images

Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

At a time when local-based reporting is critical, support from our readers is essential to our future. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month

Friday, Jan. 30: Ladies Night - Chippendales, a male stripper show, has been on the circuit for what seems like an eternity. The guys bring their six-pack abs and toned figures to House of Blues tonight as part of a multi-city tour. According to the official press release, the guys intend to create “a fun, party-like environment where women can let loose, have a great time and appreciate the fantasies played out on stage.” Sounds like the bachelorette party from hell. The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $25 in advance and $28 at the door. (Niesel)
Friday, Jan. 30: Ladies Night - Chippendales, a male stripper show, has been on the circuit for what seems like an eternity. The guys bring their six-pack abs and toned figures to House of Blues tonight as part of a multi-city tour. According to the official press release, the guys intend to create “a fun, party-like environment where women can let loose, have a great time and appreciate the fantasies played out on stage.” Sounds like the bachelorette party from hell. The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $25 in advance and $28 at the door. (Niesel)
Friday, Jan. 30: Kings vs. Kings - Get your weekend started right with some quality basketball at the Quicken Loans Arena. LeBron and the Cavs take on DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay, Darren Collison and the Sacramento Kings in a matchup that pits the No. 1 against the No. 2 picks in the 2011 NBA Draft — Kyrie Irving and Derrick Williams, who was drafted by the Timberwolves. (Remember when there was actual debate about whether to take Kyrie or Williams with the top overall pick?) The Cavs have been playing solid basketball since LeBron’s return two weeks ago. There is, among other things, much more defensive effort. Timofey Mozgov will have his hands full with the emergent All-Star Cousins, but it should be a fun kick start to the weekend. Tipoff’s at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25. (Allard)
Friday, Jan. 30: Kings vs. Kings - Get your weekend started right with some quality basketball at the Quicken Loans Arena. LeBron and the Cavs take on DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay, Darren Collison and the Sacramento Kings in a matchup that pits the No. 1 against the No. 2 picks in the 2011 NBA Draft — Kyrie Irving and Derrick Williams, who was drafted by the Timberwolves. (Remember when there was actual debate about whether to take Kyrie or Williams with the top overall pick?) The Cavs have been playing solid basketball since LeBron’s return two weeks ago. There is, among other things, much more defensive effort. Timofey Mozgov will have his hands full with the emergent All-Star Cousins, but it should be a fun kick start to the weekend. Tipoff’s at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25. (Allard)
Friday, Jan. 30: Mountain Man - Ever thought to yourself, “What if this city was a mountain?” Cleveland-based artist Andy Curlowe did. Drawing inspiration from Cleveland’s architecture, topography, salt mines, bridges, streetlights, and more, Curlowe has created a 3-D scale mountain reminiscent of late 19th century Swiss and Austrian relief artists’ interpretations of the unknown. Similar techniques were used by the Royal Air Force during WWII. Learn more at the opening reception today from 6 to 9 p.m. Can’t make it? Curlowe will continue his residency at SPACES through Friday, Feb. 6, and the show runs through March 27. (Usmani)
Friday, Jan. 30: Mountain Man - Ever thought to yourself, “What if this city was a mountain?” Cleveland-based artist Andy Curlowe did. Drawing inspiration from Cleveland’s architecture, topography, salt mines, bridges, streetlights, and more, Curlowe has created a 3-D scale mountain reminiscent of late 19th century Swiss and Austrian relief artists’ interpretations of the unknown. Similar techniques were used by the Royal Air Force during WWII. Learn more at the opening reception today from 6 to 9 p.m. Can’t make it? Curlowe will continue his residency at SPACES through Friday, Feb. 6, and the show runs through March 27. (Usmani)
Saturday, Jan. 31: Jeff Daniels - On his new album, Days Like These, actor Jeff Daniels goes for something rather bluegrassy. The title track features twangy acoustic guitar and bluesy vocals. The songs aren’t as tongue-in-cheek as tunes on previous albums. Not that Daniels takes himself too seriously. He still loves to joke around with audiences, something he’ll do tonight when he plays alongside his son Ben Daniels and his backing band. Music is nothing new to Daniels. He came up through choir and did musicals before pursuing an acting guitar. "Writing has become this living, breathing process," he says. "I fell in love with that process. It stayed a hobby for almost 25 years. And then I started performing. I did that in 2000. An agent saw me and said I could make it a regular thing." (Niesel) $30 ADV, $35 DOS
Saturday, Jan. 31: Jeff Daniels - On his new album, Days Like These, actor Jeff Daniels goes for something rather bluegrassy. The title track features twangy acoustic guitar and bluesy vocals. The songs aren’t as tongue-in-cheek as tunes on previous albums. Not that Daniels takes himself too seriously. He still loves to joke around with audiences, something he’ll do tonight when he plays alongside his son Ben Daniels and his backing band. Music is nothing new to Daniels. He came up through choir and did musicals before pursuing an acting guitar. "Writing has become this living, breathing process," he says. "I fell in love with that process. It stayed a hobby for almost 25 years. And then I started performing. I did that in 2000. An agent saw me and said I could make it a regular thing." (Niesel) $30 ADV, $35 DOS
Saturday, Jan. 31: Dancing Days - Named after a barnyard fungus and founded in 1971 by a group of Dartmouth College gymnastic students, Pilobolus is an innovative dance troupe that takes a gymnastic approach to its performances. The group has recently created popular commercials and music videos and made appearances on shows such as the Academy Awards, Oprah Winfrey Show, Conan O’Brien and the NFL Network, for which it received a Sports Emmy nomination. DANCECleveland, a local non-profit, brings the group to town tonight at 8 for a performance at the State Theatre. The group will perform four pieces, including “All is Not Lost,” a work that includes music by the popular indie rock group OK Go. In addition, the group will preview a new work (“Untitled 2015”) prior to its premiere at a later date. Tickets start at $20. (Niesel)
Saturday, Jan. 31: Dancing Days - Named after a barnyard fungus and founded in 1971 by a group of Dartmouth College gymnastic students, Pilobolus is an innovative dance troupe that takes a gymnastic approach to its performances. The group has recently created popular commercials and music videos and made appearances on shows such as the Academy Awards, Oprah Winfrey Show, Conan O’Brien and the NFL Network, for which it received a Sports Emmy nomination. DANCECleveland, a local non-profit, brings the group to town tonight at 8 for a performance at the State Theatre. The group will perform four pieces, including “All is Not Lost,” a work that includes music by the popular indie rock group OK Go. In addition, the group will preview a new work (“Untitled 2015”) prior to its premiere at a later date. Tickets start at $20. (Niesel)
Saturday, Jan. 31: Cities and Coasts  - With a great debut on streets now (Postcards from the Great Lakes), Cities and Coasts have tossed a cool beach rock vibe into the wintry Cleveland music scene. “I grew up listening to the Beatles and Beach Boys and '60s pop and rock stuff,” guitarist Nathan Hedges told Scene last year. “When I sit down and write, this is the most natural, easy thing that comes out. I think I've suppressed it because I wasn't in a band that could do Beach Boys vocals or Beatles harmonies. I was like, 'Fuck it. I want to put out the record I want to put out with the players I want.' It turned into this cool thing.” Now, just imagine Brian Wilson waxing poetic about the wonders of Lake Erie, and you’ve got a good thing goin’ on.  Tonight's show is at Happy Dog at 9 p.m. (Sandy) $5
Saturday, Jan. 31: Cities and Coasts - With a great debut on streets now (Postcards from the Great Lakes), Cities and Coasts have tossed a cool beach rock vibe into the wintry Cleveland music scene. “I grew up listening to the Beatles and Beach Boys and '60s pop and rock stuff,” guitarist Nathan Hedges told Scene last year. “When I sit down and write, this is the most natural, easy thing that comes out. I think I've suppressed it because I wasn't in a band that could do Beach Boys vocals or Beatles harmonies. I was like, 'Fuck it. I want to put out the record I want to put out with the players I want.' It turned into this cool thing.” Now, just imagine Brian Wilson waxing poetic about the wonders of Lake Erie, and you’ve got a good thing goin’ on. Tonight's show is at Happy Dog at 9 p.m. (Sandy) $5
Saturday, Jan. 31: Shock Treatment - For two nights only, Transformer Station is screening Cleveland-based Kasumi’s latest video installation. SHOCKWAVES is described as “a hallucinatory trip into a man’s subconscious mind in the moments before his death.” Kasumi is a professor of photography at Cleveland Institute of Art and an internationally renowned artist. For SHOCKWAVES, Kasumi utilized over 25,000 public domain film samples, dance choreography, animation and rotoscoped clips to explore the nature of memory and our collective consciousness. Kasumi will be on hand for a reception on Sunday, Feb. 1, at 5 p.m. The video will be screening continuously from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. (Niesel)
Saturday, Jan. 31: Shock Treatment - For two nights only, Transformer Station is screening Cleveland-based Kasumi’s latest video installation. SHOCKWAVES is described as “a hallucinatory trip into a man’s subconscious mind in the moments before his death.” Kasumi is a professor of photography at Cleveland Institute of Art and an internationally renowned artist. For SHOCKWAVES, Kasumi utilized over 25,000 public domain film samples, dance choreography, animation and rotoscoped clips to explore the nature of memory and our collective consciousness. Kasumi will be on hand for a reception on Sunday, Feb. 1, at 5 p.m. The video will be screening continuously from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. (Niesel)
Sunday, Feb. 1: Super Bowl Watch Party - Barley House Cleveland is hosting a kickass Superbowl XLIX watch party. Expect specials like one topping pizzas, boneless wings and a pitcher of beer for $19.99, and 4 for $12 Bud Light bottles. They're also planning to host a half time wing eating contest.
Sunday, Feb. 1: Super Bowl Watch Party - Barley House Cleveland is hosting a kickass Superbowl XLIX watch party. Expect specials like one topping pizzas, boneless wings and a pitcher of beer for $19.99, and 4 for $12 Bud Light bottles. They're also planning to host a half time wing eating contest.
Sunday, Feb. 1: A Special Screening - When director Marcel Carne’s Daybreak came out in 1939, it was hailed as “the quintessence of French realism.” The movie centers on a man (Jean Gabin) who holes up in his apartment after killing a man. Because of some brief nudity, the French government banned the movie, calling it “too demoralizing.” Tonight at 7 at the Capitol Theatre, the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque hosts a special screening and will show a newly restored 4K digital version of the film. Tickets are $10. (Niesel)
Sunday, Feb. 1: A Special Screening - When director Marcel Carne’s Daybreak came out in 1939, it was hailed as “the quintessence of French realism.” The movie centers on a man (Jean Gabin) who holes up in his apartment after killing a man. Because of some brief nudity, the French government banned the movie, calling it “too demoralizing.” Tonight at 7 at the Capitol Theatre, the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque hosts a special screening and will show a newly restored 4K digital version of the film. Tickets are $10. (Niesel)
Sunday, Feb. 1: Electronic Ecstasy - Probably the best way to kick-start the week is by shaking your ass uncontrollably at Shake It Down, B-Side’s bitchin’ Sunday night electronic shows. DJs Eso and Corey Grand join forces to spin anything and everything: Funk, soul, hip-hop, trap, drum and bass, and all sorts of similarly ill shit. Grand’s cred speaks for itself: “Sucka Free Since ’88.” And that same sentiment goes for the Sunday-night throwdown as a whole. Work your way across Coventry all weekend and wrap up the party at B-Side. The DJs start spinning at 10 p.m. (Eric Sandy)
Sunday, Feb. 1: Electronic Ecstasy - Probably the best way to kick-start the week is by shaking your ass uncontrollably at Shake It Down, B-Side’s bitchin’ Sunday night electronic shows. DJs Eso and Corey Grand join forces to spin anything and everything: Funk, soul, hip-hop, trap, drum and bass, and all sorts of similarly ill shit. Grand’s cred speaks for itself: “Sucka Free Since ’88.” And that same sentiment goes for the Sunday-night throwdown as a whole. Work your way across Coventry all weekend and wrap up the party at B-Side. The DJs start spinning at 10 p.m. (Eric Sandy)