February 04, 2016

10 Things to Do in Cleveland This Weekend (Feb. 5 - 7)

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Fri., Feb. 5 A popular theatrical group from the '90s, the Three Tenors featured three of opera's biggest stars. The Three Tenors (Who Can’t Sing), on the other hand, features Vic DiBitetto, a guy calls himself the Godfather of Comedy. Richie Minervini and Fred Rubino join DiBitetto as the trio "stands up" and then "sits down" to have a round of drinks and spin some stereotypical Italian-American stories about their misspent youth. The show begins at 8 p.m. at the Ohio Theatre. Tickets are $30 to $50. (Niesel)
Fri., Feb. 5 A popular theatrical group from the '90s, the Three Tenors featured three of opera's biggest stars. The Three Tenors (Who Can’t Sing), on the other hand, features Vic DiBitetto, a guy calls himself the Godfather of Comedy. Richie Minervini and Fred Rubino join DiBitetto as the trio "stands up" and then "sits down" to have a round of drinks and spin some stereotypical Italian-American stories about their misspent youth. The show begins at 8 p.m. at the Ohio Theatre. Tickets are $30 to $50. (Niesel)
Fri., Feb. 5 Nearly 25 years ago, the Blue Man Group began as a unique mixture of comedy, theatre, rock concert and dance party. The group's latest theatrical tour, which comes to town tonight for a three-day run, will showcase classic Blue Man favorites, along with brand new content. The show will also feature "new music, fresh stories, custom instruments and state-of-the-art technology." The group performs tonight at 7:30 at Connor Palace and has shows scheduled through Sunday. Tickets are $10 to $70. (Niesel)
Fri., Feb. 5 Nearly 25 years ago, the Blue Man Group began as a unique mixture of comedy, theatre, rock concert and dance party. The group's latest theatrical tour, which comes to town tonight for a three-day run, will showcase classic Blue Man favorites, along with brand new content. The show will also feature "new music, fresh stories, custom instruments and state-of-the-art technology." The group performs tonight at 7:30 at Connor Palace and has shows scheduled through Sunday. Tickets are $10 to $70. (Niesel)
Sun., Feb. 7  Before your Super Bowl 50 parties begin, stop by Waterloo Arts for their Super Bowl 50 Party & Chili Cook Off from 2 to 4 p.m. today. The event is in conjunction with Fandom216, a Cleveland sports-themed exhibition currently on view at Waterloo Arts, HEDGE Gallery and Zygote Press. Fandom216 remains on view at all three galleries through Feb. 20. Free. (Usmani)
Sun., Feb. 7 Before your Super Bowl 50 parties begin, stop by Waterloo Arts for their Super Bowl 50 Party & Chili Cook Off from 2 to 4 p.m. today. The event is in conjunction with Fandom216, a Cleveland sports-themed exhibition currently on view at Waterloo Arts, HEDGE Gallery and Zygote Press. Fandom216 remains on view at all three galleries through Feb. 20. Free. (Usmani)
Direct from Las Vegas, the Chippendales 2015 &Sat., Feb. 6 Calendar Chippendales, the infamous 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)
Direct from Las Vegas, the Chippendales 2015 &Sat., Feb. 6 Calendar Chippendales, the infamous 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)
Sat., Feb. 6  In its first year, the Flats East Bank Mardi Gras Bar Crawl promises to have a festive atmosphere. You can take a tour around the Flats East Bank while enjoying live entertainment, giveaways, food specials and Magic Hat and New Amsterdam drink specials at the nearby venues. Participating Crawl locations include Alley Cat Oyster Bar, Aloft Hotel/WXYZ, Beerhead, Big Bang Dueling Pianos, Bold Food and Drink, Crop Rocks/Crop Sticks/On Air Studio, Flip Side, Lago, Punch Bowl Social. and the Willeyville. Registration takes place from noon to 4 p.m. at the Ernst and Young Tower lobby. The event runs from noon to 6 p.m. A portion of proceeds benefits non-profit organization H.E.L.P. (Niesel) flatseastbank.com
Sat., Feb. 6 In its first year, the Flats East Bank Mardi Gras Bar Crawl promises to have a festive atmosphere. You can take a tour around the Flats East Bank while enjoying live entertainment, giveaways, food specials and Magic Hat and New Amsterdam drink specials at the nearby venues. Participating Crawl locations include Alley Cat Oyster Bar, Aloft Hotel/WXYZ, Beerhead, Big Bang Dueling Pianos, Bold Food and Drink, Crop Rocks/Crop Sticks/On Air Studio, Flip Side, Lago, Punch Bowl Social. and the Willeyville. Registration takes place from noon to 4 p.m. at the Ernst and Young Tower lobby. The event runs from noon to 6 p.m. A portion of proceeds benefits non-profit organization H.E.L.P. (Niesel) flatseastbank.com
Sat., Feb. 6 Writer-director Quentin Tarantino gave blaxploitation star Pam Grier the role of a lifetime when he enlisted her to star in Jackie Brown, his 1997 adaptation of Elmore Leonard's 1992 novel Rum Punch. The film's plot centers on Jackie (Grier), a flight attendant who makes some extra money by smuggling drugs. When she gets busted, Ordell (Samuel L. Jackson), the black market gun runner for whom she works, enlists the help of a savvy bondsman (Robert Forster) to get her out of jail. In the wake of being set free, she has to find a way to avoid Ordell, who suspects she squealed when she was in prison. A cult classic, the movie screens at 9:30 p.m. and midnight tonight and at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Cedar Lee Theatre. Tickets are $6. (Niesel)
Sat., Feb. 6 Writer-director Quentin Tarantino gave blaxploitation star Pam Grier the role of a lifetime when he enlisted her to star in Jackie Brown, his 1997 adaptation of Elmore Leonard's 1992 novel Rum Punch. The film's plot centers on Jackie (Grier), a flight attendant who makes some extra money by smuggling drugs. When she gets busted, Ordell (Samuel L. Jackson), the black market gun runner for whom she works, enlists the help of a savvy bondsman (Robert Forster) to get her out of jail. In the wake of being set free, she has to find a way to avoid Ordell, who suspects she squealed when she was in prison. A cult classic, the movie screens at 9:30 p.m. and midnight tonight and at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Cedar Lee Theatre. Tickets are $6. (Niesel)
Fri., Feb. 5  Two of the best known comics to emerge in the late '80s and continue to be active, Marlon and Shawn Wayans have come a long way since working together on sit-coms such as the Wayans Brothers and films such as Scary Movie, White Chicks and Little Man. Tonight, Marlon Wayans delivers a stand-up set at Hard Rock Live. His latest film, Fifty Shades of Black, just came out in theaters so expect to hear some references to it. The show tonight starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $40.50 to $60.50. (Niesel)
Fri., Feb. 5 Two of the best known comics to emerge in the late '80s and continue to be active, Marlon and Shawn Wayans have come a long way since working together on sit-coms such as the Wayans Brothers and films such as Scary Movie, White Chicks and Little Man. Tonight, Marlon Wayans delivers a stand-up set at Hard Rock Live. His latest film, Fifty Shades of Black, just came out in theaters so expect to hear some references to it. The show tonight starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $40.50 to $60.50. (Niesel)
First Saturday of every month Calendar Because it’s the first Saturday of the month, the Cedar Lee Theatre will host a midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the 1975 film that still draws an exuberant, costumed crowd that likes to throw rice and dry toast and sing along to the songs in the movie. Tickets are $9.50. (Niesel)
First Saturday of every month Calendar Because it’s the first Saturday of the month, the Cedar Lee Theatre will host a midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the 1975 film that still draws an exuberant, costumed crowd that likes to throw rice and dry toast and sing along to the songs in the movie. Tickets are $9.50. (Niesel)
Thu., Feb. 4 Film Repertory A film Alfred Hitchcock directed before he moved to the United States, Sabotage centers on a London cinema manager who secretly builds bombs. Based on a short story by modernist writer Joseph Conrad, the 1936 film won critical acclaim upon its release as Pauline Kael called it "the best of [Hitchcock's English thrillers]. Tonight at 6:45 and tomorrow night at 9:10, the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque shows a 35mm print of the movie. Tickets are $10. (Niesel)
Thu., Feb. 4 Film Repertory A film Alfred Hitchcock directed before he moved to the United States, Sabotage centers on a London cinema manager who secretly builds bombs. Based on a short story by modernist writer Joseph Conrad, the 1936 film won critical acclaim upon its release as Pauline Kael called it "the best of [Hitchcock's English thrillers]. Tonight at 6:45 and tomorrow night at 9:10, the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque shows a 35mm print of the movie. Tickets are $10. (Niesel)
Sundays 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. (Niesel)
Sundays 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. (Niesel)