October 15, 2015

10 Things to Do in Cleveland This Weekend

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Friday, October 16: Ales on Rails - Heidelberg Distributing hosts a special Cleveland Beer Week edition of Ales on Rails that takes place tonight from 6 to 9:30 on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Seven craft beers will be served with a boxed dinner as you ride on the train through the Valley. Tickets range from $49 to $82 depending on your car selection. Advance tickets are required; buy them through the Beer Week website. (Photo via Facebook)
Friday, October 16: Ales on Rails - Heidelberg Distributing hosts a special Cleveland Beer Week edition of Ales on Rails that takes place tonight from 6 to 9:30 on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Seven craft beers will be served with a boxed dinner as you ride on the train through the Valley. Tickets range from $49 to $82 depending on your car selection. Advance tickets are required; buy them through the Beer Week website. (Photo via Facebook)
Friday, October 16: Comedy for Choice - Bombastic, outspoken and hilarious, Cleveland comedians aren't afraid to share what's on their minds. Today, they'll gather in hopes to dish out laughs and opinions for change, or rather, choice. NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio is hosting Comedy for Choice at the Nash to raise awareness and bring the funny about reproductive rights in Ohio. Cleveland's own Mike Polk Jr., Lauren Bencaz and Dustin Meadows will be performing stand-up routines starting at 7 p.m. Of the comedians, Polk, of "Cleveland Tourism Video" fame, has already made his stance on reproductive freedom known with his 2013 sketch "How the New Ohio Budget Affects Your Vagina." Tickets are $25. For more info, head on over to NARAL's site. (Brittany Rees, photo via Facebook)
Friday, October 16: Comedy for Choice - Bombastic, outspoken and hilarious, Cleveland comedians aren't afraid to share what's on their minds. Today, they'll gather in hopes to dish out laughs and opinions for change, or rather, choice. NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio is hosting Comedy for Choice at the Nash to raise awareness and bring the funny about reproductive rights in Ohio. Cleveland's own Mike Polk Jr., Lauren Bencaz and Dustin Meadows will be performing stand-up routines starting at 7 p.m. Of the comedians, Polk, of "Cleveland Tourism Video" fame, has already made his stance on reproductive freedom known with his 2013 sketch "How the New Ohio Budget Affects Your Vagina." Tickets are $25. For more info, head on over to NARAL's site. (Brittany Rees, photo via Facebook)
Friday, October 16: Third Fridays - After closing many of their Summer 2015 exhibitions, the galleries and artist studios of 78th Street Studios invite you back for a number of opening receptions to begin the fall. This month, E11even 2 (Suite 112) debuts co-founder Christina Sadowski’s first solo exhibition, the Cleveland at Home Collection. The show features a collection of function, everyday objects designed with Sadowski’s original, Cleveland-based photography. HEDGE Gallery (Suite 200) founder Hilary Gent recently announced that she’ll be representing an official roster of local and regional, emerging and established artists. To celebrate, she organized HEDGE Represents, a group exhibition showcasing these talented artists. On the lower level, ARTneo (Suite 016) opens a new exhibition honoring legendary arts writer Dr. Henry Adams. Dr. Adams will be honored at ARTneo’s annual benefit on Saturday, Sept. 26. On the third floor, Popeye Gallery takes over curating duties at Survival Kit (Suite 303) with POPEYE PRESENTS: FUTURE PAST, a group show featuring work by Benji Diaz, Andy Dreamingwolf, Jamey Hart, Mike Lombardy and Meg Wilson (note: I’m one of the directors of Popeye Gallery). Local painter Justin Brennan hosts a grand opening of his new studio next to Survival Kit, and the Chicago Plan performs in the gallery at 9 p.m. There’s plenty more to see. Most Third Friday events take place from 5 to 9 p.m. (individual hours may vary). Free. (Usmani, courtesy photo)
Friday, October 16: Third Fridays - After closing many of their Summer 2015 exhibitions, the galleries and artist studios of 78th Street Studios invite you back for a number of opening receptions to begin the fall. This month, E11even 2 (Suite 112) debuts co-founder Christina Sadowski’s first solo exhibition, the Cleveland at Home Collection. The show features a collection of function, everyday objects designed with Sadowski’s original, Cleveland-based photography. HEDGE Gallery (Suite 200) founder Hilary Gent recently announced that she’ll be representing an official roster of local and regional, emerging and established artists. To celebrate, she organized HEDGE Represents, a group exhibition showcasing these talented artists. On the lower level, ARTneo (Suite 016) opens a new exhibition honoring legendary arts writer Dr. Henry Adams. Dr. Adams will be honored at ARTneo’s annual benefit on Saturday, Sept. 26. On the third floor, Popeye Gallery takes over curating duties at Survival Kit (Suite 303) with POPEYE PRESENTS: FUTURE PAST, a group show featuring work by Benji Diaz, Andy Dreamingwolf, Jamey Hart, Mike Lombardy and Meg Wilson (note: I’m one of the directors of Popeye Gallery). Local painter Justin Brennan hosts a grand opening of his new studio next to Survival Kit, and the Chicago Plan performs in the gallery at 9 p.m. There’s plenty more to see. Most Third Friday events take place from 5 to 9 p.m. (individual hours may vary). Free. (Usmani, courtesy photo)
Saturday, October 17: Spooky Pooch Parade - While it doesn’t generate the same kind of retail revenue as Christmas, Halloween is still a cash cow. You gotta buy candy and costumes. And increasingly, you need to get a costume for your pooch. An annual event, the Spooky Pooch Parade allows pet owners to put costumes on their dogs. Despite the rain, last year’s event drew a prancing throng of pets in costume to Detroit Avenue, where they competed to see who would be best in show. The event begins at 12:30 at Kauffman Park in Lakewood. Award categories include Best Dog and Child, Best Dog and Adult, Best Dog and Group, Spookiest Pooch and Best in Show. It’s $10 to pre-register your pooch for the parade, or $15 on the day of the event. (Niesel, photo via Emanuel Wallace)
Saturday, October 17: Spooky Pooch Parade - While it doesn’t generate the same kind of retail revenue as Christmas, Halloween is still a cash cow. You gotta buy candy and costumes. And increasingly, you need to get a costume for your pooch. An annual event, the Spooky Pooch Parade allows pet owners to put costumes on their dogs. Despite the rain, last year’s event drew a prancing throng of pets in costume to Detroit Avenue, where they competed to see who would be best in show. The event begins at 12:30 at Kauffman Park in Lakewood. Award categories include Best Dog and Child, Best Dog and Adult, Best Dog and Group, Spookiest Pooch and Best in Show. It’s $10 to pre-register your pooch for the parade, or $15 on the day of the event. (Niesel, photo via Emanuel Wallace)
Saturday, October 17: Halloween Flea Market - A regular event that takes place at Now That's Class, today's Heavy Metal Flea Market has been rechristened Halloween Flea Market. Some 20 vendors will be on hand hawking all things Halloween from 2 to 7 p.m. Think horror VHS/DVDs, action figures, toys, and other novelties, hand made Halloween arts and crafts, home decor, gifts, taxidermy, and more. Costumes are encouraged. Expect food and drink specials too. Admission is free. (Niesel, photo by Emanuel Wallace)
Saturday, October 17: Halloween Flea Market - A regular event that takes place at Now That's Class, today's Heavy Metal Flea Market has been rechristened Halloween Flea Market. Some 20 vendors will be on hand hawking all things Halloween from 2 to 7 p.m. Think horror VHS/DVDs, action figures, toys, and other novelties, hand made Halloween arts and crafts, home decor, gifts, taxidermy, and more. Costumes are encouraged. Expect food and drink specials too. Admission is free. (Niesel, photo by Emanuel Wallace)
Saturday, October 17: Brewzilla - Beer Week comes to a glorious end today with Brewzilla, the "monster of a beer tasting" that regularly closes out the annual event. Some 80 breweries will be on hand to offer samples of hundreds of beers. There will be a special Ohio beer area and a Gnome Garden with Belgian beers. The event runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $40 and the price includes 25 beer samples. VIP tickets will set you back $75 and they include early entry at 5 p.m. (Niesel, photo via Emanuel Wallace)
Saturday, October 17: Brewzilla - Beer Week comes to a glorious end today with Brewzilla, the "monster of a beer tasting" that regularly closes out the annual event. Some 80 breweries will be on hand to offer samples of hundreds of beers. There will be a special Ohio beer area and a Gnome Garden with Belgian beers. The event runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $40 and the price includes 25 beer samples. VIP tickets will set you back $75 and they include early entry at 5 p.m. (Niesel, photo via Emanuel Wallace)
10 Things to Do in Cleveland This Weekend
Saturday, October 17: Cleveland Vegan Dinner Night - Tonight, Cleveland Vegan, our favorite Lakewood vegan restaurant, hots a five-course Asian-inspired meal that features a Cleveland vegan roll, miso soup, Asian pear salad, Pad Se Ew and coconut tapioca pudding. All menu items are gluten-free. Seatings take place at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 and patrons can bring their own beer or wine. (Niesel, photo via Facebook)
Saturday, October 17: Cleveland Vegan Dinner Night - Tonight, Cleveland Vegan, our favorite Lakewood vegan restaurant, hots a five-course Asian-inspired meal that features a Cleveland vegan roll, miso soup, Asian pear salad, Pad Se Ew and coconut tapioca pudding. All menu items are gluten-free. Seatings take place at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 and patrons can bring their own beer or wine. (Niesel, photo via Facebook)
Sunday, October 18: Foto Brunch Fundraiser - If you’re looking for the perfect Sunday brunch this weekend, stop by Mahall’s today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Cleveland Print Room’s fourth annual Foto Brunch fundraiser. This year, the Cleveland Print Room is offering special local fare, including French toast from Breadsmith of Lakewood, meats from Saucisson, quiche courtesy of Gray House Pies and coffee from Waterloo’s Six Shooter Coffee — all served by Hollyhock Hill. Curator of photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art Barbara Tannenbaum is this year’s honorary chairperson, and Rachel H. from WRUW's Guilty Pleasures will MC the event, which will also include music by DJs Thomas and Tania of WFMU's The Real Nitty Gritty. The event also includes silent auctions, 50/50 raffles, cash bar and more. Brunch is $25 per person. Special Patron packages are available for $50, and include a Cleveland Print Room T-shirt and coffee mug. All proceeds benefit the Cleveland Print Room. (Usmani, courtesy photo)
Sunday, October 18: Foto Brunch Fundraiser - If you’re looking for the perfect Sunday brunch this weekend, stop by Mahall’s today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Cleveland Print Room’s fourth annual Foto Brunch fundraiser. This year, the Cleveland Print Room is offering special local fare, including French toast from Breadsmith of Lakewood, meats from Saucisson, quiche courtesy of Gray House Pies and coffee from Waterloo’s Six Shooter Coffee — all served by Hollyhock Hill. Curator of photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art Barbara Tannenbaum is this year’s honorary chairperson, and Rachel H. from WRUW's Guilty Pleasures will MC the event, which will also include music by DJs Thomas and Tania of WFMU's The Real Nitty Gritty. The event also includes silent auctions, 50/50 raffles, cash bar and more. Brunch is $25 per person. Special Patron packages are available for $50, and include a Cleveland Print Room T-shirt and coffee mug. All proceeds benefit the Cleveland Print Room. (Usmani, courtesy photo)
Sunday, October 18: Browns vs. Broncos - The Cleveland Browns encountered one of the NFL's best defenses at the start of the season when they went up against the New York Jets. The results: a bad Browns loss. The offense has showed more life in the following games, posting at least 20 points in the three games that followed. Today, the offense will have to be extremely sharp to get any points on the board against the Denver Broncos. Like the Jets, the Broncos have a stellar defense. And on offense, they have quarterback Peyton Manning running the show. Expect a real battle. The game starts at 1 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium. Tickets range from $48 to $384. (Niesel, photo via Emanuel Wallace)
Sunday, October 18: Browns vs. Broncos - The Cleveland Browns encountered one of the NFL's best defenses at the start of the season when they went up against the New York Jets. The results: a bad Browns loss. The offense has showed more life in the following games, posting at least 20 points in the three games that followed. Today, the offense will have to be extremely sharp to get any points on the board against the Denver Broncos. Like the Jets, the Broncos have a stellar defense. And on offense, they have quarterback Peyton Manning running the show. Expect a real battle. The game starts at 1 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium. Tickets range from $48 to $384. (Niesel, photo via Emanuel Wallace)