10 Things to Do in Cleveland This Weekend
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Friday, Oct. 9 - Cleveland Beer Week Kickoff: Beer Week is here and that means every brewery and bar that has a decent craft beer selection in town will serve up some special brews between now and Oct. 18. The event officially kicks off tonight at bars in Lakewood, Tremont, Ohio City, East Fourth, Downtown Willoughby and Flats East Bank. Eight small batch collaboration beers brewed by 24 local and national breweries will be served at a select group of neighborhood bars. Sample beers include Mash Appeal, a Kentucky Common cooked up by Great Lakes, Oskar Blues and Lager Heads, and Mad Victory Dog, a Dunkel Hefe Weizenbock brewed by Thirsty Dog, Victory and Mad Cap. A pass to let you sample the beers cost $25. Advance tickets are required. You can purchase tickets and find all the check in locations here
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Friday, Oct. 9 - Potted Potter: The Harry Potter series might be over but the fantasy novels that launched the seven-part movie series are still as popular as ever. To capitalize on that popularity, former BBC television hosts Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner have put together Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience A Parody by Dan and Jeff, a show that squeezes the tomes into a 70-minute performance complete with costume changes and props. Clarkson and Turner will also encourage the audience to participate in a real-life game of Quidditch. The show has been touring since 2012 and stops in Cleveland tonight at 7:30 at the Ohio Theatre for the first of three shows. Tickets are $10-$49,50. (Niesel, photo via Playhouse Square)
Friday, Oct. 9 - Three Cartoonists: Look! Up in the sky! Its a bird! Its a plane! No! Its three cartoonists doing a Triple Lindy! What? You were expecting someone else? This weekend, BAYarts three cartooning instructors (Randy Crider, Ryan Finley and Rev. Jim Giar) present new and recent individual and collaborative works. All three have backgrounds in both illustration and comics. Aside from teaching young students at BAYarts, Crider and Giar are founding members of the Rust Belt Monster Collective, and Finley is a charter member of the Scribble Nerds. Triple Lindy opens with a reception today from 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through Oct 28. Free. (Usmani, courtesy photo)
Saturday, Oct. 10 - Katt Williams: At one point, critics said comic Katt Williams might just become the next Dave Chappelle. While that didnt quite happen, Williams is still hugely popular. Known for his roles on MTVs Nick Cannon Presents: Wild N Out and the feature film Friday After Next, Williams is famous for wearing flashy outfits that make him look like some kind of pimp. Dubbed Growth Spurt, his new tour features more of the hyper physical humor for which hes known. And if recent shows are any indication, he does joke about the slew of arrests and lawsuits that have plagued him for the past few years. He performs tonight at 7:30 at the Akron Civic Theatre. Tickets are $47 to $99.50. (Niesel)
Saturday, Oct. 10 - The Goonies: Imagine the beauty of Chunk's Truffle Shuffle like you've never seen it before: under the stars and on the big screen, courtesy of Free Akron Outdoor Movies. The volunteer group will show The Goonies Saturday, October 17 on the Akron library amphitheater. The night is completely 80s-themed, meaning movie-goers should come with leg warmers, cassette tapes and Nintendo games (two thumbs up for Donkey Kong). At 4 p.m., there will be games and 7 p.m. is showtime. The Akron library amphitheater is located outside of the Coffee Pot Café (75 Main St., Akron). (Koziol)
Saturday, Oct. 10 - Belgian Social: Duvel USA and Butcher & the Brewer collaborate to make everyone's beer-guzzling dreams come true. Along with 15 beer samples that include Belgian brews and Belgian inspired fare, there will be live music. The event's at Butcher & The Brewer (2043 E 4th St, Cleveland) and tickets are $40. You can purchase them here.
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Saturday, Oct. 10 - True Grit: Stop by 2731 Prospect at 2 p.m. today for True Grit, a special panel discussion in conjunction with its fall exhibitions. True Grit is moderated by Jennifer Coleman, Senior Program Officer of the Arts at the George Gund Foundation. Additionally, she's a noted urbanist, architect and founder of CityProwl. Joining Coleman will be artists Michelangelo Lovelace, Donald Mengay and Hrvoje Slovenc. Free. (Usmani, photo via Facebook)
Sunday, Oct. 11 - The Great Beer Chase: Great Lakes Brewing Co. isn't often open on Sundays. But for today's The Great 5K Beer Chase, the pub will be serving brunch and brews as it hosts a Beer Week-related race that starts and ends at the Ohio City brewery and restaurant. Everyone who finishes will receive a T-shrit, medal and a free pint at the finish. The race begins at 8:30 a.m.; register here.
Sunday, Oct. 11 - Gospel Brunch: The monthly Gospel Brunch has been a spiritual Sunday staple for years at House of Blues. Curated by famed gospel singer Kirk Franklin, the recently reinvigorated show puts a bit more emphasis on the music. The all-you-can-eat musical extravaganza features Southern classics like chicken jambalaya, biscuits and gravy, and chicken and waffles. It takes place at 11 a.m. Tickets are $39. (Niesel photo via CleveScene archives)