November 12, 2015

10 Things to Do in Cleveland This Weekend

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Friday, Nov. 13: Whiskey Business - Regardless of how you spell it (both whiskey and whisky are technically correct, by the way) or how you've enjoyed it in the past (neat, dirty, on the rocks, straight or mixed), the best way to enjoy whiskey is to savor it the way you might a good wine. Tonight from 7 to 11 p.m., you'll have that opportunity at Whiskey Business, a Scene event that takes place at Red Space. Brand ambassadors will be on hand to offer descriptions on many different products and you can sample food from local restaurants. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Tickets are available here. (Niesel)
Friday, Nov. 13: Whiskey Business - Regardless of how you spell it (both whiskey and whisky are technically correct, by the way) or how you've enjoyed it in the past (neat, dirty, on the rocks, straight or mixed), the best way to enjoy whiskey is to savor it the way you might a good wine. Tonight from 7 to 11 p.m., you'll have that opportunity at Whiskey Business, a Scene event that takes place at Red Space. Brand ambassadors will be on hand to offer descriptions on many different products and you can sample food from local restaurants. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Tickets are available here. (Niesel)
Friday, Nov. 13 (through the weekend) - The Fabulous Food Show turns 10 this year and plans to celebrate in style with a lineup of celebrity chefs, interactive demonstrations, and, of course, plenty of enticing eats. Cleveland's own Michael Symon, as well as Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro, Chopped's Aaron Sanchez, and Top Chef's Gail Simmons will be on hand. Billed as "America's largest presentation of fine food, fine art, breweries, wineries, restaurants, and purveyors all under one roof," the show really is something to see if you've never been. Last year alone, the weekend-long event brought in nearly 30,000 attendees and this year's lineup is supposed to draw even bigger crowds. New on the docket is a happy hour with Gail Simmons, food truck gatherings and demonstrations with northeast Ohio's most beloved mobile eateries, a "Concert in the Kitchen" with guest musicians the Samples, and a even a gospel brunch presented by the House of Blues. Boatloads of other culinary-themed activities will be going on all weekend long. (Alaina Nutile, photo via Emanuel Wallace)
Friday, Nov. 13 (through the weekend) - The Fabulous Food Show turns 10 this year and plans to celebrate in style with a lineup of celebrity chefs, interactive demonstrations, and, of course, plenty of enticing eats. Cleveland's own Michael Symon, as well as Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro, Chopped's Aaron Sanchez, and Top Chef's Gail Simmons will be on hand. Billed as "America's largest presentation of fine food, fine art, breweries, wineries, restaurants, and purveyors all under one roof," the show really is something to see if you've never been. Last year alone, the weekend-long event brought in nearly 30,000 attendees and this year's lineup is supposed to draw even bigger crowds. New on the docket is a happy hour with Gail Simmons, food truck gatherings and demonstrations with northeast Ohio's most beloved mobile eateries, a "Concert in the Kitchen" with guest musicians the Samples, and a even a gospel brunch presented by the House of Blues. Boatloads of other culinary-themed activities will be going on all weekend long. (Alaina Nutile, photo via Emanuel Wallace)
Friday, Nov. 13 - Derek Richards - Originally from Detroit, comedian Derek Richards like to joke about his blue-collar background. While not as crass and crude as redneck comics, he does joke about his working class past. He likes to joke about how he once worked as a DJ at a strip club and dated a stripper named Angel who often misspelled her own name and wrote "Angle" instead of "Angel." Richards performs tonight at 7:30 and 10 at Club Velvet at the Hard Rock Rocksino. He also performs at 7 and 9:30 tomorrow night. Tickets are $13 to $18. (Niesel, photo via YouTube)
Friday, Nov. 13 - Derek Richards - Originally from Detroit, comedian Derek Richards like to joke about his blue-collar background. While not as crass and crude as redneck comics, he does joke about his working class past. He likes to joke about how he once worked as a DJ at a strip club and dated a stripper named Angel who often misspelled her own name and wrote "Angle" instead of "Angel." Richards performs tonight at 7:30 and 10 at Club Velvet at the Hard Rock Rocksino. He also performs at 7 and 9:30 tomorrow night. Tickets are $13 to $18. (Niesel, photo via YouTube)
Saturday, Nov. 14: Kings of the Road - One of the key leaders of the New German Cinema, director Wim Wenders has put together a remarkable resume over the course of a career that stretches back to the '60s. The guy has shot movies all over the world and filmed in exotic places such as Berlin, Lisbon, Los Angeles, Cuba, Moscow, Tokyo and Australian outback. With some help from Janus films, the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque pays tribute to the auteur this month in a series dubbed With Portraits Along the Road. The series continues tonight with a screening of Kings of Road, a film about a traveling motion picture salesman who encounters a child psychologist who's wrecked her car. A new 4k digital restoration of the film screens tonight at 8:45 and shows again tomorrow night at 6:30. Tickets are $9. (Niesel, photo via Facebook)
Saturday, Nov. 14: Kings of the Road - One of the key leaders of the New German Cinema, director Wim Wenders has put together a remarkable resume over the course of a career that stretches back to the '60s. The guy has shot movies all over the world and filmed in exotic places such as Berlin, Lisbon, Los Angeles, Cuba, Moscow, Tokyo and Australian outback. With some help from Janus films, the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque pays tribute to the auteur this month in a series dubbed With Portraits Along the Road. The series continues tonight with a screening of Kings of Road, a film about a traveling motion picture salesman who encounters a child psychologist who's wrecked her car. A new 4k digital restoration of the film screens tonight at 8:45 and shows again tomorrow night at 6:30. Tickets are $9. (Niesel, photo via Facebook)
Saturday, Nov. 14 - Holiday Card-Making Workshop - Michael Gill is a busy man these days. Once serving as Scene’s Visual Arts Editor, Gill is now the Director of the Collective Arts Network and editor and publisher of its CAN Journal. Last month, he debuted his new hand-printed book, A Pocket Full of Change, along with a related exhibition at Tregoning & Company. Today, he’s hosting a Letterpress Holiday Card Making Workshop at Zygote Press. He’ll be teaching the basics of letterpress on Zygote’s Cleveland-made Chandler & Price press. Under the guidance of Gill, you’ll use the press to create a series of prints to take home and give away. Letterpress is a perfect way to create unique, inexpensive holiday cards. Space is limited. This two-day workshop is $140 for non-members and $119 for Zygote Press members. (Usmani, courtesy photo)
Saturday, Nov. 14 - Holiday Card-Making Workshop - Michael Gill is a busy man these days. Once serving as Scene’s Visual Arts Editor, Gill is now the Director of the Collective Arts Network and editor and publisher of its CAN Journal. Last month, he debuted his new hand-printed book, A Pocket Full of Change, along with a related exhibition at Tregoning & Company. Today, he’s hosting a Letterpress Holiday Card Making Workshop at Zygote Press. He’ll be teaching the basics of letterpress on Zygote’s Cleveland-made Chandler & Price press. Under the guidance of Gill, you’ll use the press to create a series of prints to take home and give away. Letterpress is a perfect way to create unique, inexpensive holiday cards. Space is limited. This two-day workshop is $140 for non-members and $119 for Zygote Press members. (Usmani, courtesy photo)
Saturday, Nov. 14 - Kozo Harvest - One of the key leaders of the New German Cinema, director Wim Wenders has put together a remarkable resume over the course of a career that stretches back to the '60s. The guy has shot movies all over the world and filmed in exotic places such as Berlin, Lisbon, Los Angeles, Cuba, Moscow, Tokyo and Australian outback. With some help from Janus films, the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque pays tribute to the auteur this month in a series dubbed With Portraits Along the Road. The series continues tonight with a screening of Kings of Road, a film about a traveling motion picture salesman who encounters a child psychologist who's wrecked her car. A new 4k digital restoration of the film screens tonight at 8:45 and shows again tomorrow night at 6:30. Tickets are $9. (Niesel, photo via Wiki(
Saturday, Nov. 14 - Kozo Harvest - One of the key leaders of the New German Cinema, director Wim Wenders has put together a remarkable resume over the course of a career that stretches back to the '60s. The guy has shot movies all over the world and filmed in exotic places such as Berlin, Lisbon, Los Angeles, Cuba, Moscow, Tokyo and Australian outback. With some help from Janus films, the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque pays tribute to the auteur this month in a series dubbed With Portraits Along the Road. The series continues tonight with a screening of Kings of Road, a film about a traveling motion picture salesman who encounters a child psychologist who's wrecked her car. A new 4k digital restoration of the film screens tonight at 8:45 and shows again tomorrow night at 6:30. Tickets are $9. (Niesel, photo via Wiki(
Saturday, Nov. 14 - Beachland Record Riot - The compact disc might be headed toward extinction but vinyl sales continue to rise. Vinyl addicts will undoubtedly be happy to hear that the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern will host Record Riot, an all-vinyl record show, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. The event will feature national and local record dealers selling quality vinyl records. Admission to the event is free, but for $10, guests can purchase the early bird special and be admitted to the show at 9 a.m. to get the first crack at the shopping opportunities. The Beachland hosted a similar event back in March and has plans to host a Record Riot every spring and fall. (Niesel, photo via Instagram bboggs3752)
Saturday, Nov. 14 - Beachland Record Riot - The compact disc might be headed toward extinction but vinyl sales continue to rise. Vinyl addicts will undoubtedly be happy to hear that the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern will host Record Riot, an all-vinyl record show, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. The event will feature national and local record dealers selling quality vinyl records. Admission to the event is free, but for $10, guests can purchase the early bird special and be admitted to the show at 9 a.m. to get the first crack at the shopping opportunities. The Beachland hosted a similar event back in March and has plans to host a Record Riot every spring and fall. (Niesel, photo via Instagram bboggs3752)
Sunday, Nov. 15: Hamlet - Best known for playing Sherlock Holmes in the series Sherlock, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has recently received a number of awards for his acting prowess. Nominated for an Oscar for his role in The Imitation Game, he comes to acting from a true thespian's point of view. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that he stars in the National Theatre production of Hamlet. See the play as it's broadcast live tonight at 7 at the Cedar Lee Theatre. Tickets are $20. (Niesel, photo via IMDB)
Sunday, Nov. 15: Hamlet - Best known for playing Sherlock Holmes in the series Sherlock, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has recently received a number of awards for his acting prowess. Nominated for an Oscar for his role in The Imitation Game, he comes to acting from a true thespian's point of view. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that he stars in the National Theatre production of Hamlet. See the play as it's broadcast live tonight at 7 at the Cedar Lee Theatre. Tickets are $20. (Niesel, photo via IMDB)
Sunday, Nov. 15 - The Singing Angels - A touring group featuring members of different races and creeds, the Singing Angels regularly tour the world. The group recently performed in places such as New York, Branson and Geneva. Traveling so extensively is no easy task, given that some 250 vocalists make up the choir. Today, they bring their Holiday Spectacular to the State Theatre. Expect to hear plenty of Christmas classics at the event, which starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are $17 to $42. (Niesel, photo via Facebook)
Sunday, Nov. 15 - The Singing Angels - A touring group featuring members of different races and creeds, the Singing Angels regularly tour the world. The group recently performed in places such as New York, Branson and Geneva. Traveling so extensively is no easy task, given that some 250 vocalists make up the choir. Today, they bring their Holiday Spectacular to the State Theatre. Expect to hear plenty of Christmas classics at the event, which starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are $17 to $42. (Niesel, photo via Facebook)
Sunday, Nov. 15 - Pat McGann - Comedian Pat McGann made the switch from packaging salesman to stand-up comedian back in 2007 and has never looked back. Having solid roots back in Chicago, McGann is looking to spread his humor to everyone that he can. Calm and collected on stage and quick on the trigger, McGann jokes about the things that go on in his life and his marriage. He performs tonight at 7 at Hilarities. Tickets are $13. (Martin Harp, photo via Instagram, rustyred007)
Sunday, Nov. 15 - Pat McGann - Comedian Pat McGann made the switch from packaging salesman to stand-up comedian back in 2007 and has never looked back. Having solid roots back in Chicago, McGann is looking to spread his humor to everyone that he can. Calm and collected on stage and quick on the trigger, McGann jokes about the things that go on in his life and his marriage. He performs tonight at 7 at Hilarities. Tickets are $13. (Martin Harp, photo via Instagram, rustyred007)