November 05, 2015

10 Things to Do in Cleveland This Weekend

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Friday, Nov. 6: Lunch with the Russo Brothers - Former Clevelanders, Anthony and Joe Russo have gone on to become big-time Hollywood directors. They started small with films such as Welcome to Collinwood, a comedy that stars William H. Macy, George Clooney and Sam Rockwell, and recently directed 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. They’re also on board to direct the next Avengers flicks, due out in 2018 and 2019. They’ll be in town at noon today to host the Greater Cleveland Film Commission’s 2015 Behind The Camera: Lunch with the Russo Brothers at the InterContinental Cleveland Hotel. For every ticket purchased, a ticket to a private educational lecture with the Russo Brothers will be donated to a local high school or college student pursuing a career in the media production industry. Tickets start at $150. For more information, contact the Film Commission at info@clevelandfilm.com or 216-623-3910. (Niesel, photo via Wikimedia)
Friday, Nov. 6: Lunch with the Russo Brothers - Former Clevelanders, Anthony and Joe Russo have gone on to become big-time Hollywood directors. They started small with films such as Welcome to Collinwood, a comedy that stars William H. Macy, George Clooney and Sam Rockwell, and recently directed 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. They’re also on board to direct the next Avengers flicks, due out in 2018 and 2019. They’ll be in town at noon today to host the Greater Cleveland Film Commission’s 2015 Behind The Camera: Lunch with the Russo Brothers at the InterContinental Cleveland Hotel. For every ticket purchased, a ticket to a private educational lecture with the Russo Brothers will be donated to a local high school or college student pursuing a career in the media production industry. Tickets start at $150. For more information, contact the Film Commission at [email protected] or 216-623-3910. (Niesel, photo via Wikimedia)
Friday, Nov. 6 - MIX at the CMA: The Cleveland Museum of Art’s first Friday MIX Happy Hours take place on the first Friday of the month, and November's theme is Bloom. Attend the event and you can explore the special exhibition Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse; unique floral designs inspired by the collection will also be on view in the atrium. There will be a cash bar. Food will be available for purchase in the museum’s restaurant and café. The event takes place from 5 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $18, free for CMA members. (Niesel, photo via Emanuel Wallace)
Friday, Nov. 6 - MIX at the CMA: The Cleveland Museum of Art’s first Friday MIX Happy Hours take place on the first Friday of the month, and November's theme is Bloom. Attend the event and you can explore the special exhibition Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse; unique floral designs inspired by the collection will also be on view in the atrium. There will be a cash bar. Food will be available for purchase in the museum’s restaurant and café. The event takes place from 5 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $18, free for CMA members. (Niesel, photo via Emanuel Wallace)
Friday, Nov. 6: Walk All Over Waterloo - The growth of Collinwood’s waterloo Arts District is as evident as ever this month, as numerous galleries debut new exhibitions throughout the neighborhood during Walk All Over Waterloo today from 5 to 9 p.m. (individual hours may vary). Maria Neil Art Project presents new work by Libby Chaney, Gallery One Sixty debuts its new group show, Northern Exposure, Waterloo Arts hosts a reception for its Creative Fusion resident artist (Kuenlin Tsai of Taipei, Taiwan) and Loren Naji opens the doors of his new “Art Lounge” above Waterloo Arts. Naji’s Art Lounge opens with a grand opening reception for its first exhibition, Cheap Thrills, featuring Thomas Kassai’s wall constructions. Meanwhile, just steps south on E. 156th St., Naji’s Satellite Gallery hosts a Halloween Bash Closing Reception for Monsters from Space, a group exhibition of installations by 10 local artists. (Usmani, courtesy photo)
Friday, Nov. 6: Walk All Over Waterloo - The growth of Collinwood’s waterloo Arts District is as evident as ever this month, as numerous galleries debut new exhibitions throughout the neighborhood during Walk All Over Waterloo today from 5 to 9 p.m. (individual hours may vary). Maria Neil Art Project presents new work by Libby Chaney, Gallery One Sixty debuts its new group show, Northern Exposure, Waterloo Arts hosts a reception for its Creative Fusion resident artist (Kuenlin Tsai of Taipei, Taiwan) and Loren Naji opens the doors of his new “Art Lounge” above Waterloo Arts. Naji’s Art Lounge opens with a grand opening reception for its first exhibition, Cheap Thrills, featuring Thomas Kassai’s wall constructions. Meanwhile, just steps south on E. 156th St., Naji’s Satellite Gallery hosts a Halloween Bash Closing Reception for Monsters from Space, a group exhibition of installations by 10 local artists. (Usmani, courtesy photo)
Saturday, Nov. 7: MAIZE - Thanks to the completion of a recent development project, the East Bank of the Flats now boasts a terrific collection of new bars, restaurants and clubs. Today from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the businesses will come together for Maize, Scene's inaugural fall festival. Local vendors will be on hand, and there will be a kids pavilion at the family friendly event. Post-grunge rockers Candlebox headline, and the Spazmatics will perform as well. College football games will be broadcast at the Shock Top Build-a-Bar, and you can tour the Flats with EB Fitness. Admission is free. (Niesel, photo via Erik Drost, Flickr CC)
Saturday, Nov. 7: MAIZE - Thanks to the completion of a recent development project, the East Bank of the Flats now boasts a terrific collection of new bars, restaurants and clubs. Today from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the businesses will come together for Maize, Scene's inaugural fall festival. Local vendors will be on hand, and there will be a kids pavilion at the family friendly event. Post-grunge rockers Candlebox headline, and the Spazmatics will perform as well. College football games will be broadcast at the Shock Top Build-a-Bar, and you can tour the Flats with EB Fitness. Admission is free. (Niesel, photo via Erik Drost, Flickr CC)
Saturday, Nov. 7: A Graphic Novel Speaker Series - Comic books aren't just for kids. With that in mind, local comics scholar Valentino Zullo hosts a regular graphic novel series in the Literature Department on the second floor of the Cleveland Public Library. Today, Dr. Tammy Clewell, a literary scholar at Kent State University, delivers her talk A Special Event for Veteran’s Day: From the Homefront and the Frontlines: British, Dominion, and Allied First World War Comics and Cartoons, 1914-1920 at 3:30 p.m. Admission is free. (Niesel, photo via Wiki)
Saturday, Nov. 7: A Graphic Novel Speaker Series - Comic books aren't just for kids. With that in mind, local comics scholar Valentino Zullo hosts a regular graphic novel series in the Literature Department on the second floor of the Cleveland Public Library. Today, Dr. Tammy Clewell, a literary scholar at Kent State University, delivers her talk A Special Event for Veteran’s Day: From the Homefront and the Frontlines: British, Dominion, and Allied First World War Comics and Cartoons, 1914-1920 at 3:30 p.m. Admission is free. (Niesel, photo via Wiki)
Saturday, Nov. 7: An Evening with Scott Hamilton - Back in the '70s, Styx released some heavy duty concept albums that established it as a true prog rock force. While the band no longer includes singer Dennis DeYoung, it has soldiered on. The group will perform tonight at the Q as skater Scott Hamilton presents a special show featuring more than a dozen Olympic, Canadian, U.S. and World skating champions, including Ilia Kulia, Jeffrey Buttle, Kimmie Meissner, Jeremy Abbott, Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, Ryan Bradley, Kim Navarro and Brent Bommentre, Shawn Sawyer and Isabelle Tobias and Ilya Tkachenko. The event begins at 5 p.m. at the Q. Tickets are $29.50-$59.50. (Niesel, photo via Wikimedia)
Saturday, Nov. 7: An Evening with Scott Hamilton - Back in the '70s, Styx released some heavy duty concept albums that established it as a true prog rock force. While the band no longer includes singer Dennis DeYoung, it has soldiered on. The group will perform tonight at the Q as skater Scott Hamilton presents a special show featuring more than a dozen Olympic, Canadian, U.S. and World skating champions, including Ilia Kulia, Jeffrey Buttle, Kimmie Meissner, Jeremy Abbott, Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, Ryan Bradley, Kim Navarro and Brent Bommentre, Shawn Sawyer and Isabelle Tobias and Ilya Tkachenko. The event begins at 5 p.m. at the Q. Tickets are $29.50-$59.50. (Niesel, photo via Wikimedia)
Saturday, Nov. 7: Take the A Train - Cleveland Jazz Orchestra Artistic Director Paul Ferguson aims to honor Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday with tonight's concert, dubbed Take the A Train. Expect to hear new takes on traditional favorites like "Take the A Train" and "Strange Fruits," among others. The concert begins at 8 p.m. at the Hanna Theatre. Tickets are $25. (Niesel, photo via Wiki)
Saturday, Nov. 7: Take the A Train - Cleveland Jazz Orchestra Artistic Director Paul Ferguson aims to honor Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday with tonight's concert, dubbed Take the A Train. Expect to hear new takes on traditional favorites like "Take the A Train" and "Strange Fruits," among others. The concert begins at 8 p.m. at the Hanna Theatre. Tickets are $25. (Niesel, photo via Wiki)
Sunday, Nov. 8: The Songs of 007 - Over the years, some major artists have contributed songs to James Bond movies. Think of Paul McCartney’s “Live and Let Die,” Carly Simon’s “Nobody Does It Better” and Shirley Bassey’s “Goldfinger.” Recently, powerhouse singer Adele contributed the Academy Award winning “Skyfall.” Tonight at 7 at Vosh, several Northeast Ohio singers and musicians come together as the Cleveland Stage Alliance Presents "new and familiar arrangements of the classic tunes." Vosh will offer appetizers, a limited dinner menu, desserts and cocktails for purchase before or during the show. Tickets are $20. (Niesel, photo via IMDB)
Sunday, Nov. 8: The Songs of 007 - Over the years, some major artists have contributed songs to James Bond movies. Think of Paul McCartney’s “Live and Let Die,” Carly Simon’s “Nobody Does It Better” and Shirley Bassey’s “Goldfinger.” Recently, powerhouse singer Adele contributed the Academy Award winning “Skyfall.” Tonight at 7 at Vosh, several Northeast Ohio singers and musicians come together as the Cleveland Stage Alliance Presents "new and familiar arrangements of the classic tunes." Vosh will offer appetizers, a limited dinner menu, desserts and cocktails for purchase before or during the show. Tickets are $20. (Niesel, photo via IMDB)
Sunday, Nov. 8: Fantasia - Originally released in 1940, Fantasia received widespread acclaim when it first hit theaters. The innovative use of music had much to do with the positive reception. Set to classical music conducted by Leopold Stokowski, the film features several performances by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Today at 2 and 7 p.m., the Cedar Lee Theatre will screen a new print that features a behind-the-scenes look at the orchestra's rehearsals. In addition, conductor Yannik Nezet-Seguin will discuss the film's significance and provide some historical context. Tickets are $12.50; the film screens again at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. (Niesel, photo via ryan1pls1, Instagram)
Sunday, Nov. 8: Fantasia - Originally released in 1940, Fantasia received widespread acclaim when it first hit theaters. The innovative use of music had much to do with the positive reception. Set to classical music conducted by Leopold Stokowski, the film features several performances by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Today at 2 and 7 p.m., the Cedar Lee Theatre will screen a new print that features a behind-the-scenes look at the orchestra's rehearsals. In addition, conductor Yannik Nezet-Seguin will discuss the film's significance and provide some historical context. Tickets are $12.50; the film screens again at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. (Niesel, photo via ryan1pls1, Instagram)
Sunday, Nov. 7: Bo Burnham - Comedian Bo Burnham puts other young comics to shame. Turnham, who became the youngest person to ever record a half-hour Comedy Central special, has been on the fast track to success. Since making the Comedy Central debut at age 18, he's released two hour-long specials, 2010's Words, Words, Words and 2013's what. He performs tonight at 8 at the State Theatre. Tickets are $39.50. (Niesel, photo via Wiki)
Sunday, Nov. 7: Bo Burnham - Comedian Bo Burnham puts other young comics to shame. Turnham, who became the youngest person to ever record a half-hour Comedy Central special, has been on the fast track to success. Since making the Comedy Central debut at age 18, he's released two hour-long specials, 2010's Words, Words, Words and 2013's what. He performs tonight at 8 at the State Theatre. Tickets are $39.50. (Niesel, photo via Wiki)