October 22, 2015

10 Things to Do in Cleveland This Weekend

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Friday, October 23: The 1964 Tribute - Beatlemania is a chronic condition with no known cure. Side effects include dancing, singing and an urge to “twist and shout.” In remembrance of those who first contracted this mania, 1964:The Tribute puts on a hell of a show. Choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era — complete with costumes and authentic instruments — the band has received critical acclaim. That’s no easy task for a tribute act. You can catch a performance at 7:30 tonight at Connor Palace. Tickets are $10 to $35. (Stoops, photo via Wiki)
Friday, October 23: The 1964 Tribute - Beatlemania is a chronic condition with no known cure. Side effects include dancing, singing and an urge to “twist and shout.” In remembrance of those who first contracted this mania, 1964:The Tribute puts on a hell of a show. Choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era — complete with costumes and authentic instruments — the band has received critical acclaim. That’s no easy task for a tribute act. You can catch a performance at 7:30 tonight at Connor Palace. Tickets are $10 to $35. (Stoops, photo via Wiki)
Friday, October 23: Bill Burr - Bill Burr is coming to Cleveland on October 23, 2015 to play two shows at the State Theater. Famous for having roles on TV shows Breaking Bad and making appearances on David Letterman, Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Fallon. comedian Bill Burr is back on the road after time off to work on a new animated series for Netflix. "I get recognized a little more than usual but I'm still a background guy," says Burr. "I think it's good to be the seventh or eighth character in a movie. Like where I'm at. When people come up to talk to me, I'm still flattered. I'm at that level. Nothing that I saw is going to change anything. It's not like I'm writing legislation. " He performs tonight at 7 and 9:30 p.m. at the State Theatre. Tickets are $47.50. (Niesel, courtesy photo)
Friday, October 23: Bill Burr - Bill Burr is coming to Cleveland on October 23, 2015 to play two shows at the State Theater. Famous for having roles on TV shows Breaking Bad and making appearances on David Letterman, Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Fallon. comedian Bill Burr is back on the road after time off to work on a new animated series for Netflix. "I get recognized a little more than usual but I'm still a background guy," says Burr. "I think it's good to be the seventh or eighth character in a movie. Like where I'm at. When people come up to talk to me, I'm still flattered. I'm at that level. Nothing that I saw is going to change anything. It's not like I'm writing legislation. " He performs tonight at 7 and 9:30 p.m. at the State Theatre. Tickets are $47.50. (Niesel, courtesy photo)
Friday, October 23: Rich Guzzi - A comedian who uses interactive hypnotism as the main focus of his show. comedian Rich Guzzi just appeared on Access Hollywood and in Parade Magazine. He also stars in a nationwide 300-show comedy tour to prep for a one hour special. He decided to make the switch from traditional stand-up comedy, which he did for most of his career, to hypnotism because it was something more unique and memorable. His show is based on motivating and inspiring the audience by bringing up volunteers to the stage and hypnotizing them. Guzzi encourages audience members to use his self-hypnosis techniques. He performs at Club Velvet tonight at 7:30 and 10 and tomorrow night at 7 and 9:30. Tickets start at $18.95. (Manno, photo via Facebook)
Friday, October 23: Rich Guzzi - A comedian who uses interactive hypnotism as the main focus of his show. comedian Rich Guzzi just appeared on Access Hollywood and in Parade Magazine. He also stars in a nationwide 300-show comedy tour to prep for a one hour special. He decided to make the switch from traditional stand-up comedy, which he did for most of his career, to hypnotism because it was something more unique and memorable. His show is based on motivating and inspiring the audience by bringing up volunteers to the stage and hypnotizing them. Guzzi encourages audience members to use his self-hypnosis techniques. He performs at Club Velvet tonight at 7:30 and 10 and tomorrow night at 7 and 9:30. Tickets start at $18.95. (Manno, photo via Facebook)
Saturday, October 24: A Pumpkin Carving Competition - In celebration of Halloween, the Cleveland chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) hosts GUTS, a pumpkin carving competition to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. All proceeds will be donated to Make-A-Wish, and all funds will be used to help grant the wishes of Northeast Ohio children. The competition is open to local and regional creative professionals. Prizes will be awarded for the first place individual, first place team and people’s choice award. The event also includes a silent auction. GUTS takes place at ABC the Tavern Uptown (next to MOCA Cleveland) from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. today. Admission to attend is free. Registration is $30 for individual carvers and $60 for teams. (Usmani. photo via Wiki)
Saturday, October 24: A Pumpkin Carving Competition - In celebration of Halloween, the Cleveland chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) hosts GUTS, a pumpkin carving competition to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. All proceeds will be donated to Make-A-Wish, and all funds will be used to help grant the wishes of Northeast Ohio children. The competition is open to local and regional creative professionals. Prizes will be awarded for the first place individual, first place team and people’s choice award. The event also includes a silent auction. GUTS takes place at ABC the Tavern Uptown (next to MOCA Cleveland) from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. today. Admission to attend is free. Registration is $30 for individual carvers and $60 for teams. (Usmani. photo via Wiki)
Saturday, October 24: Cleveland Comic Con - Now in its third year, the Cleveland Comic Con brings together comic artists, editors, and dealers together for a one day convention. Guests for this year's Cleveland Comic Con include Andy Smith, who has worked as a professional artist for Marvel, DC, Image, Acclaim, and Cross Gen Ent. American cartoonist and independent comic artist Budd Root. Cleveland native and illustrator Mark Pennington, famous for his work on such titles as X-men, Batman, and Spawn, will be on hand as well. Admission is $10. Children 10 and under are free. Doors open at 11a.m. at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. (Niesel, photo by Mike Pfeiffer)
Saturday, October 24: Cleveland Comic Con - Now in its third year, the Cleveland Comic Con brings together comic artists, editors, and dealers together for a one day convention. Guests for this year's Cleveland Comic Con include Andy Smith, who has worked as a professional artist for Marvel, DC, Image, Acclaim, and Cross Gen Ent. American cartoonist and independent comic artist Budd Root. Cleveland native and illustrator Mark Pennington, famous for his work on such titles as X-men, Batman, and Spawn, will be on hand as well. Admission is $10. Children 10 and under are free. Doors open at 11a.m. at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. (Niesel, photo by Mike Pfeiffer)
Saturday, October 24: Halloweezy VI: Nowhere - Looking for a Halloween party this weekend? This Saturday’s Halloweezy VI: Nowhere is billed as Cleveland’s premier Halloween celebration. This adults-only event (ages 21 and older) begins at 9 p.m. today. The event includes vendors and performances, including a grind show by Discordia, fire routine by Flomentum, the Black Water Cabaret burlesque dancers and a horror musical act by Miss Alexandra Huntington. MC Two Muffin Rabbit serves as the host. Admission is $10. It all takes place in a vacant warehouse on East 30th St. (Usmani, photo via Facebook)
Saturday, October 24: Halloweezy VI: Nowhere - Looking for a Halloween party this weekend? This Saturday’s Halloweezy VI: Nowhere is billed as Cleveland’s premier Halloween celebration. This adults-only event (ages 21 and older) begins at 9 p.m. today. The event includes vendors and performances, including a grind show by Discordia, fire routine by Flomentum, the Black Water Cabaret burlesque dancers and a horror musical act by Miss Alexandra Huntington. MC Two Muffin Rabbit serves as the host. Admission is $10. It all takes place in a vacant warehouse on East 30th St. (Usmani, photo via Facebook)
Saturday, October 24: David Sedaris - A preeminent humor writer, David Sedaris has published a number of books over the course of a career that dates back a few decades now. His bestselling boos include Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and When You Are Engulfed in Flames. He's put up some impressive numbers too: some seven million copies of his books in print and they've been translated into 25 languages. A terrific speaker, Sedaris has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. He speaks tonight at 7:30 at Connor Palace. Tickets are $10 to $47.50 (Niesel, photo via Wiki)
Saturday, October 24: David Sedaris - A preeminent humor writer, David Sedaris has published a number of books over the course of a career that dates back a few decades now. His bestselling boos include Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and When You Are Engulfed in Flames. He's put up some impressive numbers too: some seven million copies of his books in print and they've been translated into 25 languages. A terrific speaker, Sedaris has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. He speaks tonight at 7:30 at Connor Palace. Tickets are $10 to $47.50 (Niesel, photo via Wiki)
Sunday, October 25: Halloween Spooktacular -  Halloween Spooktacular promises "an afternoon of deliciously frightening fun and terrifying tales featuring the spooky sounds of orchestral favorites." Expect to hear the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra take on Saint-Saëns’s Danse macabre, Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and John Williams' tunes from Star Wars, Superman and Harry Potter. Costumes are encouraged and there's even a costume contest. The event begins at 3 p.m. at Severance Hall. Tickets are $15 to $30. (Niesel, photo via Wiki)
Sunday, October 25: Halloween Spooktacular - Halloween Spooktacular promises "an afternoon of deliciously frightening fun and terrifying tales featuring the spooky sounds of orchestral favorites." Expect to hear the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra take on Saint-Saëns’s Danse macabre, Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and John Williams' tunes from Star Wars, Superman and Harry Potter. Costumes are encouraged and there's even a costume contest. The event begins at 3 p.m. at Severance Hall. Tickets are $15 to $30. (Niesel, photo via Wiki)
Sunday, October 25: Josh Sneed - An Ohio native, Josh Sneed holds the distinction of quitting his comfy job at Proctor & Gamble to become a comedian. That's a decision that could have gone terribly wrong. But Sneed has become a working comic and he has a distinctive delivery as his calm voice serves as a precursor to the hilarious punch line that comes next. He tends to share jokes about his everyday life. The shows take place tonight at 7 at Hilarities, and tickets are $18. (Niesel, photo via Facebook)
Sunday, October 25: Josh Sneed - An Ohio native, Josh Sneed holds the distinction of quitting his comfy job at Proctor & Gamble to become a comedian. That's a decision that could have gone terribly wrong. But Sneed has become a working comic and he has a distinctive delivery as his calm voice serves as a precursor to the hilarious punch line that comes next. He tends to share jokes about his everyday life. The shows take place tonight at 7 at Hilarities, and tickets are $18. (Niesel, photo via Facebook)