10 Things to Do in Cleveland this Weekend

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Friday, May 8: Kansas - Guitarist Richard Williams and the original members of Kansas had a chance to look back and consider the seemingly unlikely sequence of events that led them out of Topeka, Kansas in the new documentary Miracles Out Of Nowhere that was released earlier this year. In the film, some heavy hitters testify to the power of the music of Kansas, including Garth Brooks, Queen guitarist Brian May and album producer Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, AC/DC). The band had a much different lineup back then than it has today. Today, Williams and drummer Phil Ehart carry forward with Kansas, surrounded by longtime bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, David Ragsdale on violin and additional guitars, keyboardist David Manlon and vocalist Ronnie Platt, who replaced original Kansas frontman Steve Walsh last year. Platt’s addition is something that has really brought an exciting new energy to Kansas, As a result of the change, Williams says that the band has a lot of things on deck including plans to begin recording a new album next January. (Matt Wardlaw) $32.50-$57.50 (Photo via CleveScene archives)
Friday, May 8: Kansas - Guitarist Richard Williams and the original members of Kansas had a chance to look back and consider the seemingly unlikely sequence of events that led them out of Topeka, Kansas in the new documentary Miracles Out Of Nowhere that was released earlier this year. In the film, some heavy hitters testify to the power of the music of Kansas, including Garth Brooks, Queen guitarist Brian May and album producer Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, AC/DC). The band had a much different lineup back then than it has today. Today, Williams and drummer Phil Ehart carry forward with Kansas, surrounded by longtime bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, David Ragsdale on violin and additional guitars, keyboardist David Manlon and vocalist Ronnie Platt, who replaced original Kansas frontman Steve Walsh last year. Platt’s addition is something that has really brought an exciting new energy to Kansas, As a result of the change, Williams says that the band has a lot of things on deck including plans to begin recording a new album next January. (Matt Wardlaw) $32.50-$57.50 (Photo via CleveScene archives)
Friday, May 8 : A Longstanding Tradition - For more than two decades, Zygote Press has served the community as the region’s premier printmaking nonprofit organization. Being so great isn’t cheap, so they’re asking for support at tonight’s event that takes place at 7:30. The Bada Bingo Spaghetti Dinner and Benefit includes an art exhibition curated by Convivium 33 Gallery owner Alenka Banko, music by DJ Ape Bleakney, drag-themed bingo with MC Veranda Lni, a cash bar and a full sit-down dinner with food provided by Flying Fig, Grove Hill, Luna, Phoenix Coffee and more. Bingo prizes include tickets to Great Lakes Theater Company and Blossom, gift cards and gifts from Banyan Tree, Blush, Loganberry Books and many more. The winner of the final bingo card of the evening wins a $300 gift card to Lola and two tickets to the VIP Diamond Lounge at the Horseshoe Casino. Convivium 33 Gallery will host the event, just blocks from Zygote Press. Tickets start at $65 and can be purchased through Zygote Press’ website. (Usmani, photo via Wiki)
Friday, May 8 : A Longstanding Tradition - For more than two decades, Zygote Press has served the community as the region’s premier printmaking nonprofit organization. Being so great isn’t cheap, so they’re asking for support at tonight’s event that takes place at 7:30. The Bada Bingo Spaghetti Dinner and Benefit includes an art exhibition curated by Convivium 33 Gallery owner Alenka Banko, music by DJ Ape Bleakney, drag-themed bingo with MC Veranda Lni, a cash bar and a full sit-down dinner with food provided by Flying Fig, Grove Hill, Luna, Phoenix Coffee and more. Bingo prizes include tickets to Great Lakes Theater Company and Blossom, gift cards and gifts from Banyan Tree, Blush, Loganberry Books and many more. The winner of the final bingo card of the evening wins a $300 gift card to Lola and two tickets to the VIP Diamond Lounge at the Horseshoe Casino. Convivium 33 Gallery will host the event, just blocks from Zygote Press. Tickets start at $65 and can be purchased through Zygote Press’ website. (Usmani, photo via Wiki)
Saturday, May 9: Hooley Noted - Now in its sixth year, the Hooley, an annual event that takes place at Kamm’s Corners in West Park, rivals St. Patrick’s Day. The name is Irish slang for party and the event lives up to the billing. From noon until 8 p.m., Kamm’s Corners will be closed to traffic from West 165th Street to Rocky River Drive so vendors can set up a variety of food and entertainment booths. Plus, a slew of local bands including the Pipes and Drums of the Cleveland Police, the Sunrise Jones, the Donegal Dogs, Mary's Lane and Cats on Holiday, are slated to perform. New this year: Cleveland Bazaar will host a juried handmade arts and crafts show. You can bet the Guinness will be flowing at the terrific collection of bars and pubs on the street. A good time for all ages. Admission is free. (Niesel, photo via Emanuel Wallace)
Saturday, May 9: Hooley Noted - Now in its sixth year, the Hooley, an annual event that takes place at Kamm’s Corners in West Park, rivals St. Patrick’s Day. The name is Irish slang for party and the event lives up to the billing. From noon until 8 p.m., Kamm’s Corners will be closed to traffic from West 165th Street to Rocky River Drive so vendors can set up a variety of food and entertainment booths. Plus, a slew of local bands including the Pipes and Drums of the Cleveland Police, the Sunrise Jones, the Donegal Dogs, Mary's Lane and Cats on Holiday, are slated to perform. New this year: Cleveland Bazaar will host a juried handmade arts and crafts show. You can bet the Guinness will be flowing at the terrific collection of bars and pubs on the street. A good time for all ages. Admission is free. (Niesel, photo via Emanuel Wallace)
Saturday, May 9: Run for a Cause - Four miles is the average distance a person travels to get water in Africa. Puts things in perspective, doesn't it. 4 Miles 4 Water, a run/walk that takes place today at 2 p.m. at Edgewater Park aims to call attention to the world's water problems and to show an appreciation for how good we have it here in Cleveland. Race registration begins at 3 p.m. and the race/walk kicks off at 5 p.m. Carlos Jones & the PLUS Band plays a post-race concert at 6:30 p.m. The festival is free but running in the race will cost you $30. (Niesel, photo by Emanuel Wallace)
Saturday, May 9: Run for a Cause - Four miles is the average distance a person travels to get water in Africa. Puts things in perspective, doesn't it. 4 Miles 4 Water, a run/walk that takes place today at 2 p.m. at Edgewater Park aims to call attention to the world's water problems and to show an appreciation for how good we have it here in Cleveland. Race registration begins at 3 p.m. and the race/walk kicks off at 5 p.m. Carlos Jones & the PLUS Band plays a post-race concert at 6:30 p.m. The festival is free but running in the race will cost you $30. (Niesel, photo by Emanuel Wallace)
Saturday, May 9: Shark Shooters - We haven't done the math but judging from the high scoring games the Cleveland Gladiators have played so far, it appears the Arena Football League team is averaging close to 60 points a game. The guys scored 70 against the New Orleans Voodoo and put up 62 against the Tampa Bay Storm. Tonight, they take on the Jacksonville Sharks at 7 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena. Tickets start at $7. (Niesel, photo via Scott Sandberg)
Saturday, May 9: Shark Shooters - We haven't done the math but judging from the high scoring games the Cleveland Gladiators have played so far, it appears the Arena Football League team is averaging close to 60 points a game. The guys scored 70 against the New Orleans Voodoo and put up 62 against the Tampa Bay Storm. Tonight, they take on the Jacksonville Sharks at 7 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena. Tickets start at $7. (Niesel, photo via Scott Sandberg)
Saturday, May 9: Cleveland's Best - We asked, you voted, and now the winners for Best of Cleveland 2015 have been announced. Come celebrate with the folks who make Cleveland tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. at Aloft -- but invitations are limited so RSVP now to [email protected]
/*  */ At 10 p.m., head over to Lago for our official Best of Cleveland afterparty (no RSVP necessary). (Photo via Emanuel Wallace)
Saturday, May 9: Cleveland's Best - We asked, you voted, and now the winners for Best of Cleveland 2015 have been announced. Come celebrate with the folks who make Cleveland tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. at Aloft -- but invitations are limited so RSVP now to [email protected] At 10 p.m., head over to Lago for our official Best of Cleveland afterparty (no RSVP necessary). (Photo via Emanuel Wallace)
Saturday, May 9: Nineties Night - Cattitude Vintage, a clothing store that caters to retro-minded patrons, has thrown two '90s parties at Mahall's. Tonight's bash will be the third themed event. This one has an MTV Spring Break theme so feel free to show up in a bikini or board shorts. Music will be provided by DJ White Rims (Darryl Dickerson), MC Uster (Marcia Custer) and WRUW’s Rachel H (Rachel Hunt). The event will be "a multi-level experience" with one dance party upstairs and another one downstairs in the club's Locker Room. Tickets are $2. (Niesel, photo by Emanuel Wallace)
Saturday, May 9: Nineties Night - Cattitude Vintage, a clothing store that caters to retro-minded patrons, has thrown two '90s parties at Mahall's. Tonight's bash will be the third themed event. This one has an MTV Spring Break theme so feel free to show up in a bikini or board shorts. Music will be provided by DJ White Rims (Darryl Dickerson), MC Uster (Marcia Custer) and WRUW’s Rachel H (Rachel Hunt). The event will be "a multi-level experience" with one dance party upstairs and another one downstairs in the club's Locker Room. Tickets are $2. (Niesel, photo by Emanuel Wallace)
Sunday, May 10: Treat Your Mother Right - To celebrate Mother's Day, Prosperity Social Club today plans to roll out a special menu featuring red velvet white chocolate chip pancakes, decadent “morning glory” mac and cheese and a very special “surf and turf” benedict (sirloin steak, crab cake, tomatoes, spinach and poached eggs drizzled in rich hollandaise on an English muffin). Prosperity is also introducing some seasonal new brunch selections for the warmer spring and summer months, ranging from sweet and flaky coconut pancakes accompanied by fresh mango and drizzled with cranberry syrup to savory house-made sausage. “We’ll offer our full brunch menu and some home-cooked, mom-inspired chef specials,” explains Prosperity Social Club owner Bonnie Flinner in a press release. “We’re definitely taking it up a notch in honor of those who brought us into the world by breaking out the crisp white tablecloths and hand dipping fresh strawberries in chocolate to top off every mother’s meal.” The Ryan Anderson Trio will perform from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. With seatings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., the place will fill up quickly so reservations are recommended. (Niesel, photo via Instagram, Prosperity Social Club)
Sunday, May 10: Treat Your Mother Right - To celebrate Mother's Day, Prosperity Social Club today plans to roll out a special menu featuring red velvet white chocolate chip pancakes, decadent “morning glory” mac and cheese and a very special “surf and turf” benedict (sirloin steak, crab cake, tomatoes, spinach and poached eggs drizzled in rich hollandaise on an English muffin). Prosperity is also introducing some seasonal new brunch selections for the warmer spring and summer months, ranging from sweet and flaky coconut pancakes accompanied by fresh mango and drizzled with cranberry syrup to savory house-made sausage. “We’ll offer our full brunch menu and some home-cooked, mom-inspired chef specials,” explains Prosperity Social Club owner Bonnie Flinner in a press release. “We’re definitely taking it up a notch in honor of those who brought us into the world by breaking out the crisp white tablecloths and hand dipping fresh strawberries in chocolate to top off every mother’s meal.” The Ryan Anderson Trio will perform from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. With seatings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., the place will fill up quickly so reservations are recommended. (Niesel, photo via Instagram, Prosperity Social Club)
Sunday, May 10: Robin Hood - The Adventures of Robin Hood - Visible Fictions (Scotland) Somewhere near you there is a band of brothers fighting for justice, seeking to rid the land of evil and return hope to the poorly treated. They are lean, mean, trained justice fighting machines! Armed with whatever comes their way, nothing is as it seems in this Sherwood Forrest, but one thing is for sure...no rogue is safe! The Adventures of Robin Hood is part of the International Children's Theater Festival. Today's show begins at 2:30 p.m. at the Connor Palace. (Photo via Playhouse Square)
Sunday, May 10: Robin Hood - The Adventures of Robin Hood - Visible Fictions (Scotland) Somewhere near you there is a band of brothers fighting for justice, seeking to rid the land of evil and return hope to the poorly treated. They are lean, mean, trained justice fighting machines! Armed with whatever comes their way, nothing is as it seems in this Sherwood Forrest, but one thing is for sure...no rogue is safe! The Adventures of Robin Hood is part of the International Children's Theater Festival. Today's show begins at 2:30 p.m. at the Connor Palace. (Photo via Playhouse Square)