10 Things to Do This Weekend in Cleveland (May 13 - 15)

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Thu., May 12 Comedy While Season 8 of NBC's Last Comic Standing featured some fierce competition, Rod Man was clearly the funniest comic of the bunch. An actor and writer who starred in the 2009 film Funny People, he likes to joke about interracial relationships and talks about how "you have to be comfortable in whatever race you're put in." He performs tonight at 8 at Hilarities, where he has shows scheduled through Saturday. Tickets are $25 to $30.
Thu., May 12 Comedy While Season 8 of NBC's Last Comic Standing featured some fierce competition, Rod Man was clearly the funniest comic of the bunch. An actor and writer who starred in the 2009 film Funny People, he likes to joke about interracial relationships and talks about how "you have to be comfortable in whatever race you're put in." He performs tonight at 8 at Hilarities, where he has shows scheduled through Saturday. Tickets are $25 to $30.
Fri., May 13 Art Exhibits Harold and Maude is one of the most beloved cult films of all time. It stars Bud Cort and Ruth Gordon, with an unforgettable soundtrack by Cat Stevens. In honor of the film, the Good Goat Gallery has invited local, national and international artists to create artwork inspired by the film. More than a dozen artists from Cleveland, New Mexico, England, France and Italy participated. Harold Loves Maude opens with a reception from 6 to 9 tonight and remains on view through July 23. Free.
Fri., May 13 Art Exhibits Harold and Maude is one of the most beloved cult films of all time. It stars Bud Cort and Ruth Gordon, with an unforgettable soundtrack by Cat Stevens. In honor of the film, the Good Goat Gallery has invited local, national and international artists to create artwork inspired by the film. More than a dozen artists from Cleveland, New Mexico, England, France and Italy participated. Harold Loves Maude opens with a reception from 6 to 9 tonight and remains on view through July 23. Free.
A Pop-Up Gallery
Fri., May 13
Art Exhibits
This weekend the Kalman and Pabst Photo Group (KP Photo) transforms their 18,000 sq. ft. commercial photo studio into a pop-up gallery, showcasing more than 600 photos by their staff. The works include travel photography, illustrations and fine art. Co-founders Jan Kalman and Bob Pabst created the annual event more than a decade ago as a reward for the efforts of their hardworking staff, an opportunity to recognize their efforts by displaying their personal work for an art-loving audience. Another part of the tradition is an emphasis on philanthropy. This year, raffle ticket sales and a portion of artwork sales will be donated to the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland. This special group exhibition opens to the public with a reception from 5 to 10 tonight. The show remains on view from 1 to 6 p.m. today. Free.
A Pop-Up Gallery Fri., May 13 Art Exhibits This weekend the Kalman and Pabst Photo Group (KP Photo) transforms their 18,000 sq. ft. commercial photo studio into a pop-up gallery, showcasing more than 600 photos by their staff. The works include travel photography, illustrations and fine art. Co-founders Jan Kalman and Bob Pabst created the annual event more than a decade ago as a reward for the efforts of their hardworking staff, an opportunity to recognize their efforts by displaying their personal work for an art-loving audience. Another part of the tradition is an emphasis on philanthropy. This year, raffle ticket sales and a portion of artwork sales will be donated to the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland. This special group exhibition opens to the public with a reception from 5 to 10 tonight. The show remains on view from 1 to 6 p.m. today. Free.
Walkabout Tremont
Second Friday of every month
Art Exhibits
May’s second weekend in Tremont is billed as a new era for the Tremont neighborhood. After more than 20 years, the Tremont Art Walk is now Walkabout Tremont. With very few galleries to walk to, the name change signals the current direction of the neighborhood — for better or worse. This new monthly event series expands the event throughout the weekend with an emphasis on art, music, street entertainment, local history, and restaurant and bar specials. Pop-up tents will feature artwork from artists within and outside Tremont. For more details, business hours, an event map and info on neighborhood tours, visit the website. Free. walkabouttremont.com.
Walkabout Tremont Second Friday of every month Art Exhibits May’s second weekend in Tremont is billed as a new era for the Tremont neighborhood. After more than 20 years, the Tremont Art Walk is now Walkabout Tremont. With very few galleries to walk to, the name change signals the current direction of the neighborhood — for better or worse. This new monthly event series expands the event throughout the weekend with an emphasis on art, music, street entertainment, local history, and restaurant and bar specials. Pop-up tents will feature artwork from artists within and outside Tremont. For more details, business hours, an event map and info on neighborhood tours, visit the website. Free. walkabouttremont.com.
The Cleveland Flea
Sat., May 14, Sat., June 11, Sat., July 9, Sat., Aug. 13, Sat., Sept. 10 and Sat., Oct. 8
Seasonal Special Happenings
A self-described "small business incubator" that draws thousands of locals to Tyler Village once a month to shop, the Cleveland Flea features an range of items you won't find at the typical retail store. The flea offers "curated vintage," "culinary all-stars" and "the most talented makers in the region." As much a social gathering as a shopping experience, the Flea serves as an excellent hang, a place to meet and make friends. It runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 3615 Superior Ave., theclevelandflea.com.
The Cleveland Flea Sat., May 14, Sat., June 11, Sat., July 9, Sat., Aug. 13, Sat., Sept. 10 and Sat., Oct. 8 Seasonal Special Happenings A self-described "small business incubator" that draws thousands of locals to Tyler Village once a month to shop, the Cleveland Flea features an range of items you won't find at the typical retail store. The flea offers "curated vintage," "culinary all-stars" and "the most talented makers in the region." As much a social gathering as a shopping experience, the Flea serves as an excellent hang, a place to meet and make friends. It runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 3615 Superior Ave., theclevelandflea.com.
The Hooley
Sat., May 14
Seasonal Special Happenings
Now in its seventh 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 Whiskey Island Ramblers, Mary's Lane and JP and the Chatfield Boys are slated to perform. The Cleveland Bazaar, a juried handmade arts and crafts show returns this year after making its debut last year. 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. kammscorners.com/thehooley.
The Hooley Sat., May 14 Seasonal Special Happenings Now in its seventh 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 Whiskey Island Ramblers, Mary's Lane and JP and the Chatfield Boys are slated to perform. The Cleveland Bazaar, a juried handmade arts and crafts show returns this year after making its debut last year. 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. kammscorners.com/thehooley.
Wizbang!
Sat., May 14
Seasonal Special Happenings
Wizbang!, a group that bills itself as "Cleveland’s variety and adult circus extraordinaire," promise to bring "top level, professional entertainers of unmatched skill" to the Beachland tonight at 8:30. Expect to see neo-vaudeville, comedic circus, authentic sideshow, theatre varieté and cabaret. Cast members come from Chicago, Philadelphia, Grand Rapids, Detroit and Cleveland. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Wizbang! Sat., May 14 Seasonal Special Happenings Wizbang!, a group that bills itself as "Cleveland’s variety and adult circus extraordinaire," promise to bring "top level, professional entertainers of unmatched skill" to the Beachland tonight at 8:30. Expect to see neo-vaudeville, comedic circus, authentic sideshow, theatre varieté and cabaret. Cast members come from Chicago, Philadelphia, Grand Rapids, Detroit and Cleveland. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
No Art Left Behind
Sun., May 15
Fund-Raisers
Limited to just 100 tickets, Sunday’s No Art Left Behind fundraiser at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is one of the most unique arts-related fundraising efforts in recent memory. Each $300 ticket includes admission for two and one lottery ticket. Throughout the evening, tickets will be drawn randomly, and each ticket holder chooses a piece of original local/regional art to take home. All artwork is donated by accomplished local and regional artists, and most works are valued at well over $300. Obviously, tickets are limited, so contact AAWR to reserve your spot today. No Art Left Behind takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. today.  (Piece pictured -  Hilary D. Gent's Inner Collapse)
No Art Left Behind Sun., May 15 Fund-Raisers Limited to just 100 tickets, Sunday’s No Art Left Behind fundraiser at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is one of the most unique arts-related fundraising efforts in recent memory. Each $300 ticket includes admission for two and one lottery ticket. Throughout the evening, tickets will be drawn randomly, and each ticket holder chooses a piece of original local/regional art to take home. All artwork is donated by accomplished local and regional artists, and most works are valued at well over $300. Obviously, tickets are limited, so contact AAWR to reserve your spot today. No Art Left Behind takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. today. (Piece pictured - Hilary D. Gent's Inner Collapse)
Northeast Ohio Vinyl Swap and Spin
Sun., May 15
Seasonal Special Happenings
While sales of compact discs continue to decline, sales of vinyl, the format once considered obsolete, are on the rise. Today at 1 p.m. at the Happy Dog, vinyl aficionados can potentially add to their collections as the Northeast Ohio Vinyl Club descends upon the place for a "social, swap, sell and spin." Admission is free.
Northeast Ohio Vinyl Swap and Spin Sun., May 15 Seasonal Special Happenings While sales of compact discs continue to decline, sales of vinyl, the format once considered obsolete, are on the rise. Today at 1 p.m. at the Happy Dog, vinyl aficionados can potentially add to their collections as the Northeast Ohio Vinyl Club descends upon the place for a "social, swap, sell and spin." Admission is free.
The Devil's Money
Sun., May 15
Film
A six-film series derived from a very highly acclaimed, seven-film retrospective of the same name presented last July at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Mexico at Midnight: Film Noir From Mexican Cinema's Golden Age consists of "tough, stylish, sexy, cynical crime films" made by the Mexican film industry during the 1940s and 1950s. The films feature revered actors such as Dolores del Rio, María Félix, Pedro Armendáriz, and Arturo de Cordóva. Tonight at 6:30, the series continues with The Devil's Money, a 1953 film about a factory worker who falls for the boss's daughter. Tickets are $9.
The Devil's Money Sun., May 15 Film A six-film series derived from a very highly acclaimed, seven-film retrospective of the same name presented last July at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Mexico at Midnight: Film Noir From Mexican Cinema's Golden Age consists of "tough, stylish, sexy, cynical crime films" made by the Mexican film industry during the 1940s and 1950s. The films feature revered actors such as Dolores del Rio, María Félix, Pedro Armendáriz, and Arturo de Cordóva. Tonight at 6:30, the series continues with The Devil's Money, a 1953 film about a factory worker who falls for the boss's daughter. Tickets are $9.