10 Things to Do This Weekend in Cleveland (May 6 - 8)

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Sting-O De Rayo
Thu., May 5
Seasonal Special Happenings
Billed as "a fishy approach to Cinco De Mayo," Sting-O De Rayo, tonight's Adult Swim event at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium, will provide guests with the chance to sample different tequilas and explore the world of stingrays. The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. In addition to serving up shots of tequila, organizers will also offer Mexican beers. Tickets are $40, $30 for pass holders and $20 for designated drivers. In addition, "pool passes” are available for purchase online as well — they grant access to any three nights in the Adult Swim series.
Sting-O De Rayo Thu., May 5 Seasonal Special Happenings Billed as "a fishy approach to Cinco De Mayo," Sting-O De Rayo, tonight's Adult Swim event at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium, will provide guests with the chance to sample different tequilas and explore the world of stingrays. The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. In addition to serving up shots of tequila, organizers will also offer Mexican beers. Tickets are $40, $30 for pass holders and $20 for designated drivers. In addition, "pool passes” are available for purchase online as well — they grant access to any three nights in the Adult Swim series.
DL Hughley Fri., May 6 Comedy Not many people can fire off the quick, witty jokes like DL Hughley. He can take serious matters like race relations and spin them into sidesplitting satire, tiptoeing along the edge of offensive and hilarious, yet still remaining totally loveable. Nothing is off limits for this guy. Funny subjects include Paula Deen, high blood pressure, Superbowl commercials and Cuban Olympic swimmers. He performs tonight at 7:30 and 10 at the Improv, where he has shows scheduled through Sunday. Tickets range from $30 to $54.
DL Hughley Fri., May 6 Comedy Not many people can fire off the quick, witty jokes like DL Hughley. He can take serious matters like race relations and spin them into sidesplitting satire, tiptoeing along the edge of offensive and hilarious, yet still remaining totally loveable. Nothing is off limits for this guy. Funny subjects include Paula Deen, high blood pressure, Superbowl commercials and Cuban Olympic swimmers. He performs tonight at 7:30 and 10 at the Improv, where he has shows scheduled through Sunday. Tickets range from $30 to $54.
Things That Fly Fri., May 6 Art Exhibits Heights Arts’ Spotlight Gallery is hosting new work by Cleveland Heights-based artist and former Walleye Gallery co-founder Linda Ayala. Ayala is a graduate of Cleveland State University. Her small, intricate drawings are fun and imaginative with serious depth and character. These smaller works are perfectly fit for the intimacy of Heights Arts 100 sq. ft. Spotlight Gallery. Join the artist in the gallery from 6 to 9 tonight for the opening reception. Things That Fly, a group exhibition exploring themes of flight and aviation, is currently on view in Heights Arts main gallery. Free.
Things That Fly Fri., May 6 Art Exhibits Heights Arts’ Spotlight Gallery is hosting new work by Cleveland Heights-based artist and former Walleye Gallery co-founder Linda Ayala. Ayala is a graduate of Cleveland State University. Her small, intricate drawings are fun and imaginative with serious depth and character. These smaller works are perfectly fit for the intimacy of Heights Arts 100 sq. ft. Spotlight Gallery. Join the artist in the gallery from 6 to 9 tonight for the opening reception. Things That Fly, a group exhibition exploring themes of flight and aviation, is currently on view in Heights Arts main gallery. Free.
MIX at CMA Fri., May 6 Rock & Pop The Cleveland Museum of Art’s first Friday MIX Happy Hours take place on the first Friday of the month, and May's theme is Riff. The Grammy-nominated Pedrito Martinez Group will lay down some Afro-Cuban grooves, and 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 9 p.m.
MIX at CMA Fri., May 6 Rock & Pop The Cleveland Museum of Art’s first Friday MIX Happy Hours take place on the first Friday of the month, and May's theme is Riff. The Grammy-nominated Pedrito Martinez Group will lay down some Afro-Cuban grooves, and 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 9 p.m.
Dueling Pianos Sat., May 7 Theatrical Events A self-described "high-energy piano playing machine," Brandon Crawford teams up with Columbus, Ohio native Steve Paxton for Dueling Pianos, a show that features the two playing crowd-pleasing songs from the rock and pop catalogue. The show starts tonight at 8 at Club Velvet at the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park. Tickets are $6.
Dueling Pianos Sat., May 7 Theatrical Events A self-described "high-energy piano playing machine," Brandon Crawford teams up with Columbus, Ohio native Steve Paxton for Dueling Pianos, a show that features the two playing crowd-pleasing songs from the rock and pop catalogue. The show starts tonight at 8 at Club Velvet at the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park. Tickets are $6.
Scene Best Of Party Sat., May 7 Seasonal Special Happenings Best of Cleveland represents Scene's chance to recognize the people and businesses that drive the renaissance of this amazing city. When we asked readers to help us pick the best of the best, they didn't disappoint. The event, which will feature some of the city's best restaurants, takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. at Lago Custom Events at Aloft Hotel on the Flats East Bank. Enjoy local bites, funky cocktails and some of our best local entertainers. Tickets are $25.
Scene Best Of Party Sat., May 7 Seasonal Special Happenings Best of Cleveland represents Scene's chance to recognize the people and businesses that drive the renaissance of this amazing city. When we asked readers to help us pick the best of the best, they didn't disappoint. The event, which will feature some of the city's best restaurants, takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. at Lago Custom Events at Aloft Hotel on the Flats East Bank. Enjoy local bites, funky cocktails and some of our best local entertainers. Tickets are $25.
4 Miles 4 Water Sat., May 7 Sports (Participatory) Drink Local. Drink Tap (DLDT), the locally based not-for-profit organization that aims to “inspire individuals to recognize and solve out water issues,” will host its third annual 4 Miles 4 Water event at 1:30 p.m. today at Edgewater Park. At the event, the organization will attempt to break the Guinness World Record holder for “largest number of people walking with a bottle of water on their head.” A water-focused festival with a 1-mile walk/4-mile race and interactive and educational games for both adults and children follows the world record attempt. There will also be a vegan food court and a beer and wine garden. Local reggae act Carlos Jones & the PLUS Band will perform a free concert. Registration and more details can be found at 4miles4water.org.
4 Miles 4 Water Sat., May 7 Sports (Participatory) Drink Local. Drink Tap (DLDT), the locally based not-for-profit organization that aims to “inspire individuals to recognize and solve out water issues,” will host its third annual 4 Miles 4 Water event at 1:30 p.m. today at Edgewater Park. At the event, the organization will attempt to break the Guinness World Record holder for “largest number of people walking with a bottle of water on their head.” A water-focused festival with a 1-mile walk/4-mile race and interactive and educational games for both adults and children follows the world record attempt. There will also be a vegan food court and a beer and wine garden. Local reggae act Carlos Jones & the PLUS Band will perform a free concert. Registration and more details can be found at 4miles4water.org.
Mother's Day Trad Irish Brunch Featuring the Kilroys (in the Supper Club) Sun., May 8 Seasonal Special Happenings A veteran local act, the Kilroys have played traditional Irish music throughout the Midwest for the past 25 years. The group, which features five brothers and two sisters with ages ranging from 26 to 40, is a family affair. Today, the group plays Music Box Supper Club as part of the venue's Mother's Day brunch. Seatings take place at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Each $10 ticket includes entrance to the show and a chocolate dipped strawberry.
Mother's Day Trad Irish Brunch Featuring the Kilroys (in the Supper Club) Sun., May 8 Seasonal Special Happenings A veteran local act, the Kilroys have played traditional Irish music throughout the Midwest for the past 25 years. The group, which features five brothers and two sisters with ages ranging from 26 to 40, is a family affair. Today, the group plays Music Box Supper Club as part of the venue's Mother's Day brunch. Seatings take place at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Each $10 ticket includes entrance to the show and a chocolate dipped strawberry.
Cleveland Improv Jam Sundays Comedy The Angry Ladies of Improv has hosted the Cleveland Improv Jam for four years now. A few years back, Scene described the show as “fierce, formidable and very funny.” The women have some serious experience too. Katie White-Sonby is an actress who's performed at Clague Playhouse, Karamu and Kennedy's Cabaret. Marjorie Preston is an alumna of Something Dada and Rockwell 9 improvisational comedy troupes. Dionne Atchison is a theater artist with Cleveland Public Theatre, and Brenna “MC” Connor is an actress and improviser. The event begins with a short-form set of improv games, followed by a longform improv set. It begins at 7:30 tonight at Coffee Phix. Arrive at 7 if you want to sign up and perform. Admission is free.
Cleveland Improv Jam Sundays Comedy The Angry Ladies of Improv has hosted the Cleveland Improv Jam for four years now. A few years back, Scene described the show as “fierce, formidable and very funny.” The women have some serious experience too. Katie White-Sonby is an actress who's performed at Clague Playhouse, Karamu and Kennedy's Cabaret. Marjorie Preston is an alumna of Something Dada and Rockwell 9 improvisational comedy troupes. Dionne Atchison is a theater artist with Cleveland Public Theatre, and Brenna “MC” Connor is an actress and improviser. The event begins with a short-form set of improv games, followed by a longform improv set. It begins at 7:30 tonight at Coffee Phix. Arrive at 7 if you want to sign up and perform. Admission is free.
Leonard Ouzts
Sun., May 8
Comedy
South Carolina native Leonard Ouzts likes to talk about his family life. He says his parents never divorced; they just argued a lot. "I didn't mind that until it started messing up my life," he says, adding this mother stopped cooking, and he and his father had to eat baloney sandwiches for a week. The portly comic also regularly jokes about his size, joking that he'd literally be an "unfit" parent if he were to have kids. He performs tonight at 7 at Hilarities. Tickets are $13 and $18.
Leonard Ouzts Sun., May 8 Comedy South Carolina native Leonard Ouzts likes to talk about his family life. He says his parents never divorced; they just argued a lot. "I didn't mind that until it started messing up my life," he says, adding this mother stopped cooking, and he and his father had to eat baloney sandwiches for a week. The portly comic also regularly jokes about his size, joking that he'd literally be an "unfit" parent if he were to have kids. He performs tonight at 7 at Hilarities. Tickets are $13 and $18.