November 25, 2015

19 Things Going On In Cleveland Over Thanksgiving Weekend

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Wednesday, Nov. 25: Art After Dark - Veteran local promoter Arnold Hines is the man behind Art After Dark, a pre-Thanksigiving party that takes place tonight at 8 at Red Space. DJ Knyce and DJ Walk will spin, and there will be a martini lounge. Admission is free but an RSVP is required. Go to the website for more info.  (Niesel, photo via Facebook)
Wednesday, Nov. 25: Art After Dark - Veteran local promoter Arnold Hines is the man behind Art After Dark, a pre-Thanksigiving party that takes place tonight at 8 at Red Space. DJ Knyce and DJ Walk will spin, and there will be a martini lounge. Admission is free but an RSVP is required. Go to the website for more info. (Niesel, photo via Facebook)
Wednesday, Nov. 25: 90's Dance Party - Tonight at 10 p.m. at Mahall's, Cattitude Vintage presents the fourth iteration of its Groove Is in the Heart: ‘90s Dance Party DJ Rachel H. will start the night with a set of grunge anthems. Then, DJ Castronaut will deliver a set of pop hits. And finally, DJ Ape offer a set of hip-hop. Vintage clothing, focusing on ‘90s styles, will be on sale throughout the event in Cattitude’s dedicated space in Mahall’s. Tickets are $3. (Niesel, photo by Emanuel Wallace)
Wednesday, Nov. 25: 90's Dance Party - Tonight at 10 p.m. at Mahall's, Cattitude Vintage presents the fourth iteration of its Groove Is in the Heart: ‘90s Dance Party DJ Rachel H. will start the night with a set of grunge anthems. Then, DJ Castronaut will deliver a set of pop hits. And finally, DJ Ape offer a set of hip-hop. Vintage clothing, focusing on ‘90s styles, will be on sale throughout the event in Cattitude’s dedicated space in Mahall’s. Tickets are $3. (Niesel, photo by Emanuel Wallace)
Wednesday, Nov. 25: Papadosio - Ohio natives Papadosio have carved out a reputable niche in the jamtronica scene, and their arrival in Northeast Ohio is always welcome. Just last month, the band dropped their latest, Extras in a Movie, an album that tightens and updates the Papadosio sound. “Epiphany,” for example, strips away a lot of the sonic layers that characterized earlier tunes; what you’re left with is a simple ballad, in a way, that very nearly doesn’t even sound like the Papadosio of yesteryear. Prior to all that, the band was standing tall on the neo-legacy of T.E.T.I.O.S., a two-disc collection that spans a wide variety of textures. Drummer Mike Healy told us in 2013 that the double album was a huge step in the band’s development: “It’s just such a culmination of our lives as musicians and as a band together. It ranges from every different kind of music - you can find an influence everywhere.” (Sandy, photo via Facebook) $18 ADV, $20 DOS
Wednesday, Nov. 25: Papadosio - Ohio natives Papadosio have carved out a reputable niche in the jamtronica scene, and their arrival in Northeast Ohio is always welcome. Just last month, the band dropped their latest, Extras in a Movie, an album that tightens and updates the Papadosio sound. “Epiphany,” for example, strips away a lot of the sonic layers that characterized earlier tunes; what you’re left with is a simple ballad, in a way, that very nearly doesn’t even sound like the Papadosio of yesteryear. Prior to all that, the band was standing tall on the neo-legacy of T.E.T.I.O.S., a two-disc collection that spans a wide variety of textures. Drummer Mike Healy told us in 2013 that the double album was a huge step in the band’s development: “It’s just such a culmination of our lives as musicians and as a band together. It ranges from every different kind of music - you can find an influence everywhere.” (Sandy, photo via Facebook) $18 ADV, $20 DOS
Wednesday, Nov. 25: Front Porch Lights - This new music project was launched by Conor Standish of Burning River Ramblers renown. Front Porch Lights leans into the moodier side of Standish’s songwriting. (You may recall the contemplative “Where We Were At” > “I’m No Ghost” pairing from the Ramblers’ 2013 album. Take those feelings and light them gently like a candle; Front Porch Lights is music for dim lighting.) The EP’s opening track, “Blue Eyes and Red Poison” casts Standish’s voice across washes of guitar and deep keys. From there, the album dances across a dynamic range of moods and colors; “Kill ‘em with the Kindness” borrows from the poppier side of today’s electronic music, and “On a Little Screen” sounds like it could be a more soulful cover of a Ramblers tune. (Eric Sandy, courtesy photo) $10 ADV, $12 DOS
Wednesday, Nov. 25: Front Porch Lights - This new music project was launched by Conor Standish of Burning River Ramblers renown. Front Porch Lights leans into the moodier side of Standish’s songwriting. (You may recall the contemplative “Where We Were At” > “I’m No Ghost” pairing from the Ramblers’ 2013 album. Take those feelings and light them gently like a candle; Front Porch Lights is music for dim lighting.) The EP’s opening track, “Blue Eyes and Red Poison” casts Standish’s voice across washes of guitar and deep keys. From there, the album dances across a dynamic range of moods and colors; “Kill ‘em with the Kindness” borrows from the poppier side of today’s electronic music, and “On a Little Screen” sounds like it could be a more soulful cover of a Ramblers tune. (Eric Sandy, courtesy photo) $10 ADV, $12 DOS
Thursday, Nov. 26 - Turkey Trot! - The weather may be a little chilly this morning. But with any luck, the collective heat of Clevelanders’ bodies huddled together, jogging through downtown will keep the blood circulating through your extremities. It’s the annual Turkey Trot, folks! Five miles of scenic downtown Cleveland and wind in your face and the knowledge of meat and corn and potatoes and gravy guiding you toward the finish line. It’s the 34nd installment of the annual race, and is always a nice way to work off some calories prior to your feasting later in the day. Registration at City Hall starts at 7:00 a.m. Gun goes off for the five-mile race at 9:30. (Allard)
Thursday, Nov. 26 - Turkey Trot! - The weather may be a little chilly this morning. But with any luck, the collective heat of Clevelanders’ bodies huddled together, jogging through downtown will keep the blood circulating through your extremities. It’s the annual Turkey Trot, folks! Five miles of scenic downtown Cleveland and wind in your face and the knowledge of meat and corn and potatoes and gravy guiding you toward the finish line. It’s the 34nd installment of the annual race, and is always a nice way to work off some calories prior to your feasting later in the day. Registration at City Hall starts at 7:00 a.m. Gun goes off for the five-mile race at 9:30. (Allard)
Thursday, Nov. 26: Escape from the Family - Thanksgiving means family time. And family time can often mean stress. While many local bars shutter for the holiday, Now That's Class opens today at 5 p.m. so you can "escape from your family or bring your family." The place has a great beer selection and a talented crew of attentive and knowledgeable bar tenders. To celebrate, the jukebox is free all day night long too. Free. (Niesel, photo by Emanuel Wallace)
Thursday, Nov. 26: Escape from the Family - Thanksgiving means family time. And family time can often mean stress. While many local bars shutter for the holiday, Now That's Class opens today at 5 p.m. so you can "escape from your family or bring your family." The place has a great beer selection and a talented crew of attentive and knowledgeable bar tenders. To celebrate, the jukebox is free all day night long too. Free. (Niesel, photo by Emanuel Wallace)
Friday, Nov. 27: An Open House - Anyone looking to shop local this Black Friday is invited to 78th Street Studios for special sale after all the doorbusters have ended. Several galleries and artist studios will be open today from 3 to 7 p.m. The event features special discounts, demonstrations and a raffle. Bring a proof of purchase of $50 or more to Eileen Dorsey Studio (first floor, suite 105) to be entered in the raffle for a chance to win an original work of art. Free. (Josh Usmani, photo via CleveScene archives)
Friday, Nov. 27: An Open House - Anyone looking to shop local this Black Friday is invited to 78th Street Studios for special sale after all the doorbusters have ended. Several galleries and artist studios will be open today from 3 to 7 p.m. The event features special discounts, demonstrations and a raffle. Bring a proof of purchase of $50 or more to Eileen Dorsey Studio (first floor, suite 105) to be entered in the raffle for a chance to win an original work of art. Free. (Josh Usmani, photo via CleveScene archives)
Friday, Nov. 27: A Christmas Story - A Christmas Story, a near-genius piece of American reminiscence, is so period-perfect and charming that the squishy sentimentality (of which there is plenty) never leads to saccharine reflux. Philip Grecian is listed as the playwright, but everyone understands that the bulk of insights and telling detail comes from the mind of Jean Shepherd, who wrote the original story, co-authored the movie, and narrated the flick in his distinctive, triple-wry voice. The Cleveland Play House’s production of Story rides a two-hour wave of intricate details to unerringly establish the period and to help even the youngest patrons make the leap back to a time before televisions were omnipresent and cowboy hero Red Ryder was king of the wireless. The play opens tonight at 7:30 at the Allen Theatre. Performances continue through Dec. 21. Tickets are $20 to $100. (Christine Howey)
Friday, Nov. 27: A Christmas Story - A Christmas Story, a near-genius piece of American reminiscence, is so period-perfect and charming that the squishy sentimentality (of which there is plenty) never leads to saccharine reflux. Philip Grecian is listed as the playwright, but everyone understands that the bulk of insights and telling detail comes from the mind of Jean Shepherd, who wrote the original story, co-authored the movie, and narrated the flick in his distinctive, triple-wry voice. The Cleveland Play House’s production of Story rides a two-hour wave of intricate details to unerringly establish the period and to help even the youngest patrons make the leap back to a time before televisions were omnipresent and cowboy hero Red Ryder was king of the wireless. The play opens tonight at 7:30 at the Allen Theatre. Performances continue through Dec. 21. Tickets are $20 to $100. (Christine Howey)
Friday, Nov. 27: Symphonie Fantastique - In his “Fantasy Symphony,” composer Hector Berlioz tried to represent his visions of dreams and opium-induced nightmares. Tonight at 8 at Severance Hall, the Cleveland Orchestra performs the piece along with with the world premiere performances of a newly-commissioned concerto for the english horn. "Fantastic Visions," a free pre-concert talk, begins an hour before the concert. Meaghan Heinrich, director of conservatory connections at Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, discusses the piece with composer Bernard Rands. Concert Previews are free to all ticketholders. Tickets to the concert, which repeats at 8 p.m. tomorrow and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, start at $79. (Niesel, photo via Wiki)
Friday, Nov. 27: Symphonie Fantastique - In his “Fantasy Symphony,” composer Hector Berlioz tried to represent his visions of dreams and opium-induced nightmares. Tonight at 8 at Severance Hall, the Cleveland Orchestra performs the piece along with with the world premiere performances of a newly-commissioned concerto for the english horn. "Fantastic Visions," a free pre-concert talk, begins an hour before the concert. Meaghan Heinrich, director of conservatory connections at Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, discusses the piece with composer Bernard Rands. Concert Previews are free to all ticketholders. Tickets to the concert, which repeats at 8 p.m. tomorrow and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, start at $79. (Niesel, photo via Wiki)
Friday, Nov. 27: Max Dolcelli - Fast-talking chrome-domed comic Max Dolcelli likes to joke that he finds it strange that two women can share a bed but two men will often panic when faced with the same situation. His material tends to rely upon gender stereotypes as he talks about the ways in which men and women respond differently to things like getting engaged and going on trips. He performs tonight at 7:30 and 10 p.m. at the Hard Rock's Club Velvet. He also performs at the club at 7 and 9:30 tomorrow night. Tickets are $13 to $18.
Friday, Nov. 27: Max Dolcelli - Fast-talking chrome-domed comic Max Dolcelli likes to joke that he finds it strange that two women can share a bed but two men will often panic when faced with the same situation. His material tends to rely upon gender stereotypes as he talks about the ways in which men and women respond differently to things like getting engaged and going on trips. He performs tonight at 7:30 and 10 p.m. at the Hard Rock's Club Velvet. He also performs at the club at 7 and 9:30 tomorrow night. Tickets are $13 to $18.