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Rastus and Hattie

Mon., Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m., Thu., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., Mon., Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m., Thu., Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Buy Tickets$15-35


Needra and Marlene enjoy a perfect post-racial friendship until “black” robots walk into their lives. These automatons, based on Westinghouse’s 1930 brown-skinned robots, place them at opposite ends of society in an alternate past. Lisa Langford’s hilarious comedy delves into our traumatic legacy and explores new ideas about how to move forward. 216-631-2727

Summer - The Donna Summer Musical

Tue., Oct. 15, Wed., Oct. 16, Thu., Oct. 17, Fri., Oct. 18, Sat., Oct. 19, Sun., Oct. 20, Tue., Oct. 22, Wed., Oct. 23, Thu., Oct. 24, Fri., Oct. 25, Sat., Oct. 26 and Sun., Oct. 27
Connor Palace 1615 Euclid Ave., Cleveland Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District

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Told through the dramatic lens of her final concert, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical presents the complexities and conflicts the famed songwriter and singer faced in her meteoric rise and descent. The show features a score with more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits including “Love to Love You, Baby,” “Bad Girls” and “Hot Stuff.” 216-241-6000

Pipeline

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30-9 p.m., Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 2:30-4 p.m. Continues through Nov. 3

Buy Tickets$20.00 - $75.00


In this groundbreaking lyrical drama, Nya—a dedicated inner-city school teacher—sends her own son, Omari, to private school. But when a teacher’s questions push a button, Omari pushes back. An altercation ensues, and Nya’s plans for Omari’s future begin to unravel. Pipeline is a compelling, must-see portrait of the systemic school-to-prison pipeline and the experience of being a parent to a young black man in America. 216.241.6000

SUMMER

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. and Sundays, 1 & 6:30 p.m. Continues through Oct. 27
Connor Palace 1615 Euclid Ave., Cleveland Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District

Buy Tickets$10-$110


She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva who followed. With a score featuring more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits including “Love to Love You Baby,” “Bad Girls” and “Hot Stuff,” this electric experience is a moving tribute to the voice of a generation. 2162416000

Julius Caesar

Wed., Oct. 16 and Fri., Oct. 25
Hanna Theatre 2067 East 14th St., Cleveland Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District


One of 40 professional theater companies across the nation selected to perform a Shakespeare play with a professional team of actors for middle- and high-schools and conduct related educational activities for the students, Great Lakes Theater tonight presents its take on Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Hanna Theatre, where performances continue through Nov. 3. Tickets cost 15 to $80. (Niesel) 216-241-6000

Pipeline

Wed., Oct. 16, Wed., Oct. 23 and Wed., Oct. 30


A dedicated inner-city school teacher sends her own son to private school in Pipeline, "a compelling, must-see portrait of the systemic school-to-prison pipeline and the experience of being a parent to a young black man in America." The Cleveland Playhouse production comes to the Outcalt Theatre tonight through Nov. 3. Tonight's performance takes place at 7:30. Tickets start at $20. (Niesel) 216-241-6000

Improv Comedy with Dennis!

Third Wednesday of every month, 8-9:30 p.m.
The Bevy in Birdtown 12112 Madison Ave, Lakewood Western Suburbs

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Join the six members of Dennis! for an evening of unique, never-to-be-seen-again comedy. Dennis! takes a single audience suggestion to create a series of improvised scenes that weave together forming a singular experience ranging from the uproarious to the dramatic. Join them for an evening of laughs and discovery. 216-227-2389

Copenhagen

Fri., Oct. 18 and Fri., Oct. 25


Presented by Cesear's Forum in a limited engagement, the Tony Award-winning Copenhagen centers on an actual meeting that took place between the two great physicists, Germany's Werner Heisenberg and Denmark's Niels Bohr, in 1941, in occupied Denmark. The play is presented fictionally, "inside the heads" of three characters, as they relive their memories and speculate on the meaning, and consequences, of their actions. A deep dive into the difficulty of ever truly knowing oneself or others, Copenhagen is as much about philosophy as physics. Tonight's performance takes place at 8 in the intimate Kennedy's Down Under, in Playhouse Square. Tickets cost $18, and the show continues through Oct. 26. (Niesel) 216-241-6000

The Music Man

Fri., Oct. 18, Wed., Oct. 23 and Wed., Oct. 30
Hanna Theatre 2067 East 14th St., Cleveland Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District


Tonight at 7:30 at the Hanna Theatre, Great Lakes Theater presents its version of The Music Man, the play about salesman Harold Hill and his attempts to con people into buying instruments and uniforms for a band he never intends to form. The six-time Tony-winning musical features tunes such as "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Ya Got Trouble" and "Till There Was You." Performances continue through Nov. 10. Tickets start at $15. (Jeff Niesel) 216-241-6000

The Member of the Wedding

Fri., Oct. 18, Fri., Oct. 25 and Fri., Nov. 1
Beck Center for the Arts 17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood Western Suburbs


At the suggestion of her friend Tennessee Williams, Southern writer Carson McCullers adapted her novella, The Member of the Wedding, into a play that was an enormous success when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It depicts the "intrinsically enmeshed lives of whites and blacks in the American South." Regional talent Eric Schmiedl direct this version of the play at the Beck Center for the Arts through Nov. 3. The cast includes Lisa Louise Langford, Ellie Ritterbusch, Chase Oberhaus, Peter Lawson Jones, Corin B. Self and Fred Gloor. Tonight's performance takes place at 8, and performances continue throughout the weekend. Tickets are $10 to $33. Group and student discounts are available. (Niesel) 216-521-2540

Cleveland Ballet: Carmen

Fri., Oct. 18 and Sat., Oct. 19
Ohio Theatre 1501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District

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Don’t miss your chance to see Cleveland Ballet’s 5th Anniversary season begin with Carmen. Performances are October 18th at 8:00pm and October 19th at 7:00pm. 216-241-6000

The Member of the Wedding

Fridays, Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. Continues through Nov. 3
Beck Center for the Arts 17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood Western Suburbs

Buy Tickets$10-$33


Based on Ms. McCullers’ novel and two movie adaptations, this is the story of a young awkward outcast, overly ambitious in all she does, finding her way as her family undergoes deep changes. A feminine and Southern story, akin to Catcher in the Rye. We can all relate to that feeling and need to belong — as the member of something. (216) 521-2540

Disney's The Little Mermaid

Fridays, Saturdays, 8-10:30 p.m.
Geauga Lyric Theater 101 Water St, Chardon Eastern Suburbs


Set under and above the high seas, The Little Mermaid tells the story of Ariel, an adventurous young mermaid who’s got a thing for disobeying the rules and following her heart. Ariel’s fascination with the human world often leads her to the sea surface, a zone that’s designated as “off-limits” by her father Triton, the sea king. One day while sneaking to the surface, Ariel witnesses a shipwreck and rescues Prince Eric, with whom she become instantly smitten. Furious at Triton’s inability to understand her love for the prince, Ariel runs away and strikes a deal with Ursula, Triton’s evil 440-286-2255

Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Saturdays

Buy Tickets$59.95

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America's largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show! Solve a hilarious crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The killer is hiding somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect! The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show performs weekly. We also offer Corporate Entertainment, Team Building Events and Private Shows that are customized to your group with roles for your group members to play. Join us for a one-of-a-kind public or private event that your guests will talk about for months! 866-496-0535

The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Saturdays, 6-9 p.m.

Buy Tickets$49.95


We are the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the U.S. Our popular shows are set in the present day which means NO cheesy costumes, NO campy dialogue and NO hokey song and dance. Our performers are dressed just like everyone else, leaving all of the guests to suspect who is a part of the show and who is not. In many instances, guests are seated with the performers and don't even realize it until they die...the performers, that is! At the end of the night, prizes are awarded to the Top Sleuth who solves the crime. 866-496-0535

Secrets & Illusions

Sun., Oct. 20, 4-6 p.m.

Buy Tickets$97.50 - $57.50


Illusionist and Winner of Penn & Teller FOOL US, Ivan Amodei will amaze with his brand new stage show SECRETS & ILLUSIONS. With the Boston Globe hailing him “Brilliant & Enthralling,” Penn & Teller describing it as “Gorgeous all the way through,” and Hollywood Today stating, “He’s the most exciting illusionist we’ve ever seen.” Set on the dark and deserted streets of Paris, you’ll enter the legendary Louvre Museum, where an enchanting musical muse escorts you through galleries, while Ivan uncovers life’s greatest mysteries deep inside the priceless works of art, one dazzling illusion at a time. 8055299219

SECRETS & ILLUSIONS

Sun., Oct. 20, 4-6 p.m.

Buy Tickets$97-$57


Llusionist and Winner of Penn & Teller FOOL US, Ivan Amodei will amaze with his brand new stage show SECRETS & ILLUSIONS. With the Boston Globe hailing him “Brilliant & Enthralling,” Penn & Teller describing it as “Gorgeous all the way through,” and Hollywood Today stating, “He’s the most exciting illusionist we’ve ever seen.” Set on the dark and deserted streets of Paris, you’ll enter the legendary Louvre Museum, where an enchanting musical muse escorts you through galleries, while Ivan uncovers life’s greatest mysteries deep inside the priceless works of art, one dazzling illusion at a time. 8055299219

Into the Woods

Thu., Oct. 24
Allen Theatre 1407 Euclid Ave., Cleveland Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District


Equal parts Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack and the Beanstalk, Into the Woods, a fractured fairytale by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Stephen Sondheim and Tony Award-winning director James Lapine, centers on the mayhem that ensues when the Dodgers (Jersey Boys, Matilda) team up with Networks (Phantom, War Horse, South Pacific) to present the acclaimed Fiasco Theater production that became New York’s surprise hit of this season. A hit on Broadway when it premiered in 1987, the CSU Department of Theatre and Dance version of the musical opens tonight at 7:30 at the Allen Theatre, where it runs through Nov. 3. Tickets are $15 and $25. (Niesel)

Into the Woods

Thu., Oct. 24, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Allen Theatre 1407 Euclid Ave., Cleveland Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District

Buy Tickets$5-$15


Presented by Cleveland State University Dept of Theatre and Dance, this Tony Award winning musical begins with “Once upon a time…” and tells the intersecting stories of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales. 216-241-6000

Stephen Sondheim's "Assassins"

Fri., Oct. 25, 8-10 p.m., Sat., Oct. 26, 8-10 p.m., Fri., Nov. 1, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat., Nov. 2, 8-10 p.m., Sun., Nov. 3, 2-4 p.m., Fri., Nov. 8, 8-10 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 9, 8-10 p.m.
Western Reserve Playhouse 3326 Everett Road, Bath, Ohio 44286, Bath Akron/Summit County

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Assassins lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical "revusical" that explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream 3306207314

Improv & Comedy with Rare Form at BAYarts

Sat., Oct. 26, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
BAYarts 28795 Lake Rd., Bay Village Western Suburbs

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Rare Form is Cleveland's own professional improve comedy troupe. Fall fare & cash bar. In the new Hearth room. 21 and over, please. Limited advance tickets. With Cafe Melissa. Sponsored by Howard Hanna Bay Village. 440-871-6543

Halloweezy: From Outer Space

Sat., Oct. 26, 9-11:45 p.m.

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Join us as Halloweezy reanimates another vacant Cleveland property, this year in Ohio City, for our immersive live-performance event: Saturday, October 26. HALLOWEEZY “FROM OUTER SPACE” Channeling classic science fiction films that filled audiences with terror, fear the unknown that is: “From Outer Space!” Plan for AMAZING performances, tasty cocktails, and a phenomenal evening with Cleveland’s spooky arts and live-performing community. **********

Improv Comedy Show - PNR Improv

Sat., Oct. 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sat., Nov. 23, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m.


Point of No Return Improv provides an interactive comedy experience; part theatre, part comedy, and all improv! Audience members provide inspiration in the form of suggestions from which original scenes are created. Some brave audience members may even find themselves in the show! Falls Free Press explains, “A PNR show is like coming to a play with no idea of a plot, and leaving having seen twenty shows in the span of two hours.” Cuyahoga Falls Patch calls Point of No Return “simultaneously hilarious and nerve-wracking.” Point of No Return has been featured at the Big-Little Comedy Fest, First Night 330-849-6372

Think Forum lecture featuring David Henry Hwang

Tue., Nov. 5, 6-7:30 p.m.

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Case Western Reserve University invites the community to engage with prominent academic leaders and international experts through the Think Forum lectures. The series continues November 5 with playwright, screenwriter, and librettist David Henry Hwang. Hwang is a Tony Award winner, an OBIE Award winner, and a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is the most-produced living American opera librettist, whose works have been honored with two Grammy Awards. Stage works include M. Butterfly and Yellow Face, and the newly opened Soft Power. Hwang will share his writing process, explaining how the artist creates art, but art recreates the artist. 216-368-6062

Story Club Cleveland

First Tuesday of every month, 7-9:30 p.m.
The BottleHouse 2050 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights Eastern Suburbs

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Story Club is a show for true stories that's held in Chicago, Boston, Minnepolis, Belgrade, and now Cleveland! Each show has featured performers and three open mic slots. Open mic participants sign up at 7PM. If more than three people sign up then we draw names from a hat. Open micers are given 8 minutes (1300) words in which to tell a true story. Every show the audience votes for their favorite story, which is published in Story Club Magazine (www.storyclubmagazine.com). 773-875-6017

The Band's Visit

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. and Sundays, 1 & 6:30 p.m. Continues through Nov. 24
Connor Palace 1615 Euclid Ave., Cleveland Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District

Buy Tickets$10-$100


The critically acclaimed smash-hit Broadway musical The Band’s Visit is the winner of 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, making it one of the most Tony-winning musicals in history.  It is also a Grammy Award® winner for Best Musical Theater Album. With a score that seduces your soul and sweeps you off your feet, and featuring thrillingly talented onstage musicians, The Band’s Visit rejoices in the way music makes us laugh, makes us cry, and ultimately, brings us together. 2162416000

12th International Conference on Orthopedics, Osteoporosis & Trauma

Wed., Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Anne Joseph 40 Bloomsbury Way Lower Ground Floor London, United Kingdom WC1A 2SE Ph: +44-203-769-1778, London Central OH

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Orthopedics 2019 welcomes attendees, presenters, and exhibitors from all over the world to London, UK. We are delighted to invite you all to attend and register for the “12th International Conference on Orthopedics, Osteoporosis & Trauma ” which is going to be held during November 13-14, 2019, London, UK. 2037691778

Chemistry Conferences 2019

Thu., Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
California Salads 6155 Rockside Rd., Independence Southern Suburbs

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We would like to invite all chemical engineer, organic chemist, electro chemist, and analytical chemist for “International conference on chemistry and analytical techniques” on 14-15 November, 2019, San Francisco, USA. Theme: Exploring the New Dimension and Discoveries of Chemistry & Analytical Techniques 718-543-9362

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Sun., Nov. 17, 7-10 p.m.

Buy Tickets$35-$55

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The internationally-acclaimed hit theater show The Simon & Garfunkel Story will stop by Cleveland during the coast to coast U.S. tour. The immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It tells the story from their humble beginnings as Tom & Jerry to their incredible success as one of the best-selling music groups of the ‘60s to their dramatic split in 1970.Using state of the art video projection, photos and original film footage, the show also features a full live band performing all of their hits. 2162416000

25th International conference on Materials Science and Nanotechnology

Mon., Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
maddala g Holiday Inn Rome Aureli, Via Aurelia km, Rome Central OH

Buy Tickets$499


25th International Conference on Materials Science & Nanotechnology will be organized around the theme “Innovative Approach and Recent Developments in Materials Science & Nanotechnology”. Euro Materials-2019 is comprised of keynote and speakers sessions on latest cutting edge research designed to offer comprehensive global discussions that address current issues in Euro Materials 2019. Topics: Materials Science and Engineering Nanoscale Materials and Nanotechnology Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials Ceramics & Composites Pharmaceutical & Industrial Coating Materials Nanotechnology-Basics to Applications Polymer Materials and Technologies Smart Materials and technologies Metals, Mining, Metallurgy and Materials Biosensor and Bio-electronic Materials Carbon & Graphene Based Materials 7855720150

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