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Jerome Jennings

Sun., Feb. 17

Jazz drummer Jerome Jennings has deep ties to Northeast Ohio. He participated in Tri-C’s jazz programs from 1999 through 2003 and later graduated from Rutgers University and earned a master’s degree from the Juilliard School, where he now serves as resident director of the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra. Jennings, who currently leads his own sextet and performs with the Christian McBride Big Band and Christian Sands Trio, will participate in Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland’s Flying Home series and perform at 4 p.m. today at the East Cleveland Public Library. The Flying Home series features former Tri-C students who've become successful jazz musicians. Saxophonist Stacy Dillard, trumpeter Drew Anderson, trombonist Andrae Murchison, bassist Endea Owens and pianist Miki Hayama will perform alongside Jennings. The concert is free of charge, and doors will open at 3 p.m. The Flying Home series is part of JazzFest's 40th anniversary celebration. (Niesel)

Shit Show Karaoke

Starts Feb. 25. Mondays

Local rapper/promoter Dirty Jones and Scene's own Manny Wallace host Shit Show Karaoke, a weekly event at the B-Side Liquor Lounge wherein patrons choose from "an unlimited selection of jams from hip-hop to hard rock," and are encouraged to "be as bad as you want." Fueled by drink and shot specials, it all goes down tonight at 10 p.m. (Niesel)

B-Side Liquor Lounge & Arcade (map)
2785 Euclid Hts. Blvd.
Eastern Suburbs
phone 216-932-1966
Shit Show Karaoke

Open Turntable Tuesday

Starts Feb. 26. Tuesdays

Tonight from 6 to 9, the Winchester hosts its weekly Open Turntable Tuesday. DJ Kris Koch offers 20-minute slots to people who want to bring their own vinyl and spin their favorite songs or deep tracks. Turntables are provided; you can play three to five songs during your time slot; and a mic is available to talk about the selections. (Niesel)

The Winchester (map)
12112 Madison Ave.
Western Suburbs
phone 216-600-5338
Open Turntable Tuesday

Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties

Wed., Feb. 20

Cleveland Stories Dinner Party is a weekly series that pairs fine food with storytelling. Through it, the folks at Music Box Supper Club hope to raise awareness of the mission of the Western Reserve Historical Society's Cleveland History Center. The goal of the Cleveland Stories Dinner Party is to "bring to life some of the fun, interesting stories about Cleveland's past — from sports, to rock 'n' roll, to Millionaires' Row," as it's put in a press release. Admission is free, with no cover charge, although a prix fixe dinner, designed to complement the night's theme, is $20. Tonight, Craig H. Williams, a Senior Aerospace Engineer in the Propulsion Division, will speak about the significance of the lunar landing that took place 50 years ago. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner is served at 6, and the storytelling starts at 7. (Jeff Niesel)

Open Mic Night/Live Band Karaoke

Thursdays

Every Thursday, Stella's Music hosts a night of music, poetry and comedy. The club's doors open at 5 p.m., and performances begin at 8 p.m. Artists can sign up at stellasmusic.com/open-mic to secure a 15-minute time slot. Signups will be available at the club as well. Meanwhile, happy hour takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is free. (Niesel)

World Fighting Championships

Sat., Feb. 23

For the first time in nearly five years, mixed martial arts will return to Hard Rock Live tonight at 6:30 as World Fighting Championships 99 comes to the venue. In one of the main fights, Cleveland’s JT Miller will take on Chicago native PJ Cajigas. Miller is a former Cleveland State wrestler from world-renowned Strong Style MMA. In the co-main event, Cleveland’s Frank Caraballo will fight Toledo’s Antonio Castillo Jr. A slew of other bouts will take place tonight too. You must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets start at $35. (Niesel)

Hard Rock Rocksino (map)
10705 Northfield Rd.
Eastern Suburbs
phone 330-908-7793
World Fighting Championships

Gina Chavez

Sat., Feb. 23, Fri., March 8, Thu., March 14 and Sat., March 23

Multi-ethnic Latin pop songstress Gina Chavez comes to town riding a wave of acclaim. A 10-time Austin Music Award winner, the bi-lingual singer has had an album top both the Amazon and Latin iTunes charts. Her Tiny Desk concert from 2015 made that year's NPR’s top 15 list. Chavez also once took a 10-country tour as a cultural ambassador with the U.S. State Department. Her appearance tonight is part of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park concert series, presented in partnership with the Conservancy for CVNP. Doors open at 7 and the music starts at 8 p.m. at Happy Days Lodge. Consult the website, below, for ticket prices. (Niesel)

Happy Days Lodge (map)
500 West Streetsboro Rd.
Southern Suburbs
phone 330-657-2909
info@forcvnp.org
Gina Chavez

Matthew Ball

Sun., Feb. 24

An attorney who became a musician whose playing has earned him a rabid following on YouTube, Matthew Ball will give a free concert at 2 p.m. today at the Lakewood Public Library. Ball, who plays tunes from the '20s, '30s and '40s, has posted YouTube vidoes that have received more than four million views. Expect to hear American standards like "In the Mood", "Ain't Misbehavin'," "When the Saints Go Marching In," "Basin Street Blues," "You Are my Sunshine," "It Had to be You," "Glory of Love," "Just a Closer Walk with Thee," "Bumble Boogie," "The Entertainer," "Glory of Love" and more. (Niesel)

Lakewood Public Library (map)
15425 Detroit Ave.
Western Suburbs
phone 216-226-8275
Matthew Ball

Čiurlionis – In Pursuit of Soundscapes

Sun., Feb. 24

Čiurlionis – In Pursuit of Soundscapes, a piece performed by Duo Zubovas, aims to showcase the music, paintings and literary works of Lithuanian artist Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, an abstract art pioneer. Part of the Music Settlement’s newly launched Signature Series, the concert will not only honor the recent 100th anniversary of the Republic of Lithuania’s Independence Day, but it will also pay tribute to the Lithuanian community and its cultural contributions to society. There will be a discussion of M.K. Čiurlionis’s masterworks along with musical performances by Duo Zubovas, a Lithuanian piano duo that features two of Lithuania’s most talented pianists, Sonata Deveikyte and Rokas Zubovas. The event starts at 3 p.m. at Glick Recital Hall. Tickets are $25 for adults, and $10 for children. (Niesel) 11125 Magnolia Dr., themusicsettlement.org.

Čiurlionis – In Pursuit of Soundscapes

Tchaikovsky's Fifth

Thu., March 14

Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 is the centerpiece of tonight’s Cleveland Orchestra concert at Severance Hall. But that’s not the only piece you’ll hear at the concert. Organist Paul Jacobs has been invited to appear as a soloist and will give the highly anticipated American premiere of Bernd Richard Deutsch’s Okeanos, Concerto for organ and orchestra. Tonight’s performance begins at 7:30, and concerts are scheduled through Sunday. Check the Cleveland Orchestra website for times and ticket prices. (Niesel)

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