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Peppermint Soda

Fri., Feb. 22

Today at 7 p.m., the Cleveland Museum of Art hosts the local revival premiere of the 1977 French flick Peppermint Soda. A classic coming-of-age story, the movie focuses on two sisters who deal with the trials and tribulations of growing up in Paris in the early '60s. Tickets cost $10, or $7 for CMA members. (Niesel)

Good Kids, Bad City Book Reading

Wed., Feb. 20

A former Scene staff writer who currently works for the Washington Post, Kyle Swenson returns to town today to discuss his new book, Good Kids, Bad City: A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America. In his book, Swenson recounts the wrongful convictions and eventual exonerations of Ricky Jackson, Wiley Bridgeman and Kwame Ajamu, situating the story in the framework of politics, race and criminal justice in Cleveland from the 1970s through today. Swenson wrote a story for Scene that was pivotal to the three men's release from jail. He speaks today at noon at the City Club and at 7 p.m. at Visible Voice Books. Both events are free. (Niesel)

City Club of Cleveland (map)
850 Euclid Ave., 2nd Floor
Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District
phone 440-899-1222
Good Kids, Bad City Book Reading

An Evening with Greg Tate and Craig Street

Wed., Feb. 20

Each year, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrates Black History Month with a series of special programs and events that includes film screenings and interviews. At 7 tonight at the Rock Hall, scholar Greg Tate and producer Craig Street will be on hand to discuss the influence that producer Tom Wilson (Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, the Mothers of Invention) had on some of the most recognizable sounds of the 1960s. Admission is free, but a reservation is required. (Niesel)

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (map)
1100 Rock and Roll Blvd.
Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District
phone 216-515-8444

Ocean Soul

Wed., Feb. 20

Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater photographing the ocean. His images celebrate "the mystery of the depths" and offer portraits of creatures "so intimate they sometimes appear to have been shot in a studio." Once, he even lived at the bottom of the sea to take photos. Recently, National Geographic Books published Ocean Soul, a retrospective of the man's photos. Tonight at 7:30 at the Ohio Theatre, he'll talk about his career. Tickets are $25 to $45. (Niesel)

Ohio Theatre (map)
1501 Euclid Ave.
Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District
phone 216-241-6000
Ocean Soul

Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood

Wed., Feb. 20

A Cleveland favorite, playwright Ken Ludwig (Baskerville, A Comedy of Tenors) returns with Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood, Cleveland Playhouse's "rollicking new take" on a beloved legend. In this particular production, Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men take on a greedy prince. Tonight's performance takes place at 7:30 at the Allen Theatre. Tickets start at $25. Performances continue through March 9. (Niesel)

Witness for the Prosecution

Wed., Feb. 20 and Wed., Feb. 27

In Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution, Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. The play centers on the attempt to untangle the truth. The Great Lakes Theatre offers its take on the suspenseful thriller tonight at 7:30 at the Hanna Theatre. Performances continue through March 10. Tickets are $15 to $75. (Niesel)

Hanna Theatre (map)
2067 East 14th St.
Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District
phone 216-241-6000
Witness for the Prosecution

MeatEater: Under the Hood with Steven Rinella and Janis Putelis

Thu., Feb. 21

Tonight at 8 at the Ohio Theatre, Steven Rinella and producer Janis “The Latvian Eagle” Putelis talk about the struggles of producing the Netflix series MeatEater and the top-ranked accompanying podcast. They'll share clips and talk about getting charged by grizzlies, stricken by weird diseases and run over by moose. They've filmed more than 100 episodes, so they have plenty to discuss. Tickets are $30 to $150. (Niesel)

Ohio Theatre (map)
1501 Euclid Ave.
Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District
phone 216-241-6000
MeatEater: Under the Hood with Steven Rinella and Janis Putelis

Notes on an Appearance

Thu., Feb. 21

Notes on an Appearance, director Ricky D'Ambrose's debut film, centers on a young man who mysteriously disappears after starting his research for a biography he plans to write about a sinister social theorist. The movie makes its Cleveland debut tonight at 6:45 at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. Tickets cost $10, $7 for Cinematheque members and students. (Niesel)

Cleveland Cinematheque (map)
11610 Euclid Ave.
Eastern Suburbs
phone 216-421-7450
Notes on an Appearance

Genesis 2.0

Thu., Feb. 21

Genesis 2.0 focuses on the harsh and dangerous life of so-called mammoth hunters who live and work on the remote New Siberian Islands in the far north of Siberia. The film captures the gold rush fever that exists because the prices for this "white gold" have never been so high. Sometimes, the hunters even find an almost completely preserved mammoth carcass with fur, liquid blood and muscle tissue intact. The movie shows tonight at 7 at the Cedar Lee Theatre as part of the Reel Science Series. Roberta Muehlheim, Assistant Curator Department of Vertebrate Zoology, will host the screening. Tickets cost $9.75. (Niesel)

Cedar Lee (map)
2163 Lee Rd.
Eastern Suburbs
phone 440-528-0355
Genesis 2.0

The Importance of Being Earnest

Thu., Feb. 21 and Thu., Feb. 28

The CSU Dept of Theatre & Dance offers its take on Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, "a trivial comedy for serious people." The play uses humor to address issues of identity and relationships and employs mistaken identities, plot twists and "madcap action." Tonight's performance takes place at 7:30 at the Outcalt Theatre. Performances continue through March 3. Tickets start at $15. (Niesel)

Conversations in Courage

Fri., Feb. 22

An actor who’s appeared in nearly 20 films as well as on network television, Peter Lawson Jones has an impressive resume. Karamu Performing Arts Theatre has produced his drama,The Family Line, and Ensemble Theatre put on his latest play, The Bloodless Jungle. From February 2002 through December 2010, Jones served as a member of the Board of Cuyahoga County Commissioners and was president of the board for three of those years. Jones, who served in the Ohio House of Representatives and was the Vice Mayor and a Councilman for the Shaker Heights, has received over 50 awards and honors for his governmental, civic and political work. Jones will star as Malcolm X in Conversations in Courage: A Theatrical Performance of the Meeting. Greg White will portray Martin Luther King, Jr., and the performance will be held at 7:30 tonight at Heights Christian Church in Shaker Heights. Tickets are $15 for students and $25 for adults. SHAC members receive a $5 discount. (Niesel) 17300 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Heights, shakerartscouncil.org.

Conversations in Courage

Book Launch: Born to Lead — Americana Music Trailblazers

Fri., Feb. 22

In his eighth book, Born to Lead: Americana Music Trailblazers, Mark Hodermarsky recognizes those Americana artists who have played influential roles in the Americana movement. The book seeks to provide "a sharper description of the genre" and also offers a section devoted to deepening an appreciation for Americana’s "immense scale and diversity." Hodermarsky offer his takes on how Bob Dylan, the Byrds, Gram Parsons, Gene Clark, Buffalo Springfield, the Grateful Dead and other acts pursued their musical visions and encouraged other musicians to forge their own paths. He reads from his book tonight at 7:30 at Visible Voice Books. Admission is free. (Niesel)

Kids Film It Festival

Fri., Feb. 22

When 14-year-old Ryan Levine decided to start a film festival for kids, he chose to partner with the Michael J. Fox Foundation because his grandmother has Parkinson's disease. The resulting film festival has become a big hit; it comes to the Rock Hall at 7 tonight. The festival regularly receives more than 100 submissions from around the country, from kids ages 8 to 18. This year's selections are grouped into three categories (animation, music and film), and have been submitted by three age groups. Winners in each category and age group will be announced tonight. Tickets can be purchased through the festival website, below, and 100 percent of proceeds go to the MJFF. (Niesel) kidsfilmitfestival.com.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (map)
1100 Rock and Roll Blvd.
Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District
phone 216-515-8444

Passing Through

Sun., Feb. 24

Some critics have called Larry Clark's 1978 flick Passing Through, the "greatest jazz movie ever made." The film follows a saxophonist as he's released from prison and tries to connect with his grandfather. The soundtrack features songs by John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Eric Dolphy and Sun Ra. It screens at 2 p.m. at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. Tickets cost $12, $9 for Cinematheque members and students. (Niesel)

Cleveland Cinematheque (map)
11610 Euclid Ave.
Eastern Suburbs
phone 216-421-7450
Passing Through

Young Picasso

Sun., Feb. 24

A collaboration with Picasso museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris, Young Picasso centers on how the painter attained his notoriety as it explores what the man's early years were like. The movie makes its local premiere today at 1:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art, where it screens again at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday. Tickets are $14, $10 for CMA members. (Niesel)

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