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Making Montgomery Clift

Fri., Nov. 23

Robert Clift, movie star Montgomery Clift's nephew, reexamines his uncle's life in Making Montgomery Clift, a movie that he co-directed. The film shows at 7 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Tickets are $10, or $7 for CMA members. (Niesel)

Book Party and Talk with Author Ben Vendetta

Fri., Nov. 23

Author Ben Vendetta will speak with local music journalist Jason Pettigrew about his new book, Sunset Trip, tonight at 6:30 at the Happy Dog. Set in and around the Y2K Los Angeles psych rock scene, which included bands such as Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Warlocks, Beachwood Sparks and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, the novel centers on the life and times of a fictional music journalist. In addition, DJ IKE will spin psych, shoegaze and canyon rock. Admission is free. (Niesel)

A Christmas Story

Fri., Nov. 23 and Thu., Nov. 29

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. See it tonight at 7:30 at the Allen Theatre. Performances continue through Dec. 23. Tickets are $25 to $97. (Christine Howey)

Holidazzle 2017

Sat., Nov. 24

A free holiday open house, Holidazzle 2018 features a variety of family-friendly indoor activities taking place throughout Playhouse Square. Cartoons will show in the Westfield Insurance Studio Theatre, where there will also be themed children's crafts and a balloon artist. Local vendors from the Cleveland Bazaar Holiday Market will set up in the Ohio Theatre Lobby, and the Festival of Trees returns to the Allen Theatre lobbies as well. It all starts at 1:30 p.m.; admission is free. (Niesel)

Let the Corpses Tan

Sun., Nov. 25

A tribute to the Italian crime and action films of the 1960s and 1970s, Let the Corpses Tan focuses on a group of gold thieves who hide out with a artist who lives on a compound on a rocky hillside. Predictably enough, two cops stumble upon the place and all hells breaks loose. The movie makes its Cleveland premiere tonight at 6:30 at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, where it screens again at 8:45 p.m. tomorrow night. Tickets are $10, or $7 for students and members. (Niesel)

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

Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable

Sun., Nov. 25

A New York street photographer, Garry Winogrand took photos in the 1950s and 1960s that captured the social issues of the time. He died in 1984, leaving behind 1000s of rolls of undeveloped film. The documentary movie Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable provides an overview of his life. The movie screens today at 1:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art, where it screens again at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Tickets are $10, $7 for CMA members. (Niesel)

Cleveland Then and Now Book Signing

Sun., Nov. 25

Last year, Plain Dealer reporter Laura DeMarco released her first book, Lost Cleveland, which explored “long-gone places and historic events” to trace Cleveland’s glorious past. Set to come out on Dec. 1, her follow-up book, Cleveland Then and Now, returns to the sites of those places and many more to explore how the city has changed and where it stands today. The book pairs modern-day photos with vintage ones and shows how our fine city has transformed over the last 150 years; it includes photos from 67 different locations. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Prosperity Social Club will host a book launch party with DeMarco, who'll be on hand to sign copies of the book, which will be on sale at the event. Admission is free, and no restaurant purchase is required. Prosperity will serve brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. that day; launch party dining reservations are recommended. Prosperity chef Ed Kubitz is adding a creamy chicken a la king over biscuit special to the menu as a nod to classic eateries such as Higbee's Silver Grille and Miller’s Dining Room. Drink specials include $1 off all local beers on draft (Sibling Revelry Red Ale, Masthead Chocolate Stout on Nitro and Fat Head’s Headhunter IPA). (Niesel)

Prosperity Social Club (map)
1109 Starkweather Ave.
Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District
phone 216-937-1938

Searching for Ingmar Bergman

Sun., Nov. 25

A slew of actors, filmmakers and family members participate in Searching for Ingmar Bergman, a documentary movie about the great Swedish director. The movie includes archival film clips and rare photos in telling the story of Bergman, who would've been 100 this year if he hadn't died ten years ago. It shows tonight at 7:15 and tomorrow night at 6:45 at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. Tickets are $10, or $7 for Cinematheque members and students. (Niesel)

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

Ghengis Con Small Press Independent Print Media and Underground Comix Exposition

Sun., Nov. 25

Since the late '90s local illustrator has drawn hundreds of "ridiculous, vivid posters" and done illustration work for Melt Bar & Grilled, Cleveland Cinemas, Scene and a multitude of local and national bands and music venues. With Jake Kelly, he created and published The Lake Erie Monster, a rust-belt centered horror anthology comic. He also co-founded and continues to run Genghis Con, a small press and underground comics convention in Cleveland. This year's installment of the festival takes place from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the Lake Erie building in Lakewood. Admission is free. (Niesel) 1300 Athens, Lakewood, genghisconcleveland.com.

Martin Atkins — Memories: My Time In and Out of Public Image Ltd.: 1979-1985

Sun., Nov. 25, 7 p.m.

In his book Band:Smart, English rocker Martin Atkins offers "tangible strategies" and advice for independent artists that will translate into additional revenue. Atkins advises playing more than seven shows per week, embracing merchandising ideas, growing and leveraging a fan base and touring more efficiently. He speaks today at 2 p.m. at Space: ROCK. Admission is free. (Niesel)

Space: ROCK (map)
15721 Waterloo Rd.
Eastern Suburbs
phone 216-383-1124

Chicago

Tue., Nov. 27 and Wed., Nov. 28

The production of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago that takes place tonight at 7:30 at the Connor Palace features former NFL star Eddie George in the role of Billy Flynn. That's reason enough to see the play about fame, fortune and "all that jazz." Tickets start at $10, and performances continue through Dec. 2. (Niesel)

Connor Palace (map)
1615 Euclid Ave.
Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District
phone 216-241-6000

Life, the Universe & Hot Dogs

Tue., Nov. 27

Glenn Starkman, a self-described cosmologist and "asker of the Big Questions about our universe," will present his talk, "The State of the Universe," tonight at 7:30 at the Happy Dog Tavern as part of the Happy Dog's lecture series Life, the Universe & Hot Dogs. Admission is free. (Niesel)

Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties

Wed., Nov. 28

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 new 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. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner is served at 6, and the storytelling starts at 7. Tonight, Dan Ruminski talks about the "famous and infamous women of Cleveland's millionaire's row." (Niesel)

Outrage

Wed., Nov. 28

As part of a series devoted to British-American actress Ida Lupino, who would've turned 100 this year, the Cleveland Museum of Art will screen her 1950 film Outrage tonight at 7. Lupino helmed low-budget movies about issues that Hollywood tended to avoid, and Outrage focuses on the rape of an innocent bookkeeper. The movie screens tonight and Friday night at 7 at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Tickets are $10, $7 for CMA members. (Niesel)

Warren Miller's Face of Winter

Thu., Nov. 29

The release of a new Warren Miller Entertainment ski film signals the start of ski season as much as anything. Tonight at 7, the Capitol will screen Face of Winter, his latest movie to feature skiers performing death defying stunts. It's the 69th installment of the series and includes clips from Engleberg, Chamonix, British Columbia, Alaska, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand, Washington and more. It features skiers such as Anna Segal, Dash Longe, Forrest Jillson, Amie Engerbretson, Simon Hillis, Seth Wescott, Jim Ryan and Jess McMillan. Tickets are $16. (Niesel)

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