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Bad Reputation

Wed., Sept. 26

It took years for Rock Hall Inductee Joan Jett, the former singer in the Runaways, to become a success. The documentary film Bad Reputation chronicles her rise to fame and includes footage from her punk rock days and from the time when she became a staple on MTV. It shows tonight at 7:30 at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets cost $9.75. (Niesel)

Anisfield-Wolf Salon: Steven Pinker and Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Wed., Sept. 26

In both The Better Angels of Our Nature and his bestseller Enlightenment Now, author Steven Pinker maintains there has never been a better time to be a human being. Today at 5:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Pinker joins, Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards jurors, friends and Harvard University professor and scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. to discuss the issue. Admission is free, but registration is required in advance through the Cleveland Museum of Art website. (Jeff Niesel)

Kusama — Infinity

Wed., Sept. 26

Seventeen years in the making, Kusama — Infinity, a new documentary film about visual artist Yayoi Kusama, debuted at this year's Sundance Film Festival and also screened at the Cleveland International Film Festival. An Akron native, director Heather Lenz uses archival photos, letters and film clips to paint a portrait of Kusama, who currently has a major exhibit on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The film screens tonight at 7 at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Tickets are $12, or $9 for CMA members. (Niesel)

The Woman in Black

Wed., Sept. 26 and Wed., Oct. 3

Tonight at 7:30 at the Allen Theatre, the Cleveland Play House takes on The Woman in Black, a play that was a hit on London's West End. The ghost story centers on a guy who never believed in the supernatural until he came face to face with an apparition. Tickets start at $25, and performances continue through Oct. 7. (Niesel)

Halfway to CIFF 43

Thu., Sept. 27

To mark the halfway point to the 2019 iteration of the Cleveland International Film Festival, the Capitol Theatre will host a special screening of shorts at 9 tonight. Sacred Hair, a film about a chance meeting between a young ill boy and a Muslim woman in a Montreal park, will screen. It won the 2018 CIFF’s award for Best Live Action Short. Other winnners such as The Driver is Red, Spice Sisters, Zion, Bagheera and Stag will screen as well. The event will also include a sneak peak of one of the shorts that will show at the 2019 festival. Some of the films that will screen will qualify for consideration in the short film competition at the 2019 Academy Awards. Event organizers will also give away a CIFF all-access pass and vouchers. Tickets to the event cost $15. (Niesel)

IngenuityFest

Fri., Sept. 28

Now held at the former Osborn Manufacturing Company, IngenuityFest returns to the Saint Clair-Superior neighborhood this weekend. This year's theme is FuturePast. The three-day festival promises to feature performances, art, installations as well as a full lineup of live music throughout the weekend. It all starts at 5 p.m. today, and it runs through Sunday. Tickets are $5 per day, or $10 for a weekend pass. (Niesel)

Ingenuity Fest (map)
5401 Hamilton Ave.
Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District
phone 216-589-9444

Plath & Orion

Fri., Sept. 28

Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton, Pulitzer Prize-winning American poets, were known for personal verse that furthered the genre dubbed confessional poetry. Two one-act plays — Lanford Wilson's The Great Nebula Orion and Greg Cesear's Plath, Sexton and the Art of Confession — depict a chance meeting and "catch-up" conversation between the two women as the poets address their thoughts and comments directly to the audience. Produced by the Cesear's Forum theater company, the "companion play" performances takes place tonight at 8 at Kennedy's Theatre; additional performances continue through Oct. 14. Tickets are $18. (Niesel)

15th Annual Distinguished Lecture in Greek and Byzantine Art

Sun., Sept. 30

Today from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art, professor Antony Eastmond, A. G. Leventis Professor of Byzantine Art History and Dean and Deputy Director of the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London, will give the 15th annual Distinguished Lecture in Greek and Byzantine Art. He'll talk about the Byzantine artist as creator, bureaucrat and copyist and direct the discussion on the Cleveland Saint Luke, "an exquisite portrait of the saint from an 11th-century manuscript that shows him in a very different guise. Admission is free, but a ticket is required. Register in advance through the Cleveland Museum of Art website. (Niesel)

Hello, Dolly!

Sun., Sept. 30

The KeyBank Broadway Series 2018-2019 season will include the first national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical revival of Hello, Dolly! The musical stars Tony Award-winning actress Betty Buckley in the title role. The legendary Queen of Broadway comes to the Connor Palace to launch the national tour of this beloved revival. One of seven shows KeyBank Broadway Series slated to hit Playhouse Square this year, Hello, Dolly! won four Tony Awards last year. Tonight's performance takes place at 6:30 at Connor Palace. Tickets are $10 to $110. (Niesel)

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

Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.

Tue., Oct. 2

A splash at Sundance, the documentary film Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. chronicles the life and times of pop star M.I.A., a refugee immigrant who rose to fame after moving to London and learned to blend "Tamil politics, art school punk, hip-hop beats and the unwavering, ultra-confident voice of a burgeoning multicultural youth." It screens tonight at 7:30 at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $9.75. (Niesel)

Intermezzo

Tue., Oct. 2, Fri., Oct. 5, Tue., Oct. 9 and Sun., Oct. 14

a 1936 Swedish film, Intermezzo stars Ingrid Bergman in the first film in which she played the lead. Bergman plays a piano teacher who falls for a married violinist (Leslie Howard). Three years after its release in Sweden, a remake of the film appeared in the States. It also starred Bergman. This month, the Cleveland Museum of Art screens both versions of the movie. Today at 1:45 p.m., it screens the earlier version. Tickets are $10, or $7 for CMA members. (Niesel)

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

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood

Sun., Oct. 7

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood

State Theatre (map)
1519 Euclid Ave.
Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District
phone 216-241-6000

The Workers Cup

Sun., Oct. 7

Director Adam Sobel's new film, The Workers Cup, centers on the African and Asian migrant workers who stage their own soccer tournament as they work on a new stadiums in Qatar that will be used for the 2020 World Cup. The film makes its local theatrical premiere today at 1:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Tickets are $10, $7 for CMA members. (Niesel)

Science Cafe

Second Monday of every month

Tonight, and the second Monday of every month, Music Box Supper Club hosts Science Cafe, an informal lecture series that brings scientists from throughout the region to the club to talk about science topics. Tonight at 7, James A. Van Orman, a professor and chair of Geochemistry and Mineral Physics in the EEPS (Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences) Department at Case Western Reserve University, and Steven A. Hauck, II, a professor of Planetary Geodynamics in the same department, will discuss how the earth's inner core formed. The talk is free, but bring some money for the bar and the restaurant. (Niesel)

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