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Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

Wed., Jan. 16

A Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and The Sound of Music, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella comes to Connor Palace tonight for a week-long run. The musical offers a "fresh new take" on the tale of a young woman transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, and features such songs as "In My Own Little Corner," "Ten Minutes Ago" and "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?" Tonight's performance takes place at 7:30, and shows continue through Jan. 20. Tickets start at $10. (Niesel)

Connor Palace (map)
1615 Euclid Ave.
Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District
phone 216-241-6000
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties

Wed., Jan. 16

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, local sports writer Bill Livingston will talk about the Cleveland sports heroes he's "done battle" with. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner is served at 6, and the storytelling starts at 7. (Jeff Niesel)

An Iliad

Wed., Jan. 16, Wed., Jan. 23 and Wed., Jan. 30

With An Iliad, the Cleveland Play House takes on Homer's classic story, and the theatrical rendition of the epic narrative will feature "vivid storytelling" and live cello as two women transform a bare stage into a "raging battlefield where gods, heroes, and empires clash in a quest for vengeance and glory." Tonight's show takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Outcalt Theatre, where performances continue through Feb. 3. Tickets start at $25. (Niesel)

Greg Fitzsimmons

Thu., Jan. 17

Comedian Greg Fitzsimmons likes to joke that couples shouldn’t overdo their marriage vows when they get married. “You spend three months working on what you’ll say to the person and you will never speak that way to them again. Save it. Don’t blow it all up front.” He advises against doing a Shakespearean reading, exaggerating with his arms held high in the air as he speaks in a British accent. A frequent guest on The Howard Stern Show on Sirius Satellite Radio, Fitzsimmons likes to ridicule romance and other aspects of everyday life). The veteran comic performs tonight at 8 at Hilarities, where he has shows scheduled through Saturday. Tickets start at $23. (Niesel)

Horn From the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story

Thu., Jan. 17

Director John Anderson profiles Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Paul Butterfield in the documentary movie Horn From the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story. The film chronicles how Butterfield learned to play the blues by studying with guys like Muddy Waters. The film makes its Cleveland debut tonight at 6:45 at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Tickets cost $10, or $7 for students, seniors and members. (Niesel)

Cleveland Cinematheque (map)
11610 Euclid Ave.
Eastern Suburbs
phone 216-421-7450
Horn From the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story

Disney on Ice Presents Mickey's Search Party

Thu., Jan. 17

In what's become a tradition for this time of year, Disney on Ice storms into town to take over Quicken Loans Arena for a 10-day period, sending the Cavs and Lake Erie Monsters out on long road trips so parents can bring their toddlers and 'tweens to the arena for some family entertainment. This year, a cast of over 50 will be on hand. Expect to see familiar figures such as Mickey Mouse along with scenes from Aladdin, Toy Story and The Little Mermaid. Tonight's performance begins at 7; shows run through Jan. 20. Check the Q website for times. Tickets start at $15. (Niesel)

Open Mic Night/Live Band Karaoke

Starts Jan. 31. Thursdays

Every Thursday, Stella’s Music hosts a night of music, poetry and comedy. The club’s doors will open at 5 p.m., and performances begins at 8 p.m. Artists can sign up at stellasmusic.com/open-mic to secure a 15-minute time slot. Sign-ups will be available at the club as well. The last Thursday of every month, Stella’s will welcome Almost Famous to host Live Band Karaoke. Doors will open at 5 p.m., and Almost Famous will start performing at 8 p.m. Sign-ups are available at the club when the doors open. Participants can choose from a list of various different songs to sing. Regardless of whether it's Open Mic Night or Live Band Karaoke, happy hour will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is free. (Niesel)

Benjamin Appl

Fri., Jan. 18

On his first U.S. recital tour, German baritone Benjamin Appl was mentored by the great singer Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Now based in London, he made a name for himself as the BBC New Generation Artist and won the 2016 Gramophone Young Artist of the Year Award. Named a Rising Star of the European Concert Hall Organisation, he has performed at the most renowned concert venues in Europe. This tour comes in in the wake of his second solo album on Sony Classical. He performs works by Schubert, Schumann, Duparc, Muhly, Grieg tonight at 8 at the Cleveland Institute of Music's Mixon Hall. Tickets are $30. (Niesel).

The Man Who Mends Women

Fri., Jan. 18

Thierry Michel directs The Man Who Mends Women, a profile of Denis Mukwege, a physician and human rights activist who's helped thousands of sexually abused women in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mukwege, who won the Nobel Peace Prize, also received the Enamori Ethics Prize from CWRU in 2014. The film shows tonight at 7 at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Tickets are $10, or $7 for CMA members. (Niesel)

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

Flanagan's Wake

Fri., Jan. 18

Flanagan's Wake transports the audience to an Irish wake where villagers tell tales and sing songs for their dearly departed Flanagan. Finding the humor in life and death, the wake acts as a dark backdrop to an otherwise hilarious show in which alcohol fuels the humorous reminiscing. Sort of like a tragic Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding, the interactive and improvised show engages the entire audience. Tonight's show starts at 8 and repeats tomorrow night at 8 at Kennedy's Theatre. Performances continue weekends through April 27. Tickets are $26. (Patrick Stoops)

78th Street Studios Third Friday Art Walk

Third Friday of every month

Time again for the Third Friday Art Walk at the cavernous 78th Street Studios. More than 50 studios and galleries will participate in this popular indoor art walk; be sure to check out spots like the Derek Hess Gallery, Tregoning & Company and Hilary Gent Studio for a chance to shop and interact with artists. Look for food trucks out front and live music on the first floor. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. and admission is free. (Niesel)

Cole Porter on Broadway

Sat., Jan. 19

Dubbed Cole Porter on Broadway, tonight's special concert featuring Porter's music will mark the fourth collaboration between the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and the Musical Theater Project. The concert will cover Porter’s Broadway musicals from the late 1920s through the mid-1950s and include hits such as “Let’s Do It,” “Begin the Beguine,” “I Get a Kick Out of You” and “So in Love.” The performance begins at 8 p.m. at the Hanna Theatre. Tickets are $35 to $65. (Niesel)

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

Rush Fan Day

Sat., Jan. 19

Rush singer-bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson will both be on hand today for Rush Fan Day, which takes place at noon at the Rock Hall. Lee will show off his collection of vintage bass guitars that are featured in his new book, Geddy Lee’s Big Book of Beautiful Bass, and there will be a Hall of Fame Series interview with Lee and Lifeson, a book signing with Lee, The Rock Hall will also rebroadcast Rush’s Hall of Fame Induction from 2013. Tickets cost $100 for Rock Hall members, $125 for non-members. Each ticket includes a copy of Lee’s new book, access to the Hall of Fame interview and book signing, a commemorative credential and access to the Rock Hall’s exhibits, including the new Geddy Lee bass guitar exhibit. (Niesel)

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

Tri-C High School Rock Off

Sat., Jan. 19, Sat., Jan. 26, Sat., Feb. 2 and Sat., Feb. 16

When the annual High School Rock Off launched some 20 years ago at the Odeon, the promoters at the locally based Belkin Productions (now Live Nation) saw it as a way to reach out to area high schools and provide the kind of outlet that students might not have. Two decades later, the event, now held at the Rock Hall, continues to thrive. Thirty-six bands will participate in this year’s competition. A total of 147 band members, including six solo artists, will represent 64 schools Three performance rounds will take place at the Rock Hall, leading up to the Final Exam that takes place on Saturday, Feb. 16 when the 2019 Best Band in the Land will be awarded by music and entertainment industry judges. Prizes include three scholarships to study in the Creative Arts program at Cuyahoga Community College. PNC Bank will help high school seniors launch their careers in music by providing the scholarships. Tonight's competition takes place at 6, and tickets are $10. (Niesel)

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