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Classical Revolution Cleveland

Third Tuesday of every month

Tonight, and the third Tuesday of every month, Classical Revolution Cleveland brings its wide array of chamber music to the Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern. Performers like the Trepanning Trio, Anime Duo, students of Cleveland Institute of Music and even Cleveland Orchestra members grace the stage in these exciting concerts. Tonight's free, all-ages performance starts at 8. (Patrick Stoops)

Drunken Spelling Bee

Tuesdays. Continues through Jan. 30

You might scoff at the kids in the national spelling bee on ESPN every year, but can you do better? Tonight at 9 at the Grog Shop, you'll get your shot as the club hosts a Drunken Spelling Bee. Sam Handwich (John K) and Buzzed Wallace will host the event, which will take place every Tuesday in January. Admission is free, and there will be drink specials and weekly prize packs. (Niesel)

Grog Shop (map)
2785 Euclid Hts. Blvd.
East Side/University Circle/Little Italy
phone 216-321-5588
Drunken Spelling Bee

Love Never Dies

Wed., Jan. 24

Set 10 years after the Phantom's disappearance from the Paris Opera House, Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, follows the Phantom after he's escaped to a new life in New York, even though he still longs for his one true love, Christine Daaé. Tonight's curtain is at 7:30 at the State Theatre; performances continue through Jan. 28. Tickets are $29 to $109. (Niesel)

State Theatre (map)
1519 Euclid Ave.
Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District
phone 216-241-6000
Love Never Dies

78/52: Alfred Hitchcock's Shower Scene

Thu., Jan. 18

Film scholar Philip J. Skerry will be on hand for tonight's screening of 78/52: Alfred Hitchcock's Shower Scene, a 2017 documentary about the famous slashing scene in Hitchcock's Psycho. The title refers to the 78 different cameras Hitchcock used to film the scene. He also made 52 edits to the footage. The movie shows at 8:35 tonight and at 7:15 on Saturday night 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
78/52: Alfred Hitchcock's Shower Scene

Cavaliers vs. Orlando Magic

Thu., Jan. 18

The Orlando Magic surprised the Cavs earlier this season and handed them a loss. That was back when the Magic were winning games. Wins have since become hard to come by for the Florida team, so you can expect the Cavs won't be fooled again. The game begins at 7 tonight at the Q. Tickets start at $20. (Niesel)

Michael Colyar

Thu., Jan. 18

Comedian Michael Colyar tells the kinds of jokes that aren't designed to appeal solely to fans of a certain ethnicity, age or background. He aims at making everyone laugh. Colyar, who's just unleashed a Donald Trump impersonation that finds him spouting things like, "Let's make America white again," performs tonight at 7:30 at the Improv. Tickets are $20 with performances scheduled through Sunday. (Niesel)

Dixie's Tupperware Party

Thu., Jan. 18

Alabama's self-proclaimed Tupperware Lady, Dixie Longate, tells tall tales in Dixie's Tupperware Party, an off-Broadway play that became such a hit, Longate decided to take the show on the road. Performances take place at 8 tonight and tomorrow night at the Hanna Theatre. Saturday performances are set for 4 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $29 to $49. (Niesel)

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

Haydn’s The Seasons

Thu., Jan. 18

Franz Welser-Möst conducts the Cleveland Orchestra as it takes on Haydn's oratorio, "The Seasons." Beethoven allegedly attended the premiere and bowed to Haydn after he heard the performance. Guest speaker Rose Breckenridge, a Cleveland Orchestra Music Study Groups administrator and lecturer, gives a free pre-concert talk an hour before the concert. The concert takes place at 7:30 tonight and at 8 on Saturday night at Severance Hall. Consult the orchestra's website for ticket prices. (Niesel)

Anthropocene: The Age of Humans

Fri., Jan. 19

The Cleveland Print Room celebrates its fifth anniversary today from 5 to 9 p.m. with a special reception launching Anthropocene, a new art exhibit that examines how humans affect the environment. The exhibit, which includes works by local artist Michael Loderstedt; former Clevelander, photojournalist Tom Laffay; and Oscar Palacio, a native Colombian who lives in Boston, runs through Feb. 24. Richard Smith, a former Clevelander and Thoreau reenactor at Walden Pond for 19 years, will attend the reception and speak as Thoreau tomorrow at 1 p.m. Additionally, the Cleveland-based Elu Dance Company will perform, and there will be a poetry reading by Clevelander Kisha Nicole Foster. The Print Room's first exhibition, Welcome to Hard Times, was a solo show by Youngstown native Vaughn Wascovich. Some of Wascovich's latest work will be presented on the Print Room's new Wall 5 during Anthropocene. (Niesel)

Mike Belkin and Carlo Wolff Discussion and Book Signing

Fri., Jan. 19

After chasing a professional baseball career in the Milwaukee Braves farm system, Mike Belkin decided to join the Belkin family clothing business. While still working for his parents, he began booking concerts in Cleveland, and soon Belkin Productions became synonymous with rock 'n' roll in Northeast Ohio. With a little help from co-author Carlo Wolff, Belkin tells his story in his new memoir, Socks, Sports, Rock and Art. Tonight at 7 at Visible Voice Books in Tremont, the two talk about the memoir. Admission is free. (Niesel)

Cleveland Tattoo Arts Convention

Fri., Jan. 19

Back for the third year, Villain Arts' Cleveland Tattoo Arts Convention brings together hundreds of tattoo artists and vendors from Cleveland and across the country for a weekend filled with tattoo sessions, entertainment, seminars, competitions and more at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. Special guests include Cleen Rock One from Ink Master Season 9, James Vaughn from Ink Master Season 7 and Alli Baker from Best Ink. The convention takes place from 2 p.m. to midnight today, from 11 a.m. to midnight tomorrow, and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $20 per day or $40 for a three-day pass. For more information, visit the website. (Niesel)

Eating Atom Bombs

Fri., Jan. 19

Dana Schutz: Eating Atom Bombs, a new exhibit of 12 paintings and three drawings created by the artist primarily in the past year, speaks to "the precariousness of our current political and social moment." The show opens today at Transformer Station, which hosts an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Schutz has a Cleveland connection. She graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2000 and has said the Cleveland Museum of Art has had an influence on her career. A discussion between Schutz and artist and historian Nell Painter, a professor emerita at Princeton University and author of the books The History of White People and Creating Black Americans, will take place at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Cleveland Museum of Art. (Niesel)

Fridays@7: Beethoven's Eroica

Fri., Jan. 19

To celebrate the Cleveland Orchestra's 100-year anniversary, conductor Franz Welser-Möst has created the Prometheus Project, a program that will explore Beethoven's music through the metaphor of Prometheus. Tonight, Welser-Möst will conduct the orchestra as it plays Beethoven's "Heroic Symphony." The concert begins tonight at 7 at Severance Hall. Consult the orchestra website for ticket prices. (Niesel)

Impractical Jokers 'Santiago Sent Us’ Tour

Fri., Jan. 19

The TruTV show Impractical Jokers follows the four members of comedy troupe the Tenderloins as they rehearse and prep for their live shows. The current tour, which stops at Wolstein Center tonight at 7:30, follows the guys as they tell their backstory and perform skits too raunchy for the TV program. Tickets start at $62.50. (Niesel)

Wolstein Center (map)
2000 Prospect Ave.
Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District
phone 216-687-9292
Impractical Jokers 'Santiago Sent Us’ Tour

Last Call Cleveland Goes Hollywood

Fri., Jan. 19

The local comedy troupe Last Call Cleveland will "go Hollywood" for tonight's show at the Outcault Theatre. Famous for its viral videos, the group will bring its unique mix of live and taped sketches to the venue, and will likely draw upon local culture for its routines. Shows start at 8:30 tonight and tomorrow night. Tickets are $18. (Niesel)

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