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Truck Stop Tuesday

Tuesdays. Continues through Sept. 25

As if to provide a westside counterpart to Walnut Wednesdays, Crocker Park in Westlake has launched Truck Stop Tuesday, a weekly food truck gathering that takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Needless to say, admission is free, but the food will cost you. Truck Stop Tuesday continues through Sept. 25. (Niesel)

Crocker Park (map)
189 Crocker Park Blvd.
Western Suburbs

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)

Mike Paramoe and Aaron Kleiber

Wed., Sept. 26

Voted class clown in high school, comedian Aaron Kleiber has built up quite the resume. He received some terrific exposure when he embarked on the #Deathsquad Tour with Doug Benson, Tom Segura, Tony Hinchcliffe and Brian Redban, and he's appeared on the very funny podcast Doug Loves Movies with Doug Benson. An alum of Chicago's Second City, Kleiber recently served as standup director for the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival. A frenetic comic, he likes to joke about personal things such as his marriage and kids. He shares the bill tonight at 8 at Hilarities with local comic Mike Paramore. Tickets start at $18. The two have shows scheduled at the club through Sunday. (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)

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Concert Series

Wed., Sept. 26, Wed., Oct. 3, Sun., Oct. 14, Sun., Nov. 4, Sun., Nov. 11 and Fri., Nov. 16

Presented by the National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Concert Series aims to celebrate the cultural legacy of the Cuyahoga Valley with a variety of folk and roots rock concerts at the Happy Days Lodge. Tonight's concert features the Bobby Selvaggio Quartet, a local jazz act featuring Bobby Selvaggio on alto sax, Theron Brown on piano, Dan Pappalardo on bass and Zaire Darden on drums. Tickets start at $10, and the concert begins at 7 p.m. (Niesel)

Happy Days Lodge (map)
500 West Streetsboro Rd.
Southern Suburbs
phone 330-657-2909
info@forcvnp.org

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)

Hoppy Hour

Wednesdays. Continues through Oct. 24

The Cleveland Botanical Garden offers an educational take on beer tasting with its weekly Hoppy Hour, which comes 'round today from 5:30 to 8:30. You can sample pale ales, dark lagers and other cool craft brews while discussing hops and horticulture with Botanical Garden staff and experts from a guest brewery. Admission is $5, but is free for members. Twelve-ounce beers are $4, while a tasting flight is $6. Also, there will be fire pits, lawn games, flashlight garden tours and seasonal dinner specials from the Garden Cafe. Tastings continue through Oct. 24. (Niesel)

Cleveland Botanical Garden (map)
11030 East Blvd.
Eastern Suburbs
phone 216-721-1600
Hoppy Hour

Walnut Wednesday

Wednesdays. Continues through Sept. 26

Summer is almost over, but Walnut Wednesday remains one of the season's great traditions. Today, it continues from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Perk Plaza at Chester Commons — at East 12th and Walnut streets — as food trucks gather to serve up lunch to area residents and employees. Check out the Downtown Cleveland Alliance website for weekly updates on vendors, entertainment offerings and more. But hurry: today is the last Walnut Wednesday this year. Admission is free, but the food will cost you. (Niesel) downtowncleveland.com.

Bartók and Prokofiev

Thu., Sept. 27

Works by Béla Bartók and Sergei Prokofiev make up the program that the Cleveland Orchestra will perform tonight at 7:30 at Severance Hall. Two works by Prokofiev — his Classical Symphony and his Third Symphony — are also on the docket. Rose Breckenridge, a lecturer and administrator with the Cleveland Orchestra Music Study Groups, will give the pre-concert talk. The concert also takes place at 3 p.m. on Sunday. consult the website for ticket prices and more info. (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)

Open Mic Scene All-Stars

Thu., Sept. 27

Open mic hosts from such places as Kelley’s Pub, CLE Underground, CLE Urban Winery, CODA, Duck Island Club and CLE Underground will converge upon CODA tonight for Open Mic Scene Allstars, a program featuring the best acts from the local open mic scene. Tonight's lineup includes Guy Snowden, Sam Ruekert (aka Foolish Dad), Zoe Elena Hartenstein, Nosole X Enef, Malik X, Ms. BBC & Conscious Eye and Rule of Young. Performances start at 8 p.m., and tickets are $5. (Niesel)

CODA (map)
2247 Professor Ave
West Side/Ohio City/Tremont/Detroit Shoreway
phone 216-274-1200

Networking is Dead

Thu., Sept. 27

Two years ago, Dave Lowery and his friend Ken Vinikoff started Networking is Dead, a local networking group for fans of the Grateful Dead. The group has steadily grown and now has about 250 members. Tonight's event at the Bop Stop will feature networking, Grateful Dead-themed raffle items, a cash bar, and music from Grateful Dead cover band Sugar Magnolia. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased through the Networking is Dead website. Doors open at 6 p.m. (Niesel) NetworkingIsDead.net.

Bop Stop (map)
2920 Detroit Ave.
Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District
phone 216-771-6551

Tony Rock

Thu., Sept. 27

While not as well known as his superstar brother, comedian Chris Rock, Tony Rock has plenty going for him. In one funny routine, he talks about the "whitest thing he ever saw." He recounts witnessing a citizen's arrest at an airport when a guy leaped into "full white guy mode" after he saw someone take an elevator "without authorization." A great storyteller, Rock performs tonight at 7:30 at the Improv, where he has shows scheduled through Sunday. Tickets start at $17. (Niesel)

Eddie B.

Fri., Sept. 28

With his Teachers Only Comedy Tour, comedian Eddie B. has established himself as the official voice of teachers. His live show provides a lesson in the funniest ways to conduct a class in an "uncensored, raw and hysterically realistic portrayal of a teacher's hectic life." Tonight's show takes place at 8 at the State Theatre. Tickets are $25 to $65. (Niesel)

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