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WED 02/13

Galentine's day

Blind Date with a Book

The Reading Room CLE and Fear's Confections are hosting an event for women who love literature, so bring your best girlfriend, or come solo, and celebrate women and books. With each ticket you get a surprise novel from the Reading Room CLE and a hot drink or brownie. The action takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at Fear's Confections. Tickets are $10 at Eventbrite. (Alana Whelan)

15208 Madison Ave., Lakewood, 216-481-0888, fearsconfections.com.

Comedy

Debra DiGiovanni

Comedian Debra DiGiovanni is brutally honest. With an act that centers on her personal life, she opens up to the audience and gives everyone something to relate to. She's received the Canadian Comedy Award for best female comic three times in five years. She has also been called "the best comedian to see after a messy breakup" as she will unflinchingly make you laugh — even through your tears. You can see DiGiovanni perform tonight at Hilarities at 8. Tickets start at $18. (Martin Harp)

2035 East Fourth St., 216-241-7425, pickwickandfrolic.com.

galentine's day

Ladies Celebrating Ladies

Lakewood's izakaya-inspired bar Yuzu is hosting a brunch-style Galentine's Day this year, so you can kick it with your girlfriends and leave your boyfriends and husbands to fend for themselves. They'll be serving a 100-percent vegan brunch from 5 to 11 p.m.; most items check in at $10. There will be $3 Trulys as well as complimentary wine samples every hour. Come early for the best seats; reservations are not accepted. (Whelan)

13603 Madison Ave., Lakewood, 440-799-8343, yuzulakewood.com.

theater

Miss Saigon

Part of the Broadway Series on Playhouse Square, Miss Saigon centers on a young Vietnamese woman who meets an American G.I. and falls in love. A stunning spectacle with a cast of 42, the musical features Broadway hits like "Last Night of the World," "The Movie in My Mind" and "The Heat Is On in Saigon." Tonight's performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the State Theatre, and shows continue through Feb. 17. Tickets start at $10. Find details on the website. (Niesel)

1519 Euclid Ave., 216-241-6000, playhousesquare.org.

galentine's day

Play/Make/Drink

Get your hands dirty this Galentine's Day and learn how to make clay pots with Heather Mariano and Lauren H-B at Play Grounds Cafe, from 6 to 9 p.m. With the purchase of a $45 ticket you get yummy pastries and drinks from the coffee bar, as well as enough materials to create at least three clay pots. Tickets are available at the website below. (Whelan)

15715 Madison Ave., Lakewood, 216-202-5110, laurenhbstudio.com.

music

Rock & Roll Valentine

On select Wednesday nights, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame hosts Rock Hall Nights, an evening of special programming. Tonight from 6 to 9, the theme is "Rock & Roll Valentine" and guests can embark upon a Love Hurts Scavenger Hunt. Admission is $20, or free for Cleveland residents. (Niesel)

1100 Rock and Roll Blvd., 216-515-8444, rockhall.com.

art

Valentine's Day at CMA

To celebrate Valentine's Day, the Cleveland Museum of Art has lined up some special programs for today and tomorrow. There will be a #CMALoveStory giveaway, a popup Open Studio in the Ames Family Atrium where you can create original artwork for loved ones and love-inspired self-guided tours of the collection in the ArtLens App. Plus, CMA members will receive exclusive discounts at the restaurant, cafe and store. Take a photo of an artwork that "exemplifies love to you," and share it on Instagram, with #CMALoveStory, and you could win a $100 gift certificate to the museum's restaurant, Provenance; two tickets to Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern; and a copy of the exhibition's catalog. A winner will be selected at noon on Friday. The Pop-Up Open Studio runs from 5 to 7 p.m. today and 1 to 4 p.m. tomorrow. (Niesel)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350, clevelandart.org.

THU 02/14

food

Second Annual Valentine's Spaghetti Dinner

Brewnuts is getting saucy this Valentine's Day and transforming the famed donut and beer oasis into an elegant date spot. Co-owner John Pippin's mom has been invited into the kitchen to serve up her traditional spaghetti and meatballs, served alongside garlic bread donuts and a bottle of bubbly. Dinner is served from 5:30 to 10 p.m. And don't worry: There are still going to be specially themed donuts and beer available. Tickets are $60 at Eventbrite. (Whelan)

6501 Detroit Ave., 216-600-9579, brewnutscleveland.com.

food + Wine

Champagne Dreams and Valentine's Wishes

Champagne means celebration, which is why Astoria Cafe & Market is collaborating with Vintage Wines today to create a love-filled experience. Sparklers such as Champagne Drappier (Brut Rose) and Louis Roederer (Brut Premier) will be paired with dishes like a Smoked Spanish Octopus Carpaccio. The bubbles will flow from 7 to 9 p.m., and tickets are $100; purchase them at Astoria's bar or at Eventbrite.com. (Whelan)

5417 Detroit Ave., 216-266-0834, astoriacafemarket.com.

beer + cookie dough

CLE Cookie Dough + Platform Beer Pairing: Valentine's Edition

Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to chow down on sweets, so Platform Beer Co. and CLE Cookie Dough are teaming up again this year to bring you delectable Valentine's-themed cookie dough and beer pairings, like an X's and Oreo's cookie dough flavor paired with an EMO Stout. Two time slots are available: 6 to 7:30 p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m. Show up within the timeframe listed on your ticket to take part. Tickets are $20 at Eventbrite.com. (Whelan)

4125 Lorain Ave., 216-202-1386, facebook.com/platformbeers.

Comedy

Adele Givens

Known as the "Queen of Comedy," Adele Givens uses her crass sense of humor to focus on everyday situations such as marriage, going to the gynecologist, and choosing baby names. She also examines double standards. She performs tonight at 7:30 at the Improv. Tickets are $25 on the website, and performances continue through Saturday. (Niesel)

1148 Main Ave., 216-696-IMPROV, clevelandimprov.com.

drag

Love's a Drag

As part of a special Valentine's Day celebration, the Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights will offer up some gender-bending drag in a show dubbed "Love is a Drag". Cleveland's finest drag artists — as well as special guest Ursula Major, a breakout star from the Boulet Brothers' Dragula Season 1 — will perform. "Be prepared for all things love-drunk, jilted, jaded, happy, sad and everywhere in between," reads the press release promoting the event. The lineup also includes Dusty Bucket, Peach Fuzz and Lady J. DJ Zoe Lapin provides the evening's soundtrack. Tickets cost $10, or $15 for a meet-and-greet with Ursula Major. The show starts at 8 p.m. (Niesel)

2785 Euclid Hts. Blvd., Cleveland Heights, 216-321-5588, grogshop.gs.

music

New Soft Shoe

Nine years ago, on what local singer-songwriter Brent Kirby calls a drunken dare, a group of Cleveland friends and musicians showed up at the Happy Dog to play a couple sets of tunes by the late, great Gram Parsons. Dubbed the New Soft Shoe, the group has been at it ever since, spreading the gospel of what it refers to "Gram's Cosmic American Music." Anything that Parsons played, the New Soft Shoe covers. As a result, the group plays tunes from the International Submarine Band, the Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers. It also plays songs from Parsons' solo album GP/Grievous Angel. Tonight at 8, the band performs in the Waldorf Hall at Forest City Brewery. Admission is free, but a donation is requested. (Niesel)

2135 Columbus Rd., 216-228-9116, forestcitybrewery.com.

food + music

Ohio City Galley Galentine's Day

The Ohio City Galley, along with Copper & Kings American Brandy, is checking in this Galentine's Day with crazy cocktails, delicious food and, of course, live music from DJ Candi Fresca. Enjoy Galentine's Day from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and don't worry about a cover charge: There is none. (Whelan)

1400 West 25th St., 216-525-9933, ohiocitygalley.org.

music

Open Mic Night

Every Thursday, Stella's Music hosts a night of music, poetry and comedy. The club's doors open at 5 p.m., and performances begin at 8 p.m. Artists can sign up at stellasmusic.com/open-mic to secure a 15-minute time slot. Signups will be available at the club as well. Meanwhile, happy hour takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is free. (Niesel)

2217 East Ninth St., 216-272-3377, stellasmusic.com.

music

Romantic Mozart

Under the direction of conductor Harry Bicket, the Cleveland Orchestra offers a special program of Mozart tunes to celebrate Valentine's Day. Expect to hear Fantasia: Piece for Mechanical Clock, Exsultate, jubilate, Eine kleine Nachtmusik and Symphony No. 38 ("Prague"). Soprano Kiera Duffy will perform as well. Guest speaker Michael Strasser, a professor of musicology at the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music, will deliver the pre-concert talk. The concert begins at 7:30 tonight at Severance, where performances continue through Sunday. Consult the orchestra's website for more information. (Niesel)

11001 Euclid Ave., 216-231-1111, clevelandorchestra.com.

Beer + Food

Valentine's Day Beer Dinner

Noble Beast Brewing Co. is hosting a rare dinner and beer pairing for Valentine's Day. With each course, Chef James explains the entrees and brew master Shaun describes the beers. Tickets are $65 including tax and tip. (Whelan)

1470 Lakeside Ave., 216-417-8588, noblebeastbeer.com.

food + music

Valentine's Day Buffet and Cabaret

Pickwick and Frolic is going for a classic classy event with dinner and a show this Valentine's Day. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and includes a variety of dishes, from a garden salad to a mushroom marinara cavatappi. Then, at 7:20 p.m., Pickwick's cast of cabaret performers puts on a show of Valentine's tunes from Elvis Presley, Etta James, Bette Midler and Donna Summer. Tickets are $55. (Whelan)

2035 East Fourth St., 216-241-7425, pickwickandfrolic.com.

food

Valentine's Day Dinner with Cleveland Metroparks

The Cleveland Metroparks are getting festive this Valentine's Day with a special three-course dinner for two. Held at Merwin's Wharf overlooking the beautiful but chilly Cuyahoga River, this three-course dinner brings just a little more romance to the day of love. Menu options range from crab-stuffed shrimp to a vegetable ratatouille risotto. The first seating is at 5 p.m. Dinner is $60 for two; call for a reservation. (Whelan)

1785 Merwin Ave., 216-664-5696, clevelandmetroparks.com.

wine

Valentine's Day Wine Social

Heinen's is hosting a Valentine's-inspired wine social from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at its downtown location. Tickets are $15 at Eventbrite.com, and include five special Valentine's Day-inspired wine. Grab your tickets soon: Sales close at 8 a.m. today. (Whelan)

900 Euclid Ave. 216-302-3020, heinens.com/downtown.

FRI 02/15

art

78th Street Studios Third Friday Art Walk

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)

1300 West 78th St., 78thstreetstudios.com.

music

Cupid in the CLE! Featuring Jiggs Whigham and Evelyn Wright

The Cleveland Jazz Orchetra's annual Valentine's Day show features trombonist Jiggs Whigham and Cleveland Jazz Orchestra singer Evelyn Wright. The concert begins at 8 p.m. at the Ohio theatre. Tickets are $35 to $65. (Niesel)

1501 Euclid Ave., 216-241-6000, playhousesquare.org.

film

Impulso

Impulso, a documentary about Spanish dancer and choreographer Rocio Molina, documents how Molina combines traditional flamenco with modern dance and avant-garde theater. It makes its Cleveland debut tonight at 7 at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Tickets are $10, or $7 for CMA members. (Niesel)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350, clevelandart.org.

music + Food

A Valentine's Day Celebration

The Two Souls, a Cleveland group featuring singer/songwriter Gary Lee (the Kwiklees, Abbey Road, the Echos, Jasmine & Tristand) and guitarist/bassist/vocalist Dave Huddleston (Hillbilly Idol, Rachel & the Beatnik Playboys, the Echos, the Hot Wax Express), are known for their renditions of Beatles' classics, including those love-themed lyrics like "Love, Love Me Do". The popular tribute act performs tonight as part of a special Valentine's Day celebration at Prosperity Social Club in Tremont. Beginning at 4 p.m., Prosperity will offer homemade supper-club style specials like chicken cordon bleu, vegetarian egg rolls and crab-stuffed mushrooms. There will also be chocolate molten lava cake served with mixed berry coulis. The band will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. Reservations aren't required, but they're recommended. (Niesel)

1109 Starkweather Ave., 216-937-1938, prosperitysocialclub.com.

drink

Vodka Vodka

Tonight from 7 to 10 at Red Space Gallery, Scene presents the sixth annual Vodka Vodka, Cleveland's premier vodka tasting party. Regardless of how you like your vodka (neat, dirty, on the rocks or with a splash of soda), the best way is to enjoy it is at this party. VIP admission starts at 6; general admission starts at 7. Taste an assortment of local and international vodkas, plus check out a fashion show featuring local designers, stylists and boutiques. Vodka Vodka is the tastiest way to interact with brand ambassadors, who'll offer their unique descriptions, perspectives and insights on many different products. Tickets range from $35 to $65 and are available on the website. (Niesel)

2400 Superior Ave., scenevodkavodka.com.

theater

Witness for the Prosecution

In Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution, Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. The play centers on the attempt to untangle the truth. The Great Lakes Theatre offers its take on the suspenseful thriller tonight at 7:30 at the Hanna Theatre. Tickets are $15 to $75. (Niesel)

2067 East 14th St., 216-241-6000, playhousesquare.org.

SAT 02/16

black history

Black History on Tap: Living Legends

Learn about the history of Cleveland's African-American community, with a special focus on trailblazers in the arenas of fine arts, music and theater. The 1 p.m. event, hosted by the Western Reserve Historical Society, includes both access to the Cleveland History Center's collections and special performances. (Preeya Shankar)

10825 East Blvd., 216-721-5722, wrhs.org.

Comedy

Cheech & Chong

Over the course of a career that stretches back to the '70s, the comedy duo Cheech & Chong recorded six gold albums, including the 1973 Grammy winner Los Cochinos, and starred in several films. Though the duo split up in the 1980s, they reunited in the 2000s for their Light Up America tour. The loveable stoners will return to Northeast Ohio to perform tonight at 8 at Hard Rock Live. Tickets are $59. (Niesel)

10705 Northfield Rd., Northfield, 330-908-7793, hrrocksinonorthfieldpark.com.

sports

Cupid's Undie Run

You gotta be either crazy or really tough to participate in today's Cupid's Undie Run in your skivvies. It's bound to be freezing cold, so the faster you can complete the 1-mile-ish run, the better off you'll be. The event serves as a charity event too. The party gets going at noon at the South Side in Tremont. Runners step off at 2:30 p.m. and the party continues until 4. Registration is $50. (Niesel), 2207 West 11th St., 216-937-2288, cupids.org/city/cleveland.

beer + Music

Local Brews Local Grooves

Breweries such as Saucy Brew Works, Lager Heads Brewing Company, Willoughby Brewing Company, Market Garden Brewery and Fat Head's Brewery will be on hand for tonight's Local Brews Local Grooves at 6 p.m. at House of Blues. Local acts such as Youth Pallet, Meridian, Punch Drunk Tagalongs, Austin Walkin' Cane and Madeline Finn will perform. There will also be wine samples from two local wineries and food stations featuring smokehouse brisket, pulled pork nachos and large pretzels. Tickets are $20 to $50 on the website. (Niesel)

308 Euclid Ave., 216-523-2583, houseofblues.com.

film

Mad Max Fury Road: Black & Chrome

Director George Miller has said that he prefers the black and white version of his film Mad Max: Fury Road — a shocker, given that one of the most notable visual aspects of a film noted for its visuals was its over-saturation of color. A bleak and de-saturated post-apocalyptic landscape this was not. Max (Tom Hardy) and Furiosa (Charlize Theron) and the five virgins motored through a desert wasteland that was roughly the color of orange pop. The sky was more teal than blue. But the removal of this explosive palette reduces the film to its starker elements — man vs. hideous wilderness; woman vs. the patriarchy; gnarly post-apocalyptic truck vs. gnarly post-apocalyptic armada. It should be — unlike some milquetoast "directors' cuts" that feature one or two meaningless deleted scenes — a new and unique viewing experience. The film won six Academy Awards in 2016 and was ranked by numerous publications, including this one, as among the year's best films. At midnight tonight, the Capitol Theatre will screen the "black & chrome" edition of the 2015 high-octane romp as part of the Melt Late Shift series. Tickets are $6. (Sam Allard)

1390 West 65th St., 216-651-7295, clevelandcinemas.com.

family fun

2019 Monster Jam

Monster Jam, the monster truck rally that descends on the Q each year, turns the arena floor into a racetrack by dumping truckloads of dirt and building a series of jumps and obstacles. At approximately 12- feet high and 12-feet wide, Monster Jam trucks sit atop 66-inch-tall tires that allow them to roll over just about anything. Competition commences at 1 and 7 p.m. today and at 1 and 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, and pit parties take place on both days at 10:30 a.m. Tickets start at $15. (Niesel)

1 Center Court, 216-420-2000, theqarena.com.

beer

Stout It Out Loud

Butcher and the Brewer puts on its annual Stout It Out Loud festival today. It's a late-season celebration of dark beers and their most famous culinary partner: oysters. Participating breweries include Fat Head's, Collision Bend, Terrestrial, and Hansa; all counted, close to 30 local breweries will be on hand. In addition to straight-up oysters, there will be oyster po' boys and johnny-cake fried oysters. The $50 ticket includes 20 beer samples and a six-pack of oysters. The fun runs from noon to 4 p.m. (Niesel)

2043 East Fourth St., 216-331-0805, butcherandthebrewer.com.

music

Tri-C High School Rock Off

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 participated in this year's competition. A total of 147 band members, including six solo artists, represented 64 schools. Three performance rounds have led up to the Final Exam, which takes place tonight, when the 2019 Best Band in the Land title 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)

100 Rock and Roll Blvd., 216-515-8444, rockhall.com.

SUN 02/17

Comedy

Hank Denson

During a career that stretches back about a decade, comedian Hank Denson has opened for big-name comics such as Jamie Foxx, Cedric the Entertainer, Amy Schumer and Rodney Perry. Denson jokes mostly about everyday experiences. In one bit, he talks about how he was surprised to realize that kids can be allergic to peanut butter. "I sent a kid off to school with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich — state troopers brought him back acting like I'm a terrorist now." Denson, who had a role in Barbershop 3, performs tonight at 7 at Hilarities. Tickets start at $15. (Niesel)

2035 East Fourth St., 216-241-7425, pickwickandfrolic.com.

music

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

A few years ago, the locally based Elevation Group, producers of the LaureLive music festival at Laurel School's Butler Campus, conceived and created the Cathedral Concert series that takes place at Trinity Cathedral. Previous Cathedral Concerts have included acts such as Red Wanting Blue, Glen Hansard, the Blind Boys of Alabama and Joe Jackson. The Elevation Group relaunches the series tonight with a performance by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, one of the most successful singing groups from South Africa. The group has worked with artists such as Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton and many others. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $32.50.; find them at Ticketweb.com. (Niesel)

2230 Euclid Ave., 216-736-3724, trinitycleveland.org.

MON 02/18

trivia

Monday Night Trivia

Do you have tons of obscure music knowledge? Are you a student of fast food menus and their nuanced histories? Tonight's your chance to wow your friends, make yourself instantly more desirable to someone you're newly dating, and hang with Cleveland's headiest hipsters and hot dog lovers. It's the Happy Dog Monday Night Trivia. Starting at 8 p.m., expect themed rounds and general knowledge questions that seem considerably trickier than some of the other live trivia locales in town. Obviously, have a hot dog and a craft brew while you're at it. (Allard)

5801 Detroit Ave., 216-651-9474, happydogcleveland.com.

TUE 02/19

film

Peppermint Soda

Today at 1:45 p.m., the Cleveland Museum of Art hosts the local revival premiere of the 1977 French flick Peppermint Soda. A classic coming-of-age story, the movie focuses on two sisters who deal with the trials and tribulations of growing up in Paris in the early '60s. Tickets cost $10, or $7 for CMA members. (Niesel)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350, clevelandart.org.

WED 02/20

CATEGORY

Good Kids, Bad City Book Reading

A former Scene staff writer who currently works for the Washington Post, Kyle Swenson returns to town today to discuss his new book, Good Kids, Bad City: A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America. In his book, Swenson recounts the wrongful convictions and eventual exonerations of Ricky Jackson, Wiley Bridgeman and Kwame Ajamu, situating the story in the framework of politics, race and criminal justice in Cleveland from the 1970s through today. Swenson wrote a story for Scene that was pivotal to the three men's release from jail. He speaks today at noon at the City Club and at 7 p.m. at Visible Voice Books. Both events are free. (Niesel)

City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Ave., 2nd Floor, 440-899-1222.

CATEGORY

'Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart' Screening

The Karamu House presents this documentary about the first African-American woman to write a play performed on Broadway, A Raisin in the Sun. Tickets are free and doors open at 6 p.m. (Preeya Shankar)

Karamu Performing Arts Theatre, 2355 E. 89th St., 216-795-7070, www.eventbrite.com/e/film-screening-lorraine-hansberry-sighted-eyesfeeling-heart-black-history-month-celebration-tickets-54301559426?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

Feb 14

food + wine

Galentine's Day at Spice Kitchen + Bar

No Galentine's Day celebration is truly complete without wine, so Spice Kitchen + Bar is hosting a four-course dinner — featuring caviar, champagne and chocolate; wine pairings will finish off the meal. Tickets are $75. (Whelan)

Spice Kitchen & Bar, 5800 Detroit Ave., 216-961-9637, spicekitchenandbar.com.

food + history

Dinner with a Slice of History

The International Women's Air and Space Museum at Burke Lakefront Airport is hosting a dinner and one-woman show, starting at 6:30 p.m. The performance, by Gigi Coleman, depicts her aunt Bessie Coleman's journey to become the first African-American woman to obtain a pilot's license. (Preeya Shankar)

1501 N. Marginal Rd., 216-623-1111, eshop.iwasm.org.

CATEGORY

Classical Revolution Cleveland

Today, and the first Tuesday of every month, Classical Revolution Cleveland brings chamber music to 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) third Tuesday of every month.

Happy Dog, 5801 Detroit Ave., 216-651-9474, happydogcleveland.com.

spoken word

Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties

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, native Clevelander Alan Dutka talks about Cleveland calamities. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner is served at 6, and the storytelling starts at 7. (Niesel)

1148 Main Ave., 216-242-1250, musicboxcle.com.

theater

Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood

A Cleveland favorite, playwright Ken Ludwig (Baskerville, A Comedy of Tenors) returns with Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood, Cleveland Playhouse's "rollicking new take" on a beloved legend. In this particular production, Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men take on a greedy prince. Tonight's performance takes place at 7:30 at the Allen Theatre. Tickets start at $25. Performances continue through March 9. (Niesel)

1407 Euclid Ave., 216-241-6000, playhousesquare.org.

food

North Union Indoor Farmers Market

Until March 30, the North Union Indoor Farmers Market will take place on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon at Crocker Park. Local farmers, makers and bakers will be on hand to sell seasonal greens and vegetables, fruits, meats, cheeses and bakery items. The market is held at 228 Market St., between the Gap and Cyclebar. Afterward, check out Comet Alley, which sits between Yard House and Hyatt Place Hotel: You'll find locally owned businesses and shops that'll appeal to a "shop local" mentality. (Niesel)

189 Crocker Park Blvd., Westlake, crockerpark.com.

CATEGORY

Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light

Directed by Sandhya Suri, Paris Noir: African Americans in the City Light documents what it was like for African Americans such as Langston Hughes, Josephine Baker to live in Paris between World War II and the early '60s. The short film Josephine Baker: Diva in a White Man's World, will also screen. It all starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Tickets are $10, or $7 for CMA members. (Niesel)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350, clevelandart.org.

sports

Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets

After years of struggle, the Brooklyn Nets finally appear to be headed in the right direction. This year, the team has hovered at the .500 mark and might even make the playoffs. It comes to town tonight to face the Cavs at 7 at the Q. Consult the Cavs' website for ticket prices. (Jeff Niesel)

1 Center Court, 216-420-2000, theqarena.com.

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