Weekend Picks: 10 Things to Do in Cleveland April 22 - 24

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Recess on 25th Thu., April 21 Fund-Raisers Theater isn’t just for old folks. Partners, the official young professionals group of Playhouse Square, strives to support the not-for-profit Playhouse Square district by engaging young professionals in “leadership, volunteer and social activities.” Today at 6 at Market Garden Brewery, Partners hosts Recess on W. 25th, a good old-fashioned scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt will include happy hour at the Bier Markt, and drinks at Town Hall and Nano Brew. Proceeds benefit the Partners Bus Fund, which helps subsidize transportation costs for school field trips to Playhouse Square. Tickets are $10, $40 for groups of four.
Recess on 25th Thu., April 21 Fund-Raisers Theater isn’t just for old folks. Partners, the official young professionals group of Playhouse Square, strives to support the not-for-profit Playhouse Square district by engaging young professionals in “leadership, volunteer and social activities.” Today at 6 at Market Garden Brewery, Partners hosts Recess on W. 25th, a good old-fashioned scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt will include happy hour at the Bier Markt, and drinks at Town Hall and Nano Brew. Proceeds benefit the Partners Bus Fund, which helps subsidize transportation costs for school field trips to Playhouse Square. Tickets are $10, $40 for groups of four.
Tom Green Fri., April 22 Comedy Funnyman Tom Green used to be the king of comedy. Green, who got his big break while hosting a show on MTV, has had roles in movies such as Road Trip and Freddy Got Fingered and was once a guest host for late night icon David Letterman. All that fame and fortune came about in the early 2000s. Since then, Green has been under the radar, hosting an Internet talk show in his living room and returning to standup. His standup act usually involves a series of rants about things like social media and health care; he’s been known to smash a guitar on occasion too. Expect lots of yelling and cursing as Green likes to exaggerate his anger. He’s at Hilarities at 8 tonight and tomorrow night. Tickets for tonight's show are $25 and $30 and tickets for tomorrow's show are $28 and $33.
Tom Green Fri., April 22 Comedy Funnyman Tom Green used to be the king of comedy. Green, who got his big break while hosting a show on MTV, has had roles in movies such as Road Trip and Freddy Got Fingered and was once a guest host for late night icon David Letterman. All that fame and fortune came about in the early 2000s. Since then, Green has been under the radar, hosting an Internet talk show in his living room and returning to standup. His standup act usually involves a series of rants about things like social media and health care; he’s been known to smash a guitar on occasion too. Expect lots of yelling and cursing as Green likes to exaggerate his anger. He’s at Hilarities at 8 tonight and tomorrow night. Tickets for tonight's show are $25 and $30 and tickets for tomorrow's show are $28 and $33.
Kent Reggae Jam Fri., April 22 Music Around Town This year, Main Street Kent and the Crooked River Arts Council have teamed up to present Kent Reggae Jam, an event that promises “reggae rhythms, free flowing jams and other island sounds” to 13 different venues in downtown Kent. This year’s lineup features Outlaws I & I at Ray’s Place, the sounds of the Grateful Dead with The JiMiller Band at the Water Street Tavern, the Rhodes Street Rude Boys at Tree City Coffee and Pastry, Armstrong Bearcat Band’s rock and blues jam at the Venice Café. Admission is free. Check the website for a full schedule. kentreggaejam.com. (Pictured: Umoja Nation)
Kent Reggae Jam Fri., April 22 Music Around Town This year, Main Street Kent and the Crooked River Arts Council have teamed up to present Kent Reggae Jam, an event that promises “reggae rhythms, free flowing jams and other island sounds” to 13 different venues in downtown Kent. This year’s lineup features Outlaws I & I at Ray’s Place, the sounds of the Grateful Dead with The JiMiller Band at the Water Street Tavern, the Rhodes Street Rude Boys at Tree City Coffee and Pastry, Armstrong Bearcat Band’s rock and blues jam at the Venice Café. Admission is free. Check the website for a full schedule. kentreggaejam.com. (Pictured: Umoja Nation)
Jon Pestoni: Some Years Fri., April 22 Art Exhibits Last month, the Cleveland Museum of Art announced the acquisition of a painting by Los Angeles-based painter Jon Pestoni. The purchase of Pestoni’s Replica was especially noteworthy because it was the first museum acquisition for Pestoni, who has been painting in LA for the past two decades. Additionally, the CMA will showcase Pestoni’s work at Transformer Station from April 22 through July 10. Replica will be included in the exhibition, Jon Pestoni: Some Years. In addition to his oil paintings, the exhibition includes works on paper and a collection of watercolors being exhibited for the very first time. Some Years opens with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 22. Pestoni will be in the gallery for the reception. Free.
Jon Pestoni: Some Years Fri., April 22 Art Exhibits Last month, the Cleveland Museum of Art announced the acquisition of a painting by Los Angeles-based painter Jon Pestoni. The purchase of Pestoni’s Replica was especially noteworthy because it was the first museum acquisition for Pestoni, who has been painting in LA for the past two decades. Additionally, the CMA will showcase Pestoni’s work at Transformer Station from April 22 through July 10. Replica will be included in the exhibition, Jon Pestoni: Some Years. In addition to his oil paintings, the exhibition includes works on paper and a collection of watercolors being exhibited for the very first time. Some Years opens with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 22. Pestoni will be in the gallery for the reception. Free.
The King of Comedy Sat., April 23 Film Jerry Lewis, Tony Randall, Robert De Niro and Sandra Bernhard star in Martin Scorcese's The King of Comedy, a film about a guy who hopes to become a famous comedian after appearing on a late night talk show. Tonight at 6:50 at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, you can see a 35mm print of the film as it shows as part of the Cinematheque's Film Classics in 35mm Series. Tickets are $10.
The King of Comedy Sat., April 23 Film Jerry Lewis, Tony Randall, Robert De Niro and Sandra Bernhard star in Martin Scorcese's The King of Comedy, a film about a guy who hopes to become a famous comedian after appearing on a late night talk show. Tonight at 6:50 at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, you can see a 35mm print of the film as it shows as part of the Cinematheque's Film Classics in 35mm Series. Tickets are $10.
Stout It Out Loud Sat., April 23 Food/Drink Today, Butcher and the Brewer puts on its inaugural Stout It Out Loud festival, a late-season celebration of dark beers and their most famous culinary partner: oysters. Participating breweries include Fat Heads, Brew Kettle, Portside, Great Lakes, Willoughby, Thirsty Dog, Platform, Market Garden, JAFB, Rocky River, Brick and Barrel, Griffen and Buckeye. For its part, Butcher and the Brewer will offer up their flagship Albino Stout, a deceiving looking brew with the flavor and mouthfeel of a stout but lacking the customary deep, dark hue. That beer also will be dished up in eight unique forms, infusions built around atypical flavors like Green Coffee & Cardamom, Creamsicle on Vanilla & Oranges, Spicy Mexican Mole and Tiramisu. Approximately 14 local breweries will be on hand pouring two different dark specialty beers. As for the food, there will be a dozen different varieties of oysters on the half shell, plus oyster shooters, oyster Po’ Boys and Johnny Cake fried oysters. Tickets are $40 and include a souvenir tasting glass, tasting tickets and food. A non-food ticket is available for $35 and designated drivers get in for $10. The event runs from noon to 4 p.m.
Stout It Out Loud Sat., April 23 Food/Drink Today, Butcher and the Brewer puts on its inaugural Stout It Out Loud festival, a late-season celebration of dark beers and their most famous culinary partner: oysters. Participating breweries include Fat Heads, Brew Kettle, Portside, Great Lakes, Willoughby, Thirsty Dog, Platform, Market Garden, JAFB, Rocky River, Brick and Barrel, Griffen and Buckeye. For its part, Butcher and the Brewer will offer up their flagship Albino Stout, a deceiving looking brew with the flavor and mouthfeel of a stout but lacking the customary deep, dark hue. That beer also will be dished up in eight unique forms, infusions built around atypical flavors like Green Coffee & Cardamom, Creamsicle on Vanilla & Oranges, Spicy Mexican Mole and Tiramisu. Approximately 14 local breweries will be on hand pouring two different dark specialty beers. As for the food, there will be a dozen different varieties of oysters on the half shell, plus oyster shooters, oyster Po’ Boys and Johnny Cake fried oysters. Tickets are $40 and include a souvenir tasting glass, tasting tickets and food. A non-food ticket is available for $35 and designated drivers get in for $10. The event runs from noon to 4 p.m.
The Big Show 2016 Sat., April 23 Rock & Pop An annual concert that takes place at the Foundry, the Big Show features 20 bands and a slew of vendors. The big news for this year: Local hardcore heroes Run Devil Run will play what the promoters say will be the band's first local concert since 2002. That's 14 long years. Fronted by Don Foose, Run Devil Run built a reputation based on fierce live performances at places like the Agora and the now-shuttered Peabody's Down Under. Other acts on the bill include the Eddie Leeway Show, Lifeless, Drowning, Homewrecker, Steel Nation and more. Bands will perform at both the Foundry and at the Symposium Niteclub. The merch and vendor marketplace will open at noon; doors for the show open at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. (Pictured: Steel Nation)
The Big Show 2016 Sat., April 23 Rock & Pop An annual concert that takes place at the Foundry, the Big Show features 20 bands and a slew of vendors. The big news for this year: Local hardcore heroes Run Devil Run will play what the promoters say will be the band's first local concert since 2002. That's 14 long years. Fronted by Don Foose, Run Devil Run built a reputation based on fierce live performances at places like the Agora and the now-shuttered Peabody's Down Under. Other acts on the bill include the Eddie Leeway Show, Lifeless, Drowning, Homewrecker, Steel Nation and more. Bands will perform at both the Foundry and at the Symposium Niteclub. The merch and vendor marketplace will open at noon; doors for the show open at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. (Pictured: Steel Nation)
7th Day Sweat Sundays Seasonal Special Happenings The "seventh day" tends to be a day of rest for many folks. But not for the party hearty people who run B-Side Liquor Lounge, the popular dance club located underneath the Grog Shop. Dubbed 7th Day Sweat, their weekly Sunday night soiree features DJ White Rims spinning "today's hottest dance hits," so you can "sweat it out" every Sunday. Admission is free but you must be 21 or older. It all starts at 7 p.m.
7th Day Sweat Sundays Seasonal Special Happenings The "seventh day" tends to be a day of rest for many folks. But not for the party hearty people who run B-Side Liquor Lounge, the popular dance club located underneath the Grog Shop. Dubbed 7th Day Sweat, their weekly Sunday night soiree features DJ White Rims spinning "today's hottest dance hits," so you can "sweat it out" every Sunday. Admission is free but you must be 21 or older. It all starts at 7 p.m.
A Third Way — Settlers and Palestinians as Neighbors Sun., April 24 Film A 2015 documentary, A Third Way — Settlers and Palestinians as Neighbors follows a West bank group of settles and Palestinians who want to get to know one another despite facing resistant from their own communities. Director Harvey Stein will attend today's screening at 4:15 at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. Tickets are $9.
A Third Way — Settlers and Palestinians as Neighbors Sun., April 24 Film A 2015 documentary, A Third Way — Settlers and Palestinians as Neighbors follows a West bank group of settles and Palestinians who want to get to know one another despite facing resistant from their own communities. Director Harvey Stein will attend today's screening at 4:15 at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. Tickets are $9.
Cleveland Improv Jam Sundays Comedy The Angry Ladies of Improv has hosted the Cleveland Improv Jam for four years now. A few years back, Scene described the show as “fierce, formidable and very funny.” The women have some serious experience too. Katie White-Sonby is an actress who's performed at Clague Playhouse, Karamu and Kennedy's Cabaret. Marjorie Preston is an alumna of Something Dada and Rockwell 9 improvisational comedy troupes. Dionne Atchison is a theater artist with Cleveland Public Theatre, and Brenna “MC” Connor is an actress and improviser. The event begins with a short-form set of improv games, followed by a longform improv set. It begins at 7:30 tonight at Coffee Phix. Arrive at 7 if you want to sign up and perform. Admission is free.
Cleveland Improv Jam Sundays Comedy The Angry Ladies of Improv has hosted the Cleveland Improv Jam for four years now. A few years back, Scene described the show as “fierce, formidable and very funny.” The women have some serious experience too. Katie White-Sonby is an actress who's performed at Clague Playhouse, Karamu and Kennedy's Cabaret. Marjorie Preston is an alumna of Something Dada and Rockwell 9 improvisational comedy troupes. Dionne Atchison is a theater artist with Cleveland Public Theatre, and Brenna “MC” Connor is an actress and improviser. The event begins with a short-form set of improv games, followed by a longform improv set. It begins at 7:30 tonight at Coffee Phix. Arrive at 7 if you want to sign up and perform. Admission is free.