Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Friday, February 9, 2007

Mikey G's Top Weekend Picks

Posted By on Fri, Feb 9, 2007 at 1:30 PM

Everclear
This weekend's top arts and entertainment picks around town, from the guy who's paid to pick them: Friday: Mardi Gras is still a couple of weeks away. But that doesn't mean you have to wait till then to get hammered and swap peeks of your boobs for cheap plastic beads. You can do it at tonight's annual Mardi Gras Tune-Up at the Lava Lounge. We didn't understand David Lynch's Lost Highway when it was a movie. What makes Oberlin think we're gonna be able to figure it out now that it's a musical? And an avant-garde musical at that? Prepare to have your mind royally fucked. Saturday: Cleveland Public Theatre's Big [Box] series is one of the area's best opportunities to see locally created new works. This weekend's outing, Fault Lines, is all about movement. Fittingly, Double-Edge Dance brings the moves -- as well as videos, photos ... and moving sculptures. Prepare to have your mind royally fucked. Comedian Jim Gaffigan's made a career talking about Hot Pockets. And like a jazz standard, he keeps finding new ways to riff on the stuffed sandwiches. He has a pair of shows in Lakewood today. Chances are pretty good that Hot Pockets will take up about 85 percent of them. Sunday: It's been a good decade since Everclear was a modern-rock radio staple. But Art Alexakis has kept busy, leading some version of the band through his pop-angst songbook. Its latest album, Welcome to the Drama Club, features more of the same quick quips and riffs. Be sure to yell out for "Santa Monica" at their House of Blues show. Art likes that. --Michael Gallucci

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 23, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar