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Friday, February 8, 2008

Picks of the Weekend: Soul bowling, sweet chocolate, and smooth salsa

Posted By on Fri, Feb 8, 2008 at 11:10 AM

Giving up chocolate for Lent? You picked the wrong year.
Every Friday, Scene calendar editor Cris Glaser provides a random but reliable sampling of things to do this weekend. For more options, log onto And check back Monday for C-Notes' Picks of the Week. Friday: Boogie down I-77 to Maple Heights tonight for Soul Bowl Fridays. For $10, you can bowl all night long, while DJ Centipede spins his catalogue of hip-hop and techno tracks. If bowling’s not up your alley, you can shoot pool or just hang out at the bar. Bowling runs from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. at Southgate Bowling Lanes, 21400 Southgate Boulevard in Maple Heights. Call 216-475-1088. Saturday: It’s Lent? Really? Don’t tell the Great Lakes Science Center, which hosts the grand opening today of its sinfully delicious Chocolate: The Exhibit. The 6,000-square-foot display of sweetness spotlights the confection’s 1,500 years of history. On the way out the door, you can pick up a $30 box of gourmet Vosges chocolates laced with unusual ingredients like hemp, sesame seeds, and curry powder. The display is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day through May 4. It costs $12.50 to get in the door. Call 216-694-2000. Sunday: You’ve got a choice tonight: Sit at home and watch Shakira music videos on VH1, or shake your groove thing during Sunday-night salsa lessons with the Baila Duro social club. This wicked troupe of Latinos teaches you the lost art of the lively cousin to the mamba and the cha-cha during a 45-minute intro class. Then you’re paired with the masters to prove that your hips don’t lie. The $7 class starts at 5:15 p.m. at Sachsenheim Hall, 7001 Denison Avenue. Visit to get the 411.

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