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Friday, April 20, 2018

Third Fridays at 78th Street Studios Back for 4/20

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 6:57 AM

PHOTO BY EMANUEL WALLACE
  • Photo by Emanuel Wallace
As it is every third Friday of the month, the free Third Friday Art Walk at 78th Street Studios is back showing off a slew of local artists and artisans, this time on 4/20.

Featuring more than 60 studios and galleries (all thankfully indoors as we can't seem to kick winter yet), the event is a perfect way to immerse yourself in the Cleveland art scene on a totally approachable level. 

Be sure to check out spots like the Justin Brennan Studio, the Mark Krieger Studio and the Derek Hess Gallery, which is giving away Guardian Cold Brew to guests. Tonight, expect live music from the Kent State University New Music Ensemble and also Kiernan Paradise and Glass Traps.

The event runs from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Check out everything that's going on at this month's iteration right here.
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Thursday, April 19, 2018

50 Comedians to Perform in July at the Stand Up Together Benefit Concert

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 11:04 AM

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Comedy Connected, the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF) and the Cuyahoga County ADAMH Board have recruited 50 comedians to perform at Stand Up Together: An Evening Honoring Nick Ramsey, a fundraiser benefiting Ohio suicide prevention programming.

OSPF promotes suicide prevention as a public health issue and promotes "advance evidence-based awareness, intervention and methodology strategies that support priority populations and healthy communities."

Acts slated to appear include Mike Polk Jr., Bill Squire [pictured], Josh Morrow, Jeff Davis, Dylan Lusk, John Bruton and Mary Santora.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Flats East Bank Hosts the Inaugural Superhero Bar Crawl on Saturday

Posted By on Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 4:11 PM

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  • Courtesy of the Big Bang
On Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., Flats East Bank will host its inaugural Superhero Bar Crawl. Tickets are $10 (plus a small processing fee), and proceeds will benefit the nonprofit organization Drink Local, Drink Tap.

Each participating establishment will have its own specials and bar games; look for giveaways and entertainment throughout the event.

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The 86th Annual Baldwin Wallace Bach Festival and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch in Cleveland This Week

Posted By on Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 2:09 PM

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We’re used to surround sound, but not so much to surround film. You can enjoy both at the same time on Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00 pm and 7:45 pm. The Planetarium Project, a collaboration among the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Cleveland Institute of Art, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, will present premieres of 360-degree original films with scores by CIM composers in two identical shows. Tickets for the two performances at Shafran Planetarium at the Natural History Museum are $10 (call 216.231.1177 to reserve).

Your last chance to hear Apollo’s Fire’s production of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo — unless you’re going to catch their performances in California later this week — will be on Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 pm at St. Raphael Church in Bay Village. Tickets here.

The 86th edition of the Baldwin Wallace Bach Festival takes over the Berea campus on Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21. There are four main concerts in Gamble Auditorium celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach’s music and his continuing influence. On Friday at 3:00 pm, Pittsburgh’s Chatham Baroque presents “Bach and Before,” followed at 7:00 pm by a concert of Bach and Mendelssohn featuring Canadian baritone Tyler Duncan and BW musicians, including the BW Symphony Orchestra.

On Saturday at 3:00 pm, the Kenari Saxophone Quartet will play Bach-influenced music by the late David Maslanka as well as JSB’s own tunes. And at 7:00 pm, Dirk Garner will lead the Motet Choir and Festival Orchestra in Bach’s St. John Passion (among the excellent soloists, Nichols Phan will sing the Evangelist). There’s more happening in addition to the four big events — go here for details and tickets.

John Knox Presbyterian Church in North Olmsted will host Harmonia, the six-piece Eastern European traditional band, who will play Hungarian, Slovak, Ukrainian, Romanian, Croatian, and Gypsy folk music from the Danube to the Carpathians on Friday, April 20 at 7:00 pm. It’s free!

The Cleveland Orchestra will present three performances of concert versions of Wagner’s opera Tristan and Isolde beginning on Saturday, April 21 at 6:00 pm in Severance Hall. The impressive cast includes tenor Gerhard Siegel as Tristan, and soprano Nina Stemme as Isolde. Franz Welser-Möst conducts the Orchestra and the men of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. Remaining performances are Thursday, April 26 at 6:00 pm and Sunday, April 29 at 3:00 pm. Tickets can be reserved online.

Check out details of these and many other classical music events on our Concert Listings page.
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Outdoor Cleveland Flea Returns Saturday, Despite Cold Temps

Posted By on Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 1:20 PM

PHOTO BY CAITLIN SUMMERS
  • Photo by Caitlin Summers
Cleveland Flea kicks off its sixth outdoor season this weekend, despite the fact that winter seems to still be upon us. While the Flea offers indoor holiday events during the winter, it brings thousands of shoppers to its monthly out-in-the-elements operation at Tyler Village April through October.

Unlike other flea markets, which often require a person to sift through piles of garbage to find something worthwhile, the Cleveland Flea is a much more currated event, featuring many local makers and shop owners. Expect plenty of Cleveland-themed merchandise and overpriced vintage furniture, along with incredible artwork, jewelry and craft booths on display.

Food is also an essential part of the Cleveland Flea, and this year you can expect 10 food trucks as well as locally-made food products for sale.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is $1 at the gate. Dates for future fleas are May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8 and Oct. 13.
Tyler Village, 3615 Superior Ave.

Find out more about the market right here.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Inner City Hues to Bring Public Art to Buckeye-Shaker, Mt. Pleasant Neighborhoods

Posted By on Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 1:53 PM

Today, a new public art initiative kicks off in Cleveland's Buckeye-Shaker and Mt. Pleasant neighborhoods. LAND Studio has started Inner City Hues, a program which has selected local artists to brighten these neighborhoods through murals.

The whole project starts with a free Meet the Artists event tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Zelma George Recreation Center.

The artists selected to make the murals include:
-Graphic artist Kevin “mr.soul” Hart.
-Acerbic, an artistic group which includes Ali McClain, Donald Black Jr. and Gabriel Gonzalez.
-Shooting Without Bullets, an organization that works with youth to combat social injustice through art and photography
-Multifaceted artist Derin Fletcher.
The party tonight is more of an informal event, with more in-depth conversations held in May and June with residents and artists. Expect another party at the end of the summer celebrating the completion of all four of the murals.
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Monday, April 16, 2018

'Hollywood Medium' Tyler Henry Coming to Hard Rock Live in September

Posted By on Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 1:57 PM

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The E! Entertainment TV hit show Hollywood Medium has helped to launch the career of Tyler Henry, a 22-year-old guy who believes he can speak with the dead and predict people’s futures.

Now, Henry has just announced that he’ll take his show on the road for the first time this fall.

Dubbed Life Lessons I’ve Learned From the Departed, the show will feature a multi-media video presentation and interactive audience Q&A.

The tour comes to Hard Rock Live on Sept. 22. Tickets can be purchased at the Rocksino Box Office and at Ticketmaster.com.
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