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Monday, March 25, 2019

Hessler Street Fair Celebrates 50 Years This Summer

Posted By on Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 11:58 AM

  • Photo by Emanuel Wallace
While it's not summer (or even feeling quite like spring) yet, the dates for the annual Hessler Street Fair have been announced for the weekend of June 1. And this year, the free community event is celebrating 50 years in action.

Conceived in 1969 as a block party (and later abandoned amid the not-so-hip 1980s), the Harmony Park's Hessler Street Fair has evolved into one of the biggest and most involved parties the city has to offer.

The eastside celebration is one of the first big events of the season, and gets packed in quickly. Festival music, dancing and shopping goes from 11 a.m. to dusk Saturday and Sunday. Note that finding nearby (free) parking is nearly impossible, so, as always, remember that public transportation is a wonderful option.

Find out more about the event right here. Check out everything we saw at last year's edition right here.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Yellowcake Shop's Hi, Fashion Event Teaches Clevelanders About Clothing's True Cost

Posted By on Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 4:25 PM

  • Photo by Emanuel Wallace
Valerie Mayen, Project Runway alumna and owner of Cleveland fashion company Yellowcake Shop, puts on Hi, Fashion tomorrow and Sunday at Near West Theatre. She aims to educate the community about sustainability in fashion.

The free event follows a screening of The True Cost, which was shown at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday. Just as the film depicts, this fashion-forward weekend aims to show the negative impact that cheap clothing production has on developing countries and to enhance the understanding of what it means to make more environmentally viable choices when it comes to fashion (i.e.: shopping at thrift stores and buying American-made clothing).

Hi, Fashion attendees can expect a huge clothing trade, lessons on sewing, free alterations, custom printing, as well as complimentary treats and coffee from Brewnuts and Gypsy Beans & Baking Co. Local thrifting guru Dina Younis will also make an appearance, and Tammy Davis and Co. will create fashion sketches for participants on Sunday.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Yellowcake Shop not only sells chic, handmade clothing pieces but also has a mission to lessen environmental issues and social oppression locally and across the globe.

Read more about Yellowcake here and learn about the designer behind the shop here.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Annual Dyngus Day Celebration Set to Return on April 22

Posted By on Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 3:44 PM

  • Emanuel Wallace
Founded in 2010 by husband and wife Justin Gorski and Laura Ross, the annual Cleveland Dyngus Day Festival draws crowds of about 40,000 to Gordon Square, Ohio City and Tremont.

DJ Kishka will serve as the host at this year’s event, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22.

The festival will mainly take place on Detroit from West 57th to West 59th in the Gordon Square Arts District. In addition, the event will also overflow into other surrounding neighborhoods including Tremont, Ohio City, Hingetown, and Gordon Square. Lolly the Trolley will provide free transportation.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Le Femme Mystique Burlesque Celebrates 15th Anniversary With Upcoming 'Tease' Show

Posted By on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 2:43 PM

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Le Femme Mystique Burlesque founder Bella Sin says she can't believe the Cleveland-based dance company is turning 15 this year. "It still feels like we just celebrated out 10th anniversary," she tells Scene.

In honor of the milestone, the company takes to the Beachland Ballroom stage for a grand burlesque revue March 29. This along with the reveal the Le Femme name is changing to Cleveland Burlesque.

Sin says the old name wasn't as inclusive to all community members. "We wanted [the new name] to reflect the works in Cleveland, not only in body but also sexual orientation," she says.

For the anniversary event, which is 18+, expect to see plenty of diversity, talent variety, rhinestones and even drag queens, Sin says. For the first time, the reigning national burlesque king and queen are set to perform, along with plenty of local cast members and Sin herself.

The evening kicks off with a VIP/Reserve ticket cocktail reception at 7:30 p.m., with the show starting for all at 8:30 p.m. While VIP tickets are already sold out, reserve tickets are $35 and general admission tickets are $20 (or $25 the day of the event).

Find out more information about the event right here.

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The Brasil Guitar Duo of João Luiz & Douglas Lora and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

Posted By on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 9:08 AM

  • Photo by M. Stone

Curating thoughtfully-programmed, politically-inspired concerts has become a calling card for the innovative, Cleveland-based ensemble Burning River Baroque, and you can count on soprano Malina Rauschenfels to bring out every thread of drama in the music. Under the auspices of Fresh Perspectives, she’ll join harpsichordist Paula Maust, baroque flutist Sarah Lynn, and baroque cellist Glenna Curren in “The Other Side of the Story” at Glo in Cleveland on Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 pm. The program draws on ancient mythology, literature, and Biblical passages, highlighting characters whose viewpoints are underrepresented, and includes the world premiere of Aaron Grad’s Honey-sweet we sing for you. A pre-concert discussion starts at 6:45 pm, and the evening includes a dj, bar, and light snacks. Name your own ticket price at the door, from $0 to $15. If you can’t make it to Glo, you can catch the same program in three different venues between March 21 and 23 (check out concert listings for details.)

Igor Stravinsky’s opera The Rake’s Progress is based on 18th century engravings of the same name by William Hogarth and boasts a libretto by W.H. Auden. Baldwin Wallace Opera Theater takes on this entertaining tale of Tom Rakewell and his pact with the Devil in the shape of Nick Shadow from March 21-23 at 7:30 pm and March 24 at 2:00 pm at the Klais Drama Center in Berea. Scott Skiba directs, and Domenico Boyagian guest conducts. Reserve your seats online.

Next up on the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society series is the Brasil Guitar Duo of João Luiz & Douglas Lora, who will bring an interesting program of original music and transcriptions by Rameau, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Gismonti, and Brouwer to Plymouth Church in Shaker Heights on Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 pm. Tickets here.

Trobár, the trio of Allison Monroe, voice and vielle, and Elena Mullins and Karin Weston, voice, will present a concert of songs by the medieval troubadours in both the original Occitan language and in English translation on Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 pm at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights. Tickets will be on sale at the door for $15 ($10 for seniors and $5 for students.)

Married couples make for great duo-piano teams, as Antonio Pompa-Baldi and Emanuela Friscioni will demonstrate on Sunday, March 24 at 2:00 pm in Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Their free concert is part of Tri-C’s Classical Piano Series, and a great event to combine with a museum visit.

Also on Sunday, and also free — though you’ll surely want to make a donation at the door — is a 3:00 pm concert at Rocky River Presbyterian Church by former Detroit Symphony bassist Rick Robinson and his Cut-Time Symphonica. It’s called “Making Classical Music Work Everywhere,” and includes a mix of symphonic standards, crossovers into jazz and rock, and new music for string quartet and drums by Robinson himself.

Check out details of these and other events on our Concert Listings page.

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Comedian and Actor Nick Offerman to Perform at the State Theatre in November

Posted By on Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 11:44 AM

Earlier today, writer, woodworker and comedian Nick Offerman announced the dates for his brand-new live show, All Rise.

The tour comes to Cleveland on Nov. 23 for a show at the State Theatre.

“My aim in this undertaking is to encourage my fellow Homo Sapiens to aim higher in life than the channels of consumerism would have us imagine,” says Offerman in a press release announcing the tour.

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Comedian Russell Peters to Perform at MGM Northfield Park — Center Stage in July

Posted By on Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 8:23 AM

After taking time off to film his hit CTV/Netflix series The Indian Detective, comedian Russell Peters has announced more dates for the Deported World Tour that kicked off in Australia and New Zealand last year and has already travelled to over 29 cities in 20 countries. The tour comes to MGM Northfield Park on Friday, July 5. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday.

During the course of his career, Peters has played to sold-out crowds at Madison Square Garden and the Sydney Opera House. He’s also performed for the troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and on the USS Eisenhower and the HMCS Winnipeg. His 2010 memoir, Call Me Russell, was a bestseller in Canada.

A philanthropist, Peters has donated more than a million dollars to charities such as Brampton Civic Hospital, Gilda’s Club and the MS Society of Canada. Each year, the Russell Peters North Peel Scholarship sends a deserving student to college.

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