Friday, February 29, 2008

"Collector's Choice 5th Annual" @ Heights Arts Gallery 2.29

From Pamela Dodds: Please join me at the reception for "Collector's Choice - Fifth Annual" at Heights Arts Gallery. Selections from the Love Dance and Ebb lino-cut print series will be on exhibit along with the work of other fabulous artists.

Collector's Choice - Fifth Annual
Heights Arts Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, February 29, 6-9 p.m.

Address: 2173 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Location: just south of Cedar Road a few doors down from the Cedar Lee Theatre.
Tel: 216-371-3457
Hours: Wed - Sat noon to 9 pm

I look forward to seeing you there!


Thursday, February 28, 2008

Mardi Gras benefit at Gray's Armory 3.1

From Michael Kenney: Take everything you know about traditional fundraising events... and throw it all away. You are invited to join us on March 1st for the 3rd Annual Waiting Child Fund Mardi Gras FUNraiser. We've added to the great stuff from years one and two and have planned a mind blowing event! Here's a taste of what's in store for you: Jugglers • Palm Readers • Stilt Walkers • The Jah Messengers Reggae BandThe Zydeco Kings • Tons of Food • Drinks • Dancing • Silent Auction • Massage Therapists • Sketch Artists • Giant Puppets • Custom Made Jewelery • Popcorn • A Chance to Party all Night and Benefit a Great Cause!

For tickets call 216.692.1161 or email for more info!

Gray’s Armory
1234 Bolivar Road
Cleveland, OH

The Waiting Child Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit designed to find families for school-age special-needs children who are waiting to be adopted.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Art House's Leap Year Luau Friday 2.29

NEXT FRIDAY is Art House's Leap Year Luau at Lava Lounge on Friday, Feb. 29th. Much tropical fun will be had! Dust off those grass skirts and coconut bras—you know who you are!—and help raise funds for Art House programming. Please support a worthy local arts organization. There will be sketch artists, good surf music and check out Ricardo's hawaiian-influenced menu and cocktails:

Luau Menu
1. Coconut shrimp—sweet and sour dipping sauce
2. Hummus—macadamia nuts, garlic confit, preserved lemon, toasted pita
3. Korean style barbecue ribs—apricot soy barbecue sauce
4. Chicken luau—pan roasted chicken skewers, coconut milk
5. Lake Erie Creamery Brie—dried seasonal fruit, toasted nuts, crostini
6. Hawaiian black rice—roasted pineapple, toasted nuts
7. Lomi Lomi Salmon rice wrap—house cured salmon, tomato, onion, lime, avocado

1. Blue Whale Martini
2. Hawaiian Volcano

All for ONLY $30 in advance ($35 day of event). I can get you tickets or call Art House at 216-398-8556.

Bob Mould Band (ex-Husker Du / Sugar) @Grog Shop 3.8 9pm

This is the concert I've mentioned to a few of you. Don't take my word for it, check out this video and read the concert synopsis below.

Bob Mould Band (ex-Husker Du / Sugar) / Haluo - 9pm $15 adv / $16 dos
How do you build on a quarter-century legacy and catalog as a living legend and trailblazer of alternative rock? When you're 47-year-old vet Bob Mould, you ignore such accolades, and go straight to making hair-raisingly emotional, undeniably catchy, loud, mature guitar rock albums. Yes, he was an '80s punk pioneer with Husker Du, and indie rock god with '90s juggernaut, Sugar. But in between and since, Mould has unleashed a half-dozen uncompromising solo LPs, unafraid to follow inspirations where they've led - from 1989's Richard Thompson-influenced Workbook to 2002's dancefloor-minded Modulate.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Frogs in the Smog: My trip to LA

Hi all, it's been a week now since I got back from visiting our friends Nicolas and Juliette in LA. After walking the canals near their Venice Beach apartment (many people don't realize there ARE canals, much like the city's namesake) Nicolas and I went to the Getty Villa where we joined up with Juliette and a French colleague, Laure, and had dinner at a great Thai place in in Malibu and then back to the Getty Villa for an evening performance in their amphitheatre. Saturday and Sunday we had a great time going up the Pacific Coast Highway in search of seal sanctuaries near Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo (about halfway to San Fran). Check out some of my better pix. Sunday night we met up with Biljana Lovrinovic—who now lives in LA—and a girlfriend at a terrific Bosnian restaurant, Aroma Cafe. I was very happy to be there to help celebrate Nicolas' new job at Imagi animation studios where he'll help bring the new Astro Boy to the screen. CONGRATS, Nicolas!

Friday, February 08, 2008

Martini Five-O Fri 2/8 at Prosperity

Hi all, 'Smooth' Mike and his Martini Five-O retro-lounge trio will be at Prosperity Social Club, 1109 Starkweather, Friday Feb. 8th. Tremont Art Walk night. Show starts at 9pm.

Martini Five-O