Friday, October 31, 2008

Day of the Dead Parade Saturday 11.1 2—4PM

Celebrated first by the indigenous people of Mexico,the Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is a festive holiday in which the living honor and celebrate the lives of dead loved ones. “The Day of the Dead is for everybody . . . to honor their ancestors,” said local artist Salvador Gonzalez. “It’s a new concept for the community here.”

When: Noon—8PM Saturday, 11.1.
Noon—6PM Sunday, 11.2

Where: The Orthodox Church, 6205 Detroit Avenue

Saturday schedule:

2:15PM Procession departs for Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, West 70th street and Detroit Avenue.

2:45PM Procession arrives La Sagrada Familia Church, West 74th street and Detroit Avenue.

3:00PM Procession returns to Orthodox Church.

3:45PM Joya de Mexico mariachi band.

5:00PM Opening Ceremony w history talk by Hector Castellanos.

6:00PM Raices del Peru dance group and Mexclatina music group.

Halloween Milonga Mash 10.31

Friday, October 31st, 2008
9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Tango Spooktacular
Halloween Milonga Mash

Music, Dancing, Special EFX Lighting, Costumes and Treats,
plus Door Prizes and More!

Hosted by KB and Carmen
at Cavana Ballroom
4189 Pearl Rd. Cleveland, OH 44109

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Roots Acoustic Pickin’ Circle, Sunday 11.2 at 2:00PM

This month’s pickin’ circle will be Sunday Sunday November 2nd at 2:00PM at Roots of American Music.


Rick Sockel

Roots of American Music
3475 Fairmount Boulevard
Cleveland Hts., OH 44118

Here is a brief explanation of what they do: Roots of American Music is dedicated to ensuring that today's young people and our communities remain connected to the history and spirit of our country. Through preservation, performance and education through traditional music, we respect our nation's diverse heritage by building bridges of understanding between different generations, races and ethnic groups.

Sugar's Last Show w/ Lords of the Highway 10.31

Hey everybody, my last show with the phenomena that is Lords of the Highway (don't worry, it lives on with Jimbo!) will be Friday night October 31 at the The Beachland Tavern. Slack-Jawed Yokels are resurrecting for the show, and Horror of 59 will be desecrating the stage as well.

If you got this invite, you're special, and I don't mean special like you ride the short bus. I mean you've been a part of the good times with Lords of the Highway, and I know you bring the party, and I like to do it with ya.

Rock out!

Friday, Oct 31| 9 PM (8:30PM door)
Lords of the Highway
(Sugar's Final Show)
Horror of '59 / Slack Jawed Yokels
Tavern | All Ages

Friday, October 24, 2008

Second Dr. Sketchy at Beachland 10.28

The SECOND Cleveland Dr. Sketchy will be Tuesday, October 28th at The Beachland Ballroom. Doors open at 7:30. The drawing begins at 8PM. Entry fee is $10. They had a nice crowd last time and doing a Halloween version this month...

Things to Know: (from their site)

This is drawing only! No Paints or photography.
You must draw. No hanging out and acting all creepy.
We treat our models with respect. (Tipping of the model is encouraged.)

Dr. Sketchy

Cool Vid: Takin' it Back with Barack, Jack!

Takin' it Back with Barack Jack! (For Swing voters!)

Obama Rally w/Martini Five-O Saturday 10.25

Smooth Mike and Martini Five-O will be playing The Lockview Restaurant (formerly The Lime Spider) on S. Main St. in Akron this Saturday for an Obama Rally. Driving directions can be found on the website. There will be various musical artists (see below.) Mike says; 'It's a great venue with a martini bar theme.'

The Lockview Restaurant (formerly The Lime Spider)



7:15-7:45 MARKY RAY

7:45-8:15 PIRATE JENNY


8:20-8:50 DAVID ULLMAN


8:55-9:25 MARKY RAY




Martini Five-O

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Ikuko Miklowski: Stoneware and Porcelain

Ikuko Miklowski was born in Sapporo, Japan and came to the United States in 1995. She began to study pottery making in 1998 and quickly developed an award-winning signature style. Ikuko characterizes her work in stoneware and porcelain as "diminutive." Ikuko favors soft, understated glazing — influenced by the traditional wood-fired pottery of Japan.

The South Wing Gallery / St.Paul's Episcopal Church
2747 Fairmount Blvd. Cleveland Hts, OH
Oct. 24—Jan. 18 Opening Reception Oct. 24 5pm-7pm

Artcraft Bldg. Holiday Sale
2570 Superior Avenue, Cleveland OH
Dec. 6 (Sat) Noon - 9pm
Dec. 7 (Sun) Noon - 5pm

Free + Open to Public

Friday, October 17, 2008

Cleveland Public Art: revised deadline for three public art projects

The city of Cleveland, through its Public Art Program, is requesting qualifications from single artists or teams of artists interested in producing artwork for any or all of three new public art projects with in the city. The public art opportunities arise out of capital improvements recently undertaken by the city’s water division. If you visit the competitions page of the Cleveland Public Art website, you can download a concise version of the call, which provides all the information you would need, or, if you prefer, a slightly more elaborate version is also available.

Project budgets range from $25,000 to $149,000. Please share this information with anyone you know who may be interested.

Cleveland Public Art is a private, non-profit organization administering this call under contract to the City of Cleveland.

Art projects will be in wards 6, 11, and 13 in proximity to city water facilities. About $211,000 has been set aside to spend on artists' projects. The New submission deadline is Friday, November 7th, 2008.

Interested persons may visit for more information or email

New public art opportunity: DC

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce a new public art opportunity...


Deadline: November 21, 2008 at 5:30pm
Budget: $200,000

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), in collaboration with the Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Adams Morgan community, seek an artist or artist team to design, create and install a permanent outdoor installation at the corner of 18th Street and Columbia Road, NW, Washington D.C. The objective of this project is to create a distinctive art piece that communicates the history and current character of the surrounding community and commercial district. The work will reflect the cultural diversity of the neighborhood and enhance the pedestrian experience.

To download the Call to Artist please visit, or for further questions contact Deirdre Ehlen at 202-724-5613 or by email

Friday, October 03, 2008

Friday Nights at The Literary Cafe

Don't Forget: Tim Herron runs a FREE drawing session in the back room of the Literary Cafe in Tremont, Friday nights from 9PM to Midnight. It's a clothed session with many guest models. Easy access to a bar has a way of loosening those gesture drawings!

Martini Five-O Fall Schedule

This Tuesday Beachland show was just added. We’re opening for Slim Cessna from Denver (check out their myspace page.)

Smooth Mike

MARTINI FIVE-O Fall Schedule

10/7 Beachland SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB (headliner)

10/10 Prosperity ART WALK NIGHT

10/25 Lockview OBAMA RALLY (plus other bands)

11/14 Prosperity ART WALK NIGHT

12/19 Barking Spider

12/23 Prosperity X-MAS SPECIAL

Martini Five-O