Friday, November 14, 2008

Art House Annual Holiday Fine Art Sale 11.15

Art House Annual Holiday Fine Art Sale, Saturday, November 15, 2008. 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 3119 Denison Ave. Cleveland OH 44109 (1.5 blocks west of Pearl Rd near Cleveland Metroparks Zoo)

Handmade Jewelry • Textiles • Glass • Enamels • Ceramics • Paintings • Prints • Paper Crafts and more!

Shop for unique gifts and support local artists.
Purchase delicious baked goods-all proceeds go to support Art House programming and community activities.

Free and open to the public!
Free craft station and activities for children and families.

Featured artist: Carmen Alcorn,

Sarah Jane Vowell, Main Library 11.16 2PM

Sarah Jane Vowell, acclaimed author of bestselling books, journalist, humorist, and commentator, will preside at Cleveland Public Library's Writers and Readers Series on Sun 11/16, 2PM. This event has no admission fee and is open to the public, Main Library, Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium, E. 6th and Superior. Seating first-come, first-served. Info: (216) 623-2955 and

Martini Five-O Fri 11/14 at Prosperity

Hi all, 'Smooth' Mike and his Martini Five-O retro-lounge trio continue as 'house band' for Prosperity Social Club, 1109 Starkweather, for the Tremont Art Walk. Show starts after 9pm. Stop by if you're doing the art walk.

Martini Five-O

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

COSE Arts Network: Sculpting Your Finances 11.13 4PM—6PM

As an artist, I'm sure you can think of many things more exciting than finances, taxes and money management. But, what's more important as a business owner?

COSE Arts Network is offering an educational event that will give you practical, easy to implement advice for your business. We'll accomplish a lot in these two hours. You can't afford to miss this event.

Presenters will discuss their area of expertise, and then attendees will have a chance to meet with them one-on-one or in small groups to discuss their own situations.

COSE Arts Network Education Event: Money Management Clinic - Sculpting Your Finances
When: Thursday, November 13
Time: 4PM-6PM
Where: IdeaCenter, Cleveland
Cost: $5 for members and $15 for nonmembers

Sarit Zamir (Primerica Financial Services)
Mark Rabkin (Althans Insurance)
James Rownd (Kadish, Hinkel & Weibel, A Legal Professional Association)
Carrie Damico and Rachel Ruffing (Liberty Tax Service)

Among the topics of discussion:
Tax deductions for Schedule C and sole proprietors, common tax return red flags, keys to saving money as an artist or sole proprietor in the arts, debt management issues, credit issues, basics of retirement plans, rent vs. buy, basic insurance needs for individuals or business, and valuation of tools and instruments for artists and musicians.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Tiny Alice Rides Again 11.9 at 1PM

Lake Erie College is proud to present the 2nd annual John Bassette and the Spirit of Individuality Memorial Concert on Sun 11/9 at 1PM in Morley Music Hall. Local singer-songwriter Alex Bevan will perform an initial set, followed by a reunion concert of the 1970s Hessler Street group, Tiny Alice (comprised of virtuoso musicians Peggi Cella, David Krauss, Tom Marotta, Danny Mazza, Norman Tischler and George Woideck).

The concert honors the second anniversary of the death of John Bassette (1941-2006), who worked in northeastern Ohio as a folksinger, poet and cable TV personality for three decades. The concert has no admission fee and is open to the public. For more information visit

House Concert: Megan Slankard @Cafe Marika 11.8

Doug Wood, has another great touring act, Megan Slankard from San Francisco, coming to Cleveland this Saturday in an intimate coffeehouse setting.

DATE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8th, 7pm start, show finishes at 9pm

VENUE: CAFE MARIKA (Next to Arts Collinwood on the corner of Waterloo Road and East 156th Street.)

PERFORMANCE: Doug Wood, guitar and Darren Frate, on bass, open. MEGAN SLANKARD (seen nationally on "What Not to Wear," Megan also co-wrote two songs for Mark Knopfler of Dire Staits.)

PRICE: suggested donation of $5-$10 and artist will be selling merchandise.

Megan's info available at:

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Dr. Sketchy model coming to Murray Hill! 11.5 6—9PM

A cross-pollinating of sorts, Dr. Sketchy September model Danielle will be joining us for the Murray Hill Drawing Group, 2026 Murray Hill Road #202, THIS Wednesday. This is the long-pose session. I've asked Danielle to wear the outfit she started out the Dr. Sketchy session in [see pic]. Rumor has it that "Dr." Jason, and possibly "Dr." Aaron, might be joining us as well. Come out and meet the Dr. Sketchy crew!

The world is watching you, Ohioans...

Only one rule : DO NOT SCREW UP (I know you won't.)
Please, I am coming back in two months.