Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Tango Performances by KB and Carmen

Come join the Cavana Ballroom Annual New Year's Eve Dinner & Ballroom Dance 8PM—1AM hosted by Jim Ferris and Suzanne Gelinas with Argentine Tango Performances by KB and Carmen

Thursday, December 31, 2009
Cavana Ballroom, 4189 Pearl Rd., Cleveland, Ohio

Reservation required
Various genre of Ballroom music
For more information, please call 330.519.8307
or call KB and Carmen at 216.749.3878


The Western Reserve Argentine Tango Society will be hosting the Annual New Year's Day Celebration Friday, January 1,2010

All About Dancin Studio
2115 Freeman Avenue, Cleve., OH 44113 (2 blocks S. of West Side Mkt)
6PM Until 1AM
Well Dressed in your Holiday Attire
BYOB Please Bring a Holiday Party Plate to Share
$10 per person

KB and Carmen: A Tango Romance

Tommy's 10th Annual New Year's Day pancake breakfast

It's time for Tommy's 10th Annual New Year's Day pancake breakfast, this year benefitting Heights Arts. Go and recover from the night before for a good cause on Friday 1.1 from 10AM—2PM. Bring an unwanted and unwrapped holiday gift for the 'white elephant' raffle. 1824 Coventry Rd., Cle Hts.

HotChaCha @ Now That's Class, New Year's Eve

Not sure what this is exactly, but it looks like fun. Cleveland's rising femme fatales put on one of the best live shows 'round town. Expect to see the ladies in HotChaCha hopping on the bar, bouncing off walls and hanging from chandeliers as they play their blend of fierce post-punk/new-wave tunes. And expect them to go all out on New Year's Eve Thu 12.31 at Now That's Class New Year's party w/ Short Rabbits, Mr. California and Fangs Out. 9PM.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

KB and the Riptides 2-day Concert Event 12.19 & 12.20

KB and the Riptides have a 2-day Holiday Concert event THIS weekend. The first, a Rock-n-Bowl at Mahall's, 13200 Madison Ave. in Lakewood, is where we'll be celebrating Becky B's b-day. Join us if you can. From 9:30PM–1:30PM.

The next night they will be at Zeke's Tavern, 8188 Brecksville Road in Cleveland from 5PM–8:30PM.

Both events will support the efforts of Dancing Wheels and Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a guide dog school. Come have fun AND do some good.

Murray Hill Galleries Holiday Open House 12.18 6—9M

Join the Murray Hill Group as we draw a cool model, Brenna, in a cool outfit outside the Tricia Kaman Studio, Rm 202, of The School House, 2026 Murray Hill Road Cleveland OH 44106 THIS Friday, Dec. 18th from 6—9PM. It's part of their Holiday Open House and many of the galleries will be open for holiday gift buying. Stop by and see what it is we do.

School House Galleries
2026 Murray Hill Rd. #202
Cleveland, OH 44106

Monday, December 14, 2009

FESTIVUS @ Wall Eye Gallery 12.18

You are invited to join Wall Eye Gallery Friday, December 18th for our Opening Reception for FESTIVUS! They will show the artwork of many, many, many artists from the Cleveland and Greater Cleveland area.

What's also exciting is that everything will be priced at $100 and under! You can get a wonderful piece of art from a local artist as a gift and for yourself! You'd better come early; when a piece is sold, it can come right off the wall! No waiting for the end of the show!

This is a three day only event: We'll bring out the aluminum pole from the crawlspace, decorate a Pepperidge Farm cake with M&Ms, the Airing of Grievances will be optional, but we may have to cancel the Feats of Strengths this year...

Artist's Reception: Friday, December 18th 6PM–11PM
Hours: Saturday, December 19th 12PM-6PM and Sunday, December 20th 12PM-5PM

Wall Eye Gallery
5304 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102

A Very Sketchy Christmas! 12.16 7:30–11:30PM

Deck the Hall and Jingle my bells! Dr. Sketchy Cleveland's getting in the spirit of Christmas! The good doctors are bringing TWO... count them TWO lovely ladies to the stage as part of their Very Sketchy Christmas. Champagne Shock and Sapphire Surge of "The Jiggle Watts Burlesque" come to Cleveland to tinsel up our Christmas.

Join us Dec. 16th for some tasty drinks and some tasty dishes. There will be great prizes from Carol and John's Comic shop, Shoparooni, Star Pop, Dap Tone Records. The Doctors KNOW you have all been GOOD boys and girls so they come bearing an early present: To kick off the night Champagne Shock, Sapphire Surge and our own Danielle Muad'Dib will put on a Holiday themed performance! Then get your pencils ready for a great drawing session, with Champagne and Sapphire! A Dr. Sketchy that should not be missed!

$10 at the door, or buy online
Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
Beachland Ballroom
[In the Ballroom]

15711 Waterloo Rd
Cleveland, OH
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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Tremont ArtWalk Friday December 11

Here are some highlights from the December 11th Tremont ArtWalk:

Lucky’s Cafe
777 Starkweather. One Year . . .
Four Seasons

by Rebecca Star Haviland.

Lilly Handmade Chocolates
761 Starkweather Avenue. Featuring Holiday Gifts &
The Montague Collection, art from Jonathan Adams, Emily Dove Gross, AK Snyder.

Geode Gallery and Gifts, 755 Starkweather Avenue. Opening reception for Printmaker Scott Westhoven. Deborah Wolfork Trunk Show.

Asterisk*, 2393 Professor Ave. Fifth annual Christmas silent auction.

doubting Thomas Gallery, 856 Jefferson Ave. Extreme Art Makeover.

Jewel Heart, 2670 West 14th Street. Christmas sale.

Mastroianni Photography and Arts, 2688 W. 14th. The Three Kings mixed media by Bruno Casiano.

Grumpy’s Cafe, 2617 West 14th Street. Jeff Staats-SpinVista Photography, Bryan Lazar Photography, Hector Vega 3 dimensional Cleveland art.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Live Cinema Performance by Potter-Belmar Labs @ SPACES 12.10

FREE Live Cinema Performance by Potter-Belmar Labs at SPACES on Thursday, December 10 at 6:30PM. Performing together since 2001, Potter-Belmar Labs is one part new media art, one part DJ and VJ performance, and one part experimental cinema.

Event: Live Cinema Performance by Potter-Belmar Labs
Time: Thursday, December 10 at 6:30PM—10PM
See more details and RSVP.
View a past performance.

December Days @ Zoo 12.21-24, 12.26-30 11AM-3PM

December Days offers seasonal activities for the whole family to enjoy including animal programs, seasonal music, eco-friendly crafts, holiday cookie decorating and more. Santa Claus will greet visitors daily through December 24. December Days is free to Zoo Society Members, and runs from 11AM to 3PM. View more details.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Myriam and Glenn married on Saturday 12.5

Congratulations to Myriam and Glenn on their marriage on Saturday! Here's the sign I made for the joyous occasion.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

University Circle CircleFest and Lantern Festival 12.6

University Circle becomes aglow with handmade Asian-inspired lanterns on Sunday, 12.6 as part of Winter Lights Lantern Festival @ CircleFest. View the Environment of Lights display at CMA and from 2—4:30PM you can make your own simple lantern to carry in the procession kicking off at 5:30PM. Dancers from Inlet Dance Theater, giant puppets, musicians and artists will join you for a procession around the art installation. AND check out the day's activities at other institutions: Info and Schedule.

Little Italy Holiday Art Walk Dec. 4,5, and 6

Little Italy's Holiday Art Walk will run December 4, 5, & 6 with extended hours in most shops.

Holiday Art Bomb @Shoparooni 12.5 6—10PM

Holiday Art Bomb Shoparooni encourages you to ditch the boring gifts this year and give someone art. Specifically, art made by real, living people in the Cleveland area. The store promises some "dealaroonis" at this "fruit cake of artisan and handmade goods" that you can actually afford. Sale opening reception on Sat 12/5 from 6—10PM. Shop through Sun 12/27. 15813 Waterloo Rd.

The Big Lebowski @ The Cedar Lee 12.5 9:30 & MID

Part of the Cedar Lee Theatre Cult Film Series, The Big Lebowski (1998) will be shown this Saturday, Dec. 5th at 9:30PM and 11:55PM. Anyone interested in the Midnight showing? Remember to wear your bathrobe!

Jeff Lebowski (Jeff Bridges), known as the Dude, is a laid-back, easygoing burnout who happens to have the same name as a millionaire whose wife owes a lot of dangerous people a whole bunch of money—resulting in the Dude having his rug soiled, sending him spiraling into the Los Angeles underworld.

Admission is just $5. NO Children under 5

12/05/2009 9:30 PM 11:55 PM

Winter Masquerade Ball: Toys for Tots Benefit 12.5

A new holiday tradition? Not 'A Christmas Story' but the Winter Masquerade Ball and Toys For Tots Donation Drive. Come to Bouce Nightclub in your masquarede costume best and support Toys for Tots!

Le Femme Mystique Burlesque hits the stage at 10:00 PM followed by performances from show Hostess Kari Nickels, Bella Sin, Shari Turner, Akashia, Roxas, Ashley, & Eve! After the show, dance the night away with DJ Donnie Waste!

Sponsors, artists, and vendors such as The Mission Boutique in Lakewood Ohio, Eric Paul Owens, Conceptually Black Jose G Photography, Strychnine Sisters, Spell Cosmetics, Crow Leather Works, and Ms Kitties Closet.

Start Time: Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 9:20PM
End Time: Sunday, December 6, 2009 at 2AM
Location: Bounce Nightclub

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Artcraft Bldg. Open House Holiday Sale 12.5 & 12.6

Artcraft Bldg. Open House Holiday Sale Saturday and Sunday starting at 11AM. 2570 Superior Avenue.

Choral Arts Cleveland: An Advent Concert 12.6

The Choral Arts Society of Cleveland will have their next FREE concert on Sunday December 6, 2009, 7:30PM at Grace Lutheran Church, 13000 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

An Advent Concert
Charpentier: Messe de minuit pour Noël Desprez, Bruckner
Biebl: settings of "Ave Maria"

Choral Arts Society of Cleveland
13001 Cedar Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Tri-C Faculty Art Exhibition opening 12.3 6—8:30PM

The Tri-C Faculty Art Exhibition includes art work from the visual arts faculty from all 3 campuses of CCC (East, Metro, West).

December 3, 2009 – January 14, 2010
Gallery East (Eastern Campus, EEC 135) will be hosting the Biennial Faculty Show for this academic year.

Thursday, December 3, 2009 6PM—8:30PM

Gallery Hours*:
M—TH 10AM—3:30PM
*Closed Dec. 24th—Jan. 8th for Winter Break and Jan. 18th for MLK Day

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Annual Holiday Members Show & Art Sale

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) invite you to its 2009 Annual Holiday Members Show and Art Sale, running through Saturday, December 19, 2009. Regular hours of operation are Wednesday through Friday from 10AM to 4PM and Saturday from noon to 4PM.

The Holiday Members Show and Art Sale brings together many of Northeast Ohio’s finest artists in an exhibition, showcasing both Archived Artists and Artist Members. An extensive variety of media will be presented including paintings, prints, photographs, and mixed-media works. All items on display will be for sale.

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is a unique archival facility that preserves representative bodies of work created by Ohio visual artists. A “living archive”, the AAWR has frequent exhibitions at its modern facility in University Circle as well as ongoing exhibits in various corporate locations throughout Greater Cleveland. The Artists Archives serves as this region’s repository for artists looking for a place to preserve their work while making their work accessible to the public.

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is located at 1834 E 123rd Street in University Circle, right off Euclid Avenue and across from Lakeview Cemetery. Free parking is available in the lost in front of the building and all along E 123rd Street. For further information, call 216.721.9020.

The Heights Arts Annual Holiday Store thru 12.30

The Heights Arts Annual Holiday Store is packed with over 80 regional artists selling paintings, prints, cards, books, CDs, ceramics and other good stuff. You don't have to travel beyond the Cedar-Lee area to find high quality artwork. The store, in its 8th year, is open from 1:30PM—9:30PM through Wed 12.30.

Heights Art Gallery
2173 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights

IngenuityFest Moves to Veterans Memorial Bridge in September of 2010

IngenuityFest, Cleveland’s cutting edge festival of arts, music, and technology will be held in 2010 from September 24th to 26th. This new time for the festival, traditionally held in the summer, will coincide with a new location: the lower level of Veterans Memorial (Detroit-Superior) Bridge, over the Cuyahoga River. More information on the festival can be found at

This move follows the successful 2009 Bridge Project, a pilot version of the bridge-based festival co-presented last September by IngenuityFest, Kent State University Urban Collaborative, Flats Oxbow and All Go Signs. The strong, positive response to this pilot convinced IngenuityFest’s leadership that a full-scale event in the lower level of the bridge and the subway tunnels on either side would attract a wider audience, provide a sheltered space from the weather, and open a new venue in the city for future development.

Arts Bazaar at Trinity Cathedral weekends in Dec.

The Arts Bazaar at Trinity Cathedral, featuring 30 artists—from California to New England to Cleveland—is coming soon. Come support local art and visit a beautiful historic space.

Ticket Holder Feast Events are Fridays & Saturday evenings from 6—11PM
Public Hours are Saturdays, December 5 & 12 Noon—5PM and Sundays, December 6 & 13 9AM—2PM

Trinity Cathedral is Located at 2230 Euclid Ave. Call 216.771.3630 for details. Event Parking off Prospect in Rear (park on the Street or in adjacent lots if full.)

Linda Zolten Wood, Coordinator

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pre-Turkey Day Milonga 11.25

KB and Carmen "can't believe there's no place in town to tango the evening before Thanksgiving!" So, they've put together a last minute milonga...

Pre-Turkey Day Milonga
Wednesday, November 25th
8:PM - 11PM
Cavana Ballroom

4189 Pearl Rd., Cleveland, Ohio
$10.00 per person
BYOB and snacks welcome

KB and Carmen: A Tango Romance

Order The Waiting Child Fund coffee and help a child

Here's an easy way to help the non-profit The Waiting Child Fund. Order some of their tasty coffee. This holiday season, the Waiting Child Fund will be selling a wonderful variety of coffee and tea gift baskets. Each basket order is hand filled and available with a personalized note card message. Baskets ship within 3 business days of order and FREE shipping or personal delivery (Greater Cleveland only) is available on orders of 5 baskets or more. Give the gift of great coffee that supports a great cause. Here's a link to the store:

The Waiting Child Fund is a non-profit organization that was founded in April of 2005. Their mission is to promote the creation of partnerships and collaborations between agencies by raising community awareness and funds to facilitate the adoption of children with special needs.

9th Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Show at E.J. Thomas Hall, 12.4—12.6

Be sure to stop by and visit with the Diane Taninecz Studio at the 29th Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Show at E.J. Thomas Hall, Dec. 4—6, 2009.

E.J. Thomas Hall
198 Hill Street, Akron, Ohio 44325
Located at University Ave. and Hill Street on the University of Akron campus.

Friday, December 4, Noon—7PM
Saturday, December 5, 10AM—6PM
Sunday, December 6, 10AM—4PM

Admission: $4.50/adults, $4.00/seniors, no charge for children twelve and under. Free campus parking.

The 5th Annual True Value Vintage Show 11.28—12.26

The 5th Annual True Value Vintage Show encompasses 'art inspired by the feeling one gets running down the stairs Xmas morning. What the kid in each of us hopes to find under the tree.' No matter who you are or when you grew up, this is a show we ALL can relate to.

From: Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, 6PM
Ends: Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, 9PM
Location: 17020 Madison Ave.

Ouroboros @ convergence playing NOW

An "ingenious reversible play," Ouroboros is a mystery and mentally challenging puzzle that's actually 2 plays in one. Two unrelated American couples are caught in a love story steeped in deja vu and cross-referenced realities as they tour Italy while traveling through time in opposite directions. This Twlight Zone-like performance features 5 scenes that can be viewed in any order. Best seen twice, the theater encourages you to do so with discounted tickets on your second visit!

Friday, November 13, through Saturday, December 19,
Thurs—Sat nights at 8PM

Ouroboros: The Nun's Tale runs Nov. 13, 19, 20 & 27, and Dec 4, 10, 11 & 18.
Ouroboros: The Priest's Tale runs Nov 14, 21 & 28, and Dec 3, 5, 12, 17 & 19.

convergence-continuum performs at The Liminis Theatre, 2438 Scranton Rd., Cleveland, OH

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Art House Family Open Studio 11.21

Bring the whole family to Art House for a FREE afternoon of creativity and learning. Explore your imagination with PRINTMAKING! No pre-registration required.

Saturday, Nov. 21

Art House, Inc.
3119 Denison Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44109

Thursday, November 19, 2009

COSE Arts: Arts Industry 3rd Quarter Survey

If you are a professional artist (painter, dancer, writer, musician, etc.) or run an arts-based business, please take a few minutes to respond to COSE's Arts Industry 3rd Quarter Survey about your arts career/arts business. It won’t take long, the survey is only six questions, and will help COSE Arts study the arts business sector of NE Ohio. Thanks!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Firefly @The Lit 11.19, 8PM to 11PM

November greetings to all from FIREFLY. TWO performances of FIREFLY this month... something to be "THANKFUL" for. TWO opportunities. If you haven't had a chance to hear FIREFLY feel free to stop in to The Literary Cafe in Tremont, 1031 Literary Road, have a drink, listen to some fun jazz and bask in the glow of some FIREFLY firelight.

Playing this Thursday the 19th from 8PM to 11PM (and also next Wednesday—the night before Thanksgiving—the 25th from 8PM to midnight.)

Painting Workshop at Kaman Studio 11.21–11.22

In a two day workshop, portrait artist Tricia Kaman will be giving demonstrations and critique you while you work from a live model. She will be showcasing the traditional technique, "Incamminati."

This two day workshop is $100.00. Limit to 5 people. Drinks and snacks provided. Free Parking. Model Fee included. Extra canvases and supplies for those that need them.

Sat., Nov. 21, and Sun., Nov. 22. 10AM til 4PM
2026 Murray Hill Road, #202
Cleveland, OH, 44106
Contact Tricia directly at:

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wall Eye Gallery 1st gallery opening 11.20

Please join Wall Eye Gallery for their FIRST gallery opening on Friday, Nov. 20th in the Gordan Arts District. Artists include: Amy Rodriguez, Dan Miller, Dante Rodriguez, Jim Engleman, Joe Ayala, Linda Ayala, Melissa Jolly, Rafael Valdivieso Troa, Stephanie Ayala and Stephanie Lipscomb. "I hope you can make it!" —Dante Rodriguez

Artist's Reception: Friday, Nov. 20th 6PM—11PM
Hours: Saturday, Nov. 21st 12PM—6PM; Sunday, Nov. 22nd 12PM—5PM and by appointment. Show runs through Dec. 13th.

Wall Eye Gallery
5304 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102

Rose Marincil: new work. photo show. 11.15 6PM

On Sunday, November 15th at 6pm, Rose Marincil will be showing a collection of new photo work at Fat Cats in Tremont. This exhibit will include a selection of unique cyanotypes and pigment inkjet prints. Intended to be very raw in its presentation, the photographs on display will highlight Rose's interest in alternative printing processes, and her personal growth in technical and creative aspects of the digital photographic medium.

There will be a full cash bar available. Music provided by Stanton Thatcher.

Fat Cats
2061 W. 10th street
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

"If you are able to attend, I would love to see you there."—Rose

rose marincil photog.raphie

FAVA's 30th Annual Member's Show 11.15

Jack Flotte has a few pieces in the annual Members Show at the FAVA (Firelands Association for the Visual Arts) Gallery in Oberlin. The opening is from 2-4PM Sunday, November 15th.
FAVA gallery

Ultra-Sconic Preview Party 11.15 10AM—1PM

From Jack Flotte: I have a couple of pieces in the annual Members Show at the FAVA (Firelands Association for the Visual Arts) Gallery in Oberlin. The opening goes from 2-4 Sunday, November 15th. So I’m having an open house at my place before that, from about 10AM to 1PM . There will be coffee, tea, cider, and scones (some featuring walnuts from my walnut tree) as well as Sunday newspapers for browsing. Spouses, children & friends are welcome. My address is 240 E. Lorain Street, (also known as State Route 511.)

One way to get here from Cleveland is to take Route 71 to 480, then get onto Route 10 just before 480 turns into the Ohio Turnpike. That will take you to 511, a.k.a. Lorain Street (go straight thru the intersection off the ramp). I’m about 200 yards past the IGA grocery store. Another way is to take 90 to Route 2 (just before 90 turns into the Turnpike, too), then go south (left off the ramp) at Route 58, which will take you to 511/Lorain Street. Turn left. If you go past the grocery store you missed it.

Viva Valezz! Burlesque presents “GLITTER! 11.14

Join Viva Valezz! Burlesque THIS Saturday, November 14, at Wall Street! in Columbus OH for “GLITTER!: A Glam Rock Burlesque Spectacular!” Featuring Bombshell Betty from San Francisco, and several Midwest girlie divas including our own, Danielle Muad'Dib! Come rock out with your tassels spinning! A CATF fundraiser sponsored by Wall Street, What the Rock!, and Devyne Productions.

Cleveland By Hand show @ I-X Center 11.13—15

Look for our friend Diane Taninecz at the Cleveland By Hand show this weekend. Cleveland By Hand coincides with the "Fabulous Food Show" at the I-X Center. Admission to By Hand is free, but standard I-X parking fees apply.

Cleveland By Hand
I-X Center, Cleveland, Ohio
November 13, 14, 15

Friday and Saturday 10AM - 8PM
Sunday 10AM - 6PM

Friday, October 30, 2009

2009 Dia de Los Muertos Parade & Festival 10.31

The 2009 Dia de Los Muertos Parade & Festival will be held on Saturday, October 31st at The Orthodox Church & Parish Hall 6205 Detroit Ave in Cleveland Ohio. This will be the 5th Annual Day of the Dead event and every year has gotten bigger and better. Parade starts at 3pm!

Join us in celebrating this rich, sacred and colorful tradition that hails from the olden villages of Mexico and comes to Cleveland via the local artists and members of it's rich Hispanic and multicultural community. This is a free family event!

Tango Spooktacular II Milonga Mash 10.30

Please join us for the 2nd Annual: Tango Spooktacular II Halloween Milonga Mash Music, Dancing, Special EFX Lighting, Costumes and Treats, plus Door Prizes and More!

Friday, October 30, 2009 at Cavana Ballroom
9PM – 1AM
$10.00 per person

Appetizers provided (but bring a tasty treat if you'd like.) Bring your own beverage, i.e. wine, etc. Costumes encouraged, but not required.
We look forward to seeing you all there!

KB and Carmen: A Tango Romance

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dr. Sketchy October: Drawn of the Dead 10.29

Greetings art monkeys!! Get your pencils and pens ready!! We are having our Halloween session, on October 29th. Doors at 7:30, and our Bartender will take the stage as our model this time around Jessica will get all done up in some seriously sexy halloween themed costumes! Stay tuned afterward for a special performance by some of the girls From Hot Dame Burlesque!

Dr. Jason will spin some sinister tunes! and wear out his markers trying to sketch! Dr. Aaron will be on hand to coming up with some great hurtles for you all to jump just to win some great prizes!!

Come early for the best seats and bring a friend, or two.

$10 at the door, or buy online
Thursday, October 29th, 2009
Beachland Ballroom
[In the Ballroom]

15711 Waterloo Rd
Cleveland, OH
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Saturday, October 24, 2009

CIM benefit concert with Tiempo Libre 10.24

Tiempo Libre performs live at Severance Hall on Saturday, October 24 in a concert to benefit the Cleveland Institute of Music. This up-and-coming Latin jazz group will be warming up for their performance on October 27 on ABC's Dancing with the Stars; on Oct. 2 they appeared on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. In Cleveland they will perform with the CIM Orchestra under the baton of Carl Topilow. Rumba Sinfónica was written for the group by Venezuelan composer, Ricardo Lorenz who will be in attendance at the concert. To end the concert, they will perform a solo Timba set. This group of young, conservatory-trained artists are bringing audiences out of their seats and onto the dance floor—all over the world. Their latest CD is Bach in Havana.

Tickets to the October 24 concert are $25 and $35. Call 216.231.1111 or online at

Friday, October 23, 2009

Latest Pinkeye Magazine online only

Due to the cost of printing a magazine increasing 130% over the past two months and broken promises from their printers, the current issue of Pinkeye Magazine (featuring the art of Jake Kelly and Mark Keffer as well as others) is up on the website:

The publishers of Pinkeye Magazine are going to re-structure as a non-profit over the next few months and hope to start publishing again in the Spring. Til then "we're really going to focus on the website, so check it out from time to time. We're also looking for more people to contribute, so if you or anyone else has stories, reviews, or any other cool stuff — send it our way!"

- Leigh and Ian
Cleveland, Ohio

Burning River Roller Girls: Black & Blue 4 Nov. 7th

The Burning River Roller Girls return with a special exhibition, Black & Blue 4 – Whip It Good!in their new home, the Wolstein Center Saturday, November 7th.

Skaters are selected from all four home teams (Rolling Pin-Ups, Cleveland Steamers, Hellbombers and Hard Knockers) and mixed for a two-team match-up, Black vs. Blue. During halftime, the league’s newest recruits (AKA Fresh Meat) must pass an annual rite of passage – full contact musical chairs.

Giving the classic game a violent, on-skates twist, the Fresh Meat will prove if they can skate with the big girls during this no-holds barred fight to the finish that you won’t want to miss. Will the Black team keep their trophy? Will there be a blue team upset this year? Who will be crowned Full Contact Musical Chair Queen? Find out on Saturday, November 7 at the Wolstein Center.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and the bout (consisting of two 30-minute periods and a 20-minute halftime) starts rolling at 6 p.m. Check back for ticket information soon!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Call For Entries: SHOPAROONI ART BOMB Deadline 11.29

Shoparooni presents its Second Annual Art Bomb Holiday Shop!!

The Shoparooni Art Bomb opens December 4th and runs through January 1st featuring "giftable" art and handcraft from local designers and artists:

"We're currently accepting goods from artists/designers/makers of things to be sold at Shoparooni throughout the holiday shopping season. THIS IS NOT A GALLERY SHOW!! Although we will be presenting the show in a gallery setting, the emphasis is to give folks an alternative to boring gifts and get them to give the gift of art! I mean, your six foot tall self portrait may be amazing, but noone's gonna give it to their granny for Christmas.

Jewelry, clothing, prints, ceramics, candles, soaps, plush, knits, bags, stencil art, reclaimed vintage, and other handmade or small run goods will be considered. Pretty much anything goes and the more variety, the better! Our main focus is on CLEVELAND artists and designers but we will accept stuff from artists EVERYWHERE!"

Get more info and keep up to date on their event page.

15813 Waterloo Road
Claveland, OH 44110

Monday, October 19, 2009

KB and the Riptides named Best Band

Congrats to KB and the Riptides for being named one of the Best Bands in Cleveland. Pick up the Oct 14th-20th issue of Cleveland Scene to find out more.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


The 2009 Dia de Los Muertos Parade & Festival will be held on Saturday, October 31st at The Orthodox Church & Parish Hall 6205 Detroit Ave in Cleveland Ohio. This will be the 5th Annual Day of the Dead event and every year has gotten bigger and better. Parade starts at 3pm!

Join us in celebrating this rich, sacred and colorful tradition that hails from the olden villages of Mexico and comes to Cleveland via the local artists and members of it's rich Hispanic and multicultural community.
This is a free family event!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Support the Progressive Arts Alliance

Progressive Arts Alliance (PAA) is pleased to announce that the PAA All-Stars, an exceptional group of students from PAA's annual RHAPSODY Hip-Hop Summer Arts Camp, has been invited to perform and present at Harvard University at the end of this month.

Come support their efforts tonight, Friday, October 16, at a benefit concert for their trip. The show will feature a portion of the performances the students will present at Harvard. Also performing this evening will be Jahi, a hip-hop artist who has traveled and performed throughout the world and has recently returned to Cleveland, his hometown. The concert is at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth age 18 and under. The concert will be held at the Idea Center at Playhouse Square, 1375 Euclid Avenue at East 14th Street. Read more.

Friday, October 09, 2009

78th Street Studios Experience Oct. 9th and 10th

Check out the 78th Studios Friday night for many gallery openings!
Friday, October 9th, 5:30-9:00PM and Saturday, October 10th, 1:00-5:00PM.


All Creatures Great & Small
Natural History Subjects through the Eyes of Artists

Kokoon Arts Gallery
October 9, 2009-January 9, 2010
An outstanding exhibition of artwork depicting animal life by historic and contemporary artists. Prints, paintings and sculptures by Alexander Wilson, John James Audubon, Walter Anderson, Robert Hainard, Paul Travis, William E. Scheele, Larry Isard, David Rankin, Michael Nekic, Keri Gortz, Alfredo Arreguin, and Ray Troll will be included.

Matt Dibble: Paintings & Construction and New Acquisitions | 2009
Tregoning & Company

An exhibit of the art of Matt Dibble continues through October 10th in our north gallery. In our south gallery, New Acquisitions | Fall 2009 will be feaured through October.

Terra non Firma
legation, a gallery
October 9-November 29, 2009

An exhibit featuring fifteen contemporary landscape artists: Jerry Birchfield, Kristin Bly, Judith Brandon, Amy Casey, Andy Curlowe, Hilary Aurand, John Haughwout, Megan Herwig, Jess Langley, Mark Keffer, Matt Kolodziej, Christine McCullough, Josh Rex, Alex Tapie, and Doug Utter. This exhibit addresses landscape on a personal and contemporary format, as the artists flirt with abstraction and unexpected content. Hosted collaboratively with Front Room Gallery (3615 Superior Ave. 44114), openings at both locations October. 9th (with live music by Brian Straw at 8:30pm at legation).

George Kozmon
Walken Frame & Art

Walken Frame & Art presents the work of renowned artist George Kozmon October 9th and 10th. Kozmon, an award-winning painter, arts educator and curator from Northeast Ohio, is featured in venues and collections world-wide, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, Youngstown's Butler Institute of American Art and the Canton Museum of Art.

"The BG4" 2-D Show
1300/Third Gallery
October 9-10, 2009

Bowling Green State University alumni Trelawney O'Brien (photography), Jeff Sierputowski (photography), Benjamin Haehn (painting, silkscreening) and Keith Slaby (painting, printmaking) exhibit 2-D works. Each artist lives/works in Cleveland, Ohio.

Friday, October 9th: Opening with music by DJ RoRo/Saturday, October 10th: Children's art workshop/screen printing. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), 78th Street Studios welcomes a special show to our first floor exhibition area (Suite 1B) featuring some of Cleveland's most talented Hispanic artists: Gabriel Gonzalez, Palin Perez-Jackson, Marilyn Borrero, Rosalina Morales, Bruno Casiano, Linda Ayala, Dante Rodriguez, Hector Castellano-Lara, Augusto Bordelouis, +Opie+Zin.

78th Street Studios. An eclectic mix of world class art galleries, studios & creative businesses anchoring the west end of the Gordon Square Arts District.

1300 W. 78th St to 1305 W. 80th St Cleveland OH 44102
(One block north of Lake Ave)
Free parking in lots north & south of building
Maps/Directions/Directory of Businesses

Capitol Theatre Grand Opening 10.1—10.11

October 1-11, 2009
Capitol Theatre Grand Opening

Cleveland's only West Side art and independent film cinema opens at West 65th Street & Detroit Ave.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

New Works: Steve Ziebarth and Paul Jacklitch, Oct. 9

The Department of Art and Art History at Baldwin-Wallace College presents New Works: Paul Jacklitch and Steve Ziebarth.
Opening reception: Friday, October 9, 5PM—8PM.

Tricia Kaman Figure Painting Workshop, Oct. 10

Join in on a special Figure Painting Workshop at the Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Saturday, October 10, 2009
1:00PM - 4:00PM.
More details.

Tremont ArtWalk, Friday, October 9th

Merrick House, 1050 Starkweather. 90th Anniversary OPEN HOUSE. This neighborhood jewel has been providing cradle to grave social services on the near westside since 1919. Come meet the staff and tour the facility. Silent Auction: work by Sally Matia, Anastasia Pantsios, Hector Vega, Dana Depew and many more.

Diamond Wheel, 2183 West 15th. Metal Sculpture by Alan Schafle

Brandt Gallery, 1028 Kenilworth. Photography by David Novak

Eye Candy Gallery, 2173 Professor Ave. Oil paintings by Diane Hoeptner

Mastroianni Photography and Arts, 2688 W. 14th. Photographs by Debra Shepherd and abstract mixed media by Ron Knight

Asterisk*, 2393 Professor Ave. Ohio University Graduate Exhibition curated by Tom Bartel

doubting Thomas Gallery, 856 Jefferson Ave. New works by Hailey Litzinger

AND don't forget Martini 5-O at Prosperity and the drawing group at
The Lit, both after the art walk (around 9PM.)

Tremont ArtWalk
Cleveland Ohio

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Murray Hill Art Walk this weekend

The three-day Little Italy October Art Walk takes place this Friday through Sunday.

More than 30 galleries, studios & boutiques present handmade works by regional, national, and internationally known artists.

Be sure to stop by our home base, the Tricia Kaman Studio, #202 in the Schoolhouse.

The Little Italy June Art Walk is on Mayfield Road between Random Road and East 126th Street

The Schoolhouse
2026 Murray Hill Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44120