Friday, July 31, 2009

'Smooth' Mike's Hootenanny '09 this Sat. 8.1

'Smooth' Mike's invite. If you don't know
Mike or Terri you probably shouldn't come...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament 8.4–8.9

Art House is proud to partner with the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament through TICKETS Fore CHARITY, a fundraising program designed to generate revenue for local charities where PGA TOUR tournaments are held.

100% of the net proceeds from the ticket sales going to charity. 75% of the proceeds will benefit Art House and 25% will benefit The First Tee of Akron, Canton and Cleveland, a program which teaches young people life skills through golf.

Click to purchase tickets to the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament on behalf of Art House. Select the quantity of tickets you would like to purchase (please note that these are for any day of the tournament and that tickets are $35 each). Be sure to enter code AHO to designate Art House as the benefiting charitable organization.

Provide payment information and you will receive a confirmation email, with your e-ticket attached, shortly thereafter. Be sure to print out this ticket and present it at the gate in order to gain entry!

For more information visit or call Misty Laforet at 330.644.2299.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

July Dr.Sketchy @Beachland 7.29

Dr. Sketchy Cleveland's back at the Beachland Ballroom July 29th in the Ballroom again. 'Worked out so well last time - we thought we would try it again. Bring your pencil and sketchpad out to drink and draw.'

Wednesday, July 29, 2009
7:30pm - 11:00pm
Beachland Ballroom
in the Ballroom Again!

15711 Waterloo Rd
Cleveland, OH
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Waiting Child Fund Golf Outing 8.15

The 4th Annual WCF Golf Outing will be held August 15th at beautiful Grantwood Golf Course at 38855 Aurora Road, Solon, OH. You are invited to join us for a day of food, drinks, golf, contests, prizes, and an auction. All proceeds benefit the Waiting Child Fund and will be used to further their mission of facilitating the adoption of children with special needs. RSVP by August 3rd. Details

Friday, July 24, 2009

Burning River Roller Girls' Championships 7.25 5PM

Tonya Yanok hopes to see YOU TOMORROW NIGHT! It's the last chance you'll get to see the Rolling Pin-Ups in action in 2009!

Battle for the Hazard Cup!
Championship and
Final Bout of the Season

5PM Saturday, July 25th

Euclid Sports Plant
20001 Euclid Ave
Euclid, OH


Burning River Roller Girls
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Call for Artists: 52 Weeks 52 Works

52 Weeks 52 Works is Academy Graphic Communication’s (AGC) annual desk calendar highlighting the talent of Northeast Ohio area artists. The calendar has served as a stage for the creative community of Northeast Ohio for the past 7 years. AGC is an integrated marketing services firm located in Northeast Ohio. The calendar serves as our capabilities brochure and seeks to demonstrate the power of expressing ideas effectively through print and the myriad of collaborative opportunities available with Northeast Ohio’s creative community. The collections of past calendars have ranged from sculpture to painting, photography to ceramics, fiber to jewelry.

The deadline for submission is September 14, 2009.

Any artist living and working in NEO is eligible (nudity and explicit imagery are restricted). You can view the 2009 calendar online and download the submission form at

Midsummer Night's Tango 7.31

Midsummer Night's Tango
5th Friday Milonga Hosted by KB & Carmen

Friday, July 31, 2009, 9 PM—MID
Cavana Ballroom, 4189 Pearl Rd., Cleveland, OH 44109

$10 per person,
light refreshments, BYOB

For more info contact
KB and Carmen

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Doug Wood opens for Eclectica @Cain Park 7.17

From It's extraordinarily funky, an intense hybrid of sounds and influence and a beast in terms of virtuosity. It's a band called Eclectica — talk about truth in advertising! — and the band's Streaming Video Soul is flexibly adventurous at the absolute least. Featuring Julliard alum/ violin "child prodigy" Tracy Silverman and 5–time Grammy Award winning drummer Roy "Futureman" Wooten (of Bela Fleck & The Flecktones), Eclectica buoys their tunes with fat grooves, sing-along choruses and incredibly inventive jams. Make no mistake: the trio has a wide appeal; and yet their sound is likely to draw in fans of Dave Matthews Band just as easily as it does more sophisticated alt-jazz types who like Medeski Martin & Wood.
Eclectica performs at Cain Park this Friday, July 17 at 8PM with special guests Doug Wood and Darren Frate from Watts Gnu! Hear samples of Eclectica's work here.

Walk+Roll Old Brooklyn / Brooklyn Centre 7.18

Old Brooklyn Brooklyn Centre All Access Home Tour Walk+Roll Cleveland and the Old Brooklyn Community Development Corp are bringing cycling and walking to a cool "All Access Home and Bicycle Tour" this Sat 7/18. The event will not involve a street closing, but it will include no cost bicycle tours, walking tours, trolley tours, local businesses, historic homes and cemeteries in a cool Cleveland neighborhood. PLUS: Art House will offer a special event, Free Family Open Studio, from 1 - 3PM! Details here.

NEXT SATURDAY July 25 Walk+Roll Detroit Shoreway / Gordon Square: Nearly three miles of streets and paths will be part of this event which showcases one of Cleveland's transformative neighborhoods. Walk+Roll is partnering with Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization on this special event. More info for July 25.

NEXT SUNDAY July 26 Walk+Roll Slavic Village / Broadway: This is the most ambitious Walk+Roll to date! Nearly eight miles of streets and paths will be used for this route which will include two Cleveland Metroparks, an inner-city golf course, a waterfall and history center, numerous new commercial and residential projects, public art projects, Cleveland Botanical Garden's community garden, bicycle polo, skateboard lessons, youth concerts and many historic churches. More info for July 26.

Each Walk+Roll will be different and unique. All are FREE and family friendly. Walk+Roll's mission is to get you to add more bicycling and walking to your daily life. Every now and then, leave your car behind and explore what's outside your front door! You'll be healthier and happier, our neighborhoods will be cleaner and safer plus YOU'LL SAVE MONEY.

Walk+Roll is a tiny organization trying to do big things and relies on health and wellness organizations, senior centers, youth groups, theatre organizations, schools, artists, musicians, churches, clubs and other community organizations to spread the word and to bring their talents to Walk+Roll events.

Thursdays July 30 and Aug 6 Guided bicycle tours from Cleveland's Public Square to Whole Foods Market's Giving Grills! It will be a scenic, leisurely ride on bikelanes, sidestreets and neighborhoods that will take about an hour. You can ride back with the group or take RTA's Green Line back to Tower City. E-mail if you are interested in joining the guided ride.

Coventry Street Arts Fest 7.16 6-9PM

Coventry Street Arts Fest, Cartoon Festival & Pie Fight Night This all-ages, family fun evening this Thursday July 17th. After checking out the second installment of this year's fair, watch some of your favorite classic cartoons, then get ready for a "memorable night of messy mayhem!"

The pie event is strictly BYOP (Bring Your Own Pies), so bring pre-made graham cracker pie crusts filled with whipped cream works best. NO shaving cream please.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Cain Park Arts (and Music) Fest 7.10–7.12

The Cain Park Arts Festival is happening this weekend. FREE Friday admission (I believe $2 or $3 on Sat. & Sun.)

Saturday, Crookneck Chandler and Lost State of Franklin perform during the day and cajun musician Terrence Simien is featured at 8PM.

Ingenuity Fest THIS weekend 7.10—7.12

Ingenuity electrifies with hundreds of regional art, music, dance, performance and technology events in dozens of indoor & cool outdoor spaces from July 10-12. New this year: the Halle Alley, just west of the Halle Building from Euclid to Huron Road. Real electricity will sing when the Tesla Orchestra ignites lightening bolts on Star Plaza. The Tech Center & Gallery will again re-invent the beautifully renovated Halle Building, the Family Village will draw thousands of children to the interactive galleries and exhibits at the Idea Center, and a multimedia extravaganza will again be featured in the "All Go Signs Alley" off East 14th Street. Tix are $10/day or $15 for the weekend. Go to your local Dave's Market for BOGO free ticket offer.

My highlights:

Friday, July 10, Saturday, July 11 & Sunday, July 12, 2009 at;
Friday: 6:30 PM & 8:30 PM; Saturday: 3:30 PM & 5:30 PM; and
Sunday: 3:30 PM & 5:30 PM
IDEA CENTER: Westfield Insurance Studio

Ian Charnas & Tesla Orchestra
Friday, July 10, 2009 and Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 9:00 PM
STAR PLAZA (Euclid Ave at East 14th St)

4-6PM Happy Hour Friday, July 10 — FREE Admission, $2 Beer!
Friday, June 10, 2009 at 4-6 PM

Random Swarming Event
Saturday & Sunday, July 11-12, 2009 at Sat/Sun at 3 PM

KB and the Riptides
Friday, July 10, 2009 and Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 7:30 Friday and Saturday
STAR PLAZA (Euclid Ave at East 14th St)

Doug Wood
Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 12:30 PM

Hope Schultz
Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 11 pm-12 am

Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 3:30-4:30 pm

Hayshaker Jones
Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 6 PM

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Washington Post Interview: 'Twitter Bird' Artist Simon Oxley

Japan-based illustrator Simon Oxley is not a cartoonist, but rather a brilliant artist with a truly comic sense of humor. He has created thousands of whimsical illustrations, yet most of the world over, there is a particular one that is iconic to millions. (And for which, we must note, he was paid a grand sum of less than seven bucks.) The image? The Twitter bird.

Oxley, who grew up in England, has created countless bright, engaging images for the stock-library company iStockPhoto, using Adobe Illustrator and "vector-based" images. Oxley, who lives with his wife, Noriko, and family in Fukuoka, recently discussed his work in far more than 140 characters: