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