Friday, December 03, 2010

The “WOW” Holiday Sale at Arts Collinwood Gallery

The “WOW” Holiday Sale at Arts Collinwood Gallery has become a popular Cleveland institution and a draw for holiday shoppers from around the city, featuring unique and affordable artwork from more than 30 top regional artists. This year’s sale will include a wide array of wearable art, jewelry, prints, paintings and glass, in a festive holiday ambience.

Look for work by some of Cleveland’s best-known glass artists–one-of-a-kind vases, bowls, glasses, even fixtures, including museum quality art–along with award-winning silver designs, hand-made vintage clothing and accessories, unique knits and hats, collectible prints and much more. And enjoy it in an inviting gallery setting, with an adjoining Arts Collinwood Café serving a full range of lunch and dinner options, specialty coffee drinks and a fully licensed bar.

Arts Collinwood Gallery, 15605 Waterloo Rd. Just north of I-90, at the corner of E. 156 and Waterloo.

Holiday CircleFest and Lantern Festival 12.5

Inspired by centuries-old, cross-cultural traditions of ceremonial lighting displays, the Winter Lights Lantern Festival features lantern displays inside the museum and the Environment of Lights installation on Wade Oval. Holiday CircleFest is a FREE annual Circle-wide celebration presented by University Circle Inc. The museum offers activities and entertainment, including workshops for making simple lanterns for the procession. The day culminates in a procession through the Environment of Lights led by guest lantern artists and illuminated dancers and giant puppets. More Info

Lanterns will be on view December 3, 2010–January 2, 2011

December Little Italy Art Walk 12.3,4 & 5

Little Italy kicks off the holiday season during the Holiday Art Walk, December 3,4 & 5, with wine tastings, receptions, trunk shows and great gift shopping in over 25 galleries and boutiques and dining in 21 restaurants, bakeries and bars.

The annual tree lighting at 5PM Saturday outside the Historic Mayfield Theater features a special visit from Santa Claus, 5PM to 7PM! Little Italy is growing with 5 new boutiques/galleries, new restaurants, an Italian Market & a new Bed and Breakfast! Always new and exciting, Little Italy is perfect for the passionate gift buyer!

Art Walk starts Friday, December 3 at Noon to 9PM, Saturday, December 4 Noon to 9PM & Sunday Noon to 6PM. Many restaurants are open to 2AM! Valet parking begins with 4 stations on Mayfield Rd. Friday at 5PM and continues throughout the Art Walk days. For more about shops and restaurants see their official website.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Big Lebowski @ The Cedar Lee 12.4 9:30 & MID

Part of the Cedar Lee Theatre Cult Film Series, The Big Lebowski (1998) will be shown this Saturday, Dec. 4th at 9:30PM and 11:55PM. Anyone interested in the 9:30PM 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.
CEDAR LEE THEATER 12/04/2010 9:30 PM 11:55 PM

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Arts Network Holiday Social at Zygote Press 11.30

Hi all, this is a good way to learn about the COSE Arts Network AND get a legal question or two answered. —Juan

Please join COSE Arts on Tuesday, November 30, for an Arts Network Holiday Social at Zygote Press. Located in the St. Clair-Superior business and arts district, Zygote is a fine art printmaking co-op that serves the visual arts community. Come tour their facilites and workshop, visit their gallery and hear from Executive Director Liz Maugans. Also on hand for the revelry that night will be our friends, the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. The VLA's Steven W. Day will give a brief presentation on topics that face working artists, followed by networking, food and drink.

COSE Arts Network Holiday Social
When: Tuesday, November 30
Time: 6—8PM
Location: Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., Cleveland, OH 44114
Cost: $5 Members, $10 Nonmembers

Danielle Muad'Dib featured in Plain Dealer Arts today

CONGRATS to Danielle 'Squeal' Muad'Dib, one of our favorite models, on her feature in today's Cleveland Plain Dealer. The article quotes her extensively and says: 'Squeal, who performs Friday nights at Luxe, a restaurant and bar on Cleveland's West Side, has been at the forefront of Cleveland's burlesque revival.' Squeal is Danielles new stage name, along with Jason Tilk's 'Pinch'. We should set aside a Friday night to go see their new show.

Café Bellas Artes @CMA 12.10 6:30PM

A FREE special bi-lingual program, Tradition and Innovation in Mayan Cultural Survival. Mayan cultural practices have survived for over two millennia, in spite of environmental collapse, conquest, disease, poverty, and civil war. Using examples from Classic architecture, mythology and ethnopoetics, ritual practice, and various technologies of daily life, we examine the system of Mayan values that has supported strategies of cultural maintenance that are still observed today in Mayan communities.

Presented by Dr. Laura Martin. Dr. Martin holds a doctorate in linguistics from the University of Florida, and specializes in Mayan languages, particularly Mocho, a language spoken today by only a few Mayans in Chiapas, Mexico. Her scholarship and research centers around Central American Spanish dialectology, discourse analysis, language pedagogy, and linguistic anthropology. She is the author of several books and dozens of articles and reviews. 

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. More information: Roberto Chavez (216) 687-9283 

Art House Revealed Friday, 12.3, 7—10PM

Join us for Art House Revealed, an anonymous art auction featuring local artists. All works are signed and artists identities revealed at 9PM. Don't miss this evening of fun which includes lite food/dessert, cash bar and entertainment.

Tyler Village, APG Office Furnishings
3615 Superior Avenue, Buildiong 44
7th Floor, Suite A, Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Benefit Art Auction
Friday, December 3, 2010

This event is FREE, but donations are welcome. Registration suggested.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Order The Waiting Child Fund Holiday Gift Boxes

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 include a ceramic mug and truffles. 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.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pre-Turkey Day Milonga 11.24 7PM and 8PM

Pre-Turkey Day Milonga (Argentine Tango)
Hosted by KB and Carmen

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

7 — 7:45PM - Lesson
8 — 11PM - Milonga
$10 per person
Cavana Ballroom 4189 Pearl Rd., Cleveland OH

BYOB and snacks welcome.
For more information, please email

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Day of the Dead Parade Sat., 11.6, 3:30PM [events all day]

Day of the Dead schedule. Saturday, November 6th is the BIG day, but everything will still be up on Sunday, November 7th as well. Much of it is indoors (so come even if the weather is not the best.) Hope to see many of you there. Maybe we can get a group together for dinner afterwards. — Juan

Friday, October 29, 2010

Skulls & Revolution! @Walleye Gallery 10.29—11.07

On Friday October 29th, 2010, Wall Eye Gallery will present Skulls & Revolution!, organized by Alejandro Rivera and Dante Rodriguez. Recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, this exhibition explores the current socio-political relationship between the U.S. and Mexico as seen through the works of the following Northeast Ohio Artists: Gadi Zamir • Dante Rodriguez • Alejandro Rivera • Beth Whalley • Alex Kelly • Stephanie Lipscomb • Rich Cihlar • Hector Castellanos Lara • Lauren Voss • The Sign Guy • Alexander Corona • Jeff Hulligan • Dominic Scibilia • Laura Skehan • Ralph Mercado Jr. • Stephanie Ayala • Jim Englemann • Greg Ruffing • Joe Ayala • Dana Depew • Joshua Rex • Jeff Finley • Barbara Konrad • Hannah Verbeuren • Aaron Koehn • Wendy Mahon • Michael Abarca • Kyle Kershner • Todd Hoak • Claudio Orso-Giacone • Kimberly Grice • Linda Ayala • Peter Billington • Bob Peck • Chris Kulcsar • Ben Haehn • Rafael Valdivieso Troya • Melissa Orberdoester • Jacob Wesley Lang • Augusto Bordelois • Adam Dumont • Jason Rudolph

Skulls & Revolution!

5304 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102
10/29/10 – 11/07/10
Opening Reception Friday, October 29, 6 – 11PM
Free and open to the public

Additional Hours:
Saturday, Oct. 30, 12 – 5PM
Sunday, Oct. 31, 12 – 4PM
Saturday, Nov. 6 12 – 6PM
Sunday, Nov. 7 12 – 5PM
And by Appointment through Nov 7.

Also open November 6th and 7th is The 6th Annual Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos) Celebration at the Cleveland Public Theatre East Campus, 6205 Detroit Avenue, in Cleveland. For more info about this celebration, call 216.235.0811 or visit

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Beachland Ballroom's Halloween Show 10.30

It's almost too perfect that those masked men of surf rock, Los Straitjackets are playing the Beachland Ballroom on this night. It's going to be like one of the famed rock n' roll cruises that these veteran entertainers have been known to play over the course of their decades-long career. Everyone who attends will be on the good ship fun, guest-piloted by swing and shuffle captain Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, known throughout the world for their ability to bring the sounds of Louis Jordan and Bob Wills to life.

Saturday October 30
Los Straitjackets * Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys
Ballroom 8:30PM $18 adv / $20 Day of Show

KB and Carmen's Halloween Milonga Mash 10.29

There is a 5th Friday in October again this year!
So please join us for the 3rd Annual:
Tango Spooktacular III Halloween Milonga Mash

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

Appetizers provided (but bring a tasty treat if you'd like)
Bring your own beverage -- wine, beer, etc.

Costumes encouraged, but not required.
Non tango dancers are welcome.

Dr. Sketchy Tuesday, 10.26 @8PM

Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art School, where drinking and drawing is the norm, will host their Halloween show and model Miss Annie Jones Tuesday, October 26th. With three rounds of poses; a warm up round of one and two-minute poses, some five and ten-minute poses, breaks, and as many long poses (15-20 minute) as can fit along with prizes and contests. Dry mediums only; pen and ink, markers, crayons, pencils, graphite, pastels, etc.

8PM Tuesday, October 26th
The Beachland Ballroom

15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, OH

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Ghostly Manor Thrill Center in Sandusky

We did this haunted house a few years back and it was well worth the ride; Ghostly Manor Thrill Center is a nationally-ranked, indoor haunted house that is twice as big this year with a brand new haunt for the 2010 season – the Ghostly Gauntlet outdoor maze.

Ghostly Manor: Adults $11 and Children (9 & under) $7

Ghostly Manor & Ghostly Gauntlet: Adults $17 and Children $13

Ghostly Manor Thrill Center is located 2 miles north of Ohio State Route 2 on U.S. Route 250. Their address is 3319 Milan Road in Sandusky, OH 44870. For more information, please call 419-626-4467.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Art House at Fall-o-ween Festival 10.23

Join Art House and the Old Brooklyn CDC for an art filled spooky afternoon.

Art House at
Fall-o-ween Festival

Saturday, October 23
12PM – 4PM
4229 Pearl Rd at Devonshire

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Scene Magazine's Best of Cleveland 2010

Scene Magazine's Best of Cleveland 2010 is online.
"The truest measure of a city’s greatness is in the passion of its people and the bounty of its surroundings. On these counts, Cleveland is second to none. Time to celebrate your riches, Cleveland."

5th COSE Small Business Conference 10.20 & 10.21

Tomorrow and Thursday is the fifth annual COSE Small Business Conference. The COSE Arts Network has dedicated tracks for the artist businessperson. It's not too late to register, so come on out to the I-X Center and join us on Wednesday and Thursday whenever your schedule allows. Check out the web site for details. 

Pamela Dodds at O'Connor Gallery 10.22 7—10PM

Heart's Horizon, a show of woodcuts and linocuts by Murray Hill Group alum Pamela Dodds will open with a reception Friday, October 22, 7—10PM at the O'Connor Gallery, Toronto, ON. Show runs October 22 through November 21, 2010.

O'Connor Gallery
145 Berkeley St.
Toronto, ON

Artist's Talk: November 21, 3PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays - Saturdays: 10:30—6PM
Fridays till 7PM, Sundays: 1—5PM

Artwork: Heart's Horizon, Woodcut, 26x17 in. (66x44 cm), © 2009 Pamela Dodds

Friday, October 01, 2010

Big Dog Theater Open[ing] in Coventry?

The old Centrum movie theater in Cleveland Heights' Coventry Village was SUPPOSED to be getting a new lease on life as Big Dog Theater—a 'venue dedicated to live comedy in all its forms'—today. This weekend's two-day grand-opening celebration looks to be off as a message from the owner states on their homepage that they are waiting for their certificate of occupancy from the city. Stay tuned!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

IngenuityFest 2010 is THIS weekend 9.24—26.

IngenuityFest 2010 is this weekend, September 24th—26th below the Detroit Superior Bridge. Admission is FREE. Some very cool things are planned for the venue, too. Like a multi-colored waterfall dumping 10,000 gallons of water below and Cleveland Rock Gym climbers rappelling off the bridge and climbing up it. And be sure to visit the Dr. Sketchy crew at their Doodle BarA video of how to get to the lower level of the bridge can be found on the official website. Note: THIS humble blog is featured on the IngenuityFest website.

Hours: Friday 6:30PM— 1AM; Saturday 1PM—7PM; 6:30PM—1AM; Sunday 12:30PM to 5PM.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Arts Network Education Workshop @ Art House 9.22

OWednesday, September 22 the COSE Arts Network will present an evening of arts-business education and discussions at Art House, in Old Brooklyn. Local business leaders from Cavitch Legal Association will be on hand to discuss some business and contract basics that will help you with some of the day-to-day business activities of your arts career.

Following that, successful local artist Susie Frazier Mueller will lead a discussion about various distribution outlets for artists and creative professionals.

Come with your questions and your appetite—admission includes food and drinks!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 6—8PM
Art House
3119 Denison Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44109

$5 COSE Members, $10 Nonmembers

Friday, September 17, 2010

Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival Performances

At Lincoln Park, Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival this weekend:

Saturday, September 18

11:00 am Orion Express Greek
11:45 am Marisol Ramos Poet
12:05 pm Pitch the Pete Irish
1:05 pm Shawn Mishak Poet
1:25 pm Grupo Isla del Encanto Puerto Rican Folk Dancers
2:15 pm Troupe Shabaana Cabaret Belly-dancing
3:30 pm To Be Announced
4:45 pm Tropidelic Reggae

1:00 pm to 3:00 p.m. Antaeus Dance, Tremont-based contemporary dance troupe throughout the park.

Sunday, September 20th

12:00 pm St. Augustine’s Signing Choir
12:50 pm Joshua Stevens Folk
1:40 pm St. Theodosius Cathedral Choir & the Greater Cleveland Russian Chorus
2:40 pm Great Lakes Youth Ballet
4:00 pm Sammy DeLeon y su Orquesta Latin

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm Morrison Dance, Ohio City-based contemporary dance troupe throughout the park.

78th Street Studios Experience THIRD FRIDAYS 9.17

78th Street Studios has their monthly building-wide art walk/open house this Friday night, September 17h 5—9PM. This THIRD FRIDAY... explore the "... arts mecca for Cleveland's west side (Cleveland Magazine)!" On the edge of the Gordon Square Arts District. Details

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

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Howard Collier's new web site and NOIS show

Check out Howard Collier's new web site,, designed by him and created by Alan Steytler. Some of the originals will be on display at tonight's Northern Ohio Illustrator's Society show 'About Face'  at Tri-C East.

About Face
Opening Reception:
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Exhibition runs: September 14—October 7, 2010
Gallery East
Cuyahoga Community College,

Eastern Campus
4250 Richmond Road,

Highland Hills, Ohio 44122

Friday, September 10, 2010

Pandemonium 10: The Wild Side 9.11 7PM

Don't miss Cleveland Public Theatre's annual fundraising extravaganza and the party of the year; Pandemonium 10: The Wild Side, Saturday, September 11th at 7PM. Tickets are $125.

Featuring dozens of area theatre, dance, visual and performance artists along with fabulous food and drink, Pandemonium is a benefit like no other and an evening not to be missed. Pandemonium's action takes place in unexpected places throughout the campus as guests decide how they choose to experience this innovative and unusual benefit!

8th Annual Sparx City Hop 9.11 11AM—11PM

The 8th Annual Sparx City Hop, Saturday, September 11th, 11am – 11pm, is a free all day event that celebrates the visual, culinary and performing arts of Cleveland’s most central and metropolitan neighborhoods. Free trolley service by Lolly the Trolley allows individuals and families to “hop” through the neighborhoods of Downtown (Historic Gateway Neighborhood, Historic Warehouse District, PlayhouseSquare and the Campus District) plus the districts the connect directly to Downtown (Tremont, Ohio City, MidTown, AsiaTown and St. Clair Superior).

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Michael Heaton MCs All LIT Up! 9.11 Palace Theatre

Minister of Culture Michael Heaton is Master of Ceremonies at All LIT Up! This 'witty and beloved' Plain Dealer columnist will be manning the podium with his unique brand of irreverant humor. For the first 100 tickets sold online* Heaton will give an autographed copy of his book!

All LIT Up will award lifetime literary achievement awards to three outstanding literary figures: the late Harvey Pekar, Derf, and the late Sheila Schwartz, and award Lantern Literary Awards to writers in 8 genre categories. The best part is, you don't need wealth to celebrate the wealth of writing talent in our region: Tickets are only $35 (or $50 with Turn The Page After-Party included): or 216.241.6000.

*or in person at the PlayhouseSquare box office beginning September 7, 2010 at 11:01 am. The promo code "BOOK" must be used during the checkout process to receive free book. Books must be picked up at the time of the event on September 11th at The LIT table in the lobby of the Palace Theatre. 

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Dana L. Depew "Studies in Nepotism" - The Grand Finale 9.10—10.3

Let's support Dana Depew as he closes one chapter of his life, along with his Tremont gallery, Asterisk. Dana has been a great supporter of our Drawn & Quartered project and many of it's artists. He's also hosted a GREAT party every second Friday of every month for nine years as well as other select openings. Asterisk will be missed. Join us in wishing Dana well in whatever he chooses to do next. —Juan

'I regret to inform that this Sept exhibition will be the last show and Asterisk Gallery will close its doors for good. Asterisk has showcased monthly exhibitions of regional and emerging artists since 2001. Dana L. Depew will have an exhibit of recent sculptural work that will open on Sept 10 and there will be a final closing reception on Oct 8.'

Asterisk Gallery
2393 Professor Ave
Cleveland, OH

FREE Tremont app for your iPhone, iPod and iPad

Here's a pretty cool idea. A FREE app for your iPhone, iPod and iPad for all things Tremont. Includes; Quick links to restaurants, bars, shops, galleries and more. Access discounts and deals for your favorite places. Browse complete listings for businesses in Tremont. Search on a specific date or see what is happening right now. Download Here.

Register now for Art House's Upcoming Classes

CLAY ON THE WHEEL [All Levels] with Gina DeSantis
Sooth your mind by throwing bowls or cups on the pottery wheel. If you are more advanced, try plates, lidded vessels or teapots. Classes are small to allow for individual instruction and to provide every student the opportunity to delve into their creative side. Become a part of one of the most popular programs at Art House!

Mondays 6:30 - 8:30pm, 6 weeks
Session I: Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11 & 18
Session II: Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

Class fee: $150. Class fee includes: 25 lbs of clay, glazes, firings.
Registration deadline: Session I Sept 10, Session II Oct 19

CLAY SCULPTURE with Mark Yasenchack
Clay is an incredibly versatile material, encompassing a rich history and a diverse range of applications. In this class, venture beyond the usual pinching, coiling and slab-building by learning new techniques with which to manipulate clay. Beginners will develop strong fundamentals; advanced students will unlock fresh creative possibilities.

Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:00pm, 5 weeks
Sept 16, 23, 30, Oct 7 & 14

Class fee: $150
Class fee includes: 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, firings
Registration deadline: Sept 10

Discover, enjoy and create fine radiant art on silk. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! An incredible artform where no mistakes can be made. Students will delve into and learn resist application, color blending, salt techniques, color discharge and paint applications to create a silk hoop and a silk scarf/silk painting frame.
These workshops are for new and continuing students. Create silk scarves and/or silk paintings to frame. Design ideas, books and handout packets provided.

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30, 3 weeks
Session I: Sept 22, 29 & Oct 6
Session II: Oct 13, 20 & 27
Registration deadline: Session I: Sept 15, Session II: Oct 6
Class fee: $60, plus a $25 material fee payable to Peggy the first night of class

NEW FALL CLASSES.Visit our website often for a complete listing of fall classes. New listings coming soon! Art House will offer a variety of courses and workshops this fall including Printmaking & Watercolor, Enameling & Mixed Media Drawing.

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

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Arts Network Education Workshop

Please join the COSE Arts Network on Wednesday, September 22 for an evening of arts-business education and discussions at Art House, a community-based nonprofit arts organization located in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood. Local business leaders from Cavitch Legal Association will be on hand to discuss some business and contract basics that will help you with some of the day-to-day business activities of your arts career.

Following that, successful local artist Susie Frazier Mueller will lead a discussion about various distribution outlets for artists and creative professionals.

Come with your questions and your appetite—admission includes food and drinks!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 6—8PM
Art House
3119 Denison Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44109

$5 COSE Members, $10 Nonmembers

Friday, August 20, 2010

Smooth Mike's Hootenanny, Saturday August 21st

THIS Saturday, August 21st is Terri & (Smooth) Mike's Hootenanny, always a major highlight of the summer. Starting 'bout 7PM a cash donation is encouraged. Hope to see you, Juan

78th Street Studios Experience THIRD FRIDAYS 8.20

78th Street Studios has their monthly building-wide art walk/open house this Friday night, August 20th 5—9PM. Includes a play reading, photo exhibit, gallery openings, working artist studio tours. On the edge of the Gordon Square Arts District. Details

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

Friday, August 13, 2010

Wall Eye Gallery: Clear Signs 8.20 6-10PM

Opening Reception Friday, August 20
6—10PM pm with refreshments
Additional Hours

Saturday, August 21, 12—6PM
Sunday, August 22, 12—5PM
and by appointment through September 10

Works by Jason Byers, Jeffry Chiplis, Jim Karpinski, William Schwartz, Ibojka Toth, Bill Radawec and Robert Thurmer. Organized by William Schwartz and Joe Ayala.

Clear Signs is the newest exhibition of the Gordon Arts District’s Wall Eye Gallery. Showcasing 7 innovative and provocative Cleveland artists—from neon sculpture to abstract painting to politically-charged, conceptual installations and prints—this show is sure to dazzle the eyes and mind. Organizer and participant William Schwartz gave the artists no criteria beyond the show’s title of "Clear Signs." Says Schwartz, "I'm very excited to be showing with a few of my favorite artists, at my favorite new art spot in town. I can't wait to see what everyone brings to the table." Please note: Some material may not be suitable for children.

Wall Eye Gallery
5304 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102

Monday, August 09, 2010

Schlapentickle Family Burlesque and Revue 8.20

Coming to Cleveland Friday, August 20th the Schlapentickle Family presents theatrical cabaret-burlesque that’s over the top(less.) Mixing smart strip-tease, stinging comedy, the magic of sideshow, and live ragtime music, the Schlapentickle Family promises an evening that will make you swear your family’s normal. Featuring Dr. Sketchy's cutest musical comedy duo PINCH & SQUEAL (AKA Jason and Danielle) and Ohio Burlesque's weapons of mass distraction, BELLA SIN!

The cast includes the wildest acts straight from the East Coast’s most respected burlesque and sideshow houses, including the raunchy ragtime revivalist SABRINA CHAP, brain-boggling sideshow seduction by MISS PUSSYKATT, the devilish undulations of burlesque star PACO FISH, and hot new cherry-bomb burlesque siren MARLA MERINGUE!

August 20 · 9PM—11:30PM
The Beachland Ballroom
15711 Waterloo Rd.
Cleveland, OH

Friday, August 06, 2010

Cinematic Redux 8.7 6PM—8:30PM

Our friend Chad Kimes put this together. I was invited to participate, but wasn't able to. Please support this fun event!

Cinematic Redux is a collection of contemporary works by artists across the U.S. presenting their interpretation of posters for classic films. The wide array of styles shows your favorite movies, like you have never seen them before. Cinematic Redux will open Saturday, August 7th 2010 in (art)ificial Gallery. An adult after party will be held at Mullen’s (located next to the gallery) for all guests of the artists and gallery.

Saturday, August 7, 2010
The Pop Shop Gallery / (art)ificial Gallery
17020 Madison Ave
Lakewood, OH

Lakewood Arts Fest Sat., August 7th 10AM—6PM

My dentist, Les Greenberg, will displaying his digital nature photos at the Lakewood Arts Fest this Saturday, August 7th. It's between Belle and Elmwood and his booth is #102. Stop by if you're checking out the festival.—Juan

Twilight at the Zoo 8.6 7PM—MID

Twilight at the Zoo
August 6, 2010
7PM to midnight

Cleveland's largest fundraiser and the summer's wildest party! Wind your way through the Zoo enjoying an assortment of complimentary food, beer, wine and soft drinks. Dance under the stars to the rhythms of 14 bands playing Motown, rock, salsa, swing, country and blues.

VIP Party, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy special VIP benefits including priority parking, open bar and specialty hors d'oeuvres, an intimate setting with exclusive entertainment, and an extra hour of festivities!
Ticket Information:
General Admission: $75
General Admission eTicket Block of 10 - $650
VIP eTicket - $150
Bands: 1988, Armstrong Bearcat Band, Disco Inferno, Jerry Bruno Orchestra, Joe Bell & the Swing Lizards, Otis and the Shoreway Saints, Outlaws I & I, Liverpool Lads, Robbing Mary, Robert Ocasio’s Latin Jazz Project, The Roadhouse Band, Run Avril Run, Shady Drive and The Madison Crawl
Must be 21 and over to attend. Proper ID required.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Midsummer Night's Tango Friday 7.30

Tango Night is tonight! Carmen promises to 'keep the lesson simple and fun. The girls will love it!' 2 for 1 for first timers -- that's $10 per couple. Bring your own wine (or beverage of choice.) Light refreshments provided.

Hosted by KB & Carmen at Cavana Ballroom, Midsummer Night's Tango takes place Friday July 30, 2010.

8 PM - Argentine Tango lesson - Basics
For all our friends, and friends of friends, who haven't had a chance to give it a try, this is your chance! We'll go over the basics, PLUS something a little snazzy for those who already tango.

9 PM - midnight - Milonga
Enjoy a night of Argentine Tango dancing and socializing at one of the best and most historic ballrooms in Cleveland! Bring a bottle of wine (or your beverage of choice) and have fun with friends, new and old.

Cavana Ballroom - 4189 Pearl Road, Cleveland OH 44109
$10.00 per person, Light refreshments provided, BYOB

For more info, Please contact KB & Carmen - 216.749.3878

Friday, July 23, 2010

Check it out! The featured trail, Angel Falls, at Maine Trail Finder is the trail that Ken Gross took me and my brother on our recent Fourth of July trip to Maine. Thanks, Ken and Susan, for a great time!—Juan
The company that Ken works for is responsible for the web site, by the way, and our hike is the one where Ken mapped out the coordinates.

Burning River Fest 7.24—7.25

Celebrate "CHRISTMAS IN JULY" at Burning River Fest 2010 July 24–25. Located at the Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island it features live music, fresh food from local eateries, eco-educational exhibits and an appearance by Great Lakes' Christmas Ale! Proceeds benefit the Burning River Foundation. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dr. Sketchy Cleveland presents Sabrina Chap 7.21 @7PM

Sabrina Chap's got classical piano skills, the ballad lyrics of Tom Waits, the onstage antics of Phyllis Diller and the voice of a whiskey angel. Her sets are a ragtime stompin' good time, full of laughs, heartbreaks, and just plain good songwriting.

Since moving to New York, she has performed at a variety of musical venues, such as Rockwood Music Hall, Bar 169, Vivaldi Café, Sidewalk Café and Bar 4. She has done a solo tour of England, Scotland and Germany, as well as completing a tour through Luxembourg, Germany and Belgium with Argentinian songwriter, Agustina Mancinelli. Currently, she’s performing in Berlin in anticipation of her debut album, “Oompa!” Note the special location for this Dr. Sketchy.

McCarthy's Downtown
1231 Main Avenue
Cleveland, OH

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wall Eye Gallery: Joe Ayala: MMIV-MMX 7.16 6-11PM

Joe Ayala: MMIV-MMX
Opening Reception this Friday, July 16
6—11PM with music & refreshments

Additional Hours
Saturday, July 17, 12—5PM
Sunday, July 18, 12—4PM
And by appointment through August 8

In his first solo exhibition in 5 years, Cleveland artist Joe Ayala has selected a diverse collection of his paintings, drawings and prints produced from 2004 to 2010. With no particular theme to his body of work, he continuously experiments with various styles and techniques through subjects of history, beauty, humor and death. With DJ Cornflake spinning music through the night, Joe has selected the right works and music to create a cool experience and a fun night for everyone.

5304 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102
Gallery Hours: Saturday, March 20, 12–6PM & Sunday, March 21, 12–5PM and by appointment.

Wall Eye Gallery: Joe Ayala: MMIV-MMX 7.16 6-11PM

Arts Network Roundtable schedule

Join the COSE Arts Network for our Arts Network Roundtable meetings the third Wednesday of each month at Gypsy Beans Coffee in the Gordon Square Arts District. Diane Helbig moderates these open-format discussions, as we tackle both day-to-day and strategic issues that face arts-based businesses and professionals.

Upcoming Arts Network Roundtables:
July 21 (Theme: Getting Paid)
August 18 (Theme: Time Management)
September 15 (Theme: Contracts)
Time: 12PM—1:30PM
Location: Gypsy Beans Coffee, 6425 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH 44102
Cost: No fee for COSE members. Non-members please inquire via email to

Burning River Fest 7.24—7.25

Celebrate "CHRISTMAS IN JULY" at Burning River Fest 2010 July 24–25. Located at the Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island it features live music, fresh food from local eateries, eco-educational exhibits and an appearance by Great Lakes' Christmas Ale! Proceeds benefit the Burning River Foundation. Online Presale Tickets (Day and Weekend) Now Thru July 17th!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Taste of Tremont Sunday, 7.18

Over the past seven years the Taste of Tremont has quickly become one of Cleveland’s “must attend” events of the summer. This year over 12,000 visitors, rain or shine, from all over the region plan on coming to this festival. Enjoy food, drink, entertainment, kids activities and live music and enjoy the day in true “Tremont Style.” While you're there stop and say 'hello' to Ricardo Sandoval and his Fat Cats/Lava Lounge crew. They are sure to have the BEST food available!

Taste of Tremont
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Professor Avenue 

April Azhar performances and classes

April Azhar performs this Friday, July 16, 2010 at 10:30PM and 1:00AM at Kan Zaman on W.25th.

A heads up for August's show:
Soleil Carnival: Beyond the Rhythm
Friday, August 27, 2010 7–9PM
Downtown Akron Library
Tickets are $10 at the door. Parking is free AFTER 6pm in the library parking lot.

Soleil Carnival: Beyond the Rhythm features the premier dancers from the Cleveland/Akron area including, Leyla Soleil, Angela Prato, Cassandra Al Warda, April Azhar, Ameera, and more!

April teaches Pilates Classes Thursdays 10:30–11:30AM and 5:15–6:15PM and Saturdays 11AM–12PM at Lifetime Fitness, Beachwood, Ohio. Contact Lifetime Fitness to become a member

For more information please visit

Ingenuity Festival Speakeasy 2.0 7.23

Ingenuity will be hosting the one-night only Speakeasy 2.0 on Friday July 23rd in the West Side subway tunnels of the Detroit Superior Bridge. This fundraising event offers guests a unique opportunity to experience music, dancing, drinks, and food in the rarely seen catacomb spaces of the bridge that open out to spectacular views of downtown. Purchase tickets now for early savings!

Speakeasy 2.0 benefits IngenuityFest, Cleveland’s cutting edge festival of arts, music, and technology. The festival will be held in 2010 from September 24th to 26th also on the lower level of the Detroit Superior Bridge, but in an expanded space that will cross the river into the East Side. Admission to the festival is free for the first time this year.

Art House Family Open Studio [Off Site] 7.17

Enjoy spending time with your family as you make individual pieces or family art works. Each month has a theme and Art House provides the materials. This month's FREE family activity is off site as we partner with OBCDC for the All Access Event. Look for the kids activity area. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday July 17, 2010 from 2—4PM
Estabrook Recreation Center
4125 Fulton Rd Cleveland, OH 44144