Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Watercolor classes to start at Strongsville Pat Catans

Jeff Suntala will be starting watercolor classes at the Pat Catans in Strongsville on Monday nights. Call the store at 440.238.7318 for more details. Starting the second Monday of September, the 12th, classes 'are reasonably priced and you aren't locked in for a long number of weeks. Nothing beats on site demos for helping your brain absorb the process of watercoloring.'—Jeff

In the meantime, check out Jeff's cool blog about watercolor,
Blog of the Back Run.

Monday, August 29, 2011

TangoNovo Friday, 9.9

TangoNovo is a new tango event in the Cleveland area hosted by KB & Carmen and Umberto Amante.

Dance to a variety of nuevo tango music (and traditional favorites too) in a high energy, club style atmosphere with custom lighting. You don't have to know "fancy" steps to enjoy nuevo tango! We'll also spin unique salsa, cumbia, cha-cha, and merengues with a Euro vibe.

8 pm - Nuevo Tango Lesson
9 pm - Dancing

All About Dancin'
2115 Freeman Ave.
Cleveland OH

Friday, August 26, 2011

Brandt21: 21 Year Retrospective Reception 9.2

This year marks the 21st anniversary of Brandt Gallery, one of the first and longest running art galleries in the Tremont neighborhood. In recognition of Jean Brandt’s ongoing dedication and promotion of area artists and the Tremont Artwalk, Dana Depew and Steven Mastroianni have organized a retrospective of artists who have shown at Brandt gallery.

Participating artists include: Robert Banks, Beth Bryan, Milenko Budimir, Dana Depew, Pamela Dodds,Terry Durst, Tim Herron, Steven Mastroianni, Anastasia Pantsios, Ben Parsons, Scott Pickering, Dan Tranberg, Laila Voss, Beth Yurich and Larry Zuzik.

Friday, September 2nd · 5–11PM
Brandt Gallery (1028 Keniwlorth) and
Mastroianni Arts (2688 West 14th Street)

Cleveland Area Pagan Pride Day Sat. 8.27, 12PM-10PM

This Saturday is the 2nd Cleveland Area Pagan Pride Day. Entertainment Schedule includes:1:30-2 Tom Sayers, 2-2:45 Brian Henke, 2:45-3:30 Awen, 3:30-415 Pale Daisies, 4:15- 4:45 Durga Dance Company, 4:45-5:30 Alex Wedmedyk Drum Workshop, 5:30-6:30 O'Sullivans, 6:30-7:30 Kenny Klein, 7:30-8:30 Telling Point

North Area:
1:00 - 1:45 ADF Stone Creed Grove - Druidic Pagan Workshop - Ian Corrigan
2:00 - 2:45 ADF Stone Creed Grove - Druidic Pagan Ritual - Ian Corrigan
3:00 - 3:45 Norse Religion 101 - Kimberly Tuarean
4:00 - 4:45 Norse Religion – 202 - Kimberly Taurean
4:45 - 5:30 BREAK for drumming near stage- Alex Wedmedyk
5:30 - 6:15 Yes, We Can Has No Bananas
6:15 - 6:30 Cone of Power – Luna’s Grail
6:30 - 7:45 Santeria – Joy Wedmedyk (Santera Omi Lasa)

South Area:
1:00 - 1:45 Runes - Brian Radcliffe
2:00 - 2:45 Hoop Dance Introduction - Renee Kogler
3:00 - 3:45 Intuitive Tarot - Lil LaChance
4:00 - 4:45 Serpents in Pagan Symbolism
4:45 - 5:30 BREAK for drumming near stage - AlexWedmedyk
5:30 - 6:15 Basic Energy - Lil LaChance
6:15 - 7:00 Introduction to Herbs for Healing and Magick -Culsa Vanth
7:00 - 7:45 Runes in Magic - Robin

Please bring 2 non-perishable food items for donation!

Static Soul 60 and Martini Five-O @Maple Grove 8.26

Today, August 26th, from 9:30PM to 12:30AM enjoy a 'very cool evening Daddy-O'. Stax/Volt inspired Soul from Static Soul 60 and Surf, Groove & Lounge from Martini Five-O.Come on down and do The Twist,The Mash Potato and The Watusi.

9:30PM to 12:30AM
Maple Grove
14832 Pease Road
Static Soul 60

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Stuart Pearl Photo Exhibit Opening 8.21 1–3PM

The opening reception for 'From Pavement to Ponies', new photography from Stuart Pearl
will be held Sunday, August 21st from 

The Opening will be held in the Metroparks North Chagrin Nature Center in Willoughby Hills (next to Sunset Pond and can be reached via SOM Center Road.)

Third Fridays @78th Street Studios, 8.19 5–9PM

ITS TIME FOR ANOTHER THIRD FRIDAY! This Friday, August 19th from 5–9PM at the 78th Street Studios is their monthly open house. There are many new shows and plenty of new work including by our own Jordan Lowell. There is also additional parking available north and west of their existing parking.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Walk+Roll in Broadway Slavic Village Sat. 8.13

Not familiar with the Slavic Village neighborhood? No problem! There will be guided bicycle tours led by Great Lakes Touring Company starting at E65th St and Osmond. You can also rent bicycles for $10 during W+R. Please reserve bikes by calling Great Lakes Touring at 330-532-TOUR (8687).

New this year is our Village Treasure Trek – a scavenger hunt for all ages. Join a group or explore Broadway Slavic Village on your own while experiencing some of its unique businesses and neighborhood landmarks. For each place you visit, you receive a raffle ticket that is redeemable for one of many free prizes. The Village Treasure Trek begins at noon and lasts until 2PM, starting and ending at Osmond Court (off of E65 St, south of Broadway Ave and north of St Stanislaus Church).

After the Walk+Roll street activities end around 4PM, join neighbors at Osmond Court for a community concert sponsored by Councilman Anthony Brancatelli. Bring your chair or blanket, play some games, and enjoy live music with your friends and neighbors.

Getting to Walk+Roll by bicycle, walking, or public transit is encouraged, but if you must drive parking is available at: Dolloff and E55th St / Broadway and Aetna / and any of the neighborhood side streets

Here's a downloadable PDF of a  printable map and schedule.

Feast of the Assumption begins Sat., 8.13, 3:30—11PM

Cleveland's Feast of the Assumption begins Saturday, August 13th from 3:30PM to 11PM. Held in the city's Little Italy neighborhood, it is a four-day street fair that celebrates the Catholic Day of Assumption (August 15), when the Virgin Mary died and assumed her place beside Jesus. The Feast is a fun-filled Italian street party with rides, food, live music, a procession, and lots of fun.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Midwest Reggae Fest 8.12—8.14

The Midwest Reggae Fest features Yellowman, Blue Riddim, Etana, the Abyssinians, the Mighty Diamonds, the Meditations, Kenyatta Hill, Taj Weekes & Adowa and many others. This three-day festival with camping runs through Sun. Aug. 14.

Fri., Aug. 12 thru Sun., Aug. 14
Nelson Ledges Quarry Park (Northern OH)

Wine Tasting at Visible Voice to Benefit Art House 8.12

Join Art House and Visible Voice on Friday, August 12th from 7–9PM for wine tasting, art and music. During the Tremont Art Walk (6–10PM) Visible Voice will be hosting an Art House Wine Tasting Benefit. View work from Art House teaching artists Anne Kibbe, Melinda Placko and Kate Ward Terry, enjoy wine, hors d'oeuvres and music for only $20 advanced tickets or $25 at the doorTo purchase tickets in advance call Art House at 216.398.8556.

August 12, 2011
Visible Voice Books
1023 Kenilworth
Tremont, OH

Monday, August 08, 2011

'Guys With Guitars' at Cain Park 8.12 7—9PM

Part of Cain Park's $5 Friday Concerts, Guys With Guitars features Doug Wood, Neil Jacobs and Tim Farrell. The show will be at the Alma Theatre on Friday, August 12th from 7 to 9PM. This will be a tremendous show featuring solo sets by some nationally recognized solo guitarists. Special Guest appearance by Darren Frate.

Holden Arboretum's Garden Concert Series starts 8.9

Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner and join these Cleveland Institute of Music performers in the Holden Arboretum's Garden Concert Series[All concerts begin at 6:30PM.]

Aug. 9
 Spanish & Latin American Music for Cello and Guitar featuring Jacqueline Black and Eric Mann

Aug. 16
 String Trio Program featuring Miran Kim, John Ward, and James Jaffee

Aug. 23 Clarinet Quintet Program featuring Stanislav Golovin and Stephanie Price

The Holden Arboretum
9500 Sperry Rd., Kirtland, Ohio 44094

Friday, August 05, 2011

Twilight at the Zoo 8.5 7PM—MID

Twilight at the Zoo presented by Scene magazine has finally arrived! 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 17 bands playing Motown, rock, salsa, swing, country and blues. Note: Sorry, SOLD OUT.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

The Mattress Factory: Factory 14s Celebration 8.5

Party with the teenage artists—Darrell, Madelyn, Mimi, Anna and Krystina—who participated in Pittsburgh's The Mattress Factory's summer art course, Factory 14s: "HELLO my name is..." Together with their artist-educator, Cheryl Capezzuti, students will display, perform, and generally tell the story of their intensive 4-week introduction to installation art.

Artist/Instructor: Cheryl Capezzuti
Friday, August 5, 2011

RED DOT Project at PNC SmartHome 8.17

RED DOT Project is currently featured in the PNC SmartHome located on the campus of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. All of the artwork in the home was created by artists who incorporate the principles of sustainability in their artwork. The Cleveland Museum of Natural History and RED DOT Project will present a tour of the environmentally friendly artwork throughout the PNC SmartHome Cleveland exhibit on the grounds of the Museum. The hour-long art tour will begin at 7PM on Wednesday, August 17. Tickets are $11 and include general admission to the Museum. For tickets, call 216.231.4600(General tours of SmartHome, not curated/hosted by RED DOT, are conducted every half hour, except at noon and 12:30 pm on weekdays, 12:30 pm on Saturday, and 5 and 5:30 pm on Wednesdays)

Before PNC SmartHome is moved to its permanent location, art featured in the home will be available for purchase. The SmartSale will be held on Sunday, October 9, from noon to 4PM.