Friday, February 18, 2011

Big Dog Theater Grand Opening 2.19 @7PM

Well, I guess that the Big Dog Theater, located in the old Centrum on Coventry really IS finally opening. This Sat. 2.19 @ 7PM is the big opening. After a pre-show party at 7PM w/ City & East with light appetizers from Tommy’s, Jeff and Quinn will hit the stage at 8:30PM. Tix for the opening gala include show & dinner from Fracas for $35/person.

Big Dog Theater 

2781 Euclid Hts Blvd. 
Cleveland Hts

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Arts Business and Innovation Awards Deadline 3.4

The COSE Arts Business and Innovation (ABI) Awards are accepting applications until March 4. There are four different award categories this year, and top winners in each category will receive $1,000, promotion and visibility opportunities through COSE, in-kind business support and a one year free membership in the COSE Arts Network. Applications and nominations are all online and easy to complete.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Wall Eye Gallery: it's all about the heART 2.18 & 2.19

it's all about the heART

February 18 & 19, 2011 • Organized by Stephanie and Joe Ayala
Opening Reception: Friday, February 18, 6:00-11:00 pm
Additional Hours: Saturday, February 19, 12:00-4:00 pm

Wall Eye Gallery and the Cleveland Clinic join together to bring you it’s all about the heART, a group exhibition benefitting the Helping Hearts Fund, a local organization dedicated to heart transplant survivors and their families. A portion of all exhibition sales (boutique sales excluded) will be donated to the fund. Additional opportunities to contribute include a silent auction, raffle, and direct cash or check donations.

Featured Artists: Joe Ayala, Linda Ayala, Stephanie Ayala, Rhonda Cook, Natalia Dale, Stephanie Lipscomb, Douglas Manry, Melanie Newman, Melissa Oberdoester, Arabella Proffer, Alejandro Rivera, Dante Rodriguez, Adam Schonhiutt, David Szekeres, Tyler Teel

5304 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Waiting Child Fund SPEAKEASY FUNraiser 3.5

Join The Waiting Child Fund Saturday, March 5th at Annunciation Church Hall in Tremont for an evening of live music, gaming, food and drink— the SPEAKEASY FUNraiser. Win incredible items playing blackjack, roulette, craps, poker, and unique games.

Each $75 ticket includes complimentary parking, appetizers, an open bar of beer and wine, your first $10 in gaming chips, and the great feeling that comes with helping to change the lives of children in foster care.

Please RSVP by February 23. Register online.
Semi-formal “1920s inspired” attire suggested.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Martini Five-O at The Barking Spider 2.13

If you can't get enough of Martini Five-O on Friday's Art Walk—or prefer to stay on the East side—they are also playing at The Barking Spider THIS Sunday, 2.13. Opening act is Anita Herczog (7PM.)

The Barking Spider Tavern
11310 Juniper Rd.
Cleveland, OH

Martini Five-O at Prosperity for Tremont Art Walk 2.11

Hi all, 'Smooth' Mike and his Martini Five-O retro-lounge trio will continue their reign as 'house band' for Prosperity Social Club, 1109 Starkweather, Friday February 11th, Tremont Art Walk night. Show starts after 9pm. Stop by after seeing Larry's show at Brandt gallery and after the art walk...

Café Bellas Artes presents: An evening of Argentine Tango 2.11 7PM

The Cleveland Museum of Art and Cleveland State University Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs invite you to:

Café Bellas Artes a place to gather with members of the Latino community to share art, culture, music, poetry, literature, food and more in Spanish and English.

Passions, Dreams and Vanities – An evening of Argentine Tango

Friday, February 11th 7PM–8:30PM
The new Student Center Atrium – Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Ave., Corner of E. 22nd St. and Euclid Avenue.

Tango, the Dance of Love. Tango no solo un baile, sino un suspiro de vida…TANGOrush with Sherrie Pallotta & Guillermo Pimentel-DeNovais.

TANGOrush is an organization devoted to fostering Argentine Tango as a social dance in the Cleveland area. Events are oriented towards an audience seeking to dance Argentine Tango as an expression of our human condition and its emotions in a cordial and friendly atmosphere.

Come prepared to dance and celebrate…

The Akron Art Museum exclusive: M.C. Escher

This week, the Akron Art Museum offers an exclusive opportunity to survey M.C. Escher's four-decade career. Impossible Realities showcases 130 of the artist's finest works, starting with his early book plates, moving on to landscapes, tessellations, and impossible worlds, and concluding with his final 1969 print, "Snakes." Featured are such instantly recognizable works as "Drawing Hands," as well as the extremely rare lithographic stone used for the making of "Flatworms." The exhibition comes from the Herakleidon Museum in Athens, Greece, which houses one of the world's largest collections of Escher's work; Akron is one of only two U.S. venues to host it. After the  February 11 opening the exhibit runs through May 29. Also featured:Unfolding Space, a show by Cleveland artist Sarah Kabot, whose work is inspired by Escher. February 12 through June 11. The Akron Art Museum is at 1 South Main St.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Walk All Over Waterloo: Valentine's Day Edition

Walk All Over Waterloo Weekend, Valentine’s Day Edition is this Friday through Sunday, February 11–13. Whether you plan to spend the weekend before Valentine’s Day celebrating with your sweetheart or mocking the whole affair, the Waterloo Arts District has you covered, with great concerts, dining, shopping, and art.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: The WATERLOO ALLEY CAT PROJECT FUNDRAISER. Help the Waterloo Alley Cat Project feed, shelter, spay/neuter, and vaccinate local feral cats! Raffle, punch, and appetizers at 16006 Waterloo Rd, 7pm–9pm, free. Prisoners, Rainy Day Saints, and Filmstrip at the Beachland Tavern, 8:30PM–12AM $5, or $3 with dry or canned cat food.

ARTS COLLINWOOD “Eat Your He’ART Out!” with anti-Valentine’s specials in the café on food and drinks. All weekend long! Trivia Night with Cleveland Trivia. Live interactive trivia with great prizes from Waterloo businesses. Stop in for a short burst or the whole two hours! 7PM–9PM Free live music in the ongoing Art de Rockus Concert series, 9PM–11PM Check out the current show in the gallery!

The Waterloo Arts District, in Cleveland’s North Shores Collinwood neighborhood is conveniently located just off of I-90, ten minutes east of downtown Cleveland.

Brandt Gallery Opening Reception for Larry Zuzik 2.11

From This Friday, Feb. 11, Brandt Gallery will host the opening reception for Larry Zuzik, perhaps one of the best draughtsmen in Northeast Ohio. Anyone with an interest in contemporary portrait and figure drawing will find it well worth the trip to Tremont for a glimpse of the work from this unheralded yet prolific artist.—RD

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Save-the-Date(s): Drawn and Quartered III 5.6, 5.7

Save-the-Date(s), May 6th and 7th will be the dates for the NEW, EXPANDED Drawn and Quartered III at our new home, Wall Eye Gallery. Friday, May 6th from 6—11PM will be an ART OPENING featuring participants from the four teams; Dr. Sketchy, The Murray Hill Group, Northern Ohio Illustrators Society and the Pretentious Tremont Artists. Saturday, May 7th from 7—10PM will be the competition itself. Come out for both nights if you can! More details to come...

Wall Eye Gallery
5304 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102

Pretentious Tremont Artists Change of Venue 2.4 7PM

Change of venue for this week's drawing at the Literary Café, which is closed this Friday. From Tim Herron: 'To everyone who follows the Pretentious Tremont Artists... we'll start back up on Friday February 11th. If you're looking to draw the portrait I'll be having a private session this Friday night at The Manly Pad (2490 Professor) starting at 7PM.'

Tremont's Visible Voice Reading/Book Signing 2.4 7PM

Mira Bartok will be having a reading and book signing at 7PM THIS Friday, Feb. 4th. Due to demand host Visible Voice bookstore is moving the event to a larger venue: United Church of Christ, 2592 West 14th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113. (

AND check out her blog, Mira's Listfor info on: Grants, Fellowships, Residencies and Resources for Artists, Writers, Photographers, Media Artists, Filmmakers, Composers, Musicians, Dancers and others in the Arts.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Save-the-Date: The Blasters 3.18

Phil Alvin and the original rockabilly kings, The Blasters, play the Beachland Ballroom March 18th. This is a Friday night, folks, so NO excuses.

Friday, March 18| 8 PM (7 PM door)
The Blasters
Ballroom | All Ages

Beachland Ballroom
15711 Waterloo Rd
Cleveland, OH