Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Eileen Dorsey paintings at Corcoran Fine Arts 6.1

Corcoran Fine Arts & Appraisals presents Ostensible Grounds: Paintings by Eileen Dorsey with an Opening Reception this Friday, June 1st from 5–9PM. (Reception is free and open to the public.) The show runs from June 1st through Aug 31st.

Corcoran Fine Arts & Appraisals specializes in the private sale of 19th and 20th century master works but are now venturing into the contemporary arts. Ostensible Grounds will be the first of their quarterly Contemporary shows. Cleveland native Eileen Dorsey will present her newer works of "landscape" paintings.

This exhibit also takes place during Larchmere's First Friday Art Walk. This Art Walk happens the first Friday of every month and consists of over 50 privately owned shops and eateries that will feature work of local artists.
Corcoran Fine Arts & Appraisals
12610 Larchmere Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44120
216. 767. 0770
Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 12-6PM and Sat 12-5PM

Mary Doria Russell at Visible Voice 6.1, 7–8PM

Our author friend Mary Doria Russell will have a special reading and book-signing appearance at Visible Voice Friday, June 1st from 7–8PM and 'would take it as a personal favor if any or all of [you] can come to the event.' The signing will be centered around her best selling book Doc, which HBO has just optioned for a series next fall.

She'd really 'like to have a big crowd show up for it, even if I have to buy a round of drinks for all of you at the Literary [Cafe] afterward!!!' Sounds like an offer that's hard to refuse!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Punch Brothers @Beachland 6.3 8PM

Punch Brothers have a new album, Who’s Feeling Young Now? It’s the follow-up to 2010’s Grammy-nominated Antifogmatic, about which the New York Times said: “Punch Brothers have the unplugged lineup of an old-fashioned string band… But their music is as radical as … new acoustic music can be.” 

Punch Brothers was formed in 2006 by mandolinist/singer Chris Thile with four other virtuosic musicians: fiddler Gabe Witcher, banjo player Noam Pikelny, bassist Paul Kowert, and guitarist Chris “Critter” Eldridge. Their  many musical interests include indie rock, folk, jazz, bluegrass, and classical music.
Punch Brothers * Lera LynnSunday Jun 3rd
Beachland Ballroom
8PM $20 adv / $22 dos

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tremont Greek Fest 5.25–5.28

Come to the Tremont Greek Fest from May 25 at 12PM until May 28 at 9PM, at the Annunciation Cleveland Greek Orthodox Church, 2187 West 14th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113.

Murray Hill Group Takes 1st in Drawn 'N Quartered! 4

The Drawn 'N Quartered! 4 Murray Hill Group FIRST PLACE Team (L to R): Michael Pomerantz, Tim Hosler, Deb Steytler, Danette Konkoly, Tricia Kaman, Linda Graham, Christa Gulaian, Ken Talley, Vivian E. Haney and Juan Quirarte. [Not pictured: Paula St. John and Jack St. John.]

Thanks! GREAT job team!! It was a tremendous amount of fun. SPECIAL thanks to our terrific models Lisa Wenhart, Faith Mcfluff and MorrisonDance, the superb MC Michael Salinger (we couldn't do it without his talent) and to Loren Naji for throwing an awesome party! —Juan

Friday, May 18, 2012

Drawn 'N Quartered IV 5.19 7–10PM

Life drawing as a spectator sport? Four drawing groups duke it out in front of your very eyes. Come cheer, yell and draw! Saturday, May 19th from 7—10PM at the Loren Naji Studio, 2138 West 25th St. Prior to and during the event there will be an ART SHOW featuring participants from the four teams; Dr. Sketchy, The Murray Hill Group, Northern Ohio Illustrators Society and The Pretentious Tremont Artists.

NOTE: This is a FAMILY FRIENDLY event. ALL models will be clothed or costumed.

AND STAY for the After-Party featuring the EXO 4 Band! Wine, beer and hors d' oeuvres provided by our gracious host, Loren Naji, he promises that it 'will go well into the wee hours of the morning!!!'

Drawn 'N Quartered IV
Loren Naji Studio
2138 West 25th St.

Third Fridays @78th St. Studios 5.18

Tonight is 78th St. Studios' monthly Third Friday open house, with over 40 arts businesses now in the building, there is a lot to see. Eileen Dorsey will be displaying some new work and will be painting live for the first half of the reception in her studio, suite 105.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Dr. Sketchy Presents: A Haunted May with Beth 5.15

Dr. Sketchy is back after a month off. Their pencils are sharpened for the 'return of one of our favorite stars, the Beautiful Bewitching Beth!' She is billed as a haunt actress and those talents will be showcased! Come get your spooky on with this month's Sketchy! The usual Prizes and Drinks and Drawing!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
7:30 Door, Model at 8PM

The Beachland Ballroom
15711 Waterloo  
Cleveland, OH 44110

Album of the Year @Studio Le Beau 5.11, 7-11PM

Tonight is the opening of the Album of the Year Show at Studio Le Beau, 2360 West 11th, where a bevy of talented local artists re-envision their favorite album covers. Part of the Tremont Art Walk, the opening runs from 7PM to 11PM. 'Booze, food, DJs and the girls from Cleveland Exotic Dance make this an event you don't wanna miss!'

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

23rd Parade the Circle, Saturday 6.9

One of Cleveland's signature summer events, the 23rd Annual Parade the Circle will take place Saturday, June 9th. This free celebration features a parade presented by The Cleveland Museum of Art and Circle Village by University Circle, Inc. institutions. The noon Parade incorporates the drama and artistry of colorful floats, puppets, costumes, dancers and musicians. Spend the afternoon, rain or shine, on Wade Oval.

Click here for more information.

"Coppers, Mobsters and Robbers" 5.19

Coppers, Mobsters and Robbers presented by Lake View Cemetery May 19thEliot Ness, the Sam Shepard and the Sly-Fanner murder cases are some of the most notable law personalities and criminal cases in Cleveland history. Allan May, organized crime historian, will lead this tour as we find out what truly happened in some of these notorious cases.Lake View Cemetery is located in University Circle, Cleveland's cultural hub, rated one of America's Prettiest Neighborhoods by Forbes Magazine. 

May 19th 10AM
Lake View Cemetery
$7.00 with Reservations

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Club 47 Folk Revival Doc Wins Awards, Screens 5.20

Todd Kwait's film For The Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival won Best Documentary at the Boston International Film Fest and Best Regional Doc at Southeast New England Film Music, & Arts Festival! The new documentary, celebrating the roots of the Cambridge, Massachusetts folk music scene, recently premiered before a sold-out crowd at the Boston Festival and is now pegged to be the headlining film for the Ohio Independent Film Festival, screening at The Beachland Ballroom on Sunday May 20th at 7:30 PM.

For The Love of the Music centers around Club 47, the iconic Harvard Square coffeehouse, now known as Club Passim, where Joan Baez, Tom Rush, Taj Mahal, Judy Collins and many others got their starts in the early years of the folk revival from 1958–1968.

The 105-minute film features interviews with Baez, Rush, Mahal, Collins, Maria Muldaur, Geoff Muldaur, Jim Kweskin, Jackie Washington, Jim Rooney, Peter Rowan and many others. Included are previously unreleased music and rare photographs featuring Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Eric Von Schmidt and others, and audio recordings of two unreleased Bob Dylan performances, “Talkin’ World War III Blues” and “With God on Our Side,” and a Dylan with Eric von Schmidt version of the traditional hymn “Glory, Glory”. These archival performances were recorded at the Club and are currently under preservation with the New England Folk Music Archives.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Burlesque-A-Pades Saturday 5.5

Burlesque-A-Pades with: Angie Pontani & The Pontani Sisters feat. The Brian Newman Quintet and Pinch & Squeal. Primarily seated, general admission
Ballroom 8:30PM, $15 adv / $17 dos

A younger generation has reignited the passion for burlesque performance locally. The Beachland has always loved the look and feel of bygone showbiz eras; The Pontani Sisters have frequently come to the Beachland as part of touring revues spearheaded by beloved surf-rockers Los Straitjackets. Now, these women will perform their athletic and sexy burlesque dance routines aided by The Brian Newman Quintet. Cleveland’s burlesque scene will be represented by the comedic and musical duo of Pinch and Squeal.