Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Great FREE Music at Waterloo Arts Fest Saturday 6.30

Our friends, Martini Five-0, plays the 10th Annual Waterloo Arts Fest at the Beachland Ballroom 1:30PM.

The Waterloo Arts Fest features FREE Bands & DJs All Day; DJ Jumpin Joe Madigan (12 PM), Martini Five-O (1:30 PM), DJ MuGG H00ks (2:15 PM), Wesley Bright & The Hi-Lites (3:30 PM), DJ Bill Lipold (of irockcleveland.com) (4:15 PM), White Buffalo Woman (5:30 PM) in the 
Tavern 12 pm–7 pm. 

While you and yours enjoy the fest, come on in for some food, beverages, AC, and great tunes all day.

Monday, June 25, 2012

50/50 Show @ The Dredgers Union 6.29

50 pieces of original art, from 50 different artists, $50 each. Experience a very cool and fun event on East Fourth St.

Now in its 7th year The 50/50 Show is one of Northeast Ohio’s most anticipated art events and was one of the 1300 Gallery’s most popular shows. This show will bring to the art patron a chance to own an original work by some of the best regional talent at a very affordable price. Each work will be hung for one night only, with sales being completed that evening.

The Dredgers Union
2043 E.4th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
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Friday, June 22, 2012

All That Matters to Me At the Screw Factory 6.23

An increasingly impressive creative community is coalescing in Lakewood's Lake Erie Building, the former Templar Auto Building now affectionately known as The Screw Factory.

The facility solidifies its vitality as a cultural venue this weekend with its second annual All That Matters to Me exhibition. The one-night expo is a showcase of works that don't fit into usual galleries — literally and figuratively.

Some 50,000 square feet of the Screw Factory's open floors have been given over to the show (so wear your spongiest walking shoes). The space, and the "no pressure" attitude towards selling affords artists the chance to showcase media that have no reliable display space around town.

Experimental filmmaker Bug Davidson, whose past works have explored 21st-century relationships through contrasts of queer identity and regimented expectations, presents a video installation. Joe Bartram's sculpture tableaus create Dali-like scenes by populating a stage with ambiguous machines, suspended rubble, and animal forms. Emily Sullivan's evocative installations juxtapose plant-like entities with walls of mesh.

Some thirty other performances, avant-garde films, and situated constructs flit up to the rafters and wind through the stairwells. See them here, because nowhere else can hold them.

All That Matters to Me will be held one night only, Saturday, June 23rd, from 7–10PM at the Lake Erie Building, 13000 Athens Ave, Lakewood. Go to allthatmattersshow.com or screwfactoryartists.com.

Two Part Invention — An Evening with Tracy Silverman and Philip Aaberg @Cain Park 6.22

Lauded by the BBC as “the greatest living exponent of the electric violin,” Tracy Silverman’s groundbreaking six-string electric violin work has influenced an entire generation of string players.

Grammy- and Emmy-nominated pianist/ composer Philip Aaberg writes music that translates Montana’s farms, ranches, and native vultures into music. Classically trained, Aaberg celebrates many traditions and weaves strains of blues and bluegrass as well as rock and new music throughout his melodic tapestries.

Tracy and Philip together perform pieces from their "Improvisations on Bach" CD, along with original works and unique arrangements of contemporary tunes. Their performances are full of approachable good humor and break all the pretenses of classical conventions, with jazz, pop and world influences accenting the beauty, elegance, and soulfulness of classical masterpieces.

Two Part Invention — An Evening with Tracy Silverman and Philip Aaberg
Friday 6.22.2012 8PM
$18/15 advance, $21/18 dos
14591 Superior Road
Cleveland Hts., Ohio 44118

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Drink And Draw Social Club Cleveland Debuts 6.21

Join Randy Crider and others from the Rust Belt Monster Collective and Dr. Sketchy as they launch Drink And Draw Social Club Cleveland tonight at 7PM at Tremont's TapHouse.

This from Randy:

'It officially begins tonight! This is our radioactive spider bite, our cosmic rays, our chance to strengthen our artistic steel to the might of adamantium.'
'The rules our simple. Bring some drawing supplies, buy some drinks, and make some of the bitchinest art this side of the Cuyahoga. Only other thing, don't bring projects you've already started, it's a social club after all, and it's a perfect chance to draw some nonsense.

We're doing it at the taphouse this time, so there's lots of beers, lots of food, and some happenin drawings on the tables to boot. I've got the back tables reserved, so tell your pals, and make them happy they invited us.'

Tremont TapHouse "Beer Bar & Eatery"
2572 Scranton Rd, Cleveland, Ohio 44113-4315
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Dar Williams performs at Cain Park 6.21 8PM

Dar Williams, one of the great voices and songwriters. Tonight, 8PM at 
Cain Park, in Cleveland Heights. 

Free Lake Erie Shores, Islands Travel Planner

Planning your next Lake Erie weekend getaway or vacation? Map out your upcoming family vacation, romantic weekend getaway or weekend road trip by downloading (or have it mailed to you) their exhaustive Travel Planner.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Larchmere PorchFest! 6.23

Join us this Saturday for Larchmere PorchFest! This year, 30 bands will perform on neighborhood porches, with a two-band finale concert on 126th Street. Porch performances kick off at 2PM and our finale bands begin at 6PM. Stick around for after party performances at Bon Vivant, Jezebels Bayou, and Academy Tavern. So bring the kids, pack a cooler, and drive, ride, walk or bike to Larchmere for this day of music and more!

Visit our website to view this year's musical line-up, download the schedule, and get tips on how to make the most of the day. Stop by our info tent the day of the event for printed maps and PorchFest merch. See you Saturday!

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson @ Beck Center

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is an audacious, irreverent rock musical which was a hit off-Broadway, and paints the picture with modern references, including the presence of electronics (cell phones, Ipads, head sets), lots of hard rock music, imaginative if not always accurate historical references, and lots of swearing, blood and guts.

Larry Goodpaster and Dennis Yurich’s musical direction is the foundation on which the production is built. The band, Yurich, Ingrid Lang and Jason Giaco, supported by various cast members, is musically dynamic.

May 25 – July 1, 2012
Studio Theater

Beck Center for the Arts
Lakewood, OH 44107
17801 Detroit Ave

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Mattress Factory's 2012 Urban Garden Party 6.15

2012 Urban Garden Party: Alice at the Factory Friday, June 15 | 7:00 PM 
(VIP Festivities begin at 6PM)

General Admission: $95
VIP: SOLD OUT, festivities presented by Pittsburgh Audi Dealers
Purchase your tickets now! Less than 75 tickets remain.
MF Members email abby@mattress.org for your exclusive discount!

What better way to kick off the summer than with 1000+ of your art-loving friends and neighbors at the 2012 Urban Garden Party? This year’s celebration features food and drink from over 40 restaurants and caterers, entertainment by post-punk brass band Lungs Face Feet, performances by Spontaneous Art, DJ Zimmie, Mr. Owl and DJ SPAED with Casey Hallas, and NYC DJ Eli Escobar, not to mention a few surprises you definitely won’t want to miss!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Burning River Roller Girls vs. Ontario 6.16 6PM

Come see the debut of the Burning River Roller Girls travel teams at the Wolstein Center (on the CSU campus.) A team of BRRG All-stars competes against that team up north, Ontario's Tri-City Roller Girlsand it will count toward national rankings.

Bouts start at 6PM. 
Bonus Bout: The Pyromaniacs vs. Toledo.

Booker T. Cleveland Society for the Learned 6.15

The Booker T. Cleveland Society for the Learned strives to unite people through books. Inspired by the Book Club in Paris, the rules are simple: Bring a book that you have already read, and be prepared to swap it with another member of the society.

This Friday at 6:30PM, join us for a fun night of conversation, drinking and new friends.


Felice Urban Cafe
12502 Larchmere Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44120
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Wade Oval Wednesdays 6.13 – 7.29

WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays, presented by PNC, returns to University Circle June 13th to August 29th for another summer of great music, movies, food and fun. Visit their site for a full line-up of new and returning bands. NOTE: there is no event on July 4th.

June 13 - August 29
Wade Oval in University Circle

Friday, June 08, 2012

Tremont Art Walk 6.8 6–10PM

This month's Tremont Art Walk is June 8th, tonight, from 6–10PM. Pamela Gilliland (see postcard art) will be featured at Wine & Design, 751 Starkweather and Miles Budimir and Steve Mastroianni will be performing as Malphonia at Mastroianni Photography and Arts, 2688 W 14th St. As always, don't forget to check out Martini 5-O at Prosperity Social Club and stop by to visit the human zoo that is The PretentiousTremont Artists at the Literary Cafe (after 9PM.)

Dr. Sketchy presents: All Balboa Weekend 6.9

Our friends at Dr. Sketchy are hosting a SPECIAL session THIS Sat. June 9th: 'For $10 admission you will get to draw a slew of amazing dancers in vintage gear, and hear one of the best big bands the US has to offer, Jonathan Stout's Campus Five! This is a dress to impress event for the dancers, and while I am sure you [don't] have to dress up, I am just giving you a heads up that you can if you like!' 

Prime drawing time is from 6:30PM to 9PM but you and you are welcome to stay after. Rumor has it our own Ken Talley may be one of the dancers.

6001 Rockside Pl
Independence, OH 44131

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

23rd Parade the Circle, Saturday 6.9 11AM

One of Cleveland's signature summer events, the 23rd Annual Parade the Circle takes place THIS 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.
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Discover Gordon Square Arts District! 6.9 12PM

Discover Gordon Square Arts District!
Saturday, June 9th, 2012
12PM to 12AM

Weapons of Mass Creation Fest 6.8–6.10

A grassroots event to inspire and enable the creative mind, the Weapons of Mass Creation Fest is the premier art, design, and music event in the Midwest. Now in its third year, 1,000+ attendees will descend upon Cleveland for three days, June 8–10, to see 20 speakers, 20 designers, and over 30 bands. Creative professionals, entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, students, and fans will gather to learn, get inspired, collaborate, network, and celebrate.

Friday night mixer: Doors open 6PM. Saturday: Doors open 11AM. Sunday: Doors open 11AM.

WMC Fest 
5400 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102

Saturday, June 02, 2012

An Invite from Tricia Kaman Art Studio and Gallery

It is my great honor to invite you to my studio for the summer Little Italy Art Walk this weekend, beginning June 1st at 5pm and continuing until June 3rd at 6pm.

Festivities will begin on Friday, June 1st at 5:00pm with an intimate wine and cheese reception at my studio. I would be delighted if you could join me.

Even if you are not able to attend the reception on Friday, I would still welcome you to join me throughout the rest of the weekend during this exceptional event. I will be creating hand-cut silhouette portraits throughout the weekend, and am very excited to be showcasing the works of visiting artists Kim Di Lalla (Textile Artist) and Sherry Rider (Jewelry Artist).

Tricia Kaman