Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Dr. Sketchy Returns 2.26 8PM

After some time off—for good behavior?—Cleveland's Dr. Sketchy group returns with models posing in their unique mix of classic burlesque, sci-fi, horror, punk rock, and/or retro styles. Hang out, sketch, hang out some more, maybe have a few beers. It’s an art club minus bad attitudes. Tuesday’s Dr. Sketchy model is Angelina Rose, a 'sexy and athletic bad-ass with hula hoops'! Price: $10

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School
Tuesday, Feb. 26th 8PM
Beachland Ballroom

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Cash Mobbing the West Side Market on Saturday, 2.23

The West Side Market 'Cash Mob' has been scheduled for THIS Saturday the 23rd. Cash Mobs (www.cash-mobs.com) usually help support solid, civic-minded businesses—not prop up those that are struggling—but, this is a unique situation. With news of the fire, the decision was made to cash mob the market to help the vendors get back on their feet.

The rules are simple: show up with $20 to spend, talk to three people you didn't know before, and have fun.
Take the RTA if you can, as that will help with parking, and don't forget to stop in some of the other W. 25th businesses before or after. Lets make this the BEST Cash Mob to support the BEST market in America! 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Shore Folk Festival Saturday, 2.23 Noon–6PM

The inaugural Shore Folk Festival—an all-day celebration of traditional American music to be held in the performing arts wing of Shore Cultural Centre—will be a full menu of local and national talent offering master workshops and performances. Led by top-caliber artists and musicians, everyone from beginners to aficionados can check out sessions that let them get 'hands-on' with new musical styles, literary skills or even swing dancing. There’s something for every age and ability level, with a special track of kids workshops offered concurrently. Featuring workshops, performances, dance and poetry.

Two performances will be highlighted on the acoustically exceptional Shore Auditorium stage; a matinee concert will feature the artists of Roots of American Music, known for their quality youth and school programs, in a danceable, interactive kids show at 3PM. The headline concert—and full-on jam—takes the stage at 7PM, with a host of top musical talent, including Mark Olitsky, Pete McDonald, Lynn Frederick, Hillbilly IDOL, Janice Pohl and a series of guest artists. 

Participating artists and organizations include The Beachland Ballroom, Roots of American Music, organizers of the Raccoon County Music Festival, Mac’s Backs, Mark Olitsky, Emily Ingalls, Laura Lewis and Ray DeForest. Check out Facebook for updates or by calling 216.289.8578. Workshop tickets are just $2 for individual session, or $5 for a full-day pass that lets you visit as many sessions as you like. Also offer are family passes for $15, for those who want to let their children take part in kids sessions while they sit in on master series.

Workshops Noon–6PM
Kids Concert 3PM $5
Headline Concert 7PM $10

Monday, February 18, 2013

Drink And Draw Social Club Cleveland 2.21, 7–11PM

This Thursday is the next meeting of the Drink And Draw Social Club Cleveland at their usual spot, 2nd floor of The Lava Lounge in Tremont.

The Lava Lounge
Lounge · Bar · Restaurant

Art House's Sippin' in the Studio 2.21, 7–9PM

There's still time to register for Thursday's Sippin' in the Studio. Visit Art House for their adult class, Sippin' in the Studio, which offers quality art instruction in a relaxed and creative environment. A great class for a fun date or girls' night out, no prior art experience is required. Each class is themed and all supplies are included. Class includes two glasses of wine (white or red), all art materials and a lot of creative fun! Class participants must be 21 years or older. 

February 21, 7–9PM
That's my Story

Through artistic storytelling (fact or fiction) students will create an autobiographical ceramic commemorative plate to share their milestone accomplishments. Underglaze painting and drawing will be used to create visually dynamic images. Students may  bring photographs or other reference materials. Plates will be kiln fired at Art House and can be picked up following the workshop.
Class fee: $35.00 + $15.00 material fee

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Wesley Bright & The Hi-Lites at The Happy Dog 2.16

Two great jam bands are playing in Ohio City this Saturday—The Floorwalkers play Brite Winter on W. 25th at 9PM and at the SAME time Wesley Bright & The Hi-Lites play The Happy Dog. $5 Entry (get there EARLY, it's a small place) AND those tasty dogs, how can you go wrong?!

The Happy Dog
West 58th St. & Detroit Ave.

Cleveland, OH

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ohio City's 'Brite Winter' Music and Art Festival 2.16

Brite Winter, the annual free winter art and music festival will feature 48 bands on 6 stages on February 16th, 2013 in Ohio City’ Market District. Brite Winter will be at West 26th and Bridge again, but also going South of Lorain to hang with Campbell's Sweets Factory, Cleveland Hostel, and Loren Naji Studio Gallery. The event is a showcase of up and coming Midwestern artists including The Floorwalkers, Teen, Total Babes, Wolf Ram Heart, Bethesda, Ashley Brooke Toussant and many more. Our friends from Rust Belt Monster CollectiveErin SchechtmanCraig WorrellJames GiarBen HaleTim Switalski and Randy Crider are participating. Randy even did Brite Winters mascot Fluri.

In 2012 the festival featured 40 groups and drew 10,000 attendees for the single day art and music festival, sponsored by GE Lighting, The Cleveland Institute of Art, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. The groups are scheduled to play both indoor and outdoor stages, created as temporary performance areas for the festival. For more information on Brite Winter festival and the specific
schedules visit Britewinter.com Listen to the music line-up and see set times at 2013 Music Schedule.

Booker T. Cleveland Society for the Learned 2.15

The Booker T. Cleveland Society for the Learned strives to unite through books. Inspired by the Book Club of Paris, the rules are simple: Bring a book that you have read, and be prepared to swap it with another member of the society. Friday, Feb. 15th at 6:30PM will be a night of fun, conversation, and new friends. Remember NO BOOK, NO ADMITTANCE! Note: This time we'll be going to the private and historic Hermit Club, just behind Playhouse Square. There will be a bar open, but no food, so eat beforehand! (Cowell & Hubbard is nearby.)

The Hermit Club
1629 Dodge Court, Cleveland, OH 44114
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Lorain's Follow the Fish Reception 2.15 4:30—7:30PM

The Rock Hall has its guitars and Chinatown has it's dragons (soon to be snakes), now
meet the artists and see the submissions selected to decorate Lorain County's 
Walleye and Perch this summer!

Friday, 4:30—7:30PM
Stocker Arts Center 
(on the Lorain Community College 
1005 North Abbe Road
Elyria, Ohio 44035

Friday, February 08, 2013

TangoNovo: A Nuevo Tango Experience 2.8

TangoNovo: A nuevo tango experience, the only 'alternative' milonga in the area features modern tango music, traditional tango pandas, and unique salsa and other latin and alternative sets mixed in, returns Friday, Feb. 8th.

8:00–8:30PM: Tango Lesson with KB & Carmen
8:30–11:30PM: Dancing
$10 per person, or $5 with college ID

BYOB: Bring your own wine, water, etc. Location: All About Dancin' Dance Studio, 2115 Freeman Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113 (centrally located, just a couple blocks from West Side Market.)

Save the Date: March 29th, 2013, the first Fifth Friday Milonga of 2013!

KB and Carmen: A Tango Romance

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Veterans of Artwalk @Mastroianni Gallery 2.8 6PM

Mastroianni Photography and Arts observes the 20th anniversary of the Tremont Artwalk with a series of portraits of some of the 'original protagonists' including Jean Brandt and Dana Depew. These portraits will be on display for the February and March art walks. Check out this portrait of the lead Pretentious Tremont Artist Tim Herron, whose Manly Pad was legendary on the original walks.

Mastroianni Photography and Arts
2688 W 14th St, Cleveland, Ohio 44113
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The O Gallery Grand Re-Opening 2.8 6–9PM

The O Gallery has much to celebrate, they have expanded and upgraded its location, and is rapidly approaching its third birthday of representing Northeastern Ohio artistic talent. They are still located inside of LaPlace Shopping Center, on the main level adjacent from Les Lunettes Optique and Mitchell's Ice Cream. 

'In a nutshell, it is time for a party! The opening exhibit is a retrospective of over twenty local artists The O has
represented over the past three years of business. Come to the opening gala to explore the new location and mingle with Cleveland's finest and most intriguing. The night will also include wine, hors d'oeuvres, and live music. Join us on this marvelous occasion and ignite your artistic curiosity.'

Friday, February 8th, 2013
The O Gallery
LaPlace, 2101 Richmond Road

Beachwood, OH 44122
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