Thursday, December 17, 2015

Pre-holiday 78th Street Studios Art Walk 12.18

This Friday is the 78th Street Studios monthly art walk, with over 50 art studios, galleries, and businesses opening their doors for a free event for the public, featuring local restaurants and food trucks. Many of the tenants are offering special holiday items found only at the studios. Make sure to stop by with friends, family and even the dog for this family, and pet friendly holiday event. The event is from 5–9PM.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Big Fun Pop-up in Lakewood/Depew Show 12.10

Steve Presser and crew are back in Lakewood just for the holidays. The former Big Fun location has been transformed into a special pop-up holiday store.

“Big Fun will have the usual great holiday gifts that the award-wining store is known for,” Presser promises. “Ghoulardi and Cleveland souvenirs, including mugs, t- shirts, books, etc. are the perfect gift for the local fan. An amazing selection of books, most of which are more than half off, will be offered. Christmas stocking stuffers for people of all ages. It is nice to be in the old neighborhood again.”

The former location is filled with an eclectic selection of unique holiday gifts. Items include holiday goods, Cleveland-themed items, art books, adult coloring books, vintage t-shirts, hundreds of LEGO items, a collection of more than 6,000 miniature VW Beetles and Minibuses, and items from City Buddha and Blaze Gourmet.

The pop-up shop is highlighted by two new and very special collections that Presser is displaying for the very first time.

“I got a call from a friend who wanted to know if I could help a close friend of hers liquidate a toy collection of her friend's father, who sadly passed away,” Presser reveals. “Well, it was actually two collections that the father had a passion for. One was over 100 complete Lego buildings and a ton of accessories. The other was his real love—Volkswagen Beetle Bugs. The collection is over 6,000 individual VW bugs, beetles, vans, campers, etc. These two wonderful collections will be featured at the Clifton store and will be for sale.”

Additionally, the walls above the retail shelves are filled with a special retrospective of acclaimed local artist Dana Depew’s artwork. Looking Up to Dana Depew opens with a special reception this Thursday, Dec. 10 from 6 to 9PM.  Most of Depew’s work in the shop is priced at $100 or less, and is available for sale in the shop before Thursday’s reception.

The pop-up Big Fun holiday shop is open Monday through Saturday from 11AM to 8PM. and 11AM to 1PM on Sunday. Thursday evening’s reception is free and open to the public.

(Big Fun Pop-Up Holiday Shop) 
11512 Clifton Blvd., Lakewood

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

JUNTOS Art Exhibition at LCCC Opening 12.12

"Flor de Maga: Rita Moreno" by Joe Ayala
JUNTOS is Spanish for together. In this spirit of collaboration with the Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery at the Lorain County Community College and the Museum of Hispanic and Latino Cultures. JUNTOS brings together over 50 talented and unique artists in our region for the museum's first art exhibition benefit. A portion of each sale will go towards the museum to help establish a permanent home.

Join us at 
1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035 for the Opening Reception on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 4:30pm to 9:30pm.

If you miss the opening reception there will be additional hours on:
Sunday, December 13, Noon–3PM
Monday–Friday, December 14-18, 10:30AM–2:30PM
Friday, December 18, 5:30–8:30PM
Saturday and Sunday, December 19–20, Noon–4PM

Cleveland Bazaar @78th Street Studios 12.12–13

The Cleveland Bazaar will host 135 talented vendors on all three floors of the 78th Street Studios on Saturday and Sunday, December 12 and 13.

The juried show will feature a variety of work including jewelry, paper goods, pottery, wearable art, candles, wall art, clothing, accessories and more. You'll find delightful things over 170,000 square feet of artist's studios, art galleries and design spaces.

Show hours are 10AM to 9PM on Saturday and 10AM to 6PM on Sunday. Admission is free.
Look for The Proper Pig food truck outside and Spice Kitchen inside the building as well as coffee by Rising Star and nitrogen-frozen ice cream by Piccadilly Artisan Creamery.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Kata Kata Show & Demonstration 12.5, 12.6

The Verne Collection and the Morgan Conservatory invites you to a once in a lifetime chance to meet the young "treasures" of Japan.

61 years ago, the Verne Gallery introduced the hand stencil dyed prints on handmade paper of Keisuke Serizawa to the United States. In 1956, the Japanese were afraid the crafts of the past would disappear. They designated 33 people as Living National Treasures. Serizawa (1895-1984) was the master of stencil dyeing, a process called kataezome,and was given a small stipend to train apprentices before he passed away.

Nobuyuki Takai was the last pupil directly connected to Serizawa and his students. Chie Takai ( Kata Kata) is the daughter of Nobuyuki Takai. She and her husband Takeshi Matsunaga are the last couple continuing on this great tradition.

Opening
Saturday, December 5th, 6-9pm at the Verne Collection: The Verne Collection invites you to celebrate the holidays with the first major show ever of Kata Kata in the United States. Please bring your family for a night of whimsy and fun. Come and meet Kata Kata and also see the works of Chie's father Nobuyuki Takai.

2207 Murray Hill Rd., Cleveland, OH 44106 (Free Parking in Parking Lot 47 just down the street.) 216-231-8866

Kata Kata Stencil Dye Demonstration
Sunday, December 6th, 2pm at the Morgan Conservatory: You and your family are invited to watch the process of this great Japanese craft and art form as Chie Takai and Takeshi Matsunaga demonstrate hand stencil dyeing for the first time in the U.S.

1754 East 47th St., Cleveland, OH 44103 (Secure Parking E 45th garden entrance (one-way running south between Payne & Commerce). 216-361-9255

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Big Lebowski @Cedar Lee Sat., 12.5 9:30PM & MID

Big Lebowski night at The Cedar Lee Theatre is Saturday, December 5th, 9:30 PM & midnight. C'mon, be a little achiever!

Little Italy Winter Wonderland Art Walk 12.4–12.6

Art by Tara Murphy Seibel
While on the December Little Italy Winter Wonderland Art Walk Friday thru Sunday don't forget to stop by the Tricia Kaman Studio, room 202 in The Schoolhouse for custom silhouettes, original paintings and giclee prints. Silhouette hours are Sat. 1-9PM, Sun. 1–5PM. Walk-ins accepted, or call ahead for an appointment (216.559.6478).

Monday, November 30, 2015

Cleveland Bazaar @78th Street Studios 12.12–12.13

Cleveland's largest indie craft show is coming to 78th Street in December. The Cleveland Bazaar will be in the 1st Floor SmARTspace on December 12th and 13th. Get all your handmade holiday gifts in one day, with over 100 vendors and businesses to choose from. Make sure to visit Eileen Dorsey in Suite 105, who will be serving up some extra holiday cheer. Bazaar hours are Saturday 10am - 9pm and Sunday 10am- 6pm.

Friday, November 20, 2015

4th Annual Short and Sweet Holiday Shop

Back by popular demand! The Brooklyn Centre Naturalists and Art House are hosting our 4th Annual Short and Sweet Holiday Shop in December.

Shop dates:

Friday, Dec. 4th
4–8PM

Saturday, Dec. 5th & Sunday, the 6th
11AM–4PM

Friday, Dec. 11th
4–8PM

Saturday, Dec. 12th & Sunday, the 13th
11AM–4PM


For the most up-to-date information visit: Short and Sweet Shop FB

Come visit The Short and Sweet Holiday Shop and you will be pleasantly surprised by the variety, quality, and workmanship of pen and ink holiday cards, knitted and crocheted goods that run the gamut from baby blankets, to neck warmers, scarves and hats for everyone on your list. There are sun catchers and whimsical critters out of stained glass. All kinds of jewelry--beaded, crocheted wire, fused glass. Choose from jams and jellies, soaps and salt scrubs, aprons, purses, books, ceramics and much, much more.


Art House
216.398.8556
3119 Denison Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44109

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Small Business Saturday 2015 is 11.28

Saturday Nov 28th is Small Business Saturday®, dedicated to celebrating small, local business. If you're a small business learn how to take advantage of the free downloadable marketing materials on ShopSmall.com to help you make the most of Small Business Saturday.

Friday Events @ 78th Street Studios 11.20 & 11.27

Art, discounts and  raffles this Friday and Next! This Friday from 5-9PM is the 78th Street Studios monthly art walk. Over 50 businesses open their doors for this free public event. 

Next Friday, several select galleries and businesses will be open for Black Friday from 3–7PM. We will be offering exclusive discounts at each business. Mention code: Gobble Gobble at the Eileen Dorsey Studio and receive 10% off your total purchase! Spend over $50 at any space in the building from now until Black Friday for a chance to win a piece of art! Just bring your proof of purchase to the Eileen Dorsey Studio for your ticket. More info.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

"A Christmas Art Show" 11.20

"Ovaltine" by Billy Nainiger 
One local artist has taken his "A Christmas Story" love to new heights. Billy Nainiger has created "A Christmas Art Show," a collection of works inspired by the film. The solo show will open at E11even 2 inside 78th Street Studios with a reception from 5 to 9PM on Friday, Nov. 20. There will be a closing reception on Friday, Dec. 18.

Nainiger, who is co-owner of E11even 2, has spent the last five years focused on artwork dealing with pop culture favorites such as the Beatles and "The Big Lebowski." He shifted his focus to the local movie classic last year, creating mixed-media pieces centered on the holiday favorite.

His ACS works include irreverent takes on beloved characters including Ralphie, the Old Man and Scut Farkus, brought to life through the use of spray paint, latex and found objects.

Nainiger also painted one of the most famous local characters in the movie, Patty Johnson LaFountaine, who plays the mean Higbee's elf.

"I will be there throughout the event chatting with folks, posing for pics, and signing poster replicas of my painting," says LaFountaine, who sounds a lot nicer than her character. "I think it will be a BLAST."

The gallery show will be set up in two sections, with half featuring Nainiger's works and a half featuring a re-creation of the "Christmas Story" house's interior. Ornaments, cards and limited-edition prints of Nainiger's works will be for sale.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

WCF 6th Annual Scrabble Tournament 11.21

Saturday, Nov. 21st is the date of the 6th Annual WCF Scrabble Tourny hosted by Vikki Nowak and Todd Webster. This year at the BottleHouse Brewery in Cleveland Heights, registration is available online!

The fundraiser is attended by beginner, average, and expert Scrabble players alike! Don't let the word "tournament" scare you; this event is fun and filled with the most incredible auction items and prizes. This year there will be:

• 26 Restaurant Gift Cards - Each Valued at $100
• 26 Bottles of Wine
• A Troy Built Single Stage Snow Thrower - Valued at $425
•A Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two - Valued at $450

Raffle tickets for the balloon ride and snow thrower are both available online and are only $10 each. PLUS each ticket purchased (and all money raised through the event) will be matched at 100% by our anonymous match sponsor. Support the work of the Waiting Child Fund and win some amazing prizes!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Morgan Conservatory’s Kozo Harvest 11.14, 11.15

The Morgan Conservatory’s Kozo harvest takes place THIS Saturday, Nov. 14th and Sunday, Nov. 15th from 10AM–4PM. Participants will get an in depth look at what goes into turning these trees into beautiful handmade paper and will get hands-on experience processing raw fiber for paper making. Dress warmly for this community event!

The Morgan’s Caraboolad Garden boasts the largest kozo (paper mulberry tree) grove in the United States. Kozo is used extensively in Asian paper making.


Morgan Conservatory
1754 East 47th Street 
Cleveland, OH 44103

Parking: The main entrance parking lot is located on East 47th. Special event parking is available via our East 45th entrance.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Valley Arts' Juried Art Exhibit 11.6, 6–8PM

Opening Night Only:
10% off all purchases of exhibit art & VAC Gift Shop
15% off for VAC members

Twilight Art Walk
8-10pm
Including:
Be Gallery | Alpaca Fiber Studio
The H'Art of Chagrin | The Glass Asylum
Artifacts Gift Studio | All Matters Gallery and Gifts

SPACES' Guide to the Galaxy 11.7, 8PM–1AM

Help SPACES celebrate another year of stellar programming during their annual benefit + art auction + costume party.

SPACES' Guide to the Galaxy, a spirited cocktail event featuring the work of 75 artists, celebrates the out-of-this-world projects presented at SPACES. Expect celestial music for the VIP folks by Trepanning Trio, heavenly bodies dancing to Square Biz aka DJ Funk Shway, food by star chef Zack Bruell, and libations that will take you to the moon and back.

SPACES will honor William Busta and Joan Tomkins, who have promoted the careers of dozens of the region's best artists and supported SPACES through the light-years.

Check out the action from last year's benefit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacesgallery/15716871386/in/photostream/

Nov 7, 8PM – 1AM
SPACES
2220 Superior Via
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Tickets

CIA Painting's One-night-only Sale 11.6

East-siders and those looking for affordable art: A one-night-only fixed-priced show that benefits The Institute of Art's painting department's annual New York city trip.

$100 for great works by students and faculty. $50 goes to offset costs of the trip and $50 goes directly to the student. 

The spring break trip is open to all CIA students and the cost is subsidized by the Painting Department. 

A great cause ... and a truly fun event.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Dia de Muertos @ Gordon Square 10.31

Don't miss the opportunity to celebrate your ancestors this Saturday, October 31st, 2015, at Dia de Muertos Ohio's 11th Annual Celebration at Cleveland Public Theater Campus and Parish Hall in the Gordon Square Neighborhood.

Cleveland Public Theatre Campus
6205 Detroit Ave.

Be sure to catch the 3:30PM parade and stay after for the dance performances.

Lucha Libre @ Good Goat Gallery 10.16 – 11.28

Lucha Libre Meets the Dead, which opened October 16th at Good Goat gallery and will run until Nov. 28th.

Come experience an explosion of the rich and colorful Mexican culture. What is Lucha Libre and Dia de los Muertos? Come and see for yourself.

Featured artists are Ana Luisa Sanchez and A. Nancy Cintron and 
includes :
Alexandra Soury (France)
Domenico Scalisi (Italy)
Keely Reichman (California)
Lisa Snellings (California)
Mike Bell (New Jersey)
Angela Oster (Cleveland)
Anomaly S. Smith (Cleveland)
Chad Cochran (Cleveland)
Dante Rodriguez (Cleveland)
Ivan Rage (Cleveland)
Jeff Ritchie (Cleveland)
Oliver App (Cleveland)
Patti Luna (Cleveland)
Raven Toney (Cleveland)
Sean Kelly (Cleveland)

and more…

The Good Goat Gallery
17012 Madison Ave, Lakewood, Ohio 44107

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Gordon Square Fall Fest Sat. 10.17, 4PM-Midnight

Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization, in partnership with Cleveland Public Theatre and Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, introduces the free Gordon Square Fall Fest, which takes place from 4PM-Midnight 10.17 at the intersection of W. 65th and Detroit Ave.

During Gordon Square Fall Fest, which this year is being called “Test Flight,” Cleveland Public Theatre will present a ticketed performance of White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, while the Capitol Theatre hosts a film festival called 12 Hours of Terror and Near West Theatre presents free cabaret shows featuring a series of musical acts.

The Gordon Square area will be teeming with a diverse range of music and performances taking place in retail shops and vacant storefronts. One of the creators behind the Gordon Square Arts District is James Levin, who spearheaded the inaugural FireFish Festival last month to help reinvigorate downtown Lorain with a similar nook-and-cranny arts approach.

Friday, October 09, 2015

6th Annual WCF Scrabble Tournament 11.21

6th Annual Scrabble Tournament hosted by Vikki Nowak & Todd Webster.
Saturday, November 21, 2015, BottleHouse Brewery in Cleveland Heights.
The Waiting Child Fund has one fundamental goal: to find a permanent family for children who experience foster care.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Triple Lindy at BAYarts 10.9

Three titans of cartooning—grizzled comic book veteran Rev. Jim Giar, pencil pushing dinosaur fighter, Randy Crider,  and drawing powerhouse and secret masked vigilante, Ryan Finleycombine forces to teach at BAYArts and on October 9th, they join forces for Triple Lindy, an exhibition of current individual and collaborative works guaranteed to delight and amaze fans of comic books, movies, and nerd culture.

Friday, Oct. 9th 7–9PM
BAYarts
28795 Lake Rd, Bay Village, Ohio 44140

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Dana Oldfather 'Solf Armor' at Bonfoey 10.2

The Bonfoey Gallery presents Dana Oldfather's Solf Armor.

Opening Reception with the artist: 
Friday, October 2nd, 5–8PM.

Show runs through November 1, 2015.

Morgan Conservatory's 8th Annual Benefit 10.3

Morgan Conservatory's 8th annual benefit and silent auction is THIS Saturday. You don't want to miss Rock Paper Scissors: Get Your Mojo Movin' At The Morgan! The entire space will be available for dancing, partying, eating and more!

Distinguished couture designer, Joan Yellen Horvitz will feature timeless 
paper fashions, up for auction! She describes her designs as functional and easy to wear, well-proportioned soft and understated with easy curves.

Also featured in the auction are a dress created by Morgan Conservatory's Artist in Residence, Aimee Lee, a fabulous kimono by international designer Julie McLaughlin, unique jewelry by Debra Rosen, along with fashion-forward designs by students of Virginia Marti College.

Other items on auction will include works in traditional art forms that have been created for this event on handmade Morgan paper, vintage works donated by local art collectors, a variety of art collectibles and entertainment, sporting and dining packages. Buy It Now opportunities will be available for those who just have to have that special item.

Tickets are available here.

IngenuityFest 2015 10.2–10.4

IngenuityFest 2015 is back the first weekend of October in downtown Cleveland. Discover and engage with installations, eat, enjoy musical & new media performances, hang and interact in our villages, shop from local vendors, connect and more at Cleveland's premiere festival of creativity, innovation, art and technology. This year located at Cleveland's Lakefront; utilizing NorthCoast Harbor from Voinovich Park to the Great Lakes Science Center. 

Friday: 5PM–1AM
Saturday: 12PM–1AM
Sunday: 12–5PM

CMA MIX: Cultura 10.2, 5–9PM

Savor Italy’s vibrant artistic culture as CMA explore Italian masterworks in the collection from ancient Rome to the Renaissance as well as contemporary Italian cultura with Italiani a Cleveland, The Honorary Consulate of Italy in Cleveland, and the Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation. The event will also feature a pop-up restaurant by Provenance in the atrium.

MIX: Cultura 
Friday, Oct. 2, 2015
5–9PM

Advance tickets, $8; day of event, $10; CMA members FREE.
Cash bar. Food available for purchase in the museum’s restaurant and café.

Mystery Man at Bop Stop 10.2 9–11PM

Enter the astonishingly fresh, provocative and edgy world of “Perceptionist” Mark ZustFor more than four decades Mark has combined sleight of hand with suggestion, psychology and stage craft to create a world without boundaries. He's baffled CEOs and celebrities, boggling minds throughout the US, Europe and Asia.

“We are all wizards….we’ve just forgotten,” says Mark. For one night only, sit back and discover a world Harry Potter would marvel at. Can minds really be read? Is gravity just an illusion? You’ll never look at your world in quite the same way again

BOP STOP at The Music Settlement
2920 Detroit Ave, Cleve., OH 44113
$15

Monsters from Space! @Satellite Gallery 10.2

Captain Loren Naji presents Monsters from Space: Haunted Alien Invasion at Satellite Gallery
Get ready for some Halloween fun! Space monsters will invade Satellite Gallery for the month of October! 

Help Captain Loren Naji, Co-pilot Grace Wen, and our current crew of artstronauts (Falcon Eddie Cummins, Gguel Jefe, Tina Ripley, Grace Summanen, Grace Wen, Linda Zolten Wood, and more) contain and study these wild creatures of the imagination! Swing by during the first Friday Walk All Over Waterloo (October 2, 6PM to 9PM), as Satellite and a slew of other galleries will open their doors for curious art gazers and monster hunters. There will be plenty of free spaces to dock your vehicle along Waterloo as you bounce along the colony of Collinwood, observing the wild and crazy art from the far reaches of the universe!

Monsters from Space! Haunted Alien Invasion at Satellite Gallery
Opens: Friday Oct. 2, 6 – 9PM
442 East 156th Street
Cleveland, OH 44110

Regular hours: Friday 5 – 9pm, Sat. and Sun. 12 – 5PM

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

VOTE for Issue 8! 11.3

VOTE for Issue 8! On Tuesday, November 3, 2015, Cuyahoga County voters will have the opportunity to continue their support for our Arts and Culture sector by voting for Issue 8 and renewing the Arts & Culture Levy. Passing this renewal will NOT increase taxes or prices, but will help fund institutions in and around Cleveland devoted to bringing the arts to the community.

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture distributes these funds, supporting 300 organizations—including Cleveland Institute of Music, The Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Play House and the Cleveland Museum of Art—and more than 2,500 locations.

Spread the word: Vote Nov. 3rd!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Tremont Arts & Culture Fest 9.19–9.20 Lincoln Park

Many artists still live and work in Tremont, including some who have shown their work outside Cleveland. 18 of these artists were invited to be showcased in a special area at this year’s Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival in Lincoln Park, apart from the artists and craftspeople selected by the jurors to have booths at the festival.

Tim Herron will be painting a model,” says longtime Tremont-based painter Rob Hartshorn, “Giancarlo Calicchia will be chinking away at a marble sculpture. The art will be for sale and the artists don’t have to be there.” Other artists participating include Hartshorn, Duda, Jeff Chiplis, Bruce Checefsky, Tina Cassara, Bruce Edwards, Hillary Gent, Patsy Kline, Lila Rose Kole, Ashley Mankin, Steve Mastroianni, Chris Pekoc, Angelica Pozo, Kari Solomon, Heather Diana Vaselaney and Laila Voss.

Mandel JCC Juried Art Show & Sale 9.17

'Annie' by Deb Steytler
Mandel JCC J-Show, a juried art show and sale, exhibited in the Mandel JCC lobby, features an eclectic mix of artwork from established, emerging and amateur artists who reside in Northeast Ohio and will be up from September 17 thru November 30, 2015.

Opening reception: Thursday, Sept. 17th, 7-9 PM
Awards will be presented at 7:30PM

FREE and open to the community.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Cleveland Public Theatre’s Pandemonium 9.12 7PM

JOIN US at Pandemonium Saturday, September 12th from 7PM til midnight on the Cleveland Public Theatre campus. Proceeds benefit Cleveland Public Theatre’s artistic work and educational programs.

Featuring hundreds of area theatre, dance, visual and performance artists, with fabulous local food and complimentary drinks served all night long, Pandemonium is a benefit like no other. The “Fundraiser Event of the Year” (2013 and 2014 Connectors Choice Awards) offers guests a unique and immersive arts and entertainment experience that takes place throughout CPT’s campus, offering guests the opportunity to view innovative and exciting live performance in unexpected locations. Pandemonium is not-to-be-missed!

Tickets: $150 ($85 tax deductible)


Cleveland Public Theatre
6415 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44102

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

CMA Art Chalk Festival 9.19–9.20


The Cleveland Museum of Art Chalk Festival brings the Renaissance tradition of using chalk to create street art to Ohio every year in September. Participants of all skill levels are invited to draw their own chalk masterpieces next to featured professional artists. There are also workshops for guests who want to hone their artistic skills and learn new techniques. While art is the focal point of the festival, guests can also enjoy various live music performances throughout the event.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Photo Now at Tri-C Gallery East 9.8 6–8PM

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve presents Photo Now formerly known as the Western Reserve Open Photography Competition, at Tri-C Gallery East located at 4250 Richmond Rd, Highland Hills, Ohio 44122. The opening reception will take place on Tuesday, September 8th from 6 – 8 p.m. 

Award winners will be announced at the opening reception and visitors will have the opportunity to vote for the Peoples Choice Award at the opening.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Dobama's Opening Show 9.4–10.4

Based loosely on true events, OR, takes place (mostly) during one night in the life of Aphra Behn, real life poetess, spy, and the world's first professional female playwright. Sprung from debtors' prison after a disastrous overseas mission, Aphra is desperate to get out of the spy trade. Can Aphra resist the charms of her new love—actress Nell Gwynne, save King Charles II's life, win a double agent his pardon, and finish her latest play all in one night? Find out in this funny, sexy, and inventive comedy. 

With Lara Mielcarek*, Natalie Green+ and Geoff Knox*. [* member of Actors' Equity Association , + Equity Membership Candidate]

Call the box office at 216.932.3396 or 
Buy Tickets.

Valley Art Center’s Mural Celebration 9.27

You are Invited to join Valley Art Center in celebrating the first officially sanctioned mural in the Village of Chagrin Falls. To be held Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 2–4PM it is FREE and open to the public.

Music, dance, popcorn, ice cream and other attractions will be part of Valley Art Center’s Mural Celebration. The block party celebration officially welcomes the highly anticipated mural, designed and painted by Chagrin Falls artist Charles “Bud” Deihl, enhancing the building’s east exterior wall.

Valley Art Center, 155 Bell Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022

Friday, August 21, 2015

Third Fridays features work by Aleksandra Vandenhove at HEDGE Gallery 8.21, 5–9PM

TONIGHT'S Third Fridays features new work by my friend Aleksandra Vandenhove. Stop by the hopping 78th Street Studios and visit the HEDGE Gallery on the second floor, suite 200, from 5:00-9:00pm!

NOTE: This walk also features the grand opening of Derek Hess's new gallery and workspace.

HEDGE Gallery
1300 W 78th St Suite 200
Cleveland, Ohio 44102

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Hot Djang @ Lake View Cemetery 8.9, 4PM

Gypsy jazz, a European version of American jazz developed and popularized in the 1930s by jazz legends, violinist Stephane Grappelli and guitarist Django Reinhardt, is increasing in popularity these days.

Now a quartet of seasoned Cleveland musicians have come together as Hot Djang to play the style along with other early forms of jazz. It features guitarist Kevin Richards, well known in Cleveland music circles for founding the Fairmount School of Music and Roots of American Music; guitarist Brad Smedley, who has played in various roots-music ensembles; Kent State music professor Bryan Thomas on upright bass; and violinist Reed Simon, who’s been active in Cleveland’s jazz scene for more than 30 years.

The group will play a free concert Sunday, August 9th from 4–6PM, on the lawn of the Garfield Memorial in Lake View Cemetery as part of its summer concert series.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

3rd annual Cleveland World Festival 8.2

Martin Luther King Jr. Drive will be closed to traffic Sunday, August 2nd for the third annual Cleveland World Festival.  Featuring over 120 different ethnic groups with food, entertainment and sports activities with special focus on youth activities, the event celebrates Cleveland's diverse community. 11AM–9PM Sunday, with FREE admission, parking and shuttles available. Cleveland Cultural Gardens, Rockefeller Park. East Boulevard and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Tall Walls 2015 at Bruno Casiano Gallery 7.31

Bruno Casiano Gallery and the Cleveland West Art League hosts the one night show Tall Walls
With more than 60 local artists participating in the members only show, it has become a new Cleveland art tradition.

Opening Reception July 31, 2015
From 6PM to Midnight
Show ends August 1st, 2015

Bruno Casiano Gallery
5304 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102


Look for the Red Bike!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Night Market CLE 7.31

Night Market CLE is a summer event series in Asia Town July 31st and the last Friday of every month through September.

Imagine a warm summer evening. The fusion of ethnic food, wares and entertainment. The enjoyment of visitors exploring the ethnic and cultural attractions of the area. Music playing while shoppers and roving food carts weave through the marketplace. Join Night Market CLE under the stars on Rockwell and 21st street and experience local arts, crafts, produce, food and entertainment!

5–11PM
Night Market Cleveland
Rockwell & East 21st
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Harvey Pekar Park Dedication 7.25

Coventry Village, along with the City of Cleveland Heights and the Harvey Pekar Estate, will honor, through a special dedication and event, internationally known and accomplished underground comic author, music critic, and media personality (and Cleveland native) Harvey Pekar.

On July 25th, the Coventry Outdoor Courtyard will be renamed “Pekar Park” in a special dedication event and ceremony and will feature a 
9 PM
Outdoor screening of “American Splendor” introduced by Joyce Brabner (Location: Coventry P.E.A.C.E Park.)

All events will be held in Pekar Park, with the exception of the outdoor showing of the American Splendor movie which will be screened in Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Park (Located directly across the street.)

Pekar Park is located at the Northwest Corner of Coventry Road and Euclid Heights Boulevard in the Coventry Village neighborhood of Cleveland Heights.

Cleveland Lonely Arts Club Show 7.17–8.21

Detail of Eileen Dorsey piece
Cleveland Lonely Arts Club Show:
A Beatles inspired show


The E11even 2 Gallery
July 17th through August 21st


This 33 person show has a unique twist. Each artist was given two assignments; first, each artist was given a square to

re-create in their individual style. That square will be added to a collage of The Beatles measuring 80" x 112". This collaborative piece, and prints from it, will be for sale. Additionally, each artist was asked to create a piece of art reflecting a song from the Sergeant Pepper album. The opening reception will take place during the 78th Street Studios Third Friday art walk.

The 78th Street Studios is located at 1305 West 80th St. Cleveland, OH 44102

Friday, July 10, 2015

Cain Park Arts Festival July 10–12

Art by Gena Semenov
Enjoy art, entertainment and food at the 38th annual Cain Park Arts Festival July 10–12.

The juried fine arts and fine crafts event will feature work from nearly 150 artists from across the country; they will offer paintings, hand-pulled prints and photography, as well as sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, wood, leather and glass.

In addition to artists' booths, students from Cleveland Institute of Art will work on-site at the festival. There will be entertainment from students of School of Rock, a local music school, on Saturday.

"The collaborative aspect of reaching out to other institutions, like Cleveland Institute of Art and School of Rock, is different from last year," said George Kozmon, arts festival director. "We always like to bring something new to the table."

The festival runs 3–8PM Friday, with free admission. Tickets are $5 the rest of the weekend, 10AM–8PM Saturday and noon–5PM Sunday. Children 12 and under are free all weekend. Festival tickets are available online.

Cain Park is on the corner of Lee and Superior roads. A free parking shuttle will run from City Hall at 40 Severance Circle on Saturday and Sunday.

Performances include folk singers Charlie Mosbrook, Red Brick Rhoades and Matt Harmon on Friday. The United States Army Field Band, a concert band, will also perform Friday. On Sunday, 
oldies band WIXY 1260's performs. There will also be family-friendly storytelling programs on Saturday and Sunday.

The festival's varied dining options include local favorites, such as The Mad Greek and Pearl of the Orient. 
This year's festival will also include a wine tasting event 5–7 p.m. on Friday, in partnership with The Wine Spot in Cleveland Heights. Wine tasting tickets can be bought in advance.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Ohio City Stages Wednesdays @Transformer Station

The Cleveland Museum of Art celebrates summer with Ohio City Stages. These block parties, now in their third season, feature acclaimed global music artists on a neighborhood stage outside the Transformer Station on W. 29th.

Wednesdays in July at 7:30 p.m. FREE:

July 8: Los Wembler’s (Amazonian Cumbia)
Please note: Due to complications within the U. S. State Department visa processing system, the King Sunny Adé U. S. tour has been canceled.

July 15: Ondatrópica (tropical/Colombia)

July 22: Tamikrest (Tuareg desert rock/Mali)

July 29: Los Cojolites (son jarocho/Mexico)

Events take place at:

Transformer Station
1460 West 29th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

2015 Waterloo Arts Fest 6.27, 12–7PM

The 13th Annual Waterloo Arts Fest takes place THIS Saturday, June 27, 2015 featuring an exciting mix of innovative art and music experiences for all ages, the hippest local art vendors, CLE’s best food trucks, and our newest and wildly successful Arts Alive program, which encourages attendees to roll up their sleeves, get their hands dirty and give art a try. Check out the Music Schedule.

2015 Waterloo Arts Fest
June 27, 2015. Noon to 7:00 pm
Waterloo Arts & Entertainment District

Sunday, June 21, 2015

WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays


From June 17th through August 26th make your weekend start on Wednesdays! Enjoy a FREE concert each Wednesday night in Wade Oval from 6–9PM. in the heart of University Circle. Movies start at 9PM on select nights.

2015 WOW! Schedule:

June 24: Welshly Arms. Rock/Soul.

July 1: Carlos Jones & The Plus Band. Reggae.

July 8: Brent Kirby & His Luck. Rock/Pop/Jazz.

July 15: Karizma. Motown/Jazz/R&B. Movie Night: "Paddington".

July 22: Flame. Rock/Country. 25th Anniversary of ADA.

July 29: The Cleveland Bluegrass Orchestra (featuring Cleveland Orchestra members) with special appearance by the Great Lakes Light Opera. 
Light Classical Music.

August 5: Son Gitano. Latin/Salsa.

August 12: The Soul Men. Blues/Rock/Dance. Movie Night: "Big Hero 6".

August 19: That 80's Band. 80's Music.

August 26: Ohio Weather Band. Roots Rock Band.

Weekly Children's Activities: Enjoy weekly make-and-take crafts, brought to you by the Children's Museum of Cleveland!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Larchmere PorchFest 6.20 1–10PM

The Larchmere PorchFest, a FREE neighborhood music festival featuring
30 bands on 30 porches, takes place Saturday, June 20th, from 1–10PM.


Larchmere PorchFest
12800 Larchmere

Cleveland, Ohio 44120

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Dr. Sketchy Cle presents: Ava Adore! 6.30 8PM

From Dr. Ashley: "Happy summer, citizens! I hope everyone's enjoying this excellent weather. We here at Dr. Sketchy are certainly devoted to keeping things hot with the help of this month's beauty, Ava Adore! This session she'll be entertaining us with some Circus Circus costuming and antics!"

THIS MONTH Koffie Cafe (directly attached to the wine bar) will play host.

Tuesday, June 30
8PM


Koffie Cafe
2517 Market Ave
Ohio City, Ohio 44113