Thursday, February 26, 2015

CIM: American Classics 3.7

Experience the inspirational music of iconic American composers in this benefit concert at Severance Hall. The program will include Carl Topilow's swinging clarinet on Glenn Miller standards, Vinson Cole singing selections from Copland's Old American Songs and Chad Hoopes performing Barber's beautiful violin concerto.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

8PM l Severance Hall

Joel Smirnoff, conductor
Carl Topilow, conductor/clarinet

Concert only tickets: $20,
Severance Box Office: 216.231.1111, or Benefit tickets start at $250, 216.795.3209 or

Beginning at 5PM, benefit guests will enjoy complimentary parking, cocktails, a silent auction, a gourmet dinner and premier box or dress circle seating for the concert. Visit for more details.

Monday, February 16, 2015

PechaKucha Night Cleveland #24 2.20, 7–10:30PM

On Friday, February 20th, PechaKucha Night Cleveland is hosting Volume 24 at  Red Space @ the Hotcards World Headquarters in Cleveland!

While every PKN event is exciting, this one is particularly special as we will be participating for the first time ever in PKN Global where HUNDREDS of cities from around the world will be hosting events on the same day and broadcasting those events all over the world—including Cleveland!

Friday, 7– 10:30PM
2400 Superior Ave E
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

2015 Brite Winter 2.21 Music Lineup Released

2015 Brite Winter Music Lineup:
Maps & Atlases | Welshly Arms | Modern Electric | Sun Club | Muamin Collective | Matt Hectorne and Band | Honeybucket | Cobra Verde | smoke noises | Roses | Archie Greene | Brujas Del Sol | The Commonwealth | These Knees | Truslow | By Light We Loom | Sammy Slims | Filmstrip | Ashley Brooke Toussant | Megan Zurkey | Forest City | Miss Alexandra Huntingdon | Tom Evanchuck | Midnight Passenger | Ragers| Ottawa | Public Squares| Small Wood House | So Long, Albatross | Top Hat Black | Uno Lady | Morgan Mecaskey | Ageless Males | Brandon Lichtinger | Brian Straw | Charles Hill Jr. | Rhodamine | Cities and Coasts | Dead Leaves | Fake Species | Gentlemen of Leisure | Golden Streets of Paradise | Holden Lawrence | Istvan Medgyesi | ITEM | James Douglas | Tom Evanchuck | John Kalman | Johnny LaRock and Furface | Joshua Jesty | Nonaphoenix | Noon | Nowhere | New Planet Trampoline | Quickening | Stems | The Sleeps | Lawskof | Joey Beltram | banging Fragiles

Visual Artist Lineup coming soon!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Rust Belt Monster Collective/NOIS @CIA 2.11, 7PM

Two of the four Drawn & Quartered VII groups are getting together Wednesday, February 11th, 7PM at the Cleveland Institute of Art. The Northern Ohio Illustrators Society presents an opportunity to meet six dynamic artists, collectively known as the Rust Belt Monster Collective, voted Scene Magazine's Best Local Artist. Details can be found at

CIM's Jason Vieaux Wins a GRAMMY

Jason Vieaux, head of the Guitar Department at the Cleveland Institute of Music won a GRAMMY Award Sunday for his album PLAY on the Azica label. The album was produced by CIM alumnus and Director of Recording Arts and Services Alan Bise and was engineered by CIM faculty member Bruce Egre. Congrats to all!

Monday, February 02, 2015

Collecting Art of the Cleveland School 2.7, 1–3PM

Join the The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve in their gallery during the Pearls of Cleveland exhibition—featuring second generation Cleveland School artist, Moses Pearl—to learn about collecting the art of the Cleveland School. This gallery talk is the first of a series of ongoing talks about how, who and what to look for when purchasing the art of the region.

This Collecting Art gallery talk will be presented by Diane Schaffstein from The Bonfoey Gallery and local art historian, Marianne Berardi, Ph.D. Berardi will focus on Moses Pearl as a watercolorist and compare and contrast his work to other notable Cleveland School artists such as William Sommer, Henry Keller, Kae Dorn Kass, Mary Lou Ferbert and Paul Travis. She will also discuss and answer questions regarding what to look for while in the market for this type of art.

Collecting Art of the Cleveland School
Saturday, February 7, 1–3PM

MIX: Soul at the CMA 2.6, 5–9PM

Groove to the funky rhythms of soul music as we celebrate Cleveland’s contribution to this infectious music. Dance the night away to DJ Mazi Jahi’s special brand of commercial and B-label soul. This Cleveland DJ legend, record collector and co-founder of Touch Supper Club, was dubbed the “soul archaeologist of Cleveland” by American Splendor comic series author and music critic, Harvey Pekar. Mazi Jahi will spin tracks from the classic soul era of the 1960’s and 70’s for one incredible MIX at CMA.

Further amplify the evening by translating soul’s funky beats into your own works of art, and be inspired by tours of African-American art in the collection.

Advance tickets, $8; day of event, $10; CMA members FREE.
MIX at CMA is for adults 18 and over.

Drink and Draw Social Club 1st Wednesdays 2.4

Lest you were unawares be it known that the Official Drink and Draw Social Club of Cleveland now meets twice a month; 1st Wednesdays are at The Great Lakes Brewing Company's 2nd floor Rockefeller room and 3rd Thursdays remain the 2nd floor of The Lava Lounge in Tremont. From 7–11PM bring a sketchbook, have a drink, have some food and socialize!

Great Lakes Brewing Company
2516 Market Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113
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CIM Women's Comm. Presents: Glorious Guitars 2.4

CIM Guitar Department Head and 
2015 Grammy Award nominee 
Jason Vieaux and his students will 
perform solo and chamber works for 
guitar in an intimate setting perfectly 
suited for the subtle dynamic range 
and substantial color palette of the 
classical guitar.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
11:30AM Hospitality
12PM Musical Performance
1PM Lunch is Served

Acacia Reservation Clubhouse
26899 Cedar Road | Lyndhurst, OH

PRICE: $35 members | $38 non-members
RSVP: Reservations due by January 26, 2015
216.791.6770 or

For more than 70 years, the Women's Committee of the Cleveland Institute of Music, an all volunteer organization, has proudly supported the talented young musicians of the Cleveland Institute of Music. They are one of CIM's greatest sources of support—providing time, talent and treasure. Their Musical Luncheon Series is typically presented three times a year, each hosted at a different venue around town and featuring talented CIM students and faculty.

Brews + Prose at Market Garden Brewery 2.3, 7PM

This Tuesday night, February 2, at 7PM,  Brews + Prose at Market Garden Brewery present Philip Metres and Anne Valente. 

Philip Metres is the author of Sand Opera (2015), A Concordance of Leaves (2013), abu ghraib arias (2011), and To See the Earth (2008), among others. A two-time recipient of the NEA and the Arab American Book Award, he is professor of English at John Carroll University.

Anne Valente is the author of the short story collection, By Light We Knew Our Names, and the fiction chapbook, An Elegy for Mathematics. Her stories appear in One Story, Ninth Letter, The Normal School and Hayden's Ferry Review, among others, and her essays appear in The Believer and The Washington Post.

Brews + Prose at Market Garden Brewery
1947 West 25th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113