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The Creative Compass event calendar is focused on events geared toward individual artists. For a list of public arts and culture events in Cleveland, visit http://www.cacgrants.org/find-an-event/.

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Fall Roundtable Series

Playwrights Local
Oct 17, 2017 - Nov 14, 2017 7 p.m. | Creative Space at Waterloo Arts 397 E. 156th Street, Cleveland, OH 44110 | Hone Your Craft
The Roundtable Series is a development workshop focused on public readings of plays in progress. Each session is dedicated to presenting and discussing a single full-length or longer one-act piece. The readings can be seated or staged, are free to attend, and are open to the public as well as the playwriting community. The goal of each gathering is to provide the designated playwright with focused, insightful feedback.

The Roundtable Series is an open workshop for all playwrights from Northeast Ohio. All selections for the Fall 2017 readings were taken from our 2017 Open Call for Submissions.

The Diary of Anne Frank

Cleveland Play House
Oct 21, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017 Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at 7:00 p.m. Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at 8:00 p.m. Oct. 28 at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at 7:00 p.m. Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at 7:00 p.m. Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at 2:30 p.m. | Outcalt Theatre, 1407 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115 | Community
Staged in CPH’s intimate Outcalt Theatre, this must-see adaptation brings us into the secret annex where 13-year-old Anne and seven other Jews evade Nazi deportation. For over two years, all that will stand between them and the concentration camps is their trust in one another and the bravery of those harboring them. Anne’s compelling words come alive and urge us to stand up for one another in the face of intolerance, fear, and hate.

Writing Dialogue for Fiction, Plays, and Memoir

Literary Cleveland
Oct 25, 2017 - Nov 08, 2017 7 - 9 p.m. | Gordon Square Arcade Conference Room, 6516 Detroit Ave, Cleve. OH 44102 | Hone Your Craft
This workshop will help writers develop and extend skills in creating dialogue for a variety of genres including fiction, drama, and memoir. The course will include readings as well as writing exercises intended to deepen an understanding of the human voice, and craft compelling, nuanced stories from the spoken word. In our attempt to understand dialogue, the class will examine and create examples from the quotidian to the fantastic. The course will offer participants an opportunity to workshop a selection from a work in process, or create something new.

COMPANY

Cleveland State University
Oct 26, 2017 - Nov 05, 2017 Thurs, Fri, Sat @ 7:30pm; Sat, Sun @ 2:00pm | Allen Theatre - Playhouse Square | Community
Cleveland State University Dept of Theatre and Dance presents:
COMPANY
October 26 – November 5, 2017
The Cleveland State University theatre season opens on the Allen Theatre Mainstage with the Stephen Sondheim musical, COMPANY. Running October 26 – November 5, 2017, this honest look at modern adult relationships is considered a trailblazer, and is the winner of seven Tony Awards. Directed by Russ Borski.

$5-$10 TICKETS (on sale July 1, 2017):
COMPANY shows run Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Saturdays/Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 216.241.6000, visiting playhousesquare.org, or at the State Theatre Ticket Office, located at 1519 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115. Tickets are also available 60-minutes prior to performances at the Allen Theatre Complex.

For more about the CSU Department of Theatre and Dance, click here: www.csuohio.edu/theatre

The Art of Longing

Cleveland Public Theatre
Oct 26, 2017 - Nov 18, 2017 7:00 PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
Set in Cleveland, Lisa Langford’s THE ART OF LONGING follows the lives of six “third-shift” people—those who guard and take care while the rest of us sleep. The characters’ secrets mask deeply held yearnings that manifest in fantastical abilities and anatomical switch-ups. Race, gender and the nature of art are at the focal point of this theatrical experiment. THE ART OF LONGING fashions a world where dreams and reality interpenetrate each other. WORLD PREMIERE.

Tickets: $12-30

Breaking Down the Game - An Evening with Cleveland Browns

Hue Jackson Foundation
Nov 02, 2017 5:15-9:00PM | Cleveland Browns Training Facility - 76 Lou Groza Berea, Ohio 44017 | Community
Ever wonder what it's like to be a Cleveland Brown? Join us for a fun, informative night with Coach Hue Jackson. Listen and learn as Coach breaks down film and presents a behind-the-scenes look at what its like to sit in the players seats. 

Enjoy food and drinks in the lobby before you head to the team auditorium where you will become a Brown for the night. Get an exclusive look at how the team prepares for their opponents and what it takes to be an NFL player. You'll soon realize that it takes a lot more than physical strength and brawn to play on any given Sunday.

Each $250 ticket includes admission, food, cocktails, playbook, parting gift, and an opportunity to help those affected by Human Trafficking.

All proceeds benefit The Hue Jackson Foundation, which supports efforts to combat Human Trafficking in Cleveland.

Songwriting for Poets: From Dylan Thomas to Bob Dylan

Literary Cleveland
Nov 02, 2017 - Nov 14, 2017 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Gordon Square Arcade Conference Room, 6516 Detroit Ave, Cleve. | Hone Your Craft
In this workshop, we will explore the intersection between poetry and song lyrics. From Scottish Border Ballads to the blues to raps, we will put our words to music across multiple genres. What makes a good poem—imagery, narrative, concision — are the same techniques in writing good song lyrics. You do not need to be a musician for this workshop. Kevin Richards from Roots of American Music is well versed in Americana and will provide the tunes. Ray McNiece will lead the writing component and play along as well. You can try out your songs at the monthly Tongue in Groove Poetry Music Jam at the Fillmore.

ABCD 2-day Training: Asset-based Community Development

Community Innovation Network
Nov 02, 2017 - Nov 03, 2017 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Mandel Community Studies Center 11402 Bellflower Rd Room MC 115 Cleveland, OH 44106 | Space
For over 25 years, communities have used Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) as a strength-based approach to change. ABCD builds community from the inside out as residents become producers rather than needy people seeking services. Learn the power of asset mapping, a fundamental tool that discovers the gifts of individuals, the power of networks and associations, and local organizations that are then leveraged to create change. Time Banking is an example of an asset-based approach that builds community and improves the quality of life while promoting the free exchange of talent and work.
This training will be led by Dr. Mark Chupp, Director, Community Innovation Network at Case Western and ABCD Institute Faculty member, and Indigo Bishop, ACBD Institute Fellow.
NOTE: This is a 2-day training, beginning at 8:30a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m. both November 2nd and November 3rd 2017!

Y-Haven Theatre Project: GOLDEN

Cleveland Public Theatre
Nov 02, 2017 - Nov 05, 2017 | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
Onstage November 2-5, 2017.

Thursday, November 2 at 7:30pm
Friday, November 3 at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 5 at 3:00pm

Cleveland Public Theatre and Y-Haven present GOLDEN, created and performed by the residents of Y-Haven, a branch of the Greater Cleveland YMCA. A 19-year partnership between the two organizations, the project introduces theatre arts to formerly homeless men recovering from substance abuse and mental health challenges. GOLDEN is a compelling original play exploring the cost of greed, the calling of friendship, and how stories shape our existence and connect us to our humanity.

FREE, donations accepted.

Glitz & Glam: Highlights of the Ursuline College Historic Costume Study Collection

Ursuline College
Nov 03, 2017 - Dec 29, 2017 Tuesday-Friday, 12-5pm; Saturday and Sunday, 1:30-4:30pm; closed Monday. | Wasmer Gallery - Ursuline College, 2550 Lander Rd, Pepper Pike, OH 44124 | Community
Established in 1984 and added to with spectacular acquisitions every year since, the Ursuline College Historic Costume Study Collection includes more than 3,500 pieces of 20th century American apparel and accessories. The collection – dubbed The Best Closet in Cleveland – is used as a study tool in the College’s fashion programs. This exhibition is the final installment of the series of cultural events supported by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ursuline College’s move to Pepper Pike.

For more information, contact Gallery Director Anna Arnold at aarnold@ursuline.edu.

Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 3, 5-8pm
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 12-5pm; Saturday and Sunday, 1:30-4:30pm; closed Monday.
*Please note, the Gallery will be closed for Thanksgiving, November 22 – 26, and for Christmas, December 23 – 27.

Our Handmaiden's Tale: Women Writing Memoir & Personal Essays

Literary Cleveland
Nov 04, 2017 - Nov 11, 2017 10 a.m. - noon | Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd, Cleve. OH 44120 | Hone Your Craft
In Our Handmaidens’ Tale, we will review elements of craft to help women get their power back through memoir and personal essay writing. Bring work that you have already begun, and over the course of two sessions we will help you shape character, story, tension, point of view, plot or other craft issues that may have stalled the completion of your project. You’ll also have a chance to receive valuable feedback from other writers and devoted readers.

Books, Breakfast & Author Day

International Women's Air & Space Museum
Nov 04, 2017 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Burke Lakefront Airport | Community
Join us from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for our annual Book Sale and Pancake Breakfast. Enjoy pancakes and sausage while browsing books and various odds and ends. Breakfast is a suggested donation of $5.

Back again will be our Author Day and will feature local authors; Neil Zurcher, Bob Adamov, Deb Thompson and Tonya Prater. More authors to be announced.

Points of View: Homelessness and Culture in Cleveland

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
Nov 04, 2017 2 p.m. | Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland | Community
Free + Open to All

What role can art play in expanding awareness and facilitating change for the homeless? Christopher Knestrick, Executive Director of Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless, speaks alongside other local panelists about how culture can be leveraged to help the homeless in Cleveland.

Master Class with Emily Jeffries in Contemporary Floor Work

Nov 05, 2017 10 - 11:30 a.m. | Cleveland City Dance Studios at Shaker Square, 13108 Shaker Square Cleveland, OH 44120 | Hone Your Craft
Floor work and spatial awareness are the foundations of this class. Preparing the body for dynamic movement, the class begins with an emphasis on floor as a partner. From this fundamental realization and embodiment, contemporary partner work will emerge between participants. As the class continues, phrases and movements become more complex and physically demanding.
Cost $30 in advance per person, per class. $35 the day of class per person.
Intermediate and advance modern level

Behind-the-Scenes: The Diary of Anne Frank

Cleveland Play House
Nov 06, 2017 6:30 - 8 p.m. | 1901 E. 13th Street - 5th Floor Cleveland, OH 44114 | Community, Hone Your Craft
Amy Fritsche (These Mortal Hosts) is an Assistant Professor of Acting and Musical Theatre at Kent State University as well as being a highly accomplished actress. In this hands-on workshop, participants will gain insight into Amy's physical approach to her charachters and discover how this approach can unlock the inner-life of a character like the selfless Miep Gies she is portraying in The Diary of Anne Frank.

Ohio Arts Council: Arts Advocacy Days

Ohio Arts Council
Nov 09, 2017 7 - 8:30 p.m. | StudiOC, College of Arts and Sciences Admissions Office, 203 (Main Room) 38 East College St., Oberlin, Ohio | Community, Hone Your Craft, Build Your Business, Money
Arts Advocacy Days is a two-day event bringing representatives from the Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio Citizens for the Arts to Oberlin’s campus! Two public sessions will take place with each organization where students and community members can learn about arts funding in the United States, local and national resources for artists, and arts advocacy training.
For this first session, we will be joined by Justin Nigro from the Ohio Arts Council, who will present a workshop about arts funding in the United States, including specific programming and resources from the Ohio Arts Council and information about other state arts councils’. This session will cover national arts issues and policy, as well as time for discussion and Q&A with Justin.
Pizza will be provided!

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Olde Towne Hall Theatre
Nov 10, 2017 - Nov 18, 2017 6:30 p.m. | Bullfrog's Sports Cafe 33137 Center Ridge Rd. North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039 | Community
Enjoy an amazing and mysterious evening in an interactive murder mystery called "The Fatal Fifties Affair" by Eileen Moushey. There will be a delicious buffet with a non-alcoholic beverage and a dessert bar. A cash bar is also available. There will be a 50's Costume Contest, Prizes, as well as a Basket Raffle. This year's Basket Raffle will benefit the Company On Stage Community Theatre in Houston, Texas. Their community theatre was decimated by Hurricane Harvey. Tickets are being offered for $36 until October 15th and then they go up to $38 per person. Call 440-865-8700 for reservations.

Veterans Day Dinner

International Women's Air & Space Museum
Nov 10, 2017 6:30 PM | Burke Lakefront Airport | Community
Join in at 6:30 p.m. as IWASM honors some of our local veterans with a pasta dinner. Get a chance to hear some of their experiences and thank them for their service to our country. Dinner will be followed by a musical performance by vocalist Jill Bezak accompanied by Jeff Faubert. We will also be collecting donations of warm clothing and small items to be used as Christmas gifts (phone cards, small alarm clocks, gift cards, etc.) to be distributed to veterans in need through the Louis Stokes VA Medical center and the Sandusky VA retirement community. Tickets are $15 and space is limited so please RSVP soon.

Cleveland Dance Fest 2017

The Movement Project
Nov 10, 2017 - Nov 11, 2017 | Pilgrim Congregational Church 2592 West 14th Street Cleveland, OH 44113 | Community, Hone Your Craft
The Movement Project is proud to announce the return of Cleveland Dance Fest, a two-day dance festival November 10th & 11th at the beautiful Pilgrim Church in Tremont! The 2-day festival will feature master classes by CDF artists for professional & youth dancers, 2 evening performances featuring Cleveland artists and visiting artists and an informal showing featuring works in progress, independent artists and emerging artists.

Ohio Citizens for the Arts: Arts Advocacy Days

Ohio Citizens for the Arts
Nov 10, 2017 noon - 1:30 p.m. | StudiOC, College of Arts and Sciences Admissions Office, 203 (Main Room) 38 East College St., Oberlin, Ohio | Hone Your Craft, Build Your Business, Money
Arts Advocacy Days is a two-day event bringing representatives from the Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio Citizens for the Arts to Oberlin’s campus! Two public sessions will take place with each organization where students and community members can learn about arts funding in the United States, local and national resources for artists, and arts advocacy training.
For this second public session, we will be joined by Bill Behrendt, Executive Director for the Ohio Citizens for the Arts. This session will continue the conversation through a workshop outlining arts advocacy issues and action steps that can be taken to advocate for the arts.
Pizza will be provided!

WOW STEM Conference

International Women's Air & Space Museum
Nov 11, 2017 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Burke Lakefront Airport | Community
Attention All High School Female Students: Please join in November 11, 2017 for a FREE conference hosted by the International Women’s Air & Space Museum (IWASM) located inside Burke Lakefront Airport.

The Wings of Women (WOW) conference is geared towards high school female students interested in pursuing STEM career fields. The IWASM brings in professional women mentors from various STEM fields, who spend the day speaking with the students about how they got to where they are today. There are also hands-on activities that go along with each of these fields to help spark further interest. This is a great opportunity for young ladies to be inspired and empowered to pursue whatever their hearts desire.

Upon arrival, a light breakfast will be available and lunch will be provided later in the day. Upon departure, each student will receive a bag of information from various colleges and universities about their select STEM fields.

Applications are required for each student wishing to attend. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2017 along with a $5 reservation fee. This fee will be returned upon check-in on the morning of the event. A parent signature is required in order for each student to participate.

If there are any questions, please contact us, Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 216.623.1111 or email kbrinager@iwasm.org.

Engage: A Forum for Strengthening Support for Artists: by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
Nov 14, 2017 6 - 8 p.m. | Tri C - Metro Campus: Jerry Sue Thornton Center | Community, Money
At the event, the planning team will present recommended approaches on how CAC can provide support to Cuyahoga County artists. Historically, public funding for individual artists has been exclusionary, and this team has been working since June to develop a new approach to support individual artists that is inclusive and equitable.

Building New Worlds: The Power of Speculative Fiction w/ Charles Oberndorf, Marie Vibbert & Michael Substenly (Free!)

Literary Cleveland
Nov 15, 2017 7-9 p.m. | Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern, 11625 Euclid Ave, Cleve. | Community
This November, Between the Lines is traveling to new worlds with a science fiction themed reading and discussion centered around New York Times Bestseller Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Station Eleven follows a traveling theater group in a post-pandemic America as they make art and make sense of their lives in a strange new world. The book has been selected for the NEA’s Big Read 2017 program and provides a unique opportunity for the community to speculate on the power of speculative fiction. Join us at Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern where local sci-fi writers Charlie Oberndorf, Marie Vibbert, and Mike Substelny will discuss Station Eleven, read from their own work, debate the power of science fiction, and offer tips for how to craft a compelling sci-fi story.

Guitar Weekend

Kent State University at Stark
Nov 16, 2017 - Nov 18, 2017 | Kent State University at Stark, 6000 Frank Avenue NW North Canton, Ohio 44720 | Community
Kent State University at Stark’s Guitar Weekend is a three-day festival celebrating all styles of guitar playing.

This free event is open to guitar enthusiasts at any level. Join in for exciting, intimate concerts and hands on workshops given by some of the most respected guitarists in Ohio and from across the country.

Cleveland NEA Big Read Culminating Celebration with Panel Discussion

Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
Nov 16, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | CMSD East Professional Center, 1349 E 79th St, Cleveland, OH 44103 | Community
Center for Arts-Inspired Learning (CAL) will conclude the NEA Big Read in Cleveland with a culminating celebration of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel on November 16, 2017 at 10am.

The culminating event will feature a panel discussion on emergency preparedness in Cuyahoga County, artwork and creative writing from Big Read participants, and a “Museum of Civilization” inspired by the book. Additionally, Ohio Shakespeare Festival will present a short scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Cleveland Neighborhood Progress will be on hand with sample emergency kits and share tips for building your own.

PANELISTS:
Jenita Warner, Sustainability Manager, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
Kevin Friis, Planning Supervisor, Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management
Jon Utech, Senior Director, Cleveland Clinic Office for a Healthy Environment
Timothy O’Toole, Regional Disaster Officer, American Red Cross
Bianca Butts, Manager of Climate Resiliency and Sustainability, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress

Tales to Demystify: New Comics by John G Exhibition Opening

Gordon Square Arts District
Nov 17, 2017 6:00 - 9:00 PM | Gordon Square Art Space, 1386 W. 65th St | Community
The inaugural Artist-In-Residence for the Gordon Square Arts District, John G, has spent his adult life obsessed with the language of Comics. Compelled by the idea of using words and pictures, arranged to maximum effect, John G has created and published a long list of comics that range from rust-belt horror to personal, autobiographical deep dives. Simultaneously, he’s spent his adult life paralyzed below his upper chest, using a wheelchair to navigate the world. For the past seven years, that world has revolved around the Gordon Square Arts District on the West Side of Cleveland.

In TALES TO DEMYSTIFY, John G takes both of these aspects of his life and addresses accessibility and disability head-on, creating and publishing a comic book made up of short stories dialed-in on the particular neighborhood known as Gordon Square. Most upright people have little to no experience with the reality of everyday wheelchair users. The objective of this comic is to expose people to what it’s like to live in a wheelchair, and relieve the anxiety that comes from confronting something that they don’t understand yet.

The TALES TO DEMYSTIFY exhibit will include the original artwork from the comic, as well as prints and copies of the issue. Meet John G and get answers to the hard questions in person!

TALES TO DEMYSTIFY will be on display in the Gordon Square Art Space through December 2, 2017.

Writing Serial Fiction

Literary Cleveland
Nov 18, 2017 10 a.m. - noon | Mac's Backs Books on Coventry, 1820 Coventry Road, Cleve. Hts. OH 44118 | Hone Your Craft
The novella is back! For those readers who relish a good read, like following characters over time, and want to build a relationship with their favorite authors, this retro style is perfect. Serial fiction provides an affordable read that a person can digest on a subway train, or in a night or two, without committing to a long book. For folks with e-readers, these compact stories cost a pittance at 99 cents to about three dollars, making it easy to try new authors. This craft talk will cover the basics of writing serial fiction, including business opportunities for authors.

Public Poetry Workshop

Literary Cleveland
Nov 18, 2017 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | ​CPL Main Branch, 325 Superior Ave., Cleve. OH 44114 | Hone Your Craft
In this workshop, participants will get hands-on poetry writing experience and will discuss ways to strengthen their craft. Open to writers of all ages, levels, and backgrounds. Please bring 10-15 copies of a poem.

Cleveland Dance Project showcase

Cleveland Dance Project
Nov 18, 2017 4pm and 8pm | CSU main campus auditorium | Community, Hone Your Craft
CDP's first biannual community dance showcase includes dance pieces in a variety of styles from hiphop to ballet to acrobatics to modern and more! Choreographed and performed by local dancers, ranging from the professional to those with full time non-dance related jobs, CDP aims to bring dance and performance opportunities to everyone. Come see the show and join us for open placement auditions in January or at one of our bimonthly master classes! See our Facebook page for more details.

Backstage Pass: Annie

French Creek Theatre
Nov 21, 2017 7-8:30 p.m. | French Creek Classroom, Lorain County Metro Parks 12882 Diagonal Road LaGrange, Ohio 44050 | Community, Hone Your Craft
Witness the behind the scenes action of putting a show on its feet! Participants will sit in on a rehearsal of Annie (musical), then enjoy a Q&A forum with members of the cast and production team. Light refreshments provided. Pre-register by 11/16. For more information call (440) 949-5200 Ext. 226.

Festival of Trees

Cleveland Play House
Nov 21, 2017 - Dec 23, 2017 | Allen Theatre 1407 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH 44115 | Community
The Festival of Trees is back and better than ever before! Introducing Festival of Trees - All Spruced Up! Get into the spirit of the season with this beloved annual holiday tradition. The Allen Theatre lobbies will shine brightly with spectacular trees masterfully decorated by local designers. This family-friendly event is free, open to the public, and sure to be a delight for all.

Times Vary: November 21 – 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. November 22 – 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. November 24 – 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. November 25 – 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. November 26 – 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. November 28 – 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. November 29 – 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. November 30 – 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. December 1 - 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. December 2 – 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. December 3 – 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. December 5 – 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. December 6 – 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. December 7 – 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. December 8 – 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. December 9 – 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. December 10 – 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. December 12 – 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. December 13 – 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. December 14 – 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. December 15 – 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. December 16 – 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. December 17 – 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. December 18 – 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. December 19 – 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. December 20 – 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. December 21 – 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. December 22 – 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. December 23 – 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

A Christmas Story

Cleveland Play House
Nov 24, 2017 - Dec 23, 2017 Time Vary: 2:30 PM, 6:30 PM & 7:30 PM | Allen Theatre | Community
He’s back! One boy. One holiday wish. And a world that seems to be conspiring to make certain it doesn’t come true. The record-breaking show returns to the CPH stage in all its pink-bunny-suit, glowing-leg-lamp, triple-dog-daring glory. The perfect holiday treat for the entire family.

The Loush Sisters get HARD for the Holidays (Yippie-Kai-Yay Mother-Loushers)

Cleveland Public Theatre
Nov 24, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017 7:30 PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
The infamous sisters are BACK! This time, taking matters into their own hands… *wink wink*. Join Holly and Jolly Loush (aka The Loush Sisters) for their *deeply* anticipated return to the stage in a bawdy, boozy, holiday cabaret. Fueled by song, sidekicks and a hefty dose of “holiday cheer,” The Loush Sisters battle villains and attempt to avert disaster in this radical satirization of America’s favorite holiday classic… Die Hard. Created by Liz Conway, Michael Seevers, Jr. and Beth Wood. WORLD PREMIERE.

Behind-the-Scenes: A Christmas Story

Cleveland Play House
Nov 27, 2017 6:30-8:00 PM | Cleveland Play House | Community
Christopher Gerson and Madeleine Maby are back as "The Old Man" and "Mother" in A Christmas Story for the fourth consecutive year! Though these actors are returning to familiar roles, every year means a new crop of talented young actors playing Ralphie, Randy and the rest. In this informative and engaging workshop, Christopher and Madeleine share their experiences with introducing new cast members to a perennial favorite. They'll also share the warm-ups and focus exercises that they employ to keep the show pitch-perfect night after night.

Mixing Session: Empowering and Protecting Cleveland's Musicians

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Nov 28, 2017 7 - 10 p.m. | The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern, 15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, Ohio 44110 | Build Your Business
Join Sixth City Sounds for a Mixing Session in the Beachland Tavern, presented in partnership with Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association - Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts: a mixer and panel discussion on the various legal resources available to empower and protect Cleveland musicians and their craft.

Sixth City Sound's Mixing Sessions serve as a chance for musicians and those in the music industry to network, socialize and discuss how we can all work together to form a stronger music community in Cleveland.

Come ready to eat, drink, and discuss!

Introduction to Memoir Writing w/ Marsha McGregor (Free!)

Literary Cleveland
Nov 29, 2017 3-4:30 p.m. | Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd, Westlake | Hone Your Craft
If you feel drawn to expressing your personal life stories on paper, here is the place to start. Learn creative but practical tools to mine your experiences and what they mean to you, as well as ways to craft those experiences into compelling writing. Come prepared to write in class. You will leave with rich material gathered from your life, and new knowledge about how to work with it.