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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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Walkabout Tremont

Tremont West Development Corporation
Aug 12, 2016 - Jul 14, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Tremont | Community
Walkabout Tremont showcases the best of Tremont's creative side on the second Friday of every month from 5-9pm, with extended hours at galleries and shops, restaurant and bar specials, street performers, pop-up art, neighborhood walking tours, and much more! Historic Tremont is a diverse, walkable neighborhood brimming with art, architecture, food, fashion, fitness, festivals, boutique retail, churches and parks. Come visit and explore our many amenities!

Encore: A Heights Arts Invitational

Heights Arts
Jun 09, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017 | Heights Arts, 2175 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights OH | Community
On the heels of Heights Arts' forward-looking Emergent 2017 exhibition is Encore: A Heights Arts Invitational, opening with a reception on June 9, 6-9 p.m. For this show, the Heights Arts gallery committee went back through its exhibition history and asked a small selection of Northeast Ohio artists whose work had made a particular impression to return and present their current body of artwork.

Encore showcases Christi Birchfield, Grace Chin, Dexter Davis, Yumiko Goto, Doug Meyer, Mark Slankard, and Douglas Max Utter. An accompanying gallery program, Ekphrastacy: Artists Talk + Poets Respond, will be held Thursday, July 6, 7 p.m.

Cleveland Method Acting Class Registration

Cleveland Method Acting
Jun 27, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017 | Classes will be held at: 15022 Madison Ave, Lakewood | Hone Your Craft
Cleveland Method Acting (CMA), led by Emmy nominated TV and Film Director Eric Swinderman, is now accepting students for the upcoming 4 week program.
Classes will take place August 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th at 6pm
The recommended age for the classes is 18 and up (exceptions can be made on a case by case basis) You can find more information or register for the class by visiting the CMA website.

The classes are centered around The Sanford Meisner Technique, also known as THE METHOD.

Through the Meisner system, the actor becomes fearless and gains a strong confidence that can be applied to all areas of life. The four week class helps the young actor develop a love for the work, and with this, the ability to survive and work as an actor. Using a series of sensory memory exercises the actor will work on a single piece of work for 4 weeks learning how to look at the work from different angles and explore how the method can help the work evolve into a living breathing scene. This is what is commonly known as "method acting."

Get Home Alive Free Holiday Rides

Jul 03, 2017 - Jul 04, 2017 6:00 PM - 11:00 AM | Cleveland | Community
Every two minutes a person is injured in a drunk driving crash. Drunk driving is especially common during certain holidays.

Tittle & Perlmuter wants to make sure you arrive to your destiny safely after the holiday celebration. Enjoy a free ride on us.

Slices of a Life: Memoir Writing w/ Linda Goodman Robiner

Literary Cleveland
Jul 05, 2017 - Jul 26, 2017 7 - 9 p.m. | Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd., Shaker Hts. | Hone Your Craft
This workshop will provide a window into important times in your life: how it was to grow up in your home, to survive adolescence, what made you who you are. This journey will help you reflect on your life. Simple exercises and prompts will lead you to write to short vignettes. Participants will share stories in class and make editorial suggestions for one another in a safe, supportive environment.

Ekphrastacy: Artists Talk + Poets Respond

Heights Arts
Jul 06, 2017 - Jul 06, 2017 7:00 pm | Heights Arts, 2175 Lee Rd. Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 | Community
Come for an evening with "Encore: A Heights Arts Invitational" exhibition artists, who will talk about concepts and development of their work since their first exhibition at Heights Arts. Poet Laureate Christine Howey, as well as Jill Lange, Vince Robinson, and Linda Goodman Robiner will respond through poetry to their choice of art on view. Hear some unique perspectives and enjoy a fresh way of thinking and looking at art; community reception follows.

Secret & Romantic Affairs: ENCORE

Cleveland Institute of Music
Jul 07, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Cleveland Institute of Music | Community
July 7, Friday
7pm Mixon Hall
ENCORE Chamber Music Summer Academy Concert
Secret & Romantic Affairs
Jinjoo Cho, violin
Pasha Sabouri, violin
Jan Grüning, viola
Yu Jin, viola
Stella Ye Lin Cho, cello
Amit Even-Tov, cello
C. SCHUMANN Three Romances, op. 22
PROKOFIEV Suite from ‘Romeo and Juliet'
PIAZZOLLA La Calle 92
BRAHMS String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 18
$30
encorechambermusic.org

Rosie the Riveter Day

International Women's Air & Space Museum
Jul 08, 2017 9:00 AM | Burke Lakefront Airport | Community
A collaboration event with the Yankee Air Museum and the USS Cod featuring a C-47, Tribute Rosies and a whole day of fun.

Schedule of events:
9 a.m. - Arrival of the C-47 and the Tribute Rosies
11 a.m. - C-47 Flight #1
Noon - Rosie look-a-like contest at the U.S.S. Cod (all ages!)
2 p.m. - C-47 Flight #2
Dutchmen reenactment at the U.S.S. Cod

Flights are $195 per person and it's recommended to purchase ahead of time since limited spots are available.
https://tix.extremetix.com/webtix/3994/event/70341

Self guided tours will be available in between flights. The cost will be $6 for adults and $3 for children under 15.

The U.S.S. Cod will offer free admission starting at 11 a.m.

For more information, call 216.623.1111

Turn Up the Creative Energy w/ Laura Grace Weldon

Literary Cleveland
Jul 08, 2017 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | CPL Jefferson Branch, 850 Jefferson Ave., Cleve. OH 44113 | Community, Hone Your Craft
In this full-day workshop you'll look at applying research on creativity to expand our writing practices, share ideas about enlivening our current projects, and engage in playful writing exercises across many genres to loosen up our imaginations. Writers of all levels, backgrounds, and genres welcome.

Creating Zines and Poetry Broadsides

Literary Cleveland
Jul 08, 2017 - Jul 15, 2017 2:00 p.m. | CPL Rice Branch, 13535 Shaker Blvd, Cleveland Oh 44104 | Hone Your Craft
Learn how to independently publish your own poetry by creating zines and poetry broadsides. Participants will use basic desktop publishing tools. Open to teens 14-18 and adults.

Sunday Unplugged #3: Dark Tales of America

Cleveland Institute of Music
Jul 09, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Cleveland Institute of Music | Community
July 9, Sunday
2pm Mixon Hall
ENCORE Chamber Music Summer Academy Concert
Sunday Unplugged #3: Dark Tales of America
Jinjoo Cho, violin
Arianna Dotto, violin
Joseph Kromholz, violin
Pasha Sabouri, violin
Rachel Sandman, violin
Jan Grüning, viola
Yu Jin, viola
Stella Ye Lin Cho, cello
Amit Even-Tov, cello
Mindy Park, cello
Hyun Soo Kim, piano
PUTS 'Dark Vigil'
BOLCOM Three Rags for String Quartet
DVOŘÁK Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81
Coffee and dessert served at 1pm in the lounge
$30
encorechambermusic.org

Clague Barnstormers: Workshop for Aspiring Young Playwrights

Clague Playhouse
Jul 10, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Clague Playhouse | Hone Your Craft
Clague Playhouse is seeking young playwrights for the new summer offering, CLAGUE BARNSTORMERS: WORKSHOP FOR ASPIRING YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS. Aspiring young playwrights in grades 7-10 are invited to join us for the workshop, running July 10-21, 2017.

Master Class: ENCORE Chamber Music Summer Academy

Cleveland Institute of Music
Jul 10, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Cleveland Institute of Music | Hone Your Craft
July 10, Monday
3pm Room 217
ENCORE Chamber Music Summer Academy
Master Class
Paul Kantor, violin
encorechambermusic.org

Master Class: ENCORE Chamber Music Summer Academy

Cleveland Institute of Music
Jul 10, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Cleveland Institute of Music | Hone Your Craft
July 10, Monday
7pm Room 217
ENCORE Chamber Music Summer Academy
Master Class
Paul Kantor, violin
encorechambermusic.org

Lunch and Listen Recital

Cleveland Institute of Music
Jul 11, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | Cleveland Institute of Music | Hone Your Craft
July 11, Tuesday
12:30pm Mixon Hall
Lunch and Listen Recital
Solomon Liang, violin
Jason Simon, piano
Ryan Louie, cello
DEBUSSY Piano Trio in G Major
BRAHMS Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 8
Bring your brown bag lunch to enjoy on CIM’s terrace or in the lounge before the concert. Complimentary beverages will be served beginning at noon.

NABUCCO

Fathom Events
Jul 12, 2017 7:00 PM | Various Cleveland theatres | Community
Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts Verdi’s early drama of ancient Babylon, Nabucco, with Plácido Domingo adding a new role to his Met repertoire as the title character. Soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska goves a tour-de-force role performances as Abigaille, Nabucco’s willful daughter, while the acclaimed Met Chorus delivers a moving performance of the iconic “Va, pensiero.”

The Storytellers

Cleveland Institute of Music
Jul 14, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Cleveland Institute of Music | Community
July 14, Friday
7pm Mixon Hall
ENCORE Chamber Music Summer Academy Concert
The Storytellers
Jinjoo Cho, violin
Nancy Zhou, violin
Dmitri Murrath, viola
Stella Ye Lin Cho, cello
Amit Even-Tov, cello
Mindy Park, cello
TBA, cello
Hyun Soo Kim, piano
ENCORE Chamber Music piano fellows
SCHUBERT ‘Arpeggione’ Sonata in A minor, D. 821
SCHUBERT Der Erlkönig
MOSZKOWSKI Suite for Two Violins and Piano in G minor, Op. 71
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition, arranged for cello quartet
$30
encorechambermusic.org

Master Class: ENCORE Chamber Music Summer Academy

Cleveland Institute of Music
Jul 14, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Cleveland Institute of Music | Hone Your Craft
July 14, Friday
2pm Room 217
ENCORE Chamber Music Summer Academy
Master Class
Ettore Causa, viola
encorechambermusic.org

Master Class: ENCORE Chamber Music Summer Academy

Cleveland Institute of Music
Jul 15, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Cleveland Institute of Music | Hone Your Craft
July 15, Saturday
3pm Room 217
ENCORE Chamber Music Summer Academy
Master Class
Ralph Kirshbaum, cello
encorechambermusic.org

Master Class: ENCORE Chamber Music Summer Academy

Cleveland Institute of Music
Jul 15, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Cleveland Institute of Music | Hone Your Craft

July 15, Saturday
7pm Room 217
ENCORE Chamber Music Summer Academy
Master Class
Ralph Kirshbaum, cello
encorechambermusic.org

Sunday Unplugged #4: Fantasies, Myths, and Transfigured Night

Cleveland Institute of Music
Jul 16, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Cleveland Institute of Music | Community
July 16, Sunday
6pm Mixon Hall
ENCORE Chamber Music Summer Academy Concert
Sunday Unplugged #4: Fantasies, Myths, and Transfigured Night
Jinjoo Cho, violin
Nancy Zhou, violin
Ettore Causa, viola
Dmitri Murrath, viola
Amit Even-Tov, cello
Mindy Park, cello
Hyun Soo Kim, piano
SCHUMANN Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 (Fantasy Pieces)
FAURÉ Les Berceaux, Op. 23, No. 1 (Cradles)
SZYMANOWSKI Mythes, Op. 30
SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4, 30’ (Transfigured Night)
$30
encorechambermusic.org

Lunch and Listen Recital

Cleveland Institute of Music
Jul 18, 2017 12:30 PM-1:30 PM | Cleveland Institute of Music | Community
July 18, Tuesday
12:30pm Mixon Hall
Lunch and Listen Recital
Luanne Clarke Crosby, soprano
Kim D. Cook, cello
Kayoko Miyazawa, piano
RACHMANINOFF Vocalise
POULENC Miroir Brûlant
BEACH Chanson d’Amour
PREVIN Vocalise
PREVIN Four Songs
BERNSTEIN Dream with Me
Bring your brown bag lunch to enjoy on CIM’s terrace or in the lounge before the concert. Complimentary beverages will be served beginning at noon.

Master Class: ENCORE Chamber Music Summer Academy

Cleveland Institute of Music
Jul 18, 2017 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Cleveland Institute of Music | Hone Your Craft
July 18, Tuesday
6:30pm Room 217
ENCORE Chamber Music Summer Academy
Master Class
Jan Mark Sloman, violin
encorechambermusic.org

CARMEN

Fathom Events
Jul 19, 2017 7:00 PM | Various Cleveland theatres | Community
Sir Richard Eyre’s gritty production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča as the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Tenor Roberto Alagna plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Teddy Tahu Rhodes is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the timeless score, which features one beloved melody after another.

Finale Concert #1

Cleveland Institute of Music
Jul 20, 2017 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Cleveland Institute of Music | Community
July 20, Thursday
3pm Mixon Hall
ENCORE Chamber Music Summer Academy Concert
Finale Concert #1
encorechambermusic.org

Finale Concert #2

Cleveland Institute of Music
Jul 20, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Cleveland Institute of Music | Community
July 20, Thursday
7pm Mixon Hall
ENCORE Chamber Music Summer Academy Concert
Finale Concert #2
encorechambermusic.org

Shaker Arts Council presents SHAC on TRAC

Shaker Arts Council
Jul 21, 2017 6:00PM-10:00PM | Shaker Plaza 20040-20200 Van Aken Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44122 | Community
Shaker Arts Council (SHAC) presents SHAC on TRAC –The Road to Arts & Community, a celebration of our mission to build the community through the arts and to build the arts through the community. SHAC on TRAC, a series of three “block parties extraordinaire” with entertainment for all ages, will take place throughout the summer. The events will feature an interactive art activity, live music and strolling entertainers. The art activity will engage each participant in creating and contributing one “piece” to a unity sculpture that will grow with each subsequent event. The theme of the art project will be “Everyone has a Story to Tell.” All events are free and open to the public.

The July SHAC on TRAC will take place Friday, July 21, 2017 in collaboration with the SCENE Van Aken Beer Garden located at the Shaker Plaza, activities will run from 6 -10 pm. Strolling performers and SHAC art project from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

Shaker Arts Council’s SHAC on TRAC is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Four Hands

Cleveland Institute of Music
Jul 21, 2017 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Cleveland Institute of Music | Community
July 21, Friday
3pm Mixon Hall
ENCORE Chamber Music Summer Academy Concert
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Four Hands
Kwan Yi, piano
Christina Dahl, piano
SCHUBERT Fantasie in F minor, D. 940 for Piano Four Hands
MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61
RACHMANINOFF Suite no. 2 for Two Pianos, Op. 17
$30
encorechambermusic.org

Finale Concert #3

Cleveland Institute of Music
Jul 21, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Cleveland Institute of Music | Community
July 21, Friday
7pm Mixon Hall
ENCORE Chamber Music Summer Academy Concert
Finale Concert #3
encorechambermusic.org

How to Write a Book Proposal

Literary Cleveland
Jul 22, 2017 10:00 a.m. - noon | ​Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd. | Community, Hone Your Craft
Have you thought about submitting a book proposal for publication, but don’t know where to start? In this class, Gina Messina will share some secrets of the trade and offer a step by step guide on how to write a book proposal. She will discuss what elements are critical to include and how to decide which publishers to reach out to. Finally, Messina will offer tips on the best ways to ensure that your proposal gets to the right hands.

Finale Concert #4

Cleveland Institute of Music
Jul 22, 2017 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Cleveland Institute of Music | Community
July 22, Saturday
3pm Mixon Hall
ENCORE Chamber Music Summer Academy Concert
Finale Concert #4
encorechambermusic.org

ENCORE Camerata Ensemble

Cleveland Institute of Music
Jul 22, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Cleveland Institute of Music | Community
July 22, Saturday
7pm Mixon Hall
ENCORE Chamber Music Summer Academy Concert
ENCORE Camerata Ensemble
Program includes Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings
encorechambermusic.org

ArtWorks Live

Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
Jul 25, 2017 - Jul 25, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm | Tri-C Metro Campus, 2900 Community College Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115 | Community
ArtWorks Live is the culminating event for Center for Arts-Inspired Learning's ArtWorks Summer 2017 session. Enjoy performances and artistic presentations by our student apprentices in the following art forms: comic book creation, dance, game design, film making, performance poetry, photography, recording arts, and visual arts. ArtWorks Live is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Lunch and Listen Recital

Cleveland Institute of Music
Jul 25, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | Cleveland Institute of Music | Community
July 25, Tuesday
12:30pm Mixon Hall
Lunch and Listen Recital
The musicians of Classical Revolution Cleveland perform a program of works by twentieth century Spanish, South American, and American composers of color. Bring your brown bag lunch to enjoy on CIM’s terrace or in the lounge before the concert. Complimentary beverages will be served beginning at noon.
Classical Revolution Cleveland
Ariel Clayton Karas, violin & director
Erica Snowden, cello
Matthew Ross, viola
Dianna Joiner, violin
Minju Kim, violin
Ben Malkevitch, piano
PIAZZOLA Libertango
CASSADÓ Suite for Cello Solo
STEVIE WONDER Sir Duke
JOPLIN Medley of rags
GINASTERA Danzas argentinas

Home Plate: Fictionalizing Familar Places w/ Kelly Fordon & Laura Hulthen Thomas

Literary Cleveland
Jul 26, 2017 7 p.m. | Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern, 11526 Euclid Ave, Cle. | Community, Hone Your Craft
July's edition of "Between the Lines" features acclaimed authors Kelly Fordon and Laura Hulthen Thomas! The theme for the evening is "Fictionalizing Familiar Places". The authors will discuss how their fiction transforms home into character. How do writers use assumptions about familiar places to find the unexpected and surprising? When is a hometown the whole trouble, and also the last, best hope for change? The authors will also talk about how the unique landscape of the upper Midwest inspires their fiction.

Resident Faculty Master Class

Cleveland Institute of Music
Jul 27, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Cleveland Institute of Music | Hone Your Craft
July 27, Thursday
7pm Room 217
Sphinx Performance Academy
Resident Faculty Master Class
sphinxmusic.org or 313.877.9100

SOL SUMMER PARTY

SOL SUMMER PARTY
Jul 28, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Inn Walden Aurora, Ohio | Community
SOL SUMMER PARTY welcomes and invites you to dance into its debut celebration at the spectacular Inn Walden in Aurora, Ohio. This private resort hideaway opens its grounds to the public for this special event. The SOL SUMMER PARTY picnic-styled setting kicks off with a showcase of original music videos and short films and pays tribute in a live dance performance to the Lido de Paris which launched the legendary cabaret art form and exotic dancing shows. The music videos highlight the movement of dance and the visual style of fashion while the short film program will present stories of love and romance.
As day blends to night, the party’s spotlight turns into the artful display of THE FLOORSHOW’S CRIMINAL FASHION-- a multimedia exhibition. The exhibition will feature fashion models and include photography, art, and authentic stage costumes. THE FLOORSHOW’S CRIMINAL FASHION theme will unveil through costume and retro-fashion what was expressed openly in Las Vegas (1958) and outlawed in Atlantic City (1980). The exhibit will also explore the French connection to the Stardust Hotel’s infamous past of dazzling cabaret costumes and burlesque shows that featured the iconic showgirls from the Lido de Paris, Casino de Paris, and Folies Bergere. Performances will take place Friday July 28th and Saturday July 29th from 6-9 at Inn Walden.

Sol Summer Party

Sol summer party
Jul 28, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017 6:00 | Inn Walden | Community
Summer arts festival with dance, music, film, and fashion

Cleveland Inkubator Literary Conference (Free!)

Literary Cleveland
Jul 29, 2017 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | CPL Main Branch, Stokes Wing, 525 Superior Ave., Cleve. | Community, Hone Your Craft
A day-long literary conference featuring a keynote reading by Dan Chaon interviewed by D.M. Pulley, a wide variety of writing workshops, craft talks, and readings, and a teen writer showcase at noon with free Mitchells ice cream!

Sphinx Performance Academy Concert

Cleveland Institute of Music
Jul 30, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Cleveland Institute of Music | Community
July 30, Sunday
7pm Mixon Hall
Sphinx Performance Academy Concert
Catalyst Quartet
Karla Donehew Perez, violin
Suliman Tekalli, violin
Paul Laraia, viola
Karlos Rodriguez, cello
sphinxmusic.org or 313.877.9100
Hailed by the New York Times at their Carnegie Hall debut as “invariably energetic and finely burnished…playing with earthy vigor,” the Catalyst Quartet, Prize winners of the Gianni Bergamo Classical Music Award 2012, is comprised of top Laureates and alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Competition.

Master Class: Sphinx Performance Academy

Cleveland Institute of Music
Aug 01, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Cleveland Institute of Music | Hone Your Craft
August 1, Tuesday
7pm Room 217
Sphinx Performance Academy
Master Class
Catalyst Quartet
sphinxmusic.org or 313.877.9100