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February 2017


Jimmy Kuehnle: Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle

Aug 25, 2016 - Feb 19, 2017 | Akron Art Museum, The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Gallery | Community
Visual artist and Creative Workforce Fellow, Jimmy Kuehnle's sculptures created from coated polyester and coated nylon fabric, will take over the Akron Art Museum, inviting visitors to engage with them. Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle will engulf the gallery, creating a maze that can be explored and even touched.

Fitness and Dance Classes

Above the Barre
Dec 28, 2016 - Feb 26, 2017 | 1450 Bagley Rd. Berea, 44017 | Community
Fitness, strength training, endurance and flexibility are incorporated into the ages 14 through Adult classes. All classes focus on Musical Theater, Ballet, Jazz, and contemporary movement fundamentals including foot progressions stretches, stability and core strengthening work. We follow ABT curriculum at the barre.From plies to grande battlements, barre work helps to achieve a dancer's highest potential and quality of movement with each step performed in other genres of dance. We incorporate classic Jazz technique including turns, leaps, jumps, traveling and choreographic phrases. Choreography brings it together with an actual dance, helping the dancer to explore movement as it relates to telling the story and entertaining the audience.
*Showcase for parents and friends last half of each 8 week session!

From Page to Stage: That's My Story and I'm Sticking To It

Literary Cleveland
Jan 14, 2017 - Feb 04, 2017 10:00 AM - noon | Gordon Square Arcade, 6516 Detroit | Space
With the motto of "Good stories don’t happen to good storytellers, good storytellers tell good stories," this four-week workshop will focus on creating one short story/piece sourced from personal experience and putting it on its feet and on paper. Workshop participants will engage in theatre games/acting exercises that will focus on bringing and sharing their own funny, sad or maddening experiences which inspire their work. Improvisation and the analysis of existing material will be used to break down and apply narrative structure to the work being done each week. If you find yourself in love with The Moth, DNTO, This American Life and the myriad of storytelling shows out there, this workshop will get your hands dirty and leave you with your very own oral/written piece.

It's Elemental: Fire & Water

Valley Art Center
Jan 20, 2017 - Mar 01, 2017 | Valley Art Center | Community
This themed art show challenges artists to find creative ways to express two forces of nature that counter and complement each other: Fire & Water. The exhibiting artists show that there are many ways to artfully convey a human relationship with fire or water using observation, metaphor, imagination, symbolism and humor.

Juror: Kathy Skerritt

The opening reception is Friday, January 20 from 6 to 8 P.M., free and open to the public. Donations of savory or sweet finger foods are graciously accepted to keep gallery costs down.

Monday - Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Cleveland Play House
Jan 21, 2017 - Feb 12, 2017 | Allen Theatre, 1407 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland OH 44115 | Community
The hunting and haunting of the heir to the Baskerville fortune proves the most puzzling—and dangerous!—case in the illustrious careers of Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick, Dr. Watson. Cleveland favorite Ken Ludwig is back with his madcap adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mystery, transforming The Hound of the Baskervilles into an all-out comedic theatrical adventure. Full of humor, horror, and plenty of stage magic, five actors play nearly 40 roles in this kooky and spooky caper that will have you howling with laughter.

Akron Children's Museum Theatre Classes - PLAY: Theatre Games

Wandering Aesthetics Theatre
Jan 31, 2017 - Feb 14, 2017 5:00PM-6:00PM | Akron Children's Museum 216 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44308 | Community
Join Wandering Aesthetics Teaching Artist Kyle Jozsa as he leads this program highlighting the basics of teamwork and how that relates to the art of theatre. Let’s work together to PLAY games and create stories celebrating our creativity and diversity. Through theatre games highlighting the principles of energy, enthusiasm and ensemble, students will discover the power of positive relationships and engagement of their collective imaginations. Classes will build on each other; however, you can sign your child up for only one, two or even a few of the classes.

Ages: 5 - 9 Years
Drop-in: $10
Entire Session (5 Classes): $40
Tuesdays @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Theatre Classes at Oberlin

The MAD* Factory
Feb 02, 2017 - May 17, 2017 | 39 S Main St, Ste 310 • Oberlin, OH 44074 | Hone Your Craft
Winter/Spring semester at The MAD* Factory (*music, arts, drama) in Oberlin begins soon! Call 440-774-7062 to register or for more information.

Adult Tap Class at RockCity Dance

Rocky City Dance
Feb 02, 2017 Wednesday's 6:00PM-7:00PM | Rock City Dance 7501 Pearl Rd Middleburg Hts, Oh (440) 243- 4991 | Hone Your Craft
Broadway/ Rhythm-Style Adult Tap Class

Wednesdays 6-7pm

Fun Music, Sweaty Good Time!
Int/Adv Tap ages 13-adult

7501 Pearl Rd
Middleburg Hts, Oh
(440) 243- 4991


Writing Your Family History w/ Afi Scruggs, Amy Breau and Mary Helen Petrus

Literary Cleveland
Feb 04, 2017 10:00 AM - noon | Lake Erie Ink, 2843 Washington Blvd., Cleveland Heights OH 44118 | Hone Your Craft
Learn how to research, write, and preserve your family legacy. This panel discussion will feature brief presentations by writers who have gained a better understanding of their family history through memoir, interviews, and genealogical research. Presenters will include Afi Scruggs, Amy Breau and Mary Helen Petrus. Whether you are looking for motivation to start or instructors to help you craft the work you've already begun, this event will help you. Presented as part of "Crossing the Border: Immigrant Narratives in Cleveland," an event featuring Cleveland writers on the topic of immigration.

Youth Winter Theatrical Classes

Theatre 8:15
Feb 04, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017 (Ages 7 - 11)- 9:30AM - 10:30AM; (Ages 12 - 18)- 11:00AM - 12:30PM | 4740 Massilon rd, Green, OH 44232 | Community
Stage direction, dance, and movement.
Ages: 7 - 11 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Ages: 12 - 18 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Price: $130
$10 Discount Pre-Registering by Jan 25, 2017

Youth Theatre Classes at The Cassidy Theatre

The Cassidy Theatre
Feb 04, 2017 - Apr 08, 2017 9:00AM - 2:00PM | 6200 Pearl Road Parma Heights, Ohio 44130 | Community
Youth classes begin Saturday, February 4th and run through April 8th. * (10 weeks)
The last day of class, April 8th, will be a free recital including performances from each class. Teachers will give you additional details closer to the final day of class. Seating is on a first come basis.

4-7 year olds Instructor- Alyssa Herbell
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.- 9:45 a.m.
Here’s a fun way for your youngest students to get their start in theatre! This non-stressful approach to basic acting, singing, and movement will teach your littlest stars to twinkle! Students will work on
imagination, memorization, and team work, as well as the technical basics of putting on a show. $75

8- 15 year olds Instructor- Britta Will
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. In this awesome acting class, students will be
instructed in improvisation, character work, basic acting techniques and sketch comedy. Students will also learn how to write and perform their own scenes as well as create characters on the spot! The class is designed to benefit students of all abilities and
experience levels (basic reading skills are a HUGE plus). Get ready to get on your feet and ACT-OUT in this special improvisation and sketch comedy course! Class is open to students ages 8 – 15. $80

BRAVO! Intro to Musical
Theatre Skills
8-15 year olds Instructor- TBD
Saturdays, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
This active and exciting class focuses on singing and acting. The class provides a safe
environment for students bring music to life. Students will learn healthy vocal techniques, use acting skills to create characters while singing, learn about music history, and develop audition skills. This class will benefit students of all
abilities and experience levels. Class is open to students ages 8 – 15. $80

STARWORKS! Advanced Acting and Playwriting
10- 16 year olds Instructor- Katie Atkinson
Saturdays, 12:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Students will learn through improvisation, voice and movement exercises and other various acting techniques. Classes will include audition preparation, character development, creating confidence on and offstage, as well as writing for the stage. Students of every experience level are encouraged to attend. In the playwriting portion, students will learn how to create shows of their own. Students will explore character and plot development as well as how to take their
creative ideas from the page to the stage! Class is open to students ages 10 – 16. $120

*Check out teacher bios on the Cassidy Theatre Facebook page, or website. *

Ohio City Theatre Project Incendiaries Show & Free Theater Workshop

Ohio City Theatre Project
Feb 04, 2017 - Feb 25, 2017 Saturdays, February 4 - 25 * 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Cleveland Public Library Martin Luther King, Jr Branch 1962 Stokes Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106 | Community
Workshop Description:
A live performance of an excerpt of the play Incendiaries kicks off a four-week theater workshop series. Workshop participants will examine the historic record of the Hough Uprising while developing creative and collaborative techniques which enable them to express their unique perspectives and responses to these historic events while exploring parallels happening today.

Instructor Team:
Ashley Aquilla, India Burton (both from the cast of OBJECTIVELY/REASONABLE: A Community Response to the Shooting of Tamir Rice, 11/22/14) and activist Mario Pollard join OCTP Co-Director Pandora Robertson as workshop leaders.

About Incendiaries: The world premiere of Incendiaries was co-produced by Raymond Bobgan for Cleveland Public Theatre with Ohio City Theatre Project. Incendiaries was conceived and directed by Pandora Robertson.
Incendiaries Cast: Wesley Allen, Ashley Aquilla, Max Glenn, Laprise Johnson, Taylor Tucker and Stephanie Wilbert.
Talk back facilitator: Carmen Lane.
Creative production: Pandora Robertson (Director), Rob Peck (Lighting Designer), Ian Petroni (Set Design), Inda Blatch-Geib (Costume Designer), JamekaTerri Dent (Stage Manager) and Lauren Garson (Line Producer).

About Workshop Leaders:
Ashley Aquilla’s recent acting credits include OCTP's Incendiaries, and Playwright's Local's OBJECTIVELY/REASONABLE: A Community Response to the Shooting of Tamir Rice, 11/22/14. Upcoming projects include Cleveland Public Theatre's Barbecue by Robert O'Hara. Ashley says, "I care about my people and my goal is to pour every drop of my resources into my community."

The Pop Tarts Concert

Beachwood Arts Council
Feb 05, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Beachwood Community Center | Community
Wear your love beads and join us for a musical afternoon of swingin' sixties pop songs performed by four groovy chicks who sing in perfect harmony. FREE and open to the community. Refreshments will be served following the concert.

Racial Equity & Inclusion Groundwater Training / Half Day

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
Feb 06, 2017 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Neighborhood Progress Inc., 11327 Shaker Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44104 | Community
Over the course of 2016, a dynamic cross-section of local civic leaders and community stakeholders attended half-day “Groundwater” and two-day Phase I trainings led by the Racial Equity Institute (Greensboro, NC). These intensive introductions to historical, institutional and systemic racism challenged deeply-held assumptions, and revealed—with sobering clarity—the devastating impacts of persistent racial inequality on our nation’s most marginalized populations.
In January 2017, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress and engaged partners will embark on a learning journey to increase our shared understanding of racial inequality, to foster productive dialogue among community stakeholders and civic leaders, and to determine strategies.
For more information or questions, please contact Mordecai Cargill

I Call My Brothers

Cleveland Public Theatre
Feb 07, 2017 - Mar 04, 2017 7:00 PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland OH 44102 | Community
Something has happened. A car. An explosion. And a city is paralyzed with fear. But Amor has an important errand to run. He walks the streets with his backpack and his cell phone, doing his best to blend in. But what looks normal? A funny and fierce showdown with paranoia, I CALL MY BROTHERS offers a 24-hour journey inside the head of a young, Arab-American man, suddenly a stranger in his own city. Written by Jonas Hassen Khemiri, translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles.

Racial Equity & Inclusion Phase 1 Training / Two Day

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
Feb 07, 2017 - Feb 08, 2017 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | Neighborhood Progress Inc., 11327 Shaker Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44104 | Community
Over the course of 2016, a dynamic cross-section of local civic leaders and community stakeholders attended half-day “Groundwater” and two-day Phase I trainings led by the Racial Equity Institute (Greensboro, NC). These intensive introductions to historical, institutional and systemic racism challenged deeply-held assumptions, and revealed—with sobering clarity—the devastating impacts of persistent racial inequality on our nation’s most marginalized populations.
In January 2017, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress and engaged partners will embark on a learning journey to increase our shared understanding of racial inequality, to foster productive dialogue among community stakeholders and civic leaders, and to determine strategies.


Cleveland Museum of Art
Feb 09, 2017 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Cleveland Museum of Art | Hone Your Craft
Explore the power of words and art in this special Thursday MIX – they’re opening the museum up just for MIX attendees. Share your poems, stories, and more at an open mic in the galleries led by poet Damien Ware and presented in collaboration with Literary Cleveland, and check out the new special exhibition Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks.
MIX is an 18 and over event. $10 in advance/$15 day of event. CMA members free.

Educator Community Night: 2017 Tour Preview

Talespinner Childrens Theatre
Feb 09, 2017 The reception will begin at 6pm, and The Brementown Musicians will begin at 7pm. | 5209 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
RSVP REQUIRED. Open to all educators or other community leaders (librarians, PTA members, community organizers) with an interest in knowing more about the Talespinner Children's Theatre Educational Outreach Tour, "The Brementown Musicians."

This past year, Talespinner Children's Theatre's fifth season, has meant growing the scope of touring production, expanding and educational outreach programming, and forging community partnerships with the Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland, The Centers for Families & Children, and The Children’s Museum of Cleveland.

Moving into 2017, TCT looks forward with great anticipation to adding to the number of schools, libraries, and family groups that will be able to share our arts education programs with, in so many ways.

Sunday Dinner with Toots

Feb 09, 2017 - Feb 13, 2017 7:30pm Feb 9, 10 & 13; 6pm Feb 11 & 12 | 3821 Prospect, Cleveland, OH 44115 | Community
an original performance experience by Ray Caspio & Uncle Toots; with creator-performers Benjamin Gregorio, Cassie Neumann Lucas & Lauren B. Smith; clothing consultant Kevenn T. Smith; produced by Ray Caspio & Kevenn T. Smith; homemade sauce prepared by Marilu Mercadante

Uncle Toots, here. Good to see ya! I’ve done the YouTubes and made ya laugh like crazy in Theater Ninjas’ TingleTangle. Now, by popular (my) demand, I have my own skit: Sunday Dinner with Toots!

I been keepin’ a secret: from 1950 to '53, I seen this girl, Fina. Beautiful: “small, but mighty,” your Aunt Barb says. I went into the service. Fina got married, had kids. I sold sausage ‘round the USA. We all make our choices!  Lotsa years passed. Her husband bought the farm and Fina and I had 16 more years together before she went to a better place in 2011. Sheesh. Her grandson, Andy Boy—Italian guy, good lookin’—wants to know more about her, so I told him to bring you over for my sauce and stories! Aunt Barb and Nurse Nancy’ll be there, too. You gotta let me know beforehand you're comin', though. We’ll sit around my table: a pasta meal, a lovely show, a belly laugh, and off you’ll go!

Tickets $30 each, including meal*
Highly limited seating! Seats must be purchased at least one day in advance! or (440) 50T-OOTS for seats
This performance piece was developed as part of the LAUNCH performance creation residency program of the Community Engagement & Education Department at Playhouse Square, Cleveland, Ohio.

Thanks to Cleveland Opera Theater for the generous donation of the performance space.

Ray Caspio received a 2016 Creative Workforce Fellowship. The Creative Workforce Fellowship is a program of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. Funding for the Fellowship program is made possible by the generous support of Cuyahoga County residents through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. This piece is made possible by the Creative Workforce Fellowship.

Dinner with a Slice of History

International Women's Air & Space Museum
Feb 10, 2017 6:30 PM | Burke Lakefront Airport | Community
Come experience the life of Bessie Coleman, the first African-American woman to obtain a pilot's license, as told by her great-niece, Gigi Coleman, in honor of Black History Month. Gigi's reenactment will challenge the minds of the young and old and encourage individuals to achieve their dreams. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. with the presentation to follow. Seats are limited, please RSVP by February 8. Members $15 and non-members $17.

The Movement Project at Pilgrim Church

The Movement Project
Feb 10, 2017 - Feb 11, 2017 7:30 PM (Doors Open at 7:00 PM) | Pilgrim Congregational Church 2592 West 14th Street Cleveland, OH 44113 | Community, Hone Your Craft
TMP is coming to Tremont February 10th and 11th, 2017! Join us at Pilgrim Church for an intimate evening of new work by TMP resident choreographers, guest artists and collaborators. The performance will include a Q&A with artists, giving audience members the opportunity to learn more about the choreographic process, ask questions and hear more about TMP's work through Northeast Ohio.

Screening of the documentary "13th"

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
Feb 10, 2017 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM | Neighborhood Progress Inc 11327 Shaker Boulevard #500W Cleveland, OH 44104 | Community
As part of CNP's Year of Awareness Building, they invite you to join them on Friday February 10, 2017 for a screening of 13th, a 2016 American documentary by director Ava DuVernay. Centered on race in the United States criminal justice system, the film’s title was inspired by the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which outlawed slavery (unless as punishment for a crime). DuVernay's documentary argues that slavery is effectively being perpetuated through the prison industrial complex.

Advanced Adult Modern Dance Classes

Studio 11
Feb 11, 2017 - Apr 15, 2017 12:45 - 2:15PM | 2337 W. 11th St., Suite 2, Cleveland, OH 44113 | Hone Your Craft
Classes will focus on exploring and strengthening the body’s natural pathways and sequences through various post-modern and modern techniques. Class will contain elements of improvisation, core-distal relationship, sequencing, spiraling, release, and dynamic contrast. Dancers will be encouraged to focus on individual goals and pathways with support and direction from the instructor. Prior dance experience is required.

The 22nd Annual Juried Regional High School Student Art Show

Beachwood Arts Council
Feb 12, 2017 - Mar 05, 2017 | Beachwood Community Center 25225 Fairmount Blvd. | Community
This special exhibit features impressive works by area high school students in a variety of media. This year's judges are: Grafton Nunes, president and CEO of the Cleveland Institute of Art; Steven Hartman, owner and founder of Contessa Gallery; and Sandra Noble, adjunct professor at CASE. The Awards Ceremony and opening reception will be on Sunday, February 12th. 2-4:30pm at the BCC. Free and open to the community.

CREATE: Writing for Children’s Theatre

Tailspinner Children's Theatre
Feb 12, 2017 1:30PM - 3:00PM | 5209 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102 | Hone Your Craft
Join us for the first workshop in TCT’s new CREATE: Workshop Series. This series will have dates each month throughout the season that will touch on voice, movement, ensemble creation, drumming, puppetry and so much more! Keep your eyes open for more dates coming up!
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED*. PAYMENT DUE AT DOOR. This event is for participants 18+.
COST: This first workshop in TCT’s Yearly CREATE Series is offered at a discounted price of $10

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
Feb 13, 2017 3:30 PM | Miller Classroom at Idea Center, 1375 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44115 | Community
All are invited to join Cuyahoga Arts & Culture at its Board meeting on Monday, February 13, 2017 in the Miller Classroom at Idea Center located at 1375 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115 (see directions). The meeting begins at 3:30 pm with an executive session. Please plan to arrive for the 4:00 pm public Board meeting to follow.

Want to learn more about CAC's Board of Trustees? Visit their website to read about our Trustees, view a list of upcoming meetings, and minutes and materials from previous meetings.

CAC's board meetings are always open to the public, and all members of the community - including our cultural partners - are welcome to attend and make public comments (see CAC's public comment policy for more information).

Winning Tactics - Social Media and Content Marketing

Cleveland Arts Education Consortium
Feb 16, 2017 | TBD | Build Your Business
Member Program

Make the Leap into Writing Persona Poems w/ Mimi Plevin-Foust

Literary Cleveland
Feb 16, 2017 - Feb 23, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | TBD | Hone Your Craft
Do you want to write poems that help you stand out from the pack, tell stories, build your imagination, and create social change? Writing persona poems – poems in another’s voice – can do all that and more. In this fun, interactive workshop, we’ll discover and practice this underused but highly effective poetic strategy. You’ll also learn how to perform these poems aloud, with the chance to share them at a Lit Cleveland event soon after. Come with notebook or paper, a pen you love, and your imagination. Beginners to experienced poets are all welcome.


Cleveland Public Theatre
Feb 16, 2017 - Mar 11, 2017 7:30 PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland OH 44102 | Community
A hilarious and devastating dark comedy by Robert O’Hara. The pill-popping, chain-smoking and foul-mouthed O’Mallerys have gathered in their local park to share some barbecue and straight talk with their trainwreck of a sister Barbara. When the story twists to reveal two parallel families – one white, one black – the event becomes raucous and unpredictable, as racial politics collide with family stereotypes, survival, and America’s fascination with self-destruction as entertainment. REGIONAL PREMIERE

Financial Peace

Dave Ramsey
Feb 16, 2017 7:00PM | North Eaton Christian Church 35895 Royalton Road, Grafton, OH 44044 | Money
Struggling with debt? (Seriously—how many local actors or entertainer aren’t?) Did you know that fighting about money is one of the top 10 reasons couples split? Are you tired of fighting about money? Would you like to get on the same page as your spouse or partner? If the answer is yes, you are invited to attend Financial Peace University at North Eaton Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Eaton Township.
Beginning Thursday, February 16 at 7 p.m. (and running for a total of nine weekly classes), nationally-known financial coach Dave Ramsey will lead participants through important Baby Steps via video lessons. This class will help participants create an emergency fund, start budgeting and dump their debt.

Newsies: The Broadway Musical in Theaters

Fathom Events
Feb 16, 2017 - Feb 22, 2017 2/16 - 7:00 PM, 2/18 - 12:55 PM, 2/22 - 7:00 PM | Various movie theaters | Community
Filmed live on stage at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA, this not-to-be-missed high energy show stars Original Broadway cast members Jeremy Jordan as “Jack Kelly,” Kara Lindsay as “Katherine,” Ben Fankhauser as “Davey” and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as “Crutchie”. They’re joined by North American Tour stars Steve Blanchard as “Joseph Pulitzer,” and Aisha de Haas as “Medda Larkin,” and Ethan Steiner as “Les” along with members of both the Broadway and North American Tour ensembles, filling the stage with more “newsies” and more dancing than ever before.
Set in New York City at the turn of the century and based on a true story, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike and take a stand for what’s right.

This musical will be showing at the following movie theaters: Cinemark at Macedonia, Cinemark at Valley View and XD, Cinemark 14 Mansfield Town Center, Cinemark Tinseltown USA and XD - North Canton, Cinemark Cuyahoga Falls and XD, Cinemark Stadium, Regal Crocker Park Stadium 16 & IMAX, Regal Richmond Town Square Stadium 20, Regal Montrose Movies Stadium 12, Regal Cobblestone Square Stadium 20

Objectively/Reasonable: A Community Response to the Shooting of Tamir Rice, 11/22/14

Playwrights Local
Feb 17, 2017 - Mar 11, 2017 Thursday - Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2:30 PM | Creative Space @ Waterloo Arts | Community
Playwrights Local proudly announces the return of Objectively/Reasonable, the critically acclaimed documentary play that premiered to sold-out houses in August 2016. Presented as a community response to the 2014 shooting of Tamir Rice, this powerful new work is based on original interviews with legal experts, social critics, police officers, parents, and others from Greater Cleveland. Featuring contributions from an ensemble of writers--Mike Geither, Tom Hayes, Lisa Langford, Michael Oatman, and David Todd--the play considers the impact and aftermath of this tragedy, as captured through a diverse set of unheard voices. Objectively/Reasonable was conceived and edited by David Todd and directed by Terrence Spivey, former artistic director of Karamu House.

Winter Fictionfest: A Mini-Conference

Literary Cleveland
Feb 18, 2017 1-4:30PM | Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere, Shaker Hts. | Community
Whether you’re new to weaving stories or just published your newest book, this half-day conference will give you the inspiration to take your writing to the next level. Explore the craft of fiction with skilled teachers, respond to writing exercises, and connect with other writers at our Winter Fictionfest.

($32 / 27 for members)

Explore Shakespeare's Verse with Geoff Bullen from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

Case Western Reserve University
Feb 18, 2017 noon - 3:00 PM | The Middough Building, 1901 E 13th St, Suite 526, Cleveland, OH 44114 | Hone Your Craft
What: A three hour interactive workshop examining various techniques to activate and demystify Shakespearean verse speaking.
Number of Participants: 20
Cost: $75.00 per person
In order to accommodate the expected demand, we will also welcome observers. (Cost: $25.00 per person)
Case is pleased to bring this exciting opportunity to the Cleveland theatre community. Explore Shakespeare’s verse with Geoff Bullen, former head of training at R.A.D.A, one of the world’s great theatre schools.
This is an ideal workshop for both professional theatre artists who want to deepen their exploration of verse as well as students who might be challenged by heightened language.

Drop-In Improv Class with Nathaniel Montgomery

Nathaniel Montgomery
Feb 19, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 Every Sunday; 7:00PM - 9:00PM | Where: 3250 W. Market Street, Suite 104 Fairlawn (Akron), Ohio 44333 | Hone Your Craft
In this on-going class you'll be introduced to Nathaniel's signature style of improvisation:

Loosen up, be playful, be physical, be obvious, be average, take risks, tell stories, love failing, screw up and stay happy.

Class size is limited and often sells out. Register online if you want a guaranteed place in the class. This is an all-level class.

There is always a gathering at a local restaurant after the class!

ArtzQuest at CADA: Scenic Design & Acting

Center for Applied Drama & Autism
Feb 19, 2017 2:00pm-4:00pm | 333 S. Main Street, Akron, Ohio 44308 | Hone Your Craft
Artz Quest is a monthly 2 hour creative and social meet up for people on the spectrum, their families and friends. Artz Quests are designed for all abilities and ages and feature local visual artists, performers and musicians.

CADA's ArtzQuest is suitable for all ages and abilities. Materials are included in the $10 suggested donation. This two hour event begins at 2 pm and ends at 4 pm. CADA is located in the Evans Building at the corner of S. Main & Exchange St in Akron, OH 44308. Parking is free and located in the rear of the building.

For further information, visit our web site at or call CADA at 330-595-4565.

Digging up the Bodies: Writing About True Crimes in History

Literary Cleveland
Feb 22, 2017 - Mar 01, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | St. Edward's Library, 13500 Detroit Ave., Lakewood OH, 44107 | Hone Your Craft
If you want to write about true crimes in history, this is the class for you! We’ll talk about how to spot an interesting subject and where to uncover the evidence, photographs and more. Then we’ll talk about how to turn what you’ve found into a compelling read. We’ll go from first draft to finished story. If time permits we’ll look at some markets. Bring ideas or works in progress.

NeoSoulPoetry at Larchmere Arts

Larchmere Arts
Feb 24, 2017 6:00PM - 9:00PM | Larchmere Arts 12726 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland, Ohio 44120 | Community
NeoSoulPoetry is a spoken word event that features music by a house band that includes Vince Robinson - host/keys, Ali Jamal Boyd - percussion and Wulfgar "Junior" Darkenwald on bass. This is an open mic event with occasional features.

What You Need To Know About Self-Publishing

Literary Cleveland
Feb 24, 2017 10:00 AM - noon | Mac's Backs Books on Coventry, 1820 Coventry Rd. Cleveland Hts. OH | Hone Your Craft
The number of authors who are opting to self-publish continues to rise. More and more independent authors are finding success in the marketplace and topping bestseller lists, a clear indication that readers are embracing author-published titles. Join Cleveland novelists J. Thorn, J. Everett Prewitt and Christine Benedict for a discussion about the state of self-publishing in 2017. Hear about the common misconceptions and mistakes most indies make and how you can avoid those same pitfalls. Bring your questions and ideas for the Q&A, and come prepared to do a short writing exercise.

Finding truth in acting Shakespeare

Ohio Shakespeare Festival
Feb 25, 2017 - Feb 26, 2017 noon - 3:00 PM | Greystone Hall, 103 S. High Street, Akron, OH 44308 | Hone Your Craft
An acting class meant to prepare actors for future auditions and classical work. Join OSF actor-educator Geoff Knox for a two day workshop focusing on verse, direct audience address, expression through consonants and vowels, and other classical acting techniques. Participants will explore Shakespeare monologues and scenes and emerge with the tools to decipher the acting clues hidden in Shakespeare's texts. Recommended ages 14+.

Rusalka (live)

Fathom Events
Feb 25, 2017 12:55 PM | Various Cinema Locations | Community
Kristine Opolais stars in a new production of the opera that first won her international acclaim, Dvořák’s fairy tale opera about the tragic water nymph Rusalka. Sir Mark Elder conducts Mary Zimmerman’s new staging, which also stars Brandon Jovanovich as the human prince who captures Rusalka’s heart; Katarina Dalayman as Rusalka’s rival, the Foreign Princess; Eric Owens as the Water Sprite, Rusalka’s father; and Jamie Barton as the duplicitous witch Ježibaba.

Visiting Artist Workshop: Slip Trailing on Clay with Cynthia Vardhan

Gina DeSantis Ceramics, LLC
Feb 25, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Gina DeSantis Ceramics | Community, Hone Your Craft
Join us for a special workshop with visiting artist Cynthia Vardhan from Columbus, Ohio.

Sat Feb 25th. Time: 10am-noon

Cost: $50 per person. Fee includes supplies. Students may bring in pieces to decorate. The studio will also provide tiles to use as practice.

Learn the ancient technique of slip trailing with visiting artist Cynthia Vardhan. Slip trailing is a unique method that adds depth, texture and pattern to ceramic surfaces. We will go over types of slip, line weights and how to best control the material to achieve your artistic goals. Tools and slip will be provided.

Lake Erie Folk Festival

Shore Culture Center
Feb 25, 2017 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Shore Cultural Centre 291 E. 222nd, Euclid, OH | Community
1:00-6:00pm Throughout the building, you'll find workshops and demonstrations on various musical techniques, jam sessions open to anyone with an instrument, mini-concerts featuring local talent, storytelling and activities for young people.
Evening Concert – 7:30pm, Admission $10; 12yr and under free. Featured performers include Alash Ensemble, Austin Walkin' Cane, and Emily Keener.
Full schedule, including more activities and entertainment, listed on website.

Improv Workshop with Ellen Rooney

Pro Model and Talent Management
Feb 25, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM | 3421Ridgewood Rd. Akron, OH 44333 | Hone Your Craft
During this class, Ellen Rooney will cover improv classics, improv basics, improv in an audition, and improv on set.

Dr. Ellen Rooney has studied Improv with Second City Cleveland, & many New York dance/theater groups, starting as a dancer at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. She has performed with Improvables Comedy Group in New York and Los Angeles. And in Cleveland with Sparx in the City, and Kringle’s Inventionasium. As a professional actress for medical and legal training simulations, she has worked with Case Western Reserve Law School, Cleveland Clinic, and Ohio University Medical Schools.

Leah Gilbert

Beachwood Arts Council
Feb 26, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Tri-C Eastern Campus 4250 Richmond Road Highland Heights Simon and Rose Mandel Theatre | Community
"Hope From Within" directed and choreographed by Terence Green.
Several modern pieces will be performed by this innovative dance troupe comprised of 15 high school dancers. Emanuela Friscioni is the director of the Creative Arts Academy. This program is part of the 50th anniversary celebration of Carl and Louis Stokes. FREE and open to the community.

Improv 1: Play

Feb 28, 2017 - Apr 04, 2017 7:00 - 10:00pm | Massage and Yoga Healing Arts, 3250 W. Market Street, Suite 104, Akron (Fairlawn), OH, 44333 | Hone Your Craft
Improv 1 is a six session course designed to get you up and playing. This workshop offers progressively challenging (and fun) improv exercises in a low-pressure environment. You will learn to tap into your natural spontaneity, creativity and your willingness to take risks.

Improv 1 is rooted in the teachings of Keith Johnstone (a Canadian improv teacher and author of Impro). Mr. Johnstone emphasizes the need to get the improvisers in an ‘anxiety-free’ state, to get them working well together (building upon each other’s ideas), and to use improv as a form of story-telling, not just for gags and jokes.

Lit Cleveland Winter Mixer

Literary Cleveland
Feb 28, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM | The Spotted Owl, 710 Jefferson Ave., Cleveland | Community, Hone Your Craft
Enjoy drinks and networking with Lit Cleveland members and fellow writers. Several experienced writers will discuss the benefits of writing groups and how you should go about creating your own. We’ll close out the evening with local writers Cindy Washabaugh and Diane Vogel Ferri performing their original work.

Rusalka (encore)

Fathom Events
Mar 01, 2017 6:30 PM | Various Cinema Locations | Community
Kristine Opolais stars in a new production of the opera that first won her international acclaim, Dvořák’s fairy tale opera about the tragic water nymph Rusalka. Sir Mark Elder conducts Mary Zimmerman’s new staging, which also stars Brandon Jovanovich as the human prince who captures Rusalka’s heart; Katarina Dalayman as Rusalka’s rival, the Foreign Princess; Eric Owens as the Water Sprite, Rusalka’s father; and Jamie Barton as the duplicitous witch Ježibaba.

Weekly Dance Classes with The MovementProject

The Movement Project
Mar 01, 2017 10:00AM-11:30AM | Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2592 W 14th Street, Cleveland Ohio 44113 | Hone Your Craft
Starting on March 1st, TMP will be offering classes for professional and college movers! Here is the schedule:

Monday 10:15-11:30am Modern/Contemporary

Wednesday 10:15-11:30am Modern/Contemporary

Thursday 10-11:30am Pilates and Stretching (bring mat)

Friday 9:30am-11am Ballet

If you have any questions contact or Rebecca Leuszler at