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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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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.

STARDUST!
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

ACT-OUT IMPROV AND SKETCH COMEDY!
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. *

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.

Improv 1: Play

NathanielMontgomery
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.

PUBLIC CONSCIENCE through Graphics and Illustration

Heights Arts
Mar 03, 2017 - Apr 16, 2017 | Heights Arts | Community
Opening Friday, March 3 at Heights Arts, PUBLIC CONSCIENCE through Graphics and Illustration examines social issues and popular culture through the original drawings and graphic design of 14 Northeast Ohio artists. Co-curated by artists Leslye Arian and Dave King, the group exhibition showcases the work of Laura and Gary Dumm, Derek Hess, Brian Jasinski, Nancy Schwartz Katz, Milan Kecman, Jake Kelly, George Kocar, Joe Lanzilotta, Angela Oster, Josh Usmani, Justin Wills, and Sean Higgins and Nichols Rezabeck of the Bubble Process. A related gallery talk with exhibition artists and invited poets will be held Thursday, March 30 at 7 p.m.

The exhibition will be on view at Heights Arts through Sunday, April 16. For more information, please call 216-371-3457 or visit www.heightsarts.org.

Between Riverside and Crazy

Cleveland Play House
Apr 01, 2017 - Apr 23, 2017 | Outcalt Theatre, 1407 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH 44115 | Community
Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by Robert Barry Fleming

Ex-cop Walter “Pops” Washington is NOT one to let things go. NOT the memory of his recently deceased wife. NOT the racially-charged lawsuit he filed years ago against the NYPD. And most definitely NOT the impressive rent-controlled apartment he shares with his parolee son and colorful surrogate family. But, eviction notices and ultimatums are piling up, and Pops is caught between losing his honor and losing his home. Bringing together the poetic and the profane, this 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner is an exuberant and darkly comic tale of truth, family, and pride.
Produced by Cleveland Play House. Tickets: $25 – $100.
Call 216.241.6000 or visit clevelandplayhouse.com for tickets and a full list of performances.

Speed Building Short Stories w/ Eric Anderson (Session 1)

Literary Cleveland
Apr 01, 2017 - Apr 15, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | CPL Memorial-Nottingham Branch, 17109 Lakeshore Blvd, Cleveland | Hone Your Craft
In this three week workshop, participants will engage in writing exercises designed to quickly develop the elements of short fiction. The first session will cover the basics of community workshops and include writing exercises to help kickstart the writing process. Later sessions will focus on the workshop process, including how to give and receive constructive feedback. Each writer will have their work reviewed by the other participants, and each session will conclude with a new writing assignment.

Acrylic Painting for Beginning/Intermediate

Lakeland Community College
Apr 06, 2017 - May 11, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Lakeland Community College (main campus): 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094 | Community, Hone Your Craft
Create lovely works of art as you navigate the basics of color theory and mixing, application, composition, and design. Work from a still-life photo or just your imagination. Finish a work you've been struggling with while utilizing peer review and instructor input. Beginners take note: this is an exploration course, not a step-by-step. Choose your own subjects and learn at your own pace with individual instruction throughout each session. Beginners to intermediate will gain dexterity in brush work, as well as paint application. Each session will begin with a demonstration.

Test Flight Week #3: Noonday

Cleveland Public Theatre
Apr 06, 2017 - Apr 08, 2017 7:00 PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland OH 44102 | Community
On an otherwise unremarkable day, the furniture starts moving…and What’s Been Hiding Under the Table (or in a bowl of breakfast cereal) turns a woman’s world upside down.
Test Flight is a multi-week series that showcases new work on its way to full production.

Labio de Liebre (The Lip of the Hare)

Cleveland Public Theatre
Apr 06, 2017 - Apr 15, 2017 7:30 PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland OH 44102 | Community
PERFORMED IN SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Written by Fabio Rubiano Orjuela. Directed by Dante Fernando Larzabal. Performed by Teatro Publico de Cleveland ensemble. A magical and wildly dark comedy by Columbian playwright Fabio Rubiano Orjuela. A former military man, Salvo, has committed atrocious acts against thousands of families. Years later, he is haunted by unearthly visitors – a troupe of half-animal/half-human ghosts from his violent past, including a boy with a cleft lip.

But What If They See This? Peril and Possibilities of Writing About Family

Literary Cleveland
Apr 06, 2017 - May 04, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | ​Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd. Shaker Hts. OH 44120 | Hone Your Craft
When you write about family, do you keep the composition process--or the very existence of the work—to yourself? Or has dialogue with family ever become part of the narrative? Beginning with David Sedaris’ essay “Repeat After Me,” we’ll explore how other writers have navigated the dilemmas of writing about family, then share our personal essays and individual questions in a supportive workshop format. Topics include portraying yourself and your family with complexity and compassion, discovering the larger questions that connect your story to the world, and figuring out where to spend next Thanksgiving.

BAYarts April Opening Receptions

BAYarts
Apr 07, 2017 Call BAYarts for hours | 28795 Lake Road Bay Village Ohio 44140 | Community
TWO YODY'S: Father and daughter artists, Rebecca and Tom Yody bring us two and three dimensional work in a show based on their lifelong collaboration. Rebecca Yody continuously strives to find new ways of expressing her artistic vision by exploring alternate creative outlets using painting techniques, texture, photos and random materials to build visual images that inspire thought and peace of mind. Tom Yody's work is a celebration of life through his use of form and color. Both his two and three dimensional works utilize elements in the material world to draw viewers into his inner world. Yody refers to his work as "My Journey Your Journey." While the artists work as individuals, the result is uniquely connected based on their relationship to each other. Opening Reception: Friday, April 7 from 7-9 pm

BAYARTS PORTFOLIO PREP & ADVANCED CARTOONING STUDENTS: Celebrating the work of High School students enrolled in these on-going advanced programs. Opening Reception: Friday, April 7 from 7-9 pm

"Pro Bono Day" | Free professional PR and communications advice

Public Relations Society of America
Apr 07, 2017 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. | Baldwin Wallace Univeristy, 275 Eastland Rd, Berea, OH 44017 | Build Your Business
As part of our mission to strengthen and grow the PR profession, we need your help. Register today to volunteer at PRSA of Greater Cleveland Pro-Bono Day on Friday, April 7, at Baldwin Wallace University. It’s an opportunity to give back to those organizations that do so much for Northeast Ohio. Participate solo or grab a group of coworkers, and spend a couple hours to help!

Public Poetry Workshop w/ Damien Ware (Free!)

Literary Cleveland
Apr 08, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | CPL Main Branch, 325 Superior Ave., 2nd Floor Literature Dept. | Hone Your Craft
Writers of all levels and backgrounds welcome. Sharpen your craft and receive comments and suggestions on your work in a friendly group format. Please bring 10-15 copies of a poem.

A HERO OF OUR TIME

Fathom Events
Apr 09, 2017 2:55 PM | Cinemark Valley View; Solon Cinemas; Cinemark Tinseltown; Cinemark Portage Crossing | Community
Fathom Events, BY Experience and Pathé Live are thrilled to present a spectacular new season from the world-famous Bolshoi Ballet, coming to select cinemas nationwide.

“Give me everything, it is still not enough.” The story based on the larger-than-life hero Pechorin is adapted from Mikhail Lermontov’s literary masterpiece in three separate stories recounting his heartbreaking betrayals. Is Pechorin a real hero? Or is he a man like any other? This brand new production by choreographer Yuri Possokhov is a tragic poetic journey that can only be seen at the Bolshoi.

Test Flight Week #4: The Tongue That Tells Me So

Cleveland Public Theatre
Apr 13, 2017 - Apr 15, 2017 7:00 PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland OH 44102 | Community
At a young age, ambitious Anne is willing to pay any price to get ahead. Her mysterious mentor Simone is there to help. Once Anne becomes a mother and a successful physician, Anne must go to greater lengths to hold on to what she has. The Tongue That Tells Me So examines the ethics of protective parenting, modern medicine, and virtue tested. This project is being produced by Dawn Landino.

Test Flight is a multi-week series that showcases new work on its way to full production.

Briefing on Federal & State Funding: Arts & Culture Roundtable

SPACES Gallery
Apr 13, 2017 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. | SPACES 2900 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113 | Money

REGISTER BY CLICKING ABOVE LINK

President Trump’s proposed elimination of a number of federal arts- and culture- related agencies would significantly impact nonprofits in Northeast Ohio. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) all provide support directly and indirectly to area organizations.

Fresh back from a visit to Washington, D.C., Ohio Citizens for the Arts Executive Director Bill Behrendt will brief the community on the state of federal funding. He will also provide an overview of the state arts funding climate. Following Behrendt’s remarks, participate in a letter writing event to advocate on behalf of federal and state funding for arts and culture.

Freaky Friday

Cleveland Play House
Apr 15, 2017 - May 14, 2017 | 1407 Euclid Avenue Cleveland Ohio 44115 | Community
Tickets are on sale now! A musical comedy based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and hit Disney films. It's a hilarious contemporary update of an American classic.

Disney's Freaky Friday

Cleveland Play House
Apr 15, 2017 - May 14, 2017 | Allen Theatre, 1407 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH 44115 | Community
From the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Songwriters of “Next to Normal” and the Writer of TV’s “Parenthood”
“A polished, peppy, modern fairy tale!” —Washington Post

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again before mom’s big wedding. “Freaky Friday,” a new musical comedy based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and hit Disney films, is a hilarious, contemporary update of an American classic in which a mother and daughter really see what it is to be a family and experience each other’s lives first-hand, if only for a day.

Produced by Cleveland Play House. Tickets: $25 – $110.
Call 216.241.6000 or visit clevelandplayhouse.com for tickets and a full list of performances.

Book by Bridget Carpenter
Music by Tom Kitt
Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Based on the novel by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures
Directed by Christopher Ashley

Introduction to Writing Personal Essays w/ Lee Chilcote

Literary Cleveland
Apr 15, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Cleveland Public Library, Carnegie West Branch 1900 Fulton Rd., Cleveland OH, 44113 | Hone Your Craft
Writers of all levels and backgrounds welcome. Learn the fundamentals of writing personal essays, including turning memories into stories, establishing yourself as a character, using tools like scene and dialogue, conducting research and interviews, and revising for publication. Workshops will offer participants opportunities to write and get feedback.

Third Saturdays, 4/15, 5/20, 6/17, 7/15, 8/19 and 9/16

Please note: Registration is requested, and participants are asked to attend the majority of the six sessions.

Free Playwriting Workshops

Playwrights Local
Apr 15, 2017 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Creative Space at Waterloo Arts, 397 E. 156th Street, Cleveland, OH 44110 | Hone Your Craft
11:00 am - Fifty Ways to Start a Play with Mike Geither
Plays can be written in an infinite number of ways. Each one is unique to its author and each has its own inspiration. Maybe you have an idea bouncing around in your head that you’d like to spend some time with – a voice, a scene, an image – or maybe you’re just interested in putting a few words on a blank page. In this workshop we’ll generate scenes, monologues, and other material for the stage, and find inspiration for both short and long plays. You’ll write in new ways and create possibilities to carry forward. For new to advanced playwrights.

1:15 pm - The Past Is Never Past: Writing History Plays with Arwen Mitchell
History may seem like, well, history – but not when it comes to riveting narrative and producable plays. This workshop goes through different types of history plays, from experimental to well-made, and will provide lively discussion, exercises, strategies and more for the writer who’s interested in creating any kind of dramatic work from the past.

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Board of Trustees Annual Meeting

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
Apr 17, 2017 4:00 PM | Ensemble Theatre 2843 Washington Boulevard Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 | Community
All are invited to join Cuyahoga Arts & Culture at its Board of Trustees' annual meeting on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 4 pm, at Ensemble Theatre.

Want to learn more about CAC's Board of Trustees? Visit their website to read about their 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 cultural partners - are welcome to attend and make public comments (see CAC's public comment policy for more information).

Reaching Out to Include - Expanding the Circle

Cleveland Arts Education Consortium
Apr 19, 2017 | Talespinner's Children's Theatre | Build Your Business
Member Program

Truth and Beauty: Writing about Art w/ Lee Chilcote

Literary Cleveland
Apr 19, 2017 7:00 PM | Cleveland Museum of Art | Community
Ekphrasis, from the Greek, means description or interpretation. Join Literary Cleveland and poet Lee Chilcote for a two-session workshop exploring links between the visual arts and the art of words. In this hands-on workshop, explore and discuss examples of ekphrastic poems and learn how to use art to inspire your own work in the first session, then return for the second session with a poem of your own for critique. $35 / $30 members.

Public Reading: Writing about Art: Weds. May 17th at 7p in Gallery 201. Join the workshop participants and other Cleveland poets as they share their work.

Social Justice Training Workshop

Cleveland ARTS Education Consortium (CAEC)
Apr 19, 2017 8:30 to 11:30 am | Parker Hannifin Hall at CSU 2258 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115 | Build Your Business
Join us for this highly interactive three-hour workshop where Ama Codjoe will help us explore concepts of race, social identity, privilege, and equity. Ama will lead discussions about how these concepts influence our roles as arts leaders.

A Streetcar Named Desire

Cleveland State University Theatre & Dance Dept
Apr 20, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017 Thurs-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2:00pm | The Helen @ Allen Theatre Complex (Playhouse Square) | Community
A Streetcar Named Desire
Written by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Nathan Motta

Considered one of the greatest plays written for the American Theatre, "A Streetcar Named Desire" is Tennessee Williams' timeless classic about delusion, reality, madness, love, and loss. Set in a small garden apartment in 1940s New Orleans, Stanley Kowalski's primitive desires violently class with Blanch Dubois' longing for a past which may or may not have ever existed. Immortalized by the film starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh, this iconic play blends grittiness and lyricism to create some of the most memorable and heart-wrenching characters ever created.

Presented by Cleveland State University Department of Theatre & Dance

Tickets are $5-$10 and can be purchased by contacting Playhouse Square at 216-241-6000 / http://www.playhousesquare.org/events/detail/a-streetcar-named-desire

Test Flight Week #5: Fayettenam and The Black Card Project

Cleveland Public Theatre
Apr 20, 2017 - Apr 22, 2017 7:00 PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland OH 44102 | Community
Double Bill!
“Fayettenam” = Water, Ghosts in the Mountain, Johnny Appleseed, Early Settlement, American Conscience/Transience.
The Black Card Project is a one-character show (played by 2 male performers) that examines the African-American ideal of the “Black Card.”
Test Flight is a multi-week series that showcases new work on its way to full production.

CPT "TEST FLIGHT" Week #5: Fayettenam and The Black Card Project

Cleveland Public Theatre
Apr 20, 2017 - Apr 22, 2017 7:00pm, Thu/Fri/Sat, | 6415 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
WEEK #5: FAYETTENAM AND THE BLACK CARD PROJECT

Tickets: $12-18

TEST FLIGHT is a multi-week series that showcases new work on its way to full production. TEST FLIGHT provides both local and national/international artists with the keys to the theatre and the opportunity to co-produce original works-in-progress. TEST FLIGHT encourages risk-taking and an entrepreneurial spirit towards creating new work while offering artists a structured support system, activating an art-focused environment.

For further information

Digital Transformations

Young Audiences Arts for Learning
Apr 20, 2017 - Apr 22, 2017 Thurs. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fri. 8:15 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat. 8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. | The Metropolitan at the 9 Hotel, 2017 E. 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44115 | Insurance
Digital Transformation, presented by Young Audiences Arts for Learning and The Center for Arts-inspired Learning, is a national three-day arts-in-education conference that will be held April 20-22 at the Metropolitan at the 9 Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio. Digital Transformation addresses a theme that is most timely to the arts-in-education field - to find the innovative ways that technology and the arts can make students active participants in their own learning and bring schools, families, and communities closer together. Learn how to influence your teaching with STEAM methods and explore ways that apps, social media and documentation can enhance traditional art and education practices. Get ready to transform the future of learning!

You Can't Take It With You

Karamu House
Apr 20, 2017 - May 07, 2017 | Tri-C Eastern Campus 4250 Richmond Road, Highland Hills, Ohio | Community
Karamu House, the oldest African-American theatre in the country, presents the romantic comedy “You Can’t Take It With You” from April 20 – May 7. When a wealthy Wall Street family collides with a slightly-batty NYC clan, the hijinks that ensues is nothing short of explosive! For tickets to this smart Pulitzer Prize-winning play written by Kaufman and Hart, call 216.795.7077, or visit www.karamuhouse.org.

Emergent 2017

Heights Arts
Apr 21, 2017 - Jun 04, 2017 | Heights Arts | Community
Heights Arts presents the second iteration of its well received exhibition, Emergent, which shines a light on artists who have recently graduated from area colleges and universities. First presented in 2015, Emergent 2017 celebrates the strength of the northeast Ohio region as a training ground for the great artists of tomorrow. Represented in Emergent 2017 are: Meghan Calvert, Amber Ford, Jessica Howard, Erin Jesson, Jacob Koestler, Samantha Konet, Mike Lombardy, Nathan Prebonick, Rachel Shelton, Maia Stern, Grace Summanen, and Nikki Woods.

Join Heights Arts for the opening reception on Friday, April 21, 6-9 p.m. and meet the artists. An accompanying program, Ekphrastacy: Artists Talk + Poets Respond, is slated for Thursday, May 18 at 7 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through Sunday, June 4.

Speed Building Short Stories (Session 2)

Literary Cleveland
Apr 22, 2017 - May 06, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | CPL Jefferson Branch, 850 Jefferson Ave, Cleve. | Community
In this three week workshop, participants will engage in writing exercises designed to quickly develop the elements of short fiction. The first session will cover the basics of community workshops and include writing exercises to help kickstart the writing process. Later sessions will focus on the workshop process, including how to give and receive constructive feedback. Each writer will have their work reviewed by the other participants, and each session will conclude with a new writing assignment.

March for Science Cleveland

March for Science Cleveland
Apr 22, 2017 9:00 AM | Cleveland Public Square | Community
CLEVELAND, Ohio – A local collaboration between grassroots volunteers and a coalition of foundations and science-based organizations is planning a March for Science to take place at Public Square on April 22. Expected to draw thousands of supporters, March for Science Cleveland is a satellite march to the national March for Science held the same day in Washington, D.C. The local event is meant to underscore the vital role scientific research plays in our daily lives and celebrate the impact of science in the Northeast Ohio community. All are welcome to attend this free event.

In addition to the march, the day includes many activities that promote the importance of understanding science, advocacy for scientific research and highlighting the history of scientific breakthrough and discovery in the region. Activities for children and adults begin at 9 a.m., a rally with speakers and entertainment begins at 10 a.m., and the march kicks off at 11 a.m.

Causing a Scene!

Ohio Shakespeare Festival
Apr 22, 2017 - Apr 23, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | OSF at Greystone Hall, 103 S. High Street, Akron, OH 44308 | Hone Your Craft
Budding actors will learn the building blocks of theatre in this fun, play-centered workshop. Students will explore how to create a character and react to their environment, while learning theatre basics such a stage directions and common phrases. Other activities will focus on transferable skills including teamwork and concentration. Ages 6-9

Lab Studios Open House

glocleveland
Apr 22, 2017 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. | 2460 Lakeside Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44114 | Community, Space
THE LAB STUDIOS is a 5000 square foot commercial warehouse offering space for photography, video shoots, artist studios, co-working office space and private events. We promote collaboration among local creatives in an effort to build community and impact the city at large.

Eugene Onegin

Fathom Events
Apr 22, 2017 12:55 pm | Various theatres | Community
Anna Netrebko stars in one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana in Tchaikovsky’s opera, Eugene Onegin. Peter Mattei stars as the title character, who rejects Tatiana’s love until it’s too late. Robin Ticciati, Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, conducts the revival of Deborah Warner’s staging, which opened the Met’s 2013-14 season. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Onegin’s friend-turned-rival, Lenski, with Elena Maximova as Tatiana’s sister Olga and Štefan Kocán as Prince Gremin.

Go behind the scenes with the Met's stars! During intermission, interviews with cast, crew, and production teams give a revealing look at what goes into the staging of an opera.

The West Shore Chorale & Local Student Singers Present Spring Concert

The West Shore Chorale
Apr 23, 2017 7:30 PM | Magnificat Center for the Performing Arts | Community
Join the West Shore Chorale and Orchestra for Haydn’s Harmoniemesse and Dvorak’s Te Deum, featuring student singers from Lakewood, Westlake, Avon Lake and St. Joseph’s Academy high schools. John Drotleff, Conductor. Guest soloists include Kathleen Hacker, soprano, Joanne Uniatowski, mezzo soparano, Kevin S. Foster, tenor and Thomas Scurich, bass. A reception will follow. Tickets $15, students free. Purchase at the door, on line at westshorechorale.org or call 216-373-7773. Parking is free and handicap accessible.

Outside/Inside - Gallery Opening

Jewish Arts & Culture Lab
Apr 25, 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM | Mandel JCC | Community
Please join us for the opening of "Outside/Inside: Exploring Boundaries," an exhibit featuring 12 Cleveland-area artists and their original works.

The exhibit runs through May.

The program starts in the auditorium and then moves into the galleries. All visitors must bring a photo I.D. or JCC membership card and enter through the Stonehill Entrance.

No Fear Shakespeare

French Creek Theatre
Apr 26, 2017 - May 17, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | French Creek Theatre 4530 Colorado Ave Sheffield Village, OH 44054 | Hone Your Craft
Ages 14+ Learn how to approach, understand and perform the work of the world's greatest playwright! With an emphasis on language and emotion, fun scene work, and a little bit of script and verse analysis tossed in, this low-pressure four-week class is perfect for for beginners or pros! For more information call (440) 949-5200 Ext. 226.

Eugene Onegin

Fathom Events
Apr 26, 2017 6:30 pm | Various theatres | Community
Anna Netrebko stars in one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana in Tchaikovsky’s opera, Eugene Onegin. Peter Mattei stars as the title character, who rejects Tatiana’s love until it’s too late. Robin Ticciati, Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, conducts the revival of Deborah Warner’s staging, which opened the Met’s 2013-14 season. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Onegin’s friend-turned-rival, Lenski, with Elena Maximova as Tatiana’s sister Olga and Štefan Kocán as Prince Gremin.

Go behind the scenes with the Met's stars! During intermission, interviews with cast, crew, and production teams give a revealing look at what goes into the staging of an opera.

Station Hope

Cleveland Public Theatre
Apr 29, 2017 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM | St. John's in Ohio City & surrounding blocks - 2600 Church Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113 | Community
A jubilant community event that celebrates Cleveland's social justice history and explores contemporary struggles for freedom and equity. Engage with over 250 artists as they envision, interrogate and seek out hope on the grounds of Cleveland's first authenticated Underground Railroad site, St. John's Episcopal Church. Audiences explore the historic properties while viewing works of theatre, music, storytelling and dance inspired by the most important issues of our time. FREE AND OPEN TO ALL.

Writing For the World's Most Loyal and Passionate Readers: Kids

Literary Cleveland
May 01, 2017 - May 15, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd., Shaker Hts. OH 44120 | Hone Your Craft
Young readers come to stories with their hearts and minds wide open. Writing for them is a wonderful privilege and responsibility. In these workshops, we'll do brief writing exercises, but most of our time will be devoted to positive and productive critiques of each other's stories-in-progress. Picture books, chapter books, and work for middle grade only please--this is not for YA writers. Once registered, you'll receive further info.