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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


June 2017


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.

Classical Revolution Cleveland

Heights Arts
Jun 10, 2017 | Heights Arts, 2175 Lee Rd. Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 | Community
Classical Revolution Cleveland’s string quartet brings a diverse program by twentieth century composers to the Heights Arts gallery, including music by Astor Piazzolla, Gaspar Cassado, Scott Joplin, and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Free and open to the community.

Featured musicians: Ariel Clayton Karas, violinist and director; Victor Beyens, violinist; Matthew Ross, viola; Erica Snowden, cell.

Theater Tap Bootcamp

Arlene Cassara Dance & Theater
Jun 11, 2017 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Arlene Cassara Dance and Theater Center | Hone Your Craft
Maybe you've always wanted to learn.
Or maybe you'd like to brush up on your basics. Our 5-week Summer Theater Tap Class is just for you! Class is geared for teens and adults. Dust off your shoes or do what you've been wanting to do for years - This is a GREAT prep class for musical theater actors. Register today: Classes begin July 11th and go through August 8th.

Verb Ballets' Summer Dance Intensive

Verb Ballets
Jun 12, 2017 - Jun 15, 2017 9:00am-3:00pm | 3445 Warrensville Center Rd. Shaker Heights OH 44122 | Hone Your Craft
Verb Ballets is excited to offer a Summer Dance Intensive on June 12-15th at Verb Ballets Studio in Shaker Heights. This program includes classes in ballet, jazz, musical theatre, contemporary, conditioning and repertory. Classes will be taught by professionals Richard Dickinson, Antwon Duncan, Verb dancers Kate Webb, Christina Lindhout, and Antonio Morillo. These classes are recommended for all students ages 12+ and are open to all dancers who would like to attend from local studios, colleges or community.

Cost is $320 for four days and includes a studio showing for parents at the end of the week. Limited space is available to allow for a personalized experience, register quickly at or by calling 216-397-3757. Pre-registration required. For questions or more information please contact Desmond Davis, Coordinator of Education & Outreach at

Rocket Day

International Women's Air & Space Museum
Jun 14, 2017 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Burke Lakefront Airport | Community
Come learn about the science and history of rockets as we team up with the NASA Glenn Research Center and the Great Lakes Science Center for an afternoon of fun! Enjoy balloon rockets, a demonstration of a rocket car, and even launch your own film canister rocket outside (weather permitting). Rocket Day will be from 12 to 3 p.m.

Call 216.623.1111 to register. Don't wait! Last year we sold out! Admission is $1 per child.

The Audition Arsenal

Pro-Model & Talent Management, Inc.
Jun 20, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM | 3421 Ridgewood Rd. Akron, OH 44333 | Hone Your Craft
Preparation and Execution: Learn how to get ready and how to put your best foot forward every time! How to walk into a professional audition (whether it is local or national) and own the room & lead with your strongest skill set. Don’t Miss It!


Fathom Events
Jun 21, 2017 7:00 PM | Various theatres | Community
In Les Pêcheurs de Perles, soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the beautiful priestess pursued by rival pearl divers competing for her affection. Tenor Matthew Polenzani and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien are her suitors, who sing the rapturous duet “Au fond du temple saint,” adored by opera fans worldwide. Director Penny Woolcock explores enduring themes of love, betrayal, and vengeance in a production that vividly depicts the mystical wonder of Southeast Asia., and conductor Gianandrea Noseda breathes new life in to Bizet’s lush score.

Buried Treasures: The Secret to Unearthing Hard to Find Information

Literary Cleveland
Jun 24, 2017 10 a.m. - noon | Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd., Shaker Hts. OH 44120 | Hone Your Craft
Whether writing nonfiction, fiction, or family history, writers often run right into a brick wall when it comes to research. After attempting all traditional avenues, the feeling is to give up on the project. However, more often than not, there is a wealth of undiscovered information just below the surface.

Waterloo Arts Fest

Waterloo Arts
Jun 24, 2017 12:00pm - 7:00pm | Waterloo Arts and Entertainment District | Community
Collinwood’s premier art & music festival now in its 15th year! Hands-on art demonstrations with local artists for all ages, local art vendors and food trucks, kids activities, neighborhood shop specials, and music on seven stages - indoors and out! On Waterloo Road between Calcutta Ave and E.161st St.

Take Great Photos with Your DSLR Camera

Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
Jun 27, 2017 5 - 9 p.m. | Cuyahoga Valley Career Center | Hone Your Craft
Learn how to take better pictures using DSLR or mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. Take your own camera or use one of theirs to get hands-on experience.
Topics covered: File types, Sensor size, Controlling luminance: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO, Lenses: Wide angle vs. Telephoto, Depth of Field, Shot composition

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."


Fathom Events
Jun 28, 2017 7:00 PM | Various Cleveland theatres | Community
Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers a searing portrayal as Lady Macbeth, the murderously cunning consort of Željko Lučić’s doomed Macbeth. Adrian Noble’s chilling production of Verdi’s tragic Shakespearean adaptation also features Joseph Calleja as Macduff and René Pape as Banquo, with Fabio Luisi conducting.