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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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Making Your Life As An Artist

Maelstrom Collaborative Arts
Aug 06, 2018 - Nov 05, 2018 | Maelstrom Collaborative Arts, 5403 Detroit Ave., Cleveland OH 44102 | Hone Your Craft
If you are a Cleveland artist or maker within any form or discipline, we invite you to join Maelstrom Collaborative Arts in forming a microcosmic artist community that addresses the major questions laid out in Artists U's nationally acclaimed "Making Your Life as an Artist" book and workbook. Each session is FREE and will include group, partner or individual check-ins, writing and thought exercises, discussion, and direction for out-of-session extension activities centered around ideas like:

Why artists are poor and why we shouldn’t be.
The crucial role artists play in culture, and why it’s often under-valued.
Tools and principles artists have used to thrive.
Why artists already have the skills needed to make balanced, sustainable lives.
Books and Workbooks are FREE by PDF download at www.artistsu.org

Writing Out Loud w/ Dana Norris

Literary Cleveland
Oct 11, 2018 - Nov 15, 2018 7-9 p.m. | Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland OH 44120 | Hone Your Craft
Ever seen someone on stage, captivating the crowd, and thought “I want to do that”? This class will show you how to create, edit, and perform your own stories. We’ll show you how to turn off your inner critic and turn up your creative juices.

Each student will move a personal story from the draft stage to a performance-ready piece of electrifying theater. In class we’ll create stories, discuss the fundamentals of live storytelling, and provide feedback on each others’ work. Outside of class you’ll be encouraged to attend storytelling shows and discover techniques you can use to enhance your own writing and performances. The class will conclude with a public show (date TBD) where students will join the storytelling community in full.

Sweat

Cleveland Playhouse
Oct 13, 2018 - Nov 04, 2018 Various times | Outcalt Theatre 1407 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH 44115 | Community
The American Dream has its back up against the wall in this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. In Reading, PA, there’s talk of union lock-outs, massive lay-offs, and jobs going overseas. As rumors quickly become reality, a group of life-long friends gather at their local bar to joke and blow off steam while struggling to stand together as everything else falls apart. Inspired by true stories, Sweat is a compelling portrait of pride and survival in the Rust Belt.

Everything is Okay (and other helpful lies)

Cleveland Public Theatre
Oct 20, 2018 - Nov 10, 2018 7:00PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
In this hot mess musical written & composed by Melissa Crum & Caitlin Lewins, a group of close friends struggles to navigate the tragedies of life. Guided by poor decision-making and maybe too much alcohol, these buddies try anything to find happiness while the ties of friendship fray. This dark musical comedy is a celebration of the not-so-happy ways in which we persevere, grow, and change—whether we want to or not. Cheers! WORLD PREMIERE. Tickets: $15-35.

Writing Your Family History

Literary Cleveland
Oct 23, 2018 - Nov 13, 2018 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | ​Heights Libraries Lee Road Branch, 2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 | Hone Your Craft
Your family is rich in story, and you may have a few heirlooms, a mind full of memorable tales, or many boxes of keepsake letters, journals and clippings. Learn organizing and gathering techniques for writing your family history with the goal of publishing it or preserving it for friends or for generations to come. In this class, we will use writing examples, prompts and research as a jumping off point for exploring family history.

Day of Absence

Karamu House
Oct 25, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018 Thurs-Sat 7:30 PM - 9:00 pm Sun 3:00 - 4:30 PM | Karamu House 2355 East 89th Street Cleveland, OH 44106 | Community
DAY OF ABSENCE written by DOUGLAS TURNER directed by NATHAN A. LILLY
ARENA THEATRE

A Reimagined Classic. A one-act satire about an imaginary Southern town where all the black people have suddenly disappeared. The only ones left are sick and lying in hospital beds, refusing to get well. The Mayor sends a national plea for the blacks, “wherever they are,” to come back. In the end the blacks begin to reappear, as mysteriously as they had vanished, and the white community, sobered by what has transpired, breathes a sigh of relief at the return of the rather uneasy status quo. Social Justice Series. Performed as a "reverse minstrel show", actors are wearing whiteface to add additional texture to the plot.

Tickets: Adult $40, Senior (62+) $35, Student (under 25 with ID) $20
Contact the box office to reserve accessible seating at 216.795.7077.

Group Pricing: 25 or more = $30 per ticket. Student group rates available. Contact Group Sales:(216) 795-7077

Event Listing: “Above and Beyond” & “The Silence” [2 1-Act Plays]

Playwrights Local 4181
Nov 01, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018 | Creative Space @ Waterloo Arts | Community
Playwrights Local presents the world premiere of two one-act plays by Cleveland authors. “Above and Beyond” is written by Faye Sholiton and directed by Craig Joseph. Set in 1973, this drama concerns two Air Force pilots who report to their launch center in a state of alert. They could be called upon to destroy a distant city, then live with the results. “The Silence of Dr & Mrs Caligari” is a theatrical reimagining of the showman and “somnambulist” from Robert Wiene’s classic film of 1920. This formally expressive work meditates on music, language, and human nature...all with a certain cruel humor.

LD Steps Out: Age of Indulgence

Les Delices
Nov 02, 2018 7:30 PM - 9 PM | St Johns Ohio City | Community
Catch Les Délices in a free performance of their fascinating program, Age of Indulgence, before the group heads out on tour! Works by François-André Philidor, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and others mix the humor and wit of early Haydn and Gluck together with a little of CPE Bach's sturm und drang and adds characteristically lush French harmonies to create a truly unique sound.

47th Annual Juried Art Exhibit

Valley Art Center
Nov 02, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Valley Art Center | Community
Join Valley Art Center for the opening of their 47th Annual Juried Art Exhibit on Friday, November 2 from 6 to 8 p.m! With a long tradition in the Chagrin Valley, the prestigious yearly exhibit features artists from dozens of cities in a 250 mile radius of Chagrin Falls. The show includes works of art in traditional mediums such as oil and watercolor as well as fiber, printmaking, mixed media and more.

The show runs through December 12, 2018. Free and open to the public. Visit valleyartcenter.org for more details.

Paper with a Purpose

Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation
Nov 03, 2018 - Nov 04, 2018 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Morgan-Conservatory | Hone Your Craft
In this two-day workshop, you will learn every step of the papermaking process as well as painting with many thin layers of finely beaten cotton pulp. You will pigment fiber and form sheets of abaca as the canvas for pulp paintings. With the sheet still in the mould and deckle, you will paint and stencil using colored cotton mixed with formation aid, overlapping and mixing pigmented fiber to create atmospheric, watercolor-like papers as well as graphic artworks. No prior experience required.

The Art of the Short Story w/ Scott Lax

Literary Cleveland
Nov 03, 2018 - Nov 17, 2018 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland OH 44120 | Hone Your Craft
Author Annie Proulx (Brokeback Mountain) said, “You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page.” In the first session of this workshop we’ll complete writing exercises to help you shape your story, and discuss the elements of fiction, such as point-of-view, plot, setting, character and dialogue. In the second session, we’ll write and workshop your story (or story-in-progress) in a creative and supportive environment.

Grant Proposal Writing Training

The Grantsmanship Center
Nov 05, 2018 - Nov 09, 2018 | Cuyahoga County Juvenile Justice Center, 9300 Quincy Avenue, 2nd Floor Jury Assembly Room, Cleveland, OH 44106 | Money
Are you working to change your community? Will more funding help you create that change? Join generations of social advocates who have achieved success by attending our Ohio grant proposal writing course. Learn how to get funding for your nonprofit! Whether you’re a Cleveland nonprofit or from another region, you’ll learn how to do the research, make a plan, and secure the funding you need.

November Fight Night

Ohio Shakespeare Festival
Nov 05, 2018 7-8:30 p.m. | Ohio Shakespeare Festival at Greystone Hall, 103 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44308 | Hone Your Craft
SLAPSGIVING
The slap is the most used--and abused--stage combat technique around. Come learn how to slap your friends safely and spectularly. Shared knaps, victim knaps, agressor knaps, backhanded slaps, silly slaps, and other unarmed techniques in this FIGHT NIGHT.

Election Day

Nov 06, 2018 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Ohio | Community
Election Day. Cast Your Ballot

Developing a Writing Habit

Literary Cleveland
Nov 06, 2018 - Nov 27, 2018 10 a.m. - noon | Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland OH 44120 | Hone Your Craft
Showing up to write isn’t half the battle – it is the battle. This class will help you develop writing habits that will boost your confidence, help you find your "voice," and keep your writing process in motion. We’ll investigate ways to playfully expand the imagination and increase creative output as well as work with prompts that will help inspire specific writing projects, and most importantly generate new work. Participants will leave with a tool kit to keep the writing flowing. Limited to 10 participants.

Watch It Wednesdays

78th Street Studios
Nov 07, 2018 5 - 8 p.m. | 78th Street Studios, 1305 W. 80th Street Cleveland, Ohio | Community, Hone Your Craft
Watch it Wednesdays is an opportunity to observe your fellow artists’ processes. On the first Wednesday of every month from 5 – 8 pm, immerse yourself in the experimental and innovative world of the artists in 78th Street Studios. During each WATCH IT WEDNESDAY, approximately fifteen professional creators from the Cleveland area are set up throughout the first floor of 78th Street Studios and simultaneously work on their latest visual art pieces.

Writing Dialogue for Fiction, Plays, and Memoir

Literary Cleveland
Nov 07, 2018 - Nov 21, 2018 7-9 p.m. | Lit Cleveland, ​7405 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102 | Hone Your Craft
This workshop will help writers develop and extend skills in creating dialogue for a variety of genres including fiction, drama, and memoir. The course will include readings as well as writing exercises intended to deepen an understanding of the human voice, and craft compelling, nuanced stories from the spoken word. In our attempt to understand dialogue, the class will examine and create examples from the quotidian to the fantastic. The course will offer participants an opportunity to workshop a selection from a work in process, or create something new.

Crafting Your Poetry Collection

Literary Cleveland
Nov 07, 2018 - Dec 12, 2018 7-9 p.m. | ​Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland OH 44120 | Hone Your Craft
This intermediate-level craft workshop will gather participants who are thinking about completing a chapbook or a similar collection of poems. The workshop will span four sessions: 1) Voice & Character: Who's Speaking to Whom, 2) Story & Movement: Deciding Where Your Collection is Going, 3) Line & Rhythm: Fine-Tuning Your Poems, and 4) Deep Re-Vision: Discovering What Your Poems Might Become. In each session, we will begin with a brief free write relevant to the day’s theme, then discuss specific craft elements by examining published poems, and finally workshop one another’s poems with an eye toward completing your collection.

Promote your work and your events for free

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
Nov 07, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018 | Online | Hone Your Craft
Are you an artist seeking free opportunities to promote your work?
Look no further than ClevelandArtsEvents.com!

Artists will create and complete their profiles on ClevelandArtsEvents.com. (only one profile permissible per individual)
CAC staff will review and approve the profiles within a week.
Profiles are made visible on the website.
CAC staff send a $25 cash card to the first 400 artists who complete their full profiles.
Artists can access their accounts to promote upcoming events.

VIOLET (musical)

CSU Theatre & Dance Dept
Nov 08, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018 Thurs-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2:00pm | The Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre | Community
VIOLET
November 8-18, 2018
Presented by Cleveland State University Dept of Theatre and Dance
The Helen Theatre @ Allen Theatre Complex - Playhouse Square
Directed by Holly Holsinger

Tickets $5.00-$15.00
11/09/18 $25 Dinner and a Show Night by pre-reservation only.

This multi-award-winning musical follows a scarred woman who embarks on a cross-country bus trip to be healed by a minister... discovering the true meaning of beauty along the way.

Based on “The Ugliest Pilgrim” by Doris Betts
Music by Jeanine Tesori, Lyrics and Book by Brian Crawley

Tickets go on sale July 1, 2018

Cleveland Dance Fest 2018

The Movement Project
Nov 09, 2018 - Nov 10, 2018 | Pilgrim Church in Tremont, 2592 W. 14th Street, Cleveland Ohio 44113 | Community
20 CHOREOGRAPHERS + 3 PERFORMANCES + 8 MASTER CLASSES = CLEVELAND DANCE FEST 2018!
The Movement Project's Cleveland Dance Fest is set to return for its 3rd season.The 2-day festival will feature new works by Cleveland and visiting artists in 2 evening performances, an emerging works concert and a day of master classes for youth and professional dancers taught by CDF artists.

CDF PERFORMANCES: EMERGING WORKS CONCERT - Informal Date: Saturday November 10th, Time: 5:00 pm (Doors Open at 4:45 pm)
Ticket Price: $12,

CDF SHOW 1 & 2 PERFORMANCES - Performance Dates: Friday November 9th & Saturday November 10th, Time: 8:00 pm (Doors Open at 7:30 pm)
Ticket Price: $16 (presale) $18 (at the door) *Note: Presale ends November 8th at 11:30 pm

MEET THE ARTISTS
Show 1: Alysia Ramos, Grace Nicklos, Samuel McIntosh, DanceTheYard, Mojuba! Dance Collective, Rebecca Burcher, The Movement Project
Show 2: Kora Radella, Bita Bell, Madi Jackson, Elyse Morckel, Bone & Fiddle Dance Collective, Kaytee Cox, The Movement Project
Emerging Works Concert: Ashley Herron, Expedition Dance, Mawusi Nenonene & Breanna Pacek, Sundry House, The Adverb Project, Karen Opper, Levity Dance & Physical Theater
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH

CDF YOUTH MASTER CLASSES
(Ages 12 - 17)
9:30 - 10:30 am Yoga by Elyse Morckel, 10:30 - 11:30 am Contemporary by DanceTheYard, 11:30 - 12:00 pm Lunch Break, 12:00 - 1:00 pm Song & Dance: An experimental movement improvisation by Bone & Fiddle Dance Collective, 1:00 - 2:00 pm Popping by Samuel McIntosh -
*Classes will be held in the Studio on the 2nd floor
For student group pricing, contact Grace at grace@themovementproject.org

CDF PROFESSIONAL MASTER CLASSES (Ages 18+)
9:30 - 10:30 am Improvisation by Grace Nicklos, 10:30 - 11:30 am Contemporary by Bita Bell, 11:30 - 12:00 pm Lunch Break, 12:00 - 1:00 pm Repertory by DanceTheYard, 1:00 - 2:00 pm Afro Modern by Mojuba! Dance Collective
*Classes will be held in the Theatre on the 1st floor

Inside the Mind of a Casting Director

Olmsted Performing Arts
Nov 09, 2018 6-9:30 p.m. | Olmsted Performing Arts, 611 W. Bagley Road Berea, Ohio 44017 | Hone Your Craft
Are you an aspiring actor? You cannot afford to miss this class!

In this workshop, you’ll meet and work with Angela Boehm, casting director from Angela Boehm Casting. The course covers everything you need to know as aspiring talent. They’ll discuss everything from what you want in your career, the pet peeves of a casting director, audition etiquette, the proper way to submit, what might cause your submission to be deleted, booking the job, being your own business, how to train in this region, and more.

This event is for adults 18 and over and will be held at Olmsted Performing Arts. Bring a notebook and pen.

How to Create Creative Nonfiction

Literary Cleveland
Nov 10, 2018 10:30 a.m. - noon | Cleveland Public Library Learning Commons, 10th Floor, 525 Superior Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114 | Hone Your Craft
This 90-minute workshop will provide an introduction to creative nonfiction or prose that is fact-based and chronicles real life events rather than fiction, but can incorporate personal reflection, opinions and experiences. We will perform several exercises that focus on key skills required, such as observation, interviewing and shaping historical scenes. These can be applied to a write variety of creative nonfiction pieces from personal essay to memoir, from current issues and events to travel.

“Your Speculative Fiction: From Concept to Elevator Pitch”

Case Western Reserve University Writers House
Nov 10, 2018 - Nov 10, 2018 1:00 - 3:30 PM | Bellflower Hall, 11427 Bellflower Avel, Cleveland OH 44106 | Hone Your Craft
This is a free workshop with Linda Robertson.
Only 20 Participants/ Must Pre-register
Send your 1 page fantasy/speculative fiction novel concept with your intent to register email to writershouse@case.edu.
Come and join the conversation with author Linda Robertson. She'll be talking about how to strengthen your pitch, as well as answering your questions about the craft of writing, agents and editors, and the publishing industry.
Linda Robertson is an internationally published author with seven novels in two separate fantasy/speculative fiction series: the Persephone Alcmedi Series and the newer Immanence Series.
https://authorlindarobertson.com/home

November Public Poetry Workshop

Literary Cleveland
Nov 10, 2018 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Cleveland Public Library Main Branch, 325 Superior Ave, Cleve OH 44114​ | Hone Your Craft
A workshop for poets of all levels! Sharpen your writing craft, read and comment on others' work, and receive suggestions for your work. Please bring 10-15 copies of a poem. Led by Kisha Nicole Foster.

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
Nov 13, 2018 5 p.m. | TBD | Community, Money
Join Cuyahoga Arts & Culture at its Board meeting on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 to celebrate Cuyahoga County's vibrant arts and culture organizations. The meeting will take place at a location TBD.
Want to learn more about their 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 their cultural partners - are welcome to attend and make public comments (see CAC's public comment policy for more information).

Pre-Proposal Conference

City of Cleveland
Nov 13, 2018 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. | Collinwood Recreation Center, 16300 Lakeshore Blvd. Cleveland, Ohio 44110 | Build Your Business
The City of Cleveland, through the Community Relations Board, is soliciting proposals to provide Out of School Time opportunities for youth and programs for adults.

A pre-proposal conference will be held as follows:
Date: Monday, November 13, 2018
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Collinwood Recreation Center, 16300 Lakeshore Blvd. Cleveland, Ohio 44110

Pre-Proposal Questions and Answers:
• The Deadline for the submission of questions regarding the RFP is November 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm.
• Please submit all questions via email to Andre Reynolds: CLE-RFP@city.cleveland.oh.us
• Responses to questions will be posted by November 27, 2018.

Should you have any questions regarding this solicitation, please contact Andre Reynolds at (216) 664-3509 or by email at CLE-RFP@city.cleveland.oh.us.

Community of Practice

Neighborhood Connections
Nov 14, 2018 1 - 3 p.m. | Neighborhood Connections, 5000 Euclid Avenue, Suite 310, Cleveland, OH 44103 | Community, Build Your Business
Delve into the strategy and practices of community network building, the philosophy behind Neighbor Up.

The Karamu Comedy Show

Karamu House
Nov 17, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018 8:00 pm | Karamu House 2355 E. 89th Street Cleveland, OH 44106 | Community
Launched in 2016, the Karamu Comedy Series is back and funnier than ever. On Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm, Cleveland’s top talent will remind us that joy and laughter is all around if we just take the time to see it. Joey Zsa Zsa, Spike Lou, Burner, Eulise Dickerson, Jen Jen, and Mike Ivy bring their talent to the stage of the Orchestra Hall at Karamu House 2355 E 89th Street Cleveland, OH 44128. Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door. Purchase tickets at karamouhouse.org or call 216.795.7077. Concessions with bar will be available.

A Christmas Story

Cleveland Play House
Nov 23, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018 7:30 PM | The Allen Theatre, 1407 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115 | Community
He’s back! One boy. One holiday wish. And a world that seems to be conspiring to make certain it doesn’t come true. The record-breaking show returns to the CPH stage in all its pink-bunny-suit, glowing-leg-lamp, triple-dog-daring glory. The perfect holiday treat for the entire family.

American Sign Language Gallery Talks

Cleveland Museum of Art
Nov 23, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018 2 p.m. | Cleveland Museum of Art | Community
American Sign Language Tours
CMA staff–led tours are interpreted by students in the American Sign Language / English Interpreting Program at Kent State University. Free and open to all.

Accessible Arts and Culture

Arts Cleveland
Nov 27, 2018 and Nov 28, 2018 | 2 Locations: Tuesday @ Beck Center and Wednesday @ Services for Independent Living | Build Your Business, Space
Two days of training for arts and culture professionals will provide perspective on how people really want to be treated and how to accommodate people of all abilities beyond what is required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Click the link above for more information and to register.

one session: $10
both sessions: $15

A Thrilling Act: The art of Anthony Eterovich (1916-2011)

Nov 29, 2018 - Dec 14, 2018 | Stocker Arts Center, 1005 N. Abbe Road in Elyria, Ohio | Community
This fall, the retrospective exhibition A Thrilling Act: The art of Anthony Eterovich (1916-2011) which opened at Tregoning & Company in April 2016 will go on tour throughout Ohio and beyond. “A Thrilling Act” will tour to the Stocker Arts Center opening on Thursday, November 29, 2018 with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. The Stocker Arts Center is located at 1005 N. Abbe Road in Elyria, Ohio. The Art of Anthony Eterovich will be on view in Elyria until Friday, December 14. “We continue to schedule tour dates,” notes gallerist Bill Tregoning at Tregoning & Company.

Black Nativity

Karamu House
Nov 29, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018 7:30 pm -9:30 pm Thurs-Sat 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sun | 2355 E. 89th Street Cleveland, OH 44106 | Community
Langston Hughes’, Black Nativity, returns to Karamu as a reimagined holiday classic. Soul-stirring song, music, dance, and theatre combine to create this one-of-a-kind rendition of the Christmas Story. On a futuristic earth, a copy of the Holy Bible is discovered in a time capsule. The play tells the story of Mary and Joseph's journey through song and dance, culminating in a rousing finale surrounding the birth of Christ. Glorious gospel music and joyous Christmas carols help to create a soulful celebration of the greatest gift on earth that appeals to all walks of life. Reggie Kelly directs this new, vibrant extravaganza.

Tickets: Adult $40, Senior (62 +) $35, Student (under 25 with ID) $20. Accessible seating is available. Contact the box office at 216.795.7077.
Group Pricing: 25 or more = $30 per ticket, student group rates available - Contact Group Sales: (216) 795-7077

Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant: A Snowball’s Chance

Cleveland Public Theatre
Nov 29, 2018 - Dec 01, 2018 7:00 PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
Hailed as "devilish dinner theatre" by the New York Daily News, one of CPT's most popular holiday entertainments is BACK! This hilarious musical performance includes crazy cabaret, comedy, dancing, game show competitions, violence, and a five-course meal. The performers cook and serve the feast, using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients—each course served through musical and choreographed sequences. CONNI’S AVANT GARDE RESTAURANT: A SNOWBALL’S CHANCE is an eclectic, bizarre, and delightful night at the theatre like no other. You won't want to miss this! World Premiere.

Protest Art: Free Speech and Its Legal Boundaries

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA)
Nov 29, 2018 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. | SPACES Gallery, 2900 Detroit Ave Cleveland, OH 44113 | Build Your Business
Artists, arts organizations, and the lawyers who support them are invited to join us for a FREE panel discussion regarding legal issues related to modern-day art that touches on political protest.

Topics will include boundaries between “public” and “private” display of artwork including social media, First Amendment protections available to artists and their associates and supporters, and recent developments in the areas of defamation, hate speech, commercial speech, public demonstration, and obscenity that impact artists. The attorneys on the panel will draw on their diverse experiences working for varied clients involved in disseminating art—from artists to municipal governments to commercial landlords—to provide attendees with a better understanding of how to spot and resolve many of the legal issues confronting artists and art owners today.

Faculty:
Andrew C. Geronimo, Stanton Foundation First Amendment Fellow at Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Andrea R. Liguore, Attorney at Law
Attorneys who represent artists are welcome and encouraged to attend, with CLE credit available, in return for a future volunteer commitment to the VLA. Artists are also welcome to attend free - RSVP to Jessica Paine by Nov. 28.

Dream of Home حلم وطن

Cleveland Public Theatre
Nov 30, 2018 - Dec 01, 2018 6:00 PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
Dream of Home حلم وطن is about how we remember, seek, and create home, celebrating connections to our past heritage and sharing culture with the broader community. This work-in-progress production features Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi ensemble artists performing their own personal stories. Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi is a Cleveland Public Theatre new project by, for, and with Arabic-speaking communities. The ensemble of artists is open to all people who share a heritage from Arabic-speaking cultures and a curiosity and passion for theatre. Generous support provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. The program is bilingual, presented in English and Arabic.

Tickets: $15

Dream of Home حلم وطن، تتحدث عن تذكُّر، البحث عن، و بناء وطن؛ عن الإحتفال بتراثنا و ماضينا و مشاركة حضارتنا مع المجتمع الأوسع. هذا العمل قيد الإنجاز الذي يقدّمه أفراد مسرح كليفلاند العربي يروي قصص واقعية من حياتهم. مسرح كليفلاند العربي مشروع جديد لمسرح كليفلاند العام، حضّره و يقدمه افراد من اصول عربية لمشاهدين من المجتمعات العربية. هذا العمل الفني مفتوح لكل من ينتمي إلى أصول عربيّة، و لديه الرغبة للمشاركة في عمل فني و مسرحي. دعم كبير قدّمته جمعية دوريس دوك للفنانين المسلمين. العمل سيكون ثنائي اللغة و يقدّم باللغة العربية و الإنجليزية.

سعر البطاقة 15$.

The Art of the Short Story w/ Scott Lax: Session II

Literary Cleveland
Dec 01, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland OH 44120 | Hone Your Craft
Author Annie Proulx (Brokeback Mountain) said, “You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page.” In the first session of this workshop we’ll complete writing exercises to help you shape your story, and discuss the elements of fiction, such as point-of-view, plot, setting, character and dialogue. In the second session, we’ll write and workshop your story (or story-in-progress) in a creative and supportive environment.

Short. Sweet. Community Workshop: Intro to DSLR Filmmaking with Donn R. Nottage

Short. Sweet. Film Fest.
Dec 01, 2018 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. | The Metropolitan at the 9, Autograph Collection, 2017 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44115 | Hone Your Craft
Want to get started making films, but are a little intimidated by all of the technical details of using a camera? Do you own a DSLR, but aren't sure how to use it to get the shots you see in your head? Are you afraid to use your camera to shoot in manual mode because you don't know much about exposure, ISO, or how to use all those buttons, menus, or settings?
Veteran filmmaker and photographer Donn R. Nottage demystifies your DSLR camera and breaks down the basics of using it to make movies in this community workshop from Short. Sweet. Film Fest. and Gorilla Film School.

This introductory level workshop will teach you the basics of DSLR filmmaking including:
The basics of image exposure: ISO, aperture, and shutter speed
Some of the standard settings used in filmmaking--why they're standard, and how to set them up on a DSLR
How lens speed and focal length affect exposure and perspective
Basic principles of cinematography and how they specifically apply to shooting on a DSLR
Basic settings and functions that all DSLR filmmakers should understand on their own cameras
And more!
Attendees are encouraged to bring in their own DSLR cameras so they can see how many of the functions, settings, and topics can be directly applied