Jazz, Art, Theatre and More Around Town

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Ella Fitzgerald & Billie Holiday Tribute with Cleveland Jazz Orchestra
Friday January 15  • 8PM
Looking beyond the familiar, CJO Artistic Director Paul Ferguson is honoring the extraordinary talents and Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald with a concert that explores their impact on the musical arch of time and place. Vocalist Evelyn Wright headlines this tribute to the most famous jazz divas of their time and ours. $20 at the door.
For more information visit http://www.musicboxcle.com/event/cleveland-jazz-orchestra/
Music Box Supper Club, 1148 Main Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113.  (216) 242-1250.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Concert
Monday, January 17, 2016  • 3:00pm
Celebrate of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with vocal and instrumental performances by faculty members and students. This concert will be preceded by a student Voice Recital at 2 pm in the Faculty Lounge and both events are free and open to the public.
The Music Settlement Glick Recital Hall, 11125 Magnolia Drive, Cleveland, 44106. 216-421-5806.


Beer Enthusiasts, Get your Palettes Ready!
January 22 and 23, 2016

Breweries and beer enthusiasts from across the region will gather on for a sampling of over 350 fresh craft beers of all styles and tastes at the Third Annual Cleveland Winter Brewfest! Proceeds from the event benefit the Music Education Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping music programs in underfunded elementary and junior high schools. Tickets start at $45 for general admission. Doors open for regular admission at 7:30pm (Early admission at 6:30pm.)
Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Ave E, Cleveland.
For tickets visit www.ClevelandBeerfest.com.

The Screamingly Funny Little Shop of Horrors at The Playhouse
Through February 7, 2016
Seymour is a nerdy floral clerk with a knack for plants, but not much else. However, one peculiar plant he’s tending might just be his ticket to fame, fortune – and the girl of his dreams. There’s only one teeny — but ‘growing’ — problem: This plant has an unquenchable thirst for the red stuff (type O, A, or B… he’s not picky). Mixing Motown, B-movies, and The American Dream, Little Shop of Horrors is the screamingly funny, gleefully twisted, out-of-this-world hit musical. Tickets range from $20-78.
For more information, visit: http://www.clevelandplayhouse.com
Allen Theatre, 1407 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44115.

Heights Arts

Remade in Cleveland
Opens Friday, January 15
“Remade in Cleveland” brings together the works of Douglas Meyer (Rustbelt Rebirth), Kevin Busta, and the firm Rustbelt Reclamation—all Northeast Ohio artisans who use salvaged wood, metal, and industrial materials to create custom tables, seating, lighting, mirrors, wall features, and tabletop objects such as clocks, serving boards, wine caddies, and even “paper” planes. On view through February 27.
Heights Arts, 2175 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, 44118

Nature Center Shaker Lakes

Family Fireside Night
Friday, January 29, 6:30 to 8 pm
Enjoy an evening with the kids at the Shaker Nature Center filed with interactive, magical fun with Magic on the Run! Adults and children alike will be captivated by the high energy performance with jaw-dropping illusions, silly characters and puppets, and great jokes. Prior to the show, explore the “magic” of science and nature through hands-on activities and a craft. $5 per person; $25 per family, maximum of 6.
Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, 2600 South Park Boulevard • Cleveland, Ohio 44120.
For more information, call 216-321-5935 or visit http://www.shakerlakes.org/whats-happening

Spain vs Italy Wine Class, January 21st
Thursday 1/21 at 6:30 pm
wine glasses“Participate in this heavy-weight 4 round exhibition between two of the world’s oldest wine growing regions. In one corner coming in with over a 2000 year heritage reaching back to the glory days of ancient Rome, producing more wine than anyone, it’s the fermentation nation of Italy! And in the other corner, with an equally long wine making tradition that stretches back before Cleopatra had her first sip of Rioja, a country where the rain falls mainly on the plain which is why hillside vines are best, el toro de tempranillo, Spain!”
Taste 4 examples from each country then discuss what makes each one unique and the factors that contributed to their individual flavors.  Tickets: $40.00
Fire, 13220 Shaker Square, Cleveland, Ohio
For more information visit: https://www.firefoodanddrink.com

5th Annual Black Heritage Concert
Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 4pm
Cleveland School of the Arts Ensembles presents a concert to celebrate Black Heritage featuring the Concert Choir accompanied by the CSA Chamber Orchestra. Free and open to the public
Cleveland Institute of Music, Kulas Hall, 11021 East Blvd Cleveland, Ohio 44106.
For more information, visit http://cim.edu

MIX Mask at CMA
Friday, February 5, 2016  • 5:00–9:00 p.m.
Mardi Gras MaskCelebrate Mardi Gras at MIX: Mask at The Cleveland Museum of Art. Check out masks from around the world in the galleries with performances by students from the Cleveland Humanities Collaborative, go hands-on with a mask-themed Art Cart, and unleash your creative side when you make your own Mardi Gras-style mask. Plus, check out the special exhibitions Silent Poetry: Masterworks of Chinese Painting and Imagining the Garden. Cash bar. Food available for purchase in the museum’s restaurant and café.

Advance tickets $8; $10 day of event. CMA members FREE. Reservations recommended. Call 216.421.7350 for additional information or visit http://www.clevelandart.org (MIX is an 18-and-over event.)
The Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH.

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