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78th Street Studios Third Friday Art Walk Staff Pick

Third Friday of every month

Tonight, the Third Friday Art Walk returns to the cavernous 78th Street Studios. More than 50 studios and galleries will participate in this popular indoor art walk; be sure to check out spots like the Derek Hess Gallery, Tregoning & Company and Hilary Gent Studio. Look for food trucks out front and live music on the first floor. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. and admission is free. (Niesel)

TwiBrite Series by Brite Winter Online

Fri., Feb. 19, 7-9 p.m., Fri., March 12, 7-9 p.m. and Fri., April 9, 7-9 p.m.

Due to COVID-19, the beloved Brite Winter music & art festival has had to move virtually. Brite Winter will return for its 12th year as a four-part series in an exciting virtual format that will broadcast live via Facebook and YouTube. Join us as we feature talented musicians, artistic acts and buckle up for a fun-filled show! All are encouraged to tune in from the comfort of home for a virtual celebration of what Brite Winter is all about: community, art, and music. You're about to enter The #TwiBrite Zone!

Shaker Arts Council Presents Zoom Art Classes and Webinars Online

Mondays-Sundays, 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Continues through May 30

Buy Tickets$0 - $150

Shaker Arts Council (SHAC) announces a Winter/Spring series of community virtual art classes and webinars. SHAC is presenting these classes as part of Stay-in-Place Productions, the arts council’s response to COVID -19. Classes cover many artistic genres including art with code, drawing, comic art, flamenco dance, mixed media, and theater arts. All are offered within an affordable price range. There are five free webinars; one featuring a Zentangle demonstration, a webinar on meditation, an introduction to voiceover, the opportunity to create a paper mandala, and an interactive presentation by Little Nosh Productions culminating in homemade Russian tea biscuits. 216.916.9360

Sommer's Children

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Continues through Feb. 6
WOLFS Gallery 23645 Mercantile Road, Beachwood Eastern Suburbs

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WOLFS is pleased to present the exhibition and sale Sommer’s Children featuring the remarkable portraiture of early 20th century American modernist, William Sommer. WOLFS is following COVID-19 protocol, appointments can be made by CLICKING HERE: (, calling 216-721-6945 or emailing the gallery. 2167216945

Guided Walking Tour: Downtown Highlights

Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. & 1-3 p.m. Continues through Jan. 16

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Explore Downtown Cleveland this winter on a guided walking tour! Tours of Cleveland, LLC offers exciting and educational guided walking tours of beautiful and historic downtown Cleveland. This walking tour covers Public Square to Playhouse Square and everything in between including the Cleveland Public Library, the Cleveland Federal Reserve, as well visits inside the Arcade and the Cleveland Trust Company Building. The majority of our tour is outside, so dress warm! Small group sizes, face masks required. Two hours. Reservations required. Book online. Don’t see a time that works, contact us and we’ll see if we can't set one up. 216-318-3865

The Naughty List - A Christmas Escape Room

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 30

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Christmas is almost here and you’re on the Naughty List! There’s no time for good deeds and you can’t unbreak Mom’s favorite lamp. Your only hope is to sneak into Santa’s house and move your name from the Naughty List to the Nice List. Don’t get caught or you’ll be on the Naughty List forever! Completely suitable for families; still fun and challenging for adults. All games are now private at no extra cost; just you and your team! Open 7 days a week for pre-booked games only. 216-273-8000

Virtual Shark Exhibit Encounter Online

Thursdays, 4-4:30 p.m. and Fridays, 3:30-4 p.m.

Buy Tickets$12-$18

Drop in on the variety of species residing in our 230,000-gallon shark exhibit. Hear how we care for such a wide range of species, learn about the different adaptations among the animals and find out where all of these fish fit in the food chain. Come prepared with your questions about sharks, eels, stingrays and ocean fish. 216-862-8803


Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Aug. 28
The Winchester 12112 Madison Ave., Lakewood Western Suburbs

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Weekend Brunch @ The Winchester + Every Saturday & Sunday !!! Bottomless Mimosas + $5 Bloody Marys + Voted Weekend Brunch In Lakewood !!! For parties of 6 or more email 216-600-5338

Sunday Message Service

Sundays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Church of Radiant Lights 1440 Rockside Rd. Suite 104, Parma Western Suburbs

Sunday Message Service with healing meditation, short metaphysical class and Spirit messages. Open to all seekers, healers and mediums to uplift your Soul. Sound healing music, healing copper pyramid, gift shop. 440-888-0421

Akron Dance Party

Every other Sunday, 7:30-11:30 p.m.

DJ, drinks & food available, great dance floor. Find more info at 330-472-5429

Movie Mondays Staff Pick Members Pick


Every Monday, Cleveland Cinemas hosts $5 Movie Mondays, where film fans can catch up on the latest Hollywood flicks for significantly reduced prices. Bring your friends and family and make Movie Mondays a weekly tradition — many theaters even offer discounted concession stand items. Participating theaters include Apollo Theatre, Capitol Theatre, Cedar Lee Theatre, Chagrin Cinemas and Tower City Cinemas. Unfortunately, additional charges apply for 3-D movies. (Alaina Nutile)

Monday Night Trivia Staff Pick


Do you have tons of obscure music knowledge? Are you a student of fast food menus and their nuanced histories? What say you about the geographic evolution of Scotch whisky? Tonight's your chance to wow your friends, make yourself instantly more desirable to someone you're newly dating, and hang with Cleveland's headiest hipsters and hot dog lovers. It's the Happy Dog Monday Night Trivia. Starting at 8 p.m., expect themed rounds and general knowledge questions that seem considerably trickier than some of the other live trivia locales in town. Obviously, have a hot dog and a craft brew while you're at it. And arrive early. (Sam Allard) 216-651-9474

Shit Show Karaoke Staff Pick

B-Side Liquor Lounge & Arcade 2785 Euclid Hts. Blvd., Cleveland Heights Eastern Suburbs

Local rapper/promoter Dirty Jones and Scene's own Manny Wallace host Shit Show Karaoke, a weekly event at the B-Side Liquor Lounge wherein patrons choose from "an unlimited selection of jams from hip-hop to hard rock," and are encouraged to "be as bad as you want." Fueled by drink and shot specials, it all goes down tonight at 10 p.m. (Niesel) 216-932-1966

Wing Dang Doodle Staff Pick

Prosperity Social Club 1109 Starkweather Ave., Cleveland Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District

Blues icon Howlin' Wolf famously covered "Wang Dang Doodle," the old blues tune penned by Willie Dixon. Prosperity Social Club in Tremont has adopted that slogan, calling its wing night Wing Dang Doodle. The weekly event features specials on Buffalo wings and cold brews. Prosperity will not only serve up substantial, $1 whole wings, but it'll also offer meatless Monday "wing" baskets for vegans. Discounted drafts and a playlist of vintage-electric blues and soulful R&B curated by local musician Clint Holley will be on tap as well. Wing Dang Doodle takes place every Monday from 6 p.m. to midnight. (Niesel) 216-937-1938

Online MLK Day Gallery Tour benefiting United Black Fund Online

Mon., Jan. 18, 4-4:30 p.m.

Buy Tickets$5

Take a live interactive Aquarium tour and support the United Black Fund without leaving home. For just $5 you’ll get up-close views of animals in the Tropical Forest Gallery while learning about the conservation of endangered habitats and freshwater diversity. Capacity limited. All proceeds benefit United Black Fund. Register by 1/17/21. 216-862-8803

An Evening with Andrea Pitzer, Author of Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World Online

Mon., Jan. 18, 7-8 p.m.

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On Monday, January 18 at 7 p.m. the Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with Andrea Pitzer, author of Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World. Icebound is the story of one of the 16th century’s greatest navigators, his larger-than-life ambitions and his obsessive quest to chart a path through the deepest, most remote regions of the Arctic. Booklist, in a starred review, calls Icebound “more than just another book about a disastrous sea voyage . . . a richly evocative story about a particular period in the history of exploration.” 330-653-6658

Virtual Stingray and Coastal Encounter Online

Mondays, 3:30-4 p.m. and Wednesdays, 4-4:30 p.m.

Buy Tickets$12-$18

Get up close and watch our stingrays gracefully swim by, while learning about their interesting adaptations and life history. After, take a virtual walk around our Coastal Boardwalk Gallery, seeing the giant Pacific octopus, seahorses, moon jellies and much more. 216-862-8803

Vegan Mondays @ The Winchester

Mondays, 5-11 p.m.
The Winchester 12112 Madison Ave., Lakewood Western Suburbs

Vegan Mondays @ The Winchester !!! Every Monday We have a special Vegan Menu W/ new items weekly Free Live Music starts @ 9pm *regular menu also available* 216-600-5338

Open Turntable Tuesday Staff Pick

The Winchester 12112 Madison Ave., Lakewood Western Suburbs

Tonight from 6 to 9, the Winchester hosts its weekly Open Turntable Tuesday. Jason Gokorsch will book guest DJs and offer slots to people who want to bring their own vinyl and spin their favorite songs or deep tracks. First time DJs are encouraged, and equipment is provided. Patrons can also bring records for the night's DJ to add to their set. Sign up on Northeast Ohio Vinyl Club's Facebook page. (Niesel) 216-600-5338

Toast & Jam Musician's Open Mic Night plus Karaoke with Angelle Sheridan

Tuesdays, 6-11 p.m. Continues through Dec. 28
Giovanni's Pizza & Pub 30829 Euclid Ave., Willowick Mentor/Lake County

Toast & Jam Open Mic Musician's Jam Night (plus karaoke!) will be toasting and jamming on TUESDAYS! Full backline provided Bring your instruments Acoustic & electric guitars (BYO amp pls) Keyboard provided Hand percussion wanted! Full drum kit soon Spacious patio Great food! Disposable mic covers provided We have hand sanitizer! 🙂 Guitarist don't know your songs? Karaoke! We've got the tracks! Family-friendly pizzeria All homemade!!!! Plus, all your favorite beer, wine and spirits for the grownups 2164001749

Synth + Read Staff Pick

Third Wednesday of every month

Every third Wednesday, Visible Voice Books in Tremont presents a special Synth and Read program featuring downtempo and ambient music that won't disrupt your concentration if you're trying to read a book. Tonight's event features Incrementum, Morning and Tiger and Sean Hølt. It all begins at 6, and admission is free. (Niesel) 216-961-0084

Boozy Bingo @ The Winchester

Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. Continues through April 27
The Winchester 12112 Madison Ave., Lakewood Western Suburbs

Boozy Bingo @ The Winchester + Every Wednesday night + Balls Drop @ 7pm + Let’s get ready to BINGO! Balls drop at 7. This is totally free to play, and you can win awesome prizes! Grab a table and a cocktail pitcher for you and your friends and settle in for a fun night! 216-600-5338

Tuning In: 88bit Online

Thu., Jan. 21, 7-8 p.m.

Rob Kovacs presents a program of virtuosic note-for-note piano arrangements of Nintendo soundtracks. available LIVE on and on Facebook at Local 4 Music Fund @clevelandlocal4 2168811802

Face the College Essay Online

Thu., Jan. 21, 6:30-8 p.m., Wed., Feb. 10, 6:30-8 p.m. and Wed., Feb. 17, 6:30-8 p.m.

Buy Tickets$10, scholarships available

Grades 6+ | 2 Monthly | Starts Jan. 14 & 21 | 6:30 – 8 | $10 a session Write an essay featuring YOU in this two workshop series. On the first day, students learn strategies for brainstorming essay topics, review the Common App, and start their first essay. At the second session, students receive feedback and coaching to finish, revise and polish their essay. 216-320-4757

Jam Night with the Freebyrds


For years now, Smedley's Bar and Grille in West Park has been home to one of the city's best jam sessions. Every Thursday, Rob Stibbs and Mike Miheli of the local act Freebyrds host a musicians open jam night. Amps, drums and microphones will all be provided — bring your own guitar or drum sticks if needed. The event takes place at 9 p.m. Free. (Borison) 216-941-0124

Guided Walking Tour: Downtown Highlights

Fridays, 2-4 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. & 1-3 p.m. Continues through Jan. 30

Buy Tickets22

Explore Downtown Cleveland this winter on a guided walking tour! Tours of Cleveland, LLC offers exciting and educational guided walking tours of beautiful and historic downtown Cleveland. This walking tour covers Public Square to Playhouse Square and everything in between including the Cleveland Public Library, the Cleveland Federal Reserve, as well visits inside the Arcade and the Cleveland Trust Company Building. The majority of our tour is outside, so dress warm! Small group sizes, face masks required. 2 hours. Reservations required. Don’t see a time that works, contact us and we’ll see if can’t set one up. 216-318-3865

January Craft & Vendor Show

Sat., Jan. 23, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

It is time for our January Craft & Vendor Show. Mark those calendars to come in and shop with all our local artists, crafters, and small business owners. There is something for everyone including home decor, make-up, organizing items, jewelry, clothing, and more. Admission to shop is free. 2162222223

Today's Bride Cleveland Wedding Show

Sat., Jan. 23, 12-7 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
I-X Center 1 I-X Center Drive, Cleveland Northern OH

Buy Tickets$15 at the door SAVE $3 by purchasing tickets online

Want to attend the largest bridal show in Ohio? Join us for the two-day Today's Bride I-X Center Wedding Show on January 23 and 24, 2021! With 200+ local vendors in attendance, you'll have a chance to find the perfect pros for your wedding by seeing their work in person. You can also find exclusive discounts, specials, and giveaways while you're there! Have the second best day ever (next to your wedding, of course) with your bridesmaids, fiancé, and mom while taking in the latest fashions and inspirations. There's no better place to plan your entire wedding under one roof! 330-670-9545

Playwriting Workshop Online

Sat., Jan. 23, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 6, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Buy Tickets$30, Scholarships Available

Grades 2-12 | 10 AM – 12:00 PM | Jan 23 & Feb. 6 | $15 each Flex your creative muscles in this two part workshop. Write an original play for submission and go through a basic revision process. This workshop will be led by veteran playwright Obediya Jones-Darrell and representatives from both Lake Erie Ink and Dobama Theatre. We will prepare you to submit to the Marilyn Bianchi Kids’ Playwriting Festival! 216-320-4757

Flamenco Dance for Beginners

Saturdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Continues through March 14
Wilhelm Dance 19555 Center Ridge Rd, Rocky River Western Suburbs

Buy Tickets$20

We'll learn the basics of flamenco dance technique, and learn a choreography in tangos. This class is designed for students with little to no flamenco experience. Masks are required for in-person attendance. Do not come to class if you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19. All Ohio/CDC recommendations are strictly followed. $145 check, cash, Venmo, Zelle @aliceblumenfeld $149 PayPal @abrepasoflamenco, Credit Card (3% credit card/PayPal fee added) $20/class for drop-ins. Payment plans are available. Please send a message to to inquire. 505-363-2680


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