12 Things to do in Cleveland this Weekend

Anyone who tells you that there’s nothing to do in Cleveland, clearly isn’t paying attention.

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Cleveland International Film Festival

Tower City
All week and weekend and next week!
See times and buy tickets here

The film fest is happening right now. It’d be ridiculous for you not to go see at least one movie! Is the catalog a bit overwhelming? No worries! Check out the feature we ran last week: 20 Must See Films at the Cleveland International Film Festival.

Friday, March 20, 2015

 Obnox/ Jean Jammers/ Field Trip

Happy Dog
5801 Detroit Ave.
9 p.m. / $5
Facebook Event

A night of Midwestern rock n’ roll at it’s finest. Each corner of the freak flag will fly, equally represented with different twists on the genre from garage rock to soul inspired punk. – Rachel

10991075_822565717796923_3998468084172611813_nFree Throw/ Crookshanks/ Dead Leaves/ Bygone Days

Mahall’s 20 Lanes
13200 Madison Ave.
7 p.m. / $8
Facebook Event

Crookshanks is calling it quits as a band after four years together. The five-piece pop punk group from Parma isn’t going out with whimper but a bang, throwing a stacked last show full of like minded bands in the emo-revival vein. Joining them will also be I Love You. I Know. and A Little Out Of It. – Rachel

Saturday, March 21, 2015

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Instant Selfies: Self Portraits on Film

Cleveland Print Room
2550 Superior Ave E
11 a.m.- 1 p.m. / $20 per person
Facebook Event

In an era where the “selfie” is both lauded and heavily critiqued by academia and novices alike, The Cleveland Print Room is offering a lecture on the history of the self-portrait and a workshop at which attendees will create unique works using instant film with mixed media such as paint, markers, and ink. All ages are welcome. – Rachel


Jimkata / Marcus Alan Ward / Sammy Slims

Beachland Tavern
8 p.m. / $10
Facebook Event

Don’t be one of those people who only shows up for the headliner. Because if you do that for this show you’ll be missing two of Cleveland’s most creative groups. – Justin

11024648_351162668412867_2073560371037907647_nGolden Streets of Paradise/ Johnny La Rock & Furface/ The Got It Got It Need It

Mahall’s 20 Lanes
13200 Madison Ave.
9 p.m./ FREE
Facebook Event

Johnny La Rock & Furface will be laying down the jams to get your body moving, The Got It Got It Need It will charm your snakes with their gritty brand of bluesy rock & roll, and Golden Streets of Paradise will get your feet moving, with an intense amount of reverb!”

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Now That’s Class 8-Year Anniversary!

Now That’s Class
11213 Detroit Ave.
9 p.m./ FREE
Facebook Event

Grab some of the best wings in town from a man that has tried them all: Grady from The Wingtones will be serving up chicken bitties outside while Punching Moses, Schnauzer, and Mexican Coke play tunes for free inside the bar. Throw one back with Paul and celebrate 8 amazing years in business even if you’ve been too drunk to remember most of them thanks to this one of a kind establishment. – Rachel

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Cellar Door Presents: “Heaven Adores You” at CIFF

Cleveland International Film Festival
Tower City Cinemas
9:30 p.m. / $15
Buy Tickets

Heaven Adores You is a documentary about the life and music of Elliott Smith. We profiled this film and featured an interview with the director here. – Justin


Kitschy / Radarhill / Listen Little Man

Grog Shop
8:30 p.m. / $6
Facebook Event

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Cellar Door Presents: “Heaven Adores You” at the Beachland Ballroom

Cleveland International Film Festival
Beachland Ballroom
5:45 p.m. / $15
Buy Tickets

Heaven Adores You is a documentary about the life and music of Elliott Smith. We profiled this film and featured an interview with the director here.


Matt Hectorne / Shawn & Shelby / Carl Anderson

Beachland Tavern
8:00 p.m. / $8
Facebook Event

After destroying at Brite Winter, sometimes local Matt Hectorne is back in Cleveland at the Beachland!

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Accidental Comedy Club – Just For Laughs New Faces Auditions

Hermit Club at the Hofbrauhaus
8:30 p.m. / $5
Facebook Event

“Watch some of Cleveland’s best up-and-coming comedians audition for a spot at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada. Every July, Montreal hosts the largest gathering of comedy industry executives from across the globe. For stand-ups, the Just For Laughs New Faces show is the most important and recognized career-launcher around. This showcase is the first step towards getting that big break.”

Hosted by Mike Polk with performances by:
Comedian Mike Head www.twitter.com/mikeheadcomedy
Zachariah Durr www.twitter.com/thezdurr
Jimmie Graham www.twitter.com/jimmie_graham
Chad Weaver www.twitter.com/weaverchad
Brian Kenny www.twitter.com/iambriankenny
Micheal Ivy www.twitter.com/mikeivystandsup
Adam Richard Ritterspach www.twitter.com/hiadamrichard
Yusuf Ali www.twitter.com/nextgreatali
Ramon Rivas II www.twitter.com/blazerramon
Erik Cribley www.twitter.com/erikcribley




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