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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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Motive, Means, and Opportunity: Building a Mystery w/ Shelley Costa & Casey Daniels

Literary Cleveland
Sep 09, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | CPL Memorial-Nottingham Branch, 17109 Lakeshore Blvd, Cleve. OH 44110 | Hone Your Craft
Learn how to write compelling mysteries with published authors Shelley Costa and Casey Daniels! Develop your work and get feedback in a supportive group environment. This workshop is recommended for beginning and intermediate writers that have completed a draft of at least one short story. Participants will study the craft, complete writing exercises, and read each other’s work. Note: Registrants can sign up for one or both sessions, as there will be some repetition but different material will be covered in each one.

Spotlight: Deborah Pinter

Heights Arts
Sep 15, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 | Heights Arts | Community
Ornamental Containment, a series of new monotype prints by Deborah Pinter, is showcased in the spotlight gallery beginning Friday, September 15. In the series, Deborah continues her exploration of directly creating prints from natural elements such as leaves, branches and stones, while using the creative restraint of circular compositions on square paper.

Deborah’s work is in numerous collections, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland State University Art Collection, and Progressive Art Collection.

Join Heights Arts for an opening reception, refreshments, and opportunity to meet the artist on Friday, September 15, 6 -9 p.m. On view through Sunday, October 29.

Station Eleven Book Discussion and Creative Writing Workshop (Free!)

Literary Cleveland
Sep 30, 2017 - Oct 24, 2017 Sat. 9/30, 2 - 4 p.m., Tues. 10/24, 5:30-7p | 9/30 - Cleveland Public Library Addison Branch, 6901 Superior Ave, Cleve., 10/24 - Cleveland Public Library Jefferson Branch, 850 Jefferson Ave, Cleve. | Community, Hone Your Craft
Join Literary Cleveland at Cleveland Public Library to discuss Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven, then learn how to channel your own ideas into your own creative writing. Literary Cleveland instructor Matt Weinkam will guide participants through the writing process as they let their creativity flow. All are welcome. Reading of Station Eleven is not required. Please note another session takes place Tues. Oct. 24th from 5:30-7p at CPL's Jefferson Branch. Participants are welcome to attend both sessions.

Cleveland NEA Big Read Creative Writing for Graphic Novels Workshop presented by Center for Arts-Inspired Learning

Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
Oct 02, 2017 - Oct 02, 2017 4pm – 5pm | Cleveland Public Library – South Brooklyn Branch, 4303 Pearl Rd, Cleveland, OH 44109 | Community, Hone Your Craft
Part of the Cleveland NEA Big Read celebration of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Youth will work with Lake Erie Ink to learn the basics of writing a graphic novel. Once they have created their story line, they will have the opportunity to work with a visual artist to illustrate their story.

For teens ages 13-18 years old.

October Fight Night

Ohio Shakespeare Festival
Oct 02, 2017 7 - 8:30 p.m. | Ohio Shakespeare Festival at Greystone Hall, 103 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44308 | Community
THE FIRST RULE OF FIGHT NIGHT...
...tell everyone about fight night! Join in at Greystone on each month on a Monday night for a 90 minute focus class from Fight Director Ryan Zarecki.
$15 admission ($10 students)

MONSTER SLAYER
Join in to learn creative--and combative--ways to slay the creatures that go bump in the night. Get ready for a monstrously good time. (Will include some unarmed, dagger/stake, grappling, evasions.)

Cleveland NEA Big Read Upcycle/Maker Workshop presented by Center for Arts-Inspired Learning

Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
Oct 03, 2017 - Oct 03, 2017 4:30pm – 5:30pm | Cleveland Public Library – Woodland Branch, 5806 Woodland Ave, Cleveland, OH 44104 | Community
Part of the Cleveland NEA Big Read celebration of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

In a post-pandemic society, production is halted and survivors must get creative to survive. In these workshops, participants will have the opportunity to repurpose and upcycle common items into new, useful products for a post-apocalyptic world.

For youth and teens ages 6-18 years old.

Nonprofit Communications and Technology Summit

BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Oct 03, 2017 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association | Build Your Business
This full-day summit is designed for nonprofit management, technology, fundraising and communications professionals. The summit includes 2 nationally-recognized keynote speakers, 12 hands-on workshops in areas such as marketing and communications, fundraising, leadership, website, social media, program delivery and technology planning & IT. There will also be an exhibit hall with the opportunity to connect and share ideas through multiple networking experiences with peers and leading experts, who understand the unique needs of nonprofits.

Nurturing Your Writing: Developing a Writing Habit w/ Linda Good Robiner

Literary Cleveland
Oct 04, 2017 - Oct 25, 2017 7 - 9 p.m. | Mac's Backs Books on Coventry, 1820 Coventry Road, Cleve. Hts., OH 44118 | Community
You have always known you were a writer. You have stories to tell, but, until now, you haven’t found enough time to write. This workshop series will encourage a steadiness of practice. We’ll use simple prompts and exercises to get started. Participants will share their written pieces in class and make editorial suggestions for one another in a safe, supportive environment.

Slices of a Life: Memoir Writing w/ Linda Goodman Robiner

Literary Cleveland
Oct 04, 2017 - Oct 25, 2017 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Appletree Books, 12419 Cedar Road, Cleve, OH 44106 | Hone Your Craft
This journey will help you reflect on your life. Simple exercises and prompts will lead you to write short vignettes. This class will provide a window into important times in your life: how it was to grow up in your home as a child, to survive adolescence, which adult experiences made you who you are. You will receive feedback on your writing from other writers in a safe, supportive environment. You may want to share some of your reflections with family members.

Cleveland NEA Big Read Graphic Novel Illustration Workshop presented by Center for Arts-Inspired Learning

Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
Oct 04, 2017 - Oct 04, 2017 4pm – 5pm | Cleveland Public Library – South Brooklyn Branch, 4303 Pearl Rd, Cleveland, OH 44109 | Community, Hone Your Craft
Part of the Cleveland NEA Big Read celebration of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Youth will work with artist Ryan Upp to learn the basics of illustrating a graphic novel.

For teens ages 13-18 years old.

Dedication of The Madison

FRONT International
Oct 04, 2017 4 - 7 p.m. | 1470 E. 105th St, Cleveland, OH 44106 | Community, Space
Dedication of The Madison, formerly the historic Medical Associates Building, in recognition of Architect Robert P. Madison.
Tours, Artist Presentation and Celebration with Refreshments to follow
Open to the community
RSVP Essential by Monday, September 25
info@frontart.org

Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy: Exploring the Literature of "What If?"

Literary Cleveland
Oct 05, 2017 - Oct 19, 2017 7 - 9 p.m. | TBD | Hone Your Craft
What if dragons lived among us? What if we could live on other planets? Asking these questions is a human need, and the basis for Speculative Fiction, the umbrella term which covers both Science Fiction and Fantasy, as well as Urban Fantasy, Slipstream, and genres you may not have heard of!

How do you channel your quest for speculation into a story others will want to read and share? What makes a good speculative story? What makes a bad one? What do you need to know about the rules and conventions of genre when you set out to write or sell fiction?

This workshop will start with an overview of current standards and conventions in science fiction, move into exercises to start your own speculative story, and end with group workshop and feedback on your writing.

The Family Claxon

Cleveland Public Theatre
Oct 05, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 7:30 PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
An insane romp written by Eric Coble. Andrew is throwing a party for Grandad Claxon’s 150th birthday as a last-ditch effort to get noticed by the higher-ups. His plan for promotion might just work since Grandad is the company’s founder. If only Andrew’s wife would stop losing jobs and their daughter would stop blogging, while neighbors desperately flood into their home because of rampages and plumbing explosions. And did we mention the Guatemalan Flu that makes house pets spontaneously combust? WORLD PREMIERE.
Tickets: $12 - $30

Cleveland NEA Big Read Creative Writing for Graphic Novel Workshop presented by Center for Arts-Inspired Learning

Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
Oct 05, 2017 - Oct 05, 2017 3:30pm – 4:30pm | Cleveland Public Library – Jefferson Branch, 4850 Jefferson Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113 | Community, Hone Your Craft
Part of the Cleveland NEA Big Read celebration of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Youth will work with Lake Erie Ink to learn the basics of writing a graphic novel. Once they have created their story line, they will have the opportunity to work with a visual artist to illustrate their story.

For teens ages 13-18 years old.

¡Obras en Evolución! A Festival of New Play Readings

Cleveland Public Theatre
Oct 05, 2017 - Oct 07, 2017 7:00 PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
Be a part of the development of new material and future Teatro Publico de Cleveland (TPC) work! ¡Sé parte de el proceso de selección de obras y posibles futuros proyectos del TPC! Performed in English and Spanish with bilingual supertitles, TPC launches a workshop series of new scripts and scenes. Live music & Latin food before every show. Fridays & Saturdays will feature a DJ & dance party. Thursday is “Family Night” with discounted tickets for youth under 18. Doors open at 6pm. Show at 7pm. Tickets $12-18.

Cleveland NEA Big Read Upcycle/Maker Workshop presented by Center for Arts-Inspired Learning

Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
Oct 06, 2017 - Oct 06, 2017 3:30pm – 4:30pm | Cleveland Public Library – South Brooklyn Branch, 4303 Pearl Rd, Cleveland, OH 44109 | Community
Part of the Cleveland NEA Big Read celebration of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

In a post-pandemic society, production is halted and survivors must get creative to survive. In these workshops, participants will have the opportunity to repurpose and upcycle common items into new, useful products for a post-apocalyptic world.

For youth and teens ages 6-18 years old.

FireFish Festival

FireFish Festival
Oct 06, 2017 - Oct 07, 2017 Friday, October 6 from 5 to 11 pm and Saturday, October 7 from 2 pm to midnight. | Broadway in downtown Lorain | Community
FireFish Festival will feature a wide array of exciting performances in unexpected places by both local and regionally acclaimed artists and musicians; inventive visual art installations; fire performers; and the Festival's centerpiece, the musical procession of the Firefish, culminating in a pyrotechnic eruption on the Black River Landing.Executive Director is James Levin (Cleveland Public Theatre, Ingenuity Festival, Cleveland World Festival)

Cleveland NEA Big Read Upcycle/Maker Workshop

Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
Oct 10, 2017 - Oct 10, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Cleveland Public Library – Rice Branch, 11535 Shaker Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44104 | Community
Part of the Cleveland NEA Big Read celebration of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

In a post-pandemic society, production is halted and survivors must get creative to survive. In these workshops, participants will have the opportunity to repurpose and upcycle common items into new, useful products for a post-apocalyptic world.

For youth and teens ages 6-18 years old.

Dinner with a Slice of History

International Women's Air & Space Museum
Oct 13, 2017 6:30 PM | Burke Lakefront Airport | Community
Enjoy an evening of dinner and the history of the MacRobertson Air Race as told by Cleveland historian Bill Meixner. This "Great Air Race" was an event open to all countries, and included three women from the United States. These female pilots were Ruth Nichols, Laura Ingalls and Jackie Cochran.

The intent of the race was to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the State of Victoria. The race itself covered over 11,300 miles including flying over 19 countries and seven seas. The City of Melbourne Prize was $75,000 and a gold trophy.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. with presentation to follow. Tickets are $17 each or $15 for IWASM members. More information, call 216.623.1111.

Cleveland NEA Big Read Upcycle/Maker Workshop

Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
Oct 13, 2017 - Oct 13, 2017 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Cleveland Public Library – Rockport Branch, 4421 W 140th St, Cleveland, OH 44135 | Community
Part of the Cleveland NEA Big Read celebration of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

In a post-pandemic society, production is halted and survivors must get creative to survive. In these workshops, participants will have the opportunity to repurpose and upcycle common items into new, useful products for a post-apocalyptic world.

For youth and teens ages 6-18 years old.

SculptureX Symposium 2017: Value Added

The Sculpture Center
Oct 13, 2017 - Oct 14, 2017 Fri. Oct. 13, noon - 11 p.m.; Sat. Oct. 14, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. | James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History, Wayne State University | Community, Hone Your Craft
From Oct. 13 to 14, 2017, The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History, Wayne State University, will host SculptureX Symposium 2017: Value Added, with the co-sponsorship of the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, Saginaw Valley State University.

The symposium will feature two keynote speakers (John Douglas Powers and Tom Williams), panel presentations, professional development, speaking, and exhibition opportunities for sculpture and extended media students, numerous exhibitions which will take place on and off campus, and networking opportunities for students, faculty, and artists.

Field of Dreams: Sports Memoir Writing w/ Charlotte Morgan (Free!)

Literary Cleveland
Oct 14, 2017 noon - 2 p.m. | Baseball Heritage Museum, 6601 Lexington Ave, Cleveland, OH | Hone Your Craft
In this workshop, participants will look at classic sports memoirs, including those featuring Cleveland sports legends like Lebron James, to learn about what it takes to write a great memoir about sports. Consider H.G. Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights, which took us to Odessa in West Texas, changed how we felt about high school football and spawned a film and TV series, or Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Participants will have a chance to complete a writing prompt and share and get feedback on their ideas.

Public Poetry Workshop (Free!)

Literary Cleveland
Oct 14, 2017 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | CPL Main Branch, 325 Superior Ave., Cleve. OH 44114 | Hone Your Craft
In this workshop, participants will get hands-on poetry writing experience and will discuss ways to strengthen their craft. Open to writers of all ages, levels, and backgrounds. Please take 10-15 copies of a poem.

Display the Music

JoAnn DePolo Studios & Gallery
Oct 14, 2017 - Oct 14, 2017 6:00PM - 9:00PM | JoAnn DePolo Studios & Gallery | Community
Display the Music
Orchestral compositions captured in color
Music created by identical twins, Jared and Andrew DePolo, sons of artist JoAnn DePolo, are the inspiration for a new series of paintings now on exhibit titled “Display the Music”. Art forms combine as original orchestral compositions are captured in multi hued layers of paint created by JoAnn on canvas. Viewers will experience the infusion of music with paintings by using their smart phones or other listening devices. Visitors will look and listen to each piece and are encouraged to bring their personal listening devices and headphones. A limited supply of free commemorative ear buds will be distributed during the opening reception which takes place October 14, 2017, 6:00-9:00PM at JoAnn DePolo Studios & Gallery, 26719 Brookpark Ext. North Olmsted, OH 44070. JoAnnDePolo.net & DePolomusic.com

STEAM Saturday Workshop: Game Design

Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
Oct 14, 2017 - Oct 14, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, 10917 Magnolia Dr., Cleveland, OH 44106 | Community, Hone Your Craft
CAL presents its new pilot program, STEAM Saturdays, which will provide FREE instruction in technology, engineering, and media arts to middle and high school students.

This session will feature Her Ideas in Motion Game Design programming, which is designed to help reduce barriers of girls interested in STEM fields. Learning directly from volunteer mentors working in technology, girls 11-14 will experience game design through hands-on projects, helping to build a strong foundation in tech.

Stage Combat classes

French Creek Theatre
Oct 14, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 Grades 6-12, 11:00AM-12:00PM; Adults, 12:30PM-1:30PM | French Creek Classroom | Hone Your Craft
Stage combat is a movement system used to keep actors safe while performing the violence needed in a play. These classes will focus on the techniques for movement without weapons, including slaps, punches, and hair pulls. Each class will focus on a different range of violent movements and then participants will perform them with a partner.
Tennis shoes and movement clothes required.

Saturdays / October 14, 21, 28 -- Grades 6-12  11:00AM-12:00PM -- Adults  12:30PM-1:30PM
Attend 1, 2 or all 3!
$10 per class

Oktoberfest

Rid-All Green Partnership
Oct 14, 2017 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Rid-All Farm - 8129 Otter Rd, Cleveland, 44104 | Community
Live music, free food, fun for all.
Free and open to the public
Co-sponsored y State Senator Sandra Williams.
Please RSVP at www.ridall.org

Cleveland NEA Big Read Creative Writing for Graphic Novel Workshop

Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
Oct 16, 2017 - Oct 16, 2017 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Cleveland Public Library – Lorain Branch, 8216 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community, Hone Your Craft
Part of the Cleveland NEA Big Read celebration of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Youth will work with Lake Erie Ink to learn the basics of writing a graphic novel. Once they have created their story line, they will have the opportunity to work with a visual artist to illustrate their story.

For teens ages 13-18 years old.

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Special Board Meeting

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
Oct 16, 2017 8 a.m. | Idea Center - Miller Classroom | Community, Money
All are invited to join Cuyahoga Arts & Culture at its special Board meeting on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 8 am. The location of this meeting is the Miller Classroom at Idea Center at 1375 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115.The purpose of the special meeting is to:

- discuss and take action on a revised Allocation Policy;
- hold a work session to review 2018-2019 program allocations and the formula used to determine grants for General Operating Support recipients; and
- discuss and take action on an allocation to CAC’s 2018-19 General Operating Support program.

Fall Roundtable Series

Playwrights Local
Oct 17, 2017 - Nov 14, 2017 7 p.m. | Creative Space at Waterloo Arts 397 E. 156th Street, Cleveland, OH 44110 | Hone Your Craft
The Roundtable Series is a development workshop focused on public readings of plays in progress. Each session is dedicated to presenting and discussing a single full-length or longer one-act piece. The readings can be seated or staged, are free to attend, and are open to the public as well as the playwriting community. The goal of each gathering is to provide the designated playwright with focused, insightful feedback.

The Roundtable Series is an open workshop for all playwrights from Northeast Ohio. All selections for the Fall 2017 readings were taken from our 2017 Open Call for Submissions.

Barnaby Bright: A Concert + Conversation

Baldwin Wallace University
Oct 17, 2017 7:00 PM | Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building | Community
Barnaby Bright, the husband/wife indie folk duo of Rebecca and Nathan Bliss, have taken an unconventional journey from their individual beginnings in classical music, opera and jazz. They have also taken an unconventional route to their career.

As they bring their music (and friend Alan Black, principal cellist for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra) to the Gamble stage they will also bring their story of entrepreneurial musicians who forged their own way in the brave, new business landscape. That story includes social media, crowd-funding, collaboration and an open and creative view of the opportunities that came their way—a story of magic and madness leading to success.

Barnaby Bright will also perform in concert on October 18 at The Brothers Lounge.

With support from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation and Scott & Julie Mawaka.

Between the Lines w/ Tyler Davidson, producer of Take Shelter (free!)

Literary Cleveland
Oct 18, 2017 7 - 9 p.m. | Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern, 11625 Euclid Ave, Cleve. OH 44106 | Community
October's Between the Lines features celebrated film producer Tyler Davidson! Tyler is the producer of Take Shelter, The Signal, Lost and Found in Cleveland, and other films, many of which are filmed or set in Northeast Ohio. Join us at Happy Dog Euclid to see Tyler discuss film-making, chat with author James Renner about his experience shooting films in Northeast Ohio, and take questions from the audience.

Beginning Memoir Writing w/ Lee Chilcote

Literary Cleveland
Oct 18, 2017 2 - 4 p.m. | Rocky River Public Library, 1600 Hampton Road, Rocky River OH 44116 | Hone Your Craft
In this two-hour workshop, we'll discuss the basic elements of writing your personal story. First, we'll look at successful memoir pieces that tell true stories using the techniques of fiction. Then we'll complete a writing exercise aimed at getting you started on your own story. At the end, we'll have time to share.

Let's Talk About Collaboration

Cleveland ARTS Education Consortium (CAEC)
Oct 18, 2017 9 - 10:30 a.m. | Golden Ciphers Youth Development and Cultural Arts Center 5704 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44127 | Community
Join this exciting CAEC Talk Back session at Golden Ciphers.
Bring your imaginations and experiences.
Consider new ways to collaborate.

Find new ways to engage neighborhoods through the arts.

Conversation moderated by Dione Alexander, President of Village Capital Corporation, who oversees investing in and building new vibrancy in underserved Northeast Ohio neighborhoods.

Writing Fears: Panel Discussion and Prep Zone

Literary Cleveland
Oct 21, 2017 10 a.m. - noon | Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd, Cleve. OH 44120 | Hone Your Craft
To write is to raise yourself out of a darkness, time wound around you like a leash. You're bombarded by fears:
-I'm not good enough.
-I don't know what to do.
-Has somebody already done this?
-I can't write about that.
-My mother (or my children) might read this.
-I'm in a rut.
-Life gets in the way.

The writers on this panel will share the fears that threaten their writing and what they do to overcome. Lit Cleveland will have index cards, prompts, and treats. You take your willingness to step over the line. Participants will leave with ideas and strategies for overcoming writing fears and becoming more productive.

STEAM Saturday Workshop: Game Design

Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00PM | Center for Arts-Inspired Learning | Community, Hone Your Craft
CAL presents its new pilot program, STEAM Saturdays, which will provide FREE instruction in technology, engineering, and media arts to middle and high school students.

This session will feature Her Ideas in Motion Game Design programming, which is designed to help reduce barriers of girls interested in STEM fields. Learning directly from volunteer mentors working in technology, girls 11-14 will experience game design through hands-on projects, helping to build a strong foundation in tech.

The Diary of Anne Frank

Cleveland Play House
Oct 21, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017 Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at 7:00 p.m. Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at 8:00 p.m. Oct. 28 at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at 7:00 p.m. Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at 7:00 p.m. Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at 2:30 p.m. | Outcalt Theatre, 1407 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115 | Community
Staged in CPH’s intimate Outcalt Theatre, this must-see adaptation brings us into the secret annex where 13-year-old Anne and seven other Jews evade Nazi deportation. For over two years, all that will stand between them and the concentration camps is their trust in one another and the bravery of those harboring them. Anne’s compelling words come alive and urge us to stand up for one another in the face of intolerance, fear, and hate.

Pinhole Camera Workshop

Cleveland Print Room
Oct 21, 2017 11am - 2pm | Cleveland Print Room | Hone Your Craft
Join in for the return of CPR's Pinhole Workshop!

You will be building pinhole cameras, taking photographs with them, then developing and printing the photos in the darkroom.

No photographic experience necessary -- All equipment & materials will be supplied.

Cost: CPR Members -- $30
Non-Members -- $35

Limited space available for this workshop -- please call 216-802-9441 or email emilie@clevelandprintroom.com to prepay and reserve your spot!

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Film & Darkroom Basics Workshop

Cleveland Print Room
Oct 22, 2017 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Cleveland Print Room | Hone Your Craft
This class is for anyone who needs instruction on getting started with hand-processing and printing B&W film, or for those who would like a refresher course after a long absence from darkroom work.

This course is a comprehensive, intensive one-day course.

The session will cover B&W film developing and printing contact sheets of the negatives, plus printing photos from negatives in the darkroom.

Students should bring TWO rolls of shot standard B&W film to the class -- preferably 24-exposure rolls of the same 35mm film.
Students will also need to bring a package of photographic paper. Participants can bring lunch or take a lunch break in the neighborhood. Please call with any questions.

Cost for this course, limited to 8 participants, is:
$115.00 for Print Room members
$130.00 for non-members

Hadley K Conner holds a BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art and a MAAE from the Art Academy of Cincinnati. She has been both teaching and exhibiting work for over 20 years. She continues to embrace analog in a digital world.

Please contact info@clevelandprintroom.com to preregister for this workshop or by calling: (216) 802-9441.

VLA Bootcamp - Legal Matters Commonly Handled by the VLA

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Oct 24, 2017 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. | Cleveland Public Theater at the Orthodox Church (6201 Detroit Ave) | Build Your Business
Join the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts at the Old Church at the Cleveland Public Theatre as they present “VLA Bootcamp”! A panel of VLA attorneys will discuss legal topics commonly relevant to artists and arts organizations, including: work-for-hire arrangements; business entity selection and formation issues; forming and operating tax-exempt arts organizations; and intellectual property law for the arts.

Artists are invited to attend this free seminar designed to offer advice on a range of relevant legal issues. Attorneys who represent artists are welcome and encouraged to attend, with 1.5-hr. FREE CLE credit available, in return for a future volunteer commitment to the VLA.

Artists please RSVP to jpaine@clemetrobar.org. Attorneys please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/VLABtCmp.

Writing Dialogue for Fiction, Plays, and Memoir

Literary Cleveland
Oct 25, 2017 - Nov 08, 2017 7 - 9 p.m. | Gordon Square Arcade Conference Room, 6516 Detroit Ave, Cleve. 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.

COMPANY

Cleveland State University
Oct 26, 2017 - Nov 05, 2017 Thurs, Fri, Sat @ 7:30pm; Sat, Sun @ 2:00pm | Allen Theatre - Playhouse Square | Community
Cleveland State University Dept of Theatre and Dance presents:
COMPANY
October 26 – November 5, 2017
The Cleveland State University theatre season opens on the Allen Theatre Mainstage with the Stephen Sondheim musical, COMPANY. Running October 26 – November 5, 2017, this honest look at modern adult relationships is considered a trailblazer, and is the winner of seven Tony Awards. Directed by Russ Borski.

$5-$10 TICKETS (on sale July 1, 2017):
COMPANY shows run Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Saturdays/Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 216.241.6000, visiting playhousesquare.org, or at the State Theatre Ticket Office, located at 1519 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115. Tickets are also available 60-minutes prior to performances at the Allen Theatre Complex.

For more about the CSU Department of Theatre and Dance, click here: www.csuohio.edu/theatre

Read Ohio w/ Robin Yocum

Literary Cleveland
Oct 26, 2017 7 - 8:30 p.m. | Market Garden Brewery, 1947 W. 25th St, Cleve. OH 44113 | Community
Join us for a reading, author talk and book discussion with award-winning Columbus-based author Robin Yocum. This event is part of Lit Cleveland’s Read Ohio series in partnership with Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library. Participants are welcome to read Yocum’s work in advance or come to experience his writing for the first time and engage in conversation.

The Art of Longing

Cleveland Public Theatre
Oct 26, 2017 - Nov 18, 2017 7:00 PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
Set in Cleveland, Lisa Langford’s THE ART OF LONGING follows the lives of six “third-shift” people—those who guard and take care while the rest of us sleep. The characters’ secrets mask deeply held yearnings that manifest in fantastical abilities and anatomical switch-ups. Race, gender and the nature of art are at the focal point of this theatrical experiment. THE ART OF LONGING fashions a world where dreams and reality interpenetrate each other. WORLD PREMIERE.

Tickets: $12-30

Public Art in the Van Aken District

Shaker Arts Council
Oct 26, 2017 5 - 7:30 p.m. | 20040 Van Aken Blvd. (Shaker Plaza next to Pearl Asian Kitchen) | Space
A community conversation with Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative and LAND studio to identify priorities, strategies, and themes for public art in the Van Aken District. Optional walk of the area begins at 5 pm. Facilitated discussion begins at 6 pm. Dress for the weather. Hot beverages will be served. Please direct questions to Christian Roadman at 216-491-1433 or christian.roadman@shakeronline.com

WordStage presents Humor and Horror for Halloween from the pen of Ambrose Bierce

WordStage Literary Concerts
Oct 27, 2017 7:30 PM | Lakewood Presbyterian Church 14502 Detroit Ave. Lakewood, OH 44107 | Community
WordStage Literary Concerts presents and evening of Humor and Horror to Celebrate Halloween 2017 – excerpts from Ambrose Bierce’s “The Devil’s Dictionary” and “Can Such Things Be?" Three of WordStage's core company actors will perform oral interpretations from these satirical and spine-tingling works which will will be accompanied by macabre music from the classical repertoire on violin and piano.

Get Home Alive Free Holiday Ride

Tittle & Perlmuter
Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Oct. 27 @ 5:00 pm - Oct. 29 @ 10:00 am | Cleveland and Elyria Metro Areas | Community
In order to help reduce the number of people who suffer the devastating consequences of drinking and driving in our communities, we’ll pay for Uber, Lyft, or cab rides up to $30 during the Halloween weekend. Take an Uber, Lyft, or cab instead of driving drunk, send us the bill, and they’ll pay you back. Rides must be in the Cleveland and Elyria metro areas.You must be of legal drinking age to qualify (21 and over). Valid for one, one-way ride to a safe destination. Limit one reimbursement per household.

Resistance Writing w/ Laura Grace Weldon

Literary Cleveland
Oct 28, 2017 1 - 4 p.m. | Gordon Square Arcade Conference Room, 6516 Detroit Ave, Cleve. OH 44102 | Hone Your Craft
As the bumper sticker says, “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.” We live in challenging times and many of us feel called to express our despair, grief, fury, and confusion. We’ll briefly explore how writers respond to and provoke social change, then compose our own pieces. Participants will come away with a draft or two in the style they prefer ---- poetry, short fiction, essay, whatever. Writers of all experience levels welcome. Participants are asked to approach this workshop with tolerance for differing worldviews.

Acting Workshop with Tom Logan

Pro-Model & Talent Management, Inc.
Oct 28, 2017 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. | 3421 Ridgewood Rd. Akron, OH 44333 | Hone Your Craft
Tom Logan is a Director, Producer, and Writer that is coming to Ohio for a hands-on & informational workshop. This is going to allow actors in the Tri-State area to learn from a Hollywood insider who is constantly working all over the world, and many times is in a position to hire actors.

Tom will work with everyone on how to improve their auditioning skills and improve their chances of booking the auditions they go on.

Pro-Model and Talent is sponsoring part of this workshop so that everyone that wants to attend can. Tom's normal workshop fee is over $200.00.

Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Cleveland Public Theatre
Oct 28, 2017 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM | Cleveland Public Theatre campus - Church, Parish Hall and surrounding area - 6205 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
Free and open to all. A vibrant cultural celebration for the whole family, the annual “Day of the Dead” honors the memory of those who have passed and is a treasured holiday in Mexico and throughout Central America. Activities include indoor and outdoor art installations, Latin food, live music, performances and a colorful “Skulls & Skeletons” procession. Presented by Cleveland Public Theatre and Artistas Latinos Unidos.

Musical Theater Audition Masterclass with Broadway's Corey Mach

Oct 29, 2017 6 p.m. | RED Rehearsal hall, 1650 Chester Ave., 2nd floor. Cleveland, OH 44114 | Community, Hone Your Craft
One of the biggest challenges of being a Musical Theater actor is the dreaded AUDITION. Learn how to conquer the audition room with ease, receiving personal tips from Corey Mach, seen on Broadway in HANDS ON A HARDBODY, GODSPELL, and on tour in WICKED, RENT, and FLASHDANCE.

-Please prepare two 32-bar cuts of two contrasting songs of your choice that show personality and range. An accompanist will be provided.
-Please place the double-sided music in a binder.
-If you have other music, or an audition book you use, bring it! There may be time for more than two songs.
-If you're not a singer, prepare a memorized monologue and Corey can work on that with you instead.
-If you have a resume/headshot, bring that as well.
-There is a discounted rate if you would just like to observe and not participate.
-Ages 14 and up.

This will be a fun, laid back, and HUGELY informative day containing a wealth of information about musical theater!

For questions, email bsproducerbs@gmail.com.