04.18-04.25.2018 Healthy City

04.18-04.25.18
Healthy City

The clock is ticking. “Race, Food & Justice” examines how to expand access to healthy food across all races in a conference at CWRU. The Global Trivia Challenge at Market Garden Brewery will help everyone brush up on their foreign affairs knowledge.

Big Fun owner Steve Presser talks about Coventry Road’s counterculture legacy at the Music Box, while the BOP STOP hosts Baldwin Wallace arts management students organizing the “Break The Silence Benefit” for the Rape Crisis Center with singer Becky Boyd and indie rockers the Sonder Bombs. Meanwhile, local record shops are gearing up for Record Store Day on Saturday.

“Build what you’ve started” is the advice CoolCleveland columnist Alex Sukhoy offers to those looking to restart their careers. Help keep the planet healthy with Earth Day this Saturday at either the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Downtown Kent or the Summit Metro Parks. There’s no better time than now to get healthy. –Thomas Mulready

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Good food has everything to do with how healthy people are and the quality of lives they lead. Expanding everyone’s has access is the goal of the “Race, Food & Justice” conference, hosted by CWRU, Rid-All Green Partnership and Environmental Health Watch.

The 4th annual conference, which is free and open to all, looks at who is growing food and where, what the avenues of access are and how race affects that access. Thu 4/19 & Fri 4/20.

Actress Nikki St Clair (named after the iconic Avenue) was the sweetest gal in the Cleveland until she was cast in a horror show musical as the Tap Dance Killer. Now, unable to shake the role, this 1920s-esque bizarre mobster assassin is out on the streets dealing damage with a theatrical flair that leaves ’em, quite literally, slain in the aisles!”

Akron resident Ted Sikora, raised in Cleveland, unleashes his latest comic masterpieces with issue #1 of Apama and Tap Dance Killer, a character that debuted as a song, morphed into a staged musical, and now explodes as a graphic novel worldwide. Wow!

Tom Evert’s Cleveland-based company DANCEVERT has been an on-again/off-again thing. But it’s always exciting when they are in “on” mode, as they are this week with a performance at the Shore Cultural Center that features local gymnasts, Indian dancers, Pilates trainers and elementary school kids.

Our dance writers Elsa Johnson and Victor Lucas talk to Evert to find out what he’s been going through and how he wrangled this motley crew into a coherent evening of dance he’s calling Transformations. Sat 4/21.

Drummer/vocalist Brandon Abate started the band Public Squares as a solo project in 2014 to showcase his own music. But that quickly evolved into a real band, engaging his former Sidecar bandmates, bassist Steve Manko and guitarist Bill Kowalcic.

Now their work has born yielded fruit in the form of their debut album Nwr&P, named after their self-created genre “New wave, rhythm and punk”. You’ll hear a lot of Devo influence if you check out their record release show at Now That’s Class, which features two more of Cleveland’s finest indie rock bands, Obnox and Lords of the Highway. Fri 4/20.

“Build what you’ve started,” advises career coach Alex Sukhoy to those who are looking to restart their careers to better calibrate with their goals.

“Knowing where you stand, what you want and discovering the gap between is a critical and necessary realization in the career transitioning process,” she says. And she tells you to get out that notebook and write down the answers to 10 questions to help you define where you’re going.

Our fashion columnist Dru Thomas, of Dru Christine Fabrics & Design, outgrew her Waterloo Road studio last year and moved downtown to the Lake Affect Building where her popular Sip & Sew classes are selling out. So she’s looking for help!

She has several part-time jobs open, so if you can sew or sell and are reliable, go to her website and check out the job requirements.

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How awesome are amphibians? Find out at North Chagrin Nature Center’s Awesome Amphibians Day where you can hike to nearby vernal pools, hold a live amphibian and do amphibian-related crafts. Sun 4/22.

* This week’s Musical Rainbow at Severance Hall introduces toddlers to “The Fabulous Flute.” Fri 4/20 & Sat 4/21.

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Whether they officially celebrate Record Store Day or not, it’s a great day to stop in your local indie record store which will have special events going on. Freeway (pictured) is spinning vinyl at Blue Arrow Records. Sat 4/21

* The Cleveland Orchestra performs Messiaen symphony with “Tristan and Isolde” theme. Wed 4/25.
* Return of Simple’s Rob Kovacs does “Cocktail Hourz” as part of his six-week Euclid Tavern residency. Sun 4/22.
* Local quartet Biitchseat releases its debut EP at the Happy Dog. Fri 4/20.
* Cleveland neo-soul musician Tyrone G does some live recording at the BOP STOP. Sun 4/22.

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WED 4/18
Tonight’s Think and Drink With the Extinct event at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History looks at flight, including that of the pterosaurs currently on exhibit at the Museum.

* Project Snapshot pop-up at the Cleveland Print Room shows off teen photographers’ work.
* The Brentano String Quartet plays modern music and Mozart at E.J. Thomas Hall.
* Capitol Theatre celebrates Superman’s birthday with Superman II film screening and discussion.
* Journalist/author James Renner shares the unsolved murders he’s trying to crack at the Music Box Supper Club.

Click here for more events on Wed 4/18

THU 4/19
How’s your foreign affairs knowledge? Come compete with other aspiring international policy experts at the Global Trivia Challenge at Market Garden Brewery.

* Grapes Under Glass fetes wine and food at downtown Heinen’s. Through Sun 4/22.
* The Best of Ohio Tech awards at Tenk West Bank tonight are the centerpiece of OHTec’s annual Tech Week, Mon 4/16-Sun 4/22.

Click here for more events on Thu 4/19

FRI 4/20
Artist Tim Callaghan does striking realist paintings that make the ordinary look beautiful. For his pop-up show at E. 185th Street’s La Salle Theatre, he’s painted scenes from that very neighborhood, where he lives. Through Sun 4/22.

* SPACES looks back on 40 years in 20/20 Hindsight. On view through Fri 6/15
* Young bluegrass mandolin player Sierra Hull comes to CVNP’s Happy Days Lodge.
* Play at KSU Stark recalls Connecticut elementary school shootings. Through Sun 4/22.
* Family discovers dark secrets in Appropriate at the Dobama Theatre. Through Sun 5/20.
* Jim Donovan and Carlos Jones create a lot of rhythm at the Grog Shop.
* Ohio horror flick Witchtown conjures up local debut at Tremont’s Visible Voice Books.
* Explore crime and forensics with Brandy Schillace and Charming Disaster at the Euclid Tavern.
* Ohio City’s Townhall goes to pot with 420 Fest.
* The Three Stooges are the stars at the Canton Palace Theatre.
* Soles on View at MOCA Cleveland sheds light on shoe design.

Click here for more events on Fri 4/20

SAT 4/21
What new artisans and craftspeople will be at the Cleveland Flea this year? What new finds with the vintage and collectible dealers have? Today is the day to find out! Hope for nice weather and bring your dog!

* Party animals celebrate Earth Day at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.
* Or come to downtown Kent or the Summit Metro Parks for THEIR Earth Day activities.
* Purplebrown Farmstead in CVNP invites visitors to hike, work and enjoy a potluck.
* Come be Haiku’d to death at Ensemble Theatre in Cleveland Heights.
* Euclid and Collinwood compete to collect the most trash during the Big Clean.
* The Cleveland Orchestra welcomes an all-star cast of singers for Tristan and Isolde. Also Thu 4/26 & Sun 4/29.
* Hang out with neon artist Jeff Chiplis in the Warehouse District.
* Lakewood’s Vosh holds a Beatles-themed food fundraiser.
* Americana folksinger Diana Jones stops by Oberlin’s Riverdog Gallery.
* Get down and dirty at the annual Doan Brook Stream Sweep.
* See Stranger Things at Psychic & Paranormal Fair in Lorain. Also tomorrow.

Click here for more events on Sat 4/21

SUN 4/22
Muppets master Joe Hennes brings his “master class” in the life of Muppets/Sesame Street creator Jim Henson to Nighttown where he’ll share behind-the-scenes stories tonight and tomorrow night.

* Berea Arts Fest holds beer-tasting fundraiser at Fat Head’s.
* Take a baseball legends tour of Lake View Cemetery.

Click here for more events on Sun 4/22

MON 4/23
The BOP STOP is giving Baldwin Wallace arts management students hand-on experience, helping them organize the “Break the Silence Benefit” for the Rape Crisis Center featuring blues singer Becky Boyd (pictured) and indie rockers the Sonder Bombs.

* Get an early start on the summer season at Geneva-in-the-Lake’s restaurant week. Through Sat 4/28.

Click here for more events on Mon 4/23

TUE 4/24
If it really gets on your nerves the way so many young people walk around with their eyes permanently affixed to their phone screen, check out film Screenagers, showing at the Canton Palace Theatre, which explores the impact of this habit.

* The Cedar Lee Theatre screens 1958 romantic music Gigi with Leslie Caron. Also Sat 4/28.

Click here for more events on Tue 4/24

WED 4/25
Big Fun owner Steve Presser, the keeper of the Coventry Village flame, will talk about the street’s counterculture past and the days when Tommy’s was the only place in town to get Middle Eastern food, at the Cleveland Stories program at the Music Box.

* The House of Blues hosts the return of Cincinnati dark soul band the Afghan Whigs.
* Noted French organist Vincent Warnier performs at Oberlin’s Finney Chapel.

Click here for more events on Wed 4/25

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Hearts and minds are changing. As part of the county administration’s commitment to strengthening the reentry system, the county executive, along with country council, has designated April 23-27 Cuyahoga County Reentry Awareness Week…

* Sitting While Black There is little doubt that a white person could have engaged in the exact same behavior and not have been asked to leave, and then have the cops called on them…

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A look back at the last week
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THEATER REVIEW: The Humans @ Playhouse Square by Roy Berko

THEATER REVIEW: The Humans @ Playhouse Square by Laura Kennelly

DANCE REVIEW: GroundWorks DanceTheater @ Breen Center by Elsa Johnson & Victor Lucas

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–Thomas Mulready

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