11.08-11.15.2017 Perspectives


It depends on how you look at it.

CoolCleveland editor and photographer Anastasia Pantsios teams up with Joe Kleon, a photographer from the digital era, for the show, Rock/roll Perspectives at AsiaTown’s Loftworks Gallery this weekend.

Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory is teaching the Eastern style of sustainable hand papermaking, using the country’s largest grove of kozo trees. Fostering Hope is Fostering Hops to raise money for foster kids.

CoolCleveland correspondent Nicole Hennessy is now in Guatemala and updates us on her cousin’s project using dance to empower the lives of girls and young mothers at a shelter for sexual abuse and domestic violence survivors. We like that perspective. –Thomas Mulready

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It was a natural step for Cleveland nonprofit Literary Cleveland, with its mission to serve writers and avid readers, to start its own literary magazine. While its name – the Gordon Square Review – sounds hyper-local it features contributions from writers around the world as well as NE Ohio.

This week, it celebrates its launch party at the Happy Dog in, appropriately, Gordon Square. Editor-in-chief Laura Maylene Walter shares with us what to expect to read in the new journal. Thu 11/9.

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Anastasia Pantsios started shooting concerts in the early ’70s and amassed drawers full of film negatives. Joe Kleon, who began shooting in 2002, has only known the digital era. Together, they’ll be showing hundreds of examples of their work in Rock/roll Perspectives at AsiaTown’s Loftworks Gallery this weekend.

It’ll give viewers the chance to compare image-making from the two eras, with most of Pantsios’ hand-printed in her darkroom and some of Kleon’s on large canvases. And guests can meet the photographers all three days and ask them that eternal question, “How’d you get started?” Fri 11/10-Sun 11/12.

Dinofest roars back to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History from 10AM to 4PM on Sat 11/11. Dig into some dino-sized fun at the only event in Cleveland that puts you in front of the world’s leading dinosaur experts in a day filled with special talks, classes and activities everyone can enjoy.

Dinofest day includes presentations by leading paleontologists on their latest dinosaur discoveries from the field, special art workshops to hone your dino drawing skills, and activities including paleontological site mapping, a fossil dig pit and more! Full info at CMNH.org/dinofest.

Cleveland’s Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory teaches various styles of hand papermaking using different materials. The Eastern style uses fiber from the kozo plant, and in the interest of being self-sustaining, the Morgan has planted 150 kozo trees in what is this country’s largest kobo grove.

To raise awareness and engage the community, the Morgan hosts its annual two-day Kozo Harvest & Festival. Stop in, help out and learn all about it. Sat 11/-Sun 11/12.

Imagine being a foster child, growing up in multiple homes and then left on your own at 18 with no one to depend on. The nonprofit organization Fostering Hope works to give these kids and young adults a shoulder to lean on.

One way they support their work is through their benefit Fostering Hops, taking place at Westlake’s Sibling Rivalry Brewery. Kendall Embrescia-Hridel talks to Fostering Hope’s co-founder/director Nicole Shefrin about what they do and how cool their fundraising party is. Wed 11/8.

Clevelander Nicole Hennessy already filled us in on the trip she was about to take to Guatemala with her cousin Suzzanne Ponomarenko’s NY-based dance troupe SPDance.

Now she and the dancers have arrived in the Latin American country, where they’re sharing dances, stories and hugs with the kids – and grownups – there. In Part 2, she tells us who they are meeting, what they are doing and some of the perfect moments they are enjoying.

Early Childhood (EC) at The Music Settlement is one big family: just ask Sarah Johnson! CoolCleveland’s Stephan Haluska spoke with Sarah about her third child enrolled in TMS preschool. “It is THE best preschool program in the area. There is none better,” says Sarah.

Sarah’s first two children were enrolled and are now teenagers excelling as straight-A students, musicians, and athletes. Despite a 10-year gap between them and her current child at TMS, everyone remembered Sarah and her family.

There is not a wait list. “The best way to get in is to show up,” said Karen Heitlinger, TMS Center for Early Childhood chair.

5 Star Award Early Childhood Open House – Preschool, Day School, plus Kindergarten – on Sun 11/12. Details.

Nothing unites kids of all types in every generation like the love of dinosaurs. And many parents have probably retained their fascination with these extinct prehistoric beasts, a good reason for the whole family to come to Dinofest at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Sat 11/11.

* The Music for Miles concerts at Waterloo Arts are a great way to engage kids with music, because they can move around, meet the musicians and leave if they’re bored without anyone glaring. This month, James Hampson will give a program in the history of the horn, and bring some different instruments to demonstrate. Sun 11/12.

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Peace Corps members never lose their enthusiasm for offering a helping hand. At Soups of the World at the Nash in Slavic Village, returned PC volunteers will share global cuisines while raising money for their projects. Sat 11/11.

* The Coit Road Farmers Market is increasing its schedule of cooking demonstrations, with one nearly every week, starting this week with a free lesson in making sauerkraut. Sat 11/11.

* Many of the summer farmers market also hold holiday markets so shoppers can stock up on local food items for their seasonal parties and feasts. Lakewood’s LEAF Market holds one this week at the Garfield Middle School. Tue 11/14.

Read more of CoolCleveland’s picks for Eats and Drinks.

What a year it’s been for Melt Bar and Grilled. Now in their 12th year, Melt is on a tear, opening their 4th location in 2017, and their 11th overall, this one in Canton, Ohio.

The Canton Melt Bar and Grilled is a museum of local history, sporting another Jake Kelly masterpiece mural featuring Canton highlights (Macy Gray, The O’Jays, President William McKinley, Marilyn Manson), memorabilia of Canton attractions (Pro Football Hall of Fame, Hoover vacuum, Meyers Lake Park), plus cool concert posters and photos from the Akron Civic Theatre, the Akron Rubber Bowl, the Richfield Coliseum and area venues. CoolCleveland grabbed impresario Matt Fish long enough to have him walk us through his latest masterpiece of grilled cheese, craft beer and local culture.

Cleveland composer Margaret Brouwer, her Blue Streak Ensemble & guests debut her new oratorio inspired by Lake Erie at Ohio City’s Breen Center. Sun 11/12

* Cleveland-raised violinist Joe Deninzon returns to Wilbert’s with his prog-rock band Stratospheerius and a new album. Sat 11/11.
* Cleveland’s mouring [A] BLKstar offers a musical take on the Voting Rights Act at the BOP STOP. Thu 11/9.
* Apollo’s Fire features tenor Nicholas Phan in songs about love and loss. Thu 11/9-Sun 11/12.
* The Cleveland Cello Society hosts its past scholarship member Mike Block at the BOP STOP. Sun 11/12.

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WED 11/8
Cleveland native Dorothy Seymour Mills is a rare woman baseball historian who has written definitive volumes about the sport. The Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park honors her with events over the next four days.Through Sat 11/11.

* Hear Shakespeare sung by soprano Cecilia Nam at Trinity Cathedral’s Brownbag concert.
* See Japanese classic Yojimbo and meet Cleveland graphic artist John G at the Capitol Theatre.
* TV personality Neil Zurcher will talk at the Music Box about weird stuff you can find a short drive from Cleveland.
* CIM Opera Theater takes on the lurid Medea story in Cherubini opera. Through Sat 11/11.

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THU 11/9
The Ohio gaming hot spot this weekend, believe it or not, will be Richfield, where the four-day Con on the Cob offers vendors, authors, game designers, a game library, live bands, comedians, a toga party and of course the chance to play, play, play. Through Sun 11/12.

* PechaKucha-style program at the CH-UH Library is devoted to science.
* Learn how to improve your soil at Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation district talk.

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FRI 11/10
The businesses in Tremont want to remind you that Christmas isn’t far away, and Hanukkah is even closer. That’s why the theme of this month’s Walkabout Tremont is “Light Up Your Holiday.”

* The Cleveland Print Room’s Cuba Now showcases the work of Cleveland/Cuban exchange artists. Through Sat 11/25.
* Inlet Dance Theatre hosts its big benefit at CPT’s Parish Hall.
* Columbus vocal group Fior Angelica brings early Spanish music to St. John’s Cathedral.
* Do some early holiday shopping at Canton’s Christkindl Market. Through Sun 11/12.
* Photographer Greg Murray signs his book Peanut Butter Dogs at Visible Voice Books.

Click here for more events on Fri 11/10

SAT 11/11
Cleveland-based artist Kasumi is known for breaking down walls between media and being on the cutting edge of technology in art. Come hear her talk about what she does at Brooklyn Centre’s Art House.

* Paul Taylor Dance returns to PlayhouseSquare with a newly commissioned work.
* The Burning River Roller Girls hold their annual charity bout in North Olmsted.
* The Wave radio personality Grace Roberts signs her new book at Shaker Heights’ Juma Gallery.
* Chicago folksinger Heather Styka performs a Folknet concert in Lyndhurst.
* The Akron Symphony plays music to a Harry Potter film at E.J. Thomas Hall.
* Seneca Iroquois musician/storyteller and dancer share their culture Kent’s Standing Rock Cultural Arts.
* Blue Water Orchestra plays Ravel, Schubert & Couperin in east & west side concerts. Also tomorrow.

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SUN 11/12
Pittsburgh-born Awadagin Pratt doesn’t look like your average classical pianist but he has all the credentials – awards, concerts, conservatory professorship. He’ll be at the Cleveland Museum of Art as part of Tri-C’s Classical Piano series.

* Kate Taylor brings her “sister act” to Nighttown.
* Cleveland Orchestra members’ side project, Ensemble HD, performs in Hudson.

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MON 11/13
In celebration of Veterans Day, the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors will play a free concert at the Akron Civic Theatre,with patriotic music as well as big band, bebop, Dixieland, Latin and pop standards.

* Women’s rights advocates talk at Preterm about how Ohio politicians are curtailing women’s freedom.
* This month’s Science Cafe at the Music Box looks at what’s next for computing after 1s and 0s.
* The Rocky River Chamber Music Society presents the Dorian Wind Quintet in a free concert.
* Chicago’s Claudettes return to the BOP STOP with their mix of musical styles.

Click here for more events on Mon 11/13

TUE 11/14
Brews + Prose is back at Ohio City’s Market Garden Brewery with NYC editor/nonfiction writer John Granta and Shaker Heights poet Adam Giannelli – and plenty of locally brewed beer.

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WED 11/15
The NRA and its purchased politicians don’t want to admit it, but many consider gun violence to be a public health issue. Hear what some experts think at the Maltz Museum as part of the programming around its Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in American exhibit.

* Two of the international artists participating in next year’s Cleveland FRONT Triennial have a conversation at FRONT Porch in Glenville.
* The Count Basie Orchestra will be jumping’ at Nighttown for four performances. Also tomorrow.

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