Wed 1/9 @ 7PM
Gangsters have long been a favorite topic of novelists, filmmakers and others who find their violent, dangerous lives a source of fascination. While the peak years of the old-school mobs such as Al Capone’s are long past, their tales still resonate.
Cleveland has had its own share of legend such as Danny Greene who was murdered by a car bomb in 1977 after multiple attempts. Those exciting times died down by the late 80s, but local author and historian Dennis R. Sutcliffe will revive the stories about the rival gangs and bosses and their often-fatal battles for turf control at the Music Box Supper Club’s Cleveland Stories series where he’ll be this week’s storyteller.
As usual, there’s a $20 fixed price three-course dinner chosen to reflect the theme of the evening. This week it’s matzo ball soup, penne and meatballs and Irish coffee mousse, reflecting the fact that the Irish, Italian and Jewish communities all produced notorious Cleveland’s gangsters. Reservations are required for dinner which begins serving at 5pm.
The program starts at 7pm, and it’s free.