Morning CLE, have you had a nice short week? So far so good here. Have you had a chance to enter the not one, but TWO giveaways this week? If not take a look at the last few posts and enter to win a $100 gift certificate to Provenance and/or a season pass to Yoga in the Park!
Also, I just heard from the gang over at the Cleveland Museum of Art and I can barely contain my excitement by telling you there are ONLY 250 tickets left for the almost sold out Summer Solstice PARTY! So, if you have any inkling to attend the party of the summer, get our tickets TODAY!
For those of us who already bought our tickets, the next big decisions is WHAT TO WEAR? In the past few years I’ve noticed a great blend of attendees in very formal dresses to the younger crowd in cooler summer casual wear. Myself I love a good maxi dress, something that I can wear summer flats with…I don’t want my heals to get suck in the grass while dancing the night away. MORE! →
Today I am thrilled to introduce a longtime friend of mine and new contributor to this blog. She will be posting from time to time on all things fun & different to do with your family in the CLE. Welcome “iheartcleveland families!”
“Hello CLE! I am super excited to be the new iheartcleveland “families” contributor; I’ve been friends with “iheart” for over ten years and am thrilled to be part of this community. When she asked me if I might be interested in rounding out the CLE blog by adding my own family activity and experiences to the mix (I have a 6, 7 and 9 yr. old) I couldn’t resist…
Maquerade! Paper faces on parade
Masquerade! Hide your face so the world will never find you
Masquerade! Every face a different shade
Masquerade! Look around, there’s another mask behind you.
(Phantom of the Opera)
Celebrate with the very first public evening event in the stunning newly open Ames Family Atrium at MIX @ CMA Masquerade. Friday, November 2nd, 5-11pm
Visit after work for mysteries in the galleries and happy hour drinks, or head home to slip on a mask or costume inspired by tricks and treats or some obscure piece of art in the museums collection. Come on people, get creative!
Sip a cocktail, explore the collection, dance the night away, and enjoy the view of this new Cleveland architectural gem.
Tickets $14, CMA members $7. Reservations strongly recommended.
Call 216.421.7350 for tickets, or purchase online
To get inspired, take a peak at this little ditty from the Phantom of the Opera…now that I have the tune in my head, I couldn’t help but share it with you!
Happy Trick or Treat Cleveland! Hope you were able to get your spooky party on this past weekend. I attended a rockin Halloween Party at Redstone and it was full on crazy cool. So many amazing costumes, so much effort and yes, in true adult Halloween fashion, lots of sexy zombies, school girls and cheerleaders. I had no idea that Redstone even had an upstairs area capable of such a dance party, very cool space.
Anyhow, if you missed this past weekends Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings sold out show at the Beachland, I have two upcoming shows you don’t want to miss, PLUS I have TWO free pairs of tickets to giveaway! (one pair to each show)
This week kicks off a series of events for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s, 2011 American Music Masters series honoring the queen of soul, Aretha Franklin.
There is actually an entire weeks worth of workshops, lectures and smaller concerts (some FREE!) cumulating with a day of learning at the annual conference and a star studded tribute concert on Saturday night, November 5th. For information on any of these events make sure to go visit the special Rock Hall site dedicated to this week of celebration!
The second music happening to tell you about, while not quite as big as Ms. Aretha is AM & Shawn Lee. Making their Cleveland debut Tuesday, November 8th at the Beachland Tavern this LA indie pop group will “whoo” you with tunes. Their sound is very 60′s groove, Rolling Stone calls them “hypnotic” and if you are like me and love Thievery Corporation, AM & Shawn Lee have been touring with them so you know they are good! Seattle Weekly even called them one of the “BEST Live Shows of the Year,” and we all know how many good shows past through that rainy city. (Also, visit their site for a FREE mp3 download of their first single, “Dark into Light”)
To win a pair of tickets to either the Saturdays Aretha Tribute concert at the State Theatre or the November 8th, AM & Shawn Lee show at the Beachland Tavern, either leave a comment below including which show you are interested in & your email (need to contact the winner) OR follow me and tweet the following about the contest “I want to win tickets to (Aretha or AM Shawn Lee) @iheartclev”
Winners will be notified by Friday, November 4th around lunchtime! Happy Music Monday yall. :)
Good afternoon all you art lovers out there. Have you heard about the young art lovers “Bamboo Groove” party going on at the Cleveland Museum of Art THIS Friday? It’s going to be a really great not-to-be missed evening.
Celebrating the newest exhibit, “Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution; Fu Baoshi” this party will encompass everything the artists would have mandated in his own parties. Supposedly, Fu Baoshi often painted after drinking to express his true feelings in his work, I like the way he thinks, wink.
Anyhow, the party on Friday includes various art activities lots of Chinese takeout, cash bar cocktails and experts on hand for Q&A. The event is from 6-8:45 pm. Tickets are $18 which includes admission, food and arts activities. It’s going to be a fun time for sure. Get your tickets here!
The good news is that I have a PAIR of tickets to giveaway! FUN! Leave me a comment by Thursday at noon and I will draw a winner by random.org. be sure to include your email so I can contact you if you win.