Category Archives: arts

  weekend fun

Looking for fun stuff to do this weekend? I have two especially sweet things you might want to check out..

First is the monthly Friday night “MIXup : Apocalypse” event at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The event begins at 5 with cocktails, music, art and an opportunity to explore the current exhibitions. Starting at 7 the Theater Ninjas will present their first CMA performance of The Excavation, an interactive theatrical examination of the life, death and resurrection of Pompeii. This apocalyptic event continues at 8:45 p.m. with the live electronic beats of the headline act, Teengirl Fantasy, the Oberlin graduate duo who Interview Magazine notes “know how to carve a danceable moment and hold onto it for a seven-minute song and a whole set.”  So bust out your best Warhol-artsy-party-pants and get your groove on Friday night at CMA.

On Sunday (after you get all your Saturday errands done) head over to Chagrin Yoga for a special workshop presented by Dave Romanelli on yoga and CHOCOLATE! I’ve taken a few classes from the traveling guru before, not only is his music spot-on, his wise words and suggestions enhance my practice and my heart. This weekends class not only features a chocolate treat at the end of the two-hour journey, it also open your mind and your intentions on being especially more present in your every day activities. For more information or to sign up give Chagrin Yoga a ring today, spots are filling up.

Happy ALMOST weekend!

  Brite Winter & Buck Buck

Happy sunny Tuesday CLE. Are you all ready for Thursday? Happy hearts day with your best friend, your favorite guy or your main pet squeeze; always such a sweet holiday. I don’t now why I love Valentines so much? I have always loved the February holiday though…from the memories of making special valentines for my 2nd grader peers, to college valentine day formals, to spending a single girl evening with friends; overall it’s just such a pretty holiday. Loving my pink sparkles and red lipstick, bows and hearts, yadda yadda…it just makes me happy. How about you? Guys…even you, I expect to see you rocking the hearts day theme on Thursday, I’m just sayin…

If you aren’t into Valentines Day but the weekend is already on your horizon, you are in for a treat…this weekend is Brite Winter Festival; an arts & music winter celebration. I went to this event last winter and it made Ohio City look like Manhattan on New Years Eve. Parking was crazy (valet is a must!), the hustle and bustle on the sidewalks was fast and furious, the bars and restaurants were hopping and the bands and events were really cool….get it, cool? Winter?  :)

This Saturday there will be 48 bands set up around Ohio City on 6 stages, over 15 light installations and art events along with other fun happenings around town.

Along with “Brite,” around the corner and south a bit on Lorain, Buck Buck Gallery is hosting an opening to their latest installation featuring HEAVY PETALS by Molly Pamela. Check it out!

So, along with hearts day this week, it’s also a great winter week to celebrate art and music in our awesome city. Bundle up and get on out there CLE…it’s gonna be fun!

  An Arts Weekend!

WOW, where did all this snow come from? Don’t get me wrong, I love it, but from what I heard the roads were a real bummer for some of our commuters.

Anyhow, back to business…it’s and ART weekend in CLEVELAND and I couldn’t be more jazzed to get out and explore.

First up is tonight’s opening of the new Transformer Station located in Ohio City (next to the Cleveland Vibrator Company…tee hee.) The Transformer Station is a project presented by the Bidwell Foundation in association with the Cleveland Museum of Art bringing contemporary art from around the world to the west side of Cleveland.


  MOCA Cle!

Did you know the first Saturday of each month the new MOCA Cleveland is free to the public? Yep, no admission to this new architectural masterpiece should be on your 2013 list of CLE things to do. MORE! →


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!