Happenings — what’s coming up in Northeast Ohio starting


Here is a brief rundown of some coming entertainment options in Northeast Ohio. Make submissions for consideration via email to or You must include a phone number and/or web address for publication.


Beck Center for the Arts: 17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, presents “Cultural Heritage Exhibition and Experience 2023,” which includes work by Hector Castellanos Lara, Regina Dorfmeyer, Jen Cockrell and Nathalie Bermudez, Sept. 8 through Oct. 29 (artists’ reception 6 p.m. Oct. 27). Call 216-521-2540, or visit

Cleveland Museum of Art: 11150 East Blvd., presents “When Salt Was Gold: Yangzhou, City of Riches and Art,” through Nov. 5; “Love Gardens / Forbidden Fruit,” through Oct. 29; “Animals in Japanese Art,” through Dec. 12; “Egyptomania: Fashion’s Conflicted Obsession,” through Jan. 28; “A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur,” through Sept. 10; “Liturgical Textiles from Late Medieval Germany,” through Aug. 4, 2024; “Colors of Kyoto: The Seifū Yohei Ceramic Studio,” through March 10; “China’s Southern Paradise: Treasures from the Lower Yangzi Delta,” Sept. 10 through Jan. 7; “Nature Supernatural,” Sept. 22 through March 3. Call 216-421-7340 or visit

Cleveland Museum of Art’s Transformer’s Station: 1460 W. 29th St., presents “Blow,” an immersive, time-based exhibition by Japanese Artist Tabaimo that “fuses traditional Japanese art forms with contemporary digital animation,” along with “The Obscuring Moon,” another Tabaimo that “draws on a print by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858), taking it to animated, fantastical ends,” through Oct. 8. Visit

Lakeland Community College’s Gallery at Lakeland: 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, presents “THE BIG @ASS @RT SHOW,” featuring large-scale work by multiple artists, through Sept. 8. Call 440-525-7029 or visit

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland: 11400 Euclid Ave., presents “A Soft Place to Land,” featuring the work of Kevin Beasley, Margarita Cabrera, Pia Camil, Cass Davis, Alexandra Kehayoglou, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Kaveri Raina, Liang Shaoji and Marie Watt, “Don’t Mind If I Do,” featuring the work of Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Pelenakeke Brown, Sky Cubacub, Emilie L. Gossiaux, Felicia Griffin, Joselia Rebekah Hughes, Jeff Kasper and Finnegan Shannon, and “Juntos, presented in partnership with Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center and featuring the work of Nathalie Bermudez, Amelia Casiano, J. Leigh Garcia, Camilo Gonzalez Barragan, Hugo Ivan Juarez (Alatorre), Kenron Morgan, Jr. and Marilyn Oliveras de Ortiz, through Jan. 7. Call 216-421-8671 or visit

Penitentiary Glen Reservation: 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Road, Kirtland, presents Lake Metropark’s Fall Art Show, “From Whimsy to Wonder,” featuring photography, felting, collage, paintings, leaf alchemy and more, through Oct. 15. Call 440-256-1404 or visit

Valley Art Center: 155 Bell St., Chagrin Falls, presents “Contemporary Dibris,” composed of an assortment of artwork created with recycled materials, Sept. 8 through Oct. 18. Call 440-247-7507 or visit

Children’s entertainment

Wolstein Center: 2000 Prospect Ave., presents “Monster High Live,” Oct. 13 through 15. Call 877-468-4946 or visit


Agora Theatre & Ballroom: 5000 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, presents Desi Banks, Sept. 22; Ilana Glazer, Oct. 6; Stavros Halkias, Oct. 7; Orny Adams, Oct. 13; Pete Davidson, Oct. 15; Chris D’Elia, Oct. 20; Vir Das, Nov. 11; Roy Woods, Dec. 8; Darcy & Jer, Feb. 18. Visit

Cain Park: Goodnor and Superior, Cleveland Heights, presents Mary Mack, Sept. 16, Alma Theater; Kevin James Thornton, Quin Lamar, Sept. 23, Alma Theater. Call 216-371-3000, or visit

Cleveland Improv: 1148 Main Ave., Cleveland, presents Michael Blackson, Sept. 8 and 9; Adele Givens, Sept. 15 through 17; Bubba Dub, Sept. 21; Jess Hilarious, Sept. 22 and 23; Chris Powel, Sept. 29 through Oct. 1; Just Nesh, Oct. 4; Tony Roberts, Oct. 5 through 7; Gary Owen, Oct. 12 through 15; Godfrey, Oct. 20 and 21; JJ Williamson, Oct. 27 and 28. Call 216-696-4677 or visit

Goodyear Theater: 1201 E. Market St., Akron, presents Steve-O, Sept. 8. Call 330-690-2307 or visit

Hilarities 4th Street Theatre: 2025 E. Fourth St., Cleveland, presents Lil’ Stinkers, Sept. 8; Jay Pharaoh, Sept. 8 and 9; Greg Vaughan and Robert Scott Wilson of “Days of Our Lives,” Dec. 10; Michael Yo, Sept. 22 and 23; Mo Amer, Sept. 28 through 30; Russell Howard, Oct. 22; Andrea Jin, Oct. 27 and 28; Matt Rife, Nov. 10 through 12; Jeff Arcuri, Dec. 21 and 22. Call 216-736-4242 or visit

Kent Stage: 175 E. Main St., Kent, presents Paula Poundstone, Oct. 12. Call 330-677-5005 or visit

Masonic Cleveland: 3615 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, presents Josh Pray, Sept. 15; Ed Bassmaster, Sept. 30; Theo Von, Oct. 5 and 6; Anthony Jeselnik, Oct. 7. Visit

MGM Northfield Park: 10777 Northfield Road, Northfield, presents Deon Cole, Oct. 14; Lewis Black, Oct. 20; Corey Holcomb, Nov. 3. Call 330-908-7625 or visit

Playhouse Square: 1501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, presents Jim Gaffigan, Sept. 14 and 15; Kathleen Madigan, Sept. 16; Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Sept. 21 through 24; Tim Allen, Sept. 30; Chris Tucker, Oct. 12; Chelsea Handler, Oct. 20; Sam Morril, Oct. 26. Call 216-241-6000 or visit


Cleveland Ballet: presents “Carmen & Other Works,” Sept. 22 and 23 at Playhouse Square’s Connor Palace; “The Nutcracker,” Dec. 14 through Dec. 23 at Playhouse Square’s Connor Palace; “Aurora: A Sleeping Beauty Story,” April 26 and 27 at Playhouse Square’s Connor Palace. Visit

Playhouse Square: 1501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, presents Dance Showcase, featuring Catherine Meredith & Artists, Christina Lindhout and Artists, Cleveland Dance Project, Dancing Wheels Company, ELEVĀTED, GroundWorks DanceTheater, Inlet Dance Theatre, SOĀR, Tabitha in Motion and Verb Ballets. Call 216-241-6000 or visit


Cedar Lee Theatre: 2163 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, presents Chagrin Documentary Film Festival: will be Oct. 4 through 8 at “walkable venues” around Chagrin Falls; CFFF on Demand (virtual), Oct. 9 through 16. Call 440-247-1591 or visit

Lily Gladstone, who will be seen in the highly anticipated film "Killers of the Flower Moon, appears in a scene from "Uknown Country," a 2022 film screening Sept. 10 at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. According to a news release, Gladstone portrays "a grieving Oglala Lakota woman who embarks on a road trip from her home in Minneapolis to a cousin's wedding in South Dakota and then, guided by her grandmother's photo album, to Texas. The gentle journey and real people she meets along the way restore her spirit. Meanwhile, the lyrical, luminously photographed movie (a mix of fiction and documentary) that holds her story evokes both Terrence Malick and Nomadland." (Courtesy of Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque)
Lily Gladstone, who will be seen in the highly anticipated film “Killers of the Flower Moon, appears in a scene from “Uknown Country,” a 2022 film screening Sept. 10 at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. According to a news release, Gladstone portrays “a grieving Oglala Lakota woman who embarks on a road trip from her home in Minneapolis to a cousin’s wedding in South Dakota and then, guided by her grandmother’s photo album, to Texas. The gentle journey and real people she meets along the way restore her spirit. Meanwhile, the lyrical, luminously photographed movie (a mix of fiction and documentary) that holds her story evokes both Terrence Malick and Nomadland.” (Courtesy of Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque)

Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque: 11610 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, presents “Afire” (“Roter Himmel,” Germany, 2023, Christian Petzold), 4 p.m. Sept. 9 and 8:15 p.m. Sept. 10; “Joyce Carol Oates: A Body in the Service of the MInd” (Sweden, 2021, Stig Björkman), 1:45 p.m. Sept. 10; “Return to Dust” (“Yin Ru Chen Yan,” China, 2022, Li Ruijun); “The Unknown Country” (USA, 2022, Morrisa Maltz)

Cleveland Silent Film Festival: featuring classic silent films featuring live accompaniments — “Safety Las!,” with organist Clark Wilson, 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at Masonic Auditorium, 3615 Euclid Ave. | “The Mark of Zorro,” with the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, 11610 Euclid Ave. | “The Heart of Cleveland” and “Man With a Movie Camera,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Gartner Auditorium, 11150 East Blvd. | “All Quiet on the Western Front” (1930), 7:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, 11610 Euclid Ave. Visit

Lakewood Public Library Auditorium: 15425 Detroit Ave., presents “The Birds” (1963, Alfred Hitchcock), 6 p.m. Sept. 9. Call 216-226-8275 or visit

Stocker Arts Center at Lorain County Community College: 1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, presents the 2023-2024 LCCC Fall Film Series, with screenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Hoke Theatre — “Boyhood,” Sept. 15 | “One Fine Morning,” Sept. 22 | “The Fabelmans,” Sept. 29 | “Living,” Oct. 6 | “Return to Seoul,” Oct. 13 | “Other People’s Children,” Oct. 20 | “Summerland,” Nov. 3 | “Past Lives,” Nov. 17. Call 440-366-4040 or visit


Agora Theatre & Ballroom: 5000 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, presents Tash Sultana, Sept. 10; Yung Bleu, Sept. 14; Flogging Molly, Sept. 15; The Mars Volta, Sept. 16; Royal Blood, Sept. 19; Warren Zeiders, Sept. 21; Ashnikko, Sept. 23; The Front Bottoms, Sept. 26; Explosions in the Sky, Sept. 28; Nico Moon, Sept. 29; The Midnight, Oct. 2; Bullet for My Valentine, Oct. 18; San Holo, Oct. 19; Larry Fleet, Oct. 21; Mushroomhead — 30th-anniversary Halloween show, Oct. 28; Teddy Swims, Nov. 5; Tech N9ne, Hollywood Undead, Nov. 6; DragonForce, Nov. 8; Hot Mulligan, Nov. 11; Shakey Graves, Nov. 16; Ian Munsick, Nov. 17; Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd tribute), Nov. 18; Baroness, Nov. 24; LSDREAM, Dec. 3; Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Dec. 7; Story of the Year, Jan. 6. Visit

Akron Civic Theatre: 182 S. Main St., presents tripleS, Oct. 5; Bosom Buddies 2023 with Chase Rise and Priscilla Block, Oct. 18; Bob Dylan, Oct. 21; Whiskey Myers & Friends, Dec. 6; Straight No Chaser, Dec. 14. Visit

Apollo’s Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra: presents the 2023-2024 subscription concerts — “Splendour in London,” Oct. 12 through 15 | “Handel’s Israel in Egypt,” Oct. 21 | “Nights in Venice,” Nov. 9 and 10 | “Fire & Joy: From Bach and Vivaldi,” Nov. 16 through 19 | “Wassail! An Irish-Appalachian Christmas,” Dec. 1, 10 and 14 through 17 | “Sacred Mysteries: Biber’s Roaary Sonats for Violin,” Feb. 15, 16, 17 and 19 | ¡Hispania!: A Spanish-Mexican Journey,” March 20 through 23 | “Bach’s Easter Oratorio,” April 25 through 28. Call 216-320-0012 or 800-314-2535, or visit

Bash on the Bay: a music fest featuring Hardy as one of the headliners, will Aug. 21 and 22 at Put-in-Bay Airport on South Bass Island. Visit

Beachland Ballroom: 15711 Waterloo Road, Cleveland, presents Drag Pride Showcase, Sept. 8; Nox Novacula, Sept. 8; Waterloo Arts Fest 2023, featuring Country Honk, Doug McKean The Stuntman, AJ & The Woods, Sept. 9; Jennifer Hartswick Band, Sept. 10; Chris Pureka, Sept. 11; The Band of Heathens, Lilly Hiatt, Sept. 12; Carolyn Wonderland, Kristine Jackson, Sept. 12; Boris, Melvins, Mr. Phylzzz, Sept. 14; Sabor! A Latin Burlesque & Drag Revue, Sept. 15; Clem Snide, Sept. 15; OSEES, Sept. 17; An Evening with David Wain & Ken Marino’s Middle Age Dad Jam Band, Sept. 18; Electric Blue Yonder, Sept. 18; Boyish, Sept. 19; Black Joe Lewis, Sept. 21; DEVOtional 2023, Sept. 22 and 23; Kiefer, Sept. 26; Hotel Fiction, Sept. 27; FDubbest, Sept. 28; Falling Stars, The Laughing Chimes, The Style Section, Sept. 30; Travis Larson Band, Ego, Oct. 2; Margo Price, Brit Taylor, Oct. 3; Boy Pablo, Oct. 4; Cut Worms, Oct. 6; mssv, Oct. 7; ortunate Youth, The Brook & The Bluff, Bendingo Fletcher, Oct. 7; Cam Cole, Oct. 8; Scott H. Biram, Oct. 10; Brown Eyed Woman, Oct. 14; Lewsberg, Obnox, Wrong Places, Oct. 14; Chris Cresswell, Oct. 17; Dale Watson, Matt Hillyer, Oct. 18; Kiss the Tiger, The Buffalo Ryders, Oct. 18; Eggy, Oct. 19; Squirrel Flower, Truth CLub, Oct. 20; Messa, Maggot Heart, Oct. 21; Zach Nugent’s Dead Set, Oct. 22; Be Your Own Pet, A Giant Dog, Oct. 23; Kings Kaleidoscope, Mike Mains & The Branches, Oct. 25; Grateful Dub (reggae-infused Grateful Dead tribute), Oct. 25; Daisychain, Lilieae, Buzz Balldrin, Oct. 26; Midnight, Black Death, Assault, Oct. 27; Dale Hollow, Oct. 29; Walter Trout, Nov. 2; Chirp, Swerve, The Chewy Center, Nov. 2; Shane Smith & The Saints, Nov. 3; Corb Lund, Nov. 4; Ryan Montbleau Band, Nov. 4; Grateful Shred, Nov. 5; Noah Vonne, Bluphoria, Nov. 5; Screaming Females, Dusk, Nov. 8; Great Lakes Swimmers, Nov. 9; An evening with Mike Doughty and Ghost of Vroom, Nov. 11; The Hotelier, Foxing, Nov. 12; S.G. Goodman, Why Bonnie, Nov. 12; PISSE, Nov. 18; BoomBox, Nov. 19; Urban Heat, Rare DM, Nov. 30; Start Making Sense, Drew & the Blue, Dec. 2; Pokey LaFarge, Dec. 3; Angel Du$t, Candy, Dazy, Steve Marino, Dec. 6; Robert Jon & The Wreck, Dec. 7; Salami Rose Joe Louis, Dec. 10; Ruen Brothers, Dec. 13; Barely Dead (Grateful Dead tribute), Jan. 20; an evening with Keller Williams, Feb. 9; Ty Segall, May 5. Call 216-383-1124 or visit

Blossom Music Center: 1145 W. Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls, presents Duran Duran, Bastille, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Sept. 10; Brandi Carlile, Katie Pruitt, Sept. 16; Jason Aldean, Sept. 17 (rescheduled from July 20); Godsmack, I Prevale, Flatblack, Sept. 24; Jelly Roll, Struggle Jennings, Josh Adam Meyers, Sept. 30. Call 330-920-8040 or visit

Blossom Music Festival: at Blossom Music Center, the summer home of The Cleveland Orchestra, presents “Distant Worlds: Music From FINAL FANTASY,” featuring The Blossom Festival Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra Chamber Chorus performing music from the video game series, 7 p.m. Sept. 9. Call 216-231-1111 or visit

Cain Park: Goodnor and Superior, Cleveland Heights, presents concerts in Evans Amphitheater — Legends of Country Rock with Firefall and Pure Prairie League, Sept. 8; 16th annual Multi Musicfest featuring Stanley Clark, Bob James, Maysa and Hugg’s Groove, Sept. 9; The Vindys, Sept. 15; Skerryvore, Sept. 21. Call 216-371-3000, or visit

Cleveland Museum of Art: 11150 East Blvd., presents “Russian, Realistic and Romantic,” a vocal recital with Jason Fuh, a baritone, with pianist Edward Back, 2 p.m. Sept. 9 in Gartner Auditorium; SuperBlue: Kurt Elling and Charlie Hunter, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 in Gartner Auditorium; Soh-Hyun Park Altino: Traditional Korean Sanjo on the Violin, noon Sept. 29. Call 216-421-7340 or visit

Cleveland Orchestra: performing at Severance Music Center, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, presents “Amadeus Live” (full film with live orchestral underscore), featuring The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Sept. 21 through 24; “Trifonov Plays Brahms,” featuring Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 6, with pianist Daniil Trifonov, Sept. 28 and Oct. 1; “Tchaikovsky’s Second Symphony,” also featuring music by Mozard and Staud, with percussionist Christoph Sietzen, Oct. 5 through 7; “Mahler’s Song of the Night,” featuring Mahler’s Symphony No. 7, with baritone Simon Keenlyside, Oct. 12 and 13; “Renée Fleming & Friends: Music from Beethoven to Previn,” featuring music by Glass, Beethoven and Previn with soprano Renee Fleming, narrator Merle Dandridge, Emerson String Quartet and pianist Simone Dinnerstein, Oct. 15; “Hannigan Conducts Strauss,” also featuring music by Hadyn, Vivier and Ligeti, with Barbara Hannigan conducting and soprano Aphrodite Patoulidou, Nov. 9 through 11; “Severance in Recital — Marc-André Hamelin: Schumann and Ravel,” with with pianist Hamelin also performing music by Ives and R. Schumann, Nov. 19; “Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto,” also featuring music by Tchaikovsky, with violinist Augustin Hadelich, Nov. 24 through 26; “Mahler’s Fourth Symphony,” also featuring music by Jolas, with soprano Lauren Snouffer, Nov. 30 through Dec. 2; Cleveland Orchestra Holiday concerts, Dec. 13 through 17 and 21 through 23; “Elf in Concert” (full film with live orchestral underscore,” Dec. 19 and 20; “Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet,” also featuring the music of Anderson and Martinu, with pianistsKatia Labèque and Marielle Labèque, Dec. 7 and 9; “Cyrus Chestnut & Friends: A Charlie Brown Christmas,” with pianist Cyrus Chestnut, Dec. 8; “The Miraculous Mandarin,” featuring music by Krenek, Mahler and Bartok, Jan. 11 through 13; “Modern Classicist: Welser-Möst Conducts Prokofiev 5 and 2,” also featuring music by Prokofiev and Webern, conducted by Franz Welser-Möst, Na. 17 and 18; “Severance in Recital — Beethoven for Three: Leonidas Kavakos, Yo-Yo Ma, and Emanuel Ax,” with violinist Kavakos, cellist Ma and pianist Ax, Feb. 1; “Beethoven’s Fateful Fifth,” also featuring music by Schubert, Feb. 9 through 11; “Ravel’s Mother Goose,” also featuring music by Ammann, Benjamin and Knussen, with countertenor Tim Mead and Women of The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Feb. 15 and 17; “The Princess Bride” (full film with live orchestral underscore,” Feb. 16; “Beethoven’s Pastoral,” also featuring music by Haydn, with cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, Feb. 22 through 25; “Kanneh-Mason Plays Schumann,” also featuring music by J.S. Bach/Webern and Hindemith, with pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason, Feb. 29 through March 2; “Brahms’s Fourth Symphony,” also featuring music by Weber and Zehavi, with piccolist Mary Kay Fink, March 7 through 9; “Severance in Recital — Yefim Bronfman: Chopin and Schubert,” with pianist Bronfman also performing music by R. Schumann and Salonen, March 10; “Levit Plays Mozart,” also featuring music by Bruckner, with pianist Igor Levit, March 14, 16 and 17; “Sibelius’s Second Symphony,” also featuring music by Rautavaara and Perry, with mezzo-soprano Josefina Maldonado, March 21 through 23; “City Noir,” featuring music by Smith Debussy and Adams, wth organist James McVinnie and saxophonist Timothy McAllister, April 4 and 6; “Elgar’s Cello Concerto,” also featuring music by Lopez and Walton, with baritone Thomas Hampson, cellist Sol Gabetta and The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, April 11 through 13; “Severance in Recital — Evgeny Kissin and Matthias Goerne: Schumann and Brahms,” with pianist Kissin and bariton Goerne, April 14; “Yuja Wang Plays Ravel and Stravinsky,” with pianist Wang, April 18 through 20; “Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto,” also featuring music by Chin and Bartok, with pianist Beatrice Rana, April 26 through 28; “Lang Lang Plays Saint-Saëns,” also featuring music by Berlioz, with pianist lang, May 2 and 4; “Berloiz’s Symphonie Fantastique,” May 3; “Mozart’s Magic Flute,” directed by Nikolaus Habjan, with tenor Julian Prégardien, baritone Ludwig Mittelhammer, soprano Christina Landshamer and The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, May 18, 24 and 26; “Mozart’s Gran Partita,” also featuring music by Wagner and Reinvere, with violinist Leila Josefowicz and harpist Trina Struble, May 23 and 25. Call 216-231-7300 or visit

Cleveland Pops Orchestra: presents its 2023-24 season, with shows starting at 8 p.m. at Severance Music Center — “A Night in Hollywood,” Oct. 21 | “A Mediterranean Cruise,” Nov. 18 | “ A Tribute to the Beatles,” Feb. 3 | “Champagne & Shamrocks,” March 1 | “Broadway Rocks,” April 12 | “A Tribute to Our Armed Forces,” June 1; “Holiday Cheer!,” 2 p.m. Nov. 26 at Playhouse Square’s Connor Palace; “new Year’s Eve: Concert & Party,” 9 p.m. Dec. 31 at Severance Music Center. Visit or call 216-765-7677.

Covelli Centre: 229 E. French St., Youngstown, presents Hardy, Lainey Wilson, Dylan Marlowe, Sept. 16. Call 800-745-3000 or visit

E.J. Thomas Hall: 198 Hill St., Akron, University of Akron, presents the Akron Symphony Orchestra performing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Sept. 29; Kristin Chenoweth, Sept. 30. Visit

Fine Arts Association: 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, presents The Brass Band of the Western Reserve (holiday concert), 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9; The Cliff Habian Trio (holiday concert), 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15. Call 440-951-7500 or visit

Firelands Symphony Orchestra: presents “Sax and the City,” a concert featuring the full orchestra and guest artists The Sinta Sax Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at Sawmill Creek Convention Center, 400 Sawmill Creek Drive W., Huron. Call 419-621-4800 or visit

“Funk N Parables Show”: featuring original music and funk classics performed by trumpeter and vocalist Tommy Lehman, bassist Walter Barnes Jr. and musical artist Minor Prophet Joél, will be Oct. 25 at Disciples Christian Church Cultural Arts Center, 3663 Mayfield Road, Cleveland Heights. Visit

Goodyear Theater: 1201 E. Market St., Akron, presents Huntertones, The Admirables, Sept. 9; Night Fever (Bee Gees tribute), Sept. 23; The Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes. Oct. 1; The Prince Experience, a prince tribute starring Gabriel Sanchez, Oct. 13; The Four Horsemen (Metallica tribute), Oct. 14; Emo Orchestra, Hawthorne Heights, Oct. 29; A.J Croce (“Croce Plays Croce”), Nov. 11. Call 330-690-2307 or visit

Grog Shop: 2785 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland Heights, presents The Bones of JR Jones, Sept. 9; Mustard Plug, Toasters, Half Past Two, Sept. 10; The Milk Carton Kids, Sept. 15; Fake Names, Sept. 16; Royal Otis, Friko, Sept. 19; Parick Droney, Cecilia Castleman, Sept. 20; Grog Shop Anniversary Night One — People in the Daytime, Solon, Post Saga, Sept. 21; Grog Shop Anniversary Night Two — The Monday Project; Helmet, Soul Blind, Sept. 23; Harley Poe, Homeless Gospel Choir, Sept. 24; Jesse Jo Stark, Sept. 26; IDK, Sept. 27; Crowbar, Primitive Man, Bodybox, Sept. 29; Frankie and the Witch Fingers, Wine Lips, Oct. 2; Margaret Glaspy, Oct. 3; Conway the Machine, Sauce Walka, Jae Skeese, Oct. 5; Murphy’s Law, The Rumjacks, The Bar Stool Preachers, Oct. 7; Mustard Service, JW Francis, Oct. 8; Low Cut Connie, Oct. 11; Claudio Simonetti’s GOBLIN performing the live score to a screening of Dario Argento’s “Demons,” Oct. 12; Cayucas, Matt Costa, Oct. 13; Nation of Language, Oct. 14; The Good Life, Doom Flower, Oct. 15; NONAME, Oct. 17; John-Allison Weiss, Oct. 18; Passafire, C-Level, Mellowman Funk, Oct. 19; Bob Mould (solo electric), Jason Narducy, Oct. 20; Will Butler, Sister Squares, Oct. 22; Gilla Band, Oct. 23; Mudhoney, Oct. 24; Sub:Merged and Vibe & Direct Present: Vibe In Horror, Oct. 28; Skinny Lister, Pet Needs, Bandaid Brigade, Oct. 30; Nick Shoulders and The Okay Crawdad, Oct. 31; Ariel, Tallies, Bleeder Nov. 4; Beauty School Dropout, Not a Toy, Ava Maybee, Nov. 10; Lucero, Jason Boland and The Stragglers, Nov. 11; Brujeria, Pinata Protest, Nov. 24; The Flatliners Present The Holiday Melee, Dec. 15; Total Downer, Wish Queen, Charity Cunningham, Dec. 8. Call 216-321-5588 or visit

In support of her forthcoming album, "Zig," Grammy Award-nominated "singer, songwriter, and subversive performance artist" Poppy is slated to perform Sept. 14 at House of Blues Cleveland. (Courtesy of The Oriel Company)
In support of her forthcoming album, “Zig,” Grammy Award-nominated “singer, songwriter, and subversive performance artist” Poppy is slated to perform Sept. 14 at House of Blues Cleveland. (Courtesy of The Oriel Company)

House of Blues: 308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, presents Ondara, Sept. 8; Local Natives, HalfNoise, Sept. 9; Everclear, The Ataris, Sept. 11; ZZ Ward, Jaime Wyatt, Sept. 12; Poppy, PVRIS, Pom Pom Suad, Sept. 14; Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Sept. 15; Here Come the Mummies, Perpetual Groove, Sept. 16; The Gaslight Anthem, Sept. 19; The Glorious Sons, The Velveteers, Sept. 20; Digable Planets, Spt. 21; Nothing But Thieves, Kid Kapichi, Sept. 22; Dean Lewis, Sara Kays, Sept. 23; Yelawolf, Caskey, Cowboy Killer, Sept. 24; Jake Miller, Sept. 24; Sammy Rae & The Friends, Sept. 26; Saliva, Drowning Pool, Adelitas Way, Sept. 27; Head Automatica, Foxy Shazam, Sept. 28; Andy Frasco & The U.N., Cool Cool Cool, Sept. 29; Lauren Sanderson, Sept. 29; Sammie, PJ, Rachael Marks, Sept. 30; Chris Renzema, Jess Ray, Oct. 3; Christian French, Oct. 4; Wheeler Walker J., Oct. 6; NoCap, Lil Poppa, ITS HAB, Oct. 8; VALLEY, Oct. 9; The Wonder Years, Anxious, Sweet Pill, Oct. 11; Jean Dawson, Oct. 11; Moon Taxi, Oct. 12; We Came as Romans, Emmure, Bodysnatcher, Oct. 14; Stephen Sanchez, Oct. 15; TV Girl, Oct. 17; Danny Pellegrino, Oct. 18; Red Clay Strays, Oct. 19; Jessie Murph, Oct. 20; Boys Like Girls, State Champs, The Summer Set, Oct. 21; The Happy Fits, Windsor, Small Crush, Oct. 22; Southall, Oct. 23; FRENSHIP, Oct. 25; Big Bubble Rave – A Halloween Themed Spongebob Rave, Oct. 27; Chris Webby, Nov. 5; Zebra, Nov. 10; Dying Fetus, The Acacia Strain, Despised Icon, Nov. 14; Petey, Nov. 15; Tropidelic, The Elovaters, Shwayze, Nov. 17; Daniel Seavey, Nov. 18; Ekoostik Hookah, Nov. 24; Welshly Arms, Nov. 25; NEFFEX, Nov. 28 and 30; The Suicide Machinesm Against All Authority, Kill Lincoln, Dec. 1; Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Michigander, Arlie, Dec. 2; Jazz Is Dead, Dec. 3; Dirty Honey, Austin Meade, Dec. 9. Visit

Jacobs Pavilion: Nautica Entertainment Complex, West Bank of the Flats, Cleveland, presents CAKE, Sept. 16; Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Sept. 19; Parkway Drive, Sept. 22. Visit

Jim Wadsworth Productions: presents The George Martins (Beatles tribute), Oct. 1 at Market Garden Brewery, 1947 W. 25th St., Cleveland; Nellie McKay, Oct. 20 at Mill on Main, 95 S. Main St., Oberlin, and Oct. 22 at Market Garden Brewery, 1948 W. 25th St., Cleveland. Visit

Kent Stage: 175 E. Main St., Kent, presents ProgJect, CuDa-Schieferstein-CuDa, Sept. 8; Marcc Nutter and Friends, Sept. 9; Mighty Poplar, Sept. 15; Henry Rollins, Sept. 17; The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Sept. 22; Humble Pie Legacy, Sept. 24; CLANNAD, Sept. 29; Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd tribute, celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Dark Side of the Moon”), Sept. 30; Peter Yarrow, John Gorka, Oct. 7; Magpie, Oct. 8; The Robert Cray Band, Oct. 10; Jimmy Webb, Oct. 15; Andy Summers of The Police, Oct. 16; Coco Montoya, Oct. 20; Harry Chapin at 80: A Retrospective, Oct. 21; Al Di Meola, Nov. 8; Donna the Buffalo, Nov. 9; Jerry Douglas, Daniel Kimbro, Nov. 18; Tab Benoit, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Dec. 13; Macy Gray, Dec. 16; Dervish, March 11. Call 330-677-5005 or visit

Legacy Live: a concert series at Legacy Village in Lyndhurst with performances on a stage near the lawn between Bar Louie and California Pizza Kitchen with music running from 5 to 8 p.m., presents No Name Band (oldies), Sept. 9; Swamp Rattlers (blues), Sept. 16. Call 216-382-3871 or visit

Les Delices: a group performing music from the French Baroque, presents “The Pow’r of Musick,” Sept. 29 and 30; “Noel Noel,” Dec. 20 through 22; “Songs of Orpheus,” March 8 through 10; “Seasons Transformed,” April 12 through 14. Visit

Lorain Palace Theatre: 617 Broadway, Lorain, presents 1964 The Tribute, Sept. 22; Baldassarre: From Beethoven to Zeppelin, Sept. 23; The Soul of Zeppelin, Sept. 23; The Edwards Twins, Oct. 8; That Arena Rock Show, Oct. 13; The Pittsburgh Tamburitzans, Oct. 15; Stars of the Sixties featuring Herman’s Hermits’ Peter Noone, Oct. 20; Mr. Speed (Kiss tribute), Oct. 21; Puddle of Mudd, Saving Abel, Oct. 28; Zoso The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, Nov. 2; Dailey & Vincent, Nov. 10; Cash & The Killer (tribute to Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis), Nov. 18; The Prince Experience, Nov. 25; The Motortown All-Stars’ “A Motown Christmas,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8; “A Merry Country Christmas,” Dec. 9; Celtic Angels Ireland, March 3. Call 440-245-2323 or visit

Masonic Cleveland: 3615 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, presents Danzig, Sept. 13; Two Mile Moon, Sept. 16; Asking Alexandria, The Hu, Sept. 19; Attila, Sept. 22; Violent Femmes, Oct. 9; Ty Dolla $ign, Symba, Leon Thomas, Oct. 14; Led Zeppelin 2, Oct. 19; Yes, Oct. 20; Bad Religion, Oct. 21; My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Nov. 2; Susto, Nov. 3; Mac Sabbath, Nov. 5. Visit

MGM Northfield Park: 10777 Northfield Road, Northfield, presents Air Supply, Sept. 9; George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Sept. 12; Beth Hart, Sept. 23; Brian Setzer Rockabilly Riot!, Oct. 6; Gladys Knight, Oct. 12; BAT: The Official Meat Loaf Celebration, featuring Meat Loaf’s original band and more, Oct. 13; Engelbert Humperdinck, Oct. 21; “Neil Zaza’s One Dark Night…A Rock Symphony of The Macabre!,” Oct. 27; Great White, Slaughter, Oct. 28; Aaron Lewis (acoustic), Nov. 16; Bret Michaels, Nov. 25; The Marshall Tucker Band The Georgia Thunderbolts, Dec. 7; Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, Dec. 9. Call 330-908-7625 or visit

Music Box Supper Club: 1148 Main Ave., Cleveland, presents Riviera Paradise (Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute), Sept. 8; Irish Brunch with The Kilroys, Sept. 10; Drag Brunch featuring Veranda L’Ni & Friends, Sept. 10; Malinda, Sept. 12; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Brunch featuring Long Time Gone, Sept. 17; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Sept. 20; Waco Brothers, Sept. 21; Joshua Radin, Sept. 26; Tom Paxton & The DonJuans, Sept. 26; Rodney Crowell, Laurel Lewis, Sept. 28; Robert Mirabal & Rare Tribal Mob Trio, Sept. 28; Van Morrison Night with Nitebridge and Colin Dussault, Sept. 29; Fleetwood Mac Brunch with Rumours, Oct. 1; Rush tribute with Sawyer, Oct. 5; Juliana Hatfield, Oct. 5; Jake Shimabukuro, Oct. 10; Tablao Flamenco, Oct. 12; Sinatra Brunch with Patrick Lynch, Oct. 15; Tom Petty Brunch featuring Shadow of Doubt, Oct. 15; Tannahill Weavers, Oct. 18; Neil Young tribute by Broken Arrow, Oct. 19; Stevie Wonder Night with The Reid Project, Oct. 20; Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute by Bayou County, Oct. 21; Neil Diamond Brunch featuring The Diamond Project, Oct. 22; Yacht Rock Brunch with Still Standing, Oct. 22; Professor Louie and The Crowmatix, Oct. 27; Tuper Troupers (ABBA tribute), Oct. 27; Billy Joel Brunch with 52nd Street Stranger, Oct. 29; Eagles Brunch with Out uf Eden, Oct. 29; Carlos Jones+, The Ark Band, Nov. 3; DakhaBrakha, Nov. 8; Eric Roberson, Nov. 9 and 10; Blues Brunch with Travis Haddix Blues band, Nov. 12; Louis Prima Jr. & The Witnesses, Nov. 16; Dueling Pianos Night with Cleveland Keys, Nov. 17; Michael Sonata & Dave Banks Big Band, Nov. 17; Ronnie Baker Brooks, Nov. 18; Taylor Swift Brunch with The Ladies Night Band, Nov. 19; The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, The Hooten Hallers, Nov. 19; Sozzle, Nov. 22; Toronzo Cannon, Nov. 24; Music & Friends Garage Sale Holiday Edition, Nov. 25; The Jersey Beat Band, Nov. 25; Sparkly Bows & Mistletoe with The Reflections (holiday brunch), Nov. 26; Siberian Solstice, Nov. 26; Rachel Brown’s Holiday Brunch, Dec. 3; Stephen Kellogg, Dec. 6; Elvis Brunch ~ Blue Christmas, Dec. 10; The Geroge Martins present “Revolver,” Dec. 29. Call 216-242-1250 or visit

Oberlin College & Conservatory: presents Oberlin’s Artist Recital Series, with performances at 7:30 p.m. in Finney Chapel, 90 N. Professor Street — The Emerson String Quartet, Sept. 22 | Seraph Brass, Oct. 13 | Jeremy Denk, piano, Nov. 30 | Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar, Feb. 10 | Artemis, March 13 | Silkroad Ensemble: Uplifted Voices, April 26; Imani Winds 7:30 p.m. March 7 in Warner Concert Hall. Call 440-775-8160 or 800-371-0178 or visit

Piano Cleveland: presents Cleveland International Piano Competition, July 28 through Aug. 10, 2024. Call 216-707-5397 or visit

Playhouse Square: 1501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, presents Lunasa, Sept. 10; Shining Star CLE 2023, Sept. 10; 2023 Gracias Christmas Cantata, Sept. 12; Newsboys, Sept. 14; Cleveland Pride Band, Sept. 16; “This is Jesus,” a worship concert event starring Michael W. Smith with Jordin Sparks featuring Jordan Smith, Sept. 16; Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, Sept. 17; Nick Cave, Sept. 25; Eddie Izzard, Sept. 27; Tony! Toni! Toné, Oct. 8; Straight No Chaser, Dec. 2. Call 216-241-6000 or visit

Quire Cleveland: presents “Churches of the Same God: Mass Settings of Byrd and Tallis,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Saint Paschal Baylon Church, Highland Heights | 8 p.m. Sept. 30 at Our Lady of Peach Church, Shaker Square | and 4 p.m. Oct. 1 at St. John Cantius Church, Cleveland. Call 216-223-8854 or visit

Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse: 1 Center Court, Cleveland, presents onas Brothers, Sept. 18; Aerosmith, The Black Crowes, Sept. 21; Greta Van Fleet, Surf Curse, Sept. 23; Peter Gabriel, Sept. 27; Eagles, Steely Dan, Oct. 17; Kiss, Oct. 22; Pink, Grouplove, Kidcutup, Nov. 8; Depeche Mode, Nov. 10; Madonna, Feb. 8 (new date). Call 888-894-9422 or visit

Rockin’ on the River: at Lorain’s Black Water Landing, presents Revival ABB (Allman Brothers Band tribute), Freebird (Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute), Sept. 8; The Four Horsemen (Metallica tribute), Billy Morris and the Sunset Strip, Sept. 15. Visit

Snowbelt Musical Arts Association: presents the 2023-2024 Snowbelt Symphony Orchestra season, with performances starting at 4 p.m. — “Brilliant Baroque,” Oct. 22 at New Promise Church | “Joy to the World!,” Lake Catholic High School | “Simply Strings … And Tuba,” Feb. 18 at New Promise Church | “Beethoven’s First,” April 21 at New Promise Church. Call 440-296-9610, visit or email

St. Andrew Episcopal Church: 7989 Little Mountain Road, Mentor, presents Cornwall, UK-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sarah McQuaid, Sept. 24. Call 440-255-8842 or visit

Ryan & Ryan, a duo featuring a father and son -- Donald and Barron Ryan, respectively -- on Sept. 9 bring "Going Gershwin" to the Hoke Theatre at Stocker Arts Center in Elyria. Details: (Nathan Harmon)
Ryan & Ryan, a duo featuring a father and son — Donald and Barron Ryan, respectively — on Sept. 9 bring “Going Gershwin” to the Hoke Theatre at Stocker Arts Center in Elyria. Details: (Nathan Harmon)

Stocker Arts Center at Lorain County Community College: 1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, presents Ryan & Ryan, a father-son piano duo, performing “Going Gershwin,” 7 p.m. Sept. 9 in Hoke Theatre. Call 440-366-4040 or visit

Tuesday Musical: with performances at 7:30 p.m. at EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall, 198 Hill St., Akron, presents Cuarteto Latinoamericano’s “Mexico, A Musical Journey,” Oct. 24; Akropolis Reed Quintet, Nov. 7; holiday concert by The King’s Singers, Dec. 5; Aaron Diehl Trio, Feb. 13; Kyiv Virtuosi Symphony Orchestra, March 12; Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, April 20. Call 330-761-3460 or visit


Ferrante Winery and Ristorante: 5585 N. River Road W., Geneva, presents Mitch & Melissa, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 8; 4-Kings, :30 p.m. Sept. 9; Dennis Ford, 2 p.m. Sept. 10; Jonathan Browning, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15; Eric Andrews, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 16; Tommy Hook, 2 p.m. Sept. 17; Bob Potts Solo, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 22; Don Perry, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 23; Eric Brook, 2 p.m. Sept. 24; Greg Greyson, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 29; Uncharted Course, 2 p.m. Sept. 30. Call 440-466-8466 or visit


Frohring Meadows: 16780 Savage Road, Bainbridge Township, presents Monarchs & Meadow Insects, 12:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Call 440-286-9516 or visit

Lake Metroparks Farmpark: 8800 Chardon Road, Kirtland, presents 3-acre Corn Maze,in which Donkey Kong and the 8-bit villains have stolen all of Pac-Man’s cherries and then hidden them in the maze, through Oct. 15 (Tuesday through Sunday ); Apple Harvest Weekend, in which visitors can witness many traditional harvest activities. discover how apple butter and cider are made, take a tour on the “Johnny Appleseed Trail” along with many of Farmpark’s other weekend activities, Sept. 23 and 24; Horsepower Weekend, in which visitors can witness history unfold from animal-powered agriculture to thunderous muscle cars of yesteryear and try their hands and plowing behind of Farmpark’s draft teams, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1; Corn & Pumpkin Weekend, in which guests can husk, shell and grind corn while young visitors make handmade corn husk dolls and paint pumpkins to take home and more, Oct. 7 and 8; Halloween Drive-thru, various nights Oct. 6 through 29. Call 440-256-2122 or 800-366-3276, or visit

Observatory Park: 10610 Clay St., Montville Township, presents astronomy-education evening, Sept. 8 (Cleveland’s Cosmic Connections), with similar virtual programs via Zoom, Sept. 22 (Cleveland’s Cosmic Connections); Guided night sky viewing, Sept. 8, 9, 22 and 23 (naturalist-led), as well as Sept. 16 at Nassau Astronomical Station (Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society volunteer-led). Call 440-286-9516 or visit

A boy checks out a tarantula at a previous Bug Day hosted by Lake Metroparks. This year's Bug Day, with the them "Bee an Advocate!," is set for noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 10 with live bugs, activities and more. Details: (Roger Lokar)
A boy checks out a tarantula at a previous Bug Day hosted by Lake Metroparks. This year’s Bug Day, with the them “Bee an Advocate!,” is set for noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 10 with live bugs, activities and more. Details: (Roger Lokar)

Penitentiary Glen Reservation: 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Road, Kirtland, presents Bug Day, with he theme “Bee an Advocate!” and featuring live bugs, activities and more, noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 10; Nature Game Day, featuring trivia, physical challenges and more, Oct. 1. Call 440-256-1404 or visit


Beck Center for the Arts: 17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, presents; “Cat’s-Paw,” by William Mastrosimone, Sept. 22 through Oct. 22 in Studio Theater; “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Dec. 1 through 30 in Senney Theater; “Ride the Cyclone, wth music, book and lyrics by Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond, Feb. 9 through 25 in Senney Theater; “Jitney,” by August Wilson, April 5 through May 5 in Studio Theater; “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” by Lucas Hnath, May 31 through June 30, 2024 in Studio Theater; “Beautiful, the Carole King Musical,” with book by Douglas McGrath and music by Stephen Flaherty, July 12 through Aug. 11, 2024 in Senney Theater. Call 216-521-2540 or visit

Blank Canvas Theatre: 1305 W. 78th St., Suite 211, Cleveland, presents “Peter and the Star Catcher,” 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 7 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 9. Call 440-941-0458 or visit

Broadway in Akron: a series at E.J. Thomas Hall in conjunction with Playhouse Square, presents “Pretty Woman: The Musical,” Oct. 17 and 19; “Mean Girls,” Nov. 13 and 14; “The Cher Show,” Jan. 30 and 31; “CLUE,” April 23 through 25. Call 330-253-2488 or visit

Chagrin Valley Little Theatre: 40 River St., Chagrin Falls, presents “1970,” local author Scott Lax’s adaptation of “The Year That Trembled,” Sept. 23, 24, 29 and 30. Call 440-247-8955 or visit

Clague Playhouse: 1371 Clague Road, Westlake, presents “The 39 Steps,” adapted by Patrick Barlow from the John Buchan novel, Sept. 15 through Oct. 8 (8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays). Call 440-331-0403 or visit

Cleveland Play House: Performing at Playhouse Square, presents “Thurgood,” by George Stevens Jr., Sept. 9 through Oct. 1 in the Allen Theatre; “The Tempest” (CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program production), Sept. 20 through 30; “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein,” by David Catlin, Oct. 21 through Nov.12; “Black Nativity,” by Langston Hughes,” Dec. 1 through 16 in the Allen Theatre; “The Play That Goes Wrong,” by Henry Lewis, Henry Shields and Jonathan Sayer, Feb. 10 through March 3 in the Allten Theatre; “Amadeus,” by Peter Shaffer,” April 6 through 28 in the Outcalt Theatre; “In the Heights,” with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, May 11 through June 9 in the Allen Theatre. Call 216-241-6000 or visit

Cleveland Public Theatre: 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, presents its 2023-24 season, “Making Waves” — Pandemonium 2023: “Into the Depths,” 8 p.m. Sept. 9 on the Cleveland Public Theatre Campus | “Reverie Oracle,” a long-form improvisation of song, movement and poetry, Sept. 22 and 23 in Gordon Square Theatre | “Our Lady of Common Sorrows” (world premiere), written and directed by Jaiie Dayo Aliya, Oct. 19 through Novv. in James Levin Theatre | “The Outstretched Hand,” jointly created by Raymond Bobgan and Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi, Nov. 15 through 19 in Gordon Square Theatre | “Alter,” by Tania Benites, a co-production with Teatro Público de Cleveland, Feb. 8 through 24 in James Levin Theatre | “Requiem” (US premiere), by Hanoch Levin, March 14 through April 6 in Gordon Square Theatre | “Funny, Like an Abortion” (world premiere), by Rachel Bublitz, April 25 through May 11 in James Levin Theatre; Teatro Público De Cleveland’s Debut de Piezas Teatrales: Festival de Lecturas (A New Play Festival), Dec. 1 through 3 in the James Levin Tehatre | “Tease the Season: A Burlesque Holiday Spectacular,” Dec. 7 through 10 in Gordon Square Theatre. Call 216-631-2727 or visit

Dobama Theatre: 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, presents “Make Believe,” by Bess Wohl, Oct. 6 through 29; “Little Women,” adapted by Heather Chrisler, Dec. 1 through 30; “In the Wake of a Dead Drag Queen,” by Terry Guest, Jan. 26 through Feb. 18; “Something Clean,” by Selena Fillinger, March 8 through 30; “Significant Other,” by Joshua Harmon,” April 26 through May 19. Call 216-932-3396 or visit

Ensemble Theatre: performing on the campus of Notre Dame College in South Euclid, presents “Lungs,” by Duncan Macmillan, Sept. 8 through 24; “The Island,” by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona,” Oct. 27 through Nov. 12; “Mother Courage and Her Children,” by Bertolt Brecht (translated by Ton y Kushner), Feb. 9 through 25; “The Prospect of Equality,” by Rachel Zake,” May 24 through June 9. Call 216-321-2930 or visit

Fine Arts Association: 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, presents “The Addams Family — A New Musical,” Sept. 15 through Oct. 1; “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka,” Nov. 24 through Dec. 17; “Cats,” Feb. 16 through 25; “Footloose,” June 7 through 23. Call 440-951-7500 or visit

Great Lakes Theater: at the Hanna Theatre at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, presents “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812,” Sept. 22 through Oct. 8. Call 216-241-6000 or visit

Karamu House: 2355 E. 89th St., Cleveland, presents “Clyde’s,” by Lynn Nottage, Sept. 22 through Oct. 15; “Black Nativity,” by Langston Huges,” Dec. 1 through 17; “The Breakfast at the Bookstore,” by Lisa Langford, Jan. 26 through Feb. 18; “It Happened in Atlanta,” March 8 through 30; “Choir Boy,” April 26 through May 19. Call 216-795-7070 or visit

Near West Theatre: 6702 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, presents “The Last Five Years,” Sept. 15 through 24. Call 216-961-9750 or visit

Playhouse Square: 1501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, presents “SIX,” through Sept. 10; “A Fugitive’s Lesson,” Sept. 29 through Oct. 28; “The Wiz,” Oct. 3 through 22; “Girl From the North Country,” Oct. 31 through Nov. 19; “Mrs. Doubtfire,” Jan. 9 through 28; “Funny Girl,” Feb. 20 through March 10; “Company,” April 30 through May 19; “Back to the Future,” June 11 through July 7; “MJ the Musical,” July 16 through Aug. 11, 2024. Call 216-241-6000 or visit

Workshop Players: 44820 Middle Ridge Road, Amherst, presents “Dearthrap,” a comedic thriller by Ira Levin,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14, 15, 16, 22 and 23 and 3 p.m. Sept. 17 and 24. Call 440-634-0472 or visit


Agora Theatre & Ballroom: 5000 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, presents Watcher Podcast: Ghost Files, Oct. 8; “UNDERTAKER 1 deadMAN SHOW,” featuring former WWE star The Undertaker, Nov. 10; Jimbo’s Drag Circus, March 2. Visit

Candytopia: a “nationally acclaimed, sweet interactive wonderland” featuring 14 interactive environments over 19,000 square feet, runs through Dec. 31 at Legacy Village in Lyndhurst (located between Dick’s Sporting Goods and Ethan Allen). Visit

Christmas Connection: featuring more than 500 exhibitors, holiday music and more, will be Nov. 17 through 19 at the I-X Center, One I-X Center Drive, Cleveland. Visit

Cleveland History Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society: 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland, presents “Fashion After Dark,” which aims to “simulate the atmosphere of an evening on Euclid Avenue near the end of the 19th century with immersive lighting and sound,” Sept. 21 through June 30. Visit

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo: 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, presents Asian Lantern Festival, featuring large-scale displays, including a nearly 40-foot-tall giant lantern, walk-through tunnels and a 150-foot-long Enchanted Garden Experience immersing guests in larger-than-life displays featuring butterflies, flowers and insects, as well as acrobatic performances every hour and a variety of culturally-inspired cuisine, select nights through Sept. 16 (extended). Call 216-661-6500 or visit

Cleveland Museum of Art: 11150 East Blvd., presents Chalk Festival, noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 and 17 in the Fine Arts Garden (rain or shine). Call 216-421-7340 or visit

Cleveland Oktoberfest: featuring live entertainment and more, Sept. 8 and 9 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea. Visit

Cleveland Public Theatre: 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, presents Pandemonium 2023 “Into the Depths,” CPT’s “Fantastical Benefit” honoring Nic Bariage, Sept. 9; “Reverie Oracle,” Cleveland Public Theatre Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan’s newest theatrical experience that is “an improvisation of song, movement, poetry, and yes, flying,” Sept. 22 and 23; Día De Muertos, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 4 at the CPT campus. Call 216-631-2727 or visit

Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum:10825 East Blvd., Cleveland, presents “Top Brass,” featuring Fred Crawford’s collection as it was when this museum’s predecessor—The Thompson Auto Album—first opened in 1943, through Oct. 8. Visit

Cuyahoga County Public Library: presents Jack Marshal (“The Other Side of the Tracks,” 7 p.m. Sept. 28, North Royalton Branch | 7 p.m. Oct. 12, Fairview Park Branch; Craig Johnson (“The Longmire Defense”), 7 p.m. Sept. 11, Strongsville Branch; Laura DeMarco (“Lost Civil War”), 7 p.m. Sept. 25, North Royalton Branch; John Patrick Green (“The InvestiGators”), 7 p.m. Sept. 27, Parma-Snow Branch; J.A. Jance (Blessing the Lost Girls”), 7 p.m. Sept. 28, Strongsville Branch. Visit

Disney Animation — Immersive Experience: a collaboration of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Lighthouse Immersive Studios, the producer of “Immersive Van Gogh,” featuring projections and music pertaining to Disney classics (and now offering some sensory-friendly views(, runs through Oct. 9 at Lighthouse Artspace Cleveland, 850 E. 72nd St., Cleveland. Visit

Downtown Cleveland Inc.: presents #dtCLE Restaurant Week, featuring “ inventive, three-course menus – at special prix-fixe pricing – from a growing list of top-tier restaurants,” through Sept. 14. Visit or email

Fields United Methodist Church: 34077 Lorain Road, North Ridgeville, presents 33rd annual Craft Bazaar, featuring many crafters with seasonal, fall, and Christmas items, door prizes, a bake sale and more, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14. Call 440-327-8753 or visit

FireFish Arts: presents the 2023 annual FireFish Festival, featuring “unique art installations, music, food, fun, fire – and the much anticipated and signature burning of the FireFish with its parade, pageantry, and performance,” Sept. 16 in Lorain. Visit

NGC standard flower show featuring “Sparkle!” — an expended youth division,” 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 15 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 16 at Esquire’s Cottage, 1280 Chagrin River Road. Visit

Goodyear Theater: 1201 E. Market St., Akron, presents ghost hunter Ami Bruni, Sept. 21. Call 330-690-2307 or visit

Great Lakes Science Center: 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland, presents Total Eclipse Fest 2024, a celestial celebration at North Coast Harbor in collaboration with NASA’S Glenn Research Center and The Cleveland Orchestra, April 6 through 8. Call 216-694-2000 or visit

House of Blues: 308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, presents The Cancelled Podcast Tour with Tana Mongeau + Brooke Schofield, Sept. 8. Visit

IngenuityFest: presents IngenuityFest 2023: Biologies & Geologies, featuring “crystal caverns, soaring jungles and relics of Cleveland’s post-industrial past,” Sept. 22 through 24 at Ingenuity Labs at the Hamilton Collaborative, 5401 Hamilton Ave., Cleveland. Visit

Loganberry Books: 13015 Larchmere Blvd., Shaker Heights, presents its 16th annual Author Alley, with events running noon to 4:30 p.m. — Children’s and Illustrated Books, Sept. 9. Call 216-795-9800, visit or email

Lorain Palace Theatre: 617 Broadway, Lorain, presents Haunted Illusions starring David Caserta, Oct. 22. Call 440-245-2323 or visit

Masonic Cleveland: 3615 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, presents Mizphit Fetish Ball, Sept. 8; AIW — Fresh Meat 3, Sept. 16; AIW — JT Lightning Invitational Tournament Night 2, Sept. 16. Visit

MGM Northfield Park: 10777 Northfield Road, Northfield, presents Countess Cabaret Starring Luann de Lesseps, Sept. 22; Ancient Aliens LIVE, Nov. 2. Call 330-908-7625 or visit

Music Box Supper Club: 1148 Main Ave., Cleveland, presents Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties — “The Unsolved Murder of Lisa Pruett of Shaker Heights,” Sept. 21 | “Untold Stories – Celebrating Women Important to Cleveland’s History,” Sept. 27 | “Superthief: A Master Burglar, The Mafia, and the Biggest Bank Heist in U.S. History,” Oct. 4 | “Cleveland’s Amazing Role in the Underground Railroad,” Oct. 12 | “Mike Polk’s Twisted Takes on Historic CLE Photos,” Oct. 18 | “Cleveland Ghost Stories,” Oct. 26 | “Cleveland: Polkatown USA,” Nov. 2 | “The Greatest Cleveland Concert Stories! – Jules Belkin, Fran Belkin, David Spero, Janet Macoska, & Deanna Adams,” Nov. 9 | “My Scariest Night as an Investigative Reporter – Leon Bibb, Paul Orlousky, & Carl Monday,” Nov. 16 | “Mike Polk’s Twisted Takes on Historic CLE Photos,” Nov. 30; Drag Bingo with Veranda L’Ni – Elvira Edition, Oct. 28; A Night of Magic with Michael Kent, Nov. 3. Call 216-242-1250 or visit

NARI Home Improvement Show: will be Sept. 28 through Oct. 1 at the I-X Center in Cleveland. Visit

Playhouse Square: Euclid Avenue, downtown Cleveland, presents Marquee Moments presented by Fleet Response, a free community event featuring a performance by Andy Grammer and the lighting of Playhouse Square’s new marquees and a digital installation, Sept. 28. Visit

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum: Cleveland, presents “The Beatles: Get Back to Let It Be,” curated by the Rock Hall and meant as an immersive complement to Peter Jackson’s docuseries “The Beatles Get Back,” through December. Call 888-588-ROCK or visit

Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse: 1 Center Court, Cleveland, presents AEW Collision, featuring CM Punk, Sept. 9; Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s The Greatest Show On Earth, Oct. 6 through 8. Call 888-894-9422 or visit

Summit Artspace: presents Akron ArtWalk: Rubber City Jazz Festival Edition, Sept. 9. Visit

Taste of the Browns: an annual fundraiser for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, will be Oct. 2 at First Energy Stadium. Call 216-739-2139 or visit

Tri-C Classical Piano Series: presents Jean-Marc Luisada’s “Au Cinema Ce Soir”,” Inspired by films that have impacted his life, 2 p.m. Sept. 10 n the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Gartner Auditorium, 11150 East Blvd. Visit

Tri-C High School Rock Off: will be Saturdays Feb. 3, 10 and 17, with The Final Exam on March 2, at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Visit

William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Series, with all events beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Maltz Performing Arts Center, presents Ann Patchett (“Commonwealth,” “The Dutch House”) and Kevin Wilson (“The Family Fang,” “Now Is Not the Time to Panic”), Sept. 27; Michelle Zauner (“Crying in H Mart”), Oct. 19; Henry Winkler (“Being Henry: The Fonz … and Beyond”), Nov. 9; Hernan Diaz (“In the Distance,” “Trust”), March 7; Rebecca Makkai (“The Great Believers,” “I Have Some Questions for You”), April 10; Imani Perry (“Heavy,” “Long Division”) and Kiese Laymon (“Breathe: A Letter to My Sons,” “South to America: A Journey Below the Mason Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation”), May 7. Visit

Wolstein Center: 2000 Prospect Ave., presents Cirque du Soleil’s “Corteo,” Nov. 22 through 26. Call 877-468-4946 or visit

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