Sunday, November 1, 2009

The week ahead: 11/1-11/7 (CB reminding everyone to vote in the off year election edition)

Well, it is November. It has been a weird fall, hasn't it? I mean, with the flu bug going around and the relative dampness, October wasn't quite as fun of a fall month as usual. Hopefully the weather stays mild for a few more weeks and allows us to ease in to the winter that, sooner or later, will feel as if it will never end. Hopefully.

Regardless, we still have at least one week of decent temps, or so my handy dandy iphone weather forecast tells me, so while we are snow-less, let's make the most of it. Here's your own handy dandy guide to the week ahead.

Sunday, 11/1 - Only one thing made my list of things to do today, but that one is a doozie. Critically acclaimed film The Vanished Empire screens at the Cleveland Museum of Art at 1:30 PM. If you dig the 70s AND Soviet pop culture, with a dash of complicated teen love, this one is for you!

Monday, 11/2 - In the mood for more cinema? Good! How about two names that probably shouldn't ever go together but, when they do create one of the finest (and strangest!) films of all time: Fellin's Casanova. Check it out at the CIA Cinematheque at 7 PM.

Tuesday, 11/3 - VOTE! (And if you live in Collinwood like I do, vote for Curtis Thompson for Cleveland City Council!)

And if by that evening, you are still feeling the political participation rush, check out Christopher Buckley's talk at Playhouse Square. Buckley, best known for penning Thank You For Smoking, is one of Washington's foremost satirists and is certain to give a good time.

Wednesday, 11/4 - tba

Thursday, 11/5
- Ghostface Killah hits the Beachland! Need I say more? No, I need not.

Friday, 11/6 - This is the day of the week, if not the day of the month, especially if art is your thing. There are so many events taking place, I'm just gonna list my favorites and let you sort things out. Feel free to post in the comments if you think I missed something great though!

- William Rupnik Gallery opens the new John Ryan exhibit, "Mug Shots and Millionaires."

- Shoparooni opens their latest group exhibition, the Natural Resources show.

- Low Life opens Adam Hoskins/Andrew Shondrick exhibit, "Realities Unseen."

- The Reinberger Galleries at the CIA opens their newest exhibist, "17 Swedish Designers" and a whole host of related events.

And after all that art, hit the Beachland for the Clare & the Reasons show for your Judy Garland meets symphonic indie pop hook-up! Oh man is Friday gonna be packed.

Saturday, 11/7 - I don't care what else is going on today, here is what you simply must do: Sleep in, have a nice lunch somewhere fun, and then hit the Screw Factory open studio event at 3 PM. The event will feature work available at holiday-friendly prices from over 20 resident artists (including CB favorite Arabella Proffer) and nearly 20 visiting artists (including another CB fave, Mallorie Freeman). Check out the facebook event link here for more info.

Later, when you are all classy art shopped out and need some rock in your system, check out White Denim at the Grog Shop. The Austin rockers have been generating a pretty credible buzz in tasteful indie circles, including my colleagues over at Citizen Dick, and between the solid recorded releases and the band's reputation for great live work, you'll not find a better way to close out your Saturday night.

Other stuff to keep your eye on the following week:
- 11/8 - Social Studies plays the B-Side Lounge
- 11/9 - The Baader Meinhoff Complex screens @ CIA Cinematheque
- 11/10 - Art Brut plays Oberlin
- 11/11 - Veterans Day!
- 11/12 - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros play the Kent Folk Fest
- 11/13 - Frigidart exhibit opening at Asterisk Gallery
- 11/13 & 14 - International Pop Overthrow Festival at the Beachland

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