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Get Out: Everything You Should Do This Week (Sept. 13-19)

WED 09/13

124 Years of Treasures Sale

No other art gallery in Cleveland has lasted as long as Bonfoey Gallery, which turns 124 years old this year. Across from Playhouse Square, Bonfoey Gallery is the only local gallery to predate the Cleveland Museum of Art. With a full custom framing department, Bonfoey is more than just an art dealer or exhibition space. After 124 years, any business is sure to accumulate excess inventory and supplies, so Bonfoey is hosting a 124 Years of Treasures Sale. Described as a garage sale unlike any other, the sale includes artwork, frames, prints, furniture and other miscellaneous items, with savings of at least 50 percent off retail. The sale begins with a preview party from 5 to 8 p.m. today. Admission is $25 at the door, and that includes wine, appetizers and the first opportunity to purchase items at 50 percent off. The sale continues through the weekend with free admission. Tomorrow's hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (60 percent off); and Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (70+ percent off). (Josh Usmani)

1710 Euclid Ave., 216-621-0178, bonfoey.com.

Acting Out! Fest

After months of planning, Cleveland-based artist Derek Hess and his longtime business partner Marty Geramita announced plans for their second annual Acting Out! Fest, a free, four-day festival raising awareness for mental illness and addiction. This year features an expanded lineup of live music, art, standup comedy, films and talks at venues throughout Gordon Square, from today through Saturday. In total, the weekend features more than 15 events over four days. The subject of mental health is particularly important to Hess, whose battles with bipolar disorder and substance abuse are not only well known, but recurring themes in his emotionally charged artwork. All events are free, but most require tickets. For a complete schedule, with dates, times and event descriptions, visit the website. (Usmani) actingoutcle.com.

Cleveland Stories Dinner Party

Cleveland Stories Dinner Party is a weekly series that pairs fine food with storytelling. Through it, the folks at Music Box Supper Club hope to raise awareness of the mission of the Western Reserve Historical Society's new Cleveland History Center. The goal of the Cleveland Stories Dinner Party is to "bring to life some of the fun, interesting stories about Cleveland's past — from sports, to rock 'n' roll, to Millionaires' Row," as it's put in a press release. Admission is free, with no cover charge, although a prix fixe dinner, designed to complement the night's theme, is $20. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner is served at 6, and the storytelling starts at 7. Tonight, local author James Renner, a former Scene staffer, talks about his book The Serial Killer's Apprentice: And Other True Stories of Cleveland's Most Intriguing Unsolved Crimes. The menu includes Dahmer's Least Favorite Soup, braised pork "torso" and "Boston Strangler" cream pie. (Jeff Niesel)

1148 Main Ave., 216-242-1250, musicboxcle.com.

David Gilmour: Live at Pompeii

Forty-five years after Pink Floyd's David Gilmour filmed Live at Pompeii in the city's Roman amphitheatre, he returned for two shows that were part of his year-long tour in support of his latest release, Rattle That Lock. The concert film David Gilmour: Live at Pompeii, which screens tonight at 7:30 at the Capitol Theatre, captures that concert, which includes Pink Floyd classics such as "One of These Days," the only song that was also performed at the band's 1971 show. Tickets to the screening are $15. (Niesel)

1390 West 65th St., 216-651-7295, clevelandcinemas.com.

Owning Protest Art

With the current socio-political climate, it seems like a perfect time for a show titled Art of Dissent. Hosted by the Shaker Community Gallery, Art of Dissent remains on view through Oct. 7. This group exhibition showcases the work of Cleveland-based artists known for expressing their dissatisfaction with the status quo and current issues such as economic inequalities, polarizing politics and an abusive culture. Participating artists include Laura and Gary Dumm, Liz Maugans and Michelangelo Lovelace. The Shaker Community Gallery hosts several related community forums this month, beginning with tonight's forum, Owning Protest Art, with Akron Art Museum associate curator Theresa Bembnister, and Kim Bell, the Hadden Chair of Psychoanalytic Child Development at Case Western Reserve University. The talk begins at 7 p.m. The exhibition and all related events are free. (Usmani)

3445 Warrensville Center Rd., 216-926-8842, shakercommunitygallery.wordpress.com.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the classic science-fiction flick Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan returns to area theaters for special screenings that take place tonight. A brand-new, in-depth interview with William Shatner will play before each screening of the digitally re-mastered director's cut. Check the Fathom events website for ticket prices, show times and locations. (Niesel)

fathomevents.com.

THU 09/14

33rd Annual Fine Print Fair

This weekend, the Cleveland Museum of Art hosts the Print Club of Cleveland's 33rd Annual Fine Print Fair in its Ames Family Atrium. The Print Club of Cleveland is a nonprofit group founded in 1919 to enrich the museum's permanent print collection. Fifteen art dealers from around the country will exhibit and sell fine art prints and drawings, ranging from classical masters to contemporary, living artists, at this annual benefit for the CMA's department of prints. This year's Fine Print Fair begins with a benefit preview party tonight from 6 to 9 p.m.; it continues from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to a chance to shop for fine art prints and drawings, the weekend includes hourly door prizes; a raffle of Raoul du Gardier's "Yachting," valued at $2,500; information on paper conservation by the Intermuseum Conservation Association; and printmaking demonstrations by the Cleveland Institute of Art, Kent State University and the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art at the University of Akron. Additionally, Emily J. Peters, curator of prints and drawings at the Cleveland Museum of Art, will discuss the history of prints in the CMA Recital Hall at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Tickets to today's preview event are $125. Admission is free tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday. (Usmani)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350, clevelandart.org.

Red Grant

Funny man Red Grant brings his hilariously honest comedy to the Cleveland Improv tonight. His infectious laughter fills a room, not to mention the laughter of his audience. This comedian, actor, producer and writer has seen great success recently thanks to his great impressions and hilarious stories. He jokes about his magical experience at his first ever Prince concert, and how he was completely starstruck meeting Dwyane Wade. He has made appearances in Martin Lawrence's 1st Amendment Standup and has starred in a few Comedy Central specials. He performs at 7:30 tonight, and tickets cost $17 to $20. Performances continue through Sunday. (Hannah Borison)

1148 Main Ave., 216-696-IMPROV, clevelandimprov.com.

Open Projector Night

MOCA Cleveland's ongoing Open Projector Nights encourage local filmmakers to bring their short films to the museum for an opportunity for experts and novices to gather and review the shorts in an open mic-style session. Films must be 10-minutes or less and provided on a flash drive. Films will be added to the night's line-up on a first-come, first-served basis until the 60-minute limit is reached. Submit films to OPN@mocacleveland.org. Admission is "pay what you can," with a $5 suggested donation (free for MOCA Cleveland members). Film screenings begin at 8 tonight. Because these movies are uncensored and not pre-screened, viewer discretion is advised. (Usmani)

11400 Euclid Ave, 216-421-8671, mocacleveland.org.

Theo Von

Comedian and writer Theo Von is best known as the host of TBS's hit weekly hidden camera prank show Deal with It, as well as Yahoo!'s insanely popular daily recap show, Primetime In No Time. With an extensive list of accolades for his numerous TV appearances and podcasts, Von is a comedian not to be missed. Working his Southern charm into his relatably hilarious humor, Von appeared on In Bed With Joan Rivers, in which he refuted Rivers' claim that he looked like a young Leonardo DiCaprio by saying he's actually the "grinch who stole Matt Damon." He's also the twisted mind behind CrankTexts.com, wherein he texts random numbers and gets into bizarre conversations with total strangers. He performs tonight at 8 at Hilarities as part of his Hampin' Ain't Easy 2017 tour, and he has additional shows scheduled through Saturday. Tickets start at $18. (Danielle Immerman)

2035 East Fourth St., 216-241-7425, pickwickandfrolic.com.

FRI 09/15

An Anniversary Party

From 5 to 9 p.m. today, American Greetings celebrates the one-year anniversary of its new world headquarters at Crocker Park with an opening reception for its Fine Art Show, an annual art exhibition of visual and literary work created by American Greetings' associates. Each year, the selection committee appoints a group of jurors with diverse backgrounds and experience in a variety of art, media and literary genres, including playwriting, poetry, memoirs and short stories. Those jurors select the works in the exhibition from hundreds of submissions; prizes are awarded. The American Greetings Fine Art Show remains on view through Oct. 20. Admission is free. (Usmani)

1 American Blvd., Westlake, 216-252-7300, americangreetings.com.

A Campus-Wide Opening Reception

From 5:30 to 8 p.m. today, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, Sculpture Center and Davis Sculpture Gallery host a campus-wide opening reception for the organizations' latest exhibitions: AAWR's In the Details, the Sculpture Center's The Nowness of Then: Lilian Tyrrell's Disaster Blankets in the Main Gallery and Objections and Connections: Fiber Artists Talk Back in the Euclid Avenue Gallery. In the Details is curated by Lakeland Community College's gallery coordinator and independent curator Mary Urbas. It's the second exhibition she has curated AAWR, and features an eclectic range of styles and subject matter intended to stretch and bend definitions of "textile art." A curated group exhibition, Objections and Connections includes the work of William Marcellus Armstrong, Lauren Davies, Trey Gehring, Penny Mateer and Katheryn Shinko. During tonight's reception, participating fiber artists will discuss their work in the Euclid Avenue Gallery at 6:15 p.m., followed by a talk with Brinsley Tyrell at 7 p.m. in the Main Gallery. The Davis Sculpture Gallery will host an open house during Friday's reception. The Sculpture Center's exhibitions run through Oct. 26, while In the Details remains on view at AAWR through Nov. 4. Admission is free. (Usmani)

1834 East 123rd St., 216-721-9020, artistsarchives.org.

Mother

As a complement to a special exhibition of South Korean painted screens, the Cleveland Museum of Art will show several South Korean movies this month. Mother, tonight's film, centers on a mother who sets out to prove that her son didn't commit the murder he's accused of committing. The movie screens at 6:45 tonight and then again at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $11, or $8 for CMA members. (Niesel)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350, clevelandart.org.

Third Friday

As part of this month's Third Friday at the 78th Street Studios ­— and also part of Derek Hess' Acting Out! Fest — Hess' gallery hosts a special themed exhibition of artwork created by more than 30 artists who have or have been affected by mental illness and addiction. The monthly open studios event also includes an opening reception at Hedge Gallery for the first solo exhibition of new work by local painter Nikki Woods. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art, Woods is the current acting director of the CIA's Reinberger Gallery. Entitled Regrets Only, Woods' exhibition includes new paintings as well as porcelain objects and a multimedia installation. Additionally, E11even 2 debuts its latest themed group exhibition, Cult Classics: A Movie Poster Art Exhibit. The show features original artwork by 22 artists, each themed around a different film. There's plenty more to see and do throughout the building's four floors and 170,000 square feet. Third Friday at 78th Street Studios takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. today. Free live music at 9 p.m. on the building's top floor. Admission is free. (Usmani) 1300 West 78th St., 78thstreetstudios.com.

SAT 09/16

3-D Classic Film Series

Way back in the 1950s, Hollywood studios started showing movies in widescreen formats and in 3-D to combat the growing popularity of television. Between 1952 and 1955, Hollywood studios produced 50 3-D films using a dual projection system that required audience members to wear polarized lenses. But because of issues keeping the images in sync, studios quickly lost interest. Now, digital technology has corrected the synchronization issue, and the classic 35-mm, 3-D films are available on new digital prints. To showcase the vintage films, the Cedar Lee Theatre will screen five "golden-era classics" as part of its 3-D Classic Film series. The Glass Web, a rare 3-D film noir not available on home video, screens at 11 a.m. today and at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Tickets are $7. (Niesel)

2163 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, 216-321-5411, clevelandcinemas.com.

An Artist's Talk

Thanks to funding from the Ohio Arts Council, the Cleveland Print Room recently began a six-week artist exchange program with the Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Shoppe in Scotland. After Glasgow's Jonny Lyons visited Cleveland earlier this year, local artist Anna Tararova traveled to Dundee, Scotland in May. Born in Russia, Tararova is a printmaker, papermaker and book artist. She received a BA from Cleveland State University, before earning her MFA in printmaking from Ohio University. Now back in Cleveland, Tararova will discuss her residency during a talk at the Cleveland Print Room from noon to 1 p.m. today. Tararova will discuss the work she created in Scotland, her inspiration and her experience of Scottish culture. Pizza will be served during this lunchtime presentation. Admission is free. (Usmani)

2550 Superior Ave., 216-401-5981, clevelandprintroom.com.

Chalk Festival

Over the past 26 years, the Cleveland Museum of Art's Chalk Festival has become one of the museum's most highly anticipated community art events. This weekend, join the fun with your neighbors, family, friends, local schools and professional artists. Large squares (approximately 3-by-4-feet of sidewalk) can be reserved for $20 (includes a 24-color box of chalk), and small squares (approximately 2-by-3-feet) are $10 (including a 12-color box of chalk). It all takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow, rain or shine. This year's event includes a sneak peek at the CMA's new Nord Family Greenway that will soon connect the museum to CWRU's campus, as well as performances by Umojah Nation and One World Tribe, and live painting by six Cleveland street painters inspired by the CMA's upcoming fall exhibitions: Chaekgeori: Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens and The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s. Watching the artists and enjoying the entertainment is free. Individuals do not need to pre-register, but groups are asked to contact the CMA's community arts department at 216-707-2483 or commartsinfo@clevelandart.org. (Usmani)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350, clevelandart.org.

SUN 09/17

For Freedoms

With another important election coming this November, MOCA Cleveland presents the return of For Freedoms, an artist-run super PAC founded by artists Eric Gottesman and Hank Willis Thomas. There will be a special panel discussion today at 3 p.m., moderated by Jorge Sanchez, with introductions by Hank Willis Thomas and Dan Moulthrop. Panelists include Abraham Cruzvillegas, Hany ElHibir, Murat Gurer, Leen Midani, Navid Tavoli and Glory Brissett. Thomas is one of the most highly acclaimed artists working today. His conceptual photography explores themes of identity, race, history and pop culture. In 2015, Thomas co-founded For Freedoms with fellow artist Eric Gottesman "to encourage art-based forms of political discourse and deeper engagement surrounding the 2016 presidential election." In partnership with For Freedoms, MOCA Cleveland is hosting a two-year residency focused on a series of free, quarterly Town Hall discussions co-produced with the City Club of Cleveland. Admission is free. (Usmani)

11400 Euclid Ave, 216-421-8671, mocacleveland.org.

Hari Kondabolu

Hari Kondabolu, a comedian who likes to joke about his ethnic background and the way people always ask him where he's from, has announced dates for a winter tour. The shows will feature all new material. The New York Times calls the guy "one of the brightest and most politically engaged young performers in New York," and Kondabolu, who originally worked as a human rights organizer in Seattle, got rave reviews for his debut album Waiting For 2042. He was also a writer and correspondent for the Chris Rock-produced show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. He performs at 7 tonight at Hilarities. Tickets are $20 to $25. (Niesel)

2035 East Fourth St., 216-241-7425, pickwickandfrolic.com.

Monsieur Mayonnaise

With last year's Monsieur Mayonnaise, filmmaker and artist Phillippe Mora tells the story of his father's participation in the French Resistance. Mora's movie shows today at 1:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art, where it screens as part of the Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish Filmfest. Tickets are $9, $7 for CMA members. (Niesel)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350, clevelandart.org.

Mon 09/18

Wing Ding Doodle

Blues icon Howlin' Wolf famously covered "Wang Dang Doodle," the old blues tune penned by Willie Dixon. Prosperity Social Club in Tremont has adopted that slogan, calling its wing night Wing Ding Doodle. The weekly event features specials on Buffalo wings and cold brews. Prosperity will not only serve up substantial, $1 whole wings, but it'll also offering meatless Monday "wing" baskets for vegans. Discounted drafts and a playlist of vintage-electric blues and soulful R&B curated by local musician Clint Holley will be on tap as well. Wing Ding Doodle takes place every Monday from 6 p.m. to midnight. (Niesel)

1109 Starkweather Ave., 216-937-1938, prosperitysocialclub.com.

TUE 09/19

Classical Revolution Cleveland

Showcasing a variety of classical music performers in bars, cafes and the like, Clasical Revolution Cleveland helps bring classical music to the people. The third Tuesday of every month, CRC brings its wide array of chamber music to the Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern. Performers like the Trepanning Trio, Anime Duo, students of Cleveland Institute of Music and even Cleveland Orchestra members grace the stage in these exciting concerts. Full of immensely talented performers, CRC re-instills the relevancy of this vibrant art form. Tonight's free, all-ages performance starts at 8. (Patrick Stoops)

5801 Detroit Ave., 216-651-9474, happydogcleveland.com.

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