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Rags to Rockers

Club Rock Style flaunts a passion for fashion.

Striking a pose with the Rock Halls Club Rock Style.
  • Striking a pose with the Rock Halls Club Rock Style.

SAT 9/20

Misty Campana came home from last year's Club Rock Style and couldn't believe her nose. "It's the first time I went out on a Saturday night and I didn't smell like smoke," she says. The annual party at the Rock Hall is tailored to young clubgoers who want a break from the usual bar-hopping (though a cash bar is available). Runway models sport the latest men's and women's styles from nationally known designers, including Shaker Heights native Momo Falana, who's made her mark on New York's Fifth Avenue. Shoe designer Steve Madden will show off his fall line as well.

The dress code knows no boundaries. "If you call me up and ask me, 'What should I wear?' I would say, 'Dress as you would to go to a club on West Sixth Street,'" says the Rock Hall's Todd Mesek. "But we have people showing up in shorts and torn jeans, and [we have] people in suits." Club Rock Style is 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday at the Rock Hall, 1 Key Plaza. Admission is $18; call 216-241-5555. -- Cris Glaser

Hip Hopping
Lolly motors up to the West Side art scene.

9/19-9/20

Lolly the Trolley, that kitschy red bus that points out local attractions to tourists, may actually be onto something cool. This weekend's Urban Gallery Hop offers free guided tours of the downtown and near-West Side art scene. On Friday (4 to 10 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), three Lollys head from Tremont's Tower Press Building to the Metropolitan Gallery on Lorain Avenue (near West 57th Street), making a dozen stops along the way. Each trolley is equipped with an "arts ambassador" to point out the more than 30 galleries and creative studios on the urban loop. Riders can exit at any of the galleries (all of which will be open; many will feature live music and hands-on activities) and catch another ride every 30 minutes. For more information, call 216-696-1942. -- Eleanor Lebeau

Ghost Riders
Take a trip through Cleveland's Tragical History.

SUN 9/21

John Stark Bellamy II knows a good tragedy when he sees it, and he'll share 11 of them on his Tragical History Tour Sunday. It's an audiovisual retelling of the tragedies depicted in Bellamy's four books on Cleveland crime. (It's also a great use for Lolly the Trolley, the Cleveland tour bus.) The author recounts the gory details behind each tale: like the time in 1895 when a Tremont streetcar plunged into the Cuyahoga River, killing the crew and 17 passengers, or when 125 people perished at the Cleveland Clinic in 1929 from toxic fumes seeping out of the ventilation system. The fun starts at 1 p.m. at the Powerhouse, 2000 Sycamore Street in the Flats. Tickets are $30; call 216-771-4484. -- Cris Glaser

Sports for Fun & Profit

THU 9/18

Browns, Cavaliers, and Indians reps will share great insights about the sports biz at Thursday's Career Night at Jacobs Field. "It's an opportunity to get a point of view on what it's like and what steps it takes to get there," says Scott Newhouse, the Tribe's ticket-sales manager. It starts at 4 p.m. at Jacobs Field (2401 Ontario Street). Admission is $15 (which includes admission to the Indians-Royals game); call 216-420-4165. -- Steve Albanese

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