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ROCK & POP Agora: The Agora's hot-pink neon sign is a Cleveland rock icon. Divided into a spacious theater and a more comfortable ballroom, the club has three bars, and it's as big as the names who play there. 5000 Euclid Ave. Fri, March 13 The Jack Fords, Café. Annabell's: Annabell's basement has a new coat of paint, and the ceiling no longer leaks, making the red-lit room a great place to catch punk, alternative, and sludge bands. Wednesday nights, catch techno and dance downstairs, or stay in the dark upstairs for cheap beer and unplugged acts. 784 W. Market St., Akron, 330-535-1112. Thu, March 12 Ashes. Fri, March 13 Horror of '59 and Rumble Daddy. Sat, March 14 Hypocrit, Elijah Black, and Skin. Mon, March 16 Ryan Beke (acoustic, upstairs). Tue, March 17 Super St. Patrick's Punk Night, with DJ Feeney; Tue: Mr. Feeney's Punk Night (upstairs). Wed: Upstairs: DJ Feeny spins punk; Wed: Downstairs: Tek-Know (underground electronic and dance); Wed, March 18 The Gallery (acoustic, upstairs). Around the Corner: This snug tavern is popular with young professionals who still party like they're in college. 18616-20 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-521-4413. Tue, Thu, Sun: Wing night Fri, March 13 Copperfoot. Sat, March 14 Paul N Galen Tue, March 17 Flash Gordon Irish Entertainment (3 p.m.), Mizbehavin (10 p.m.), and bagpipers at 5, 7, and 9 p.m.). Wed: DJ Flash Gordon and trivia. Beachland: This vintage dance hall and tavern has become a premier music club, booking everything from alt-country to punk and breaking indie acts. Most shows are all-ages. 15711 Waterloo Rd., 216-383-1124. Thu, March 12 Downtown Soulville, soul night dance party with Mr. Fishtruck and DJ Racecard, Tavern, 10 p.m., free; Thu, March 12, 9 p.m., The Black Lips/Gentleman Jesse & His Men/Hot Cha Cha/the Weakends, $10 ADV/$12 DOS. Fri, March 13, 7 p.m., Lucy Kaplansky, early show, $18 ADV/$20 DOS; Fri, March 13, 9 p.m., Miss Firecracker/Church of the Lazy Bastard dual CD release, with Rambler 454 and Subourbon Son, Tavern, $5; Fri, March 13, 10 p.m., Boys From County Hell's 10th Anniversary Show, late show, $12. Sat, March 14, 9 p.m., Wussy/Unsparing Sea/Good Touch Bad Touch, $7; Sat, March 14, 9 p.m., Cabinet/Cornmeal, Ballroom, $10. Sun: Rockin' brunch: weekly vegan-vegetarian brunch, no cover, music by Kevin and Melanie of Music Saves, Tavern, 11 a.m.-3 p.m; Sun, March 15, 8 p.m., Kasim Sulton, $18 ADV/$20 DOS. Mon, March 16 Alec Stewart, with Maura Rogers & Liz Mazzei. Tue, March 17, 7 p.m., Stan Ridgway, Tavern, $18. Wed, March 18, 7:30 p.m., Richard Shindell/Chris Castle.. The Brothers Lounge: This legendary concert venue has returned, better than ever. The bar now has three rooms: a front pub, a wine bar that pipes in soft jazz, and a big concert area in the rear Ð with a kitchen that serves upscale American cuisine. 11609 Detroit Ave., 216-226-2767. Thu, March 12 Wine bar: Moss Stanley. Music hall: Hillbilly Idol; Thu: Moss Stanley (in the wine bar). Sun, March 15 Jam night, with Magpies, Tres Bien, and Mumpsy; Sun: The Band of Brothers' Sunday Jam Night. Mon: Mojo Big Band. Tue: Rob Kovacs. Wed: Ed Majeski. 5 O'Clock Lounge: The plush seats and rounded bar are vintage, and so are many of the grandfatherly types who tip brews at the 5 O'Clock. The tattooed punks who now flock there bridge the generation gap, and so do the classic rock jukebox and the DJs who spin on the weekends. 11904 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-521-4906. Wed, March 18 TOK from Missouri. Grog Shop: All shows are all-ages at the Grog Shop, a medium-sized room that's the East Side's designated concert hang for hipsters, indie-rockers and young professionals with discriminating tastes. 2785 Euclid Hts. Blvd., 216-321-5588. Thu, March 12, 8 p.m., The Queers/Poison Arrows/the Dead Enders/the Episodes, $10 ADV/$12 DOS. Fri, March 13, 8 p.m., Chairlift/Yacht. Sat, March 14, 8 p.m., Langhorne Slim, $10. Sun, March 15, 6 p.m., Valencia/Houston Calls/Meese/Exit Cleveland, early show, $8 ADV/$10 DOS; Sun, March 15, 10 p.m., Stereo Workers Union/My Jerusalem (members of Gutter Twins and Polyphonic Spree), late show, $8. Wed, March 18, 8 p.m., Uncanny Xe La. Happy Dog: The Happy Dog opened in 1946, and -- Phish poster aside -- looks like it hasn't been touched since shortly thereafter. A bust of Elvis emits retro behind a maple racetrack bar ringed with 46 posts. 5801 Detroit Ave., 216-651-9474. Sun: 7 p.m., Cuda Jazz Sundays. Tue: Hillbilly happy hour: DJ Clint Holley spins classic country and Appalachia. Wed: Singer songwriter night, with Dreadful Yawns' Ben Gmetro. Hi-Fi Concert Club: The pool table's gone, and high-top tables are in at the Jigsaw Saloon at the Hi-Fi Concert Club, which now serves items from the menu of Parma's legendary Jigsaw for lunch, and during local shows. Bands play in a tight back room. 11729 Detroit Ave., 216-521-8878. Thu: Rock night. Tue: Open Mic Night With Jason Meyers of Red Water Mojo. Wed: 80s night; Wed: 7 p.m., Acoustic jam night; Wed: 11 p.m., Heavy metal karaoke, with the Billy Morris Band and WMMS DJ Maria, with '80s metal. House of Blues: Besides the concert-sized Music Hall, the snug Cambridge Room hosts a casual hang scene. The downstairs restaurant has a little bit of everything. 308 Euclid Ave., 216-523-2583. Thu, March 12 Plain White Ts/Vedera/Single File, 6 p.m., $16.50. Fri, March 13, 8 p.m., Stone Pony Band, $10. Sat, March 14 Dickey Betts/Luke Mullholland; Sat, March 14 Ball and Chain (Janis Joplin tribute), Cambridge Room. Sun, March 15 Victor Wooten/JD Blair; Sun: Music Hall: 11 a.m. Gospel Brunch: live music and food. Mon, March 16 Howie Day/Nick Zuber. Tue, March 17 Open 5:30 a.m. Mix 106.5's Brian and Joe broadcasting live. 9 a.m.-noon: Brian & Joe and the Endorsements. 2:30 p.m.: The Prodigals and DJ Sparky B. Cambridge Room: 9 a.m.-noon, Boys from the County Hell (Pogues tribute). 1 p.m.: Second Place. Restaurant opens at 10 a..m. $12 Irish food buffet in Music Hall. Wed, March 18 Ari Hest/Tim Bradley; Wed, March 18, 6:30 p.m., Kottonmouth Kings/La Coka Nostra (members of House of Pain, Ill Bill, and others)/Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Big B/Short Dawg, $22.50. Jigsaw Saloon and Stage: This legendary Parma tavern has expanded into the adjacent former bowling alley. Weekends, blue-collar bands play raw rock on the lanes. 5324 State Rd., Parma, 216-351-3869. Sat, March 14, 9 p.m., Terry Lee Goffee, $12 ADV/$15 DOS. Tue: Jim Tigue & Eroc Sosinski; Tue: 8:30 p.m., Open Jam, with Butch Armstrong and Tower City Blues. Lampliter Lounge: The Lampliter hosts rock and Motown bands that attract both young and old. Style points for the giant photocollage by the pool tables, a collection of Lampliter memories photographed by the club's owner. 6339 Olde York Rd., 440-845-7897. Fri, March 13 Cruisin'. Sat, March 14 New Sunset. Mon: Psychic Patricia Tue, March 17 St. Patrick's Day: Bob & Shelley, 3:30-8:30 p.m. The Kilties Bagpipers, 5 p.m. Travellin' Man Band, 9 p.m-2 a.m. Corned beef specials, Irish derbies, and green beer. Wed: Ladies' Night With DJ Justin and karaoke. The Matinee (Akron): The refurbished Matinee has become a destination hang for casual scenesters who make the most of a jukebox stocked with Jane's Addiction, Bauhaus and the Black Keys. 812 W. Market St., Akron. Mon: Mike Lenz. Tue: DJ Larry Smith hosts music trivia. Wed: Live music or DJ. The Matinee (Cleveland): At the former 2527, the elegant woodwork remains, but the pictures of Chet Baker are gone, replaced with framed Joy Division and Spudmonsters posters. Gritty rawk and indie bands from the (330) play Fridays. During the week, says the owner, "It's a place you can watch a Cavs game and listen to TV on the Radio while you're doing it." 2527 W. 25th St., 216-574-2843. Thu: Rock Night With DJ Blackbird, Dizi and Brandon Zano. Sat: Booya BBQ With Jonah. Sun: Robot Dance Party With Guest DJs. Wed: Whiskey Wednesdays With Jonah and DJ Cosmic Sister. Musica: This elegant little venue is the physical manifestation of 91.3 FM the Summit's playlist and audience, hosting performances by the finer local singer-songwriters and occasional big national names. 51 E. Market St., Akron, 330-374-1114. Fri, March 13 Last Stone Cast CD release, with Silent Theory, 9 p.m., $8. Sat, March 14 The Tofu Fighters. Tue: Akron Open Mic Night With Pirate Jenny and JCK. Wed, March 18, 7 p.m., Jimmy Robbins/Spitalfield's Mark Rose, $8. Now That's Class: Now That's Class now hosts big-name underground bands, who play in a concert room that looks like a small high-school gym. In the other, ritzier room, the jukebox spans from Iron Maiden to the Cro-Mags. 11213 Detroit Ave., 216-221-8576. Thu: Bike night. Sun: Movie night, with projector and free popcorn. Peabody's: Exposed piping and metal accents give an appropriately industrial feel to this workhorse club near Cleveland State. 2083 E. 21st St., 216-776-9999. Fri, March 13, 7 p.m., Shenoah/Ark Penninsula/Asleep/Rosella, $8. Sat, March 14, 6 p.m., Carcass/Suicide Silence/Samael/Arsis/Abigail Williams/Psycroptic, $25 ADV/$28 DOS. Sun, March 15, 6 p.m., Bleeding Through/the Acacia Strain/As Blood Runs Black/Impending Doom, $15 ADV/$17 DOS. Tue, March 17 St. Patrick's Day Party, with rock DJ, Stansbury from the WMMS Maxwell show, and Jason "J Mann" Popson and Chris Z spinning Irish rock, 21+ only, no cover, doors open at 8 a.m; Tue, March 17, 6:30 p.m., Earshot/Pale, Tickets 2 for $10 ADV/$10 DOS. Wed, March 18, 6:30 p.m., And Then There Were None/The Fold/White Collar Sideshow/Deas Vail. $10. Phantasy Nite Club: The rock and roll Phantasy shatters club conventions by plopping a life-sized pirate ship smack-dab in the center of the club. Local bands are king here. 11802 Detroit Ave., 216-228-6300. Fri, March 13 Heff's Birthday Celebration Concert, music by Ohio Hip Hop Awards Lifetime Achievement Winner" Scratchmaster L, with guest DJ Appearances by DJ Fresh, DJ Black Saun, Dommy Styles Band links: Doors 9:00 pm Music 9:000pm $10.00 21 & over $10.00 18 to 20. Pirate's Cove: Small and intimate, the Pirate's Cove boasts a great sound system -- the better to hear everyone from crusty underground punks to glam-metal hams. 2083 1/2 E. 21st St., 216-776-9999. Thu, March 12, 7 p.m., Finale (featuring Keith from Every Time I Die)/Mother Red/Eye C Snakes, $10 ADV/$12 DOS. Tue: Crazy '80s night, with DJ Larry Szyms. Roc Bar: Rock videos now spin on flat screens and the stage hosts tough-as-nails local bands and national acts on the way up or down. 1220 Old River Rd., Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District, 216-771-6655. Thu: Guitar Hero/Rock Band Night Out. Wed: Band Appreciation Night. Rockstar Cleveland: See how the VIPs live at Rockstar Cleveland, the upstairs bar at Peabody's. A DJ's always on duty, it's usually Rock Night, and touring rock stars regularly drop in after their concerts. 2083 1/2 E. 21st St., 216-776-9999. Thu: Comedy night; Thu: Retro Night With DJ Sasha. Fri, March 13 King (featuring Jason from Chiodos); Fri, Sat: Rock night. Sat: Live local band. Sun: Industry rock night. Mon: Rock Night, with DJ Brendan. Tue: Acid Rain: DJs Chris Z and Kristoff spin metal, punk, industrial, doom, grind and more, $3, 18+/no cover, 21+. West Park Station: 17015 Lorain Rd., 216-476-2000. Tue, Thu-Sat: Live music. Sun: VIP SIN night. Mon: Trivia & Roll Call. Tue: Musicians' Jam Night With Chuck Hammel. Willoughby Brewing Company: Billed as "Lake County's First Brewery Since Prohibition," this former rail-car repair depot boasts a fine raspberry brew and regular gigs by Cleveland blues and swing luminaries. 4057 Erie St., Willoughby, 440-975-0202. Thu-Sat: Live music. Sun: Closed. Tue, March 17 St. Patrick's Day: Kitchen opens 11 a.m., with specials all day long. Wild Irish Ale and Last Stop Stout (nitrogenated) on tap. Green beer. Specials. Live entertainment on two stages, alternating sets: Skinny 5 p.m., Abby Normal 6 p.m. The Winchester: The Winchester hosts small folk, rock, and blues shows and big names from the '80s and '90s. 12112 Madison Ave., Lakewood, 216-226-5681. Thu: Open mic. Fri, March 13 Last Call Cleveland comedy show, 9 p.m., $5. Sat, March 14, 9 p.m., The Bittersweets, $10. DJ & DANCE B-Side Liquor Lounge: Nestled under the Grog Shop, the dark, groovy liquor lounge is a slightly more sophisticated kind of hip. 2785 Euclid Hts. Blvd., Cleveland Hts., 216-932-1966. Thu: Karaoke. Fri: Act a Fool Fridays With DJ Mike Filly. Sat: DJ Misterbradleyp. Sun: The Get Up! Guest DJs spin indie, dance, rock and remixes. Mon: SIN night. Tue: Lyrical Rhythm Open-Mic Poetry Night With the Playscape Allstars & Q-Nice. Wed: Mug Night With DJ Chris of Lines Across Lines. The Corner Alley: Only in Cleveland could you find a functional bowling alley that doubles as an upscale restaurant and martini-friendly bar. Lanes rates run steep; if you're looking for cheap wings and pitchers, try Mahall's. 402 Euclid Ave., 216-298-4070. Thu: All-day happy hour. Fri, Sat: Rock night, with bands or DJs. Dive: With its red vinyl furniture and glistening gold wall hangings, Dive is like a Turkish bath at the northern edge of the Warehouse District. DJs play Top 40 on weekends. No cover, 21+. 1214 W. 6th St., 216-621-7827. Thu, Fri: Happy hour. Thu-Sat: DJ. 5 O'Clock Lounge: The plush seats and rounded bar are vintage, and so are many of the grandfatherly types who tip brews at the 5 O'Clock. The tattooed punks who now flock there bridge the generation gap, and so do the classic rock jukebox and the DJs who spin on the weekends. 11904 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-521-4906. Fri: DJ Tae Kwon Bo. Mon, Tue: Free pool. The Garage: The Garage's beer taps are old gas pumps, and the jukebox runs on diesel fuel. 1859 W. 25th St., 216-696-7772. Fri: Rockin' '80s night, with DJ Larry Szyms. Sat: Rockabilly Riot, with Sean 92.3 and live bands; Sat: Jukebox Saturday, with DJ whatever. Mon: Ragin' Mondays. Tue, March 17 St. Patrick's Day: 11 a.m. kickoff, with live bagpipers. After parade, live music fdrom Struttin' Cocks and Gunfire. Wed: Big-hair Wednesdays, with WMMS. Metropolis: Featuring a 75,000-watt sound system and exceptional lighting, mammoth Metropolis is Cleveland's main venue for superstar DJs. 2325 Elm St., 216-241-4007. Thu: Reggae. Fri: Flirt Fridays. Sat: Saucy Saturdays: hip-hop and R&B. Sun: Platinum Sundays, with DJ. Roc Bar: Rock videos now spin on flat screens and the stage hosts tough-as-nails local bands and national acts on the way up or down. 1220 Old River Rd., Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District, 216-771-6655. Thu: Guitar Hero/Rock Band Night Out. Wed: Band Appreciation Night. Scoundrels Bar & Grill: This sprawling sports bar has a little tavern feel. 826 Front St., Berea, 440-234-3455. Thu: 96.5 FM co-ed night out, with Java Joel and Street Freaks, 18+. Fri, Sat: Live music. Mon: Beer pong. Tue: Bike night. Time Warp: Plasma screens aplenty at Time Warp, a casual, less pretentious dance club for West Siders who don't feel like making their way downtown. The DJs' playlists mix '80s and '90s dance favorites with current hits. 26261 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake, 440-871-TIME. Mon-Sat: Happy hour until 9 p.m. Thu: Ladies' night, with trivia. Sat: Requests, '80s and '90s with DJ Flash Gordon. Wed: Rock-paper-scissors for half off your bill; Wed: Guitar Hero on hi-def 84-inch plasma. Touch Supper Club: Touch is back, the same as it ever was: An eclectic crowd dances upstairs and chills in the dark lower level. 2710 Lorain Ave., 216-631-5200. Thu: Upstairs: DJ Booya. Fri: Upstairs: Mike Metz spins. Sat: Nitty Gritty; Sat: Special events. Sun: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Bloody Mary brunch, with DJ. Mon: Tastemaker Mondays: Grand Poo-Bas and Bent Crayon spin new music. Tue: Soul Glow: misterbradleyp spins funk, soul and disco. Wed: Downstairs: Punk Rock Bingo.. Twist: The former disco is now a social lounge, where chilling takes the place of dancing. 11633 Clifton Blvd., 216-221-2333. Fri: DJ Bob Ganem. Sat: Vinyl 2 Vinyl, with Rob Black and Jason Alias. Sun: Build Your Own Bloody Mary Sundays and Equalize Sundays, with Doug Burkhart, Rob Black and guest. Tue, March 17 Rocky's River Pour House (20412 Center Ridge Rd.). Wed: Get Lost With Reese. Velvet Dog: Bigger and brighter, the Velvet Dog's first floor is a hi-tech hybrid of a modern lounge and disco. And the dark second floor still looks like Rick James' love den. 1280 W. 6th St., 216-664-1116. Thu: DJ and videos (no cover). Fri: Dance DJ; Fri: Ladies' happy hour. Sat: Top 40 and dance party. Tue, March 17 St. Patrick's Day: Open at 10 a.m. Four floors of St. Pat's fun, with Bud Girls, Miss Budweiser, Bud specials, live Irish music and DJs, bagpipers, corned beef, Irish buffet, and leprechauns. HIP-HOP Bobby DE's Gateway: 25700 Aurora Rd., Bedford, 440-439-2400. Thu: Ladies' night. Mon: Line-dancing. Wed: Bid Whist and karaoke. Club Shadows: 1360 W. 9th St., 216-443-1111. Fri: WENZ broadcasts live. OH 10: 18235 Euclid Ave. Thu: Stress-Free Thursdays, with 107.9's DJs Q Nice and Sax. Fri: DJ Chicago. Sat: Crushed Velvet Affair. BLUES & SOUL Calla Club: 5143 Canal Rd., Valley View, 216-441-2144. Fri: Country-Western DJ & dancing. Tue: Jam Night With Steve Martin and Frankie Starr. Wed: Karaoke. Cebar's Euclid Tavern: The decor is union-hall chic, without the chic. 595 E. 185th St., Euclid, 216-481-9509. Sun: Blues Jam, with Alan Greene. Fat Fish Blue: This large, Cajun bar and restaurant is the best place in Cleveland to see big-time traveling bluesmen, watch an Indians game on TV, or simultaneously use the wi-fi and eat gumbo. 21 Prospect Ave., 216-875-6000. Thu: Ladies' night; Thu, March 12 Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat. Fri, March 13 Charlie Christopherson. Sat, March 14 Bob Dellaposta & the Band of Brothers. Sun, March 15, 4:30 p.m., Bob Dellaposta, solo. Mon, March 16 Cleveland Blues Society meeting, followed by jam, 7:30 p.m. start. Tue: 'Tini Tuesdays; Tue, March 17 St. Patrick's Day bash. Live music by Pat Dailey. Doorsw open at 11 p.m., Pat at 8 p.m.. All day St. Patrick's treats, with Guinness, corned beef and cabbage, and Creole cooking. $20. Wed: Robert Lockwood Jr.'s All Star Band. House of Swing: The House of Swing is the place for a classic cocktail and the live jazz and blues that's featured four nights a week. 4490 Mayfield Rd., South Euclid, 216-382-2771. Thu: Reid Project Open Musicians' Jazz Jam. Fri, March 13 Bleeding Heart Blues Band. Sat, March 14 Blue Lunch. Sun: Closed. Tue, Wed: Harry spins LPs. The Mardi Gras Blues Club: Weekends, the Mardi Gras Lounge and Grill returns to its roots, serving up live jazz and blues. The Bourbon Street beats make a great go-with for the club's spicy Creole cooking. 1423 E. 21st St., 216-566-9094. Fri: 5 p.m., Jazz happy hour; Fri, Sat: 9 p.m., live blues. Tue, March 17 St. Patrick's Day: Open 10 a.m., beer and corned beef specials. Savannah Bar & Grille: Live music rules at the Savannah, with local and national play R&B, jazz, blues, Motown and oldies. 30676 Detroit Rd., Westlake, 440-892-2266. Thu: Musicians' jam, with the Bad Boys of Blues. Fri, March 13 Outlaws I & I (reggae). Sat, March 14 Swamp Boogie Band. Mon, Wed: Cruisin' (R&B/Motown); Tue, March 17 St. Patrick's Day Party All Day, 5-8 Dave Morrison & Kevin McCarthy, the Irish Heritage Piper Band, followed by the Geezecats. Wilbert's: Wilbert's is a svelte downtown blues spot with good food and better music. The polished wood walls are lined with black-and-whites of everyone from Albert Collins to Jonny Lang; the large, open room offers a great view of the stage, no matter where you sit. 812 Huron Rd. E., 216-902-4663. Fri, March 13, 9 p.m., John Primer & His Real Deal Blues Band, $10. Sat, March 14 Alex Kogan. Tue, March 17 St. Patrick's Day: Bob Gatewood after the parade, around 3 p.m. Wed, March 18, 8 p.m., Ivan Venille's Dumpstaphunk, $15. JAZZ & SWING Nighttown: This classy hideaway features national and local jazz acts performing cabaret-style. 12387 Cedar Rd., Cleveland Hts., 216-795-0550. Thu, March 12, 8 p.m., Annie Sellick, $10. Sat: Roy King's Court Trio. Mon: George Foley (piano). Tue: Jackie Warren. Wed: Joe Hunter (piano). Waterbury Coach House: 13333 Madison Ave., Lakewood, 216-226-9772. Fri: Jazz You Like It: Jazz from the '30s through '50s With Doris Long. Wed: 6-10 p.m., Jazz and Broadway With Gerry Keating. GAY & LESBIAN Apex: Open seven days a week, Apex has added a heated patio and pumps in feel-good music to keep smokers entertained. 11633 Lorain Ave., 216-476-1970. Thu: Ladies' Night With Kasey. Fri: DJ. Sat: Party Night With Jonnie. Sun: All-day happy hour. Mon: Karaoke With Dan. Wed: Karaoke With Bob. Bottom's Up: 1572 W. 117th St., Lakewood. Fri: Hot Fridays With Erica Martinez. Bounce: A slice of South Beach, Bounce is a strobe-lit hallucinogen of a late-night dance club that books DJs from New York to L.A. 2814 Detroit Ave., 216-357-2997. Thu: Steam. Fri: DJ Dan Spurlock. Sat: Kari Nickels. Mon: Karaoke With Sandi Castle. Cocktails Cleveland/Daddy's: The former Rockies is now Cocktails Cleveland. 9208 Detroit Ave., 216-961-3115. Fri: Jim's Fish Fry. Sat: Big Daddy's Movie Night. Sun: Retro Sundays With Classic TV Shows and Karaoke. Wed: Karaoke. Leather Stallion Saloon: 2205 St. Clair Ave., 216-589-8588. Thu: Michael's Hanky Party Thursdays. Fri: Pool tournament; Fri, Sat: Dave's Cruise Nights. Mon: Country Night With Michael and the Traveling Pool League. Tue: Dave's Bloody Mary Tuesdays. Wed: Wednesday Night Pool Tournaments; Wed: 10 p.m., Pool tournament. The Nickel/Five Cent Decision: An Old Brooklyn Favorite for over 16 years, the Nickel is a little bit sports bar and a little bit dance club for the 21-and-over crowd, with big-screen TVs, a dance floor and regular karaoke nights. 4365 State Rd., 216-661-1314. Thu: Tacos and trivia. Fri: Karaoke; Wed: Dinner and a movie. ETHNIC & WORLD Claddagh Irish Pub: 25389 Cedar Rd., Lyndhurst, 216-691-0534. Tue, March 17 St. Patrick's Day: VIP tickets $20, including admission without waiting in line, free T-shirt, $10 food voucher, and two $5 coupons. Flannery's Pub: Live rock and Irish-themed bands invigorate weekend nights at Flannery's, and you can bet on a big turnout after Gateway events. There are 28 beers on tap, along with burgers, finger food and sandwiches. 323 Prospect Ave., 216-781-7782. Fri, Sat: Singer-songwriter performances. Gillespie's Map Room: Filled with maps (of Ireland, Cleveland, and the world), this downtown pub is big enough for the small airplane hanging from the ceiling to fly around in. 1281 W. 9th St., 216-621-7747. Sat, March 14 World's largest Irish coffee: 16-gallon record attempt. Collector's mug with purchase of Irish coffee. Tue, March 17 St. Patrick's Day: open 9 a.m., specials all day, corned beef and cabbage dinners, bagpipers. Harbor Inn: 1219 Main Street, 216-241-3232. Tue, March 17 St. Patrick's Day party. The Harp: With a mammoth map of Ireland painted on the wall, the Harp is home away from home for many of the neighborhood's island transplants. Owner Karen O'Malley cures the homesickness with weekend Irish bands, including those made up of some of her staff. 4408 Detroit Ave., 216-939-0200. Wed, Fri, Sat: Live music. Tue, March 17 St. Patrick's Day: Open 8 a.m., special Irish menu with corned beef, soups, sandiwches, and more. Heated tent on patio, free parking. Live music at 9 p.m., by Boys From County Hell (Pogues tribute). Kenilworth Tavern: 18204 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-226-6882. Tue, March 17 St. Patrick's Day party. McCarthy's Ale House (Downtown): Located on the West Bank of the Flats, the expansive McCarthy's Dowtown is, as you might expect, very green. Danceable bands and DJs entertain during the weekends; during the week, plasma screens assume that duty. 1241 Main St., 216-344-9099. Mon-Fri: Happy hour. Sat, March 14 34th annual OU/St. Pat's Cleveland Green and White Club, 12 p.m.-12 a.m., with corned beef, live entertainment all day, DJ Jazzy Jim, and Rock of Ages 8 to midnight. McCarthy's Ale House (Lakewood): With its Celtics pennants and Guinness drafts, McCarthy's is an Irish American refuge with a penchant for he-man shots -- among the largest on the West Side. They're the perfect complement to the club's boisterous rock and roll. 16918 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-228-1340. Thu, Sat: Live bands. Fri: DJ. Sat: Band. McCarthy's Ale House (Strongsville): 13339 Pearl Rd., Strongsville. Tue, March 17 St. Patrick's Day: Open 6 a.m. for kegs and eggs. Corned beef dinners and Reubens all day. Free events and drink specials. Bagpipers 6 p.m., DJ at 7. Leprechaun. Free rides home 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. (first-come, first-serve). $3 Guinness pints, $5 car bombs. Merry Arts Pub & Grille: Candles and white lights make every evening at the Merry Arts a little like Christmas in Killarney, minus the whole "Silent Night" thing. 15607 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-226-4080. Fri, Sat: Live bands. Sat: Fish fry. Tue, March 17 St. Patrick's Day party. Mullen's of Letterfrack: The bar has a shamrock border at Mullen's, a friendly neighborhood bar decorated with Guinness posters. If a game's not on, you're likely to hear anything from Led Zeppelin to "Wild Rover." 17014 Madison Ave., 216-226-5224. Daily: Televised sports. The Old Angle Tavern: The ornamental leprechauns may be suspect, but the rest of the Old Angle is more Dublin than Dublin. Folk and blues musicians play solo by the fireplace hearth at the end of the bar. 1848 W. 25th St., 216-861-5643. Daily: The Setanta Pub Channel, featuring GAA, rugby, MUTV, Chelsea TV, Champions and Premier Leagues, and more. Thu: Irish session musicians. Fri: DJ Cornflake. Sat: VJ Absolut. Tue, March 17 St. Patrick's Day: Open 9 a.m., food served all day and night, live music with Whiskey Island Ramblers after parade. Pacers: Known more for its ribs than its rock, Pacers features DJs on the weekends. A mammoth TV and lots of booths make it a good place to watch sports. 14600 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-226-2000. Tue, March 17 St. Patrick's Day party. Riverwood Café: 18500 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-521-1529. Tue, March 17 St. Patrick's Day party. Rocky's River Pour House: 20412 Center Ridge Rd., Rocky River. Tue, March 17 St. Patrick's Day: Open 9 a.m. DJ spins classic and modern Irish tunes. 32-oz Guinness $6. Corned beef sandwiches all day. West End Tavern: 18514 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-521-7684. Tue, March 17 St. Patrick's Day party. West Park Station: 17015 Lorain Rd., 216-476-2000. Tue, March 17 DJ from open until 9 p.m. Echo Forte from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Guinness, Bailey's, Irish whiskey. Cleveland Pipe and Drums, Burke School of Dance. Red Bull shuttle to parade. FOLK & ACOUSTIC Barking Spider Tavern: A saloon in the heart of University Circle, the Barking Spider gives folk, rock, country, jazz, bluegrass and blues acts a place to shine outside the coffeehouse ghetto. In the summer, sliding doors invite cool breezes. 11310 Juniper Rd., 216-421-2863. Thu, March 12 Marcus Drik and Crossties. Fri, March 13 Alex Kogan and GS Harper. Mon, March 16 Revelry and Ray McNiece & Tongue and Groove. Tue, March 17 Joe Benedicts and Charlie Wiener. Wed, March 18 Fred Brringer and Drealock Dave. The Kent Stage: 175 E. Main St., Kent, 330-677-5005. Fri, March 13, 8 p.m., OHIO (Crosby, Stills & Nash tribute), $10-$12. Sat, March 14, 8 p.m., Rusted Root, $12-$17. COUNTRY Fat Boys Country Club: At the former Country Club, Southern rock peppers steady servings of popular country. 13835 Lorain Rd., 216-941-6660. Fri, Sat: Live band. Mon, Sun: Open. Saddle Ridge: 5100 Pearl Rd., Parma, 216-351-7900. Thu: College ID night. Fri: 6 p.m., free line dance instruction; Fri: Ladies' night; Fri, Sat: DJ spins rock and country; Fri, Sat: Free bull rides until 9 p.m. Sat: Dance party. CABARET & GENTLEMEN'S Amber's Cabaret: No collar? No problem. Amber's has a wide selection of bottled beer and dancers, who make the couch one of the most erotic in Northeast Ohio. 13311 Brookpark Rd., Brook Park, 216-267-1234. Mon-Sat: Open 11:30 a.m.-2:30 a.m. Sun: Open 6 p.m. Christie's Cabaret of Cleveland: This cavernous club seems to have a dancer on duty for every candlelit table -- and it has a lot of tables. Must be over 21 and well dressed to enter, but most guests are closer to 30. The complex also has an opulent sports bar, spa and champagne suites. 1180 Main Ave., 216-574-6222. Mon-Sat: Open 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sun: Open 4 p.m.; Sun: Amateur audition night. Crazy Horse Men's Club: Staffed with a small army of dancers, the East Side Crazy Horse doesn't let visitors stay lonely for long. DJs randomly rotate rock, rap and techno. Dress code is business-casual, 21 and over. 25540 Miles Rd., Bedford, 216-763-1111. Mon-Fri: Open 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m. Sat: Open 7 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Crazy Horse Saloon: In the far corner of Brookpark Road, this blue-collar gent's club has rock and roll on the menu. Dress code is casual, but not too casual. Admission 18 and over. 16600 Brookpark Rd., 216-916-1111. Mon-Fri: Open 5 p.m..-2:30 a.m. Fri-Sun: After 9 p.m., 18 and over. Sat, Sun: Open 7 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Sun: Open 8 p.m.; Sun: S.I.N. night. Mon: Oil-Wrestling Mondays. Thee Diamond Men's Club: This plush gentlemen's club knows how to make your other half feel comfortable on date night. Video screens of every size offer sports and other diversions from the live entertainment on three stages. 21 and over, dress code upscale-casual. 1628 Fall St., 216-621-1840. Mon-Fri: Happy hour. Mon-Fri: Open 2 p.m.-2 a.m.; Mon-Fri: 2-8 p.m., Happy hour. Mon-Fri: 5-7 p.m., Complimentary buffet. Sat, Sun: Open 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Mon: Diamond Dream Team; Mon: SIN night. Executive's Den: 19600 S. Waterloo Rd., 216-486-8884. Tue-Fri: No cover; Mon-Sun: No cover before 7 p.m. Sun: NFL Sunday Ticket. Gi Gi Lounge: This small room is red and black-lit, and the music is loud enough that you can feel the beat but hear the staff talk. 21 and over, casual dress code. 14500 Brookpark Rd., Brook Park, 216-267-0150. Mon-Sat: Open 1 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Gold Horse: You're more likely to hear "Let's Get It On" than "Girls Girls Girls" at this palpably upscale gentlemen's club, where the dancers are totally nude. 21 and over, dress code upscale. 1438 St. Clair Ave. NE, 216-566-7368. Mon-Fri: Open 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sat: Open 7 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Platinum Horse Brook Park: Businessmen loosen their ties at this big, bright club that looks like one you'd see in a movie. You'll hear some Zeppelin, but no hip-hop. 21 and over, upscale dress code. 13955 Brookpark Rd., Brook Park, 216-916-0000. Mon-Fri: Open 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m. Sat: Open 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Wed: Open hot-thong contest. SPORTS BARS The Boulevard Grille and Sports Bar: 38464 Lakeshore Blvd., Willoughby, 440-942-9651. Fri: Live entertainment. Sat: Karaoke. Casey's: From loose-tie suits to no-collar types, off-duty West Siders begin filtering into this neighborhood sports bar after happy hour. 13601 Detroit Ave., 216-226-5718. Thu: Ladies' night. Sat: Karaoke. Sun: Free pool. Cedar Lee Pub & Grill: 2191 Lee Rd., Cleveland Hts., 216-271-1713. Thu: College ID Night. Fri, Sat: $2 Weekends. Mon: Karaoke with cash prizes. Wed: Ladies' Night. Local Heroes: Formerly (Alice) Cooper'stown, this vast sports bar and restaurant sits in the shadow of the Jake. 2217 E. 9th St., 216-566-8115. Daily: Televised sports. Nick's Sports Corner: This unassuming downtown bar is a good spot to play Golden Tee, watch a game or warm up before a game. 612 Prospect Ave., 216-781-0966. Daily: Televised sports. Scoreboards Sports Grille: 10333 Northfield Rd., Northfield, 330-467-4113. Thu: Cornhole Tournament. Fri, Sat: DJ. COMEDY Bela Dubby: 13321 Madison Ave., Lakewood, 216-221-4479. Thu: 7:30 p.m., 1/3 Movie Night. Mon: 8 p.m., Chucklef*ck Comedy Showcase. Bogey's Comedy Club: 28060 Chardon Rd., Willoughby Hills, 440-944-9000. Sat: Mark Sweeney, weekend shows with Dan Paul. The Funny Stop Comedy Club: The comedy club formerly known as Hilarities South is now the Funny Stop, with the same staff and complement of national and local performers. 1757 State Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, 330-923-4700. Thu: Admission free with military ID. Through Nathan Timmel (Tue., Mar. 10 through Sat., Mar. 14); Tue: Amateur open mic; March 17-21 Carl Strong (Tue. Mar. 17-Sat. Mar. 21). Improv: Nestled in the basement of the Powerhouse, the elegant Improv is the town's top spot for national comics. Teal lighting washes over the intimate room, and diners get priority seating. 2000 Sycamore St., 216-696-IMPROV. Thu, March 12 Mike Cheselka; March 12-15 Bert Kreischer. Pickwick & Frolic/Hilarities East 4th: This complex boasts four distinct vibes: house music in the martini bar, national comedians in the Hilarities theater and piled portions in the bright restaurant and original revues at the cabaret. 2035 E. 4th St., 216-736-4242. Sat: Norm McDonald, two shows nightly: 7:30 and 10:15 p.m., $20-$25; Fri, Sat: 6:45, 9 & 10:30 p.m., the Stylettes revue; Fri, Sat: 11:45 p.m., Midnight Martini Show (in Frolic Cabaret). March 15--8 Dan Grueter (Sun., Mar. 15-Wed., Mar. 18). Powerhouse Pub: 2000 Sycamore St., 216-861-4982. Thu: Cleveland Jams (improv, 18+), no cover. Something Dada: The former Cabaret Dada comedy troupe is now Something Dada, with a new cabaret in the Tower Press Building. 1900 Superior Ave., 216-696-4242. Fri, Sat: Improv Comedy, 8 p.m. Fridays, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturdays.

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