Picks of the Week: Ex-Browns tell all, cheap-ass beer, and much more


Mmmmmm. Beer. They have it at McCarthy's. We swear.
Every Monday, Scene calendar editor Cris Glaser provides a random but reliable sampling of things to do in the week ahead. For more options, log onto entertainment.clevescene.com. And check back Friday for C-Notes' Picks of the Weekend. Monday: While its neighborhood barmates dish up strip steaks and make-your-own tacos, McCarthy’s in Lakewood devotes tonight to its weekly Pasta Mondays. Along with $4.95 plates of spaghetti, the bustling Detroit Avenue bar makes good on its happy-hour prices all night long, including 32-ounce pours of Miller Lite draft beer for $3. You even get to keep the souvenir cup that goes with it. The bar is at 16918 Detroit Avenue in Lakeood. Call 216-228-1340 to thank them in advance for getting you so wasted for so little. Tuesday: Relive the glory days of the Cleveland Browns as Felix Wright joins ex-teammates Frank Minnifield, Hanford Dixon, and Al Gross reminisce about both their on-field and lockerroom antics in the ‘80s and ‘90s. They’ll also answer fans’ questions and sign autographs afterward at the Improv at 8 tonight and tomorrow. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door in the Powerhouse at 2000 Sycamore Street. Call 216-696-4677 for details. Wedneday: Meet the brainchild behind the critically heralded film, The Great Debaters, when playwright Suzan-Lori Parks lectures for the free Oberlin College Convocation Lecture Series. The Pulitzer Prize winner will also talk about how she wrote a script every day during 2002 and 2003 in the making of her “play cycle,” 365 Days, 365 Plays. Parks speaks at 8 tonight at Finney Chapel, 39 West College Street in Oberlin, 440-775-8269. Thursday: Cleveland’s gay community bitches about spurned relationships in Suspect Thoughts Books’ tongue-in-cheek My CrAzY Valentine. If you share your worst first dates and scary one-night stands, store owners Greg Wharton and Ian Philips will reward you with homemade cupcakes frosted in pink. The whining runs from 7 to 9 tonight at 4903 Clark Avenue. Call the dudes at 216-631-2665, and let them know you’ll be in the front row.

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