Picks of the Weekend: Bold-colored belts and blue paint are all the rage this weekend


Every Friday, Scene calendar editor Cris Glaser provides a random but reliable sampling of things to do this weekend. For more options, log onto entertainment.clevescene.com. And check back Monday for C-Notes' Picks of the Week. Friday: Take your turn at the joystick on the latest Call of Duty, Rock Band, and Super Smash Brothers games at this weekend’s Northeast Ohio Video Gaming Convention & Sale. The Holiday Inn in Strongsville turns into a mammoth arcade as more than 50 vendors peddle the hottest in digital entertainment for 2008. The convention runs between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Holiday Inn, 15741 Royalton Road in Strongsville. Admission is $5 for kids and $12 for adults by calling 216-220-5305. Saturday: Learn how to be a rock-and-roll renegade tonight as the Blue Men Group brings its How to Be a Megastar Tour 2.1 to the Q. The insanity starts with the trio thumbing through a how-to manual on a Jumbotron, with lessons on the proper ways to head-bob and fist-pump on stage. With a seven-piece rock band in the background, the dudes then start a spirited paintball fight, for which the front row of the audience is equipped with ponchoes to avoid the occasional splatter. The threesome hit the stage at 8 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena, 100 Gateway Plaza. Tickets are $49.50 to $75 by calling 216-420-2200. Sunday: Urban fashionistas can size up the latest in spring apparel tonight, when Cleveland designer Vaughn Glover trots out 30 party dresses and business suits in his new Intimate Apparel line from his Waki Wear empire. The 18-year fashion god is stressing fabrics in silvers and grays accented by bold-colored belts and scarves. And safari prints have replaced cottons and silks in women’s clubwear. A $15 ticket gets you in the door for the show at the Sunset Lounge, 1382 West 9th Street in the Warehouse District. For details, visit www.talkofcleveland.com.

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