Picks of the Weekend: If you like house music and ladies on skates, it's your 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: Windy City DJ Alex Peace saunters into Kent with a new attitude in the middle of his cross-country tour to promote his CD, The Great Chicago Fire, with fellow jock Bad Boy Bill. The disc features a remix of Justin Timberlake’s “Love Stoned,” which, critics say, has made Peace “the voice of house music” in the U.S. Watch him at work at 9 tonight at the Green Room, 200 South Depeyster Street in Kent. The show is free for anyone at least 21 years old; $5 for 19- and 20-year-olds. Saturday:Up the class factor if you want to fit in at Chynna Martin’s seventh annual Black & Gold Affair in Bedford. The formal dinner party --- and we’re talkin’ jackets, shirts, and ties, dudes -- will spotlight a menu of roast beef, pork tenderloin, and chicken marsala while Cleveland-born comic Cool TLC swaps stage time with DJ Scuchie, the Skip Gibson Jazz Trio, and Cleveland Councilman Kevin Conwell & Footprints. A $60 ticket gets you in the door for the 5 p.m. dinner at the Meditteranean Party Center, 25021 Rockside Road in Bedford. Call 216-256-2335 or visit www.glitzglamour.info for details. Sunday: The Burning River Roller Girls jump into action for the start of its sophomore season in North Olmsted. Two teams of five skaters apiece will try to plow each over on the oval track to score some points. As one roller queen tells us: “I just want to get out there and kick some ass.” You go, girl! Behinds get kicked at 3 p.m. at the North Olmsted Soccer Sportsplex, 31515 Lorain Road in North Olmsted. Tickets are $15. Visit www.burningriverrollergirls.com for more info. -- Cris Glaser

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