Cleveland Cavaliers home opener, Joe Satriani in concert, Drag Brunch at the Music Box: 20 things to do in Greater Cleveland this weekend and beyond
CLEVELAND, Ohio – We are well into fall and outdoor venues, with the exception of hikes and Halloween, are mostly closed. With snow on the grass in some neighborhoods, yard work is winding down for the season. That makes more time for entertainment. Northeast Ohio has plenty going on this week.
The Cleveland Ballet performs “Swan Lake”
The Cleveland Ballet’s first show of its 2022-2023 season is a beloved classic – “Swan Lake,” Tchaikovsky’s tragic love story based on timeless fairy tale archetypes. The show will be presented at the Connor Palace Theater in Playhouse Square, this weekend only. Tickets are $28 to $131
1615 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22
Related: The Cleveland Ballet is back in action with a fairytale, modern production of “Swan Lake” October 21-22 at the Connor Palace Theater
Horsemen vs Wizards
Catch the home opener on Sunday, October 23, when the Cavs take on the Washington Wizards at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Tickets are $37 and up.
1 Center Court, Cleveland
7 p.m., Sunday, October 23
‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’ at Akron Civic Theater
Like the film, the musical “Legally Blonde” follows Elle Woods’ transformation as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Tickets $20 to $68+
182 S. Main St. (King James Way), Akron
Sunday October 23
‘American Psycho’ at the Blank Canvas Theater
Based on the 1991 novel by Bret Easton Ellis, this musical tells the story of a handsome young Wall Street banker by day who becomes a killer by night. Tickets $25
1305 West 78th Street, Suite 211, Cleveland
Oct. 21 to Nov. 5
Joe Satriani at MGM Northfield
Rock guitar hero Joe Satriano performs at MGM Northfield Park on Friday as part of a tour to promote his latest album, ‘The Elephants of Mars,’ a mostly instrumental 14-track set packed with his hard-rock virtuosity. It comes on the 35th anniversary of his breakthrough “Surfing With the Alien” and shows that Satriani is still sailing at an artistically high altitude all these years later. Tickets start at $28.
MGM Northfield Park, 10777 Northfield Road, Northfield
8 p.m. Friday, October 21
Related: Joe Satriani talks ‘elephants’, surfer aliens and Van Halen ahead of MGM Northfield Park show
Friday Night Lights at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History stays open until 8 p.m. on Friday nights to offer special programming. On October 21, Ohio author Merrill Rainey of “Roar! I am a dinosaur” will lead a paper toy dinosaur workshop. Additionally, Dr. Caitlin Colleary, Assistant Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology, will lecture on the Cleveland Fossils. Members: Free. Non-members: General admission prices.
1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland
Friday evenings, from Oct. 21 to Dec. 16.
The Cleveland Orchestra performs “An Alpine Symphony”
Viola player Antoine Tamestit performs with his Cleveland Orchestra this week at the Severance Music Center’s Mandel Concert Hall in a program featuring Richard Strauss’ “An Alpine Symphony” and Jorg Widmann’s most unusual Viola Concerto. Daniel Harding, Music Director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducts. Tickets $24 to $94
11001 Euclid Ave, Cleveland
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra and violinist Nicola Benedetti will be at the EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall in Akron for a concert on Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $19.
198 Hill Street, Akron
7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 20
Cleveland Beer Week
Cleveland Beer Week includes events at local bars and restaurants. Attendees will find keg tapping, beer pairings, tasting dinners, meet-and-greet brewers, and educational events throughout northeast Ohio. Prices vary.
Until October 22
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Author Barbara Kingsolver at the Maltz Center
Award-winning author Barbara Kingsolver will speak Tuesday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Maltz Performing Arts Center as part of the William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Series presented by the Cuyahoga County Public Library Foundation and Case Western Reserve University . His most famous novel, “The Poisonwood Bible” was published in 1998. His most recent novel, “Demon Copperhead”, was released this month. Tickets $35.
1855 Ansel Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106 October 25
Drag Brunch at the Music Box Supper Club
Drag queen Veranda L’Ni will host brunch at the Music Box Supper Club, complete with a Bloody Mary bar. Tickets $15 the day of the show. Brunch $25.
1148 Main Ave, Cleveland
Noon, Sunday October 23
Marcus King at the Agora
Guitarist Marcus King’s latest album, “Young Blood” — produced by Dan Auerbach of Black Key in Nashville — takes stock of the singer, guitarist, songwriter and bandleader’s struggles with drug addiction and a relationship breakup. He says the confessional songs have also earned him the strongest responses he has ever had on tour. King performs Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Agora in Cleveland. Tickets cost between $35 and $65.
Agora, 5000 Euclid Ave., Cleveland.
7 p.m. Sunday, October 23.
“Songs and Stories from the First Three MSB Albums”
Michael Stanley Band members Jonah Koslen, Tommy Dobeck and Daniel Pecchio will give local music fans a blast from the past this weekend. The trio will unite to share songs and stories from MSB’s first three albums live on the Kent Stage on Friday October 21 and Saturday October 22. In honor of the concerts, legendary Cleveland photographer Janet Macoska has unearthed a never-before-seen experience – seen a collection of images from the iconic Michael Stanley Band concert on October 29, 1976 at the Agora. The show was one of three performances kept to compose MSB’s 1977 live album “Stage Pass”. Koslen (guitar), Dobeck (drums) and Pecchio (bass) each performed at these gigs, which are sure to be one of the many stories told this weekend. Tickets for both concerts are still available. $35 to $60.
Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St., Kent
8 p.m. on Oct. 21 and 22.
Mike Cannon at Pickwick and Frolic restaurant and club
New York-based comedian, podcaster and actor Mike Cannon will be at Pickwick and Frolic this weekend. Tickets $44
2035 E 4th Street, Cleveland
7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on October 22; 7 p.m. October 23
78th Street Studios Art Walk
Every third Friday of the month from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., four floors of 78th Street Studios open to share and sell the works of more than 50 artists. Food trucks and culinary vendors are part of the scene. Free
1300 West 78th Street, Cleveland,
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, October 21
Quilt Show opens in Independence
Common Thread Quilting Guild of Parma presents Creative Journeys, their 12th triennial quilt show, with quilts, raffles, vendors and more at the Elmwood Leisure Centre. Admission $5
6200 Wisnieski Drive, Independence
Nightmare on Front Street
This 5-hour Halloween-inspired event takes place on Sundays in the plaza, amphitheater, and clubhouse in downtown Cuyahoga Falls. It features Ohio brews, wine, shows, market vendors, food trucks, haunted history, costume contests, prizes, and more. Free
Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls
Sunday October 23
MetroPark Lake Leaf Walks
Lake Metroparks suggests “Binge Walk your Parks” to experience peak fall colors. Download a list of self-guided fall foliage walks from various locations in the park with trail names, a fall leaf scavenger hunt, and trail maps. Free
All through the fall
Cedar Point’s daytime Fall Festival gives way to spooky and spooky entertainment at night. Dare, if you want, to get out of five haunted houses and six outdoor fear zones. Or just ride your favorite roller coaster. Tickets start at $49.99.
1 Cedar Point Dr Sandusky
From Thursday to Sunday until October 30
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A Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, “Les Miserables” returns to Cleveland. In the context of 19th century France, the musical is a timeless testimony to the survival of the human spirit. Tickets $30-$130.
State Theater, 1501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland
Related: ‘Les Miserables’ Relaunches Nationwide Tour at Playhouse Square and It’s More Relevant Than Ever
The Zoo’s Trick-or-Treat Fest includes encounters with costumed characters, 20 trick-or-treat stations and the return of the Monster Mash Dance Party to the zoo’s amphitheater. Admission $10-$20.
4101 Fulton Parkway, Cleveland
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Saturday, Sunday in October
It’s fall fun for everyone at this Christmas tree farm in the shadow of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Attractions include wagon rides, scavenger hunts, a harvest maze and a kids’ zone. The event also features live music, artisan vendors and food trucks. Free admission, $5 fee per attraction.
Heritage Farms, 6050 Riverview Road, Peninsula
Now until October 23