CLEVELAND, Ohio – In a few weeks, almost everything on this list will be related to Christmas. So get out there and have fun outside of the holidays while you still can. But if you are in the spirit now, there are also some festive events here.
Quilts of Valor at Ignite Brewing Co.
In recognition of Veterans Day, 34 local veterans will be honored with quilts at a ceremony hosted by Ignite Brewing Company. The brewery will also host the annual release of its Valor beer, an American Pale Ale created in tribute to those who served, at 11:11 a.m.
600 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton
6 p.m., November 11
Tribute from the Cleveland Pops Orchestra to John Williams
The Cleveland Pops Orchestra pays homage to the greatest film composer of our time with selections from the “Star Wars” saga, “Indiana Jones” films, the “Harry Potter” franchise, “Jurassic Park” and more. Masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test result required. Tickets start at $ 31.
Severance Music Center, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
8 p.m., November 12
Riders at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Evan Mobley, Jarrett Allen and the surprising Cavs host the Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics in back-to-back home games. Tickets start at $ 24.
vs Pistons, 7:30 p.m., November 12
vs. Celtics, 8 p.m., November 13
1 Center Court, Cleveland
Cheese & Wine Fest Cleveland 2021
Because who doesn’t like cheese? Lago, on the eastern shore of the plains, hosts this event with unlimited samples of over 50 different kinds of cheese from around the world. Accompany them with a glass of wine, more than 50 different bottles will be offered for tasting. Tickets include a souvenir drink, pizza and snacks, plus live music. Tickets, $ 55- $ 60.
1091 W. 10th Street, Cleveland
5-9 p.m., November 13
“The Ball” at Playhouse Square
The KeyBank Broadway series returns to the Connor Palace Theater with an upbeat and heartwarming musical about a group of former Broadway stars who travel to a conservative town to support a college girl banned from taking her girlfriend to prom. Masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test result required. Tickets, $ 10 to $ 115.
1615 Euclid Ave, Cleveland
Until November 21
â¢ Related: ‘The Prom’ Gives Playhouse Square Chance to Show $ 3.5 Million Renovation of Connor Palace
Arnez J at Cleveland Improv
With a resume that includes HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam”, BET’s “Comic View” and his own comedy special, “Racially Motivated,” Arnez J has become known for his hilarious style of storytelling and relevant observational humor. 21 years and over only. Tickets start at $ 28.
1148 Main Avenue, Cleveland
Cleveland Comedy Festival
Prepare to laugh. Dozens of comedians are scheduled to perform a mix of free and paid shows and live podcast recordings over the weekend at the Odeon Concert Club. Headliners include Nic Nemeth (aka WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler), Mike Polk Jr., Matteo Lane, Jessica Keenan, Eitan Levine and Mary Santora. Tickets, $ 0 to $ 40.
1295 Old River Road, Cleveland
Until November 13
Surfaces at House of Blues
Best known for the hit song “Sunday Best”, band members Forrest Frank and Colin Padalecki bring the good vibes to their “Good 2 Be Back” tour in Cleveland. Masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test result required. Tickets start at $ 27.50.
308 Euclid Ave, Cleveland
6:30 p.m., November 12
Buddy Guy at MGM Northfield Park
Even at 85, legendary blues singer and guitarist Buddy Guy shows no signs of slowing down. He is joined by Grammy-winning Tom Hambridge on his current tour, who performs at Center Stage in Northfield on Friday. Masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test result required. Tickets start at $ 45.
8 p.m., November 12
10777 Northfield Road, Northfield
Caamp at the Agora
Caamp, a folk rock band based in Athens, Ohio, is bringing their unique sound to Cleveland to celebrate the fifth anniversary of their self-titled debut album. Tickets, $ 30 to $ 50.
5000 Euclid Ave, Cleveland
7 p.m., November 13
Bruce in the United States at the Akron Civic Theater
Born in Las Vegas over 15 years ago, âBruce in the USAâ is now touted as the world number one. 1 tribute to the musical heritage of Bruce Springsteen. The performance, including recreations of classics like “Dancing in the Dark”, “Born in the USA” and more, would be as close to reality as it gets. Tickets start at $ 25.
182 S. Main St, Akron
8 p.m., November 13
Cleveland Play House’s “Where Are We Sitting on the Bus”
Satya ChÃ¡vez owns the stage at the Allen Theater in Playhouse Square in a high-energy, hip-hop-infused solo show that follows a first-generation Latin American as she traces her family’s history in a story that explores the identity, race, culture and what it means to be an immigrant to this country. Masks and proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a recent negative test are mandatory. Tickets start at $ 25.
1407 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland
Capture the Cleveland Initiative at the Cleveland Print Room
This exhibit features the moving photos of Cleveland area photographers Brandon Peck and Ilenia Pezzaniti captured during the I Can’t Breath event led by Black Lives Matter Cleveland on May 30, 2020. Free.
2550 Superior Avenue, Cleveland
Until November 24
Exhibition “Picturing motherhood now” at the Cleveland Museum of Art
One of the museum’s main fall exhibits features work by a diverse group of more than 30 contemporary artists focusing on the topic of what it means to be a mother. The works explore motherhood through the prism of slavery, racism, feminism, undocumented immigration, changing definitions of family and gender, and more. Free members. Tickets for non-members start at $ 10.
11150 East Blvd, Cleveland
Now until March 13
Immersive Van Gogh
This folk art experience at the new Lighthouse ArtSpace offers a unique way to discover the post-impressionist works of Vincent Van Gogh. The projection-based screens unfurl on the walls around you, showcasing the iconic works of the Dutch master painter, including his most famous, âStarry Nightâ. Tickets $ 39.99 – $ 49.99
850 E. 72nd St., Cleveland
Until February 6
The theme of this monthly art walk is âBrighten Up Your Vacationâ. Cleveland’s hippest neighborhood is full of holiday shopping opportunities, openings, concerts, specialty food and drink, and more fun activities, most of them indoors. To free.
Ave. Professor and other surrounding streets, Tremont
November 12, 5-9 p.m.
Avant-garde arts and crafts exhibit at Rocky River Fall
Get a head start on your holiday shopping at its 100% handmade pop-up market. The show features local vendors and artisans including sewers, crochet hookers, woodcarvers, jewelry makers, and more. The event raises funds for the Karen Foundation for MS. Admission, $ 3.
Rocky River Memorial Hall, 21016 Hilliard Boulevard, Rocky River
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad North Pole Adventure
Board a train and travel the rails through the Cuyahoga Valley to the Magical North Pole. Savor hot chocolate, cookies and fun before catching a glimpse of Santa’s helpers preparing for Christmas Eve, then personally deliver your letter to St. Nick to the North Pole Postmaster. Masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test result required for clients 12 years of age and older. Tickets start at $ 45.
Board the CVSR stations at 7900 Old Rockside Rd., Independence or 27 Ridge St., Akron
Until December 19