Tribute to John Williams of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, back-to-back Cavs games and 15 other things to do in Cleveland this weekend



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

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Evan Mobley has been one of the best rookies in the NBA so far this season. (Photo by Andy Lyons / Getty Images)Getty Images

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 nationwide touring production of “The Prom” premiered at Playhouse Square on November 2. Billboard calls the show “’Hairspray’ meets ‘Dear Evan Hansen!’”

“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

• 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

November 12-14

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 will headline a Cleveland show in November. (Photo courtesy of Elli Lauren)

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, “Bruce in the USA” 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 Chávez 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

November 11-14

Cleveland Print Room

The current exhibit at the Cleveland Print Room features photos captured during the May 30, 2020 I Can’t Breath Event Photojournalism Fellowship run by Black Lives Matter Cleveland. (Photo by Ilenia Pezzaniti)

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

Cleveland Museum of Art addresses complex racial and sexual issues in

Pas mon fardeau, 2019. Titus Kaphar (American, born 1976). Oil on canvas; 167.6 x 153 cm. © Titus Kaphar. Image courtesy of the artist and Gagosian.Image courtesy of the artist and Gagosian.

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 exhibition in cleveland

Guests previewed the Original Immersive Van Gogh Cleveland exhibit at the Lighthouse Artspace Cleveland on E. 72nd St. in Cleveland on Tuesday evening, September 21, 2021. The exhibit opens Wednesday, September 22 and runs through February 6. , 2022, with possible extensions.David Petkiewicz,

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, “Starry Night”. Tickets $ 39.99 – $ 49.99

850 E. 72nd St., Cleveland

Until February 6

Tremont Promenade

The theme of this monthly art walk is “Brighten Up Your Vacation”. 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

November 13-14

CVSR Polar Express

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has resumed its popular vacation-themed train trips to the North Pole for 2021. (file photo

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



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