This Week In Cleveland


Sunday February 23

Lake Take 1

Coming up this week in Cleveland, The Cavs take on Miami Heat tomorrow night at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Sleuth continues its run down at Playhouse Square, The Mac ‘N’ Cheese Throwdown happens on Saturday and The Cleveland Auto Show continues its run down at the IX Center through next Sunday.

Lake Take 2

If you’re a fan of the Rolling Stones, particularly the early years, then head over to The Grog Shop in Coventry Village for Rolling Stone: Life & Death Of Brian Jones. Jones was a founding member of the band and the film screens tonight at 7. And it’s the final day to catch the stage production of Clue down at Playhouse Square. It’s a murder-mystery comedy based on the popular board game and 1985 movie of the same name. Show times are at 2:30 and 6:30 today inside the Allen Theater.

Monday February 24

Lake Take 1

The Cavs return to Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse tonight and go up against Miami Heat. Tipoff is at 7. Of head over to Transformer Station in Ohio City tonight to see FretX. They are a guitar duo who mix contemporary and classical works into something truly unique. It’s put on by the Cleveland Museum Of Art and it starts at 7:30 tonight.

Lake Take 2

Head down to the IX Center and check out the Cleveland Auto Show. It’s nearly 1.2 million square feet of all the latest cars and even some that aren’t even on the market yet. 11 to 9 today and goes through the end of the week. Or get out and go see the Skatch Anderssen Big Band at Brothers Lounge. The music and dancing starts tonight at 7.

Tuesday February 25

Lake Take 1

It’s not every night that you can go see a Trombone-led band perform, but you can do just that tonight at Nighttown on the East Side. Cleveland Native Jiggs Whigham will perform two sets tonight, one as a quartet and another as an octet starting at 7:30. Or head over to the Winchester Music Tavern in Lakewood for their Open Turntable Tuesdays & Open Mic Night. Bring your own vinyl for them to spin from 6-9 and if you are musically inclined, participate in their Open Mic night happening after 9.

Lake Take 2

Make your weekend plans now to catch comic Tracy Morgan over at MGM Northfield. It’s his No Disrespect tour and limited tickets are still available for his Saturday night show that starts at 8. Or if you like Mac n Cheese, you could head to the Cleveland Convention Center Saturday from noon – 3:30 for the annual Mac N Cheese Throwdown. Some of Cleveland’s top restaurants will compete to see who has the best macaroni and cheese dish.

Wednesday February 26

Lake Take 1

Go check out some rarely seen underwater photography tonight at Playhouse Square. National Geographic presents Coral Kingdoms And Empires Of Ice. Photographers David Doubilet and his wife Jennifer Hayes will show and discuss their photos of underwater life from New Guinia to under the ice of Antarctica. It starts at 7:30 tonight inside the Mimi Ohio Theater. Or go cheer on the Cavs as they take on the Philadelphia 76ers. Tipoff is at 7 tonight.

Lake Take 2

Get a little Rock & Roll history tonight over at the Rock Hall as they screen the film Brown Eyed Handsome Man. It’s a collection of vintage performances by the great Chuck Berry and it’s part of the Rock Hall’s Annual Film Series & Black History Month Celebration. It screens tonight at 7. Or grab some laughs over at Hilarities tonight with Comic Jim Tews. He wrote the NY Times bestseller “Felines Of New York”, created a web series about a Sociopathic Weezer Cover Band and he has yet to accept his parent’s divorce. He’ll take the stage tonight at 7.   

Thursday February 27

Lake Take 1

Get out tonight and see comic Adam Carolla. You might remember him from the 90’s show Loveline with Dr. Drew and he’s continued to make a name for himself on the comedy circuit ever since. He’ll do two shows tonight: one at 6 and the other at 8:30 down at Hilarities. Or head down to Playhouse Square to catch Sleuth over at the Hanna Theater. It’s the Ultimate Whodunnit Thriller put on by the Great Lakes Theater and the curtain drops at 7:30 tonight.

Lake Take 2

Get over to House Of Blues tonight to see Gossip Columnist Ross Matthews. He promises to spin “really good celebrity stories” that he only tells at Happy Hour. Find out what that’s all about tonight at 8. Or if you want to get out and see some live Jazz, then head over to Bop Stop and see The Pulse Quartet. Based out of Oberlin, this quartet promises a spontaneous approach to classic and contemporary Jazz. It starts at 7 tonight.

Friday February 28

Lake Take 1

Head over to The Rock Hall tonight for Big Sam’s Funky Nation Concert. Known as The Big Easy’s best kept secret, they play a mix of Funk, Jazz, Hip-Hop and more. It promises to be a “Seismic” live experience and it starts tonight at 8. Or go see comic Chris Distefano. He’s had specials on Comedy Central, Netflix, MTV and hosts a popular podcast called History Hyenas. He takes the stage tonight at 7 and 9:30 with shows tomorrow night as well.

Lake Take 2

If you like Mac n Cheese, head to the Cleveland Convention Center tomorrow from noon – 3:30 for the annual Mac N Cheese Throwdown. Some of Cleveland’s top restaurants will compete to see who has the best macaroni and cheese dish. Or go see Mentalist Brent Webb over at Hilarities. He uses “Heightened Sensory Perception” and can supposedly predict what’s on your mind before YOU do. He’s been all over the place from London to Madrid and he’ll be onstage tonight in Cleveland at 8.

Saturday February 29

Lake Take 1

Head out to Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse tonight and support The Cavs as they take on The Indiana Pacers. Tipoff is at 8. Or head down to the IX Center and check out the Cleveland Auto Show. It’s nearly 1.2 million square feet of all the latest cars and even some that aren’t even on the market yet. It goes from 11 to 10 today and 11 to 8 tomorrow.

Lake Take 2

Catch comic Tracy Morgan over at MGM Northfield tonight. It’s his No Disrespect tour and limited tickets are still available for tonight’s 8 o’clock show. Or you can go down to the Rock Hall for the Tri-C High School Rock Off. It’s the “Final Exam” where winners from previous rounds will compete in the 2020 Annual High School Rock Off Competition from 6-10 tonight.

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