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Looking to warm up with a little culture to battle that winter cold? Cleveland’s got artistic escapades in spades, with super cool exhibitions and chill performances for any taste. Here are just a few of the many ways you can get your fix.
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A mystery writer fascinated by games engages in a series of events with a fellow game enthusiast – who also happens to be his wife’s lover – that starts to blur the lines between imagination and reality. A Tony Award-winner for Best Play, this country-house thriller will both keep you in suspense and keep you guessing.
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Surface Tension examines our relationship with technology through the marks we leave on glass screens. From cultural reflections to a visual representation of our fleeting attention, the exhibit is a way to see the often-ignored aspects of human-tech interaction. Visitors can also check out Undercurrents: A Photobook Exhibition, running concurrently at Transformer Station.
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A fan favorite, “Jersey Boys” puts the spotlight on Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons’ story of finding their harmony off stage even as they grew to become musical sensations. The Grammy- and Tony Award-winning jukebox musical is full of hits like “Walk Like A Man,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Sherry.”
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One concert. Two masters. The world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra performs works from two of the biggest superstars in composition, Beethoven and Mozart, at Severance Hall. Classical music lovers may know that the similarities in style between the two come from an overlap in their life experience.
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Sassy Mamas is a fun, sizzling rom-com with a strong undercurrent of empowering women. Three ladies in Q3 of their lives find themselves sassy, single and ready to mingle—with some younger men. Refusing to give up on love, they’re living their best lives.
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Immerse yourself in this powerful recounting of Leonard Bernstein’s life, Jewish identity and social activism. Well before writing “West Side Story” and long after its success, Bernstein was breaking barriers and expressing fear, hope, anxiety and restlessness in a turbulent time.
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A collaboration between WONGFACE and Purple Films, the animated illustrations projected onto the front window of SPACES in Hingetown are inspired by Chinese culture and Jordan Wong’s experience as an Asian American, sprinkled with humor. It joins three other exhibitions at SPACES this winter.
A powerful nod to Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Dionne Brand’s 2018 article of the same name, the exhibition spotlights works that celebrate Indigenous and Black life in the face of depravity through performance, video, photography and sculpture.
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Experience the vivid color and intricate design of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany in this exhibition, where an unprecedented 20 illuminated, stained glass table and floor lamps are on display. Explore Tiffany’s methods and collaborations through imagery and firsthand accounts.
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It ain’t rock without instruments capable of making a whole lot of noise. Co-organized with The Met, the exhibit showcases instruments from 1939 to today, many of which haven’t been seen anywhere before except on stage. Oh, and it’s the largest single exhibit ever at the Rock Hall.
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SPACES is a presenting contemporary art venue dedicated to artists who explore and experiment. Located on the west side of downtown Cleveland, SPACES...
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