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Catch art, music this weekend

What to do this Weekend

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

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Friday, Nov. 1

If/Then

Where: Carlton Commons

When: Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Saturday 11:59 p.m.

The CWRU Footlighters present their performance of “If/Then,” a musical by Brian Yorkey, Tom Kitt and Michael Grief. The show follows Elizabeth, who must choose between going to a protest with her old friend Lucas or going to a concert with her new friend Kate, and demonstrates how the small decisions we make impact our lives. Tickets are available online on CampusGroups and Tapingo and at the door. Tickets cost $5 for students and $10 for the general public.

University Chorale and Case Men’s Glee Club

When: 8 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Church of the Covenant

This concert features University Chorale, a treble voice chorale ensemble, and Case Men’s Glee Club, a lower voice chorale ensemble. The show is part of Case Western Reserve University’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the joint music program with the Cleveland Institute of Music. The event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, Nov. 2

MOCA Free First Saturday

When: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

MOCA’s monthly Free First Saturday event allows visitors to experience the museum, including tours and workshops, for free. At 11:30 a.m. there is an in-depth hour-long discussion about a single artwork. At noon, showcase your creative side at the Open Art Studio with a guided art class.

Dia de los Muertos 2018 Celebration
When: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Cleveland Public Theatre

Dia de los Muertos is an important Mexican holiday that serves as a time to remember and honor deceased family and friends. This free all-ages event features face painting, arts and crafts workshops, Latin food and live music. The Procession of Skeletons & Skulls parade begins at 3:30 p.m.

Phi Delta Epsilon’s Anatomy Fashion Show
When: 7 to 10 p.m.

Where: Tinkham Veale University Center

Join Phi Delta Epsilon as they raise money for Rainbow Babies, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Performances by Kismat, Case in Point and CobRaas will accompany the fashion show. The event features CWRU students walking down the runway while painted as different anatomical systems. Tickets are $10 for students and $20 for the general public.

Sunday, Nov. 3

Tactile Carnival
When: 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA)
Enjoy art in an entirely new way at CMA’s Tactile Carnival, an event designed for people with hearing and/or vision loss that focuses on the sense of touch. Sighted and hearing people will have the opportunity to experience the world of deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, blind and low-vision communities. Enjoy carnival games, art activities, gallery tours and more for free.  

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Catch art, music this weekend