Come Back Tomorrow Night & Try it Again!
This talk looks at the phenomenon of cover songs in the early rock and roll era. Through cover songs, musicians exchanged ideas across boundaries of genre, race, geography, gender, era, and style. Rock musicians repurposed, mimicked, borrowed, rewrote, and rejected others’ work via the cover song. Present-day ideas of musical “ownership” rely on artistic originality, but this talk instead considers the collaborative musical world from which rock and roll emerged. The lecture will be given by Nora Morrison.
Location: Clark 206, 11130 Bellflower Rd.
Time: 4 to 6 p.m.
International Dinner/ Taste of Peru
Now in its 40th year, the Annual International Dinner has grown to include approximately 120 volunteers who serve food and provide performances representative of their home countries for about 350 guests. Entertainment and dancing will take place after the dinner until midnight. The annual Taste of Peru charity gala and silent auction will feature Peruvian cuisine, Peruvian dancing with lessons, and Latin music. Both of these international events are sure to be tasty.
Location: Thwing Center and 9600 Carnegie Ave., respectively
Time: 5 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Price: $10 & $20 for students with ID
Burning River Roller Girls
Come to the second home game of the season for the Cleveland Steamers vs. Rolling Pin-ups, and Hard Knockers vs. The Hell Bombers. These ladies like to play rough. If you have never been to a roller derby before, you are in for a treat straight from the Rustbelt.
Location: Wolstein Center, 2000 Prospect Ave.
Time: 6 p.m.
Price: $4 – $13 per adult
Poetry in the Museum
After being rescheduled from its original fall date, the event has changed its lineup a little. Normally held in the Botanical Gardens, the “Poetry In” series moves to the art museum where students will read prize-winning ekphrastic poems (poetry about a work of art or artist). The event is presented by the Baker Nord Center.
Location: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd.
Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Cleveland Restaurant Week #2
Cleveland Independents has added another CLE Restaurant Week for your enjoyment. Cleveland Restaurant Week will feature a three-course, prix fixe dinner special to each restaurant. For some restaurants this is simply a steal, as meals usually cost considerably more. The meals start on Monday and continue throughout the week. Check clevelandrestaurantweek.com for more information.
Location: Cleveland Independent Restaurants
Time: Lunch & Dinner (varies by location).
The Art of Playing: As You Like It
Tom Bishop presents an entertaining lecture on the identification of drama as play in the thinking and practice of late medieval and early modern theatre, looking in particular at some theatrical games that affect the shape and subject matter of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” In Shakespeare’s day, performances were called “plays,” theaters were “playhouses,” and actors were “players.” Get in the mood for some fun for this event.
Location: Guilford Parlor
Time: 4 to 5 p.m.
Climate Catastrophes in the Solar System?!
What happened to the lost oceans of Venus and Mars? David Grinspoon will discuss how studying the evolution of other planets contributes to understanding and predicting climate change on Earth. He’ll lead guests on a journey through the solar system – and deep time – discovering runaway greenhouses, snowball planets, and the long-term fate of Earth.
Location: Wolstein Building Auditorium, 2103 Cornell Rd.
Time: 7 to 8 p.m.