Not Quite St. Patty’s Day Party
The Jolly Scholar will be serving up kegs and eggs this morning in celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day. They have prepared for the holiday, which falls during spring break this year, by brewing green beer early and stocking up on enough corned beef to feed a campus. Irish-themed drink specials are on tap all day featuring favorites like Guinness, Jameson, and car bombs.
Location: The Jolly Scholar, Thwing Center
Time: Kegs & eggs 8 to 11 a.m. and drink specials till 2 a.m. next day
Price: FREE to smell
Polar Bear Plunge
If you’ve ever had the urge to jump into the freezing waters of Lake Erie in the winter, now is your chance, and the good news is it benefits a good cause (making you seem just a little less crazy). The event will raise awareness and money for Parkinson’s, Juvenile Diabetes’s Research Foundation, and Team FOX. For your donation you’ll also receive an event sweatshirt and food and drink specials.
Location: Edgewater Park, 8701 Lake Shore Blvd.
Time: 12 p.m.
Afternoon at The Cinematheque
The Cleveland premiere of “Margaret” takes place Saturday night, but catch the film after the crowds have died down Sunday afternoon. Starring Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, and Mark Ruffalo, directed by Kenneth Lonergan, and filmed in 2007, the film follows a 17-year-old NYC student who is convinced that she was partly responsible for a bus accident that killed a woman.
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Blvd.
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Price: $5 for students with ID
Science Café Cleveland
The weekly series about all things nerdy will host a panel discussing the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster which resulted from a tsunami produced by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake off the shores of Japan. The talk is being held a day after the event’s one-year anniversary. Experts on the panel will discuss the concerns and effects of the exposure and treatment of radiation.
Location: Market Garden Brewery, 1947 W.25th St.
Time: Drinks at 6:30 p.m. with discussion at 7 p.m.
Mythic Creatures! Dragons, Unicorns, & Mermaids
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History gets creative this month with the premiere of a new exhibition focusing on what seems like fantasy. However, these animals that people believed in for centuries may have their roots in ancient fossils. This exhibit is for the kid in everyone.
Location: Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Price: FREE with student ID
Hope for the City & Free Lunch
The Lenten Leadership series sponsors a unique opportunity to engage directly with some of the leading figures in northeast Ohio over lunch. This week will feature Eileen Sheil, executive director of corporate communications for the Cleveland Clinic. This year’s speakers focus on wellness, health, and the community. Free lunch will be provided, so leave your brown bag at home.
Location: Old Stone Church, 91 Public Square
Time: 12 p.m.
Cleveland Play House is presenting a new Tony-award winning production, “Red,” inspired by the life and work of color field painter, Mark Rothko. Inspired by the production, this local art gallery will be hosting a round table discussion of spontaneity, personal process, inspiration, and the abstract expressionist style. The panel will be comprised of innovative Cleveland artists and experts, including two of CWRU’s own professors.
Location: Tregoning & Co., 1300 W. 78th St., #3
Time: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Price: FREE with RSVP
Cellar Door Records B-day Party
Justin Markert, founder of Cellar Door Records, is celebrating his birthday – and what better way to do it than by inviting all of Cleveland for a truly special birthday concert? The Modern Electric, Humble Home, and Tom Evanchuck and The Old Money are all on the bill. Everyone who attends will receive the third Cellar Door Records compilation CD free.
Location: Garage Bar, 1859 W.25th St.
Time: 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.
144th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The parade is a tried-and-true Cleveland tradition! It kicks off at E. 18th and Superior Ave., travels southwest on Superior Ave. to East Roadway, then heads northwest on East Roadway for one block before turning northeast on Rockwell Ave. and coming to an end at the intersection of Rockwell Ave. and East 6th St. Last year’s parade featured over 10,000 participants.
Location: Downtown Cleveland
Time: 1 to 4 p.m.
80’s Beachland Brunch
DJ Melanie Saves and DJ MuGG H00ks, the owners of record store Music Saves, will be spinning tunes at an all-’80s brunch. Only 45s will be spun for the duration of the brunch. Bring your favorite 45s from the 1980s, but make sure they are clean! Coupons for 10 percent off your purchase at Music Saves, as well as a chance to win “Put the Needle on the Record” by local author Matthew Chojnacki, will be available.
Location: The Beachland Ballroom, 15711 Waterloo Rd.
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Price: FREE to attend, reservations strongly recommended for a table
Kobalt Open Mic Night
Each Monday this Cedar-Lee area bar hosts an open mic opportunity for aspiring singers, songwriters, and musicians. Play a round of pool, grab a drink, and sit back to hear some tunes from local up-and-comers. No genre is prohibited, so if you’re looking to show off your talent, get there early to sign up.
Location: 2261 Lee Rd.
Time: 10 p.m.
The Classical Revolution
Every third Tuesday, The Happy Dog hosts live classical music for your listening pleasure. Cleveland Institute of Music’s brass quartet has graced the stage in the past with a revolving set of classical characters and sounds. Each week is a brand new experience, but seating fills up quickly so get there early.
Location: The Happy Dog, 5801 Detroit Ave.
Time: 8 p.m.
Abe Frajndlich Visits Campus
One of the most legendary portrait photographers of the 20th and 21st centuries will be giving an artist’s lecture on the CWRU campus, sponsored by the Art History Club. Frajndlich has made a name for himself photographing some of the most prolific artists and writers of his time including Cindy Sherman, Yoko Ono, Andy Warhol, and countless others. Come see his work and experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet a man who has met so many people through his lens.
Location: DeGrace Hall 312, off Adelbert Rd.
Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
With a recent grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, this year’s Film Festival promises to be unforgettable for film buffs visiting the Cleveland area from March 22 to April 1. With over 100 films from around the world, the opening gala kicks off with a showing of “Nesting,” directed by Cleveland native John Chuldenko. Even though most movies will only be $10 each, opening night is for true cinema die-hards looking to party.
Location: Tower City Cinemas, Tower City
Time: 7 p.m. showing, 9 p.m. gala.
Price: $120 for members, $125 for non-members