What to do this Weekend

Friday, Nov. 16

What:  Happy Dog Closing Concerts

Where: Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern

When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Celebrate the last night of Happy Dog at the historic Euclid Tavern with two concerts that represent the diversity of programming at this University Circle institution. First see three rock bands—Ceiling Fan, Sweepy Heads and ITEM—for free. Follow it up with Headspace—featuring Freakuency B2B Jayme O’Brien, Stout XTC B2B Agent Smith and Aaron Martin B2B John Rookwood—a fun techno and house music night of dancing for people age 18 and older that costs $5.  

What: Fundraiser for Nikki
Where: The Side Quest

When: 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Cleveland lost Nikki Delamonte, one of its most well-liked and respected arts and cultural journalists, last week to an act of gun violence. The memory of Delamonte, a culture reporter for Cleveland.com and former contributor to Cleveland Scene, will be honored on this night with an open mic for anyone with memories of her. All funds from the event will be given directly Delamonte’s mother and partner.

What: Mx. CWRU

Where Tinkham Veale University Center

When: 7 to 9 p.m.

Sigma Psi’s annual mock beauty pageant and talent show is open to all genders. There will be a raffle with prizes, including a Nintendo Switch. Tickets cost $5 in advance, $7 at the door and $4 for groups of eight or more. All proceeds go to the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center.

What: The Drowsy Chaperone

Where: Eldred Theater

When Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

Check out the final weekend of the Case Western Reserve University Department of Theater’s performance of “The Drowsy Chaperone.” “The Drowsy Chaperone” is a musical comedy about a middle-aged theater fan trying to escape “the blues” through his favorite guilty pleasure. Tickets cost $5 for students, $7 for faculty and staff and $10 for general admission.  

Saturday, Nov. 17

What: The Romantic Road, a Musical Journey

Where: Harkness Chapel

When: 4 to 6 p.m.

This concert explores the music of the Romantic Era, the period in Western music from 1820 to 1920. The night will feature works by Franz Schubert, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and more. This event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, Nov. 18

What: Child’s Play: Early Works by Mozart, Arriaga, and others

Where: Harkness Chapel

When 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

This concert features two great child composers side by side: the famous Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the relatively unknown Juan Crisostomo Arriaga, a talented composer from Basque Country who composed an opera, a symphony and other works before dying at the age of 19. This free concert will focus on Arriaga and Mozart’s quartets along with works by other young composers.