What to do this Weekend

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

Friday, Nov. 30

What: 25th Annual Holiday CircleFest

When: Friday 5 – 9 p.m. Saturday/Sunday 1 – 7 p.m.

Where: Wade Oval

Grab your skates and get ready to listen to some music at this weekend’s celebration of the holiday season in Wade Oval. The free festival features performances by the Chardon Polka Band, songwriter Chris Allen, steel drum players from Oberlin College and more. On Sunday from 1  – 5:30 p.m., more than a dozen of University Circle’s cultural institutions will be open free of charge.

What: Little Italy Holiday Art Walk

When: Friday 5 – 9 p.m., Saturday Noon – 9 p.m., Sunday Noon – 5 p.m.

Where: Little Italy

Explore the restaurants and art galleries of Little Italy this weekend at this free event. Several galleries will be hosting live music along with their new pieces of fine art. If art and music does not interest you, Little Italy Wines will be hosting a $10 wine tasting.

What: One-Act Festival

When: Friday/Saturday 7 – 9 p.m.

Where: Black Box at Eldred Theater

This free festival by the Players’ Theatre Group features five different plays, including the Monica Hammil adaption of the classic Edgar Allen short story “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Every play is directed by Case Western Reserve University students. There is a suggested donation of $5.

Saturday, Dec. 1

What: Understanding, Appreciating, Collecting Inuit Art of Canada
When: 1 – 3 p.m.

Where: Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

The Inuit have created art from their home above the Arctic Circle in Canada for thousands of years. This presentation by John Kunikis, the former owner of Native Spirit and First People’s galleries, will examine the fine art of the Inuit and address the misconceptions that often dominate people’s perception of it. Register for the free talk through the event’s Facebook page, Eventbrite or by calling the archive. A question and answer period will follow the event.

What: CWRU Saxophone Chamber Music and Holiday Music at Glow

When: 2 – 4 p.m.

Where: Cleveland Botanical Gardens

Walk through the beautiful Cleveland Botanical Gardens while listening to jazz at this free event. The CWRU saxophone ensembles will bring jazz and classical music to the 88-year-old institution.  After the saxophone chamber ensemble and quartet perform, CWRU-based jazz combo Quintessence will perform a mix of standards and original pieces.