What to do this weekend

Matt Hooke, A&E Editor

Friday, Dec. 7

Design Spotlight

Where: Sears think[box]

When: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

See the hard work of your fellow students on display at this free event hosted by the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Institute of Art chapter of Design for America. Students will be displaying their personal projects, from start-ups, nonprofits and projects done with other campus organizations. The event will include free food from Barrio, drinks and a guest speaker.

Winter JamGrass 2018

Where: The Winchester Music Tavern

When: 6 p.m.- 1 a.m.

Experience all the diversity bluegrass has to offer at this concert. Four bands, from the Grateful Dead influenced The Dirty Grass Players, to the reggae inspired Ind’grass, will perform while artist Jess Hamilton paints along to the music. Tickets cost $10 for presale and $12 at the door. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Saturday, Dec. 8

Coventry Village Holiday Festival

Where:  Coventry Village

When: 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.

Coventry Village is one of the most eclectic neighborhoods in Cleveland. Experience everything the area has to offer at this celebration of the holiday season. If you want to go on an ugly sweater bar crawl or just play with kittens from the Cleveland Animal Protective League this event has you covered.

WJCU’s 10th Annual Cleveland Metal Holiday Show at Beachland
Where: The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern

When: 4 p.m.- 11:59 p.m.

Twelve bands will perform on two different stages at this annual event at the historic Beachland Ballroom. The free concert, sponsored by John Carroll University radio station WJCU-FM, features head-banging for a good cause. The venue will be accepting non-perishable food items and cash donations to benefit the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Friends of the Cleveland Kennel and the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Room

Where: Cedar Lee Theatre

When: 10 p.m. – 12 a.m.

See “The Room,” a film widely regarded as one of the greatest bad movies of all time, on the big screen at this event. The film, written by, directed by and starring Tommy Wiseau, was the foundation for the Academy Award-nominated “The Disaster Artist,” starring James Franco. “The Room” depicts a love triangle featuring Wiseau as Johnny a wealthy man who discovers his fiancee Lisa is cheating on him. This central plot is quickly obscured by countless sub-plots, strange lines and nonsensical scenes that make “The Room” a viewing experience like no other.

Doc Opera

Where: John Hay High School

When: 7 – 10 p.m.

The CWRU School of Medicine and Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine join forces in this annual variety show. The graduate student-run show costs $15 for students and $20 for general admission if purchased in advance on the medical school’s website. Tickets cost $17 for students and $25 for general admission if purchased at the door. All proceeds benefit the Circle Health Services and CWRU’s Student Run Health Clinic.