What to do this weekend

Alex Clarke, A&E Editor


Fall Hafleh: 6-10 p.m. at The Spot. Case Western Reserve University’s Middle Eastern Cultural Association’s annual Fall Hafleh. Arabic food (including dinner and desserts!), entertainment and dancing. Entertainment includes DJ Inaya, Bellydancer Ameera and A J Y A L Dabke Group. Tickets are $5 for undergraduate students, and $7 for community members.

World Kindness Day Shabbat: 6-9 p.m. at Cleveland Hillel. At 6 p.m. there will be a short Shabbat service followed by a World Kindness Day activity. Dinner at 7 p.m.

Alpha Phi Omega’s Talent Twist: 7-11 p.m. Compete with others using your chosen talent, or come watch the show! Tickets are $25 to compete as a group of 3 and $3 to spectate (or $5 at the door). Food and Raffle tickets will be available to purchase. All money will go to the Marfan Foundation.

UPBeats: Indie Pop Night. 8-11 p.m. at The Jolly Scholar. The Opener: Surf Deer and the

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Dinofest: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. 3rd annual Dinofest celebration. Visiting paleontologists convene in Cleveland to share dinosaur news and insights with the public. Talk with real-life dinosaur hunters, see fossils that aren’t usually on display and take part in special activities throughout the day.

SPARC [conference]: 11a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Tinkham Veale University Center. The SPARC [conference] is much like a TED conference. There will be speakers from all different fields and walks of life presenting on a wide variety of topics. This year’s topic is: Shaping the [conversation]. This event is free to all and lunch will be provided. There are also raffle prizes and extra credit for undergrads. See the Facebook page for the speaker lineup.

CWRU v. CMU: 2-6 p.m. at DiSanto Field. No. 21 ranked undefeated CWRU football team vs. Carnegie Mellon in their final game. BlueCWRU will be handing out free tshirts at this event.

Michael Symon’s Blue Block Party: 5-7 p.m. at The I-X Center. The third annual Michael Symon’s Block Party celebrates Cleveland’s rich culinary cuisine and our hand-crafted specialty beer and wine.Tickets Price: $30 + General Admission Ticket

Mental Health Talent Show: 7-11 p.m. at TVUC. NAMI’s 2nd Annual Talent Show, with food, self-care raffle prizes and performances put on by university students. Tickets are $5 on Tapingo/at tabling during the week before in TVUC or $7 at the door. Proceeds will help fund NAMI’s efforts to bring speakers to campus as well as University Counseling Services.

The Cuisine Expo: 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at The Spot. Come join CWRU’s African Student Association for authentic African cuisine, entertainment from several dance groups and DJ Tatru! Free with CWRU ID, $3 for non-CWRU Affiliates.

Arts After Dark: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Harkness Chapel. Groups or soloists can sign up to perform and everyone, performers and audience, gets free Chipotle. Admission is free.


PRISM Fest: 4:30-7 p.m. at Cedar Lee Theatre. PRISM Fest is a new film festival created by PogieJoe Productions to show off short film work by international moviemakers who present the many sides of the human spirit. The event will culminate with the premiere of Joe Kowalski’s brand new drama, PRISM.  The event is pay-what-you-want, with some of the proceeds going to the charity Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.