What to do this Weekend Mar 3 – Mar 5

Alex Clarke, Arts and Entertainment Editor

Friday Mar. 3

Short. Sweet. Film Fest: Mar. 3-5 at The Alex Theater at the 9. Friday, Mar. 3 is Local Filmmakers’ Night. The doors open at 6 p.m. and films will run from 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m., followed by live music and a local filmmaker social event. Saturday, Mar. 4, the doors open at 11 a.m. and films will run from noon-9:30 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony, live music and another filmmaker social event. Sunday, Mar. 5, the doors open at 11 a.m. and films will run from noon-8 p.m. There will be a short intermission at 4 p.m. which includes live music. The festival will feature several international films on Sunday and the evening will conclude with showings of the 2017 Short. Sweet. Film Fest award winners. All patrons can come and go throughout the festival as long as they keep their wristband on. Food and drinks will be available to purchase at the bar right outside the entrance to the Alex Theater.


MIX at CMA: Vino: 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The event will feature tastings in the atrium, wine-themed tours of the collection and a live performance by Hot Djang! featuring gypsy jazz. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. CMA members are free. MIX is an 18 and over event.


Carnival with Paulo Costa Trio: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern. Tickets are $15 at the door but only $10 if you click “going” on their Facebook event. Happy Dog’s first Carnival Party in Cleveland will be serving caipirinhas: the world-famous traditional Brazilian cocktail with sugarcane liquor and lime. Carnival will also have three guest musicians: samba percussion specialist Dylan Moffitt, Brazilian pianist and Cincinnati native Thiago Camargo and Cleveland’s favorite trumpet player, Jacob Wynne. Although wearing a costume is not required for the party, there will be a costume contest, with a secret prize!


Bumpin’ at The Happy Dog: 9 p.m.-12 a.m. at Happy Dog (5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland) All vinyl, all free. Bumpin’ will feature artists DJ Lawrence Daniel Caswell of Dropper of Science, DJ Darrick Grant of WCSB 89.3fm’s “Eclectic Soul”, DJ Charles McGaw a former member of WRUW-FM 91.1 Cleveland’s “On the One!” and DJ Chris Kulcsar.


Saturday Mar. 4

Simply His Servants Presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show:  11:30 p.m.-2 a.m. at the Cedar Lee Theater. Admission is $9.75, or $8.75 if you come in costume.


Drunk Spelling Bee: National Grammar Day: 7 p.m.-11 p.m. at The Side Quest (17900 Detroit Ave, Lakewood). Watch drunk smarty pants try to spell words that you won’t hear at your typical elementary school spelling bee as Cleveland native Sam hosts this event with two “expert” judges. Spectators are encouraged to also donate to the local Public Broadcasting Station and there will be a raffle basket.


The Masquerade: 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at the House of Blues Cleveland. Ages 21-29, and cocktail attire only. With the purchase of a ticket, you receive two drinks, appetizers, dancing, a photo booth and fun masks. Tickets are $25 for pre-register and $35 at the door. Register at: http://jclemasquerade2017.eventbrite.com/


Sunday Mar. 5

The Ice Cream Prediction Run: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream’s West Side location (1867 W 25th St, Cleveland). The Run starts at 11 a.m. Leave your phone, watch, sundial or anything else that tells time at the start line. Course distances will be around three to six miles. Guess your time (fast, slow, walking pace, skipping pace, whatever you are comfortable with) and when you finish the run, see who was closest to their guess. That person is walking away a winner with $25 of Mitchell’s Ice Cream.