Friday, September 18
If you’re sick of Frozen but your kids are not, a punk-rock version of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen at Near West Theatre ( might make everyone happy. Put on by 32 children and teens, and with a breathtaking set, NWT says it’s the biggest, most complex children’s production they’ve done.

Saturday, September 19
You might have read up on Patrick Wensink reads from his new novel FAKE FRUIT FACTORY in Belt this week ( Head over to Guide to Kulchur for part of the author’s Midwest tour, “Faking My Way Across the USA!” Pat will be joined by Leah Stern from GTK Press. (

Sunday, September 20
The finals of the three-day “Buddy Langdon Classic” ( is a testament to a man who made softball a big deal in Cleveland. He even founded (and ran) the Greater Cleveland Slo Pitch Hall of Fame in Euclid, to which proceeds of the weekend will go. Softballers of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to attend.

Monday, September 21
The Faculty Exhibition at the Cleveland Institute of Art has been going on for 80+ years? Make the trip, even if just to check out the school’s fascinating new building. The 2015 Faculty Exhibition will be the first exhibition in Reinberger Gallery’s new space located on the main floor of the New George Gund Building. The exhibition runs through October 17.

Tuesday, September 22
Just go so you can say you learned something from the son of Frank Zappa. Dweezil Zappa teaches his “Learn And Destroy” philosophy and techniques in a 4-day immersive camp. He’ll also be performing this week. And Kent’s not that far away. (

Wednesday, September 23
Catch The Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival (GCUFF) in its last days. Film screenings, panel discussions and workshops focused on urban life feature local screenwriters and actors as well as regional and national talent. (

Thursday, September 24
Kilbride agrees to join her friend and partner Delacourt to sell his magic elixir to the masses. When Dryeth approaches them and convinces Delacourt to sell their story to the public for more money and fame, the decision to agree to the arrangement takes a devastating turn. Snake Oil is a fast-paced, vaudevillian-style, snake oil-sellin’, melodramatic night of entertainment and dancing.

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