Friday, February 13, 2009

A Few Not-To-Be-Missed Events

I hope readers from outside Northeast Ohio will indulge me today, and forgive this listing of events in the region that we want to highlight for our neighbors closer at hand. These WWW-endorsed events begin with a 7:00 p.m. appearance tonight at Joseph Beth Bookstore at Legacy Village by former Washington Post editor Len Downie, who's recently signed on as a journalism professor at Arizona State. The Lakewood native is hawking his new novel, The Rules of the Game. A couple years ago, he was good enough to spice up this media column about the erstwhile Cleveland Press, with his personal recollection of the paper. Next week, his colleague, the WaPo columnist E.J. Dionne, one of our favorite voices of political reason, comes to Akron to headline the Akron Roundtable, the town's version of Cleveland's City Club. Next weekend you might consider snowshoeing through the lovely Penitentiary Glen in the Cleveland Metroparks, at least if there's any snow by then. If not, keep it in mind for when there is some white stuff. The following weekend, Saturday February 28th, John Ewing is bringing a legendary silent film, Napoleon, to the Cleveland Insitute of Art's Cinematheque theatre. I've been waiting years to see this reputed masterpiece on the big screen. Heck, we think the back story of the film is more interesting than most entire movies. Next month, on March 19th, political activist and author Naomi Klein, whom we mentioned recently, will be speaking at Cleveland State. Finally, we hope you'll reserve the date of April 23rd, when the Cleveland Foodbank will have an evening fundraiser at the Galleria downtown. We plan on supporting that one. So now we put the question to you: what can't-miss events should we have added?


At 12:47 PM, Anonymous Mike Q said...

I don't know when they're next gig is, but anytime you see an upcoming performance of the Cleveland School of the Arts' Nathaniel Dett choir, don't miss it. I saw them Sunday at CIM and they're world class.

At 8:58 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

How ironic you should mention them, Mike. I happened to see them in action only a couple weeks ago, when they performed at the festivities surrounding the Cleveland state of the schools speech at East High. They were indeed marvelous. But then, I'm a sucker for choirs.


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