Friday, November 28, 2008

Golden Bobble (12/03)

Wednesday December 3rd, 2008.

Do you have the Golden Touch? Get to the Cavs Game and find out. All fans will receive a LeBron James Hardwood Classics Bobblehead. Plus, twenty-three lucky fans also get a Limited-Edition "Golden" Bobble. test you luck and grab a seat to cheer on your Cleveland CAV-A-LIERS!

For official promotion details and tickets visit

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Le Plasir (11/29-30)

Saturday, November 29, at 5:30 pm & Sunday, November 30, at 4:15 pm

LE PLAISIR (aka “House of Pleasure”)

Max Ophuls’ 1955 color and ‘scope spectacle Lola Montès may be the revival of the year, but until that film gets to Cleveland, feast your eyes on this Ophuls wonder made three years earlier. It’s one of three masterpieces that ended the director’s extraordinary career (the third, The Earrings of Madame de…, shows at the Cleveland Museum of Art on Dec. 30.), and the only one of the three not distributed theatrically in the U.S. (We’re showing a rare 35mm print from France.) Le Plaisir tells, with peerless lyricism and intoxicating camera movements, three de Maupassant stories of fleeting happiness: an old man wears a mask to perpetuate his youth; urban prostitutes spend a day in the country; an artist marries his mistress/model. Subtitles. 35mm. 95 min.

Show Times : Nov 29 (Sat) - 5:30PM : Nov 30 (Sun) - 4:15PM For additional information visit

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

MORE Holiday fun

Let the cheer continue! Another week and another slew of holiday dinners, specials, events and happenings upon us. Hope you are able to take advantage of some holiday fun & cheer!

Last Chance to Ditch the Relatives Night! (11/29) Enough is Enough! No More Turkey leftovers! Visit the Garage Bar for an evening of fun...they WON’T be serving Turkey ANYTHING! :) Music by DJ Blackbird.

Home Alone (12/06) directed by Chris Columbus will be showing at the Lakewood Library, 3pm. Free as part of the holiday festivities...Light Up Lakewood! Main Library Auditorium. Rated PG.

Sugarcoat tunes. (12/07) Spend an afternoon with Jazz vocalist Kelly Wright and keyboardist Chris Hanna as they present an hour of Jazz standards. Lakewood Main Library Auditorium. 2pm

North Coast Greyhound Connection (12/20) Stop into Smith & Hawken at Crocker Park this afternoon to meet some retired racing greyhounds looking for their new forever homes. Volunteers will be on hand to give you all the information on owning and caring for the sweet-natured dogs. 12-4pm.

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Thanksgiving fun!

Not cooking? Need something to do while you wait for the bird to cook? Better than talking to your in-laws! How about something to keep you busy during the commercials while watching the parade? Well, grab your big box of Crayolas and let the fun begin!

Enjoy a little color by numbers, Turkey style!

light gray = 1, dark gray = 2, black = 3, light brown = 4, dark brown = 5, blue-gray = 6, red = 7, green = 8, black and gray = 9, light blue = 10, pink = 11, yellow = 12

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

a Table Feast! (11/27)

Thursday, November 26th, 2008

Not going home for the holiday? Not feeling like plowing through the grocery store and cooking for hours on end? head over to the Intercontinentals best kept restaurant secret, Table 45. The restaurant will offer their regular menu from 11am-11pm but more importantly they will be hosting Thanksgiving for only $26! Check out the tasty menu below.

1st Course
Mixed Green Salad with Poached Pears, Candied Walnuts, Dried Sour Cherries and Cranberry Vinaigrette Or Butternut Squash Soup with Toasted Hazelnuts

2nd Course
6oz of Roasted Turkey Served with Sage and Roasted Chestnut Stuffing, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Buttered Brussels Sprouts, Cranberry Sauce and Turkey Gravy

3rd Course
Traditional Apple Pie with Tahitian Vanilla Ice Cream Or Pumpkin Pie

sounds great...leave the cooking (and the dishes) to them! For reservations and directions visit

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Movie Journey

Mysteries of the Great Lakes

Ever wanted to explore the ecology of our inland seas, its threatened species and conservation efforts? Looking for something to do, other than shopping, this weekend? Than why not take a holiday break or a long lunch and go experience the “Mysteries of the Great Lakes” playing at the Great Lakes Science Center.

It takes a drop of water nearly 400 years to travel from the headwaters of Lake Superior to the edge of Lake Ontario. Along the way, the water passes by towering cliffs dotted with early Native American pictographs, caribou and moose grazing on the shores, over giant prehistoric sturgeon lurking among thousands of shipwrecks and past nearly 40 million people who live along the more than 10,000 miles of coastline. It is a dramatic journey through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. It’s a MUST SEE!

November 28-30, 12 & 3 pm and December 1-24, 12pm. For directions, fees, etc. visit

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Let the cheer begin!

So I don’t know about everyone else...but it’s this time of year where my mailbox fills up with catalogs and invites to holiday party’s and most houses. This year I decided try to do a post once a week that lists all of the holiday open houses and sales at local businesses around town. Check out what was in my inbox this week!

Join duoHOME TONIGHT (11/20) at LUXE for their "1 Sies Wine Event." It will be a VERY fun evening, a chance to enjoy the deliciousness (is that a word?) of LUXE and peruse some fun holiday merchandise from duoHOME. Bottle openers, wine bags, bottle jewelry and champagne buckets are just a few of the items duoHOME will be offering in the chic and comfortable setting of LUXE for this special event. Stock Up For Thanksgiving Or Gifts For The Holidays! 4- 8pm $8pp (a steal of a deal!) Thanksgiving Inspired Small Bites. rsvp today for tonight by calling 216.920.0600!

The Spa at Yellow Creek, in Bath OH, invites you to their “HIP Holiday Event,” Thursday December 11th, 6:30pm. Complimentary mini spa treatments, cocktails & hors D’oeuvres. 15% off all products, gifts and services booked. To rsvp email

Steve Barry Buick in Lakewood. Visit this local dealership for their 6th annual customer appreciation party. Bring a non-perishable food item as a donation to the Lakewood Food bank. Thursday, December 11th, 2-8p,. While you’re there check out the new Enclave..maybe if you’ve been REALLY good this year santa will bring you one? No rsvp necessary.

Girl Next Door in Rocky River OH, Holiday Happy Hour Shopping Spree, Thursday December 20th, 5-8pm. Join the sisters of style as they bring to you the latest trends in jewelry (one of my favorite local places for a unique piece) and fashion imported from the West Coast. The store is both charming and glamorous, the perfect place to find your holiday party dress. Don’t miss out!

Eclectic Home in Lakewood (next to Borderline Café) invites you to their 2008 Holiday Celebration, Friday the 21st and Saturday the 22nd. While you shop enjoy Mimosa & muffins (8-noon), Punch & cookies (noon-4) and Wine & Cheese (4-9). Purchase $50 or more and recive a 25% off discount coupon to apply to your entire purchase during the week of 12/16-21!

Aveda Crocker Park, Westlake, OH December 1st, 2006, 6-9pm Enjoy sips and snacks while experiencing complimentary exclusive Aveda signature treatments for hair, skin & nails. I hear this is a fun gathering and is one NOT to miss! Thanks for the heads up Karen! :)

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Where the "Wild Things" read (11/21)

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Meet the "Wild Things" at Barnes & Noble in Crocker Park, Westlake. Stay for the entire story hour, or just swing by for the first gingerbread latte of the holiday season and story time with Max.

Discover if Max has fun with the "Wild Things" before he drifts off to sleep. Don't be scared to come to story time in the children's department upstairs. 10:30-11:30am

For directions and additional information visit

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Launch shopping party (11/20)

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Join the girls for the for their big launch party! is a new online boutique that serves the everyday girl. Clothing, Handbags and Accessories (in all price ranges) will be on hand for holiday shopping. Join the gang for the shopping spree plus wine, snacks and style!

To rsvp drop a note to 7 -9pm At Wooltex Gallery, Tower Press, 1900 Superior Ave Cleveland, OH 44144

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Rachel Sings (11/22)

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

I know I have mentioned her before...but singer-songwriter Rachel Roberts will be performing this Saturday night at Prosperity Social Club in Tremont. Her tunes are mellow, musky and passionate. Her stage presence engaging. Just add perogies from the kitchen and I can't imagine a better evening!

9:00pm, Prosperity Social Club. For more information about Rachel visit

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Tremont faves (11/14)

Friday, November 14th 2008

Don't miss the monthly Tremont Art Walk this evening. Visit Asterisk Gallery for the latest and greatest show-All Things Cleveland. The exhibition will be a nostalgic trip down Cleveland memory lane. Swing by the new cupcake boutique; A Cookie & A Cupcake and don't miss the sweet treats and new exhibit (works by Sarah Doughtery) at Lilly's Chocolates of Tremont.

For additional information on these local finds visit, and

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Issue Release Party (11/14)

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Join Ian and Leigh as they release the second issue of Clevelands Art Magazine, Pink Eye! The evening is a fundraiser to help cover the prodution and printing print costs of this FREE Magazine.

The evening will feature bands like the Hot Cha Chas, Mystery of Two, Dimeras and Spacer Ace. Along with the music there will also be an artists flea market featuring quality art donated by incredible local artists. Time to start thinking of your holiday shopping list, get a start as I am sure there will be a few gems. All work is available for under $20!

$5 Door. 10pm-close at Now That's Class : 11213 Detroit Ave Cleveland, OH 44102 For more information visit

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Stylish Fun (11/13)

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Why not spend the evening exploring Chagrin Falls as Stash Style will host their Holiday Open House. Featuring antiques and some soon-to-be antiques, the home furnishings boutique will feature all things glittery for your holiday decorating, gift-giving and more. Join Shannon for a wonderful evening reconnecting with friends and preparing for the months that lie ahead. The evening affair will also showcase cupcakes by Pat Hoose and the creative work of Chic Unique and Old World Design Studio-both furniture refinshers with a knack for making something new again!

Light refreshments including petite fours and bubbly will be served. For direction and additional information call 440.247.2550.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Crazy Mullets

Looking for a fun, fresh fall hair style? Visit Crazy Mullets located in Lakewood (Coventry location coming soon!).

The space is filled with bright off-the-wall art while the stylist stations use an assortment of auto mechanic tools and cabinetry. The staff displays the latest in fun colors and patterns for your fall hair (leopard prints for guys and pink bangs for girls!) The team is very friendly and approachable, a definite place to explore for your next haircut, color or updo! And did I mention their prices are VERY affordable? A women's cut starts at $20, you can't find that too many other places.

Next time you are in the market for a trim or a curl check them out! For an appointment at the Lakewood location call 216.712.7733

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Breakfast with Tiffany (11/11 & 13)

Tuesday and Thursday November 11th and 13th, 2008

Feeling like "calling in sick?" This event would be worthy of a sick call to your boss. Enjoy a plated breakfast and a ticket to CMA's fall exhibition, Artistic Luxury: Fabergé, Tiffany, Lalique. Breakfast includes fresh fruit, yogurt, scones, pastries, mimosas and other breakfast beverages.

Tickets are $8 for CMA members ($25 for non-members). Tickets are available by calling Katie Tricarichi at 216.707.6873. 10 to 11 am in the CMA cafe. For more infromation on the exhibit or directions visit

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Friday, November 7, 2008

Explore coffee (11/08)

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

I hear it’s supposed to rain and get chilly this weekend. So, why not pull out those cute wellies you “had to have” and head to the North Olmsted Library (10:00-11:30am) for a coffee tasting, presented by Starbucks!

The vast range of Starbucks coffees await. Sample various roasts and discover everything there is to know about this caffeinated kick..COFFEE!

Registration IS required although the tasting is Complimentary. To register call the library at 440.777.6211 or visit

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Shoe Fun (11/06)

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Join DSW at the Crocker Park Grand Opening TONIGHT! DSW is providing one lucky customer 15 minutes to win as many DSW shoes as he or she can fit into a smart car. The winner will also have a 1-in-5 chance to win the car itself!

▪ 5pm Registration
▪ 8pm Drawing
▪ 8:30pm Winner stuffs the car! (I am SO gonna win!)

For more information and directions visit

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

made in the 216 (11/7-8)

Friday, November 7th, 2008

By now most of you are probablly aware that THIS Friday (& Saturday) marks the second "Made in the 216" event presented by Room Service and the ever-so-creative; Danielle! If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend THIS is the event for you. Not only will there be shopping, but I bet you bump into a few friends you haven't seen in awhile, plus there will be a few yummy munchies on the scene too, don't miss it.

For two days only, Room Service will be showcasing 18 different Cleveland-based designers offering a wide range of items from menswear to women's jewelry & handbags to household and children's goods and more (think early holiday shopping). Along with many new designers participating in this 216 event, local favorites that Room Service carries year-round will be introducing new designs for the show as well.

For more information visit

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Restaurant Week (11/2-7, 9-14)

After you are done will be hungry!

Grab your "favorite" friend and head out to Cleveland Restaurant Week (Nov. 2-7 & 9-14, no Saturdays), presented by Cleveland Independents.

I would love to go to Sergios in University Circle, the tiny quaint space fills with sounds of good friends and even better food, think clinking of forks and glasses! Or feast at fire in Shaker Square, haven't been there in quite some time, perhaps take the rapid over there and make it an adventure? :)

Cleveland Independents, an organization of 70+ independent, locally-owned and operated restaurants throughout Cleveland, features its largest promotion to-date with three-course, prix fixe menus at select Cleveland Independents restaurants. More than 40 restaurants are participating in the promotion.

For a listing of all the participating restaurants visit

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Tuesday FREEBIES (11/4)

Tuesday promises to be fruitful no matter your political persuasion. Here's a little roundup of the free swag you'll get just for voting:

Starbucks! Free tall coffee just for sayin' "I voted."

Ben & Jerry's! Free scoop of ice cream from 5-8 p.m.

Krispy Kreme! Free star-shaped doughnut with red, white and blue sprinkles to each customer wearing an "I Voted" sticker.

Here's how you've gotta work it. Starbucks first, because you only need to say you voted. Then Ben & Jerry's because everyone's getting free ice cream. Then save Krispy Kreme for last because they may nab your "I Voted" sticker, thereby removing any physical vestiges of your voting (just in case any other freebies, like booze, pop up).

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