Event Calendar

Events for Friday, October 19, 2018

Costume Exchange
12:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Don't let old costumes die in your closet. Bring them back from the dead at the Costume Exchange! Donate gently used costumes at CHUH schools and Heights libraries. Costumes will be cleaned, sorted and made available at the old Heights Music Shop. Come shop for a new complete costume for just $5!
2174 Lee Rd, Cleveland, OH 44118-2908, United States
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Nominations Being Accepted for Teen Changemakers Awards
9:00 AM - 11:59 PM
The Helen Diller Family Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards, a program that recognizes up to 15 Jewish teens annually with $36,000 each for exceptional leadership and impact in volunteer projects that make the world a better place.

Since its inception in 2007, the program has sought to honor those who are leaders in their community and whose work has transformed lives. Thus far, more than $4 million has been granted to 114 teens who have tackled issues such as homelessness, bullying, sexual harassment, health disparities, social and economic inequalities, and education gaps.

Teachers, Civic Leaders, Rabbis—anyone interested in nominating a teen, or any teen interested in applying—can visit www.dillerteenawards.org to begin the nomination/application process. The deadline for nominations is December 18, 2018 and the deadline for applications is January 8, 2019. Self-identified Jewish teens who are 13 to 19 years old on January 8, 2019 are eligible. Teens who have applied in the past are also eligible to reapply.
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Commission on Aging
9:30 AM

Cleveland Heights Community Center
1 Monticello Boulevard
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Dobama Theatre presents "John"
12:00 PM
October 19-November 11

One cold November night, Elias and Jenny, a young couple struggling to stay together, stop at a bed & breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. During their visit they encounter a cheerful innkeeper, her blind friend, and an eerie world crammed with toys, figurines and one very odd American Girl doll. This mystic puzzle of a play is full of surprises, both human and supernatural.

An intimate and elusive ghost story from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of THE FLICK.
Dobama Theatre
2340 Lee Rd, Cleveland Hts, OH 44118
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Candy Crawl
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
It's the annual night of safe trick-or-treating with Lee Road merchants, Future Heights & non-profit friends. For ages 12 and under, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Join us for Halloween fun. Looking forward to seeing those wacky, spooky, silly or imaginative costumes.
Cedar Lee district - From Cedar Road, south to Dellwood. Participating merchants will display Official Candy Crawl signage.
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Refugee Shabbat
6:30 PM
Kabbalat Shabbat services begin at 6:30 PM. Patrick Kearns, Executive Director of Refugee Response, will lead a discussion during the service, that will be continued after dinner. A vegetarian-friendly, pescatarian dinner will be served about 7:45 PM. Cost: $10/person. Pre-registration and payment required by October 15. Further info and online registration available at www.bethelheights.org. Questions? Call 216.320.9667.
Beth El –The Heights Synagogue
3246 Desota Ave., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
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Destructive Desires
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS — Burning River Baroque opens their 2018-2019 season with “Destructive Desires,” an edgy program that challenges audience members to engage with issues that have been brought to the forefront of cultural awareness by the #MeToo movement. It also touches on the profound reach of the movement and the resulting conversations about consent and the misuse of power provide society with the opportunity to explore new channels of communication and redefine boundaries in all types of relationships.

The program pairs stories and themes from Biblical passages and Greek mythology with music by 17th and 18th-century composers.

“We intend to demonstrate various forms of power imbalance and lack of consent in stories old enough to be in our collective unconscious,” Paula Maust said.

Praised by the Boston Musical Intelligencer as “a group that left an indelible imprint on my psyche,” and recognized numerous times by Cleveland Classical for their innovative and drama-infused performances, co-directors Paula Maust and Malina Rauschenfels create programs that demonstrate the significant connections between the past and contemporary issues.

Audiences appreciate the group’s engaging verbal and musical communication as well as their ability to present complicated issues in a way that inspires critical thought and dialogue without telling people what to think.

“We see change as starting with the acknowledgment of the problematic nature of these timeless stories and aim to initiate meaningful conversations around these topics with our program ‘Destructive Desires’,” Rauschenfels said.

You can experience “Destructive Desires” October 19 at an intimate house concert in Cleveland Heights, OH. Email rsvp@burning-river-baroque.org to reserve your spot.

“We were particularly drawn to the YWCA’s Norma Herr Women’s Center and the long-standing work they have done to support women who have experienced trauma and abuse, “ Rauschenfels said.

Founded in 2012, Burning River Baroque’s ensemble name connotes the fiery passion they bring to their performances, connects them to Cleveland’s history, and exemplifies their desire to promote social change through music. When the Cuyahoga River burned in 1969, it was the catalyst for broad environmental policy reform.

Music has long offered a space for outsiders to find a voice, and classical composers and musicians have often been at the forefront of political and social change. The group has performed extensively throughout Northeast Ohio, the greater Midwest, Boston, New York, and Berkeley.

For more information about the ensemble visit burning-river-baroque.org.

Cleveland Heights, OH
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