10 Things to Do This Weekend in Cleveland: March 11-13 – Clevelandmagazine.com


Do the boogie in your armchair, find culture in the bedroom and be awed with synergy and survival this weekend in Cleveland.

Alberto Giacometti: Toward the Ultimate Figure at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Distorted, thin human figures, seemingly caked in tar and mud, are up for visitors’ gander. The work, that of sculpture and artist Alberto Giacometti, explores philosophical questions in regard to the human form, an artistic study Giacometti fell into as he developed his style after WWII. Free-$15, March 12-June 12, Fri. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Tues.-Thur. & Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland, 216-421-7350, clevelandart.org

Amine at House of Blues Cleveland

As eccentric as artists can be, Amine is naturally unexpected. The rapper from Portland, Oregon, draws inspiration from his Ethiopian heritage in his music and isn’t deterred from creating a record in an Airbnb cabin in the middle of nowhere. Amine’s probably heard it all when it comes to music genres, and this weekend, he’ll be in Cleveland to share some of his own flourish. $32.50-$55, March 12, 7 p.m., 308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216-523-2583, houseofblues.com

Armchair Boogie at the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern

Nothing may be as liberating in American culture than clocking out of your shift on a Friday. The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern invites all ages to show up for Armchair Boogie’s Boogie to the Moon Tour performance for a needed break and abandon to good vibes. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. $12-$15, March 11, 8:30 p.m., 15711 Waterloo Road, Cleveland, 216-383-1124, beachlandballroom.com

Bedroom Culture at Cleveland Public Theatre

First love is a trope so beloved, it deserves some modernization. Cleveland Public Theatre’s Test Flight series presents a work aimed at roping in today’s pop culture and romance with a queer love triangle between Lavender, her best friend Maya and Lavender’s quest for a coming-of-age romance. Choose what you pay, March 11-12, 7 p.m., 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, 216-631-2727, cptonline.org

Eddie Griffin at Masonic Cleveland Auditorium

The historic seven-story Cleveland Masonic Temple downtown dually serves the masons while hosting some of the most electric performances Cleveland has to offer. This Friday it will see Kansas City-native, comedian Eddie Griffin, whose unlikely start at the local Sanford and Sons comedy club propelled him to pursue stand up full time in Los Angeles. $35-$75, March 11, 8 p.m., 3615 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216-881-6350, masoniccleveland.com

Maple Sugar Days at Hale Farm & Village

Pile your posse into the car and drive out to inhale the sweet, promising perfume of Ohio thawing, while taking stock in winter’s greatest, final gift: Maple syrup. On the historic grounds, delight in tree tapping, a pioneer sugar camp and the awe of draft horses. Also, there will be a pancake breakfast served until 3 p.m. to savor. Free-$18, March 12-13 & 19-20, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath, 330-666-3711, wrhs.org

Orchids Forever: Synergy and Survival at Cleveland Botanical Garden

Delicate, exotic and crowned with a flourish of majesty, orchids are one of nature’s most captivating ornaments. Don’t miss the last weekend to see this beautiful display honoring the relationship the gorgeous flowers share with their pollinator. Hurry, ticket times have limited capacity! Free-$16, Jan. 29- March 13, Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. & Sun. Noon- 5 p.m., 11030 East Blvd., Cleveland, 216-721-1600, holdenfg.org

Picturing Motherhood Now at the Cleveland Museum of Art

You don’t have to wait until Mother’s Day to appreciate all a mother does, regardless of what motherhood looks like at any point on a spectrum of history, culture and society. Picturing Motherhood Now consists of work created in the past two decades that examine what motherhood means and has meant in diverse aspects from race and ethnicity to culture and gender. Free-$12, Oct. 16, 2021-March 13, 2022, Tues.-Thur. & Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland, 216-421-7350, engage.clevelandart.org

Pretty Woman: The Musical at Playhouse Square

Director Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Legally Blonde) turns his Tony Award-winning energy loose on Cleveland this month. With a vibrant score by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance and leading roles held by Broadway-famous Adam Pascal and the delightful Olivia Valli, Pretty Woman is propped to be one of the most creative, lively performances of the year. $10-$115, March 8-27, Tues.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sat. 1:30 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m., 1501 Euclid Ave., 216-241-6000, playhousesquare.org

The Crossing at Mandel Jewish Community Center

Your eyes could have a feast at the latest blockbuster in theaters, or you could elect to experience a more niche voice, and winner of Norway’s Best Feature for Children. Grenda and Otto are the film’s young protagonists, who pursue the long journey of helping Sarah and Daniel, two Jewish children, to neutral Sweden. Free-Optional Donation, March 13, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m., 26001 S. Woodland Road, Beachwood, 216-831-0700, mandeljcc.org