Event Calendar

Events for Saturday, October 20, 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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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Out of the Darkness Walk Cleveland
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Check-in/Registration Time: 10/20/2018 at 9:30 am
Walk Begins: 11:00 am
Walk Ends: 2:00 pm

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

Wade Oval (University Circle) - Cleveland, OH
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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 20th within the lovely acoustics of St. Alban Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights, OH (2555 Euclid Heights Blvd).

“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.

St. Alban's Episcopal Church
2555 Euclid Heights Blvd,
Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44106
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