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• Recall your "Hamilton" experience at a >special exhibition devoted to Alexander Hamilton at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland's free Learning Center and Money Museum. The founding father's economic legacy includes the formation of the dollar, central banking, and other efforts that gave birth to today's modern financial system. The exhibit "features an interview with renowned Hamilton expert and biographer Dr. Richard Sylla, who introduces guests to the many facets of the man beyond his infamous duel with Aaron Burr," the Cleveland Fed says. While at the museum, guests can also vote for their favorite Hamilton-faced currency. (Now through Thursday, Sept. 27; the museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday)

• Rise up for >"Sunset Baby" at Dobama Theatre in Cleveland Heights. It's written by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Justin Emeka and is described this way: "Nina, a tough, independent woman in Brooklyn, is visited by her estranged father, a former revolutionary in the Black Liberation Movement who seeks to mend their broken relationship. As father and daughter circle one another, deep-rooted wounds are discovered, generational differences exposed, and burning truths laid bare." Dobama calls it a "smart, entertaining, and moving story about family, survival, and the nature of liberation that is both engrossing and explosive." (Now through Sunday, Sept. 30)

• Watch a real-life controversy from the 1950s play out with fresh relevance at >"Alabama Story" from Ensemble Theatre. Ensemble says it's about "a gentle children's book with an apparent hidden message — a black rabbit marries a white rabbit! — (that) stirs the passions of a segregationist state senator and a no-nonsense state librarian in 1959 Montgomery, just as the civil rights movement is flowering." Another story of childhood friends — an African-American man and a white woman, reunited in adulthood in Montgomery that same year — provides private counterpoint to the public events of the play, Ensemble says. (Now through Sunday, Sept. 30)

• See if you take a shine to >"Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors," the hotly anticipated exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art that celebrates the legendary Japanese artist's 65-year career. Visitors "have the unprecedented opportunity to discover six of Kusama's captivating Infinity Mirror Rooms alongside a selection of her other key works, including a number of paintings from her most recent series, 'My Eternal Soul,' making its U.S. debut," the museum says. Don't already have tickets? Weekly ticket sales will occur on Mondays throughout the run of the exhibition. Tickets sold during the weekly ticket sales will only include a date and time for that week. (Now through Sunday, Sept. 30)

• Put contemporary art front and center at >FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, featuring the work of more than 110 artists at 28 venues across Cleveland and in Akron and Oberlin. It's a massive undertaking overseen by art patron/philanthropist Fred Bidwell and artistic director Michelle Grabner. Go here for an excellent Cleveland.com overview of the event. Ahead of its opening, FRONT also was the subject of stories in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. FRONT organizers hope for a big influx of visitors to the city; you have the advantage of not having to travel far to see some of the world's finest modern artists.(Now through Sunday, Sept. 30)

• Be there for the launch of the 2018-19 season of The Galleries at CSU with the presentation of >"Demise," an exhibition described as "a powerful meditation on the meaning of life and death" that's curated by artist John L. Moore. The show, featuring the work of six prominent contemporary artists, is at the Galleries' downtown location in Playhouse Square, 1307 Euclid Ave. Artists in the exhibit include Rina Banerjee, Esperanza Cortés, Jae Rhim Lee, Brian Maguire, Paolo Pelosini and Levent Tuncer. (Now through Friday, Oct. 5)

• Add some more thrills/scares to your weekend at ">The Woman in Black" from the Cleveland Play House, at the Allen Theatre. The Play House describes it as "a bone-chilling ghost story that will shake you to your core." Here's the plot: "Arthur Kipps never believed in the supernatural until he came face to face with evil. Tonight — desperate to exorcise his demons — he will tell his haunting tale … no matter the consequences." This has been a long-running show on London's West End. The Play House version launches the North American tour of the production. (Now through Sunday, Oct. 7)

• Consider urban history at >"Danny Lyon: The Destruction of Lower Manhattan," an exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The exhibition features 52 photographs from the museum's collection, all recent gifts from George Stephanopoulos. The museum says Lyon's documentary series "became the model for visual work addressing the aging infrastructure of American cities, now sometimes called ruin porn, and the perils of the 1960s policy of urban renewal through demolition." (Now through Sunday, Oct. 7)

• Meet the Almighty — or at least Cleveland comedian Mike Polk Jr., who plays the title character in >"An Act of God" at the Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood. The comedy written by Emmy Award winner David Javerbaum (of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart") and directed by William Roudebush features a God who "is back, and he's got a lot to say," according to the Beck Center. "God, and his devoted angels, answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. The One with the first and last word on everything has finally returned to set the record straight … and he's not holding back." (Now through Sunday, Oct. 7)

• Get some sports therapy at >"Dawg Pounded," a play that takes an amusing look at the tortured history of Cleveland Browns fans, that is returning for a run at Vosh in Lakewood after successful engagements at Playhouse Square that ended in 2015. The play still revolves around long-suffering Browns fans Paul and Otto (named for Paul Brown and Otto Graham), who are tormented by their friend, Pittsburgh Pete, as they watch the games at their local sports bar. But the 2018 cast has a fun addition: The Bone Lady, Browns super fan Debra Darnall. (Now through Thursday, Oct. 18)

• Check out what's new now in art at >NewNow 2018, a biannual competitive art exhibition presented at Cuyahoga Community College's Eastern Campus in collaboration with the Artist Archives of the Western Reserve. It's at Gallery East, located in room 135 of the East Education Center on campus. The exhibition features 55 works selected by Steven Matijcio, curator of the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, one of the oldest contemporary art institutions in the United States. Matijcio juried the show. More than 170 artists submitted nearly 550 entries for consideration. (Now through Thursday, Oct. 18)

• Confirm that you like to listen as much as you like to watch at >"Stay Tuned: Rock on TV" at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Here's the description: "As television sets became a household fixture, advertisers sought to reach the booming youth and teenage demographic and their expendable pocket money, cracking the door for rock and roll's acceptance into the mainstream through shows like 'American Bandstand,' 'The Ed Sullivan Show,' and 'The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.' " It's a "multifloor, multisensory and multimedia" exhibition in which visitors "will also see the birth of the music video, how it reached its pinnacle with the launch and domination of MTV and its sub-brands and used its technology to push music and artistry to new heights." (Ongoing)

• Determine if you're a pinball wizard at >"Part of the Machine: Rock & Pinball," an interactive exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame that showcases rock-themed, playable pinball machines combined with historic merchandise and artifacts "to explore the artistic portrayal of artists and bands." The exhibit includes machines featuring artists such as KISS, Guns 'n' Roses, Alice Cooper, Dolly Parton, The Who, Elton John and more. All the machines on display are playable by visitors.(Ongoing)

 

• Go a little fashion crazy at >"Mad for Plaid" at the Cleveland History Center at the Western Reserve Historical Society. The exhibition "showcases Northeastern Ohio's men, women, and children who wear plaid, highlighting recognizable brands, pop culture and the heritage behind it all," according to promotional materials. It highlights, among other things, Pride of Cleveland designed by the Kilted Bros., and iconic UK design houses including Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood and Burberry. (Ongoing)

Source : http://www.crainscleveland.com/arts-entertainment/24-things-do-cleveland-through-sept-26

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