Local film premiere

Northeast Ohio’s Get the Pix Productions presents a local film premiere of “Turn Out the Lights” on Jan. 24 at Andres Osborne Academy, 38588 Mentor Ave. in Willoughby at 7 p.m.

“Turn Out the Lights” is a local film by Jonathan Elihu Klein and the third feature film created by Get the Pix Productions. To rekindle their friendship, four twenty-something-year-olds set out to solve a 17-year-old murder case that occurred in their neighborhood. Jimmy (Jesse DiFranco), Leslie (Janna Klein), Franky (Brandon Ferris) and Will (Paul Ulle) are on a mission to solve the cold case in this film about childhood and the things unwittingly left behind.

Tickets are available now for $10 at

getthepix.org and will be $15 at the door. Guests are encouraged to dress up for the premiere. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Artist uses code to create

Chagrin Arts is starting off 2020 with artist Greggory Hill’s exhibit “Rose of the Winds” at the Joan P. Wenk Gallery, 88 N. Main St. in Chagrin Falls. There will be an opening reception on Jan. 24 from 5-7 p.m. that is free and open to the public.

Mr. Hill describes his work as the “meaningless randomness of beauty.” His creative process is founded on random variation as he uses computer code he has written to generate digital variants to create his compositions. His pieces are geometric abstractions that explore the tension between human intention and random variation.

Troubadour to perform in Bentleyville

Cleveland Metro Parks presents “Chicago’s official troubadour,” Mark Dvorak, for an evening of folk, blues and original songs on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at Look About lodge, 37374 Miles Road in Bentleyville.

Mr. Dvorak has performed in 38 states and parts of Europe and has won awards for journalism and children’s music. He received the 2013 FARM Lantern Bearer Award from Folk Alliance International and the 2008 Woodstock Folk Festival Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2012, WFMT 98.7 FM Midnight Special host Rich Warren named him “Chicago’s official troubadour.”

Dvorak will perform songs from his upcoming release “Let Love Go On,” as well as a selection of traditional folk, blues and pop standards from the Great American Songbook. General admission to the concert is $5. For more information, call 216-206-1000 or 440-473-3370 or visit www.clemetparks.com.

Auditioning workshop at Fairmount

Professional actors Nancy McNulty and Tim McGeever present “Auditioning: From Community Theatre to Broadway” at Fairmount Center for the Arts, 8400 Fairmount Road in Russell Township, on Jan. 25 from 1-4 p.m.

Ms. McNulty and Mr. McGeever will give young actors, ages 12-18, insight on what it’s like to be a professional actor and give pointers on nailing their next audition.

The workshop is divided into two sections. The first section, from 1-3 p.m., focuses on audition techniques and strategies for booking the role. The last hour focuses on the actors’ careers that have taken them all over the world, working in film, television and on stage. Ample time will be included for students to ask questions and for talks to parents about ways to support their aspiring thespians.

The workshop fee is $25 per attendee. Parents are invited to attend the last hour of the workshop for free. Pre-registration for this workshop is not required but strongly encouraged as workshop size is limited. To register, call 440-338-3171 or visit fairmountcenter.org.

Classical winter performances

M.U.S.i.C. presents two winter performances of classic pieces. On Jan. 19, there will be a concert with works for two pianos as well as a violin performance and an aria performance. On Feb. 2, a group of musicians will present romantic pieces and love songs.

The Jan. 19 performance is at 3 p.m. at The Village in Beachwood, 26000 Village Lane. The Feb. 2 performance is at 3 p.m. at a Fairmount Blvd. home with its own pipe organ.

Tickets are $50 general admission, $35 for young professionals and $25 for students. Reservations are recommended at 216-702-7047, by emailing stars@intheclassics.org or visiting www.starsintheclassics.org.

Israeli pop star to perform

Case Western Reserve University-Siegal Lifelong Learning presents Rami Kleinstein, one of Israel’s most renowned pop stars, at the Maltz Performing Arts Center, 1855 Ansel Road in Cleveland, on Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. 

A native of New York, Mr. Kleinstein moved to Israel with his family in 1970 at age 8. Mr. Kleinstein is known for both his lyrics and his piano playing and soulful voice. The concert will be an intimate performance featuring a selection of original songs from Mr. Kleinstein’s repertoire.

VIP tickets, which include parking and a cocktail reception beginning at 6:30 p.m., are $75 for members and $80 for nonmembers. General seating is $25 for members and $30 nonmembers. Preferred seating is available, and reduced pricing for blocks of student seating is available by contacting Sheryl Hirsh for information at 216-368-4623.

Register for the performance by calling the Maltz Performing Arts Center at 216-368-6062.

Romantic comedy performance

The Geauga Lyric Theatre Guild, 101 Water St. in Chardon, will present their production of “She Loves Me” Jan. 31 through Feb. 16. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

The musical is set in a 1930s European perfumery where shop clerks Amalia and Georg work together and don’t see eye to eye. After both respond to a “lonely hearts advertisement” in the newspaper, they exchange love letters not knowing the identity of their admirers. Audiences will follow along as Amalia and Georg discover the identity of their true loves.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors and $10 for children. Call the box office at 440-286-2255 from Jan. 1-15 and use the code “DEAR FRIEND” to get buy one get one free tickets. Tickets are available at the box office or at geaugatheater.org.

Art by the Falls submissions

Valley Art Center will present the 37th Annual Art by the Falls outdoor fine arts and contemporary crafts festival. The event draws community members to Chagrin Falls for an outdoor festival of approximately 120 artists and makers. Artwork to be shown includes paintings, pottery, photography prints, textiles and more.

Deadline for artists and makers who would like to show their work at the festival is Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. Entry fee is $40 and is non-refundable. Artists will be notified of jury results on March 2.

Artist setup times for the event are June 5 at 7:30 a.m. and June 6 from 7-9 a.m. For more information, call the Valley Art Center at 440-247-7507.

Local film premiere

Northeast Ohio’s Get the Pix Productions presents a local film premiere of “Turn Out the Lights” on Jan. 24 at Andres Osborne Academy, 38588 Mentor Ave. in Willoughby at 7 p.m.

“Turn Out the Lights” is a local film by Jonathan Elihu Klein and the third feature film created by Get the Pix Productions. To rekindle their friendship, four twenty-something-year-olds set out to solve a 17-year-old murder case that occurred in their neighborhood. Jimmy (Jesse DiFranco), Leslie (Janna Klein), Franky (Brandon Ferris) and Will (Paul Ulle) are on a mission to solve the cold case in this film about childhood and the things unwittingly left behind.

Tickets are available now at $10 at getthepix.org and will be $15 at the door. Guests are encouraged to dress up for the premiere. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Auditioning workshop at Fairmount

Professional actors Nancy McNulty and Tim McGeever present “Auditioning: From Community Theatre to Broadway” at Fairmount Center for the Arts, 8400 Fairmount Road in Russell Township, on Jan. 25 from 1-4 p.m.

Ms. McNulty and Mr. McGeever will give young actors, ages 12-18, insight on what it’s like to be a professional actor and give pointers on nailing their next audition.

The workshop is divided into two sections. The first section, from 1-3 p.m., focuses on audition techniques and strategies for booking the role. The last hour focuses on the actors’ careers that have taken them all over the world, working in film, television and on stage. Ample time will be included for students to ask questions and for talks to parents about ways to support their aspiring thespians.

The workshop fee is $25 per attendee. Parents are invited to attend the last hour of the workshop for free. Pre-registration for this workshop is not required but strongly encouraged as workshop size is limited. To register, call 440-338-3171 or visit fairmountcenter.org.

Library to display local artwork

In an effort to engage with and promote the Geauga County arts community, Geauga County Public Library is putting out a call for artists to display their works at their Administrative Center Branch, with future plans to have displays at other branches.

The inaugural display consists of art that represents a variety of ages, stages and artistic expressions, all created at Fairmount Center for the Arts. Watercolor paintings include creations by art students who have worked with Fairmount faculty member Kathy Orcavecz. Brigitte Fiorille, program director and art director, worked with preschoolers to create watercolor fish paintings. Elementary school students created works with Linda Merchant. Art will be on display Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., until March 31 and is available for purchase.

Artists interested in displaying their work should contact Becki Gierman, community relations coordinator, at rgierman@geaugalibrary.net.

Classical winter performances

M.U.S.i.C. presents two winter performances of classic pieces. On Jan. 19, there will be a concert with works for two pianos as well as a violin performance and an aria performance. On Feb. 2, a group of musicians will present romantic pieces and love songs.

The Jan. 19 performance is at 3 p.m. at The Village in Beachwood, 26000 Village Lane. The Feb. 2 performance is at 3 p.m. at a Fairmount Blvd. home with its own pipe organ.

Tickets are $50 general admission, $35 for young professionals and $25 for students. Reservations are recommended at 216-702-7047, by emailing stars@intheclassics.org or visiting www.starsintheclassics.org.

Israeli pop star to perform

Case Western Reserve University-Siegal Lifelong Learning presents Rami Kleinstein, one of Israel’s most renowned pop stars, at the Maltz Performing Arts Center, 1855 Ansel Road in Cleveland, on Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. 

A native of New York, Mr. Kleinstein moved to Israel with his family in 1970 at age 8. Mr. Kleinstein is known for both his lyrics and his piano playing and soulful voice. The concert will be an intimate performance featuring a selection of original songs from Mr. Kleinstein’s repertoire.

VIP tickets, which include parking and a cocktail reception beginning at 6:30 p.m., are $75 for members and $80 for nonmembers. General seating is $25 for members and $30 nonmembers. Preferred seating is available, and reduced pricing for blocks of student seating is available by contacting Sheryl Hirsh for information at 216-368-4623.

Register for the performance by calling the Maltz Performing Arts Center at 216-368-6062.

Romantic comedy performance

The Geauga Lyric Theatre Guild, 101 Water St. in Chardon, will present their production of “She Loves Me” Jan. 31 through Feb. 16. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

The musical is set in a 1930s European perfumery where shop clerks Amalia and Georg work together and don’t see eye to eye. After both respond to a “lonely hearts advertisement” in the newspaper, they exchange love letters not knowing the identity of their admirers. Audiences will follow along as Amalia and Georg discover the identity of their true loves.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors and $10 for children. Call the box office at 440-286-2255 from Jan. 1-15 and use the code “DEAR FRIEND” to get buy one get one free tickets. Tickets are available at the box office or at geaugatheater.org.

Art by the Falls submissions

Valley Art Center will present the 37th Annual Art by the Falls outdoor fine arts and contemporary crafts festival. The event draws community members to Chagrin Falls for an outdoor festival of approximately 120 artists and makers. Artwork to be shown includes paintings, pottery, photography prints, textiles and more.

Deadline for artists and makers who would like to show their work at the festival is Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. Entry fee is $40 and is non-refundable. Artists will be notified of jury results on March 2.

Artist setup times for the event are June 5 at 7:30 a.m. and June 6 from 7-9 a.m. For more information, call the Valley Art Center at 440-247-7507.

Local film premiere

Northeast Ohio’s Get the Pix Productions presents a local film premiere of “Turn Out the Lights” on Jan. 24 at Andres Osborne Academy, 38588 Mentor Ave. in Willoughby at 7 p.m.

“Turn Out the Lights” is a local film by Jonathan Elihu Klein and the third feature film created by Get the Pix Productions. To rekindle their friendship, four twenty-something-year-olds set out to solve a 17-year-old murder case that occurred in their neighborhood. Jimmy (Jesse DiFranco), Leslie (Janna Klein), Franky (Brandon Ferris) and Will (Paul Ulle) are on a mission to solve the cold case in this film about childhood and the things unwittingly left behind.

Tickets are available now at $10 at getthepix.org and will be $15 at the door. Guests are encouraged to dress up for the premiere. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Auditioning workshop at Fairmount

Professional actors Nancy McNulty and Tim McGeever present “Auditioning: From Community Theatre to Broadway” at Fairmount Center for the Arts, 8400 Fairmount Road in Russell Township, on Jan. 25 from 1-4 p.m.

Ms. McNulty and Mr. McGeever will give young actors, ages 12-18, insight on what it’s like to be a professional actor and give pointers on nailing their next audition.

The workshop is divided into two sections. The first section, from 1-3 p.m., focuses on audition techniques and strategies for booking the role. The last hour focuses on the actors’ careers that have taken them all over the world, working in film, television and on stage. Ample time will be included for students to ask questions and for talks to parents about ways to support their aspiring thespians.

The workshop fee is $25 per attendee. Parents are invited to attend the last hour of the workshop for free. Pre-registration for this workshop is not required but strongly encouraged as workshop size is limited. To register, call 440-338-3171 or visit fairmountcenter.org.

Library to display local artwork

In an effort to engage with and promote the Geauga County arts community, Geauga County Public Library is putting out a call for artists to display their works at their Administrative Center Branch, with future plans to have displays at other branches.

The inaugural display consists of art that represents a variety of ages, stages and artistic expressions, all created at Fairmount Center for the Arts. Watercolor paintings include creations by art students who have worked with Fairmount faculty member Kathy Orcavecz. Brigitte Fiorille, program director and art director, worked with preschoolers to create watercolor fish paintings. Elementary school students created works with Linda Merchant. Art will be on display Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., until March 31 and is available for purchase.

Artists interested in displaying their work should contact Becki Gierman, community relations coordinator, at rgierman@geaugalibrary.net.

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