January 23, 2012

Music Monday: Jack's Mannequin

Jack's Mannequin will grace the stage of House of Blues this Sunday, Jan. 29. Hailing from Orange County, California this band provides a live show filled with passionate piano chords and heartfelt lyrics.

This rock band was formed as a side project in 2004 by Andrew McMahon, the frontman for Something Corporate. After being diagnosed with and beating acute lymphoblastic leukemia, McMahon forged ahead with the band.

Jack's Mannequin has released three albums thus far, and their current tour is in support of their latest record "People and Things."

Jukebox the Ghost and Allen Stone will open for the band. Tickets for the show cost $23.50 (minus fees) in advance and $25 the day of the event, and can be purchased online or at the House of Blues box office.

Show starts at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit House of Blues Cleveland.

January 19, 2012

Medieval Feast at Trinity Cathedral

Travel back in time to the Middle Ages this weekend through the Medieval Feast hosted at Trinity Cathedral in downtown Cleveland.

Now in its 30th year, the Medieval Feast is the main fundraising event for Trinity Cathedral. A medieval themed dinner will take place each night, complete with chicken quarters, sausages, dried fruit, roast pork loin, and ale and wine. (Vegetarian options are also available for non-carnivores.)

In addition to the feast, the event will feature jugglers, fortune tellers and readings from Geoffrey Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales."

Guests are encouraged to wear their finest medieval attire.

Tickets for Friday's feast cost $50; Saturday's tickets cost $60. Tickets can be purchased online.

To check out last year's feast, watch the video below courtesy film7918.

Medieval Feast hours:
Friday, January 20: reception at 6 p.m., feast follows at 7 p.m.
Saturday, January 21: reception at 6 p.m., feast follows at 7 p.m.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit Medieval Feast.

January 14, 2012

Celebrate MLK Day at the Rock Hall

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day for the 11th straight year in a row with the "Rock the Dream" music festival. The event will commemorate the work of King and celebrate community spirit and civic pride.

The museum's main stage will be occupied by various performing artists throughout the day. The event will kick off at 11 a.m. with a performance by the Antioch Spiritual Arts Choir. Other musical acts include Nina Borsay, Whitney Coleman, and Grammy Award-nominated singer Ledisi, among others.

Admission to the museum is free all day.

Rock the Dream hours:
Monday, January 16 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For more information, visit Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

January 12, 2012

Midnight Madness at Boston Mills Brandywine

Boston Mills Brandywine is now offering more than just slopes for skiers and snowboarders. This Friday and Saturday the park will be hosting a Midnight Madness party complete with music, drinks and prizes.

Yuengling Lager, Black & Tan, and Light will all be on draft on the snow. Bring your college ID and you'll get a snow pass for just $20.

Boston Mills Brandywine is also hosting a raffle on their website to win a free Yuengling snowboard.

Midnight Madness hours:
Friday, January 13 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Saturday, January 14 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

For more information, visit Boston Mills Brandywine.