Celebrations around the City: Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month and there's plenty of celebrations happening around the City.

 

All events in orange are free!

Citizen Yoga Studio’s International Women's Day Yoga Benefit Class - March 7

“This is a 60 Minute donation based yoga class led by Sindy Warren + Amberlie Price at Citizen Yoga. This is an evening open to anyone who identifies as a woman to celebrate the actions taken to create real change, and move women closer to an equality. Donations for the Rape Crisis Center of Cleveland are not mandatory, but encouraged.” 211 Park Ave., Suite 117, Beachwood

International Women's Day March - March 8

“A rally at the Free Stamp at Willard Park outside of Cleveland City Hall followed by a march for International Women's Day March Cleveland 2019… in cooperation with sister marches across the world that is organized by grassroots activist women of greater Cleveland, Ohio. Event MC'S are Laura Rodriguez Carbone of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Women's Caucus and activist Alana Garrett of New Voices for Reproductive Justice Cleveland.” Free Stamp at Willard Park

Cleveland Metroparks present Women’s History events - March 9

Tales Around The Emerald Necklace: Women’s History: “Call it traditional storytelling, spoken word performance or narrative theater; excellent storytelling artists bring entertaining and enlightening stories to you. After hearing their tales, enjoy refreshments and enjoy tales shared by audience members.” 401 Buttermilk Falls Parkway, Willoughby Hills

The LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland presents the Queer Communications Project - March 13

 “Calling all LGBTQ+ folk! Join us for a persistence and resilience workshop presented by Liberty Endres in partnership with HERlead.org, a fellowship for young women on their way.” 6600 Detroit Ave.

Wednesday Is Four Women and 2019 MAC BASKETBALL Quarterfinals - March 15

“A speaker panel of industry professionals from the Mid-American Conference, NCAA & Cleveland Businesses. Enjoy complimentary food and beverages and network with other women in the sports and business industries -- all while watching the Mid-American Conference women's basketball student-athletes showcase their talent on the court in the Quarterfinals. Quicken Loans Arena Court Club

$35

The Beck Center for the Arts’ Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill - March 15-April 14

“Nicknamed ‘Lady Day’ by saxophonist Lester Young, Billie Holiday was one of the greatest jazz voices of all time. The award-winning Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill takes place in1959 at a small Philadelphia club where she takes to the stage for one of the last shows of her accomplished, yet turbulent life.” 17801 Detroit Avenue

Tickets $10-33

Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama - March 16

“Attendees will hear firsthand about Mrs. Obama’s inspirational triumphs and personal setbacks, from childhood to the White House, where she became revered around the world as a transformative voice for change and inclusivity.” Playhouse Square KeyBank State Theatre

Tickets start at $90

National Council of Negro Women hosts the African American Women's Health Symposium - March 16

“Join the Cleveland Section National Council of Negro Women for our 3rd African American Women's Health Symposium. During the event, participants will be able to receive health education on topics pertinent to African American Women's health. In addition, participants will receive health screenings, resources, and giveaways.” Cleveland Public Library, 1962 Stokes Blvd

DJ Red-I: Live DJ Set - March 16

“Brittany ‘Red-I’ Benton, is a Cleveland-based DJ, producer and entrepreneur who has cemented herself as an integral part of the city’s music scene for over a decade. She is best known for her hard-hitting DJ sets combining hip-hop, house, funky breaks and Afro-caribbean vibes. Any given night, she can be heard mixing J Dilla, Anderson Paak and Bob Marley back-to-back. As well as being a lifelong crate digger and turntablist, her production credits span eleven projects including the films Dispatches From Cleveland and another TBA. She is one half of the hip-hop duo, FreshProduce. and the founder of Beat Freak, Cleveland’s monthly beatmaker showcase. In 2018, she opened Brittany’s Record Shop, an independent record store that not only bears her name but has also gained a reputation as Cleveland’s “funky epicenter” with crates full of hip-hop, reggae and soul.” 410 Fleet Ave.

Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Program at John Carroll University welcomes Leila Chatti - March 18

“A reading by Tunisian-American poet Leila Chatti, the author of the chapbooks Ebb and Tunsiya/Amrikiya… the inaugural Anisfield-Wolf Fellow in Writing and Publishing at Cleveland State University.” Rodman Hall, John Carroll University

Females In The Field - March 23

“Have you ever used a field guide to identify a plant or animal? Celebrate Women’s History Month and learn how women’s observations of the natural world contributed to the popularity of field guides during the 20th century.” 24000 Valley Parkway, Rocky River

The Baseball Heritage Museum presents Women Negro Leaguers - March 23

“When the history of baseball’s Negro Leagues is told, the women who were part of the game should not be forgotten. During the early 1950s as the league was fighting for its survival, 3 women were signed and played for the Indianapolis Clowns. While racism and ‘Jim Crow’ laws were rampant, these women also faced sexism from fans, teammates and opponents alike.” 6601 Lexington Avenue

Chums, Inc. presents Lunafest - March 23

“The Cleveland Chapter of Chums, Inc. invites you to join us at our 11th annual screening of LUNAFEST, short films by, for and about women… You will learn how the Chums’ enriches the lives of children through service followed by the screening of compelling films, directed by gifted women filmmakers. There will be a raffle of delightful gifts, donated by the women of the Cleveland Chums. Raffle tickets may be purchased at the event. Our post film discussion at LUNAFEST offers our audience members the opportunity to discuss films and expand your movie experience beyond the screen in a fun environment!” Tri-C Corporate College East, 4400 Richmond Road   $50

Cleveland Public Theatre’s new plays series - March 21-23, March 28-30

How Blood Go: “Weaves the present and past together with the story of Quinntasia, an African American woman who is in a medical experiment, and that of her ancestor, Bean, an unwitting participant in a 1930’s government experiment on Black men.”

Emergence: “Inspired by Russian guerilla activist group Pussy Riot and Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, a group of women endeavor to address systems of oppression through powerful musical demonstrations and movement.” 6415 Detroit Ave.  $10-15

MOCA Cleveland presents Aleksandra Domanović: Untitled (In My Feelings) - through March 24

MOCA Cleveland presents the first major US solo museum exhibition of Aleksandra Domanović… This exhibition brings together recent sculptures and a newly commissioned film. Domanović is widely acclaimed for her work in sculpture, video, photography, and mixed-media. Her research-based practice pays particular attention to the role of specific individuals and historic developments that emerged over the last few decades at the intersections of science and technology, with an emphasis on the underrepresented role of women.” 11400 Euclid Avenue  $5-10

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Film Series - March 20, 27

Joni Mitchell: Both Sides Now: Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970

“Directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Murray Lerner, Both Sides Now: Live at The Isle of Wight Festival 1970 captures Joni Mitchell playing live in front of one of the biggest audiences of her career. With just her guitar, her piano and her voice, she first fights against and then wins over the enormous crowd to deliver a truly outstanding performance. Following the screening, special guest Eliot Kissileff, who worked with director Murray Lerner on the film, will be present for a discussion and Q&A.”

Miss Sharon Jones

“Miss Sharon Jones follows the late soul singer of the Grammy nominated R&B band Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. This documentary follows Jones through the most challenging year of her life as she confronts pancreatic cancer, struggles to find her health and voice, and ultimately uncovers the mind and spirit of a powerful woman determined to regain the explosive singing career that eluded her for 50 years.”     $5.50

The Cleveland International Film Festival’s ReelWomenDirect Competition - March 27-April 4

“The ReelWomenDirect Award, based on audience vote, will be presented to a woman director at our Closing Night Ceremony, accompanied by a $10,000 cash prize. In an industry historically dominated by men, we are honored to showcase these women–who make up 37% of our feature filmmakers–and the empowered female perspectives they provide within their films.” Tower City Cinemas and around town   Tickets start at $14

Weathervane Playhouse presents The Rules of the Playground: An Evening of Works by Carolyn Gage - March 22-31

“Even though these plays were written in the last several decades, some as early as 1987, the subject matter is still relevant. Given today’s rising, global fundamentalism, the #MeToo movement, and the ever-present threat to women’s reproductive autonomy, Gage’s plays inform the important conversations we are having right now.” 1301 Weathervane Lane, Akron  $16-22

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Carolin Widmann - March 29

“A wonderfully versatile musician, violinist Carolin Widmann’s activities span the great classical concerti, new commissions specially written for her, solo recitals, and a wide variety of chamber music… Named ‘Musician of the Year’ at the International Classical Music Awards 2013, Widmann has enjoyed collaborations with some of the world’s leading orchestras including the Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Orchestre National de France, and many others.” St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2600 Church Ave  $25

Women’s History: Sisters In Spirit - March 30

“Celebrate Women’s History Month with Historical Interpreter Jen Graham and learn how Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) life and society influenced the early U.S. women’s movement.” 24000 Valley Parkway, North Olmsted

Women's History And A Cup Of Tea - March 31

“Enjoy a cup of hot tea and wrap-up National Women’s History Month with Historical Interpreter Karen Lakus. While you sip, hear about some of the famous and infamous women who have called the Cleveland area home.” 4524 East 49th St., Cuyahoga Heights

 

 

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