Arts Calendar

Fall 2016

The Arts at CSU

September | October | November | December


All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

For information on tickets and locations, click here.

Events are subject to change without notice;
please read below for the most up-to-date information.

September

Thursday, September 29 at 8:00 pm
Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Cleveland Contemporary Players Artist in Residence Series
No Exit - New Music Ensemble

October

Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 pm
Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Wind Ensemble and CSU Alumni Band
Birch Browning and Howard Meeker, conductors

lighthouseFriday, October 7 at 7:00 pm
CSU Arts Campus, The Galleries at CSU
Lighthouse Reading Series
Featuring new CSU Poetry Center authors Lo Kwa Mei-en (Bees Make Money in the Lion) and Martin Rock (Residuum).

Friday, October 7 at 7:30 pm
Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor

Wednesday, October 12 at 8:00 pm
Off Campus, The Bop Stop
CSU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos*
John Perrine, Joseph Miller and Jason Smith, directors
For ticket information, please visit www.themusicsettlement.org.

Friday, October 14 at 7:30 pm
Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Chorale and University Chorus
Brian Bailey, conductor

Friday, October 14 & Saturday, October 15 at 7:30 pm
CSU Arts Campus, Allen Theatre Mainstage
GroundWorks DanceTheater*
Directed by David Shimotakahara
As the resident professional dance company of the CSU Department of Theatre and Dance, GroundWorks returns under the artistic direction of David Shimotakahara.

Thursday, October 27 at 7:30 pm
Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Chorale and University Chorus
Brian Bailey, conductor
Guest Ensembles – Rocky River High School Treble Ensemble
Allison Paetz, conductor
Mentor High School Concert Mixed Choir
Adam Landry, director

avenueqThursday, October 27 – Sunday, November 6
CSU Arts Campus, Allen Theatre Mainstage
Avenue Q*
Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx
Directed by Russ Borski
All shows on Thursday, Friday & Saturdays are at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm.

Friday, October 28 at 4:30 pm
CSU Arts Campus, Allen Theatre Mainstage
Theatre Dinner and a Show*
Avenue Q

Dinner is at ELEMENTS BISTRO on Euclid (from 4:30 pm)
Avenue Q is at the ALLEN THEATRE at Playhouse Square (show time 7:30 pm)
Pre-reservations through Playhouse Square required.

Sunday, October 30 at 3:00 pm
Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Keyboard Conversations with Jeffery Siegel*
Fiesta!

Ardent, passionate melodies and vibrant intoxicating rhythms! Music of Albeniz, Grandos, de Falla and Piazzolla.

November

Friday, November 4 at 4:30 pm
CSU Arts Campus, Allen Theatre Mainstage
Theatre Dinner and a Show*
Avenue Q

Dinner is at ELEMENTS BISTRO on Euclid (from 4:30 pm)
Avenue Q is at the ALLEN THEATRE at Playhouse Square (show time 7:30 pm)
Pre-reservations through Playhouse Square required.

Sunday, November 13 at 7:00 pm
Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Cleveland Winds
Birch Browning, conductor

Monday, November 14 at 7:00 pm
Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Wind Ensemble
Birch Browning, conductor

Friday, November 18 at 7:30 pm
Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor

December

christmasThursday, December 1 at 7:30 pm
CSU Arts Campus, Allen Theatre Mainstage
A Christmas Story*
A one-night-only Cleveland State University and Cleveland Play House benefit show with ½ off the regular ticket price! All proceeds from the ticket sales go towards scholarships for our students in the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Friday, December 2 at 7:00 pm
Location TBD
Lighthouse Reading Series
Featuring new CSU Poetry Center author Leora Fridman (My Fault) and nonfiction writer Hilary Plum (Watchfires).

Friday, December 2 at 7:30 pm
Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Chorale and University Chorus
Brian Bailey, conductor

Galleries at CSU

Thursday, September 1 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm
CSU Arts Campus, The Galleries at CSU
Gallery Conversation
North Gallery: Archie Rand at 4:00 pm followed by a reception from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.
South Gallery: Leslie A. Golomb and Barbara Broff Goldman at 6:00 pm.

Thursday, September 1 – Saturday, October 8
CSU Arts Campus, The Galleries at CSU

North Gallery: Sixty Paintings from the Bible
An exhibition of works that can be described as a painterly engagement with the central texts of Judaism depicting 60 salient moments from the stories in the Hebrew Bible, by Archie Rand, a New York based artist, Guggenheim fellow, and chair of Columbia University’s visual arts program. The exhibition is curated by Samantha Baskind, Professor of Art, Cleveland State University, and accompanied by a fully illustrated exhibition catalog.

South and Center Galleries: To Speak Her Heart
An Illustrated Anthology of Jewish Women’s Prayers and Poems by Leslie A. Golomb and Barbara Broff Goldman.

peopleFriday, October 28 – Thursday, December 8
CSU Arts Campus, The Galleries at CSU

All Galleries: The 22nd People’s Art Show
This show is a free, non-juried, uncensored exhibition celebrating creativity, diversity, and imagination. 350 artists are expected to participate with approximately 500 works in all media.

Drop off is Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Artists may submit 2 works in any medium, subject, and size. Submissions are free but a $5 donation per entry is gladly accepted.


Events are subject to change without notice;
please read above for the most up-to-date information.

*There is a cost to these events.*