A Latin jazz combo led by a Hungarian pianist? This could be good. Richard "Ricardo" Revesz's Trio Ricardo performs at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Nighttown, 12387 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights. Tickets are $10. Call 216-795-0550.
Friday night the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque begins a series of four films from the unusual career of Turkish director Yilmaz Guney,
who did a lot of his screenwriting in prison. The first two films play
this weekend: "Hope" (1970), starring Guney as a debt-ridden cart driver
who becomes desperate when one of his horses is struck and killed by a
Mercedes, at 9:20 p.m. Friday; and "The Herd," a drama about a family of
shepherds, at 8:50 p.m. Saturday. The other two films screen Sunday,
Aug. 28. $9, $5 under 25 and for a second film on the same day. 11141
East Blvd., Cleveland, 216-421-7450.
"Five Flights," a comedy about siblings who have to
figure out what to do with the aviary their father built to honor their
deceased mother, opens at 8 p.m. Friday at The Liminis,
2438 Scranton Road in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood. The company's
website says the play touches on "religious conviction, fear of
commitment, the way Russian ballet resembles a hockey game, how birds
are connected with our souls, and the courtship of a gay professional
hockey player." The play runs through Saturday, Sept. 10. $15, discounts
for seniors and students, convergence-continuum.org or 216-687-0074.
The renewed tradition of ballet at Blossom continues at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday when Chicago's Joffrey Ballet returns to Northeast Ohio for its third collaboration with the Cleveland Orchestra and guest conductor Tito Munoz.
The combined forces will present a diverse, highly musical program
including works by Balanchine, Wheeldon, Julia Adam, and Lar Lubovitch.
Tickets, $23-$93. Blossom Music Center, 1145 W. Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls. Go to clevelandorchestra.com or call 216-231-1111.
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