The week between Christmas and New Years is usually one filled with all kinds of upcoming engagements and this year will not disappoint. There are happenings that range from new releases at theaters, concerts, and finishing out the year with New Year’s Eve parties. Take your pick and do something exciting this week.
Monday, Dec. 26: Carlos Jones & The Plus Band with Outlaws I & I will be playing at the House of Blues at 308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are being sold at the Ticketmaster outlets for $10 to $12 a piece. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 216-241-5555 for more information.
Wednesday Dec. 28: Smoking Pipes with The Sidekicks, The Honor Role and Northwestern will be performing at Grog Shop, 2785 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland Heights. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are being sold $10 in advance or $12 the day of the show at Ticketmaster outlets. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 216-241-5555 for more information.
Art Galleries: Lakeland Community College Fine Arts Gallery at 7700 Clocktower Dr. Building D, Kirtland is presenting “Black History: Our Stories in Art” going on now until January 26. Call 440-525-7029 for more information.
Willoughby Hills Community Center Gallery at 35400 Chardon Road, Willoughby Hills is presenting and exhibit “Take Two” paintings by John Davis. This is going on now until Dec. 31. For more information call 440-918-8730 or visit www.davisgallery.com/Willoughby-hills.
New Movies include Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol, Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Sherlock Holmes 2, Young Adult and New Year’s Eve. All are being played at Atlas theaters at Diamond Center 440-352-8822 and Great Lakes Mall 440-974-2200 and Regal Cinemas in Willoughby 440-975-8820.
Dec. 31 is going to be quite the happening night with New Year’s eve parties all around:
LaMalfa Holiday Inn & Express will kick off their New Year’s Eve party at 6:30 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. at $75.00 per person. Music will start at 7:30 p.m. along with a sit down dinner and dessert at 12:15 a.m. a hot breakfast. This price includes premium liquor, champagne, and noisemakers at midnight. Tickets and group pricing available by calling 440-943-5480
James Catering at Wickliffe Italian-American Party Center 29717 Euclid Ave. Wickliffe, doors open at 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. for their gala. There will be a family style dinner at 8 p.m. along with many other fun features including a DJ starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $110 for couples/$55 per person, call 440-944-2433 for ticket information.
Skye Fine Dining, 8434 Mentor Ave, Mentor Celebrate the New Year at Skye with a Five Course Meal, Complimentary Bottle of Champagne, Chocolate Strawberries, live entertainment and all the fun toys to usher in 2012. Tickets are $60 per person/$100 per couple. Visit www.skyecleveland.com or call 440-974-3572for more information.