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November 3, 2012


 CP Live After Dark brings a new musical ensemble this month to Centennial Plaza located at Fifth & B Street. Programming at CP Live will combine elements of live music, performance and visual art. eSmooth will be performing smooth jazz music from 6pm - 9pm at the "clocktower stage."

Featured along with eSmooth will be art displays in nearby venues.

"Reconnective Highway"Julieanne Case
Julieanne Case is the guest artist in the main banquet room of The Kitchen this month. Check out the exhibit, “Reconnective Highway” and while you're at the Kitchen, step into the dining room or bar and experience the gastropub fare and ambience that made it a feature on TV's Diners, Drive-ins & Dives. | 529 South A Street

Open until 10 p.m.

Carnegie Art Museum Exhibit: "Emblemata: Paintings by Michael Pearce"

September 9 - November 18, 2012

Michael Pearce

Perfectly in harmony with the Carnegie¹s neo-classical architecture, Michael Pearce¹s dramatic allegorical paintings  evoke a dreamlike world populated by people completely engaged in mysterious tasks. A master of glaze painting, his expansive paintings convey lightness and air, while remaining convincing as windows into an alternate universe. They invite interpretation, mystical reverie and attention..
| 424 South C Street

Open until 5 p..m.

Downtown Sol 

Downtown SolDowntown Sol unites art and craft lovers with local artists through one-of-a-kind art, accessories, and décor. Come find quality, handmade art, home accessories, and gifts for all, including the little ones (and pets) AND learn from local artists and wellness instructors.

On Sunday, November 4th Downtown Sol will be holding a Critters Festival from 4pm-8pm with vendors, music, belly dancing and more! |328 West Third Street

Open until 6 p.m.

Plaza Cinemas

Plaza Cinemas 14 Plaza Cinemas 14 offers a state-of-the-art movie-going experience with all-digital, stadium seating theaters. And be sure to come back the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month when the Downtown Center for the Arts presents the Foreign Film Series.


Showtimes | 255 West Fifth Street

Petit PlayhouseElite Theatre Performance – Escape from Happiness
Weekends, Oct 5th - November 11th

Dark Comedy by George F. Walker
Directed by Peter Krause

Set in a rough Toronto neighborhood, Escape from Happiness tells the story of Nora and her three adult daughters: the dutiful Gail, activist lawyer Elizabeth and self-help junkie Mary-Ann. Rejoining the family after a 10-year disappearance is Tom, Nora's ex-cop husband — though Nora insists that the semi-catatonic man now living upstairs merely resembles her children's father. Escape from Happiness could be compared to classic American comedies such as You Can't Take It with You, Moss Hart and George S. Kauffman's 1936 screwball portrait of a quirky Brooklyn household. Yet it also contains grittier, almost Tarantinolike elements. The play opens with Gail's husband, Junior, lying in a pool of blood on the kitchen floor. Sent to investigate are Diane and Mike, a pair of mismatched police officers who believe the attack might be linked to organized crime. Instead, they discover drugs in the family basement and arrest Nora for possession. From that, all hell breaks loose. But for all the outrageousness, in some ways it's also very conservative. Despite the terrible things that happen, this seemingly hopeless little family is able to stick together and rise above. | Petit Playhouse, 730 South B Street