LGI's calendar - things to do December 2019

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Regular meetings of Solon Italian Club:

Last Wednesday of each month     

7:30 p.m., Solon Community Center

New members welcome. Contact Mike Rhea at (216) 337-8407 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for information.

Dinner at Home Family Club:


6 - 8 p.m. Adults $20, ages 8-13 $10, children 7 and under free. Cash bar. Open to the public, no reservations needed.

Pasta and meat dinners at Southwest Italian American Club:

1st and 3rd Fridays 

$10 for complete pasta meal: salad, entree with meat of the week, dessert, cash bar.  SWIAC is located at 7510 Snow Rd., near Ridge Rd. in Parma.

“Michelangelo: Mind of the Master:”

Through Jan. 5, 2020

Cleveland Museum of Art

Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation 

Exhibition Hall

Spanning Michelangelo’s career and major projects, a group of rarely seen drawings shows how the Italian Renaissance artist conceived the figures that appear in his finished works, including the Sistine Chapel ceiling and "Last Judgment" fresco.

“Michelangelo: Mind of the Master" Exhibition Tours:

Through Dec. 29

Cleveland Museum of Art

Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. and 

Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m.

Limit 25. Tour ticket required.

Monday Night Opera:

Dec. 2, 16, 23

7 - 9:30 p.m., La Dolce Vita

For $40, you will be served a leisurely four-course authentic Italian dinner in between 10-15 minute sets of arias sung by such talents as director/soprano Julie Gulenko, Meagan Slack or visiting tenor Brian Skoog. Special New Year's Eve Opera Night with an 8-course meal on Dec. 31; special event pricing, call for 


Little Italy Holiday Art Walk: 

Dec. 6 - 8

5 - 9 p.m., Little Italy, Cleveland

Stroll the streets of Cleveland's Little Italy and explore local and national artists while noshing on Italian fare.

Tour of Little Italy and Lakeview Cemetery: 

Dec. 7

9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Presti's Bakery 

Everwalk USA will be hosting a tour of Little Italy and the famous Lakeview Cemetery. The tour guide will be Victoria Price (Vincent Price’s daughter) and her dog, Allie. This organization was founded by Diana Nyad, the first person to swim 110.86 miles between Havana and Key West. 

The Agony and the Ecstasy: 

Dec. 29, 31

1:30 p.m. Cleveland Museum of Art

Michelangelo clashes with Pope Julius II over the painting of the Sistine Chapel ceiling in this lavish historical drama based on Irving Stone’s novel and directed by Carol Reed. (USA/Italy, 1965, color, Bluray, 138 min.)

Master/Apprentice: Imitation and Inspiration in the Renaissance:

Through February 16, 2020 

Cleveland Museum of Art 

James and Hanna Bartlett Prints and Drawings Gallery (101)

Works from the museum’s collection survey the impact of Michelangelo on the history and practice of art in Europe in the 1500s and beyond. On view are prints, drawings, and sculptures by artists who copied, imitated, or took inspiration from the Italian Renaissance master.