You don't have to travel to Springfield to get your Simpsons fix. From Feb. 11 to March 5, Homer, Marge, Bart and Lisa head to Cleveland Public Theatre for Mr. Burns: A Post-electric Play. The off-Broadwvay piece takes place in a postapocalyptic world where survivors re-enact The Simpsons to preserve the pop culture institution. "It's like going to see a sitcom and a cartoon and a musical rolled into one," says director Matthew Wright. If you're still craving more, find the Simpsons clan at these places.
16-bit Bar and Arcade
Since opening in 2014, 16-Bit Bar and Arcade has been a go-to for Simpsons buffs with a four-player game where Bart, Marge, Lisa and Homer battle Mr. Burns. For those flying solo, the single-player Simpsons Pinball Party has a strong following. "[Fans] usually come in — that's their thing. Couple Budweisers, and they play no other game," says assistant general manager Bridget Gincy. 15012 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-563-1115, 16-bitbar.com/Cleveland
Cleveland Museum of Art
Joyce Pensato's Homer reveals the darker side of the comedy heavyweight in this enamel on linen piece at the Cleveland Museum of Art. "It fascinates many visitors because of the instantly recognizable image, which, through Pensato's way of splashing the paint onto the canvas, becomes something like a nightmarish vision of Homer," says Reto Thüring, curator of contemporary art. 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland, 216-421-7350, clevelandart.org