This month's MIX party at the Cleveland Museum of Art is a nod icons that transcend time. The event highlights the quintessential artists that line the museum's gallery walls through talks about the artists, their work and their lives. If talking iconic art somehow seems like a snore, jamming to iconic tunes played by DJ ESO ensures you'll never feel bored. Free (members), $10-$15, Dec. 6, 6-10 p.m., Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland, clevelandart.org
Little Italy Holiday Art Walk
Explore the beauty of Little Italy this weekend with the Holiday Art Walk. This year's featured gallery is Verne Gallery, which celebrates its 65th anniversary. The three-day event showcases local artists, such as Eve Gualtiere, and guest makers, such as Jon Kardamis and Kasumi. Grab a cannoli and some coffee and get a jumpstart on your holiday by exploring the shops in Cleveland's historic East Side neighborhood. Dec. 6, 5-9 p.m., 12/7-12/8, 12-9 p.m., Little Italy, 12010 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, facebook.com/events
A Christmas Story Run
Get your leg lamp and your Ralphie-inspired pink bunny costume ready because The A Christmas Story Run is back in Downtown Cleveland this weekend. With your choice of a 5k or a 10K, this run, jog or walk is Christmas fun from Public Square to Cleveland's iconic A Christmas Story house. One-hundred percent of race proceeds go to the A Christmas Story Foundation non-profit, which helps restore and maintain neighborhood homes. $55, Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Cleveland Public Square, 50 Public Square, Cleveland, achristmasstoryrun.com
The Ohio City Singers Live At Music Box
If "Jingle Bells" has lost its luster and Rudolph's red nose has dulled for you — or if you think Christmas music just isn't your bag — fall in love with the holidays again with some originals and classics from the Ohio City Singers. Kicking off its season of holiday performances at the Music Box Supper Club, this Northeast Ohio rock troupe, which formed at a 2008 Christmas party, is sure to put the spice in your Christmas ale. Knock back some egg nog and rock out! $15-18, Dec. 7, 1-3 p.m., The Music Box Supper Club, 1148 Main Ave., Cleveland, musicboxcle.com
Light Up Lakewood 2019
Lakewood residents don't let a little cold weather keep them from some holiday fun. Warm up with some hot chocolate or delicious treats from local food trucks as the city lights up during the 13th annual Light Up Lakewood lighting ceremony event. Shop around the holiday market or stroll through the beer garden while you wait for some magical winter fireworks. Free, Dec. 7, 4-8 p.m., Downtown Lakewood, Detroit Avenue between Bunts Road & Arthur Avenue, lakewoodalive.org
The holiday season is coming to the Circle. The annual celebration debuts University Circle's light display and opens its ice rink at Wade Oval. In addition to ice carving demonstrations, craft making sessions, a gingerbread house competition and live music, take a peek inside any of the Circle's museums, gardens or galleries. Dec. 8, 1-7 p.m., Wade Oval, 10820 East Blvd., Cleveland, universitycircle.org
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