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It's your last free weekend before finals, so you might as well hit the road to C-land. Whether you're a Phish fan or a hard-core Wagnerian, there's something outside of Oberlin with your name on it. Go on, git!

At the LCCC's Stocker Center this evening, Shall We Dance?, Masayuki Suo's Japanese charmer shows at 8 p.m. Though the film follows the simple boy-meets-girl formula, Rolling Stone commented, "Rich in humor and heart, Shall We Dance? is sweet magic!" Admission is $4. For more information, call (216) 366-4040.

Tonight's music in the garden court at the Cleveland Museum of Art features jazz ensemble The Ernie Krivda Quartet. Performance takes place from 6 to 8 p.m.

Also at the Cleveland Museum of Art this evening, a double feature of Frank Capra's American Dream and It's A Wonderful Life shows beginning at 5:30 p.m. The former is a collection of interviews and film clips on the filmmaker; the latter is his famous holiday classic. Admission is $5. For more information, call (216) 421-7340.

Tonight, Phish come to the Cleveland State University Convocation Center. Tickets available through Ticketmaster at (216) 241-5555.

Showing at the Cleveland Cinematheque this evening, Radley Metzger's Score begins at 7:30 p.m. Comparable to the recent Boogie Nights, Score portrays authentic '70s sexploitation on it's 25th anniversary, accentuating the movie's "bisexual thrust" that was ahead of its time. Admission is $4. For more information, call (216) 421-7450.

Local actress Lisa Black performs her one-woman theater work Murderer's Bay, at the Cleveland Public Theater tonight through Dec. 13. Highly acclaimed at last year's women's festival, the work explores stereotypes and prejudices toward an array of minorities. For more information, call (216) 631-2727.

Also at the Cleveland Cinematheque this weekend, modern black comedy In the Company of Men shows at 9:40 p.m. Dec. 6. A plot of greedy relationship conspiracy spawned by two bitter dumpees, the movie got "two thumbs way up" from our pals Siskel & Ebert. Admission is $4. For more information, call (216) 421-7450.

Catherine Wheel come to the Odeon Dec. 6. Tickets available through Ticketmaster at (216) 241-5555. For more information, call (216) 574-2525.

It's a Wagnerian sing-a-long at the Cleveland Playhouse Square's State Theater this weekend with The Flying Dutchman. Sung in German with projected English translation, the opera shows at 8 p.m. tonight and tomorrow, and 2 p.m. Dec. 7. Tickets are $17.50. For more information, call (216) 575-0903.

Get into the holiday spirit early with Charles Dickens' classic, A Christmas Carol, showing tonight Willoughby's School of Fine Arts. Enjoy Ebeneezer Scrooge after a holiday dinner, served at 6 p.m. Tickets are $32 for students. Show runs Dec. 6 and next weekend; Thursday and Sunday performances are $9 for students. For more information, call (216) 951-6637.

Liz Lerman's What She Said Dances, paired with other works, shows Dec. 6 at Hiram College. For more information, call (330) 569-5215.

Missed Carmen at Oberlin? Neverfear: the Canton Symphony Orchestra presents Bizet's masterpiece Dec. 6 and 7 at Canton's Umstattd Hall. The opera will be sung in English, with Annette Daniels in the title role. Tickets are $13 to $23. For more information, call (330) 452-2094.

Dec. 6 at the Cleveland Museum of Art, participate in a family textile art fair. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., experiement with weaving, dyeing, embroideries and the like. Continues through Dec. 7. For more information, call (216) 421-7340.

At the Cleveland Museum of Art on Dec. 7, the Cavani String Quartet, with Donald Weilerstien, viola and Alisa Weilerstein, cello, perform at 3:30 p.m. The free performance commemorates the 100th anniversary of Brahms' death with his Sextet in B flat, Op. 18 and the Sextet in G major, Op. 36. For more information, call (216) 421-7340.

It's an '80s revival Dec. 7 when Modern English take on the Grog Shop. With guests Phil Cody and Pat MacDonald. For more information, call (216) 321-5588.

Also at the Cleveland Museum of Art Dec. 7, Karel Paukert will give an organ recital at 2 p.m. Repertoire includes works by Bach, Buxtehude, Reger and Distler. For more information, call (216) 421-7340.

Arizona indie starlets Jimmy Eat World visit the Euclid Tavern Dec. 9 with The Get-Up Kids and Tender Blind Spot. Tickets available through Ticketmaster at (216) 241-5555. For more information, call (216) 229-7788.

Aspiring indie rock stars take note: Half-Cocked, which shows at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Cleveland Museum of Art, follows the story of Louisville teens who steel a musical equipment-loaded van and travel the South posed as an indie rock band. "An Easy Rider for the '90s," wrote Alternative Press. Admission is $5. For more information, call (216) 421-7340.

Jakob Dylan fans, don't miss The Wallflowers at the Kent State Mac Center Dec. 11. With guests The Jayhawks and Maypole. Tickets available through Ticketmaster at (216) 241-5555.

Arts...Out of Town is compiled weekly by Lauren Viera. If you have any listings to add, please call x8123. You'll be glad you did.

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Volume 126, Number 11, December 5, 1997

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