January Events & A Raucous Giveaway

Oh January. You get such a bad rap. Often grey, cold, and a letdown from all those festivities we enjoyed from October to December. Being a winter person, I don't mind January all that much. Primarily because by the time it rolls around I'm ready. Ready for something new, ready to recuperate, ready to get full a night's sleep, put away the bubbly and cookies and get back on track. But for some, January can kind of suck. So here a few fun events (and a giveaway!) to get you out and about and make merry with 2013.

Friday, January 11th
Tremont Art Walk  6-10pm

Works from Leslie McCafferty, Elaine Dowling and the Luminescence collection.
Bundle up and hit the streets of Tremont for a little urban adventure. Enjoy a wine tasting at Wine & Design while checking out works from Leslie McCafferty and Elaine Dowling then walk around the corner to 2509 Professor Ave and check out Kim's new Evie Lou location. Don't forget that doubting Thomas has an awesome Luminescence collection and Banyan Tree has a wicked post-holiday sale going on.

Battle of The Bombshells Happy Hour Kickoff - 8-10pm Around the Corner, Lakewood

Sign up to participate in the 2013 flag football game where Blondes square off against Brunettes in an effort to raise money and awareness for the Alzheimer's Association. FYI-redheads are free agents.  Not interested in playing? Sign up to coach, join a committee or just swing by to show support for your girls. $20 includes food and drink. There will also be a raffle with some seriously cool prizes.

Thursday, January 17th
SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody - PlayhouseSquare 1/17-27th {$10-$45}

Grab your girls and hit Spank! "A hysterical unauthorized musical satire that brings the naughty fun of the saucy best-selling book to life in one laugh-filled, high-energy show Part Chippendales, part Second City."

And...... I have a pair of tickets to give away for the Sunday, January 20th, 3pm show. The winner is also invited to a pre-show cocktail.

To Enter:
1. Leave a comment on this post telling me the last show (movie, theatre, concert, etc) you saw with your girlfriends.

2. Follow @smittenincle and @playhousesquare on twitter and leave a comment on this post letting me know you did.

3. Tweet "I need a Girls' Day Out with @smittenincle & @playhousesquare http://ow.ly/gJ7Ns " and leave a comment on this post letting me know you did.
*you can tweet this once per day for add'l entries - just be sure to leave a comment for each

Good Luck! Contest ends on Tuesday 1/15th at midnight and a winner announced Wednesday.
I was invited to this Girls' Day Out along w/ Charlene, Jen and Amanda. Be sure to check out their blogs for additional entries!

Thursday, January 17th
Partners Trivia Night presented by Playhouse Square - Black Dog Kitchen & Bar 6:30P (Trivia starts at 7P) {Partners $20/non-Partners $25}
Join me as PlayhouseSquare Partners introduces Trivia Night! This event is open to all. Create your own team or sign up individually. Price includes buffet and 2 drink tickets for beer, wine and select liquor. Teams of 4-6 will answer questions in themed rounds ranging from fun to ridiculous and prizes will be awarded to the winning team. Tickets avail at the door or by calling Molly at 216.640.8416

Friday, January 18th
Karaoke at the Cat 9P {free}

Karaoke at the Cat is back! And I'm co-hosting along with the fab Jen from Why CLE?, Alicia from Poise in Parma and Amanda from Clue into Cleveland. You know what else is happening at 9 o'clock? Late Night Happy Hour. That's right. All your favorite slurps at happy hour prices til 11P. It could only get better if someone sings "Livin' on a Prayer."

Wednesday, January 23rd 
Clinica Gastonomica Veneto - Dante Tremont {$55}

Ticket price includes five food and wine pairings. Reserve a spot by calling 216.274.1200

::Disclosure-I am a member of PlayhouseSquare Partners and co-chair for Trivia Night. I received 2 tickets for myself and 2 to giveaway for the Spank Parody c/o PlayhouseSquare. I am also being compensated for co-hosting at the Cat. All musings are my own::


Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

I will take a risk at embarrassing myself by admitting the last show I saw with my girls was Magic Mike.... ;o)

Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

I follow you both of course

Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...


Sourire11 said...

so many great events happening! I'm going to try to make it to the OBA Noodlecat meetup. I've been wanting to go to one of those for-ev-er now. I hope I can actually make it this time!!!

SRep said...

i follow you both!

SRep said...

john mayer concert was one of the last big girls night productions (all girls, party bus, and wine : )

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Anonymous said...

Following you now, have always been a follower of Playhouse!

Anonymous said...

Nidhi and I won tickets to the rock n roll hall of fame induction last year. That was the best concert/show for a girls night... too bad Donovan doesn't look the same as he did in the 80s ;)

Anonymous said...

last tweet of the contest for Tuesday!