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Issue date: 3/6/09 Section: Focus
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Saturday, March 7

Cleveland native and Baldwin-Wallace graduate Khashyar Darvich is returning to his hometown to, for the second time, present his latest film, Dalai Lama Renaissance. The film, which sold out last January at the Cleveland Museum of Art, centers on a discussion of the world's most pressing problems, hosted by the Dalai Lama and featuring 40 of the world's most innovative and profound thinkers. Darvich will also host a question-and-answer session afterward. Time: 7:30 p.m. on Saturday; 4 p.m. on Sunday. Cost: $8. Location: Cleveland Cinematheque. Info:

Sunday, March 8

This weekend, PlayhouseSquare will host a rare opportunity to see an authentic Arab 15-piece orchestra plus singers perform music from "The Golden Age of Arab music." In conjunction with the Cleveland Insitute of Art's VIVA and Gala Around Town concert series, Simon Shaheen will lead the orchestra in a problem entitled Aswat, which translates to "voices." The titular voices come from some of the most well-known and beloved singers from Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: Students: pay as you can; others: $41. Location: Playhouse Square. Info:

Tuesday, March 10

Although he bills himself as "America's Funnyman," comedian Neil Hamburger is not likely to win over the popular, Dane Cook masses. Still, Hamburger, who dons a tuxedo and oversized glasses, greases his hair and carries around a glass of whiskey, is one of the modern masters of anti-humor. His off-kilter jokes, delivered with the disgust of an old man out of touch with society, need to be heard from the man himself for the full experience. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $7. Location: The Grog Shop. Info:

Thursday, March 12

Atlanta, Ga. flower punks The Black Lips will head to the Beachland Ballroom this Thursday in support of their most recent full-length, 200 Million Thousand. The band has gained notoriety for their on-stage antics, which range from the quirky to the vulgar, and have presumably gotten them kicked out of India. Power pop act Gentlemen Jesse and His Men, along with Hot Cha Cha and The Weakends are set to open. Time: 9 p.m. Cost: $10 advance, $12 at the door. Location: The Beachland Ballroom. Info:
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  • Spartan Spotlight: Phil Keefe
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  • Women's basketball struggles in second half, falls to Emory

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