Harvey Pekar Benefit at Beachland Sat. 8/7

Submitted by Lee Batdorff on Mon, 08/02/2010 - 13:14.

Beachland Ballroom

Sat, Aug 7| 8 (7 door)

Harvey Pekar Benefit

Cats on Holiday
Yiddishe Cup
David Thomas (Pere Ubu)

and more TBA

Ballroom & Tavern | All Ages


Harvey Pekar will be buried in Lakeview Cemetery immediately next to Eliot Ness.

From Beachland's Web site:

Okay, here's the deal. Things are complicated in the aftermath of our friend Harvey's life. According to his wife/writing partner Joyce Brabner he didn't really finalize a will, and there was no burial plot. So one Coventry do-gooder went to Lakeview Cemetery and found what he thought was a perfect spot, next to an old friend, but things happened and that ended up not working out....now Harvey's sort of moving on up and the urn carrying his cremated remains will be laid to rest next to Eliot Ness thanks to the Lakeview folks. Some friends have talked to Joyce about creating a statue of Harvey (hands in his pockets, shoulders shrugging no doubt), but she says it will have to be inscribed with "What Do You Want From Me?" There is indeed something very poetic and Cleveland about the idea of tourists in Lolly the Trolley coming by Eliot Ness's grave, and finding our favorite homegrown curmudgeon. So Joyce is not broke of course, but cashflow is an issue and we want to help. We have this Saturday night open and are bound and determined to celebrate Harvey's honest down-to-earth spirit, his love of music and edgy art and raise a little cashflow since he just spent time at the Beachland on July 3 when his pals Brave Combo played. This is not the official send off, but just an effort to lend a hand. We do need some help, so call Cindy at 216-702-8358.