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I-X Indoor Amusement Park!
More Fun Than You Can Stand
As if flipping, dipping, spinning, and rotating through 20 acres of thrill rides wasn't enough, this year's I-X Indoor Amusement Park has added yet another enticement: an eye-popping live performance by Cirque Shanghai, a troupe of world-class Chinese acrobats. High-wire acts, choreographed balancing routines, and death-defying motorcycle stunts are all part of the new show. And that's in addition to all the usual attractions, like Big Cat Encounter and the kiddie rides of Kidzville. Plus, Marvel's Spider-Man and Captain America will be dropping in for photo ops tomorrow and Sunday, and teen star Victoria Justice will be doing meet & greets on April 1. All-day admission ranges from $10 to $24; kids under three are free. Get tickets by phone, online, at the door, or at Marc's. The park is open through April 15. — Cicora
1 I-X Center Dr., 877-772-5425, ixamusementpark.com.
Les Roberts Talks Mysteries
If you've been thinking of catching a performance of The Mousetrap at Great Lakes Theater, tonight might be a good time to, um, pull the trigger. That's because this evening's playbill includes not only a performance of the iconic Agatha Christie murder mystery, but also a pre-show conversation with Cleveland's favorite mystery writer, Les Roberts. The award-winning author is particularly popular hereabouts for his 14 mysteries featuring the Slovenian PI Milan Jacovich. Roberts' talk begins at 6; the stage production starts at 7:30. Combo tix range from $20 to $50 and can be had by phone or online. It all happens in the Hanna Theatre at Playhouse Square. — Cicora
2067 East 14th St., 216-241-5490 x302, greatlakestheater.org.
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Blow 20 Bucks the Healthy Way
It's Cash Mob Day!
Today's your chance to knock grocery shopping off your to-do list while supporting an international buy-local movement that started right here on our shores. It's been just four months since local lawyer Andrew Samtoy organized the first Cash Mob to boost sales at an independent store in Tremont. The idea caught on such that today, Cleveland is just one of about 170 towns worldwide participating in the first International Cash Mob Day. (Some cities, like Vienna and Sydney, will hold their very first Cash Mobs today.) On the home front, Mobbers will gather in the parking lot of Nature's Bin in Lakewood at 2 p.m. The rules are simple: Bring at least $20 to spend, meet at least three new people, and have fun! Don't limit your list to organic kale and kefir either. Nature's Bin stocks everything from a full range of produce to holistic pet food and healthy heat-and-eat take-out fare. (But if you do happen to be short on nutritional yeast or organic popcorn, they have those too — in bulk.) Don't skip sampling some brew at the traditional after-shopping party, which is slated for the nearby Avenue Tap House at 18206 Detroit Ave. And don't be surprised to see camera crews tagging along; Cleveland's Cash Mobs have a way of attracting the media. — Maude L. Campbell
18120 Sloane Ave., Lakewood,
cashmobswordpress.com, Twitter: @cashmobs.