Get Out: Everything You Should Be Doing in Cleveland This Weekend (May 30-June 5)

Saturday: Uptown Miniature Golf and Ice Cream Social
Saturday: Uptown Miniature Golf and Ice Cream Social Courtesy of University Circle

WED 05/30

Steve Gillespie

Fearless, light-hearted and hilarious are some of the many terms used to describe comedian Steve Gillespie. He combines aggression and absurdity to create a humorous show filled with laughter. He has a crass sense of humor and is not afraid to speak his mind, which makes him appealing and relatable to the audience. He jokes about whatever crosses his mind, such as his own looks and personality, having children, and being forced to grow up and mature. He performs tonight at 8 at Hilarities. Tickets are $13 and $18. (Hannah Borison)

2035 East Fourth St., 216-241-7425,


A satirical film that stars the Monkees, the 1968 flick Head has become a cult classic. Critic Leonard Maltin declared it was "delightfully plotless" when he reviewed the film, which includes footage of the band along with clips from a variety of other movies. It screens tonight at 7 at the Rock Hall. Admission is free for Rock Hall members and $5.50 for the general public. (Jeff Niesel)

1100 Rock and Roll Blvd., 216-515-8444,

Hoppin' Frog Hoppy Hour

Much like the Fat Head's tasting room in Middleburg Heights, the Hoppin' Frog tasting room in Akron is in a nondescript strip of storage facilities and warehouses. But step inside and you'll find a cozy space with a huge array of the brewery's wonderful libations. The place features "hoppy hour" every weekday from 3 to 7 p.m. Tonight, the brewers visit the tasting room from 5 to 7 p.m. While they don't fill growlers, you can drink bottles on site or take 'em to go. The place also offers a "Hoppin' Frog Rare & Vintage" list as well as a guest bottle list. And you can order from a limited food menu too. (Niesel)

1680-F Waterloo Rd., Akron, 234-525-3764,

Indians vs. Chicago White Sox

At the end of last season, the Chicago White Sox traded away several veteran players to get some good young talent. While the new players probably won't be good enough to turn the team around for another year or two, the White Sox appear headed in the right direction. They wrap up a three-game series today at 1:10 p.m. at Progressive Field. Tickets start at $15. (Niesel)

2401 Ontario St., 216-420-4487,

Walnut Wednesday

Walnut Wednesday is one of summer's great traditions. Today it continues, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Perk Plaza at Chester Commons — at East 12th and Walnut streets — as food trucks gather to serve up lunch to area residents and employees. Follow the Downtown Cleveland Alliance on Facebook for weekly updates on vendors, entertainment offerings and more. Today, Dreadlock Dave & Friends entertain. The series continues through Sept. 26. Admission is free, but the food will cost you. (Niesel)

THU 05/31

Jeff Blanchard

Comedian Jeff Blanchard has attitude to spare, and nothing is out of bounds for him. His routine involves impressions, ragging on the Browns and the lovely town of Elyria. Some of the things he says may offend, but it's all in good fun as this Cleveland native brings in that trademark ironic sense of humor. (You have to be tough, after all.) He takes the stage tonight at 7:30 at the Improv, and tickets are $15. (Liz Trenholme)

1148 Main Ave., 216-696-IMPROV,

Edgewater Live

A few years ago, the Cleveland Metroparks launched its extremely popular Edgewater Live series of Thursday-night happy hour concerts. The fun returns this year, with live musical performances taking place from 4:30 to 9 p.m. every Thursday night through Aug. 2. In addition to a local band, activities include yoga, standup paddleboarding and some rousing games of cornhole. Those ubiquitous food trucks will be on hand, of course, and the Beach House will sell drinks and food as well. It's free. (Niesel)

6500 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway NW,

Sklar Brothers

Twin brothers, the Sklar Brothers have had a long career that includes notable roles as actors and comedians. They've appeared in a range of TV shows, including CSI, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Entourage and Grey's Anatomy in which they played the conjoined twin brothers Peter and Jake Weitzman. The sarcastic comics do a great impersonation of comic Andrew Dice Clay, with whom they've had a beef, and they have a funny bit about magician Criss Angel and his incredible abs. Their ability to volley quips (and finish each other's jokes) is really remarkable. They perform tonight at 8 at Hilarities, where they have shows scheduled through Saturday. Tickets are $23 to $28. (Niesel)

2035 East Fourth St., 216-241-7425,

FRI 06/01

Euclid Beach Live

Much like Edgewater Live, the weekly happy-hour concert series that takes place at Edgewater Park, the Euclid Beach Live concert series offers great music, delicious food and fun for the whole family. The setting couldn't be better either: the site overlooks the scenic Euclid Beach on Lake Erie. Once completed, the 285-foot rebuilt pier should give the events a throwback feel and hearken back to the days of Euclid Beach amusement park. Starting tonight, the fun takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. every Friday through Aug. 3. This evening's musical entertainment comes from classic rock/country band, Faith & Whiskey. It's free. (Niesel)

16301 Lake Shore Blvd., 216-635-3200,

Legacy Live

One of Northeast Ohio's most popular free concert series, Legacy Live has become a tradition that families and couples look forward to each summer. The concerts, which take place on the Legacy Village lawn at 6:30 each Friday and Saturday night throughout the summer, feature local bands that play everything from blues to jazz and rock. Admission is free. (Niesel)

25333 Cedar Rd., Lyndhurst, 216-382-3871,

Mix: Power

The first Friday of each month, the Cleveland Museum of Art hosts its popular Mix at CMA event. The museum stays open later than normal for the occasion, which features dance, drink and a theme-based program. Tonight's theme is Power, and the museum celebrates the new acquisition of "Totem 01/01/18 (Baga-Batcham-Alunga-Kota)." DJ Mark Mathews will play Afrobeat and rare grooves, and there will be art activities and gallery tours exploring African art. Look for traditional African dance performances too. Tickets are $10 in advance, or $15 at the door. CMA members get in for free. The party runs from 6 to 10 p.m. (Niesel)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350,

SAT 06/02

Art in the Village

The summer art bazaar season kicks off this weekend at Lyndhurst's Legacy Village with Art in the Village, a festival that features 100 national artists who'll display fine jewelry, works of art and hand-crafted apparel and decor. The festival also includes a full craft market with handmade organic soaps, live plants and affordable and practical artisan-created works., The event takes place from 10 a.m .to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow. Admission is free. (Niesel)

25333 Cedar Rd., Lyndhurst, 216-382-3871,

Cornerstone 125 Years Celebration

Today from noon to 4 p.m. at Gray's Armory — America's oldest independent armory and home to the Amory Museum — the Cleveland Grays host a free open house to celebrate the armory's 125th anniversary. There will be a Wurlitzer organ performance, a war bond exhibit and heritage crafts and activities. An ONG military Hummer will be on site as will a missile transport vehicle. A dedication ceremony with the Cleveland Youth Orchestra Brass Ensemble takes place at 1 p.m. While there's no admission charge, donations of items for deployed soldiers, socks for homeless veterans and flags for retirement are encouraged. Details are on the website. (Niesel)

1234 Bolivar Ave., 216-621-5938,

Hessler Street Fair

Conceived in 1969 as a block party (and later abandoned amid the not-so-hip 1980s), the Hessler Street Fair that takes place in Harmony Park has evolved into one of the biggest and most involved parties of its kind. It's a free event that sort of opens the floodgates for summertime neighborhood fun in Cleveland. There's plenty of fun to go around — pass it to your left, as they say, or is that something else? — and it all begins at Hessler. Festival fun goes from 10 a.m. to dusk today and tomorrow. (Eric Sandy)

Pride in the CLE March and Festival

No matter what your sexual orientation might be, Pride in the CLE is a celebratory event that features vendors, performers and musical acts. Today's fest begins at 10:30 a.m. with a PFLAG Pride in the CLE Breakfast at the Old Stone Church. The parade then leaves at noon from the staging area at East 17th Street and Lakeside. There are also pre- and post-fest events that bookend today's celebration, which takes place from noon to 6 p.m. at Public Square. Consult the website for more details. (Niesel)

Rocky Horror Picture Show

It's the first Saturday of the month again, so tonight the Cedar Lee Theatre hosts its usual midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the 1975 cult classic that still draws an exuberant, costumed crowd that likes to throw rice and dry toast and sing along to the songs in the movie. Tickets are $9.50. (Niesel)

2163 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, 440-528-0355,

Uptown Miniature Golf and Ice Cream Social

University Circle Inc. and Case Western Reserve University have teamed up for an inaugural summer events series, called (reasonably enough) the Uptown Summer Series. The program debuts today with the Uptown Miniature Golf and Ice Cream Social. From noon to 5 p.m. on Toby's Plaza, you'll find a 9-hole miniature golf course; meantime, Piccadilly Artisan Creamery and Mitchell's Ice Cream will hand out complimentary treats. Admission is free. And speaking of free, while you're right there, check out Free First Saturday at MOCA Cleveland, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Niesel)

SUN 06/03

National Kidney Foundation Northeast Ohio Kidney Walk

More than 1,000 people are expected to participate in the National Kidney Foundation Northeast Ohio Kidney Walk that takes place today at 9 a.m. at the Great Lakes Science Center. Kidney disease is serious stuff, and in Ohio alone, 1.2 million people have kidney disease and more than 4,000 people are awaiting lifesaving transplants. Today's walk aims to raise awareness about kidney disease, organ donation and the importance of early screening for those at risk. Participants have the option of doing a 1-mile or 3-mile walk. To register for the Kidney Walk, visit the website. (Niesel)

601 Erieside Ave., 440-241-6780,

Splash Fund Edgewater Adopt-A-Beach

For the seventh year, Greater Cleveland Aquarium's nonprofit Splash Fund hosts an Adopt-a-Beach shoreline cleanup program. Volunteers who participate in the removal of trash from Edgewater Park Beach today will receive one free aquarium admission in exchange for their time. Aquarium staffer Elizabeth Allen will be on hand to "advise, assist and provide necessary supplies." Cleanup takes place today from 10 a.m. to noon. (Niesel)

Sunday Beat

As part of a Sunday Beat promotion at Visible Voice Books, if you purchase a New York Times at the store, you'll receive a free cup of coffee or tea and a Jim Alesci's Place pastry. An added bonus: A jazz, Americana, samba or bossa nova band will perform from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Anyone who shows a Sunday receipt from Music Box, Prosperity Social Club or any of the Tremont restaurants that offer brunch can enter a same-day drawing for a $30 Visible Voice gift certificate and a $25 Visible Voice Loyalty Card. They'll also receive 10 percent off any Visible Voice book purchase. The bookstore is open today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Niesel)

2258 Professor Ave., 216-961-0084,

MON 06/04

Movie Mondays

Every Monday, Cleveland Cinemas hosts $5 Movie Mondays, where film fans can catch up on the latest Hollywood flicks for significantly reduced prices. Bring your friends and family and make Movie Mondays a weekly tradition — many theaters even offer discounted concession stand items. Participating theaters include Apollo Theatre, Capitol Theatre, Cedar Lee Theatre, Chagrin Cinemas, Shaker Square Cinemas and Tower City Cinemas. Unfortunately, additional charges apply for 3-D movies. (Alaina Nutile)

Shit Show Karaoke

Local rapper/promoter Dirty Jones and Scene's own Manny Wallace host Shit Show Karaoke, a weekly event at the B-Side Liquor Lounge that allows patrons to choose from "an unlimited selection of jams from hip-hop to hard rock." Participants are encouraged to "be as bad as you want." Fueled by drink and shot specials, it all goes down tonight at 10 p.m. (Niesel)

2785 Euclid Hts. Blvd., Cleveland Heights, 216-932-1966,

Wing Dang Doodle

Blues icon Howlin' Wolf famously covered "Wang Dang Doodle," the old blues tune penned by Willie Dixon. Prosperity Social Club in Tremont has adopted that slogan, calling its wing night Wing Dang Doodle. The weekly event features specials on Buffalo wings and cold brews. Prosperity will not only serve up substantial, $1 whole wings, but it'll also offer meatless Monday "wing" baskets for vegans. Discounted drafts and a playlist of vintage-electric blues and soulful R&B curated by local musician Clint Holley will be on tap as well. Wing Dang Doodle takes place every Monday from 6 p.m. to midnight. (Niesel)

1109 Starkweather Ave., 216-937-1938,

TUE 06/05

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Back in the early '60s, Carole King and husband Gerry Goffin emerged as a formidable songwriting duo crafting dozens of chart hits for other artists. In the '70s, King started singing and recording her own tunes. Her 1971 album Tapestry became a huge hit. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tells the story of her career. Tonight's performance takes place 7:30 at Connor Palace, where performances continue through June 17. Tickets are $10 to $100. (Niesel)

1615 Euclid Ave., 216-241-6000,

Classical Revolution Cleveland

Today, and the first Tuesday of every month, Classical Revolution Cleveland brings chamber music to the Euclid Tavern. Performers like the Trepanning Trio, Anime Duo, students of Cleveland Institute of Music and even Cleveland Orchestra members grace the stage in these exciting concerts. Tonight's free, all-ages performance starts at 8. (Patrick Stoops)

11625 Euclid Ave., 216-231-5400,

The Constitution

To celebrate Pride Month, the Capitol Theatre has partnered with the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland to present a special film series. The series kicks off on tonight with a screening of The Constitution, a film about a gay professor who gets attacked by a homophobic group of young men and women. The movie, which is in Croatian with English subtitles, won the Grand Prize of the Americas for Best Film, in the world competition section of the Montreal World Film Festival; it also nabbed the European Film Critic Award at the Pula Film Festival. The movies in the series all screen at 7:30, and 20 percent of all concession sales during the series will be donated to the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland. Admission is $9.75 for adults, $7 for seniors/children and $8.75 for students. (Niesel)

1390 West 65th St., 216-651-7295,

Indians vs. Milwaukee Brewers

The Indians played the Milwaukee Brewers earlier this season in Milwaukee, where the team split a two-game series. Tonight, the Brewers come to Cleveland for another two-game series. The Brewers have played well so far this season and have spent some of the time in first place in the tough National League Central Division. The game begins at 7:10, and tickets start at $15. (Niesel)

2401 Ontario St., 216-420-4487,

Retro Tuesdays

Sometimes, there are experiences worth going the extra mile for, like the Aut-O-Rama Twin Drive-In Theatre in North Ridgeville. As audiences grow increasingly frustrated with people talking, texting or bringing their young children to movie theaters with $15 popcorn, the drive-in is a perfect way to catch a new film without having to worry about any of the hubbub brought on by other people ... or yourself. Visiting the Aut-O-Rama is a magical experience. Built in 1965 by the Sherman family, the drive-in is still owned and operated by the family's third generation. You can catch the latest films on the weekends, but the Aut-O-Rama also offers classic double features for Retro Tuesday. Tonight's feature: Grease and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Check the website for times and ticket prices. (BJ Colangelo)

33395 Lorain Rd., North Ridgeville, 440-734-1786,

Truck Stop Tuesday

As if to provide a westside counterpart to Walnut Wednesdays, Crocker Park in Westlake has launched Truck Stop Tuesday, a weekly food truck gathering that takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Needless to say, admission is free, but the food will cost you. Truck Stop Tuesday continues through Sept. 25. (Niesel)

189 Crocker Park Blvd., Westlake,

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