Get Out This Week in Cleveland (June 28-July 4)

WED 06/28

Hip 2B Square: Fear No Art

Now in its seventh year, Gordon Square's Hip 2B Square: Fear No Art honors the investors of CNBC's Cleveland Hustles who invested $1 million into new businesses in the neighborhood. Hip 2B Square takes place from 6 to 8 tonight, with a VIP preview at 5 p.m., at the Edison, a new luxury apartment complex on the bluffs of Lake Erie. The poolside party features a Fear No Art auction, along with theatre, music, dancing and, of course, plenty of great food and drinks. Tickets are $100 for general admission or $150 for VIP treatment; packages and sponsorships are also available. To purchase tickets, and check out the auction items, visit the website. (Josh Usmani)

6060 Father Caruso Dr.,

Indians vs. Texas Rangers

The Indians started the season with a sweep of the Texas Rangers. Following that bright beginning, the Tribe struggled to stay above .500 until a winning streak propelled them into first place in their division. The Rangers got off to a rough start but have since recovered and continue to keep pace with the teams battling for a wild card spot. The Tribe and Rangers continue their four-game series tonight at 7:10 at Progressive Field. They play again tomorrow at 12:10 p.m. Tickets start at $13. (Jeff Niesel)

2401 Ontario St., 216-420-4487,

Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe

Austria's entry for this year's Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film Drama, Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe dramatizes the life of Jewish-American writer Stefan Zweig. An inspiring figure, Zweig, who went into exile after Hitler rose to power, still believed in a "free Europe" even though he could no longer lecture in Germany. The movie screens at 7 tonight and Friday at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Tickets are $9, $7 for CMA members, students and seniors. (Niesel)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350,

Wade Oval Wednesdays

A summer tradition, Wade Oval Wednesday takes place every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Wade Oval in University Circle. The weekly party provides the opportunity to catch a free concert — jazz, swing, world music and more. Between sets, check out the local food vendors, the beer and wine tent, the farmers' market, and free kid activities — all laid out on the Wade Oval lawn, adjacent to Cleveland Botanical Garden, the Cleveland Art Museum, and the Cleveland Natural History Museum. The series continues every Wednesday through August 30. (Niesel)

Walnut Wednesday

Walnut Wednesday is one of summer's great traditions. Today from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Perk Plaza at Chester Commons — at East 12th and Walnut streets — 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. The series continues through Sept. 27. Admission is free, but the food will cost you. (Niesel)

THU 06/29

Fifth Annual CLE Have a Heart Charity Date Raffle

A charity organization that provides mobility and autism service dogs to children with disabilities, W.A.G.S. 4 Kids celebrates its fifth annual CLE Have A Heart Charity Date Raffle tonight from 6:30 until 10 at the Barley House. The fundraiser aims to create a fun, feel-good event by raffling off 25 of Cleveland's most eligible bachelors; attendees also have a chance at more than $8,000 in prizes. Local comedian Steve Guy hosts. There will be an open bar, great food, live music by DJ G and Live Productions, a tasting by Cleveland Whiskey, free massages and more. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. See details on the website. (Daniela Cacho)

1261 West Sixth St, 866-930-4490,

Cleveland Arts Prize

The Cleveland Arts Prize is the oldest award of its kind in the United States. For nearly six decades, the organization has recognized local artists and arts advocates nominated by members of the community. Annually, the Cleveland Arts Prize awards $10,000 to two Emerging Artists, two Mid-Career Artists and one Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as special awards that don't include cash prizes. Although the winners were announced at MOCA Cleveland in May, the formal award ceremony takes place tonight at 6:30 at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Hosted by Dee Perry, the 2016 Robert P. Bergman Prize recipient, the event features remarks and performances by this year's winners. Tickets range from $75 to $250. For more information on the winners and to purchase tickets, visit the website. (Usmani)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350,

Edgewater Live

Now in its fourth season, Edgewater Live features local acts along the shore each Thursday throughout the summer. The event also boasts food trucks and recreational activities. The weekly beach party commences today at 4:30 p.m. on the Centennial Plaza at the new Edgewater Beach House with performers from the Tri-C Creative Arts program. From 6 to 9 p.m., a headlining act will perform on the RTA Main Stage. (Niesel)

6500 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway NW,

Fourth of July Freedom Fest

The comedy duo Cheech & Chong hosts this weekend's Fourth of July Freedom Fest at Nelson Ledges. The weekend-long event kicks off tonight. Tomorrow night, the jam band Rusted Root performs; Cheech & Chong take the stage on Saturday night. There will be hiking, biking, camping, swimming and volleyball. Admission, which costs $100 in advance or $120 at the gate, includes camping. (Niesel)

12001 State Route 282, Garrettsville, 440-548-2716,


Taking a break from its recent series of conceptual, process-oriented exhibitions, the latest show hosted by Transformer Station celebrates artists who share an equal passion for music and photography, many of whom also write, make videos and produce photography books and works on vinyl. Organized by Transformer Station co-founder Laura Ruth Bidwell, Them! examines the role these relationships may (or may not) play in each artist's creative process. On select Thursdays during the exhibition's run, Transformer Station hosts a series of CDJ2017 Small Hall Concerts from 7 to 8 p.m. Each artist will perform new or rarely heard work. Stop by today for a performance by Collapsed Arc (David Russell Stempowski). The series also includes Jeremy Bible on Aug. 10. Admission is $5, and limited to just 50 guests. (Usmani)

1460 West 29th St., 216-938-5429,

FRI 06/30

13th Annual Roberto Ocasio Foundation Latin Jazz Concert

The Roberto Ocasio Foundation returns for its 13th annual Latin Jazz concert featuring Latin rock legend, Jorge "Malo" Santana. Santana will perform alongside the Roberto Ocasio Latin Jazz Camp Big Band, directed by camp artistic director/artist-in-residence — and multi-Grammy nominee — Bobby Sanabria. As if that's not enough, Cleveland Ballet dancers will perform their tribute to West Side Story's 60th anniversary. The free performances take place at 7 tonight, at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and are open to all ages. (Adrian Leuthauser)

11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350,

Bats in my Bouffant

The latest event at Canopy is part art exhibition, part fashion show. Bats in my Bouffant features collaborative works by visual artist and illustrator Angela Oster and textile artist Krista Tomorowitz. Opening with a reception from 6 to 10 p.m. tonight, the exhibit showcases silk chiffon garments crafted by Tomorowitz and hand-painted by Oster. The show also features original drawings by Oster, including her "Bouffant Ghouls" and "Thread Heads," which bridge the gap between the traditional works on paper and the garments. During tonight's opening reception, music will be provided by Kristin Plambeck (Garageland on WCSB). Can't make it? Bats in my Bouffant remains on view at Canopy for two weeks. Admission is free. (Usmani)

3910 Lorain Ave., 216-309-1090,

A Closing Reception

The Tower Press Building is home to many artists, many of whom are showcasing their current work in a self-curated exhibition at the Wooltex Gallery. The exhibiting artists are part of the Tower Press Artists Group, a tenant association, which discusses, plans and executes several events each year. Participating artists include painters, printmakers, mixed media artists, photographers, filmmakers and performance artists. As the exhibition comes to its end, the artists host a closing reception from 5 to 9 p.m. today. Admission is free. (Usmani)

1900 Superior Ave., 216-619-6194,

p>An Evening With(Out) David Bowie Parts 1 and 2

A couple of years back, local Bowiephile Thomas Mulready began hosting "An Evening With(out) David Bowie," an in-depth presentation featuring rare video clips, "needle drops," obscure cuts and recently surfaced details regarding the Thin White Duke. The show offers "a multitude of factoids and little-known background informed by a framework of themes the artist mined at every stage of his career right up to his untimely passing and beyond." Part 1 concentrates on "the early years, from Davy Jones to the Thin White Duke." Part 2 features material from "the mid-to-late period: from Berlin to Blackstar." Each presentation concludes with live music by local heroes Vanity Crash. Part 1 begins tonight at 7:30, and Part 2 follows at 9:30 p.m. (Niesel)

2920 Detroit Ave., 216-771-6551,

Meet the World Famous Budweiser Clydesdales

In celebration of the repeal of Prohibition, the Budweiser Clydesdales made their first-ever appearance on April 7, 1933. The two six-horse hitches moved fathers, sons and drivers to tears, thereby coining the phrase "crying in your beer." The Clydesdales have served as "living symbols of not just Budweiser, but also the unconquerable American Spirit," ever since. At today's free commemoration, appropriately dubbed Meet the World Famous Budweiser Clydesdales, you can take pictures with the iconic draft horses, visit some food trucks and, of course, spend time with the Budweiser Beer Truck. There will also be a corn hole competition; tickets for that are $30 per team. The event takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (Leuthauser)

7777 Victory Ln., North Ridgeville, 440-954-8703,

Night Market

The wait is over: Night Market CLE returns this evening from 5 to 11. Held on the last Friday of each month during the summer, Night Market CLE is part farmer's market, part art/maker's market, part concert series and part food festival. Occurring only four times a year, the event includes more than 200 retail and food vendors and 40 bands and performers. Located on Rockwell Avenue, near the heart of Cleveland's Asiatown district, Night Market CLE was inspired by a tradition in several Asian cultures, and designed to connect the diverse people of Cleveland's Asiantown, St. Clair-Superior and Campus districts while "energizing an often-overlooked corner of Cleveland." As always, Night Market CLE is free, family friendly and appropriate for the entire family. (Usmani)

East 21st St.,

A Night of (Mostly) Local Short Films and Videos

A local organization dedicated to "showing independent films to new audiences in a variety of places with a focus on locally made films," Emerge Microcinema hosts monthly popup film events at Forest City Brewing. Tonight at 8, it presents its latest program, A Night of (Mostly) Local Short Films and Videos. Tonight's program includes a music video from the local indie rock act Ottawa, a documentary about the locally based Earthquaker Devices, a short film about local cartoonist Derf, a documentary about Edwins Restaurant and a martial arts satire from the 48 Hour Film Project. Several other short films will screen as well. Tickets cost $5 in advance or $7 at the door. (Niesel)

2135 Columbus Rd., 216-228-9116,

Star-Spangled Spectacular

Fourth of July takes place on Tuesday, but the Cleveland Orchestra will celebrate a few days earlier as it returns to Mall B tonight for the 28th annual Fourth-of-July-style community concert. Pre-concert activities involving a jumbotron presentation begin at 6. The concert starts at 9. The program includes "The Star-Spangled Banner," "Hurrah for Hollywood," "Overture to The Magnificent Seven," a few John Williams tunes from the Harry Potter movies and the 1812 Overture. A fireworks display will commence after the concert. It's free. (Niesel)

Mall B, 601 Lakeside Ave.,

Stiv Bators Documentary Fundraiser

Arguably one of the best bands to ever emerge from Cleveland, Dead Boys left a lasting impression during their short run in the '70s before they imploded in 1979. Tonight at 9, Now That's Class will host a benefit for the local filmmaker behind the documentary Stiv: The Life and Times of a Dead Boy. Frank Secich, Tufted Puffins and Duo Decibel System will perform and the event will include the public premiere of a video of the last Lords of the New Church concert in 1986. Tickets are $10. (Niesel)

11213 Detroit Ave., 216-221-8576,

Valley Art Center's Annual Student/Faculty Art Exhibit

Founded by a group of inspired residents and officially incorporated in 1971, the Valley Art Center (VAC) annually serves more than 20,000 people from throughout Northeast Ohio and beyond. Located just a block off Main Street in Chagrin Falls, VAC offers over 400 classes to more than 1,400 students of all ages and abilities, but it hosts only five gallery shows per year. You can catch one of them tonight: the Annual Student/Faculty Art Exhibit. The exhibit opens tonight with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. and remains on view through August 2. More information on classes can be found on the VAC's website. Admission is free. (Usmani)

155 Bell St., Chagrin Falls, 440-247-7507,

SAT 07/01

Free First Saturday

Admission to MOCA Cleveland is free today, and on the first Saturday of every month, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This month, you can visit the open art studio, attend a one-hour discussion about one single piece of art, and check out MOCA's Summer 2017 exhibitions, including Keith Mayerson: My American Dream and Constant as the Sun, a group exhibition that features new and recent work from 10 artists, exploring diverse approaches to portraying, building and connecting community. The exhibits remain on view through Sept. 17. (Usmani)

11400 Euclid Ave., 216-421-8671,

Mayfield Village Fourth of July Celebration

Mayfield Village hosts its annual Fourth of July fireworks bash beginning today at noon. This year, Fu5ion, a party band from Toledo that mixes pop, R&B, jazz, rock and country, will perform at the Parkview pool from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Then the party shifts over to the Grove for an evening full of music, topped off with fireworks shot off at dusk from the Parkview soccer fields. If it rains, they'll try again tomorrow. (Leuthauser)

6629 Wilson Mills Rd., Mayfield, 440-461-2210,

Mulholland Drive

Cleveland Cinemas' Late Shift series, a program dedicated to the nostalgic cult and camp cinema that we love and cherish even though it's certainly not Oscar-worthy material, has been a fixture at the local chain of theaters since 2006. The 2017 schedule continues tonight with Mulholland Drive, the David Lynch thriller about a woman who suffers from amnesia after a car accident. It screens at 9:30 and midnight tonight, and at 7 tomorrow night, at the Cedar Lee Theatre. Tickets are $6. (Niesel)

2163 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, 216-321-5411,

Rocky Horror Picture Show

It's the first Saturday of the month again, so tonight the Cedar Lee Theatre hosts a midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the 1975 film 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., Heights, 216-321-5411,

Tchaikovsky's Spectacular 1812 Overture

Jahja Ling conducts the Cleveland Orchestra tonight and tomorrow night at 8 at Blossom, in a performance of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, a piece about Russia's defeat of Napoleon. The program also includes Shostakovich's Tahiti Trot: Tea for Two, and Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F and Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture. Weather permitting, fireworks follow. Tickets start at $24. (Niesel)

1145 West Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, 216-231-1111,

U2 Tailgate Party

U2's Joshua Tree tour represents the summer's most anticipated concert. Even if you don't have a ticket to tonight's sold-out show, you can get in on the action at the Rock Hall's U2 Tailgate Party. There will be live music, trivia, cornhole and art projects from 4 to 7 p.m. The concert film U23D will screen throughout the party. Tickets are free, but seats are first-come, first-served. At 4:30 p.m., the Dayton-based act Warshful, a group influenced by acts such as Switchfoot, Foo Fighters and Fall Out Boy, will perform. (Niesel)

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

SUN 07/02

Cleveland Improv Jam

The Angry Ladies of Improv has hosted the Cleveland Improv Jam for four years now. A few years back, Scene described the show as "fierce, formidable and very funny." The women have some serious experience too. Katie White-Sonby is an actress who's performed at Clague Playhouse, Karamu and Kennedy's Cabaret. Marjorie Preston is an alumna of Something Dada and Rockwell 9 improvisational comedy troupes. The event begins with a short-form set of improv games, followed by a longform improv set. It begins at 5 p.m. at Coffee Phix. Arrive early if you want to sign up and perform. Admission is free. (Niesel)

4485 Mayfield Rd., South Euclid, 216-381-5706,

MON 07/03

90s Party

Throw it back to flannels and jelly shoes for tonight's '90s party at the Fox & Hound. The event includes a costume contest and plenty of the '90s hits we know and ­— maybe? — love. There will also be '90s-themed drink specials. The party runs from 8 p.m. until the bar closes. No cover, but your drinks will cost you. (Cacho)

1479 SOM Center Rd., Mayfield Heights, 440-646-9078,

Monday Night Trivia

Do you have tons of obscure music knowledge? Are you a student of fast food menus and their nuanced histories? What say you about the geographic evolution of Scotch whisky? Tonight's your chance to wow your friends, make yourself instantly more desirable to someone you're newly dating, and hang with Cleveland's headiest hipsters and hot dog lovers. It's the Happy Dog Monday Night Trivia. Starting at 8 p.m., expect themed rounds and general knowledge questions that seem considerably trickier than some of the other live trivia locales in town. Obviously, have a hot dog and a craft brew while you're at it. And arrive early. (Sam Allard)

5801 Detroit Ave., 216-651-9474,

A Salute to America

Blossom's traditional, star-spangled celebration with the Blossom Festival Band promises to be an eclectic affair. Expect to hear a mix of patriotic Sousa marches, Broadway favorites and an Armed Forces salute before the concert concludes with the 1812 Overture and fireworks. The concert takes place at 8 tonight and again tomorrow night. Tickets start at $15. (Niesel)

1145 West Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, 216-231-1111,

Wing Ding 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 Ding 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 offering 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 Ding Doodle takes place every Monday from 6 p.m. to midnight. (Niesel)

1109 Starkweather Ave., 216-937-1938,

TUE 07/04

Indians vs. Padres

Having already played the top three teams in the NL West, the Indians get a break tonight as they take on the San Diego Padres in the first of three interleague games. The Padres got off to another lousy start and quickly sunk to the bottom of the NL standings after the season got underway. Tonight's game starts at 7:10 and fireworks will follow the game. The first 15,000 fans will receive a Francisco Lindor bobblehead. Tickets start at $13. (Niesel)

2401 Ontario St., 216-420-4487,

Open Turntable Tuesday

Tonight from 6 to 9, Goldhorn Brewery hosts its weekly Open Turntable Tuesdays. DJ Kris Koch will offer time slots to people who want to bring their own vinyl and spin their favorite songs or deep tracks. The Northeast Ohio Vinyl Club and the locally based Gotta Groove Records serve as the sponsors, and turntables will be provided. Each person will be able to play three to five songs (20-minute slots), and there will be a mic available to talk about the selections. Along with theme nights, there will be giveaways, drawings and contests. (Niesel)

1361 East 55th St., 216-465-1352,

Vinyl Night

Jukebox owner Alex Budin has described his 1,350-square-foot music-focused bar in the Hingetown 'hood as "a place where people can expect to hear and learn about music of multiple genres, all of which is concentrated in a constantly evolving jukebox." In keeping with that spirit and recognizing the burgeoning popularity of vinyl, the club hosts a vinyl night every Tuesday that serves as a listening party for new releases. The place has partnered with Loop in Tremont so that patrons can hear a new album on vinyl. You can bring your own vinyl and spin it too. It all starts at 5 p.m. (Niesel)

1404 West 29th St., 216-206-7699,

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