10 Things Going On This Weekend in Cleveland

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Friday, June 5: Beat the Birds - Last month, the Cleveland Indians appeared to turn the corner and had a great six-game winning streak that included a sweep of those loathsome Cincinnati Reds. Tonight at 7:10 at Progressive Field, they take on the Baltimore Orioles in the first game of a three-game series. The Birds made the playoffs last year when they won ninetysomething games and have played solid ball so far this season. It's dollar dog night and after the game there will be fireworks set to a soundtrack of "hipster approved classic rock released from 1965 to 1977. Tickets start at $10. (Niesel, photo via Cleveland Indians Facebook page)
Friday, June 5: Beat the Birds - Last month, the Cleveland Indians appeared to turn the corner and had a great six-game winning streak that included a sweep of those loathsome Cincinnati Reds. Tonight at 7:10 at Progressive Field, they take on the Baltimore Orioles in the first game of a three-game series. The Birds made the playoffs last year when they won ninetysomething games and have played solid ball so far this season. It's dollar dog night and after the game there will be fireworks set to a soundtrack of "hipster approved classic rock released from 1965 to 1977. Tickets start at $10. (Niesel, photo via Cleveland Indians Facebook page)
Friday, June 5: Art and Aioli - Do you like pasta and meatballs? Do you get hungry even when walking the shortest distance? Do you love art? Well, Little Italy’s 30th Annual Arts Festival takes place today (and continues into the weekend) and can satisfy all your cravings. There's even a toga party tomorrow. It starts today at noon and runs till 9 p.m. Admission is free, but food and art are going to cost you. (Wintucky, photo via Little Italy's Facebook page)
Friday, June 5: Art and Aioli - Do you like pasta and meatballs? Do you get hungry even when walking the shortest distance? Do you love art? Well, Little Italy’s 30th Annual Arts Festival takes place today (and continues into the weekend) and can satisfy all your cravings. There's even a toga party tomorrow. It starts today at noon and runs till 9 p.m. Admission is free, but food and art are going to cost you. (Wintucky, photo via Little Italy's Facebook page)
Saturday, June 6: Mas Tequila - Tequila is one of Mexico’s finest imports, and at today’s Tacos and Tequila, a new event put on by Scene magazine, you can sample a variety of styles. You can drink the stuff straight, on the rocks, or mixed in a cocktail. Vendors will be serving up plenty of tequila, and the event will feature local restaurants and food trucks selling your favorite Southwestern dishes. There will also be live music, contests and outdoor entertainment. The event takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. at Tyler Village. ADMISSION IS FREE (Niesel, photo via Cleveland Scene)
Saturday, June 6: Mas Tequila - Tequila is one of Mexico’s finest imports, and at today’s Tacos and Tequila, a new event put on by Scene magazine, you can sample a variety of styles. You can drink the stuff straight, on the rocks, or mixed in a cocktail. Vendors will be serving up plenty of tequila, and the event will feature local restaurants and food trucks selling your favorite Southwestern dishes. There will also be live music, contests and outdoor entertainment. The event takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. at Tyler Village. ADMISSION IS FREE (Niesel, photo via Cleveland Scene)
Saturday, June 6: Beer Run - Cleveland has so many great breweries, it’s not an exaggeration to say it ranks with the best beer friendly cities in the country. Westlake’s Black Box Brewing is one such brewery, and today at 6:15 it hosts the Rock ’N’ Hops Brewery Racing Series, a road race “created to bring runners of all abilities to a unique series of races that promotes Cleveland’s local craft breweries, charities, and communities.” Each race is held in a different location and features a different local brewing company and post-race festival. As the press release puts it, “It’s like a brewery tour of the city with delicious beer, live music, great times and a little running.” (Niesel, photo via Black Box Brewing's Facebook page)
Saturday, June 6: Beer Run - Cleveland has so many great breweries, it’s not an exaggeration to say it ranks with the best beer friendly cities in the country. Westlake’s Black Box Brewing is one such brewery, and today at 6:15 it hosts the Rock ’N’ Hops Brewery Racing Series, a road race “created to bring runners of all abilities to a unique series of races that promotes Cleveland’s local craft breweries, charities, and communities.” Each race is held in a different location and features a different local brewing company and post-race festival. As the press release puts it, “It’s like a brewery tour of the city with delicious beer, live music, great times and a little running.” (Niesel, photo via Black Box Brewing's Facebook page)
Saturday, June 6: Something to Believe In - A noted voiceover artist who can be heard in more than 50 TV shows and movies (including the SpongeBob SquarePants movie, for which he provided the voice of many characters), Joshua Seth is also a famous illusionist. His one-man show Joshua Seth’s Beyond Belief 2015 arrives tonight at 7:30 at the Hanna Theatre. According to the press release, the show “combines thought reading, magic and some good old-fashioned showmanship to create an atmosphere of mystery and laughter that will absolutely astonish you.” We’ll see about that. Tickets are $25. (Niesel, photo via Joshua Seth's Facevook page)
Saturday, June 6: Something to Believe In - A noted voiceover artist who can be heard in more than 50 TV shows and movies (including the SpongeBob SquarePants movie, for which he provided the voice of many characters), Joshua Seth is also a famous illusionist. His one-man show Joshua Seth’s Beyond Belief 2015 arrives tonight at 7:30 at the Hanna Theatre. According to the press release, the show “combines thought reading, magic and some good old-fashioned showmanship to create an atmosphere of mystery and laughter that will absolutely astonish you.” We’ll see about that. Tickets are $25. (Niesel, photo via Joshua Seth's Facevook page)
Sunday, June 7: Food That Rocks - Chef Jam, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s annual rock-related food event that pairs local musicians with Cleveland’s top chefs, will take place today at 7 p.m. at the Rock Hall. Local acts Tropidelic and Cream of the Crop All Stars are slated to perform. Participating restaurants are an all-star lineup themselves, and include B Spot, Dante, Melt, Black Pig, Tremont Taphouse, Butcher and Brewer, Urban Farmer, Pier W, Crop Kitchen, Greenhouse Tavern, Cork & Cleaver, Deagan’s, Sterle’s and more. Each ticket includes samples of all the dishes offered at each food station during the event, as well as Great Lakes Brewing Company beer, wine, artist performances and tours of museum exhibits, including the 2015 inductee exhibit and Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits. Tickets are $75. A portion of proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Rock Hall’s education activities. (Niesel, photo via Instagram user @carla4)
Sunday, June 7: Food That Rocks - Chef Jam, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s annual rock-related food event that pairs local musicians with Cleveland’s top chefs, will take place today at 7 p.m. at the Rock Hall. Local acts Tropidelic and Cream of the Crop All Stars are slated to perform. Participating restaurants are an all-star lineup themselves, and include B Spot, Dante, Melt, Black Pig, Tremont Taphouse, Butcher and Brewer, Urban Farmer, Pier W, Crop Kitchen, Greenhouse Tavern, Cork & Cleaver, Deagan’s, Sterle’s and more. Each ticket includes samples of all the dishes offered at each food station during the event, as well as Great Lakes Brewing Company beer, wine, artist performances and tours of museum exhibits, including the 2015 inductee exhibit and Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits. Tickets are $75. A portion of proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Rock Hall’s education activities. (Niesel, photo via Instagram user @carla4)
Sunday, June 7: Pole Position - Slavic Village is the center of all things Polish, so it makes sense the neighborhood would host the Pierogi Dash 5K Run and Fun Walk today at 9 a.m. The race starts at Aetna Road and East 75th Street, winds through the historic Warszawa neighborhood past St. Stanislaus Church, down the Morgana Run Trail and back up Broadway Avenue. Polkas will serenade runners at the start of the race and participants can feast on Polish pierogies and smokies at the finish line. Pre-registration costs $20 on the Hermes website. (Niesel, photo via Slavic Community Development's Facebook page)
Sunday, June 7: Pole Position - Slavic Village is the center of all things Polish, so it makes sense the neighborhood would host the Pierogi Dash 5K Run and Fun Walk today at 9 a.m. The race starts at Aetna Road and East 75th Street, winds through the historic Warszawa neighborhood past St. Stanislaus Church, down the Morgana Run Trail and back up Broadway Avenue. Polkas will serenade runners at the start of the race and participants can feast on Polish pierogies and smokies at the finish line. Pre-registration costs $20 on the Hermes website. (Niesel, photo via Slavic Community Development's Facebook page)
Sunday, June 7: Good Food - If you're not still stuffed from our Saturday's Tacos and Tequila fest, head to Lakewood for its annual Taste of Lakewood festival. This melding of food and music runs from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and features about 30 local eats. Get there early as parking is sure to be a mess. Or buy a VIP pass to the party for $50 for a reserved parking space and seating. (Rees, photo via Taste of Lakewood event page)
Sunday, June 7: Good Food - If you're not still stuffed from our Saturday's Tacos and Tequila fest, head to Lakewood for its annual Taste of Lakewood festival. This melding of food and music runs from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and features about 30 local eats. Get there early as parking is sure to be a mess. Or buy a VIP pass to the party for $50 for a reserved parking space and seating. (Rees, photo via Taste of Lakewood event page)