10 Things to Do in Cleveland This Weekend

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Friday, July 10: King James - Lebron James will host a pre-premiere of the film "Trainwreck" at Montrose Stadium 12. Director and producer Judd Apatow, writer and co-star Barry Mendel, Amy Schumer, as well as other co-stars Bill Hader and Vanessa Bayer, are expected to attend the Akron screening. The showing will take place at 4020 Medina Rd. in Akron. The stars of the film are set to arrive on the red carpet at 6:30 p.m., and the movie will show at 7 p.m. Sadly, the event is invitation-only (we're still waiting for ours), but we’re sure you can get your fair share of celeb peeks if you’re in the area. (Jauregui, photo courtesy of IMDB)
Friday, July 10: King James - Lebron James will host a pre-premiere of the film "Trainwreck" at Montrose Stadium 12. Director and producer Judd Apatow, writer and co-star Barry Mendel, Amy Schumer, as well as other co-stars Bill Hader and Vanessa Bayer, are expected to attend the Akron screening. The showing will take place at 4020 Medina Rd. in Akron. The stars of the film are set to arrive on the red carpet at 6:30 p.m., and the movie will show at 7 p.m. Sadly, the event is invitation-only (we're still waiting for ours), but we’re sure you can get your fair share of celeb peeks if you’re in the area. (Jauregui, photo courtesy of IMDB)
Friday, July 10: From the Rooftop - Summer is so fleeting in Northeast Ohio, we need to enjoy it while we can. What better way to embrace the season than with a rooftop wine party? Tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at Music Box Supper Club, three of Northeast Ohio's largest wine distributors will be on hand to provide samples of their best stuff. Admission includes a bottomless glass. Special guests include wine experts Glenn Dorflinger, Sean Cathcart and Andrew Eggars. Light fare will be provided. Local jazz percussionist Neil Chastain will provide the music. Wine will be available for purchase by the bottle too. Tickets are $25. (Niesel, photo courtesy of Instagram user @cellogreg)
Friday, July 10: From the Rooftop - Summer is so fleeting in Northeast Ohio, we need to enjoy it while we can. What better way to embrace the season than with a rooftop wine party? Tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at Music Box Supper Club, three of Northeast Ohio's largest wine distributors will be on hand to provide samples of their best stuff. Admission includes a bottomless glass. Special guests include wine experts Glenn Dorflinger, Sean Cathcart and Andrew Eggars. Light fare will be provided. Local jazz percussionist Neil Chastain will provide the music. Wine will be available for purchase by the bottle too. Tickets are $25. (Niesel, photo courtesy of Instagram user @cellogreg)
Friday, July 10: Annual Art - The second full weekend in July marks the Cain Park Arts Festival in Cleveland Heights. This juried fine arts and crafts festival includes nearly 150 exhibiting artists and craftspeople. Approximately 25 of these vendors are award winners from last year who automatically qualified for this year’s festival. The event includes a wide variety of two- and three-dimensional work in a full spectrum of price levels. Exhibited work includes painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, wood, glass, leather and much more. The festival takes place from 3 to 8 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free on Friday; $5 on tomorrow and Sunday (12 and under, free). The Wine Spot is partnering with the festival’s organizers to host a special wine tasting from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight. (Usmani, photo courtesy of Instagram user @dottvonschneider)
Friday, July 10: Annual Art - The second full weekend in July marks the Cain Park Arts Festival in Cleveland Heights. This juried fine arts and crafts festival includes nearly 150 exhibiting artists and craftspeople. Approximately 25 of these vendors are award winners from last year who automatically qualified for this year’s festival. The event includes a wide variety of two- and three-dimensional work in a full spectrum of price levels. Exhibited work includes painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, wood, glass, leather and much more. The festival takes place from 3 to 8 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free on Friday; $5 on tomorrow and Sunday (12 and under, free). The Wine Spot is partnering with the festival’s organizers to host a special wine tasting from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight. (Usmani, photo courtesy of Instagram user @dottvonschneider)
Saturday, July 11: Fan Faire - Hear ye! Hear ye! Today, Rock Creek is travelling back to a simpler time, a much simpler time. The Great Lakes Medieval Faire celebrates its 23rd year serving up turkey legs and grog. Come hungry for old-fashioned food and entertainment as the fair boasts its long list of vendors and performers. From firebreathers to swordsmen, it definitely offers one-of-a-kind entertainment. Guests are encouraged to come in costume, though the only penalty for wearing street clothes will be confused looks. Tickets are $22 at the gate or $20 online. It starts today and will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily until mid-August. (Rees, photo courtesy of Instagram user @gingercrabchic)
Saturday, July 11: Fan Faire - Hear ye! Hear ye! Today, Rock Creek is travelling back to a simpler time, a much simpler time. The Great Lakes Medieval Faire celebrates its 23rd year serving up turkey legs and grog. Come hungry for old-fashioned food and entertainment as the fair boasts its long list of vendors and performers. From firebreathers to swordsmen, it definitely offers one-of-a-kind entertainment. Guests are encouraged to come in costume, though the only penalty for wearing street clothes will be confused looks. Tickets are $22 at the gate or $20 online. It starts today and will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily until mid-August. (Rees, photo courtesy of Instagram user @gingercrabchic)
Saturday, July 11: Art Fest - The Larchmere Festival takes place just a block north of Shaker Square from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Last year, Larchmere received a facelift; including new street pavement, sidewalks with brick amenity strips, benches, trash cans, bike racks and trees. This community celebration of National Independents’ Week includes art, entertainment, food, nonprofit organizations, antiques and more. This year’s highlights include arts, antiques and craft vendors, an author alley, a children’s activity area, a spoken word stage, a live community mural, live music and DJ and local food vendors and food trucks. Free. (Usmani, photo courtesy of Instagram user @feelingjennerous)
Saturday, July 11: Art Fest - The Larchmere Festival takes place just a block north of Shaker Square from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Last year, Larchmere received a facelift; including new street pavement, sidewalks with brick amenity strips, benches, trash cans, bike racks and trees. This community celebration of National Independents’ Week includes art, entertainment, food, nonprofit organizations, antiques and more. This year’s highlights include arts, antiques and craft vendors, an author alley, a children’s activity area, a spoken word stage, a live community mural, live music and DJ and local food vendors and food trucks. Free. (Usmani, photo courtesy of Instagram user @feelingjennerous)
Saturday, July 11: Summer Fun - Coming up on its sixth year, the Lakewood Summer Meltdown has become a staple of summertime in this westside 'burb. Detroit Avenue shuts down for a few blocks around Warren Road, and the downtown district comes alive: Performers perform, vendors vend, entertainers entertain, dancers dance — you get the drill. It's fun, and the fine folks at LakewoodAlive put on a terrific event for all ages. Admission is free, though things like food, the 5K race and drinks in the beer garden will cost ya. There's nothing quite like celebrating the high-water mark of summertime in the middle of the street. This year's event runs from 4 to 10 p.m. today. (Sandy), photo courtesy of Instagram user @kweigand79)
Saturday, July 11: Summer Fun - Coming up on its sixth year, the Lakewood Summer Meltdown has become a staple of summertime in this westside 'burb. Detroit Avenue shuts down for a few blocks around Warren Road, and the downtown district comes alive: Performers perform, vendors vend, entertainers entertain, dancers dance — you get the drill. It's fun, and the fine folks at LakewoodAlive put on a terrific event for all ages. Admission is free, though things like food, the 5K race and drinks in the beer garden will cost ya. There's nothing quite like celebrating the high-water mark of summertime in the middle of the street. This year's event runs from 4 to 10 p.m. today. (Sandy), photo courtesy of Instagram user @kweigand79)
Saturday, July 11: Fond Farewell - Sad news, cult-movie fans: After a five-and-a-half year run, Tommy Wiseau's "masterpiece of bad moviemaking" The Room will screen for the final time tonight at midnight at the Cedar Lee Theatre. Cleveland Cinemas' Director of Marketing Dave Huffman told Scene that the average monthly attendance has been falling for the past couple of years. "The figures just didn't make it financially possible for us to keep it going," Huffman wrote in an email. The Room, which came to define the "So Bad It's Good" cult subgenre, had become a staple of Cleveland Cinemas' midnight programming. After The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which has been screening monthly at the Cedar Lee for 27 years, it's the second longest running film in the theatre's history. Tickets are $5. (Allard, photo courtesy of IMDB)
Saturday, July 11: Fond Farewell - Sad news, cult-movie fans: After a five-and-a-half year run, Tommy Wiseau's "masterpiece of bad moviemaking" The Room will screen for the final time tonight at midnight at the Cedar Lee Theatre. Cleveland Cinemas' Director of Marketing Dave Huffman told Scene that the average monthly attendance has been falling for the past couple of years. "The figures just didn't make it financially possible for us to keep it going," Huffman wrote in an email. The Room, which came to define the "So Bad It's Good" cult subgenre, had become a staple of Cleveland Cinemas' midnight programming. After The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which has been screening monthly at the Cedar Lee for 27 years, it's the second longest running film in the theatre's history. Tickets are $5. (Allard, photo courtesy of IMDB)
Sunday, July 12: Something Soulful - The monthly Gospel Brunch has been a spiritual Sunday staple for years at the House of Blues. Curated by famed gospel singer Kirk Franklin, the recently reinvigorated show puts a bit more emphasis on the music. This week, the local artist Tony Lee performs. The all-you-can-eat musical extravaganza features Southern classics like chicken jambalaya, biscuits and gravy, and chicken and waffles. It takes place at 11 a.m. Tickets are $39. (Niesel, photo courtesy of Instagram user @jimcavale)
Sunday, July 12: Something Soulful - The monthly Gospel Brunch has been a spiritual Sunday staple for years at the House of Blues. Curated by famed gospel singer Kirk Franklin, the recently reinvigorated show puts a bit more emphasis on the music. This week, the local artist Tony Lee performs. The all-you-can-eat musical extravaganza features Southern classics like chicken jambalaya, biscuits and gravy, and chicken and waffles. It takes place at 11 a.m. Tickets are $39. (Niesel, photo courtesy of Instagram user @jimcavale)
Sunday, July 12: Grand Tale - Pianist Tom Selznick (Elijah Wood), has finally reappeared in the public for a comeback show during which he'll play “La Cinquette," an extremely complicated piece that gave him stage fright in the past. However, after receiving sheet music with threats written inside from a sniper instructing him to play all the note flawlessly or else, the pressure is on. The sniper (John Cusack), assures Toms that he’s not messing with him by using a laser dot that tracks his every move and also by writing threats aimed at Tom’s wife, Emma. That's the premise of the clever yet thrilling Grand Piano, a film that gets away with its somewhat unrealistic plot by use of wit, swagger and drama that keeps you on the edge of your seat. It has also received an award for its original score and has been overall well received by critics for its cast and its brilliantly exhilarating nature. It screens at 1:30 today at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Tickets are $9. (Elizabeth Manno, photo courtesy of IMDB)
Sunday, July 12: Grand Tale - Pianist Tom Selznick (Elijah Wood), has finally reappeared in the public for a comeback show during which he'll play “La Cinquette," an extremely complicated piece that gave him stage fright in the past. However, after receiving sheet music with threats written inside from a sniper instructing him to play all the note flawlessly or else, the pressure is on. The sniper (John Cusack), assures Toms that he’s not messing with him by using a laser dot that tracks his every move and also by writing threats aimed at Tom’s wife, Emma. That's the premise of the clever yet thrilling Grand Piano, a film that gets away with its somewhat unrealistic plot by use of wit, swagger and drama that keeps you on the edge of your seat. It has also received an award for its original score and has been overall well received by critics for its cast and its brilliantly exhilarating nature. It screens at 1:30 today at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Tickets are $9. (Elizabeth Manno, photo courtesy of IMDB)
Sunday, July 12: Burlesque Bash - The folks at the local burlesque promotion company Toxic Burlesque have thrown a number of events at Brothers Lounge. According to promoter Frank Ian, who runs the company with his wife, there’s been a “packed house every time.” For tonight’s show, dubbed the "Burlesque at Brothers Blowout Bash," they'll feature Carmen M'Knoxide, Dahlia D' Luxe, Ginger Rockwood and Miss Fever Blister, just to mention a few of the acts that will take the stage. Hula hoop superstar Foxy Moon and singer Shy Kamikaze will also be on hand. The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $10. (Niesel, photo courtesy of Instagram user @shrimpcocktail1)
Sunday, July 12: Burlesque Bash - The folks at the local burlesque promotion company Toxic Burlesque have thrown a number of events at Brothers Lounge. According to promoter Frank Ian, who runs the company with his wife, there’s been a “packed house every time.” For tonight’s show, dubbed the "Burlesque at Brothers Blowout Bash," they'll feature Carmen M'Knoxide, Dahlia D' Luxe, Ginger Rockwood and Miss Fever Blister, just to mention a few of the acts that will take the stage. Hula hoop superstar Foxy Moon and singer Shy Kamikaze will also be on hand. The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $10. (Niesel, photo courtesy of Instagram user @shrimpcocktail1)