September 17, 2015

10 Things To Do In Cleveland This Weekend

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Friday, Sept. 18 - Doc-A-Palooza - Bands featuring Cleveland Clinic doctors, nurses and caregivers will converge upon House of Blues tonight at 7 in support of Cleveland Clinic's Employee Hardship Fund. Dubbed Doc-A-Palooza, the event will feature Skin & Bones, a band that proclaims to be “Cleveland's #1 State Licensed & Board Certified Party Band,” myManic Episode, a band that plays “party music” and Squish, a group that covers songs by everyone from Elvis to U2. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at ccf.tix.com or at the box office the night of the concert. (Niesel, courtesy photo)
Friday, Sept. 18 - Doc-A-Palooza - Bands featuring Cleveland Clinic doctors, nurses and caregivers will converge upon House of Blues tonight at 7 in support of Cleveland Clinic's Employee Hardship Fund. Dubbed Doc-A-Palooza, the event will feature Skin & Bones, a band that proclaims to be “Cleveland's #1 State Licensed & Board Certified Party Band,” myManic Episode, a band that plays “party music” and Squish, a group that covers songs by everyone from Elvis to U2. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at ccf.tix.com or at the box office the night of the concert. (Niesel, courtesy photo)
Friday, Sept. 18 - Fall Harvest Dinner - Now that it’s fall, food aficionados will want to start incorporating foods such as squash and blueberries into their meals. Amp 150s Fall Harvest Dinner, which takes place today at 6:30 p.m., offers a menu that features some of fall’s real delicacies. The first course of the meal includes things like pickled blueberries and chorizo and corn cake. The second and third courses feature corn soup, burnt onions and potato perogies. Dessert will include peach cobbler and a nut tart. Cost is $45. (Niesel, photo via Facebook)
Friday, Sept. 18 - Fall Harvest Dinner - Now that it’s fall, food aficionados will want to start incorporating foods such as squash and blueberries into their meals. Amp 150s Fall Harvest Dinner, which takes place today at 6:30 p.m., offers a menu that features some of fall’s real delicacies. The first course of the meal includes things like pickled blueberries and chorizo and corn cake. The second and third courses feature corn soup, burnt onions and potato perogies. Dessert will include peach cobbler and a nut tart. Cost is $45. (Niesel, photo via Facebook)
Friday, Sept. 18 - Crocker Park Wine Fest - The Crocker Park Wine Festival turns five this year and organizers are planning to celebrate in style. Today and tomorrow, the greens of Crocker Park's South Main Street will transform into a pop-up fest sporting 150+ local, national, and international wines, as well as craft beers and spirits. Live entertainment including tunes by local bands Funkology and Monica Robins & the Whiskey Kings will be provided, and Wine & Canvas painting classes will be going on all weekend. Need another reason to visit? The event benefits health, wellness and military support charities in Northeast Ohio so, really, guests can drink up for a good cause. Tickets are $22 in advance and $27 at the door. (Nutile, photo via Scene archives)
Friday, Sept. 18 - Crocker Park Wine Fest - The Crocker Park Wine Festival turns five this year and organizers are planning to celebrate in style. Today and tomorrow, the greens of Crocker Park's South Main Street will transform into a pop-up fest sporting 150+ local, national, and international wines, as well as craft beers and spirits. Live entertainment including tunes by local bands Funkology and Monica Robins & the Whiskey Kings will be provided, and Wine & Canvas painting classes will be going on all weekend. Need another reason to visit? The event benefits health, wellness and military support charities in Northeast Ohio so, really, guests can drink up for a good cause. Tickets are $22 in advance and $27 at the door. (Nutile, photo via Scene archives)
Saturday, Sept. 19 - Chalk Festival - Since 1990, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Chalk Festival has become one of the most highly anticipated events of the end of the summer. This weekend, join the fun with your neighbors, family, friends, local schools and professional artists. Large squares (approximately three by four feet of sidewalk) can be reserved for $16 (includes a 24-color box of chalk), and small squares (approximately two by three feet) are $8 (including a 12-color box of chalk). It all takes place this Saturday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept 20 from noon to 5 p.m. Rain or shine. Watching the artists and enjoying the entertainment is free. (Usmani, courtesy photo)
Saturday, Sept. 19 - Chalk Festival - Since 1990, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Chalk Festival has become one of the most highly anticipated events of the end of the summer. This weekend, join the fun with your neighbors, family, friends, local schools and professional artists. Large squares (approximately three by four feet of sidewalk) can be reserved for $16 (includes a 24-color box of chalk), and small squares (approximately two by three feet) are $8 (including a 12-color box of chalk). It all takes place this Saturday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept 20 from noon to 5 p.m. Rain or shine. Watching the artists and enjoying the entertainment is free. (Usmani, courtesy photo)
Saturday, Sept. 19 - Cuyahoga River Concert Series - Started in 2011, the Cuyahoga River Concert Series brings top quality professional performers from the folk and world music scene to the greater Kent area at an affordable price. The concerts take place at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent, a venue with terrific acoustics. Tonight, Hal Walker and Matt Watroba, two veteran singer-songwriters share the bill. The concert starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15. (Niesel, photo via Facebook)
Saturday, Sept. 19 - Cuyahoga River Concert Series - Started in 2011, the Cuyahoga River Concert Series brings top quality professional performers from the folk and world music scene to the greater Kent area at an affordable price. The concerts take place at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent, a venue with terrific acoustics. Tonight, Hal Walker and Matt Watroba, two veteran singer-songwriters share the bill. The concert starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15. (Niesel, photo via Facebook)
Saturday, Sept. 19 - SPARX City Hop - This marks the SPARX City Hop festival's 13th year, and visitors can expect the largest SPARX gathering to date — more than 115 artists, galleries, retailers, and restaurants are participating in this event that is all about Cleveland culture, history, and community. Festivities begin at 11 a.m. today under the GE Chandelier in Playhouse Square at the SPARX Main Hub, which will offer three trolley routes with guided tours around the city. The Hub will also offer tours of Cleveland’s historic theaters and an information booth for the most touristy of attendees. Each stop will feature live music and dance and easy access to shops, galleries, restaurants and cultural institutions that are participating in SPARX, so whichever trolley folks end up on, they are bound to have a banging good time. This event is perfect for giving a friend a crash course in Cleveland, or for reacquainting yourself with the city after a summer of binge-watching Netflix. Check out the video below by the Downtown Cleveland Alliance for a glimpse at the event in real time. Free. (Xan Schwartz, photo by Meghan Tinker)
Saturday, Sept. 19 - SPARX City Hop - This marks the SPARX City Hop festival's 13th year, and visitors can expect the largest SPARX gathering to date — more than 115 artists, galleries, retailers, and restaurants are participating in this event that is all about Cleveland culture, history, and community. Festivities begin at 11 a.m. today under the GE Chandelier in Playhouse Square at the SPARX Main Hub, which will offer three trolley routes with guided tours around the city. The Hub will also offer tours of Cleveland’s historic theaters and an information booth for the most touristy of attendees. Each stop will feature live music and dance and easy access to shops, galleries, restaurants and cultural institutions that are participating in SPARX, so whichever trolley folks end up on, they are bound to have a banging good time. This event is perfect for giving a friend a crash course in Cleveland, or for reacquainting yourself with the city after a summer of binge-watching Netflix. Check out the video below by the Downtown Cleveland Alliance for a glimpse at the event in real time. Free. (Xan Schwartz, photo by Meghan Tinker)
Saturday, Sept. 19 - Punch Bowl Social Grand Opening - This weekend, Punch Bowl Social will officially be ready for business and will host a grand opening benefit for the Salvation Army. From 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, guests will have full access to games, as well as to punch, beer, wine, and small bites with 100 percent of proceeds going toward the Salvation Army, Cleveland.com reports. Local band the Lighthouse and the Whaler is also slated to perform. Tickets for Saturday's shindig will set attendees back $10 and can be purchased at the door (Nutile, photo via Scene archives)
Saturday, Sept. 19 - Punch Bowl Social Grand Opening - This weekend, Punch Bowl Social will officially be ready for business and will host a grand opening benefit for the Salvation Army. From 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, guests will have full access to games, as well as to punch, beer, wine, and small bites with 100 percent of proceeds going toward the Salvation Army, Cleveland.com reports. Local band the Lighthouse and the Whaler is also slated to perform. Tickets for Saturday's shindig will set attendees back $10 and can be purchased at the door (Nutile, photo via Scene archives)
Sunday, Sept. 20 - Browns vs. Titans - Vegas odds for the Browns to win a Super Bowl are something like 125 to 1. Those aren't good odds. They're actually really bad. Today's opponent, the Tennessee Titans, face similar odds, making this, the Browns home opener, a good opportunity for the team to pick up a win. Expect the Browns defense to be solid while the offense sputters behind a guy who isn't starting quarterback material. The game is sold out but ticket brokers will have seats for sale. The game starts at 1 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium. (Niesel, photo by Emanuel Wallace)
Sunday, Sept. 20 - Browns vs. Titans - Vegas odds for the Browns to win a Super Bowl are something like 125 to 1. Those aren't good odds. They're actually really bad. Today's opponent, the Tennessee Titans, face similar odds, making this, the Browns home opener, a good opportunity for the team to pick up a win. Expect the Browns defense to be solid while the offense sputters behind a guy who isn't starting quarterback material. The game is sold out but ticket brokers will have seats for sale. The game starts at 1 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium. (Niesel, photo by Emanuel Wallace)
Sunday, Sept. 20 - Paw Fest - Dogs, puppies, countrymen, lend me your ears! The ninth annual Paw Fest is set for today at Stow’s Bow Wow Beach Dog Park. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and dogs of all sizes are welcome. As the late-summer temperatures begin to turn toward the colder side of things, this is a great opportunity for your pups to mingle with others. Dog contests include: best dog costume in a parade; owner/dog look-alike; best dog trick and longest and shortest dog tails. Parking will be available for $1 or with a donation of used eyeglasses (one of the many eye care projects the Stow-Munroe Falls Lions Club maintains throughout the year). (Sand, photo via Wiki)
Sunday, Sept. 20 - Paw Fest - Dogs, puppies, countrymen, lend me your ears! The ninth annual Paw Fest is set for today at Stow’s Bow Wow Beach Dog Park. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and dogs of all sizes are welcome. As the late-summer temperatures begin to turn toward the colder side of things, this is a great opportunity for your pups to mingle with others. Dog contests include: best dog costume in a parade; owner/dog look-alike; best dog trick and longest and shortest dog tails. Parking will be available for $1 or with a donation of used eyeglasses (one of the many eye care projects the Stow-Munroe Falls Lions Club maintains throughout the year). (Sand, photo via Wiki)
Sunday, Sept. 20 - The Wanted 18 - Cleveland Peace Action Education Fund, Interfaith Council for Peace in the Middle East and Interfaith Peace Builders—Ohio are the co-sponsors behind today’s screening of The Wanted 18, a film about how 18 cows owned by Palestinians during the First Intifada become “a threat to the national security of the state of Israel.” The movie mixes claymation and documentary details to tell the story of how the Israeli army went hunting for the missing herd of dairy cows. It screens at 4 p.m. today at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. Tickets are $9. (Niesel, photo via Wiki)
Sunday, Sept. 20 - The Wanted 18 - Cleveland Peace Action Education Fund, Interfaith Council for Peace in the Middle East and Interfaith Peace Builders—Ohio are the co-sponsors behind today’s screening of The Wanted 18, a film about how 18 cows owned by Palestinians during the First Intifada become “a threat to the national security of the state of Israel.” The movie mixes claymation and documentary details to tell the story of how the Israeli army went hunting for the missing herd of dairy cows. It screens at 4 p.m. today at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. Tickets are $9. (Niesel, photo via Wiki)