10 Things to Do This Weekend in Cleveland (Aug. 26 - 28)

Need something to do this weekend? Check out some of these events you don't want to miss around town!

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Luenell 
When: Thu., Aug. 25
Fearless when it comes to making jokes and making the audience erupt in laughter, Luenell regularly jokes about being a full-figured women and getting married later in life. She can find humor in any topic and situation. She performs tonight at 7:30 at the Improv, where she has shows scheduled through Sunday. Tickets are $20.
Luenell When: Thu., Aug. 25 Fearless when it comes to making jokes and making the audience erupt in laughter, Luenell regularly jokes about being a full-figured women and getting married later in life. She can find humor in any topic and situation. She performs tonight at 7:30 at the Improv, where she has shows scheduled through Sunday. Tickets are $20.
Great Lakes Burning River Festival 
When: Fri., Aug. 26
Since 2001, people from all over the Great Lakes region have come together to remember the 1969 burning of the Cuyahoga River and celebrate the renewed sense of eco-consciousness that the infamous fire ignited. This year, Burning River Fest invites people to celebrate Cleveland’s historic Coast Guard Station with live music, amazing local food and beer. Dance, eat, drink and relish one of Cleveland’s most historic monuments later this summer. The event takes place today and tomorrow from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island. Tickets are $15. burningriverfest.org.
Great Lakes Burning River Festival When: Fri., Aug. 26 Since 2001, people from all over the Great Lakes region have come together to remember the 1969 burning of the Cuyahoga River and celebrate the renewed sense of eco-consciousness that the infamous fire ignited. This year, Burning River Fest invites people to celebrate Cleveland’s historic Coast Guard Station with live music, amazing local food and beer. Dance, eat, drink and relish one of Cleveland’s most historic monuments later this summer. The event takes place today and tomorrow from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island. Tickets are $15. burningriverfest.org.
Accidental Comedy Fest  When: Fri., Aug. 26 A group of performers dedicated to "enriching the arts in Cleveland thru live comedy and other productions," Accidental Comedy features some of the best local comics. For the fifth year now, the group will host its annual blowout Fest. More than 50 artists from all over the country will converge this weekend for event, billed as "three days of stand up, sketch, improv, music and podcasts."? The lineup features comics such as Kurt Braunohler, Beth Stelling, Jo Firestone, and many more. It all kicks off tonight at 7 Mahall’s, which hosts shows through Sunday. Tickets start at $5 but a VIP day pass will cost you $50 (weekend VIP passes are $130).
Accidental Comedy Fest When: Fri., Aug. 26 A group of performers dedicated to "enriching the arts in Cleveland thru live comedy and other productions," Accidental Comedy features some of the best local comics. For the fifth year now, the group will host its annual blowout Fest. More than 50 artists from all over the country will converge this weekend for event, billed as "three days of stand up, sketch, improv, music and podcasts."? The lineup features comics such as Kurt Braunohler, Beth Stelling, Jo Firestone, and many more. It all kicks off tonight at 7 Mahall’s, which hosts shows through Sunday. Tickets start at $5 but a VIP day pass will cost you $50 (weekend VIP passes are $130).
Pig & Whiskey  When: Fri., Aug. 26 The third annual SCENE Magazine Pig & Whiskey festival features a wide range of whiskeys, bourbons and scotches in addition to mouth-watering barbecue from some of the country’s best grillers. The three-day event kicks off today in downtown Willoughby, where it continues through Sunday. The family-friendly outdoor celebration includes a dozen restaurants (including local favorites like Crooked River) along with dozens of bourbon and whiskey specialists to sample, including established Kentucky-based distilleries such as Woodford Reserve and Jack Daniel’s. For the vodka lovers out there, Tito’s Handmade Vodka will serve up craft cocktails, and for the wine lovers, Dark Horse Wines will be on hand. In addition to the great food and whiskeys, this event also provides great entertainment options. Pig & Whiskey will feature two stages with live music – 80s on Friday, 90s on Saturday when Eve 6 headlines and country on Sunday. There will also be a kid’s activities area. Free admission for all ages. Drink tickets can be purchased at the event. VIP Passes also available for purchase and they include two drink tickets, private bathrooms, a full service bar and light appetizers from 5 to 7 p.m.). VIP passes available online. The event runs today from 4 to 11 p.m.  clevescenetickets.com.
Pig & Whiskey When: Fri., Aug. 26 The third annual SCENE Magazine Pig & Whiskey festival features a wide range of whiskeys, bourbons and scotches in addition to mouth-watering barbecue from some of the country’s best grillers. The three-day event kicks off today in downtown Willoughby, where it continues through Sunday. The family-friendly outdoor celebration includes a dozen restaurants (including local favorites like Crooked River) along with dozens of bourbon and whiskey specialists to sample, including established Kentucky-based distilleries such as Woodford Reserve and Jack Daniel’s. For the vodka lovers out there, Tito’s Handmade Vodka will serve up craft cocktails, and for the wine lovers, Dark Horse Wines will be on hand. In addition to the great food and whiskeys, this event also provides great entertainment options. Pig & Whiskey will feature two stages with live music – 80s on Friday, 90s on Saturday when Eve 6 headlines and country on Sunday. There will also be a kid’s activities area. Free admission for all ages. Drink tickets can be purchased at the event. VIP Passes also available for purchase and they include two drink tickets, private bathrooms, a full service bar and light appetizers from 5 to 7 p.m.). VIP passes available online. The event runs today from 4 to 11 p.m. clevescenetickets.com.
New Belgium's 25th Birthday Bash  When: Sat., Aug. 27 Some 25 years ago, New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins released its first beer — Fat Tire. To celebrate the launch of what's become a very successful brand of beer, the brewery today will host a 25th Birthday Bash on West 11th Street. Wizbang! Theatre will be on hand and there will be games and other activities. Organizers will raffle off a Detroit bike. The event takes place from 3 to 7 p.m., and tickets are $25.  2215-2219 West 11th Street, newbelgium25thbday.eventbrite.com.
New Belgium's 25th Birthday Bash When: Sat., Aug. 27 Some 25 years ago, New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins released its first beer — Fat Tire. To celebrate the launch of what's become a very successful brand of beer, the brewery today will host a 25th Birthday Bash on West 11th Street. Wizbang! Theatre will be on hand and there will be games and other activities. Organizers will raffle off a Detroit bike. The event takes place from 3 to 7 p.m., and tickets are $25. 2215-2219 West 11th Street, newbelgium25thbday.eventbrite.com.
Cleveland Garlic Festival 
When: Sat., Aug. 27
Northeast Ohio is prime garlic-growing territory, so it makes perfect sense to honor the stinking rose with its very own festival. A fundraiser for the North Union Farmers’ Markets, the Cleveland Garlic Festival features music, wine and beer vendors, food competitions, top chef grill-offs, and countless vendors peddling garlic-scented foods. The festival also rounds up many of the region’s best garlic growers, making the fest the best place for wannabe garlic growers to purchase this year’s planting stock. The event takes place today from noon to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from noon to 6 p.m. at Shaker Square. Admission is $9. clevelandgarlicfestival.org.
Cleveland Garlic Festival When: Sat., Aug. 27 Northeast Ohio is prime garlic-growing territory, so it makes perfect sense to honor the stinking rose with its very own festival. A fundraiser for the North Union Farmers’ Markets, the Cleveland Garlic Festival features music, wine and beer vendors, food competitions, top chef grill-offs, and countless vendors peddling garlic-scented foods. The festival also rounds up many of the region’s best garlic growers, making the fest the best place for wannabe garlic growers to purchase this year’s planting stock. The event takes place today from noon to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from noon to 6 p.m. at Shaker Square. Admission is $9. clevelandgarlicfestival.org.
Rock n' Rummage Flea Market 
When: Sat., Aug. 27
The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern hosts the Rock n’ Rummage Flea Market today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market will take place in the Beachland parking lot where more than 30 vendors will be on hand to hawk vintage wares, clothing, records and more. There will also be an outdoor beer garden, live music and food specials. Johnny & the Apple Stompers and Polars will perform. It’s free.
Rock n' Rummage Flea Market When: Sat., Aug. 27 The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern hosts the Rock n’ Rummage Flea Market today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market will take place in the Beachland parking lot where more than 30 vendors will be on hand to hawk vintage wares, clothing, records and more. There will also be an outdoor beer garden, live music and food specials. Johnny & the Apple Stompers and Polars will perform. It’s free.
The Messy Church  When: Sun., Aug. 28 The folks at Playhouse Square tell us that this play about "clutching the bible to save your soul" promises to be a "riveting story based on decisions, truth and sin." It shows tonight at 6 at the Hanna Theatre. Tickets are $15 to $35.
The Messy Church When: Sun., Aug. 28 The folks at Playhouse Square tell us that this play about "clutching the bible to save your soul" promises to be a "riveting story based on decisions, truth and sin." It shows tonight at 6 at the Hanna Theatre. Tickets are $15 to $35.
Moody McCarthy 
When: Sun., Aug. 28
Smart and relatable when it comes to his humor, comedian Moody McCarthy comes off as very personable with his jokes and his demeanor. He regularly jokes about everyday life: the trials and tribulations of living with a girlfriend for the first time; growing up with six siblings; having to deal with a new born baby; and online dating. He performs tonight at 7 at Hilarities. Tickets are $13 and $18.
Moody McCarthy When: Sun., Aug. 28 Smart and relatable when it comes to his humor, comedian Moody McCarthy comes off as very personable with his jokes and his demeanor. He regularly jokes about everyday life: the trials and tribulations of living with a girlfriend for the first time; growing up with six siblings; having to deal with a new born baby; and online dating. He performs tonight at 7 at Hilarities. Tickets are $13 and $18.
One World Day  When: Sun., Aug. 28 The first garden in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens was established in 1916, making this its 100th anniversary. Today, the Gardens hosts the 71st annual One World Day. There will be free Lolley the Trolley Garden Tours, and a Naturalization Ceremony will welcome approximately 25 new citizens from all over the world. The Parade of Flags will feature dozens of nationalities, ethnic costumes and more. Each garden will have food from its culture or a food truck/vendor, and a variety of ethnic performances throughout the Gardens. Local rocker Michael Stanley will be the closing act for the day. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free. clevelandoneworldday.org.
One World Day When: Sun., Aug. 28 The first garden in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens was established in 1916, making this its 100th anniversary. Today, the Gardens hosts the 71st annual One World Day. There will be free Lolley the Trolley Garden Tours, and a Naturalization Ceremony will welcome approximately 25 new citizens from all over the world. The Parade of Flags will feature dozens of nationalities, ethnic costumes and more. Each garden will have food from its culture or a food truck/vendor, and a variety of ethnic performances throughout the Gardens. Local rocker Michael Stanley will be the closing act for the day. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free. clevelandoneworldday.org.