10 Things to Do This Weekend in Cleveland (July 29 - 31)

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Edgewater Live  When: Thursdays. Continues through Aug. 11 Two years ago, the Cleveland Metroparks launched its extremely popular Edgewater LIVE Thursday night happy hour concert series. The event returns this year; the concerts take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday night. In addition to featuring a performance by a local band, the events feature yoga, stand-up paddleboarding and cornhole. And those ubiquitous food trucks will be on hand as well. It’s free.
Edgewater Live When: Thursdays. Continues through Aug. 11 Two years ago, the Cleveland Metroparks launched its extremely popular Edgewater LIVE Thursday night happy hour concert series. The event returns this year; the concerts take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday night. In addition to featuring a performance by a local band, the events feature yoga, stand-up paddleboarding and cornhole. And those ubiquitous food trucks will be on hand as well. It’s free.
Adele Givens  When: Fri., July 29 Known as the “Queen of Comedy,” Adele Givens uses her crass sense of humor to focus on every day situations such as going to the gynecologist, marriage and baby naming. She uses her sense of humor to joke about topics such as double standards. She performs tonight at 7:30 and 10 at the Improv, where she has shows scheduled through Sunday. Tickets are $22.
Adele Givens When: Fri., July 29 Known as the “Queen of Comedy,” Adele Givens uses her crass sense of humor to focus on every day situations such as going to the gynecologist, marriage and baby naming. She uses her sense of humor to joke about topics such as double standards. She performs tonight at 7:30 and 10 at the Improv, where she has shows scheduled through Sunday. Tickets are $22.
Santa's Bar Blast  When: Fri., July 29 Downtown Willoughby features a great collection of bars. At tonight’s Santa Bar Blast, you can visit a number of them on a pub crawl that includes stops at Willoughby Brewing Company, the Morehouse Willoughby, Burgers-N-Beer, the 1899 Pub, Frank and Tony’s Place, Mullarkey’s Irish Pub, Ballantine, Sol, the Wild Goose and Nickleby’s Rounder. In keeping with the event's theme, participants will be divided into nine groups (Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen or Rudolph), and each group will start at a different bar. The event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $20 on the day of the event. santablast.clevescene.com.
Santa's Bar Blast When: Fri., July 29 Downtown Willoughby features a great collection of bars. At tonight’s Santa Bar Blast, you can visit a number of them on a pub crawl that includes stops at Willoughby Brewing Company, the Morehouse Willoughby, Burgers-N-Beer, the 1899 Pub, Frank and Tony’s Place, Mullarkey’s Irish Pub, Ballantine, Sol, the Wild Goose and Nickleby’s Rounder. In keeping with the event's theme, participants will be divided into nine groups (Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen or Rudolph), and each group will start at a different bar. The event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $20 on the day of the event. santablast.clevescene.com.
Star-Spangled Spectacular  When: Fri., July 29 ecause Public Square construction wasn’t yet completed by July 4, the Cleveland Orchestra had to postpone its annual Star-Spangled Spectacular. Tonight at 9, the free community concert finally takes place at the newly renovated Public Square. A Jumbotron program and food truck service begin at 6 p.m. The Orchestra’s festive program features Sousa marches, a group of Gershwin tunes, selections from The Sound of Music, “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and baritone Norman Garrett singing “Ol’ Man River” from Showboat and “Joey, Joey, Joey,” from The Most Happy Fella.
Star-Spangled Spectacular When: Fri., July 29 ecause Public Square construction wasn’t yet completed by July 4, the Cleveland Orchestra had to postpone its annual Star-Spangled Spectacular. Tonight at 9, the free community concert finally takes place at the newly renovated Public Square. A Jumbotron program and food truck service begin at 6 p.m. The Orchestra’s festive program features Sousa marches, a group of Gershwin tunes, selections from The Sound of Music, “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and baritone Norman Garrett singing “Ol’ Man River” from Showboat and “Joey, Joey, Joey,” from The Most Happy Fella.
Scene Alefest  When: Sat., July 30 Much like last year's sold-out event, the 8th Annual Scene Magazine Ale Fest will feature over 100 beers. The promoters boast that your favorite porters, stouts, pilasters, ales, wheats, Belgians, ciders and lagers will all be on tap. In addition, local acts Joe Moorhead Band and Walk of Shame will perform and there will be interactive games, food booths and local vendors. You must be 21 to attend. Feel free to bring lawn chairs and pets. The event runs from 1 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 for general admission, $55 for VIP, which includes all day admission, 15 drink tickets, a souvenir cup, exclusive beer only available in VIP area, access to a full bar, complimentary food, VIP-only bathrooms and tented seating.  scenealefestival.com
Scene Alefest When: Sat., July 30 Much like last year's sold-out event, the 8th Annual Scene Magazine Ale Fest will feature over 100 beers. The promoters boast that your favorite porters, stouts, pilasters, ales, wheats, Belgians, ciders and lagers will all be on tap. In addition, local acts Joe Moorhead Band and Walk of Shame will perform and there will be interactive games, food booths and local vendors. You must be 21 to attend. Feel free to bring lawn chairs and pets. The event runs from 1 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 for general admission, $55 for VIP, which includes all day admission, 15 drink tickets, a souvenir cup, exclusive beer only available in VIP area, access to a full bar, complimentary food, VIP-only bathrooms and tented seating. scenealefestival.com
Performance of "GREASE"  When: Thu., July 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Fri., July 29, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sat., July 30, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Thu., Aug. 4, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Fri., Aug. 5, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Phone: 440-570-5367  Price: Adults $8.00 Seniors/Student $5.00 Olmsted Historical Society presents a live evening performance of "GREASE" 7:30 pm on July 28, 29, 30 and August 4, 5, & 6 at Frostville Museum 24101 Cedar Point Rd., North Olmsted. $8.00 for general admission, $5.00 for students and seniors. For tickets call 440-570-5367. Concession sales benefits Frostville Schoolhouse Fund. This is an outdoor performance. Bring your lawn chairs.
Performance of "GREASE" When: Thu., July 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Fri., July 29, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sat., July 30, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Thu., Aug. 4, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Fri., Aug. 5, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Phone: 440-570-5367 Price: Adults $8.00 Seniors/Student $5.00 Olmsted Historical Society presents a live evening performance of "GREASE" 7:30 pm on July 28, 29, 30 and August 4, 5, & 6 at Frostville Museum 24101 Cedar Point Rd., North Olmsted. $8.00 for general admission, $5.00 for students and seniors. For tickets call 440-570-5367. Concession sales benefits Frostville Schoolhouse Fund. This is an outdoor performance. Bring your lawn chairs.
Tchaikovsky's Pathétique  When: Sat., July 30 The Kent/Blossom Chamber Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra have teamed up for Tchaikovsky's Pathétique, tonight's Blossom Music Festival concert. Beginning at 7 p.m., the Kent/Blossom Chamber Orchestra performs; at 8 p.m., the Cleveland Orchestra takes the stage to play one of Mozart's most loved Violin Concertos with soloist Pinchas Zukerman. Then, both orchestras will sit side-by-side to play Tchaikovsky's final symphony, the “Pathétique.” Tickets start at $24. (Niesel) At a Glance beginning at 7 p.m. with the Kent/Blossom Chamber Orchestra: NORMAN - The Great Swiftness BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 8 I N T E R M I S S I O N beginning at 8 p.m. with The Cleveland Orchestra: HINDEMITH - Cupid and Psyche: A Ballet Overture MOZART - Violin Concerto No. 5 (“Turkish”) I N T E R M I S S I O N and then with both ensembles playing side-by-side: TCHAIKOVSKY - Symphony No. 6.
Tchaikovsky's Pathétique When: Sat., July 30 The Kent/Blossom Chamber Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra have teamed up for Tchaikovsky's Pathétique, tonight's Blossom Music Festival concert. Beginning at 7 p.m., the Kent/Blossom Chamber Orchestra performs; at 8 p.m., the Cleveland Orchestra takes the stage to play one of Mozart's most loved Violin Concertos with soloist Pinchas Zukerman. Then, both orchestras will sit side-by-side to play Tchaikovsky's final symphony, the “Pathétique.” Tickets start at $24. (Niesel) At a Glance beginning at 7 p.m. with the Kent/Blossom Chamber Orchestra: NORMAN - The Great Swiftness BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 8 I N T E R M I S S I O N beginning at 8 p.m. with The Cleveland Orchestra: HINDEMITH - Cupid and Psyche: A Ballet Overture MOZART - Violin Concerto No. 5 (“Turkish”) I N T E R M I S S I O N and then with both ensembles playing side-by-side: TCHAIKOVSKY - Symphony No. 6.
Michael Feinstein's Broadway  When: Sun., July 31 Way back in 1983, singer-pianist Michael Feinstein served as musical consultant for the 1983 Broadway show My One and Only, a musical that featured Gershwin tunes. Since then, he's become the ultimate interpreter of the American songbook. Tonight at 7 at Blossom, he joins the Cleveland Orchestra to perform selections from the likes of Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, Gershwin and many more for "an unforgettable evening of Broadway hits and classic songs." Tickets start at $35.
Michael Feinstein's Broadway When: Sun., July 31 Way back in 1983, singer-pianist Michael Feinstein served as musical consultant for the 1983 Broadway show My One and Only, a musical that featured Gershwin tunes. Since then, he's become the ultimate interpreter of the American songbook. Tonight at 7 at Blossom, he joins the Cleveland Orchestra to perform selections from the likes of Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, Gershwin and many more for "an unforgettable evening of Broadway hits and classic songs." Tickets start at $35.
Art and Stories from Mughal India  When: Sun., July 31 Continuing its 100th anniversary celebration, the Cleveland Museum of Art presents its latest Centennial Exhibition, Art and Stories from Mughal India. This large-scale exhibition, which opens today, includes more than 100 paintings from the CMA’s own collection, as well as jewelry, textiles, costumes, architectural elements, decorative arts and arms and armor from the Mughal Empire. Stretching from the Indian subcontinent to Afghanistan, the Mughal Empire ruled for more than 300 years, until the arrival of British colonial rule in 1857. This special exhibition remains on view through Oct. 23 in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Hall. Free.
Art and Stories from Mughal India When: Sun., July 31 Continuing its 100th anniversary celebration, the Cleveland Museum of Art presents its latest Centennial Exhibition, Art and Stories from Mughal India. This large-scale exhibition, which opens today, includes more than 100 paintings from the CMA’s own collection, as well as jewelry, textiles, costumes, architectural elements, decorative arts and arms and armor from the Mughal Empire. Stretching from the Indian subcontinent to Afghanistan, the Mughal Empire ruled for more than 300 years, until the arrival of British colonial rule in 1857. This special exhibition remains on view through Oct. 23 in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Hall. Free.
Sharknado 4 Viewing Party  When: Sun., July 31  Phone: 216.298.4070  Email: marketingsupport@meritechinc.com  www.thecorneralley.com/downtown-events/2016/sharknado-4-viewing-party Imagine a freak storm dropping thousands of hangry sharks onto over-populated US cities. Throw in some top-notch acting and a genuinely gripping script, and you’ve got hours of entertainment! Not only will we be premiering the all-new Sharknado 4 at 8 pm, we’re going to make a day of it with a marathon viewing of Sharknado 1, 2, AND 3! PLUS: - Shark taco specials - Sharknado drinks (No, you’re not dreaming) - Fun contests all day long.
Sharknado 4 Viewing Party When: Sun., July 31 Phone: 216.298.4070 Email: [email protected] www.thecorneralley.com/downtown-events/2016/sharknado-4-viewing-party Imagine a freak storm dropping thousands of hangry sharks onto over-populated US cities. Throw in some top-notch acting and a genuinely gripping script, and you’ve got hours of entertainment! Not only will we be premiering the all-new Sharknado 4 at 8 pm, we’re going to make a day of it with a marathon viewing of Sharknado 1, 2, AND 3! PLUS: - Shark taco specials - Sharknado drinks (No, you’re not dreaming) - Fun contests all day long.