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International Women's Dive Day

Sat., July 20


Created as an annual Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) commemoration, International Women's Dive Day celebrates female divers and aims "to cultivate a more diverse, active and engaged dive community." Today, the Greater Cleveland Aquarium will celebrate the day with special programming. The aquarium's PADI International Women's Dive Day celebration includes dive trivia challenges and dive-themed temporary tattoos, and there will be opportunities to meet aquarium dive team members during underwater talks at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. and at an aquarium information table. Check the aquarium website for hours and ticket prices. (Niesel) 216-862-8803

Broadway Trivia

Sat., July 20
U.S. Bank Plaza East 14th St. and Euclid Ave., Cleveland Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District


Last Call Trivia hosts tonight's special Broadway Trivia game happening at U.S. Bank Plaza at 7 p.m. This special version, created exclusively for Playhouse Square, lasts two hours and incorporates a distinctive point wagering system, giving teams the ability to choose their own strategy. It's free. (Niesel) 216-771-4444

Adopt-a-Beach Shoreline Cleanup

Sat., July 20, Sat., Aug. 17 and Sat., Sept. 28


Since 2012, Greater Cleveland Aquarium's nonprofit Splash Fund has hosted an Adopt-a-Beach shoreline cleanup program. Today's cleanup takes place at 10 a.m. at Edgewater Park. Someone from the Splash Fund team will be on hand to "advise, assist and provide necessary supplies." Anyone who donates his or her time to help the lake stay great will be rewarded with one free general admission ticket to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. Splash Fund leadership provides gloves, containers and guidance and, at the end of each session, the team records and analyzes the junk they have amassed. Over the course of four mornings, last year's volunteers helped the Splash Fund bag 386 pounds of trash that included bits of foam, glass and 7,686 pieces of plastic. For registration, schedules and other details, see the website. (Niesel)

La Placita

Sat., July 20 and Sat., Aug. 17


Cleveland boasts a rich diversity of ethnic groups. The Hispanic-themed La Placita, a pop-up open air market held the second Saturday of the month, celebrates some of the city's rich heritage. Installed in the parking lots at West 25th Street and Clark Avenue, La Placita features live entertainment, traditional food, artisan vendors and more. It takes place from 1 to 10 p.m. today. Admission is free. Find more details on Facebook. (Niesel)

Lemonade and Cupcake Social Icebreaker

Sat., July 20, 6-10 p.m.

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Lemonade and Cupcake social Icebreaker for artist and creative types of greater Cleveland. Blank Canvas CLE is hosting a "Lemonade and Cupcake Social Icebreaker" for artist and creative types of greater Cleveland. This meet and greet is designed to announce a number of great series of events and special showcases, as well as networking with a number of likeminded individuals with grand inspirations for inventive greatness, or if you just like freshly squeezed lemonade and delicious cupcakes!! 216 795- 5297

Hudson Sidewalk Sale

Sat., July 20, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sun., July 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Downtown Hudson 204 N. Main St., Hudson Akron/Summit County


At the annual Merchants of Hudson Sidewalk Sale, shoppers will save big at more than 80 local businesses in downtown and greater Hudson. Everything from books to clothes to toys, home decor and more is offered at great bargains. To fuel you along the way, area restaurants will also serve up specials on food and beverages. For more details and a complete list of sales and events by merchant, visit www.merchantsofhudson.com 330-906-0642

Christmas in July - The Naughty List Escape Room

Through July 31

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Perplexity Games Escape Room in Ohio City invites you to beat the heat and enjoy Christmas fun in July. Save $5/person on The Naughty List Christmas escape room for the entire month, no coupon needed. Can you sneak into Santa's house to switch your name from the Naughty List to the Nice List? Book Online; Play in Real Life. 216-273-8000

WEEKLY EVENTS AND SPECIALS

Mondays-Sundays, 1 a.m.

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OPEN 1PM DAILY*DAILY BEER/BOMB SPECIALS OPEN MIC MONDAYS 8PM MENS NIGHT TUESDAYS 8PM (beer specials) KARAOKE WED 8PM LADIES NITE/KARAOKE THURSDAY 8pm FRIDAY COCKTAIL HOUR 9PM 440-941-4497

Beginning Weaving with Carol Adams at PAA

Saturdays, 2 p.m.
Peninsula Art Gallery 1600 W. Mill St., Peninsula Akron/Summit County

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Come and learn how to calculate your warp, dress the loom, and weave a sampler, using many different types of 4-harness weaves. From there, the sky is the limit! $30 per week, or $28 for PAA members, plus a materials fee of $15.00. Select any 6 weeks to complete your sampler. Sign up for all 6 weeks now for $175.00 or $160.00 for members plus the $15.00. For more information, or to register, contact Carol at 330-657-2681 www.caroladams.net or email or registration form 330-657-2248

Mario Kart / Fortnite Tournament

Tuesdays, Saturdays, 2-8 p.m.

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Blank Canvas CLE is more then an art gallery, affordable custom faming and a shop specializing in Cleveland related artwork. Blank Canvas CLE is a community space where you can compete amongst your friends or strangers in an artistic and creative environment in the beautiful Cedar Lee shopping district of Cleveland heights Ohio. You can play video-games at our house but where can you go that has 4 HD tv's, multiple home consoles (current generations and retro systems) to join in one on one of our video game tournaments or you can even rent out the entire arcade room! 216-795-5297

Taste of Tremont

Sun., July 21


An event that seemingly gets bigger and better each year, the annual Taste of Tremont promises to be as crowded and popular as ever. The food fest, which takes place on Professor Avenue from noon to 8 p.m., will feature assorted food vendors as well as live music and shopping. As usual, there will be a beer garden where you can drink local craft beers. Admission is free, and details are on the website. (Niesel) experiencetremont.com.

Gospel Brunch

Sun., July 21


The monthly Gospel Brunch has been a spiritual Sunday staple for years at the House of Blues. The recently reinvigorated show puts a bit more emphasis on the music. As for the food, the all-you-can-eat musical extravaganza features Southern classics like chicken jambalaya, biscuits and gravy, and chicken and waffles. Seatings are available today at 11 a.m. Detrich Burgess & Company will perform. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online, by phone or at the box office. (Niesel) 216-523-2583

Chad Thornsberry

Sun., July 21

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Comedian Chad Thornsberry is a Southern man who loves to make people laugh. Thornsberry has a very laidback attitude on stage and will not stop at anything to make you laugh, even if that means the joke is at his expense. Whether joking about how his accent makes people think he can fix their tractor (which he can) or making fun of everyday situations, he's not above self-deprecation. He performs tonight at 7 at Hilarities. Tickets are $13 to $18. (Martin Harp) 216-241-7425

Lunchtime Trivia

Mondays. Continues through Aug. 26
U.S. Bank Plaza East 14th St. and Euclid Ave., Cleveland Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District


Today from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on U.S. Bank Plaza, Last Call Trivia hosts a live show that allows teams to compete for prizes by answering trivia questions. Last Call games also incorporate a distinctive point wagering system, giving teams the ability to choose their own strategy which ensures every team has an equal chance to compete. Teams can range from 1 to 8 players and prizes are awarded to the top teams at the event's conclusion. (Niesel) 216-771-4444

Movie Mondays

Mondays


Every Monday, Cleveland Cinemas hosts $5 Movie Mondays, where film fans can catch up on the latest Hollywood flicks for significantly reduced prices. Bring your friends and family and make Movie Mondays a weekly tradition — many theaters even offer discounted concession stand items. Participating theaters include Apollo Theatre, Capitol Theatre, Cedar Lee Theatre, Chagrin Cinemas and Tower City Cinemas. Unfortunately, additional charges apply for 3-D movies. (Alaina Nutile) clevelandcinemas.com.

Cleveland From the Inside Tour

Mondays, 1-3 p.m. Continues through July 30

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The Cleveland From the Inside walking tour focuses on the interiors of Cleveland's greatest buildings downtown! Some of the buildings we visit include, the Old Stone Church, the Cleveland Federal Reserve, the Cleveland Public Library, the Arcade, the Cleveland Trust Company Building and Playhouse Square. This tour is just over two hours. Reservations required. Visit our website to see the latest schedule and book your tour. 216-318-3865

American Cruiser Mondays

Mondays, 5-9 p.m.
Houlihans Westlake 25651 Detroit Rd, Westlake Western Suburbs

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American Cruiser Car Meet Every Monday at Houlihans Westlake from 5-9pm Live DJ, great cars, great food 440-808-9090

Trivia night by Forest City Trivia

Mondays, 8-10 p.m.
The BottleHouse 2050 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights Eastern Suburbs

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Enjoy a trivia night unlike any other. It's more like a live game show than traditional pencil and paper trivia. 216-214-2120

Board Game Night

Tuesdays, 4-7 p.m.
Nine Muses Art Gallery 584 West Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton Akron/Summit County

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Join Nine Muses Art Gallery & Kave Coffee Bar for our Board Game Night every Tuesday from 4-7pm. Play one of our many games or bring your own! All ages are welcome! 3302218363

Game Nights at an Art Gallery

Tuesdays, Fridays, 6-9 p.m.

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Enjoy friendly games of Connect 4, Uno, Phase 10, Taboo and other card games in a setting surrounded by some of Cleveland's finest artists at Blank Canvas CLE. Also come play in our arcade room with throwback "Retro" hits of the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis era up into the Fortnight and NBA 2K tournaments with 4 HD televisions and home consoles linked to each monitor, all while enjoying artwork made by your community members! 216-795-5297

Trivia Night!

Tuesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. and Thursdays, 7:30-9 p.m.

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Break out those thinking caps and stick a pen in that pen protector, Sixth City Trivia Co. is ready to take your mind for a ride! Team trivia, hosted live, with house prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winning teams! Starting April 28th, two great ways to get your trivia fix: General Trivia Tuesdays: 7:30 PM at Wall Street Tavern or Entertainment Trivia Thursdays: 7:30 PM at Wall Street Tavern. Wall Street Tavern is located at 5515 Broadview Rd., Parma, Ohio 44134 (behind Karate Center). 440-523-0321

BorderLight International Theatre + Fringe Festival

Wed., July 24


As part of the BorderLight International Theatre + Fringe Festival that kicks off today in downtown Cleveland, there will be 40 unique productions on 14 stages across multiple indoor and outdoor venues. More than 100 artists from nine countries will be on hand. Founded as a non-profit in 2016 by Cleveland-area theatre artists Dale Heinen and Jeffrey Pence, the festival’s core international programming features three touring productions: Creatures, a free, public procession of life-size animal puppets; the Davai Theatre Group’s Under Construction; and Silent, a “devastating and redemptive solo performance” by Olivier-award winning actor-playwright Pat Kinevane. The local vaudeville duo Pinch & Squeal will be on hand as well. Check the website for a complete list of performances. (Niesel) borderlightcle.org.

North Union Farmers Market

Wednesdays. Continues through Sept. 4
U.S. Bank Plaza East 14th St. and Euclid Ave., Cleveland Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District


North Union Farmers Market returns to U.S. Bank Plaza today with an urban-desert oasis of fresh and sustainable local farm foods. Come and stock up on the season's best fruits and vegetables from 4 to 7 p.m. This NUFM location will be up and running each and every Wednesday through Sept. 4. Find out more on the website below. (Niesel) northunionfarmersmarket.org. 216-771-4444

Uptown Out to Lunch Series

Wednesdays. Continues through Sept. 11


At today's Out to Lunch concert, on Toby's Plaza in the Uptown district, you can grab lunch from your favorite Uptown eatery and have a seat at the great picnic table while listening to local bands. Today, Mourning [A] BLKstar performs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The free concert series continues through Sept. 11. The schedule is on the website. (Niesel)

Downtown Highlights Walking Tour

Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 1

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Tours of Cleveland, LLC offers exciting and educational walking tours of beautiful and historic downtown Cleveland. Our Downtown Highlights tour hits all the highlights of downtown in one tour including the Arcade, the Cleveland Trust Company Building and Playhouse Square (to name a few). Visit our website, www.toursofcleveland.com to see the latest schedule & book your tour today. Tours are 2 hours in length and offered most days. We begin in Public Square and end in Playhouse Square. Reservations required. 216-318-3865

Asian Lantern Festival

Thursdays. Continues through July 25


Taking over parks and zoos across the country, the traveling Asian Lantern Festival shows off thousands of colorful handmade paper lanterns in open, green spaces. This year's Cleveland edition, which runs through July 28 at the Metroparks Zoo, brings 40 brand new light-up displays. The event also includes authentic bites from local spots Li Wah, King Wah and Thai Thai, an interactive zone, open-air market and live performances. Running after zoo hours, the lantern exhibit is open Thursday through Sunday only, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Same-day tickets are $20.50, or you can score four for $60. (Kids age 2 and younger are free.) Those purchasing tickets early get a discount. (Laura Morrison) 216-661-6500

Edgewater Live

Thursdays. Continues through Aug. 1
Edgewater Park 6500 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway NW, Cleveland West Side/Ohio City/Tremont/Detroit Shoreway


Time again for Edgewater Live, the Cleveland Metroparks' extremely popular series of Thursday-night happy-hour concerts held at Edgewater Beach. In addition to live musical performances, you'll find yoga, standup paddleboarding and cornhole. Those ubiquitous food trucks will be on hand, of course, and the Beach House will sell drinks and food as well. Hours are 4:30 to 9 p.m. Admission is free, but bring some bucks for food and drink. The fun continues weekly through August 1. (Niesel)

Harry Bacharach

Thursdays, 6 p.m.
Paris Room Bistro 7 North Franklin St., Chagrin Falls Eastern Suburbs

Open Mic Night

Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m.
Nine Muses Art Gallery 584 West Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton Akron/Summit County

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Nine Muses Art Gallery and Kave Coffee Bar welcome all ages and acts to our Open Mic Night! This is a free event, open to all ages. Each performer gets 15 minutes to show off their original talent. Every Thursday from 6:30-9pm 3302218363

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