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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)

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.

Rocky Horror Picture Show

First Saturday of every month
Cedar Lee 2163 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights Eastern Suburbs


It's the first Saturday of the month again, so tonight the Cedar Lee Theatre hosts its usual midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the 1975 cult classic that still draws an exuberant, costumed crowd that likes to throw rice and dry toast and sing along to the songs in the movie. In addition, locals act out a floor show that mimics the movie, turning the event into a veritable party. Tickets are $9.75. (Niesel) 440-528-0355

Cleveland Pickle Fest

Sat., Aug. 24, 12-5 p.m.
North Coast Harbor corner of Erieside Ave. and East Ninth St., Cleveland Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District

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North Coast Harbor 800 E 9th Street Pier, Cleveland, OH 44114 -FREE ADMISSION -PICKLE THEMED FOODS -PICKLE EATING CONTEST -PICKLE BEER -LIVE MUSIC -PICKLE ACTIVITIES -FAMILY FRIENDLY Cleveland’s best and favorite restaurants will be serving up their pickle themed dishes, desserts and snacks! Enjoy draft beers on tap and of course, PICKLE BEER. Don’t knock it till you try it. Live music will play throughout the entire day at our main stage. Stick around for the Pickle Eating Contest sponsored by Cleveland Pickle. The event will go on rain or shine! 216-391-9500 x 2130

Asian Lantern Festival

Fri., July 5


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, and there will be 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

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

Enameling with Carol Adams at PAA

First Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m.
Peninsula Art Gallery 1600 W. Mill St., Peninsula Akron/Summit County

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An ancient art is fun, immediate and can be made into many things. Enameling is the melting of colored glass crystals onto metal. Carol has been enameling since 1968 and as a contemporary artist and teacher, can lead you into the enameling world to explore your ideas. www.caroladams.net During the 3 weeks, we will make several small dishes and bowls. Tuesday nite from 7-9:30 for 3 weeks, other times can be arranged. 3 classes $145, (includes materials fee $35, class fee $110) or $130, for PAA members (materials $35, class $95). registration form 330-657-2248

Monday Night Trivia

Mondays


Do you have tons of obscure music knowledge? Are you a student of fast food menus and their nuanced histories? What say you about the geographic evolution of Scotch whisky? Tonight's your chance to wow your friends, make yourself instantly more desirable to someone you're newly dating, and hang with Cleveland's headiest hipsters and hot dog lovers. It's the Happy Dog Monday Night Trivia. Starting at 8 p.m., expect themed rounds and general knowledge questions that seem considerably trickier than some of the other live trivia locales in town. Obviously, have a hot dog and a craft brew while you're at it. And arrive early. (Sam Allard) 216-651-9474

Classical Revolution Cleveland

Third Tuesday of every month


Today, and the third Tuesday of every month, Classical Revolution Cleveland brings chamber music to the Happy Dog. Performers like the Trepanning Trio, Anime Duo, students of Cleveland Institute of Music and even Cleveland Orchestra members grace the stage in these exciting concerts. Tonight's free, all-ages performance starts at 8. (Patrick Stoops) 216-651-9474

BluesNite at PAA

Every fourth Saturday, 7 p.m.
Peninsula Art Gallery 1600 W. Mill St., Peninsula Akron/Summit County

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An informal open jam for all levels of musicians interested in playing and learning the blues. Bring your equipment (electric and/or acoustic instruments: guitars, harps, bass, etc) and join in, or sit back, bring your own food and drink, or something to share it you like, browse the gallery exhibits and enjoy the music. In collaboration with local musicians Stewart Lenox, Bob Zuccerelli and their friends. Join our yahoo group for updates! Click to join 4SatBlues Walk-ins welcome, no charge. 330-657-2248

Keep Talking

First Wednesday of every month


Keep Talking is a monthly storytellers' series that offers attendees the chance to grab a drink and a dog while listening to some of their Cleveland neighbors tell tall tales. Tonight's show revolves around the theme, "My Moment of Fame." The hosts are Adam Richard and Zachariah Durr. The program starts at 8 p.m. sharp at the Happy Dog. Admission is $5. Want to be a storyteller at a future session? See details on the website. (Jeff Niesel) 216-651-9474

Wing Dang Doodle

Mondays
Prosperity Social Club 1109 Starkweather Ave., Cleveland Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District


Blues icon Howlin' Wolf famously covered "Wang Dang Doodle," the old blues tune penned by Willie Dixon. Prosperity Social Club in Tremont has adopted that slogan, calling its wing night Wing Dang Doodle. The weekly event features specials on Buffalo wings and cold brews. Prosperity will not only serve up substantial, $1 whole wings, but it'll also offer meatless Monday "wing" baskets for vegans. Discounted drafts and a playlist of vintage-electric blues and soulful R&B curated by local musician Clint Holley will be on tap as well. Wing Dang Doodle takes place every Monday from 6 p.m. to midnight. (Niesel) 216-937-1938

Chardon Love Fest

Sat., June 29


Chardon Love Fest, an annual open-air music festival, will return to the historic Chardon Square in Chardon today for its ninth consecutive year. The free festival will kick off at noon, and it’ll feature 20 bands, including acts such as Steve Wright, Brandon Postman, Olivia Martinez, Lucky is the Lion, Chloe and the Steel Strings, and Thor Platter. A 5013c nonprofit organization, Love Fest aims to “give a stage to the up-and-coming heroes of the next generation of music.” In addition to live music, the festival will also feature a special gallery in the Heritage House with art from across Northeast Ohio. Installations and interactive pieces will be scattered throughout the square, and there will be activities for all ages, including a yoga tent and painting classes. There will be nearly 35 vendors and booths featuring local artists, crafts and local nonprofits. The festival also features local food trucks and pop-up kitchens. (Niesel)

Russell Peters

Fri., July 5
MGM Northfield Park – Center Stage 10705 Northfield Rd., Northfield Eastern Suburbs


After taking time off to film his hit CTV/Netflix series The Indian Detective, comedian Russell Peters has returned the road on his Deported World Tour that kicked off in Australia and New Zealand last year and has already travelled to over 29 cities in 20 countries. During the course of his career, Peters has played to sold-out crowds at Madison Square Garden and the Sydney Opera House. He’s also performed for the troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and on the USS Eisenhower and the HMCS Winnipeg. His 2010 memoir, Call Me Russell, was a bestseller in Canada. A philanthropist, Peters has donated more than a million dollars to charities such as Brampton Civic Hospital, Gilda’s Club and the MS Society of Canada. Each year, the Russell Peters North Peel Scholarship sends a deserving student to college. He performs tonight at 8 at MGM Northfield Park — Center Stage. Tickets cost $49.50 and $59.50. (Niesel) 330-908-7793

Liberty Fest

Sun., June 30
Crocker Park 189 Crocker Park Blvd., Westlake Western Suburbs


The pop-punk band Plain White T’s will headline Liberty Rocks, Crocker Park's annual Independence Day music fest. The event takes place from 3 to 9 p.m. today. Liberty Rocks will feature activities, a beer garden and food trucks. Acts such Funk Worthy, Front Porch Lights and St. Edward High School Trash Talkers will all perform in addition to Plain White T’s. Since forming in 1997 in the Chicago area, Plain White T’s have released a number of popular singles, and the group released its newest album, Parallel Universe, last year. Located next to the main stage, Vendor Village will feature an array of exhibitors including Graffiti HeART, Lake Erie Crushers, Cleveland Monsters, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Browns and St. Helen’s Unicycle group as well as family-friendly entertainment like stilt walkers, face painters, jugglers and more. Admission to Liberty Rocks is free, and parking will be available in the main garages for $10. A portion of the parking and beer garden proceeds will benefit University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. (Niesel)

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

The Try Guys

Sun., June 30
State Theatre 1519 Euclid Ave., Cleveland Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District


The Try Guys bring their first tour, cheekily dubbed Legends of the Internet, to the State Theatre tonight. The show promises to deliver "a thrilling evening of comedy, spectacle and friendship. Each city will experience a completely unique, interactive show. You can also meet the guys. The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the State Theatre. Tickets start at $32. (Niesel) 216-241-6000

Downtown Highlight Walking Tour

Mondays, 1-3 p.m. Continues through June 25

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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. We begin in Public Square and end in Playhouse Square. Reservations required. 216-318-3865

Harry Bacharach

Fridays, 7-10 p.m.
Marotta's 2289 Lee Rd., Cleveland Hts. Eastern Suburbs

Walkabout Tremont

Second Friday of every month


Walkabout Tremont, which takes place on the second Friday of every month from 5 to 10 p.m., showcases the best of this smart neighborhood, with art openings, extended hours at galleries and shops, restaurant and bar specials, street performers, pop-up vendors, neighborhood walking tours, and much more. This month, the alpacas are coming, along with City Dogs Adoption Van. That's what makes it a walkabout on the wild side. See the event Facebook page for more info. (Niesel)

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

Mini SLO Down Wines Wine Dinner

Wed., June 26, 5:30-9 p.m.
Tartine Bistro 19110 Old Detroit Rd., Rocky River Western Suburbs

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Kick back, relax, and SLO Down with us next Wednesday for our Mini SLO Down Wines Wine Dinner! Enjoy a 3 course Mini Tasting Menu with your choice of Slo Down Wines, Sexual chocolate Love Hammer Broken Dreams Chard Stand Out Red Blend Send Nudes Slo Jams SB Order a flight to taste all 6. Plus, meet special guest, Betsy Bolling, from SLO Down Wines! Don't miss out June 26th, from 5:30 - 9:00pm. Call us for details 440-331-0800 440-331-0800

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

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

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

Christmas in July - The Naughty List Escape Room

July 1-31

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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

First Saturday Play Party

First Saturday of every month, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
The Academy 2615 Lakeside Avenue E, Cleveland Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District

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Join us for our first First Saturday Play Party @ NEO Premier BDSM Club. $20 cash at the door, plus membership if you are not only a member Our Motto: ENTHUSIASTIC Consent CommUNITY Exploration, Inclusion, & Education Age 19 and Over. This event is no alcohol activity. Play safe, Drive Home Safe All AFA events are sex positive. Grandmother clothes until you enter the play area, then anything goes. 2166323487

Taste of Cultura

Thu., July 18


The folks at Festival Latino International are the ones behind this weekend's Taste of Cultura, a Latino Makers Exposition, will take place from today through Sunday at the Michael Zone Recreation Center Park. Mexicans, Puerto Ricans Cubans, Chilean and the many others of Latino descent have all played a part in the growth of the arts, crafts and makers industry in the United States, and, as part of an ongoing effort to support each other, several organizations have become collaborators to "bring forth light and a heritage identity upon the local arts and cultural scene." There will be music, art, culture, symposiums and more. The event runs from 5 to 10 p.m. today and tomorrow and from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. (Niesel) 216-664-4139

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

Lakewood 4th of July Parade and Fireworks

Thu., July 4


Independence Day festivities run all day long today in Lakewood. The city's parade kicks off at 10 a.m. on Lake Avenue at Kenneth Drive and ends at Lakewood Park at 11:30 a.m., where you'll find assorted games and activities. A featured concert from the Lakewood Project, Lakewood High School's Youth Rock Orchestra, hits the bandstand at 7 p.m., with a fireworks extravaganza concluding the day at 9:45. See the website for more info. (Niesel) onelakewood.com.

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