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Oberlin Summer Theater Festival

Through July 28
Hall Auditorium 67 N. Main St., Oberlin Northern OH

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Oberlin Summer Theatre Festival is pleased to announce its eleventh season! OSTF is a professional, not-for-profit summer theater company. Our mission is to serve Lorain County and the larger northeastern Ohio community by presenting free productions of meaningful theater classics for all ages. Our 2019 season includes Leonard Gershe's Butterflies Are Free, Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, and Eugene O'Neil's Long Day's Journey Into Night. Additionally, we have three Cabarets in the new Birenbaum jazz club. These tickets are $10 for Adults, $5 for ages 13-18, and free for kids 12 and under. 440-775-8169

Come From Away

Wed., July 24
Connor Palace 1615 Euclid Ave., Cleveland Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District

Part of the KeyBank Broadway series, Come From Away centers on the aftermath of 9/11, when air flights descended en masse in Gander, Newfoundland, stranding an international array of travelers in this tiny Canadian town. Written by Tony nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein and helmed by this year's Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley, the musical has received rave reviews. (Read our critic's take in this week's Stage review.) Tonight's performance takes place at 7:30 at Connor Palace, where performances continue through July 28. Tickets start at $10. (Niesel) 216-241-6000

BorderLight International Theatre + Fringe Festival

Wed., July 24, 6 p.m.-12 a.m., Thu., July 25, 6 p.m.-12 a.m., Fri., July 26, 6 p.m.-12 a.m. and Sat., July 27, 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

Buy TicketsSome Free Admission, Ticket Range: $12.00-$30.00

BorderLight International Theatre + Fringe Festival’s mission is to present visionary international theatre and build cross-cultural understanding while shining a light on Cleveland as a cultural center, home to the largest performing arts center in the country outside of the Lincoln Center in NYC. BorderLight International Theatre + Fringe Festival is presented by CHAR AND CHUCK FOWLER. 216-555-5555

This is NOT About My Dead Dog

Thu., July 25, 7:30-9 p.m., Fri., July 26, 6-7:30 p.m. and Sat., July 27, 5-6:30 p.m.

Buy Tickets$12

“This is NOT About My Dead Dog” is a comedic one-woman show reflecting on sex, alcohol, and awkward girlhood. Follow actor/playwright Amy Schwabauer on a journey from young partier to young adult involving German Shepherds, breakups, and offbeat ruminations on nature. Originally produced to sold-out houses in January 2017, “This is NOT About My Dead Dog” is a tour-de-force from a unique talent hailed as “brave,” “brilliant,” and “brazen,” and praised for “spin[ning] a worthy anecdote and command[ing] the stage with flair.” Don’t miss this breakthrough work by Cleveland’s “Best Actress” for 2017. Presented at BorderLight Festival by Playwrights Local. 216-302-8856

Betsy Carmichael's BINGO Palace

Thu., July 25, 8:15-9:15 p.m., Fri., July 26, 6-7 p.m. and Sat., July 27, 9-10 p.m.

Buy Tickets$12.00

Betsy Carmichael's BINGO Palace is an original interactive comedy. Join the fabulous Betsy Carmichael as she hosts an unforgettable night of BINGO. Betsy brings the audience “into the act” with special BINGO games, prizes, fun and surprises! A BINGO bash beyond belief... don’t miss a moment of the hilarity. “This is the most entertaining and enjoyable show that I’ve ever seen” - Pittsburgh in the Round “Enthusiastic, energetic, and totally camp.”-NY Theatre Guide "Think Rocky Horror but with BINGO!" - Indianapolis Theater Reviews 216-356-6485

BorderLight InternationalTheatre & Fringe Festival Presents: Why Do You Always Wear Black?

Fri., July 26, 7:30-8:30 p.m. and Sat., July 27, 5-6 & 9:30-10:30 p.m.
Hermit Club 1629 Dodge Court, Grille, Cleveland Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District

Buy Tickets$12

Inspired by the works of Anton Chekhov, this mashup of devised theater and feminist fanfiction explores what happens when the women of his major plays collide. *********************************************************************************************** BorderLight International Theatre + Fringe Festival is a new festival of contemporary theatre featuring 100 theatrical performances by companies from around the world. The festival takes place in indoor and outdoor venues from Public Square to Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland, July 24-27, 2019. Tickets + Info at 216-621-2325

Peter Pan and Wendy

Fri., July 26, 7:30-9 p.m. and Sat., July 27, 1:30-3 & 7-8:30 p.m.

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BorderLight Festival Presents: Peter Pan and Wendy. From Raleigh, NC, Burning Coal Theatre's fresh take on a beloved story follows Wendy's adventures in Neverland with the immortal Peter Pan. Through make-believe that becomes all-too-real in battles with the fiercest lady on the seas, Captain Hook, Wendy discovers that to love truly is to risk loss - but to risk loss at the ticking hands of time is to embrace the possibility of loving truly. BorderLight International Theatre + Fringe Festival is a new Cleveland festival of contemporary theatre featuring 100 theatrical performances from over 40 companies worldwide. N/A

Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP) 2019: Color the City

Fri., July 26, 7 p.m., Sat., July 27, 2 & 4:30 p.m., Tue., July 30, 7 p.m., Wed., July 31, 3 p.m., Thu., Aug. 1, 4 p.m., Fri., Aug. 2, 12 & 7 p.m., Sat., Aug. 3, 4 p.m., Mon., Aug. 5, 7 p.m. and Tue., Aug. 6, 4 p.m.

LOCATIONS VARY; visit for info. Cleveland Public Theatre’s Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP) returns to city parks this summer with an original play. The citizens of the Black and White City have forgotten the Colorful Mountain, once their landmark and prized jewel with otherworldly powers. As the wealthy White family seeks a cure for their sick father, a colorful woman from the Mountain, named Star, roams the city to unlock a mysterious dream. Can a black and white land rediscover the beauty and richness of colors? Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy free theatre in the park! 216-631-2727

Matilda the Musical

Fridays, Saturdays, 8-10:30 p.m., Sundays, 3-5:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 8-10:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 8
Beck Center for the Arts 17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood Western Suburbs

Buy Tickets$10-$33

Winner of over 85 international awards, including five Tony Awards®, Matilda The Musical is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl. Matilda is an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind whose talents are constantly belittled by her cruel parents and headmistress. Dreaming of a better life for herself, she dares to take a stand against these oppressive forces and takes her destiny into her own hands. 216-521-2540

Disney's The Little Mermaid

Fridays, Saturdays, 8-10:30 p.m.
Geauga Lyric Theater 101 Water St, Chardon Eastern Suburbs

Set under and above the high seas, The Little Mermaid tells the story of Ariel, an adventurous young mermaid who’s got a thing for disobeying the rules and following her heart. Ariel’s fascination with the human world often leads her to the sea surface, a zone that’s designated as “off-limits” by her father Triton, the sea king. One day while sneaking to the surface, Ariel witnesses a shipwreck and rescues Prince Eric, with whom she become instantly smitten. Furious at Triton’s inability to understand her love for the prince, Ariel runs away and strikes a deal with Ursula, Triton’s evil 440-286-2255

Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show


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America's largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show! Solve a hilarious crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The killer is hiding somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect! The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show performs weekly. We also offer Corporate Entertainment, Team Building Events and Private Shows that are customized to your group with roles for your group members to play. Join us for a one-of-a-kind public or private event that your guests will talk about for months! 866-496-0535

The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Saturdays, 6-9 p.m.

Buy Tickets$49.95

We are the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the U.S. Our popular shows are set in the present day which means NO cheesy costumes, NO campy dialogue and NO hokey song and dance. Our performers are dressed just like everyone else, leaving all of the guests to suspect who is a part of the show and who is not. In many instances, guests are seated with the performers and don't even realize it until they die...the performers, that is! At the end of the night, prizes are awarded to the Top Sleuth who solves the crime. 866-496-0535

United States Coast Guard Band

Tue., July 30, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

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The United States Coast Guard Band performs a free concert in Cleveland at the Maltz Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, July 30th at 7:30 P.M. To honor the Coast Guard's 227 years of service to our nation, the band performs an evening of patriotic selections, classical works, and jazz standards. 216-368-6062

Arts in August

Fri., Aug. 2, 7 p.m., Sun., Aug. 4, 7 p.m., Fri., Aug. 9, 8:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 10, 8:30 p.m., Fri., Aug. 16, 7 p.m., Sat., Aug. 17, 7 p.m., Sun., Aug. 18, 4 p.m., Fri., Aug. 23, 7 p.m., Sat., Aug. 24, 7 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 25, 4 p.m.
Lincoln Park-Cleveland Starkweather Avenue and West 14th St., Cleveland Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District

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Arts in August promotes the importance of the positive affect the arts have on a community and assists in spreading cultural artistic diversity. Join us for these free events and get a feel for the creativity Tremont and the artists performing have to offer. 216-575-0920

SMOKEFALL, by Noah Haidle

Fri., Aug. 2, 8-10 p.m., Sat., Aug. 3, 8-10 p.m., Sun., Aug. 4, 2-4 p.m., Fri., Aug. 9, 8-10 p.m., Sat., Aug. 10, 8-10 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 11, 8-10 p.m.
Ensemble Theatre 2843 Washington Boulevard, Cleveland Heights East Side/University Circle/Little Italy

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Magic realism collides with manic vaudeville in this family drama with a chewy metaphysical core. With a nod to Our Town, a man named Footnote acts as our guide for the evening. In vitro, twin boys discuss philosophy while awaiting their birth. Their sister, Beauty eats dirt and doesn’t speak, and Father is about to drive away and never return, leaving pregnant and dreamy Mother alone to live out Grandfather’s notion that “every love story is a tragedy, because its ending is built into its beginning.” And that’s just the first act. Get your tickets now at! 847-456-2030

Small Town Murder

Sat., Aug. 3
Ohio Theatre 1501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District

Comedians James Pietragallo and Jimmie Whisman bring their hit podcast, Small Town Murder, to the Ohio Theatre tonight. Each week, they look at a small town and examine and a murder that took place there. The event takes place at 8 p.m. at the Ohio Theatre. Tickets start at $30. (Niesel) 216-241-6000

Improv Comedy Show - PNR Improv

Sat., Aug. 3, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 31, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sat., Sept. 14, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sat., Sept. 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 12, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sat., Nov. 23, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Point of No Return Improv provides an interactive comedy experience; part theatre, part comedy, and all improv! Audience members provide inspiration in the form of suggestions from which original scenes are created. Some brave audience members may even find themselves in the show! Falls Free Press explains, “A PNR show is like coming to a play with no idea of a plot, and leaving having seen twenty shows in the span of two hours.” Cuyahoga Falls Patch calls Point of No Return “simultaneously hilarious and nerve-wracking.” Point of No Return has been featured at the Big-Little Comedy Fest, First Night 330-849-6372

Story Club Cleveland

First Tuesday of every month, 7-9:30 p.m.
The BottleHouse 2050 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights Eastern Suburbs

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Story Club is a show for true stories that's held in Chicago, Boston, Minnepolis, Belgrade, and now Cleveland! Each show has featured performers and three open mic slots. Open mic participants sign up at 7PM. If more than three people sign up then we draw names from a hat. Open micers are given 8 minutes (1300) words in which to tell a true story. Every show the audience votes for their favorite story, which is published in Story Club Magazine ( 773-875-6017

Summer Rally: Telling Our Story

Sun., Aug. 11, 12-2:30 p.m.

Buy Tickets$45

Playwrights Local announces its annual fundraiser event, “Summer Rally 2019: Telling Our Story.” This informal benefit will be held on Sunday, August 11 at 12:00 pm at Forest City Brewery in Cleveland. Tickets are $45 and include lunch from Aladdin’s, one drink ticket, some of Cleveland’s best storytellers, and more to be announced. Scheduled performers include Dee Perry, Molly McFadden, and Mike Geither. Planned speakers include Mary E. Weems, Ph.D., Sarah Greywitt, and Les Hunter. Information on this single-day event is available at 216-302-8856

Improv Comedy with Dennis!

Third Wednesday of every month, 8-9:30 p.m.
The Bevy in Birdtown 12112 Madison Ave, Lakewood Western Suburbs

Join the six members of Dennis! for an evening of unique, never-to-be-seen-again comedy. Dennis! takes a single audience suggestion to create a series of improvised scenes that weave together forming a singular experience ranging from the uproarious to the dramatic. Join them for an evening of laughs and discovery. 216-227-2389

4th International Conference & Expo on Euro Optometry and Vision Science

Thu., Aug. 22, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Fri., Aug. 23, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Navye Sharon Vienna, Austria, Vienna Central OH

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Euro Optometry 2019 invites all the participants and attendees from all over the world to attend 4th International Conference & Expo on Euro Optometry and Vision Science during August 22-23, 2019 to be held at Vienna, Austria with the Theme: An Antidote to Eye – “Imagination with Vision” , which includes prompt Keynote Presentations, Oral talks, Poster Presentations, Workshop, Symposia and Exhibitions. Attendees Benefits All attendees can avail CPD Credits (Continuing Professional Development) Certificate Accreditation by the International Organizing Committee (IOCM) Abstracts will be published in conference souvenir & international journals 800-014-8923


Thu., Aug. 22, 7:30-10 p.m., Fri., Aug. 23, 7:30-10 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 24, 7:30-10 p.m.

Buy Tickets$10 [Thursday] $15 [Friday + Saturday]

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Bricolage is an explosion of new fusion works created by teams of creators from different mediums and backgrounds. This wildly popular Mixed Media show features musicians, dancers, visual artists, theater-makers, and more in utterly unique collaborations. See what happens when these diverse makers are paired up to make new, boundary-pushing performance. Artist teams for August 2019 include: Eris Eady + Mixxed Rose, Amanda D. King + James Waite, Mohammad Gholam Abolfazl + Kayli Salzano, Akane Little + Rebekah Wilhelm TICKETS are just $10 Thursday + $15 Friday & Saturday. Purchase at the door or in advance. 440-941-1482

14th Global Summit and Expo on Biomass and Bioenergy

Mon., Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Tue., Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Vienna Restaurant 5198 Pearl Road, Parma Southern Suburbs

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Conference Series llc LTD invites all the participants from all over the world to attend 14th Global Summit and Expo on Biomass and Bioenergy August 26-27, 2019 Vienna, Austria which includes prompt keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations and Exhibitions. The main highlights of this conference are Biomass Conversion Methods, Biomass Applications, Biomass Energy Resources, Supply Chain Management , Bioenergy Conversion Methods, Renewable Energy ,Environmental Impact of Biomass, Advanced Biofuels, Biomass Market Analysis ,Waste Biomass ,Production of Biofuels, Pyrolysis ,Landfill Gas as a Renewable Energy Resource ,Biomass from Microbial Sources ,Entrepreneurs Investment Meet For more details visit https:/bio 216-459-1663

Glengarry Glen Ross

Fridays, Saturdays, 8-10 p.m., Sundays, 3-5 p.m. and Thu., Oct. 3, 8-10 p.m. Continues through Oct. 6
Beck Center for the Arts 17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood Western Suburbs

Buy Tickets$10-$33

Featuring venerable character actor Austin Pendleton (My Cousin Vinny, The Muppet Movie, Finding Nemo), Mamet’s 1984 Pulitzer Prize winner & 2005 Tony Award® Winner for Revival Play stands strong today: where capitalism is a battle of toxic masculinity you suit up for every day, while imbibing a Red Bull with a side of comic bluster. (216) 521-2540

The Member of the Wedding

Fridays, Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 6, 3-5 p.m. Continues through Nov. 3
Beck Center for the Arts 17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood Western Suburbs

Buy Tickets$10-$33

Based on Ms. McCullers’ novel and two movie adaptations, this is the story of a young awkward outcast, overly ambitious in all she does, finding her way as her family undergoes deep changes. A feminine and Southern story, akin to Catcher in the Rye. We can all relate to that feeling and need to belong — as the member of something. (216) 521-2540

16th Asia Pacific Nephrology Conference

Wed., Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Buy Tickets$699

16th Asia Pacific Nephrology Conference will connect the holes between the erudite people over the World to illuminate their examination and discoveries at Nephrology Summit 2019. 650-889-4686

Into the Woods

Thu., Oct. 24, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Allen Theatre 1407 Euclid Ave., Cleveland Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District

Buy Tickets$5-$15

Presented by Cleveland State University Dept of Theatre and Dance, this Tony Award winning musical begins with “Once upon a time…” and tells the intersecting stories of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales. 216-241-6000

12th International Conference on Orthopedics, Osteoporosis & Trauma

Wed., Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Anne Joseph 40 Bloomsbury Way Lower Ground Floor London, United Kingdom WC1A 2SE Ph: +44-203-769-1778, London Central OH

Buy Tickets€770

Orthopedics 2019 welcomes attendees, presenters, and exhibitors from all over the world to London, UK. We are delighted to invite you all to attend and register for the “12th International Conference on Orthopedics, Osteoporosis & Trauma ” which is going to be held during November 13-14, 2019, London, UK. 2037691778

Chemistry Conferences 2019

Thu., Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
California Salads 6155 Rockside Rd., Independence Southern Suburbs

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We would like to invite all chemical engineer, organic chemist, electro chemist, and analytical chemist for “International conference on chemistry and analytical techniques” on 14-15 November, 2019, San Francisco, USA. Theme: Exploring the New Dimension and Discoveries of Chemistry & Analytical Techniques 718-543-9362

25th International conference on Materials Science and Nanotechnology

Mon., Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
maddala g Holiday Inn Rome Aureli, Via Aurelia km, Rome Central OH

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25th International Conference on Materials Science & Nanotechnology will be organized around the theme “Innovative Approach and Recent Developments in Materials Science & Nanotechnology”. Euro Materials-2019 is comprised of keynote and speakers sessions on latest cutting edge research designed to offer comprehensive global discussions that address current issues in Euro Materials 2019. Topics: Materials Science and Engineering Nanoscale Materials and Nanotechnology Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials Ceramics & Composites Pharmaceutical & Industrial Coating Materials Nanotechnology-Basics to Applications Polymer Materials and Technologies Smart Materials and technologies Metals, Mining, Metallurgy and Materials Biosensor and Bio-electronic Materials Carbon & Graphene Based Materials 7855720150


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