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Improv Comedy with Dennis!

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

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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

Shinto: Discovery of the Divine in Japanese Art

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Wednesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Continues through June 30

Buy Tickets$10 adults; $8 seniors and students; $5 children age 6-17; $5 CMA member guests; free for CMA members and children ages 5 and under.

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On view only in Cleveland, this exhibition features a selection of rare works that possess high historic, artistic and academic value and are designated by the Japanese government as Important Cultural Properties. 216-421-7350

Summer Lit League registration now open

Through July 23


With a theme of “PuppetPalooza” and a full lineup of events, community celebrations, hands-on learning experiences, and giveaways, Cleveland Public Library’s 2019 Summer Lit League program is poised to be bigger and better than ever. Young readers are encouraged to register now for this summer reading program, which begins June 3 and culminates at the CPL150 Street Festival on July 27. 216-932-3600

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

Cleveland Scavenger Hunt: Cleveland Culture

Ongoing, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
The Print Club of Cleveland 11150 East Blvd, Cleveland Eastern OH

Buy Tickets$11

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East of Cleveland's downtown, you'll find some of the country's greatest museums, parks and art. On this culture-filled scavenger hunt of Cleveland's Wade Park, we go in search of the attractions that draw millions each year. Who's having a think at the Cleveland Museum of Art? What's playing atop Severance Hall? Find out on this scavenger hunt of Cleveland's Wade Park! This scavenger hunt is app-lead. No tour guide or reservation required. 833-202-7626

Zumba Gold

Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
Dance 2 Shine Ballroom Dance Studio 4440 Mayfield Road, South Euclid Eastern Suburbs


Senior Fitness Zumba Gold Toning Ages 50+ The Zumba Gold Toning program combines the enticing international rhythms of the Zumba Gold® program with the strength training techniques of the Zumba Toning program, creating an easy to follow, health boosting dance fitness program for the active older adult as well as beginners. 216-355-7656

Drop-In Tour: Meet Stanley, Dimensions in Testimony

Tuesdays-Fridays, Sundays, 3-4 p.m.
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage 2929 Richmond Rd., Beachwood Eastern Suburbs


What happens when the last Holocaust survivor is no longer with us? Who will tell their story? The Maltz Museum is launching a first-of-its-kind effort in Cleveland to preserve Holocaust memory. Starting this July you can be part of the beta test of Stanley Bernath, a local Holocaust survivor, whose story has been memorialized as an interactive biography. Join us as we explore what it means to hear from and interact with hologram technology on a screen in our theater. 216-593-0575

Wednesday Night Tango

Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m.
The Tavern of Richfield 3960 Broadview Road, Richfield Eastern Suburbs

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Learn Argentine Tango! No Partner Required! at The beautiful historic Taverne of Richfield! 7:00 - 8:30: Tango Lesson 8:30 - 10:00: Practice What you learned! North East Ohio Tango 330-554-8462 $10. for the entire evening! 330-554-8462

Science, Love and Revolution-Slam Poet David Lee Morgan Performs Live!

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
Revolution Books 2804 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland Hts. Eastern Suburbs

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A Radical Revolt Against a Revolting Culture UK Slam champion David Lee Morgan spits rhythm, rhyme and intense lyrics over music composed by Michael Harding of Animat. The show begins with the roar of the jungle and follows the broad sweep of human history as it develops through revolution, defeat, and renewed revolution. What can we learn from our past revolutions, both the achievements and mistakes? Are we doomed to be forever controlled by the market forces that rule over us like some blind idiot god? 216-932-2543

Columbus Digital Marketing Conference

Thu., June 20, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Fri., June 21, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Columbus 1 Columbus, Columbus Central OH

Buy Tickets$197


Columbus Digital Marketing Conference is your chance to ... - Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry. - Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level. Columbus Digital Marketing Conference will be held June 20th to 21st, 2019. It is an online event being streamed live and also available on demand. It’s the one digital marketing event for marketing professionals in Columbus you can’t afford to miss. Whatever your goal is; reinforcing customer loyalty, improving lead generation, increasing sales, 800-805-5385

Cleveland Free Evaluation Day

Thu., June 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cowan's Auctions 26801 Miles Road, Warrensville Heights Eastern Suburbs

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Wondering what that painting that has been hanging in Grandma’s house your entire life is worth? At Cowan’s monthly Evaluation Day, specialists will be on hand to give you an estimate of what an item could sell for at auction if it were put on the block that day. To ensure that guests are seen in a timely fashion, no more than three (3) items will be evaluated. To reserve a time for this event, please email cleveland@cowans.com or give us a call at 216-292-8300. 216-292-8300

Asking for a Friend Improv Reunion Show

Thu., June 20, 7:30-9 p.m.


The entire Asking for a Friend Improv troupe reunites for our annual reunion show! Our far-flung friends are back in Cleveland for a one night only show! We use our middle school diaries to inspire our unscripted improv sets, so come out as an audience member and pick which one of our journals you want to have read out loud. Show starts at 7:30pm, Doors at 7pm. $5, BYOB. 4404173939

FREE Wellness Workshop

Third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m.
Barlow Community Center 44 S. Oviatt St., Hudson Akron/Summit County

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Learn how to live a happier and healthier life toxic free. Meet Joy Wright, a toxicologist educator and learn about how to replace toxic products you use in your home and on your body either safe and green alternatives. For more information visit facebook.com/LiveWELLwithJOY. 330-388-2224

Cleveland Digital Marketing Conference

June 20-21, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
CLEVELAND DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, CLEVELLAND Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District

Buy Tickets$197


Cleveland Digital Marketing Conference is your chance to ... - Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry. - Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level. Cleveland Digital Marketing Conference will be held June 20th to 21st, 2019. It is an online event being streamed live and also available on demand. It’s the one digital marketing event for marketing professionals in Cleveland you can’t afford to miss. Whatever your goal is; reinforcing customer loyalty, improving lead generation, increasing sales, 800-805-5385

Ragime the Musical

Thursdays-Saturdays, 7-10 p.m. and Sundays, 2-5 p.m. Continues through June 30
Cain Park 14591 Superior Rd., Cleveland Heights Eastern Suburbs

Buy Tickets$32/34 Preview 6/13: $25


"Ragtime: The Ultimate Musical for Our Time" - Huffington Post --- At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing and anything is possible. The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unfold -- set in turn-of-the-century New York -- all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. Their compelling stories are set to theatre's richest and most glorious Tony Award-winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. Cain Park Alma Theater June 13-30 Thursday-Saturday 7 PM, Sundays at 2 PM. 216-371-3000

Drop-In Tour - An American Story

Thursdays, 2-3 p.m.
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage 2929 Richmond Rd., Beachwood Eastern Suburbs


Experience An American Story and hear the moving stories of Jewish immigrants in this informative and inspiring look at what it takes to survive and thrive in a new country guided by a knowledgeable volunteer docent. No reservations needed – and no extra charge! Simply let the front desk know when you purchase your ticket that you would like to be part of the tour. 216-593-0575

Drop-In Tour - The Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery

Thursdays, 2-3 p.m.
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage 2929 Richmond Rd., Beachwood Eastern Suburbs


Discover the treasures of The Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery with a guided glimpse of magnificent Jewish art and artifacts from around the world. No reservations needed – and no extra charge! Simply let the front desk know when you purchase your ticket that you would like to be part of the tour. 216-593-0575

Book Discussion-The Company of Demons, a Novel

Fri., June 21, 12:30-2 p.m.

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Join the Cleveland Law Library and the Cleveland Public Library for a discussion about a debut novel by local attorney and author, Michael Jordan. The novel follows lawyer John Coleman as he is left stunned by the brutal murder of a friend that sends shockwaves through the city of Cleveland. The technique of the killing recalls memories of the Torso Murderer, who dismembered at least twelve people decades ago and then vanished--eluding even legendary crime fighter Eliot Ness. This event is free and open to the public. 216-861-5070

Grey Matter: The Art of Steve Ehret and Kat Francis

Fri., June 21, 5-9 p.m.


The couple wanted to create a body of work about private thoughts, the strange area between subconscious and conscious thinking. Ehret and Francis not only portray their own melancholy feelings of “private thoughts” but also collaborated to create work that brings stories housed from their own grey matter together in unison. Grey Matter consists of layers, some times chaotic, and collage as they explore this realm of thought between the obscure yet playful subconscious to illustrate the nature of thought. As they expose their own vulnerability, Ehret and Francis invite you to compare your own personal thought. 216-288-4868

Fever

Fri., June 21, 6 p.m.-2 a.m.
Thursday's Lounge 306 E. Exchange St., Akron Akron/Summit County

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To kick-off summer 2019, Akron artist and owner of Thirteenth Floor Billy Ludwig will be releasing NEW mixed media pieces that will be available to view and purchase. Themes include iconic album covers and pop culture icons. The art show will begin at 6pm and run until 9pm (or later). Music will begin at 9pm - the DJs will be spinning across multi-genres and eras with the core revolving around indie dance music. NA

Stardust Poetry at Karma Café

Third Friday of every month, 7 p.m.
Karma Cafe 4339 Dressler Road NW, Canton Canton/Stark County

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The Poet's Haven presents Stardust Poetry at Karma Cafe! The show includes an open-mic and featured poets and/or performers. Many of these shows are also the launch of new Poet's Haven Author Series books, with the author as a feature as often as possible. All ages are welcome, though parents should be aware that some performances may contain adult language. 330-492-8900

English Country Dance

Third Friday of every month, 8 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Cleveland 2728 Lancashire Rd., Cleveland Hts. Eastern Suburbs


From raucous and rowdy to graceful and romantic, English Country dance will put a lift in your step and joy in your heart. Join us for an time of fun and frolic. No need to bring a dance partner. Beginners are welcome. Come, dance and have a good time, bring friends. Fun is what it’s all about. All Dances Taught - Live Music - Air Conditioning! 216-932-7570

Oberlin Summer Theater Festival

June 21-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

King Lear

Fridays-Sundays, 8-10 p.m. Continues through June 30
Beck Center for the Arts 17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood Western Suburbs


In William Shakespeare's royal-family tragedy, the aging King Lear divides his estate between his three daughters, ultimately refusing his youngest and favorite her share because she won't publicly admit her love for him. The decision leads to chaos and treachery within the kingdom and madness for its monarch. King Lear is a classic tale of love, loss, and legacy. 216-521-2540

In living Color

Fridays, 4-10 p.m.

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In living Color at Blank Canvas CLE is every friday night where local artists are invited to showcase their skills and talents in the front window of cedar lee at Blank Canvas CLE. Most live paintings allow the audience to watch the creative process unfold from beginning to completion within a short period of time in a public setting. Our artists have the option to work on their paintings in stages so that the audience can see the progression and process of artists at work. Blank Canvas CLE is also currently looking for more artists to demonstrate their skills during 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

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

Queer Art Show 4

Sat., June 22, 12-4 p.m.
The Winchester 12112 Madison Ave., Lakewood Western Suburbs

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Queer Art Show is a collaborative effort of diverse creatives networking and raising awareness for free expression through art and the LGBTQ+ CLE community! Participating Artists: Joey Catanzarite, Benji Diaz, Scott Marous, MCXIII, Ashley Ribblett, Noelle Richard, Chapman Thompson, Sam Thorp, and Adam Zavell. Artists’ work range through a spectrum of mediums - on display and available for purchase. @ 2pm DJ set by Zoë Lapin Live Performance By Crystal Nights 216-600-5338

Pop Art Portratiures

Sat., June 22, 5-11 p.m.


From images of Nick Fury and Sarah Connor, to Francisco Lindor and Shirley Temple, discover over 30 one of a kind graphic portraits. By combining geometric shapes with bold contrasting colors, the elements come together to create figures which are remarkably distinguishable. This skillful method of pop art (WPAP) is a fascinating way of transforming a basic image into something more captivating. All artwork displayed during this opening night reception is available and will have validation of authenticity. There will be a registration for a giveaway of an original piece! 216-298-9018

Cleveland Bonsai Club Show

Sat., June 22, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sun., June 23, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sat., Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Rockefeller Park Greenhouse 750 E. 88th St., Cleveland Eastern Suburbs


Come and see more than 50 trees and learn about the art of bonsai! Trees will be on display at all stages of development. Vendors will have trees, pots, and other bonsai supplies for sale. Demonstrations daily! Learn how these trees are selected, potted, wired, trimmed, and cared for from our club masters.  While you're here, visit the beautiful greenhouses and gardens of Rockefeller Greenhouse. The show is free and open to the public, though donations are accepted. Free parking! 216-664-3103

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