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Classical Revolution Cleveland

Third Tuesday of every month

For many years, classical music wasn't intended for the masses. Seemingly reserved for quasi-exclusive concert halls, classical music hid from the outside world. Classical Revolution Cleveland helps tear down that wall and once again bring great chamber music to the people. Showcasing a variety of performers in bars, cafes and the like, it's actually not that different from how people used to listen to chamber music. The third Tuesday of every month, CRC brings its wide array of chamber music to the Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern. 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. Full of immensely talented performers, CRC re-instills the relevancy of this vibrant art form. Tonight's free, all-ages performance starts at 8. (Patrick Stoops)

Drawing Power

Third Wednesday of every month

Once a month, Great Lakes Brewing Company hosts Cleveland’s Drink & Draw Social Club. The event is organized by the Rust Belt Monster Collective and sponsored by Carol and John’s Comic Book Shop. Drink & Draws are an opportunity for artists of all skill levels to drink, draw, socialize/network and collaborate in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Events take place at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month, including tonight. At the end of each Drink & Draw, prizes are awarded for various superlatives. Admission is free. (Josh Usmani)

Wade Oval Wednesdays

Wednesdays. Continues through Aug. 30

A summer tradition, Wade Oval Wednesday, which takes place every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Wade Oval in University Circle, provides the opportunity to catch a free concert — jazz, swing, world music, and more. Between sets, check out the local food vendors, the beer and wine tent, the farmers’ market, and free kid activities — all laid out on the Wade Oval lawn that's adjacent to Cleveland Botanical Garden, the Cleveland Art Museum, and the Cleveland Natural History Museum. The series continues every Wednesday through August 30. (Niesel) universitycircle.org.

Walnut Wednesday

Wednesdays. Continues through Sept. 27

Walnut Wednesday is one of summer's great traditions. Today from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Perk Plaza at Chester Commons — at East 12th and Walnut streets — food trucks gather to serve up lunch to area residents and employees. Follow the Downtown Cleveland Alliance on Facebook for weekly updates on vendors, entertainment offerings and more. Admission is free, but the food will cost you. (Niesel) downtowncleveland.com.

Edgewater Live

Thursdays. Continues through Aug. 10

Now in its fourth season, Edgewater Live features local acts throughout the summer. The event also boasts food trucks and recreational activities. The weekly event commences today at 4:30 p.m. on the Centennial Plaza at the new Edgewater Beach House with performers from the Tri-C Creative Arts program. From 6 to 9 p.m., a headlining act will perform on the RTA Main Stage. (Niesel)

Concerts at Lake View Cemetery

Sun., June 25

Lake View Cemetery just might be one of Northeast Ohio’s most bucolic settings. With that in mind, the folks at Nighttown will kick off their fourth season of concerts there this evening. Tonight’s performace features local Latin jazz star Sammy DeLeon, who’ll perform from 4 to 6 p.m. on the Garfield Monument lawn. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair. Admission is free. (Niesel)

Dan TDM

Sun., June 25

British YouTube sensation Dan TDM Middleton holds the Guinness World Record for most views for a dedicated Minecraft video channel. His adventures in Minecraft inspired his first book, the graphic novel Dan TDM: Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal. In his family-friendly touring show, Dan TDM and audience members solve puzzles and play games. He performs today at 2 and 7 p.m. at Connor Palace. Tickets are $41.50 to $79. (Niesel)

Connor Palace (map)
1615 Euclid Ave.
Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District
phone 216-241-6000
Dan TDM

Liberty Rocks

Sun., June 25

Crocker Park gets a head start on Independence Day today from 3 to 10 p.m., with Liberty Rocks, a music event featuring a lineup of local bands. Victory Highway kicks things off at 3 with an assortment of blues, rock, pop and R&B. Saint Edward High School students will make beats on recycled trashcans and buckets. Thriller BMX riders will show off their bike skills. Up-and-coming local rockers Welshly Arms headline. The night ends with fireworks. Admission is free. (Cacho)

Crocker Park (map)
143 Crocker Park Blvd.
Western Suburbs Liberty Rocks

A Most Excellent Race

Sun., June 25

A Most Excellent Race takes place today at Beaumont School in Cleveland Heights. Proceeds support recreation programs for children with disabilities at the Achievement Centers’ Camp Cheerful. Prizes will be awarded to the top runners in each age group. Those who believe running takes too much effort can take part in 5-K or 1-mile walks. There also will be family activities such as crafts, a bounce house and face painting. Online race registration is $25 until June 22. Race day registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and is $30. The race kickoff is at 9 a.m. (Leuthauser)

A Most Excellent Race

Welfare

Sun., June 25

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of documentarian Frederick Wiseman, the Cleveland Museum of Art is screening a number of his movies this month. Today at 1:30 p.m., the museum will screen Welfare, his 1975 film about the challenges that face welfare workers. Tickets are $10. (Niesel)

Cleveland Improv Jam

Sundays

The Angry Ladies of Improv has hosted the Cleveland Improv Jam for four years now. A few years back, Scene described the show as "fierce, formidable and very funny." The women have some serious experience too. Katie White-Sonby is an actress who's performed at Clague Playhouse, Karamu and Kennedy's Cabaret. Marjorie Preston is an alumna of Something Dada and Rockwell 9 improvisational comedy troupes. The event begins with a short-form set of improv games, followed by a longform improv set. It begins at 5 p.m. at Coffee Phix. Arrive early if you want to sign up and perform. Admission is free. (Niesel)

Coffee Phix (map)
4485 Mayfield Rd.
Eastern Suburbs
phone 216-381-5706
Cleveland Improv Jam

Indians vs. Texas Rangers

Mon., June 26

The Indians started the season with a sweep of the Texas Rangers. Since that bright beginning, the Tribe has struggled to stay above .500. The Rangers got off to a rough start but have since recovered and continue to keep pace with the teams battling for a Wild Card spot. The Tribe and Rangers begin a four-game series tonight at 7:10 at Progressive Field. Tickets start at $13. (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, Shaker Square Cinemas and Tower City Cinemas. Unfortunately, additional charges apply for 3D movies. (Alaina Nutile)

Movie Mondays

Wing Ding Doodle

Mondays

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 Ding 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 offering 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 Ding Doodle takes place every Monday from 6 p.m. to midnight. (Niesel)

Prosperity Social Club (map)
1109 Starkweather Ave.
Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District
phone 216-937-1938
Wing Ding Doodle

Monday Night Trivia

Mondays, 8 p.m.

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)

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