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Carmina Burana

Sat., Aug. 25

Based on 24 poems from the medieval tome Carmina Burana, Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata that dates back to the 1930s: The Cleveland Orchestra, the Blossom Festival Chorus and Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus will perform the piece tonight. The concert begins at 8 at Blossom. Consult the orchestra's website for information on ticket prices. (Niesel)

A Family Fun Day

Sat., Aug. 25

Founded in Cleveland in 1943, JOANN Stores celebrates its anniversary today with a special event in Public Square. The store's owner will hold what she bills as the world’s largest finger knitting party. There will be refreshments, games, giveaways and music. Celebrity crafter Amber Kemp-Gerstel from the TV show Making It will be on hand as well. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Public Square. One of the nation’s leading fabric and craft retailer, the franchise has grown to include more than 865 stores across 49 states. (Niesel) joann.com.

Cleveland Garlic Festival

Sat., Aug. 25

Northeast Ohio is prime garlic-growing territory, so it makes perfect sense to honor the stinking rose with its very own festival. A fundraiser for the North Union Farmers’ Markets, the Cleveland Garlic Festival features music, wine and beer vendors, food competitions, top chef grill-offs, and countless vendors peddling garlic-scented foods. The festival also rounds up many of the region’s best garlic growers, making the fest the best place for wannabe garlic growers to purchase this year’s planting stock. The event takes place today from noon to 8 p.m. and tomorrow from noon to 6 p.m. at Shaker Square. Admission is $9. clevelandgarlicfestival.org.

Music Settlement Open House

Sun., Aug. 26

Today from 1 to 4 p.m., the Music Settlement invites the general public to to see its new Ohio City campus at West 25th St. and Detroit Ave. Fun, interactive activities are planned throughout the day. Adults and children alike will have the opportunity to play a variety of instruments and participate in drum circles. Studio Go, Cleveland Museum of Art’s mobile art studio, will be on hand, and patrons can also contribute to a public art project that will become a permanent installation in the building. Fahrenheit’s food truck will also be on site throughout the afternoon. Admission is free. (Niesel) 2610 Detroit Ave., musicsettlement.org.

Dogs of Train Ave.

Sun., Aug. 26

A renowned visual and tattoo artist, Sean Jason Kelly stumbled upon a dead dog along Train Ave. a few years ago. After he discovered the poor animal in a garbage bag, he found several more through subsequent months and years and began getting them cremated out of respect, so they didn’t end up tossed in a landfill with trash. As the jars of ashes started to line up, he decided to incorporate them into his artwork, so he could tell their stories. Local filmmaker Jeff Theman (Guilty Till Proven Innocent) followed him around while he worked and has shot a documentary movie about Kelly's artwork. The trailer for the resulting film, Train Ave., will premiere today when Kelly’s exhibit, Dogs of Train Ave., opens with a reception that takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the Derek Hess Gallery. (Niesel)

Silent Disco Dance Party

Sat., Aug. 25

Attending a silent disco should be on everyone's summer bucket list, and today — National Dance Day — is your chance to check it off. Grab your friends and head down to Playhouse Square today at 9 p.m. to dance around in silence while wearing wireless headphones. You can choose from three different channels that will be playing music from the '70s, '80s or '90s. Because it's a "silent" disco, you can turn up the volume as much as you want. Admission is free, but you'll need to have an ID to receive a pair of headphones. The disco takes place on U.S. Bank Plaza. (Niesel)

U.S. Bank Plaza (map)
East 14th St. and Euclid Ave.
Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District
phone 216-771-4444
Silent Disco Dance Party

Sunday Beat

Sundays

As part of a Sunday Beat promotion at Visible Voice Books, if you purchase a New York Times at the store, you'll receive a free cup of coffee or tea and a Jim Alesci's Place pastry. An added bonus: A jazz, Americana, samba or bossa nova band will perform from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Anyone who shows a Sunday receipt from Music Box, Prosperity Social Club or any of the Tremont restaurants that offer brunch can enter a same-day drawing for a $30 Visible Voice gift certificate and a $25 Visible Voice Loyalty Card. They'll also receive 10 percent off any Visible Voice book purchase. The bookstore is open today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Niesel)

LeukeLymphoManiacs Fundraiser w/Jackie O's Brewery & Shannon Ridge Winery

Fri., Aug. 24, 6-9 p.m.
phone 216-221-1119
wines@rozis.com

Join Rozi's for our annual beer & wine tasting fundraiser. All proceeds will go towards our team's fundraising efforts for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and its support of blood cancer research. We will have 8 beers on draft from Jackie O's Brewery and 10-12 wines from Shannon Ridge Winery to sample from. Our chef will be on hand to pair the food with the beer and the wine. There will also be raffles and auctions to help raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Beer List BA Woodburner Cucumber Ginger Berliner Weisse TBD TBD TBD TBD $35 online $40 at the door

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Rozi's Wine House (map)
14900 Detroit Ave.
Western Suburbs
phone 216-221-1119
LeukeLymphoManiacs Fundraiser w/Jackie O's Brewery & Shannon Ridge Winery
Grog Shop (map)
2785 Euclid Hts. Blvd.
East Side/University Circle/Little Italy
phone 216-321-5588

Thai Culinary Class

Fri., Aug. 24, 6:30 p.m.
phone 440.268.8646
jellis@archjustice.com

MENU: Spring Rolls with Thai Dipping Sauce, Crunchy Thai Salad, Lettuce Cups, Baked Chicken with Thai Peanut Sauce, Nutty Coconut Rice, Thai Crème Caramel adorned with Fried Bananas (Goreng Pisang) Cooking in the kitchen brings communities together, forms relationships and inspires – this is our goal with our culinary events. You will work in groups of four, each preparing various courses of the meal which you will enjoy at the end of the evening. Our classes are fun, informative and social – good for all skill levels. 65

https://www.architecturaljustice.com/culinary-classes-events/
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Architectural Justice Gallery & Cafe (map)
13593 PEARL RD
Southern Suburbs
phone 4402688646
jellis@archjustice.com
Thai Culinary Class

Karin Slaughter Author Visit

Fri., Aug. 24, 6:30-8 p.m.
phone 440-255-8811

New-York Times Bestselling author Karin Slaughter is visiting Mentor Public Library for a very special event on Friday evening, Aug. 24. Slaughter will discuss her writing career and her 18th novel, "Pieces of Her," her most heart-pounding standalone thriller to date. It’s not hyperbole to say Slaughter is one of the most popular authors on the planet. She’s been published in more than 120 countries and more than 35 million copies of her books are in print. Registration is required for this free event, and books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Mac's Backs. Free

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Post Road at The Grove

Fri., Aug. 24, 7-10 p.m.
phone 440-471-1041
smcavinew@mayfieldvillage.com

Post Road’s formation in 2011 was meant to be a one time show. As a business owner in Twinsburg Steve was asked by the library committee if he could play guitar and sing for a library fundraising dance. The theme was ‘country hoe-down’. Realizing that nobody would dance to a solo guitarist singing country love songs, Steve decided to call on some friends to help him out. Free

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The Grove Amphitheatre (map)
425 North Commons Blvd.
Eastern Suburbs
phone 440-471-1070
TheGrove@mayfieldvillage.com
Post Road at The Grove

ContempOpera Cleveland presents:PopOpera!

Fri., Aug. 24, 7-8:30 p.m.
phone 440-285-4750
aanelli@contempoperacleveland.org

Is it opera? Is it musical theater? Is it classical? Is it pop? You be the judge at this entertaining annual concert of contemporary, crowd pleasing"crossover" pieces featuring some of Cleveland's finest performing artists! Presented as part of Tremont's "Arts in August" series. free admission

Lincoln Park-Cleveland (map)
Starkweather Avenue and West 14th St.
Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District
phone 877-280-1646
ContempOpera Cleveland presents:PopOpera!

Justin Hayward/Mike Dawes

Fri., Aug. 24, 8 p.m.

$55-$75

The Kent Stage (map)
175 E. Main St.
Kent/Portage County
phone 330-677-5005
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