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Larchmere Porchfest

Sat., June 15

Don't call the cops today to complain about the racket coming from next door. The 30 local bands playing at Larchmere PorchFest have the city's approval to perform. Acts such as Gretchen Pleuss, Sam Hooper Group, and Collin Miller & the Brother Nature are all on this year's bill. Expect to find after-parties at local Larchmore bars and restaurants. It all begins at 1 p.m., and admission is free. Consult the website for a schedule and map of the stages. (Niesel)

BAYarts Arts & Music Festival

Sat., June 15
BAYarts 28795 Lake Rd., Bay Village Western Suburbs

More than 70 vendors will be on hand for today's BAYarts Art & Music Festival that takes place at BAYarts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be local handmade items, local food, wellness, kids art and live music courtesy of Rey Cintron's Rice and Beans band. Admission is free, and dogs on leashes are welcome. (Niesel) 440-871-6543

Hot Dog Fest

Sat., June 15

Cleveland's Happy Dog knows a lot about making the perfect wiener. Today, they're hosting a huge Hot Dog Fest to celebrate all things cased meat, music and sunshine. The event takes place in the parking lot shared by Happy Dog and Angel Printing. Attendees can also expect a dunk tank and, for those with extra-stretched stomachs, a hot dog eating contest. The band/DJ lineup includes Tough Shits, Tweens, David Nance, Long Hots, Pleasure Leftists, Knowso, Lisa Bella Donna, Shang, Heavenly Queen, the Dreemers, Oregon Space Trail of Doom and Powers/Rolin Duo. The event kicks off at 2 p.m. and rolls through midnight. Admission is $12. (Laura Morrison) 216-651-9474


Sat., June 15

Gear heads can rejoice. Avon Lake's fourth annual Cruise-In will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Weiss Baseball Fields. The free event will feature a large array of custom cars, trucks and motorcycles, vintage first responder and military vehicles, race cars and the Bernie Moreno Exotic and Luxury Vehicle Row. There will be food trucks, concession stands and activities for kids of all ages. Proceeds from door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and T-shirt sales will benefit Valor Home of Lorain County, a transitional housing program for homeless male veterans. Parking is free, and if it gets rained out, the event will take place tomorrow. (Niesel)


Sat., June 15

Zenworks Yoga will host a family-friendly Yogathon today at 9 a.m. at Merwin's Wharf. This year's format includes 40 minutes of tai chi, followed by 40 minutes of yoga. It ends with 15 minutes of guided meditation. There will be a Kids' Zone, and "experience partners" will offer a fun mix of wellness activities before and after the event. All money raised from the event will benefit Zenworks Yoga, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing yoga and mindfulness to children and families in Cleveland. General admission tickets are $20 and include one raffle ticket. The $35 VIP ticket includes a Zenworks T-shirt and one raffle ticket. (Niesel) 1785 Merwin Ave., 216-664-5696

Neave Trio

Sat., June 15
Praxis Fiber Gallery 15301 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland Northern OH

Since forming in 2010, Neave Trio has received praise for its "engaging, cutting-edge performances." The group has performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall and 92nd Street Y and has also appeared frequently as soloists for Beethoven's Triple Concerto with orchestras across the country. It has held residency positions at Brown University, ArtsAhimsa Chamber Music Festival, San Diego State University and the Banff Centre. In the fall of 2017, the trio joined the faculty of the Longy School of Music of Bard College as an Alumni Artists, Faculty Ensemble-in-Residence. The group aims to champion new works by living composers and its most recent album, Celebrating Piazzolla, honors the music of Astor Piazzolla. At 8 tonight, the group comes to town to celebrate music by women composers and will perform at Praxis Fiber Workshop & Gallery, where it'll present works by four distinguished women composers spanning the romantic era through the modern day, including Rebecca Clarke's Piano Trio, Amy Beach's Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 150, Cécile Chaminade's Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 11 and Jennifer Higdon's Piano Trio. (Niesel) 2166448661

The Hooley

Sat., June 15

Today from noon to 8 p.m., you can check out the Hooley on Kamm's Corners, an annual street festival that takes place on Lorain Avenue from West 165th Street to Rocky River Drive. The festival offers crafts, live music, dancers from area Irish dance schools, pipes and drums and plenty of family fun. Food will be available at the pubs and eateries lining Lorain Avenue and from vendors on the street with kettle corn, ice cream, freshly squeezed lemonade and other festival staples. Two entertainment stages showcase a variety of musical acts and performers, including the Wallace Coleman Band and Monica Robbins Ninja Cowboys. Artist Alley will feature a selection of jewelry, clothing, home decor, Irish-themed gifts, and handmade arts and crafts. Admission is free. Check out the website for a schedule of stage events and more information. (Niesel)

Cleveland Summer Beerfest

Sat., June 15
Jacobs Pavilion 2014 Sycamore St., Cleveland Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District

Now in its fourth year, the Cleveland Summer Beerfest, which takes place today at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, offers craft beer lovers the chance to sample some of the best beers in the country. More than 100 breweries will be on hand pouring samples of more than 175 beers. The first session begins at 2 p.m., and the second session starts at 8 p.m. The price of admission includes 25 sample tickets and a 5-ounce souvenir beer mug. Consult the website for ticket prices and VIP options that include early admission. (Niesel) 216-861-4080

History on Tap

Sat., June 15, Sat., Sept. 7 and Sat., Oct. 19

Today from 1 to 4 p.m., the Cleveland History Center features History on Tap, an event that features happy hour refreshments, light hors d'oeuvres and hands-on activities. Each event focuses on a special theme inspired by Cleveland's past. Today, you'll learn about Cleveland's rich history in the fine arts and architecture realm with up-close looks at original drawings from the architects who built the city. Craft cocktails, wine and beer will be available for purchase. Admission is free. Details are on the website. (Niesel) 216-721-5722

La Placita

Sat., June 15, Sat., July 20 and Sat., Aug. 17

Cleveland boasts a rich diversity of ethnic groups. The Hispanic-themed La Placita, a pop-up open air market held the second Saturday of the month, celebrates some of the city's rich heritage. Installed in the parking lots at West 25th Street and Clark Ave., La Placita features live entertainment, traditional food, artisan vendors and more. It takes place from 1 to 10 p.m. today. Admission is free. (Niesel)

Adopt-a-Beach Shoreline Cleanup

Sat., June 15, Sat., July 20, Sat., Aug. 17 and Sat., Sept. 28

Since 2012, Greater Cleveland Aquarium's nonprofit Splash Fund has hosted an Adopt-a-Beach shoreline cleanup program. Today's cleanup takes place at 10 a.m. at Edgewater Park. Someone from the Splash Fund team will be on hand to "advise, assist and provide necessary supplies." Anyone who donates his or her time to help the lake stay great will be rewarded with one free general admission ticket to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. Splash Fund leadership provides gloves, containers and guidance and, at the end of each session, the team records and analyzes the junk they have amassed. Over the course of four mornings, last year's volunteers helped the Splash Fund bag 386 pounds of trash that included bits of foam, glass and 7,686 pieces of plastic. For registration, schedules and other details, see the website. (Niesel)

Annual Rummage Sale

Sat., June 15, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Help Beech Creek Gardens fund their educational programs by shopping our annual rummage sale! Items for sale could include furniture, dinnerware, clothing, housewares, books and DVDs, toys, lawn equipment, gardening supplies, electronics, holiday decorations, lighting fixtures, bicycles, and more! All sales help to fund Beech Creek's educational programs, facilities, and further the mission. Cash or check will be accepted. The sale is located at 8645 Schubert Ave NE, Alliance, OH 44601. 330-829-7050

Running with a Mission 2019

Sat., June 15, 8-10 a.m.

Buy Tickets$25-5K /$15- Walk/$55- Family

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The Sherwin-Williams Women's Club annual 5K race/1-mile walk benefiting Laura's Home Women's Crisis Center of the City Mission is Saturday, June 15 at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Participants will receive entrance to the Zoo and The RainForest for the day. The day will include plenty of entertainment for the whole family, including a Kids' Fun Dash, face painting, photo booth, and appearances by several Cleveland sports mascots. 216-623-9933

5K + 1M Walk Run Mosey - Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity

Sat., June 15, 8:30-11 a.m.
Edgewater Park 6500 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway NW, Cleveland West Side/Ohio City/Tremont/Detroit Shoreway

Buy TicketsFree!

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Join Cleveland Habitat on June 15th at Edgewater Park to walk, run or mosey for affordable homeownership. This is a family friendly, dog friendly, donut friendly morning!! Walk steps off at 10:00am. Registration and super fun activities for the whole family begin at 8:30am. If you don’t workout in the mornings and just want donuts and Starbucks coffee-come by - we don't judge! visit All money raised supports rehabbing a vacant home in Cleveland for a family. 216-325-5578

Run for Rwanda

Sat., June 15, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Hudson Springs Park 6923 Stow Road, Hudson Akron/Summit County

A Father’s Day Weekend 5K/10K run or 5K walk to aid Friends of Rwandan Education, Northern Ohio, supporting educational opportunity for young Rwandans orphaned by genocide. Lace up with Dad, and run on a beautiful trail through Hudson Springs Park, adjacent to Seton Catholic School looping around the 50-acre lake. You can sign up to run, walk, or just donate to support this amazing cause. All proceeds from the event benefit the Friends of Rwandan Education, the organization dedicated to helping these children achieve their educational goals by the establishment of schools. 2164065602

Shark Dive CLE Event

Sat., June 15, 9-11 a.m.

Calling all SCUBA certified divers — you can dive in our 230,000-gallon shark exhibit, home to more than 30 different species of sea creatures. Dive into and explore the exhibit and see the Aquarium from a shark’s-eye view, waving to family and friends as they watch you dive from the other side of the acrylic. The Shark Dive CLE experience includes Aquarium admission for the diver and 1 guest, a behind-the-scenes tour of the dive platform, exhibit walk-through, dive equipment and all the souvenir shark teeth you can find! *Registration required 2 weeks in advance 216-862-8803

Adopt-A-Beach Cleanups

Sat., June 15, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Greater Cleveland Aquarium’s Splash Fund is once again organizing participants for the Adopt-a-Beach cleanup program presented by Alliance for the Great Lakes. Donate two hours to helping remove trash and debris from the Lake Erie shoreline. Volunteers who participate in the removal of trash from Edgewater Park Beach on any of the Splash Fund dates listed above receive one (1) free Aquarium admission in appreciation of their time. 216-862-8803

BAYarts Art & Music Festival

Sat., June 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
BAYarts 28795 Lake Rd., Bay Village Western Suburbs

Over 70 vendors will participate this year with local handmade items, local food, wellness, kids art and of course, beautiful music. With Rey Cintron's Rice and Beans band. Rain or Shine! Free admission and parking. Dogs on leash welcome. 440-871-6543

The Standard Market

Sat., June 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Stash Style 19940 Ingersoll Drive, ROCKY RIVER Western Suburbs

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Stash Style is opening the doors of our warehouse to host a fun, one-day market! Our indoor/outdoor market will feature tons of our favorite local artists, makers, & vintage dealers. Plenty of space inside and out to shop, eat, and mingle! Check out our Facebook Page for more info! *Unfortunately, the entrance inside our warehouse is not wheelchair accessible. However, we welcome you to join in the fun outdoors! 4403644923

Upcycle Mini Makers: Trophy Transformations

Sat., June 15, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Buy Tickets$16-$26

Calling all crafty kids! Join us for our first ever Upcycle Mini Makers workshop where we’ll explore the art of upcycling in a fun and relaxing environment where you can let your creativity run wild. In our inaugural event, kids and their grownups will transform trophies into customized awards using our huge buffet of zany upcycle parts! Each adult may bring up to three children and should purchase the corresponding ticket type. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop. Recommended for ages 3 and up. 216.361.9933


Sat., June 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Beachcliff Market Square 19300 Detroit Rd., Rocky River Eastern Suburbs

Apply Now! 2019 BEACHCLIFF HANDMADE FEST & FEAST Come hungry and come ready to shop for this summer's handmade fest and feast! This event will feature all your favorite restaurants from Beachcliff Market Square setting up outdoors for a taste of Beachcliff! In addition to delicious eats, this event will also feature a large handmade Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show artisan/crafter market with vendors selling their original items. Admission and parking is free on site! Perfect for a summer's day out! This show is currently accepting vendors. Please email to apply. 440-227-8794

Kids Bowl Free Summer Bowling League

Sat., June 15, 12-1:30 p.m.
Roseland Lanes 26383 Broadway Ave., Bedford Southern Suburbs

Buy TicketsFree or $3 for shoes

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Use your kids bowl free bowling coupons & get 3 free games of bowling. Go to to get your coupons. Saturdays at Noon, it Fun & FREE 440-232-5444

Father's Day Cookout

Sat., June 15, 1-4 p.m.
Stinger Harley-Davidson 3069 Southpointe Drive, Medina Medina County

Dads, come let us appreciate you!! FIRST 50 FATHERS through the doors get a FREE Stinger H-D branded CROAKIE to keep your glasses in place.🕶🔐 That way, you'll stay safe AND keep being the rebel on the road we know you are! Plus, we've got FREE burgers and beer, 1pm 'til gone! 🍔🍺 See you then! #DadLife #StingerHD 🐝 #HarleyDavidson #SupportTheDads #StingerEvents #FreeSwag #First50 #BandB 330-721-1702

Juneteenth BLUES FEST

Sat., June 15, 3-7 p.m.
Lakeview Park 1800 W. Erie Ave., Lorain Western Suburbs

Family friendly, Live blues music in the park by some of Cleveland/Akron finest local blues legends. Bring your dancing shoes. Scheduled to perform. ET KING, KC HARMON, WALLACE COLEMAN. Also there will be giveaways, The best pound cake ever contest, Grub station food truck. Fun starts at 3pm goes till 7pm. 440-787-3325

2019 Tremont Trek Home Tour

Sat., June 15, 5-10:30 p.m.

Buy Tickets$125.00

The Tremont Trek Home Tour was designed to showcase the vibrancy of Cleveland’s historic Tremont neighborhood and spotlight the fabulous restaurants, art galleries & shops, and diversity of architecture. In our 18th year, we will once again offer rare peeks into six private homes in Tremont. In addition, this progressive dinner party will feature six of Tremont’s finest restaurants, each serving guests a different course at each home. Money raised from this event benefits the Tremont neighborhood, improving and enhancing the quality of life for residents, business owners, and visitors. The pre-party will kick off at Forest City Brewery. 216-659-5640

White Reaper/Twen

Sat., June 15, 7 p.m.
Mahall's 20 Lanes 13200 Madison Ave., Lakewood Western Suburbs


Buddy Guy/Samantha Fish

Sat., June 15, 8 p.m.
MGM Northfield Park – Center Stage 10705 Northfield Rd., Northfield Eastern Suburbs


Underground Classical Concert Series presents, the Neave Trio

Sat., June 15, 8-11 p.m.
Praxis Fiber Gallery 15301 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland Northern OH

The Neave Trio will present an all-female program, featuring works by Jennifer Higdon, Rebecca Clark, Cecile Chaminade, and Amy Beach. A new concept presented by Underground Classical, this performance is done with projected images! 2166448661

Russ Nolan and the Theron Brown Trio

Sat., June 15, 8 p.m.
Bop Stop 2920 Detroit Ave., Cleveland Downtown/Flats/Warehouse District


Burn, Baby, Burn! The North Coast Men’s Chorus Summer Concert

Sat., June 15, 8 p.m. and Sun., June 16, 3 p.m.
John Carroll University 20700 N. Park Blvd., University Hts. Eastern Suburbs

Buy Tickets$10-$55

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Join us on Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16 at the Kulas Auditorium in the John Carroll University Administration Building. Fifty years ago, in June 1969, two events happened - the Cuyahoga River caught fire and the Stonewall riots in New York City marked the start of the modern gay rights movement in the United States. While they are totally unrelated, we have figured out how to merge them into a concert that will look at our past, our present, and our future. Celebrate how far we have come - both as a region and as a community 216-556-0590


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