Clevelanders know better than to let gray skies dampen the fun. Here are three picks for weekday entertainment:
Monday August 27
Navy Week Begins: The Navy’s Blue Angels flying team is always a highlight for patrons at the annual Cleveland National Air Show, which takes place Labor Day weekend at Burke Lakefront Airport. This year it will cap Cleveland Navy Week, one of 15 such weeks the Navy is holding around the country to spotlight its mission and history. This year’s event also honors the bicentennial of the War of 1812. It launches today with a free welcome event at Cleveland Port Authority from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Other doings, including ship tours, Coast Guard band performances, and 1812 reenactments take place all over town all week. Find a full schedule on the website.
1375 East Ninth St., navyweek.org/cleveland2012.
Tuesday August 28
LIfe, the Universe & Hot Dogs at Happy Dog: You wouldn’t expect to find the chairman of Case Western Reserve University's biochemistry department hanging out at the Happy Dog on a Tuesday evening trying to decide which of 50 toppings to have on his hot dog. But that’s where you’ll find Michael Weiss from 7:30 to 9 p.m. this evening. Every fourth Tuesday is “Life, the Universe & Hot Dogs” night, featuring a science-related program. Weiss’ is titled “Sex Determination in the City,” and it