20 Holiday Things Everyone Should Do at Least Once in Cleveland

Your Facebook page is probably inundated with event reminders and invitations, and your family has probably already booked you for a Christmas…

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 Wild Winter Lights at the Zoo
     From now until December 23rd, the Zoo is transformed into an awesome holiday light display where you can walk or drive through and see over one million individual lights. There’s also a 50-foot tall tree, carousel rides, costume characters, model train displays, ice carvers, live music and much more. 
    
    Photo via Cleveland Metroparks/Facebook
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Everything to Expect at United We Brunch 2019

It's time to once again celebrate Cleveland's favorite as Scene's United We Brunch returns this weekend. Join us this Saturday, April 6,…

By Scene Staff

Everything to Expect at United We Brunch 2019
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9 Places in Cleveland to Watch the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals

The Cleveland Cavaliers haven't always had the easiest time taking on the Golden State Warriors in the past four years, but here are…

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Cavaliers vs. New York Knicks
    
    Mon, Jan. 20
    Photo by Emanuel Wallace
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22 Fun Things To Do in Cleveland This Week (April 5-11)

These are some of our picks for the best things to see and do in Cleveland this week. To find a whole other…

By Scene Staff

Dan Savage's Hump! Film Festival
    Saturday, April 8
    Provided Photo
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20 Cool Things To Do This Week In Cleveland (March 22-28)

These are some of our picks for the best things to see and do in Cleveland this weekend. To find a whole other…

By Scene Staff

DIY Erotic Friend Fiction
    Wednesday, March 22
    
    Photo Via Facebook
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10 Things to Do This New Year's Weekend in Cleveland (Dec. 30 - Jan. 1)

There are a ton of things to do this last weekend of 2016. Make some plans.

By Scene Staff

First Night Akron 2017 
    When: Sat., Dec. 31 
    Phone: 330-374-7690 
    Email: firstnight@downtownakron.com 
    Price: $10 
    www.downtownakron.com/explore/first-night-akron
    Downtown Akron’s annual New Year’s Eve Celebration, First Night Akron will feature more than 40 performances. Theater, visual arts, dance and music groups will be on hand and there will be children’s activities, delicious food trucks, and two "bursting" firework shows. METRO shuttles will be available to help make getting around downtown easier. Downtown Admission buttons are $10 and are available online, at Acme Fresh Market and at participating FirstMerit Bank locations. Children under 10 are free. The party gets started at 6 p.m. (Courtesy First Night Akron/Facebook)
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18 Places to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cleveland

Cleveland might not have made WalletHub's list of 2016's Best Places for New Year's Eve Celebrations but then the determining data, which…

By Scene Staff

New Year's Eve Big '80s Dance Party -
    
    The '80s are known for New Wave music and arcade video games like Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. Quality musical acts such as Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, the Police, Guns N' Roses, R.E.M. and U2 emerged during the period as well. Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park aims to celebrate all things '80s with its Big '80s party slated to take place on New Year's Eve. The tribute act the Spazmatics will throw a "nerdy" New Wave Dance Party, and there will be screenings of '80s music videos. Patrons can also play classic arcade games and participate in a Rubik's Cube contest. The party will kick into gear at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $35 in advance, $50 at the door. -
    
    10777 Northfield Rd., Northfield, 330-908-7771, hrrocksinonorthfieldpark.com. (Photo courtesy Hard Rock Rocksino)
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10 Things to Do This Weekend in Cleveland (Dec. 16 - 18)

Look no further for your weekend plans. Check out some of what's going on around town this weekend in Cleveland.  

By Scene Staff

The Santaland Diaries 
    When: Thu., Dec. 15, 8-9 p.m., Fri., Dec. 16, 8-9 p.m., Sat., Dec. 17, 5-6 & 8:30-9:30 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 18, 3-4 & 7-8 p.m. 
    Phone: 216-241-6000 
    Email: comalley@cptonline.org 
    Price: $30 
    
    THE SANTALAND DIARIES is best-selling author David Sedaris’ semi-autobiographical story of a jaded, 33-year-old out-of-work actor who takes a job as “Crumpet the Elf” at a Macy’s department store in 1989. As thousands of holiday customers gaily tromp through his display, Crumpet regales the audience with wicked observations about the realities of holiday cheer, all performed with a sardonic wit that has made THE SANTALAND DIARIES an enduring favorite. **For mature audiences only** (Photo courtesy CPT/Facebook)
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10 Adults-Only Holiday Events to Attend This Season

The holiday season is for big kids too. Check out some of the adults-only events going on around town. Photos courtesy Eventbrite…

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XXXMas Party at Wild Eagle Saloon - When: Sat., Dec. 17, 9 p.m.-12 a.m., free admission. For more information visit wildeagle.com
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10 Things You Should Do This Weekend in Cleveland (Dec. 2 - 4)

Eat, drink and be merry--all in one weekend in Cleveland. Take a look at our list of things going on around town…

By Scene Staff

Holiday Bar Blast 
    When: Fri., Dec. 2
    Scene's Holiday Bar Blast returns to Downtown Willoughby tonight. Join us as we eat, drink and merrily make our way through Downtown Willoughby bars including Willoughby Brewing Company, The Morehouse Willoughby, The 1899 Pub, Frank and Tony’s Place, Mullarkey’s Irish Pub, Ballantine, The Wild Goose and Nickleby’s Roundbar. Ticket price includes drink specials at all eight participating bars, light appetizers during check-in and a special present from Santa. Pick your group when you buy your ticket. Participants will be divided into eight groups, and each group will start at a different bar. Choose from Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen or Rudolph. After check in at Willoughby Brewing Company, groups will head out with their captains to one of the eight participating bars. Every 30 minutes, your captain with blow their whistle and you’ll blast over to the next bar. The event is part of Miracle on Erie Street, the weekend-long holiday celebration in Downtown Willoughby that includes tomorrow night's annual Holiday tree lighting. The event enefits Downtown Willoughby Organization and Willoughby-Eastlake Schools Food Pantry. Day of tickets are $20. sceneholidaybarblast.com. (Courtesy Emanuel Wallace)
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10 Things to Do This Thanksgiving Weekend in Cleveland (Nov. 25 - 27)

There's something for everyone this weekend. Photos courtesy Facebook & Flickr

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A Christmas Story 
    When: Starts Nov. 25. Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 23 
    Phone: 216-771-8403 
    Email: marketing.intern@playhousesquare.org 
    Price: $25 - $110 
    www.playhousesquare.org/events
    He's back! One boy. One holiday wish. And a world that seems to be conspiring to make certain it doesn't come true. The record-breaking show returns to the CPH stage in all its pink-bunny-suit, glowing-leg-lamp, triple-dog-daring glory. The perfect holiday treat for the entire family. Tickets $25 - $110 *Student discounts available *10+ group discount through Cleveland Play House SHOWTIMES: 7:30 p.m. Nov 25, 26 Dec 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23 6:30 p.m. Nov 27 Dec 18 2:30 p.m. Dec 3, 4, 10, 17, 18 1:30 p.m. Dec 22, 23
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10 Things to Do This Weekend in Cleveland (Nov. 18 - 20)

Need something to do this weekend? Look no further. Photos courtesy Facebook & Flickr

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra 
    When: Thu., Nov. 17, 3:30 & 8 p.m. 
    Price: $39.75-$69.25
    This year for its annual fall/winter tour, the progressive rock group Trans-Siberian Orchestra will revisit last year's show, The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, which centers on a runaway who breaks into a vaudeville theater on Christmas Eve. The tour will visit 61 cities across North America beginning on November 17 in Youngstown and concluding, after 105 shows, with special New Year’s Eve performances in Cleveland. The rock opera features tunes such as "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24," "O’ Come All Ye Faithful," "Good King Joy," "Christmas Canon," "Music Box Blues," "Promises To Keep," and "This Christmas Day." This year’s tour will include an all-new second set containing some of TSO’s "greatest hits and fan-pleasers." Photo courtesy Flickr
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47 Photos of GUMBO Dance Party at Touch Supper Club, November Edition

GUMBO is the "ultimate dance party for professionals looking to let their hair down." The most recent party went down at Touch…

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47 Photos of GUMBO Dance Party at Touch Supper Club, November Edition
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10 Things to Do in Cleveland This Weekend (Nov. 11 - 13)

Weekend. Plans. Made. Here's a list of 10 things to help keep you busy all weekend in Cleveland. Photos courtesy Facebook &…

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Andrew W.K. 
    When: Mon., Nov. 14
    The self-proclaimed King of Partying, singer Andrew W.K. has somehow made a career out of his 2001 novelty tune "Party Hard." Of course, W.K. has recorded and toured regularly in the decade or so since he got his big break. The raspy-voiced hard rocker has also gotten gigs as a motivational speaker and worked as a producer (he has teamed up with Clevelander Baby Dee on numerous occasions). But nothing's had as much impact as the rowdy rocker "Party Hard," though like-minded tunes such as "It's Time to Party" and "Long Live the Party" come close. Tonight, W.K. brings Power of Partying, his first nationwide speaking tour, to town. The tour includes stops in all 50 U.S. states. Each evening will provide “an intimate celebration of discussion, a pep rally for the inner spirit, and an optimistic look at the overwhelming intensity of life.” The event takes place at 7:30 at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $20.
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30 Photos of Sanctuary at Touch Supper Club, November Edition

Sanctuary @Touch happens every first Saturday. Come enjoy the music you're not used to hearing at other parties and dance all night.…

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30 Photos of Sanctuary at Touch Supper Club, November Edition
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10 Things to Do This Weekend in Cleveland (Nov. 4 - 6)

Need a little help planning how you'll spend your weekend? We can help with that. Photo sources in captions

By Scene Staff

An Evening with Scott Hamilton & Friends 
    When: Sat., Nov. 5
    Tonight's 17th annual An Evening with Scott Hamilton & Friends ice show and gala serves a dual purpose. While it offers fans a chance to see a champion skater strut his stuff, it also serves as a benefit for benefit cancer research, education and survivorship programs at Cleveland Clinic's Taussig Cancer Institute. Over the years, the annual event has raised more than $17 million to fund these programs. The event begins at 5 p.m. Tickets start at $32.50. Photo courtesy Wikipedia
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20 Halloween Bashes & Events Happening Through Monday

Trick or treat. It's time to whip out that Halloween costume you've been working on and check out these events going in…

By Scene Staff

Monster Mash Halloween Bash! with DJ Becca Nicole
    
    Beachland Ballroom
    
    Mon. Oct. 31, 8 p.m.; $6 in advance and $8 at the door, 18 and over
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10 Events You Shouldn't Miss in Cleveland This Weekend (Oct. 14 - 16)

We narrowed down a list of some of the best events going on this week in Cleveland. Photos courtesy of FB &…

By Scene Staff

Cleveland Monsters vs. Rockford Ice Hogs 
    When: Fri., Oct. 14
    The Cavs NBA title undoubtedly overshadowed the Cleveland Monsters' Calder Cup win, but the AHL team won the hearts of local hockey fans with its lengthy playoff run that culminated in a championship win. Tonight at 7, the team returns to the Q to defend its title against the Rockford Wild Hogs. The two teams face off again tomorrow at 5 p.m. For tonight's game, the first 10,000 fans will receive a replica championship banner. As part of 1-2-3 Fridays, there will be $1 Pepsi products, $2 Sugardale hot dogs and $3 beers. A Calder Cup championship banner will be hung from the rafters prior to the game's start. The first 10,000 fans on Saturday will receive a Calder Cup Magnetic Schedule. Tickets start at $10.
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14 Cemetery and Ghost Tours to Visit This Halloween

Here's a list of some of the creepiest, ghost-infested tours in the Cleveland area. Enjoy. Photos courtesy of Flickr & FB

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The Spirits of the Palace Ghost Investigation Tour - Sometimes there's laughter, and sometimes crying--but it isn't always because there's a show going on. This tour is located at the iconic Canton Palace Theatre at 605 Market St. Ave. Tours typically last from 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., and admission is $40 per person.
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10 Things To Do This Weekend in Cleveland (Oct. 7 - 9)

Zombies, brunch and The Price is Right Live. Just another eventful weekend in Cleveland. Photos courtesy of Flickr & FB

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Zombie Fest 
    When: Sat., Oct. 8
    Earlier this year, GRABBIT, maker of the GRABBIT guitar stand and other “problem-solving music accessories,” GRABBIT partnered with Victory Park Ohio, a 60-plus acre multi-sport and entertainment facility, to launch the Fields of Rock Festival Series, an event “dedicated to showcasing prominent young talent and top local acts in order to promote the development of the music industry in Northeast Ohio.” Today, the company hosts its second festival. Dubbed Zombie Fest, it features cornhole boards, vendor booths, food trucks and beverages. The lineup includes locals such as Where’s Jimmy? and First to Eleven. The event runs from 5 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $15.
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10 Things to Do This Weekend in Cleveland (Sept. 23 - 25)

It's another busy weekend in Cleveland! Check out our list of things to do around town. Photos courtesy of FB and Emanuel…

By Scene Staff

Browns vs. Dolphins Viewing Party  When: Sun., Sept. 25, 12-3:30 p.m.  Phone: 330-908-7793  Email: https://www.hrrocksinonorthfieldpark.com/  Price: Free Tickets available at Rocksino box office, 1-9pm daily. Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park
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10 Things To Do This Weekend in Cleveland (Sept. 9 - 11)

The summer isn't over yet! Check out these events going on around Cleveland this weekend. Photos courtesy of FB & Flickr

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Hingetown Hoedown  When: Sat., Sept. 10 Self-proclaimed as “Cleveland’s first and only free folk and bluegrass music festival,” the second annual Hingetown Hoedown returns to the intersection of West 29th Street and Detroit Ave. on Sept. 10. The event features 12 acts with a bluegrass, folk, Americana, roots and string band sound. There will be food trucks, vendors, craft beer from Great Lakes Brewery, and family-friendly activities. Other acts include the Wayfarers and the Hocking River String Band. Vision Yoga & Wellness will lead a free, 60-minute, all levels Vinyasa yoga class onsite beginning at 1 p.m. There will be children’s activities including sidewalk chalk, Hoedown-themed photo ops and jumbo games. The Music Settlement’s Bob Stop will provide a “Musical Petting Zoo” featuring instruments for children to try out. The event takes place from 1 to 10 p.m.  hingetownhoedown.com.
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25 Festivals and Fairs to Visit for the Month of September

The summer may be winding down, but that doesn't mean there isn't anything to do in Cleveland anymore. Check out this list…

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NEOCycle at Edgewater - Sept. 9 - 11, Begins 8pm Friday, neocycle.org
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Photos: The 2016 Cleveland National Air Show at Burke Lakefront Airport

There's another Cleveland National Air Show on the books! We took some pics in case you missed all the action. Photos courtesy…

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Photos: The 2016 Cleveland National Air Show at Burke Lakefront Airport
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10 Things To Do This Labor Day Weekend in Cleveland (Sept. 2 - 5)

Here's our list of top things to do in Cleveland for your 3-day Labor Day weekend. Photos courtesy of Flickr & FB.

By Scene Staff

Kamm's Corners Greek Festival  When: Fri., Sept. 2 For the past several years, the George Varouh Cretan Club of Cleveland has played host to the Kamm’s Corners Greek Festival. This year’s installment kicks off today at 11 a.m. It features Greek food and pastries as well as a full dinner menu that includes lamb shank, lamb roasted on the spit, Greek roasted chicken dinners and more. There will be dance performances and live music as well. You’ll be able to sit both inside and outside. Greek beer and wine will be served. Admission is free. The event continues through Monday.
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10 Things to Do This Weekend in Cleveland (Aug. 26 - 28)

Need something to do this weekend? Check out some of these events you don't want to miss around town! Photos courtesy of…

By Scene Staff

Cleveland Garlic Festival 
    When: Sat., Aug. 27
    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 9 p.m. and tomorrow from noon to 6 p.m. at Shaker Square. Admission is $9. clevelandgarlicfestival.org.
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10 Things You Should Do This Weekend in Cleveland (Aug. 10 - 12)

The National Hamburger Festival is in town, it's Van Aken Beer Garden time again and Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Kevin Gates, Jhene…

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Snoop Dogg/Wiz Khalifa/Kevin Gates/Jhene Aiko/Casey Veggies/DJ Drama  When: Sun., Aug. 14, 7 p.m.  Price: $25-$70.75 Given that rapper Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa share the mic on Snoop's latest single, the jittery "Kush Ups," it makes sense that the two would embark on a summer tour together. The duo will take the stage for the first time together in "a one-of-a-kind joint performance" that will find them playing hits, new songs and collaborations like “You and Your Friends” and the Grammy-nominated anthem “Young, Wild and Free.”
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10 Things to Do This Weekend in Cleveland (July 29 - 31)

Photos courtesy of Wikipedia & Facebook

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Sharknado 4 Viewing Party  When: Sun., July 31  Phone: 216.298.4070  Email: marketingsupport@meritechinc.com  www.thecorneralley.com/downtown-events/2016/sharknado-4-viewing-party Imagine a freak storm dropping thousands of hangry sharks onto over-populated US cities. Throw in some top-notch acting and a genuinely gripping script, and you’ve got hours of entertainment! Not only will we be premiering the all-new Sharknado 4 at 8 pm, we’re going to make a day of it with a marathon viewing of Sharknado 1, 2, AND 3! PLUS: - Shark taco specials - Sharknado drinks (No, you’re not dreaming) - Fun contests all day long.
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12 Northeast Ohio Food & Drink Events in August You Shouldn't Miss

It’s summer in Cleveland. Bring on the patios, the cook-outs, the avalanche of amazing new barbeque options, waterfront dining and drinking craft…

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Taste of the Browns -  September 19 http://www.greaterclevelandfoodbank.org/give-help/taste-of-the-browns  If there are two things Cleveland loves, it’s sports and food. The annual Taste of the Browns lets you mingle with Cleveland Browns football players at the Club Lounge at FirstEnergy Stadium while you sample bites by local restaurants for a good cause, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.
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10 Things to Do in Cleveland This Weekend (July 22 - 24)

Need weekend plans? We've got you covered. Photos courtesy of Facebook & Wikipedia

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Summer of Love  When: Sat., July 23 The Summer of Love Concert focuses on iconic rock music from the period of time between the 1967 release of The Beatles' revolutionary album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and Woodstock in 1969. All arrangements are played live and note-for-note by the highest caliber of musicians. Hear some of the best music ever produced live at Evans Amphitheater at Cain Park at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20-$35.
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