Cleveland, Ohio – Lots of summer fun awaits you in Northeast Ohio this weekend.
Check out performances, group parties, theatrical performances, and more.
Here are some ideas for ways to spend the next few days in the metropolis of Cleveland:
More than 100 artists will be exhibited at dozens of venues in Northeast Ohio as part of this international triennial exhibition, which first took place in 2018. This year’s series is titled “Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows” from a Langston Hughes poem . Plus workshops, film screenings, readings, lectures, performances and more. free.
From 2-6 p.m. on July 16, a group party at Public Square will begin the 11-week series with live music, food carts, and performances. free.
July 14 – October. 2
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Explore Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood for one of the biggest events of the year. Taste of Tremont is back with tons of delicious food, local vendors, and music entertainment by Jul Big Green, Duo Decibel System, and Big Ship. free.
2406 Professor Ave, Cleveland
Noon – 8 PM on July 16
Lakewood Summer Meltdown
Thousands will gather in downtown Lakewood for the city’s annual Summer Meltdown party, which features a sprinkler park, skate park, and family-friendly activities. The front porch lights will perform at dusk. free.
Detroit and Bell Ave, Lakewood
From 4 to 10 pm on July 16
Cedar Butterfly Garden Monument
The Tamir Rice Foundation will open its Cedar Butterfly Memorial on Saturday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The memorial honors what would have been Rice’s twentieth birthday; Rice was shot and killed by police when he was 12 years old in Cudell Park in 2014.
Cadel Leisure Center, 1910 West Boulevard, Cleveland
11 p.m. 16 July
‘Not Too Proud To Begin’ In Playhouse Square
Follow the seductions from their beginnings in Detroit to their worldwide fame in this musical featuring the group’s songs “My Girl,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” “Get Ready,” and “Just My Imagination.” Playhouse Square shows are part of the play’s first national tour at US$29 to $129 tickets.
1519 Euclid Ave, Cleveland
Until July 31
Fin Fest at Cleveland’s largest aquarium
Ahead of Discovery Channel’s annual “Shark Week” event, Cleveland’s Great Aquarium will celebrate the misunderstood sea creature during Fin Fest. Activity brochures will be handed away and Finn’s Crunchy Amulet will be placed in the aquarium for photo ops. Learn more about the creature when shark experts share information during presentations. Tickets $13.95 – $19.95
2000 Sycamore Street, Cleveland
10am-5pm July 9-17
Find one-of-a-kind vintage and vinyl fans at the Beachland Ballroom on Saturday, as part of the venue’s monthly summer flea markets. Free to shop.
15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 16
The Cleveland Guardians will face the Detroit Tigers this weekend in multiple games at Progressive Field. Enjoy Sugardale Dollar Dog Night on Friday, along with a Jose Ramirez bobblehead gift on Saturday and a fun kids’ day on Sunday. Tickets $15 +
2401 Ontario Street, Cleveland
Third Friday at 78th Street Studios
Explore the four floors of 78 Street Studios at this month’s third Friday art event. Studios will open, and vendors will settle within the building for an evening filled with art, music, food and fun. free.
1300 W. 78th Street, Cleveland
5-9 pm July 15
Head to Legacy Village for another installment in the shopping center’s Legacy Live concert series, featuring The Blue Drivers. Bring a chair or blanket and find a good spot on the lawn between Bar Louie and the California Pizza Kitchen for the event. free.
25001 Cedar Street, Lyndhurst
5-8 PM July 16
Gimme Gimme disco at Mahall’s
Dancing Queens, head to Mahall’s for a dance night filled with Abba and other disco songs. Make sure you wear your best disco outfit. Plus, be sure to check out Mahall’s new basement bar pins and needles, just right for the disco era. Tickets $15.
13200 Madison Ave., Lakewood
9 p.m. July 15
Find homemade, handcrafted creations at Cleveland Bazaar this weekend. The market will acquire Market Square Park in the Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland. Free to shop.
Market Square Park, Cleveland
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 16
Asian Lantern Festival at the Zoo
Huge light displays will fill the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in the evening hours of this year’s Asian Lantern Festival. Visitors can also watch live performances including twisting and juggling, and an Asian food market. Admission tickets are available for $22. Car tickets and four packages of tickets are also available for $66.
3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland
Until August 21
Thelma and corruption in Happy Dog
Southern rock band Thelma and the Sleaze from Nashville Queer will return to Happy Dog for a major show Saturday night, also featuring opening acts Napsack and ME: YOU. LG, the first woman in Thelma and the Sleaze, is also known for her podcast “Queen of S**** Mountain”. $10 tickets.
5801 Detroit Ave., Cleveland
9 p.m. July 16
View album version TRUSS
Cleveland hard rock quartet TRUSS will release their debut album “Reset My Head” with their Grog Shop show Saturday night. Diving bombs and speedy mystery will also perform. Tickets $10 – $12
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd. Cleveland Heights
8 p.m. July 16
The Collective Arts Network (CAN) will host its second CAN Triennial this summer, after a year-long delay due to the coronavirus pandemic. Showcasing the work of local artists will appear at various venues in Cleveland, with the theme “You Are Here”. The event will comprise more than a dozen exhibitions, scheduled to take place once every three years. free.
An opening reception is scheduled for Friday night at the Morgan Conservatory (1754 E. 47th St., Cleveland). VIP tickets $100.
Various locations in Cleveland
July 8 – August. 31
‘Wake up literally’ at the Cleveland Botanical Garden
Textile artist Rachel Hayes has created a massive installation at the Cleveland Botanic Garden titled “Wake up in every sense of the word.” Fabric creations add a pop of color to outdoor garden spaces. Tickets $12 – $16.
11030 East Blvd. , Cleveland
Until September 18
“Something rotten!” In the center of Beck
Imagine trying to compete in playwriting at the same time as Shakespeare. This is the setting behind the comedy “Something Rotten!” Beck Arts Center’s latest production. Two brothers pursued the goal of writing a successful play in 1595, and they end up writing the first ever musical. Tickets from $10 to $34.
17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood
July 8 – August. 7
The flag of rock and roll! At Great Lakes Science Center
Learn about record-making technology and the physiological effects of music on our brains or bodies in this new interactive exhibit. Or play electric guitar, play the drums or sing in a recording studio to compose your own music. Tickets, $13.95 – $16.95.
601 Erieside Ave. , Cleveland
Now until September 5
The new black avant-garde: photography between art and fashion
The Cleveland Museum of Art’s newest exhibit is a traveling show focusing on black costume design and fashion photography. Exclusive to Cleveland, there is a trio of installations with models and costumes arranged by stylists Ariel Bob Willis and Daniel Obasi and designer Jermaine Daly. Tickets, $6 to $12.
11150 East Blvd. , Cleveland
Now until September 11
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