Friday, October 31, 2008

Lululemon Opening (11/01)

Please join Lululemon as we welcome them to Cleveland!

Stop by their new space at The Hampton's Luxury Apartments (220-Rec, 27040 Cedar Rd., Beachwood OH 44122) this Saturday morning for a complimentary yoga class, taught by lululemon ambassador and yoga/fitness guru Deanna Black at 10-11am. The showroom will be open from 11-4pm with live music, healthy treats, and lots of mingling with Clevelanders in the yoga and fitness community.

Hope you can stop in and give this east coat company a warm midwest welcome!

For more information visit

Labels: , , , , , ,

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween with Nature (10/31)

No plans this Halloween Friday? Interested in the outdoors and in nature? Love to look up at the stars at night?

If you answered "yes" to both, get your ticket to this years Bones, Bugs & Dead Animals Halloween Party at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Enjoy a costume contest, live music by Abby Normal & the Detroit Lean, plenty of food, and $2 cash bar.

Tickets are $25 Nature League members, $30 nonmembers, $35 at the door. For more information visit or call the Box Office at (216) 231-1177

Labels: , , , , , ,

Thursday cocktail

It's fall. The air is chilled, the ground echos with the sound of crunchy leaves and the mixed drink menus have been tweaked from tastes of summer mango mojitos to fall ciders and pumpkin brews.

As much as I adore the "Dark & Stormy" from Luxe (, a mixture of ginger beer, rum and lime...over the weekend I was flipping through the pages of foodie magazines and discovered what could be my favorite fall concoction; shaken not stirred called "a perfect storm."

Hope you enjoy!

1 vanilla bean
1/2 cup super fine sugar
1 ounce ginger beer (Reeds is the best!)
1 1/2 ounces apple cider
2 ounces dark rum

Split a vanilla bean lengthwise, scrape out the inside and add it to the sugar, stir until the sugar is speckled with bits of vanilla. Dip the rim of the glass in water, then in the vanilla sugar to coat. Mix the ginger beer, cider, & rum in a cocktail shaker. Shake. Pour over ice in prepared glasses. garnish with half the vanilla bean.

Sip is super yummy! Happy cider. Happy fall. :)

Labels: , ,

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Another Haunt!

So I know I mentioned a few hauted house earlier in the week...but one I left off that you ghosts and goblins may be interested in is The Ghostly Manor: A Haunting Experience.

Be prepared, this old mansion instantly comes alive as the door closes behind you and your deepest fears are revealed. Walk through this amazing haunt, filled with chills and thrills sure to give you an experience unlike any other. That's why it is one of the WORLD'S Top 10 Favorite Walkthrough Attractions, according to the 2007 Dark Ride and Funhouse Enthusiasts' (DAFE) members' survey.

For more information and driections visit

Labels: , , ,

Dia de Los muertos (11/1)

Saturday November 1st, 2008

Celebrate Cleveland's fourth annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration, coordinated by Artistas Latinos Unidos (United Latino Artists) and spearheaded by artist Hector Castellanos.

The first day of the celebration includes a procession that's symbolic of spirits traveling home for the celebration. At 2:15 p.m., it heads west on Detroit Avenue to La Sagrada Familia Church, where parishioner Leticia Raigoza will have prepared an outdoor altar. The focus of the celebration is the altar dedicated to the deceased. There will be nine in the La Sa´grada Familia Church and parish hall designed by a flock of Cleveland artists, including Nina Hurin and Merlida Mercado.

Since no celebration is complete without food, Raoul and Roberto Rodriguez will be selling pan de muerto, decorated with little bones or skeletons made from dough, come hungry!

Festivities begin at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (West 70th St. & Detroit Ave.)

Some of the celebration highlights are as follows
2:15 pm.: Procession departs for Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
3:30 pm : Joya de Mexico mariachi band.
5:15 pm : Day of the Dead history talk by Hector Castellanos.
6:45 pm : Mexclatina music group.

If it's a nice day, ride your bike along the procession route. Bring the entire family and swing by at Mi Pueblo Taqueria (12207 Lorain Ave) for dinner after. Yumm!

Labels: , , , , , , , , ,

Hansel & Gretel (11/2)

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Two charming children, a delectable gingerbread house, and a wicked witch; all the elements of the Grimm Brothers' fairy tale come magically and musically to life. It's "happily ever after" for audiences of all ages. Carnival games and prizes in the lobby starting at noon so bring the entire mini van! :)

2 pm at the State Theatre, Playhouse Square. Use the code FAMILY to buy 2 tickets at $20 each and add up to 4 additional tickets for FREE. Call 216.241.6000 or visit to purchase tickets

Labels: , , , ,

Sunday Supper

Craving the best guacamole around? Visit Momoco in Tremont this Sunday night for their new Sunday night supper deals!

Chips & Salsa, Chicken & Yam Enchiladas and Chile Verde - or - Spinach & Swiss Enchilada, Chile Verde & Vanilla Bean Flan....

$30 for you and your sweetie...$60 for you and your closest 3 friends! (4:30-9pm)

For directions and more informationon this local watering hole visit

Labels: , , ,

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Last Chance for a Change (10/29)

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Seven-time Grammy Award winner, Jay-Z and Cavs star, LeBron James are teaming up to rally voters and Obama supporters with a free concert at the Quicken Loans Arena. 13,000 tickets for the show sold out in one day.

The event billed as a "Last Chance for Change" is aimed at encouraging Ohioans to vote early and to support Democratic presidential nominee, Barack Obama's campaign. LeBron will host the event which culminates with a concert by Jay-Z.

The event will be held at the "the Q" it is free and open to all Ohio residents and students, but tickets are required. Since tickets are sold out, visit Craigs List (I saw a few for sale), try to scalp them, or listen to every radio station (including 107.9 & 93.1) as they are still giving away seats!

Labels: , , , , ,

Rachel Getting Married

I have been wanting to see this film for some time now...and it's here!!!

"Rachel Getting Married" is a contemporary "drama with an aggressive sense of humor" about the return of an estranged daughter to the family home for her sister's wedding. Kym's (Anne Hathaway) reemergence throws a wrench into the family dynamics, forcing long-simmering tensions to surface in ways both hilarious and heartbreaking. "Rachel Getting Married" paints a colorful, nuanced family portrait.

See if you can squeeze in a late night showing this week at Cedar Lee ( For the official trailer visit

Labels: , , ,

Monday, October 27, 2008


I am the type of person to cover my eyes at scary movies. I jump at loud noises. I feel faint at the sight of blood. Let's just say I am probablly not the best candidate for the seasonal haunted house outing.

However, I love the idea of gathering a bunch of friends and creeping around in the dark to the sight of a black light and spider webs. It's the "jumping out," the "Freddy Kreuger-like characters" and the possible threat of nightmares for months that steer me away from participating in the Halloween holiday fun.

For those of you who are able to see past the gore and guts, take a night this week to check out the area haunted houses...


Labels: , , , ,

Sunday at the Movies (11/2)

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Newspaper editor Cary Grant will do anything to keep his ex-wife, ace reporter Rosalind Russell, from remarrying in "His Girl Friday." (1940) He loves her almost as much as the newspaper business and thinks nothing of framing her fiancé and freeing death row prisoners to lure her back for one last big story.

Directed by Howard Hawks, 2:00pm, Main Library Auditorium 15425 Detroit Ave. Lakewood. Free! For more information on this classic flick visit

Labels: , , , ,

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Art Night (10/28)

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

I read about this event last week and for some reason can't get it out of my head..a MUST share.

Ever taken an art class, ever wanted too? Enjoy the smell of new crayons, colored pencils and charcoal? Like to figure draw? Ever wanted to try? Like Halloween costumes, models and as an added bonus...a drink or two? Well have I got the perfect evening out for you!

Join CIA grads Jason Tilk and Aaron Erb as they present "sketch club for art monkeys" at Beachland Ballroom this Tuesday night. You don't have to be an art fan, just willing to have fun and try something different. The evening will consist of one or two models, a DJ/host and three rounds of poses. (A warm up round of 1 & 2 minute poses, a break, some drinks, some 5 & 10 minute poses, a break, some more drinks, and a few longer poses)

There are a few rules (but nothing like art school rules).
* Dry mediums only, as in ink, markers, crayons, pencils, graphite, pastels, etc. I bought watercolor pencils that I am excited to use!
* Be respectful. That means no pawing at the models and no asking them out.
* No photography at the events.
* 21 and up. This is event is held in a bar.
* Most of all, have fun.

I hope everyone can grab a friend or two and make it out to Beachland. If you need art supplies, I will bring plenty to share!

For more information on the evening of "art" visit

Labels: , , , ,

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Symon Says

Hello fellow Clevelanders,
As most of you know, I usually write about things happening in the future, not ones that have already occurred. For this I MUST make an exception.

Yesterday I had the honor of attending the 2008 COSE Small Business Conference. After the morning keynote speaker, I knew the day would be a treat...and therefore I had to share.

Michael Symon, born & raised Clevelander, Restauranteur, Hipster & Food Network Big Shot Iron Chef wowed the audience with the stories of starting a small business (Symon now manages over 140 employees..hardly small?) “Nothing is more frightening than owning your own business” proclaimed Symon.

As the morning continued Chef Symon filled our eager minds with the top 5 most important pieces of advice he could give to any small business owner. (This is where I started to get giddy with excitement...six pages of notes later) Since many of you have entrepreneurial minds, I thought I would pass along his wise words.

Be passionate. Start with passion. Figure out what drives you..and THEN how you possibly could make money through your passions.

When Symon first opened Lola’s, the mission was to create a restaurant where Clevelanders could get good food at a reasonable cost...casually!
What is your mission?

Whomever you hire is a reflection of you, the owner. Treat every employee like family. “Let them drink the Kool-Aid!”

What you see is what you get. Build your business around yourself, around your personality (“Unless you’re an asshole,” Symon chuckled his infamous giggle).

You want good faithful clients. You want people to believe in you and support you..then in turn you MUST support your peers. Shop locally. Drive the extra 2 miles for your hardware. Choose Heinens over Giant Eagle. Eat at Lola (he says it shamelessly) vs. Applebee's...although he now calls his restaurant Lolita the Applebee's of Tremont (the place where neighbors go to get a good affordable meal...“a nosh.”)

As Symon’s talk drew to a close he mentioned that while the state of the nation’s economy is plummeting...the income at Lola & Lolita is skyrocketing. (GO CLEVELAND!) His theory? “When we have less, or make less, we want–we need something we know is a definite GOOD THING; something we trust, something that will make you feel good all over.”

Although early yesterday morning, as the clouds parted and I was on my way to the conference I was dreading the usual small talk, business card passing crowd. Now after reflecting on the day, I am pleased to have put my conference stereotypes away and am still glowing in the excitement of hearing Mr. Michael Symon speak of his success, his experiences and his passion for what he loves in a city that supports him.

For the entire podcast of Chef Symons talk visit (it should be available next week)

Labels: , , , , ,

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pollan Speaks on Food (10/28)

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008.

Even though this event is scheduled for next week, I couldn't resist posting early, I think it will be an evening of insight and inspiration.

For the past 20 years, Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where the human and natural worlds intersect: food, agriculture, gardens, drugs, and architecture. Pollan is the author of, most recently, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. His previous book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, was named one of the 10 best books of 2006 by the New York Times and the Washington Post.

A contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine since 1987, his writing has received numerous awards, including the James Beard Award for best magazine series in 2003. He often lectures widely on food, agriculture, and gardening.

8pm, Finney Chapel at Oberlin. Free, no ticket required! For directions visit

Labels: , , , , ,

Boo at the Zoo!

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Each year I am tempted to grab my friends little munchkins and drag them off to Boo at the Zoo..even been? The weekend affair is a neighborhood of safe Halloween entertainment, with a spooky delight on every corner including animals on exhibit each evening and the "Creepy Crawly Critter Animal Show-Haunting on the High Seas."

Other happy haunts include: the Not-So-Haunted Greenhouse, the Jack-O-Lantern Express Train Ride, the Halloween Hay Maze, puppet shows, magic shows, jugglers, stiltwalkers and much more. Each child receives a complimentary treat bag. Kids and adults are encouraged to wear fun (not scary) costumes.

Open all weekend from 5:30- 8:30 pm. For details, directions and more visit

Labels: , , , , ,

Monday, October 20, 2008

Shoparooni's Birthday Bash! (10/25)

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Celebrate the darling little store Shoparooni and their first year in business success! Starting at 7pm, there will be prizes, drinking, merriment, arm-wrestling, haiku contests, raffles, and they're even going to carve favorite fall activity! Please bring your own pumpkin (preferably already gutted.)

If I get to swing by the party I would LOVE to pick up this sassy feather t-shirt by Public Domain for under fall cardigans and this adorable print by Julia Kuo. Check out their site, they have lots of charming finds,

Happy birthday Shoparooni! 15813 Waterloo Road Cleveland, OH 44110 216.383.3633

Labels: , , , ,

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Skateboarding Movie Night (10/20)

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Kick off your week with a night out at the Garage Bar for Cult Movie Mondays. This Monday night the theme of both flicks (10:00pm & 12:00 midnight) is SKATEBOARDING. Wonder what movies they will show? Anyone know?

Along with the film, movie night is filled with drink specials, popcorn, and candy! :)

For information, including other specials and directions visit

Labels: , , ,

Friday, October 17, 2008

Pumpkin Fest!

Haven't got your pumpkin yet, pumpkin? This weekend make your way out to Red Wagon Farm in Columbia Station for some fall fun. Choose your Jack-o'-lantern-to-be and buy some freshly picked apples at the annual Pumpkin Festival.

Kids can tackle "Straw Mountain" and meet with the scarecrows while Mom & Dad can roam through the corn maze and enjoy a roll in the hay..I mean a hayride! :)

Happy Fall Weekend Cleveland!

For directions and more information visit

Labels: , , , , , , ,

87 West Deals!

Feeling like a little time at Crocker Park this weekend but not really into the whole shopping scene? Instead, find yourself a little nook inside Crocker's infamous wine bar; 87 West and kick back with a few friends to catch up from the week.

On Saturdays, they offer any seasonal Great Lakes Brewery on draft for $3.5 while Sundays you can cure your hangover with a $5 “Sunday Bloody Sunday” Bloody Mary.

If you can’t make it over the weekend, perhaps you can swing it some evening next week? On Tuesdays Margaritas & Sangria are only $6 a glass....while on Wednesday you can get a bottle of their house wine and a pot of cheese fondue to split for $25. A fun night out.

For more 87 West promos, visit

Labels: , , , ,

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Bristol Palin’s Baby Shower? (10/19)

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

From BUST Magazine | This is a pretty hilarious and bright idea. Bristol, daughter of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, is as you probably already know getting married to the father of her unborn son. What better way to celebrate the miracle of life (and possibly the loss of choice) than with a baby shower? Swing state Cleveland, OH is where this event is taking place, THIS SUNDAY head over to the Prosperity Social Club in Tremont at 3:30pm to make it for all the festivities. This event is not just a big joke mind you, instead of bringing gifts, bring your checkbook and all donations will be given to Planned Parenthood of Alaska in Sarah Palin’s NAME!

The party will also involve discussions regarding the status of the Ohio Prevention First Act as well as learn how to take action on the legislation. This act ‘will reduce unintended pregnancies through: realistic sexuality education and teen pregnancy prevention programs, funding for family planning programs, guaranteed access to birth control prescriptions, contraceptive equity, and emergency contraception access and education.’ Sounds like a fun event for a great cause for women’s rights, which is a great combination regardless of the Palin’s attempts at taking them away…

There will also be ‘Choice Cupcakes’, a performance by Lounge Kitty (an AWESOME cabaret act) and Rachel Catherine from Cupcake + Cuddlebunny, who will be on hand selling original ‘Bad Buttons’ from New York artist, Kate Black.

Thanks for the heads up “Karl & William!” sounds like a fun afternoon...pre-bar to the Browns game perhaps? :)

If you need any more info, feel free to email the events organizer, Maria Miranda at

Labels: , , , ,

Party @ Ray's (10/16)

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

You won't believe it until you see it with your own eyes. Ray Petro has transformed an abandoned Cleveland factory warehouse into 100,000 square feet of mountain bike and BMX trails, ramps, elevators and trick jumps, and you are invited to party while the best of Cleveland's trick riders show off their awesome skills, as we celebrate the Civic Innovation Lab's 5th birthday party.

5:30-7:30PM at Ray's indoor MTB, with open bar, delectable dishes like hot german potato salad, a mediterranean bean salad, 7-layer Brownie Bash, Shortbread Raspberry Sammies & more, all from Constantino's Catering!

For tickets visit for directions and more info on Rays visit

Labels: , , , ,

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Free French Film (10/18)

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Girl on the Bridge (1999-France) starring Daniel Auteuil and Vanessa Paradis. Filmed in glorious black and white, this is an engaging story of a desperate girl and the professional knife-thrower who saves her. She joins the act, trusting him completely. Their relationship hits a snag, and she leaves. Then it’s he who suffers an emotional crisis. Luminous performances by Auteuil and Paradis.Directed by Patrice Leconte Rated R (French with English subtitles.)

6:00 p.m. Lakewood Library Main Auditorium

Labels: , , ,

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Katie Herzig (10/18)

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

A few weekends ago I was lucky enough to spend an autumn weekend in the big apple with one of my closest friends. We saw three concerts, one-a-night. On the second night we headed into Brooklyn to see singer songwriter Katie Herzig and her talented band of musicians.

Now you might ask why on the “iheartcleveland” blog am I telling you this about Brooklyn?...well lucky us, Katie will be performing this Saturday night at the Beachland Ballroom...and you simply MUST go!

Her voice is a sweet blend of Edith Piaf and Sheryl Crow with a touch of spice on the side. The music of the Contrabass and the accordion paired with an acoustic guitar is a unique sound that you won’t want to miss. Its no wonder why they wanted her for the Sex and the City album. Very Sassy!

For a free sample of her music, visit her website otherwise I will plan on seeing everyone there!

Katie Herzig opens for the Everybodyfields 8pm doors at 7:30pm. $12.00 Ballroom

Labels: , ,

Fashion for the Cure (10/15)

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

This Wednesday if you are feeling charitable AND looking for a fashion fix purchase a ticket to the Key to the Cure Kickoff Party at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Cocktails, Hors d'oeuvres from 12 of Cleveland's Finest Restaurants, Balloon Raffle, and Silent Auction. Also, the limited edition t-shirt designed by Karl Lagerfeld will make it's debuts this evening.

6-9pm. Tickets are $50 per person. For more information or to purchase a ticket, please call Jaclyn Chapple at 216.445.3358 or email Proceeds to benefit Women's Cancer Research at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute.

Labels: , , , , ,

Holiday Art Sale (11/15)

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

Along the same lines as the Artist Flea Market, this weekend the group over at Art House will hold their annual holiday fine art sale. Shop for unique holiday gifts while supporting your local artists. Delicious baked goods will also be on hand to nibble at while shopping. A craft station will provide activities for families, so bring the entire gang! All proceeds go to support Art House programming and community activities.

Handmade Jewelry • Textiles • Glass • Enamels • Ceramics • Paintings • Paper Crafts & more!

11 am-5pm Free and open to the public! For directions and more event details visit

Labels: , , , , ,

Monday, October 13, 2008

Grady Models

I couldn't let this little news tidbit slip by....this just in...Grady Sizemore spotted in this months Men's Vogue Magazine!

Titled, "Center of Attention" writer Bryan Curtis along with NYC photographer Julian Dufort capture the very essence of this "player" in his hometown!

For the complete article on this athlete-celebrity visit

Labels: , , , , ,

Mail from Cleveland!

Did you know?

Cleveland mail clerk, Joseph Briggs, started the country's first known free delivery mail service. Prior to home delivery, families had to flock to the post office itself to get their mail, waiting in long lines and enduring hard trips. Briggs began the delivery service in 1863 in Cuyahoga County, which became so popular that the devoted the rest of his life spreading this idea and practice across the US.

Briggs also designed the very first letter carrier's uniform.

All right here in Cleveland!


Friday, October 10, 2008

Into the Woods (10/11)

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

Meet a bewitching collection of classic fairy tale characters as they romp through a “once upon a time” kingdom in Broadway’s most magical musical. A toe-tapping tapestry of wonderfully woven fables that brims with award-winning music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, this fractured fairy tale will transport you to a land where there still are giants in the sky, big bad wolves in the woods, curses reversed and “happily ever afters”.

The production is showing at the newly remodeled Hanna is stunning. The new layout of the space features not only many various seating options it also has a sleek bar nestled smack dab in the bottle of bubbly for $7! :)

For tickets call 216.241.6000 or visit

Labels: , ,

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

"FREE" Pizza! (10/09)

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Who couldn't use a midweek escape? Here's your chance. Thursday from 4:30pm to 2am, Bar Cento is giving away one of its "traditional" pizzas - "free" - with the purchase of a bottle of house wine or a carafe of beer. It's chef Jonathon Sawyer's way of telling customers "thanks" for their restaurant's first year in business.

I have to say, it is my ultimate favorite place to spend the evening with good friends, nestled up at the bar...a traditional pizza, sometimes an order of warm olives and a bottle of their house red, nothing could be more perfect!

For directions and their full menu visit

Labels: , , , , , , ,

Williams | Sedaris (10/10)

Friday, October 10th, 2008

In theatres side by side, choose which author/comedian you would like to spend the evening with and get your tickets today!

David Sedaris = sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, he has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. Robin Williams = a consistent audience favorite since he burst onto the small screen as a red-suited alien from planet Ork in 1978, the irrepressible and irreverent Robin Williams fittingly has enjoyed one of Hollywood’s most unique and long-lasting careers. Both men are hilarious, insightful and filled with tall tales to tell! Too bad you can't go to both..but maybe you could excuse yourself for a "bathroom break" and sneak into the other theatre for a glimpse? Just a thought!

For showtimes and ticket information visit

Labels: , , , ,

Dance! (10/10)

Friday, October 10th, 2008

This Friday there are so many wonderful arts driven events in Cleveland, why not add another event to the list? Join the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company as they present three works from their extensive repertoire : J Lawrence Paint, Children of the Passage and Beyond a Cliff.

8:00pm, $15.00 For ticket information visit No children under 2.

Labels: , ,

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Artists Respond (10/10)

Friday October 10th, 2008,

Artists create work in response to 8 years of the Bush administration. Counting Days features art as political dissent, largely absent from our current times of historical turmoil. 17 artists counter the apathy and engage in “anti-American activity” to show their true colors as real American Patriots – loyal to the notion of freedom and human rights - concepts our founding fathers died for. Exercising the freedom of speech is patriotic.

Artists include: Scott Bailes, Craig Bungo, Jason Byers, Melissa Daubert, Joe Filak, George Kocar, Julius Lyles, D. Anthony Mahone, Sally Matia, Loren Naji, Ed Raffel, Thaddeus Root, Debra Shepherd, Sign Guy, Steven B. Smith, Daiv Wailey and Beth Wolfe... Curated by Debra Shepherd and Dana Depew.

For directions and more info visit

Labels: , , , ,

Monday, October 6, 2008

Art on Friday (10/10)

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Come to the West 11th Street pedestrian bridge for a one-night outdoor celebration, including:

> circle remains : David Jurca; Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative
> Where RU? Here or There? : Patsy Kline Gallery U-Haul
> drops of light : Gauri Torgalkar Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative
> street sofa : Alex Tapie & Wes Johansen


> Miss Melvis and the Buford Pusser Experience
> One Dollar Hat
> Stargazing, Congolese dances, music, storytellers and Capoeira

Food and drink from Gypsy Beans Café, Fresh produce from Hooper's Farm

The event is free and all are welcome. The West 11th Street bridge is two blocks south of Lincoln Park on West 11th Street (or) one block north of Clark Field on West 11th Street (parking at Clark Field) In the event of rain, Bridge Mix will be rescheduled for Saturday, October 11th from 6-11pm.

For more information, visit

A Pop Up City production, sponsored by the Kent State University Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative with the support of the Civic Innovation Lab, Tremont West Development Corporation, and Progressive Urban Real Estate.

Labels: , , , , , , ,

Sunday, October 5, 2008

More GREAT press!

Found on Crains Cleveland Business Blog, written by John Booth... THANKS JOHN!

Not a secret anymore. We got music. We got meat. Who could ask for anything more?

Music Saves, the Beachland Ballroom and Raddell’s Sausage Shop all get mentions in this Travel and Leisure feature including Collinwood among “America’s Best Secret Neighborhoods.” Others include Tenderloin in San Francisco and the Wyndwood Arts District in Miami.

For the article visit

Thursday, October 2, 2008

An apple a day!

This weekend, if you are thinking of taking a drive to see the beautiful foliage of Geauga County then I would like to recommend a pit stop at Pattersons Fruit Farm. At Pattersons you can pick your own apples, Hop on the haywagon and ride out to the orchards for your favorite variety and pick as many as you like – just a few to eat or bushels to store for winter.

Make time to take in the wonderful aroma of freshly picked apples and the just made apple cider. As well as the yummy bakery and the vibrant eye popping colors of a myriad of pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn.

Patterson's Farm Market, 11414 Caves Road, Chesterland, Ohio 44026 for more information including what apples are ripe call 440-729-1964 or visit

Labels: , , ,

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Le nozze di Figaro (10/4)

Saturday, Oct. 4th, 2008

Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) : Comedy, romance and melancholy intertwine in one very eventful day at the palace of Count Almaviva. Preparing for their wedding, servants Figaro and Susanna become caught up in the follies of others' amorous pursuits. The count desires Susanna, page Cherubino loves the countess, servant Marcellita wants to marry Figaro, and the countess just wants her husband's affections back. The instances of mistaken identity that follow nurture the witty farce of Le nozze di Figaro, but true emotions--and love--are never far behind. Sung in Italian with English subtitles projected abve the stage.

Take your special someone to this charming display of romance, rendezvous, innocence and intrigue! Plus it's Italian, what could be better launguage for love? :)

Showing at 8pm, State Theatre, Playhouse Square. For more information, including ticket purchasing visit

Labels: , , ,