Monday, August 31, 2009

Fireworks & Baseball (9/04)

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, September 4th-6th, 2009

This weekend, as the Cleveland Indians play the Minnesota Twins don't miss all the promos the team has in store...besides a few home runs.

Friday there will be a big fireworks display after the game-best seen from the dugout seats! Saturday, get your Travis Hafner Pen Holder Bobblehead, one for every fan. Sunday is Kids Fun Day, which includes the opportunity for our little kiddies to run the bases and receive a FREE Miss Onion plush doll.

For tickets and times visit

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Hot Cha Cha (8/30)

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

HotChaCha started as a girl band on an early Friday morning in '07 at the West Side Market in Cleveland.

Mandy and Jovana were sipping on coffee and decided that due to Mandys’ brilliant guitar sound, and Jovanas’ outrageous stage presence, they had something HUGE going on. A few days later a local drummer, Lisa, was txt messaged to come and jam with the above mentioned broads.

For three months the girls consumed large amounts of beer, peed in the garbage can at the practice space, wrote music, and jammed. Finally, one night under the influence of large amounts of alcohol, they agreed to play their first show.

After they rocked, offended a bunch of people, and inspired everyone to cry, they realized how HUGE they could be. Another thing became apparent- they needed a bass player!

Local bass playing boys were all in their business trying to get in on the HotChaCha phenomena, but the girls were firm- they wanted a girl bass player. That night Heather saw the show and fell in love with the band. The next practice she joined HotChaCha and never left.

It is than, that HCC was truly created. Mandy, Lisa. Heather, and Jovi became one ultimate machine that will make you laugh, and cry all at once.

See the Hot Cha Chas THIS Sunday at the Grog Shop tickets are $6

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Dragon Boat (8/29)

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Dragon boat races are believed to have originated in China more than 2,500 years ago, contemporaneous with the Greeks beginning their games at Olympia. Beyond a sporting event, the races and water festivals serve as a veneration to the dragons, hoping for health through the dangerously warm and humid summer months.

The dragon boats are incredibly beautiful, and the event “incorporates high energy, fitness, team building and recreational exercise in a fun and competitive atmosphere,” festival promoters say. The event also is designed to promote the people and unique culture of Cleveland's Asian community. Opening ceremonies will take place on the patio deck of Cyrus Waterfront Restaurant and Patio, 2000 Sycamore Street. Races will be held immediately following the opening ceremonies and continue throughout the day. There's no admission fee for spectators.

The Flats, 10-5pm

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Drinks with the Dogs! (8/26)

TONIGHT, Wednesday August 26th, 2009

What could be more fun than a night out with your pup? Come Celebrate Hump Day with Berea Animal Rescue and Second Hand Mutts.

What better way to get over the Hump than hanging out with celebrities and having a few cocktails, all while helping animals in need? Come to the Hump Day Celebrity Bartending Happy Hour to benefit theBerea Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) and Second Hand Mutts (SHM) at the Garage Bar in historic Ohio City. You can hang out with local celebrities and help rescued animals at the same time. All celebrity bartender tips go to help homeless animals at the two rescues; you can afford to be generous since there’s no cover charge!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Roller Disco Bash (8/28)

Friday, August 28th, 2009

7-10pm : Leff Electric building, 1163 East 40th St., Cleveland, 44114 : Free!

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Monday, August 24, 2009

The real "Mrs Cleveland"

I think she looks so sophisticated and elegant. I would like to sit and drink tea with her on a Saturday afternoon discussing politics, fashion and the state of the weather.

(Mrs Frances Cleveland)
1899, oil, 157.2 x 92.2 cm
Wife of President Grover Cleveland

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Girl Bands Rule! (8/20)

TONIGHT, Thursday August 20th, 2009

Ever thought about stating that neighborhood girl band? I've always wanted to come home and rock out on a drum set complete with gold shiny cymbals at the end of a day.

If you're thinking of how you could round up your musical team, stop by Visible Voice Bookstore & Wine Bar in Tremont for tonight's book signing of The Girls' Guide to Rocking: How to Start a Band, Book Gigs, and Get Rolling to Rock Stardom, by Jessica Hopper.

This highly informational and inspiring do-it-yourself resource will guide girls toward their rocker dreams. It will also appeal to the young-at-heart who dream of being a rock star and readers and researchers of girl culture (moi!).

Good Morning America selected The Girls' Guide to Rocking as one of their top summers reads for teens "For anyone looking to dive in, this book is a great place to start."—Joan Jett

7:30pm....Visible Voice Books 1023 Kenilworth Cleveland, Ohio 44113

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

On the Patio...

Since we as Clevelanders cherish our outdoor months, tonight, why not have dinner on the patio?

These are Cleveland Independents restaurants that are celebrating sunny days and cool nights on their patios. American Tavern and Eatery, Bar Cento, Bar Symon, Beach Club Bistro, Boulevard Blue, Crop Bistro, D'Vine Wine Bar, fire food and drink, Flying Fig, Gamekeepers Taverne, Great Lakes Brewing, Greenhouse Tavern, Grovewood Tavern, Johnny Mango World Café, L'Albatros, La Dolce Vita, Light Bistro, Luxe Kitchen and Lounge, Melange, Melt Bar and Grilled, Michaelangelo's, Moxie, Nighttown, Paladar Latin Kitchen, Parallax, Players on Madison, Prosperity, Redstone, Sergio's SARAVA, Tartine Bistro, Three Birds, Tremont Tap House, Vue Restaurant & Lounge and Willoughby Brewing Company....

Got any other great patio dining suggestions?

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Night Out With the Stars (8/20)

Thursday, Aug 20th (new moon), 2009

Join Museum naturalists and astronomers (Clyde Simpson, Judy Semroc & Larry Rosche) for a night of music (from the insects) and bright lights (from the stars) at the beautiful Wendtwood Preserve. Discover what comes alive when the sun goes down. Bring a flashlight and your night vision. Telescopes will be set up for the astral viewing.

9 to 11 pm Location specifics will be revealed when you register. Members: $6; nonmembers: $8. Limit 20. To register visit

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A fun hike

Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Looks like a bunch of fun. I have the perfect pair of hiking boots, perhaps I will out them to use this week? :)

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Concert Wednesday (8/19)

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

If you haven't been able to make any of the free shows the rock hall has been presenting this summer, this is your LAST CHANCE. This Wednesday, Youngstown’s Gil Mantera’s Party Dream will be playing with special guest, This is a Shakedown!

Gil Mantera’s Party Dream formed during a blizzard in 1999 as a joke, and by 2006 they were selling out shows across the country. In 2006, Village Voice honored them with the Best Show at the SXSW festival that year. They seem to like to wear crazy scantily clad costumes, wonder what Wednesday will bring?

This is a Shakedown!, although relatively new to the Cleveland music scene, is comprised of members of previously popular Northeast Ohio bands Dozen Dead Roses and Leo.

Each concert will be held outside on the Museum’s plaza. In case of bad weather, the shows will be moved indoors on the Main Stage. 6 pm

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Explore Cleveland

Pick a new Cleveland neighborhood to explore this weekend!

Happy friday! :)

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Walk Tremont Art (8/14)

Friday, August 14th 2009

Celebrate the end of summer in Tremont with this Fridays Art Walk. Wonder about through all the fabulous galleries and restaurants, at the end of the evening make a sweet stop at Tremont Scoops for their infamous Scotch and Fudge Sundae (2 scoops of delicious butter pecan ice cream, one crowned with hot fudge, the other with butterscotch, topped with pecans.)

The art walk runs from 6pm-10pm. For a map of participating galleries & restaurants visit

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Burn River Burn (8/15)

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Every August, people from all over the Great Lakes region raise a pint at the Burning River Fest to salute the "watershed moment" that raised a new level of eco-consciousness - the 1969 burning of the Cuyahoga River. In recognition of the River's 40th "rebirth-day", 2009's party will feature live music, food from local and organic farms and eateries and, naturally, Great Lakes Brewing Company craft beer.

Proceeds benefit the Burning River Foundation, a local non-profit organization that provides resources for the sustainable future of our waterways. 4-11 PM at the historic Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island. Help celebrate the "Year of the River" and spark a new level of environmental awareness.

For the music lineup, and celebration details visit

$15 Online Presale, $20 At the Gate (food, craft beer, non-alcoholic beverages & merchandise will be available at an additional cost inside Burning River Fest.) FREE parking will be available (while spots last) on Whiskey Island. Carpooling is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED (4 or more people per vehicle.) The Ohio City Bike Co-Op will provide Valet Bike Parking for bicyclists.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The "FEAST" (8/13-16)

Thursday, August 13th through Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Cleveland's Feast of the Assumption, is held each year in mid-August in the city's Little Italy neighborhood, it's a four-day street fair that celebrates the Catholic Day of Assumption (August 15), when the Virgin Mary died and assumed her place beside Jesus. Although the hill is a complete "MOB" scene, the Feast is a fun-filled Italian street party with rides, food (Gnocchi & Cannolis), live music and the traditional parade.

The four-day Feast of the Assumption is a wonderful mix of religion and secular fun. The entire length of Mayfield Road, between Euclid Ave and Cleveland Heights is closed off to traffic. In their place are carnival rides, delicious Italian-themed food vendors, arts & crafts booths, and live music stages, playing everything from rock to "It's Amore." In addition, there are fireworks at night and a parade on August 15. The event draws over 100,000 visitors each year. Admission is free.

Thursday Aug 13, 6-11pm
Friday Aug 14, 6-Midnight
Saturday Aug 15, 10-Midnight
Sunday Aug 16, Noon-9:30pm

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Maverick Movie (8/13)

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Name this all time favorite flick...

"Maverick is a hot pilot. When he encounters a pair of MiGs over the Persian Gulf, his wingman is clearly outflown and freaks. On almost no fuel, Maverick is able to talk him back down to the Carrier. When his wingman turns in his wings, Maverick is moved up in the standings and sent to the Top Gun Naval Flying School. There he fights the attitudes of the other pilots and an old story of his father's death in combat that killed others due to his father's error. Maverick struggles to be the best pilot, stepping on the toes of his other students and in a different way to Charlie, a civilian instructor to whom he is strongly attracted." (IMDB)

Yep, you're right...TOP GUN. This alltime favorite is this weeks pick at Crocker Park, "Movies in the Park." Located in West Park, the movies takes place at dusk every Thursday evening. Bring a blanket of chair, this one is sure to be packed with aspiring pilots.

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Urban freshness (8/15)

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Looking for those less-common "market" items such as bok choy or yellow beets? Look no further than the Gordon Square Arts District Farmers Market (formerly Ward 17 Farmers' Market). These vendors all grow their "freshness" within 50 miles of the W. 65 Street and West Clinton Ave. location.

This farmers market also offers items such as vegan and gluten-free baked goods.

9-1pm. Located in the parking lot of Bethany Presbyterian Church at West 65th & West Clinton streets (one block south of Detroit Avenue) For more information e-mail

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Monday, August 10, 2009

"Nude" Networking (8/12)

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Have you had a chance to get to the new galleries at the Art Museum? Up for a game of find & seek? Adventure through the galleries on a hunt to find all of the nudes of the museum....please people, keep your clothes on!

The nude scavengar hunt is just one of the fun events happening at this weeks "Art on Tap" event- a new social event for young preofessionals that puts art and networking on tap together.

5:30-9pm, Enjoy live music, thematic gallery strolls, food, and drink all night long. Free admission all night; bars, food, & parking additional. (Be aware it is Wade Oval Wednesday so parking may be at a premium, give yourself a few additional minutes to find a parking spot.)

For more information visit

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Friday, August 7, 2009

Naked Party (8/08)

Fun Saturday night???

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Tasty Tacos

Although it’s Friday...put this in your calendar for next Tuesday...

Did you know that on Tuesdays from 4-10pm at Johnny Mangoes beef & bean tacos are only $1? While you are enjoying a dozen or more of the yummy “roll ups, how about a drink to wash it all down with? From 4-7pm "Mangoes" also offers half price beer & wine, $2 off Margaritas, Mojitos and other spirits!

Taco tuesdays Rule! Don’t miss out.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

BIG Yard Sale (8/08-09)

Saturday, August 8th & Sunday, August 9th 2009

Looking for the perfect papazahn or a set of pots to pans to take back to school? Look no further than the ginormous city-wide yard sale in Ohio City this weekend. Looks like there will be something for everyone. They are über organized, as the detailed map of all participating sale locations will show.

Happening throughout the West Side neighborhood, the event runs from 9-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday.

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Monday, August 3, 2009

FREE Tickets (8/05)

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Good morning Cleveland!

I have 2 pairs of tickets to this weeks early viewing of the anticipated flick Julie & Julia to give away thanks to the evenings host...Gatherings Kitchen.

Gatherings Kitchen is a custom catering kitchen that provides corporate and social catering to fit your enetertaining needs. Chefs Ruth and Doug also open their doors for Friday night Super Clubs - where you and your friends have the opportunity to cook together under their supervision. Along with catering & Supper Clubs, Gatherings Kitchen is also available for your private dining needs. Tucked along Madison Ave in Lakewood the space is a wonderful location for your engagement party, team building and childrens birthday party needs. GIve them a shout today for more informtion 216.228.2285

If you'd like one of the pairs of MOVIE TICKETS, leave a comment and tell me this: If you could learn to cook something along side of Ms. Child what would it be?

The contest is open until end of day August 3rd. (please include your email so I can contact you for your mailing address, the tickets will be mailed out today!)

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Movie Madness (8/06-23)

August 6th, 2009

Looking for a cool summer afternoon escape? Head to the Palace Theatre for the annual Cinema at the Square movie celebration.

This summer the Palace Theatre’s famous screen (a 20 foot-high by 47 foot-wide super Hurly-Glo projection screen) will feature 15 film favorites as The Twelveth Annual Cinema at the Square Series returns to the Palace Theatre at PlayhouseSquare August 6-23.

On my list of MUST see's...
8/06 : Young Frankenstein (FREE!!!)
8/13 : West Side Story (SING ALONG PRESENTATION)
8/14 : Breakfast at Tiffany's (because I LOVE Miss Hepburn & her updo')
8/23 : Muppets Take Manhattan (because they are silly)

Moviegoers will be treated to pre-show organ recitals on a restored 1928 Kimball organ that contains 13 sets of pipes, a xylophone, Glockenspiel, a complete set of drums and many cymbals. The organ, donated to PlayhouseSquare in 1975, was painstakingly restored by volunteers and is the perfect complement to your evening at Cinema at the Square!

For the full film listing visit Cinema At The Square

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