Warehouse District Street Festival adds to Cleveland's many summer parties...
Keep the traffic coming… up to 325 visitors after 2 weeks, with close to 2000 hits. I hope many of you that were able to take in the Burning River Fest last weekend and learn about all of the environmental issues affecting the Cleveland area. The Dealfinder was able to take in the festival, food, and music, enjoy the warm weather, and even got a unflattering caricature done. For those of you that didn’t have a chance to make it to last week's festival, you’ll have another at the….
Events of the Week(end)
Warehouse District Street Festival
Celebrate the historic Warehouse District this Sunday, August 19, from noon until 8 PM. Over 25 local artists will be showcasing wares. Try food from the various restaurants in the area, including Blind Pig, Blue Pointe, Brasa Grille, Cleveland Chophouse, Crop Bistro, Jac's, Johnny's, John Q's, Little Bar, Liquid/Fusion, Mallorca, Metropolitan, Nauti Mermaid, Sushi Rock, and XO.
Live musical entertainment on two stages. $2 parking available at the Network Parking lots between Frankfort and St. Clair, and lot on the SE corner of W. 9th and St. Clair. FREE Admission.
Feast of the Assumption
The biggest and best-known ethnic festival in Cleveland returns for four days of feasting, music, gambling rides, fireworks, and more feasting. Go here for all of the information. The Festival takes place in Little Italy with the center at the intersection of Murray Hill and Mayfield Roads.
Runs Wednesday 8/15 through Saturday night 8/18, concluding with fireworks.
St. Mary Romanian Festival
This 2nd year festival runs from Friday 8/17 - Sunday 8/19 at the St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Church in Lakewood and features Eastern European food, ethnic entertainment, arts and crafts, religious artifacts, and exhibits. Enjoy FREE Romanian food, beer, wine, and music. Guided tours of the church will be given. Hours: Friday 4:30-10 PM, Saturday, 11 AM - 11 PM, and Sunday, 11:30 AM - 9 PM. Click here for more information.
Wade Oval Wednesdays
Come experience the heart of University Circle with Wade Oval Wednesdays. WOW consists of free outdoor concerts each Wednesday evening on Wade Oval, along with other various food vendors, activities, and artisans which have booths throughout the summer (until Aug. 29). In conjunction with WOW, the Botanical Gardens hold Gourmet in the Garden, which is a cooking demonstration from 6-7 PM free with Garden admission (which is free one time for all Case students each year). This Wednesday will feature Sergio's. Click here for details.
Sparx Street Beats
Sparx in the City continues its summer performances in the E. 4th district at 6:30 with SAMFOD Percussion, 216 Beatriders, and stilting by Pick Up Sticks. Click here for details.
For the ladies....Fashion Block Party
Come see the latest fashions from local independent artists downtown at the Tower Press Building! Many giveaways and promotions. Get details on events Friday and Saturday here.
"Think Local" Film Fest
Five of the best movies shot in Northeast Ohio last year will be shown at this festival, which starts Friday 8/17, and runs through Saturday 8/18 at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. Films that will be featured are: Cordoba Nights (Fri. at 7), Madness (Fri. at 9), American Stories (Sat. at , Hero Tomorrow (Sat. at 8), and The Horror Convention Massacre (Sat. at 10 PM). Tickets are $8 for each film, or $25 for the entire weekend. Free parking. The filmmakers will all be in attendance. Click here for details.
Cleveland's own improv comedy group has performed improv comedy since 1994, using a la "Whose Line is it Anyway? . Each show is completely different! See them at the Tower Press Building this Friday at 8 PM. Get full details on all their shows here.
Three Stooges Festival
Sponsored by Big Fun, this event will feature many Three Stooges shorts, and a pie fight. Bring a blanket and radio to get the best audio. In Peace Park (SE corner of Euclid Heights/Coventry intersection) at 9 PM. Piefight scheduled to begin at 10:30. BYO pie, but not with a heavy crust please. Call 216-271-4386 for information.
Lakewood Car Kulture Show
See vintage cars with big curvy fenders and hear live rock 'n roll music at this event which brought about 150 vintage cars out from their garages last year. Vendors will be selling all kinds of car things from art to clothing. Registration is $5. Call 216-521-2894 for information.
The 2nd annual Filipino Festival of Cleveland will be held on Sunday 8/19 from 10 AM to 6 PM at the Phillipine Cultural/Civic Center at 1975 W. Ridgewood Drive in Parma. Featuring vendors, cultural dances, performances, and authentic Filipino food. For more information contact Dr. Rolando Santos at email@example.com or call 440-525-7417. FREE and family-friendly.
Chucklef*ck Comedy Night
Every Monday night at 8 PM, catch this stand-up comedy show in Lakewood. While you’re there, grab a beer or catch your coffee buzz, and use the free Wi-Fi at Bela Dubby. Bela Dubby is located at 13321 Madison Avenue in Lakewood.
Ongoing Events previously featured
Walk and Roll Cleveland – every Sunday in August. Get details here.
Muddling Mojitos 101 - Learn to make mojitos on Fridays from 5-7 PM
Cinema at the Square. Get info on all the films here. This weekend features Viva Las Vegas, To Sir with Love, Bridge on the River Kwai, and Annie Hall for $5/show.
StoryCorps - Tell your story on NPR. Aug. 2-25. Call 1-800-850-4406 to schedule an interview.
Dining Gems Around Town
Original Pancake House
This little diamond specializing in breakfast/brunch started in Portland, Oregon, and has a branch on the east side of the city on Chagrin Blvd. It can best be described as the goal of IHOP, but with a true homestyle feel.
Signature items include the Apple Pancake and the Dutch Baby, descriptions and pictures of which can be found on their website here. The Original Pancake House also specializes in waffles, omelettes and crepes, as well as other breakfast delicacies. The business prides itself on the freshness of their ingredients. The Original Pancake House is located at 28700 Chagrin Blvd. in Woodmere, just east of I-271. Phone (216) 292-7777.
This east-side gem in the Shaker area is often overlooked by many who only visit the Shaker Square establishments. The vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurant has recently expanded its menu to include some meat and fish dishes as well, including a popular chicken barbecue quesadilla. There is live music on the patio Thursday-Saturday outside when it is warm enough, otherwise inside. Check out their menus here, and their hours here. Café Limbo is located at 12706 Larchmere Boulevard in Cleveland. For other information, click here.
Free Movie Screenings of the Week
Remember to sign up and show up early! (usually about 30-45 minutes before the show)
For the kids:
Arctic Tale free screening - from the producers of "March of the Penguins" following Seela the Walrus and Nanu the polar bear from birth to parenthood in the Arctic North. Click here. Showing remains at Ridge Park Square on 8/16.
Dealin' around the city
For the Broadway fanatic...be a Blossom Broadway Baby
If you’re the kind of person who belts out show tunes in the shower, you’re just the kind of person who might qualify to be a Blossom Broadway Baby at the September 1st concert, “Rodgers and Hammerstein on Stage and Screen.” WCLV’s Bill Rudman, whose program Footlight Parade is heard Saturdays at 6:00 PM, will introduce the concert from the stage. For a chance to win a pair of tickets, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you arrive at Blossom, you’ll have your picture taken with Bill Rudman and costumed WCLV hosts and receive your own Broadway Baby mini costume depicting a character in one of the featured musicals - State Fair, The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Oklahoma, The King and I and Carousel. Appropriately adorned, we’ll all sit together and dream of footlights and rave reviews while we listen to the Festival Orchestra accompany favorite scenes from musicals on Blossom’s big screens. And guys. You can be Broadway Babies, too. Obviously, a sense of humor is mandatory for both winners and their guests who will be costumed, as well.
18 winners will be randomly chosen. Entry deadline – 5 pm August 24th. Get all the details here.
Half off Cleveland Orchestra
50% off the Cleveland Orchestra’s final concert of the summer on Saturday 8/25 at 8 PM. Picnic up to 2 ½ hours before the concert, and enjoy the concert under the stars. Edward Elgar’s “Enigma Variations” and Sibelius Violin Concerto will be played by violinist Valeriy Sokolov. Discounted lawn tickets are $10 and pavilion seats start at $11. Use promo code 3836 and order at clevelandorchestra.com or phone at 216-231-1111 or 800-686-1141. Sponsored by Cool Cleveland.
Get a FREE round of glow-in-the-dark mini-golf here!
August 23 – Blue Planet Café at CMNH Grand Opening
August 23 - Silk Nightclub Grand Opening Celebration
August 31 - September 3 - Taste of Cleveland, Cleveland Air Show
September 6 - Zocalo Mexican Grill and Tequileria
October 6 – Lake Erie Monsters
Many other things to do at the following page:
More things to win:
Cleveland.com (includes concert tickets, trip to Vegas, rounds of golf, Air show tickets and more)
Cleveland Scene (includes Dave Matthews tickets, Taste of Cleveland tickets, Goo Goo Dolls tickets, Cedar Point tickets, and more)
WOIO.com (includes tickets for ferry to Put-in-Bay, Toby Keith concert tickets, and 37” HD TV)
Permanent deals/specials around the area worth a try
McNulty’s Bier Markt
This swanky hotspot on the near West side features happy hour specials all day Sunday and Monday, and 4:30-7:30 otherwise, including $3 Stella, Hoegaarden, Warsteiner, Brooklyn IPA, $2.50 Blue Moon/Labatt Blue, and $2.50 Long Islands. Free pizza from Pizza Pan is offered at happy hour on Fridays from 6-8 PM. Their new restaurant (Bar Cento) will be opening this fall right next dooor, featuring a full separate dining area and 100 wines. McNulty’s Bier Markt is located at 1948 W. 25th Street, just across W. 25th Street from the West Side Market. Click here for their full menu.
Click here for some of the city’s happy hour specials, brought to you by the Cleveland Scene...
Momocho - half price margaritas and taquitos Tuesday-Friday 5-6:30.
Lolita’s - $5 food specials, $4 wines, $2 Sierra Nevadas, 5-6:30 and 9:30-close Tues-Th., 10-close on Fri-Sat, and 4-9 on Sun.
The Dealfinder is a Case grad student that is continuously exploring to "create" more of this city by the day.